Author Archives: Jane Hyde

Land Rover BAR second overall after two events

The second and final day of racing at the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series in Gothenburg produced some of the toughest conditions in the series so far, with a light and shifty wind. There was concern that there wouldn’t be enough breeze, but two races were completed and Land Rover BAR worked hard to come back from a couple ...

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Bart’s Virtual Sailing Championship

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Following the record-breaking success of Bart’s Bash, the global sailing event that took place in September 2014 in aid of the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation and the success of the first-ever Virtual Sailing World Championship which took place in May 2015 on SailX.com, Bart’s Virtual Sailing Championship has been announced. This collaboration between ASSF and SailX will see a new ...

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Clipper Race gets underway

The Clipper 2015-16 Race is officially underway after a wet but wonderful start in front of big crowds on Southend Pier. A cannon was fired by officials from Benfleet Yacht Club in the presence of Clipper Race Chairman and legendary sailor Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and Race Director Justin Taylor to mark the start of the 11-month long ocean odyssey. The ...

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Burnham Week 2015 kicks off

A total of 130 teams basked in glorious summer conditions on Saturday for the opening weekend of racing at Burnham Week 2015 (29 August- 5 September). Although the winds were generally light throughout the Bank Holiday Weekend series, racing was intense with results going right down to the wire in many classes. Even Monday’s persistent rain failed to dampen the ...

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British ISAF Youth Worlds team announced

The RYA ISAF Youth Worlds Selection Event drew to a close on 31 August after three days of race action at Hayling Island Sailing Club. A team of 12 selected sailors will represent the British Youth Sailing Team at the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships, Langkawi, Malaysia (27 December – 3 January 2016). Although many of the selected sailors have ...

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DOUBLE THE CLEANING POWER

Owners will not need to switch brushes when cleaning a variety of surfaces or messes with the Soft/Medium Combo Brush. The Combo Deck Brush features long soft fibers for cleaning and medium short fibers for scrubbing. As users push down harder, the stiffer fibers take over to clean the stained area. As with all of Shurhold’s brushes, the Combo Deck ...

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LIMITED EDITION PRINCESS

Princess Yachts is launching a limited edition capsule collection of merchandise to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Renowned Spanish illustrator Jaume Vilardell was commissioned to produce two images encapsulating the 1960s holiday-chic vibe to use in the designs. They feature a glamorous couple lounging by the pool with their Project 31 yacht moored in the distance – the first model produced by ...

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Land Rover BAR head to Gothenburg

Following on from the team’s win in Portsmouth, Land Rover BAR are heading to the next Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series event in Gothenburg. Racing takes places on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th August, with two races scheduled each day and double points on the table for Super Sunday. Land Rover BAR Sailing Team Manager and three-times America’s Cup ...

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Bart’s Bash 2015

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The first bash in 2014 saw over 30,000 sailors take to the water at over 550 locations around the world and raised £366,391.95 for the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation. Last year the event set a Guinness World Record for being the largest sailing race in 24 hours. The aim is to make the event even bigger with a view to ...

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Chichester Harbour Race Week

Non-stop sunshine and a breeze which meant even novice racers had a great day’s sailing proved a perfect finish to Chichester Harbour Race Week 2015. The event, one of the UK’s largest dinghy regattas, drew 313 boats and almost 500 sailors to compete on three separate courses close to the harbour mouth. Dinghies ranged from 49ers to Optimists and in ...

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