We are pleased to announce Hyde Sails is returning for the fifth consecutive edition as Official Sail Partner of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. As one of the world's largest volume sail producers, Hyde is ideally placed to fulfil the demanding needs of the Clipper 2017-18 Race. Managing Director of Hyde Sails, Nigel Grogan, said: "Repeatedly supplying the Clipper Race and Sir Robin Knox-Johnston proves our
Published 09:59 on 17 Jan 2017
2017 is shaping up to be a very exciting year for the team at Sailingfast, for the first time Sailingfast will be exhibiting at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show, 04-05 March at Alexandra Palace, stand B54. While the team have attended on behalf of many manufacturers over the years, this will be the first time exhibiting as Sailingfast. To add to the excitement, Sailingfast will have the UK exclusive for the eagerly awaited WASZP.
Published 09:57 on 17 Jan 2017
Marine refrigeration specialist Dometic introduces the largest model in its CoolFreeze CFX compressor cool box series – the new CoolFreeze CFX 100W with app control function. Featuring a specially developed, high performance compressor and efficient insulation, the 87-litre cool box consumes up to 35 per cent less energy than its predecessor. The CoolFreeze CFX 100W can be conveniently controlled by WiFi app, which means the current temperature inside the box can be checked
Published 09:55 on 17 Jan 2017
Gavin Reid, 28, an amateur sailor who was born profound l y deaf, has beaten "his heroes", Giles Scott, the Rio 2016 Gold Medalist, and Brian Thompson, Round the Island Race Record Holder, to be honoured as the boats.com 2016 YJA Yachtsman of the Year. The award recognised Gavin's heroic act of seamanship whilst competing as a crew member in the Clipper 2015-16 Round the World Yacht Race, when
Published 09:54 on 17 Jan 2017
Zara Roberts (30) has been awarded the RYA Yachtmaster™ of the Year 2016 for her exceptional performance across all aspects of the examination. Zara, from Scarborough, was presented with the prestigious trophy by HRH The Princess Royal today [Wednesday, 11 January 2017] at the 63 rd London Boat Show at ExCeL, London. She undertook her exam for RYA Yachtmaster™ Offshore for power vessels in May 2016 through
Published 09:28 on 17 Jan 2017
Don't forget early bird entries received by Saturday 18th February will enjoy a discounted entry fee. The 2017 Helly Hansen Warsash Spring Series will run over the following six Sundays this year: 12,19 & 26 March and 2,9 & 23 April. Classes offered include four IRC divisions, J/109 and J/88 classes in the Black Group and J/70, SB20 and J/80 classes in the White Group. For Black Group there will
Published 09:27 on 17 Jan 2017
An agreement has been made between the UK's South West and Northern French marine businesses in a bid to boost tourism amid the uncertainties surrounding Brexit.
Published 00:00 on 17 Jan 2017
At 1041 on the 15th June Lowrie Morgan and Jo Jackson from Team Aparito Digital Health crossed the finish line to ensure the team became the first ever all female team to take line honours in the thirty nine year history of the Three Peaks Yacht Race. The girls crossed the finish line at Corpach Sea Lock hand in hand and into the embrace of their delighted team mates. After a prolonged hug it was
Published 09:21 on 17 Jun 2016