July 2010

  1. Prize draw closes this weekend. (Now closed)

    First prize is a brilliant new Typhoon PS220 Xtreme drysuit worth £600.00. 2nd Prize is a  Cobra HH475 Bluetooth VHF worth £180. And 3rd prize is a Cobra HH330 floating handheld VHF worth £120. All you have to do is sign up for our newsletter using the box at the top left of our homepage. The winners will be drawn...
  2. Winter Olympic gold medallist in the skeleton bobsleigh Amy Williams

    is sailing in the Artemis Challenge at Cowes Week. Amy Williams commented: “Though I have never sailed before I am really looking forward to The Artemis Challenge at Cowes Week. I’ve always wanted to give sailing a try, and it’s great to be able to do something different; I’m sure life out at sea is pretty different to life on...
  3. The 2012 Olympics will be the 3rd with Team GB under the command of Sparky

    and he's been stunningly successful with 4 gold, one silver and one bronze at  Beijing. Therefore it's surprising to hear him complain that the National Sailing Academy in Weymouth is not exclusive enough. It is open to the public and foreign teams are using it as a training base. Next month's Skandia Sail for Gold regatta at Weymouth is one of the...
  4. Darwin is at it again - Don't swap portable gas canisters next to a candle!

    Boat owners are again being advised to avoid using portable gas appliances with integral gas canisters on board boats following an explosion on the Norfolk Broads that sent two people to hospital with burns to legs, hands and faces. The explosion happened when the gas canister of a camping stove was being changed in the open cockpit of a small...
  5. 3 Sad Old Blokes lift the Volvo Laser SB3 World Championships

    Lake Garda, Italy. After 14 races, with scores including 3, 5, 1, 4, 1, 11, 1, 1, 27, 18, 1, 2, 8, 9 Jerry Hill, Joe Lewellyn and Grant Rollerson (GBR) are World Champions in the Laser SB3 Class. Jerry Hill commented “We’ve been fast all week and we’ve sailed really well together. We’ve had 5 first and lots of...

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