Author Archives: Jane Hyde

The Mini Transat begins in 4 days…

All at Sea columnist Lizzy Foreman is mentally and physically ready for the Mini Transat ÎLES DE GUADELOUPE, which begins on Saturday. Lizzy is one of only four women competing amongst 74 solo sailors in the 2015  Mini Transat. “Throughout the year I do regular physical training – running, swimming and core work, with the fitness coaches at Lorient Grand ...

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The Wingman

The Henty Wingman is an innovative bag for clothes and accessories for anybody that needs to get changed ‘on the go’ making it ideal for sailors. It rolls to become a compact satchel-style bag that can be carried comfortably on your back. It features a main compartment for your suit jacket, shirt and trousers or dress and on the outside ...

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Latest RYA SafeTrx App

Designed in close co-operation with Coastguard and Search and Rescue organisations, RYA SafeTrx provides all recreational boat users, particularly dinghy cruisers, PWC users, canoers, kayakers, wind and kite surfers and smaller boat users who don’t have or use AIS with a cheap, easy, and reliable means that can inform the Coastguard of their voyage plans and dynamic location in the ...

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Charity makes waves for disabled powerboating

The Wheelyboat Trust will be at this year’s Southampton Boat Show with its most versatile craft developed to date, the Coulam Wheelyboat V20. The small charity has been funding the design and build of unique disabled access boats for more than 30 years, and its latest model is gaining popularity for the opportunities it gives disabled users to take up ...

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Introducing the new Princess 49

This addition to the flybridge range, launching in 2016,  cleverly combines high performance, economical seakeeping, manoeuvrability and ease of handling associated with the latest IPS pod drive system. Cutting through waves at speeds up to 35 knots or cruising at a highly economical 30 knots, the new Princess 49 promises spacious accommodation both above and below decks. Everyone can enjoy ...

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Personalise your Drysuit

Hammond Drysuits now offers its customers the ability to personalise their drysuit. They can have their name or chosen text embroidered onto a new drysuit or a pocket of one in for repair. Names are available in bold or a script font and the embroidery costs are as follows: Embroider your name on a pocket – £22 Embroider you name ...

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Prizes up for grabs at Southampton

A fabulous set of prizes for all the family can be won by Southampton Boat Show visitors as they tour the Show stands, when they enter the ‘Elvstrøm Sails at the Show’ competition. Simply identify the number of boats with Elvstrøm Sails afloat at the Show. Up for grabs is a personalised ‘Boat Skills Enhancement Day’ for up to six ...

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Round the world sailor launches world record campaign

After 6 years of hard work, Alex Alley has launched his campaign to break the Solo, Non-Stop, Around the World Record for boats less than 40ft. After learning to sail as a child, Alex had always wanted to race around the world. That goal was achieved when he raced on board Stelmar’in the Global Challenge race. A professional sailor since ...

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Aberystwyth Marina bought

Cardiff Marine Group Ltd has announced the purchase of Aberystwyth Marina. Under the new ownership Aberystwyth Marina will benefit from a number of phased investments to upgrade the marina. Planned works include dredging of the marina, new pontoon configurations to improve the layout and increase capacity and upgrading of the infrastructure to improve the presentation and security of the marina. ...

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Young powerboaters ready for national final

Young powerboaters from across the UK will go head-to-head at the Southampton Boat Show on 13 September in the national final of the Honda RYA Youth RIB Championship. 28 competitors will take to the water across two age categories, with 14 regional final winners in the 8-12 group and another 14 contesting the 13-16 age group title. Each finalist will ...

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