Author Archives: Jane Hyde

British Cup team secures first GC32 Racing Tour victory

INEOS Team UK has won the GC32 competition at 37 Copa del Rey MAPFRE, run by the Club Nautico de Palma. With 19 races held across four days on the Bay of Palma, the British flying catamaran secured the overall win with a race to spare, despite this being just the second ever GC32 Racing Tour event for Sir Ben ...

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Lendy Cowes Week – Day 2 Round Up Report

Family Day at Lendy Cowes Week delivered stunning conditions with unbroken sun and a solid east south-easterly breeze of 9-12 knots. The best winds of the day were predicted to be in the eastern Solent, so all classes started towards the east. Rob’s Cotterill’s Mojo Rising and Ed Bolton-King’s Red Arrow led the J/109 fleet away from the southern end ...

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SailForce to represent Ocean Safety to UK Leisure Marine Market

Ocean Safety, specialists in the worldwide supply, distribution, service and hire of marine safety equipment, has just signed a contract with marine market sales representative company SailForce. The appointment strengthens Ocean Safety’s UK sales network as SailForce, which has many years’ experience of promoting leading marine brands throughout all UK territories, will add further momentum to the growth and development ...

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COWES HONOUR FOR YOUNG SAILOR

One of the principal trophies for yacht racing at Lendy Cowes Week Regatta  is to be presented by a 14-year-old newcomer to sailing, thanks to an innovative move by the Royal Southampton Yacht Club. The Club’s Armitage Challenge cup will go to the winner of Class Zero racing by some of the biggest yachts at the regatta on Saturday, August ...

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RYA Sailability Multiclass Regatta 2018

Around 80 sailors across the whole spectrum of abilities are set to descend on Rutland this weekend as the RYA Sailability Multiclass Regatta – the UK’s biggest disability sailing event of its kind – takes place at Rutland Sailing Club (Friday 03 – Sunday 05 August).   The event, first staged in 2007, sees sailors who have competed at international ...

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RYA encourages boaters to have their say on new proposals for Pleasure Vessels

Members of the boating community are being encouraged to ‘have their say’ on the Maritime & Coastguard Agency’s new Code of Practice for Intended Pleasure Vessels and its supporting Guidance Notices as well as some new Exemptions. The public consultation launches on 1 August and runs for 8 weeks until 26 September. The Code of Practice for Intended Pleasure Vessels (IPV ...

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Brits bag top ten places as crucial 2018 Sailing World Championships kicks off

Britain’s elite sailors got their world championships campaigns underway with a string of top ten finishes in tricky conditions today. The opening day of the 2018 Sailing World Championships brought challenging conditions for event’s first battles in the 470 and Finn classes – but the British Sailing Team hit racing with trademark pace. The regatta, which runs until August 12, ...

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A knockout event for Turn to Starboard

Foam, fun and fooling around were in plentiful supply at a sailing charity’s ‘It’s a Knockout’ event at Malpas Park in Truro. Heavy rain had fallen on the morning before the event held on Sunday (July 29), yet 17 teams from local businesses and differing levels of fancy dress were not deterred and competed for top scores in a series ...

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Dee Caffari supporting grass roots sailing

World famous yachtswoman Dee Caffari MBE has sailed around the world five times. She is the first woman to have sailed single-handed and non-stop around the world in both directions and the only woman to have sailed non-stop around the world a total of three times. But she still supports grass roots sailing and, in her role as Patron of ...

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