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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 co…
 
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 o…
 
The Royal Southern Yacht Club’s rear commodore sailing and flag officer Paul Ward talks about the challenges of running a programme during and after the pandemic, and the positives of lockdown. Also the J/ classes, the club’s youth programme and having HRH Prince Phillip as club patron.Podcast compiled and presented by Neil Sackley.email: h2o@bbc.c…
 
With 2 two bravery awards and an MBE to his name, Peter Huxtable has recently hung up his wellies and handed back his RNLI pager, after an amazing 51 years service.Described by his colleagues as a ‘legend’, Peter is credited with saving 449 lives in the years since he first joined up with the Shoreham lifeboat.Podcast compiled and presented by Neil…
 
In February 2021, Poole based sailor Pip Hare crossed the finish line of the Vendee Globe, having completed the world’s toughest race.BBC Radio Solent has followed Pip in her quest for this goal for 10 years. Steve Harris narrates a special programme telling her story and the story of the race she almost didn’t finish.Music content edited for compl…
 
On this edition, the dream is over for Portsmouth based INEOS Team UK who have lost out to the Italian Luna Rossa team in the Prada Cup. A win on day 3 wasn’t enough for Sir Ben Ainslie’s team who lost the America’s Cup Challenger series 7-1.This is a round up of day 4 of the Prada Cup final in New Zealand.Podcast compiled using material provided b…
 
On this edition the world famous Round the Island Race is cancelled and a group of sailors foil across the channel.With no Cowes Week, how have Isle of Wight sailing clubs fared, a sailor thinks berthing fees should be reduced for lockdown and visitors to HMS Victory get a unique view.Podcast compiled and presented by Neil Sackley.email: h2o@bbc.co…
 
Round the world sailor Alex Thomson is back on the water as he picks up his pre Vendee Globe training regime.Also, 14 year old Will Sears who was told he’d never sail again competes in a world championship, a team of rowers aiming for a round Britain record and Team GB sailors help deliver vital medicines across DorsetPodcast compiled and presented…
 
GAFIRS, the Gosport and Fareham Inshore Rescue Service are looking for new members, we hear from their new coxswain James Baggott.Also a catch up with Jack Trigger, the youngest sailor to finish the 2018 Route du Rhum. We find out how me manages his diabetes whilst sailor offshore.And members of the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes mark HRH Prince Phi…
 
The RYA and RNLI react to the news of the lifting of restrictions on water sports, allowing sailing clubs and marinas to re-open. Plus the impact on the loss of cruising, Sir Ben Ainslie on being locked down and the man who hitched a ride on a former Volvo Ocean Race boat.Podcast compiled and presented by Neil Sackley.email: h2o@bbc.co.uk…
 
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