Author Archives: Jane Hyde

Princess Expand V Class Range

Following the success of the award-winning V58 and V40, Princess strengthens its dynamic V Class offering with the latest additions to the range of sport yachts – the all-new V65, V60 and V50. V65 and V60 Open boating can be enjoyed to its optimum with these exciting all-new V Class additions. Both feature spacious cockpits which inspire relaxation complimented with ...

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Dark Sky Discovery Sites designated in Chichester Harbour

Three new Dark Sky Discovery Sites have been designated in Chichester Harbour. The sites were all identified as excellent places for stargazing due to their impressive levels of darkness, excellent lines of sight and good accessibility year round. The locations of the sites are north of the Lt. Col. John Q Davis foothpath in West Itchenor, Maybush Copse in Chidham ...

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Marine Conservation Society launches colourful cartoons to highlight coastal poo-llution issues

The UK’s leading marine conservation charity has launched a campaign to highlight how little things we do in our daily lives – often miles away from the coast – can have a massive effect on the quality of our coastal waters. The Marine Conservation Society’s (MCS) ‘Poos and Don’ts’ campaign aims to drive home simple pollution messages based around a ...

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Young at Heart

It is time for one wine to get its yearly debut, while a fizz is still seeing a huge increase in UK sales. Every year on the third Thursday of November, the young red vin de primeur Beaujolais nouveau is released on to the market in a frenzy of promotion, buying and drinking. Just six to eight weeks old, the ...

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UNDERSTANDING NMEA AND INSTALLATION ON YOUR BOAT

Phil Whitehurst is the CEO of NMEA specialist Actisense, a marine electronics manufacturer based in Poole. NMEA, which stands for National Marine Electronics Association, is a not for profit organisation based in the USA. Its mission is to improve communications between marine electronics manufacturers. The latest standard is known as NMEA 2000 or N2K and is intended as the eventual ...

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Protecting marine environments

  The RYA reflects on the Government response to the Environmental Audit Committee’s MPAs inquiry The Government has not adequately responded to concerns around Marine Protected Areas, according to the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC). The suite of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) is designed to protect and enhance the marine environments of the Overseas Territories and around the UK coast, whilst ...

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Buckler’s Hard Yacht Harbour

The Beaulieu River Buckler’s Hard Yacht Harbour keeps pace with modern demands while remaining an unspoilt, stunning, natural haven.  The Beaulieu River is one of only a few privately owned estuaries in the world. Four centuries of custodianship by the forebears of Lord Montagu have ensured that it remains an unspoilt haven, where riverside development and the number of moorings ...

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National Historic Ships UK 2017 award winners announced in the presence of HRH The Princess Royal

The winners of National Historic Ships UK’s 2017 photography competition and Marsh Volunteer Awards were revealed at an awards ceremony yesterday at the Corporation of Trinity House, London, in the presence of HRH The Princess Royal. National Historic Ships UK’s annual awards ceremony is a celebration of maritime heritage around the UK coasts, lakes, and rivers, encouraging people of all ages and backgrounds to engage ...

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CLIPPER ROUND THE WORLD YACHT RACE TEAM SAFELY EVACUATED AFTER RUNNING AGROUND NEAR CAPE TOWN

The crew of Clipper Round the World Yacht Race team, Greenings (CV24), have been safely evacuated after running aground on the western side of Cape Peninsula, which sits roughly halfway between Cape Town and Cape Point during Leg 3 of the eight-leg global sailing race. The Clipper 70 yacht, which has already circumnavigated the world twice before, run aground at ...

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24-hour Liferaft Challenge

On 11 November three men will board a liferaft on the River Hamble, where they will stay for 24 hours to raise funds for cancer charity, Sail 4 Cancer. From the relative safety of the River Hamble, the crew will simulate a sailor’s worst nightmare by embarking on a real-life exercise of abandoning a vessel as if it were sinking, ...

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