Author Archives: Jane Hyde

Picture perfect year-round sailing in Mallorca

Mallorca is famed as a sailing destination due to its ideal year-round weather conditions, warm, but windy, with over 300 days of sunshine annually. Hotel Cort, a boutique, 19th century building is located in the heart of Palma and is now utilising its location close to the Mediterranean sea and Philippe Starck’s spectacular Port Adriano by offering its guests bespoke ...

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IRC rating system popular at Weymouth clubs

Weymouth Sailing Clubs have wholeheartedly adopted the IRC rating system for their racing in 2015. Over 70 yachts from Castle Cove SC, Weymouth SC and Royal Dorset YC will be racing under the IRC rating system this year in Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbour. Over the winter months, Club members measured sails and gathered technical data on a wide range ...

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Muchelney’s Rescue Boat Gets a New Home

In the heart of the Somerset Levels, the village of Muchelney was completely cut off from surrounding areas during the floods in 2012, leaving its residents stranded. During this time, local companies involved in the marine industry arranged the loan of a boat to transport essential supplies to the village and for use to get residents in and out. When ...

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UK Sports Minister congratulates Clipper skipper

Experienced Cornish yachtsman Peter Thornton MBE, 37, has been revealed as the skipper of the GREAT Britain yacht which will fly the flag for the UK in the tenth edition of the famous Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, which sets sail from London on 30 August 2015. The GREAT Britain yacht is the second consecutive entry in the Clipper ...

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Triumphant win for Team Brunel

Team Brunel (Bouwe Bekking/NED) completed a triumphant Leg 7  to bolster their hopes of finishing with a podium place in the Volvo Ocean Race and also keep alive the possibility of overall victory. The Dutch boat sailed a near faultless transatlantic stage, edging MAPFRE (Iker Martínez/ESP) into second, just under 22 minutes behind. Behind them, Team Alvimedica (Charlie Enright/USA) edged ...

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Team Chatham sets sail – Solitaire Du Figaro

Chatham’s youngest ambassador, British offshore sailor Sam Matson, started his Solitaire Du Figaro race on 31 May, from the town of Paulliac, close to Bordeaux, France. The prestigious 2015 Solitaire Du Figaro is designed to be a real test of skill and endurance. The 2,185 mile race will take nearly a month to complete and is broken down into four ...

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Natasha Lambert’s latest challenge

Cowes Yacht Haven and PSP have united in support of disabled teenage sailor, Natasha Lambert, and her latest daring challenge, a 231-mile journey to the centre of London. The 17 year old set sail on 23 May from her berth at Cowes Yacht Haven, travelling past Brighton, Eastbourne and Ramsgate before heading down the Thames to St. Katherine’s Docks. PSP, ...

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New sponsor for youth sailing championships

Nick Ingram, Commodore of Lymington Town Sailing Club and Simon Morgan, Managing Director of specialist beach based sailing holiday company, Wildwind Holidays, have announced Wildwind’s sponsorship of a number of events at the sailing club. These events include sponsoring the forthcoming Southern Area National Championships for the RS Tera (youth) class and RS Feva Open Event over 13 – 14 ...

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National Legend Yachts Weekend

Legend Yachts UK Ltd couldn’t have picked a better two days in which to host their National Legend Yachts weekend which was held on the 18 – 19 May at Haslar Marina, Gosport. There were 14 Legend Yachts on display in total including two new models, the 33 and 37, a selection of second hand models and a strong representation ...

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Local heroes given chance to win Clipper place

Organisers of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race have gifted Derry City and Strabane District Council with a unique opportunity for two community workers or volunteers to win a place on board the Derry~Londonderry~Doire yacht for the 2015-16 race. Entitled ‘Voice of the Community’, the bursary invites organisations across the city and district to nominate someone they believe has ...

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