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Selecting the best clothing for your sailing lifestyle

Andrew Dudgeon, Henri Lloyd Technical Product Manager, looks at choosing the best attire for your sailing needs and the future technology of marine apparel. Selecting the correct clothing can make a huge difference to a sailor’s comfort and performance, which in turn is vital for the wearer’s confidence, safety and agility whilst on board and overall enjoyment when on the ...

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Skin care at sea

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 caring for your skin whist at sea. Dermatologic care ...

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RYA Review of the year

We take a look back at some of the RYA highlights of 2016. January At the London Boat Show recreational sailor Angus Watson was awarded the RYA Yachtmaster™ of the Year Award for his exceptional demonstration of sailing skills when passing his RYA Yachtmaster™ certificate of competence exam. Amateur round the world yachtsman Angus was presented with the prestigious trophy, ...

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Emsworth

Tucked away in the south east corner of Hampshire on the shore of Chichester Harbour, Emsworth is an attractive, vibrant town. Tucked up in the sheltered left armpit of Chichester Harbour, it is hard to believe that sleepy Emsworth was once home to James Duncan Foster, who built the 110ft Echo, the largest sailing fishing vessel ever built in England. ...

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A taste of Christmas

A delicious drinks basket for the festive period with some of the best tipples reviewed in All at Sea over the year.   Fizz Top of the Pops this year and trending fast is Thomson & Scott’s Skinny Prosecco. It is a quality wine with discernible flavour at 11 per cent abv but crucially only 67 calories per 100ml glass, ...

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Dorset’s Delights

Beautiful Dorset has plenty to tempt boaters, and this month it is Weymouth’s Feast festival and the delights of Poundbury that have caught Penny’s eye. As the Indian summer fades we pull out the winter boots our tastes turn to heartier fare. Using the boat as a handy B&B is a great way to see all those places you did ...

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Champions of tomorrow

While our British Olympians and Paralympians were winning medals on the waters of Guanabara Bay at Rio 2016, the next generation of sailors were honing their skills in their respective youth and junior classes. The British Youth Sailing Team manage sailors from the very start of the Pathway until their final transition into the British Sailing Team. They are supporting ...

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A calculated risk

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 considers the impact of foiling boats in the current edition of ...

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Crafty Gins

For a craft gin it is the distilling process that counts, not because a distillery is new. The resurgent popularity of gin over the last five or so years is remarkable, driven by new craft distillations entering the market. Trendy bars offer a dedicated gin list and one of our royal yacht clubs recently scheduled a tutored gin-tasting evening. There ...

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The effect of weather on boaters’ eyes and keeping them healthy

Optometrist Sarah Farrant offers her top tips for keeping your eyes healthy at sea. Keep your peepers under wraps The weather can cause the moisture that lubricates our eyes to evaporate too quickly causing our eyes to stream with water or dry–up and feel gritty. Wearing wraparound sunglasses will protect your eyes not just from harsh UV rays but from ...

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