Author Archives: Jane Hyde

CHOPPY WATERS

Ideal for those onboard meals or just slicing a lemon for the gin and tonic, this hardwearing chopping board is made from wipe-clean melamine and has a handy leather hanging loop. Price: £15.95 www.rnlishop.org.uk

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Sanders Sails Celebrate 40 Years

Sanders Sails are celebrating their 40th anniversary as a leading UK sailmaker. Managing Director Peter Sanders started the business in 1975, producing championship winning sails for the International Moth Class and quickly expanded production into all types of performance dinghy sails. Sanders soon branched out into the production of racing and cruising sails. To celebrate this company milestone, Sanders have invested ...

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Boats and boards awarded to committed young sailors

Young sailors have been awarded boats and windsurfers thanks to the John Merricks Sailing Trust, the official charity partner of the RYA OnBoard programme, for the third year running. The 11 youngsters were selected from hundreds of applications after competing in the RYA Zone and Home Country Championships. RYA OnBoard Operations Officer, Cat Ferguson said: “Each sailor selected has shown ...

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Champ contenders to berth at Cowes Yacht Haven

Next August Cowes Yacht Haven will berth 20 competitors in the 2016 J/111 World Championships, hosted by the Island Sailing Club, marking a welcome return to the town in which the regatta was first held. J/111s are sleek and speedy 36 footers, capable of planing at speeds of 20 knots plus. The regatta, taking place 1 – 4 August, will ...

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Land Rover BAR announce Artist-in-Residence

Jeremy Houghton is the official artist in residence of Land Rover BAR. A specialist in sport and flight, Houghton was previously an official BT Olympic Artist for London 2012, and has spent time as artist in residence at Highgrove for HRH the Prince of Wales and at Windsor Castle for HM the Queen. His interest in the America’s Cup grew ...

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Just Teak

JUST TEAK™ is a marine grade teak deck and furniture cleaning system. It is a three staged process that begins with a Teak Cleaner to remove stains, greying surfaces and old coatings, followed by a Teak Brightener to rejuvenate the substrate. A Teak Sealer is then applied to give a resilient and natural finish giving full protection. It is recommended ...

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UKSA announces new Chief Executive

Cowes based Youth Charity UKSA will enter a new era in 2016 with the appointment of Ben Willows as Chief Executive officer. Ben is the current Deputy Chief Executive, and will take on the leadership of the charity in the New Year. Ben has worked at UKSA for over 13 years, quickly reaching senior management level, he has led and ...

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Countdown to Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

The Corinthian and professional teams are putting the finishing touches on their preparations for the 71st edition of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race which will start on 26 December. Organised by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, this epic bluewater race is a true test of skill, stamina and seamanship. Recognised as one of the most challenging and important ...

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British Youth Sailing excited by Catamaran challenge

It is an exciting time to be a young Catamaran sailor in the UK. The RYA are working closely with the Catamaran Class Associations to build a solid pathway into the Nacra 17 Olympic Class. Mark Nicholls, the RYA Youth Racing Manager explained the recent Catamaran developments: “We have been working very closely for the last 12 months with the ...

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British Sonar trio crowned Para World Sailing Champions

Great Britain claimed gold on the final day of the Para World Sailing Championships in Melbourne with John Robertson, Hannah Stodel and Steve Thomas closing out a hard-fought victory in the Sonar class. On the final day of the six-day regatta, and in the one final race to be staged on Port Phillip Bay on Thursday, Robertson, Stodel and Thomas ...

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