Author Archives: Jane Hyde

2018 Fambridge River Festival

The annual Fambridge River Festival is a celebration of all things maritime on the East Coast will be held on 26 August with a range of classic, historic and traditional boats opening their hatches to the public. The free event, organised by Fambridge Yacht Haven on the River Crouch, is now in its fourth year with visitors expected to top ...

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Stories from the City

This February half term, Emirates Spinnaker Tower invites families to explore the view from the Tower and discover more about some of the interesting sites visible from the top of the iconic landmark. A special trail booklet, featuring drawings by local illustrator Kate Rees, will guide young visitors across Portsmouth’s skyline. The trail features activities relating to the Isle of ...

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RS Venture Connect in World Sailing’s Para Programme

Recent months have seen remarkable progress for the RS Venture Connect. It began with adoption by World Sailing into its para sailing pogramme; continued by winning two top international marine industry awards and has been rounded off by one of the most successful sailing Paralympians coming on board to help establish the Class. In November World Sailing selected the RS ...

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Volvo Cork Week announce new early bird offer

Following the recent announcement of the Volvo Cork Week ‘Super Early Bird’ competition winners who won back their full entry fee for the regatta, event organisers have announced a new enticing deal for those who sign up before 31 March. A very lucky 5 per cent of entries received over the next eight weeks will receive a crew gear pack, ...

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Crowdfunding campaign for £25,000 launched

Just £25,000 is needed for the final push to get funds for the full restoration and final display of D-Day sole survivor, landing craft (tank) LCT 7074. The National Museum of the Royal Navy has launched the campaign to raise funds to help complete the restoration of the last surviving Second World War, D-Day LCT 7074. She will be displayed ...

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EPIRB Survival Kits 

Here are two Survival Kits from ACR Electronics, which include the essential products needed to quickly abandon ship and alert the rescue authorities of an emergency. They include an ACR Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacon or Personal Locator Beacon operating on the 406 MHz frequency. The kits also contain a variety of other devices, including distress lights and a whistle, to ...

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