Author Archives: Jane Hyde

Gill gilet

For maximum versatility when out on the water, a gilet is the ideal choice. It is great for layering and gives you maximum movement. Add to that, cosy down insulation which works equally well whether wet or dry, and you have the Hydrophobe Down Gilet. Both the outer shell and the down itself are water-repellent, so you do not need ...

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100 days to go until Round the Island Race 2018

The countdown begins as participants have just 100 days left to wait until the 2018 Round the Island Race in association with Cloudy Bay, which will take place on 7 July. Entries opened on 28 December 2017 and an overwhelming number of competitors have already secured their place in one of the world’s largest participation sporting events, many taking advantage ...

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How on board electronics are aligning with tablets and smartphones

Alan Davis, Product Line Director B&G, looks at aligning portable devices with built-in electronics. The growth of tablets and smartphones has opened up a huge opportunity for sailors to view and control their navigation data on board. At face value a tablet offers a low-cost, portable way to view charts, navigation information and instrument data from anywhere on board, but ...

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15 speed boats inspired by cars

Supercars are the playthings of the rich and famous, so what better to enjoy on holiday than a powerboat inspired by their favourite model?   The eight-seat Aston Martin AM37 has been designed to be ‘the ultimate day cruiser’ and features two Mercury 430bhp engines, for a top speed of 57mph. Its carbon fibre, leather and metallic trim is inspired ...

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How on board electronics are aligning with tablets and smartphones

Alan Davis, Product Line Director B&G, looks at aligning portable devices with built-in electronics. The growth of tablets and smartphones has opened up a huge opportunity for sailors to view and control their navigation data on board. At face value a tablet offers a low-cost, portable way to view charts, navigation information and instrument data from anywhere on board, but ...

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West Coast Marinas

  MDL’s three 5 Gold Anchor West Coast marinas, Torquay, Brixham and Queen Anne’s Battery in Plymouth, offer a range of idyllic destinations within easy cruising distance of one another. As the winter finally retreats, thoughts turn to a long spring and summer of cruising. There are fewer more lovely places to be than the English Riviera, 22 miles of ...

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Sustainability Challenge

The RYA and British Marine’s joint environment initiative The Green Blue has revealed University of Manchester Sailing Club as the overall winner of the University Sailing Sustainability Challenge 2017-18. Environmental problems like waste disposal, climate change and the pollution of our oceans affect every human, animal and nation on this planet. Environmental issues are also a hot topic in lecture halls ...

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Push the Boat Out

There is something for everyone as RYA Push the Boat Out gives you the chance to try sailing and windsurfing for free or low cost this May. If you are on the lookout for something completely different, whether you are bored of the gym and want some outdoor health and fitness, are a bit of an adrenaline junkie, need something ...

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HMS OCEAN LEAVES SERVICE WITH A ROYAL FAREWELL

As Her Majesty The Queen made her arrival at the Naval Base to bid farewell to HMS Ocean, a 21-gun salute was made in her honour to mark her arrival and to welcome her to the Naval Base. The Royal Navy’s largest operational warship, HMS Ocean affectionately known as the Mighty ‘O’, has been de-commissioned in a military ceremony held ...

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IC-M85E VHF Marine Radio

Designed with a particular emphasis on commercial use, the IC-M85E is a business waterproof marine handheld that meets both marine and simple Private Business Radio applications (an appropriate licence will be required). Compact and with a robust modern construction, the IC-M85E contains critical commercial features including built-in voice scrambler ensuring private conversations and emergency features including Man down and lone ...

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