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Sun Sail
Revolutionary VHF
Friday, 01 August 2014 00:00
Revolutionary VHFThe innovative new GX2200E Matrix GPS AIS DSC VHF transceiver from Standard Horizon is the first-ever compact fixed Class D DSC VHF to include built-in receivers for both GPS and AIS. It has a 66-channel integrated GPS antenna, and a built in duplexer that enables the VHF and AIS to use just the one VHF antenna. AIS targets are displayed in radar style format on screen, together with MMSI and course info.

RRP £369.95
www.standardhorizon.co.uk
 
Ireland scoops Cup win
Thursday, 31 July 2014 00:00

augustnewscup3The 2014 Brewin Dolphin Commodores’ Cup saw Ireland’s three boat team, comprising Anthony O’Leary’s Ker 39 Antix, Marc Glimcher’s Ker 40 Catapult and Michael Boyd and Niall Dowling’s Grand Soleil 43 Quokka 8, score the most comprehensive victory in the event’s 22 year history.

The Irish previously won the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s biennial flagship event for national teams with amateur crews in 2010, but were unable to defend in 2012. This year they returned with a vengeance finishing the regatta on 268 points, with an unprecedented lead of 173.5 points.

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Back in the driving seat
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 12:02

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I did it! After a two-and-a-half year break from racing I finally got back in the driving seat and raced with the big boys again.

After a serious racing accident in 2010 many people thought I would never race again at the top level of powerboat racing and that I had hung my boots up for good.

But I never said I had retired - I was just waiting for the right time and the right team.

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RIB rides
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 00:00
RIB ridesOnboard Charters are now offering powerboat rides for high-speed fun on the Solent, perfect for treating thrill-seeking teens, a family day out or an on-water experience when there’s not enough wind to sail. New for summer 2014, for those who like their history, there is 30 minute trip out to the Mary Rose Wreck site and back via Spitbank Fort – a great add-on to a visit to the Mary Rose Museum.

With festival season having well and truly kicked off with the Isle of Wight Festival and with Glastonbury already happening, the company is also offering visitors to Bestival this September an exhilarating way to start their festival experience with a high-speed RIB crossing from Portsmouth to Ryde. The rides depart from Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth, which is home to plenty of restaurants and bars for a bite to eat pre- or post-trip.
 
Off the cuff
Monday, 28 July 2014 00:00
Off the cuffNeed a top that can be as versatile as your lifestyle? Henley’s are a great option. Created with boaters in mind, they are made from heavy-yet- breathable cotton. Little details keep it fresh - here, Quba has tipped the sleeves with on-trend red.

RRP: £59
www.quba.com
 
A shoe in
Friday, 25 July 2014 00:00
A shoe inSkate shoes and simple pumps have become a favourite for run-arounds this season, with women opting for skinny blue jeans, white tops and a pair of pumps. But if you want to make your look go one step further, choose a bright pair that really ground an outfit; Superga have nailed it!

RRP: £45
www.seasaltcornwall.co.uk