Author Archives: Jane Hyde

Crick Boat Show

The 2019 Crick Boat Show & Waterways Festival, to be held 25 – 27 May at Crick Marina, near Daventry in Northamptonshire, is the UK’s biggest inland waterways festival and offers a fantastic day out by the water for all the family. Showcasing nearly 300 exhibitors from across the canal world, the annual event is organised by Waterways World in ...

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Carbon monoxide alarms to become mandatory from April

From 1 April 2019 you will be required to have at least one carbon monoxide (CO) alarm on nearly all private and non-private boats in scope of the Boat Safety Scheme (BSS) Requirements. BSS Certifications will not be issued to boats without alarms. This applies to boats with accommodation spaces, i.e. areas within a boat surrounded by permanent boat structure ...

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Sir David Attenborough and stars back new wildlife campaign with Wind in the Willows film trailer

Sir David Attenborough, Stephen Fry, Catherine Tate, Alison Steadman and Asim Chaudhry have backed a new campaign from The Wildlife Trusts that calls for a wilder future and for nature’s recovery in the UK. The conservationist and actors have starring roles in a new The Wind in the Willows film trailer which brings to life the 21st century threats facing ...

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2019 RYA Youth Nationals to be largest ever staged

The 2019 RYA Youth National Championships will officially be the biggest ever staged with 389 sailors set to compete in 284 boats. The event is the highlight of the youth racing calendar, and will see the country’s most promising young racers go head to head in a week of fun, exciting action. The regatta will take place from April 12 ...

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Eastbourne Marina

Perfect for yachting and motor boat cruising alike, this family friendly, award-winning marina offers a range of facilities and a choice of waterfront cafes, restaurants and bars. Premier’s Sovereign Harbour marina offers an ideal location from which to explore the coast, with Eastbourne just an hour-long stroll along the promenade and the rolling hills of the South Downs National Park ...

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Brits missing out on best boats

PlainSailing.com reports slower sales from UK customers in the run-up to Brexit – but the rest of the world are still booking yacht and catamaran charters, so when people in the UK choose to book their sailing holiday, all the best boats will already be gone. The Brexit saga continues, and, with still nothing decided, Mediterranean charter experts PlainSailing.com have ...

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Old and new sign up for unified GC32 Racing Tour

With the GC32 flying catamaran racing circuits this year amalgamated on the GC32 Racing Tour, at least 10 teams, including the GC32 teams from the Extreme Sailing Series, are due to compete on this season’s five event circuit that takes in some of the best sailing venues in Italy, Spain and Portugal. Participating on the circuit will once again be ...

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Floatable Sunglasses

With spring here, boaters are enjoying the fairer sailing conditions. With Bollé’s Holman and Brecken floatable sunglasses, wearers can set sail sporting stylish, high-performance glasses. Both pairs, Holman and Brecken, are created with technology that allows them to float on water and reflect the blinding glare of the sun’s reflection on the sea, meaning wearers can enjoy hours on the ...

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Changing Face of Marinas: Lymington Yacht Haven

In a stunning location on the western Solent, Lymington Yacht Haven is the first marina that comes into sight as you make your way up the Lymington River. With easy access to the Georgian market town and the delights some of the most stunning spots in the Solent, Lymington boasts one of the most enviable locations in the UK. This ...

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Invasive Species Week

Check Clean Dry – help stop the spread of invasive species and diseases. Save the date: 13 – 17 May is Invasive Species Week. It is your chance to get involved and protect your club waters from invasive aquatic species by taking advantage of free signs and materials. Unwanted non-native plants and animals are invading our waterways and pose a ...

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