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Small at Sea – January 2016

Windsurfing Word Search Can you find all the windsurfing related words in the Windsurfing Word Search?   Universal Joint Boom Tail Foot Nose Leech Mast Uphaul Deck Fin Tack Clew Want to know more about windsurfing? RYA Go Windsurfing! is a great book all about windsurfing for young people. Read about how and where to get started, about the board ...

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Propeller Protection

Paul Martin, Director at BHG Marine, and Andy Sims, Managing Director at AJS Technical Services, look at the discussion surrounding the use of propeller guards. Andy Sims                                   Over the last few years there have been many truths, untruths and even lies surrounding the issue of propeller protection. Most, I would argue, being down to a lack of understanding of ...

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Sonar So Good

In this month’s British Sailing Team column, Sonar sailor Hannah Stodel tells of her delight at a hard-fought victory with teammates John Robertson and Steve Thomas at the Para World Sailing Championships in Melbourne. I am so excited to finally be able to say we are Para World Champions for the third time. After a tough week on Port Phillip ...

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Spanish treasures

Although not as popular as it once was, sherry remains a pleasant and comforting tipple at any time of year. One of the treasures of the wine world since before the 16th century, sherry is full of flavour, makes an excellent apéritif and is ubiquitous in Andalucian tapas bars where it is often offered on draught. Sales in the UK ...

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Leading the way

The RYA Volunteer Awards recognise the work of more than 50 volunteers across all aspects of boating, but here we put the spotlight on four of the younger winners. Reflecting the wide appeal of boating, the Awards cover four categories: the RYA Awards, RYA Community Awards, Francis Elkin Award and the RYA Family Award. One of those, the RYA Community ...

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Winter Beach Cafes

Dorset to West Sussex, taking in the Isle of Wight as we travel east. This month we do a round-up of some of the best beach cafes that are open during the winter months.  Hix Oyster & Fish House, Lyme Regis This relaxed restaurant overlooks Lyme Regis harbour. The simple dishes use locally sourced sustainable stuff. Obviously it is good ...

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New year sails

As we head into 2016 Matt Atkins, Director at Kemp Sails, explains why making your sails last is important – but so too is using them efficiently. Here he lists a few of the basics you need to know. Genoas Make sure the sheet leads are in the right position on the track. As a rule of thumb, the sheet’s ...

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