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Training in Focus

Training is a brilliant way to get your confidence up, so that your first foray into the boating world is a thoroughly enjoyable experience. If you have never set foot on a boat before, the prospect can seem daunting. It is a confusing world: RIBs, powerboats, dinghies, yachts… What is a keel boat? And let’s not get started on multi-hulls. ...

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Windermere

Windermere is a large lake in Cumbria’s Lake District National Park, surrounded by mountain peaks and villages, including Bowness-on-Windermere. Windermere Marina Village enjoys a lovely spot on the sheltered shores of England’s most famous and largest of lakes. This marina was established over 25 years ago on a quiet inlet and can accommodate boats up to 50′, with a max ...

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Future foiling

In this series the experienced racer takes us on a journey through the lives of racing sailors looking at the challenge these men and women face. This month Lizzy looks at the growth of foiling. “One day all boats will fly” Eric Tabarly, 1987 Surprisingly, the foiling phenomenon is not a new concept, but rather the result of 100 years ...

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Beginners’ guide to yacht sailing

Chris Warwick, principal of Universal Yachting, gives essential advice for beginners thinking about starting yacht sailing. You only have to head to the coast to see the wide array of yachts large and small, old and new, tucked away in marinas, anchorages, river moorings and harbours, all full of people enjoying themselves. There is nothing better than the relaxation and ...

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Craft lager Surrey style

We are awash with real ales in Britain. Now it is lager’s turn. So many real or craft ale-type beers are being brewed in small breweries all over Britain. Yet lager remains a drink largely dominated by foreign brewers. Lagers such as Staropramen or Pilsner Urquell from Czechoslovakia are real enough, but there is an English craft lager called Hogstar, ...

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Black stuff revival

Stout, once the bulk of London’s 18th century beer production, is making a comeback. Do you remember when Whitbread, Truman’s and Manns were independent and advertised their stouts on the then new-fangled commercial TV channel? Those days have gone but the dense black beer is showing signs of new growth. Stout was born out of Porter, which got its name ...

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RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show 2017

What can you expect to find at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show 2017? There is no better place to prepare for the season ahead than the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show in association with Yachts and Yachting, brought to you by the RYA. Over the weekend of 4 – 5 March, Alexandra Palace will once again be transformed into a world ...

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VISUALISATION

In 2015 Lizzy Foreman took part in the Mini Transat and hopes to race in the Vendee Globe one day. In this series the experienced racer takes us on a journey through the lives of racing sailors looking at the challenge these men and women face. This month Lizzy looks at the role of visualisation in improving performance. It is ...

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Southbourne

Southbourne might not have a marina but there is a lovely beach, and it is only a few miles from Christchurch Harbour. If you keep your boat in this area Southbourne is well worth the short trip, by foot, bike or bus, as the place is positively buzzing with exciting new food possibilities, alongside some good ol faithfulls, such as ...

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TAKING CENTRE STAGE

The work of The Green Blue extends beyond the UK sharing knowledge and ideas with businesses and organisations internationally. Dan Reading, Green Blue Sustainability Officer   Before Christmas I had the pleasure of attending several conferences both as a delegate and speaker. There were lots of interesting topics discussed as well as organisations taking steps towards achieving their sustainability targets, ...

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