Author Archives: Jane Hyde

The Rower announced

Following the huge success of Mrs Lowry & Son, Genesius Pictures have announced their latest project, The Rower, with filming underway in Scotland and Northumberland and co- produced with Messy Hands Productions. Testing the power of endurance, The Rower is a feature documentary that will track the efforts of Stu Morton, an ex-Royal Marine, who is attempting a non-stop solo ...

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Preparations for Brexit in Brittany

Brexit will have a big impact on cruising sailors, introducing more bureaucracy and administrative burdens, particularly for cruising sailors who sail for extended periods of time in EU countries. Two of the most important changes that have been identified by the Cruising Association’s Regulations and Technical Services Group (RATS) relate to the need for travel visas and the possibility of ...

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2019 Eric Twiname Team Racing Champions crowned

The 2019 RYA Eric Twiname Team Racing Championship junior and youth champions were crowned following a packed weekend of racing in Farmoor Reservoir. Rutland Green claimed the title of youth champions racing in the Firefly while RS Tera Prodigy took the junior honours in the RS Feva after an intense weekend with over 390 races completed. The competition got under ...

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UK Swift Trawler Owners Group reaches 50

The Beneteau Swift Trawler Group UK was set up in 2012 after a chance meeting of two owners at the Southampton Boat Show. This year members met up at the same show to celebrate getting to 50 UK Swift Trawler members. By happy coincidence this was on a Swift Trawler 50. Clive Perry, the group leader, said: “Having over 50 member ...

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Tickets now on sale for RYA Dinghy Show 2020

Tickets are now on sale for the RYA Dinghy Show in association with Yachts & Yachting which returns to Alexandra Palace, London on the weekend of 29 February – 1 March. With a new layout, expert speakers and even more interactive features than ever before, it’s one you won’t want to miss. World of opportunity The 2020 show theme is ...

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FIRST UK FIGHTER JETS LAND ONBOARD HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH

Pictures released by the MOD show UK F-35 Lightning jets landing, taking off and hovering  onboard Britain’s next generation aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth for the first time. Flown by Royal Navy and Royal Air Force pilots, the Lightning jets are embarking in the 65,000 tonne carrier to conduct operational trials off the East Coast of the USA. This follows ...

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Qingdao wins race 2

Two of the three Chinese teams, Visit Sanya, China and Qingdao, who are competing in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race have taken the two top spots in Race 2: to Yacht Club Punta del Este, in Uruguay. After 26 days of racing around the clock and covering more than 5,000nm, a tightly fought battle played out between Visit ...

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The Peter Harrison Foundation Celebrates 20 Years of Grant Giving to Sailing Charities and Projects

The Peter Harrison Foundation is celebrating its 20th Anniversary in November. Founded by entrepreneur and philanthropist, Peter Harrison KGCN CBE, the Peter Harrison Foundation and the Peter Harrison Heritage Foundation,  a second grant giving charity set up in 2012, have collectively made 1,337 charitable grant totalling £51.2 million. Of this total, the Peter Harrison Foundation has bestowed over £2 million ...

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Beat the Barton Block Clock Enjoyed by Hundreds at Southampton Boat Show

Over 300 visitors participated in the Beat the Barton Block Clock Competition to assemble a size three Barton single block quickest in the Manufacturer’s Showcase, at the entrance to Southampton Boat Show.  The overall winner with a remarkable time of 15.07 seconds was Robin S from Weymouth, who sails a Westerly Centaur.  His nimble fingers put in a sterling performance ...

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