Author Archives: Jane Hyde

ISAF team racing world championships

Considerable interest has been growing for this specialised ISAF event, that enjoys its own set of sailing rules, making the interplay between teams most competitive and fascinating. Traditionally these fleets have been competing with the Firefly dinghy, although any fleet of dinghy could be used. However, the two person, one design Firefly dinghy has proved to be ideal for this ...

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Princess Yachts welcome back experts behind Project 31

Princess Yachts International plc have welcomed back some of the original experts behind Project 31, the model which launched the company in 1965, to share their insights and memories, and to guide the unique restoration of Project 31@50. Colin Grills was among the first employees at Princess Yachts, then known as Marine Projects. His initial reservations about working with fibreglass ...

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POWERCASES UK DISCOUNT

PowerCases UK is offering exclusive discounts to RYA members across the PowerCases product range. Personal members receive a 20 per cent discount across PowerCases’ range of portable power solutions for vehicle, smartphone, tablet or computer, with 25 per cent off for Gold members and a range of special offers and products available for Instructor members. Web: www.rya.org.uk/go/powercases

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Unique Riva Aquarama Lamborghini sports boat to be sold

For true Riva enthusiasts and connoisseurs, now is the chance to acquire the unique and fully restored Riva Aquarama Lamborghini. Built nearly 50 years ago for and commissioned by Ferruccio Lamborghini, founder of the superb Italian sports car brand, it is the fastest Aquarama in the world. A Riva collector from the Netherlands tracked down Ferruccio Lamborghini’s Aquarama Lamborghini and ...

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Outboard engine theft warning

Datatag are warning owners of marine equipment – especially outboard motors – to be extra vigilant. Outboard theft is by far the biggest issue in the marine market and accounts for nearly 60 percent of all marine crime.  And the issue is on the increase say Datatag as figures show outboard theft in the first half of 2015 has increased ...

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Sailing breaks for beginners

Budding sailors keen to experience yachting for themselves can take to the water in south-east Spain – with five-night beginner sailing breaks available from €854 per person (£620). Enjoying an annual 320 days’ sunshine a year with average summer temperatures of 29C, the region of Murcia offers the perfect location for a sailing holiday, with the beautiful and serene coastline ...

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Port Solent Used Boat Show

The doors of the Ancasta Port Solent office will be wide open and welcoming visitors to the 2015 Used Boat Show on the weekend of the 11 – 12 July. With a brand new Prestige 420 outside the office and a wide selection of pre-owned boats in the marina this event is not to missed. The Raymarine and Navico roadshow ...

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Princess arrives in Poole

Boats.co.uk formally opened its Poole office and Princess Poole operation last weekend showing the Princess 72 and V39 alongside a number of other yachts and Williams tenders which the company will offer from its premises at Salterns Marina. Boat owners and residents from the Poole area were invited to meet the team and view the boats together with a new ...

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Panerai British Classic Week 2015 entries booming

Already more than 70 entries have registered for Panerai British Classic Week 2015, which will take place from 18 – 25 July at Cowes Yacht Haven. Leading the international visitors are French America’s Cup legend Bruno Troublé who will skipper ‘Jour de Fête’, a ‘Q Boat’ designed by Paine/Burgess to Herreschoff’s Universal Rule and built by Lawley in Boston in ...

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Up for the Challenge at Cowes Week

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The largest fleet on record returns for the ninth edition of the Artemis Challenge at Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week. Welcoming an impressive fleet of IMOCA 60s, Volvo 65s and powerful multihulls, the 2015 edition of the celebrated annual charity race around the Isle of Wight looks set to be the largest in its nine year history. The Artemis Challenge ...

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