Author Archives: Jane Hyde

NEW POWERBOATING AWARDS

There is to be a new awards programme to recognise the contribution of industry partners to powerboat racing. Engaging the wider marine industry and commercial stakeholders within the sport the new awards will be presented at the annual RYA Powerboat Racing Awards Ceremony, held in February. Powerboat Racing Manager Jeni Jelf said: “Our current awards ceremony is largely focused on ...

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THERMAL DINGHY TOP

The three layer breathable Thermal Dinghy Top from Gill is designed to provide additional protection during colder days out on the water. It features a water repellent outer shell laminated to a waterproof and breathable membrane backed with a thermal micro fleece lining providing warmth and comfort. Colour: graphite Sizes: XS – XL Price: £99 www.gillmarine.com

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Caribou Wool Boot

The original Women’s Caribou Wool Boot from Sorel features a nubuck leather upper with waterproof construction, seam-sealing and a removable wool inner boot (which can be used as a slipper when indoors) to provide warmth, comfort and protection in cold and wet winter weather. £140 www.cotswoldoutdoor.com

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Volunteers recognised by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal

Dedicated volunteers from across the UK had their endeavours recognised by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal at the annual RYA Volunteer Awards. Each award winner was presented with a commemorative medallion and certificate. The 53 RYA Volunteer Awards are divided into four categories, covering the RYA Awards, RYA Community Awards, Francis Elkin Award and the RYA Family Award. Mike ...

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Spindrift 2 on world-record pace

Spindrift 2 crossed the equator just under five days after setting off which means Yann Guichard and his crew are on world-record pace. Current Jules Verne Trophy holder Banque Populaire V crossed the equator in 5 days, 14 hours, 55 seconds in 2011. Spindrift 2 (and the trimaran, IDEC Sport, departing two hours earlier) took advantage of exceptional weather conditions ...

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Stage set for high stakes Para Sailing World Championships

Britain’s Paralympic sailors are anticipating the most hotly-contested World Championships of this cycle when racing gets underway at the Para Sailing World Championships in Melbourne, Australia, this weekend. The regatta, which runs from 28 November-3 December, is the final Paralympic qualification event for country spots for 2016 – and with sailing having been removed from the Paralympic Games programme for ...

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Tightest finish of the Clipper 2015-16 Race so far

The Wardan Whip produced the tightest finish of the Clipper 2015-16 Race so far, when after 25 days and 4,850 nautical miles of racing Mission Performance and IchorCoal were neck and neck on the approach to Albany. In the end it was Mission Performance which crossed the line first. Clipper Race founder and chairman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston highlights the exhilaration ...

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Nicola Sturgeon unveils new Inverclyde race boat

To celebrate the newest addition to Scotland’s racing calendar, the First Minister unveiled a specially-branded Inverclyde powerboat, which will compete in the Greenock event and others in the P1 SuperStock UK Championship next year at Scarborough, Gosport, Cardiff and Bournemouth. Ms Sturgeon said: “This major event will attract tens of thousands of powerboat racing fans to Inverclyde, an area with ...

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Race win sees Scott take World Championship pole

Giles Scott advanced to the top of the leaderboard on a truncated second of day of Finn Gold Cup racing in Takapuna, New Zealand today. The defending world champion won the only race of the two originally scheduled races in a light and decaying breeze to take the yellow jersey and a 16 point lead into Thursday’s third day of ...

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