Author Archives: Jane Hyde

MARLOW’S RECYCLED BLUE OCEAN DOCKLINE IS DAME AWARD NOMINATED

Marlow Ropes has announced that its eco-conscious Blue Ocean Dockline, made from 100% recycled waste plastic bottles has been nominated for a DAME Award 2019 at the METSTRADE show taking place in Amsterdam this November. Managing Director Jon Mitchell comments: “We are thrilled that the Blue Ocean Dockline’s eco credentials and innovation have been recognised by the DAME Design Award ...

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Highfield Boats reveals support RIB for new HUGO BOSS campaign

Highfield Boats, the world’s leading aluminium RIB supplier, was finally able to reveal its brand new ultra-high specification support RIB for Alex Thompson’s next campaign when the new HUGO BOSS IMOCA 60 was christened just a few weeks ago. The HUGO BOSS support RIB was built and fitted out in the utmost secrecy.  Using the base template of Highfield’s popular ...

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Solent Sunbeam welcomed at the Classic Yacht Regattas

96-year-old Itchenor Solent Sunbeam welcomed at the Classic Yacht Regattas in the South of France Bosham-based Peter Nicholson, owner of Solent Sunbeam ‘Dainty’ hull no 1, shone amongst the ‘grand dames’ of classic yachts at La Belle Classe, Regates Royales and Voiles de St Tropez regattas in the South of France. What started 15 years ago as an unusual and ...

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Mills and McIntyre up for top gong

Hannah Mills and Eilidh McIntyre have been nominated for Team of the Year in the Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year Awards. The British Sailing Team pair received the nod for the prestigious award in recognition of a stellar season that saw them crowned 470 world champions in the Olympic venue of Enoshima in August as well as winning a string ...

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Charity’s 200th Wheelyboat will call Anglesey home

Sussex-based charity The Wheelyboat Trust has launched its 200thwheelchair accessible powerboat, a Coulam Wheelyboat V17. The Wheelyboat was officially handed over by The Wheelyboat Trust to its new owners, SEAS @ Conway Centre – an outdoor activity centre in Anglesey. SEAS is a group that provides disabled people of all ages in North Wales with accessible sailing and boating opportunities as ...

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VIDEO: METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENON AND LIGHTNING STORM CAPTURED AS CLIPPER 2019-20 RACE APPROACHED PUNTA DEL ESTE, URUGUAY

  After a hard fought and challenging 5,200 nautical miles across the Atlantic, the Clipper Race fleet faced one more hurdle in the last 48 hours as they started to get closer to Punta del Este, Uruguay. The notorious Pampero wind is a meteorological phenomenon commonly found around the lowlands of Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay. This burst of cold polar ...

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Fourth time’s a charm as Largs gets top marks once again

Largs Yacht Haven has been awarded the industry’s top accreditation, the Five Gold Anchor award, for the fourth time in a row. The Gold Anchor award scheme rates the quality, level of service and overall standard of a marina’s offering. Marinas are assessed every three years meaning that Largs Yacht Haven has now carried the industry’s highest accreditation for over ...

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Gunwharf Quays announces Light Show Spectacular

Kick start the Christmas shopping season in style and join Gunwharf Quays for a spectacular, free, light show from 15-23 November. With a theme of ‘Journey into winter’, the display will take spectators on a journey through the beauty of the Autumn and Winter seasons, culminating in 60 lights projected high into the night sky that will be visible for ...

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Ocean Globe Race attracts first entries

Early response to the 2023 Ocean Globe Race, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first Whitbread Round the World Race has been enthusiastic. Commitments to enter now outweigh available places with sailors from France, Finland and the UK dominating the list. These include Whitbread veterans like Tracy Edwards who is currently making a global tour with an all-female crew aboard her 1989 ...

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