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PAGE The new year is already building up to be an exciting time for boaters and the marine industry as we welcome news of an innovative event coming to the Solent and a major boat builder, Fairline, making the mo e to the outh oast. he year ic s o in style though with the all new ondon oat how ta ing place this month. FULL STORY PAGE 5




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FROM PAGE ONE: A new concept for yacht racing and running is coming to the Solent in March. It is the brainchild of extreme challenge sportsman Scott Dawson who was the first man to run, swim, cycle and sail around the Isle of Wight in aid of the Marine Conservation Society and Meningitis Now. The Wind Runner Challenge, from 19 - 22 March, will see teams of eight race identical yachts across three different race courses, and as each yacht race finishes

runners from each team will leap off and take part in three different running races. There will, of course, also be an après-racing schedule. The event will support the Marine Conservation Society, which works for the increased protection of the seas around the UK. Scott Dawson of Wolf Challenges said: “I am delighted to be launching the inaugural Wind Runner Challenge with Britannia Corporate Events. Sailing and

running have always been a big part of my life, and with the huge growth in participation within both over recent years, it seemed fitting to incorporate them into one event. “The Wind Runner Challenge puts both sports on an equal footing in the overall result meaning whether your talent is for running or sailing (or both) all efforts count, making Wind Runner a multidiscipline event unique in the Solent area.”

IF you are going to this month’s London Boat Show be sure to pay a visit to the inland waterways area. Some of the UK’s finest inland boating companies will be promoting the best of inland boating on the waterways attraction. Businesses from the canal network, River Thames, Broads National Park and the Fenland waterways will be on hand to provide expertise on the best locations and ideal boats to suit any holidaymaker’s needs. The Inland Waterways Association will be promoting the beauty and breadth of the nation’s 6,500 miles of canals and rivers, and France Afloat will be exhibiting a selection of boat hire and holidays on the French canals. The jewel in the crown will be the attraction’s interactive display focusing on recreating the spectacular inland waterways. At its heart will be a replica lock showcasing two much loved modes of inland waterway travel: narrowboats and river cruisers. To top it all off, visitors can relax in the attraction’s very own pub, The Lock Keeper’s Inn, providing the ideal spot for visitors to ponder their next cruising holiday. Read more about the show on page 29.

FAIRLINE HEAD SOUTH FAIRLINE Yachts has released further information regarding its new manufacturing facility, announced during Cannes Yachting Festival in September. The location of the facility has been revealed as Hythe, Southampton Water where Fairline has taken possession of a five-acre waterside location. Building work is anticipated to take around nine months to complete, and Fairline is expecting to launch the new facility and begin boat building on the South Coast in late summer. The manufacturing facility will enable Fairline to build larger yachts, which has not been

possible at the firm’s existing Oundle, Northamptonshire location. The boat yard’s manufacturing base in Oundle will continue to operate and will build boats up to 60ft. Boats over 60ft will be built at the new site with testing, commissioning and customer handover also taking place there. Conveniently located in Southampton Water, the facility has deep water berths and more than 200,000 sq feet of undercover manufacturing space. It is expected the new facility will initially create up to 200 jobs in the Southampton area. Russell Currie, Managing Director of Fairline Yachts, told

All at Sea: “As the global yachting market evolves, clients from across the world are increasingly demanding larger yachts than we have been able to create. “Our new site, to be named Fairline Marine Park, will boast state-of-the-art facilities, giving us room to expand and create bigger boats, whilst making the most of the existing boat building skills in the location. “By increasing our manufacturing capabilities across both Northampton and Southampton, we are futureproofing Fairline Yachts and retaining our commitment of investing in British boat building.”


François Gabart has set a new singlehanded round the world record of 42 days, 16 hours, 40 minutes and 35 seconds. Skippering the 30m MACIF trimaran, Gabart beat the previous time set by Thomas Coville on 25 December 2016 by six days, 10 hours, 23 minutes and 53 seconds. Gabart joins an elite group as only three sailors have held the singlehanded round the world record - Francis Joyon, Ellen MacArthur and Thomas Coville. Gabart’s new record has now been verified by the World Sailing Speed Record Council, which checked the ship’s GPS data before confirming the result.


After 38 weeks of demanding work the Class of February 2017 at the Boat Building Academy Lyme Regis launched their boats for the first time at Lyme Regis Harbour. The 15 students built six boats, all of which lined up for launch. The boats built by the students included a Moth Dinghy, Beaulieu Scow and Orkney Yole. Visit the academy’s website to see step-by-step construction photos of the boats.


At the Yacht Racing Forum Gary Jobson, Vice President of the International Sailing Federation, laid out the proposal for a showcase Olympic event, a 300nm nonstop offshore keelboat race for a two-person mixed crew in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Running complementary to that proposal is a plan to host an Offshore World Championship starting in 2019, again for a two-person mixed team.


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A second Italian syndicate, Adelasia of Torres, have indicated their intention to challenge for the America’s Cup in Auckland in 2021. They are fronted by Renato Azara, and he will have Duccio Colombi with him who has won 11 Italian championships, two European and four world championships. The search is now on to find backers for the project. They join Sicilian neighbours Luna Rossa for the 36th America’s Cup. Entries officially opened on 1 January and the class rule for the new foiling 75ft monohull will be released on 31 March.



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By Jane Hyde IT has been a busy month with lots of positive news for the marine industry, and the Solent area in particular. The announcement of Fairline’s new manufacturing facility at Hythe, Southampton Water has been very well received. The news created quite a buzz on the All at Sea Facebook page with one reader saying “it is fantastic for the area”. The general consensus seems to be that it will be great for the region. Not to mention a very positive sign from this muchloved boat builder. Also hitting the headlines again was HMS Queen Elizabeth when Her Majesty The Queen commissioned the UK’s new aircraft carrier into the Royal Navy. The Portsmouth based ship is completing final build activity and preparing for helicopter trials in the New Year, before heading to the United States for initial flight trials. Just before Christmas news came out that the aircraft carrier is leaking because of a faulty seal. However we are told by the Royal Navy that it will not prevent the ship from sailing early in the new year. On a smaller scale than the aircraft carrier, but exciting nonetheless, is the news of a new yacht racing and running event coming to the Solent in March. Combining these two popular sports is sure to be a hit. Let us know if you plan to take part. An event that needs no introduction is Lendy Cowes Week. Entries are now open for this year’s event. What better way to start the new year than signing up for this iconic regatta! If you are still choosing a resolution for 2018, how about reducing your use of plastics? As the Marine Conservation Society has highlighted “our oceans are choking in plastic”. They are suggesting a levy on single

use plastic. Do you agree with this? Let us know at the All at Sea Facebook page ( allatseanewspaper). The Volvo Ocean Race is also very involved in the issue of plastic waste, and research carried out since the start of the race, using data collected by Dee Caffari’s Turn the Tide on Plastic, has already found that levels of micro plastic in the ocean are significantly higher than first thought. Want to know how you can help? A few simple ideas from Dee include: “Refusing plastic bags, disposable coffee cups and drinking straws – and through these very simple actions, we can make a big impact.” While the pictures of the damage plastic is doing to nature are shocking, I am happy to say that last year’s best photos of the month sent in by you, which you can see on page 20, are brilliant. You can now vote for your winner, who will receive a bottle of Opihr Gin (as will each monthly winner in 2018). Keep sending your photos in, and your letters too. Be it a funny story, response to an article or news story, we love to hear from you. Or perhaps you can recommend a great holiday destination? If your resolution for this year is to improve your boating why not combine your holiday with a RYA course. January is traditionally a popular time to book holidays and so on page 22 we have put together a special guide to boating abroad and taking courses. Of course, if you are attending the London Boat Show you will be able to go along to the new Boating & Watersports Holiday Show! Let us know if you book your dream holiday… Jane Hyde

CONTENTS ENGINE NEWS ................. 16


ELECTRONICS KIT .......... 18 PHOTOS OF THE YEAR... 20 HOLIDAYS SPECIAL ........22 DOUGAL’S DIARY .......... 24 BOATING READS ............ 26 EXPERTS’ COLUMN ........27


LONDON BOAT SHOW .. 29 BOATING PEOPLE ...........33 MASTERCLASS ............... 34 WHEELY BOAT.................35 BEST BITES.......................37


FAST LEARNERS .............38 EXPERTS’ COLUMN ........39 COMPETITION ............... 40 MARINA GUIDE............... 42 CHANGING MARINAS ... 45 IN THE DRINK.................. 54


Helena Lucas won bronze in the 2.4mR class at the Rio 2016 Paralympics – making her the most successful British sailing Paralympian. Image: British Sailing Team

WORLD Sailing, the world governing body of the sport, has officially expressed an interest to the International Paralympic Committee to be included in the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games. It is one of eight sports not currently on the Paralympic Programme that notified the IPC about their intent to apply for Paris 2024. “World Sailing is passionate and determined to win the hearts and minds

of the IPC so that sailing is re-included within the Paralympic programme in Paris,” said Kim Andersen, World Sailing President. “The opportunity to compete at the Paralympic Games was and would be the pinnacle for Para Sailors within our sport, where sailors, regardless of types and degrees of disability have the opportunity to excel on a truly level playing field.”

Sailing was removed from the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Sports Programme in January 2015. Following this news, World Sailing has accelerated the growth of the sport through initiatives such as the Paralympic Development Programme that culminated in more than 80 sailors from 37 nations and five continents racing across three events at the 2017 Para World Sailing Championships.

PICTURE THE START DEAR ALL AT SEA I read David Henshall’s article Picture the Start (December issue) and his reference to Gate Starts with great interest. I well remember those championships; the film of a gate start as described was very impressive and had clearly entailed a lot of work and considerable ingenuity. The air of concern of the competitors over whether it would really work was quite evident. On the day, it was a great success, except for one problem. It was so fair that there were perhaps 30 or so boats at a time arriving at the weather mark at the same. The amount of bumping and boring, flutter of protest flags, and impolite language has probably never been exceeded. The Protest Committee had an impossible task on the first day, so elected some unfortunate to sit in the modified Carley Float, which was the weather mark, on the second day to take down the numbers of the offending boats. I think it was probably the top end of F3 into F4, so it was more than a little bumpy and this together with the turbulence of sea and wind, and the threat of being rammed by the competitors, created very unpleasant conditions for the Carley Float and its inhabitant.

It was rumoured that the occupant had vowed never to go afloat again if he was to retain his sanity. The problem was resolved subsequently by having the start much further downwind from the leeward mark, thus giving a longer first beat, which stretched the fleet out. Vernon Hardman Thank you for getting in touch, and it is fascinating to read your memories of the gate start!

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Due to the uniquely low water levels currently affecting the Thames Water reservoir, Queen Mary SC announced that the 2018 Bloody Mary Pursuit Race, scheduled to run on 6 January as part of the GJW Direct SailJuice Winter Series, was cancelled. Thanks to some speedy action by King George Sailing Club, the King George Gallop stepped in as a temporary replacement event.



The British Youth Sailing Team claimed two medals in the Youth Sailing World Championships in China, with windsurfer Emma Wilson topping the podium in the RS:X event and Daisy Collingridge sealing bronze in the Laser Radial.


A refuse worker in Cambridgeshire received a huge shock when a marine flare exploded in his hand and hit him in the stomach before ricocheting around the room. The incident took place at Amey’s Materials Recycling Facility where another flare was also discovered. There were no injuries and Amey is encouraging people to think more carefully about what they are throwing away. The appropriate flare disposal methods should always be followed. You can watch the video of the incident at the All at Sea Facebook page.


Following the devastating hurricanes in the Caribbean Sunsail has given All at Sea an up-date. The Sunsail base locations impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria will reopen(ed) as follows: British Virgin Islands (9 December 2017), Puerto Rico 1 February, St. Martin 1 February. The local teams in the British Virgin Islands and St. Martin have made great progress in just a short time since Hurricane Irma and Maria passed through these territories. They are working hard along with their partners in the cruising grounds to welcome guests back for the winter sailing season.

The British Virgin Islands are scheduled to receive 130 new boats for a value of $66.5m in early 2018. The Bahamas, Belize, Antigua, Grenada and St. Lucia were unaffected and continue to operate charters. Josie Tucci, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Sunsail, told All at Sea: “The humanitarian response from customers, partners and employees has been overwhelming, and the tenacity of the local communities has been nothing short of inspiring. We believe it is this heartfelt combination of commitment and resilience that will help the Caribbean rebuild and come back stronger than ever.”

To ensure the future of the tourism industry and to assist with ongoing recovery efforts, globally-recognised charter companies, Sunsail and The Moorings, joined forces to establish the Caribbean Comeback fund. Created in the spirit of uniting sailors everywhere, 100 per cent of all monetary contributions will go toward direct shipments to St. Martin, British Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico employees, delivering supplies that are needed such as generators, gas stoves and miscellaneous building materials. To donate or to learn more about this philanthropic campaign, visit

THIS year 66 clubs from 17 countries will compete for Best Sailing Club of the Year 2018 in regattas at Porto Cervo, St. Petersburg and St. Moritz. The SAILING Champions League is an international competition between the top sailing clubs from each nation, featuring world-class sailors from dinghies, keelboats and offshore racing. Each country holds its own National Sailing League and the four top clubs qualify. The British clubs that qualified through the British Keelboat League are: Itchenor Sailing Club (British Champion 2017), Royal Ocean Racing Club, Wessex Sailing Club and Port Edgar Yacht Club. The SAILING Champions League 2018 season kicks off with Act 1 in Porto Cervo, Sardinia from 31 May to 3 June, where the best 32 sailing clubs from the first group will meet. The qualifying races for the second group will take place in Act 2 in St. Petersburg, Russia in August. The top 15 teams from each Act will battle it out in the final in St. Moritz, Switzerland (30 August – 2 September). They will be joined at the final by the reigning champions, the Italian Yacht Club Costa Smeralda.







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With the GC32 officially receiving World Sailing recognition, the GC32 International Class Association has announced that its first World Championship will take place in Riva del Garda, Italy on 23 – 27 May. This will see the fleets of the GC32 Racing Tour and Extreme Sailing Series competing on the same race track.


Volspec have won a second dealer performance award, the only UK Volvo Penta centre to have won this award twice after first winning three years ago. Volspec was up against 46 UK based dealers and centres. Speaking about the award Robert Brammer, Volspec MD, said: “We would not be able to do this without our dedicated and professional parts sales team, engineers and administration staff, all of whom work hard to deliver the best possible service to our many customers.”


The new Princess V60 is set to have a global debut this spring. The yacht features an electric sliding sunroof in the openplan saloon with U-shaped sofa, leading to the aft galley with its L-shaped sofa and folding dining table, while the sliding doors open out to the cockpit featuring a wetbar with barbecue and coolbox. Dine al fresco, relax on the sunpad or enjoy watersports from the bathing platform; the electro-hydraulic garage door hides the 3.3m tender. Below, three cabins host six guests.

QUEEN WELCOMES SHIP INTO NAVY HER Majesty The Queen has commissioned the UK’s new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth into the Royal Navy. In her role as the ship’s Lady Sponsor Her Majesty addressed guests before the Ship’s Commanding Officer, Captain Jerry Kyd, read the commissioning warrant. The iconic White Ensign was then raised, symbolising the commissioning of the nation’s future flagship into the Royal Navy’s fleet. Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said: “Our new aircraft carrier is the epitome of British design and dexterity, at the core of our efforts to build an Armed Forces fit for the future. For the next half a century both carriers will advance our interests around the globe, providing the most visible symbol of our intent and commitment to protect the UK from intensifying threats, wherever they may come from.” Having successfully completed her second stage of sea trials off the south coast of England, the carrier is back at her home port of Portsmouth. Completing

final build activity and preparing for helicopter trials in the New Year, HMS Queen Elizabeth will head to the United States for initial flight trials in autumn 2018. However 2017 ended on a negative note for the aircraft carrier with the news that it is leaking because of a faulty seal. According to the Sun newspaper, HMS Queen Elizabeth has been taking on up to 200 litres of sea water every hour as a result of the fault. A Royal Navy spokesman said: “An issue with a shaft seal has been identified during HMS Queen Elizabeth’s sea trials; this is scheduled for repair while she is alongside at Portsmouth. It does not prevent her from sailing again and her sea trials programme will not be affected.” In what has been termed, ‘the Year of the Royal Navy’ the second carrier, HMS Prince of Wales, was named in Rosyth and is structurally complete. Both new aircraft carriers will be able to perform a wide range of tasks, from humanitarian and disaster relief to fighting terrorism and high-end warfighting.

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Last year the Royal Navy also had steel cut on the first of the Type 26 frigates and Dreadnought submarines, the launch of the National Shipbuilding Strategy, provisioning for a new class

of frigate, the Type 31e, float out of the fourth Astute submarine, HMS Audacious, the naming of two Offshore Patrol Vessels and the arrival of the first two MARS Tankers in the UK.



World Sailing’s World Cup Series Final in 2018 will head to Marseille, France, the host city for the Paris 2024 Olympic Sailing Competition. The 2017/2018 World Cup Series commenced in Japan in October, while Miami will host the American round this month followed by Hyères, France in April. Marseille will then host the final from 3 – 10 June. “Once an Olympic venue is announced, sailors are eager to train, race and compete on the waters of the Olympic Sailing Competition,” commented World Sailing President Kim Andersen.


DINGHY SAILING FOR LIFE Ian Walker, the RYA’s new Director of Racing, will be giving a talk across both days of the show

Danish-flagged SAP Extreme Sailing Team was crowned champion of the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series™. Image: Lloyd Images

SAP Extreme Sailing Team was crowned champion of the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series™, while Alinghi took home Act 8, Los Cabos in a tense season finale. SAP Extreme Sailing Team co-skipper Rasmus Køstner said: “It has been a great journey and a really fantastic achievement by the team and I am very proud of them for the work they have put in. We are finally here and it is a good feeling, that is for sure.” Although the season trophy was out of reach for Alinghi and Oman Air, their fate in the Act standings was only

decided in the last nail-biting race of the day. Not deterred by Oman Air’s two race wins in the run-up, the Swiss finished ahead of the Omani syndicate to seal the Act 8 triumph. Land Rover BAR Academy was helmed by Olympic gold-medallist and 2017 America’s Cup sailor Giles Scott, who managed to out sail his America’s Cup rival, Kiwi Josh Junior, who was at the helm of NZ Extreme Sailing Team. A fifth-place finish in the Act for the team saw it leapfrog the New Zealand-entry on the overall leaderboard to take fifth.

THE RYA Dinghy Show presented by Suzuki, in association with Yachts & Yachting and Gill, takes place at Alexandra Palace over 3 - 4 March with the theme #dinghysailingforlife. The first speakers for the show have been announced and include Olympic silver medallist and Volvo Ocean Race winning skipper Ian Walker, the RYA’s new Director of Racing. From competing in the Sydney Olympic Games to sailing with his family and conquering the toughest ocean yacht race, Ian will share his sailing story on the Suzuki Main Stage at 13:45 each day. If adventure cruising is your thing then Leading Seaman Phil Slade (Royal Navy) and Mark Belamarich MBE (Ministry of Defence) will inspire you to start planning your next adventure, while over in the interactive Knowledge

Zone Paralympic gold medallist Helena Lucas will be talking about how to get the perfect start (11:00 both days). At the show you will find all the latest gear from top sailing brands plus hundreds of dinghies from beginner boats to the latest in high performance design. There are also training centres, sailing clubs, class associations, boat builders, holiday companies as well as interactive features and activities. Advance tickets are available at a discount rate of £10 for RYA members and £12.50 for non-members. Two children go free with each paying adult. Read more about Ian Walker and his new role in an upcoming issue. Find out more about the programme of talks at









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In the build-up to Christmas the UK Border Force was particularly busy with huge quantities of counterfeit goods being seized including 82,320 pairs of fake Calvin Klein underpants as well as 450 Dyson fans and Apple chargers worth approximately £182,500.


Osprey Technical’s new app, designed to work on the iPhone and Apple Watch, is for B&G marine electronics. The app uses the built-in WiFi of individual units to transmit data to the Apple Watch without the need for a third party software. The app enables individuals to tailor the data they see. Currently in Beta mode, it is being tested by navigators and their teams. Once testing is complete, the app will be available to purchase on the App Store.

FISHING BOAT STUCK A fishing boat, making its way from Sussex to Cornwall, became stuck in a Cornish street. Ocean Pride was built in 1919 and had been discovered rotting in a Rye boatyard. A campaign by the Newlyn and Mousehole community was bringing the boat back to her birthplace in Cornwall to restore her. The driver eventually managed to reach his destination.



THE Golden Globe Race is set to start from Les Sables d’Olonne on 1 July. The event marks the 50th anniversary of the Sunday Times Golden Globe solo nonstop round the world race in 1968/9. However French Sailing Federation (FFV) announced that the rules for the race do not meet their regulations, meaning the event cannot start and end in France. Following the news the two sides met in December to discuss the future of the race. The officials of the 2018 Golden Globe Race released a statement following their meeting to discuss all aspects of the organisation, operation, safety and security considerations for racing. “Discussions were cordial and very productive. It was agreed at an early stage of the meeting that all participants in the room have sailing at heart and hold great respect for the spirit and essence of the original Golden Globe Race as the foundation for all current around the world solo sailing. “The GGR organisers respect the FFV’s position and were happy for the opportunity to present their case that serious and professional consideration has been given to producing responsible safety, security and risk minimisation for this challenging adventure, recreating the original 1968 Golden Globe.” The FFV explained that they must work within current legislative requirements of the French Government and World Sailing. They suggest that the 2018 Golden Globe may be more of an adventure and maritime event than a true yacht race. In principle, the FFV is not against the event, understands that the 2018 Golden Globe Race is recreating

Lazy Otter, the Rustler 36 selected by Ertan Beskardes, the Turkish born British entrant in the 2018 Golden Globe Race prior to her refit. Image: Ertan Beskardes/PPL/GGR

International Paint Poole Regatta, 26 – 28 May, will be hosting a record number of championships. The classes holding their National Championship at Poole will be the J24, HP30, MOCRA, VPRS and 2.4mR. The 2.4mR class will also be holding their Tidal Championship. With no IRC National Championship in 2018 and the European Championship in Cowes limited to boats rating over 0.995, the IRC Southern Area Championship at the regatta takes on a far greater significance. The Shrimper class will also be holding their Southern Championship.


A Russian cargo ship, the Mekhanik Yartsev, got into difficulties off Lee-on-the-Solent on Boxing Day and began listing heavily. Athough the 13 crew members remained on board bad weather meant the ship could not be moved initially. However, a few days after Christmas a tug and pilot boat successfully moved the ship into the Port of Southampton. This incident comes almost three years since the Hoegh Osaka was deliberately grounded in the Solent after it began listing after setting sail from Southampton.

history and wants to promote the heritage of solo sailing. The FFV will assess the new amendments to the Notice of Race that the GGR organisers presented at the meeting and will make a statement on their position early in the this year. With six months to go before the start, three new skippers and the return of another who had previously retired replace five entrants who have withdrawn from the race due to personal or financial reasons. The new faces are Ertan Beskardes, a Turkish born British national who has bought a Rustler 36, Commander Abhilash Tomy from India who has built a Suhaili replica and Tapio Lehtinen from Finland who is campaigning a Sparkman & Stephens designed Benello Gaia 36. The entry list also shows a welcome return of Italian entrant Francesco Cappelletti with his Endurance 35. Don McIntyre, the Race Chairman, said: “The closer to the start, the more the financial and personal pressures mount, and it was inevitable that some entrants would drop out. That leaves 23 strong entries all busy preparing their boats for the start in Les Sables d’Olonne on 1 July. “It also leaves seven places up for grabs and it so happens that we have that number talking to us about the possibilities of becoming late entrants in the race. Given that there is just six months left, that will be a tall order for some who have to buy a boat and refit it, then complete their 2,000-mile proving voyage. Time will tell how many of these will make it to the start.”


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UNSUNG HEROES AT the RYA Volunteer Awards 58 awards were presented by Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal in recognition of boating’s most dedicated volunteers and the pioneering Project Scaramouche. The awards are recognised across five categories: the RYA Awards, RYA Community Awards, Francis Elkin Award, the Family Award and the RYA Award for Endeavour. Greig City Academy based in North London is the first London State School to have its own sailing club and was named as the winner of the RYA Award for Endeavour for Project Scaramouche. The project saw a group of 12 students learn to sail, give around 50 talks and raise enough funding to purchase and restore the 45ft yacht Scaramouche.

So far more than 120 young people have had the opportunity to sail on Scaramouche and in August eight youngsters completed the RORC Rolex Fastnet Race. Jon Holt, the teacher responsible for the project, collected the award alongside pupils Montel FaganJordan, Shabazz Patterson and Camilo Orobio. Jon said: “It is a huge honour to be nominated for the RYA Award for Endeavour, not just to receive the award but also to be in the company of the guests here today”. Nominations are now invited for the 2018 RYA Volunteer Awards. Read more about Project Scaramouche on page 38 and the full winners’ list online at


BRITISH Marine’s Senior External Relations Executive, Andrew Harries, has provided this update on the important Brexit breakthrough. The UK Government and the European Commission have come to an agreement on the divorce bill, the future of EU and UK citizens and the Irish border, therefore allowing Brexit negotiations to move on to discuss the all-important future relationship and trade agreement. Over the course of 2017, British Marine has been working with its members, the Royal Yachting Association and a host of UK Government Departments to set out key areas of interest for the leisure marine, superyacht and small commercial marine industry. This includes: n Ensuring UK vessels maintain Union Goods status and securing VAT paid status on second hand boats n Making sure the industry maintains access to skilled labour post-Brexit n Preventing non-tariff barriers from being introduced between the UK and EU which will significantly hamper the industry’s future trade outlook Scoping out markets for inclusion in future trade deals British Marine has been working with a number of group association committees to help develop this work. This has led to the production of a number of documents (available to members on the British Marine website) on the key technical and environmental regulations relevant to the UK/EU negotiations.




WITH entries for the world famous Lendy Cowes Week regatta now open organisers Cowes Week Limited have announced a number of new initiatives for the event. Feedback from the various classes taking part has led to a comprehensive re-working of the entry fee structure. Standard and late entry fees for all classes have been reduced for 2018, while smaller one-design and IRC boats received an added boost. There are two new entry categories to further reduce the entry fees paid by those boats with fewer crew and more limited budgets. Other initiatives for 2018 include the introduction of four-day mini-series for the Quarter Ton and FAST40+ classes and the new HP30 class, which will include fixed line and committee boat starts each day, together with the addition of an Around the Island Race on 9 August for IMOCA

60s, IRC Super Zero and Class 40 yachts. Cowes Week Limited say they will continue their youth initiative which offers discounted entry fees to boats with crews of under 25-year-olds. This year Cowes Week Ltd is offering the first 25 crews to enter, who are all under age 25 at the time of the regatta, a 50 per cent discount on the entry fee if they enter before the end of the Early Bird period on 7 May. Cowes Week Limited also tell us they have selected the 1851 Trust as the official event charity for Lendy Cowes Week 2018. Encouraging youth participation in sailing will play a vital part in the continued success and popularity of the sport and, more specifically, of events like Lendy Cowes Week. CWL therefore felt it was right to appoint a charity such as the 1851 Trust whose aim is to inspire and engage young people to better futures by

providing them with the education and opportunities to become innovators of the future and stewards of the environment. Their education based programmes are unique in exciting young people by harnessing the power of sport and sustainability, and through the inspiration of Land Rover BAR, the America’s Cup sailing team, led by Sir Ben Ainslie. During the regatta, the 1851 Trust, whose Royal Patron is HRH The Duchess of Cambridge, is planning to provide sailing opportunities, sustainability and interactive shoreside activities. In addition, the 1851 Trust will give a group of young sailors from its Solentbased Go Sail! programme the opportunity to take part in the regatta. Dates: 4 – 11 August

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COWES Harbour Commission is working with Destination Cowes and Visit Isle of Wight to promote Cowes as a unique port-of-call, encouraged by the rising demand in the cruise ship market. Cowes is ideally located on the central south coast of the UK and is a costeffective stopover port for European and UK cruise itineraries. Cruise ship passengers are able to visit world famous tourist attractions such as Queen Victoria’s Osborne House in East Cowes. Harbour Master Captain Stuart McIntosh said: “We are excited at the prospect of welcoming more visiting cruise ships to Cowes, one of the world’s most famous sailing destinations. “However, a visit to Cowes puts cruise guests within easy reach of a multitude of landmark attractions and diverse excursion choices on the Isle of Wight, hence why our island is often referred to as England in miniature.”




SANYA Serenity Coast claimed victory in a thrilling finale to Race 4: The ClipperTelemed+ Tasman Test, the first stage of the All-Australian Leg of the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race. It was one of the tightest ever Clipper Race finishes into Sydney, which saw the top three teams - Sanya Serenity Coast, Visit Seattle and Qingdao - finish within an hour-and-half of each other after 12 days of racing. Victorious skipper, Wendy Tuck, said: “It was the most nerve-racking race of my life. The lead changed so much, it was such a competitive race so it feels amazing to get the win. Especially with all my family and friends here watching.” With its third place finish, Qingdao remained first in the overall Clipper Race standings. The excitement continued further back in the rankings too with a dead heat declared for the first time in Clipper Race history, with both GREAT Britain and Nasdaq sharing

eighth place. They were neck-and-neck as they entered Sydney Harbour but swapped positions frequently. GREAT Britain was originally awarded eighth place but Clipper Race Director Mark Light said: “We had to examine photographic evidence from both boats, which is the normal procedure in a close finish, and we found from both photos and video footage that it was inconclusive. We could not split the teams.” The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race began on Boxing Day. In the end just 90 minutes separated the 11 Clipper Race teams, including mere seconds between some teams in the fleet. However it was who won the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Clipper 70 Class after being granted a 120 minute redress for going to the assistance of a fellow competitor shortly after the race start. The next race, Hobart to Whitsundays, began on 5 January.

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FOLLOWING the grounding of Greenings on 31 October, the salvage operation to remove the Clipper yacht from the Cape Peninsula has been undertaken. It was decided that the vessel would take no further action in the Clipper 2017-18 Race, and that it was beyond repair and would be removed by The Subtech Group/Ardent. Peter Brinkley, Chief Engineer attending on behalf of Navalmartin (Casualty Management Service), the Clipper Race and its insurers, said: “We faced a number of early challenges to the removal which included obtaining access to the beach as it is in a very remote location, and also a bush fire started in the surrounding veld part way through the operation which delayed efforts for a few days. “It was a priority to work quickly. The varying weather conditions only gave us small windows of time to carry out the task at hand. We had to deal with the incessant influx

of sand at high water brought in by the breaking waves and exacerbated by bad weather.” “Subtech opted to erect a tower made of scaffolding material to support the mast before we could start cutting the hull up from the forward and aft sections, dismantling components on board, and removing the engine, as the work progressed. The removed hull pieces were transferred into cargo nets and loaded on to a truck for disposal.” Speaking about the loss of CV24, Sir Robin said: “She had completed two round the world voyages, one of which she was the winner, as LMAX Exchange, and had an unbeaten streak in the 2017-18 race. It is always just desperately sad to see a fine vessel finish its story like this.” A full MAIB / MCA investigation is currently underway into the reasons for the grounding and the Clipper Race will publish the findings when they are available.


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Volvo Cork Week will take place at the Royal Cork Yacht Club from 16 - 21 July. 2016 saw a revived interest in the club’s biennial regatta, which has been going since 1978. For their 40 year anniversary they are launching an all new format where competitors can choose which element of the week they wish to attend, giving the options for one, two or three days racing, or go all in for the full Volvo Cup. They are also holding a number of One Design Class Championships during the week.


After a 19ft fishing boat was set alight in a Southsea street a house was left with fire damage, although no one was injured. The boat was being stored on a trailer next to the owner’s house at the time of the incident.


Sunsail will be at this month’s London Boat Show with its Mediterranean, Caribbean and further flung sailing getaways as part of the Boating & Watersports Holiday Show. Many people book their holiday in January, and the good news is that if you book a flotilla holiday with Sunsail at the show you will receive up to 20 per cent off (T&Cs apply). Turn to page 29 to read All at Sea’s London Boat Show guide.

MICRO PLASTIC LEVELS HIGHER THAN EXPECTED MILLIONS of tiny particles of plastic have been detected in European waters in ground breaking scientific research conducted as part of the Volvo Ocean Race. Micro plastic is small particles of plastic often invisible to the naked eye – and can take thousands of years to degrade. The scientific research, using data collected by race team Turn the Tide on Plastic, identified more than three million micro plastic particles per square kilometre of ocean. The initial results were gathered during the Prologue stage and Leg 1 of the race, between Lisbon and Alicante. Speaking about the results Dr Toste Tanhua, who works at GEOMAR, an ocean research institute in Kiel, Germany, said: “Our initial findings suggest that the levels of micro plastic in the ocean are significantly higher than we first expected. This is alarming as the micro plastic not only harms a wide range of marine life, but, through entering the food chain in species such as tuna and mackerel, can cause harm to humans, too.” The results were presented by Dr Tanhua during the two-day Volvo Ocean Race Ocean Summit in Cape Town. Speakers at the summit included The Ocean Cleanup founder Boyan Slat, WWF’s John Duncan and Volvo Ocean Race skippers, Vestas 11th Hour Racing’s Charlie Enright and Turn the Tide on Plastic’s Dee Caffari.

Dr Tanhua continued: “Existing scientific data only accounts for around one per cent of all plastic in the ocean – but thanks to the support of Volvo Ocean Race and Volvo Cars, and the efforts of the Turn the Tide on Plastic team in conducting this research, we are building a knowledge base which is essential to ocean science around the globe.” The Volvo Ocean Race Science Programme is funded by Volvo Cars, who are donating € 100 from the first 3,000 sales of the new V90 Cross Country Volvo Ocean Race edition to support the initiative. “This is a ground breaking project, bringing sport and science together,” said Dee Caffari, who is leading the team amplifying the United Nations Environment Clean Seas campaign. “As round-the-world sailors, we have seen first-hand the growing problem of marine debris and plastic pollution – and now we are collecting reference data for scientists around the globe. “People are doing the little things – refusing plastic bags, disposable coffee cups and drinking straws – and through these very simple actions, we can make a big impact.” Back in the race, Leg 3 saw the Volvo Ocean Race fleet sail 6,500nm from Cape Town to Melbourne. As in Leg 2, the winner was the Spanish MAPFRE team, followed by Dongfeng Race

Dee Caffari speaking at the Volvo Ocean Race Ocean Summit. Image: Pedro Martinez/Volvo Ocean Race

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Team in second place. However a third place finish into Melbourne put Vestas 11th Hour Racing on equal points with Dongfeng for second place on the overall leaderboard behind MAPFRE. On 2 January the teams began the 6,000nm fourth leg to Hong Kong, marking the first time in race history the fleet would set a course to the former British colony. A ban on microbeads is likely by the summer after the Government started the process of outlawing the products. The regulation will ban microbeads in cosmetics and personal care products in England. The move will stop billions of the tiny pieces of plastic washing down the drain every year. It is part of a package of measures by the Government to crackdown on plastics that harm the environment. It is also looking at how we can reduce the impact of plastic bottles and further turn the tide on marine litter.

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PLASTIC WASTE Team AkzoNobel sail trimmer Martine Grael collects plastic and other waste from Sea Point beach in Cape Town during the Two Oceans Aquarium beach clean. Image: David Lichtneker/team AkzoNobel

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THERE has been a 10 per cent rise in the amount of beach litter picked up compared to 2016, according to the Great British Beach Clean. The 2017 event, the UK’s largest beach clean up and survey, saw 6,944 volunteer beach cleaners pick up record amounts of litter from 339 UK beaches. On average there were 718 bits of rubbish from every 100m cleaned. The Marine Conservations Society says it is

time for a levy on single-use items that are handed over, free of charge, in their millions when we are out and about. It says the levy should be imposed on such items as straws, cups, lids, stirrers and cutlery. Lizzie Prior, MSC Beach and River Clean Project Officer, said: “The 5p single-use carrier bag charge has made a massive difference to the number of plastic bags entering our seas. If a levy was placed on

single use plastic such as straws, stirrers, cutlery, cups and cup lids, we are confident that we would find fewer of these items on our beaches.” MCS’ CEO Sandy Luk said: “Our beach clean evidence shows a shocking rise in the amount of litter this year. Our oceans are choking in plastic. We urgently need a levy on single use plastic as a first step.” MCS’s appeal is detailed at

VOLVO Ocean Race campaigner team AkzoNobel reaffirmed its commitment to protecting the world’s oceans from plastic waste when members of the sailing team and local AkzoNobel employees joined forces at a beach clean in Cape Town. The team AkzoNobel sailors took part in the beach clean after they arrived in Cape Town after the second leg of the Volvo Ocean Race. At a glance the beach appeared free of any large items of rubbish, but closer inspection revealed a myriad of smaller bits of plastic. They filled 11 large bags with plastic waste and other man-made rubbish from the beach at Sea Point. Team AkzoNobel watch captain Chris Nicholson (AUS) said the problem of plastic in the ocean has been getting steadily worse over his 20 years as an ocean racing yachtsman: “The beach looks clean from up on the promenade but when you come down here and have a microscopic look, you can see that it is anything but clean. It is always sobering to come and do this sort of thing.”


LAND Rover BAR are working on an environmental project with ELG Carbon Fibre Ltd. They plan to ensure that the carbon fibre process waste and end-of-use components from their America’s Cup test and race boats are recycled as far as possible, to promote the most economic and environmentally efficient use of this valuable material. The recovered fibres will be converted into ELG’s milled and chopped fibres, which are used to make thermoset and thermoplastic compounds and nonwoven mats that are utilised in the manufacture

of composite structures. Both organisations view this collaboration as a vital step in addressing the issue of global carbon consumption and raising awareness of closed loop recycling within the marine industry. With ELG’s support, Land Rover BAR aim to significantly increase the application of recycled composite materials during the build of race boats for the next America’s Cup. “Our desire to be the world’s most sustainable sports team has meant that recycling the significant amounts of carbon fibre that

we use in boat construction has been a concern for us for some while. So we are very pleased to have reached this agreement with ELG, and to be working with them and our exclusive sustainability partner, 11th Hour Racing, on carbon recycling. “This will be a very significant issue, not just for the marine industry but for the wider world, in the coming decades and we have to start now and push hard to develop awareness and find solutions,” said Michel Marie, Manufacturing Manager at Land Rover BAR.


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The second St Kilda Challenge date has been set for 14 - 16 June. The 2018 edition promises to build on the strong foundations of 2016’s inaugural event, with the addition of a third fleet. In addition to the racing fleet, which uses the islands of St Kilda as turning marks on a 100nm long course, there is also a cruise-in-company fleet which leaves the start line at the same time. A third fleet of racing yachts will set off from Rathlin Island in Northern Ireland, participating in a 200nm race, again using the St Kilda islands as a turning point, before finishing up in the Sound of Harris.


Intelligent Maintenance has announced the launch of the multidevice version of its ShipShape app to replace ShipShape for iPad. The app includes checklists, boat details, what is on board and things to do. ShipShape is free to download in the App Store and on Google Play so that people can try the app on a limited entry basis; a 12 month unlimited entry subscription can be purchased for £9.99.


FAB Dock tells us it is expanding into Europe by teaming up with TomBuoys Ltd. With hundreds of FAB Docks, an inflatable, self-contained on-water docking system, in marinas throughout Australia, the company has expanded into the USA and so the move into Europe was the next logical step, according to Fab Dock company owner, Dean Howard.


MSC Cruises is to base its £800m MSC Preziosa ship at Southampton Port from 2019. The ship will split its time between Southampton and Kiel in Germany. Each cruise ship turnaround is thought to be worth between £1m to £2m to the local economy.

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WITH the date for a move to single fuel for all vessels getting ever closer and the search for economy getting keener, there are now some diesel outboards getting developed that will be of interest to commercial and high hour leisure users. It is interesting that certain things fall out of favour or fashion and then the wheel goes full circle and those ideas surface once again. So it is with the diesel outboards, which are nothing new. Amarc made a 9.25hp diesel outboard with electric start in 1960. Ruggerini, the Italian engine maker, produced a 25hp diesel outboard and Yanmar produced a lovely range of diesel outboards up until 2006 at 18, 27, 36 and 40hp, as just a few of the examples that are already out there. The trouble with these old, simple diesel outboards is their emissions; they do not comply with the new Euro standards. That is what killed them off. Also, a diesel outboard is quite heavy for its power output.


Modern automotive technology, which is way ahead of the marine market in the emissions control stakes, has allowed the likes of OXE Marine to advance the diesel outboard to the modern era. Their

unit that produces greater power to weight than any other engine available. Having undergone extensive military development trials the engine is ready for commercial roll-out in 2018. These are designated diesel engines, not converted petrol units to enable them to run on diesel, which has been the case for the most part up until now.

production diesel outboard is the first true high performance model producing 200hp at very low fuel consumption. The OXE diesel outboard is about 40 per cent more fuel efficient than a modern 200hp petrol two-stroke. One of the problems diesel engines give outboard makers is the sheer torque they produce; gearboxes have to be super strong to deal with it. The way OXE have circumvented this is to use toothed belt drive to act as a cushion and also allows the engine to be mounted horizontally, rather than vertically with fewer transfer losses. The in water section of the leg can be slimmer too, reducing drag to aid performance and fuel efficiency. It is designed to be a direct replacement for outboards in the 150hp - 400hp range.


Other makers are also chasing the Shangri la of a diesel outboard to meet all requirements. Cox Marine are based in Sussex and are headed up by a Formula 1 design genius, David Cox, who has applied his talents to designing a revolutionary new outboard engine utilising opposed piston technology, with eight pistons running in four cylinders. The result is a dynamically lighter


The diesel outboard from OXE is more fuel efficient than modern 200hp petrol two-strokes

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With the research and development that is going on apace in the commercial sector, it will not be long before the diesel outboard is produced for the leisure market. Charter operators will see a major benefit, with reduced running costs and the greater safety implications of diesel fuel over that of petrol, plus the ease of accessibility to diesel over petrol on the water for remote location operation. In time I can see diesel units small enough for use on tenders. So, petrol is being squeezed from both sides, diesel on the one hand and electric on the other.

The Deltic engine designed and built by Napier was a two-stroke diesel opposed piston, supercharged engine with three banks of pistons arranged in a triangular formation with a crankshaft at each corner. They were installed in minesweepers and the Deltic engine was also used in locomotives. The actual opposed piston system has been around for quite a while.

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Marine Multisport GPS Smartwatch Based on Garmin’s fenix 5 multisport watch, this nextgeneration marine smart watch gives incredible connectivity options. Smart notifications let you receive emails, texts and alerts on your watch, something our tester particularly liked. You can stream important info too, such as speed, sail racing assistance, water depth, temperature and wind data, from compatible Garmin chartplotters and other devices directly to your wrist. This will free you up from navigation duties in the cockpit and give you the opportunity to really enjoy your time on the water. With so many functions, which is great, it will take a while to get used to the buttons and understand how to access all the information. However, once you are up to speed it is straightforward to use. One point to note from the tester was that when out of range of the phone it occasionally disconnected and the connection had to be re-established. The quatix 5 also comes with dedicated built-in activity profiles and performance metrics for watersports like paddle boarding, swimming and kayaking. Not

just about being on the water, the quatix 5 has a wrist-based heart rate monitor and advanced fitness features. Therefore it works well when used for land-based activities such as running, hiking and biking too. Of course, though, it is about taking to the water, and it has been built to withstand the harsh marine environment. The watch has a water rating down to 100m and the sunlight-readable colour display with a LED backlight means you can read data in any light. Our tester reported the big screen was a major plus point for the watch with data very easy to read. Good news for those concerned about battery life, as we all are, the quatix 5 offers up to 24 hours of battery life in GPS mode, 60 hours in UltraTrac mode and two weeks when in smart watch mode, depending on your settings. It is not all about how it works, as this is a great looking watch too with a rugged, yet sleek design. The QuickFit bands are available in metal, leather or silicone, so you can swap watch bands easily and without using any tools. The Sapphire version pictured includes scratch-resistant sapphire lens, stainless steel bezel and 2 QuickFit™ bands (stainless steel and blue silicone) as well as WiFi capability. £499.99 (non-Sapphire) £729.99 (Sapphire)


The Simrad GO12 XSE and GO7 XSR are the newest additions to the GO standalone chartplotter series. Loaded with the latest boating technologies, the GO12 XSE offers a new, 12-inch display option for the GO Series, while the upgraded GO7 XSR features a restyled, glass-helm design, along with radar compatibility, not previously available on the GO7 XSE. The displays offer intuitive multi-touch controls so that boaters can tap the screen to create or select waypoints, pinch-to-zoom or tap-and-drag to pan smoothly across charts, while simple home screen and menu layouts allow quick access to all functions. GO12 XSE pricing starts at €2,698 for models without a transducer. GO7 XSR pricing starts at €899.



From Icom UK comes the CB2000 AIS transponder unit which transforms the ICOM IC-M506EURO and IC-M605EURO to VHF/DSC radios complete with Class B AIS transponders. This transponder radio solution will be ideal for all boaters who want the enhanced safety of an AIS transponder and the comfort and benefits it offers. The CB2000 is simple to install and program; once set up it will work away in the background. The solution aids collision avoidance by helping you track and contact anyone in your area with an AIS transponder. Whether you are keeping in touch with other boats in the area or tracking other boats on a similar course, you will be able to share information between vessels, leading to improved safety. £499

Lowrance got in touch to tell us about the new HOOK2 series of fishfinders/chartplotters. At the heart of the HOOK2 series is Lowrance Autotuning sonar -- a solution that actively corrects sonar settings for the clearest underwater view allowing anglers to spend more time fishing and less time making manual adjustments to their sonar settings. Most models also feature full navigational capability with a pre-loaded charting selection. Anglers can cover more water in less time with 2X wider sonar coverage with the Lowrance wide-angle Broadband Sounder™ and CHIRP sonar. SideScan and DownScan Imaging™ complete the HOOK2 sonar arsenal on select models, ensuring anglers can view life-like images of fish-holding structure to both sides and below the boat. €109 to €1,499


B&G has announced the launch of the new Vulcan family of sailing chartplotters. The B&G Vulcan range brings dedicated sailing features and radar to club racers and cruisers in new 12 and 7” models. The updated and extended series offers a refreshed 7”, a 9” and an all new, large format 12”, all with Broadband Radar™ compatibility. With award-winning sailing features that make it easy to plan a trip with key information, all Vulcans include SailSteer™ and SailingTime, which combine essential data into one clear and informative screen, as well as SailSteer™ chart overlay which further enhances situational awareness of laylines and windshifts. Sailors can also unlock other features including PredictWind™ weather forecast and route planning. In addition, for the club racer Vulcan features Startline, countdown timer and a race course building tool. Vulcan 12 pricing starts at €2,699 without a transducer. Vulcan 7 pricing starts at €899





Ocean Signal’s ATA100 Class A AIS Transponder is a combined SOLAS and Inland approved solution capable of exchanging dynamic and static ship data with other AIS systems to aid collision-avoidance and improve safety. The ATA100 is the only Class A AIS transponder available rated to the IPX7 waterproofing standard and features a 7” high-intensity, full-colour, rapid-response LCD to clearly display real-time marine traffic information. The AIS message-sending functionality ensures safety related messages can be quickly delivered or received by the user, while an instant message and alarm function provides immediate notification of any potential problems or hazards. This new Class A unit is compatible with Ocean Signal’s award-winning rescueME MOB1 man overboard AIS/DSC device and is programmable to accommodate up to 30 MOB units, providing immediate notification in the event that a MOB1 is activated. The ATA100 Class A AIS Transponder is priced at £2,399.

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GARMIN STRIKER PLUS SERIES New from Garmin is the STRIKER Plus series – fishfinders with new features to help anglers find and catch more fish. “The new STRIKER Plus series has the features that will bring the benefit of built-in GPS, QuickdrawTM Contours and Wi-Fi® to first-time users, and will convince existing STRIKER customers to upgrade,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president global consumer sales. “These new fishfinders are the perfect entry-level solution for anglers who want the best sonar available plus the ability to create and store their own contour maps.” With the addition of built-in WiFi, users can take advantage of the free all-in-one Garmin ActiveCaptainTM mobile app that creates a simple connection between a compatible mobile device and a STRIKER Plus unit. Thanks to ActiveCaptain, waypoints and routes can be transferred directly to the unit making it easier for anglers to pre-fish a body of water. Available with a 5 or 7" display, the Plus series also adds a larger 4.3 and 9" model to the line-up, all with bright, sunlight readable colour displays. £169.99 to £799.99

From Digital Yacht comes 4G Connect, a new 2G/3G/4G (LTE) internet access solution for use afloat. It utilises the latest MIMO technology with dual antennas for fast, long range access and incorporates a full function WiFi router so devices can connect wirelessly. There is also a wired LAN port and WAN port – for connection to high power WiFi devices or satellite modems. The Standard model has built in antennas, which will provide good performance when in port. The Pro model ships with two external hi gain antennas for better long range performance and is the recommended solution for use afloat. 4G Connect ships with a built-in Vodafone roaming SIM. It is SIM unlocked so users are free to use any cellular provider they choose. Digital Yacht’s WL510 WiFi solution can also be connected to the WAN port for a choice between WiFi and 4G connectivity. iKommunicate can also connect to the LAN port providing boat NMEA data on the WiFi network for use with navigation apps. £299 (Standard version) £499 (Pro version with two external antennas)


Garmin has debuted its first dive computer, the Descent Mk1, featuring surface GPS. Designed for recreational, technical and free divers, the Descent Mk1 allows divers to plan their underwater adventure on the watch and use GPS waypoints to automatically mark dive entry and exit points to upload their dive log via the Garmin Connect Mobile app to Garmin’s online dive community. The Descent Mk1 also offers multiple dive modes, three-axis compass, in-dive data, as well as multi-sport functions like wristbased heart rate and activity profiles. While enjoying their dive, users can review information such as depth, dive time, temperature, ascent/descent rates, gas mix, decompression/safety stop information, time-of-day and more on the 1.2” colour display. £999.99 for the stainless-steel and £1,299.99 for the premium version.

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This month we are asking you to vote for your favourite reader photo of 2017. Here are the best eight images sent in over the past 12 months. Send your vote to or vote online at the All at Sea Facebook page ( The winner will be announced in the March issue and will receive a bottle of Opihr Gin. Do not worry if you miss out on this great prize as in 2018 each issue’s Photo of the Month winner will receive a bottle of Opihr Gin. Send in your photos now! Enter by email or online: /

3. April! Returning from the America’s Cup racing, the yacht following gave a perfect photo opportunity. Sent in by Stephen Allum

6. September! A lovely photo taken early one morning in Yarmouth Harbour by Rebecca Howcroft.

1. February! A lovely sunset at Hayling Island Sailing Club sent in by Lucy Wrigley.

7. October! 4. June! Thank you to Bob Goode for sending in this photo of the cutter Le Renard entering St Malo.

2. March! This photo was taken by Robert O’Neill when anchored in Osborne Bay, Isle-Of-Wight looking towards the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth.

5. June! This photo of a J-Class yacht was taken in Cornwall by Nikki Allen.

Tina Jackson sent in this fascinating photo of an old steamer, which had been used as a minesweeper in World War II. It then did many trips across the channel from Dunkirk to return thousands of soldiers back from the war before ending up as a floating nightclub at Island Harbour Marina until it was destroyed by a fire.

8. November! Hugo Boss at the Fastnet Race start as seen from SS Shieldhall. Taken by Rodney Chadwick.

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TRAINING HOLIDAYS With thousands of RYA sailing schools in so many amazing destinations there is now no need to learn to sail before you go abroad. You can turn your training into a holiday!

At Sunsail Sailing Schools, there are courses for beginners though to experienced sailors seeking professional qualifications, along with every level in between


hether you are completely new to boating, want to brush up on your skills or skipper your own yacht, there will be a course and holiday for you. Although holiday companies will be happy to advise you about the best options many, like Sunsail (www.sunsail., break down their holidays into skill level, from beginner to advanced, so you can choose the one that best suits your ability. This even includes experienced sailors seeking professional qualifications. With Sunsail you can earn your International Certificate of Competence, RYA Day Skipper, Coastal Skipper, Competent Crew, Yachtmaster Offshore and more qualifications, with a range of practical and theory-based courses to choose from, depending on experience.


Beginners are likely to do a RYA Competent Crew course which provides a general introduction to yacht cruising. You will be shown how to tie knots, steer the yacht, handle the sails, moor up, use the anchor, basic navigation and how to be a useful crew member. Some courses, though, will require a certain level of knowledge. To do your RYA


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Day Skipper practical course you will need at least five days crewing experience on sailing yachts and have either completed the Day Skipper shore-based course or have a good knowledge of basic navigation. By the end of the course you should have enough experience to skipper a yacht in a safe and seamanlike manner on short daytime passages. As well as experience, which course you choose will depend on the type of boating you plan to do in the future. For example, RYA Day Skipper and ICC are the most recognised qualifications for chartering a boat in the Mediterranean.


Consider how much time you have available for your holiday and training: a few days, a week or a couple of weeks? Bareboatsailing holidays (www. say: “Our Day Skipper courses enable those who already have a little experience to become qualified in just a week - a brilliant way to build confidence and become a confident skipper.” If you really want to pack it in, you could do Competent Crew and Day Skipper with them in two weeks. This is


Instructing RYA and ICC qualifications in the sun for more than 10 years A1 Sailing and Mallorca Yacht Charter offer family and friends a flexible way to gain recognised qualifications and build confidence in an area and climate where sailing and powerboating is fun, relaxed and safe. Learning to sail in shorts and a T-shirt has never been a more attractive proposition, and all within an affordable 2.5 hour flight from the UK. A flexible, very knowledgeable and friendly team enable them to offer as many days as you would like on a suitable craft.

a great way for beginners to quickly get qualified to Day Skipper level. This fast track option is also available with other companies such as Sailing Holidays ( A further consideration is whether to do your tuition privately or as a group. With Seafarer Training (seafarersailing. you have the choice. If privately, you will stay on board a dedicated training

If you book a one week charter you could get the second half price (subject to conditions).

yacht not shared with other students, with an RYA instructor, as you cruise around the Ionian Sea. Based on your previous experience, you will go home with a Start Yachting, Competent Crew or Day Skipper. Depending on experience and the course you wish to complete, be aware there may be some online work to do prior to your training abroad.

Sailing is a great family adventure, so why not learn together? Nautilus Yachting ( suggest families can add an instructor to their flotilla yacht, but remember to allocate a cabin for the instructor. They say beginners will need a six-day flotilla course on any of their flotillas in Greece. This course is designed to take students with little or no experience to the level that they can skipper a flotilla yacht under the guidance of the lead crew. Plan a second week sailing with the flotilla, practising your new skills, or return later in the season. Alternatively, if you have some experience, you could take your own yacht on flotilla in Greece and add an instructor for a three-day flotilla course. This course will increase your confidence and cover basic navigation skills, sailing techniques, mooring and anchoring. This is also a good refresher course if you have not skippered for a while. If your children want to take a course, get in touch with holiday companies as the minimum age varies depending on the course in question. For example, there is no minimum age or level of experience required to undertake the Competent

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European winter is a perfect time for sailing to far away locations. Naleia Yachting have three sailing holidays to get you away from the cold. Each route is different and special in its own way. They always combine sailing holidays with sailing skills training. While there is no RYA certificate it can be a good way to develop skills and decide if official training is something for the future. In the learn-to-sail course that is organised during each cruise they cover the programme of Competent Crew with everyone. For the more advanced they have a special offer where the skipper is happy to devote more time towards developing any aspect of your sailing skills. British Virgin Islands: 24 January - 3 February / 850€ Crew course, but to complete Day Skipper you must be at least 16-years-old.


You could even combine a holiday in the sun with training and split your holiday in half. After all, not everybody wants to spend their hard-earned holiday on the water. Greek Sails offer a Sail & Stay solution where you mix a week on Poros or a nearby island with a week’s sailing. You can stay ashore locally while you complete, say, your RYA Day Skipper theory course and then use a second week to complete the RYA Day Skipper practical course ( If you are a pretty confident sailor but want to freshen up your sailing skills you could try a flotilla refresher course, like that offered by Neilson (www. This two-day flotilla course is specifically designed for the experienced sailor.


Whether you are considering learning to sail, want to hone your skills or simply enjoy sailing, the Porto Montenegro Yacht Club now offers a dedicated Stay & Sail package, for all levels of experience. Sailors are invited to hop aboard with courses lasting from two to four days, spending four to six hours a day on the water. All courses are RYA certified and Note: Following the hurricanes, charter yachts have been sailing these waters since 1 November 2017. Visit this beautiful location and help the communities recover from hurricane Irma. Seychelles: 14 - 24 February / 1,190€ Note: No jet lag when flying in from Europe! Enjoy coral reefs, giant tortoises, Coco de Mer palms, rainforests, primeval forests and some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Thailand: 18 - 28 March / 1,090€ Note: This sailing route goes through the most well-known pearls of the Andaman Sea as well as lesser known locations. If you are an experienced dinghy sailor, you can also join this course, bringing your sailing skills to the levels required to sail a yacht on flotilla. You could do the refresher days during the first week of your stay and sail holiday, so that you are ready to go for your week on flotilla. Whatever your level, it has never been more important to get some formal qualifications under your belt. With more countries requiring recognised certification for the skipper and first mate, particularly in the Mediterranean, even those with years of sailing experience may need to do a course to ensure that you can enjoy the full range of sailing destinations available. Whether it is close to home in the Mediterranean or further afield in the Caribbean, there is a holiday with your name on it. On these pages you will find ideas to consider for 2018 …

SET SAIL IN 2018 WITH OCEAN ELEMENTS Take a dinghy sailing holiday in Greece with Ocean Elements and you could be going home with a RYA qualification. Their British instructors are all fully qualified RYA professionals. They are on hand all day to help rig boats, teach sailing groups, give advice, tips and guidance for all levels from beginner to advanced. They play an active role both on and off the beach in all parts of your holiday, so outside of lessons they are there to help in any way that they can. There are also RYA tuition programmes for beginner to advanced


windsurfers, plus you can try paddleboarding, the fastest growing watersport. Ocean Elements is one of the first companies to offer foiling holidays in Greece. They have their own foiling instructors at their Porto Heli beach club for 2018. In all their Beach clubs Ocean Elements also offer fleet racing and handicap racing and everyone is encouraged to join in. Racing is aimed at all levels and it is all about taking part and having fun.


Mark Warner are offering Dinghy & Windsurf Foiling for summer 2018 at Lakitira Beach Resort in Kos and Levante Beach Resort in Rhodes. Foiling is a new aspect to dinghy sailing and windsurfing where riders attain enough speed to activate lift from hydrofoils attached to the dagger board and rudder (for dinghies) or fin (for windsurfing) that will push the dinghy hull or windsurf board out of the water, reducing drag and thus increasing speed over the water. Foiling is an advanced style of sailing and windsurfing and so for guests to take part, they must already hold an RYA level 2 qualification or equivalent with experience in Lasers/ RS Aero’s for Dinghy Foiling. For windsurfing, guests will be expected to have an RYA Intermediate Planing or equivalent qualification and be comfortable in the foot straps and a harness.

WHY TAKE A RYA RECOGNISED COURSE? RYA qualifications are known and respected world-wide with highly skilled instructors using the very latest training techniques. RYA recognised training centres and instructors will provide RYA training courses, so make sure you see the RYA tick-mark logo as a sign of quality assurance. Around the world there are more than 2,350 RYA recognised training centres including those in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Indonesia, Thailand and the USA. Each year more than 240,000 people choose an RYA course of some sort across 48 countries. The effectiveness of RYA training is shown by those organisations that have adopted it, including the Royal Navy, RNLI, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, the MoD, the Police and the Fire Service. Note that RYA training centres must demonstrate the necessary standards on an on-going basis. If you are concerned about a location look up the de-recognised training centres on the RYA online training pages, listing those that do not hold RYA Recognised Training Centre Status.

taught by licensed instructors, tailormade to individual requirements. Perfect for all abilities, the location is sheltered within the fjord-like cliffs of the Boka Bay UNESCO World Heritage Site and offers good weather conditions all year round. Beginners are assured a tranquil setting to learn the ropes, whilst the more experienced can harness the local winds and even venture to the Adriatic

beloved by the most experienced and professional sailors. Back on land, visitors can enjoy a personal tour of the only Platinum awarded marina village in the world and indulge in retail therapy and the luxury amenities of Porto Montenegro itself. Alternatively take advantage of a Boka Bay tour, sightsee Kotor Old Town, up to the Fort or even further afield.

They will run entry level courses at the resort for those who want to become more advanced before turning to foiling. Included in the cost of the holiday they offer guests their usual introduction and refresher clinics during the week along with a foiling theory session. For those who are keen to get on board and progress, they will be running RYA courses ‘Intro to Foiling’ which can be pre-booked* before departure or booked at the resort and will cost approximately € 60 per three hours. They will teach launching and landing, pumping and take off. Lakitira Beach Resort, Kos, Greece 2 May 2018 – 1 week Adults from £599pp Children from £539pp (Prices are subject to availability and can be changed at any time. See Mark Warner’s full terms and conditions.) summer-2018 *pre bookable from February 2018.

LANGKAWI SAILING SCHOOL Want to combine a tropical holiday with an RYA Sailing Course? Sail the unspoilt paradise of the Andaman sea while taking a certified RYA training course with the Langkawi Sailing School. Langkawi is the largest of 104 islands all clustered together at the northern tip of Malaysia. Just five miles to the north is the border with Thailand with dozens of tropical islands to visit while learning the art of pilotage in one of the most beautiful sailing areas in the world.


n Competent Crew (Beginner): 7 day course, learning how to become a good crew member n Day Skipper (Intermediate): 7 day course, learning to become a yacht skipper n Coastal Skipper (Advanced): 7 day course, improve your sailing skills needed for longer passages


To give you an idea of some options available to you here is what No Stress Yachting offers. The courses are great for those who want to have an active holiday, learn or develop a skill as well as see some beautiful places. n Start Yachting (Beginner): two day introduction to sailing


You can also combine the above course with: paddle boards, RYA Powerboat Courses or a mini flotilla.

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HEART OF GLASS The introduction of glass reinforced plastic, otherwise known as GRP, although not initially developed for boat builders, ultimately had a huge impact on the marine industry.

Although GRP working is highly skilled, the real magic happens when a mould is created. Mirror finish and millimetre exact!

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t is a sad but true reflection that the demands of modern wartime can often result in the greatest leaps forward in ideas and technologies. Thankfully, come peacetime, these innovations can be directed towards more friendly applications. One such wartime development, that of glass reinforced polyester, would have hugely significant implications for the world of small boat sailing and leisure boating. Pre-1939, most dinghy racing was still very much an elitist activity that took place in boats that had been lovingly - and expensively - hand crafted in wood. The workshops where boats were built would usually be ankle deep in wood shavings and redolent with the smell of freshly worked hardwood. Then came wartime and the supplies of wood, much of which was imported into the UK, quickly dried up. At the same time the pool of highly skilled workers either went into the forces or were redirected on to war work. NEXT BIG THING Material alternatives, such as the use of plywood, were press-ganged into use, but the next ‘big thing’ was already happening elsewhere. One of the drivers for the new development was yet another technological advance, that of radar. The sensitive equipment needed protection behind a shield or ‘radome’, which had to be transparent to the radar signals. The chosen material was a mix of glass fibres and a polyester resin which would become known as GRP.

Yellow matter (well, green) custard - a good description of the gel-coat

The concept of using strands of fibre to strengthen an item was far from new, with examples dating back to ancient Egypt. Here, plant fibres were worked into clay to give their earthenware pots a greater strength against cracking. The modern take on the idea was to take thin strands of glass and then bed them into a layer of polyester resin. Both the technologies that gave us a commercially available supply of glass filament and the practical resin base hailed from the 1930s, but it would be those wartime demands that would rapidly accelerate the techniques needed to develop glass fibre mouldings. Relatively cheap, impervious to the weather and low maintenance, glass fibre held out huge promises for the future. EARLY APPLICATIONS By the start of the 1950s, GRP was starting to appear in the leisure marine industry, but by the standards of today,

Classic glass fibre construction - laying up with resin and chopped strand mat. On the right hand side, the roller is ensuring that the resin is forced amongst the fibres and that air pockets (the dreaded ‘voids’) are eliminated

The Laser has to be one of the best examples of how GRP and industrialised tooling has changed the nature of sailing! 200,000+ boats - all identical. Image: Laser Performance

the mouldings were fairly crude. These first applications mainly relied on ‘chopped-strand’ mat cloth. This was simply made and just consisted of short strands of glass fibre laid out in random fashion on to a flat surface and then fixed in place with an inert binder. The resin was then stippled on, with care being taken to ensure that there was a good ‘wetting’ of all the glass fibres by the resin. Although reasonably easy to do, these early techniques also highlighted some of the downsides of the new material. The rule of thumb is that chopped strand mat requires twice its weight in resin to achieve the required material strength. One of the most commonly used weights of chopped strand came in at 600gms/M², to which would be added 1.2kg of resin – and all this before any additional stiffening was added. For the boat builders of the day, GRP attracted a somewhat unsavoury reputation for being both heavy and ‘soft’ – the exact opposite of what was needed. Later on techniques would be developed that saw the glass fibre being woven into trickier to use, but much lighter, cloth. Not only was the weight of glass reduced, but the ratio of glass to resin would drop to 1:1. Now, with a 200gm/ M² cloth and just 200gm of resin, GRP would start to become a serious contender to wood as a preferred material for boat construction. FURTHER DEVELOPMENTS The additional development of polyester ‘gel-coats’, a thixotropic (i.e. had a high resistance to running) custard like paint that would not only give colour to the finished product but a high gloss, hard wearing finish was just more of the alchemy that was quickly replacing the traditional boatyard skills. The adoption of GRP also brought about a major shift in the demands for technical expertise. The high-end boat building skills were still required but in far less numbers and in a different way. The main task now was the very high degrees of exactitude needed when the mould was being made, because any mistakes at this point would be evident in every product that was then moulded. Once the moulds, the ‘tooling’ had been built, checked, then polished to a mirror finish, boat hulls could be churned out on a production line basis. The other major spin off from this change from boat building being a cottage industry to an industrial process was that with careful control of the lay-up, the amount of glass and resin used, all the boats taken from a mould would be identical. ONE DESIGN The old concept of hunting around for a boat builder who built ‘quick’ boats, often with a long waiting list, was replaced by the true one design, where all the boats from the mould are the same. Little wonder then that boats mass produced in this way, such as the Laser, where every one of the 200,000 plus hulls are identical, have probably done more to extend the reach of small boat racing out into Asia and the third world countries than any other boat. Volume production of boats using GRP helped drive the huge expansion in sailing as an easily accessible sport, but at the expense of losing the romance of traditional boat building. The life of GRP, though, was itself short-lived, as yet even more high tech methods of construction were developed, with many of these being spin-offs from applications that started with the military!

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What does an explorer do next, once he has climbed all the world’s highest peaks, walked to both the North and South Poles and ballooned alone across the Atlantic? If you are Sir David Hempleman-Adams the answer is simple. You find a small boat and sail it around the top of the world. Heaving the vessel through ice floes, facing bergs the size of blocks of flats and enduring one of the fiercest arctic storms ever recorded,

Hempleman-Adams and his crew completed their hazardous voyage through the North-East and North West Passages in a single season, defeating all that nature could throw at them. Today, these once formidable barriers to routes west and east above the arctic circle are now open water, except in winter months. As a result of global warming they are likely to become passable all year in the not too distant future.

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EXPERTS’ FORUM STAYING SAFE WITH GAS ON BOARD In addition to that, the regulators used on board have a limited working life, as do the flexible hoses in the gas locker and behind the cooker. Gas systems on board most vessels are, in the main, simple affairs. They start at the gas cylinder in the dedicated gas locker with a gas regulator attached, either directly or with a length of flexible hose. There should then be a continuous length of copper pipe into the galley area, where there should be a gas isolation valve (tap).

SAIL OR POWER? On a sailing boat, where there is a gimballed cooker, there should be a braided metal cooker hose joining the isolation valve to the cooker. On a powerboat, where the hob and cooker are fixed, these should ideally be connected to the isolation valve by rigid copper pipe. Lastly, somewhere in the

DAVID J WAUGH, MANAGING DIRECTOR OF APOLLO GAS LTD, CONSIDERS THE SAFETY ASPECTS RELATING TO GAS ON BOARD. For those of us with gas on board, it should be remembered that Butane or Propane is the single most dangerous substance we carry. It is more volatile than the gas we use at home and we use it in an environment that vibrates, crashes about and flexes with each decent wave we move through. We throw as much salt water at it as we can and even get to expose some of it to harmful UV rays as well.

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. system will be a pressure test point, enabling your gas engineer to test the system and regulator pressures and to test for leaks. You may have slight variations to this, such as a bubble tester, water heater, warm air heater and/or an electric solenoid gas switch, but what is described is the norm.

REGULAR CHECKS Good seamanship and Safety on board common sense would should be every dictate that the gas skipper’s priority system on a boat should and gas should be be checked for safety right at the top of on a regular basis by a the list competent registered marine gas engineer, but you would be amazed how many boat owners still believe that they can work on the gas system themselves and test for leaks with washing up liquid. It makes you wonder if they would do the same with the gas system in their homes. A quick call to your insurers will tell you how often they expect a gas safety inspection and whether they consider you to be a competent gas engineer. Safety on board should be every skipper’s priority and gas should be right at the top of the list. In addition to arranging a gas safety inspection, a responsible owner might also consider installing a carbon monoxide alarm and a gas detector/alarm. Your gas engineer will advise you on both. Do not put it off - arrange your inspection today!

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LONDON CALLING Back for its 64th year, the London Boat Show returns this month to celebrate everything you can do on the water.

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illed as the all-new London Boat Show, visitors to the now five-day event will discover a variety of exhibitors and an extensive range of boats along with new and returning attractions. There are big changes coming to this year’s show, which now starts slightly later in January. Incorporating the all-new Boating & Watersports Holiday Show, visitors will be able to get into the holiday spirit and plan their next water-based getaway. This is the first time in many years that the show has showcased narrowboats and inland boating holidays with a dedicated feature area. At the centre of the Holiday Show will be the Lock & Waterside Pub, an interactive area focusing on recreating the inland waterways whilst demonstrating the variety of overseas and UK holidays available. There will be a replica lock showcasing

ESSENTIAL INFORMATION n 10 – 14 January n ExCeL London, One Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, E16 1XL n 10:00 – 18:00 (11 January late night until 20:00) n Tel: 0844 776 7766 (5p per minute plus network extras) n n Doors will be open from 09:30am for access into the Boulevard. The show will be open from 10:00am everyday. n Parking will need to be paid for on arrival at the pay and display car park. n Prices in brackets are for Wednesday’s Preview Day

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two of the UK’s most-loved modes of inland waterway travel – river cruisers and narrowboats. Richardson’s Boating Holidays will be displaying a 38ft powered cruiser, and alongside it will be the 35ft narrowboat Sandbach. This steel tug was built in 1946 for the London Midland and Scottish Railway for towing on the Shropshire Union Canal and the River Weaver. Both vessels will be available for visitors to climb aboard and speak with experts about the best locations for their next trip and ideal boats to suit their needs. Of the new Boating & Watersports Holiday Show, Howard Pridding, Chief Executive Officer at British Marine, said: “Watersports and boating holidays are clearly growth sectors and are really important ones for us for attracting the next generation of boaters. Plus, January is the busiest time for people booking




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holidays, making it the perfect time to further promote sea charter, flotilla, inland hire and boating activity breaks.” The event will also offer further attractions including: Beach Club & Activity Pool, Classic Boat Collection, Practical Boat Owner Theatre, the Legends Theatre, the Black & White Bar and The Yachtsman’s Champagne Bar. Packed with sailing superstars from past and present, the Legends Theatre, hosted by Sky Sports presenter Alec Wilkinson, will be at the heart of the show. Sessions throughout the day will feature interviews with boating legends including Vendée Globe veteran, Mike Golding, and recordbreaking yachtswoman, Dee Caffari. Visitors will also be able to get involved with question and answer sessions, a unique chance to put questions directly to sporting heroes and experts who can provide top advice. The changes to the show are clearly being well received in the marine industry with the news that this year’s event will welcome at least 23 per cent new companies and brands. New names, including Bryant Boat UK and Ullman Sails, will be showcasing kit and boats of all shapes and sizes. At the time of writing more than 300 exhibitors are known to be displaying the best the marine world has to offer with debuts to the world and European stage. At least 200 boats are already confirmed on the boardwalks alone, which is more than at the 2017 show. Of the show’s changes Chris Manners of Sealine told All at Sea: “We are delighted to see the London Boat Show plans for 2018. It is a key show in the calendar of events we exhibit at around the world and moving it away from the Christmas period offers our team valuable time to prepare for the show and the show season ahead.” Also speaking about the changes, Ian Cooke at Onward Trading Company added: “We were delighted that the London Boat Show has become a five-day event. This change has made exhibiting at this well-respected event a viable option for us and we are excited to be back, joining many of our fellow British Marine members and international counterparts exhibiting in 2018.”

VISIT THE RYA STAND WB034 The RYA has a wealth of knowledge and information available for visitors, from getting out on the water with the whole family, to improving boating and finding the right training course. RYA experts will be there to share advice and answer questions from boating abroad to buying a secondhand boat. Visitors can also find out more about the offers available to RYA members from member reward partners. As well as the free advice on the stand, RYA publications will be available with a 20 per cent boat show discount for members.


New to the London Boat Show, the Beach Club is where the family can learn together and get set up for the next family adventure. The Activity Pool is the place to get on the water and experience dinghy sailing, kayaking and Stand Up Paddleboarding. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn new skills under the watchful eye of the fully trained team of Rockley Watersports. Classic Boat Collection This year the popular Classic Boat Collection will be at the front of the London Boat Show. Curated from several sources and brought together for the first time these boats will offer visitors a slice of the past set against the modern yachts of today. Practical Boat Owner Theatre The Practical Boat Owner Theatre gives the opportunity to find out the latest tips and skills. Discover how to kit up for a cruise, what to take and how to cruise on a budget. Or learn when is the best time to use a jib or how to interface new and old electronics. Legends Theatre Hosted by Sky TV’s Alec Wilkinson this is the place to find legends of the sailing world, familiar voices from the radio, adventurers and pioneers. Bespoke London This area is dedicated to craftsmanship, service and innovation. Set around a champagne bar, it will offer both global and boutique brands bringing together luxury accessories for the boating lifestyle. Not forgetting... Black & White Bar, The Yachtsman’s Champagne Bar and Lock & Waterside Pub.

All RYA members receive a free ticket to the London Boat Show as well as up to three additional tickets at the discounted price of £12 each (a transaction fee of £1.95 applies for purchased tickets).



THE BOATS ON SHOW Over 35 boats are to make their debut, spanning across the powerboat, sail, inland and watersports sectors. Making their global launch at the event will be the Princess V50, Rodman Spirit 42 Coupe, Hanse 348 and Flying Mantis trimaran. Two inland vessels, the Whaly 450 and Aqueduct Marina’s 25ft Beetle Boat, will be making their UK and show debuts respectively, and the Hobie Mirage Compass kayak will be seen at the show for the first time. Sunseeker International has been a notable part of the London Boat Show for 60 years, and will return in force this month. Of their return to London Sean Robertson, from Sunseeker International, said: “We are delighted to be returning once again to the world-famous London Boat Show. The new changes that have been announced

promise for an exciting start to the 2018 season and we are very much looking forward to being a part of it.” Another familiar name attending this year’s event is Beneteau and Jean Francois Lair, Export Director at Beneteau, told All at Sea: “We welcome the changes made to the London Boat Show with much enthusiasm and we are eager to see the results they will deliver to this important UK boat show. “Since our return in 2015, the London Boat Show has remained a fundamental platform for Beneteau’s brand exposure in the UK, as well as a valuable event to make sales and meet potential new business. We are confident about the future success of the London Boat Show for years to come and we will be investing in 2018’s show with a strong Beneteau representation.”

Riva Rivamare n n n Stand: LA200 With a heritage that goes back over a century, Riva brings with it a reputation and glamour that is undeniable. This year’s show sees the UK debut of Riva’s latest and, they tell us, most glamourous addition to their dayboat/weekender line-up, the 39ft Rivamare. It is the modern day re-imagining of the legendary mahogany Rivas of 50 years ago. Her cockpit and deck areas are practical and comfortable. The main centre section of the transom opens out to form a bathing platform, revealing a garage with space inside for a Seabob, skis and other watersports gear. It makes a great day cabin, but also provides overnight accommodation when required. The V-berth, which converts to a double, also serves as a seating and dining area, and there is a fully fitted bathroom, plus a galley.

Alfastreet Energy 23 n n n Stand: LD009 The Alfastreet Energy 23 is a contemporary day cruiser combining modern and classic elements of the Baltic, Adriatic and Mediterranean, perfect for discovering offshore and inland waterways. It is available with inboard electric, petrol, diesel and hybrid engine options. On display at London will be the 23 Cabin Energy 100 per cent electric model with 10kW Piktronik motor, hydraulic hard top roof, high gloss mahogany interior with Permateek cabin and cockpit and a full PVC cockpit enclosure. The Alfastreet also offers a fridge, small kitchen, LED interior ambient lighting, radio, docking lights and underwater lighting.

Glastron GS 259 n n Stand: LE149 Glastron’s GS 259 has a spacious cockpit with versatile seating arrangements alongside a full-service refreshment centre. Adjust the cockpit seating to a substantial sun lounge and soak in the sun or cook the family’s favourite foods without needing to leave the boat. The well-appointed cabin features a queen sized mid-cabin berth, spacious forward V-berth and a large stand-up head.

Quicksilver Captur 675 Pilothouse Explorer n n Stand: LE170 The new 675 Pilothouse features a cockpit designed for comfort, combined with space that is perfect for both fishing and leisure. The fully configurable cockpit space can be converted quickly to a seating and dining area with an optional comfort pack. In the cabin there is seating for four and a convertible berth that sleeps two. A wide starboard walkaround allows easy bow access, and a sliding door provides shelter and quick availability to the rest of the boat. The galley with sink and cooker can be easily upgraded to include freshwater capabilities and a refrigerator. You can also enhance your craft with a dual helm station, sea toilet and coloured hull.

Ancasta’s line-up n n Stand: LE289 Prestige is bringing three of its luxury motor yachts to the show: the Prestige 460 (pictured), 520 and 630. The Prestige range is founded on the key concepts of having living spaces all on one level, giving those on board 360 degree panoramic views. From Beneteau Sail, UK buyers will be able to see a range of yachts from the Oceanis range with the Oceanis 38.1, 41.1 and 35.1 all present in London. Beneteau Power brings the Swift Trawler 35, one of the latest models in the Swift Trawler range with a semi-planing flared hull. From the Gran Turismo range, visitors will be able to experience the Gran Turismo 40 and 46, both of which feature the Beneteau-designed Air Step® planing hull, twin high-performance and high-technology engines.



Sunseeker on show n n Stand: LE229 Visitors will have the opportunity to view two show debuts, the 76 Yacht (pictured) and Predator 57 MKII, both launched in autumn 2017, along with the award-winning Manhattan 52 and Manhattan 66. The 76 Yacht, which launched at Southampton, offers luxury, along with large entertaining spaces. For life ‘al fresco’ the exterior decks have dedicated foredeck dining and sun bed areas complemented by an optional pram hood canopy and drawer refrigeration. The cockpit can be specified to provide additional lounge seating or a cocktail bar for afternoon drinks whilst the option of the award-winning ‘Beach Club’ complete with BBQ grill, fold-out seating and full height ‘rain shower’ makes full use of the transom area and hydraulic bathing platform which is large enough to carry a Williams 445 tender. The Predator 57 MK II is an evolution of the Predator 57. Featuring six berths in three cabins, with an additional crew cabin for one, the full beam master cabin is located amidship with en suite, lounge seating and vanity space. The transom area now features Sunseeker’s award-winning ‘Beach Club’ – an option first introduced with the Manhattan 52 in 2016 and now a Sunseeker signature feature.

Glastron GTS 205 n n Stand: LE149 The GTS 205 is a spacious and sporty 20’ bowrider that has style and performance. On board you will find bucket seats with flip-up bolsters, a sundeck and plenty of storage. And with a custom Glastron trailer, you can take your 205 anywhere. There are lots of additional features such as the XL Package, extended swim platform and wakeboard tower allowing you to personalise your boat.

Fairline’s London display n n Stand: LB260 Throughout 2017 Fairline Yachts celebrated its 50th anniversary with a year of Golden Moments, including the launch of the first Alberto Mancini designed yacht, the Targa 63 GTO, which scooped Best Exterior Design in the 60-80ft category at the World Yacht Trophies. Going into 2018, The Targa 63 GTO has also been nominated for a European Powerboat Award and, alongside the Fairline Targa 53 OPEN, is a Motor Boat & Yachting Award finalist. Fairline Yachts tell us the Squadron 53 and Targa 53 OPEN (top left) will be on display at London. The Targa 53 Open is a luxury cruiser for entertaining and relaxation. The design maximises natural light and brings added brightness to the spacious master cabin, galley and saloon below. The Squadron 53 (bottom left), crafted with Alberto Mancini’s design expertise, has proven to be extremely popular. The yacht, based on Fairline’s existing 53ft hull, features a Mancini design from the deck upwards, showcasing the direction of Fairline’s new exterior styling. It features a spacious main deck with a flat floor from the cockpit to the lower helm, which in turn ensures a flat ceiling in the master cabin offering a 6ft 4in headroom at the foot of the double bed.



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Stand: LE149 n Sunseeker Predator 57 Mk II Stand: LE229 n Prestige 460

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Stand: LE149 n Quicksilver Captur 675 Pilothouse Explorer Stand: LE170 n Riva Rivamare Around £700,000 Stand: LA200 n Sun Odyssey 319 Stand: LE149 n Sunseeker 76 Yacht

Stand: LE229 n Whaly 450 Stand: SB006 C-D n Whaly 500 R Stand: SB006 C-D n White Shark 226CC Prices start from £56,636 Stand: LE250

WORLD DEBUT n Flying Mantis £31,080 Stand: SB002D n Hanse 348

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KIT ON SHOW Centenary for E P Barrus As the company celebrates its first 100 years, E P Barrus will be showcasing its latest range of inboard and outboards engines, alongside a line-up of motorboats, including brands Quicksilver, Mercury, Mariner and Yanmar. Ben Allen of E P Barrus, said: “The London Boat Show 2018 is an important event for us, especially as we mark such a momentous year for our business. At the show we will be showcasing the full weight of our marine division, from our outboards to our latest powerboats.” n Stand LD166 n

Leather Care Head to stand LA109 for a demonstration of Renapur’s Leather Care products. They include Renapur Balsam for nourishing, protecting and waterproofing and Renapur Cleaner a gentle, non-abrasive cleaner that will lift dirt and grime from your leather. In addition they offer Renapur Hi Shine,

which is designed to leave a highly polished finish and the new Renapur Suede & Nubuck Protector, which repels water and helps protect against staining. n Stand LA109 n

Sunseeker Collection Sunseeker International will be showcasing its range of merchandise, named the Sunseeker Collection. Featuring a selection of clothing, leather goods and accessories, the Sunseeker Collection will be on display on the Sunseeker stand. n Stand LE229 n

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Garmin’s new launches Garmin is set to launch a range of new marine products to the UK market at the show including the new ActiveCaptainTM app and the ECHOMAPTM Plus series. Also on display will be a number of products, from chartplotters and touchscreen multifunction displays, to solid-state pulse compression radars, to transducers and dive computers. n Stand LB044 n

West System International tell us they will be running a series of live demonstrations covering the use of WEST SYSTEM Epoxy Products. As well these demonstrations, visitors to stand LB090 will be able to discuss their projects with WSI’s technical experts and get advice on the use of epoxy for boat building, repair and maintenance in addition to using epoxy to construct composites structures. The live demonstrations, showing visitors how to get the most from their epoxy products, will be held at 12:00 and 14:30 each day. Ian Oliver, Managing Director of WSI, told us: “Our live demonstrations are something that we really look forward to at boat shows. We value the chance to share our epoxy knowledge, meet the people who are using our products

Quick to show and hear about their projects, so we cannot wait for the re-defined London Boat Show 2018.” n Stand LB090 n

CZone Fischer Panda UK will be demonstrating CZone digital switching on their stand. CZone enables boat owners to simplify their boat’s electrical system by manging on board equipment, such as generators, watermakers and HVAC and even enable customisable ‘mode’ settings to match the current conditions on board. n Stand LC028 n

Quick, The B2B business and equipment provider for production boats around the world, will be showcasing products from its latest ranges including windlasses, thrusters, battery chargers, inverters, water heaters, gyro stabilizers and LED lighting. Andrew Sims, Managing Director at AJS Technical Services and UK representative for Quick, told All at Sea: “Exhibiting at the new look London Boat Show is important for us as it defines our 2018 year. “Our stand in 2017 generated a huge amount of interest, this coming show we have vastly expanded our presence. We

Torqeedo debut Torqeedo will have the UK debut of its Deep Blue inboard motor and the latest range of innovative throttles. A high-power propulsion system, the Deep Blue comprises a motor, BMW i3 battery, cooling pump, charger, new remote throttle and on-board computer with 5.7” touchscreen display. Alongside its new throttle collection, Torqeedo will introduce a new information system for the smaller motors. The new system provides informative

committed early to exhibit as we see the strength and importance of this show, which is key to our plans in the UK and worldwide.” n Stand LD084 n

and functional data about the motor’s performance and range, offering users a simple way to receive and process information on the water. n Stand LD130 n




I first worked at UKSA in 2001 as a professional coach and I have been fortunate enough to work for long spells in the Caribbean and Australia during my time at UKSA. I took on the role of CEO in 2016, having been Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Operations previously.


We have continually developed training programmes that cover the yachting, watersports and superyacht industry and we have grown from seeing 1,500 to 10,000 people coming through our doors each year.

WHAT IS YOUR SAILING BACKGROUND? I was brought up in the land locked Midlands, but thanks to my dad’s passion for being on the water, I learnt to sail at a young age. I knew early on that I wanted to pursue a career on the water, rather than taking the traditional academic route. I was part of the GBR sailing team and went on to campaign in 18ft Skiffs and 49ers in Sydney. I have also worked and raced on several high-profile yachts around the globe.


UKSA is a youth charity that uses the power of the sea to transform the lives of thousands of young people each year, from all around the UK. We are also a centre of excellence for maritime training and career progression.

TELL US ABOUT THE ROLE’S BIGGEST CHALLENGES. Currently my biggest challenge is raising the £3 million needed to support the capital investment programme.

UKSA OFFERS MANY OPPORTUNIES TO YOUNG PEOPLE. IS THERE AN AREA YOU ARE MOST PROUD OF? I am particularly proud of the culture and environment that we provide our students. We see young people who, prior to coming to UKSA, have been jobless, sofa-surfing and sometimes suicidal. Image: With theHufton+Crow right encouragement and training they can turn their lives around and look ahead with positivity, and we support them to find a pathway in life.



HRH Princess Royal has been our Charity Patron since 1992 and her support is invaluable. She visits us as regularly as she can, as she too is passionate about the power of the sea.


I love that it is a level playing field – once you are out there it does not matter what your background is, whether you are young or old, male or female - you are making the decisions!


When you look at the success of the British Sailing Team over the last five Olympics, it is incredibly inspiring to see such a high level of success from so many British sailors and now for there to be a proper British America’s Cup challenger, with Sir Ben Ainslie, is brilliant for sailing. Ben sailing during Cowes Week with a group of youth sailors


We launched our capital investment programme - an ambitious plan for the next 30 years of UKSA that will enable us to update our facilities to provide flexible, modular accommodation and training suites. We will then be able offer more courses to schools, groups and young people at any one time.


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WHATEVER your racing background, be it club level, regional, national or even international, the RYA Race Coach Level 2 offers the opportunity to get trained up to deliver race coaching.


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Whilst there are courses running regularly across the country, clubs can opt to host a course for members as well as other local sailors. Setting up a course is straightforward – a chat with your local RYA High Performance Manager can steer you in the right direction. To run a course, a club would need five single handed boats, such as Toppers or

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models, the aluminium Mk III and the GRP Coulam Wheelyboat V20, have bow doors that lower to form a ramp for roll-on, roll-off access. On board, the floors have level access to all corners of the boat, including the helm, as all Wheelyboats are designed to be driven from a wheelchair. The role of the Trust is to design, build, supply and fund the provision of Wheelyboats. They work with groups and organisations to help them acquire a Wheelyboat, in order to provide the service to others. BOATS IN USE A fully-fledged inshore powerboat capable of speeds in excess of 30mph, the V20’s capability and capacity is making it a very popular model with Sailability groups and outward-bound centres.

Andy Beadsley, Director of the Wheely Boat Trust, driving a V20 accompanied by Jim Coulam, the builder of the V20. Image: Emily Whitling/RYA

Taken in the mid-80s, here is the original Wheelyboat model with Bill Buchanan pictured in the wheelchair

THE charity has been operating for more than 30 years and, so far, has supplied 187 Wheelyboats to projects on a wide variety of waters. Since the launch of the latest Wheelyboat model, the Coulam Wheelyboat V20 in 2014, they have never been busier and the future for the Trust and mobility impaired people who benefit from their work is looking very rosy. The Trust came about as a result of a farmer’s spinal injury and his friend’s desire for the two of them to carry on fishing together. Access on and around water for wheelchair users can be quite tricky, so when Bill Buchanan became

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316 Stainless Chain 6x18.5mm £7.95 mtr 8x24mm £12.50 mtr 10x28mm £18.95 mtr

Used Chain

Used Chain is often available from 25mm to 50mm. It is ideal for use as ground tackle. Please call for details

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£12.75 £19.90 £29.50 £39.75 £49.95 £54.75

Trefoil Anchor (Bruce Pattern) 2kg £17.50 5kg £29.50 7.5kg £36.95 10kg £45.75 15kg £57.50 20kg £89.75 30kg £119.00

PRO 900E Horizontal

2 x 110cm Bumpers 1 x Flexible Corner

(C = With Capstan)

For vessels up to 42ft 8mm S/S Gypsy


Suitable for vessels up to 20ft (Horizontal)


VS1500 24v

710F £199.00


(6mm Nylon Gypsy)

Rope & Chain Sets

710FS £249.00

(Suitable for Windlass) Nylon Multiplait

(6mm S/S Gypsy)


(Mooring Anchor)

£35.00 £59.00 £75.00 £99.00

Railway Wheel Sinkers 250kg to 500kg These are offered c/w 1mtr of 38mm tail chain welded through the centre. Please call for details

For vessels up to 60ft 10mm S/S Gypsy

Spliced to

G40 Calibrated Chain 30m x 10mm Nylon Multiplait 30m x 6x18.5mm DIN766 Chain


30m x 12mm Nylon Multiplait 30m x 7x22 DIN766 Chain



30m x 12mm Nylon Multiplait 30m x 8x24 DIN766 Chain


Stainless 12v CAPSTAN

30m x 14mm Nylon Multiplait 30m x 8x24 DIN766 Chain


30m x 14mm Nylon Multiplait 30m x 10x28 DIN766 Chain

(For Rope Only) c/w Foot Switch

Deck Foot Switch


Still at the low price of

Pro 710 Series

VS1500 12v

With Capstan

Available in White, Navy & Blue

(8mm S/S Gypsy) For Vessels Up To 45ft

£99.95 £149.00 £199.98 £249.00 £399.00

£99.00 £169.00 £249.00 £399.00

Fender Step

VS1000 £549.00 PRO 900M Horizontal VS1000C £599.00 £495.00

VS1500C 12v £849.00 316 Stainless VS1500C Delta Type 24v £899.00

11kg 22kg 33kg 45kg


(8mm S/S Gypsy) For Vessels up to 35ft

(Bruce Pattern)

5kg 10kg 16kg 20kg

Set Offer


316 Stainless Trefoil Anchor 5kg 7.5kg 10kg 15kg 20kg


£229.00 £299.00

30m x 16mm Nylon Multiplait 30m x 10x30 EN813 Chain


Hand Remote £29.95

5 mtr Cable

Mounting Bracket


Admiralty Pattern Mooring Anchors


Our on-site riggers can make up mooring / anchor lines to your specification

Call for details


10mm 14mm 18mm 24mm

£0.90 £1.50 £2.45 £3.95

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12mm 16mm 20mm 28mm

£1.20 £1.95 £3.20 £4.75

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Mooring/Anchor Rope

30kg to 250kg From


Carriage = £9.95 up to 10kg & £12.95 up to 30kg


12mm £1.40 mtr 16mm £2.25 mtr 20mm £3.50 mtr

14mm £1.80 mtr 18mm £2.90 mtr 24mm £4.25 mtr

Mooring/Anchor Rope

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.

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Lifelong food and drink enthusiast, Penny Hopkins, blends a background in hospitality with keen journalistic skills, travelling far and wide in search of a tasty bite - by boat, foot and bike. The quay at Emsworth

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lot has changed, food wise, since we last visited this attractive Georgian Town, linked to Yarmouth by the constantly crossing White

Link ferries. If you are lucky enough to get a spot on the Quay you can take a gentle stroll into town. Pulling in on a weekday I head straight to Greedo. I pass the Elderflower on the cobbles, which I have not tried yet, then a good pub called King’s Head, but I am after kedgeree and Rarebit fondue with brioche soldiers. Greedo is a cosy, hygge sort of a café that offers breakfast all day. The coffee is great, served in dumpy blue mugs, with a bite of brownie alongside. The kedgeree is light and fragrant, with flakes of smoked haddock and a poached egg atop – and just £5. As is the stack of pancakes. The crispy oak smoked bacon roll is only £4, and the table next to me are taking full advantage. The burgers and buttermilk fried chicken look popular, as my late breakfast blends with the early lunch crowd. This place has a great vibe, with ex superyacht chef Jane Catchpole handling the tiller with some style. The drawback? They are not open at weekends – yet. So, get here as soon as you can; these prices cannot last. Follow on Instagram for updates on pop-ups. We have our eye on their fondue evening and are dusting off the salopettes…


We visited Food 4 Sail last time we were here, opposite Force 4, with parking in Berthon’s yard. This is now The Shipyard, with a wet fish counter to one-side and the restaurant to the right. Chefs Paul and Liam run a tidy galley here and are experienced pros. I stumble upon Ivan Coryn, ex Hood Sails, and coffee morphs into the working lunch deal of £10. It might be a limited menu, but Ivan’s warm chorizo Scotch Egg with runny yolk is top dog and my fish and chips are not bad. Some great cocktails are served here and wine is provided by The Solent Cellar, so they keep it local. Fresh fish is never going to be cheap (and neither should it be), but you will get reliable cooking and quality produce here. A treat for the carnivores? A sharing platter of 1.1kg roast rib of beef, wild mushrooms, fries, salad & Béarnaise at £70.


The Haven Bar & Restaurant has also seen some changes, all for the better in my opinion, with Helen Wood now managing the restaurant, which surely has the best view for miles. She has worked here for years, seeing different styles come and go, so she knows what her customers want. Visiting on a Wednesday, I watch Helen’s warm welcome and the tables fill up around me, with a good mix of locals, boat owners and autumn walkers. The menus have something for every taste, pocket and appetite, ranging from sandwiches all the way up to a whole baked fish to share. It is good to see moules on the kids’ menu – this sums up the thoughtfulness of the team here. I am having lunch with Yacht Havens Group’s Jonathan Cook, so we share starters and puddings. First up is the salt, pepper and soy squid, a glorious bowl of colour. The generous squid spirals sit on a cherry tomato, chili and rocket salad. Then on to the Indonesian Fish Curry for me, with Gurnard joining the prawns and mussels. It is just the right amount of heat here; fresh, punchy spices in the creamy sauce, served with sticky rice gorgeous. Jonathan has the ever popular fish and chips, a generous golden hunk of succulent cod, crushed peas with bacon and a good bowl of tartare. The desserts are all handmade on site, and the wonderful cakes are made by an ex member of staff who now cooks from home. We have the lemon tarte and it was the right choice. Citrus


Making money from salt and press ganging in the past, Lymington a o ar o o o or e r boa er a d ere now more choice than ever, which hopefully keeps pricing competitive and quality up.

The warm chorizo Scotch Egg at The Shipyard was well received

sharp with that lovely smooth custard only proper pastry chefs seem to achieve. Sticky toffee pudding would be a good second choice. Most popular here? It has to be the fish. Regulars love the fish to share – today it was Brill with capers, samphire and lemon butter at £40 for two. The excellent fish and chips comes in at £14.50, and you can have Moules Marinière as a starter (£10.50) or main (£17.50), but there is plenty for the carnivore too – the burger and ribeye being firm favourites. There is a very warm welcome here. You can pull up a stool at the long, sparkling bar, cosy up in the snug area


The Solent Cellar is opposite M&S (along with Waitrose probably providing the best deli options, though there is a small indie in Angel Courtyard), a pleasant hike up the High Street. This independent wine store is an Aladdin’s Cave of treasure, and with the guidance of the knowledgeable duo of Simon and Heather you will find the right bottle. They also do pop-ups and work with the local restaurants, so keep an eye out.


The Lymington Yacht Haven is a great starting point for walks along the salt marshes. You can go as far as Keyhaven (and beyond on the Solent Way) but short cuts are available for the hungry.


n Haven Bar & Restaurant / 01590 679971 / Open 7/7 with brunch and live music Sundays n Greedo / 01590 671179 / Open 9-5 Monday to Friday with special pop-ups n The Shipyard / 01590 677705 / Closed Mondays. Late nights Fri and Sat (23hrs) n The Solent Cellar / 01590 674852 / Open Mon-Sat 10-7pm. Closed Sundays

by the fire or head to the open dining room with panoramic views. The Sunday brunch options, with live music every weekend, fill the place up, and the roast goes down a storm. The cocktail list is well chosen and local gin and tonics are served in generous Spanish style goblets. We like the pink peppercorn garnish with the local Dancing Cow gin. The wine list is simple but contains favourites Gruner Veltiner and a good Pinot Noir, but you can push the boat out with a fine Meursault or Gevrey-Chambertin if the mood takes you.

Breakfast, brunch and lunch is served at Greedo

The very tasty Indonesian fish curry


ALL AT SEA JANUARY 2018 Image: Lou Johnson@Box PR Ltd

FAST LEARNERS This is the story of the inner-city London school that took on the Rolex Fastnet Race.


n 6 August 2017, a group of eight students from Greig City Academy in Haringey undertook what was possibly the biggest challenge that a state school has ever undertaken; to compete in the Rolex Fastnet Race. They were the only school in the race this year and organisers say that they are not aware of any entries from comprehensive schools before. The 605 mile course is one of the world classics in sailing and this year saw a record-breaking entry of 368 yachts taking to the start line.


Four key crew members from the Greig City Academy Sailing Team pioneered this project: Montel Fagan-Jordan (team captain), Camilo Orobio, Shabazz Patterson and Karim Ming. In a time where it is easy to say no and put up barriers to reduce risks taken by schools, what made this project so special was that it was driven by the students from the start. The students raised in excess of £150,000 by carrying out talks and applying to trust funds and charities. In 2017 the project eventually won the backing of a City of London firm, Pioneer Underwriters, who became the title sponsor. There was four years of training and three qualifying races, of which two took them to France (Le Havre and St Malo) and one to Cornwall and back. The crew had a steep learning curve, especially about how to improve crew communication, particularly during night sailing and the races involving multiple days at sea. The 47ft yacht Scaramouche, a 1981 US entry into the Admiral’s Cup, was purchased by the school in 2015. Since then extensive modifications and upgrades have been carried out to reduce the risks and adapt the boat to the

crew. The interior layout was altered so the team could run their watch system properly and half the crew could sleep while the other half sailed. Many companies in the marine industry got on board with the project, which has been crucial. North Sails provided news sails, Ocean Yacht Systems all new standing rigging, Spinlock the deck hardware and lifejackets and English Braids and Marlow Ropes renewed all the running rigging. The day before the race was not only a big day in terms of boat preparation, it was also a chance for Montel and Shabazz to meet the race media where they, along with, teacher and instigator of this project Jon Holt, were interviewed by national and international media. They even shared the stage at the race press conference with the eventual race winners.

Q: MONTEL, YOU ARE THE TEAM CAPTAIN AND PRIMARY HELMSMAN ON BOARD SCARAMOUCHE. TALK US THROUGH THE RACE FROM YOUR PERSPECTIVE. A: The start of the race was something I had never experienced up until this point. There were lots of boats and even more spectator boats so near, and my role was to stay focused and lead the team and the crew safely over the line, so we could then start to get into our own groove and routine. It was great to be part of the fleet racing out through the Solent and to have so many spectator boats cheering us on too. It took slightly longer than we had hoped to get to the rock due to light, unfavourable winds for Scaramouche,

and then when we finally got there it took a number of tacks to get around due to adverse tide and very little wind. It did mean we got a good, long look at it. Once round we could pop the kite and Plymouth was on the radar. The highlight for me was helming downwind. Scaramouche tends to roll a lot downwind and I was helming at night for four hours at a time with the big masthead spinnakers up. When the wind was 20+ knots Scaramouche was surfing. I had to concentrate on every single wave because one wrong turn and we could gybe or if I turned too hard the other way we could have gybed. I felt like on the surf the boat was on a knife-edge. I had a huge responsibility to the whole crew to concentrate because broaching could cause injuries. I have been watching lots of YouTube videos of Lawrie Smith’s

Q: JON, TELL US ABOUT GETTING TO THE START LINE AND YOUR THOUGHTS WHEN YOU REACHED PLYMOUTH. A: As a teacher, you want to give your students every possible opportunity, and as head of Outdoor Education I may have taken this a little further. However, I see what I have done is giving the students of Greig City Academy the chance to go sailing and realise their true potential within the sport. It has not been easy, and we had many challenges (and continue to have challenges) along the way, but with the full support of the Head Teacher and the wonderful backing from the industry, I know that we have done all we can to reduce risks in an era where it is so easy to say no to ideas like this. We give the students a chance to try new things and find new opportunities that are perhaps not available to students from an inner-city London school where 70 per cent of the students are deemed disadvantaged.

Back: Karim (in front of Jon), Camillo, Ioanis, Nader Adrian. Front: Montel, Shabazz, Espoir. Image: ELWJ

Whitbread yacht Rothmans. You can see the level of concentration of the helmsmen in this and it is a good way for me to learn.

Q: SHABAZZ, YOU ARE THE TRIMMER AND CREW MORALE BOOSTER ON BOARD. TELL US MORE ABOUT HOW THIS RACE HAS CHANGED YOU AND WHAT YOUR PLANS ARE GOING FORWARD. A: I was really concerned before the Fastnet. All the offshore races we have done before were in the English Channel. I did not know what the waves would be like after we cleared Lands End, so it was an unknown for me. I thought the time on the boat would be a problem, but it really was not. We all got along so well that being on the boat was good fun. When I saw all the professional yachts racing I thought we might be out of our depth on our 36-year-old yacht. I am more confident now in my own ability. I now know I can cope with long passages and I know that I can cope with rough weather. I also now understand that the sailing world are really keen to help. Everyone was very nice and friendly during and after the race and a lot of companies really helped us get to the start line. I have learned that if you want something, you have to ask for it. Scaramouche finished 144 overall, with a school student led team on an old yacht. They shared their story all the way round, and went on to win the Musto Rolex Fastnet Race Media Prize at the race prize-giving. Their achievements have not gone unnoticed and it is interesting to see that Greig City Academy, a once undersubscribed school, is now oversubscribed. The project continues and Scaramouche, with a new crew, has every intention of being on the start line for the Fastnet in 2019.




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.


CHRIS FEIBUSCH, HEAD OF GLOBAL MARKETING AT WESCOM SIGNAL AND RESCUE, A LEADING SUPPLIER OF MARINE DISTRESS SIGNALS FOR MORE THAN 100 YEARS. The most universally recognised signal indicating distress offshore is the sight of a pyrotechnic flare illuminating the sky. Pyrotechnic flares save lives every day, with each individual product designed to suit a specific emergency situation, or to initiate a specific action. They should only be used in an emergency, to alert someone to your distress, to identify or

pin-point your location and to indicate wind direction and/or strength. For example, the Red Parachute Rocket is a long-range signalling device with a 30,000 candela red flare suspended on a parachute deployed at an altitude of 300m and burns for a minimum of 40 seconds as it descends at a controlled rate of no more than 5m/s. Red Handheld flares and Orange Smoke signals function as distress alerting signals, as well as being one of the most effective ways of pinpointing a position during a search and rescue operation. It is not always possible, or indeed necessary, to have a large selection of marine distress signals on board, however it is advisable to have something in the event of an accident. With this in mind, there is a range of distress signals that offer a compact yet powerful alternative to larger, more commercial flares. The Pains Wessex Personal or Compact Distress Signal kits contain either nine or three red, aerial flare cartridges and a penjector firing mechanism, all enclosed

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in a tough, water-resistant case. These are ideal when space is an issue, such as for kayakers, PWC users and windsurfers. RNLI EXCHANGE The RNLI is a major user of Pains Wessex marine distress signals and recently visited the company’s Bremerhaven factory, with a technical exchange and product feedback. Allen Stevens, Senior Engineer (Marine Safety) says reciprocal visits have been enlightening and have helped to gain a richer understanding. “Being afforded the opportunity to visit the factory in Bremerhaven has enabled me to understand the difficulties inherent in the manufacture of pyrotechnic products. It has helped both myself and WesCom Signal and Rescue staff to gain a new and more informed understanding of our individual requirements. “The reciprocal visits with Thorsten Bose visiting the RNLI in Poole and myself to Germany have proven that a personal approach can lead to a better mutual understanding.”

GET IT RIGHT These are life-saving devices and cutting corners and regulations puts lives at risk. Fake or cheap replicas of these products just cannot have this level of quality built in. That is why it is vital that clients purchase products from approved distributors to make sure that they receive the correct manuals, labels and documentation. The technology is developing all the time. WesCom Signal and Rescue is closely

monitoring the development of electronic beacons through its membership of industry bodies. But despite product improvements, nothing can take the place of marine pyrotechnics. It is a fast-moving world. We have to be on our toes, but nothing can replace the specific function of pyrotechnic signals, for both distress alerting and final mile pinpoint location.



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

MDL BRIXHAM MARINA Manager: Andrew Millar Berry Head Road, Devon. TQ5 9BW T: 01803 882929 E: W:

KING POINT MARINA Marina Manager - Mark Brimacombe Brunel Way, Millbay, Plymouth, PL1 3EF T : 01752 424 297 E : W:

MDL TORQUAY MARINA Manager: Mike Smith Torquay, Devon , TQ2 5EQ T: 01803 200210 E: W:

MAYFLOWER MARINA Manager: Charles Bush Mayflower Marina, Richmond Walk, Plymouth, Devon PL1 4LS. T: 01752 556633 E: W:

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PLYMOUTH YACHT HAVEN Manager: Steve Kitchen Shaw Way, Mount Batten Plymouth, Devon, PL9 9XH T: 01752 404231 E: W:

WEYMOUTH HARBOUR Manager/contact - Keith Howorth 13 Custom House Quay, Weymouth Tel - 01305 838423 E: W -

YACHT HAVEN QUAY, PLYMOUTH Manager: Will Rahder Breakwater Road, Plymouth, Devon, PL9 7FE T: 01752 481190 E: W:

PORTLAND MARINA Manager: Russ Levett Osprey Quay, Portland, Dorset. DT5 1DX T: 08454 30 2012 E: W:

MDL QUEEN ANNE’S BATTERY Manager: Chris Price Queen Anne’s Battery, Plymouth Devon. PL4 0LP T: 01752 671142 E:

LAKE YARD MARINA Manager/contact - Mr Robin Culpan Lake Yard Marina, Lake Drive, Hamworthy, Poole, Dorset. BH15 4DT T - 01202 6745313 E: W

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

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

MDL COBB’S QUAY MARINA Manager: David Wilson Hamworthy, Poole, Dorset. BH15 4EL T: 01202 674299 E: W: LYMINGTON YACHT HAVEN Manager: Rupert Wagstaff Kings Saltern Road Lymington, Hampshire SO41 3QD T: 01590 677071 E: W: 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: W: HAVEN QUAY, LYMINGTON Manager: Ali Neal Mill Lane, Lymington Hampshire, SO41 9AZ T: 01590 677072 E: W: DEACONS MARINA Manager/Contact name: Anne Bland Address: Bursledon Bridge, Southampton SO31 8AZ T 023 80 402253 F: 023 80 405665 E: MDL HYTHE MARINA VILLAGE Manager: Matthew Leigh The Lock Building, Shamrock Way Hythe, Southampton, Hampshire. SO45 6DY T: 023 8020 7073 E: W: MDL OCEAN VILLAGE MARINA Manager: Debbie Burns Marina Office, 2 Channel Way Southampton, Hampshire. SO14 3TG T: 023 8022 9385 E: W:

MILFORD MARINA IS PUMPING UP FOR 2018 VISITORS to Milford Marina are now able to fill up with petrol following the installation of a dedicated 7,500-litre pump. Located within the current fuelling site where diesel is already on offer, it enables berth holders, fishing customers and any users of the waterway to access petrol 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Melanie Durney, Marina and Docks Manager, said: “We are already an accredited four Gold Anchor marina and this will take us one step closer to achieving five Gold Anchors. Our experienced staff are on hand 24/7 to assist with fuelling and have received really positive feedback since the new pump was installed.”

MDL SHAMROCK QUAY Manager: Jonathan Walcroft William Street, Northam, Southampton Hampshire. SO14 5QL T: 023 8022 9461 E: W:

PREMIER MARINAS SWANWICK Swanwick (on the Hamble) Southampton, Hants. SO31 1ZL T: 01489 884081 F: 01489 579073 E: W: New dry stack for boats up to 11 metres

MDL SAXON WHARF Manager: Jonathan Walcroft Lower York Street, Northam,Southampton. SO14 5QF T: 023 8033 9490 E: W:

TOWN QUAY MARINA Manager: Lex Bancroft Management Office Town Quay, Southampton. SO14 2AQ T: 02380 234397 F: 02380 235302 E: W:

MDL HAMBLE POINT MARINA Manager: Nic Parton School Lane, Hamble, Southampton Hampshire. SO31 4NB T: 023 8045 2464 E: W: MDL PORT HAMBLE MARINA Manager: Nic Parton Satchell Lane, Hamble, Southampton Hampshire. SO31 4QD T: 023 8045 274,1 E: W: MDL MERCURY YACHT HARBOUR Manager: Nic Parton Satchell Lane, Hamble, Southampton, Hampshire. SO31 4HQ T: 023 8045 5994 E: W:

HAMBLE YACHT SERVICES Port Hamble, Hamble, Southampton, Hampshire SO31 4NN T: 02380 201501 E: Permanent and visitors’ berths HASLAR MARINA Manager: Ben Lippiett Haslar Road, Gosport, Hampshire. PO12 1NU T: 023 9260 1201 F: 023 9260 2201 E: W: PREMIER MARINAS GOSPORT Mumby Road , Gosport, Hampshire. PO12 1AH T: 023 9252 4811 F: 023 9258 9541 E: W:





MDL Marinas has been shortlisted for the Boating Business Environment Award at the annual British Marine Trades Association and Boating Business Awards that will take place this month. The nomination is thanks to its work on The Solent Oyster Restoration Project, which is led by Blue Marine Foundation, and in collaboration with MDL Marinas as well as Land Rover BAR and the University of Portsmouth. It is working to restore the native oyster to the Solent, which once supported the biggest oyster fishery in Europe. The European flat oyster or native oyster is capable of filtering

PREMIER’S INSURANCE UPGRADE Premier Marinas has partnered with marine insurers GJW Direct to deliver a major overhaul of its Premier Marine Insurance product. Premier Marine Insurance has provided its customers with marine insurances for 10 years but Premier Marinas now believes that by working with GJW Direct its

200 litres of water a day, helping to keep our inshore waters clear and more productive while also supporting many species of marine flora and fauna through the habitat they provide and as a source of food. In the UK the population has halved over the last 25 years, while globally an estimated 85 per cent of oyster beds and reef habitats have been lost. This ambitious project aims to reintroduce five million oysters over the next five years. So far, more than 20,000 oysters have been introduced to various sites including MDL Marinas along the Solent.

insurance brand will be more competitive; offering customers unique new benefits and a specialist, personalised service, that represents value for money in a crowded market. Starting this month, Premier Marine Insurance will be administered by an expert team of GJW Direct underwriters and claims handlers. The team will be dedicated to Premier Marine Insurance customers and will provide cover for all types of craft from RIBs and small yachts through to motorboats and yachts up to 95ft.

WINTER REFIT THE owner of a performance Shipman 63 Carbon Yacht approached Fox’s Marina and Boatyard to haul, layup and do various refit work on his new carbon fibre flying machine. With her 3m draft and hydraulic lifting bulb keel, handling the yacht and laying her up ashore required some care and ingenuity from the Fox’s yard team. Work being planned for the winter includes a new epoxy bottom finish, including Coppercoat antifouling, various on board engineering and electrical work, and modifications to the deck-stepped carbon rig allowing for the installation of new rod rigging in preference to the current ultra light, albeit high maintenance, PBO standing rigging. This ultra-modern, carbon yacht joins a number of quality cruising yachts already undergoing refits at Fox’s this winter

including a Discover 67, two Oyster 56s and an Oyster 485, in addition to two wellknown sail training yachts, the Cirdan Trust’s Linton Hope classic yawl, Duet, and the Ocean Youth Trust North’s steel-hulled James Cook.

NEW navigational lights have been installed to help night sailors on the Beaulieu River. Five sets of buoys have each been fitted with flashing beacons, making it even easier for visitors to the Beaulieu River to reach their journey’s end at night. The markers light the way between Gins, at the Solent end of the river, and Buckler’s Hard Yacht Harbour. Additional lights have been added to markers that line the channel between Gins and the river’s mouth. Beaulieu River Harbour Master Wendy Stowe said: “These navigational lights are already proving to be a big help to visitors and mooring holders to find their way at night. By ensuring that vessels always keep to the main channel in the deepest, safest part of the river, the lights are helping to improve navigational safety. “This is a huge boost to help those who are heading for the marina at the end of a long journey or making an early morning start.” The new navigational lights are the latest in a series of investments to improve and update services and facilities, while still preserving the natural charm and unique character of the Beaulieu River.

ROYAL CLARENCE MARINA The Bridgehead, Weevil Lane, Gosport, Hampshire. PO12 1AX T: 023 9252 3523 F: 023 9252 3523 E: W:

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

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

PREMIER MARINAS PORT SOLENT South Lockside, Port Solent, Portsmouth, Hampshire. PO6 4TJ T: 023 9221 0765 F: 023 9232 4241 E: W:

SHEPARDS WHARF MARINA Manager – Jock Rafferty Medina Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight , PO31 7HT T: 01983 297821 F: 01983 294814 E: W:

PREMIER MARINAS SOUTHSEA Fort Cumberland Road Portsmouth, Hampshire. PO4 9RJ T: 023 9282 2719 F: 023 9282 2220 E: W:

ISLAND HARBOUR MARINA Manager: Darren Cooke Mill Lane, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 2LA T: 01983 539994 E: info@island-harbour. W

LITTLEHAMPTON MARINA Berthing Manager: Darren Humphries Ferry Road, Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN17 5DS T: 01903 713553 F: 01903 732264 E:

GUNWHARF QUAYS MARINA Manager: Carl Jarmaine Marina Manager Gunwharf Quays Marina office. Gunwharf Quays. Portsmouth. Hampshire PO1 3TZ T: 02392 836732 E: W:

BEMBRIDGE HARBOUR Manager/Contact - Gordon Wight The Duver, St Helens, PO33 1YB T: 01983 872828 E : W :

WATCHET HARBOUR MARINA Manager: Iain Lambert 10 The Esplanade, Watchet, Somerset, TA23 0AJ T: 01984 631264 E: W:


COWES YACHT HAVEN Manager: Ben Ferris Vectis Yard, High Street, Cowes, PO31 7BD T: (0)1983 299975 F: (0)1983 200332 E: W: VHF: Channel 80


MDL NORTHNEY MARINA Manager: Colin Jefferies Northney Road, Hayling Island, PO11 0NH T: 023 9246 6321 E: W: MDL SPARKES MARINA Manager: Colin Jefferies 38 Wittering Road, Hayling Island Hampshire. PO11 9SR T: 023 9246 3572 E: W: BIRDHAM POOL MARINA Birdham, Chichester, W Sussex. PO20 7BG T: 01243 512310 E: W:

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: W: PREMIER MARINAS BRIGHTON West Jetty, Brighton, East Sussex. BN2 5UP T: 01273 819919 F: 01273 675082 E: W: PREMIER MARINAS EASTBOURNE Sovereign Harbour, North Lockside, Pacific Drive, Eastbourne. BN23 5BJ T: 01323 470099 F: 01323 470077 W: SMALL BOATS WELCOME




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MDL CHATHAM MARITIME MARINA Manager: Alastair Hand The Lock Building, Leviathan Way Chatham Maritime, Kent. ME4 4LP T: 01634 899200 E: PORT OF DOVER MARINA Manager: Chris Windsor Address - Dover Marina, Crosswall Quay, Union Street, Dover, Kent, CT179BN T +44 (0) 1304 241 663 E W


MDL PENTON HOOK MARINA Manager: Simon Plummer Staines Road, Chertsey, Surrey. KT16 8PY T: 01932 568681 E: W:


MDL WINDSOR MARINA Manager: Simon Plummer Maidenhead Road, Windsor, Berkshire. SL4 5TZ T: 01753 853911 E: W: MDL BRAY MARINA Manager: Simon Plummer Monkey Island Lane, Bray, Berkshire. SL6 2EB T: 01628 623654 E: W:


ST OLAVES MARINA Contact: Tamsin Bromley/Mary Hall Beccles Road St Olaves Gt. Yarmouth NR31 9HX T: 01493 488500 E: W:

MDL WOOLVERSTONE MARINA Manager: Kelly Sharman Woolverstone, Ipswich, Suffolk. IP9 1AS T: 01473 780206 E: W: 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: W: FOX’S MARINA & BOATYARD Marina Manager: John Jonas Fox’s Marina, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP2 8SA T: +44 1473 689111 E: W:


FAMBRIDGE YACHT HAVEN Manager: Danyal Adams Chelmsford, CM3 6LU T: 01621 740370 E: W:


CHELSEA HARBOUR MARINA Harbour Master: Colin Bullock Chelsea Harbour, London, SW10 0XF T: 07770 542783 E: W:


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

CONWY MARINA Conwy, LL32 8EP T: 01492 593000 E: W: DEGANWY MARINA Manager – Jon Roberts Deganwy, Conwy, LL31 9DJ T: 01492 576888 E: W: PENARTH MARINA Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan, F64 1TQ T: 02920 705021 E: W: NEYLAND YACHT HAVEN Manager: James Cotton Brunel Quay, Pembrokeshire, SA73 1PY T: 01646 601601 E: W:

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

CARRICKFERGUS MARINA Harbour Master: Nigel Thompson 3 Quayside, CARRICKFERGUS BT38 8BJ T: 028 9336 6666 W:


PORTISHEAD MARINA Portishead, Bristol BS20 7DF T: 01275 841941 E: W:


ROYAL QUAYS MARINA North Shields, Tyneside NE29 6DU T: 0191 2728282 W:

NEW FOREST AWARD FOR LYMINGTON (L-R) Becki Jackson (Lymington Yacht Haven), Lord Montagu, Sarah Baker (Lymington Yacht Haven), Peter Jennings (Lymington Yacht Haven, Cllr Barry Rickmand (New Forest District Council), Rupert Wagstaff (Lymington Yacht Haven)

LYMINGTON Yacht Haven was awarded the Outstanding Customer Care Award 2017 at the New Forest Business Partnership’s Brilliance in Business Awards. The annual ceremony recognises a wide range of New Forest businesses with

accolades for their community contributions and outstanding achievements. Collecting the award, Marina Director Rupert Wagstaff commented how important the Haven Team are to the success of the business: “I am delighted to receive this

award on behalf of all the team at Lymington Yacht Haven. Their endless enthusiasm to deliver an outstanding customer experience means we have a team that is great to be a part of. It is this dedication and commitment to providing personal extra touches and putting the customer’s needs at the forefront of everything we do that ensures every boat owner has a great experience when they visit the Yacht Haven.” The award comes 18 months after Lymington Yacht Haven won the most prestigious marina accolade available, the UK Marina Of The Year 2016 (awarded by the Yacht Harbour Association).

RHU MARINA Contact: Suzanne Bell Rhu, Helensburgh G84 8LH T: 01436 820238 E: W:

WHITEHAVEN MARINA Manager: Simone Morgan Bulwark Quay, Whitehaven , CA28 7HS T: 01946 692435 E: W:

LARGS YACHT HAVEN Manager: Carolyn Elder Irvine Road, Largs, Ayrshire, KA30 8EZ T: 01475 675333 E: W:

MARYPORT MARINA Manager: Pauline Gorley Marine Road, Maryport, Cumbria, CA15 8AY T: 01900 814431 E: W:

TROON YACHT HAVEN Manager: Stephen Bennie The Harbour, Troon, Ayrshire, KA10 6DJ T: 01292 315553 E: W:


KIP MARINA Manager: Duncan Chalmers The Yacht Harbour, Inverkip, PA16 0AS T: 01475 521485 W:

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MARINARA Front Desk: Federica Civilla Via Marinara 11, Marina di Ravenna, 48122 Italy T: (0039) 0544 531644 E: W:

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 W:

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: W:

JACHTHAVEN BIESBOSCH Manager: Henk de Beer Jachthaven Biesbosch Nieuwe Jachthaven 54924 BA, Drimmelen, NL T: +31 (0)162 682249 E: W:


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: W:





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THE CHANGING FACE OF MARINAS Over the past few months we have been looking at how marinas are changing and adapting to the needs of their berth holders and the rising number of non-boating visitors.


e are seeing marinas involved in more and more partnerships with outside agencies, commercial operations and charities. One such partnership is between MDL Marinas and Beds on Board. Tim Ludlow explained the new partnership between Beds On Board and MDL Marinas: “Successful partnerships are about transparency and shared goals, so the decision to partner with MDL felt natural from our first meeting, over lunch at the 2016 London Boat Show. We both felt that marinas must become destinations in order to attract new customers and that boat owners would welcome the choice to help offset their costs.


“We also knew there would be challenges and objections, and so shortly after agreeing the partnership we set off on a tour of all the MDL marinas in the UK, covering over 1,200 miles and more than 40 presentations to meet dozens of marina staff and MDL members. “The partnership was well received by marina staff as most had some exposure to the concept through Beds on Board or the likes of Airbnb, but they had not had any visibility on which boats were listed or when guests were due. What was interesting to us was that the main reason for wanting this transparency was to allow managers to welcome guests to the marina. “Marina managers appreciated that this was an opportunity to meet new customers and to build trust, which in

turn helped them feel more comfortable managing what we have come to know are the most common considerations: security, health and safety, protecting the marina environment and delivering a positive marina experience.


“The roadshow allowed us to hear from a wide audience and we saw that these common concerns could be addressed quite easily and that the underlying concerns were really fears of change and the unknown. All of the marina managers were confident that they would manage Beds on Board guests in the same way they manage members and visitors; it is just business as usual. “This is great for the industry. It is vital that these new visitors are made welcome and enjoy their visit. This is the first real touch point for the marine industry; these are the potential boat owners of the future and they need to buy into the lifestyle before they even consider investing any more time, let alone money. For their next experience they may look to charter or they may even pop into the brokerage!”


So if you would like to stay on a boat in amazing locations all over the world and want a change from hotel rooms and would like to experience the boating lifestyle then why not give it a try? Boats can be in the heart of the action, but also offer the tranquility and relaxation that only sleeping on the water can give. If you would like more information about staying on a boat at an MDL Marina go to

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A warming wassail will bring some January cheer.

THE WASSAILING SONG These words should now make more sense!

Here we come a-wassailing among the leaves so green, Here we come a-wandering so fair to be seen, Love and joy come to you and to you your wassail too, And God bless you and send you a happy new year, And God send you a happy new year.

Consultant Chris Satchwell

Bring us out a table and spread it with a cloth, Bring us out a cheese and some of your Christmas loaf, Love and joy come to you and to you your wassail too, And God bless you and send you a happy new year, And God send you a happy new year.

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“Love and joy come to you and to you your wassail too,” goes a traditional Yuletide song. It is not a carol but rather the basis for a mediaeval (1600s at least) January ritual for farmhands to go a-wassailing – meaning to go round the houses to ask for, demand even, food and drink gifts from their gentry landowners in return for being compliant and industrious workers in the coming year. Understanding this makes sense of another wassail song, “We wish you a merry Christmas…” and then “Bring us some figgy pudding…” and “We won’t go until we get some…” Something like a New Year’s version of Hallowe’en trick or treating. The traditional date to ‘go a-wassailing’ is Twelfth Night, 6 January, but wassailing enthusiasts prefer ‘Olde Twelvey Night’, 17 January, which would have been the correct date before the introduction of today’s Gregorian calendar in 1752. So a great excuse for a winter party at home or the sailing club.


The ‘wassail’ itself is the liquid contents of a punch bowl from which the landlord filled the peasants’ drinking mugs. It would have been a hearty combination of hot ale, apple chunks, spices and mead. Alcoholic enough to create good humour but not so strong as to encourage fighting or falling over. The food would have been pork chunks or pie or sausages, English cheese and farmhouse bread. Hot ale is not suitable these days, but a rustic artisanal mulled cider would do nicely with any kind of pork and/ or apples.

For mulled cider wassail, pour two litres of dry cider (a basic brand such as Sainsbury’s Original for just £4, five per cent abv) into a large saucepan, add a quarter of a pint of orange juice, a chopped lemon and the grated zest of an orange which is then sliced into the brew, four cinnamon sticks (or a teaspoonful of ground cinnamon) and a teaspoon of cloves. That is the basic. For a super punch, add a large wine glass measure of dark sherry or spiced rum - Sailor Jerry’s dark spiced rum £20 for 70cl at 40 per cent or Captain Morgan’s Original Spiced Gold £17 a litre at 35 per cent, both at Sainsbury’s and other mainstream supermarkets. Warm only – do not boil – and serve garnished with a slice of raw apple and a few sultanas. It is worth suffering the winter weather for. Alternatively you can buy ready mulled red wine, which can be warmed and served as is or customised with a little cinnamon and cloves. Sainsbury’s have a German mulled wine, £4.50 for 75cl at 11 per cent, which is a warm, rich red wine with citrus fruit flavours combined with cinnamon, cloves and vanilla. Or there is one made in the UK from imported wine for £3 a bottle at eight per cent. An easy way to make your own is to choose a bargainpriced red and buy the spices as pre-packed mulled wine sachets. Morrison’s have a Schwartz pack for just £1.42. Add one teaspoon of brown sugar per bottle and slices of orange and lemon, then warm it up in a saucepan and your wine wassail is ready for the party.


More bars choices are planned for this year’s new format London Boat Show (10 – 14 January). Signature bars are back again, the Black & White bar (once the Guinness bar) and a champagne bar. Plus there is a new Yachtsman’s Bar and a Lock & Waterside pub at the heart of the canals and waterways section of the show. Good places, we hope, to make plans for a happy new boating or sailing year.

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