Fastnet 79 - Learning from Hard Lessons at Sea - 05.08.2019

In the 1979 Fastnet Race I was sailing on a 33 foot yacht ‘Hullabaloo’. The unexpected storm struck the fleet

Superb Group of Presenters for NEXT GEN 2019 - 15.04.2019

We are really proud to have brought together an outstanding group of maritime professionals for NEXT GEN 2019. The three

Southampton to Channel Islands on 8m RIB - 03.09.2018

This August we made two fast passages across the English Channel on an open 8 metre RIB. It is

John Haynes Swimming 1.5 Miles Pier To Pier - 01.07.2018

John Haynes of Blue Ride is swimming 1.5 miles at sea in the the Bournemouth Pier To Pier event on

Flexibility and Mobility sessions at Christchurch Rowing Club - 25.05.2017

Matt Haynes is running 2 early morning ‘Flexibility and Mobility’ sessions on Tuesdays in June at Christchurch Rowing Club -

Ivan Lawler Elected President of British Canoeing - 26.03.2017

Our good friend Ivan Lawler MBE has been elected president of British Canoeing after securing a majority vote at the

Paddle Clinic with Oscar Chalupsky & Ivan Lawler - 22.08.2016

On Saturday 27 August -2016 we are organising a Paddle Clinic with Oscar Chalupsky & Ivan Lawler at

Maritime Professional of the Year - 2016 - 23.07.2016

January I was in Fort Lauderdale at the Electric & Hybrid Expo. Then in London presenting on hybrid opportunities to

Christchurch Harbour Entrance Dredging - 09.07.2015

If you are coming and going through Christchurch Harbour entrance in the coming weeks you need to be aware of

Work on Christchurch Harbour Entrance Sandspit - 01.06.2015

Mother Nature is going to be given a helping hand this summer to solve two local marine problems. A lot of

Very High Tides This Year - 01.01.2015

Why are tides higher than usual? High astronomic tides (also known as "spring tides") will be at their greatest over

Indian Summer - Powerboat Training in September and October - 15.09.2014

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A Stormy Weekend & High Tides - 09.08.2014

This weekend (Sunday 10 August 2014) sees the remains of ex Hurricane Bertha affecting the south coast. While the exact

Blue Ride Summer Training - 01.07.2014

Hopefully this summer will be a long hot one after the stormy winter! Here is a brief update on Blue

Introduction To Powerboating Courses Very Popular - 22.05.2014

Blue Ride 1 day Introduction To Powerboating courses are very popular, especially for anyone about to buy their first boat. The knowledge gained

Blue Ride One To One Training & Short Courses - 15.05.2014

Please call about 1 day or half day courses. These can be organised at short notice including mornings,

Christchurch Harbour, Rivers & Bay - Local Knowledge For Boaters - 03.05.2014

On BLUE RIDE local knowledge courses we cover a wide range of potential hazards. These hazards can be geographical, man

Christchurch Harbour Entrance Buoyage - Update - 21.04.2014

We had two excellent training days on 17th & 18th April. All the buoyage is back in the Harbour and

Christchurch Harbour Entrance - Shallow After The Storms - 15.03.2014

As Easter approaches Christchurch Harbour is recovering from the effects of winter floods. Iford Bridge and local caravan parks made

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