Author Archives: Jane Hyde

Whisky experience

The latest innovation in the history of Scotch whisky is a blend of several single malts marketed under invented brand names and labelled Blended Malts. They are getting traction with consumers, and shelf space in the supermarkets. You cannot get more crafty than Scotch malts. There are 126 licensed distilleries, each one a ‘craft’ batch operation and 20 million barrels ...

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New York YC and Bella Mente Quantum Racing to Compete as New York Yacht Club American Magic in Challenge for 36th America’s Cup

The New York Yacht Club and Bella Mente Quantum Racing Association today announced they will compete under the name New York Yacht Club American Magic in their challenge for the 36th America’s Cup, to be held in New Zealand in 2021. Philip Lotz, Commodore of the New York Yacht Club, said, “America was the first boat to win the America’s Cup in 1851. ...

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Dufour Yachts to exhibit at London on Water 2018

Dufour Yachts, one of the worlds largest manufacturers of production luxury cruising yachts, will be exhibiting for the first time at London On Water 2018, the capital’s growing floating festival and on-water boat show.   On show will be the Dufour 382 Grand Large, a highly versatile yacht for family sailing, long distance cruising, boat sharing or chartering out.  As ...

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HOOK2 FISHFINDER/CHARTPLOTTER SERIES

Lowrance® has released the new HOOK2 series of fishfinders/chartplotters. At the heart of the series is Lowrance Autotuning sonar, which actively corrects sonar settings for the clearest underwater view. This means anglers can spend more time fishing and less time making manual adjustments. Most models also feature full navigational capability with a pre-loaded charting selection. There will be three categories ...

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Peer-to-peer lending platform steps in to keep round the world powerboat record attempt on track

A top peer-to-peer lending platform has stepped in to keep Team Britannia’s round the world powerboat record attempt on track. The company, FundingSecure, which has previously supported Team Britannia, has agreed to fund the completion of the 80ft powerboat that will see it fully fitted out and launched into the water. The agreement will allow the project to finish off ...

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Man overboard on Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag

Race Control for the Volvo Ocean Race has been informed by Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag of a man overboard incident, on Monday afternoon at approximately 13:42 UTC. The team, along with the Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC), has been conducting a search and rescue operation to recover the missing crew member, John Fisher (UK), who was wearing survival equipment when ...

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Higher concentrations of microplastics found nearer major cities, new data reveals.

The scientific research, using data collected by Race team Turn the Tide on Plastic, identified 75 particles of microplastics per cubic metre in waters near Hong Kong and 87 particles of microplastics per cubic metre along the coast near Melbourne. Lower concentrations of 39 microplastic particles per cubic meter were found up the east coast of Australia and values of ...

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WORLD RACE WINNER OPENS NEW FACILITIES AT BUCKLER’S HARD YACHT HARBOUR

Round the World race winner Mike Golding OBE has opened new five-star facilities after a £400,000 investment at the Beaulieu River Buckler’s Hard Yacht Harbour. To welcome sailors for the start of the season, the upgraded showers and facilities building was opened on 24 March and will offer mooring holders and visitors first-class services in keeping with the yacht harbour’s ...

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Launch of Volvo Cork Week 2018

The UK Launch of Volvo Cork Week 2018 was held at the Royal Southern Yacht Club in Hamble, with an after party at the King & Queen Pub. Representing Volvo Cork Week was Director of Racing Rosscoe Deasy, Event Chairman Kieran O’Connell, and Gavin Deane General Manager of the Royal Cork Yacht Club. This July, Volvo Cork Week welcomes a ...

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