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September 2017 Boating News

It seems ages since Barbara and I met to dream up an informative and chatty newsletter, in fact it was early July. So here we are almost two months later with eager fingers on the keys tapping out our late summer issue.

While mr. Hoile and myself strayed no further than Suffolk this summer for […]

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July 2017 Boating News

The sunshine continues to make boating a very attractive pastime this season. Henley Royal Regatta went off splendidly with five days of record breaking rowing, temperatures to match, and an actual royal “rendez-vous” for our very own “Hero”. In the photo above she is getting ready for the outing.

Our good luck continued throughout […]

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June 2017 Boating News

As the sun rises higher in the sky and we approach the summer solstice, our thoughts naturally turn to holidays. Maybe you like to enjoy England in the summer; I certainly do, but at the same time here I was last weekend on Brighton beach looking out to sea, thinking that maybe setting off […]

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Duchy Beale Park Press Release 2017

From Cornwall to Berkshire: Cockwells showcases stylish open day boat at Beale Park

When Cockwells Modern & Classic Boatbuilding launched its stylish open day boat, the Duchy 21, at last year’s Southampton Boat Show, the Cornish boatbuilder received a number of commissions.

Having recently delivered its third to the Norfolk Broads, Cockwells now turns its attention […]

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April 2017 Boating News

Boats appear to be back in fashion and sales are holding up well compared with this time last year. Perhaps it’s just the sunny start to the season, or a “devil may care” response to the World’s political turmoil. Either way, here at HSC the mood is positive, particularly as the late Easter has […]

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March 2017 Boating News

As avid readers are aware February was an exciting month for me as I celebrated riverside nuptials with Steve Hoile. For our honeymoon we went to Morocco and enjoyed the last few days by the sea in Essaouira.

We stayed in a quirky hotel outside of the main town, which enabled us to walk along […]

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January 2017 Boating News

As is fitting at this time of the year we review 2016 and look forward to a new season. We can already feel the days lengthening and while in autumn it seems that we have all the time in the world for winter work, now suddenly March seems imminent and with the promise of […]

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December 2016 Boating News

As you can see, December’s newsletter was inspired by a delightful trip to the Lake District, where despite a dusting of snow on the hilltops, I still managed to go boating in the sunshine.

If you prefer the bright lights and an experienced skipper at the helm you might opt for a city break this […]

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November 2016 Boating News

While enjoying with my usual Saturday morning latte the fascinating contents of the weekend’s FT, an article about the superyacht industry caught my attention. The journalist noted that “In 2015 the footloose super-rich spent just over €3bn on new superyacht commissions, almost 40 percent up on the figure from two years earlier. According to […]

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September 2016 Boating News

Finally the Sun put its hat on and continues to Shine for September. We had a leisurely flask of tea on Sunday as we headed through Hambleden lock enjoying the autumnal rays: It was great to see so many fellow boaters doing likewise.

S is also for Southampton where one or other of the smiling […]

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