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12 Nov 2017
Luxury Hospitality Management appointed as key product partner for YachtCloud’s LaundryBoard

YachtCloud, specialists in delivering innovative products and professional services for AV and IT systems on board of superyachts, is delighted to announce the appointment of Luxury Hospitality Management, known as LH, as a key product partner for their recently launched product LaundryBoard.

LaundryBoard, a product developed together with yacht interior crew, facilitates the monitoring, tracking and handling of onboard laundry loads. It is an easy to use programme operated via an...

10 Nov 2017
HMRC lodges defence with the Court of Justice of the European Union over red diesel

Government re-affirms its supportive stance on the availability of red diesel for recreational boating

Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has informed the RYA that it has lodged its defence with the Court of Justice of the European Union of Case 503/17.

The European Commission has taken action against the UK pursuant to Article 258 of the Treaty on the functioning of the European Union as it considers that, by allowing the use of marked fuel for the purposes of...

09 Nov 2017

Safety and Survival Systems International Ltd (3Si) is pleased to announce the appointment of Nick Howland as President, 3Si Americas, and as a Board Director of 3Si Group.

Nick joins the Group, whose companies include Ocean Safety, Typhoon International, International Safety Products, 3Si Offshore and Revere Survival.  The appointment is effective from 6th November 2017 and will be based in Jacksonville, Fl. at Revere Survival’s headquarters.

Nick has over 20 years’...

31 Oct 2017
Sail Aid UK - Rebuild the Leewards t-shirts

The team behind Sail Aid UK has been looking into additional fundraising options to help broaden the reach and appeal of its initiative beyond the pro-sailors and to also attract support from the huge cruising fraternity that enjoys sailing the Caribbean waters as much as anyone.

There is now a range of exclusively designed and affordable T-shirts incorporating the Sail Aid UK logo and available in men's and women's sizes for £25 incl. P+P each and children's sizes at £20 incl. P+P,...

13 Oct 2017
TV personality and keen amateur sailor Nick Knowles, lends his support to Sail Aid UK.

Sail Aid UK, set up in September in the immediate aftermath of Hurricanes Irma, Jose and Maria wreaking violent havoc across so much of the Caribbean, reports that its first major fundraising platform, the Black Tie/Loud Shirt Dinner at Land Rover BAR's Flight Deck in Portsmouth on 11th November, was virtually sold out within days of announcing it, however there are still a limited number of tickets available. Booking enquiries to:...

06 Oct 2017
Limassol Marina’s exclusive Island Villas now fully complete

Limassol Marina, managed by Camper & Nicholsons Marinas is delighted to announce that construction is now complete on the final Island Villas at Limassol Marina, Cyprus’ first superyacht marina. With the majority of these elite homes already occupied, just 20 properties are now available for sale, offering buyers the final chance to purchase a villa on the sea in this region of the Mediterranean. 

An unrivalled concept on the shores of Cyprus, these luxury and uniquely designed...

02 Oct 2017
Greenland NUKA Paddle

Until recently, there seemed to be an established ‘them and us’ attitude between kayakers that used Euro style paddles, that’s to say, paddles with large, oval paddle blades, and Greenland paddles, with long slender blades modelled on traditional Greenland Inuit wooden paddles. 

However, recently, more and more paddlers have been checking out the benefits of using a Greenland ‘Stick’ to reduce shoulder strain, improve paddling efficiency and make rolling easier, as well as getting a...

27 Sep 2017

Boats with red diesel in their tanks can continue to visit Belgium without fear of fines
The RYA has today [26 September 2017] secured confirmation from the Belgian Ministry of Finance that controls in Belgium for red diesel remain suspended until further notice.

It remains to be seen what action, if any, the formal report of the meeting of the Indirect Tax Expert Group will reveal, but for the time being at least it appears that boats with red diesel in their tanks can...

09 Sep 2017
Action stations as marine stalwarts unite to form Sail Aid UK

A working group from within the marine industry has been formed to co-ordinate 'Sail Aid UK', a fundraising initiative to support victims of the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma across the Caribbean.

Plans are still very much in their infancy but the team reports it has already been inundated with offers of help and support for the cause from the UK sailing community which has strong connections with the Caribbean Islands, their residents and their many and varied...
30 Jul 2017

World’s Fastest Ocean Rower Fiann Paul Becomes the First Person in History to Row Four Oceans, Alongside a Team of International Athletes

In an epic world first expedition led by Icelandic polymath Fiann Paul, five international athletes have completed the first of the Polar Row’s two rows shattering the previous Arctic Ocean speed record. Upon completion of this first leg, the team’s mentor (and the most successful rower in Olympic history), Sir Steve Redgrave CBE, stated...

13 Jul 2017
Jack O’Neill World Memorial Paddle Out

The life of legendary waterman Jack O’Neill, father of the wetsuit founder of the O'Neill brand, was honoured spectacularly in a worldwide series of memorial paddle outs.

Jack’s legacy was celebrated on a global scale on July 9th with a historic worldwide ceremony. If the ultimate purpose of life is to love and be loved, then Jack succeeded immeasurably by building a family across the world that he loved and loved him back, across every ocean.

From Santa Cruz to Sydney,...

28 May 2017
Charles Nethersole (left) with Capt. Cody Catapano, owner and captain of Sea Tow Crystal Coast, NC, and the recovered sailing catamaran Leopard. Photo: Sea Tow

A British professional captain who survived the night time capsize of catamaran Leopard last November has been reunited with the yacht after she was found off the North Carolina coast near Morehead City.

Charles Nethersole, from Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, and his two crew were rescued after he activated his ACR Electronics ...