Page 1

SAVE UP TO 55% ON OUR SUMMER BERTHING & BOATYARD SERVICES

FR

EE

mdlmarinas.co.uk/offers

WWW.ALLATSEA.CO.UK

BRITAIN’S MOST READ WATERFRONT NEWSPAPER

AUGUST 2019

RED DIESEL UPDATE BRITAIN’S MOST READ WATERFRONT NEWSPAPER HAVE YOUR SAY

SEE PAGE 3 FOR THE FULL STORY

UK sailors have until 9 September to give their views on the Government’s plan to end the use of red diesel for private pleasure craft. Do not miss the opportunity to have your say.

SUMMER OF FUN

PAGE

29

SAILGP COMES TO COWES TAKE YOUR PLACES

PAGE

30

HISTORICAL CONNECTIONS

Image: RYA

UNDER THE CHANNEL

PAGE

There are so many ways – sailing, motorboating, kayaking, stand up paddleboarding to name but a few to enjoy the wonderful waters we have in the UK. So, whether on holiday, taking part in a regatta, enjoying time at your local sailing club or simply enjoying the water there is no better place to spend the summer…

THE SOUTH’S BEST USED

BOAT SHOW • QUALITY NEW & USED BOATS • POWER & SAIL

5431ALLatSEAbannerUBSHOW.indd 1

34

CLIPPER 2019-20 RACE

A NEW CHALLENGE BEGINS

USED BOA BOAT SHOW 2019 13-22 SEPTEMBER

For more visit premiermarinas.com/usedboatshow 23/07/2019 11:41


2

ALL AT SEA AUGUST 2019

Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th September 2019, 10am - 5pm A fantastic opportunity to view beautiful classic boats and speak to the experts on all aspects of their maintenance and restoration at our 6th Classic Boat Festival. Visiting Classic Boats are entitled to 2 nights FREE berthing as long as the boat is dressed overall. (Prizes for the best dressed boat)

Music & entertainment from local musicians Display area for visiting vintage vehicles Exhibiting Artists: Bridgette Horn Photography, Kelly Horn Artist, Pebble Box Art, Message on a Bottle (Personalised, Sustainable Water Bottles) Refreshments available: Scuttlebutt Café, selling freshley ground coffee, tea, hot chocolate, cakes, light snacks and Caroline’s Dairy Ice Cream, O’Hagan Sausages, Licensed Bar

On-site specialists include: Classic Yacht and Boat Restoration Tim Gilmore | GRP Repairs, Paintwork and Resprays Kevin Horn RBS Marine Sales and Brokerage | Marine Engineering Tony Nelson and John Bone Professional Boat Cleaning Services GR-PRO-CLEAN | The Outboard Centre Ltd Marine Maintenance Nick Hiltunen | Bespoke Blind Service Breeze Blinds

Birdham Pool Marina, Birdham, Chichester, West Sussex. PO20 7BG

268x332mm_Castle Marinas_AAS_July.indd 1

Tel. 01243 512310 www.castlemarinas.co.uk

25/06/2019 16:22


RED DIESEL CONSULTATION HAVE YOUR SAY

Image: Mrak.hr/Shutterstock

FROM PAGE 1... HM Revenue and Customs is inviting views on, and seeking information about, proposed changes to the rules for red diesel used in private pleasure craft as a result of the judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union. In 2018, it ruled that the UK should ban red diesel for private pleasure craft because the way red diesel is taxed contravenes the Fuel Marker Directive. The Directive is designed to ensure that any misuse of diesel crossing European Union internal borders can be detected given the variation in duty treatment in member states. The government intends to abolish the 2008 scheme that allowed users of diesel powered private pleasure craft to purchase red diesel and pay the duty differential between red and white diesel on the fuel used for propulsion. Commercially operated boats would still be able to use red diesel, as would residential boaters with proof of fixed moorings, but boats without a home mooring who are continuously cruising would be required to use white diesel. However, users will be allowed to continue to use red diesel for on board nonpropulsion use where they have a separate

fuel tank for this purpose. This means that craft with only one tank will pay more tax than they currently do as they will have to purchase fuel taxed at the higher white diesel duty rate for both propulsion and non-propulsion uses, and pay the standard rate of VAT as white diesel is not eligible for the reduced rate of VAT.

spillages from containers of fuel purchased away from the waterways. IWA is also concerned that the increased costs faced by both boat owners and boatyard operators will make an already expensive pastime unaffordable to some existing boaters and to many potential new boaters.

3 white diesel and, if needed, the length of any such period. The RYA will respond to the consultation in line with the policy on this issue agreed by its Cruising and Government Affairs Committee, setting out the practical issues that implementation will bring and seeking a long transition period if the UK remains compelled to implement the judgement. This policy also urges Government not to implement the CJEU judgement in the event of a no deal Brexit. Boaters should experience no change in respect of their use of red diesel both in the UK and overseas, though, until the UK Government makes changes to existing legislation. The RYA will be lobbying for any new legislation to include a transition period of sufficient length to recognise that changes will need to be made to the supply system and that the marker dye in red diesel will be detectable in boat fuel systems for a considerable period of time after the commencement date of any change to the use of white diesel. The RYA encourages all UK users of diesel propelled craft, particularly private pleasure craft, and those involved in the supply of fuel to UK craft, to respond to the consultation. The Cruising Association is also urging all UK boaters who use diesel fuel to respond directly. HMRC has made it clear that it will only accept responses from individuals, and not a compilation of responses. gary.satchell@hmrc.gov.uk / 03000 585802 The consultation is available to read at: www.gov.uk/government/consultations/ implementation-of-the-court-of-justice-ofthe-european-union-cjeu-judgment-ondiesel-fuel-used-in-private-pleasure-craft. The consultation closes at 11:45pm on 9 September 2019.

“The Inland Waterways Association, Cruising Association and RYA are appealing to members to ensure their voices are heard.” The Inland Waterways Association, Cruising Association and RYA are appealing to members to ensure their voices are heard. A consortium made up of the three organisations, plus British Marine, met HMRC officials last year and argued that a change to white diesel would create ‘insurmountable problems’ for boat users and the industry. IWA is particularly concerned that the change may encourage people to take measures that could adversely impact the environment and safety, such as increased use of generators in confined spaces or

TOWER NOMINATION

Image: Stefan & Sara Venter

Emirates Spinnaker Tower has been nominated for the Best UK Leisure Attraction in the 2019 British Travel Awards. The winners will be decided by a public vote, with the successful companies announced on 27 November. www.spinnakertower.co.uk You can vote at www. britishtravelawards.com.

NADAL’S NEW CAT

The Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal has commissioned a new 80 Sunreef Power catamaran to be built by Sunreef Yachts. The 23.95m craft is to premier at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2019.

SIR BEN DIRECTS

Sir Ben Ainslie will serve as a NonExecutive Director on the board of the Henri Lloyd Group. In addition Ben will become Chief Technical Advisor on product development. Sir Ben said: “I see this as a great opportunity to be involved in a project that encourages a new way of thinking about sailing kit. In particular I am excited about sharing some of the principles behind the way I approach sailing with the HL team and working with them to develop the next generation of performance gear.”

DESIGN WINNER

James Shakespeare, a transport design student from Staffordshire University, has won the annual Superyacht UK Young Designer Competition 2019, sponsored by Marine Resources, at The Superyacht Design Forum. James beat nine other contenders securing himself the prize of a split four-week internship across two of the UK’s leading superyacht companies, Pendennis Shipyard and Olesinski Ltd.

The consultation outlines how the government intends to implement the judgment by requiring private pleasure craft to use white diesel for propulsion, and seeks evidence regarding the impact this will have on users of diesel propelled craft. Using the information collected from the Call for Evidence, HMRC will evaluate with the industry how best to introduce a transition from red to white diesel. This will include assessing whether a period will be required for suppliers, known as Registered Dealers in Controlled Oils, and users of diesel fuel to adapt to using only

STUDENT BOATS

Six pupils at Rochdale’s Greenbank Primary School have had a new fleet of Qube sailing boats named after them. Children at the school can learn to sail from year four upwards, gaining their RYA stages 1-3 sailing certificates.

@AnglingTrust - Are you a #boat owner? Do you fish at #sea from your own boat? Then you probably use red diesel. Right now the UK Government @GOVUK are proposing to ban the use of red diesel for pleasure crafts! If this will affect you, please respond to the consultation: http://bit.ly/2LoCQn5

SYSTEMS SOLUTION The

• Quality engineering • Innovative design • Competitive pricing • Guaranteed compatibility • Unrivalled warranty

NEWS SNAPS

for ELECTRICS t:

023 8045 4507

e: SAL E S@ VE TUS. CO. UK W W W .V E T U S . C O M

ENGINES | STERN GEAR | FUEL | INSTRUMENTS | FRESH WATER | WASTE WATER | MANOEUVRING | ELECTRICAL | STEERING | HATCHES | VENTILATION


4

ALL AT SEA AUGUST 2019 - FOR MORE NEWS EVERY DAY GO TO WWW.ALLATSEA.CO.UK

ALL ABOARD By Jane Hyde IF you love history you will definitely enjoy David Henshall’s double bill this month. They very neatly tie up the urgent need, during World War Two, to get fuel supplies to France for Operation Overlord with a modern day power requirement. What might sound like a relatively simple idea all those years ago was anything but, as David explains on page 30. No one back then could have guessed that 75 years later another underwater connection between France and England would be made, only this time supplying power rather than fuel. If you are a regular on the Solent you might already have seen the barge at work laying the cables… If you are in Cowes this August you could be lucky enough to see the latest round of the SailGP, which will be the opening feature of Cowes Week. Watch the F50 catamarans as they make their debut on European waters. It is going to be incredibly thrilling to watch, especially as the British team, currently in third, will need the full support of the crowd in this, the fastest sail racing in the world. Whether it is Cowes or another fantastic boating spot, no doubt many of you will be off on your holidays this month. I am heading up to beautiful Scotland, and it seems I am not alone in staying in the UK as last year 57 per cent of us chose to stay here rather than travelling abroad. No doubt Brexit and the amazing summer we had played their part, but there is no denying that we have many incredible places to visit all around this fine nation of ours. Let me know where you are heading. Talking of holidays, how about Sardinia next April? You could time it to coincide with the first America’s Cup World Series regatta. Yes, we finally have the date when the next America’s Cup cycle kicks off properly.

The five teams will be fighting it out over four days to win the first event and, with new boats and new tech, each will be eyeing up the opposition to ascertain how well the preparations have been going. Interestingly, the holder, Emirates Team New Zealand, has also announced the team line-up that will power their AC75. It is a combination of new and returning sailors, but what can be guaranteed is that they will all be determined to retain the title. Catch up with all the Cup news on page 8. There is lots of news around at the moment about major ocean races. First up is the Ocean Globe Race which is being organised by Don McIntyre along similar lines to the 2018 Golden Globe Race, which he also founded (clearly a man who likes a challenge!). It is set to start on 10 September 2023 and will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Whitbread Round the World Race. Applications for an invitation to compete will be available from 10 September, so if you are tempted to take on this challenge go for it! Beginning this September, though, is another major ocean race, the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. As always, All at Sea will be following this race closely and will be bringing you all the news. In the meantime, though, turn to page 34 for a preview of the race, the skippers and the teams. We were fortunate that one of the skippers, Josh Strickland, took time out of his busy build-up to answer our questions in this month’s Boating People. We wish Josh, and all the other skippers and their crew, the very best of luck. Lastly, a reminder that if you wish to have your say in the Red Diesel consultation you have until 9 September. We have all the information you need on page 3. Enjoy the summer! Jane Hyde, Editor

RYA YACHTMASTER OF THE YEAR

SCOTSMAN, Lewis Haig has been named RYA Yachtmaster™ of the Year, for his exceptional demonstration of sailing skills during his RYA Yachtmaster™ certificate of competence exam. 19-year-old Lewis was presented with the prestigious trophy by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, President of the RYA. Speaking after the presentation, Lewis said: “I still cannot believe it, considering that just two years ago my knowledge of boats and sailing was practically

nothing. To have been chosen as RYA Yachtmaster™ of the Year is absolutely incredible and a huge honour. I never anticipated achieving something like this.” RYA director of training and qualifications, Richard Falk, said: “This is an outstanding achievement and one Lewis should be very proud of. There were more than 3,000 people who undertook the exam last year - the calibre was extremely high - but Lewis’ remarkable skills, knowledge and enthusiasm shone through.”

The first time Lewis set foot on a boat was through a school trip with RYA Training Centre, Ocean Youth Trust Scotland. It sparked a love of sailing and a long-term career path that he never saw coming. Since achieving his certificate of competence, Lewis has continued training and working full-time at Ocean Youth Trust Scotland, and is hoping to qualify as an RYA Cruising Instructor later this year. www.rya.org.uk/go/yachtmaster

FLYING INTO COWES

THIS MONTH 27 34 38

POWER NEWS ................... 21 KIT .......................................22 SHORESTYLE .....................23 MARINE ACADEMY .......... 24 MASTERCLASS ................. 26 WINDERMERE JETTY .......27 COWES SAILGP ................ 29 DOUGAL’S DIARY ............. 30 BOATING PEOPLE .............33 CLIPPER RACE .................. 34 PHOTO OF THE MONTH .. 36 BILL KELSEY .....................37 RYA ......................................38 EXPERTS’ COLUMN .......... 39 HOLIDAYS ........................... 41 THE GREEN BLUE ............. 42 AQUA LIVING .................... 43 QUIZ PAGE......................... 49 MARINA FOCUS ................ 50 MARINA GUIDE ..................52 IN THE DRINK.....................58

All six F50 catamarans and a number of pursuit and support boats wait for the start of Race 4 in New York. Image: Simon Bruty for SailGP

SAILGP, the fastest sail racing in the world, flies into the UK to make its debut on European waters on 10 – 11 August. SailGP will serve as the opening feature of the Cowes Week regatta with teams made up of athletes from Great Britain, Australia, China, France, Japan and the United States competing in the penultimate event of the inaugural 2019 season. Established at the end of last year by Sir Russell Coutts and Oracle Co-Founder Larry Ellison, SailGP is an intense, season long battle between teams in identical, high tech flying boats, not only competing to hit sailing’s elusive 50-knot speed barrier, but also for a $1 million end of season prize.

With the competition still wide open and two events remaining, Cowes SailGP is an important milestone for the competing countries. Not least for the Great Britain SailGP Team, helmed by Olympian Dylan Fletcher, who will be looking for redemption after capsizing in New York. For the British, it will be the first time sailing in front of a home crowd and they will be seeking a race victory. “We are very excited to bring SailGP to the UK for the first time. Cowes is considered the home of UK sailing so where better to showcase the speed, technology and athleticism involved in SailGP,” said Sir Russell, CEO of SailGP. “There are a number of teams capable

of winning races and events – and the pressure will be on for the Great Britain team. Many of the Brits are based on the South Coast, and I know how hungry they are for victory in front of a home crowd.” Currently, Japan – helmed by double Olympic medallist Nathan Outteridge – sits one point ahead at the top of the leaderboard from long-term rival, friend and fellow Olympic gold medallist Tom Slingsby of the Australia SailGP Team. Great Britain is currently placed third. The Grand Final takes place in Marseille in September. You can buy tickets for the Cowes event at sailgp.com. Read more about SailGP on page 29.


ALL AT SEA AUGUST 2019

To advertise here please call 07740 118928

There’s a boat for everyone. Find yours. At the Southampton International Boat Show, powered by Borrow A Boat, you’ll discover every type of boat you can imagine. Try out a highspeed RIB, float across the Solent under sail or have a go at some exciting watersports. You can even challenge other sailors without going near the water on our virtual reality yachting experience. With live music, guest speakers and much more, you’re guaranteed a great day out, whatever type of boating takes your fancy.

Get your tickets now at southamptonboatshow.com

Scan for tickets

5


6

ALL AT SEA AUGUST 2019

NEWS SNAPS MAYFLOWER SHIP

With celebrations planned next year to commemorate 400 years since the Mayflower took the Pilgrims Fathers to America, a sculpture of the ship has been installed in Harwich, where the ship’s captain, Christopher Jones, and several crew hailed from. The Mayflower was also registered to the town at the time of the voyage.

CLASSIC WEEK

This year’s Panerai British Classic Week saw a fleet of more than 50 classic yachts from across Europe put through their paces in the challenging tidal waters of the Solent in all weather conditions. Owned and helmed by regatta-regular Giovanni Belgrano, the Laurent Giles OneOff Bermudan Sloop Whooper sailed a tightly contested six-race series to win the regatta overall, taking home the BCYC Trophy and Panerai clock.

A MODEL CROSSING

OCEAN GLOBE RACE ANNOUNCED THE spirit of the Whitbread Round the World Race is back with the announcement of the 2023 Ocean Globe Race, a retro event starting from a European port on 10 September 2023 celebrating the 50th anniversary of this major milestone in adventure sailing. This retro race reopens once-in-alifetime opportunities for ordinary sailors and adventurous yacht owners to follow in the wake of Tabarly, Blake, van Rietschoten, Blyth, Knox-Johnston and, of course, Mexican Ramon Carlin, winner of the first Whitbread fully crewed global challenge in 1973 with his production Swan 65 Sayula II. Organised by Australian adventurer Don McIntyre along similar lines to the 2018 Golden Globe Race, which he also founded, the 2023 Ocean Globe Race will follow the original Clipper ship sailing route around the globe, just as the Whitbread Race did in 1973. The course traces the classic four-leg route from Europe to Africa and on to Australasia, then back via a South American port: 27,000 miles and seven months passing under the three great Capes with Cape Horn the prize for most. Just like the 2018 GGR, this new fully-crewed challenge is equally retro, sailing similar well proven yachts to those

entered in the first Whitbread and with technology limited to what was available to those pioneers back in 1973. That means no high tech materials, computers, satellite systems (including phones and GPS), as well as mobile phones. Navigation will be limited to sextant plots on paper charts, communications to SSB and VHF radios and music will be played on cassette tapes. Entries are limited to ‘approved’ fibreglass production yachts designed prior to 1988, from 47ft to 66ft LOA segregated into two groups: Adventure (47 - 56ft) and Sayula (56 - 66ft) classes. In addition, original entries from the first three Whitbread Races (1973/4, 1977/8 and 1981/2) together with ‘Class surveyed’ production sail training yachts up to 68ft make up a third Flyer Class. The fleet is limited to a maximum of 30 yachts and the race will be sailed under the International Collision Regulations. Each yacht must also include at least one woman and youth crew aged under 24 at the start of the race. Applications for an invitation to compete will be available from 10 September, four years ahead of the start. www.OceanGlobeRace.com

After a series of previous launches failed, retired scientist Robin Lovelock is making another effort to see his model boat become the first unmanned vessel to cross the Atlantic. The 4ft Snoopy Sloop has a GPS computer to pilot the boat for the 5,000-mile journey, which could take up to eight months.

Start of the first Whitbread race in 1973 with Chay Blyth’s Great Britain II lined up against Eric Tabarly’s Pen Duck IV. Image: Bob Fisher/PPL

ALCOHOL AWARENESS

PARA BRONZE

Image: Miguel Paez/World Sailing

At the 2019 Para World Sailing Championships last year’s champions Will Street and Johnny Currell took bronze in the RS Venture Connect. It was the only medal for the British with Spain’s Violeta del Reino taking gold in the Hansa 303 Women, Poland’s Piotr Cichocki winning gold in the Hansa 303 Men and, finally, in the 2.4mR it was France’s Damien Seguin who took victory. paraworldsailing2019.com/en/

SAILING TALK

A celebration event to mark the 50th anniversary of Sir Edward Heath winning the Sydney to Hobart race in his first Morning Cloud yacht takes place on 5 September in the grounds of his former home, Arundells, in Salisbury. Speakers include Jeremy Robinson and Mike Austin. Tickets are priced at £30 from arundellssailingtalks@gmail.com. thefriendsofarundells.btck.co.uk/ MorningCloudTalksSept2019

FOR MARINA NEWS SEE PAGE 52

CRUISE INTO AUCKLAND YANMAR has announced its latest brand flagship, the X47 Express Cruiser. Scheduled to make its global debut towards the end of 2019, the 47ft express cruiser is stated to be the Official VIP Cruiser for the 36th America’s Cup presented by Prada. It will serve as such through the whole competition including the world series and the final match in Auckland in March 2021. “With its sleek hull and strikingly bold

character lines, the X47 has the look of a powerboat, but inside you will discover that there is a lot of space - a very usable interior layout and plenty of volume - like that of a well-designed cabin cruiser. We believe that we can deliver a true VIP cruising experience to the world’s greatest sailing event,” said Yanmar Holdings director, Ken Okuyama. Watch the X47 teaser at youtu.be/ dQJ1YOG-jN8.

RAFT RACING For nearly half-a-century, Fareham Quay has hosted an annual Raft Race. In July, 14 teams competed for the laurels, which are awarded to the team that crosses the finish line second. The contest, designed to create maximum tension between teams wielding paddles, offered great entertainment for the many spectators on the waterfront. This year’s outing brought out some ingenious raft designs and plenty of skullduggery between crews. There were two heats before Blazing Paddles emerged as the winners. The crew was made up of sailors from the South Coast: John Howell, Rob Havill, Jim Lally and Dan Lane. They swapped their usual Hunter Legend 306, Lazy Sailor, for a raft made

from discarded plastic containers and wooden pallets. The Mayor and Mayoress of Fareham presented Blazing Paddles with medals and a cup. The contest raised money for two local charities - The Rainbow Centre and Headway Portsmouth. Donations are still welcomed: www. justgiving.com/teams/Blazing-Paddles Image: Dan Harbut Photography

image: Allstars/Shutterstock AT the start of Maritime Safety Week, Transport and Maritime Minister Nusrat Ghani MP announced that her Department would be undertaking a campaign to highlight the potential dangers of drinking and boating. The RYA and the British Ports Association both welcomed the announcement. They are members of a newly formed Alcohol Awareness Steering Group which will work with the Government and other parts of the maritime sector to develop the campaign aimed at recreational boat users. The campaign aims to improve safety on the water by highlighting the dangers of drinking and boating. RYA director of external affairs Howard Pridding said: “Our message on this issue is clear - Don’t Mix Alcohol and Boating. “We welcome the initiative that the Government is taking and have been pleased to work with colleagues from the British Ports Association and other stakeholders to develop the campaign that will encourage all who enjoy their recreation afloat to boat responsibly.” BPA chief executive Richard Ballantyne said: “Although many

recreational users enjoy boating responsibly, sadly it is believed that the issue of drinking in the marine environment has contributed to incidents and accidents around our coast. However as a sector we are alive to the problem and are using this campaign to create awareness and hopefully ensure people enjoy our wonderful coast and network of ports and marinas for the right reasons. As the key user representative body the RYA has a wide reach and it is great to link up with them to get this important message out.”

YOUR THOUGHTS

Have you ever come across a situation where alcohol has led to a dangerous situation afloat? Do you think a reckless few are responsible and most boaters are alcohol aware? We would love to know what you think. As always, send your thoughts to editor@allatsea.co.uk or post your comments at the All at Sea Facebook page: www.facebook. com/allatseanewspaper.


To advertise here please call 07740 118928

ALL AT SEA AUGUST 2019

Offset the cost of boat ownership It’s free to list – no fees to boat owners.

PROUD MEMBER

www.flotespace.com As Featured In

7


8

ALL AT SEA AUGUST 2019

FIRST WORLD SERIES EVENT SET FOR 2020 IT has finally been confirmed that the first America’s Cup World Series regatta of the 36th America’s Cup cycle will take place in Cagliari, Sardinia from 23 – 26 April, 2020. The four-day regatta will see the sun-drenched Italian Mediterranean island play host to the first ever competitive outing of the AC75 Class foiling monohulls currently being developed by the teams: America’s Cup Defender Emirates Team New Zealand, Challenger of Record Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team (ITA), INEOS Team UK (GBR), American Magic (USA) and Stars + Stripes Team USA. Representing the Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team – which has its official team base in Cagliari – Italian sailor Vasco Vascotto said the venue would be perfect for the five teams to race their cutting-edge AC75s for the first time. “Sardinia has a well-established reputation as a premiere yacht racing venue,” Vasco said. “That is one of the reasons we chose the island as the base for our challenge. We are looking forward to welcoming the other teams and the America’s Cup World Series fans for what should be a spectacular opening event.” Representing the Defender of the America’s Cup, Emirates Team New Zealand’s chief operating officer Kevin Shoebridge highlighted the importance of the ACWS event in Sardinia for all the teams. “Like all regattas there will be teams that come away satisfied and those that do not,” Kevin said. “The significant thing about this regatta is that it will give a very clear idea of where each of the teams are in their designs and preparations for the main events in 2021. “However with only eight months between Sardinia and the start of the Prada Cup and 10 months until the America’s Cup Match, it gives very little time to make necessary changes for teams to make sure they are up to speed.” Also revealed was the new Prada Cup ocean

sustainability initiative Ocean Attitude, which features a partnership with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), as part of its Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development programme which will be launched in 2021. Julian Barbière of UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission said: “Promoting ocean sustainability is not a choice: the very survival of this planet depends on the health of the ocean. Ocean science is key to inform decision-making and to promote sustainable innovation. “The sailing world, thanks to the wide audience that it can reach, can offer a powerful platform to advocate, educate, promote innovative solutions and engage with the private sector. This is the aim of the partnership between the Challenger of Record and the IOC of UNESCO: connecting the world of ocean science to the world of ocean education and ocean literacy to foster ocean action.”

INEOS TEAM UK’s Test Boat ‘T5’ is a 28ft foiling monohull modified to match the fundamental parameters of the AC75, the class of boat that will contest the 36th America’s Cup. Image: Harry KH

CLOSING THE LOOP Image: Southampton Boat Show

ELG Carbon Fibre and INEOS Team UK are working together to ensure sustainable materials and practices are incorporated into the America’s Cup 2021 build programme. ELG has been a Technical Supplier to the British team since the campaign began in 2018 and has processed 1,000kg of carbon manufacturing waste and endof-use parts for the them. From ELG’s specialist facility, INEOS Team UK’s recovered fibres are converted into milled and chopped products to make thermoset and thermoplastic

compounds and non-woven mats. These reprocessed products are then used to manufacture composite structures during the production of the AC75 boat. Although precise details of the boat’s design remain a closely guarded secret, ELG has reveal their recycled non-woven materials have been used in the production of two cradles to support the AC75 during transit as well as the hull and deck moulds. Alan Boot, Naval Architect for INEOS Team UK, said: “The reuse of carbon fibre products is a real

game changer. We are diverting waste away from landfill and closing the loop in our production methods wherever possible. “ELG’s products have fitted seamlessly into our manufacturing processes, which demonstrates how successful these materials can be in a range of commercial markets. This is a really exciting time in terms of boat production and will hopefully lead the way for other manufacturers to follow suit.” INEOS Team UK’s AC75 Boat 1 will be launched this summer.

Emirates Team New Zealand’s The America’s Cup and the Prada Cup in Newport. Image: Carlo Borlenghi

grinder Steven Ferguson training in the gym. Image: Emirates Team New Zealand

P IV W AENTAT NO E ILS L 0%EPRESNCELAB ETA R I D A N VA OR A F K FI

AS

R

Image: Facanv/Shutterstock

E

SALES & SERVICE CENTRE

Endeavour Quay, Gosport Tel. +44 (0)2392 808717

SAILMAKING CENTRE

Wareham, Dorset Tel. +44 (0)1929 554308

QUALITY CRUISING & RACING SAILS SPINNAKERS & CRUISING CHUTES SAIL COVERS | MAINSAIL ‘PACKAWAYS’ DODGERS & SPRAYHOODS | SAIL SERVICING & VALETING

ALL AT THE MOST COMPETITIVE PRICES! Local sail collections & returns are available by arrangement – contact us for details

Email: info@kempsails.com

www.kempsails.com

DEFENDER’S NEW LINE-UP EMIRATES Team New Zealand has announced the team line-up that will power their AC75 when it hits the water later this winter. “We have a really interesting mix of sailors making up the Emirates Team New Zealand sailing team for the AC36,” said Emirates Team New Zealand COO Kevin Shoebridge. “As we have always seen, a cohesive mix of both sailing talent and raw power is a fundamental piece of the puzzle to success on the water. We saw this in Bermuda and will no doubt see it again in Auckland.” A number of the familiar faces that were on board the America’s Cup winning crew as ‘cyclors’ in Bermuda are back again by making a successful transition back from the leg powered cycling system which has now been outlawed within the Class Rule for the 36th America’s Cup. Returning to the team are: Andy Maloney

(Kerikeri), Carlo Huisman (The Netherlands), Guy Endean (Auckland), Joe Sullivan (Picton), Josh Junior (Wellington) and Simon van Velthooven (Palmerston North), while the new names are: Louis Sinclair (Wairoa), Steven Ferguson (Auckland), Marcus Hansen (Whangarei) and Marius Van der pol (Russell). Emirates Team New Zealand head of physical performance Dan Plews said: “Grinding on the AC75’s is a going to be a massively physically demanding role for grinders during racing. Having put all of these guys through some pretty brutal testing sessions we are impressed with their natural ability, but also the extent they will go through to push their bodies to the limit.” The other remaining positions on board will be covered by existing Emirates Team New Zealand sailors Glenn Ashby, Peter Burling, Blair Tuke and Ray Davies.


To advertise here please call 07740 118928

ALL AT SEA AUGUST 2019

USED BOA BOAT SHOW 2019 13-22 SEPTEMBER

THE SOUTH’S BEST

USED BOAT

SHOW

• Displays on water and ashore • Quality Used and New Boats • Power and Sail For more visit premiermarinas.com/usedboatshow

PARK

& RIDE

TO THE SHOW

Park & Ride to the Southampton International Boat Show from Premier’s Swanwick Marina for £14.50 and enjoy complimentary entry to the show on any day. To book call into any Premier Marina or 01489 884 060 premiermarinas.com/parkandride

9


10

ALL AT SEA AUGUST 2019

NEWS SNAPS ONBOARD FESTIVAL

There was a great turnout of youngsters at the Portsmouth RYA OnBoard Festival. 43 OnBoarders, all under 14, enjoyed a day of junior sailing at the Andrew Simpson Watersports Centre. Children from the ASWC OnBoard programme and other clubs and organisations around the area went along. They enjoyed games and sessions on the water, where they got to have a go at dinghy sailing challenges and games, as well as stand up paddleboarding, kayaking and windsurfing.

WINNING TEENS

Milly and Vita. Image: Paul Wyeth

Lymington teenagers Milly Boyle and Vita Heathcote have clinched the 420 world championship crown after a thrilling finale in Vilamoura, Portugal. The pair dominated the week-long regatta, notching up eight top 10 finishes including three wins over the 10-race series. The sailors have risen through the ranks of the British Youth Sailing programme; last year they represented the British Youth Sailing Team at the Youth World Championships, finishing in second.

A RIGHT ROYAL RECEPTION HER Royal Highness The Princess Royal, Patron UKSA (national youth maritime training charity) hosted a reception at St James’s Palace to celebrate the success of fundraising efforts for new facilities at UKSA’s centre in West Cowes. Her Royal Highness thanked guests, including supporters, UKSA graduates now working on yachts and in watersports and UKSA friends and encouraged efforts to raise funds to continue, as the next phase of the Building Better Futures landmark campaign begins. UKSA is undertaking a major redevelopment in West Cowes – the largest ever investment in its 30-year history. With £1m secured to date it has so far been able to purchase four new yachts, refurbish shower and changing facilities and redevelop the old Cowes Youth Hall into a new maritime training centre with training class rooms, navigation training simulator and a Superyacht training galley for hospitality training courses. The gym and sports hall have also been refurbished and will be available to the local community. Ben Willows, UKSA CEO said: “Building Better Futures is about enabling more young people from all walks of life and backgrounds to come to UKSA. It is about creating an environment where not only our teaching and activities are world class but also our facilities.”

The Princess Royal said during the event, “UKSA is a very special charity in that it works with such a range of young people from disadvantaged Year 6 children having their first experience away from home and on-the-water, through to students working towards a career in the maritime industry. I am delighted to be here tonight and lend my support to helping this charity realise the potential of more young people in this country.” In further news from the charity, UKSA is launching a new fullyfunded foundation course for young people aged 16 who have just finished their GCSEs and are looking to start a career in the maritime industry. The Maritime Foundation course will provide learners with skills and qualifications that demonstrate their competency to work as a seafarer. The two-year course is suitable for those with little to no experience of the maritime sector as it will provide all essential skills, qualifications and knowledge for entry level positions, thanks to the 60/40 split of practical and theory training. UKSA Open Day: 23 August from 1.30pm. www.uksa.org/about-us/open-days

UKSA Patron, HRH The Princess Royal in conversation with UKSA CEO Ben Willows (middle) and UKSA Chair William Garnett (right)

RNLI ASSISTS YACHT ON FIRE The yacht on fire viewed from the AllWeather Boat with Typhoon Tow hosing it down. Image: RNLI/Ian Cannon

POPULAR CANALS

The number of boats on London’s canals has reached a record high with an 84 per cent increase in the last five years. The figures, from the Canal & River Trust’s annual boat count, show the number of boats stands at 4,326 compared to 2,326 in 2012. The amount of boats without a home mooring in the capital has risen by 246 per cent, from 638 in 2012 to 2,208 this year. To cope with the demand, the Trust is to spend £67,000 carrying out improvements.

MDL’S NEW PARTNER

SUNSEEKER PROFITS

Luxury motor yacht manufacturer Sunseeker International saw a substantial growth in gross margins and retained profit in 2018. Profits grew from £1.1m in 2017 to £6.6m in 2018, a £5.5m increase. Overall group (Sunseeker International Holdings Ltd) revenue was £299.8m in 2018, with gross margins increasing by 39 per cent (£9.8m) from £25.5m in 2017 to £35.3m in 2018.

JACKIE’S SUPERYACHT Chinese shipyard Jinlong has launched its flagship superyacht project commissioned by martial artist and actor Jackie Chan. Measuring 46.5m, the fullaluminium yacht can reach a top speed of 21 knots and is designed to cruise at 19 knots.

RAMSGATE’S All-Weather Lifeboat was launched to a yacht on fire with a view to towing it back to Ramsgate. Whilst the Ramsgate lifeboat Esme Anderson made its way, the North East Spit pilot launch, which was passing by, saw the boat alight and headed in its direction. The pilot boat retrieved the family of three male adults and one teenage boy from their life raft. Also during this time a wind farm support vessel, Typhoon Tow, had arrived on the scene and, using their fire hose, attempted to put the fire out. When the all-weather boat arrived the volunteer RNLI crew set up two further fire hoses and assisted in trying to put the fire out. After about 45 minutes of hosing the vessel down, it took on sea water, as the level of the hull had burnt to the sea level,

and it sank, fortunately into water deep enough to not cause any issues to other passing boats. The family said it was their maiden voyage in their yacht having collected it from Ipswich, with the intention of a family holiday sailing it around the South Coast and back to their home in the North of England. The fire had occurred when they switched the engine off, six miles off the North Foreland with the intention of putting the sails up to go sailing. The experienced crew of the yacht, who were all wearing lifejackets, called Mayday then attempted to fight the fire with the two on board fire extinguishers but realised that they were unable to contain it so launched their life raft and evacuated the yacht.

MDL Marinas is the Official Marina Partner of the British Keelboat League and RS Sailing. This partnership will see MDL Marinas providing the new fleet of RS 21 keelboats with easy access to the water during the British Keelboat League events taking place throughout 2019. This support ensures that the teams are located close to the start line at Hamble Point Marina with direct access to the Solent and Queen Anne’s Battery, minutes from Plymouth Sound. The participating sailing crews and organisers will also enjoy access to the marinas’ facilities. All the boats for the events are provided by the British Keelboat League, which ensures fair competition

across the board, and the new RS 21 keelboat makes up the majority of the 2019 fleet. “We are delighted to be able to support the British Keelboat League. Getting sailors out on the water and promoting sailing in such an inclusive way is something that MDL whole heartedly endorses,” said Mike Glanville, MDL Marinas managing director. “We look forward to welcoming the teams to our MDL marinas.” MDL’s Hamble Point and Queen Anne’s Battery marinas offer annual, summer and monthly ‘trailer sailor’ packages designed specifically with keelboat sailors in mind. www.britishkeelboatleague.co.uk / www.mdlmarinas.co.uk

Guesshtohrae ge anc Do you know where this is? Turn to page 15 to see if you got it right!

Image: Wendy Davies


To advertise here please call 07740 118928 11

So Oc uth V ea am is it n Ha pto us ll, n B at St oa an t d Sh J3 ow 72 .

ALL AT SEA AUGUST 2019

SIMPLY CRUISE

Cruising to a beach, lake or simply exploring with friends, the NEW Simrad Cruise allows you to enjoy your day on the water. An easy to use chartplotter that lets you know where you are and what is around you, plus with key information at hand like speed and depth you’ll be able to cruise confidently. There is even a built in sonar for days when the fish are biting.

SIMRAD-YACHTING.COM/CRUISE

SIM0790 Cruise FP Advert SIBS Flash ENG (for All At Sea) 07-19.indd 1

12/07/2019 11:21:41


12

ALL AT SEA AUGUST 2019

ROLEX FASTNET RACE Image: Margaret Smeaton/Shutterstock

SATURDAY 3 August will see the start of the historic Rolex Fastnet Race, the world’s largest offshore yacht race. For the first time ever, it is taking place before Cowes Week. Also a first, a Fastnet Race Village will be open to the public on 1 August on The Parade in Cowes. See a number of race boats close up on Trinity Landing and meet the skippers and crew. Try Paddleboarding around an inflatable version of the ‘Fastnet Rock’ with UKSA and relax shoreside with live music and entertainment at the Crew Bar on Cowes Parade. Organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club a record fleet of more than 400 boats and 3,000 plus crew are taking on the non-stop 605nm race. In fact this year’s entry was filled in just four minutes and 37 seconds, just 13 seconds outside the record time achieved in 2017. The spectacle of such a diverse fleet and range of boats, from the smallest at 30ft to the four mighty French foiling machines - the 100ft Ultime trimarans, and everything in between, will ensure a huge spectacle. Look out for the oldest yacht, the 1939 Amokura and also the famous Gipsy Month IV. The fleet of yachts, from nine to 32m, will range from beautiful classic yachts to some of the fastest racing machines on the planet, but all will take on the testing course which passes eight famous landmarks along the route:

The Needles, Portland Bill, Start Point, the Lizard, Land’s End, the Fastnet Rock, Bishop’s Rock off the Scillies and Plymouth breakwater. The symbol of the race, though, is the Fastnet Rock, located off the southern coast of Ireland. Also known as the Teardrop of Ireland, the Rock marks an evocative turning point in the challenging race. After the start at Cowes, the fleet heads westward down The Solent, before exiting into the English Channel at Hurst Castle. The finish is at Plymouth, Devon via the Fastnet Rock. The leg across the Celtic Sea to (and from) the Fastnet Rock is known to be unpredictable and challenging. The competitors are exposed to fast moving Atlantic weather systems and the fleet often encounter tough conditions. Crews have to manage and anticipate the changing tidal and meteorological conditions imposed by the complex course. If conditions are good for flying, the outright race record of 32 hours, 48 minutes set by Banque Populaire V in 2011 will be seriously threatened. The main trophy for overall victory is the Fastnet Challenge Cup awarded to the winner in IRC. In addition, there are more than 30 additional trophies that will be awarded at the prizegiving on 8 August at Plymouth Yacht Haven. www.rolexfastnetrace.com / #RolexFastnetRace Read the race report in next month’s All at Sea.

Image: Fastnet

Vendée Globe entrant Pip Hare and world sailing speed record holder Paul Larsen have teamed up to campaign Pip’s IMOCA 60 Superbigou in the Rolex Fastnet race. They join a fleet of 27 IMOCA 60s, 23 of which have been entered for the Vendée Globe race in 2020. Over 20 per cent of the skippers in the IMOCA 60 fleet for the Rolex Fastnet are female, approximately double the average figure for the Fastnet fleets. Pip explained: “It is amazing to see women being represented so well at the top levels of sailing. With these boats, no-one has the muscle power to handle the sails alone, so it is more about good technique and quick problem solving. It is a level playing field, and that is what makes it so exciting. What makes you competitive is your mindset and your tactics.”

MARINE BREAKDOWN SERVICE

JOIN TODAY: 0800 885500 membership@seastart.co.uk . www.seastart.co.uk


13

ALL AT SEA AUGUST 2019

SHOWING OFF IN SOUTHAMPTON AT the UK’s biggest boat show, visitors can try out stand-up paddle-boarding, kayaking, dinghies and RIBS, go sailing, step aboard luxury yachts and enjoy a whole range of land-based fun from boating-based attractions and celebrity appearances to live entertainment. Another two attractions have been confirmed for next month’s Southampton Boat Show powered by Borrow A Boat from 13 – 22 September. Climb aboard the show’s very own tall ship Shtandart, a replica of the 1703 frigate built by Peter the Great. Shtandart offers visitors a unique opportunity to explore its historic decks and cabins and to learn all about the history behind the famous ship in its on board museum.

Visitors can also jump on board the Ocean Scene passenger boat and take in the scenic views of the show and beyond whilst cruising the iconic Solent waters. The boat can hold up to 340 passengers and departs from berth M211. Trips are free and last for 20 minutes. As the show’s sponsor Matt Ovenden, CEO of Borrow A Boat, said: “We are thrilled to be on board as the title sponsor of the Southampton International Boat Show, which will enable us to delight the boat show audience with just how easy and accessible boating can be.” Do not miss All at Sea’s show preview guide next month. www.southamptonboatshow.com

EXCLUSIVE BOAT SHOW OFFERS FROM YOUR MAIN VOLVO PENTA DEALER IN THE SOUTH... , s t uc s d ro ice P n erv o S eS R FE arin F O M L CE IA rts & SP Pa For special offers, promotions, competitions... and more, visit Stand J407 at the Boat Show and keep an eye on our Facebook page: business.facebook.com/rkmarinelimited/

SOUTHAMPTON SAILING WEEK THIS September will see the third outing of the Southampton Sailing Week Regatta. The three-day event is set to see 60 yachts and 600 sailors take to the seas in a race to win their relevant cup, with the aim to entice everyone regardless of experience from GB sailors to those who have never set sail on the sea before. Nikki Rees, managing director for ReesLeisure, said: “Whilst there are six different cups to choose from, spaces are limited in each of them so I would recommend getting in touch now before they fill up!” With donations to both Geoff Holt’s Wetwheels

charity and Southampton City Council, 2017 saw 200 children out on the water and 2018 saw a class of more than 30 children receiving a VIP day experience of sailing, getting them involved and sparking interest in a new sport. The Southampton Sailing Week Regatta takes place from 16 - 18 September during the Southampton Boat Show. Each day starts with breakfast and ends with drinks at the 5* Harbour Hotel in Ocean Village, providing the perfect setting for networking and an award ceremony to celebrate the day’s races. southamptonsailingweek.co.uk

Boat Show week is fast approaching, and you’ll be pleased to know R.K.Marine, your Volvo Penta Main Dealer for the South, is making plans for a string of promotions. Follow our campaigns on Facebook, and you’ll have a heads up on what we’re offering.

Visit us on Stand J407 THE POWER BEHIND BOAT S AUTHORISED

For more information call us on 01489 admin@.rkmarine.co.uk

583572

www.rkmarine.co.uk

Swanwick Boat Yard and Head Office

Warsash Boat Yard

RK Marine, Hamble River Boat Yard, Bridge Road, Swanwick, Southampton, SO31 7EB

RK Marine, Unit 6 , Stone Pier Boat Yard, Warsash, Southampton, SO31 9FR


14

ALL AT SEA AUGUST 2019

NEWS SNAPS RS21S DEBUT

The Solent will be welcoming hundreds of boats to Cowes Week this month, and this year will see the addition of the RS21. The RS21s will be setting off from the Sportline start line from 10 - 12 August to compete in round the cans racing. The racing is set to be competitive and the RS21 Cowes Week trophy will be presented at the regatta prize giving on 16 August. To enter head to the RS Sailing store website. The price of £999 includes your entry fee, charter fee and boat storage at UKSA. www.rssailingstore.com

TORBAY PREPARES

The Royal Torbay Yacht Club is gearing up to host the J/70 World Championships. Teams from 23 countries have signed up and entrants include World Champions, Olympians and previous winners of both the J/70 European and World Championships. J/70 events in Torquay will start with the UK National Championships being held as part of the Torbay Royal Regatta from 24 – 26 August. Then, from 29 August - 6 September, the World Championships will take place. j70worlds2019.com

FUNDING THE FUTURE

SCOTLAND’S Prestwick Sailing Club won Sunsail’s Funding the Future competition for 2018-19. This is the third year of Sunsail’s campaign to support grassroots sailing in the UK and help get more people out on the water. Prestwick’s sailors scooped the £5,000 grant and celebrated at the Andrew Simpson Foundation Watersports Centre in Portsmouth. As well as the monetary prize, the winning club will have a live Q&A with double Olympic medallist, Volvo Ocean Race winner and RYA Director of Racing, Ian Walker MBE. Banbury Sailing Club and Arnside Sailing Club were this year’s runners-

up, and each club will receive £2,000 from Sunsail. University of Highland and Islands Wind and Wave Club were chosen for the university sailing club award of £1,000. Ian Walker MBE said: “The judges were impressed with the plan to enable more women and girls to get on the water, and particularly the fact that Prestwick Sailing Club has a clear communications strategy to go out into the local community and reach non-club members such as Girl Guides, schools and womenonly gyms. Sailing is a sport that everyone can excel at, regardless of gender, and I cannot wait to visit the club.”

BLIND TEAM TAKES CROWN

CLIPPING ON

You would not drive, take a plane journey or tear around a roller coaster ride without being properly strapped in, so why tackle the waves without being secured to your boat? That is the safety message being delivered in a new RYA video. The video is designed to remind boaters of the importance of clipping on with a safety line and safety harness. The video is part of the RYA’s new digital safety campaign to highlight its key safety messages: look after yourself, have a plan, keep in touch and know your limits. Watch the video at youtu.be/DD2h-RiW-OM.

SPOTTED!

A more unusual crew member at this year’s Panerai British Classic Week.

NEW MARINA

Winchburgh Developments and Scottish Canals have agreed a contract for a new marina, which will be located in Winchburgh. The marina, to be built on the Union Canal, will include 20 marina berths plus 29 canal moorings, as well as new leisure and commercial spaces. It will also provide access to the Union Canal towpath.

Image: Chris Brown Photography

THE Blind Sailing team were crowned champions at the 2019 RYA Sailability Multiclass Regatta. With more than 100 sailors competing in over 70 boats, the UK’s biggest disability sailing event of its kind took place at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, home of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Ten classes of boat, many of which have been adapted to enable people with disabilities to compete on a level playing field, competed. RYA Sailability manager, Joff McGill said: “This year’s regatta is our biggest and best so far. Along with the exciting fleet racing and the annual Ken Ellis Pursuit Race, the event allows those who have never even been on the water before to give it a go and experience the freedom that being on the water brings.” www.rya.org.uk/sailability Watch a video of the regatta and read all the class winners at the All at Sea news pages: allatsea.co.uk/news/latest-news

LIFEJACKETS SAVE LIVES ONE of the main findings of this year’s Casualty Review Panel is that 11 people who drowned in 2018 might be alive today had they been wearing a lifejacket or buoyancy aid, although the figure is slightly lower than last year’s 13 lives. In the 12 years that the Panel has been meeting, is has recorded that 200 lives could have been saved by wearing a lifejacket or buoyancy aid. The majority of incidents last year involved commercial fishermen (including accidents at fish farms) and anglers, many of which happened in Scottish Sea Lochs. The Panel’s overriding advice is to wear a lifejacket or buoyancy aid appropriate to your activity, which is proven to greatly improve your chances of surviving the shock of entering cold water. The Panel also recommended an additional package of measures to keep you safe for your activity. n Carrying a VHF DSC radio and knowing how to use it to contact the Coastguard or other vessels n Carrying a PLB or EPIRB will help rescuers to locate you and even if you are unconscious the alarm will be raised.

n Downloading the RYA SafeTrx app on your phone and using it in an emergency could make all the difference. n Wearing appropriate clothing and carrying the right safety equipment for your sport, particularly rock anglers and sport fishermen wading in slippery rivers. n Making sure your equipment is properly fitted, for example wearing a lifejacket with a crotch strap attached. This advice comes after the panel looked at a case where a yachtsman died because he was wearing a lifejacket that was not properly fitted, had ridden up and was not keeping his head above water.

SAVES FUEL & IMPROVES SPEED JOIN THE PROPELLER REVOLUTION

RRP £59.95 • Designed to last, the coating creates a super slippy surface to which marine life cannot adhere • Protects the environment. Free from solvents, biocides, aggresive primers and VOC’s • Supplied as a comprehensive 400ml kit to treat your propellers for easy application by owners and professionals • Prop Defender should pay for itself in fuel savings in weeks or months

Special Introductory Offer

ORDER ONLINE www.propdefender.com OR BY Tel: +44 (0)20 3475 6754 Email: info@propdefender.com

INC VAT & DELIVERY (UK mainland)

ONLY £49.95

ENTER CODE AB39


15

ALL AT SEA AUGUST 2019

UK PORTS ASKED RYA DINGHY SHOW TO HOST GGR FLEET DATES ANNOUNCED THE only show in the world dedicated to dinghy sailing is set to return to Alexandra Palace, London from 29 February – 1 March 2020. Now in its 69th year, the RYA Dinghy Show in association with Yachts & Yachting, will once again offer a weekend of interactive features, expert advice, all the latest boats and kit and absolutely everything dinghy. The show will feature more than 180 exhibitors including boat builders, class associations, sailing clubs and retailers with the theme ‘A World of Opportunity – see where dinghy sailing can take you’. A career on the water, or simply spending valuable time outdoors with family and friends, the show will celebrate the unique wealth of

opportunities that dinghy sailing provides. As always, there will be a fantastic line-up of speakers and coaching sessions, as well as new show hosts, fun for the whole family and even more interactive features. With Tokyo 2020 just around the corner, do not miss the chance to rub shoulders with members of the British Sailing Team at Sailor’s Corner, which will be making a comeback, along with the return of the Women’s Sailing Hub and the popular Beginners’ Trail. Tickets to the 2020 RYA Dinghy Show will go on sale in October; look out for special RYA member and club offers. www.dinghyshow.org.uk

The 2018 Golden Globe Race proved a huge attraction, drawing thousands of visitors to Les Sables d’Olonne from across the Globe. Image: Christophe Favreau/PPL/GGR

FOLLOWING the success of the 2018 Golden Globe Race, the Vendée city of Les Sables d’Olonne and its three-town agglomeration have voted unanimously to host the next Golden Globe Race in 2022. The city’s leaders also took out options to repeat the event in 2026 and 2030. The next start is scheduled to take place on 4 September 2022, preceded by a two week Race Village in the Vendée Globe Marina to celebrate the history of singlehanded sailing. Don McIntyre, the Australian race founder and head of the race organisation Ocean Frontiers PTY Ltd, said: “We are truly excited about this on-going relationship. The support given by the Les Sables d’Olonne Agglomeration during the 2018/19 race was strong, professional and based on trust - the perfect foundation for a long term commitment.” Being a retro race celebrating the pioneering spirit of those sailors like Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and Bernard Moitessier who set out to become the first to sail solo non-stop around the globe back in 1968, the concept of back-to-basic human endeavour in small traditional yachts, fits well alongside the professionally sailed Vendée Globe state-of-the-art flying foilers. Timing of the GGR in 2022/3 fits perfectly in the middle of the Vendée Globe four-year cycle, covers both ends of the spectrum for any audience and gives Les Sables d’Olonne one of the two biggest solo around the world races every two years. The support package provided by Les Sables d’Olonne will be significantly larger than in 2018. The village will be bigger, more entertaining and media plans and coverage for the GGR will be upgraded. Sponsor interest in backing the GGR has also increased, with potential partners now

e g a r o h c n a e h t ss Gue ANSWER

Did you get it right – it was taken near Portland Bill Lighthouse, at Portland Bill on the Isle of Portland, Dorset.

Haslar Marina Gosport

www.sealift3.com

FAST, COST EFFECTIVE MARINE SERVICES

There is no further news on the salvage of GGR’s Gregor McGuckin’s Irish yacht Hanley Energy Endurance, but she is still transmitting a tracking signal from her position in the Indian Ocean, with the hope that someone will mount a salvage operation to recoup the barrel of Irish whiskey on board as well as the boat...

28962

DID YOU KNOW?

knocking on the door. GGR organisers are inviting sailing ports in the UK to become involved by hosting the 2022 race fleet for one week from 8 - 14 August prior to the start of the SITraN Challenge charity race to Les Sables d’Olonne. “We are hoping a UK port will embrace this opportunity to host the GGR and a small historic fleet of associated yachts and be part of something much bigger,” said Don, adding: “It is a great opportunity to celebrate the history of the original Sunday Times Golden Globe Race back in 1968/9 which saw competitors starting from the Channel ports of Cowes, Hamble, Falmouth, Plymouth and Teignmouth.” The official GGR 2022 Notice of Race will be released on 4 September, three years before the start. Significant additions to the Rules include the approval of HF radio weather facsimile units that will allow entrants to receive current and future forecast weather maps direct on board, sponsor signage allowance on hulls has been doubled in size and a maximum of two direct sat phone media interviews per week will be allowed. Entries in the Suhaili Class have been increased from 20 to 23 , while the maximum number of Joshua Class entries has been dropped from 10 to seven. Full digital (Non GPS) cameras and drones will be allowed and any entrants under 21 at the start of the GGR will have 100 per cent of their entry refunded when they sail past the Canaries film drop. Entries for the 2022 GGR now stand at 22: Austria (1), Australia (5), Canada (1), France (2), Ireland (1), Italy (1), New Zealand (1), Norway (1), UK (7) and USA (2), four of which remain confidential.

WORKSHOPS/STORAGE

UP TO 24' (7.3M) LONG Great for use as a garage/workshop or storage area for boats, projects, etc Tough, triple-layer, waterproof cover Fully UV treated for long-term protection Heavy-duty, powdercoated steel tubing Ratchet tightening to ensure drum-tight cover Includes ground anchoring system

“Great product and would highly recommend it, great value. FROM ONLY Installed on my driveway to .00 LENGTH UP TO 24' £ EXC.VAT house my old car and does the job brilliantly.” MODEL SHOWN £ .80 CIG81220 INC.VAT See www.machinemart.co.uk

229 274

5 EASY WAYS TO BUY...

MODEL CIG81015 CIG81020 CIG81216 CIG81220 CIG81224

SUPERSTORES NATIONWIDE

TELESALES

CLICK & COLLECT

ONLINE www.machinemart.co.uk

OVER 10,000 LOCATIONS

0115 956 5555

ZIP CLOSE DOOR

SIZE (LxWxH) EXC.VAT INC.VAT 4.5 x 3 x 2.4M £229.00 £274.80 6.1 x 3 x 2.4M £289.00 £346.80 4.8 x 3.7 x 2.5M £279.00 £334.80 6.1 x 3.7 x 2.5M £339.00 £406.80 7.3 x 3.7 x 2.5M £419.00 £502.80

CALL & COLLECT AT STORES TODAY

Hull Cleaning, Antifoul Painting, Hull & Superstructure Cut & Polishing

Tel: 02392 580870

Email: Haslar@sealift3.com


16

ALL AT SEA AUGUST 2019

NEWS SNAPS PHOTO COMPETITION

National maritime charity, the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society, is once again on the lookout for photographers to submit their favourite images of the sea for its annual competition honouring Britain’s proud maritime heritage. Photographs should be submitted through the Society’s website www. shipwreckedmariners.org.uk before 26 August. Photographers can also enter their pictures via email, post or the Society’s social media channels.

GLOBAL PHOTOS

A series of pictures taken by Royal Navy sailors and marines depicting emotional homecoming scenes to fiery explosions give a glimpse behind the scenes of the work carried out by Royal Navy sailors and Royal Marines around the world. The photographers have been recognised in the Royal Navy’s annual photographic competition – the Peregrine Trophy Awards. Photographer Sam Seeley was named the Royal Navy’s photographer of the year by the judges for his portfolio of global imagery.

FRASER ACQUIRED

MarineMax has agreed to acquire Fraser Yachts from the Azimut/ Benetti Group and expand Benetti Yachts’ presence in North America. The Fraser team will remain intact and continue to manage operations with the current directors adopting an advisory role.

JUBILEE SAILING TRUST SAVED At risk of closure, in July the Jubilee Sailing Trust set itself a tall order of raising £1 million in just a few days. However, with donations large and small given, the Trust was delighted to beat its target saying: “The response to our emergency appeal has been absolutely amazing. From difficult circumstances, your extremely generous support has given our work a much brighter future. “Nevertheless, important decisions will now need to be made in order to get the JST on to the strongest possible footing and to avoid this situation ever arising again in the future. It is imperative our work can be enjoyed by many generations to come.” Following an internal review the Trust announced: “For the past 19 years, we have been working hard to make a two ship model work, as we have always believed it to be in the best interests of our mission and stakeholders. However, we now believe there is a better future for the JST, which includes the following elements.” n Continuing to operate SV Tenacious to deliver the JST’s mission, working with partners and members of the public to deliver transformative adventures to beneficiaries at sea; n The decommissioning of STS Lord Nelson, with the longer-term objective of using the vessel to support the JST’s mission in another way

(e.g. as a visitor attraction that tells the JST story and supports beneficiary/partner recruitment); n Renewed focus on growing the number of high impact, mission-relevant, self-funding partnerships delivered in collaboration with other charities, educators and businesses; n Steps to significantly increase the number of beneficiaries on each voyage by removing financial barriers to participation - this will be accompanied by a larger, stronger Fundraising Team to increase the charitable funds; n A change in the contribution model for non-beneficiaries, who will now be expected to cover their costs and/or contribute to JST life in another way (e.g. through volunteering, fundraising for the JST, or by taking on additional responsibilities during a voyage); and n A review of onshore and offshore organisational structures to reduce core costs and establish the best operating model moving forwards. Both ships will continue their programme until early October. At this time, SV Tenacious will take-over STS Lord Nelson’s winter programme in the Caribbean. Those crew members booked onto STS Lord Nelson’s voyages from March 2020 will be given the option of a full refund, or booked on to another SV Tenacious voyage. www.jst.org.uk

Image: SV Tenacious. Image: JST

BRADLEY WINS THE winner of the Panerai Challenger Trophy is 11-yearold Bradley Pedrick, who sails at Polkerris Beach in Cornwall. The trophy was created by Panerai together with the RYA’s OnBoard programme to promote the power of sailing in positively impacting young people’s lives. The

initiative funds grants to young individuals who have overcome physical, economic or social challenges to achieve significant milestones in their sailing or windsurfing. Bradley received a grant of £5,000 to continue his development in sailing. Polkerris Beach will also receive up to £10,000 to purchase new equipment that further supports junior sailors or windsurfers.

Image: Facanv/Shutterstock

Have fun afloat in Dorset Join us at Portland Marina for a week of water-based fun, raising money for Surfers Against Sewage. There’ll be new experiences and plenty of chances to have a go, on and offshore. With events from marine art to paddle sports and fishing, there’s something for everyone.

19-25 AUGUST

Portland Marina, Osprey Quay, Hamm Beach Road, Portland, Dorset, DT5 1DX 01305 866190

portlandweek.co.uk


17

ALL AT SEA AUGUST 2019

MARINE WEEK

NEWS SNAPS STORAGE REBRAND

Image: Karl Franz

Cardiff Self Storage, which has provided boat storage for South Wales since 1988, has rebranded as blue self storage. The rebrand is due to a planned expansion across South Wales and the South West.

MINISTERIAL VISIT

ERIC TWINAME TEAM RACING CHAMPIONSHIPS IN the UK, we are never more than 70 miles from the coast. This year you can make the most of the coast with The Wildlife Trusts by spotting shoreline treasures and ocean giants during National Marine Week from 27 July 11 August. As well as a programme of events including rockpool rambles, dolphin and whale watching and seashore safaris, The Wildlife Trusts will be launching a new version of their citizen science project, Shoresearch, and are calling on volunteers to help monitor marine life on UK shores. The Wildlife Trusts has also published

a range of colourful seaside spotter guides and marine activity sheets to help all ages enjoy the beach and rock pools. There are guides to marine megafauna, rockpool wildlife, seabirds, jellyfish, reducing your plastic use and even how to make your own felt crab. Joan Edwards, director of Living Seas at The Wildlife Trusts, said: “The seas around the UK deserve their own celebration. Every summer, millions of people are drawn to the coast and are delighted by the wildlife they can see there. The Wildlife Trusts have some fantastic events and activities lined up.” wildlifetrusts.org

ENTRIES are open for the RYA Eric Twiname Youth and Junior Team Racing Championships to be held from 12 - 13 October at Oxford Sailing Club. Hosted at Farmoor Reservoir, Oxford, and in conjunction with the Eric Twiname Trust, sailors will compete in Firefly and Feva dinghies. The annual two day event will welcome teams from the Junior and Youth Class Associations, RYA Zones, clubs, schools and individual teams to commence battle across the two separate events. As one of the highlights of the RYA’s youth racing calendar, it is set to be very popular once again, providing the nation’s young sailors with the opportunity to develop their sailing skills and tactics whilst working as a team.

Images: onEdition

The regatta, named after famous sailor, author and journalist Eric Twiname, has seen many members of the current British Sailing Team compete in previous editions such as 470 sailors Eilidh McIntyre and Amy Seabright as well as Laser Radial sailor George Povall. “The RYA Eric Twiname Youth and Junior Team Racing Championships is always an event that has great interest and great racing,” said RYA youth racing manager Mark Nicholls. “The event attracts sailors from all over the country and it is another weekend of top class youth and junior racing that shows how much the next generation love our sport.” www.rya.org.uk/racing-events

Nusrat Ghani MP (centre) with RYA instructor Asher Robinson and Westminster Boating Base work experience volunteer Miranda Van Heel RYA instructors introduced the Transport and Maritime Minister Nusrat Ghani MP to the RYA’s training activities and even tempted her on to the water, as part of Maritime Safety Week. Nusrat visited Westminster Boating Base – an independent charity and RYA recognised training centre in central London which teaches dinghy sailing, powerboating, kayaking and canoeing to young people and adults.

NAMING NAMES

Thank you for your boat name ideas and suggestions sent in over the past month, especially ‘Oi Oi’ from Ellie, ‘Knot Working’ from Ken and ‘Luna Sea’ from Mandy.

Image: Facanv/Shutterstock

Adventure, on another level. Kitesurf off Lefkas’ Venetian-studded shores, snorkel in Mallorca’s underwater meadows or paddleboard across Bahama’s atolls – all from the comfort of your own yacht. Enjoy the freedom to roam with Bareboat, discover together with lead crew support on Flotilla, or relax and let our skipper be your guide. The adventure starts here.

Find out more at sunsail.co.uk or call 0330 332 1184 BAREBOAT l FLOTILLA l SAIL BY THE CABIN l SKIPPERED l SCHOOLS

SEE THE WORLD DIFFERENTLY


18

ALL AT SEA AUGUST 2019

UK SHIP SEIZURE

LUXURY DEBUT FROM TANKOA TANKOA Yachts has announced that the 50m Tankoa S501 Hybrid M/Y Bintador, designed by Francesco Paszkowski, will make her international debut at the Monaco Yacht Show, taking place from 25 – 28 September. Based on a similar design to Vertige, the first in Tankoa’s 50m series, S501 Hybrid differs from her predecessor in being powered by a hybrid propulsion package and having a five-cabin layout with a main deck owner’s

suite and four guest cabins on the lower deck. Furthermore, the owner’s galley is on the main deck and the crew galley is on the lower deck, while her foredeck features a touch-and-go helipad and storage for five e-bikes. S501 Hybrid’s lower deck will be equipped with a gym and beach club, two VIP cabins with king-size beds and two guest cabins with twin berths. The interior offers a spacious saloon, dining room, galley, pantry,

dayhead and a master suite with office and lounge equipped with a fold-down terrace to starboard and a large openable window to port. The upper deck has been designed around spacious entertainment areas for guest’s relaxation, with a dining table and access to the sky lounge. The foredeck includes a solarium and open-air lounge, while the fly deck provides space and comfort with sofas, sun-beds, chaise longue, up and down tables, bar and a jacuzzi.

THE Union for Maritime Professionals in the UK, Nautilus International has joined the calls, including the UK’s foreign ministry, for British ships to avoid the Strait of Hormuz, following the seizure of the UK registered Stena Impero. The ship was seized by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard in the Strait of Hormuz with 23 seafarers on board of Indian, Russian, Latvia and Filipino nationality. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps said in a statement that the Stena Impero was seized “at the request of the Ports and Maritime Organization’s office of Hormuzgan province for disregarding international maritime rules and regulations as it was passing through the Strait of Hormuz.”

Image: Facanv/Shutterstock

Nautilus is seeking an urgent meeting of the UK Warlike Operations Area Committee to consider the designation of an area of high risk to shipping and seafarers to ensure the continued safety of seafarers on British ships in the region. International Transport Workers’ Federation Seafarers’ Section chair David Heindel said: “This is the latest in a series of alarming episodes, and again we call for a de-escalation of the heightening tensions in the region. We call on all nations to promote stability, ensure safe passage and freedom of navigation in international waters throughout the Arabian Gulf, Strait of Hormuz, the Bab el-Mandeb Strait and the Gulf of

Oman. Seafarers are concerned about the risk to their safety, it is essential that the maritime industry and governments work collectively to guarantee safe passage and defuse conflict in such a vital region.” In the meantime, Nautilus has welcomed the advice from the then Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt calling on UK shipping to avoid the area as an interim measure. The Union has urged the UK Chamber of Shipping to heed the government’s advice to protect the safety of its members and all seafarers. A British government spokesman went on to say: “The Royal Navy has been tasked to accompany British-flagged ships through the strait of Hormuz, either individually or in groups, should sufficient notice be given of their passage. Freedom of navigation is crucial for the global trading system and world economy and we will do all we can to defend it.” Nautilus has supported the calls for a diplomatic solution to the situation and efforts to deescalate tensions in the region urging governments to use maximum efforts to have the crew of the Stena Impero released. Nautilus members are urged to notify the Union should they experience problems related to the safety of maritime traffic in the Gulf and Strait of Hormuz.

Service that’s worth its weight in gold!

STAND E037

volvo penta easy Connect

With genuine Volvo Penta parts, fitted by a trained and certified Volvo Penta engineer, your engine will remain fully protected. As your local Volvo Penta Centre we have more than 100,000 marine parts and accessories just a click away, with live stock levels and next day delivery. To find out more about repair, service, warranties, parts and engines, please call us on: Poole – 01202 677387 | Portsmouth – 02392 201171 | Southampton - 02380 710371

www.goldenarrow.co.uk 20451 GAM advert (VOLVO PENTA) 164x268mm_SBS.indd 1

Easy Connect Interface Your New Crew Member Volvo Penta Easy Connect gives you a dashboardstyle overview of engine, boat, route data, and more – via Bluetooth®, directly on your smart device.

Delivering service and support along the South Coast 25/07/2019 13:48


19

ALL AT SEA AUGUST 2019 Image: Bulkhead Magazine Japan

JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS a range of prizes for sailors exhibiting the British Youth Sailing Values and Behaviours and showing a passion for the sport. Members of the British Sailing Team will also be on hand at a number of venues to talk to competitors and give them coaching tips.

EYES ON TOKYO WITH just a year to go until the Olympics, Britain’s Ali Young is targeting success at the Tokyo 2020 sailing test event after winning bronze at the 2019 Laser Radial World Championships. The two-time Olympian put on a display of consistency on the waters of Japan’s Sakaiminato City, with six top 10 finishes over the 11-race series. The 32-year-old remained in the top 10 of the 111-boat fleet

throughout the week-long regatta, rocketing up the leaderboard to secure bronze on the final day. Denmark’s Anne-Marie Rindom took the top spot, while Rio 2016 gold medallist Marit Bouwmeester finished second just three points ahead of Ali. Ali said: “It has been a pretty savage venue where we have had all sorts of weather, including totally differing conditions on the same race course.”

PARK AND RIDE TICKETS are on sale for Premier Marinas Park and Ride service to the Southampton International Boat Show taking place from 13 – 22 September. Valid for any show day, customers can park their car at Premier’s Swanwick Marina all day

and travel in comfort to the show for just £14.50 per person or £32* for a family ticket, both of which include complimentary entry to the show. Premier anticipates high ticket sales as boating enthusiasts join Premier Marinas to celebrate its

British sailor Hannah Snellgrove smashed her goal of a top-10 finish coming home in seventh, while Georgina Povall was 34th. Ali’s result is a timely boost as she prepares to take on the Tokyo 2020 test event, a dress rehearsal for the Games, taking place at the Olympic venue of Enoshima from 17 – 22 August. Follow the British team at: www.britishsailingteam.com 25th anniversary on Stand E046. Moreover, running concurrently with the Southampton International Boat Show, Swanwick Marinas Used Boat Show will be celebrating its 40th anniversary Renowned for its location, the Used Boat Show will feature extensive on and off water displays of power and sail boats from onsite brokerages, Ancasta International

Image: Paul Wyeth/RYA

ENTRIES are now open for the British Youth Sailing’s Regional Junior Championships, an eightvenue festival of youth racing. Children aged six to 16 from the RYA’s five regions and three home countries will descend on eight venues over two weekends in September. RYA Scotland, RYA Northern Ireland and RYA Cymru Wales will kick off the festival of youth sailing over 21 - 22 September before passing the baton to the English regions the following weekend.

130kg capacity

Hurley H20 Davits 130kg capacity

Hurley H30+ Davit 328kg capacity

Hurley H30 Davit 185kg capacity

Hurley Dinghy Davits are a fantastic way of recovering and securing your tender to your swim platform, with need to remove your outboard motor. In 4 models, the Hurley can recover your inflatable, RIB or JetSki with ease, and can be easily detached and stowed to leave your swim platform clear to use. Please contact us if any further information NS73836IB is required or visit

www.hurleymarine.com

Bath Road, Lymington, Hampshire SO41 3YL T: 01590 613600 • E: sales@bhg-marine.co.uk

W: www.bhg-marine.co.uk

RYA Regions (Sept 29 and 29): South & South West – WPNSA East – Burnham London & South East – Datchet Water North - Derwent Reservoir SC Midlands - Draycote SC

Boat Sales, Clipper Marine, Princes Motor Yachts, Sea Ventures and Sunseeker Southampton. Tickets for Swanwick Marina’s Park and Ride service are on sale at your local Premier Marina or you can call 01489 884 081 (Mon - Fri) or drop into Swanwick Marina Reception to purchase tickets.

*A family ticket includes two adults and up to four children under 15 years.

Image: Facanv/Shutterstock

Hurley Traditional

The Regional Junior Championships offer sailing for all levels with a championship fleet for experienced racers, a coached regatta fleet for those developing their racing skills and a Fun OnBoard fleet for newcomers. Last year’s edition welcomed more than 1,500 youth and junior sailors, and it is expected that number will increase as the popularity of the event continues to grow. Along with prizes for event winners there will also be

Regattas will be held at the following locations Home Countries (Sept 21 and 22): Scottish Regional Junior Championships - Dalgety Bay Welsh Regional Junior Championships – Mumbles Northern Ireland Regional Junior Championships Strangford Lough YC

Image: British Marine


20

ALL AT SEA AUGUST 2019

NEWS SNAPS NAVILY PREMIUM

Navily, the social cruising guide for boaters searching for an anchorage, has launched its Premium service. Those who sign up for the service, which is €9.99 a year, will have access to additional features. www.navily.com

FIRST STOP PORTUGAL

CONGRATULATIONS

The winners of a Bilgeaway filter from June’s competition are: Jason Barrow (Hertfordshire), Sheena Edwards (Argyll & Bute) and Leslie Widdall (Swansea). Congratulations to all three!

RECORD BREAKERS

Will Hodshon and Rich Mitchell have broken the record for sailing an open boat (mono and multihull) around the coast of Great Britain (1,390nm) in 15 days, four hours in a 60-year-old Wayfarer Nipegegi. With the support of their umbrella charity, the Water Smart Foundation, they are raising funds for RNLI and Surfers Against Sewage. uk.virginmoneygiving.com/ NipegegiRoundBritain

DUNE LONDON

Dune London is the latest brand to open its doors at Portsmouth’s Gunwharf Quays. The shoe and accessory brand, located in Central Square, is opening its doors for the first time on 9 August. Gunwharf Quays offers more than 90 brands, offering up to 60 per cent off, along with 30 bars and restaurants. www.gunwharf-quays.com

A TITANIC AUCTION A Titanic survivor’s walking stick with an electric light she used to signal for help from a lifeboat has sold for $62,500* at an auction of maritime items in Rhode Island. The pre-auction estimate had been $300,000 to $500,000. Ella White’s walking stick lit up the night and achieved notoriety in Walter Lord’s 1955 best-selling book A Night to Remember. Mrs. J Stuart White, as she is called in the book, emerged from her private rooms on the tragic evening of 14 April, 1912 in just her night gown, high-heeled diamond-studded evening ‘slippers’, carrying her walking stick that had a built-in electric light. For the

time, it was cutting-edge technology. Once she was in a lifeboat, instead of helping her fellow passengers row, Ella appointed herself as kind of a signal person, trying to get the attention of boats nearby. It may have been Ella’s cane that helped the RMS Carpathia spot the rowboats from the Titanic. Ella’s family secretly held on to the cane for years, until consigning it to Guernsey’s Auction House this year. Other auctioned objects included a White Star Line Bouillon Mug ($700), as well as a ticket for the Titanic that was never redeemed ($3,500).

*$50,000, plus the surcharge added by the auction house, Guernsey’s

DID YOU KNOW?

THE Clipper Round the World Yacht Race has announced that the Portuguese city of Portimão will be the first stop on its 40,000nm global ocean adventure. The Clipper 2019-20 race fleet of 11 70ft ocean racing yachts will start to arrive into Host Port Marina De Portimão from 8 September, after up to eight days of racing from the UK. This is the first time a European destination has been named as the first stopover in three editions of the race, with the event last visiting the shores of Portugal in 2005. After beginning their circumnavigation of the world’s oceans from London’s St Katharine Docks, the crew of nonprofessional sailors will race 1,200nm through the English Channel. They will then cross the notorious Bay of Biscay, and down the coast of Portugal to the lively fishing port in the heart of the Algarve. Clipper Race founder and chairman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston said: “The race visits more than 13 cities around the world and Portimão, being the first, will have the chance to set the tone and the standard for the year ahead. I have no doubt it will be a stopover to remember. Visitors and Race Crew Supporters will also be able to visit the Race Village at Marina de Portimão and take part in activities such as Open Boat Tours and talks with the men and women taking part in the race. The crews will then set sail for Uruguay on 15 September.

A biscuit that was saved in the pocket of a Titanic Survivor recently sold at auction for $23,000.

Read more about the race on page 34.

Image: Facanv/Shutterstock

BOATHOUSE HOTEL & RESTAURANT HYTHE MARINA

Phone 023 8084 4066

EVERYTHING LEADS TO HYTHE MARINA CASUAL DINING AND A NICE PLACE TO BE BOAT ON IN AND ENJOY THE DAY BREAKFAST AND ALL DAY MENU UNTIL 4.00PM SUPERB A LA CARTE DINNER FROM 6.30PM TAKEAWAYS AVAILABLE info@boathousehythe.co.uk


21

ALL AT SEA AUGUST 2019

POWERING AHEAD SIMON EVERETT ROUNDS UP THIS MONTH’S ENGINE NEWS. Sustainable propulsion is used on

GARMIN FORCE

Quite a few anglers use trolling motors on their small craft to nibble around inshore fishing marks quietly and to enable them to cover some ground without having to use the main engine. There are several household names associated with these electric motors that have been around for many years. Minn Kota are probably the market leaders, Yamaha also have a large following, and there is a new entry to the market and they have entered the fray by stamping their authority in no uncertain terms. Ladies and gentlemen, I present the Garmin Force, the first entry into the trolling motor market by the electronics giant, and what an entrance it is. Capable of producing 100lbs of thrust at 36v, or 80lbs at 24v, the Force has built-in GPS that will keep you on station with the ‘anchor’ feature, or manoeuvre the boat down a chosen route, that allows you to set a predetermined path, which means you can fish and the boat moves automatically at a steady, slow speed, around the mark as an intelligent autopilot. The magic does not end there, with Garmin’s expertise in sonar incorporated, there is a CHIRP transducer built into the gearbox housing that is compatible with Clear Vu to 200ft depth, and Side Vu to 30ft depth. There are many other features and benefits, but these alone set a new bar height in trolling motors. They should be available by the autumn.

Just in, we also have news of the Lowrance Ghost freshwater trolling motor. Ghost has a newly designed brushless motor with, we are told, the most thrust and the longest run time of any trolling motor on the market, plus other benefits including integrated Lowrance sonar options, waypoint anchoring and a three-year warranty. Ghost’s brushless motor helps eliminate noisy operation and has no brushes to wear out, ensuring greater reliability and longer life. The brushless motor also emits no electromagnetic interference – giving anglers the clearest sonar views possible with zero onscreen interference. Ghost offers two integrated sonar nosecone options, including HDI (CHIRP and DownScan Imaging™) and optional Active Imaging 3-in-1 (CHIRP Sonar, SideScan and DownScan Imaging) transducers. All motors ship as standard with an HDI transducer, but can be upgraded with a different nosecone at any time. Ghost is available in a 47-inch shaft model with future shaft-length options coming soon. Ghost is designed to work in either 24- or 36-volt systems with up to 97- and 120-pounds

of thrust respectively, and allows for future battery and charger upgrades. It will be available from October 2019, priced at £4,000.

Next month I hope to be able to bring you news of a couple of brand new developments, one on the saildrive front while the other is another move in the never ending march towards global electrification and the way it is enveloping our boating lives. Until then, keep your props spinning and in open water!

Niagara’s Maid of the Mist. Image: Lissandra Melo/Shutterstock

PROP CHOICES

ENGINES need propellers to perform their function, and by this stage of the season many propellers have fallen foul of underwater objects. A damaged propeller is inefficient at best and a liability at worst, because running a prop out of balance can cause you some very expensive gearbox repairs. There are two options open to boaters who have done damage to their propeller(s): buy a replacement or have the old one repaired. There are several reputable propeller repairers who can refurbish your propeller to almost ‘as new’, but the turnaround time does not always suit cruising plans and a new original manufacturer propeller is often exorbitant. Thankfully, there is a range of new propellers available, to suit all popular diameter, pitch and spline configurations and fitted with the correct rubber bush for your engine, at a fraction of the cost of OEM. Even if you just need one as an emergency spare, they are a really good option.

PolaStorm propellers are made to exceptionally high quality and there are fitments to suit a wide range of outboard motors from the main manufacturers for a variety of purposes. They are being distributed by Specialist Small Craft and are available direct or through local dealers. Having tried them on some inflatables with various sized outboards, I am really impressed with them.


22

NEW KIT

ALL AT SEA AUGUST 2019

Lots more kit tried and tested on our website: www.allatsea.co.uk

Got something you want us to check out? editor@allatsea.co.uk

ELEMENT S

Looking to upgrade your electronics? Raymarine Element™ S is a series of navigation displays for cruisers and sailors available in 7-, 9- and 12-inch display models, all of which feature bright, high-contrast 1,500-nit (brightness) screens for, we are told, exceptional visibility. Element S’s LightHouse Sport operating system is designed for boaters who like simplicity and ease of operation. A trusted cruising companion, Element S features a built-in 10Hz GPS sensor and supports charts from mapmakers including Raymarine’s new LightHouse™ NC2 charts, Navionics and C-MAP. £454 www.raymarine.eu

RAW XS LIGHT

Engineered for the marine environment, the RAW XS micro-sized pocket torch is ideal for use as a personal crew light. There is plenty of light to see around the deck at night, or trim sails, whilst protecting night vision with the red beam. This torch is extremely small and light weight, measuring 70mm x 30mm and weighing 45 grams. £115 | exposurelights.com

ROLL TOP DRY BAG

SNORKELLING MASK

These roll top waterproof dry bags are ideal for protecting your valuables and equipment from water, sand and dirt. Each bag comes with a padded shoulder strap as standard which can be attached to the d-rings on the bag or stored inside. Alternatively, when the bag is closed you can use the top as a carry handle. The bags also come with an internal water resistant pocket to act as a secondary barrier against water damage. They come in three different sizes (10, 30, 60 litre) to transport a variety of gear. Charcoal, Aqua Blue £27 www.redoriginal.com

This mask is ideal for those who want to take up a new activity during the summer holidays. Designed for surface snorkelling for those aged 10 and above, this mask allows water lovers to discover the underwater world easily and comfortably with a 180º panoramic field of vision and an easy breathing function, while the air circulation operation prevents fogging, allowing reefs and underwater treasures to be fully enjoyed. £24.99 www.decathlon.co.uk

Orolia tells us that its McMurdo FastFind 220 and Kannad SafeLink SoloPersonal Location Beacons now operate with the Galileo GNSS system, the EU’s global satellite constellation. These multi-constellation receivers work with a wider range of satellites, offering increased global coverage and supporting accelerated rescue missions. Location detection is enhanced and can be more precise due to the beacons receiving coordinates from the Galileo satellite network in addition to the tried and tested GPS network. £298.80 www.oroliamaritime.com

Only LeeSan truly specialise in toilets Toilets, Tanks, Hoses, Clips, Gauges, Deck Fittings, Vent Filters and everything you need plus Advice & Guidance Providing the best seat on-board .....

Marine Equipment & Spares

Supported by our Worldwide Spares Delivery Service

SEE US AT SOUTHAMPTON BOAT SHOW STAND J297 FREE DELIVERY ON ORDERS OVER £100 + VAT

(T&C’s apply)

Beccles tel: 01502 716993

info@asap-supplies.com

Fareham tel: 01329 277585

www.asap-supplies.com

GALILEO ENABLED PLBS

sales@leesan.com T: 01295 770000


23

ALL AT SEA AUGUST 2019

SHORE STYLE

DECK SHORTS

Whether cruising or racing for long hours, your shorts need to be comfortable, unrestricting and able to deflect water. Made in both women’s and men’s fit, Zhik’s Deck Shorts are designed with a relaxed fit for unrestricted movement and use a soft, four-way stretch fabric that, we are told, moves with you. Plus, a durable water-repellent coating deflects spray from the fabric face, keeping you dry. £99.95 www.zhik.com

sizzlers SUMMER

HH’S RAZORSKIFF

The Razorskiff shoe from Helly Hansen is a breathable, comfortable demi-cut trainer in a knitted sock upper. This engineered textile shoe can be worn without socks and offers a well-cushioned and stable performance midsole. The fusion creates a unique nautical hybrid silhouette that delivers on both a visual and functional level. £110 www.hellyhansen.com

BOARD SHORTS

BEACH TOWELS

Hitting the water this month? Water lifestyle store Aqua Living has a range of stylish, fast-drying 100 per cent cotton towels ideal for boat and outdoor activities, plus the home. Useful all year round, these soft, highly absorbent towels can be used as a comfortable, quick drying beach towel, sarong, picnic blanket or bathroom towel. £24.99 www.aqualiving.co.uk 10 per cent discount available for first orders with 10WELCOME at checkout.

Poole...

The next page in your adventure • The Jurassic Coast • Brownsea Island • Dining out • Entertainment • Fireworks Plus much more!

Get ready for the sun with these Barona board shorts from Weird Fish which feature a fun all over fish print. They have a fully elasticated waistband, two side pockets and a back patch pocket with Velcro fastening. Whether you are having a beach day, lounging by the pool or just catching some sun these shorts are a great choice. £30 www.weirdfish.co.uk

OUR FACILITIES: PERMANENT BERTHS It’s in a private position that makes the most of the views and gorgeous sunsets, yet it’s still close to Poole’s historic quay, old town and vibrant shopping centre. • 75 permanent berths • Superyacht berths • Floating docks for jet skis and RIBs up to 6.1m • 24 hour security • Deep water: 2.5 - 6m • Water taxi service, parking VISITOR MARINA Use your boat as a holiday home; entertain family, friends, colleagues or customers onboard; sail the stunning Jurassic Coast. Enjoy all the attractions of Poole, Bournemouth and beautiful Dorset. A warm welcome always awaits! • 125 visitor berths all year for vessels up to 70m in length and up to 4.5m draft • Swinging moorings

O

LE

HARB

POOLE QUAY

O

U

R

PO

SWINGING MOORINGS Relax with a glass of wine, on a sunny afternoon, on your own swinging mooring in Poole Harbour overlooking Brownsea Island. Away from the madding crowd, these offer you ultimate privacy, peace & tranquillity.

Boat Haven

PORT OF POOLE Marina

BO

AT SHOW

HOME

POOLE

OF

THE

HARBOUR

call the hotline 01491 845550 or order on line visit www.cleantogleam.com BOAT SHOW

POOLE QUAY Poole Town Quay, Poole, Boat Haven PORT OF POOLE Dorset BH15 1HJ t: 01202 649488 Marina

poolequayboathaven.co.uk VHF Channel 80 call sign “Poole Quay Boat Haven”


24

ALL AT SEA AUGUST 2019

SET SAIL AT THE MARINE ACADEMY We spend so much time at work, but what if you had the chance to combine your love of all things nautical with your career?

W

e went behind the scenes at South Devon College’s Marine Academy to find out more about the innovative Foundation Degree Marine Technologies and Yacht Operations courses on offer. With an incredible track record of 100 per cent employability or continuing further study, and places still available for courses starting in September 2019, it is the perfect time to explore what is on offer. Based at Premier Marina on the River Dart, the South Devon Marine Academy is a maritime centre of excellence for training and education. The Academy is part of South Devon College delivering a range of courses to around 10,000 students per year at both further and higher education level. The main campus offers a range of facilities including a bespoke University Centre, a new £17m Hi Tech & Digital facility (opening in September), restaurants, cafes and a gym. It is an approved training centre for the RYA, member of British Marine and The Institute for Outdoor Learning and an accredited centre for City and Guilds, EAL Awards and the University of Plymouth. As well as access to the latest design and engineering technology, students learn to design, test, build and refine projects, so they become confident using research and development techniques to improve efficiencies and performance on live builds. The Marine Academy has access to more than 20 boats including powerboats, sailing dinghies and yachts, and from September students will be able to take advantage of advanced design and prototype facilities including 3D printers, laser cutter and CAD design software in the new Hi Tech & Digital Centre. Harriette Wade-West, who is a tutor on the Yacht Operations course and experienced sailing instructor, explained: “In the morning we will be in the classroom learning the theory of how to plot a course and a few hours later we can be out on the water on the beautiful River Dart on our yacht putting that theory into practise. It is a brilliant way to help the students hone their navigational skills and give them confidence. “I did not discover sailing until university and did not know what opportunities were out there. The course is an incredible way to glimpse all the options from skipper to surveyor and to get an introduction to a working marina and boatyard. I like to describe it as a course in transferable skills that opens up a world of possibilities.”

INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS

Students can find themselves in the classroom one day and on the water the next The skills learnt at the Academy open up a range of career possibilities for students

“The course is an incredible way to glimpse all the options from skipper to surveyor and get an introduction to a working marina and boatyard.” South Devon Marine Academy is based at Premier Marina on the beautiful River Dart

PARTNER PROGRAMME

As well as first-rate facilities and an inspirational setting, Adrian Bevin, head of technology at South Devon College, says that what makes the courses even more special are the experienced tutors that have all had diverse maritime careers - on and offshore. Their in-depth

Students put theory into practise on the river

insight of what it really means to work in the industry brings the course to life for students and also helps with identifying career opportunities that are right for each individual student’s aspirations. The courses really focus on developing the broad range of skills that are necessary for employment. This could be practical design and construction, work with composite and hi-tech materials and learning how varying materials perform under different conditions. The Marine Academy has built strong links with local, national and international businesses and students have the chance to contribute to live briefs set by employers ranging from NautiBuoy to Ribeye. The partner programme provides in-course work experience, projects,

mentoring and the option of paid internships, and all Foundation Degree students are guaranteed an interview for paid summer work experience with Sailing Holidays in Greece. Operations and sales manager at Sailing Holidays, Sam Norman, explained: “Our partnership is integral to Sailing Holidays. We have been searching for some time for an academic establishment that produces smart, dependable and, most importantly, approachable young people to work on our flotillas. We are happy to say for the second year in a row we have offered current students roles in Greece this summer, and I look forward to South Devon Marine Academy producing many more Sailing Holiday team members.”

As well as links with companies, the Marine Academy has forged international partnerships to support their students’ learning. What do Fountaine-Pajot, Jeanneau, Beneteau Race Division, Neel Trimarans, Rhea Marine Motor Yachts and Pogo Structures have in common? As well as being yacht brands with cutting edge design technologies, they were all visited by Foundation Degree Yacht Operations and Marine Technology students from South Devon Marine Academy for the inaugural employability exchange week. Not only did the students get the opportunity to visit major maritime employers, highlights included seeing the Figaro 3 being built at Beneteau Race Division and a day sailing off Concarneau to the stunning Iles Des Glenans. The Academy’s international reach extends as far as South Korea with one agreement in place with a major marina operator and a new agreement to be signed this October with a 6,000 student strong technical college based just outside Seoul. Joe Oram, from Stoke-on-Trent, student on the Yacht Operations foundation degree reflected: “The visit to France helped us to learn more about how different models were constructed, techniques used and the efficiency of production lines. The largescale infusion at Jeanneau was impressive and the sleekness of the Rhea Marine Motor Yachts just drew me into really appreciating wellmade vessels that are hand laminated.” Timothy Morgan, from Northamptonshire, a student on the Marine Technologies degree, added: “One of the main things that I will take away from the visit was learning the methods of manual layup, infusion and injection.” In return, students spent a week at the Marine Academy sailing on the River Dart, taking part in a CAD and 3D printing workshop, visiting the Ribeye factory and taking part in a MaxSurf hull design competition. After graduating from the Marine Academy, Justine Sylvester has been working in the superyacht industry as a deckhand. She is working towards obtaining her officer of the watch by working and said: “I have learnt lots of new skills and seen many amazing new places, from the Caribbean and America to the Mediterranean and the Adriatic Sea.” Qualification development coordinator at South Devon Marine Academy, Paul Singer concluded: “Developing our partnerships is critical to both students and businesses, and we are all working together to help strengthen our incredibly diverse industry. If there are any students or parents reading this that want to find out more about what is involved and more detail about the courses, then do get in touch with us. We look forward to helping create brighter minds that will help us to all enjoy our love of being on, in or by the water.” southdevon.ac.uk


To advertise here please call 07740 118928 25

ALL AT SEA AUGUST 2019

The quality you expect. the reassurance you trust. The new HX890E handheld DSC VHF radio from Standard Horizon is feature-packed, with all you would expect from a VHF. It has a built-in FM radio, switchable daytime/night-time mode, has an excellent battery life, comes with a three year warranty, and is available in either black or navy blue.

for your life on the water Email us at sales@standardhorizon.co.uk or call us on +44 (0)1962 866667 Please visit our website for details of our stockists. www.standardhorizon.co.uk


26

ALL AT SEA AUGUST 2019

ANCHORS AWAY

Anchor carefully for a stable underwater environment as there are ways that boaters can minimise the impact of anchoring and mooring on sensitive seabed plants and animals.

THE

Raise your anchor correctly when leaving by checking to see how the boat is lying. If the boat is pulling back away from the anchor, you may need to slowly motor towards it as the crew pulls in the slack and raises the anchor. Bring the anchor and line on board and stow it away ready for immediate redeployment.

Masterclass

WHAT ELSE CAN BOATERS DO TO HELP?

WHETHER you are stopping for lunch or sheltering from challenging weather conditions, anchoring is an inevitable part of boating. Unfortunately there is evidence that boaters can damage sensitive seafloor plants and animals, particularly seagrass. There are several steps you can take to protect the seabed and avoid damage to your boat. The RYA and The Green Blue, its joint environmental awareness programme with British Marine, have worked with nature conservation organisations to develop tips for boaters.

ECO-FRIENDLY ANCHORING Choose an anchorage away from the most sensitive areas wherever possible (away from seagrass, reefs, shellfish beds etc). Avoid dragging your anchor by using the appropriate length of chain and warp. The correct length can help to reduce scouring of the seabed. If your anchor is dragging, raise it and re-anchor and if it continues to drag, choose a different anchorage. Even if you think the anchor is holding well, check it periodically to make sure it is not dragging.

It is also important to plan your approach with care: n Know your depth and draft - smaller craft can reach shallower areas. n Check the tides - if in doubt slow down and use extra caution when boating on a low tide. n If you run into a seagrass flat, you will leave a sediment trail behind your boat, making the water murky and probably cutting seagrass fronds or roots. Stop immediately and lift your engine. Paddle away until clear. Never use your engine to force your way through; it will damage the seagrass and your engine. n If you run aground on seagrass, wait for the tide to lift you off again. Excessive use of the throttle will cause significant damage to the seagrass. For environmental good practice for boat users visit www.thegreenblue.org. uk or contact info@thegreenblue.org.uk.

WHAT ARE ECO MOORINGS? Mooring systems that can be described as ‘eco-friendly’ are those that minimise the level of detrimental interaction with the seafloor and therefore the potential for damage to sensitive habitats.

FIND OUT MORE

The RYA has been involved with a range of projects to improve our understanding of the efficacy of ecomooring systems to make sure we can have an educated view. Phil Horton, RYA environment and sustainability manager, said: “The RYA is keen to learn more about developing technologies that could help to minimise the impact boating might have on the marine environment. While the safety of recreational boaters remains our primary concern, the protection of the marine environment is important to many of our members and it is essential that we can provide information to allow boaters to make educated choices. “We are actively encouraging the boating community to contribute further with eco-mooring experiences and trials, and any documentation, reports or papers. ” Visit www.rya.org.uk/go/efms for more information and to take part.


27

ALL AT SEA AUGUST 2019

WINDERMERE JETTY In the spring His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales officially opened the Windermere Jetty Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories in the Lake District. All at Sea has been finding out the story behind this new museum.

T

he Windermere Jetty Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories opened its doors earlier this year following a £20 million development by Lakeland Arts. Principally funded by the National Lottery, and located within the Lake District National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site, the museum displays an internationally important collection of boats that reflect themes of technical, social and business development in one of England’s most picturesque settings. The museum tells the stories of the boats, who built and owned them and how they were used on Windermere. At the museum’s opening The Prince of Wales viewed Branksome, the boat which he sailed aboard when opening the previous museum on the site, Windermere Steamboat Museum, in 1977. Built in 1896 Branksome is the flagship of the Windermere Jetty collection and is one of the finest surviving steam launches in the world. Branksome also had the honour of carrying the Duke of Edinburgh during his visit in 1966. The Prince then met the conservation team including staff and volunteers in the Conservation Workshop, where he saw the work they are undertaking to enable additional vessels from the collection to go on display both on and off the water. During his visit The Prince stepped out on to one of the museum’s jetties to see Edwardian steam launch Osprey, originally built as a private pleasure boat in 1902, fully steamed and back on the water having been restored by the conservation team. Of the museum’s opening Nathan Lee, head of HLF North West, said: “This is excellent news for the Lake District and Cumbria – already a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We are delighted to see this new flagship museum on the shores of Windermere – one of the UK’s most famous lakes – open its doors to the public for the first time thanks to National Lottery players.”

HRH The Prince of Wales meets Nick Paull from Windermere Jetty boat conservation team. Image: Jan Chlebik

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MUSEUM’S COLLECTION INCLUDE:

n 11 vessels listed by National Historic Ships as nationally important n 4 vessels that are part of the National Historic Fleet n 10 classic Windermere steam launches (1890s/1900s) n A rare early yacht, Margaret (1780) n SL Dolly (1850), thought to be the oldest mechanically powered boat in the world n Beatrix Potter’s tarn boat, which she used to sketch in on Moss Eccles Tarn n Pioneering motor, speedboats and hydroplanes used on the lake from 1898 - 1980 n Canfly (1922), powered by a seven-litre Rolls-Royce aero engine n 2 fully-restored boats on the lake, one of which visitors are able to sail on Beatrix Potter’s Tarn Boat at Windermere Jetty

Arthur Ransome’s Sketch Book

Family fun at Windermere’s new museum

will be on display. Boats in the collection include SL Dolly, thought to be the oldest mechanically powered boat in the world, Beatrix Potter’s tarn boat which she used to sketch in and the 50ft luxuriouslydesigned Victorian steam launch Branksome (1896).

LEARNING PROGRAMME

In May TV’s Helen Skelton helped launch the museum’s Learning Programme to welcome schools from across the region. She said: “I have been blown away by the museum. The building is spectacular the location is sensational. It is really exciting to see how much energy and

NEW FOR OLD

Windermere Jetty is on the site of the former Windermere Steamboat Museum, which was founded in 1977 by George Pattinson, a steam enthusiast who amassed the unique collection of boats which are all associated with Windermere. Lakeland Arts took over the old museum in 2007, after it had closed the previous year. Prior to being a museum, though, the site had been used since the 1920s as a sand and gravel works. The Jetty is one of the first contemporary buildings to be constructed on the shores of Windermere in more than 50 years. The museum has been designed by architects Carmody Groarke as a cluster of several buildings within the park landscape. A boathouse sits at the heart of the composition where boats can be experienced in their natural context – on the water. The museum is clad in copper with sculptural silhouettes that frame stunning views of England’s largest lake. It is intended that the copper will gradually weather over time and blend the appearance of the museum

The museum opened earlier this year following a £20 million development

Helen Skelton launched the Learning Programme at Windermere Jetty

into the natural environment of the landscape setting. Emphasis is placed on making a strong connection between people, boats and water, as well as providing a re-interpretation of the site’s industrial and picturesque heritage. The museum features a unique open access workshop, The Sir John Fisher Foundation Conservation Workshop, where visitors can see the team of skilled conservation boat builders conserve and restore vessels that would otherwise be lost to history. The team use traditional boat building, engineering and boat finishing skills and extend the skills and opportunities through training, apprentice and volunteer programmes that train the next generation. The museum will showcase the quality of their work as visitors will see live conservation and the finished boats on display and on the lake. Outside, a series of new jetties on the

WINDERMERE JETTY Rayrigg Road, Windermere Cumbria LA23 1BN info@windermerejetty.org 01539 637940 www.windermerejetty.org

lake allow visitors to sail on Osprey, one of the museum’s fully-restored Edwardian steam launches, and enables the regular lake cruise boats to dock and bring visitors to the museum. There is also a lakeside café offering visitors traditional Lakeland recipes with a contemporary twist, with stunning panoramic views on to the lake. The café’s menu showcases the local ingredients that Cumbria has to offer.

TELLING A STORY

The museum tells the story of 200 years of boats, boating and boat building in the Lake District. Visitors will see boats on water in the Boathouse, out on the lake itself and in the exhibition galleries. Owned by Lakeland Arts, the collection of more than 40 vessels is the only one of its kind in the world. For the first time over half of the collection, which ranges from Victorian steam launches to recordbreaking speedboats from the 1980s,

enthusiasm has been put into the Learning Programme.” Ian Read, Lakeland Arts head of participation and learning, added: “We are delighted to launch our Learning Programme and schools are invited to get in touch and find out more. This is a new place to bring children to learn outside of the classroom. The learning team has new resources lined up to easily help teachers deliver key curriculum topics. Inspired by the collection and landscape, the programme has been crafted to enrich children and young people’s understanding and enjoyment of this unique location.”

Open all year, except 25/26 December March – October Museum & Cafe: 10am – 5pm Working on SL Osprey, one of the museum’s Edwardian steam launches. Image: Steve Barber

Osprey in the boathouse at the Jetty

November - February Museum: 10:30am – 4pm Café 10am – 4pm TICKETS £9, £7 children, Under 4s are free Family ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children) £27 Family ticket (1 adult and up to 3 children) £18 Entrance to Windermere Jetty café and shop is free


28

ALL AT SEA AUGUST 2019

“Moor for less”

Specialists in the supply of ‘Mooring Equipment’

To order on-line, please visit our website for full range of mooring products.

www.boatgeardirect.co.uk

k!!! Heavy Duty Titan Boat Stands c o t s n i Back Our ever popular heavy duty Titan boat stands are on the shelf again. This time we’ve increased our stock so that everyone who needs them can take advantage of our great prices. Used by boat yards and individuals alike, these heavy duty stands offer the following features: New Ball Joint Pads with easy to replace rubber pads

Sturdy Tripod Open Base for Stability and Easy Storage

FREE !!!

Double Fixing Points for Storm Chains & Straps

Small 600 - 900mm

3T x 6M Ratchet Strap With every pair

£79.00

TITAN Modular Boat Stand Kits Easy to assemble & disassemble.

each

Extending Box Section (100mm increments)

Medium 900 - 1400mm

£99.00

each

250mm Threaded Bar for finer adjustment

Large 1200 - 1900mm

£129.00

each

Dock Bumpers

Special Offer Prices! Available in Four Sizes

60cm to 90cm

£49.00 each

110cm to 155cm

£69.00 each

80cm to 125cm

Straight Bumper

130cm to 175cm

110cm x 25cm

£59.00 each £79.00 each

Four Sizes / Easy Assemble Kit

£39.95 Flexible Corner Bumper

Ball Joint Pad for easy positioning Simple Height Adjustment

£29.50

Removable, easy to replace rubber pads

Set Offer

Galvanised Tubing

2 x Straight 1 x Flexible

£99.95

Doublebraid Docklines Polyester navy mooring lines with spliced soft eye & whipped ends ready to use. Packed in pairs in a netted bag for storage convenience. NB… ** = Single Line Only !

16mm 16mm 16mm 18mm 18mm 18mm 20mm 20mm 20mm

Diam Diam Diam Diam Diam Diam Diam Diam Diam

x 8mts £29.78 x 10mts £35.71 x 15mts £50.47 x 8mts £33.41 x 10mts £40.13 x 15mts £56.93 x 8mts £42.65 x 10mts £51.50 x 15mts £37.80*

Mail Order Tel: 01473 655541 Email: sales@boatgeardirect.co.uk

The DW1100 12v S/S Drum Winch

Take advantage of this amazing...

“ONCE ONLY OFFER!”

The DW1100w Stainless Drum Winch comes with 80meters of 10mm 3 strand polyester rope, spliced to 5 meters of 6mm stainless steel chain. Holds up to 85m of Rope & Chain.

The RRP for this package is £977.30 OFFER PRICE Only

25% off !

£732.98

Carriage = £9.95 up to 10kg & £12.95 up to 25kg

Carriage charge is to most UK mainland destinations only. Please email or call for Scottish Highlands & Isles, English Islands, N Ireland & Eire, Plus European destinations.

All prices include vat at 20% and correct at time of print.


29

ALL AT SEA AUGUST 2019 Sailing with the impressive backdrop of NYC. Image: SailGP

RACING INTO COWES In a partnership with owes Week, Sail P is set to be a thrilling official e ent for the regatta s opening weekend o er

August.

T

his new, annual global sports championship will take centre stage in the Solent and promises to deliver exciting racing for competitors and fans alike. As the home of UK sailing, fans will be out in force, both ashore and afloat, to support the home team, which features some of the best young Olympic talent in the country. With the first three events of the inaugural SailGP season completed in Sydney, San Francisco and New York, SailGP will now embark on the European leg with Cowes SailGP, before the Grand Final in Marseille in September. “Cowes SailGP is going to be epic,” said Dylan Fletcher, Great Britain SailGP’s helmsman. “To race for our country in front of a home crowd – what more could we ask for? Except to top the podium – that is what we really want and we will be fighting hard for every place on the racecourse to get it.” However, the Solent is going to test the six national teams - Great Britain, Australia, China, France, Japan and the United States - as it is notoriously fickle. Atlantic weather systems, strong tides and shifting sandbanks make for challenging navigation and sailing conditions and will test the world-class tacticians to their limits. All at Sea caught up with a couple of members of the Great Britain SailGP Team ahead of the event. Joe Glanfield, team coach, told us about the team’s build up and preparations at their ‘home’ event. “Coaching GBR in SailGP has been a great challenge for me and a big change to Olympic coaching. Whilst the majority of the principles behind what you are trying to do as a coach remain the same, the environment and racing is really different. “For a start we have less training time in the F50, so every hour on the water is really critical, however we have more tools to help us evaluate things

The six teams in action in San Francisco. Image: SailGP

SailGP Team GBR capsized before the start of racing in New York. Image: Chris Cameron for SailGP

like the data from all the boats, comms and more video. The racing is also quite different with half the regatta done on the first day in three pretty short races, so you really have to help ensure the sailors hit the ground running; there is not much time to warm into a regatta!” “Anyone who has done Cowes Week a few times will know to prepare for everything and anything. I guess what you can guarantee is that it will be tidal and sea state wise you will get chop rather than swell, but the wind can be strong or light and stable or unstable. We will keep a close eye on the forecast and know better what we will be racing in closer to the time. “In terms of preparation, the first thing we needed to do as a team was review New York and see what relevant learning points there were to take from that regatta as well as reminding ourselves of the racing we did in San Francisco as that could be more relevant to what we see in Cowes. “From a personal point of view, I have been looking at the courses and the potential tidal effects we will see as

The Great Britain SailGP Team comprises some of the country’s top sporting talent and brightest young stars, with a glittering trophy collection, including five Olympic medals and 17 world championship medals: n Dylan Fletcher – Helmsman n Chris Draper – CEO & Wing Trimmer n Stuart Bithell – Flight Controller & Tactician n Neil Hunter – Grinder n Richard Mason – Grinder well looking at notes from past regattas I have done in the Solent. Getting the most from the training days will be really important in our preparation. “Local knowledge may help in certain directions, but overall the Solent is a very well documented bit of water and most of our opponents will have also raced there so it will not be a huge advantage. The boundaries of the course restrict leverage as well and therefore reduce large strategic gains.” Knowledge of the Solent is one factor, but off the water there is another

key member of the team who will be working very hard to give the British boys the edge. Emily Nagel is the Great Britain SailGP team analyst, and she told us about the importance of data collection and analysis for all the teams. “The F50s have an unprecedented volume of data coming off the yachts, everything from boat speed and true wind angle to the rake of the boards and wing settings. I take this information and simplify it to be useful to the sailors and help identify where the team are strong and where improvements can be made. “I work closely with the coach, Joe, and the sailors. I take part in all the briefings and debriefings so before the boat goes out on the water I know what the boys are trying to focus on. As we line-up with other teams I will be onshore with all my computer screens watching the training and racing through the numbers. “I can then feedback in real time to Joe any differences between the teams. At the end of the day I will then take a look at comparisons of all the boats in a straight line and in manoeuvres, and compile a report that can be used in the debriefs. “The exciting part about this series is the shear amount of data being produced. There are approximately 1,800 data channels being fed off each boat and I can access this in real time, not just for GBR but for all the teams. This open data platform is a huge reason why the teams have improved at such an accelerated rate.

“I am a firm believer that the numbers do not lie, which makes data analysis an unbiased tool. Like any tool, though, it is only useful if used correctly which is where Joe and I come in!” For those visiting, the free Cowes SailGP Race Village will be situated along the seafront from the end of the Cowes Green up to Egypt Point. Activities will begin in the Race Village at 11:30am with races taking place off Egypt Point from 3 - 4:30pm daily. The village will be a great spot for watching the action with big screens, live commentary, exhibits and more. On 9 August there will be an earlier start with fans able to access the Race Village from 10am to watch the inaugural King’s Cup. This event will be hosted by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in support of their charitable causes. Then, in the afternoon, the F50s will take to the Solent for the official SailGP practise racing from 3 - 4:30pm. Fans have two ticketed options to get a ring-side seat to the action. Situated in the heart of the Race Village, the grandstand gives fans unrivalled views of the racecourse. For those looking to enjoy the action afloat, the Cowes SailGP Cruise Premier provides spectators with a premium on-water experience, in the heart of the thrilling racing. Good luck to the Great Britain SailGP Team! sailgp.com/races/new-york/ticketinformation


30

DOUGAL’S

ALL AT SEA AUGUST 2019

diary

Digging the trench on the seabed just off Lee on Solent beach. Image: Mike Brown

FROM FUELLING FOR VICTORY TO...

The huge fuel requirement called for by D-Day meant a solution was urgently needed to transport supplies from the UK to France – without the enemy destroying it. The Pluto pipes needed a large diameter Udis endici amusae et quis aut es drum to prevent collapsing of the pipe wall. corum sunt re volor sam faccaecullum Image: Mike Brown veremperiat et experum et volore porehenimi, quibus ad maximi, consequi doluptae. Nobis esciisq uundelis evelestis

Solent based dinghy sailor David Henshall is a well known writer and speaker on topics covering the rich heritage of all aspects of leisure boating. The completed wave screen at Haslar

I

t was the Emperor Napoleon who put the spotlight on the logistical problems of military action when he declared that “an army marches on his stomach”. Little more than a century later, the demands of mechanised warfare had changed to the point that General Patton, the hard driving American leader of the US Third Army in France in 1944, would declare that “my men can eat their belts, but my tanks have to have gas!”. Patton’s quote perfectly highlighted the dilemma facing the planners of D-Day, as the quantities of fuel required were staggering, driven by figures that showed that the Sherman tank, which formed much of the backbone of the armoured force, would guzzle its way through 1.3 gallons/5.8l of petrol per mile. Clearly, Operation Overlord would require massive amounts of fuel to be delivered on a daily basis and though supplies could be stockpiled in the UK in advance of 6 June, the issue became one of getting it across the Channel to the thirsty engines of the tanks and other vehicles. UNDERWATER PIPES The obvious answer lay in somehow laying direct pipelines across to France, with the answer being PLUTO – Pipeline Under the Ocean. Using many of the techniques developed for underwater telephone cables, flexible pipes were developed that could withstand the high pressures needed to force the fuel through the pipe over a long distance, along with the high pressure pumps needed and pumping stations, which all

The successful pipeline network running further east up the channel

At their Hamble terminal, BP still have the connection point for Pluto, with a flanged pipe showing where the fuel would start its route across to France. Image: BP

had to be constructed under conditions of great secrecy. By 1942, trials had been conducted, with test sections laid under the Medway and Clyde, and though there were still technical problems to be addressed, work to address these became a priority. One calculation showed that to make sufficient pipework to satisfy demand, the lead would have to be stripped off every

church roof in England. There were other issues, too, as although the pipes weighed in at a hefty 55 tons per mile, they lacked any intrinsic inner strength, so had to be pressurised to 100lb/in before being loaded on to their drums. Nor were the problems solely with the construction of the pipes, for large ships had to be modified to be able to carry the weight of the pipe and the equipment to lay it. There was yet

another issue as the shortage of lead had resulted in a new form of pipe based around a mild steel core, which was lighter and more easily constructed, but needed a larger drum due to the increased rigidity of the pipes. THE RIGHT LOCATION Once the final decision was taken that Normandy would be the site for the invasion, it was clear that the central

south coast would become the focal point for the build-up of both men and material. Fuel would be a major part of this, with supplies being pumped down from the refinery on Merseyside to the oil terminal at Hamble, on the eastern side of Southampton Water. Despite the obvious attractions of both the Hamble and Fawley oil complexes as targets for the Luftwaffe, both had escaped with only light damage during the bombing raids earlier in the war. Now Hamble would become the major collection and dispatch point for the D-Day supplies. From Hamble, petrol would be pumped across Southampton Water to the beach at Lepe (where Mulberry Harbours were also being prepared) then across the Solent to the Isle of Wight. After crossing the island to a major pumping station that had been constructed at Sandown, though from the outside it looked like a factory for ice cream, connection could be made to the sub-sea pipes that would be laid by a number of specialised ships. In mid-August, some two months after the original landings, the conditions were finally right for the first pipeline to be laid. However, with more than 70 miles of pipe laid, linking Sandown to Cherbourg, it was immediately wrecked when a destroyer dropped anchor in the wrong place and promptly carried the pipe away. It would take another month before a working pipe was finally commissioned, then a fortnight later, a second pipe was laid, but when the pumps were brought up to full pressure, both would fail. TEETHING PROBLEMS Sadly, despite PLUTO being a brilliant and innovative solution to the fuel problem, in its original guise it was ultimately a glorious failure, as even when it was operational, little more than 5,000 gallons a day was being pumped. Moreover, by the time it was working, the bulk of the fighting had moved a long way east, with the fuel supply now in the wrong place. Yet the underlying technology had been sound, so a new grid of pipes would be laid further east up the channel, running from Dungeness to the Pasde-Calais. Further teething troubles limited the original supply to just 10 per cent of the required capacity coming through the PLUTO network, but eventually, with the problems finally addressed, by the end of the war the underwater pipes were delivering almost one million gallons per day across to France. With the post-war demand for materials, the PLUTO pipes, with their valuable lead or steel core, would soon be recovered from the seabed as scrap. What would remain would be the technologies that had been developed, which would become essential elements of the offshore drilling programme as this became one of the mainstays of global oil production. Today, some 75 years after the first pipes were being loaded on to the ships, ready to link the Isle of Wight to Normandy, there are still odd elements of the PLUTO network that can be seen, a memory of a development that whilst not the huge success that was promised, nor was it a failure either. And in an amazing coincidence, 75 years after PLUTO, ships are once again laying a new connection between France and the Solent, but this time to get our energy supplies flowing in the opposite direction! Read more on the next page...


diary

the behaviour and lifestyle of other well known Solent residents, but in this case it would be the bottomfeeding skates, rays and dogfish that are popular targets for the many fishermen who operate around the Solent and coastal waters.

... PIPES OF POWER

The duct in position on the beach at Lee-on-Solent. Image: David Henshall

In one of those bizarre coincidences, 75 years after fuel pipes were laid between England and France, now it is power cables that will be laid, although this time under the seabed.

POWER DIVERSION The undersea or ‘sub-aqueous’ section will be laid by specialist cabling laying

600000

700000

0

16

0

18 0

20

17 0

BELOW THE SEABED Back in 1944, timing and secrecy were of paramount importance so the PLUTO pipes were simply laid on the seabed, where they quickly proved vulnerable to any ships that might carelessly anchor in the wrong place. For the IFA2 cable, the intention from the outset was to bury the cables deep below the seabed. In lower risk areas the cables will be at least a metre down, but in high risk areas such as the Solent, the cables will be laid in ducts that

deviation) and other navigational aids. There has been some concern that current flow when the interconnect is fully operational could impact on

190

a second, short section of underwater cable will head back out into the Solent, before making a large U shaped route to come back ashore at Chilling where it can then be connected to the Grid.

0

15

5600000

ships, capable of laying a 100km unbroken run, with the cables weighing in at some 50kg/m. The Interconnect will leave the beach at Merville-Franceville Plage on the shores of the Baie de Seine, where it will head northwards to a point mid-channel. It will then take a more northwesterly routing towards the Owers, before passing inshore of the Nab Tower, continuing up through Spithead. After passing through the Eastern Solent, the cable will finally swing north for the short dog-leg to come ashore at Monks Hill beach at the northern end of Lee-on-Solent. Between the two convertor stations the 208kms of cable will be configured to carry 320kV of direct current, but

0

14

0

13

0

12

110

“Earlier fears of ‘no anchoring’ areas in the heart of one of the busiest parts of the Solent have been dismissed, as there are no plans to introduce any prohibited areas once the construction work is completed.”

100

90 80

70

60 50 5500000

I

n recent years, the Solent has become used to seeing all sorts of bizarre-looking craft afloat, from flying foiling catamarans and wave-piercing powerboats down to the latest prototypes of the next generation of sailing dinghy. These have now been joined by some new strange ships and structures, with the focus being on the north-eastern shoreline between Lee-on- Solent and the mouth of the Hamble River. Here, in an amazing twist of coincidence, these latest additions to the Solent scene merely mirror what was happening in the same area, almost to the day 75 years ago. On the previous page we saw how in the summer of 1944, a whole raft of new vessels and shore establishments sprang from the technical advancements that underpinned PLUTO, the network of undersea pipes that were intended to supply petrol from the Solent to the allied forces fighting in Normandy after D-Day. Now, 75 years later, it is a new energy link that is being laid. However, instead of feeding fuel to France, the €690 million joint venture between the UK’s CEGB and its French equivalent - the RTE (Réseau de Transport d’Electricitié) - the IFA2 link (Interconnexion FranceAngleterre 2) will be a 1 gigawatt electrical link. It will join the French National Grid at a converter station just southeast of the city of Caen to a UK based converter that will be constructed on the edge of the grandly named Solent Airport (the old Fleet Air Arm base at HMS Daedalus airfield, Lee-on-Solent).

IN THE ZONE During the construction, and in particular when the final link cable to Chilling is being laid, some exclusion zones have been created, with the largest of these being around the barge that will be trenching and burying the cable. The barge will be at the centre of a cradle of mooring cables that will allow it to move forward slowly but continuously. Given that the inshore work will be going on at the height of the season, close to one of the busiest beaches around the Solent for not only swimming, but wind and kite surfing and a popular launching spot for the jet ski fleet as well, this means that a great deal of care will be needed if work is to continue without interruption. Delays can always creep into a project such as this, as unexploded WW2 ordnance has had to be cleared from the cable route, then close by the beach at Lee-on-Solent the surveys revealed the remains of a wartime fighter bomber, a Fairey Barracuda, that had crashed shortly after taking off from Daedalus. Work is now in hand to recover this rare find. However, once all the work is completed, the final lengths of the cabling from France will be laid and connected, allowing commissioning and trial operations to commence in 2020. Once fully operational the IFA2 cables will carry sufficient power to feed at least a million homes. But in a bizarre twist of fate, IFA2 can carry power in either direction, so it is quite likely that 75 years after the PLUTO pipeline starting carrying fuel to France, the new interconnect will be carrying electricity in the same direction!

5600000

DOUGAL’S

31

5500000

ALL AT SEA AUGUST 2019

40 30

20

to be able to feed into the National Grid this will be changed to 400kV of alternating current at the convertor station. In the UK, the nearest point that the power can be fed into the National Grid is at Chilling, just along the coast by the eastern side of the mouth of the Hamble River, and although this is not very far ‘as the crow flies’, the route would mean traversing the highly sensitive environmental area of the River Meon/Titchfield Haven National Nature Reserve. Instead, following current conversion,

will be more than three metres below the seabed. Thanks to this the earlier fears of ‘no anchoring’ areas in the heart of one of the busiest parts of the Solent have been dismissed, as there are no plans to introduce any prohibited areas once the construction work is completed. Sailors have also been reassured that a condition was placed on the licence granted to the contractors that once operational, the power running through the interconnect would have a negligible effect on compasses (less than a 3°

10

600000

700000 Produced by

0

5

10

20

30

40 Kilometers

Scale: 1:250,000 Date Printed: 18/01/2019 Spatial Reference: WGS 1984 UTM Zone 30N

Title: IFA2 Cable Route RPL_IFA2_DC_20180301_Route_KP Copyright: Charts from MarineFIND.co.uk © Crown Copyright 2019. All rights reserved. Licence number: EK001-FN800-02789. Not to be used for Navigation.

The cable’s planned route. Image: CEGB

4C Offshore Orbis Energy Centre, Wilde Street Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR34 1XH UK www.4coffshore.com info@4coffshore.com +44 (0)1502 307 037


32

ALL AT SEA AUGUST 2019

Bic Sport present 2 boats for use as Tenders, for fishing or for just mucking about on the water.  Safety has been a key aspect in the design of these craft and with more than 35 years of R&D every little detail has been taken into consideration.

Knowledge & Passion

ACM Excellence - £119,999. 2003

Janneau SO 43 - £64,995. 2001

Bayliner 335 - £72,500. 2011

Prout Catamaran- £74,995. 1997

Cowes the home of yachting and boat sales

Sport Yak 245

Sport Yak 213

• • • • • • • • •

• • • • • • • • •

Exceptionally Light and Tough Easy glide for rowing Super Stability and Safety (unsinkable) Integrated Wheels (245) Oars, Rowlocks, Seat and Rope included Outboard capability Safe, Functional, Fun Max 3 Adults L: 2.45m W: 1.20m  Weight: 39K

£629.99 (+ Delivery* £80)

We would love to sell your boat and demonstrate how our expertise and experience in yacht sales make us different.

Exceptionally Light and Tough Easy glide when rowing Safe and Unsinkable Optional wheels available Oars, Rowlocks and Rope included Outboard capability (with optional bracket) Safe, Functional, Fun Max 2 Adults L:2.13m W:1.15m  Weight: 19K

£369.99 (+ Delivery* £80)

*Delivery to UK Mainland only excluding Higlands and Islands. For other areas call or email for a quote

Contact us by phone, email or visit our office at One The Parade, Cowes.

Mobile +44(0) 7748654202 Office +44(0)1983290006 neil@cowesyachtagency.com

www.cowesyachtagency.com

ULTRASPORTEU.COM 01332 813 150 info@ultrasporteu.com

EVINRUDE E-TEC G2 Proven power, proven reliability

*Conditions apply.

Model Range - 150, 150HO, 175, 200, 200HO, 250 & 300

Golden Arrow Marine Poole 01202 677387

Southampton 02380 710371

www.goldenarrow.co.uk

WELCOME

STAND E037

Etec G2 delivers uncompromising performance thanks to its advanced BIG 2 stroke direct injected technology. DISCOUNTS on limited Performance that is unrivalled in stock engines the outboard industry.

Portsmouth 02392 201171

TRADE ENQUIRIES

Golden Arrow Marine is part of the Salterns Marina Limited group of companies.


ALL AT SEA AUGUST 2019

33

Q&A WITH JOSH STICKLAND, ONE OF THE 11 PROFESSIONAL SKIPPERS TO LEAD A NOVICE TEAM IN THE CLIPPER 2019-20 ROUND THE WORLD RACE.

BOATING PEOPLE WHEN DID YOU KNOW YOU WANTED AILI G TO YOUR CAR R?

Growing up, I did not even know that sailing could be a career. I was not brought up in the sailing world, but when I was 19, I was lucky enough to receive a joint bursary from The Prince’s Trust and UKSA to complete my Watersports Instructor training. After completing my first season at UKSA I knew I wanted my career to be on and around boats.

SO, YOU STARTED YOUR TRAINING AT UK A W YOU W R . T LL U WHERE YOUR CAREER WENT FROM T AT OI T.

W AT WA T CLI KI R L CTIO

R RAC ROC LIK ?

Challenging! There was a three-panel interview followed by an intense four day on-the-water skipper trial with two other applicants, with the boat being crewed by ex-race crew. As well as the senior team from Clipper Ventures watching our every move, the crew were briefed to put us through our paces e.g. purposefully letting sheets fly and sails being rigged to the wrong halyards.

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO O T I T CLI R RAC ? When the crew can sail the boat competently by themselves… and finishing with a happy crew.

WHAT IS THE MOST DAUNTING A CT O T RAC ?

Crew dynamics – sailing is the easy bit. In heavy winds we can change our course, reduce sail and so on, but trying to manage 20 people and keep them all happy...

Surfing; I like to be out pondering my thoughts and when I am surfing it is simple, it is just me and my board. And, of course, I will miss having a long soak in the bath. And Johnnie Walker Sounds of the ‘70s on Radio 2 on Sunday afternoons.

WHICH TEAM STOOD OUT FOR YOU IN T LA T CLI R RAC , A D W Y?

There were two – one was Lance Shephard (Liverpool 2018 team), because I had previously worked with him, so I was always rooting for him. Also, Nikki Henderson (Visit Seattle team) – I liked the way she ran her boat, a friendly but competitive environment with an inclusive ethos, which is something I hope to emulate (I have also got what was her boat – CV26).

WHAT WOULD YOU SUGGEST TO PEOPLE INTERESTED IN THE NEXT CLIPPER ROU D T WORLD RAC ?

After qualifying aged 19, I stayed to work at UKSA as a watersports instructor for three seasons. I was then awarded the Steven Thomas bursary to complete my RYA Yachtmaster qualification at UKSA. After working in the industry for a while, I returned to UKSA to complete my RYA Cruising Instructor training and then later my RYA Yachtmaster Ocean whilst also working there as a Mate and Instructor.

If you dare to, get yourself in a dinghy and learn to sail that first – Clipper Race boats are (sort of) just huge dinghies with a kettle. Also chat to as many ex-race crew as you can as this will give you the best insight into what the race is all about. They are all very friendly and always love to share their stories.

WHY DO YOU THINK IT HAS BECOME UC A ICO IC AILI G V T?

WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO ANYONE THINKING OF TRAINING WITH UKSA?

There is nothing else like the Clipper Race. No other event offers complete amateurs, from any walk of life, the opportunity to race round the world on a performance racing yacht. Also, what the event has become is a credit to all the hard-working staff, both on the front line and behind the scenes, who make it all happen.

Give yourself a curfew! Get your sleep, get your rest; they are long challenging days and if you are academically challenged (like me!), you will absolutely have to put the hard work in, but it will be worth it and there is always someone there to help.

WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN DOING SINCE LEAVING UKSA?

W IC

AILOR I

IR YOU?

From my early days at sea in a wetsuit, I would like to give a special mention to Steve Jackson, James ‘Stella’ Potipher and Sam Waites, who put up with my pranks but ultimately taught me how to sail, which is what set all this in motion. Rich Baggett, head of yachting at UKSA, has always supported and believed in me and gave me the opportunities in my career that have got me to where I am now. Finally, Oli Osbourne, a past Clipper Race Skipper, was my first skipper when I started working as a Mate for UKSA – the way he ran a boat is something I still keep in mind now. There have been so many people I have worked with, and I have taken something from all of them, I do not have enough space here to thank them all.

I have worked abroad doing deliveries and as a skipper in the Caribbean and South East Asia. As well as training at UKSA I have also worked for the organisation as a Mate and Instructor, and before becoming a Clipper Race Skipper I worked for Clipper Ventures as a Training Mate.

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST REACTION W YOU L AR T YOU WOULD KI RI G A CLI R RAC T A ?

I phoned my Nan to tell her the news and then opened a bottle of red. I was sworn to secrecy when I first found out so I could not tell many people at that point – Nan was an exception; she does not have social media!

WHAT WILL YOU MISS MOST WHEN YOU AR AT A?

Josh admires the way Visit Seattle’s skipper, Nikki Henderson, led her team to second place in the last Clipper Race. This is also the same boat, under a different team name, that Josh will skipper. Image: Jean-Marcus Strole Photography

Turn the page to read All at Sea’s Clipper Race guide. www.clipperroundtheworld.com


34

ALL AT SEA AUGUST 2019

CLIPPER 2019-20 RACE

The 2019 - 20 edition of the race will be the twelfth in the Clipper Race series. Starting in September, around crew members are e pected to take part racing across fi e oceans to si continents.

T

he Clipper Race was established in 1996 by Sir Robin KnoxJohnston, the first person to sail solo non-stop around the world in 1968-69. His aim in creating the event was to allow anyone, regardless of previous sailing experience, the chance to embrace the thrill of ocean racing and it remains the only event of its kind for amateur sailors. In total around 40 per cent are novices and have never sailed before starting a comprehensive training programme ahead of their adventure.

THE CREW

There is no other race in the world where the organisers supply a fleet of 11 identical racing yachts, each with a fully qualified skipper to safely guide the crew. In total almost 700 adventurers will be taking part in the 2019-20 race, which will set off on 1 September. Divided into eight legs and 13 to 16 individual races, they can choose to complete the full circumnavigation or select individual legs. The latest crew to take on this adventure are the most global ever, made up of 44 nationalities, including eight South Africans, 60 Australians and 76 from the USA, with ages ranging from 18 -76 with professions such as hairdresser, roofer, chiropractor and CEO. Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, Clipper Race chairman and founder, who earlier this year celebrated his 50th anniversary of being the first person to sail around the world, nonstop, told the crew: “I want you to be able to say this is the best thing that you have done with your life - so far. Then I will know we have broadened your horizons. Do not paint your life in pastel colours. You only have one life, make it bright.” Regarded as one of the world’s toughest challenges, the Clipper Race takes almost a year to complete. It is the only event like this which trains everyday people to make Clipper race crew with Sir Robin. Image: James Robinson

Clipper Round the World Race fleet leave Gosport heading for the race start in Liverpool. Image: onEdition 2017 / Minghao, Sanya Serenity Coast - Clipper Race

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

It costs crew members £49,500 to do the full circumnavigation, which covers the eight legs. This includes: n All four levels of bespoke Clipper Race training (including RYA Comp Crew, Sea Survival certificates) n Full circumnavigation – 11 months of racing over 40,000nm through six oceans n All food and drink on board n Musto Ocean HPX foulies plus Clipper Race Crew and team Musto technical clothing package n Safety equipment on board including Spinlock lifejackets, which contain personal AIS beacons n Further crew member discounts and preferable rates from Clipper Race partners What sailors also get, though, is the opportunity of a lifetime to race around the globe, meet new people, develop leadership skills and change their lives. Costs for taking part in individual legs vary, but it is approximately £5,500 £7,000 per leg on top of the training fee and kit package fee of £6,000. six ocean crossings, covering six continents, testing them to their absolute limit. Fewer people have sailed around the world than climbed Mount Everest, and with so many having no previous sailing experience before signing up, the achievement is all the more incredible. However Race Crew have to undergo four intensive levels of training to take part in the race. The programme equips everyday people with the skills needed to become competent, safe and effective ocean race crew. The final level of training, Level 4, cements everything they have learnt in the three previous levels but, for the first time, they will be on board with their Race Skipper and fellow teammates. Sir Robin explained: “When we put the crew out in a racing environment, suddenly it sharpens them up and they start to take it all in. They also realise just how much they have learned in the previous three weeks of training and that is when their confidence starts to grow.”

THE ROUTE

The Race Start will be from London’s St. Katharine Docks, and will be only the third time in 12 editions the race has launched in the capital city. Of the London start Sir Robin said: “For crew to embark on their adventure by sailing past the Tower of London, with a backdrop of the capital city’s skyline, they will probably need to pinch themselves and say yes, this is really happening.” The route is split into a series of global races and a maximum 11 points going to first place ascending to one point for eleventh place. The team with the highest cumulative points at the end of the final race wins the series, and the Clipper Race trophy. The route will see the teams race from the UK, across the Atlantic to South America; the South Atlantic to South Africa; across the Southern Ocean’s Roaring Forties to Western Australia; around to East Australia,


35

ALL AT SEA AUGUST 2019

THE 11 RACE SKIPPERS ATTL

Ben Keitch, 42, from Sussex has an impressive 30-year sailing history which includes racing at a national level, skippering Oxford University’s yacht team and, most recently, leading novice crews on ocean crossings. Ben’s highly diverse career also includes achievements in physics and computing, diving and the British Antarctic Survey. Ben Keitch is the Seattle team Skipper for the 2019-20 edition. Seattle is coming off a second place result in the Clipper 2017-18 Race so all eyes will be on the team to see what they can achieve this time.

PUNTA DEL ESTE

The start of the last edition from Liverpool. Image: Clipper Race

“These are people who have decided to get out there and paint their lives in bright colours not pastel shades. They are out there for adventure.” Sir Robin Knox-Johnston back into the Northern Hemisphere to China where teams will race to Qingdao, via Sanya and Zhuhai; across the mighty North Pacific to West Coast USA; to East Coast USA via the famous Panama Canal; and then it is a final Atlantic crossing; before arriving back to the UK as fully proven ocean racers. Sir Robin said: “The Clipper Race crew will enjoy some of the most breathtaking arrivals into these host cities. From seeing Table Mountain in Cape Town emerge on the horizon after weeks at sea, to navigating the beautiful 74 islands of the Whitsundays, these will be stopovers the crew will never forget.” n Punta Del Esta, Uruguay / Arrival Window 14 – 16 October / Race Start 23 October n Cape Town, South Africa / Arrival Window 7 – 11 November / Race Start 17 November n Fremantle, Australia / Arrival Window 9 – 14 December / Race Start 22 December n Whitsundays, Australia / Arrival Window 9 – 12 January / Race Start 18 January n Sanya, China / Arrival Window 10 – 15 February / Race Start 21 February n Zhuhai, China / Arrival Window 2 – 3 March / Race Start 9 March n Qingdao, China / Arrival Window 17 – 19 March / Race Start 26 March n West Coast – East Coast, USA / Arrival Window TBC n East Coast, USA - UK / Arrival Window TBC From 24 August – 1 September it will be possible to visit the Clipper Race Fanzone in London and experience the atmosphere and be among the action as the Clipper Race prepares to depart on the 11 month endurance challenge, circumnavigating the world. At St. Katharine Docks the 11 yachts will be on public display until the start on 1 September, along with entertainment and boat tours.

THE TEAMS

Regarded as one of the toughest, most rewarding jobs on the planet, Clipper Race Skippers need to display an extraordinary amount of focus and determination over the almost year-long challenge as they lead their everyday crew 40,000nm through some of the planet’s harshest and most hostile conditions. The Skippers, who have a combined total of 1,312,300nm in their log books, hail from the UK, South Africa and Spain and bring a vast range of experiences to the roles: Nick Leggatt, 52, already has three circumnavigations under his belt; Chris Brooks, 33, is a high-performance racer with a 95 per cent podium success rate; Josh Stickland, 31, started his sailing career as a teenager through a Prince’s Trust bursary; Ben Keitch, 42, spent 18 months with the British Antarctic Survey Racing in the Whitsundays. Image: Riptide Creative Images

and Seumas Kellock, 26, is a former Clipper Race Crew whose skills were so impressive he has returned as a Race Skipper. Sir Robin explained: “Not many people are capable of racing and leading a team in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. As well as being excellent sailors who are proven in taking on the planet’s most hostile environments, Clipper Race Skippers must also be outstanding instructors, exceptional motivators and strong role models. They will need to be calm and patient under pressure, and understand all types of personalities.” Sir Robin concluded: “The role of Clipper Race Skipper is one of the toughest, but most rewarding jobs that exists anywhere in life. It is a real test of seamanship, and incredibly challenging but is also probably the best job in the world. Our Skippers will work very hard but the rewards are immeasurable. It will be an experience of a lifetime for them.”

Jeronimo Santos-Gonzalez, 44, who hails from Galicia, is the Clipper Race’s first ever Spanish Skipper. Coming from a seafaring family, he represented Spain in various national and European Championships in his youth after his family moved to Melilla. This dedicated and experienced sailor is now realising a lifelong ambition of sailing around the world professionally. Punta del Este is returning as a Host Port for the 201920 Race and is also making a splash with a striking bright yellow debut team entry which will fly the flag for the Yacht Club Punta del Este.

WTC LOGISTICS

Mark Burkes, 54, Worcester. Mark feels fortunate to have completed many ‘bucket list’ items in sailing, including a circumnavigation (Clipper 2011-12 Race), skippering in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race and Fastnet, and crossing all the world’s oceans more than once, but he is now highly driven to lead a full Clipper Race campaign.

VISIT SANYA, CHINA

Seumas Kellock, 26, from Edinburgh, knows the Clipper Race inside out and has been working towards the goal of becoming a Skipper for the past three years. Seumas’ natural leadership skills came to the fore while racing almost 50,000nm aboard Unicef in the testing conditions of the 2017-18 edition of the race. He was put forward and excelled at the Clipper Race Coxswain Course, and was then appointed as a Watch Leader for the full circumnavigation.

UNICEF

Ian Wiggin, 30, from Plymouth, is a passionate racer and sailing instructor who has been working towards his goal of becoming a Clipper Race Skipper for the past 10 years. He has extensive sailing and instruction experience across Europe and the Mediterranean, and recently completed his seventh Atlantic Ocean crossing.

QINGDAO

Chris Brooks, 33, from Essex, has been a high-performance sailor since leaving school and has a very competitive edge. As a self-described results-oriented skipper, Chris boasts an impressive 95 per cent podium result rate from hundreds of regattas. He has also raced in RORC Fastnet campaigns and qualifiers and co-skippered ARC’s racing division.

ZHUHAI

Nick Leggatt, 52 from Cape Town, South Africa, brings a wealth of experience to the role of Skipper. With more than 280,000nm in his log book, Nick has circumnavigated the globe three times and has set five world speed sailing records, including a round the world record with Steve Fossett’s crew on Cheyenne (Playstation) in 2004.

GOTOBERMUDA

David ‘Wavy’ Immelman, 48, from Cape Town, has extensive offshore racing experience and since catching the sailing bug at age five, he has recorded more than 350,000nm in his log book, with more than 200,000 as skipper. For the past three years, David has been working as a Yachtmaster Instructor in Cape Town, with his role including skippering training runs from Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro, Madagascar and back with 10 RYA Yachtmaster Ocean students on board.

TEAM JOSH

Josh Stickland, 31, from Southampton, has more than 100,000nm in his log book, having dedicated his career to sailing and instructing all over the globe. He also has an in-depth knowledge of the Clipper 70s thanks to previous roles as a Clipper Race Training Mate and re-fit team member.

TEAM MIKE

For Mike Surridge, 55, from West Sussex, sailing around the world has been a long-held dream. Since starting sailing in his early twenties, Mike has recorded in excess of 100,000nm in his log book and has extensive racing experience, taking part in five Fastnets, 13 Round the Island Races, the ARC and BVI Regatta.

DARE TO LEAD

Guy Waites, 52, from York, is a highly-skilled racer with a vast, varied experience gained over his 26 year sailing background. Highlights have included refitting and preparing two yachts to sail solo across the Atlantic, and completing the second half of the Clipper 2017-18 Race as a Mate.

DID YOU KNOW?

Clipper 2017-18 Race Skipper Nikki Henderson won the Yachting Journalists’ Association Yachtsman of the Year Award after making history when, at 24, she became the youngest ever skipper to compete in the biggest round the world yacht race. More than 5,000 people and three generations of Clipper ocean racing fleets have competed in this ocean racing challenge. The route of each edition of the race is unique, often formed by Host Ports around the globe. In the race’s 22 year history, more than 50 cities have played host to the Clipper Race. Designed by renowned naval architect Tony Castro, the 11 70ft yachts make up world’s largest matched fleet of ocean racing yachts.


36

ALL AT SEA AUGUST 2019

SEE MORE ONLINE OR ENTER YOUR PHOTOS VISIT WWW.ALLATSEA.CO.UK

PHOTO OF THE MONTH BRITAIN’S MOST READ WATERFRONT NEWSPAPER

Send in your photos and you could be in the next edition of All At Sea. The best photo each month will receive a bottle of Spytail Ginger Rum. Send to: editor@allatsea.co.uk or enter online allatsea.co.uk/readers-gallery

Sunset at Newtown Creek. Sent in by Russell Harding.

PHOTO OF THE MONTH

Time for lunch! This photo of a ‘burglar’ was taken by Rod Chadwick. A lugger approaching the east entrance at Portland Harbour. Taken by David.

“I was so proud being a guest on a fine classic yacht at the Round the Island Race this year. I came from Austria especially for this great event.” Doris Pötschner Just before sunrise on the River Deben. Taken by Nigel Gilchrist

A lovely spring day en route from Needles to Poole. Taken by Dave Pearce. A stunning shot of this wreck on Lake Lothing. Thanks to Ulrich Ging.

The Photo of the Month winner will receive a bottle of Spytail Ginger Rum! Every month the Photo of the Month winner will receive a bottle of Spytail Ginger Rum, based on a 19th Century French recipe of infusing fresh ginger and spices in Cognac barrels. Spytail Ginger Rum is available across the UK in an eye-catching bottle, celebrating the intrigue and mystery of French underwater exploration. Spytail is a blend of aged Caribbean rums, blended and bottled at a small distillery by La Compagnie Bathysphere in the Cognac Region of France – an area famous for spirits craftsmanship. The name ‘Spytail’ was discovered by the distillers stamped on an early engineering drawing for a submarine in the local maritime archive. They also discovered that, while submarines sailed along the bottom of the Charente River, ships laden with rum and ginger followed the same route from the Caribbean. Serving suggestion: On the Rocks, with ginger beer, cola or ginger and in a wide variety of cocktails. www.spytailrum.com Send in your photos now! Enter by email or online: editor@allatsea.co.uk / allatsea.co.uk/readers-gallery


37

ALL AT SEA AUGUST 2019

SOUTHAMPTON BOAT SHOW PLANNING

Bill looks ahead to this year’s boat show and does a spot of planning FROM my last article, you may recall that ‘The Admiral’ and I took an early season shakedown cruise down the coast. Without doubt it will be remembered as one of our most enjoyable. We were blessed with brilliant blue-sky weather, fair winds, a superb coastline to cruise and explore and we also met some great folk along the way. What made it even better was, apart from the demise of the old tender, we had no breakages or mishaps – this always helps to ensure The Admiral (wife) enjoys her time. Having said we had no breakages or mishaps, that certainly will not put paid to the annual pilgrimage to the Southampton Boat Show. My list of exhibitors to see this year covers those I must thank for providing excellent goods or service, those that sell items I ‘need’ for the boat and then the longer list of those exhibiting non-essential stuff that I would just like to have. Boys and their toys! Having spent vast hours on the show website, I must congratulate the organisers for a very useful and easy to use (even for an old bloke like me) website.

Having discovered no Concession ticket for OAPs; I have decided to opt for the £30 twoday pass (the saving on the ticket cost pays for one day’s car parking) One day is never enough time to fully absorb the ambiance of such an event. My first port of call on day 1 to the ‘must see’ exhibitors will be Jotun Paints to update them on the performance so far on the NonStop II antifouling. As a product trialist for them this season, I send monthly reports on boat usage and the state of the hull. I look forward to meeting the Jotun man to thank and congratulate him on an exceptional product – it really is right up there with the performance of some of the more established brands. Thereafter I will be visiting the sailmakers to see what is new and find out about the new HSX-P sailcloth. Not that I need a new sail – I just like to stay abreast of technology and new products. Hopefully, as in recent years, all the sailmakers will be clustered together making this a quick(ish) visit. Whilst in the vicinity I will be visiting

the retail chandlers: Force 4, Jimmy Green Marine, Marine Superstore and You Boat (normally across the road) to see what show specials they have. I must also visit the Decathlon stand to see if they are bringing a French flair to the event. Day 2 I will be spending time on the stands I like being on to see (and dream) what I could buy or fit to the boat – if only The Admiral would allow it! Last year I met a very helpful chap on the Quick stand so I must go back to enquire about that new windlass (the old body struggles with anchoring now) and a water heater. Luxuries that, although not necessary on a boat our size, would make life aboard just that little bit more pleasant. My list of categories (not even exhibitors) that I would like to see is rather extensive, but I will try to condense it to make sure you know where I will be at the show – come and find me and I will buy you a pint! The sea toilet (heads), although still working well, could do with replacing. I am keen to see how the new Albin toilet compares

to Jabsco. There cannot be that many variances one can build into a toilet – so it is interesting to compare prices. One sector of the market that fascinates me for the sheer number of newcomers is the boat cleaning products. Every year there seems to be new ranges – but I am still yet to find a range to compete against Starbrite. It is ‘the’ one range that has a product for everything – from chrome polishing to timer care and heavy stain removal. I have just been interrupted by her who must be obeyed. I have been asked (instructed) to look for a new cooker. Despite

there being nothing wrong with our current model, it is time to upgrade and get a new one fitted. Why on earth do we need a new cooker to boil the kettle and cook a handful of dinners through the year? Anyhow, I look forward to this challenge. I secretly know that whilst on our recent cruise she very much admired the sailcloth bag used by a lady we met. Apparently these bags come in various sizes, colours and styles – so lord alone knows how I am going to select the right one. One cannot do a full two days at the show and not return with a small gift for The Admiral – or can one?

“My list of categories (not even exhibitors) that I would like to see is rather extensive, but I will try to condense it to make sure you know where I will be at the show – come and find me and I will buy you a pint!”

Capt. Bill Selsey The Old Salt Of The Sea

Join The Captain’s Crew! Scan and discover all Bill’s shenanigans and get exclusive access to the Old Salt!

bit.ly/billjune2019


38

ALL AT SEA AUGUST 2019

YOUR PERFECT SAILING SPOT rom disused uarries, man made lakes, ri ers, estuaries and the coast the Himley Hall Sailing Club is set in the beautiful grounds of Staffordshire’s Himley Hall

W

hen most people think of sailing, their first thoughts turn to the sea – and getting on the water by the coast. Despite the fact that the UK is surrounded by coastline, many sailing clubs provide sailing inland – and there are many opportunities to get out sailing in some altogether different locations. Whether you are a beginner or seasoned sailor, we are fortunate to have a very diverse range of sailing venues, with activity taking place anywhere from disused quarries to man-made lakes, rivers and, of course, estuaries and the coast. From the beauty of the Lake District to the industrialised River Thames in London, sailing really can provide something for all the family – and the wide choice of sailing locations in the UK means that you can choose which venue works for you. There are hundreds of clubs and training centres to explore, and so here we have chosen a few to illustrate the diversity of locations across the country, and their unique qualities and challenges.

HIMLEY HALL

Himley Hall Sailing Club is a small inland dinghy club in Staffordshire, North West of Birmingham, in the grounds of the stately Himley Hall. As Tony Sutton, club commodore, explained, HHSC is not your average sailing club: “Based about as far away from the sea as is possible to get in the UK, and at around 15 acres, it is one of the smallest waters, which are so shallow that the advice to new sailors is “if you capsize, do not panic – stand up!”. The wooden thatched boathouse which forms the clubhouse is steeped in history as the refuge of Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson during the abdication crisis. Today, the club is a recognised RYA Training Centre, having taught more than 1,000 adults to sail, and is looking forward to celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2020. The club also has a strong youth offering. Young sailors can take part in the RYA OnBoard programme and the club also offers taster sessions for local youth clubs such as Cubs, Scouts, Brownies and Guides. Tony concluded: “Although situated on the edge of the large Black

At Clevedon Sailing Club the tides provide interesting sailing conditions

Country conurbations of Dudley and Wolverhampton, the club is a haven of tranquility, and we are lucky to sail in such a unique environment in the beautiful gardens of a stately home which is steeped in history. Plus, there is always something new going on at Himley.”

SEVERN SAILING CLUB

Meanwhile Severn Sailing Club, on the River Avon in Worcestershire, was first formed in 1936, and has sailed from its current location since the 1960s.

London is host to 35 sailing clubs and centres providing numerous places to try sailing. Stewart Keep, chairman of Shadwell Sailing Club, based on the Thames close to the London landmarks, explains that it is an excellent idea to try sailing at the club: “I have been sailing with the club since about 1985. I learnt to sail there and have enjoyed sailing on the river ever since. It is always different, operating with the various tidal conditions and, of course, the other river traffic which has increased over the years. We have all year access to the river and it is great to be able to take novices up river to Tower Bridge or down to Greenwich and the Thames Barrier. We are very lucky to be able to sail on such an exciting stretch of tidal water.”

THE BROADS

On the most eastern point of the UK are the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads, the man-made peat lakes, many of which are

CLEVEDON SAILING CLUB

To the South West, clubs face very different challenges – varying from the tides, as encountered by Clevedon Sailing Club near Bristol, to the narrow rivers of Severn Sailing Club, based on the River Avon close to Tewkesbury. As a small club positioned on the promenade of Clevedon Beach, CSC enjoys a fabulous view across the Severn Estuary and of Clevedon Pier on the other side of the bay. The tidal range at Clevedon is the third highest in the world at 14 metres, meaning that the tidal streams are significant with only a very short period of slack water, which provides challenging sailing conditions. Despite this, the club gets on the water whenever it can and, particularly for novice sailors who can find the conditions difficult, the club has the use of the recently restored Marin Lake which helps to get novices ready for the first launch off the slip. Chris Cooper, vice commodore, said: “I hear it said many times that if you can sail at Clevedon then you can sail anywhere we are a family orientated club looking to help each other get on to the water and enjoy whatever we can sail.”

LONDON SAILING

has it all.

the venue for sailing clubs in the beautiful Broadland environment. With more than 200 kilometres of navigable waters, it is a great place for all the family to explore. Horning Sailing Club, in the heart of the Broads, is unusual in that it offers three types of sailing – on the River Bure through the pretty village of Horning, on Hoveton Little Broad some 20 minutes away and also racing downriver to other Broadland villages - for dinghies, keelboats and river cruisers. Paul Hallatt, whose son learnt to sail at Horning, explains the benefits it has brought to his family: “It opens doors to friends and sailing all around the world. Sailors are a fabulous bunch of outdoorsy, fun, adventurous people who know how to live. My son, Henry, learnt at Horning about 10 years ago and has now sailed 30,000 miles around the world before his 21st birthday. Dream big, and live your dream, start it this summer by trying sailing!”

TRY SAILING

Sailing really is for all ages and abilities who will enjoy the thrill of learning a new skill, meeting new friends and getting out in the fresh air. By joining a sailing club, you can give back to that community through volunteering and helping to run the club. So what are you waiting for? Give sailing a go in a new location this summer. Want to find out more? The RYA is offering Try Sailing events across the country this summer – you can find out where by visiting www.rya.org.uk/go/ trysailing.

East Anglia’s Horning Sailing Club offers a variety of sailing

The club has a great base of members and has a full racing calendar, not only during the summer on Wednesday evenings and both days of the weekend but also throughout the winter on an ad hoc basis. Camping and caravanning is allowed on the extensive site during the summer season on a temporary basis at weekends and during the week. Being based on the narrow river (about 15 yards wide) provides a unique sailing experience, with local wildlife in abundance, and also gives the club the benefit of not just organising dinghy racing in front of the clubhouse for spectators but also long distance races down to the outskirts of Tewkesbury, passing a pub on the way for a well-earned pint. The club also has a cruising section, providing cruising opportunities. Dave Holbourn, from the club, said “Severn Sailing Club has got to be the most versatile club around, with our facilities you can start to unwind on the Friday evening and stay all weekend or just pop down for the day.”

The RYA covers all forms of boating, including dinghy and yacht racing, motor and sail cruising, RIBs and sports boats, powerboat racing, windsurfing, inland cruising and narrowboats, and personal watercraft.


39

ALL AT SEA AUGUST 2019

EXPERTS’ FORUM

Each month, All at Sea invites a leading marine industry expert to share their opinion together with their top tips to help you get the most from your boating.

THE USE OF THRUSTERS ON SMALL BOATS

BRYN THOMAS FROM SIDEPOWER MAKES THE CASE FOR FITTING A BOW OR STERN THRUSTER EVEN ON SMALL BOATS. Small, shallow draft motorboats with light to moderate displacements are responsive, rewarding and great fun to drive at high average cruising speeds. But throttle back inside a tightly fitting marina at the end of a long day, perhaps with a springtide flowing and blustery wind to contend with, and these erstwhile pleasant handling characteristics can rapidly change your impression about ‘so-called’ easyhandling small boats. If you factor in a high topside to wetted surface area ratio – a common

occurrence with some cabin boats - then little more than a mild gust can turn your boat into a cork, or a plastic cup, bobbing about on the sea, with little or no resistance against the elements. Other circumstances, such as not having much deck or cockpit space for your crew to move around on, or mooring up within a marina that has small length finger pontoons making it difficult for crew to step off and tie up lines, are further reasons why fitting a small, but powerful and controllable, bow thruster to a small boat makes as much sense as it does fitting one to a larger boat. Mounted low down in the hull and as far forward as the boat’s design will allow, an efficient tunnel bow thruster will pay you back in more ways than one. Not only will this little tool boost your own self-confidence when the weather gods conspire against you, but the overall satisfaction of knowing that almost anyone amongst the crew, with or without much previous boating experience, will be able to moor and park the boat confidently, without fear or drama, is a nice feeling to have. The same parking and closequarter dilemma applies to sub-30ft sailing yachts, as much as for small motorboats, and more and more sailors

are specifying Side-Power quiet and discreet tunnel or external-pod thrusters as retro-fits to their yachts. Last, but not least, any yacht broker will tell you the benefits of the re-sale/residual value of a used boat fitted with a thruster and it will sell on far more easily when time for a change. UPGRADING TO SPEED CONTROL When conditions are less challenging, Side-Power’s proportional-control Pro Version upgrade is a great idea for controlling the RPM (and perceived noise) of bow or stern thrusters, so that you can start off slow and increase or decrease thrust with finger-tip control. By avoiding a ‘full-on, full-off’ effect, using less thruster output means you do not have to think about available battery power and can enjoy continuous run-time if used at speeds of less than 50 per cent available power. www.side-power.com General Manager of Sleipner Motor Ltd is Bryn Thomas, an experienced and well-known face behind the Side-Power brand. Many of you will have seen and may even have spoken to Bryn while he has been manning the Sleipner boat show stands.

CHADDOCK & FOX PROMOTIONS PRESENTS

AROUND THE WORLD IN

with thanks to

PORTSMOUTH BOAT JUMBLE SUNDAY 18th AUGUST

180 DAYS WITH PORT SOLENT

FORT PURBROOK, PORTSDOWN HILL ROAD, (B2177), COSHAM, PORTSMOUTH, HAMPSHIRE, PO6 1BJ

Visit six of our international restaurants in six months and you'll be entered into a prize draw to win a weekend spa/golf package for four at Old Thorns, Liphook. PLUS the first 100 qualifying entrants will receive a mixed wine gift set.

NEW & USED BARGAINS BOATS, ENGINES, CHANDLERY, ELECTRONICS, GRP, PAINT, ROPE, CHAIN, FISHING TACKLE.

portsolent.com/aroundtheworld For T&Cs and to find out more visit

SOLENT BOAT JUMBLE SUNDAY 6th OCTOBER ROYAL VICTORIA COUNTRY PARK, NETLEY, SOUTHAMPTON, SO31 5GA. (JCT.8/M27)

Entry 10am; Portsmouth Adults: £4. Solent Adults £5; Kids under 14 free. Parking free. Online booking: -Stalls 15’x15’ £40, Car Boots Space/Boats £25. Pay on Day (subject to availability)

Chaddock & Fox Promotions: 07771 962495 – 07887 771451

www.boat-jumbles.co.uk


40

ALL AT SEA AUGUST 2019

Embark on a truly unforgettable sailing adventure, where you can spend your days exploring sparkling waters with tranquil coves, stunning beaches and thousands of picture-perfect islands. Songbird is a beautifully designed and fully crewed 90ft sailing yacht offering the ultimate in luxury yacht charter. Accommodating up to 8 guests across 3 refurbished staterooms, with en-suite bathrooms, a generous and comfortable saloon, and with air conditioning throughout. The spacious exterior of the yacht has a beautiful teak deck and offers plenty of space for your morning yoga, relaxing with a book or a sunset cocktail. Yacht Songbird has a swimming platform at the stern for water-based activities, which include; stand up paddle boarding (SUP), kayaking, and snorkelling. A relaxing central seating area offers a very comfortable and shaded spot for taking meals, discussing the day’s agenda and for admiring the breathtaking views when we are under sail. From the wellequipped galley kitchen our chef will prepare delicious food and drinks using quality, local ingredients. The Captain and his crew create the perfect environment and ensure all needs are catered for, leaving you to relax in total comfort and enjoy every day as a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Songbird will spend summer 2019 sailing the breathtaking Dalmatian Coast, from the Bay of Kotor (Montenegro) in the south, to northern Croatia, however, we do love to explore and are happy to discuss tailor-made charters to your dream destination.

A new, exciting world awaits you Contact Sarah by email or on +44 7909 962539 to discuss your charter and our special half-board rates for 2019.

yachtsongbird.com

|

info@yachtsongbird.com

|

@yachtsongbird


41

ALL AT SEA AUGUST 2019

BOATING HOLIDAYS

EVERY MONTH WE BRING YOU HOLIDAY NEWS AND A SELECTION OF OFFERS TALL SHIP SAILING

NEW MONOHULLS COMING SOON TO THE BVI THE Moorings is to welcome the newest additions to its sailing fleet. The Moorings 52.3 and 52.4 monohulls, manufactured by Beneteau, will be ready to make their inaugural sail in the British Virgin Islands later this year. Designed to sleep up to 10 guests with either three en-suite cabins (52.3) or four en-suite cabins (52.4) as well as a convertible saloon, these yachts are ideal for families and large groups. Liveable and functional, these monohulls offer spacious layouts and impressive performance

CROATIA BEATS GREECE THIS YEAR EUROPEAN sailing trends are changing for PlainSailing.com customers with Croatia now the most popular place to sail in Europe. They are choosing to sail the Dalmatian coast over Greece for the first time ever. In fact, Croatian bases make up four of the top five sailing destinations this summer. Trogir, Dubrovnik, Split and Kastela are all top destinations pushing Athens, Lefkas and Corfu, previously the biggest-hitting Greek bases, down to third, sixth and seventh places on the list. It seems that years of heavy investment in the marinas and boat fleets in Croatia have started to pay off. Being a nation of islands, people have been sailing in Greece for literally millennia. The beautiful and vast array of stunningly beautiful islands, combined with sunshine and dependable winds has meant that Greece is the perfect place to sail a yacht or catamaran. Tommy Tognarelli, founder of PlainSailing.com, said: “It is an incredible story that Croatia is now

under sail. Both yachts are also equipped with the latest in yacht technology and upgrades ensuring a stress-free charter holiday. “For all those who love the sensation and fun of monohull sailing, these models are the perfect charter option,” said Josie Tucci, VP of sales and marketing. The monohulls are available for charters departing in December 2019. Please contact a Holiday Planner on 03303321507 or visit www.moorings.co.uk to sail these yachts in Tortola, BVI.

Image: Shutterstock

the most popular sailing ground in Europe – particularly when you consider that sail-tourism there has only really kicked off in the last 10 to 15 years. “Because of the massive investment in the whole sailtourism industry, there has been a real buzz about sailing in the area for a few years, and they have been boosted by the fact that so many sailors are adventurous types who are always on the lookout for the next new place to explore, so lots and lots of people have been eager to try sailing in Croatia after years of sailing in Greece. “Clearly, this news is not just about people trying a new thing – the key to becoming the most popular cruising ground in Europe is that people have tried it, loved it and keep coming back for more. “Greece is still very popular, and there are so many iconic places to sail that it will be popular for years to come, but there is work to be done on the sailing infrastructure in Greece if they are to regain their crown.”

LAST month we brought you Star Clipper’s recommendations for summer and autumn sails, and so to complete the year here we have their winter and spring highlights. For good reason, the Caribbean’s high season is between mid-December and mid-April. Days are tranquil, warm and sunny, and there is little rainfall. Two of Star Clippers’ majestic tall ships `winter’ in the Caribbean, with Royal Clipper sailing the Windward and Grenadine islands from Barbados, and Star Flyer sailing from St. Maarten around the Leeward islands, British Virgin Islands, St. Barts, Anguilla and St. Kitts. Snorkelling and watersports rate high on the list of guests’ favourite Caribbean activities, with all guests being offered complimentary flippers and snorkelling masks and free use of the ships’ sail boats, windsurfers, kayaks and wakeboards.

DEATH OF THE BEACH BUM This will come as no surprise to sailors, but the beach holiday is on the decline, as Brits heading on their holidays this month are planning to ditch the sun lounger in favour of sport and exercise, according to new research. Data published by Decathlon shows that we plan to ramp up our activity levels over the holiday season rather than simply laze around next to the pool. On average, we increase our rates of activity by 12 per cent during the summer months, with almost a third taking part in sports or physical activity at least twice a week. Just one in seven of us are planning a lazy holiday of doing as little as possible and intend to take part in no sport or physical activity. Philippe Ribelo, UK marketing director at Decathlon, said: “Holidays are a great opportunity to make a change and form new, healthier habits. We can see from this research how, when people

The ship departs from Antigua to Barbados on 14 December 2019. The seven night sailing costs from £1,570pp, based on a Category 6 cabin including port charges. Visiting: Antigua | Iles Des Saintes | Cabrits | Martinique | St George’s | Tobago Cays | Marigot Bay | Soufriere | Bridgetown On to Spring and South East Asia can be hot and humid all year round, though the dry season extends from November to May. There are hotter temperatures from March to May when it is still pleasant enough to explore coastal villages, temples, dramatic and idyllic islands teeming with wildlife and sunbathe too. The tall ship Star Clipper is based in South East Asia, sailing from Bali, Singapore, Phuket, Ko Samui and Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, making numerous port calls in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia,

are motivated and can make the time, they choose to be more active. The challenge is to try and bring these good habits back from holiday with you. “While the weather will not be guaranteed back in the UK as the summer draws to a close, our findings reveal other factors that encourage people to maintain more active lifestyles. Key appears to be allowing yourself to set time aside for sport and activities.” www.decathlon.co.uk

Vietnam and visiting Borneo for the first time in 2019. The breeze cooled decks of the ship provide a welcome respite from the humidity, as do infrequent sometimes heavy, but brief, rain showers. For an exotic immersion into Asia’s colourful and heady way of life Star Clipper departs from Ko Samui, Thailand, on 22 April 2020 for a 10 night sailing visiting some of the world’s most beautiful islands and islets. The 10 night sailing costs from £1,846pp including all meals on board, port charges and a 20 per cent early booking discount (for bookings made before 31 January 2020). Visiting: Ko Samui | Ko Pha Ngan | Ko Wua Ta Lap | Ko Mae Ko | Ko Tao | Pattaya | Ko Samet | Ko Mak/Ko Kham | Sihanoukville | Ko Rong | At Sea | Ko Samui Star Clippers reservations: 0808 231 4798 or visit www.starclippers.co.uk

TO STAY OR TO GO?

In 2018, 57 per cent of Brits opted for a ‘staycation’ rather than travelling abroad*. This trend is set to continue this year with people delaying holiday plans due to economic and political uncertainty created by the Brexit process, and with last summer’s

prolonged heatwave many holidaymakers will be thinking it is best to stay put this summer**. Are you staying in the UK this year for your holidays? Let us know where you are heading: editor@allatsea.co.uk.

*Source: www.statista.com

**Source: www.thomascookgroup.com

Image: mikeledray / Shutterstock

FURTHER INFORMATION

Image: Studio Peace / Shutterstock

n Nautilus Yachting: www.nautilusyachting.com n Nisos Yacht Charter: www.nisosyachtcharter.com n Seafarer: www.seafarersailing.co.uk n BVI Charters: www.bviyachtcharters.com n Ocean Elements: www.ocean-elements.co.uk n The Moorings: www.moorings.co.uk n Mauri Pro: www.mauripro.com n Dream Yacht Charter: www.dreamyachtcharter.co.uk n Sunsail: www.sunsail.co.uk n Mallorca Yacht Charter: www.mallorcayachtcharter.eu n Tall Ships Adventures: tallships.org n Naleia Yachting: www.naleiayachting.com


ALL AT SEA AUGUST 2019

42

THE GREEN BLUE

A NEW CHAPTER

The Green Blue is launching a new website and resources for the boating community at Southampton’s Boat Show. Kate Fortnam, The Green Blue Campaign Manager.

There are lots of educational activities for kids

T

he Green Blue, the joint environment initiative between British Marine and the RYA, will launch its newlook website at Southampton International Boat Show, the event that first introduced the awareness-raising venture in 2005. The initiative will go back to its boat show roots to showcase the new-look site and celebrate a successful era of inspiring the UK’s recreational boating community to help safeguard our waters, wildlife and habitats. Campaign manager Kate Fortnam said: “The Green Blue is excited to announce the launch of its new website at the boat show where it all began. The new site will provide bespoke information on key environmental issues, current best practice guidance, green products and services, as well as an array of awareness raising resources to help boat users,

clubs, training centres, instructors and marine businesses in communicating the good practice we can all adopt and facilitate to make our boating more sustainable.” Resources to look out for are The Green Blue’s educational activities for young boaters that can be delivered on the water and on shore. The most popular of these is Marine CSI, which gives young people the chance to become marine special agents by analysing fingerprints, unscrambling puzzles and testing water samples. Other resources include instructor teaching aids to help pass on environmental good practice to students on RYA courses, a variety of eyecatching infographics and also video clips to help

communicate sustainable boating top tips via social media, e-newsletters, emails, news articles and display screens. In addition, The Green Blue provides outreach activities to help the recreational boating community raise awareness and share good practice among others. Activities include workshops at the RYA, British Marine and stakeholder conferences, presentations at the RYA Dinghy Show and Southampton Boat Show, talks to boating clubs, businesses and organisations, training for RYA instructors and interactive activities and stands for boating events. The Green Blue continues to work closely with the marine leisure industry and develop The Green Blue works to help minimise the impact boaters have on marine wildlife like these porpoises

Pocket cards are a great resource for learning partnerships with those keen to raise awareness and help make UK boating more sustainable including Sunsail Ltd, Dean & Reddyhoff Marinas, Elvstrom Sails, Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy, RS Aero Class Association, the Personal Watercraft Partnership, British University Sailing Association and the Andrew Simpson Foundation. The campaign has given them the tools to raise awareness and put in place facilities to enable their staff, customers, members, competitors and spectators to become ‘Green Blue Champions’. By working towards an environmentally selfregulating boating community, The Green Blue aims to help boaters minimise the impact they have on the environment and protect wildlife and its habitats so they can enjoy the marine environment far into the future. To get an insight into The Green Blue’s activities, explore collaborative opportunities, discover current good practice and access the variety of resources visit www.thegreenblue.org.uk, follow @thegreenblue on social media, email info@thegreenblue.org.uk or contact Kate Fortnam on 023 8060 4227. Southampton Boat Show: 13 -22 September www.thegreenblue.org.uk

Blue Marine Orca fabrics of Pennel & Flipo, exclusively recommend and approve the use of BLUE MARINE products

PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS AND ACCESSORIES FOR REPAIRING CLEANING AND NAUTICAL MAINTENANCE

No.1 in Italy, Europe and NOW IN UK.

Ask for us in your local Chandler. Your boat will come back new For any need of assistance with the use of Blue Marine products, the following email address is available: assistenza@blue-marine.it

Blue Marine Srls Prolungamento di Viale Ionio - 74025 Marina di Ginosa (TA) - Italy Tel. +39 099.827.17.46 Fax. +39 099.827.20.91 - info@blue-marine.it - www.blue-marine.it


43

ALL AT SEA AUGUST 2019

Image: Miki Studio/Shutterstock

SAILING THE GREEN BLUE We all love to go on a sailing holiday, but it is important that we do not leave our environmental awareness at home. Staying green and enjoying our get-aways can go hand-in-hand.

A

re you going on holiday this year? If so, you are part of the global travel and tourism industry which generates over 10 per cent of the world’s GDP, according to figures released by the World Travel & Tourism Council. But the economic rewards that tourism brings can have a detrimental effect on a destination’s environment. With more than 47 million holiday visits abroad by UK residents we all have a responsibility to ensure that our beautiful planet continues to thrive as tourism and overseas travel continues to grow. Responsible tourism is all about leaving a positive impact on not only the environment, but also the people who live in the places we choose to visit. There are simple ways in which you can become a more responsible traveller. Christina Hall, Founder of AquaLiving. co.uk a new water lifestyle store, is a Volunteer Sea Champion for the Marine Conservation Society and promotes eco-friendly travel solutions at home and abroad. Whether you are planning a short weekend city break or a far-flung adventure, you have the opportunity to leave a positive impact on the environment you visit and the people you meet. Follow Christina’s top eco travel tips and suggestions to ensure you are travelling responsibly.

CONSIDER ECO-FRIENDLY DESTINATIONS

With so much choice of where to stay you can easily select accommodation that is eco-friendly. In the beginning stages of planning a trip, research if your destination has a plan for dealing with growing tourism. Hotels that have access to local cultural attractions, employ local people and are environmentally conscious are a great place to start.

When buying for your holiday choose products made from green resources

bottle which can be filled up with fresh tap water on the go. Especially good for sailing are the aluminium bottles with a carabiner clip that can be secured to your boat, or to yourself.”

destination is positive. Be sure not to litter or leave anything behind other than a friendly smile and perhaps a donation to the local community.

TRAVEL GREEN

If you have not already started to incorporate eco-friendly living into your daily life then now is a good time to start. Similar to green living at home, when you travel, make sure you turn lights off, do not leave the water running, use local transport or walk wherever possible and eat local produce to support local communities.

Plastic pollution is a global issue, and you can help reduce the plastic pollution problem by refusing plastic straws, avoiding takeaway containers wherever possible and saying no to plastic bags. Instead purchase a handy canvas tote bag for your everyday essentials. Why not take just two minutes to litter pick on your own #2minute beach or street clean, see 2minute.org for details.

BUY LOCAL

BE THE CHANGE

Support the local economy and buy products from local souvenir shops that are run by independent traders and contribute to the local economy. Opt to buy handicrafts made from local people rather than mass-produced plastic goods.

DO NOT LITTER

“Try the ultimate holiday lifestyle challenge and live without single-use plastic for a day, week or month on your travels this year.” BUY SUSTAINABLE

When shopping for your travel essentials, look for brands that are not only good quality and designed to last, but are made from green resources. This could be eco-friendly kids’ toys or even swimwear made from recycled plastic bottles. AquaLiving.co.uk’s range of Green Toys are brilliant beach toys for little ones. Waterproof, dishwasher safe and robust enough for hours of beach fun, they are made from 100 per cent recycled milk cartons.

RE-FILL YOUR BOTTLE

Help reduce single waste plastics and use your own re-fillable water bottle when you travel. Amanda Hine, founder of message-on-a-bottle.co.uk, says: “When travelling, either sailing or any other form of sea travel, we need to be environmentally savvy. Instead of using single use plastic bottles (which we find too many of floating in our oceans, not to mention the horrendous microplastic from the bottle lids), be responsible and take your own refillable, reusable water

When you travel it is your responsibility to make sure that your impact on any Re-fillable water bottles are a great way to help the environment – at home and on holiday

YOUR FOOTPRINT

The Marine Conservation Society says: “More plastic than fish in our seas is a possibility by 2050.” So we should all to do our bit to help reduce plastic use and work towards living without single-use plastic. Head to mcsuk.org/plasticchallenge and try the ultimate holiday lifestyle challenge and live without single-use plastic for a day, week or month on your travels this year.


44

ALL AT SEA AUGUST 2019


ALL AT SEA AUGUST 2019

To advertise here please call 07740 118928 45


46

ALL AT SEA AUGUST 2019


ALL AT SEA AUGUST 2019

To advertise here please call 07740 118928 47


48

ALL AT SEA AUGUST 2019

We overlook nothing... but the water

We Want Your Boat!

Feel like a fish out of water?... Don’t know where to begin or not happy with your current broker? ter s re t s mmer there is o e e more em or quality ro er e boats We urgently need more boats to sell. We are offering 20% off our rates for all listings taken e ore or ri t e o t m to o t o At Waterside Boat Sales we offer the following: • • • • • •

o er e o ll m or K ro e e sites Proactive & professional brokerage ABYA qualified brokers 360 e ree imaging 4 et or e o t o st o i es o r o t is l e t Southampton how

Call us now or visit one of our offices Southampton - Shamrock Quay - SO14 5QL Gosport - Haslar Marina - PO12 1NU Hayling Island - Sparkes Marina - PO11 9SR Plymouth Queen Anne Battery - PL4 0LP

T: 02380 230100 T: 02392 985688 T: 02392 388884 T: 01752 254322

www.watersideboatsales.com


49

ALL AT SEA AUGUST 2019

OFF WATCH SUDOKU Place a number (from 1 to 9 inclusive) into each square in such a way that every digit appears once in each horizontal row, each vertical column and each box of nine squares.

9 5

7

4

1 9 9

6

3

5 6

7

4 2

2

4 3 8

3 4 2

4

5 9 9

2

6

6 1 3 4 7 5

8

1

2

8 8 3

3 1

6 4

8

2

3 7

5 6 3

9

4 6 6

6 5 9

6

7 2 1

2 5 5

9 1

4

8

5

4 9

3

9

7

2

1

7 6 6

9

7 8

6

1

3

9 2

4

1 4 5 5

1

6

8 5

7 2

4

3 8

6 7

3

3

4

2

7

5

9

8

1

7

2

8

4

TOUGH 7 3 6

9 5

7

8

9

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

9

19

20

21

22

6

23

24

25

26

9

2

9

5

8 4 3

6

7

8 1 8 5

3

5

1

2

6

1

3

5

7 7 4

2 6 3

5

9 4 4

6 1 2

7 9

7

3

6

8

7

8 3 6

9 5 6

2 5

9

1 5 4

7 3 3

1

9

2

8

5

5 4

2

2

1

9 8

6

8

6

8

9

10

1 Filled with fear (6) 2 Loads, an abundance (coll) (6)

11

12

13

14

15

3 Wall painting (6) 4 Elaborate and systematic plan of action (8)

16

5 Australian marsupial (8)

21

22

23

24

6 Arctic ruminants (8) 12 Worship of images (8)

17

18

19

20

25

13 Climbing garden plant with fragrant flowers (5,3)

18 Ring road (6)

14 Similarity in appearance or character (8)

19 Real (6) 20 Main meal of the day (6)

A

H S

6 10

ANSWERS ON PAGE 58

A B C D E F G H I J K L M

9

10

4

2

25

13

10

20

5

1

18

7

2

6

16

16

17

17

11

21

19

24

19

12 7

A

10

2 2

6

2

19

10

19

2

19 24

S

5

15

H

20

20

16

4 18

2

16

16

20

2

19

9

7

9 26

4

5

22

2

25

19

9

2

19

22

20

24

17

11 20

22

11

5

15 8

18

17

17

11 4

7 17

18

19

2

7 2

2 4

4

2 6

4

N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

2

19 2

26

11

19

9

22

20

18

17 4

4

22

18

9 16

21

9

22

7 9

18 20

2

3 14

24

2

9

17

18

15 20

18

22

4

20

17

6

6

8

20

17 15

23

4

2

20

9

21

19

16

4

8 4

11

22 2

21

20

6 22

2

22 17

19

11

17

15

4

W O R DW H Using the letters in the wheel, you have ten minutes to find as many words as possible of three or more letters, none of which may be plurals, foreign words or proper nouns. Each word must contain the central letter and no letters can be used more than once per word unless they appear in different sections of the wheel. There is at least one nine-letter word to be found. Nine-letter word(s): _________________________________________________________

I L

E D

I

F N

M E

E L

6 6 7

7

5

E

9

8 2 3

Check-box 5

1

4

Each letter of the alphabet has been given a different number. Substitute numbers for letters to make words to complete the puzzle. The check-box and letters either side of the grid may help you keep track.

4

8

3

CODEWORD

3

1

4

23 Short underpants (6)

2

3 2 5 9

1

17 Panel of buttons used to operate a computer (8)

1

4 6 7

1 2 3

16 Departed (4)

7

8 4 9 8

4

15 Waterside plant (4)

6

5

5

8 Plant with spiny bracts (6)

22 Feign (3,2)

9

2

7

7 Single level of a building (5)

21 Cocktail of vermouth and gin (7)

1

1

7

MODERATE 9 8 7 1

8 3

2 2

1

5 7

8 4

5

1

25 Soap froth (4)

11 Cause to go into a solution (8)

6

4

7

2 8 3 7

3 Professional charges (4)

10 Preventing a person from speaking freely (7)

6

3

8

6

Solve the puzzle, then rearrange the letters in the shaded squares to spell out a type of water vessel. 24 Remove unwanted hair (5)

9 Wheel shafts (5)

EASY

CROSSWORD


50

ALL AT SEA AUGUST 2019

MARINA FOCUS

TROON YACHT HAVEN

Troon Yacht Haven The Harbour, Troon Ayrshire, KA10 6DJ 01292 315553 www.yachthavens.com troon@yachthavens.co

This month we visit the award-winning Scottish marina, Troon Yacht Haven, which has seen major investment recently. THERE are many reasons why Troon Yacht Haven is such a popular marina. Just 10 minutes from Glasgow Prestwick Airport, and around half an hour from Glasgow, Troon is easily accessible and a great stop off en route to Ireland and the South. But the real attraction is easy access to the stunning cruising grounds of Scotland’s west coast. Troon is arguably most known as a golfing mecca with Royal Troon Golf Club playing host to many a British Open Championship, but the maritime

The boat hoist at Troon Yacht Haven

and seafaring presence is strong in this Ayrshire town. Last year, Troon Yacht Haven celebrated its 40th year and, with a popular restaurant, healthy sailing club and a hotel on the way, it is easy to see why many are attracted to this safe haven. Having been awarded Best UK Marina/ Harbour 2017, the marina has seen heavy investment in its facilities with new pontoons, upgraded customer WiFi, new boat owners’ lockers and a new chandlery opening earlier this year.

FACILITIES

Part of the multi-award winning Yacht Havens Group, Troon offers all the charm, warmth and personal service of a family owned marina whilst delivering a range of valuable services. In terms of facilities, Troon ticks the boxes when it comes to the prerequisites to be a modern day marina: full tide access, a minimum depth of -2.5m CD, easy access to water and electric, visitor berths, fuel and 24 hour

service, not forgetting the friendly customer service that is synonymous with Yacht Havens Group.

FACILITIES AND SERVICES

n 400 fully serviced pontoon berths n Visitor berthing n 55 ton boat hoist and hard standing for over 120 boats n Slipway for small boat launching n 24 hour access to facilities – toilets, showers and laundry

n Free WiFi n Ample free parking n On-water diesel and petrol available 24/7 n Excellent security with CCTV surveillance n Troon Chandlery on-site n Boat repairs/brokerage/charter n 14 days free berthing at Yacht Haven’s six other marinas including nearby Largs Yacht Haven n Scotts Bar and Restaurant


51

ALL AT SEA AUGUST 2019

WINTER IMPROVEMENTS

Berth Holders at Troon will be treated to new facilities including a luxury berth holder lounge and laundrette. The new berth holder lounge will provide Superfast internet connection as well as sofas and desks for boaters to relax, catch up on emails and watch the latest news on a mounted television. Adjacent to the lounge, a new laundrette will be installed with washing machines and drying machines to accommodate the growing boating population visiting Troon Yacht Haven. Artist’s impression of the Salt House Hotel opening this winter

COMING SOON – SALT HOUSE HOTEL CRUISING

The West Coast of Scotland has some of the best sailing waters in the world, and Troon Yacht Haven offers the perfect location to enjoy them. As the most southerly marina on the Clyde estuary, Troon gives you the choice of exploring the sheltered waters of the upper firth or heading to Ireland

or the western isles. The isle of Arran is only 15 miles from Troon, and if you stick to an exact westerly course you will arrive at Lamlash. Visitor moorings are available and a warm welcome awaits ashore where you can enjoy a pleasant lunch looking out over the bay to the Holy Isle.

Heading north from Lamlash, you will arrive at the mouth of the stunning Loch Fyne where you can berth overnight at the picturesque Tarbert Harbour pontoons. Alternatively, sail towards the south end of Arran leaving the island of Pladda to starboard and Ailsa Craig to port. You will experience some breath

THINGS TO DO

Relax at Scotts overlooking the marina

taking scenery as you sail towards the Mull of Kintyre with moorings in Campbeltown Loch or safe anchorage in Carradale Bay. Round the Mull of Kintyre, the islands of Gigha, Jura and Islay offer stunning cruising with the Crinan Canal offering an easy shortcut back to Loch Fyne.

The coastal town of Troon is a popular holiday destination, and it is easy to see why. Beautiful beaches, a fascinating history, some of the finest golf courses in the world, ancient castles and captivating visitor attractions are all on offer. For an ideal day in Troon, the coastal walk from Troon Yacht Haven to Royal Troon Golf Club via the ballast bank and South Beach promenade is highly recommended. Or, for a more leisurely stroll, why not take in the shops in Troon town centre? After all that walking, take a refreshing swim at Troon swimming pool and finish the day with a cocktail on the terrace at Scotts, overlooking the marina. If golf is your passion, Troon has six golf courses to choose from, including the Open Championship venue - The Royal Troon Golf Club. Other attractions nearby: n Royal Dundonald Castle, Dundonald n Dean Castle, Kilmarnock n The Scottish Maritime Museum, Irvine n Culzean Castle, Maybole n Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Ayr

This winter, a brand new luxury hotel will open at Troon Yacht Haven. The Salt House Hotel will offer relaxed, contemporary luxury accommodation in a unique coastal setting overlooking the harbour. The one and two bedroom suites will give guests independence combined with access to informal dining and the bar at the popular Scotts bar and restaurant. www.salthousehotel.co.uk

Kayaking near Aisla Craig

Dundonald Gold with Troon in the background


52

ALL AT SEA AUGUST 2019

MARINA GUIDE AUGUST 2019

SOUTH COAST

SOUTH WEST

PREMIER MARINAS FALMOUTH North Parade, Falmouth, Cornwall. TR11 2TD T: 01326 316620 E: falmouth@premiermarinas.com W: www.premiermarinas.com MYLOR YACHT HARBOUR Manager/contact: Culum Matheson Mylor Yacht Harbour, Mylor Churchtown, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 5UF T: 01326 372 121 E: marina@mylor.com W: www.mylor.com

MDL BRIXHAM MARINA Manager: Andrew Millar Berry Head Road, Devon. TQ5 9BW T: 01803 882929 E: brixham@mdlmarinas.co.uk W: www.brixhammarina.co.uk

KING POINT MARINA Marina Manager - Mark Brimacombe Brunel Way, Millbay, Plymouth, PL1 3EF T : 01752 424 297 E : marina@kingpointmarina.co.uk W: www.kingpointmarina.co.uk

MDL TORQUAY MARINA Manager: Mike Smith Torquay, Devon , TQ2 5EQ T: 01803 200210 E: torquaymarina@mdlmarinas.co.uk W: www.torquaymarina.co.uk

MAYFLOWER MARINA Manager: Charles Bush Mayflower Marina, Richmond Walk, Plymouth, Devon PL1 4LS. T: 01752 556633 E: info@mayflowermarina.co.uk W: www.mayflowermarina.co.uk

WEYMOUTH MARINA Manager: Alistair Clarke Commercial Road, Weymouth Dorset. DT4 8NA T: 01305 767576 F: 01305 767575 E: berths@weymouthmarina.co.uk W: www.weymouthmarina.co.uk

PLYMOUTH YACHT HAVEN Manager: Steve Kitchen Shaw Way, Mount Batten Plymouth, Devon, PL9 9XH T: 01752 404231 E: plymouth@yachthavens.com W: www.yachthavens.com

WEYMOUTH HARBOUR Manager/contact - Keith Howorth 13 Custom House Quay, Weymouth Tel - 01305 838423 E: weymouthharbour@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk W - www.weymouth-harbour.co.uk

YACHT HAVEN QUAY, PLYMOUTH Manager: Will Rahder Breakwater Road, Plymouth, Devon, PL9 7FE T: 01752 481190 E: boatyard@yachthavenquay.com W: www.yachthavens.com

PORTLAND MARINA Manager: Paul Swain Osprey Quay, Portland, Dorset. DT5 1DX T: 01305 866190 E: berths@portlandmarina.co.uk W: www.portlandmarina.co.uk

MDL QUEEN ANNE’S BATTERY Manager: Chris Price Queen Anne’s Battery, Plymouth Devon. PL4 0LP T: 01752 671142 E: qab@mdlmarinas.co.uk www.queenannesbattery.co.uk

LAKE YARD MARINA Manager/contact - Jenny Burrows Lake Yard Marina, Lake Drive, Hamworthy, Poole, Dorset. BH15 4DT T - 01202 674531 E: office@lakeyard.com W -www.lakeyard.com

THE MARINA AT SUTTON HARBOUR Marina Manager: Mark Brimacombe The Jetty, Sutton Harbour, Plymouth, PL4 0DW T: 01752 204702 E: marina@sutton-harbour.co.uk W: www.suttonharbourmarina.com KING POINT MARINA Marina Manager: Mark Brimacombe Brunel Way, Millbay, Plymouth, PL1 3EF T: 01752 424297 E: marina@kingpointmarina.co.uk W: www.kingpointmarina.co.uk PREMIER MARINAS NOSS ON DART Manager: Andy Osman Bridge Road, Kingswear, Dartmouth Devon , TQ6 0EA T: 01803 839087 E: noss@premiermarinas.com MDL DARTSIDE QUAY Manager: Andrew Millar Galmpton Creek, Galmpton, Brixham, Devon. TQ5 0EH T: 01803 845445 W: www.dartsidequay.co.uk

POOLE QUAY BOAT HAVEN Manager: Kerrie Gray Poole Quay Boat Haven, Poole Town Quay, Poole, Dorset. BH15 1HJ Tel/Fax: 01202 649488 E: info@poolequayboathaven.co.uk W: www.poolequayboathaven.co.uk PORT OF POOLE MARINA Manager: Kerrie Gray Poole Quay Boat Haven, Poole Town Quay, Poole, Dorset. BH15 1HJ Tel/Fax: 01202 649 488 E: info@poolequayboathaven.co.uk W: www.poolequayboathaven.co.uk SALTERNS MARINA LTD Manager: Robert Golden 40 Salterns Way, Lilliput, Poole, Dorset. BH14 8JR T: 01202 709971 F: 01202 700398 E: reception@salterns.co.uk W: www.salterns.co.uk

MDL COBB’S QUAY MARINA Manager: Frank Gelder Hamworthy, Poole, Dorset. BH15 4EL T: 01202 674299 E: cobbsquay@mdlmarinas.co.uk W: www.cobbsquaymarina.co.uk LYMINGTON YACHT HAVEN Manager: Rupert Wagstaff Kings Saltern Road Lymington, Hampshire SO41 3QD T: 01590 677071 E: lymington@yachthavens.com W: www.yachthavens.com BUCKLER’S HARD YACHT HARBOUR Harbour Master: Wendy Stowe Harbour Master’s Office Buckler’s Hard Yacht Harbour Beaulieu Hampshire SO42 7XB T: 01590 616200 E: harbour.office@beaulieu.co.uk W: www.beaulieuriver.co.uk HAVEN QUAY, LYMINGTON Manager: Ali Neal Mill Lane, Lymington Hampshire, SO41 9AZ T: 01590 677072 E: havenquay@yachthavens.com W: www.yachthavens.com DEACONS MARINA Manager/Contact name: Rachael Foster Bursledon Bridge, Southampton SO31 8AZ T 023 80 402253 E: berths@deaconsmarina.co.uk W: www.deaconsmarina.co.uk MDL HYTHE MARINA VILLAGE Manager: David Lewis The Lock Building, Shamrock Way Hythe, Southampton, Hampshire. SO45 6DY T: 023 8020 7073 E: hythe@mdlmarinas.co.uk W: www.hythemarinavillage.co.uk MDL OCEAN VILLAGE MARINA Manager: Scott Farquharson Marina Office, 2 Channel Way Southampton, Hampshire. SO14 3TG T: 023 8022 9385 E: oceanvillage@mdlmarinas.co.uk W: www.oceanvillagemarina.co.uk

SUNSHINE IN HAMBLE HAMBLE Yacht Services Ltd has installed 758 solar panels at its yard in Hamble, Southampton. The directors have already invested heavily at the premises and are committed to finding sustainable solutions to their energy requirements. They realise that their location on the River Hamble, being a Site of Special Scientific Interest, gives

them a responsibility to help protect the environment both now and in the future. The system will reduce their carbon footprint by some 113,400kg and can generate 218,600.00kwh of electricity per year. Of this it is estimated that the boatyard as a whole will consume 80 per cent and the remainder will be fed back to the national grid.

MDL SHAMROCK QUAY Manager: Jonathan Walcroft William Street, Northam, Southampton Hampshire. SO14 5QL T: 023 8022 9461 E: shamrockquay@mdlmarinas.co.uk W: www.shamrockquay.co.uk

PREMIER MARINAS SWANWICK Swanwick (on the Hamble) Southampton, Hants. SO31 1ZL T: 01489 884081 E: swanwick@premiermarinas.com W: www.premiermarinas.com

MDL SAXON WHARF Manager: Jonathan Walcroft Lower York Street, Northam, Southampton. SO14 5QF T: 023 8033 9490 E: saxonwharf@mdlmarinas.co.uk W: www.saxonwharf.co.uk MDL HAMBLE POINT MARINA Manager: Andrew Coles School Lane, Hamble, Southampton Hampshire. SO31 4NB T: 023 8045 2464 E: hamblepoint@mdlmarinas.co.uk W: www.hamblepointmarina.co.uk MDL PORT HAMBLE MARINA Manager: Andrew Coles Satchell Lane, Hamble, Southampton Hampshire. SO31 4QD T: 023 8045 274,1 E: porthamble@mdlmarinas.co.uk W: www.porthamblemarina.co.uk MDL MERCURY YACHT HARBOUR Manager: Andrew Coles Satchell Lane, Hamble, Southampton, Hampshire. SO31 4HQ T: 023 8045 5994 E: mercury@mdlmarinas.co.uk W: www.mercuryyachtharbour.co.uk

TOWN QUAY MARINA Manager: Brian Akerman Management Office Town Quay, Southampton, SO14 2AQ T: 02380 234397 E: bakerman@abports.co.uk W: www.townquay.com HAMBLE YACHT SERVICES Port Hamble, Hamble, Southampton, Hampshire,SO31 4NN T: 02380 201501 E: info@hysgroup.co.uk www.hysgroup.co.uk UNIVERSAL MARINA Crableck Lane, Sarisbury Green Southampton, SO31 7ZN T: 01489 574272 W: www.universalmarina.co.uk HASLAR MARINA Manager: Ben Lippiett Haslar Road, Gosport, Hampshire. PO12 1NU T: 023 9260 1201 F: 023 9260 2201 E: berths@haslarmarina.co.uk W: www.haslarmarina.co.uk PREMIER MARINAS GOSPORT Mumby Road , Gosport, Hampshire. PO12 1AH T: 023 9252 4811 F: 023 9258 9541 E: gosport@premiermarinas.com W: www.premiermarinas.com


53

ALL AT SEA AUGUST 2019

CAPTAIN COOK COMES TO CHICHESTER

PREMIER Marinas has named Paul Cook as its new marina manager at Chichester Marina. Paul grew up in the Lymington area and has spent the majority of his life at sea or running businesses linked with the water. His 30 plus years’ experience in the marine and superyacht industry started in the Royal Navy. His Naval career lasted 25 years spanning 14 ships with three appointments as captain of frontline warships. In 2006 he moved into the superyacht industry as a captain on MY Anna, a 67m Feadship motoryacht. More recently he managed the widely acclaimed and award-winning OneOcean Port Vell Marina in Barcelona. Paul Cook said: “I am really excited to be returning to the Solent where I grew up and first caught the sailing bug. Chichester Marina was always one of our family’s favourite havens and I am looking forward to getting to know our berth holders as well as welcoming new guests to what is an amazing marina and sailing area. In particular I am hoping to capitalise on and develop the facilities already in place and with my team make Chichester Marina one of the most welcoming marinas on the South

Coast. I am also keen to work with local organisations and associations to encourage new people to discover the joy of sailing and the Chichester Harbour conservancy area.” Premier Marinas, Chief Executive, Pete Bradshaw explained: “We are extremely proud to have such an experienced manager and sailor on our team and running Chichester. Paul brings to Premier and Chichester Marina a wealth of knowledge, focus on detail and willingness to embrace new initiatives, to improve the facilities and provide the superb customer service we are renowned for.”

FAIREY LIGHTS UP HAMBLE ON 22 June MDL’s Hamble Point Marina hosted the Fairey Owners Club’s celebration of 60 years of the elegant Fairey Huntress motor cruiser. To honour this timeless classic 17 boats and 65 members of the Fairey Owners Club gathered for a lunchtime BBQ on the green outside MDL’s head office at Hamble Point Marina. The boats on display included one of every model from the Huntress to the last production boat produced by Fairey Marine, showcasing the complete history of the company. Chris Davey, treasurer of the Fairey Owners Club, said: “We were delighted to be able to celebrate this amazing anniversary at Hamble Point, where it all began 60 years ago. The Huntress was really the starting point for modern motor cruisers, and it is a reasonable statement to say that most planing powerboats, RIBs and raceboats can trace their DNA back to that initial constant deadrise hull form launched in 1959 by Fairey Marine.” The Fairey Owners Club combined its summer rally and concours d’elegance to form this unique celebration with

a prize giving following the festivities. Trophies were awarded to various people in recognition of the work that they do to maintain and keep the aging boats going. “We would like to thank MDL for its continued support of the Fairey Owners Club,” continued Chris. “It makes important events like this possible.” The Fairey Huntress was developed by Fairey Marine from a Ray Hunt ‘Deep V’ design in the late 1950s in response to the demand at that time for fast motorboats. This single engine motor cruiser soon became synonymous with style and performance after being launched on to the world stage with a starring role in the 1963 James Bond film, From Russia with Love. Following this, Fairey Marine, originally based at Hamble Point, went from strength to strength and at one time was the world’s largest boat manufacturer outside of the United States, selling up to 1,000 boats a year across the range. www.faireyownersclub.co.uk / www.mdlmarinas.co.uk

A MAJOR INVESTMENT AT BEMBRIDGE IN common with all harbours and marinas around the Solent, dredging in Bembridge Harbour is a necessity in order to keep water depths usable and maintain navigation into and within the harbour; the Entrance Channel is dredged on an on-going year-round basis, and the inner harbour is managed as part of a rolling programme. The inner harbour was previously dredged by pumping silt directly into a silt lagoon on the south side of Embankment Road. This area was then declared full by the Environment Agency and it became necessary to employ the services of one of the Solent dredging companies to remove and deposit the silt at a designated spot near the Nab Tower. Being one of the smaller customers, Bembridge has often had to wait for dredger availability, suffering regular delays caused by bad weather on other contracts. This results in the work becoming impossible because

ROYAL CLARENCE MARINA The Bridgehead, Weevil Lane, Gosport, Hampshire. PO12 1AX T: 023 9252 3523 F: 023 9252 3523 E: info@royalclarencemarina.org W: www.royalclarencemarina.org PREMIER MARINAS PORT SOLENT South Lockside, Port Solent, Portsmouth, Hampshire. PO6 4TJ T: 023 9221 0765 F: 023 9232 4241 E: portsolent@premiermarinas.com W: www.premiermarinas.com PREMIER MARINAS SOUTHSEA Fort Cumberland Road Portsmouth, Hampshire. PO4 9RJ T: 023 9282 2719 F: 023 9282 2220 E: southsea@premiermarinas.com W: www.premiermarinas.com GUNWHARF QUAYS MARINA Manager: Carl Jarmaine Marina Manager Gunwharf Quays Marina office. Gunwharf Quays. Portsmouth. Hampshire PO1 3TZ T: 02392 836732 E: marina@gunwharf-quays.com W: www.gunwharf-quays.com/marina

ISLE OF WIGHT

COWES YACHT HAVEN Manager: Katy Ednay Boat Yard Manager: Finn Kirkpatrick Vectis Yard, High Street, Cowes, PO31 7BD T: 01983 299975 F: 01983 200332 E: berthing@cowesyachthaven.com W: www.cowesyachthaven.com VHF: Channel 80

the season is already underway, or causes major disruption to both annual resident berth holders and visitors as boats must be relocated and pontoons completely stripped down. For commercial reasons there is a limited period when dredging can sensibly take place, and for ecological reasons no dredging can be undertaken between the start of December and the end of March. Malcolm Thorpe’s dream has long been to make the harbour selfsufficient in its dredging capability, and he has been researching various possibilities for some time. He is delighted to announce that Bembridge Harbour Authority has recently become joint owner of United One, a bucket dredger. When not being deployed in Bembridge Harbour, United One will be available for charter work elsewhere. The barge is narrower than those used by the dredging companies - this is intentional and means that marinas

will not need to be completely stripped down of all services and pontoons prior to, and then rebuilt following each dredging operation, hence a huge time saving for the marina operators. Malcolm said: “This is a major investment and a huge step forwards, and demonstrates our continuing commitment to safeguarding the future of the harbour. We can now manage the harbour far more efficiently and effectively, especially as we have also just secured a 10-year extended licence from the Marine Management Organisation to deposit spoil at the Nab Tower.”

EAST COWES MARINA Manager: Mike Townshend Britannia Way, East Cowes Isle of Wight. PO32 6UB T: 01983 293983 F: 01983 299276 E: berths@eastcowesmarina.co.uk W: www.eastcowesmarina.co.uk

PREMIER MARINAS CHICHESTER Birdham (Chichester Harbour) West Sussex. PO20 7EJ T: 01243 512731 E: chichester@premiermarinas.com W: www.premiermarinas.com SMALL BOATS WELCOME

COWES HARBOUR SHEPARDS MARINA Manager - Jock Rafferty Medina Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7HT T: 01983 297821 E: shepards.chc@cowes.co.uk W: cowesharbourshepardsmarina.co.uk

LITTLEHAMPTON MARINA Berthing Manager: Darren Humphries Ferry Road, Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN17 5DS T: 01903 713553 F: 01903 732264 E: sales@littlehamptonmarina.co.uk www.littlehamptonmarina.co.uk

ISLAND HARBOUR MARINA Manager: Darren Cooke Mill Lane, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 2LA T: 01983 539994 E: info@island-harbour.co.uk W :www.island-harbour.co.uk BEMBRIDGE HARBOUR Manager/Contact - Gordon Wight The Duver, St Helens, PO33 1YB T: 01983 872828 E : mail@bembridgeharbour.co.uk W : www.bembridgeharbour.co.uk

SOUTH EAST

MDL NORTHNEY MARINA Manager: Debbie Burns Northney Road, Hayling Island, PO11 0NH T: 023 9246 6321 E: northney@mdlmarinas.co.uk W: www.northneymarina.co.uk MDL SPARKES MARINA Manager: Debbie Burns 38 Wittering Road, Hayling Island Hampshire. PO11 9SR T: 023 9246 3572 E: sparkes@mdlmarinas.co.uk W: www.sparkesmarina.co.uk BIRDHAM POOL MARINA Birdham, Chichester, W Sussex. PO20 7BG T: 01243 512310 E: info@birdhampool.co.uk W: www.birdhampool.co.uk

LITTLEHAMPTON YACHT CLUB (LYC) Rope House, Rope Walk Littlehampton, West Sussex BN17 5DH Office: Fiona Boyce: 01903 713 996 Berthing Master: Bill Kellett T: 01903 732 926 F: 01903 725 911 E: fiona@littlehamptonyachtclub.co.uk W: www.littlehamptonyachtclub.co.uk PREMIER MARINAS BRIGHTON West Jetty, Brighton, East Sussex. BN2 5UP T: 01273 819919 F: 01273 675082 E: brighton@premiermarinas.com W: www.premiermarinas.com PREMIER MARINAS EASTBOURNE Sovereign Harbour, North Lockside, Pacific Drive, Eastbourne. BN23 5BJ T: 01323 470099 F: 01323 470077 sovereignharbour@premiermarinas.com W: www.premiermarinas.com SMALL BOATS WELCOME NEWHAVEN MARINA Manager/Contact: Russell Levett Address: Newhaven Marina, The Yacht Harbour, Fort Road, Newhaven, BN9 9BY T: +44 (0)1273 513 881 E: info@newhavenmarina.co.uk W: www.newhavenmarina.co.uk


54

ALL AT SEA AUGUST 2019

MARINA GUIDE AUGUST 2019

MDL RAISES OVER £6,000 FOR RNLI

PROMS FOR BEAULIEU RIVER HUNDREDS of Beaulieu River berth and mooring holders were entertained by the Portsmouth Philharmonic Orchestra for a Last Night of the Proms themed summer party at Buckler’s Hard Yacht Harbour. Featuring some of the country’s best-loved music, the concert in the boat shed on the picturesque banks of the river also raised more than £1,000 for the chosen charity, the Alzheimer’s Society. About 400 berth and mooring holders joined in with the spirit of the event, waving flags and singing along with classics including Land of Hope and Glory, before giving a standing ovation at the end of the concert. Prosecco and a fish and chip supper added to the party atmosphere of the event, which was sponsored by Knight Frank. Harbour master Wendy Stowe said: “The annual get together is a key date on the calendar of Beaulieu River

events, bringing together new and old friends of the Buckler’s Hard Yacht Harbour community. The rousing Proms style concert was perfect for everyone to join in with a thoroughly enjoyable performance.” The award-winning Buckler’s Hard Yacht Harbour was recently named as The Yacht Harbour Association’s Coastal Marina of the Year (for under 250 berths) and has been commended as one of the most desired locations and a gem of the Solent, close to the sailing hub of Cowes. A major new investment was recently announced to extend the marina by adding 66 moorings as part of a £2m redevelopment. The yacht harbour has a long track record of giving a personal and outstanding service to its customers. The Beaulieu River is one of the few privately owned rivers in the world, which has helped to preserve its unique character and natural beauty in the New Forest National Park.

ON 21 July MDL’s Torquay Marina hosted the Big Bay ECO Challenge, an ecopowered race from Brixham to Torquay Marina featuring five competitors. Driven by an anonymous white helmet-clad racing driver, the BMW i8 came in first, followed by cyclist Tom Wills from Sunseeker. Third place went to Tom Bills aboard the Bavaria yacht and the Schiller Bike powered by Lee Constable, a semi-professional cyclist, was fourth. Last, but not least, was Sean White from WeSUP on his stand-up paddleboard. The five were competing to raise awareness of greener ways to travel and to raise money for the RNLI. Overall the challenge raised more than £6,000 for the lifesaving charity. This friendly, but rather competitive, race started from the RNLI lifeboat

station at Brixham at 10.30 with the competitors heading across and, in the case of the BMW i8, around Torbay. Throngs of spectators watched the challenge from various points around the bay with many taking to the water to have a ringside seat. “I would like to thank everyone who supported the challenge; the fantastic sponsors who donated such wonderful prizes, the competitors who made the competition so enjoyable to watch and also the staff at the marina who help make events like these run as smoothly as possible,” said Mike Smith, manager of Torquay Marina. “It was a really fun way to drive home an important message, about using eco-friendly modes of transport.” www.bigbayecochallenge.co.uk / www.torquaymarina.co.uk


55

ALL AT SEA AUGUST 2019

UK AND IRELAND

KENT

GILLINGHAM MARINA 173 Pier Road, Gillingham, Kent. ME7 1UB T: 01634 280022 E: berthing@gillingham-marina.co.uk W: www.gillingham-marina.co.uk MDL CHATHAM MARITIME MARINA Manager: Alastair Hand The Lock Building, Leviathan Way Chatham Maritime, Kent. ME4 4LP T: 01634 899200 E: chatham@mdlmarinas.co.uk www.chathammaritimemarina.co.uk MEDWAY YACHT CLUB Contact: Sue Bannister Lower Upnor, Rochester, ME2 4XB T: 01634 718399 W: www.medwayyachtclub.com PORT OF DOVER MARINA Manager: Chris Windsor Address - Dover Marina, Crosswall Quay, Union Street, Dover, Kent, CT179BN T +44 (0) 1304 241 663 E marina@doverport.co.uk W www.doverport.co.uk/marina

SURREY

MDL PENTON HOOK MARINA Manager: Lee Gibbons Staines Road, Chertsey, Surrey. KT16 8PY T: 01932 568681 E: pentonhook@mdlmarinas.co.uk W: www.pentonhookmarina.co.uk

BERKSHIRE

MDL WINDSOR MARINA Manager: Lee Gibbons Maidenhead Road, Windsor, Berkshire. SL4 5TZ T: 01753 853911 E: windsor@mdlmarinas.co.uk W: www.windsormarina.co.uk MDL BRAY MARINA Manager: Lee Gibbons Monkey Island Lane, Bray, Berkshire. SL6 2EB T: 01628 623654 E: bray@mdlmarinas.co.uk W: www.braymarina.co.uk

NORFOLK

ST OLAVES MARINA Contact: Tamsin Bromley/Mary Hall Beccles Road, St Olaves, Gt. Yarmouth NR31 9HX T: 01493 488500 E: enquiries@stolavesmarina.co.uk W: www.stolavesmarina.co.uk

SUFFOLK

MDL WOOLVERSTONE MARINA Manager: Kelly Sharman Woolverstone, Ipswich, Suffolk. IP9 1AS T: 01473 780206 E: woolverstone@mdlmarinas.co.uk W: www.woolverstonemarina.co.uk LOWESTOFT HAVEN MARINA Manager: Bob Beare Lowestoft Haven Marina (twin site), School Road and Hamilton Dock, Marina Office, School Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk. NR33 9NB T: 01502 580300 F: 01502 581851 E: lowerstofthaven@abports.co.uk W: lowestofthavenmarina.co.uk FOX’S MARINA & BOATYARD Marina Manager: John Jonas Fox’s Marina, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP2 8SA T: +44 1473 689111 E: foxs@foxsmarina.com W: www.foxsmarina.com

ESSEX

FAMBRIDGE YACHT HAVEN Manager: Danyal Adams Chelmsford, CM3 6LU T: 01621 740370 E: fambridge@yachthavens.com W: www.yachthavens.com

LONDON

CHELSEA HARBOUR MARINA Harbour Master: Colin Bullock Chelsea Harbour, London, SW10 0XF T: 07770 542783 E: harbourmaster@chelsea-harbour.co.uk W: chelseaharbourmarina.com

WALES

ABERYSTWYTH MARINA Manager: Jon Booth Y Lanfa Aberystwyth, Trefechan SY23 1AS T: 01970 611422 E: aber@themarinegroup.co.uk W: www.themarinegroup.co.uk CARDIFF MARINA Manager: Rob Freemantle Watkiss Way, Cardiff. CF11 0SY T: 02920 396078 F: 02920 345116 E: info@themarinegroup.co.uk W: www.themarinegroup.co.uk

MILFORD MARINA Manager or contact: Melanie Durney Milford Marina, Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire SA73 3AF Tel: 01646 796518 E: enquiries@milfordmarina.com W: www.milfordmarina.com CONWY MARINA Conwy, LL32 8EP T: 01492 593000 E: Conwy@quaymarinas.com W: www.quaymarinas.com DEGANWY MARINA Manager – Jon Roberts Deganwy, Conwy, LL31 9DJ T: 01492 576888 E: Deganwy@quaymarinas.com W: www.quaymarinas.com PENARTH MARINA Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan, F64 1TQ T: 02920 705021 E: penarthoffice@quaymarinas.com W: www.quaymarinas.com NEYLAND YACHT HAVEN Manager: James Cotton Brunel Quay, Pembrokeshire, SA73 1PY T: 01646 601601 E: neyland@yachthavens.com W: www.yachthavens.com PORT DINORWIC MARINA Marina Manager: James Kinsella Y Felinheli Gwynedd, LL56 4JN T:01248671500/01248 670176 E: portdinorwic@themarinegroup.co.uk W: www.themarinegroup.co.uk BURRY PORT MARINA Harbour Master: Robert Hockey The Harbour Office Burry Port Carmarthenshire T:01554 835 691 E: info@themarinegroup.co.uk W: www.themarinegroup.co.uk

N. IRELAND BANGOR MARINA Manager: Kevin Baird Bangor, Co. Down T: 02891 45329 W: www.quaymarinas.com

CARRICKFERGUS MARINA Harbour Master: Nigel Thompson 3 Quayside, CARRICKFERGUS BT38 8BJ T: 028 9336 6666 W: www.midandeastantrim.gov.uk

BRISTOL

PORTISHEAD MARINA Portishead, Bristol BS20 7DF T: 01275 841941 E: portisheadquays@quaymarinas.com W: www.quaymarinas.com

NEWCASTLE

ROYAL QUAYS MARINA North Shields, Tyneside NE29 6DU T: 0191 2728282 W: www.quaymarinas.com

CUMBRIA

WHITEHAVEN MARINA Manager: Simone Morgan Bulwark Quay, Whitehaven , CA28 7HS T: 01946 692435 E: enquiries@whitehavenmarina.co.uk W: www.whitehavenmarina.co.uk

SCOTLAND

RHU MARINA Contact: Suzanne Bell Rhu, Helensburgh G84 8LH T: 01436 820238 E: rhumarina@quaymarinas.com W: www.quaymarinas.com

LARGS YACHT HAVEN Manager: Carolyn Elder Irvine Road, Largs, Ayrshire, KA30 8EZ T: 01475 675333 E: largs@yachthavens.com W: www.yachthavens.com TROON YACHT HAVEN Manager: Stephen Bennie The Harbour, Troon, Ayrshire, KA10 6DJ T: 01292 315553 E: troon@yachthavens.com W: www.yachthavens.com

SPAIN

ITALY

HOLLAND

MARINARA Front Desk: Federica Civilla Via Marinara 11, Marina di Ravenna, 48122 Italy T: (0039) 0544 531644 E: info@marinara.it W: www.marinara.it

MDL SANT CARLES MARINA Manager: Nicolas Gonzalez Ctra Poble Nou s/n, Apartat de Correus 192, 43540, Sant Carles de la Ràpita, Spain T: (0034) 9777 45153 T (UK): 023 8045 0227 enquiries@santcarlesmarina.com W: www.santcarlesmarina.com

JACHTHAVEN BIESBOSCH Manager: Renate Ilmer Nieuwe Jachthaven 54924 BA, Drimmelen, NL T: +31 (0)162 682249 E: info@jachthavenbiesbosch.nl W: www.jachthavenbiesbosch.nl

MDL MARINA DI STABIA Customer Service: Marika Somma Via Alcide de Gasperi 313, Castellammare di Stabia, Bay of Naples, 80053 Italy T: (0039) 0818 716871 E: marinadistabia@mdlmarinas. co.uk W: www.marinadistabia.com

N CYPRUS

KARPAZ GATE MARINA Harbour Master: Deniz Akaltan PO Box 12, Yeni Erenköy, Iskele North Cyprus, Via Mersin 10, Turkey T: +90 533 833 7878 E: info@karpazbay.com W: www.karpazbay.com

TO BE INCLUDED IN OUR GUIDE CONTACT JOHN


56

ALL AT SEA AUGUST 2019

ALL AT SEA - CLASSIFIEDS

s t s i al i c pe S The

ONISON T ! NO PAR ITES M S CO WEB

Professional Boat Valeting

Top Quality Boat Insurance for complete peace of mind The UK's first online boat insurance provider Created by boat people, for boat people! Quick and easy online quotations and cover 24 hour claims help line and online tracking Multi-boat insurance discounts - insure two or more boats for less Monthly payments available for premium over £100 at NO EXTRA COST! Underwritten by Navigators & General a trading name of Zurich Insurance plc

www.craftinsure.com

or call: 03452 607888 Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority

Commodore

Yachting Comp Crew Day Skipper Yachtmaster

• Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning • Engine Room and Bilge Cleaning • Cover Cleaning and Re-proofing

• Full Exterior Valets • Full Interior Valets • Compound and Waxing • New and Used Boat Handover Valets • Contract Valets • Teak Cleaning • Anti-Fouling • GRP Repairs

www.marinecleanvaleting.co.uk

Synonymous with Valeting Excellence

Tel: 01489 570757

sales@marinecleanvaleting.co.uk

Quality Low Cost Marine Insurance Quotation in 5 Clicks and 30 Seconds

Our name says it all! For quick, instant quotations and cover for all type of marine craft contact us on:

www.insurance-4-boats.co.uk

Telephone: 01656 784866

Fax: 01656 784872

quotes@insurance-4-boats.co.uk

Insurance-4-boats.co.uk is a trading style of Porthcawl Insurance Consultants (UK) Ltd. PIC is authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. All telephone calls are recorded.

FULL YACHT MANAGEMENT YACHT & MOTORBOAT SERVICES

On-line Navigation * VHF Radio Courses * Own Boat Tuition

www.commodore-yachting.com Tel. 02392 504443

info@commodore-yachting.com

 Osmosis treatment  Coppercoating  Blasting ‘Antifoul Removal’  Boat Shrink Wrapping  Compound Polishing & waxing  Antifouling

 Gelcoat peeling  Epoxy Coatings  Full boat management  Engine Servicing  GRP Repairs  Boat Charters

www.yachtmotorboatservices.com email: yachtservices@btconnect.com

07802 442671


To advertise here please call 07740 118928 57

ALL AT SEA AUGUST 2019

ALL AT SEA - CLASSIFIEDS

REMEMBER THE SUMMER OF 2018! SHIPSHADE IS THE UNIQUE BOAT UMBRELLA* SYSTEM THAT PUTS YOU IN THE SHADE!

Wifionboard providing Internet Access onboard

We supply Mobile 3-4G solutions Long Range Wifi Systems UK and Roaming SIM Cards

CALL 01332 585967 info@wifioboard.co.uk

|

www.wifionboard.co.uk

SIMPLE

Attach the umbrella to the winch handle, adjust height and angle as the sun moves around.

AFFORDABLE

No need for tailor-made, expensive cockpit awnings or biminis; includes carryingbag.

EFFECTIVE

Corrosion resistant frame, UVF and water resistant fabric.

*

UMBRELLA DIAMETER: 183cm/6ft

DON’T LEAVE ONBOARD SHADE TO CHANCE! BUY THE PERFECT GIFT ONLINE NOW COMPLETE SET ONLY £89 INCLUDES UMBRELLA, WINCH HANDLE, CARRYING BAG & DECK FITTING (INC. VAT & DELIVERY)

Quote ref AAS0317

Buy online at shipshade.co.uk

SHRINKWRAPPING SUPPLIES

Rent your boat as accommodation

Quotes Given for shrinkwrapping boats for transport , scaffold and timber frame tents built

n 30 mtr x 12 mtr 250 mic £300.00 n 40 mtr x 10 mtr 225 mic £300.00. n 50 mtr x 8 mtr 200 mic £260.00. n 60 mtr x 6 mtr 200 mic £200.00. n Zip Access Doors 2’ wide x 3’ £15.00.    n 2’ wide x 4’6’’ £20.00. n Scaffold grade 40 mtr x 10 mtr 300 mic £340.00. n Heat guns in stock new and recon units

It’s free to list – no fees to boat owners.

ALL + CARRIAGE + VAT EMAIL MARTYN@MARINESHRINKWRAPPING.COM 07889 015526.

PROUD MEMBER

www.flotespace.com As Featured In

Activity Holiday SW France Have free use of our sailing dinghies and catamarans, kayaks, paddle-boards, windsurfers, bikes and swimming pool ; badminton, table tennis, football and volly-ball also available. Stay in comfortable en suite rooms with breakfast and picnic lunch provided. Enjoy peaceful, extensive riverside grounds,close to all local amenities. Facilities to self-cater in an evening, or barbeque in the garden, alternatively, sample the local bars and restaurants. High season £360 per adult per week, £270 per week for under 16’s

Boat Valeting Services & Management

e-mail - lemoulin@franceleisureholidays.com Tel. 07810 370433 or 00 33 (0)2 51 97 23 67 www.franceleisureholidays.com

• • • •

Annual Marina Berths Swinging Moorings Boatyard 45 Ton Hoist

• • • •

POOLE HARBOUR

Chandlery and Fuel Hotel, Restaurant, Bar Visitors Welcome Near Harbour Entrance

www.salterns.co.uk

20104 Salterns 'More than a Marina' Advert 80x132mm_ 'All at Sea'.indd 1

H U L L B IL G E IN T E R T E A K F U L L

& S & IO R E W A

U P E N R V N O S H

E R S T G IN E A L E T V A T IO D O W

R U C T U R E P O L IS B A Y C L E A N IN G n N n N n

H IN G A N T IF O U L IN G D E T A IL IN G R IB V A L E T IN G

** INTRODUCTORY OFFER ** CONTACT FOR DETAILS

More than a Marina +44 (0) 1202 709971

n n n n n

reception@salterns.co.uk 12/11/2018 11:12

0 7 8 8 1 1 0 7 5 6 0 | 0 7 7 8 0 7 0 5 2 8 9 m a tt@ ib o a tv a le t.c o .u k w w w .ib o a tv a le t.c o .u k


58

IN THE DRINK

ALL AT SEA CREW

ROSÉ REACHES NEW HEIGHTS BY PAUL ANTROBUS

BRITAIN’S MOST READ WATERFRONT NEWSPAPER

Editor Jane Hyde 079 402 403 90 editor@allatsea.co.uk

Art Editor Mark Hyde design@allatsea.co.uk

With Paul Antrobus

Advertising and Distribution Director John Baggaley 07740 118 928 john@allatsea.co.uk

The trend back to buying rosé wines continues, while a new trend for wine on tap grows.

Angelina Jolie for a reported £31 million in 2011. It was extensively renovated and local wine expertise brought in to improve quality. The first modern vintage was released in 2012 and met with wide acclaim. A beautiful pale pink colour, with a nose of wild strawberry, stone fruit and delicate floral touches, I tried it with a sea bass supper – an excellent match. This is a quality wine and not cheap. The magnum at M&S is £40. The 75cl bottle at 13 per cent abv is £20 at Majestic, cut to £15 in a multi-buy or mixed box of six.

Consultant Chris Satchwell chris@allatsea.co.uk

WINE ‘ON TAP’

Pretty much all bars and restaurants offer wines by the glass when a whole bottle is too much for the customer. Generally this comes out of a bottle, poured by the bar staff. An opened bottle will be kept behind the bar until used up by other customers, but some might question the ‘quality’ of the wine from the part-used bottle, not knowing how long it has been sitting there. An alternative is wine on tap. Wine wholesaler Uncharted Wines of Bethnal Green, London is working with top wine bars to make this the feature of the bar, with a wall of chrome taps with a dozen or more wines offered this way. The system is getting into pubs as well; I found a range of three taps for red, white and rosé in amongst the beer pumps at the Old Ship at Heybridge Basin, Essex, on a recent trip to the Blackwater. Rupert Taylor of Uncharted Wines, probably London’s leading wine-on-tap merchant, said: “Wine in kegs is not exposed to light and air so it will preserve and taste better than an open bottle on the back bar, plus it is much more eco-friendly than transporting tons of glass around the world, and there are no corks or closures. foil or paper labels. “Also, much like a beer tap room, you have got the opportunity to taste before you buy.” So if your local or your August holiday location bar has a wine on tap offer, give it a try. My prediction is you will not be disappointed.

Publisher Sue Baggaley 07949 203 424 sue@allatsea.co.uk

Subscriptions 01442 820580 Accounts accounts@allatsea.co.uk General Inquiries john@allatsea.co.uk Office 01954 583617 Published by

ALL AT SEA P U B L IC AT IO N S

L I M I T E D

O ce / Registered address Holystone Barn, 56 Park Lane Fen Drayton, Cambridgeshire, CB24 4SW The views and opinions of the contributors to this publication are not necessarily those of the Publishers. Accordingly, the Publishers disclaim any responsibility for such views and opinions. Printed in Cambridge by Iliffe Print. All at Sea is copyright and can not be reproduced in any form without the written permission of the publisher. Every care is taken in compiling the contents, but the proprietors assume no responsibility for any effect rising therefrom. We welcome unsolicited manuscripts and photographs, but accept no responsibility for their loss, damage or total disappearance. Recycled content of paper in UK newspapers is 78.9 per cent.

A short report about Miraval Rosé wine in the Daily Telegraph in June said that this French vineyard “has now smashed the price record for pink blush. A magnum of its Muse de Miraval fetched more than £2,300 at a charity auction this month, prompting the French newspaper Le Figaro to describe it as 'the 4 9 7 superstar of rosé'”. 5 1 6 The Telegraph went on to say: “Once sniffed at 3 9 7 by French connoisseurs and tolerated only during 9 3 6 summer holidays in the south, rosé has become 6 8

4

5

6 4

5

7

2

3

1

QUIZ ANSWERS 7

8

6

1

2

COMPETITION TERMS AND CONDITIONS Winners will be notified by email/phone. The winners will be the first correct entry drawn at random after the competition closing date. No cash or alternatives will be offered. Please indicate on your entry if you do not wish to receive information about other products and services from All at Sea, by phone, post, email or by SMS.

ANSWERS TO PUZZLES

4

O F

L

F O

O

R A

X

L

S S

R

I

8

8

Y

B Y A S

S

Answer: SCHOONER

U

D

H S

6

2

9

8

8

4

Sudoku: Moderate

5

3

1

9

Sudoku: Tough

Codeword

3

6

5

4

8

1

9

2

8

3

7

5

6

4

9

2

1

5

1

4

8

2

6

3

9

7

4

2

1

3

7

9

5

8

6

9

5

1

8

2

7

3

4

6

2

3

6

5

9

7

4

8

1

8

9

5

6

1

2

7

3

4

2

4

6

1

9

3

7

8

5

4

7

9

3

6

1

5

2

8

6

1

9

2

3

5

4

7

8

3

1

4

7

5

8

6

9

2

6

2

1

4

8

5

9

7

3

2

5

4

9

8

7

3

6

1

6

2

5

4

3

9

1

7

8

8

5

3

9

7

2

1

6

4

3

8

7

4

6

1

9

2

5

7

8

9

6

1

2

5

3

4

N

7

9

8

6

1

3

2

4

5

1

4

8

7

2

3

6

5

9

1

9

2

3

4

5

8

6

7

N

1

6

5

2

4

8

7

3

9

9

6

3

8

5

4

2

1

7

4

6

8

9

7

1

2

5

3

3

4

2

7

5

9

8

1

6

5

7

2

1

9

6

8

4

3

5

7

3

2

8

6

4

1

9

G D D I

V L

7 7

O

A

5

6

2

U

S

2

6

9

5

5

C T

8

2

6

R

U

3

4

E

P

3

6

5

3

E A

7

1

1

D

O

I

F

N

E

9

7

L

O

E A

I A R

G

N

P E

4 3

6

7

Harrogate-based premium gin brand, Slingsby, is the official gin for this year’s Cowes Week regatta and sponsor of Ladies Day. It is named after William Slingsby who is credited as the first man to discover the restorative properties of Harrogate’s famous spa waters in 1751. This is the water used 6 in producing the gin, along with a range of other 4 locally grown botanicals. Give yourself a treat if 7 you see it at Cowes or find it at Tesco – about £39 a bottle, 42 per cent abv, 70cl bottle.

8

E

G

E T

I Y

G E

E

E R

T B

V

K

S

5

GIN AT COWES WEEK

9

I

T

E

L A

A

L I

N

A N

G

O

R

E

R

W

O

K

C S

D

M

S T

E

E I

G

E

E

I D

E

R

D

7

2

3

Sudoku: Easy

Crossword A

2

respectable thanks to a worldwide craze for blush wines that began in the United States a decade ago and has spread to China.” Regular AAS readers might agree that the UK has also led a trend back to rosé, thanks largely to improvements in the quality of1 the blush wines from 5 3 6 4 9 8 3 France, New Zealand and Australia rather than the 9 5 USA (Californian) versions. 1 1 5 6 2 7 The 17th-century Miraval estate, located in the 2 8 4 7 6 9 4 8 Var region of Provence, was bought by Brad Pitt and

E R

Wordwheel: MINEFIELD

All puzzles © Puzzle Press Ltd (www.puzzlepress.co.uk)

S C R E W B A R U D E F R A U T S D E X C H E Q W U N V I O L E R R E M U M M Y B A A S T W L A L I G N E N I Z O C E A N S N E G

A L L J Y K A S D E D I M M I U E R G I N N C E E O S S Y M P A H L A R M A D S D E N S H R O E P R U D E

W R A R E N I N A G T T H R I L T I N O N T

D T E F S E N D L E R Y B L O L E D L L Y


To advertise here please call 07740 118928 59

ALL AT SEA AUGUST 2019

P U

TO

% 55 O

FF

BOATYARD Save up to £665 on a summer scrub and storage.

BERTHING Enjoy two months’ summer berthing in the finest UK marinas from just £350. TO FIND THE BEST DEALS AT YOUR NEAREST MARINA VISIT MDLMARINAS.CO.UK/OFFERS T&Cs APPLY.


Profile for All At Sea

All At Sea August 2019  

All At Sea August 2019  

Advertisement