Tasty gifts for cool dads

This is the month to give dads the special recognition they deserve. Dads are often derided for their dancing or indulged when they retreat to the boat or shed for a few hours of solitude. So time to forget these stereotypes and give him something modern and cool for Father’s Day, 21 June. If he likes to relax with a ...

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Chichester Harbour

One of our prettiest natural harbours, with the old world charm of Itchenor, the briny bustle of Bosham and the culture of Chichester; add in some great beaches at the Witterings, fun, fast racing with beautiful day boats to watch from waterside pubs and you have it all. Chichester is a compact walking town with lovely gardens around the Cathedral, ...

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The World Cup is coming!

In this month’s British Sailing Team column, leading women’s windsurfer Bryony Shaw gives an update on her early season success and looks forward to the return of World Cup competition to home waters. Winter might sound to some like it is the off season, but it is not really the off season for us. For me it has been a ...

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RYA Push The Boat Out


Have you had a sailing taster session but didn’t know how to take it further, or maybe you’ve had a lifelong interest in taking up the sport but have never known where to start? You might be surprised at just how accessible sailing clubs are. As RYA Push The Boat Out 2015 looms, sailing newcomer James Wheeler says if he ...

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Dry Gin For Cowes


Cowes Week Ltd and Chilgrove Dry Gin have announced a new supporting sponsorship relationship for this year’s AAM Cowes Week, 8 – 15 August. This is the first time a gin has been among the event’s supporting sponsors and, as the official gin, Chilgrove will be available at bars in the main marinas, on Cowes Parade and in local yacht ...

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Know your knots


A reef knot is used for tying a rope round something or tying two ropes together (as long as they are the same thickness). The reef knot is traditionally used for tying reef points in a sail. (You put a reef in a sail to make it smaller in strong winds). 1. Start by forming a half knot… Take the ...

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Ship Shape


Your boat may be ready for the new season but is your body? Senior fitness expert and Bootcamp manager Kenna Hockley from Shape Up Studios in Lymington talks about the benefits of a bootcamp. I imagine by now you have either prepared your boat or certainly you will have a plan in place about preparing your boat for the season ...

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RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show


There’s no better place to prepare for the season ahead than the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show in association with Yachts and Yachting. Over the weekend of 28 February – 1st March, Alexandra Palace will once again transform into a world of dinghy sailing to host the only show in the world dedicated exclusively to this sport. Visitors will discover hundreds ...

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