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Black stuff revival

Stout, once the bulk of London’s 18th century beer production, is making a comeback. Do you remember when Whitbread, Truman’s and Manns were independent and advertised their stouts on the then new-fangled commercial TV channel? Those days have gone but the dense black beer is showing signs of new growth. Stout was born out of Porter, which got its name ...

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RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show 2017

What can you expect to find at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show 2017? There is no better place to prepare for the season ahead than the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show in association with Yachts and Yachting, brought to you by the RYA. Over the weekend of 4 – 5 March, Alexandra Palace will once again be transformed into a world ...

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VISUALISATION

In 2015 Lizzy Foreman took part in the Mini Transat and hopes to race in the Vendee Globe one day. In this series the experienced racer takes us on a journey through the lives of racing sailors looking at the challenge these men and women face. This month Lizzy looks at the role of visualisation in improving performance. It is ...

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Southbourne

Southbourne might not have a marina but there is a lovely beach, and it is only a few miles from Christchurch Harbour. If you keep your boat in this area Southbourne is well worth the short trip, by foot, bike or bus, as the place is positively buzzing with exciting new food possibilities, alongside some good ol faithfulls, such as ...

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TAKING CENTRE STAGE

The work of The Green Blue extends beyond the UK sharing knowledge and ideas with businesses and organisations internationally. Dan Reading, Green Blue Sustainability Officer   Before Christmas I had the pleasure of attending several conferences both as a delegate and speaker. There were lots of interesting topics discussed as well as organisations taking steps towards achieving their sustainability targets, ...

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Start the new year with lifejacket maintenance

Jeremy Dale, Managing Director of SeaSafe Systems, explains why regular maintenance of lifejackets is essential. For some reason many people treat lifejackets in the same way as they treat old coats, in other words they pass them down and do not throw them away. They are kept somewhere on the boat for when those dirty jobs need to be done ...

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2020 vision for Tokyo

As the curtain comes down on another successful Olympic quadrennium, RYA Olympic Manager Stephen Park explains how the British Sailing Team is already making its first in-roads towards Tokyo 2020. For this Rio cycle, the British Sailing Team has continued to go from strength to strength. It was great that for the last couple of years, just as international competition ...

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Winter warmers

Raise your spirits in the thick of winter with a traditionally summertime icon. Summer and Pimm’s at events like Wimbledon, Cowes Week and Ascot may seem a distant memory, but a warm version using the brandy-based Pimm’s No 3 could help you survive a cold winter. Pimm’s No 1 Fruit Cup, to give it its full title, was invented by ...

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Whitehaven

Located on the west coast, outside the Lake District National Park, Whitehaven is a town and port in Cumbria. Whitehaven was England’s third largest port behind London and Bristol in the18th century, with coal and iron exports bringing wealth to the area. Merchants and sea captains took advantage of the relationships forged with the new Americas and dipped their fingers ...

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Plastic Pollution

Last year Lizzy Foreman took part in the Mini Transat and hopes to race in the Vendee Globe one day. In this series the experienced racer takes us on a journey through the lives of racing sailors looking at the challenge these men and women face. This month Lizzy looks at an issue that affects us all – plastic pollution. ...

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