Author Archives: Jane Hyde

OXFORD PIRATES WIN ‘REACTIVATE YOUR TOPPER’ COMPETITION

On 2 March (3pm) the winners of the 2018 Topper International Limited ‘Reactivate your Topper’ competition will be presented with their new race-ready Topper at the RYA Dinghy Show at Alexandra Palace, London. Jonathan Tweedle and his Oxford Pirates team from Oxford Sailing Club, clinched the winners’ title after they ‘reactivated’ four old army Toppers.  “The judges at Topper International ...

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Brace of medals for Brits on Miami World Cup penultimate day

Dylan Fletcher and Stuart Bithell kicked off their 2019 season with 49er class silver at World Cup Series Miami on Saturday – while team mates Charlotte Dobson and Saskia Tidey claimed bronze in the 49er FX. Fletcher, who represented Britain at the Rio Olympics, and Bithell, a silver medallist from London 2012, went into the opening medal race of the ...

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JUDGES CHARMED BY THE SOUND OF THE SEA

A sculpture design inspired by the Isle of Wight’s seaside heritage, natural beauty and the seascape and shore sculptures of the great 20th century British sculptor, Dame Barbara Hepworth has won the competition to produce a theoretical design for a piece to be sited on the Cowes Breakwater in the historic maritime harbour. Sound of the Sea, designed and named ...

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RYA Cymru Wales Chief Executive Phil Braden passes away

RYA Cymru Wales is very saddened to announce the passing of Chief Executive Phil Braden too early in life following a period of illness. He leaves behind his wife Deborah and two young daughters. Phil (58) took over the helm of Welsh boating in February 2016, after a top-level career as a global telecoms executive. He was a lifelong sailor ...

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Cutty Sark celebrates its 150th anniversary

The world’s only surviving tea-clipper; the Cutty Sark celebrates turning 150 this year. The iconic, historic sailing ship and fastest of its time is now an award-winning visitor attraction in Greenwich, London. The 1 February marks the start of a year-long programme of events and celebrations that will be taking place at the Cutty Sark, starting from marking the anniversary ...

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B&G V60

The B&G V60 mid-level VHF radio includes a large, intuitive interface, built-in AIS receiver, a front mountable mechanical design for easy installation and optional wireless handsets. With its integrated GPS receiver, the V60 now has four ways to ensure GPS reliability in the event of an emergency. A number of other features have been added including navigation mode, which displays ...

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Beale Park Boat Show cancelled

With no current plans for further shows, the 2019 Beale Park Boat & Outdoor Show has been cancelled. The organisers say it has been difficult to achieve satisfactory commercial arrangements. In 2015 See it for Real Productions were asked to organise the show by the then chairman of the trustees of Beale Park Wildlife Park and Gardens, Richard Howard. The ...

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One ale of a drink!

Here is a Trappist beer made in England – a timely Brexit backstop. Mount Saint Bernard Abbey Tynt Meadow English Trappist® Ale became available last July after a five year development programme by the monks. It has come as a timely replacement for the established range of Trappist ales, which are mostly Belgian, as a backstop against a potential interruption ...

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Find your tribe at the RYA Dinghy Show

Set to return to the magnificent Alexandra Palace over the weekend of 2 – 3 March, the RYA Dinghy Show in association with Yachts & Yachting and Suzuki is a long standing favourite with dinghy sailors. This year the RYA will be celebrating the diversity within the sport, recognising the different ‘tribes’ that make up the dinghy sailing community through ...

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#GoGreenFor2019

The Green Blue calls on boaters to #GoGreenFor2019. As boaters we all have a vested interest in protecting the environment where we spend our leisure time and The Green Blue is dedicated to ensuring you get the best possible advice on how to do that. Demand for support, advice and resources from The Green Blue has never been stronger, with ...

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