Author Archives: Jane Hyde

Sail Caledonia 2016

The Great Glen Boating Club will once again be running the Sail Caledonia ‘raid’ in 2016. Up to 25 sailing boats will cruise and race from the Atlantic to the North Sea through the Great Glen over the Scotland’s spectacular Highlands. It involves almost 70 miles of cruising and racing through the Great Glen from the Atlantic Ocean at Fort ...

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Wi-Fi antenna for reliable wi-fi internet access afloat

Digital Yacht’s new, budget priced WL70 wi-fi antenna brings reliable, long range wi-fi connectivity to an on board laptop PC or MAC. More and more boaters want access to the internet afloat. Marinas and ports as well as a large number of cafes, hotels, restaurants and service providers offer wi-fi connectivity but you may just miss that vital connection if ...

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Laser Class Announces New Sail Design

The International Laser Class Association has announced the release of a completely new class-legal design for the Laser standard rig sail. The release marks the first time in over 40 years that the Laser sail design has been substantially updated. Known as the Standard Mark II Sail, the new patented design is the result of thousands of hours of design ...

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World’s largest amphibious RIB

Sealegs International has released its newest and largest amphibious RIB – the Sealegs Interceptor 9000. Targeted at commercial and military applications the Interceptor 9000 is powered by a 300hp Yamaha four-stroke outboard motor and is capable of 44 knots at full payload of 700kg. Complimenting the exceptional bluewater perfomance from its 23 degree 5mm alumnium hull, the Interceptor 9000 is ...

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Celebrating 50 years of RYA membership

At the Southampton Boat Show the RYA held a special reception to celebrate the continued support of those members who have held RYA membership for 50 years or more. In the first event of its kind, of the 177 members who have held RYA membership for 50 years or more, 45 made the trip to the show for the reception. ...

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British Keelboat Academy 2016 applications open

The British Keelboat Academy is a partnership between UKSA and RYA and supports young people aged between 18 and 24 in developing the skills needed to take their keelboat yacht racing to the next level, whether that is as a professional or an amateur. Since the programme’s inception in 2003, ex-programme sailors have gone on to join Land Rover Ben ...

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Lord Sugar’s superyacht refit

Britain’s largest independent ship repairer Burgess Marine has secured a substantial winter refit on-board Lord Sugar’s new superyacht, MY Lady A, at its ship lift facility in Portchester, Portsmouth. The yacht was built in 1986 in Japan with interior and exterior styling by Jon Bannenberg. The planned package of works includes minor structural, mechanical and electrical modifications, and the installation ...

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Young people celebrated at Southampton Show

Four deserving young people who won a place on this year’s MDL Sail Training Awards voyage were presented with their trophies by Lord Iliffe, Chairman of MDL’s parent company, at the Southampton Boat Show. The youngsters returned from their trip earlier this year after spending six nights at sea with the Ocean Youth Trust South. The MDL-sponsored awards, which have ...

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Jelf Racing Team’s British Powerboat Title

Jelf Racing Powerboat Team has secured their third British title of the season at the Bedford GP as Ben Jelf claimed the 2015 Powerboat GP RYA GT30 Championship. Competing at the final round of the championship Ben who is one of four racers of the Jelf Racing Team once more led the way at the Bedford GP securing pole position ...

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