Author Archives: Jane Hyde

Enjoy a staycation with MDL’s summer savings

This summer 13 of MDL’s marinas are running a fantastic range of summer offers, giving boat owners a wealth of great opportunities for staycations, hull scrubs and storage ashore in its beautiful marina locations. Taking advantage of these staycation offers means that boat owners will get to experience MDL’s extensive network, great customer friendly approach and all the attractions which ...

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Traditional Boat Festival commemorates our war heroes

AN experimental boat from the First World War will be one of the big attractions at the 2019 Thames Traditional Boat Festival which runs from 19-21 July at Fawley Meadows, Henley-on-Thames. With the weather promising to be a continuation of the gorgeous summer being experienced so far, big crowds are expected over the period of the three-day event. The festival ...

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Dream Yacht Charter launches charter management programme with 15% guaranteed income

Dream Yacht Charter has launched its new charter management programme, offering owners best in market guaranteed income rates. Available for a limited time period only, the new programme offers an attractive 15 per cent guaranteed income over a three-year period on selected monohulls located in a choice of over 45 Dream bases worldwide. Key features of the programme include: 15 ...

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ELEMENT S

Raymarine Element™ S is a series of navigation displays for cruisers and sailors available in 7-, 9- and 12-inch display models, all of which feature bright, high-contrast 1,500-nit (brightness) screens for, we are told, exceptional visibility. Element S’s LightHouse Sport operating system is designed for boaters who value simplicity and ease of operation. A trusted cruising companion, Element S features ...

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PORTUGAL TO BE FIRST PORT OF CALL FOR GLOBAL YACHT RACE

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race has announced that the Portuguese city of Portimão will be the first stop of its 40,000nm global ocean adventure. The Clipper 2019-20 race fleet of 11 70-foot ocean racing yachts will start to arrive into Host Port Marina De Portimão from 8 September, after up to eight days of racing from the UK. ...

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Emirates Spinnaker Tower nominated for Best UK Leisure Attraction

Emirates Spinnaker Tower has been nominated for the Best UK Leisure Attraction in the prestigious 2019 British Travel Awards (BTAs). The winners will be decided by a public vote, with the successful companies announced at the BTA Gala Awards Dinner in London on the 27th November. The British Travel Awards is the largest and most influential poll of consumer opinion ...

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ELG Carbon Fibre and INEOS Team UK committed to closing the loop in marine manufacturing

ELG Carbon Fibre, a market leader in recycled carbon fibre materials, and INEOS Team UK are working together to ensure sustainable materials and practices are incorporated into the America’s Cup 2021 build programme. ELG has been a Technical Supplier to INEOS Team UK since the campaign began in 2018 and has processed 1000kg of carbon manufacturing waste and end-of-use parts ...

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MAN OVERBOARD PREVENTION AND RESCUE

Alistair Hackett, MD at Ocean Safety, looks at the options available in a Man Overboard situation. Falling overboard is something that some of us have experienced, but everyone takes care to avoid.  The danger of being in the water for all but the shortest time greatly increases the risks of fatality or at least hypothermia and water ingestion. Being able ...

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Pack a pouch or two

How do you buy yours? The packaging that is. These days wine, and other alcoholic beverages, are available in a number of containers giving you the option to select the best option for that day’s particular activities. We are familiar in this country with wine in a box. It may still carry an unwarranted stigma of low quality wine, but ...

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Bray Marina

Bray Marina, in its country park setting, provides berth holders with a delightfully serene mooring in Berkshire. Off the beaten track, Bray Marina nestles on a tranquil stretch of the River Thames. It is a wildlife haven with plenty of nesting birds including swans and coots and is even home to a species of rare freshwater shrimp. Bray is perfect ...

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