Author Archives: Jane Hyde

VIDEO: Coastguard helicopter rescues two young boys

Two young boys, aged 11 and 14, who were clinging to a rock in the sea at Hopeman East Beach near Elgin have been winched to safety in the nick of time by HM Coastguard’s search and rescue helicopter from Inverness. A concerned member of the public rang 999 just after 5.45pm on 6 June to say there was one ...

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Deck Bag Review

Definitely designed with getting afloat in mind this dry bag will allow you to take your gear on the water without getting wet. Not only is it a really useful size – 22 litres – but it has various pockets to hold valuables, a towel, clothes and a couple of drink bottles. It is easy to grab your bottle as ...

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The BIG FISH project joins Portsmouth Seafood Festival

Long before Blue Planet was aired on TV, artist Kevin Dean was becoming increasingly concerned about the amount of plastic waste that was being washed up on the beach near his home in Southsea, Portsmouth. He began designing a large stainless steel fish sculpture, six metres long and based upon the sea bass, a species that is often caught in ...

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Your complimentary ticket to the 2018 Southampton Boat Show

Once again the RYA is offering its 110,000 plus members a complimentary ticket to the 2018 TheYachtmarket.com Southampton Boat Show taking place from 14 – 23 September. Members are able to claim one free ticket to any day of the show, as well purchasing up to three additional tickets at the special discounted rate of just £13* (a transaction fee ...

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Taster sessions for all abilities at NWF

The NWF arrives in Rutland in the Midlands next week and this year includes a homage to all things dinghy sailing. Not only is it a chance for dedicated windlovers to celebrate their passion for all things water-based, but it’s also a chance for complete newcomers to experience the thrill of being on the water. Free RYA supported dinghy sailing ...

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TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show to be the most eco-friendly yet

British Marine, organisers of TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show 2018, has announced a long-term commitment to marine conservation to mark World Oceans Day (8 June 2018). Celebrating its 50th Show this year, British Marine is taking steps to minimise the environmental impact of the event and raise awareness of the plight of the world’s oceans among its thousands of visitors and ...

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Boatshed joins Golden Globe Race as “Official Supplier”

This week Boatshed agreed with chairman and founder Don McIntyre of the Golden Globe Race to supply a number of technical support services to the GGR website and technical team. “This is a truly exciting project for us to be involved with,” said Boatshed CEO and founder Neil Chapman. “As well as providing valuable support, it is further recognition of ...

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Clipper Race Confirms Sprint Finish Finale

In just 50 days’ time, the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race will be reaching a thrilling climax as the fleet sprints up the River Mersey in a spectacular first-time crowd facing finale which will conclude outside the historic Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, UK, on 28 July. After racing some 40,000 nautical miles around the globe, the exhilarating power ...

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Final countdown to Falmouth

With less than a month to the start of the Golden Globe Race from Les Sables d’Olonne on July 1, skippers are working feverishly to complete their preparations ready to take part in the Suhaili 50 Falmouth Parade of Sail celebrations between 11 – 14 June to mark the 50th anniversary of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston’s departure from the port to ...

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Solent Sunbeams celebrate 95 years

The historic Solent Sunbeam fleet celebrated 95 years on the water with a weekend of excellent racing on Chichester Harbour at the end of May in their special 95th Anniversary Regatta. 19 of the class, which was designed by the eminent designer Alfred Westmacott in 1922, took to the water for a perfect weekend of sunshine and moderate breezes. Such ...

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