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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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Preparing for the summer cruise

Steve Bockett, Ocean Safety Training Manager, helps sailors prepare for their summer cruises. During the summer many boat owners, with their families and friends, head off for a bit of a cruise. The traditional summer cruise is longer than the average weekend or overnight outing that most sailors undertake and needs quite a bit more planning. Starting with the route ...

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Carry on beer and bubbly

Tempting drinks for summer sun, plus why we do not need to worry about carbon dioxide. The news scare about a shortage of beers due to a shortage of manufactured carbon dioxide was serious overkill. All at Sea readers would, I hope, be well aware that when we talk fizzy in this column we are talking about naturally produced sparkling ...

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Check Clean Dry

Going abroad this summer? Do not bring back more than you bargained for! Kate Fortnam, The Green Blue Campaign Manager. Check Clean Dry Summer 2018 – help stop the spread of invasive species and diseases from abroad. If you are off in search of sunny weather and new waters this summer remember to Check, Clean, Dry to make sure you ...

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TEST OF SKILL AND SPEED

Thousands of young powerboating enthusiasts have been testing their skills on the throttle at clubs up and down the country in a bid to secure a spot at one of the Honda RYA Youth RIB Championship Area Finals.    The top drivers from each area heat go on to battle it out on the water to be crowned Area Champions ...

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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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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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