Author Archives: Jane Hyde

RS Games 2018 coming in August

One of the world’s biggest ever dinghy racing events will burst into life in Weymouth and Portland when the RS Games 2018 kicks off next August. 1,000 boats and 1500 competitors from around 30 nations are expected to make the RS Games a huge festival of everything that’s great about small boat sailing. Win or lose on the water, the ...

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Ocean Safety’s new ISO approved safety ladder

Ocean Safety has developed its KIM ladder range to meet the new ISO 15085 approval. Designed for recovering a person who has fallen overboard, this ladder can be retro-fitted to yachts and is especially useful for shorthanded sailing, since it can be released by a person in the water from where it is fastened to a fitting point on the ...

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Alex Thomson Supports Charity Oarsome Chance

Alex Thomson has announced his support of Oarsome Chance Foundation, the charity which supports children aged 9 – 19 who have been disengaged from mainstream education in the Portsmouth, Gosport and Havant areas. Using vocational training such as boat building and carpentry as well as teaching water-based sports, Oarsome Chance have worked with over 1,500 children in their first 18 ...

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Hovertravel flies into Portsmouth Harbour

Hovertravel’s Island Flyer visited Portsmouth Harbour for the first time. Hovertravel’s Solent and Island Flyers are normally to be found crossing the Solent between Southsea and Ryde, but  one of the 12000 craft flew into the harbour for an inaugural visit and trial. “We wanted to see how the 12000 craft would operate in Portsmouth and capture some iconic images ...

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Training underway ahead of 2018 season

Following a busy 2017 season of racing around the French and British coastline including La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro and The Rolex Fastnet Race, The Offshore Academy sailors resume training, turning their attention to the 2018 season. With an intention to once again field multiple boats for the Class Figaro season and Solitaire race, The Offshore Academy continues to support and ...

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Unicef claims first Clipper Race victory

Unicef claimed its first ever Clipper Race victory in one of the toughest ever legs of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race; Race 3, the 4,754nm Dell Latitude Rugged Race, from Cape Town, South Africa, to Fremantle, Australia. After 25 days battling through the Southern Ocean, the racing remained dramatic to the very end. Unicef ended up finishing just ...

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Thrilling finish to emotionally charged race

After 25 days and almost 4,800nm of racing across the Southern Ocean, the finish positions for Race 3: The Dell Latitude Rugged Race from Cape Town, South Africa, to Fremantle, Australia, will come down to the final few nail-biting hours. It is the second straight day that Unicef has been in the number one position and whilst his team’s first ...

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MAPFRE win epic Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race

The Spanish flagged MAPFRE team has won Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race, a 7,000 nautical mile marathon from Lisbon, Portugal to Cape Town, South Africa. “It’s amazing, we’re super-happy. We came here in one piece and in front of the others, we can’t ask for more,” skipper Xabi Fernández said moments after finishing. “This is what we will see ...

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