Author Archives: Jane Hyde

LIGHT JACKET

New for the summer is Helly Hansen’s Verglas line of jackets for the warmer months. Designed for men and women, this hybrid jacket with 800-fill Allied down in a 25D lightweight fabric and softshell mix is designed to offer warmth when needed and allows for maximum breathability and quick release of excess heat during exertion. £160 www.hellyhansen.com

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BUCKLER’S HARD MARITIME MUSEUM BECOMES AN AFFILIATE OF THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE ROYAL NAVY AT CEREMONY ON HMS MEDUSA

They have a shared history at the heart of the country’s proud shipbuilding and navy story and now Buckler’s Hard Maritime Museum has been formally welcomed to The National Museum of the Royal Navy’s affiliate partnership scheme. The official partnership was marked at a ceremony onboard D-Day veteran HMS Medusa at Buckler’s Hard. Medusa, a harbour defence motor launch, saw ...

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Top sailing clubs awarded for developing tomorrow’s sailing stars

Fifteen sailing clubs have been chosen to become the country’s first British Youth Sailing Recognised Clubs as part of a new scheme celebrating excellence in developing sailing stars of the future. The Recognised Clubs initiative sees the RYA working alongside sailing clubs around the country to promote grassroots sailing and support junior and youth sailors as they develop racing skills. ...

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2018 J/70 European Championships

Over 70 teams from 15 countries will contest the 2018 J/70 Class Open European Championship and 2018 J/70 Corinthian Class European Championship. The reigning Open and Corinthian J/70 World Champions will be competing, and the entire podium from the 2017 J/70 European champions, plus a galaxy of stars from the world of sailing. 13 races are scheduled over five days, in ...

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Henri Lloyd bought out of administration

Henri Lloyd, the fashion and clothing brand, went into administration last week, but was bought out of it just a few days later by Aligro UK Limited. In recent years Henri Lloyd has fought against challenging trading conditions on the high street. Great endeavours to secure the company’s future have been underway, including efforts to reduce cost, refinance the business ...

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Poole Harbour Boat Show

Coleman Marine Insurance were once again exhibitors and sponsors at the 4th Poole Harbour Boat Show (PHBS) which took place from 8 – 10 June. Interest in the show has risen significantly year on year and this year all exhibitor berths in the marina were sold out with many first- time exhibitors at the how. Tony Pauffley, Broking Manager, Yacht ...

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Fire destroys the former Groupama Team France base

In the early hours of Saturday morning, a fire broke out in Lorient, Brittany, in Groupama Team France’s former base utilised during the 35th America’s Cup. There were no casualties, but the cause of the fire is yet to be determined. The material damage did not affect Team France’s equipment as this is now stored at their sports activity premises ...

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25th Great British Beach Clean

Cleaning more beaches could tip the balance when it comes to stopping the plastic tide says Marine Conservation Society. There’s no silver bullet when it comes to the UK’s beach litter problem but, says the charity behind this year’s 25th Great British Beach Clean, there’s an opportunity to become part of the solution. The Marine Conservation Society needs volunteers to ...

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BRIGHTON SKIPPER WILL TAKE PEOPLE WITH MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SAILING IN KENT’S BEWL WATER

The award-winning Oceans of Hope Challenge announced that their sailing experience, created for people living with MS, is going to Bewl Water in Kent this August. Brighton based Robert Munns, who lives with Multiple Sclerosis himself, created the Oceans of Hope Challenge to give others with the condition a life affirming experience. Robert was inspired by his experience sailing across ...

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