Cowes to Torquay: 60 years of powerboating history
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by BBC Radio Solent
1y ago
Celebrating the Cowes to Torquay powerboat race, which first ran in 1961 ..read more
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Yacht Stormvogel
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by BBC Radio Solent
1y ago
On this edition, skipper Graeme Henry takes us for a tour on board the famous yacht Stormvogel before she took part in the 2021 Fastnet Race Podcast compiled and presented by Neil Sackley. email: h2o@bbc.co.uk ..read more
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Sir Chay Blyth CBE BEM
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by BBC Radio Solent
1y ago
On August 6th 1971 Chay Blyth sailed into Hamble having completed the ‘impossible’ voyage. He completed a circumnavigation of the globe, travelling west against the prevailing winds in 292 days on board British Steel. 50 years on Sir Chay reflects on that voyage, why he did it and has some advice for those planning their own epic adventure. Podcast compiled and presented by Neil Sackley. email: h2o@bbc.co.uk ..read more
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Cowes Week 2021
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by BBC Radio Solent
1y ago
After the Covid pandemic caused the cancellation in 2020, Cowes Week, the world's most famous sailing regatta returned for its 195th edition. On this podcast, regatta director Laurence Mead explains how the Royal Yacht Squadron in intrinsic to the event, how the Royal family’s Drago class yacht Bluebottle has been restored, Pip Hare has advice for the students from the Greig Academy and why a Royal Navy minesweeper has been in The Solent. Podcast compiled and presented by Neil Sackley. email: h2o@bbc.co.uk ..read more
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Personal watercraft
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by BBC Radio Solent
1y ago
They’re great fun but not everyone’s a fan. Responsible users of personal watercraft are saying that a minority of users are giving the rest of them a bad name. Podcast compiled and presented by Neil Sackley. email: h2o@bbc.co.uk ..read more
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RNLI: Label Your Kit
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by BBC Radio Solent
1y ago
Lymington RNLI is urging water users to label their kit in a bid to stop unnecessary call outs. Abandoned dinghies, kite and wind surfing gear have all triggered searches only for the owners to be found alive and well in a local pub or at home. Podcast compiled and presented by Neil Sackley. email: h2o@bbc.co.uk ..read more
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Historic chandlery
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by BBC Radio Solent
1y ago
After 500 years in London, Arthur Beale has become the first chandlery to open in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. MD Hugh Taylor talks about the brand’s history and Hannah Prowse from Portsmouth Naval Base Property Trust reveals how the partnership came about. Podcast compiled and presented by Neil Sackley. email: h2o@bbc.co.uk ..read more
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MV Freedom
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by BBC Radio Solent
1y ago
The Friends of MV Freedom which is based in Weymouth, provide access to the sea for people living with disability. Their trips can change people’s lives. Volunteer skipper Dirk Aldous talks about the history of the charity, their brand new vessel and their Queens Award for Voluntary Service. Podcast compiled and presented by Neil Sackley. email: h2o@bbc.co.uk ..read more
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Round the Island Race 2021
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by BBC Radio Solent
1y ago
After the first ever peace time cancellation, the world famous Round the Island Race is back for 2021 and it’s 90th anniversary edition. For the thousands taking part in the race around the Isle of Wight, they will be in the biggest participation event to be held in the UK since before March 2020. The Island Sailing Club’s Dave Atkinson is the race organiser. He talks about the legacy of the race, the dangers of relying on technology and the challenges of organising a huge event in uncertain times. Podcast compiled and presented by Neil Sackley. email: h2o@bbc.co.uk ..read more
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UKSA
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by BBC Radio Solent
1y ago
On this edition, UKSA CEO Ben Willows talks about the importance of the UK Sailing Academy to the maritime industry and to the Isle of Wight’s youngsters. How world class and record-breaking sailors use their facilities alongside primary schools. And how their new sea.change initiative is designed to encourage teenagers into maritime careers. Podcast compiled and presented by Neil Sackley. email: h2o@bbc.co.uk ..read more
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