Author Archives: Peter Nash

Repairs to Wool Bridge begin

By | July 19, 2018

Repair work on a historic Dorset bridge which features in famous literature by Thomas Hardy is underway. Wool Bridge, a Grade II-listed structure which crosses the River Frome in Wool, Purbeck, partially collapsed in January as its bricks crumbled into the river below. The Elizabethan bridge features in Thomas Hardy’s novel Tess of the D’Urbervilles… Read More »

RS Games – one month to go

By | July 18, 2018

In less than a month, over 1500 competitors, in 1000 RS boats are expected, from around 30 nations will be descending on Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy for the dinghy sailing event of the year – the 2018 RS Games. Set to be a true celebration of the life-long community and lifestyle that is… Read More »

The sailors’ views on plastic pollution

By | July 18, 2018

It was also a chance to share their experiences of the ocean plastic crisis, including floating plastic chairs and the need to educate children about ways to improve the health of our seas. Dee Caffari, skipper of Turn the Tide on Plastic, Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag’s Annemieke Bes, Mark Towill, co-skipper of Vestas 11th Hour Racing, Simeon… Read More »

PolarQuest – the adventure for climate change

By | July 17, 2018

Survitec sponsors PolarQuest for its mission to the Arctic Committed to safety and survival, Survitec is sponsoring a polar expedition team, made up of scientists and researchers in their bid to relocate the sunken wreckage of Umberto Nobile’s Airship Italia, on the 90th anniversary of its crash, taking advantage of the melting ice in the… Read More »