Author Archives: Jane Hyde

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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Hamble Point Marina

Located at the mouth of the River Hamble in an unbeatable position for access to the Solent, MDL’s Hamble Point Marina attracts competitive sailors, racers and cruisers from around the world to berth at its world-famous location. And why not? With the Solent literally a stone’s throw away, sheltered cruising or exciting racing is available on pretty much every day ...

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Top tips for buying and positioning a chartplotter

Nick Meadow, UK & Ireland Sales Manager for Garmin, discusses the considerations when buying a chartplotter. Electronic navigation has made big advances especially over the last decade. For example, back in 2007 Garmin® released the first touch screen chartplotter on the market. This product featured a brand-new user interface, which was the biggest change from any product seen before. It ...

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Van Den Heede receives huge welcome back in Les Sables d’Olonne

Jean-Luc Van Den Heede wrote his name into the record books by not only winning the 2018 Golden Globe solo non-stop round the world race today, but becoming the oldest in history to complete such a race. The 73-year old French veteran of six solo circumnavigations takes over both titles from Britain’s Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the sole finisher of the ...

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Mercury Marine celebrates 80th anniversary

Mercury Marine will celebrate its 80th anniversary throughout 2019 with events around the world, reflecting on its strong heritage of innovation and leadership in the marine industry. On 22 January 1939, E. Carl Kiekhaefer purchased a bankrupt engine manufacturing plant in Cedarburg, Wisconsin. Now, 80 years later, Mercury Marine is a company with 7,000 global employees and recognised worldwide as ...

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Van Den Heede – Last 100 miles to finish

Jean-Luc Van Den Heede endured another tough night with 45knots winds and 6-7m seas but his Rustler 36 Matmut is now within 100 miles of the finish line at Les Sables d’Olonne and the 73-year old Frenchman is expected to arrive to a huge welcome at 08:00 UTC tomorrow (09:00 French time) 2nd placed Mark Slats trails 321 miles His ...

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SACQUA™ showcase new waterproof handbag collection at RYA Dinghy Show 2019

Nautical Lifestyle Brand, SACQUA will be showcasing their new collection of waterproof handbags at this years’ RYA Dinghy Show, in association with Yachts & Yachting and Suzuki (02-03 March, Alexandra Palace, London). Designed by a woman for women on the water.  Stylishly chic, the eye catching waterproof handbag keeps make-up, phone and other precious items dry. It is so versatile ...

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Miami provides early season test for Britain’s elite sailors

Britain’s Olympic sailing hopefuls will kick off their crucial 2019 campaigns in Miami on Tuesday as Tokyo 2020 draws ever closer. World Cup Series Miami will see many of the planet’s best sailors come together for the first battle of the year on Biscayne Bay’s iconic blue waters. Forty-two sailors from the British Sailing Team will take to the water ...

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