Author Archives: Jane Hyde

The Americans are coming

Cowes will be welcoming many yachtsmen from the US this summer. Their taste in drinks may differ quite a lot from ours so why not try some for yourself? There is going to be a distinct American presence in and around Cowes this year. The 2015 Transatlantic Race from Newport, Rhode Island will be arriving around mid-July with the prize ...

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Emergency repairs

When talking about safety on board, everybody immediately thinks of lifejackets, emergency boats and flares, but what about repair kits? Álvaro Pipó, CEO of Composite Patch, explains why offshore sailors should all have one.   One great thing about most boats today is they are built of composite materials. Composites are everywhere: airplanes, cars, windmills, oil industry, bicycles and, of ...

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Rio here I come!

In this month’s British Sailing Team column, Paralympic gold medallist Helena Lucas reflects on an exciting milestone, being selected as the first British athlete on the team sheet for Rio 2016. It has been a whirlwind time, but it is a huge honour and relief to know that I am now officially selected for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games and ...

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The Largest Group On its Way

In the second of three starts, the majority of the 37 boats competing in the Transatlantic Race 2015 launched off the starting line into a brisk southwesterly breeze just after 2 p.m. local time. A line of thunderstorms, which had initially been forecast to come through at mid-day, passed over Newport just as the crews of 20 entries were waking ...

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Festival of boating returns to Southampton

The Southampton Boat Show returns 11 – 20 September and includes one of Europe’s biggest purpose-built marinas. Now in its 47th year, the event will showcase the very best that the international marine industry has to offer with thousands of boats, brands and equipment on display and will feature the very latest world launches from powerboats all the way through ...

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HMS Victory to receive a re-paint

The National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth is to complete a historically accurate re-painting of HMS Victory, the most celebrated ship in naval history, in collaboration with expert conservators Crick Smith, University of Lincoln. The re-painting is due for completion in September – including six weeks each for painting the hull on the port and starboard – with visitors ...

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Christchurch Harbour

Lifelong food and drink enthusiast, Penny Hopkins, blends a background in hospitality with keen journalistic skills, travelling far and wide in search of a tasty bite - by boat, foot and bike. With the summer season now upon us it is time to get the sand between your toes and enjoy some very British seaside fun in beautiful Dorset. We ...

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Look for the logo – British Marine

July 1 sees a new brand in the marine market – it is a new brand but from a well established player in the leisure, super yacht and small commercial market – the British Marine Federation has changed to British Marine. In addition the business has a new strap line – Leading the Industr y- a really positive statement about ...

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Gibraltar-Morocco Yacht Rally Raises a Record £6,780.60

The 15th annual Ocean Village/Boatshed Gibraltar-Morocco Yacht Rally has tripled the charity money raised last year and amassed an incredible £6,780.60 for Gibraltar Red Cross. Karl Bisset, Pier Master for Ocean Village Marina, said, “Ocean Village Marina has been hosting and sponsoring the Gibraltar-Morocco Rally for many years and it has gone from strength to strength.  Not only did the ...

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Red Bull Foiling Generation a UK first

Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy hosted the Red Bull Foiling Generation from 27 – 28 June for the British qualification rounds. The global sailing series is open to talented sailors aged 16 – 20 who will be racing the innovative Flying Phantom class catamarans. 16 teams were locked in fierce sailing with a thrilling knock out final.  During the ...

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