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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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Invasive Species Week

Check Clean Dry – help stop the spread of invasive species and diseases. Save the date: 13 – 17 May is Invasive Species Week. It is your chance to get involved and protect your club waters from invasive aquatic species by taking advantage of free signs and materials. Unwanted non-native plants and animals are invading our waterways and pose a ...

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Push the Boat Out

May’s Push the Boat Out proves that whatever your age, background or experience, it has never been easier to get sailing. For children and young people, sailing and windsurfing can provide a real antidote to the stresses of school, screens and social media, while for grown-ups it is a great way to get outdoors, switch off from the demands of ...

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Get the party started

The coolest drinks for parties this spring are pink… Everything’s coming up pink for spring, from pink house plaques for historic females to gins, vodkas and wines. Pink wine, i.e. rosé, is tipped for a bumper year. Supermarkets have prominent blocks of shelf space dedicated to the pink genre, mixing all types together, grape types and countries of origin and ...

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