Author Archives: Jane Hyde

GALILEO ENABLED PLBS

Orolia tells us that its McMurdo FastFind 220 and Kannad SafeLink SoloPersonal Location Beacons now operate with the Galileo GNSS system, the EU’s global satellite constellation. These multi-constellation receivers work with a wider range of satellites, offering increased global coverage and supporting accelerated rescue missions. Location detection is enhanced and can be more precise due to the beacons receiving coordinates ...

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UKSA’s new Maritime Foundation course

UKSA, the national youth maritime training charity based in Cowes, is launching a brand-new fully-funded foundation course for young people aged 16, who have just finished their GCSEs and are looking to start a career in the maritime industry. The Maritime Foundation course will provide learners with skills and qualifications that demonstrate their competency to work as a seafarer. The two-year course ...

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Lewis Haig named RYA Yachtmaster of the Year 2018

Young Scotsman, Lewis Haig, has been named as the recipient of the RYA Yachtmaster™ of the Year award 2018, for his exceptional demonstration of sailing skills during his RYA Yachtmaster™ certificate of competence exam. 19-year-old, Lewis was presented with the prestigious trophy by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, President of the RYA, at the Royal Institute of Navigation, AGM ...

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HM Revenue and Customs launches red diesel consultation

HM Revenue and Customs is inviting views on, and seeking information about, proposed changes to the rules for red diesel used in private pleasure craft as a result of the judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union. In 2018, the CJEU ruled that the UK’s taxation rules for diesel used in private pleasure craft contravened the Fuel ...

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Who says you can’t enjoy sailing?

The RYA is welcoming the launch of a national disability inclusion campaign and highlighting the benefits of sailing for all participants. The Activity Alliance’s Who Says? campaign is calling time on negative perceptions about disability, inclusion and sport. It was created in response to the national charity’s recent research, which explored people’s attitudes on inclusive activity and found that a ...

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Final Report: Champagne Charlie July Regatta

A wicked wind from the east produced light yet volatile conditions for the last day of the Champagne Charlie July Regatta, supported by Charles Heidsieck. It was a day for keeping your head out of the boat to use the shifting breeze for an advantage rather than a loss. Five of the classes featured place changes on countback or just ...

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Scarlet Celebrations in St Malo

Ross Applebey’s Oyster 48 Scarlet Oyster has won the Royal Ocean Racing Club Cowes-Dinard-St Malo Race, having scored the best corrected time of the 170 yachts racing under IRC. In all 185 yachts raced to St Malo from 20 different countries. The largest fleet for a RORC race since the 2017 Rolex Fastnet Race. Multihull Line Honours, and the win ...

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Ballet star dances with plastic

Royal Ballet dancer, Fernando Montaño, has danced underwater among art installations made from re-cycled plastics as part of an event to raise awareness of plastic pollution in our oceans and raise funds for his chosen charity, the Marine Conservation Society (MCS). Columbian-born Montaño, says he’s become increasingly aware of the ever-growing levels of ocean pollution, and especially the problems that ...

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World Class Sailing Event Coming to Torbay

The Royal Torbay Yacht Club are gearing up to host the prestigious J/70 World Championships 2019 and its volunteers are pulling out all the stops in staging this great event, set to be one of the top international sailing events being held in the UK this year. The club has a long and distinguished history of hosting major international Events ...

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