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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...

19 Mar 2017
Barton Marine announces new Polish distributor ahead of WIND and WATER Warsaw Boat Show 2017

Leading global supplier of sail and deck hardware, Barton Marine, announces long-standing distributor, Robert Lindemann KG, as its new Polish distributor, ahead of the WIND and WATER Warsaw Boat Show, this weekend.

Barton Marine is delighted to confirm Robert Lindemann KG will be its new Polish Distributor, with immediate effect. Barton Marine is delighted to confirm Robert Lindemann KG will be its new Polish Distributor, with immediate effect. Headquartered in Hamburg, Lindemann...

18 Mar 2017
Exe estuary users invited to share views on new voluntary exclusion zones

Following the public consultation meetings in December 2016 and February 2017 inviting local users of the Exe Estuary to help inform the review of codes of conduct and zonation on the Exe, the Exe Estuary Management Partnership (EEMP) are inviting local users to share their views on the revisions of exclusion zones in a further series of public consultation meetings.

With the wide variety of activities taking place on the Exe, the EEMP is working with local users and communities to...

17 Feb 2017
RS Aero Florida State Championships

The second event in the Florida RS Aero Winter “Series” was the first ever Florida State Championships held February 3-5 at the United States Sailing Center of Martin County located along the Indian River lagoon in Jensen Beach, Florida. The setting proved spectacular in terms of facility, race management, hospitality, location and weather for the eighteen racers that signed up for this second largest US East Coast RS Aero event. The mix of sailors that registered included several 9 that...

08 Feb 2017
Oceanco launches the largest yacht ever built in The Netherlands

Oceanco launches the largest yacht ever built in The Netherlands - 110m/361ft project JUBILEE

Oceanco’s outstanding project JUBILEE, with striking exterior styling by Lobanov Design, grand interior by Sorgiovanni Designs and owner’s representation by Burgess, is the largest yacht ever built in The Netherlands.

At an impressive 110m/361ft length over all, generous 16.4m/54ft beam and just over 4,500 Gross Tons, this yacht has a very sleek and original profile that will surely...

04 Feb 2017
Lia Ditton, Yo! Row’ expedition

The world’s leading supplier of marine pyrotechnic distress signals, Drew Marine Signal & Safety, announces its sponsorship of experienced adventurer, Lia Ditton and her incredible ‘Yo! Row’ expedition for 2018, as she attempts to become the first woman to row the North Pacific Ocean solo.

Drew Marine Signal & Safety will provide Lia with a selection of vital Pains Wessex marine distress signals to keep her safe at sea while she attempts this exciting challenge. The donation...