Author Archives: Jane Hyde

Dolly Varden saved by the Classic Boat Museum

This classic racing yacht, originally built as a fishing smack in 1872 by JS Whites, was converted into a racing yacht for Richard Grant JP before passing to the Ratsey family who owned her for many years. She returned to Cowes on 21 November with the help of Red Funnel and Kingswell Heavy Haulage. The Dolly Varden has an incredible ...

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Don’t fall foul of dust, debris and drips

The Green Blue urges boaters to prevent antifoul scrapings, drips and spills from entering the water by placing a tarpaulin under the hull. Kate Fortnam, The Green Blue Campaign Manager. It Is that time of year again… when we turn our thoughts to annual winter maintenance and the chore of scrubbing down hulls and applying a new coat of antifoul ...

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Vote for your Club of the Year

Voting is now open for the RYA and Yachts & Yachting Club of the Year Award 2019, supported by Gallagher.  The annual award recognises the outstanding achievement of sailing clubs across the UK, promoting the hard work and dedication that goes into running a successful club. The RYA Awards panel have selected 11 finalists, one for each of the RYA ...

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RYA and industry representatives meet HMRC to discuss red diesel situation

Following the ruling by the European Union Court of Justice against the UK’s use of red diesel by private pleasure craft, representatives from the boating community and boating industry – the RYA, British Marine, the Cruising Association and the Inland Waterways Association – met with HMRC officials to discuss the implications of the Court’s decision and evaluate the UK’s response. ...

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Nauticalia Canvas Reefer Jacket

£99.99 This cotton canvas reefer-style jacket has a large stand-up collar that will protect you from the worst of the weather, whilst the quilted lining offers additional warmth. The fabric is very hardwearing, but stonewashed for a softness and weather-worn look that will only get better with age. www.nauticalia.com

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Zhik ZKG watersports shoes

£92 Designed for water whilst looking great on shore the ZKG is a highly versatile shoe for all watersports. These sneaker-style shoes incorporate a quick-drying mesh inner and outer fabric containing an integrated neoprene upper with more and larger perforations for maximum air flow and water drainage. The stretchy neoprene is super-comfortable and gives the foot excellent protection, plus they are easy ...

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Christmas has come early with winter offers from MDL Marinas

MDL Marinas is delighted to announce a great package of winter offers across its extensive marina network, offering boat owners excellent quality and great value berthing, dry stack, lifting and storage packages. With these winter offers boat owners can put their minds at ease as the nights draw in. Highlights of the offers include savings of up to 40% on winter scrubs ...

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First fully up-cycled mooring rope launches

Marlow Ropes has launched the first premium sustainable mooring rope made using 100 per cent recycled plastic. The Blue Ocean Dockline is the first ‘technically better’ premium dockline rope manufactured using yarn wholly made from plastic bottles and is the result of the development and production of recycled polyester (rPET) yarn combined with Marlow’s engineering expertise . Seven-and-a-half waste plastic ...

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Meilhat is crowned IMOCA winner

French solo skipper Paul Meilhat at the helm of SMA was crowned the unexpected winner of the IMOCA class in the 2018 Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe solo transatlantic race today from Saint Malo in Brittany to Pointe-à-Pitre in Guadeloupe. The 36-year-old French yachtsman from Lorient took the race win after benefitting from a 24-hour time penalty imposed on British sailor ...

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