Author Archives: Jane Hyde

Clipper Race heads to Cape Town

The second race in the Clipper 2015-16 Round the World Yacht Race series, The Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms, has started off the Brazilian coast for its 3,417 nautical mile voyage to Cape Town, South Africa. Teams departed in glorious sunshine and 28’C temperatures from the Rio 2016 Olympic sailing venue, Marina da Gloria. After parading out of ...

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Buy Boats with Bitcoin at Boatshed

Boatshed.com are the first boat company to offer boat purchases using bitcoin. Bitcoin is a digital payment system, a peer to peer transaction system. Bitcoin has been described as the first decentralised digital currency and it is the largest of its kind in terms of total market value. The value of a Bitcoin varies depending on its current exchange rate. ...

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This Girl Did!

Fear of judgement is stopping many women from enjoying sailing so Salcombe Dinghy Sailing’s Zoe Crook decided to do something about it.   The idea of trying a new sport for the first time can be a daunting one. Even more so when you are venturing into a predominately male orientated environment. I know this first hand so I decided ...

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GAC Pindar ready to go in Bermuda

Ian Williams and his GAC Pindar crew are ready to compete at the Argo Group Gold Cup  (7-11 October), despite a number of challenges posed by Hurricane Joaquin. At one point it looked as if GAC Pindar might not have a full crew in Bermuda in time. However, a drop in wind speeds, making travel possible has meant that GAC ...

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Ladies who launch

There is no doubt that sailing and motor boating are amongst the most gender inclusive sports around. But how do we help even more females seize the opportunities that are increasingly available and increase the representation of women in the sport? January’s Arkenford National Watersports Participation Survey showed female participation in ‘any boating activity’ has increased steadily since 2010 and ...

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LILY DEVINE, PHYSIOTHERAPIST

I qualified as a physio in 2002 and like most physios I worked for four years in the NHS, getting my basic training and development done. Alongside this I did lots of volunteer and evening work with small sporting teams to build up my experience. In 2005/06 I got a bit of a break and got a job with Saracens RFC ...

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Special beers from the east

Still they come… American-style ales brewed in Britain, as seen in AAS July, an innovation led by small ‘craft ale’ operations but now big enough to interest some larger breweries. Greene King of Bury St Edmonds, Suffolk, which brews beers such as IPA, Old Speckled Hen and Abbott Ale, is now producing East Coast IPA – East Coast America, that ...

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Plymouth

Historic Plymouth is always a favourite amongst boaters and offers a terrific choice of places to have a meal or just stop off for a snack and a drink. Plymouth sits on the border between Devon and Cornwall and has played a key role in Britain’s Naval history; Devonport is the largest operational naval base in Western Europe. It is ...

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The greatest honour

In this month’s British Sailing Team column, double 470 World Champion Elliot Willis celebrates his first ever Olympic Games call-up, having been officially named on the team sheet for Rio. Olympic campaigning has been a long road for me, so it is fantastic to know that I now finally have the chance to race for gold at an Olympic Games. ...

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Welsh sailors come out in force

More than a thousand sailors across Wales took part in the world’s biggest sailing race, with standards varying from top level to beginner. At least 25 sailors per club at venues throughout Wales joined fellow watersport enthusiasts round the world in Bart’s Bash, to raise money for the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation in memory of the Olympic medallist who died ...

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