Author Archives: Jane Hyde

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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IC-M25 Marine VHF

Icom’s new buoyant marine VHF radio floats and flashes when dropped into the water. With its slim design, this model has the lightest body in the market for a floating VHF radio at just 220g even though its LCD screen is 30 per cent larger than its predecessor. New for an Icom, this VHF has a USB connector for handy ...

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RYA Eric Twiname Youth and Junior Team Racing Champs

Team ‘West Kirby SC’ were crowned Youth Champions and ‘The Sailing Assassins’ were triumphant Junior Champions at the 2015 RYA Eric Twiname Youth and Junior Team Racing Championships, held at Oxford Sailing Club over the weekend. With many of the competitors taking a break from their usual sailing, the event was a great way to practice working as a team ...

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Registration open for Sea Cadets Regatta 2016

Do you want to join the Sea Cadets in their 19th regatta on 6 May 2016 in Portsmouth to raise vital funds for the charity? Organised by Sunsail Events, the Sea Cadets Regatta 2016 promises to be a fantastic race experience. Guests do not need to have any sailing knowledge to join the regatta, and each yacht can cater for ...

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Just for Adults Flotillas

Sunsail has launched a choice of flotilla sailing holidays for adults only. In recent years, Sunsail has seen a growth in demand for adult only holidays which attract couples and groups of friends. In June and July 2016, Sunsail offers two adult only flotilla routes in Greece for customers who want the benefits of a flotilla holiday in the Mediterranean ...

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America’s Cup Success for Britain with Artemis Racing

Racing at the America’s Cup host venue, Bermuda, had been due to take place on Saturday and Sunday afternoon. However, yet again the weather had other plans. On day one of the latest America’s Cup World Series event, although winds were too light for racing, officials did at one point make an attempt at getting a race in, but eventually ...

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New boat finance brand promises big changes

Boating enthusiasts are frequently put off purchasing a boat because they are unable to find a finance package to suit them. While many lenders require large deposits and demand high interest rates when it comes to financing boats, Pegasus Marine Finance aims to make boat ownership much more accessible. Pegasus believe their unique and flexible marine finance options will revolutionise ...

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Land Rover BAR adopts eco-sunscreen

Aethic has partnered with Britain’s America’s Cup challenger, Land Rover BAR, to have its Sôvée eco-compatible sunscreen adopted as the only product that matches the team’s unique sustainability credentials. Land Rover BAR was the first British sports team to be awarded the Olympic-inspired international standard, ISO 20121 across all its activities, providing a framework for delivery of sustainable operations throughout the team. ...

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Gill’s fleece

This is a soft knitted fleece with a bonded thermal lining making it ideal for colder conditions. The relaxed fit of the Gill Knit Fleece also allows it to be worn layered when the temperatures drop. £75 www.gillmarine.com/gb

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