Author Archives: Jane Hyde

2018 Rolex World Sailor of the Year nominees announced

World Sailing and Rolex have announced the line-up of Rolex World Sailor of the Year 2018 nominees. The 11 nominated sailors represent the best of the best in international sailing over the last 12 months, with kiteboarders, offshore racers and Olympic class specialists all shortlisted. The names vying for the prestigious 2018 Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards are:FemaleCaterina ...

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Royal Thames YC triumph at British Keelboat League final

Eighteen teams representing 16 clubs gathered in the Solent this weekend to fight it out to be crowned British Keelboat League champion – with hosts Royal Thames YC being crowned kings. Each club attending the final had earned their place through one of the qualifiers held over the last year. With club honour at stake each team was going to ...

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First Regional Junior Championships a ‘huge success’

British Youth Sailing’s debut Regional Junior Championships has been hailed an overwhelming success after more than 1,000 youngsters took to the water this weekend. Children aged between six and 16 travelled from far and wide to eight venues across the UK for two days of fun afloat in British Youth Sailing’s recognised dinghy and windsurfer classes. Among those taking part ...

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Hamble Sea Scouts take on Great River Race

Hamble Sea Scouts achieved great success in the 21.6 mile, Great River Race up the River Thames in London. They achieved three first places, two second places and one third place. The race started at London Docklands and finished at Ham House, Richmond, passing under 10 famous bridges. The Great River Race is London’s River Marathon. A spectacular boat race ...

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Polish skipper sets sail for record breaking voyage

Award winning Polish skipper Asia (Joanna) Pajkowska and her boat FanFan set sail on 23 September from Mayflower Marina, Plymouth. Asia has embarked on an epic solo non-stop circumnavigation around the three Great Capes on ‘Fanfan’ from Mayflower Marina. If successful, Asia will be the first female Polish sailor to do this particular solo voyage around the world. She will ...

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Ship Faced Tankard

Raise a glass… and a smile! Whether for a boating-themed party, a gift for those hard-to-buy for yachties or simply keeping track of which drink is whose on board, these fun nautical glass tankards with blue and gold designs are sure to raise a smile. There are four designs to choose from. £9.99 www.nauticalia.com

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NOKIA and Alex Thomson Racing announce ground breaking technology partnerships

Nokia, together with its world-renowned industrial research and innovation engine, Nokia Bell Labs, has been announced as Technology Partner to UK-based sailing team Alex Thomson Racing. The partnership, which continues through to 2021, will see Nokia Bell Labs join forces with skipper Alex Thomson and his team, as he looks to become the first British sailor ever to win the ...

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GGR sailor rescued days after severe storm

Seriously injured Indian Golden Globe Race solo sailor Abhilash Tomy had to be rescued from his dismasted yacht Thuriya approximately 1,900 miles SW of Perth, Western Australia. Abhilash Tomy, 39, is a Commander in the Indian Navy had been confined to his bunk, unable to move, after his yacht was rolled through 360° and dismasted in a vicious Southern Ocean storm. Four ...

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RYA and Andrew Simpson Foundation launch joint initiative

The RYA and the ASF have a shared vision of increasing youth participation in sailing. Recognising that volunteers are a key element to this, they have formed a partnership to support Volunteer Instructor Training across the UK through the RYA OnBoard programme. In line with the aims of both organisations, this joint initiative is set to increase the number of ...

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Gunwharf Quays Secret Sale weekend

Bargain hunters in-the-know will be able to benefit from extra discounts at Gunwharf Quays from 28 – 30 September. The rumoured Secret Sale is set to return, offering incredible discounts across over 60 of the centre’s favourite brands. Secret Sale shoppers can secure additional savings by signing up online for a special Sale Pass. Only those with the pass will ...

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