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LILY DEVINE, PHYSIOTHERAPIST

I qualified as a physio in 2002 and like most physios I worked for four years in the NHS, getting my basic training and development done. Alongside this I did lots of volunteer and evening work with small sporting teams to build up my experience. In 2005/06 I got a bit of a break and got a job with Saracens RFC ...

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Next-Gen Internet draws travellers afloat

Romain Butet, maritime communications expert from MVG, explains what telecommunication breakthroughs mean for the maritime industry and what the future holds.   Just a few years ago, time at sea meant very limited communications with those back at home or work and if you did need to reach someone in most cases it was very expensive. With recent improvements and ...

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Harsh realities of modern diesel’s effect on marine engines

Today’s diesel fuel is very different to the diesel that was supplied a few years ago; quality has steadily decreased as supply chains have increased and new emission control standards have resulted in ULSD (Ultra Low Sulphur Diesel) and biodiesel finding their way into the supply chain. Peter Weide of MarShip UK examines the implications of this and what users ...

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Using mobile devices at sea

Paul Cuss, from marine logbook app WaveTrax, explains how a mobile device can enhance your boating experience. Personal mobile devices, with their increasing number of apps, can now replicate much of the navigation, mapping and tracking functionality that until recently you could only get with a complicated on-board device. The technologies of cellular data and Wi-Fi means that being tied to ...

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Emergency repairs

When talking about safety on board, everybody immediately thinks of lifejackets, emergency boats and flares, but what about repair kits? Álvaro Pipó, CEO of Composite Patch, explains why offshore sailors should all have one.   One great thing about most boats today is they are built of composite materials. Composites are everywhere: airplanes, cars, windmills, oil industry, bicycles and, of ...

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RTIR Weather Briefing

Race meteorologist Chris Tibbs gives the Raymarine Weather Briefing at the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race and here he offers All at Sea readers essential race advice. In late June around 1600 boats of all shapes and sizes will be out on the Solent for the Round the Island Race. From large classic yachts like Mariquita from ...

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BENEFITS OF TRACKING DEVICES

  In an age where we want to be able to share our news and photos with our loved ones and fellow boating friends as we experience new places, being able to quickly let them know where we are is becoming more important to many of us. You may not have the time (or you may just forget) to send ...

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PRE-SEASON NAVIGATIONAL EQUIPMENT CHECKS

Alan Watson, a recognised navigational expert, who has clients ranging from the weekend cruiser to the professional sailor, shares his top tips for making sure your on board equipment is ready for a full season out on the water. The start of a new season is the perfect time to re-familiarize yourself with your on board navigational equipment and make ...

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BOOTCAMP FITNESS FOR SAILING

Your boat may be ready for the new season but is your body? Senior fitness expert and Bootcamp manager Kenna Hockley from Shape Up Studios in Lymington talks about the benefits of a bootcamp. I imagine by now you have either prepared your boat or certainly you will have a plan in place about preparing your boat for the season ...

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ENHANCING MAN OVERBOARD RECOVERY WITH NEW TECH

Technology has made a significant impact on safety equipment for search and rescue situations. Digital VHF radios mean DSC distress alerts will transmit the last known GPS position and MMSI yacht information. Hitting the DSC button is one of the first elements of the RYA Yachtmaster™ man overboard drill, after the MOB call has been made. The Personal Location Beacon ...

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