Author Archives: Jane Hyde

GAC Pindar welcomes new faces

GAC Pindar welcomes two new faces in Chris Draper and Kazuhiko Sofuku to add valuable experience for Act 4 of the Extreme Sailing Series in Cardiff (18 – 21 June). Draper will co-skipper Team GAC Pindar with 18ft Skiff World Champion Seve Jarvin, while Extreme Sailing Series regulars James Wierzbowski and Tyson Lamond complete the crew. British sailor Draper won ...

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British successes at World Cup

British sailors secured a hat-trick of golds on a nail-biting final day of World Cup racing in Weymouth and Portland, with Giles Scott, Nick Dempsey and the 470 duo of Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark all closing out event victories. Silver medals also went to Tom Squires and Bryony Shaw in the men’s and women’s RS:X windsurfing events, and bronze ...

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Ian Williams retains top slot in final

Ian Williams emerged as a worthy winner of the first ever World Match Racing Tour event to be held in the UK, the Royal Southern Match Cup 2015. But this ISAF Grade 2 event posed a real scare for Ian from the Club’s own Academy member Mark Lees in the semi-finals. Five-time World Match Racing Tour champion and the current ...

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Professor Green to headline P1 race

Powerboat P1 has announced that its Grand Prix of the Sea event in Gosport next month will climax on 12 July with a concert starring Professor Green. The rapper and singer-songwriter will appear on the P1 stage at Stokes Bay at the close of two days of powerboat racing and jet ski action. The P1 fleet of one-design race boats ...

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Celebrating a decade of excellence

The Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy is celebrating a decade of excellence throughout the summer of 2015.  From its humble beginnings the WPNSA has developed into a world class sporting venue due to the passion and determination of those involved at the inception and the continued support of many, including the Royal Yachting Association and the local authorities. The ...

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Bid for victorious watch

British sailor Ian Walker is currently eight points clear in the Volvo Ocean Race. But you don’t need any sailing skills to bid for a unique IWC Schaffhausen watch, which went around the world. Charity Stars is offering Walker’s personal IWC Schaffhausen Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph ‘Ocean Racer’ watch, worn during the current Volvo Ocean Race. The prize also includes ...

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Brizo Hull Mate

Everyone likes a clean hull – fouling looks unsightly, makes the boat less efficient through the water and can even host unwanted hitch hikers, otherwise known as invasive non-native species. These are a major threat to our native species as well as causing damage to infrastructure, equipment and other sectors such as aquaculture. Invasive species often arrive in UK waters ...

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Calls to bring the QE2 home

There are reports that the QE2, which was built on the Clyde and fitted out in Greenock, is languishing in a dock in Dubai and could be up for sale. According to the report in The Telegraph, it was only once the engines were turned off in 2013 that she fell into disrepair and is suffering in the hot and ...

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Sea trials for foiling keel boat

Dynamic Stability System has unveiled the Quant23 which, after its first preliminary sea trials in Cowes, has proved itself to be one of its first – if not the first – fully foiling keel boat. Designer Hugh Welbourn has spent more than 10 years developing the patented DSS, which comprises a retractable hydrofoil that is deployed to leeward on a ...

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Cowes Yacht Haven joins prestigious group of European marinas

Cowes Yacht Haven has become the 30th UK marina, and first on the Isle of Wight, to join the TransEurope Marinas. The association of select European marinas offers reciprocal berthing arrangements, meaning Cowes Yacht Haven annual berth-holders will now be able to enjoy a stay discounted by up to 50 per cent in eight different countries at any of the ...

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