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28 Jul 2017
Torquay Marina awarded highest marina accolade

MDL Marinas, Europe’s largest marina operator, is delighted to announce Torquay Marina has been awarded the prestigious Five Gold Anchors by The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA).

The Gold Anchor Awards rate the service, quality and overall standards of a marina’s offering and they are deemed as being the highest award honour in the marine industry. 

Torquay Marina has received the best possible accolade following a rigorous testing and audit process that rates marinas...

20 Jul 2017
Helly Hansen Crew Jacket Black

The Helly Hansen Crew Jacket is a great multi-purpose jacket.  A solid performer for when the weather turns a bit chilly.  Its 2-ply construction with DWR treatment ensures it stays waterproof and windproof whilst remaining breathable.

The jacket is hip length and has the usual draw cord toggles at the hem which enable you to seal the waist when the wind picks up. 

The lined zip pockets are a nice touch along with the Velcro adjustable cuffs.

We tested the black jacket...

12 Jun 2017
Renovation Complete - Passport to Summer at St. Katharine Docks, London

Summer is here and yesterday the newly refurbished Camper & Nicholsons Marinas (CNM) St. Katharine Docks officially relaunch the marina to key stakeholders and the public before the highly anticipated opening of London on Water Show on 8th June 2017.

The relaunch of St. Katharine Docks took place on the floating events pontoon, and was well attended by key industry players keen to experience being in London’s most iconic marina destination. Guests included Boat International, IBI...

03 Jun 2017
New Milford on Sea beach huts added to the mapping database for GB

A stunning development of new beach huts on the south coast has been added to OS’s geospatial database ahead of the summer season.

The development, in Milford on Sea, replaces the old beach huts which were damaged and destroyed during a fierce storm on 14 February 2014. With building work on 119 beach huts and the surrounding area reaching a conclusion, it provided the ideal opportunity for our surveyor Joanne Lanham to officially capture and map the changes on the site.


31 May 2017
James Neville's FAST40+ INO XXX was the overall winner of the RORC Myth of Malham Race. Photo: RORC/Paul Wyeth

RORC Myth of Malham Race - Saturday 26th May, 2017  - Cowes - Eddystone – Solent (256 Miles)

Powerful thunderstorms, driving rain and wind speeds ranging from thirty knots to complete shutdowns provided epic conditions for the 256-mile RORC Myth of Malham Race. James Neville's FAST40+ Ino XXX won the gruelling marathon, correcting out under IRC to take the overall win in the 140 boat fleet. Artur Skrzyszowski's Polish Reichel Pugh 48 Selma Racing was second...

12 May 2017
RYA reminds boaters to report entanglements

Fishing gear that poses a hazard to navigation because it cannot be readily seen has been a concern to boaters for many years and it has been on the RYA’s agenda for just as long.  If there was a simple solution to the problem, the RYA would have fixed it a long time ago. 

Legislation focuses on the marking of fishing gear for identification purposes and not for collision avoidance, which is of course the RYA’s main concern. There is a general marking requirement in UK legislation...

08 May 2017

Start: Saturday May 13, 2017

Flexi-Course starting from Royal Yacht Squadron Line

The Royal Ocean Racing Club's offshore racing season continues this weekend with the 4th race of the RORC Season's Points Championship. Over 80 yachts are expected to take part with the vast majority of the crews made up of passionate Corinthian sailors with their own set of goals.

Designed to last 24-36 hours, the De...

04 May 2017
Mental health falling under the radar say superyacht crew

Superyacht crew are struggling with stress and mental health issues, according to Yachting Pages Media Group, which commissioned a survey of superyacht crew and industry experts last month.

Out of the crew surveyed, 72% had suffered from mental health problems or knew somebody else in the industry that had.  Out of this proportion, only 54% had talked about their issues, with 70% confirming that no support was put in place to help them cope when struggling with stress and general...

24 Apr 2017
Torqeedo Group Inc appoints new President

Torqeedo, the market leader in the fast-growing electric propulsion industry, announces the appointment of Marcia Kull as President of Torqeedo Group, Inc., from 1 May 2017.

As a newly created position within the company, Kull’s Presidency will expand the current management system, overseeing Torqeedo's growth activities in America, EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions. She will be in charge of global sales and strategy for the brand. 

Marcia joins Torqeedo with a wealth of...

11 Apr 2017
What's hiding at the bottom of the canals

A blow-up doll, golf buggies, pogo stick, flat screen TV and opened safes recovered from Britain’s canals and rivers as charity aims to highlight effect of dumped rubbish on nation’s waterways

At an annual cost of £1 million to clean up after litter-happy Britons – from blow up dolls to shopping trolleys - the Canal & River Trust is saying enough is enough.

This winter the Trust, which cares for 2,000 miles of waterways in England and Wales, has uncovered some very unusual...

01 Apr 2017
Drained canal in the Piccadilly Undercroft, revealing all the rubbish on the canal bed.

The Rochdale Canal in Manchester’s city centre has been improved for both pedestrians and boaters with the installation of new and refurbished lock gates, and a large scale waterway clean up.

Over the winter, the Canal & River Trust charity, which cares for 2,000 miles of the nation’s waterways, has been able to upgrade a key section of the city centre canal known as the Piccadilly Undercroft, which flows underneath the main A6 Piccadilly road, near the Malmaison Hotel and Ducie...

20 Mar 2017
FLIR new M-Series Next Generation camera

FLIR has been synonymous with premium maritime thermal night vision technologies for over 25 years. Since their introduction, the award-winning FLIR M-Series have set the standard for maritime thermal vision. Yacht captains, professional mariners, and first responders from around the world trust FLIR M-Series to navigate in the dark and stay safe.

FLIR is now pleased to announce that the M-Series pan/tilt multi-sensor system design has been re-engineered to offer additional...