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How Oyster could relaunch… as told by a relaunch professional

Alexis Eyre is a UK marketing manager at launch specialist agency Five by Five & member of the British Marine Sailing Committee. This is Alexis’s view on how Oyster could relaunch. Oyster is back. With new owner Richard Hadida at the helm, now’s the perfect opportunity to relaunch, both to the industry and customers. But it’s not as simple as ...

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James Hardiman blog#5

SoloFASTNET is finished! This blog is about my journey through a solo yacht racing season. I’m hoping to give readers an insight into what it’s like to race yachts singlehanded, inshore and offshore in the UK’s top Corinthian races. I’ve got a few solo miles under my belt, (about 17,000 in total), but this season I’m having a shaky start. ...

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James Goes Solo – blog#4

James Hardiman, MD of Ocean Elements, gives All at Sea giving readers a glimpse of what it is like to compete in an offshore solo race series whilst keeping up a busy working and family life. I have had the most disappointing start to a race season in the last 10 years. I seem to be plagued with boat problems, ...

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James Goes Solo – blog#3

James Hardiman, MD of Ocean Elements, gives All at Sea giving readers a glimpse of what it is like to compete in an offshore solo race series whilst keeping up a busy working and family life. Solo offshore racing is more accessible than many realise and you do not need to be vastly experienced or deep-pocketed to get started. In ...

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James Goes Solo – blog#2

James Hardiman will be writing a regular blog for All at Sea giving readers a glimpse of what it is like to compete in an offshore solo race series whilst keeping up a busy working and family life. I left readers in my last article with an insight into the solo yacht races, including the SoloFASTNET, I have lined up ...

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James Goes Solo – blog#1

James Hardiman will be writing a regular blog for All at Sea giving readers a glimpse of what it is like to compete in an offshore solo race series whilst keeping up a busy working and family life. In my blog I will fill you in with all the highs, the lows and the emotional strains whilst giving an insight ...

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Discovering diversity

Last year 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 shares her experiences with Team Jolokia created to promote diversity. Integration ...

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Which rope is best?

This month Lizzy looks at the use of ropes on board. High-performance yachts and dinghies use rope cores made from various aramid fibres – Dyneema, Vectran and PBO (Zylon) – for halyards, sheets, running and standing rigging. These fibres are very strong with minimal stretch, maintaining sail and rig settings over a wide range of wind speeds and sea states. ...

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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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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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