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MAN OVERBOARD PREVENTION AND RESCUE

Alistair Hackett, MD at Ocean Safety, looks at the options available in a Man Overboard situation. Falling overboard is something that some of us have experienced, but everyone takes care to avoid.  The danger of being in the water for all but the shortest time greatly increases the risks of fatality or at least hypothermia and water ingestion. Being able ...

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Pack a pouch or two

How do you buy yours? The packaging that is. These days wine, and other alcoholic beverages, are available in a number of containers giving you the option to select the best option for that day’s particular activities. We are familiar in this country with wine in a box. It may still carry an unwarranted stigma of low quality wine, but ...

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Safety First

The 2019 boating season will see the RYA launch a new digital safety campaign to highlight its key safety messages: look after yourself, have a plan, keep in touch and know your limits. A new, year-round calendar of short, impactful safety videos will cover a broad range of topics from kill cords to clipping on, and liferaft servicing to boat ...

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A SUMMER OF FUN

If you are looking to get your kids away from the screens, into the fresh air and more active outdoors this summer – then look no further and get OnBoard! A recent landmark report* has revealed that enjoyment is the single biggest influencer in motivating children to be active. Of course this will not come as a surprise to most ...

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BATTLE OF THE BUG – CHOOSE YOUR WEAPON

Peter Weide, Director of Marine 16, considers diesel bug fuel treatments – enzymes or biocide. Which one and how do they work? Gone are the days of filling up your fuel tank and forgetting about it. Good quality modern diesel is dosed with additives at the refinery, and in an ideal world they last a maximum of six months. Marine ...

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Wildlife Awareness Week

The Green Blue counts down to Boating Wildlife Awareness Week 2019. Kate Fortnam, The Green Blue Campaign Manager To mark The Green Blue’s Boating Wildlife Awareness Week 2019, along with World Environment Day and World Oceans Day, The Green Blue is reminding recreational boaters how to get the best experience out of their wildlife encounters by acting responsibly and cautiously ...

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Tiptree Tipple

From Tiptree jam to Tiptree tipple, we take a look at fruity specialities from Essex. Wilkin & Sons Ltd are the makers of the world-famous Tiptree jams, the company dating back to 1700 with a Royal Warrant for their jams granted in 1911. It also produces a range of fruit-based liqueurs and has recently added English Spiced Rum. This prompted ...

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Spring sailing in the Mediterranean

Sarah Cotgreave, UK Marketing Manager Sunsail, looks at what the Mediterranean offers sailors in the spring. Spring has officially sprung in the Mediterranean. And, as we see temperatures starting to rise from the bougainvillea-blushed streets in the Cyclades to the golden-hued Moorish coastlines across Mallorca, you will soon find that the Mediterranean in springtime holds a certain allure for every ...

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One Ale of a Beer

New World pale ales make a great tangy summertime beer. According to Waitrose, “One topic of conversation that dominates the beer world is the seemingly insatiable demand for New World pale ales. The number one attraction of these beers is their intensely hoppy flavour, which comes from American, Australian and New Zealand hops and delivers punchy, tropical-fruit flavours.” The trend ...

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Keeping it Clean

Clean sport is at the heart of international competition, ensuring that all athletes are competing fairly on a level playing field. The Royal Yachting Association works with World Sailing and UK Anti-Doping to promote clean sport and the values of UKAD’s 100% Me programme. A key part of this responsibility is the delivery of an education programme for sailors in ...

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