Author Archives: Jane Hyde

Zhik Superwarm® X

For 2018, Zhik have introduced two levels of Superwarm wetsuit, X and V, offering sailors a choice of features and insulation. The Zhik Superwarm® X means you can keep sailing in cold climates in a more lightweight all-weather wetsuit. Its hydrophobic outer shell deflects the spray, and a heat reflective layer in the middle keeps the warmth in. Next to ...

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Sponsorship opportunity for aspiring sailors

As Crewsaver moves into its 61st year of designing and manufacturing performance and safety equipment, it has announced the launch of its new watersports range and with it, a very exciting opportunity to join #TeamCrewsaver. #TeamCrewsaver Over the years, Crewsaver has been a proud sponsor of a variety of athletes, including offshore sailors, ocean rowers and junior dinghy sailors. All ...

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RS Tera Sport becomes British Youth Sailing recognised class

The RS Tera Sport has been made an official British Youth Sailing recognised class after impressing with its potential for progression at junior level. The RYA’s Youth Racing Committee voted overwhelmingly to add the 9ft single-hander to its list of recognised classes that also includes the 29er, the Topper and the Optimist. Recognised classes are those deemed important to British ...

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Team AkzoNobel holds off late charge to win epic Leg 6

Team AkzoNobel has won Leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race, racing 6,344 miles from Hong Kong to Auckland in 20 days, 9 hours and 17 minutes and 26 seconds. It was a tremendous win, and came after an epic final 24 hours, when a ridge of high pressure off the north east coast of New Zealand stalled the progress ...

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IC-M330GE

  Icom have produced one of the smallest fixed VHF/DSC radios in the market; the IC-M330GE’s front face matches the size of a Smartphone. It features the same common user interface used on the latest Icom radios including intuitive soft-keys permitting faster access to radio functions. A newly designed speaker delivers distortion-free clear audio even at full volume, and the ...

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RS Emergence of Seasons Championship at Queen Mary SC

Well done to all the hardy RS Sailors who braved the elements to compete at the Emergence of Seasons Championship this weekend at Queen Mary Sailing Club. Congratulations to RS700 Inland Champion Richard Wadsworth! Well done to Emergence of Seasons RS100 Champion Simon Geyman, RS200 Champions Maria Stanley and Rob Henderson, RS400 Champions Jon Heissig and Nicky Griffin, RS500 Champions ...

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One final hurdle on the approach to Auckland

The finish of Leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race is shaping up to be a nail-biter after team AkzoNobel emerged from stealth mode on the public tracker on Monday with the narrowest of leads with just under 200 miles to go. The Dutch team reappeared on the tracker shortly after 1300 UTC, ending 24 hours of mystery surrounding their ...

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Five reasons your family should visit the RYA Dinghy Show

Do you and your family love being outdoors and on the water? Start your sailing adventure with a visit to the RYA Dinghy Show, presented by Suzuki in association with Yachts & Yachting and Gill. The show is full of activities to entertain and inspire the whole family! Here’s five reasons why you should head to Alexandra Palace, London with ...

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Seldén Supplies Custom Carbon Mast for Revamped Maiden

Seldén Masts Ltd has announced that they have been asked to supply the new carbon mast and boom for Tracy Edwards’ renowned round the world race yacht Maiden. This iconic Farr 58 is being given a new lease of life and the rigging package is being project managed by Hamble based Marine Results, to get her battle ready for her ...

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March is Refer a Friend double gift month

Throughout March the RYA is giving members the chance to take home not one but two special gifts when they refer their friends and family to RYA membership. The RYA’s Refer a Friend programme rewards existing members for spreading the word about RYA membership to their friends and family.  “Our members are the best advocates for membership”, commented Gemma Garrett, ...

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