Author Archives: Jane Hyde

Brits missing out on best boats

PlainSailing.com reports slower sales from UK customers in the run-up to Brexit – but the rest of the world are still booking yacht and catamaran charters, so when people in the UK choose to book their sailing holiday, all the best boats will already be gone. The Brexit saga continues, and, with still nothing decided, Mediterranean charter experts PlainSailing.com have ...

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Old and new sign up for unified GC32 Racing Tour

With the GC32 flying catamaran racing circuits this year amalgamated on the GC32 Racing Tour, at least 10 teams, including the GC32 teams from the Extreme Sailing Series, are due to compete on this season’s five event circuit that takes in some of the best sailing venues in Italy, Spain and Portugal. Participating on the circuit will once again be ...

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Floatable Sunglasses

With spring here, boaters are enjoying the fairer sailing conditions. With Bollé’s Holman and Brecken floatable sunglasses, wearers can set sail sporting stylish, high-performance glasses. Both pairs, Holman and Brecken, are created with technology that allows them to float on water and reflect the blinding glare of the sun’s reflection on the sea, meaning wearers can enjoy hours on the ...

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Changing Face of Marinas: Lymington Yacht Haven

In a stunning location on the western Solent, Lymington Yacht Haven is the first marina that comes into sight as you make your way up the Lymington River. With easy access to the Georgian market town and the delights some of the most stunning spots in the Solent, Lymington boasts one of the most enviable locations in the UK. This ...

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Invasive Species Week

Check Clean Dry – help stop the spread of invasive species and diseases. Save the date: 13 – 17 May is Invasive Species Week. It is your chance to get involved and protect your club waters from invasive aquatic species by taking advantage of free signs and materials. Unwanted non-native plants and animals are invading our waterways and pose a ...

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Push the Boat Out

May’s Push the Boat Out proves that whatever your age, background or experience, it has never been easier to get sailing. For children and young people, sailing and windsurfing can provide a real antidote to the stresses of school, screens and social media, while for grown-ups it is a great way to get outdoors, switch off from the demands of ...

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Get the party started

The coolest drinks for parties this spring are pink… Everything’s coming up pink for spring, from pink house plaques for historic females to gins, vodkas and wines. Pink wine, i.e. rosé, is tipped for a bumper year. Supermarkets have prominent blocks of shelf space dedicated to the pink genre, mixing all types together, grape types and countries of origin and ...

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80 days to enter the world famous Round the Island Race

Sailors from around the world have only 80 days left to enter the famous Round the Island Race that will see 1,500 boats sail around the Isle of Wight on Saturday 29th June. The race received a record number of entries within the first 24 hours and is popular with families, first time racers and professional sailors alike. Participating sailors ...

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Cowes Week Ltd continues support of Youth Sailing

Cowes Week Limited, organisers of Lendy Cowes Week, has announced that they will continue their youth initiative which offers discounted entry fees to boats with crews of under 25-yearolds. The Under 25 Youth initiative, which has been running since 2012, has succeeded in doing what it was originally designed for – inspiring and making it possible for young people to ...

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HRH The Princess Royal accepts Honorary Membership of the Cruising Association

HRH The Princess Royal has graciously accepted an invitation to become an Honorary Member of the Cruising Association joining an elite group that includes sailing legend Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and the prolific nautical author, Rod Heikell. As an Honorary Member, The Princess Royal receives all the benefits of CA membership including access to the unique CAptain’s Mate, the Association’s cruising ...

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