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UNDERSTANDING YOUR BOAT’S WINCHES

Winches are expensive and vital pieces of deck hardware that have a tough life and are often exposed to the elements all year round. So it is vital that you look after them. If the sheets or guy are snagging, binding or the winch is not rotating freely then it is time for maintenance. It is important to make sure ...

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We ‘Can’ Drink It

Wine in boxes, wine in screw top bottles, now we see wine in cans emerging, but how will the British market react? The innovative wine maker Thomson and Scott launched its Skinny Prosecco featuring lower sugar content at Easter-time 2016, and it premiered in the June 2016 issue of All at Sea. A Skinny Champagne quickly followed and both have ...

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Right to Work

RYA joins forces with British Association of Snowsport Instructors to lobby for seasonal workers’ rights. The Telegraph has reported the RYA’s lobbying efforts to engage with Ministers and officials to minimise any adverse impact on, or unintended consequences for, the eligibility of UK citizens holding RYA qualifications to work in EU member states. The article, written by James Rothwell, Brexit ...

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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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Making upwind cruising more fun

Jeremy White, Loft Manager at Elvstrom Sails UK, offers some tips to bring the best out of your boat upwind, and make for a pleasurable sail too. Cruising upwind fills some sailors with doom and gloom. And, we often see cruising boats motoring upwind, sails flapping, bashing into the waves, which cannot be fun. Tell-tales To sail properly you need ...

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Welcome to the Languedoc

Exploring the changing profile of Languedoc wines. While quality white wines are produced in the Languedoc AOC (Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée) area, it is the red wines which dominate production, making the wider Languedoc region the most prolific of all French vineyards. The region produces most of the Vin de Pays we love and, in the process, acquired a reputation for ...

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PROTECTING OUR WATERS

Kate Fortnam, The Green Blue Campaign Manager. The Green Blue’s new educational awareness campaign has got off to a flying start. The Green Blue’s new educational awareness campaign started in September 2017 with a focus on raising awareness of the UK’s Marine Protected Areas amongst the recreational boating community. It works to provide support and advice in adopting best practice ...

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