Author Archives: Jane Hyde

All Hale Team Great Britain!

Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic Challenger II will be berthing at MDL Marina’s Queen Anne’s Battery today to mark Team Great Britain’s new attempt to win the historic Hale’s Trophy. The Hale’s Trophy, commonly known as the Blue Riband, is awarded to the fastest surface commercial passenger vessel crossing the Atlantic Ocean in either direction. In 1986 Richard Branson broke ...

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Rigging an electric outboard

Light, quiet and odour-free, electric outboard motors are a convenient and economical alternative to a traditional petrol-powered engine. They’re also far easier to rig and have a range of adjustments to accommodate a wide selection of vessels. Most boats that are designed for use with a motor have some kind of rigid transom pad built-in. But for those without, such ...

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29 nations set for Para World Sailing Championships

The 2015 Para World Sailing Championships is set to welcome 140 sailors from 29 nations in Melbourne, Australia from 24 November to 3 December 2015. Racing out of the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria in Williamstown, competitors will be gunning for the final Rio 2016 Paralympic Sailing Competition with the stakes as high as they could possibly be. The 2.4mR ...

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Successful season for Get Racing Club

The second year of the HISC Get Racing Club finished with a flourish earlier this month with the HISC Flag Officers hosting the final on-water event in October, in exceptionally warm and sunny conditions. The hugely successful initiative, which uses experienced club volunteers to mentor non-racing members and encourage them to learn new skills and have a go at informal ...

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GREAT Britain triumphs in nail-biting finish

GREAT Britain has taken Line Honours in a high speed battle across 3,400 nautical miles from Brazil to South Africa in the second leg of the 14-race global series that forms the 40,000nm Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. This leg across the South Atlantic Ocean is the Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms and conditions didn’t disappoint, pushing ...

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Get your team sailing with Sunsail

With Sunsail’s help you can strengthen your team’s morale and bring some excitement back to the office. Many of their boats compete in regattas, making it easy to enter a team and join in. Or you could start an industry regatta with other companies in your industry and make it a real networking event. Sounds fun? Get in touch with ...

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Superyacht Tenders and Toys expands

Superyacht Tenders and Toys is expanding its product lines and services to the Superyacht Industry. Some of the new products and services include: • Ropes, superyacht mooring lines, rigging, tender tow lines • Fenders, rigid foam cored fixed ones for superyacht transoms and inflatable cylinders • Gym equipment, including the popular brands Technogym, Life Fitness and Ciclotte stationary bike • ...

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Rare Union flag on display

In commemoration of Trafalgar Day today, the National Maritime Museum, London is unveiling the new display of an incredibly rare surviving Union flag from the Battle of Trafalgar in its Nelson, Navy, Nation gallery. The Union flag was flown at the Battle of Trafalgar from the HMS Minotaur in October 1805. On 10 October 1805, Admiral Lord Nelson issued an ...

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World Championship silver for Mills and Clark

Olympic silver medallists Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark won silver for Great Britain at the 470 World Championships in the Israeli port city of Haifa. After a difficult penultimate race day, the British duo faced an uphill battle to try and wrest gold from the grip of the Austrian defending champions Lara Vadlau and Jolanta Ogar, who started the final ...

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Clipper Race fleet and Sir Robin Knox-Johnston to return in Rolex Sydney Hobart Race

The international Clipper Race fleet will once again compete in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race this December, bringing colour with Corinthian sailors from 26 different nationalities. Sir Robin Knox-Johnston (76), the founder of the world’s longest ocean race and the first man to sail solo, nonstop round the world in 1968/9, will also race on one of two Clipper ...

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