Author Archives: Jane Hyde

Christchurch Harbour

Lifelong food and drink enthusiast, Penny Hopkins, blends a background in hospitality with keen journalistic skills, travelling far and wide in search of a tasty bite - by boat, foot and bike. With the summer season now upon us it is time to get the sand between your toes and enjoy some very British seaside fun in beautiful Dorset. We ...

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Look for the logo – British Marine

July 1 sees a new brand in the marine market – it is a new brand but from a well established player in the leisure, super yacht and small commercial market – the British Marine Federation has changed to British Marine. In addition the business has a new strap line – Leading the Industr y- a really positive statement about ...

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Gibraltar-Morocco Yacht Rally Raises a Record £6,780.60

The 15th annual Ocean Village/Boatshed Gibraltar-Morocco Yacht Rally has tripled the charity money raised last year and amassed an incredible £6,780.60 for Gibraltar Red Cross. Karl Bisset, Pier Master for Ocean Village Marina, said, “Ocean Village Marina has been hosting and sponsoring the Gibraltar-Morocco Rally for many years and it has gone from strength to strength.  Not only did the ...

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Red Bull Foiling Generation a UK first

Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy hosted the Red Bull Foiling Generation from 27 – 28 June for the British qualification rounds. The global sailing series is open to talented sailors aged 16 – 20 who will be racing the innovative Flying Phantom class catamarans. 16 teams were locked in fierce sailing with a thrilling knock out final.  During the ...

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Transatlantic Race 2015 Day 1

Instead of launching straight into a downhill sleigh ride, the 13 first starters in the Transatlantic Race 2015 have endured a tricky first night at sea. The course west to east across the North Atlantic between Newport, USA, to the Lizard, in southwest England, is renowned for conditions that allow fast sailing, but last night a significant left-over swell, combined ...

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Williams aims for victory

Reigning champion Ian Williams is ready to mount a charge up the overall leaderboard of the World Match Racing Tour at the Stena Match Cup in Marstrand, Sweden (29 June – 4 July). Fresh from his triumph at the Royal Southern Match Cup, the GAC Pindar skipper, currently in third place overall returns to a venue which has proved a ...

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European gold for windsurfer Shaw

Olympic bronze medallist Bryony Shaw won gold at the RS:X European Championships which drew to a close on 27 June in Sicily, Italy. The world number one ranked-Shaw won the final Medal Race to seal European victory. The points were so tight that it was a winner takes all Medal Race between Shaw, Polish sailors Malgorzata Bialecka and Zofia Noceti-Klepacka ...

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Perfect Round the Island Race

The 2015 J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race proved to be yet another classic race with almost 16,000 sailors enjoying glorious sunshine and good breezes. There were 1,584 entrants and it was the classic yacht Whooper that took home the biggest prize of the day, the Gold Roman Bowl. On 27 June, the day before celebrating her 18th ...

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South Coast Blind Week

Staff at MDL’s Ocean Village Marina in Southampton will be welcoming 125 sailors into the marina for South Coast Blind Week 2015 (27 June– 4 July), a major UK event offering amazing sailing opportunities for people with visual impairments. Every second year, the marina provides participating yachts with berths – hosting them free of charge in support of the week. ...

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Round The Island Race 2015 Checklist

Count down  to the start of the race is underway, Raymarine want to help you to have your best race of the season with these reminders. Sailing instructions and safety booklet should have been received from the ISC, make sure you have read them and have all  the information  and equipment you need. Sign up to the Raymarine weather briefing ...

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