Author Archives: Jane Hyde

Mini Transat departure village opens on Friday

From the 9 September, all the sailors will have arrived in Douarnenez (France), to spend their last ten days on land before crossing the Atlantic. These days will be time for mental preparation for the solo sailors: during this long week they will feel many different emotions, and they will gradually enter into their own world and make the most ...

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Burnham Week 2015 finale

Adrian Lower (Royal Burnham YC Commodore) and David Smith with an all-star team aboard a Swan 48 Snatch have won the Town Cup – Burnham Week’s most celebrated award. For the first time ever, entry to the Town Cup was opened up to all yachts rated under IRC/SER (0.890 and above), instead of the traditional IRC Class 1 yachts only. ...

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Handmade English Oak Keyrings

These keyrings are hand made from English grown oak and will make the perfect gift for someone special or a great way to help you identify exactly which keys are which. Each keyring is made to order and measures approx. 105x42x5mm. Choose from Car Keys, Beach Hut, Dads Shed, Caravan, Dads Keys, Boat, Workshop, Garage, Shed and Spare Keys and ...

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IchorCoal to keep racing after tragedy

Having had time to process the absolute tragedy of losing their crew mate Andrew Ashman, the crew of IchorCoal have made the collective, highly inspirational decision to keep racing. The unanimous choice was made during a team meeting with Skipper Darren Ladd, Chairman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and other members of the Clipper Race team supporting the crew. Skipper Darren Ladd ...

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Deacons buys out Marine Power

After over 40 years of trading, Marine Power, one of the oldest established Yanmar dealers in the UK, has been purchased by Deacons Marina, at the upper end of the Hamble River. Originally founded by Peter Meanwell at Cabin Boatyard, situated just opposite, the marine engine services and Yanmar dealer moved to Deacons in the mid seventies following the commencement ...

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Success for National Watersports Festival

The National Watersports Festival is celebrating another hugely successful weekend with wind, plenty of sun, big names and masses of spectators who came out in their droves to enjoy all the event had to offer. A host of the world’s biggest names in the sports lent their support to the festival, with many taking part in the tribute race to ...

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Greenwich hosts River Thames sailing event

The annual London Regatta will be hosted by Greenwich Yacht Club on 27 September. Dinghy racing for up to 50 competitors will take place on courses marked out on the River Thames between the Thames Barrier and the Emirates Cable Car. The Thames Barrier will operate its annual test closure from 06.30 to 16.00 which will temporarily make the Thames ...

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MDL Marinas gears up for Southampton

MDL Marinas is looking forward to exhibiting at this year’s Southampton Boat Show, when it will return once again to its impressive two-tier waterfront location. Staff members will be on hand throughout the show to welcome berth holders and visitors to the stand and showcase MDL’s network of marinas in the UK and Europe. This year, the team will be ...

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The Transat returns for 2016

The first ever single-handed ocean yacht race, that was originally staged in 1960, is set to return in 2016 when some of the world’s best solo sailors and most spectacular yachts will take on the classic 2,800-mile course of The Transat, from Britain to the United States. Fittingly the 2016 edition is returning to its original course with the start ...

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MDL Marinas appoints new Managing Director

Lesley Robinson is to succeed Eamonn Feeney as the new Managing Director for MDL Marinas. The change comes after Eamonn announced his intention to retire after almost 5 years at the helm overseeing the continued growth and success of Europe’s leading marina group. Eamonn said “I’ve really enjoyed my time with MDL, in what is a great industry with great ...

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