Author Archives: Jane Hyde

Bart’s Bash 2015

barts bash

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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Supermodel joins pro powerboat team

David Gandy, the world’s only male supermodel, has joined the Vector Martini Racing iRace Pro Team. Under the instruction of Vector professionals, David has already started his training as powerboat racing pilot and alongside racing will undertake a World Endurance Record as part of the Vector four-man crew. A self-confessed ‘adrenalin junkie’, David collaborated with Jaguar in 2015 to drive ...

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Finn gold for Scott while 470 Women settle for silver

Giles Scott clinched a final day Finn class victory at the Olympic Test Event on Saturday (22 August), with Britain’s 470 duo Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark having to settle for silver after a medal race mistake saw their regatta lead slip away. The World Champion Scott continued his two year winning streak by overhauling the Netherlands’ Pieter-Jan Postma on ...

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Nail-biting finale for Beckett’s silver medal win

Michael Beckett won silver at the 2015 Laser Standard under 21 Worlds, Medemblik, the Netherlands  after a dramatic final day of racing on 22 August . British Sailing Team Podium Potential sailor, Beckett, started his week with a double first on day one, sailing fast and mastering the choppy sea state. He followed this up with a fourth and a ...

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LAYERING UP

Zhik’s new hydrophobic fleece top is a slim fitting base layer made from a plush spandex micro-fleece. With built-in water repellency, it is smart enough to wear ashore and can be worn on its own in milder conditions. The fleece has a wicking action moving moisture away from the skin and is quick drying too. As the wind and weather ...

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ADJUSTABLE COCKPIT ENCLOSURE

Habitent is a new concept for a cockpit enclosure. We are used to the traditional cockpit tent, custom made in acrylic canvas to suit an individual boat. Such enclosures provide an extra cabin, shelter when moored in bad weather and are usually robust enough to be left in place while the boat is unused, even during winter weather. Habitent addresses ...

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Shaw finishes on a high

Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark advanced to the top of the 470 Women’s leaderboard on the sixth day of Olympic Test Event racing in Rio, while Bryony Shaw ended her regatta on a high in the women’s windsurfing medal race. An overnight weather front brought with it a change of wind conditions on the first of three finals days at ...

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British boats see growing popularity

According to British Marine there had been a 4.3 per cent increase in the production of UK leisure boats in 2014. This is in spite of challenging trading conditions in the Eurozone and other key foreign markets showing that both at home and away, British build is still in high demand. According to figures from British Marine and Phil Draper ...

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Nottingham set for World Powerboat Stage

Powerboat GP once more brings Nottingham to the World Stage in Powerboat Racing as they host three UIM World Championships and a UIM European Championship over the August Bank Holiday weekend. Over 60 Competitors representing 13 nations are expected to travel to the National Watersports Centre to compete for 3 UIM Titles that will see 2 World Champions and 1 ...

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