Author Archives: Jane Hyde

The rise of the English

For the first time in the 25-year history of the Classe Figaro Bénéteau circuit, a skipper from north of the English Channel is leading a major French solo offshore event. At 30 years old and after four years competing on the Figaro circuit, British skipper Nick Cherry (Redshift) is starting a revolution. His victory reported in France as ‘Coup de ...

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RYA Zone and Home Country Championships this weekend

The 2015 RYA Zone and Home Country Championships will be held in eight different locations around the UK with over 1,025 sailors competing. Sailors will be battling it out for Zone Squad places and championships honours, while others will be competing at a racing event for the very first time. Members of the British Sailing Team will be on hand ...

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Used Boat Show success

The Used Boat Show at Swanwick Marina ended on a high with participating brokerages Ancasta International Boat Sales’, Clipper Marine, Princess Motor Yacht Sales, Sea Ventures and Sunseeker Southampton brokerages reporting a strong interest from buyers and double digit sales. Now in its 36th year, the Used Boat Show’s focus was to deliver a stunning display quality pre-owned sail and ...

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MDL in Bloom

MDL Marinas has announced the winners of its 2015 MDL in Bloom competition, which rewards the ‘green-fingered’ teams across its marina sites. The marina teams entered a variety of garden displays and floral arrangements into the competition’s five categories – Best Hanging Baskets, Best Tubs and Containers, the ‘X’ Factor and Best Overall Marina Display. Scooping the coveted Best Overall ...

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Oxford Team Racing Academy

The Oxford Team Racing Academy returns for the third season. The training is ideally suited to those sailors who have stopped sailing the RYA Youth Pathway classes and are looking to learn a new sailing skill before going to university. Five weekends of Team Race training are planned at Farmoor Reservoir near Oxford. Sailors apply individually, helms and crews will ...

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Royal Artillery to circumnavigate Atlantic Ocean

Soldiers and Officers from the Royal Regiment of Artillery are coming together to sail around the Atlantic Ocean on the Regiment’s flagship St Barbara in order to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the Regiment. This is an adventurous expedition, combining the experienced sailors within the Regiment and soldiers who have never sailed before to bring the Regiment together to celebrate.They ...

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SnapCam

The SnapCam and SnapCam Lite will put a smile on the face of any tech lover. At just 1.5 inches square and 
weighing only 33g, the iON SnapCam is as light as an AA battery. Available in titanium, silver and 
white, this camera can be attached to clothes or bags using the 
built-in clip and magnet. It allows users to ...

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Ride on!

Four riders on horseback who appear to be crossing the Thames have been creating quite a stir in London. They are actually sculptures that have been commissioned to highlight the role the river has played in shaping London’s history. It is all about timing though as the four 3m tall working horses are concealed and revealed by the tide each ...

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Diesel Duck cleaning system

Diesel Duck is a lightweight portable diesel cleaning and de-watering system that removes water and other contaminants down to 2 microns at 12 litres per minute. Carried on-board it can purify and polish up to 1000 litres in less than 1½ hours before needing to be connected to an external power supply. It will allow boaters to clean and de-water ...

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