Author Archives: Jane Hyde

World voyage tall ship berths in Southampton

Although the berths at Southampton’s port are usually filled with cruise liners, container ships and tugboats, a more unusual vessel has also paid a visit. The 144ft Australian tall ship, Young Endeavour berthed in Southampton before heading to Lowestoft, where she was built. From there, she will head to the North Sea to participate in tall ship festivals and races. ...

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Unlocking Potential at Cowes Week

Dee Caffari MBE visited UKSA in Cowes to look ahead to Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week 2015 and announce a new ‘Unlocking Potential’ Programme that will play a major role in the official charity’s fundraising plans throughout the event. As part of the build up to a regatta UKSA and title sponsor Aberdeen Asset Management announced that six youngsters from ...

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Panerai British Classic Week 2015 kicks off

Panerai British Classic Week 2015 got off to a spectacular start with an opening Solent course race in glorious sunshine and a warm southwesterly breeze of 15-25 knots.  With such fabulous conditions the 77 strong fleet, racing in six separate classes, was raring to go, but a building ebb tide saw several boats swept over the start line early and ...

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Cowes Yacht Haven Cowes Week line-up

Cowes Yacht Haven has revealed its entertainment line-up for this year’s Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week. Among the headline acts taking to The GILL Stage will be X Factor finalist Ray Quinn and popular Queen tribute act, The Bohemians. Other acts include island favourites Lucid and Soul Lounge. Three live acts will take to The GILL Stage every day from ...

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Triplets in a Squib

A trio of 15 year-old brothers who started sailing Optimist dinghies at the age of eight at the Royal Victoria Yacht Club on the Isle of Wight, will be racing in the highly competitive 11-strong Squib class at this year’s Charles Stanley Cowes Classics Week. They will race on 21 July, the Winkworth/Royal Victoria Yacht Club Race Day, then again ...

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Ramsgate Week 2015

The official start to Ramsgate Week is marked on  27 July at 10am, when the Mayor of Ramsgate fires the canon from the East Pier and welcomes over 300 competitors from across the UK and Europe. The 26 to 31 July will see Ramsgate playing host to the IRC Classes, The QE2 Cup, the prestigious Gold Cup and the Round ...

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Fairline launches East Coast dealership

As part of the annual Ipswich Maritime Festival, Fairline will be officially launching its new East Coast dealership with a weekend of celebrations on 15 – 16 August at Burton Waters, Ipswich. A selection of luxury Fairline models will be on display at the launch, including the Targa 38 OPEN and the Squadron 42. Guests can request a personalised viewing ...

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St Mawes Boat Show coming up

The first St Mawes Boat Show launches on July 25 and 26. The picturesque Cornish harbour will create a chic and scenic showcase for marine and maritime-related businesses from across the Falmouth and Roseland areas – including boat-builders and technicians, ferry companies and watersports experts. There will also be plenty of local food, drink and entertainment. Over the two days ...

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2015 ISAF Team Racing World Championship

Sailing teams from around the World will join battle in the 2015 ISAF Team Racing World Championship at Rutland Sailing Club, Rutland Water, from the 19 – 24 July. Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, President of the Royal Yachting Association, will visit the event on 20 July, and attend a reception to mark the 20th anniversary of the founding ...

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