Author Archives: Jane Hyde

Natasha Lambert official starter for the Round the Island Race

On the 27th June, the day before celebrating her 18th birthday, the inspirational Sip-Puff sailing supremo Natasha Lambert, an Honorary Member of the Island Sailing Club, will perform the coveted first firing of the gun that signals the start of this year’s J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race. Sailing is her future Natasha lives on the Isle of ...

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Next stop Tor Bay for Solitaire du Figaro

For the second year in succession the Solitaire du Figaro – Eric Bompard Cachemire – the French test-bed for the Vendée Globe solo round the world race – is coming to a British port and this week the skippers will start to arrive. Last year the British stopover port was Plymouth. This year Tor Bay is doing the honours with ...

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British team unveiled for Rio sailing Test Event

With just over a year to go until the Rio 2016 Games, the British Sailing Team has announced selected team members for the Olympic Test Event to be held this summer on Guanabara Bay. The Aquece Rio International Regatta (15 – 22 August) is the second official Test Event for the sport of sailing, and will see 15 British sailors ...

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KIAMA JACKET

Zhik’s new Kiama™ jacket has been designed for inshore and general purpose sailing in mild to moderate conditions giving flexible all-round wear. With a long ‘race cut’ for full body protection the jacket is made from a lightweight two-layer waterproof, breathable nylon shell with an additional durable water repellent outer coating. A superfine, brushed mesh lining provides more warmth and ...

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More than meets the eye

Etón’s splash proof Scorpion will make any gadget lover extremely happy and will become an essential part of their kit bag. This handy piece of gear will charge a phone, give an LED torch, open a bottle of beer and even has a radio. Its built in re-chargeable battery can be powered by the hand crank, solar panel or DC ...

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GAC Pindar welcomes new faces

GAC Pindar welcomes two new faces in Chris Draper and Kazuhiko Sofuku to add valuable experience for Act 4 of the Extreme Sailing Series in Cardiff (18 – 21 June). Draper will co-skipper Team GAC Pindar with 18ft Skiff World Champion Seve Jarvin, while Extreme Sailing Series regulars James Wierzbowski and Tyson Lamond complete the crew. British sailor Draper won ...

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British successes at World Cup

British sailors secured a hat-trick of golds on a nail-biting final day of World Cup racing in Weymouth and Portland, with Giles Scott, Nick Dempsey and the 470 duo of Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark all closing out event victories. Silver medals also went to Tom Squires and Bryony Shaw in the men’s and women’s RS:X windsurfing events, and bronze ...

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Ian Williams retains top slot in final

Ian Williams emerged as a worthy winner of the first ever World Match Racing Tour event to be held in the UK, the Royal Southern Match Cup 2015. But this ISAF Grade 2 event posed a real scare for Ian from the Club’s own Academy member Mark Lees in the semi-finals. Five-time World Match Racing Tour champion and the current ...

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Professor Green to headline P1 race

Powerboat P1 has announced that its Grand Prix of the Sea event in Gosport next month will climax on 12 July with a concert starring Professor Green. The rapper and singer-songwriter will appear on the P1 stage at Stokes Bay at the close of two days of powerboat racing and jet ski action. The P1 fleet of one-design race boats ...

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Celebrating a decade of excellence

The Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy is celebrating a decade of excellence throughout the summer of 2015.  From its humble beginnings the WPNSA has developed into a world class sporting venue due to the passion and determination of those involved at the inception and the continued support of many, including the Royal Yachting Association and the local authorities. The ...

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