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Special celebratory drinks gifts for sailors

Special celebratory drinks gifts for sailors

For festive tipples with a nautical twist, here’s All At Sea’s wish list The Hebridean Spirits & Liqueurs company of Helensburgh, West Scotland, has come up with a novel idea for its newest products: small and compact bottles just 10 centimeters cubed which will definitely never roll off the saloon table. Hebridean’s Ancient Mariner London Dry Gin is distilled in ...

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Green Gifts

Green Blue

By: Jane Swan, The Green Blue If you’re still searching for some inspiration for this year’s Christmas presents, there’s no better time to take a look at some nifty gadgets that will go on being useful – at home or on board – even when the novelty factor has worn off and Christmas Day is a distant memory. There is ...

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New helm for RYA powerboat division

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It’s all-change at the RYA for the powerboat division, as we bid farewell to John Puddifoot and welcome Jeni Jelf as the new Powerboat Racing Manager. John was in office for the past 12 years and successfully negotiated his way through some of the toughest times in powerboat racing; not only has the economy seen an impact on our sport ...

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Learning the ropes

Small at Sea

When is rope not just a rope? When it’s on a boat! There are loads of ropes on board but each rope has a different name depending upon what it is used for. Some are more complicated than others but here are some of the most important ones to remember… Halyards – Halyards are used for hoisting sails. The jib ...

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Tricks and treats for grown ups…

Tricks and treats for grown ups...

On Trafalgar Night and Halloween This is the month for Battle of Trafalgar annual dinners. There are traditional meal menus to follow but some thought, too, for the drinks will enhance the special occasion. Cornwall’s St Austell Brewery’s Admiral’s Ale, with its jolly Nelsonian ‘I see no ships’ pictorial label, is a good start. Flavoursome golden beer in the Tribute ...

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Outboard Efficiency

Green Blue

By: Jane Swan, The Green Blue It might seem a little obsessive to sleep with your outboard engine propped up next to you all night, but those are the extremes you might have to go to if you want to emulate Shelly Jory-Leigh, British Powerboat champion and top female powerboater in the world. Keeping a straight, pristine prop during every ...

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Rum punch reveries

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Autumn brings dreams of sailing the Caribbean and sipping brews from Barbados THE frenetic list of summer regattas is over, evenings are beginning to draw in and the PSP Southampton Boat Show is here again. It is only natural, then, that the shiny new yachts on show and enticing charter deals on offer turn our thoughts to Caribbean sailing – ...

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P1 SuperStock UK Championship season round up

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Shelley Jory-Leigh looks back at this season’s P1 SuperStock UK Championship with Powerboat P1 Chief Operating Officer, Robert Wicks. What were your thoughts, hopes and aims at the start of the season? As you know, our 2012 season ended on a very sad note in Weymouth and my immediate wish was that we would enjoy exciting but safe racing this ...

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LEGACY – OLYMPICS ONE YEAR ON

RYA Focus

Jon White, RYA Sport Development Manager, insists that sailing clubs can’t rely solely on the feel-good fall-out from the Games to draw people to the sport. He believes it is more important than ever that clubs help themselves in making the sport as appealing and accessible as possible in order to regularly encourage more people out on to the water, ...

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ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENTS – DOUBLE DUTCH?

Green Blue

By: Dan Reading, The Green Blue At start of the summer we were given the opportunity to go on a trip with The Yacht Harbour Association (administrators of the Gold Anchor Scheme and whichmarina.com) to visit some marinas on the French, Dutch and Belgian coastlines. The schedule was jam packed – so much so that there wasn’t even enough time ...

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