20th Nov, 2015



SHE FINISHED THE 2ND LEG OF THE MINI TRANSAT IN 32ND PLACE CROSSING THE FINISH LINE IN POINTE -à- PITRE at 14h 28m 23s UT+1. LANZAROTE TO GUADELOUPE 2,770 nm. BRAVO LIZZY !. 25 year-old British solo sailor Lizzy Foreman set off on the final 2,770nm leg of the Mini

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30th Oct, 2015

Withstanding the Atlantic

Lizzy looking out of cockpit

. A full race season puts a lot of demands on clothing and equipment. Relied on constantly for training days in the wet and cold winter months, right though to offshore races up to 30 days in length, everything I take onboard has to be resilient, comfortable and waterproof. .

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25th Oct, 2015


Peta Stuart-Hunt chats with the 25 year-old British solo sailor Lizzy Foreman before she sets sail on the final 2,770nm leg of the Mini Transat Iles de Guadeloupe to Guadeloupe on 31st October in ‘Hudson Wight’, Hull 633, a 10-year old Series Mini 6. 50m. Lizzy is expecting to take

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6th Oct, 2015

Bravo Lizzy! She has arrived safely at the end of the first leg to Lanzarote!

Bravo Lizzy. First woman and first British entry in the Series class to reach Lanzarote. How are you feeling after being alone at sea for nine days?. It was amazing. The weather made it more pleasurable. There was no weather information on route and the wind was quite shifty –

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30th Sep, 2015

Lizzy has arrived safely at the end of the first leg to Lanzarote

29th September. 04h33’40" TU+2. http://www. minitransat-ilesdeguadeloupe. fr/actuali….

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14th Sep, 2015

The Mini Transat ÎLES DE GUADELOUPE starts this Saturday September 19th

Lizzy RTI 2015

Lizzy Foreman is mentally & physically ready & s o is her 6. 5m (21ft) boat Hull #633 ‘Hudson Wight’. Lizzy is one of only four women competing amongst 74 solo sailors in the 2015 Mini Transat ÎLES DE GUADELOUPE. Lizzy is one of only two female skippers competing in

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9th Sep, 2015

Come & meet Pip Hare! She is on our stand on Press & Preview Day 11 September

Pip Hare

Solo & double-handed sailor Pip Hare will be making a special guest appearance on our stand B012 at 1230 on Press Day, this Friday 11th September. Pip recently completed the Rolex Fastnet Race with Ash Harris & she will shortly compete in the Transat Jacques Vabre with co-skipper Phillippa Hutton-Squire

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26th Aug, 2015

Trying it on with Hudson Wight at the Southampton Boat Show – Stand B012

Get cosy

As an online retailer, exhibiting at the fabulous Southampton Boat Show gives us the opportunity to meet our customers face to face and gives you a rare chance to get up close and personal with our Performance Sailwear range. Our tried and tested products continue to work their magic on

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10th Aug, 2015

Pip Hare Ocean Racing announces Hudson Wight as Official Clothing Sponsor for the Rolex Fastnet Race ...& beyond

Ash & Pip

With Cowes Week in full swing and with a 2nd and a 3rd already in the bag, the racing duo of Pip Hare and Ashley Harris are feeling buoyed up on board Cazenove Capital Management. The weather last weekend was amazing and the blistering hot sunshine has left the pair

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7th Aug, 2015


Ladies Polo Lime

We have recently added some styled to fit and refreshing to wear ladies Polo Shirts to the HW range. They are smart and really comfortable and team beautifully with a pair of navy or white shorts or cut offs. These shirts are also ideal for branding with sailing team/yacht name

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15th Jul, 2015


White Triplets

A trio of 15 year-old brothers ( DOB 27/2/2000) who started sailing Optimist dinghies at the age of eight at the Royal Victoria Yacht Club ( RVYC ) on the Isle of Wight, will be racing in the highly competitive 11-strong Squib class at this year’s Charles Stanley Cowes Classics

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10th Jun, 2015



Hudson Wight Performance Sailwear is promoting its impressive Fastnet Bundle offer from now until July 17th to celebrate the biennial Rolex Fastnet Race that starts from Cowes on 16 th August. Check out the following HW products using the code ‘ FASTNET ’ and make a saving of £150 per

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9th Jun, 2015

A change of gear with the 2015 Performance Jacket

Day Jacket Blue Front

Hudson Wight has upgraded its popular Performance Jacket this season, adding some small but nonetheless important refinements to the overall design. Although based on the original Performance Jacket in terms of fabric, waterproofness, breathability and flexibility, the main changes to the 2015 Performance Jacket are to its styling and fit:.

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22nd May, 2015

Charles Stanley Cowes Classics Week - Race Officer line-up confirmed

CSCCW Race Officers

The Royal London Yacht Club, organisers of Charles Stanley Cowes Classics Week, has appointed its Chief Race Officer team for this year’s event 20 – 24 July 2015. The team will again be kitted out by official clothing supplier Hudson Wight. Pictured from left to right: Peter Dickson (Metre boat

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9th May, 2015

RYA Member Offers

We are delighted to be the first RYA partner to be featured in the RYA’s Spotlight video programmes. . Click here to view the May 2015 edition. . Or you can view the individual videos below:. . . . . .

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28th Apr, 2015


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Last weekend (25/26 April) saw the deciding races in the Brooks Macdonald Warsash Spring Series and the Brooks Macdonald Crewsaver Spring Championship. Raygun in IRC2 (Ker 32 – Mark Devereaux) and Jitterbug in the J111’s (Cornel Riklin) never dropped a podium place throughout the Brooks Macdonald Crewsaver Spring Championship and

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13th Apr, 2015

Brooks Macdonald Warsash Spring Series - 4th Sunday delivers testing & exciting sailing

A fantastic and sometimes testing day’s racing in the Brooks Macdonald Warsash Spring Series on Sunday 12 April, leaves the overall Series results very close in IRC 1 and 2. Icarus in IRC 1 (J111 Chris Body & Andrew Christie) and last year’s IRC 2 winners Salvo ( JND 35

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13th Apr, 2015

Yarmouth Open Day

30th Mar, 2015

Hudson Wight goes 'On the Water' in BMF Easter promo

Hudson Wight has joined forces with our colleagues at the British Marine Federation ( BMF ) to run an ‘egg-tastic’ Easter competition from today until April 10th as part of the BMF On the Water initiative which aims to break down the barriers to enter the world of watersports and,

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28th Mar, 2015

Spring into Sailing - Win a Sailing Experience worth £1500

FV DYC Prize Draw

. Family treat, mini team building, corporate day or group taster day? Enter the FREE Prize draw to win a day’s sailing courtesy of Fairview Sailing, a member of Dream Yacht Charter, in association with Hudson Wight, official and exclusive clothing partner. Enjoy a Skippered Charter for up to 7

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24th Mar, 2015

Hudson Wight joins RYA Membership Partner Benefits Programme

The team at Hudson Wight Performance Sailwear is delighted to be helping promote sailing and motor boating through its relationship with the RYA , the sport’s governing body. Kicking off our new season’s initiatives is the news released today – 24th March – by the RYA :. HUDSON WIGHT JOINS

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18th Mar, 2015

New Secumar HW Ultra Racer Lifejacket launched in the UK exclusively by Hudson Wight Performance Sailwear

Secumar Ultra Racer

. . New lifejacket with accessible PLB pocket. . The ULTRA RACER is the top model in SECUMAR’s 150N (170N actual buoyancy) Ultra series, a further evolution of this extremely successful flat packing range, and currently unique to Hudson Wight in the UK. . Full of unique features. . The

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17th Mar, 2015

Hudson Wight continues its partnership with Charles Stanley Cowes Classics Week as Official Clothing Supplier

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Hudson Wight Performance Sailwear is continuing its valued sponsorship of the fastest growing regatta in the country, Charles Stanley Cowes Classics Week organised by The Royal London Yacht Club in Cowes. Hudson Wight has been re-appointed as the Official Clothing Supplier for 2015. Charles Stanley Cowes Classics Week has been

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16th Mar, 2015


Photo: Iain Mcluckie?

Competitors in the opening races of the Brooks Macdonald Warsash Spring Series were undeterred by the heavy grey sky and chilly wind in the Solent on Sunday 15 March 2015. 12-18 knots of breeze, with just the occasional 20 knot gust, from the ENE throughout the day provided a good

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9th Feb, 2015

Warsash Sailing Club partners with Hudson Wight for Brooks Macdonald Warsash Spring Series

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. Warsash Sailing Club, the organisers of one of the Solent’s premier racing events, the Brooks Macdonald Warsash Spring Series which annually attracts in excess of 1,000 sailors, is delighted to announce Hudson Wight Performance Sailwear as a new Race Partner for the 32nd edition of the Brooks Macdonald Warsash

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22nd Jan, 2015

Where do you wear your HWs? Send us a photo and enter our prize draw.

. Thank you for embracing the new name in sailing clothing. We’re excited to see our kit being worn by more and more people every day. Send in a picture of yourself in your Hudson Wight gear and we’ll enter you in our monthly draw to win a £50 HW

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12th Jan, 2015

Hudson Wight announced as Official & Exclusive clothing partner to Fairview Sailing, a member of Dream Yacht Charter Worldwide

Dream Team

. We are delighted to announce Hudson Wight Performance Sailwear as the Official and exclusive preferred clothing supplier to Fairview Sailing, a member of Dream Yacht Charter Worldwide for 2015. Hudson Wight may still be considered a new brand in the marine leisure market but it has been making a

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12th Jan, 2015

HW1s take 'well-deserved' runner-up spot in Y&Y 'Kit Innovation' Awards

Yachts and Yachting Awards 2015

. Hudson Wight’s HW1 foul weather gear has been announced as the ‘well-deserved runner-up’ in the Yachts & Yachting Magazine Awards ‘Kit Innovation’ category announced in their February 2015 issue and at the CWM FX London Boat Show. The Award went to Henri Lloyd’s Elite offshore kit range. Hudson Wight’s

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12th Dec, 2014

Lizzy Forman enters the 2015 Mini Transat

Entry complete for the 2015 Mini Transat!. On the 6th December, at the Paris Boat Show, I handed in my entry form and deposit for next year’s solo transatlantic race. Within the first half an hour, 49 entries had been made; no doubt continuing the trend of over subscription for

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2nd Oct, 2014

Garmin Hamble Winter Series 2014 : Hudson Wight returns as Official Clothing Sponsor

Providing sets of performance clothing for members of the Race Management Team, prizes and discounts to competitors and to Club members. . Hudson Wight takes Day Sponsorship with clothing and voucher prizes on Sunday 5th   October. . Hamble, 2 October 2014:   Hamble River Sailing Club ( HRSC ) is delighted to welcome

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28th Aug, 2014



. Hudson Wight unveils new high-spec all-round  Performance Sailwear range on  Stand: B012. It’s only been a year since Hudson Wight first entered the marine leisure market and was exhibiting at the PSP Southampton Boat Show in 2013. It may also come as something of a surprise to learn that

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31st Jul, 2014

Hello Horta! Lizzy's finished Leg 1!

After 10 days at sea, I crossed the finish line of Leg 1 of the Les Sables – Azores – Les Sables race midnight on Tuesday. I am very happy to be here; it has taken a couple of years work to get myself onto the Mini circuit, so to be here, moored up in

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8th Jul, 2014

Hudson Wight and the Arbor 26

Hudson Wight Performance Sailwear was recently approached by Arbor Yachts to partner them in a  photo shoot to promote the new Arbor 26. As well as some stunning stills photography by Toby Adamson  there was a stylish video made, shot by Michael Austen, and including some fun aerial footage from

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7th Jul, 2014

Hudson Wight appointed Official Clothing Sponsor to Charles Stanley Cowes Classics Week

RLYC burgee

. Hudson Wight Performance Sailwear has been appointed the Official Clothing Sponsor for this year’s Charles Stanley Cowes Classics Week from 21-25 July, organised and hosted by the Royal London Yacht Club, Cowes. Cowes Classics Week is one of the highlights of the Classic sailing circuit and this year will see

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4th Jul, 2014

Flying Fifteens National Championships 5-8 July

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We’re delighted to be sponsoring this year’s Flying FIfteen Nationals, supporting the event with two Hudson Wight Performance Jackets for the winning helmsman and crew. Also why not pop along to the HW Pop-Up Shop on Monday 8th July at Parkstone YC. A big hand for the organisers for attracting

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5th Jun, 2014

Hudson Wight is heading offshore this weekend as sponsors of ISORA 2014

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We’re heading offshore this weekend as sponsors of ISORA (Irish Sea Offshore Sailing Association) 2014. Race 4 – Liverpool to Douglas, Isle of Man – Midnight Race – Friday 6th June – (70 mile Offshore) – 18. 00 start Race 5 – Douglas to Dun Laoghaire – Sunday 8th June

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1st Jun, 2014

RLYC Youth Charitable Trust supports Lizzy Foreman's campaign to compete in the Mini Transat in 2015

RLYC Burgee

The Royal London Yacht Club Youth Charitable Trust disperses in the order of £8,000 per annum to introduce youth from the Isle of Wight to sailing and to support World and Olympic hopefuls, also from the Isle of Wight. . In a break with tradition (as Lizzy is not strictly

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27th May, 2014

HW1s being put to the test!

John Jones


24th May, 2014

Pop-up shop at Poole Regatta going well!


24th May, 2014

Congratulations to Lizzy! She has qualified for the Mini Transat 2015!

Lizzy & theboat

Early this morning Lizzy made it back to the Lorient dock in France. This is the story of her return, in her words!. I left the dock in France for my final qualification journey at 14. 30 on Tuesday 13th May, having finished preparing the boat with the help of

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22nd May, 2014

Poole Regatta 24-26 May

We’re really looking forward to attending this weekend’s Poole Regatta in our capacity as the event’s Official Clothing Sponsor. We are a Silver Sponsor and are kitting out the Regatta Team, taking orders for our Hudson Wight kit at our pop-up shop & competitors, family & friends can try it

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21st May, 2014

Lizzy's final push this week will complete her solo offshore qualification for the Les Sables-Azores-Les Sables Race in July

lizzy b/w

The latest news in via Mum Margaret is that "Lizzy is in the AIS ‘dead zone’ navigating traffic through the shipping lanes in the Channel. The forecast is for an Easterly wind 4 to 6 with possible thunderstorms. Hopefully she will be in AIS contact off France this evening. “There is

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14th May, 2014

Lizzy heads off on her solo non-stop 1000nm offshore qualifier race

. Hudson Wight , the newly branded Mini 6. 50, has set off on another solo epic with our sponsored offshore solo sailor Lizzy Foreman at the helm and once she has returned to base she will have fulfilled all the qualification requirements for the Les Sables – Azores 2014

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5th May, 2014

Yachting World New Gear Review - June 2014

Sailing Jacket HW1 Red

. Choosing your foul weather gear is a delicate balancing act. Ultimately the decision will depend on your budget and sailing plans, but most of us will be forced into a compromise. Spending nearly four-figure sums – the price of a durable ocean or even a top offshore set of

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3rd May, 2014

Start of the UK Solent 6.50 race to La Trinité

The start of the UK Solent 6. 50 race from Hamble to La Trinité sponsored by Fuel Cell Sytems. Mini 6. 50 from LPB Aerial Imagery on Vimeo.

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7th Mar, 2014

Hudson Wight backs LizzyRacing for 2015 Mini Transat

Lizzy Foreman, 23, taking on the 2015 Mini Transat with Hudson Wight's support

. The Cowes-based performance sailwear brand, Hudson Wight, is delighted to announce its Title Sponsorship of 23 year-old solo offshore sailor Lizzy Foreman (aka Lizzy Racing ) and her 2015 Mini Transat campaign, with immediate effect. “ I’m very excited to be able to launch my own, independent, Mini Transat

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5th Feb, 2014

Sail 4 Cancer announces Hudson Wight as an official supporter in 2014

Recently launched performance sailwear company  Hudson Wight  is supporting the sailing charity  Sail 4 Cancer  at a range of UK regattas this year. Participants at a number of events where Sail 4 Cancer is the chosen charity will be able to win a set of Hudson Wight HW1s by entering

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20th Jan, 2014

Ringing the changes with Hudson Wight

Affiliate Poster

Introducing the Hudson Wight Affiliate Scheme for Sailing Clubs, Class Associations and other sailing-related organisations With 600+ sailing clubs, class associations, sailing schools and associated organisations actively working to promote the sport of sailing around the UK, it may strike some people as strange that the vast majority don’t sell

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31st Dec, 2013

Christmas Caption Contest Favourites

. The Christmas Caption Contest is now closed and the winners have been selected. A selection of the best captions are shown below. I’ll just wrap the painter around your antlers…. we’ve got a lot to get done. Rudolph “It looks like rain, dear”       Santa – “Well,

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18th Dec, 2013

Field Evaluation of HW1 Offshore Sailing Suit - Norrie Forster, Delivery Skipper and RYA Yachtmaster Instructor


. “In summary, I would now without hesitation consider the Hudson Wight sailing suit (HW1) as my first choice; indeed I feel strong enough about the significant increase in effectiveness that I find myself regularly evangelising about this new brand and its future in the sailing marketplace”.   Norrie Forster (Delivery

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1st Nov, 2013

Why 3 layers are better than 2

. Over the years, the construction of waterproof-breathable garments has evolved, but the elements that any garment needs are still the same:  The first layer is the face fabric, the durable fabric that is the outside layer of protection against wear and tear.   The second layer is where the

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2nd Oct, 2013

Hudson Wight signs as Official Clothing Sponsor to the Garmin Hamble Winter Series

. Hudson Wight is marketing an offshore spec ‘Keelboat Sailor’s Kitbag’ with all your key requirements for under £400. Hudson Wight might be the new kid on the block amongst the myriad of clothing brands in the UK marine leisure market but the team behind the launch of this latest

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