Author Archives: Jane Hyde

Kid Safe+

It is so important to ensure the safety of our children at sea. With that in mind, Helly Hansen has introduced the Kid Safe+ personal flotation device, which features an asymmetrical design that helps turn children face up into a safe floating position without any effort. The Kid Safe+ is constructed with soft foam for lasting comfort during use on or ...

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International Cast for RORC Channel Race

Teams from all over the world will be racing with the Royal Ocean Racing Club this weekend in the RORC Channel Race, the 11th race of the RORC Season’s Points Championship, which precedes next month’s Rolex Fastnet Race. Teams from as far away as Australia, China, and Russia, will compete with teams from all over Europe and Scandinavia. Starting from ...

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Cowes Classics are ready for action

With just four days to go before the first race of Cowes Classics Week, tension is building amongst the fleets to speculate on the opposition they will be facing and the favourites to win. Entries officially close on 25th July although some later entries may be considered. The first races kick off next Monday, 29th July when four committee boat ...

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Princess Royal supports UKSA’s “Building Better Futures” campaign

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, Patron UKSA, hosted a reception at St James’s Palace to celebrate the success of fundraising efforts for new facilities at UKSA’s centre in West Cowes. Her Royal Highness thanked guests, including supporters, UKSA graduates now working on yachts and in watersports and UKSA friends and encouraged efforts to raise funds to continue, as the ...

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MDL partners with British Keelboat League and RS Sailing

MDL Marinas is the ‘Official Marina Partner’ of the British Keelboat League and RS Sailing. This partnership will see MDL Marinas providing the new fleet of RS 21 keelboats with easy access to the water during the British Keelboat League events taking place throughout 2019. This support ensures that the teams are located close to the start line at its Hamble Point Marina ...

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Panerai British Classic Week 2019

This year’s Panerai British Classic Week saw a fleet of over 50 classic yachts from across Europe put through their paces in the challenging tidal waters of in the Solent in all weather conditions.  Owned and helmed by regatta-regular Giovanni Belgrano, the Laurent Giles One-Off Bermudan Sloop Whooper sailed a tightly contested six-race series to win the regatta overall, taking ...

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‘A British first’ cruise call for Port of Southampton

The Port of Southampton has rolled out the red carpet to welcome guests from Saga Cruises’ newest cruise ship on her maiden voyage around the UK. Passengers on the Spirit of Discovery, Saga Cruises’ first of two new-build ships, were welcomed to the city on 22 July. The maiden voyage titled ‘A British First’ is touring the UK giving passengers ...

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Round Lundy Yacht Race

Saturday 20 July 2019 saw the 15th annual Round Lundy Yacht Race take place. Organised by the Ilfracombe Yacht Club since 2004, the Round Lundy Yacht Race has been the highlight and a firm favourite with the Bristol Channel yachting community. This one-day race of approximately 45 miles attracts a great number of entries, who compete for individual class trophies ...

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Discover a world of opportunity at the RYA Dinghy Show 2020

The only show in the world dedicated to dinghy sailing, is set to return to Alexandra Palace, London from 29 February – 1 March 2020.  Now in its 69th year, the RYA Dinghy Show in association with Yachts & Yachting, will once again offer a weekend of interactive features, expert advice, all the latest boats and kit – and best ...

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DfT seeks evidence on Air Pollutant Emissions from Domestic Vessels and Inland Waterways

The Department for Transport has published a Call for Evidence to explore emissions from all engines on vessels operating domestically within the UK, including inland waterways. The Government’s Clean Air Strategy sets out the need to reduce emissions from all sources to improve air quality, including emissions from vessels. As part of this vitally important area of work, the DfT ...

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