Author Archives: Jane Hyde

Charity adventurers support lighthouse campaign

The campaign to save the iconic lighthouse at St John’s point in County Down, Northern Ireland, is gathering pace with the support of a the charity rowing boat crew ‘Lexi May’ and visiting RNLI fundraiser Alex Ellis-Roswell. The four man UK Charity Row 2015 crew are currently 1,350 miles into circumnavigating the UK in their 26-year-old Australian surf boat, Lexi ...

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Promoting Change

Of late and in no small part thanks to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, sustainability has become a regular feature of major events and sailing is no exception. Sporting events are no strangers to being used as political platforms; take the boycott of the 1980 Moscow Olympics or the human rights protests surrounding the 2008 Beijing Games as ...

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Using mobile devices at sea

Paul Cuss, from marine logbook app WaveTrax, explains how a mobile device can enhance your boating experience. Personal mobile devices, with their increasing number of apps, can now replicate much of the navigation, mapping and tracking functionality that until recently you could only get with a complicated on-board device. The technologies of cellular data and Wi-Fi means that being tied to ...

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Cowes

As Portsmouth Harbour calms down with the departure of the dynamic America’s Cup teams to Gothenburg our rumbling tummies cry out for sustenance and carbs to survive the week that is Cowes. We followed the glorious Js into Cowes as they entered the Solent to dip their formidable masts to the Royal Yacht Squadron in its Bicentenary Year. I came ...

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British Youth Sailing Team ready for EUROSAFs

24 members of the British Youth Sailing Team are in Brest, France for the EUROSAF European Youth Sailing Championships where racing gets underway tomorrow. The EUROSAFs, which feature SL16 racing for the first time, will see Europe’s top sailors come together to compete for European honours. Each class has two British representatives, selected off the back of their 2015 RYA ...

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Adventure of a lifetime

A beautiful Ketch Aurique, Le Bora-Bora, manned by eight teenagers who have just recovered from serious diseases, has berthed at Cowes Yacht Haven on her way from Cherbourg to Dartmouth. Eight more will come aboard in August for a trip on the Mediterranean Sea. The French association, Les Matelots De La Vie (Sailors of Life), has organised the adventure of ...

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World Match Racing Tour heads to Poland

Reigning World Match Racing Tour Champion Ian Williams returns to Sopot with his GAC Pindar team top of the 2015 leaderboard and full of confidence for the week ahead (29 July – 1 Aug). Williams, who emerged victorious at last year’s Sopot Match Race, will be looking to extend his lead at the top of the championship leaderboard with a ...

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The Wave, Muscat triumphs

Three race wins and two podium finishes saw Britain’s Leigh McMillan clinch his third 2015 Act title after four days of racing in Hamburg and extend his lead at the top of the overall Extreme Sailing Series Leaderboard with The Wave, Muscat. New to the Series for 2015 Hamburg delivered perfect Stadium Racing conditions that saw the fleet of nine ...

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On top of the world!

In this month’s British Sailing Team column, Laser star Nick Thompson expresses his joy and relief at finally winning the World Championship title. After four previous Laser World Championship medals, I have finally got the colour I wanted and am over the moon to be able to call myself World Champion! I feel like this win has been such a ...

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