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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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Better Boating

Become a better boater with help and advice from delivery partners RYA and RNLI. The RYA’s purpose is simple: to promote and protect safe, successful and rewarding British boating. A safe mindset and the ability to learn from others, are vital to achieve this. The RYA recognises that realistically danger can never be eliminated completely. Nevertheless, the national governing body ...

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The new Muscadet?

This month try a Picpoul de Penet, a zingy alternative to Muscadet. Picpoul de Penet dry white wine from France’s Languedoc-Roussillon region is beginning to get noticed and, as it rises into favour, we are seeing a modest increase in brands available on our supermarket shelves. Some commentators call it the ‘new Muscadet’. Picpoul translates literally, I am told, as ...

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Learning to Fly

The adrenaline rush of flying across the water takes sailing and windsurfing to dizzy new heights, and now thanks to the RYA it is open to anyone. Here is how you can get involved. Unless you have been hiding under a rock, you will know that foiling is the coolest thing to have happened to sailing in years. Where foiling ...

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How technology is changing standard products into multi-functional safety aids

Tom Harrop, product manager at Exposure Lights, discusses smart lighting and safety. As well as being able to summon an Uber taxi or your dry-cleaning service on land, rapid changes in mobile technology has made its impact on boating safety. These advances are helping boaters access lower cost safety and navigation aids. Mobile APPs with navigation data have been available ...

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