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BOATING PEOPLE TEAM CONCISE’S SKIPPER With the 35th America’s Cup still fresh in our minds the Protocol of the 36th America’s Cup has been released at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron. However we will not be seeing any America’s Cup racing until 2019, and the boats will be er different from the foiling catamarans we have become accustomed to with a return to monohulls announced.

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THE America’s Cup continues to make headlines. Earlier in the year most of the teams competing in this year’s regatta signed a framework agreement that would cover the next two editions, the 36th and 37th America’s Cup, planned for 2019 and 2021 respectively. As well as a two-yearly cycle, foiling catamarans would continue to be used. At the time Jimmy Spithill, the skipper of two-time winner Oracle Team USA, said: “This announcement will go down as one of the defining moments in America’s Cup history. It is great for fans, athletes and commercially – a win win for everyone.” As is required, the framework agreement upheld all aspects of the Deed of Gift, the document that lies at the heart of the America’s Cup. There was one problem. The framework did not have the backing of Emirates Team New Zealand who said: “Emirates Team NZ believe the future America’s Cup format is to be decided by the Defender and Challenger of Record as it has historically been.” As we now know, this was the team that went on to win the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda this summer. It soon became clear many of the decisions made in the framework agreement were not going to be carried forward to the 36th America’s Cup. Since then the boating world has been waiting with, until now, bits and pieces of information coming through. Last month it was confirmed there would be a return to monohulls and tighter nationality rules. Then the Protocol of the 36th America’s Cup was released at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron in New Zealand after negotiations between the Defender and the Challenger of Record Circolo della Vela Sicilia, whose team will be Luna Rossa. After the announcement Patrizio Bertelli, the boss of Italian syndicate Luna Rossa, said: “The original values of the Cup have been restored.” Luna Rossa pulled out of the last America’s Cup after additonal rules changes were introduced.

When the protocol was released Emirates Team New Zealand CEO Grant Dalton said: “From the moment we won we have felt a responsibility to release this document as soon as possible to provide the required details that potential teams can now base a challenge on.” “The plans are coming together nicely – we shall have a very exciting boat that will be fast and powerful. We are pushing the boundaries of what is possible technically and this will test the designers, boat builders and the sailors to the limit. Just what the America’s Cup is all about.” The America’s Cup Match will be raced in March 2021, preceded by The Prada Cup in January and February 2021. Boats are set to arrive from 2019 with pre regattas held that year and in 2020, culminating with a Christmas regatta in December 2020. The dates and venue of both the America’s Cup Match and The PRADA Cup will be announced by 31 August 2018. Grant Dalton also confirmed that Team

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New Zealand will not take part in the America’s Cup Challenger series, the Prada Cup. The intended venue is Auckland, New Zealand but if it cannot be held there it will go to Italy. Dalton reiterated that the event will feature 75 foot monohulls. The last time monohulls were raced was the 32nd edition in 2007. Currently there is a team of designers, led by Emirates Team New Zealand Design Coordinator Dan Bernasconi, working on various monohull concepts. There is a desire to have a spectacular monohull yacht that will be exciting to match race, but also one that the public and sailors can relate to as a sail boat that really challenges a full crew of professional yachtsman around the race track. Each competitor is permitted to build two boats, the hulls of which must be laminated in the country of the competitor. The first boat is not permitted to be launched prior to 31 March 2019, the second

 February 1, 2020: Boat two can be launched

 2020:Three America’s Cup World Series preliminary events

 10-20 December 2020:

America’s Cup Christmas regatta  January and February 2021: Challenger series  March 2021: America’s Cup

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To coincide with HMS Queen Elizabeth’s arrival in Portsmouth, there is a new Aircraft Carrier exhibition in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard’s Storehouse Number 9. The exhibition charts the unique history of aircraft carrier development, from the beginnings of naval aviation where reconnaissance sea planes were craned on and off converted cruisers, through to the first specialist seaplane carrier HMS Hermes in 1924 to HMS Illustrious, the last of the ‘innovative jump jet carriers’ decommissioned in 2014. Visitors will also find the perfect view of HMS Queen Elizabeth. www.historicdockyard.co.uk

MAN O’WAR

Autumn beach visitors have been warned to look out for a bizarre stinging creature, the Portuguese man o’ war, by the Marine Conservation Society. This is the second consecutive year they have turned up in numbers. People are advised not to touch the creatures as the tentacle-like polyps can give an agonising and potentially lethal sting. If you spot a Portuguese man o’ war report the sighting immediately, ideally with a picture, to www.mcsuk.org.

LIVELY RESTORATION Lively Lady has been moved to Hayling Island, where work to restore the iconic yacht will begin ahead of next year’s 50th anniversary celebrations marking Sir Alec Rose’s roundthe-world voyage. After being gifted to Portsmouth City Council by Sir Alec the boat is now leased to the charity Around and Around, which was founded by offshore sailor Alan Priddy.

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can be launched after 1 February 2020. The final rule for the new boat will not be published until 31 March next year, but Land Rover BAR say there are strong hints that the boat will foil like the multihulls used in the last Cup. “We are comfortable with the transition, the key people in our sailing, design, engineering and support teams all have a great deal of relevant experience.” said Team Principal, Ben Ainslie. “With the rule not coming out until March, we hope that it will be a collaborative approach to its development with all stakeholders included.” Lastly, there will be nationality rules where 20 percent of sailors must be from one country. The rest of each sailing team must meet strict criteria of residents of 380 days in the country from 1 Sep 2018 to 1 Sep 2020. In response to this rule Sir Ben Ainslie said: “Land Rover BAR has always had a British identity and this rule will not affect us. It is good to see that the World Series will continue in 2019, and we look forward to returning to America’s Cup racing in the new class. “The Cup has gained a lot of new fans and it was encouraging to hear both the Defender and Challenger of Record’s commitment to delivering the same high standard of global, televisual racing to cement the interest in our sport.” Sir Ben concluded:“The America’s Cup is the hardest trophy to win in world sport, and it is likely that we will be traveling half-way around the world to compete on the home waters of the world’s most successful modern America’s Cup team. Team New Zealand have been in all six of the openly contested Cups since 1995, and they have won three of them. “We do not underestimate the challenge – it is immense – but we will call on the very best of British technology and innovation through our partners, and use that British fighting spirit to finally bring the Cup home to Britain.” www.rnzys.org.nz landroverbar.com

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All at Sea columnist Lizzy Foreman was part of the crew that smashed the Length of Britain record. Image: Alex Palmer/Vendee Vision

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THE America’s Cup continues to make headlines. Although earlier in the year almost all the teams competing in this year’s regatta signed a framework agreement that would cover the next two editions, the framework did not have the backing of the eventual winners, Emirates Team New Zealand. It soon became clear many of the decisions made in the framework agreement were not going to be carried forward to the 36th America’s Cup. Since then the world has been waiting with, until now, bits and pieces of information coming through. At the end of September Team New Zealand officially announced the new America’s Cup protocol. With the return to monohulls, it was announced that the AC75 Class of boat would be a 75ft high performance monohull governed by the AC75 Class Rule. An increased, and welcomed by many, emphasis has also been placed on the rules around the nationality of the sailing crews when racing. While the America’s Cup might be a step too far for most of us it really is never too late to take up sailing, as you will discover on page 20. Whether you want to sail in your local area or cross oceans, with the correct training and experience there is a whole world on the water waiting for you. In this month’s special feature we found out how one determined couple got into sailing and fell totally in love with it. A great way to gain experience, and something our couple did, is to take a sailing holiday. There are so many options available when it comes

to assistance or training on your boat that it is easy to find the right destination and level of help to suit your skill level. As well as great get-away ideas, this month’s holiday page includes an up-date following the devastating hurricanes that hit the Caribbean in September. If you already have a holiday booked it is recommended you get in touch with your provider if you have not already done so. Many of these islands rely heavily on tourism and so they will be welcoming visitors back with open arms as soon as possible. In fact not all Caribbean islands were badly affected and many will continue operating as normal so do not ignore this beautiful part of the world when planning future trips. It pays to always be safe when on the water as one reader discovered. The photo above was taken by All at Sea reader Timo Galeon who said, “This wooden debris was removed from the water at the mouth of the Itchen river. The largest piece is 3/4 inch plywood about four feet long and two feet wide. There are only five pieces shown here, but I could have filled the boat up with the other pieces flowing out of the river. Minutes before, I had been doing 30 knots along Southampton Water towards this area. It pays to keep a good look out!” Would you know what to do in this situation? Should you report it? Who would you tell? Let us know if you have come across hazardous debris in the water and what action you took. Jane Hyde editor@allatsea.co.uk

FOUR young British sailors crossed the virtual finish line off John O’Groats to establish a new Length of Britain record of two days, 14 hours and six minutes. It marks the second record held by the British Vendee2020Vision team who, in 2014, took the World Record for Monohulls 60 feet and less for Round Britain and Ireland. Launched in 2016, Vendee2020Vision is an initiative to nurture Britains’ Offshore sailing talent along the path to success in yacht racing’s most challenging event - the Vendée Globe, the quadrennial singlehanded non-stop round the world race. Daniel Steel, Chief Executive of Sail Scotland, who developed and organised the challenge, said: “We are delighted to crown the Vendee2020Vision team as the new Length of Britain Record Holders. They have shown incredible skill and endurance, taking on the weather and tidal conditions to not only reach the north coast of Scotland in a world record time, but to smash it by over 21 hours.”

The crew, Mikey Ferguson, Lizzy Foreman, Andrew Baker and Jack Trigger, witnessed every kind of condition you could expect, from over 40 knots and a confused sea state to battling against the clock with no wind at the finish. Speaking straight after crossing the finish line, skipper Mikey Ferguson said: “We are really excited to establish this new record time. To be honest it was a relief to get over the line, the last few nights have been pretty tough particularly due to the issues with the Image: Alex Palmer/Vendee Vision

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wind instruments. I have sailed around the UK three times but this passage has been the hardest to date. The team faced a technical issue on day two after the mainsail car bungy broke and the vertical wand which supplies the instruments with wind data was damaged. The crew pulled into open water in Belfast Lock so they could continue sailing and complete repairs without having to stop the record attempt. The wind instruments proved hard to repair at sea and the crew had to continue with limited and at times no wind data as they made the final approach to the north west tip of Scotland. The team slashed 21 hours and 14 minutes off the existing record held by British sailor Phil Sharp. Crew member and All at Sea columnist Lizzy Foreman said: “It is absolutely fantastic to cross the finish line, this was tricky tactical sailing, but really great fun and great to finish. It is a fantastic boost in our skill levels and to improve our tactical and navigation skills. “This has been a huge benefit to me, to pick up new things from the other crew members, and this is a real stepping stone from the smaller boats I have been racing to step up to a boat this size.” www.vendee2020vision.com

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THERE is good news for the marine industry after a British Marine report released at TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show showed production levels are up and revenue is growing*. Growth is being led by small and medium sized boat builders, with the lion’s share of production absorbed by the mid-sized powerboat market (12m to 24m), sailing dinghies and RIBs. Commenting on the state of the

UK’s boat manufacturing sector, British Marine CEO, Howard Pridding, said: “Boatbuilding in the UK has changed dramatically since the last decade, with demographic and social change re-shaping manufacturers’ customer base and their access and approach to spending and boat ownership. “As a result, the market for boat builders in traditional boat segments has narrowed for boat builders across the world.

“UK boatbuilders have adapted. Our members continue to find opportunities and commercial niches to exploit in the Eurozone, and increasingly in established and emerging markets outside of Europe.” *The UK’s boatbuilding sector grew in 2016, with unit production climbing by +1.5 per cent to 9,907 units. Revenue increased by +1.6 per cent, generating £859 million in turnover in 2016, meaning that boat production accounts for over a third of the marine industry’s £3.01billion revenue.


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NEWS SNAPS FOOTBALL WINNERS A marine industry charity 5-a-side tournament raised £1,000 for Southampton hospital charities. For the second year running, tournament stalwarts, PSP Logistics, took home the silverware, winning the main cup competition with a 3-1 victory over a team from Southampton FC’s corporate division. The Plate competition was won by newcomers, Moody Decking, who beat MatchTech 4-3.

RESTORATION

For the first time ever an original Landing Craft Tank will be on display at the D-Day Museum in Portsmouth. This has been made possible thanks to an investment of nearly £5m from The National Lottery and has been planned to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the landings in two years’ time. Over 800 LCTs with the capacity to carry 10 tanks or equivalent armoured vehicles were involved in Operation Neptune, the naval element of Overlord. LCT 7074 is believed to be one of only 10 survivors from this fleet.

FUNDS FOR CARIBBEAN THE Andrew Simpson Foundation and Bart’s Bash have united to provide aid for rebuilding grassroots sailing programmes and communities affected by Hurricane Irma. A number of sailing and yacht clubs in the Caribbean that have been affected by Hurricane Irma have taken part in Bart’s Bash in previous years and had planned to hold events over the Bart’s Bash weekend in September. Hurricane Maria added to the extensive damage after the region was pummelled by a second major storm in two weeks. Tragically a British man was amongst the dead after a boat capsized off Puerto Rico. According to the US coastguard a British Royal Navy helicopter hoisted a woman and two children from the overturned vessel. The Andrew Simpson Foundation has

pledged to use the funds raised from this year’s Bart’s Bash to help those affected eventually rebuild their community sailing projects, allowing them to continue to deliver grassroots sailing programmes to young people. Founding Trustee and, most recently, Artemis Racing’s Team Manager for the America’s Cup Iain Percy, said: “The news and images from the Caribbean are simply horrific and the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma has been something none of us has ever witnessed on this scale. Our thoughts go out to everyone affected. As a Foundation we are keen to contribute some practical help through our global Bart’s Bash fundraising and participation initiative.” www.justgiving.com/fundraising/andrewsimpson-foundation-asf www.andrewsimpson.org

Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands after Hurricane Irma. Image: UK Crown Copyright 2017

A supply ship, FA Mounts Bay arrived first in Anguilla on 7 September, delivering six tonnes of emergency aid. RFA Mounts Bay also brought 40 Royal Marines and Army engineers to help rebuild other vital infrastructure damaged in the category 5 storm. Here RFA Mounts Bay is anchored off Tortola. Image: UK Crown Copyright 2017

DUCHY CRUISER

Image: Lee Whitehead Cockwells unveiled a third model in its Duchy Motor Launch series at this year’s Southampton Boat Show. The Duchy 35 is a luxury weekender/family cruiser. The price is £390k for a twin screw standard Duchy 35, but Cockwells can also offer a single screw basic model for £360k. www.cockwells.co.uk

STRONG SUNSEEKER Sunseeker International has reported a strong performance in 2017, with forecasted significant growth in revenue of 10 per cent and 15 per cent in volume versus the previous year and a substantial improvement in profit for the overall year compared to 2016. Sunseeker unveiled two new models at the Southampton Boat Show – the 76 Yacht and the Predator 57 MKII. www.sunseeker.com

ROYAL AWARDS

HRH The Princess Royal is to attend the annual awards ceremony for National Historic Ships UK. The awards take place on 1 November in London. A key part of the occasion will be the presentation of a series of awards recognising excellence and outstanding achievements in the conservation of historic vessels. For the past seven years NHS UK has also staged a photography competition to capture the spirit of the UK’s maritime heritage. Past winners have gone on to become leading photographers in the marine industry.

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Some of the destruction in Tortola, British Virgin Islands left by hurricane Irma. Image: UK Crown Copyright 2017

Royal Navy Wildcat helicopters were used to airlift packages of food and bottled water Image: UK Crown Copyright 2017

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The devastation on the island of Jost Van Dyke, one of the main islands in the British Virgin Islands, after Hurricane Irma. Image: UK Crown Copyright 2017

A working group from within the marine industry has been formed to co-ordinate Sail Aid UK, a fundraising initiative to support victims of the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma across the Caribbean. A Hurricane Irma Relief Fundraising Dinner will take place on 11 November on the Flight Deck at Land Rover BAR, the home of the British America’s Cup Team, in Old Portsmouth. Many high profile sailing names have already pledged their support for the cause including Sir Ben and Lady Georgie Ainslie, Ian Walker, Shirley Robertson, Sam Davies, Andy Beadsworth and Helena Lucas. The funds raised will be channelled towards helping support the relief effort for the regeneration and reconstruction of communities in those British territories in the Caribbean that have been most severely hit by the hurricane. These include, but are not limited to, the islands of the BVI, Antigua and Barbuda and Anguilla. The funds will be allocated to specific projects based on various criteria set out by the trustees, with a key focus being on supporting the communities that are dependant on the sea and watersports for their livelihood and social wellbeing.

The November fundraising event is the main launch initiative that kick-starts a longer-term plan to help the islanders rebuild their lives, their businesses and their economies. Speaking on behalf of the Sail Aid UK team international yachtsman Philippe Falle said: “The UK sailing community pledges to support the Caribbean victims of the 2017 hurricanes which have completely destroyed entire islands. It will take years to rebuild a part of the world that so many of us enjoy both professionally and for our leisure activities.” He continued, “Sail Aid UK strives to support that process and this exciting fundraising dinner with many sailing celebrities and stars already committed to supporting it gives everyone focus. Please like and share our facebook.com/ sailaiduk page to keep updated and do not miss out on the opportunity to give something back to the communities that give us so much pleasure year after year.” Anyone wishing to get involved, whether in donating prizes, donating funds, making enquiries about table bookings for the dinner email: hello@ sailaiduk.com. Facebook.com/sailaiduk

THE fourth year of the world’s largest sailing event, Bart’s Bash, took place in September and saw more than 4,000 participants from 80 countries. CEO of The Andrew Simpson Foundation, who are headquartered at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, Pete Allam, said, “We knew it was going to be a tough call getting 125 boats off the start line at the appointed time of 1300 when we knew that the wind was due to die and change direction by 180 degrees. However, after a couple of rainstorms we got everyone off the start line and enjoyed a great race.” Novices, world champions and gold medallists joined together on the course with sailors from across the generations competing in Oppies, Lasers, RS Fevers, Toppers, Foiling Nacra 17s, Venture Keelboats, 29ers and even a couple of Foiling Moths, although conditions were not ideal for foiling. Of particular poignance was Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation Trustee and founder, Iain Percy, sailing in the Star boat that he and Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson sailed their last race together in at the London 2012 Olympics. They won silver, to add to their Olympic gold medal achieved in the same class previously at the 2008 Beijing Games. Two young sailors, Ben Thomas and Billy Hope, volunteers at the Andrew Simpson Sailing Centre, were selected to race their Bart’s Bash with Iain in the

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Star. The boys have, between them, given around 2,000 hours of their time to help young people learn to sail. Both of them are keen racers and have competed at national level. The Andrew Simpson Foundation has pledged to use the funds raised from this year’s Bart’s Bash to help those affected by the hurricanes in the Caribbean rebuild their community sailing projects, allowing them to continue to deliver grassroots sailing programmes to young people. www.justgiving.com/fundraising/andrewsimpson-foundation-asf


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CALENDAR WINNERS

After six months of competition, 120 entries and the crowning of 12 winners the ilovesailing calendar 2018 was officially unveiled at TheYachtmarket. com Southampton Boat Show and is now on sale. Seven of the 12 winners joined the RYA at the show to help celebrate the launch and collect their prizes. www.rya.org.uk/go/shop

ULTRALITE LIFERAFT

Thanks to an innovation from Ocean Safety the Volvo Ocean Race yachts will be carrying a lot less weight on the transom than ever before. The Ocean Ultralite SOLAS compact liferaft is a new concept derived from Ocean Safety’s spacesaving Ocean Ultralite liferaft. As well as being supplied to the Volvo fleet the new 12 person SOLAS Ocean Ultralite has been added to Ocean Safety’s safety equipment. Turn to page 14 to read further kit news.

Image: Didier Hillaire BEN Saxton and Katie Dabson have claimed gold at the first foiling Nacra 17 World Championship. The duo are only the second names on the Nacra 17 World Champion roll of honour, with France’s Billy Besson-Marie Riou the only previous titleholders in four previous editions since the class’s introduction in 2013. The mixed multihull duo were the second British Sailing Team crew to be

crowned World Champions in the space of a week, with Dylan Fletcher-Stuart Bithell winning the 49er world title in Portugal. However there was disappointment for Ed Wright in his quest for a second World Championship title at the Finn Gold Cup. He qualified for the medal race in the silver medal position, but failed to finish on the podium. www.britishsailingteam.com

SMART CRUISER THE new Beneteau Oceanis 51.1, the first in a new generation of Oceanis cruising yachts, was launched in the UK at TheYachtMarket. com Southampton Boat Show by record breaking sailor Alex Thomson. The Oceanis 51.1 has already been nominated for European Yacht of the Year 2018, and is the first in a new generation of Oceanis sailing yachts celebrating the 30th anniversary of the range. Described as a smart cruiser, the yacht

features a self-tacking jib, in-mast furling mainsail and Beneteau’s Dock&Go system, with the option for a deep keel/tall rig performance version. Alex said: “It is an honour to launch the new Beneteau Oceanis 51.1 having such a connection with the French through the Vendée, I am delighted to be involved in launching this innovative cruising yacht, the first in a new generation.” www.ancasta.com

ROYAL MARINES

A permanent new gallery describing the training of Royal Marines Commandos has been relocated from the Royal Marines Museum in Eastney to Action Stations in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. The Making of a Royal Marines Commando takes visitors through the 30 weeks of RM Commando training and gives them the opportunity to step into the boots of a RM Recruit. www.nmrn.org.uk

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NEWS SNAPS PRINCESS FILM

Princess Yachts has premiered its new film designed to bring to life the experience of life aboard a Princess – and to showcase the 35M. The film tells the story of a real family enjoying quality time together aboard their boat in Mallorca. youtu.be/QqGFjP3uJmc

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At TheYachtMarket.Com Southampton Boat Show Rumble Boats introduced the 5m Poole Harbour Explorer. It is a water ballasted sailing kayak ideal for novices and experienced boaters. The kayak has an optimised hull shape for better performance and tracking and is car toppable. www.rumbleboats.com

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The Northern Boat Show is moving to new dates on 25 - 28 May 2018 and a four day format because the Mersey River Festival is being combined with Tall Ships Liverpool 2018 and the start of the 2018 Biscay Tall Ships Regatta. The Tall Ships was last held at Liverpool in 2008 when an estimated one million spectators flocked to the waterfront. The Western Boat Show will be held from 20 - 22 July 2018 to coincide with the Bristol Harbour Festival. Both events will cover the inland and offshore markets because of their unique positions by the sea and on the canal network. www.northernboatshow.co.uk / www.westernboatshow.co.uk

What they said… … about TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show Spencer Brown, Sales Director for Sunseeker Poole Ltd, said: “We have had the most exciting and successful year since the recession. We are achieving great levels of success due to our current model range and its appeal to buyers. ” Yacht & Commercial Craft Development Executive Tony Pauffley said: “Many exhibitors are currently brimming with confidence and there is much buoyancy in the market –

THIS year’s TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show 2017 finished with news of strong attendance, record numbers of visitors on the water and positive sales reports. Many of the nearly 500 exhibitors recorded year on year increased sales and enquiry leads. For visitors there were 35 world launches, 12 European, 70 UK and 39 show debuts. More than 106,000 visitors attended the show with close to 15,000 getting out on the water, an increase of 50 per cent on previous years. Many of those were experiencing boating for the first time. Visitors were treated to a jam-packed schedule throughout the show offering something for everyone from families, kids and beginners through to the more expert boater. The show also welcomed a host of celebrities during the course of the 10 days including Millie Mackintosh, Kym Marsh, Colin Jackson CBE, Suzi Perry, Mike Golding OBE, Hannah Mills MBE, Helena Lucas MBE and Alex Thompson.

something that we could not have predicted when looking ahead at the end of 2016 into 2017. The uncertainty that has been felt in the wider economy, post Brexit, has not translated into the mood that is now being felt in the marine industry. The only caution looking forward is whether customers will be prepared to wait on the long order times that have arisen due to full order books and a lack of brokerage boat stock.” Suzanne Blaustone, Chief Executive of Barton Marine said: “Despite economic uncertainty, the Barton Marine team found the mood at TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show buoyant.”

Celebrity pirate, Gemma Hunt from CBeebies show, Swashbuckle, led the programme of live entertainment, providing families with song and dance shows on the music stages. Murray Ellis, Chief Officer of Boat Shows, British Marine said: “This year’s show has been a resounding success with an exuberant atmosphere across the 10 days. From our beautiful Tall Ship, Kaskelot, and the show’s free dinghy sailing and Stand Up Paddleboarding sessions to our brand new Paddle River experience, the attractions have proved very popular with visitors. “I am delighted that the show has offered a platform for thousands of visitors to get out on the water, many for the first time. The industry looks towards next year’s show, celebrating its 50th anniversary from 14 to 23 September 2018.” www.southamptonboatshow.com Watch a highlights video at www.facebook.com/ allatseanewspaper.

Kiran Haslam, Princess Yachts said: “It has been a record show. On 22 September, we had exceeded every previous year whilst the first Saturday was the single highest sales day in history at any show.” Mark Sanders, Managing Director at Learn2Sail said: “This has been our 10th consecutive Southampton Show and we have been delighted with the new changes and layouts that have, in our opinion, improved the quality of the footfall. Really looking forward to the London Boat Show and seeing how the proposed changes will help formulate the next generation of boat shows.”

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ALL CHANGE AS VOLVO RACE STARTS The fleet at the start of Leg 2 from Cape Town to Abu Dhabi in 2014. Image: Ainhoa Sanchez/Volvo Ocean Race

THE MERCY

The Mercy will be released in cinemas on 9 February, 2018. The film follows the true story of Donald Crowhurst (Colin Firth), an amateur sailor who competed in the 1968 Sunday Times Golden Globe Race in the hope of becoming the first person to singlehandedly circumnavigate the globe without stopping. Co-starring David Thewlis and Ken Stott, the story of Crowhurst’s dangerous solo voyage and the struggles he confronted on the epic journey is one of the most enduring mysteries of recent times.

DIESEL PROTEST

However, as the latest edition was preparing to depart there was uncertainty surrounding the next edition of the race. Following discussions with key stakeholders it was decided that additional planning time is required to implement the changes to the race schedule. As a result, the proposed 2019-20 race in new boats will not take place as planned. A revised schedule for future Volvo Ocean

Races will be announced in time. The design work on the new Super 60 concept, at the forefront of foiling offshore monohull technology, continues. As a consequence of this review to the race schedule the current CEO for the race, Mark Turner, has stepped down. However he will remain in the role until a successor is appointed. Mark said: “Although I have decided to step

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WITH the 45,000nm Volvo Ocean Race set to start later this month final preparations are being made by the seven teams. In September the crews relinquished their Volvo Ocean 65 boats to Volvo Ocean Race organisers for a mandatory pre-race review of all systems in Lisbon, Portugal. One of the unique elements of the One Design era is that all major maintenance is done by a central boatyard facility, run by Volvo Ocean Race staff, instead of by the teams. It will be nearly 9,000nm until the next big service in Cape Town, and so the boats will receive a thorough going over. Neil Cox, head of the boatyard, said: “We are confident they are in great shape and by the time we are done with them the boats will be fit to go the distance, all the way to Cape Town.” As well as checking over the boats after an estimated 12,000 miles of pre-race testing, the boatyard will be confirming that the boats are perfectly identical and will issue the measurement certificates that allow them to race as a one design fleet. The time away from the boats gave Volvo Ocean Race invaluable time on shore for a rigorous sea survival course in Newcastle. Then, when the teams got their boats back, they returned to Alicante, Spain for the first InPort Race on 14 October and then Leg 1 which starts on 22 October. This will take the fleet approximately 700nm from Alicante to Lisbon. The teams are: Team AkzoNobel, Dongfeng Race Team, MAPFRE, Vestas 11th Hour Racing, Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag, Turn The Tide on Plastic and Team Brunel. The professional teams include well known names in sailing including first time Volvo Ocean Race sailors Peter Burling (Team Brunel) and Martine Grael (Team AkzoNobel) who have been nominated as World Sailors of the Year.

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down from my position, I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to lead the Volvo Ocean Race at this important time. I am confident the 2017-18 race will be one of the best ever.” Watch the timelapse of the Alicante Race Village being built at www.facebook.com/ allatseanewspaper.

A cargo ship was forced to turn around when Greenpeace protesters used kayaks and boats to reach the 23,000-tonne car carrier in the Thames Estuary. They climbed on board claiming they would remain until Volkswagen “takes its toxic cars back to Germany”. The protest was over diesel cars, although Volkswagen issued a statement saying the diesel cars met the latest air pollution regulations.

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ISAMAC CHALLENGE

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The Irish Sailing and Mountaineering Adventure Challenge - The ISAMAC - will start on 16 June 2018 in Kinsale, Ireland and involves yacht crews sailing and mountainrunning through some of the most picturesque scenery in the British Isles. 10 teams are already set to take part in the inaugural event, with more expected to commit in the coming months. www.ISAMAC-race.com

RS ZEST TESTING

The RS Zest, unveiled at Southampton’s show, is a new boat for one, two or three sailors. It replaces the RS Quba and has been developed by Jo Richards (Pico designer) alongside RS Sailing. A limited number of preproduction boats are undergoing final testing by RS and key fleet customers, and series production will commence in December. Order books will open shortly. www.RSsailing.com

NEW PARTNERSHIP

Electronics manufacturer Navico has announced a partnership with Bavaria. The Navico-owned B&G and Simrad brands will become the standard fit electronics for Bavaria’s sailing yachts, motorboats and catamarans. Leif Ottosson, CEO Navico, said: “Navico is very proud of the collaboration with Bavaria Yachts.” www.navico.com

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HONDA POWER ON HONDA has re-engineered its BF40, BF50, BF80 and BF100 marine outboards making them more efficient, durable and easy to maintain. With an upgraded ECU these outboards have the latest in Electronic Fuel Injection technology. As well as a re-designed hood, to combat corrosion and extend the life and reliability of the outboard, the water jacket and anode metal cover have been coated with Alumite treatment, while all the bolts in the engine have been treated with Honda’s own improved corrosion coating material.

The engines made their UK debut at the Southampton Boat Show and are available to buy from authorised Honda marine dealers. The good news for buyers is that prices remain the same as the outgoing engines: starting at £5,305 for the BF40, £6,205 for the BF50, £9,355 for the BF80 and £9,655 for the BF100. All these outboards come with six year domestic and two year commercial warranty, plus customers will be offered a free RYA Level 2 powerboat training course. www.honda.co.uk/marine

ANDY Woodruff, 41, from Poole has been appointed as the interim skipper for the Greenings team in the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race. Joining the team in Punta del Este, Uruguay, at the end of September, Andy will provide relief cover for Skipper David Hartshorn who was subject to a helicopter medevac during the opening leg of the race following a serious hand injury. Clipper Race Director Mark Light said: “The incident occurred around 450nm off the Portuguese coast whilst David was leading a spinnaker drop in breezy conditions. Unfortunately, his left thumb became caught in one of the lines which resulted in some serious damage.” “He required four hours of surgery on his fractured, partially detached left thumb, and will need another operation upon returning to the UK but is expected to regain full use, albeit with some potential stiffness, following recovery time.” On his new role Andy Woodruff, who already has over 60,000nm in his logbook, said: “It is a great honour to be joining such a prestigious global event as the Clipper Race. My aim is to continue the fantastic work that David Hartshorn has started on board Greenings.” Andy is well-known on the international sailing scene having trained with the GBR Challenge for the America’s Cup in 2001/02 with skipper, Ian Walker. For the past 11 months he has been running training and event courses at the Clipper Race’s Gosport, Hampshire, HQ. On Andy’s appointment, Clipper Race Chairman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston said: “Stepping in as an interim skipper once a team has already been performing together is perhaps an added challenge, but Andy has

fully embraced this opportunity to lead the Greenings team until David Hartshorn is well enough to return. “We all wish David a speedy recovery. In the meantime, I am confident that Andy will do an excellent job, and myself and my team will fully support him in his role.” After leaving Liverpool at the end of August, Sanya Serenity Coast claimed line honours in Punta del Este, Uruguay, in the longest ever individual race of the Clipper Race’s eleven edition history. On her team’s achievement, Skipper Wendy Tuck, 52, from Sydney, Australia, said: “During the last big wind hole, which changed the leader board so much, I was pouring over the weather files for hours. “I was pretty happy with my tactics but when you get to the wind hole and the wind completely drops, even though you know it is coming, you always have nightmares about other boats moving ahead, but you have to stick with your convictions.” The 6,400nm route, which is the equivalent distance of 10 Fastnet races, was eventful, including three medevacs, and a varied mix of fickle winds in the Doldrums, challenging seas state, and champagne sailing conditions in the Trade Winds, which contributed to frequent changes on the leader board, and a closely fought battle amongst the fleet. In the standings after Leg 1, behind Sanya Serenity Coast, in second position is PSP Logistics followed by Great Britain. The race route is split into eight separate legs. Leg 2, the 3,560nm South Atlantic Challenge, from Uruguay to Cape Town, started on 4 October and will take approximately 17 days to complete. www.clipperroundtheworld.com

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THE Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust Round Britain 2017 Voyage were welcomed back to Largs 126 days after setting sail. Friends, family and supporters were there to greet them as the crew completed their circumnavigation of the British Isles. Since the voyage began on 20 May, over 125 young people in recovery from cancer from across the UK have been involved in the project, covering 2,206nm in 17 legs. CEO of the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust, Frank Fletcher, said: “The achievements and future potential of every single one of those young people continues to inspire me. To watch this voyage touch so many people around the UK and to see the combined achievements of this Trust crew has been amazing.” Ryan Campbell, 22 from Gourock, was on board for the final leg and had the honour of helming Moonspray as they sailed back across the finish line. He summed up what the experience meant to him: “I feel absolutely honoured to be involved in the last leg of Round Britain. It is such an amazing cause and there is nothing else like it out there. It is not focused on being ill, it is

about surpassing what you think you cannot do and everyone rises to the occasion.” Amongst the guests welcoming the crew back was Olympic Silver Medallist, Luke Patience. Luke spent time with some of the young people earlier on in the Scottish legs of the voyage and said: “It has been amazing for me to be part of this and to meet some of the young people, hear what they have been going through and how the Trust has helped. “Half way through this journey I came on board with the Trust as an ambassador and it has been an extremely humbling experience for me. It has been something that more recently has come close to my heart, so I have been absolutely honoured to be part of this and share some stories.” Dame Ellen MacArthur, Founding Patron of the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust, said: “It is an amazing journey to sail around Britain and I want to say a massive thank you to everyone who has made it happen. It has massively helped us raise the profile of the Trust; for every young person we can take sailing, there are nine we cannot, so in any way you can, please do help to support us.” www.ellenmacarthurcancertrust.org

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FERRY FIRE

According to a spokeswoman for the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service a fire broke out in the engine room of a Wightlink car ferry on the Solent leading to a crew member being injured. The spokeswoman said: “On arrival, all passengers disembarked in Yarmouth with their vehicles. A full investigation is underway and the Marine Accident Investigation Branch has been informed.”

YACHT LAUNCH

NEW CUP RECRUITS FOLLOWING their success in Bermuda in June, where the British team were crowned Red Bull Youth America’s Cup Champions 2017, Land Rover BAR Academy is recruiting to find and support talented young British sailors aged between 19-24 into professional sailing and ultimately the America’s Cup. Since its launch 18 months ago, the Land Rover BAR Academy has proven its success as a pathway to the America’s Cup, not only winning the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup, but progressing 22-year-old Neil Hunter through the Land Rover BAR Academy and into the senior Land Rover BAR team. He became the

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youngest competitor in the 35th America’s Cup. The Land Rover BAR Academy also set new ground in the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup with 22-year-old Annabel Vose sailing as part of the team, the only female sailor to compete in Bermuda on AC45F foiling catamarans. Launched in January 2016 over 150 applicants for the academy endured a tough selection process that pushed physical and mental limits both in the gym and on the water. A squad of 11 sailors were selected to go on and compete in the global Extreme Sailing Series aboard foiling GC32 catamarans. www.landroverbar.com

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HYTHE SUBSIDY

Hythe Ferry is to receive a £75,000 subsidy. The move comes six months after Hythe Ferry was saved when Blue Funnel Cruises bought out White Horse Ferries. The report outlining the new funding stated: “Given the pressures of the current financial climate, the county council will regularly need to review all its revenue expenditure, and so no long-term guarantees can be given for future revenue funding.” Campaigners have raised concerns about a lack of funding guarantees beyond April 2019.


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PRINCE OF WALES CAPTAIN NAMED

Spirit Yachts unveiled the designs for its 34m sailing yacht, the Spirit 111’, for the first time at the Southampton Boat Show. It is the largest single-masted wooden yacht to be built since Shamrock V in the 1930s. Spirit CEO and head designer, Sean McMillan, said: “The Spirit 111’ is an incredibly significant project. A singlemasted wooden yacht of this size that can also be owner driven is nothing less than a feat of engineering and with an exquisite interior design, will truly be a sight to behold once on the water.” www.spirityachts.com

THE first seagoing Captain of the Royal Navy’s second new aircraft carrier, HMS Prince of Wales, will be Captain Stephen Moorhouse. Captain Moorhouse is a former Commanding Officer of HMS Ocean and HMS Lancaster, known as the ‘Queen’s Frigate’ because Her Majesty is the ship’s sponsor. Captain Moorhouse said: “I am honoured to have been appointed as the first seagoing Captain of HMS Prince of Wales, a hugely exciting job to be in at such an important time for the Royal Navy. “Seeing our sister ship HMS Queen Elizabeth make her debut in Portsmouth was an amazing sight, and I look forward to one day bringing HMS Prince of Wales home to the same warm welcome.” The announcement was made two days before the warship was officially named during a ceremony in Rosyth, Scotland.

HOVERCRAFT LINK

Discussions have taken place between councillors and Hovertravel to develop a hovercraft service linking Southampton and Portsmouth. In the next six months it is expected that a funding proposal will be submitted to the Solent LEP.

MARY’S MILLIONS

The Mary Rose Museum, which is home to Henry VIII’s war ship, has celebrated 10 million visitors. The 10 millionth visitor, Mike Perkins and his wife Sandra, were invited to a behind-the-scenes tour. The Mary Rose was raised from the sea in 1982 and housed in the old museum in 1983. Then, 30 years later, the new attraction opened next to HMS Victory and in 2016 re-opened after a refurbishment.

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WORLD SAILOR OF THE YEAR AFTER several successful years in which Sarah Ayton and the duo Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark won Rolex World Sailor of the Year, this year’s nominees do not include any British sailors. However, it will be hard to pick a winner with America’s Cup winning helmsman Peter Burling, Singlehanded Round the World Record holder Thomas Coville and Vendée Globe winner Armel Le Cleac’h nominated alongside America’s Cup winning Skipper Glenn Ashby.

The women vying for the prestigious title are: Marit Bouwmeester, 2017 Laser Radial World Champion, Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze, 49erFX World Cup Series Champions, Sarah-Quita Offringa, Pro Windsurfers Association World Tour Freestyle and Slalom World Champion and Tara Pacheco (helmed by Fernando Echavarri), Nacra 17 World Cup Series Champions. The winners will be announced on 7 November, at the World Sailing Awards Ceremony in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon, said: “HMS Prince of Wales is a prestigious name for what I am sure will be a most prestigious ship. It is yet another landmark in an incredibly busy year for the Royal Navy and shipbuilding. “HMS Queen Elizabeth has undergone her sea trials and arrived into Portsmouth, I have cut the steel on the new Type 26 frigates and we announced our ambitious new National Shipbuilding Strategy. “Together these magnificent carriers will act as our statement to the world. By having two we will ensure the UK will be one of the few nations able to maintain a continuous carrier strike presence on the high seas to project our power across the world.” The ship will be the eighth in the Royal Navy to bear the name HMS Prince of Wales, honouring Britain’s history as a seafaring nation from the Sixth Rate gun ship in 1693 to the King George V Class Battleship that fought in World War II. With a crew of 679 HMS Prince of Wales is expected to carry out sea trials in 2019 before entering Royal Navy service.

SUZUKI LIGHTEST IN CLASS FOLLOWING the launch of its flagship outboard, the DF350A, Suzuki has announced the new DF100B. At just 157kg, the DF100B outboard is 25kg lighter than the existing DF100A and 6kg lighter than the closest competitor. Suzuki has based the new DF100B on a proven design by using the same 1502cc engine unit as the DF70A/80A/90A models. However, it has up-rated the ECM as well as adding a water detection fuel filter. This filter is designed to help protect the engine by alerting the driver when water is present in the fuel. The outboard will be available in Pearl Nebular Black with a large 3D silver ‘S’

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sunbathing area, open plan forward cabin and innovative fold down transom. “The wrap around windows offer a light and airy feel and hand-crafted details add luxury. The design clearly draws on Fairline’s core DNA but with a very modern twist and, of course, offers the robust seakeeping we are known the world over for.” Prices of the new Fairline 33 will start from around £252,000. In further news, Fairline Yachts won best exterior design in the 50 - 80ft yachts category at the World Yachts Trophies. The award-winning star of the night was Fairline’s Targa 63 GTO, the culmination of the brand’s collaboration with superyacht designer, Alberto Mancini - who also picked up Designer of the Year. Judges commended Fairline, praising the quality, craftsmanship and collaborative work that went into creating the Targa 63 GTO. Russell Currie, Managing Director of Fairline Yachts, said: “This award is testament to the hard work of all the Fairline Yachts team over the last 18 months.” www.fairline.com

DUNCAN RETURNS

HMS Duncan has returned to Portsmouth after spending three months in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea where she was the first warship to visit some countries since the early 2000s. The destroyer conducted seven defence engagement events.

NEW DAY BOAT FROM FAIRLINE FAIRLINE Yachts has announced plans for a new 33ft express cruiser. This model will be the first from Fairline’s new project F-Line series and will launch in early 2019. The latest Fairline designed by Alberto Mancini, crowned Yacht Designer of the Year at the World Yacht Trophies, the 33 has already received over a dozen orders from Fairline’s global dealer network. The entry-level model will feature a single stern drive engine from Volvo Penta with the option to upgrade to twin diesels. Head of Design at Fairline Yachts, Andrew Pope, said: “Hot on the heels of launching the award-winning Targa 63 GTO at Cannes Yachting Festival and the all new Targa 43 Open due to debut next spring, we now reveal the latest Alberto Mancini designed Fairline. “Inspired by our long heritage in designing and building sub-40ft yachts, we are pleased to make public our first, exciting, compact day boat which will further broaden the appeal of the Fairline brand. “This stylish day boat embraces outdoor living and will feature an expansive foredeck

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A 20ft boat had to be moved after it was mistakenly unloaded 100 yards away from its actual destination in Lancashire. Left outside a furniture business, a CCTV image of the unloading was posted on social media.

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PARALYMPIC Gold Medallist Helena Lucas MBE highlighted a local success story at the Southampton Boat Show when she presented the new Seaward 39 motor cruiser. The layout accommodates four in the owner’s suite and mid-section guest cabin. The boat also has a large well-equipped galley amidships and spacious wheelhouse that doubles as a day saloon and dining room with panoramic views. The aft cockpit, which is easily accessed from the wheelhouse and side decks, has a large table for al-fresco dining, together with a stern platform, which is moulded into the hull to provide a safe and stable boarding

point from a dinghy and for swimming from. Their Seaward boats range from 19 to 46ft, and commercial versions are used by harbour authorities and pilots across the world. The Boat Development Co Ltd, builders of the Seaward range, has been in Cowes for almost five years. This new Seaward 39 is the first in its class of private motor cruisers. Mike Burnham, Director, said: “This Seaward 39 is the latest product in a massive development programme to heighten quality, comfort and ride right across the range. “We have made considerable improvements to the interior furnishings by bringing these craftsmanship skills in-house. All electrical installations are now carried out by the in-house team as well.” www.seawardboat.com

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service was called to Holyhead Marina when a fire broke out on a 30ft yacht, which was in the yard at the time. Two people were injured.

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At TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show 34 apprentices took centre stage as British Marine honoured them at its annual Graduation Ceremony. In its seventh year, the ceremony celebrates graduating apprentices from all areas of the industry, in roles varying from marine engineers to non-marine specific disciplines like I.T. and Business Administration. The marine industry now has over 500 apprentices working and learning in 100 businesses.

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The SmartFind G8 AIS, the world’s first AIS EPIRB, has received Type Approval Certification for use on the Cospas Sarsat satellite system, meaning the beacon will be rolling off McMurdo’s Portsmouth factory production line this autumn. Key features of the SmartFind G8 AIS include Quadrotech™ Technology for accelerated rescue – containing four search and rescue support frequencies, built-in AIS for localised rescue support, multiple GNSS (GPS) sources, a 10 year battery, 360 degree strobe, easy service battery and multiple accidental activation prevention features. Up to £700 (POA) www.mcmurdogroup.com

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RAYMARINE AXIOM PRO The Raymarine Axiom™ Multifunction Display line has been expanded with the introduction of the Axiom Pro. Designed for offshore enthusiasts and professional captains, it features Raymarine’s HybridTouch™ control, combining multi-touchscreen controls with an ergonomic keypad for additional confidence in rough seas. For serious offshore anglers, Axiom Pro is available with a 1 kW, high-powered CHIRP sonar and Raymarine’s built-in RealVision™ 3D sonar. Axiom Pro models with RealVision 3D and 1kW CHIRP sonar start at €2,645 www.raymarine.com/axiompro

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RADIO GARMIN New from Garmin is the VHF 210i Marine Radio and GHS™ 11i wired VHF handset. The VHF 210i radio enhances communication between you and other boats in your area. It features the NMEA 2000 network and standard Class D Digital Selective Calling functionality. With 25 W transmit power, VHF 210 gives fishermen, sailors and cruisers the ability to communicate confidently. The addition of GHS™ 11i allows full function of the VHF 210i radio from a remote location. VHF 210i: £459.99 GHS 11i: £279.99 www.garmin.com

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SHORE STYLE HENRI LLOYD KIT REVIEWS

SHADOW BOOT

Marine footwear is extremely important in order to stay safe while sailing. We decided to try out the Henri Lloyd Shadow Boot, which is ideal for offshore and coastal sailors. This is a fully waterproof and breathable leather boot constructed from high grade leathers with Cordura panels. We found they are really warm and comfortable, even when worn all day. The boot features a Dri-Lex lining which transports perspiration away from the foot which definitely helps to keep you comfortable for longer.

Interestingly, they feature a technology called Outlast which was originally developed by NASA to protect astronauts against temperature fluctuations in space. This technology stores the heat from the foot as it warms and gives it back to when it cools. A great feature for sailors. Importantly they also have good grip on wet decks. So, a good looking boot that will offer both comfort and warmth. Sounds good to us… when can we wear them again? £190 Brown/Carbon, Grey www.henrilloyd.com

MEN’S ELITE THERM MID LAYER JACKET

This mid layer jacket from Henri Lloyd is part of the Offshore Elite range. It is an incredibly versatile piece of kit and can be used on its own or as part of the three-layer system when worn with the H-Therm Base Layers and a fully waterproof outer shell. For those wearing it as a layer, it is lightweight and compact, making it ideal. As we discovered on a wet afternoon the jacket is waterproof, although for extreme conditions you would want the outer layer too. The fabric is coated with a durable water repellent finish that helps shed surface water, which gives a faster dry time; always a welcome feature. The fleece collar lining is a nice addition, and while the Primaloft lining gave warmth, the jacket was comfortable to wear on warmer days too. We also liked the adjustable wrist cuffs. As it will probably see a great deal of action on board it is reassuring to know there is reinforcement fabric at areas of high abrasion. Another welcome feature is the grip around the waist that stops the jacket rising up when working on the boat. There are also a couple of pockets, plus a zipped interior pocket, useful for storing important items. This jacket is warm, comfy, lightweight and compact, although perhaps a flash of colour somewhere would be welcome on what is a completely black jacket. Also available: Henri Lloyd Elite Therm Mid Layer Salopette £145 Black www.henrilloyd.com

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This women’s jacket in Baltic Blue, comes from the Henri Lloyd Offshore sailing collection. We were eager to take a closer look at all the features and to find out if it would keep us both dry and warm. Unintentionally the jacket was tested in extremely wet conditions and it performed brilliantly. The fluorescent yellow – not to be missed - hood was put to full use too. The Henri Lloyd Optivision Hoods are designed to increased peripheral vision and the high cut collar with spume visor gives full face protection. The fleece collar lining is a great feature. Although a large jacket, it is still easy to move around when worn. This is where Henri Lloyd’s ergonomic design comes in whereby clothing is designed to be shaped to your body for better movement and comfort. There are reflective patches at the shoulder, storm flap and hood. The Henri Lloyd Photo-Luminescent Reflectors use the latest technology in energy-zero and self-sustaining light sources. By day the reflectors absorb UV light (sunlight or artificial) and after dark they release energy to improve safety at night. Storage, always important, is well covered and there are plenty of pockets to warm your hands or store necessary items. This jacket is available in both men’s and ladies fits and comes in a good range of colours. £275 Optic White, Marine, New Red, Baltic Blue, Aquamarine www.henrilloyd.com

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BOATING PEOPLE Q&A with Ned Collier-Wakefield, skipper and director of british offshore racing team, Team Concise. 

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What do you love most about your job?

Every day I get to do the thing I love most – sail! We started Team Concise to provide an opportunity for young, offshore sailors to compete in some of the biggest sailing races in the world. I get immense satisfaction from knowing that I am actively helping others to fulfil their dreams, and in the process I get to sail with some of the most passionate and talented young sailors in the world.

What do you least like about your ob?

As much as I love what I do, it can be mentally and physically stressful at times.

What do you love most about being in nature?

When I am at sea, I love the open expanses and broad horizons. It feels as if I am a million miles away from civilisation, and that makes me feel very free. With the wind in my hair and nothing in sight except miles and miles of sea, it truly helps to put life into perspective and clear my head. I also do a lot of road cycling to keep myself fit when I am not on the boat.

Your job is very extreme. o you orry about safety?

Yes, we worry about safety all the time. We are sailing our boats to their absolute limits and there is a very real danger that something could go wrong. With that in mind we constantly work on procedures to ensure we are ready.

If you could give your younger self one piece of ad ice hat ould it be?

What is your biggest achievement to date and hy?

My biggest personal achievement is creating and leading Team Concise with CEO Tony Lawson. It is a competitive offshore racing team that can hold its own, and beat the best sailors in the world on one of the most extreme boats in the world. My career highlight has to be our MOD70 (70ft multihull yacht) campaign. To successfully make the leap to racing such a powerful boat against the best sailors in the world, and to be competitive within a year feels like a real achievement. Winning the Round Barbados race by 12 seconds, and breaking the record by just under two hours, was an incredible moment of realisation, and a pretty great alive moment for me!

The team has completed over 30,000 miles of racing including the Fastnet and Round the Island Race. Image: Mark Lloyd

Sailing can be perceived as an expensive hobby/sport. How can people get involved who have never sailed before?

I think all hobbies can become expensive. However, it is a misconception that sailing is an inaccessible, or elitist sport. There are as many as 650 sailing clubs in the UK alone, and most of these will offer introductory courses. The majority of sailing clubs welcome new members and will be incredibly supportive of anyone who is new to sailing. As a highly accredited sailor in his own right, Ned has led Team Concise to many notable victories. He is now renowned as one of the top class 40 skippers and multihull sailors in the world, with his young team being described by the Royal Ocean Racing Club as the future of British sailing. www.teamconcise.com

What was the biggest challenge you faced hen pursuing your drea ?

In order to pursue a dream, you have to be committed and fully devote yourself to it. This means making many sacrifices along the way. As a professional sailor I spend large amounts of time away from home, and of course I miss my family and friends. Even when I am in the UK, I still need to follow a strict training regime, which means I cannot always join in with the things other people my age (29) are doing.

Who or what was your biggest inspiration and hy?

My inspiration lies with a great friend, Rob Gauntlett. He was the youngest Briton to ever summit Mount Everest, at just 19. A year later, he completed the 180° expedition from the North Pole to South Pole, travelling by ski, bike and boat. Sadly, in 2009 Rob died in a climbing accident, but his memory lives on and he still inspires me today, because of his drive, passion and incredible determination.

What is your ulti ate drea

goal?

My ultimate goal is to bring together and create a team that wins the Volvo Ocean Race. It has to be the toughest sailing race in the world, where you really experience life at the extreme. The race covers more than 45,000nm of the world’s most treacherous seas, over a period of nine months away from home. Sailors are exposed to all types of extreme weather conditions, and temperatures as low as -5 Celsius, so it truly tests athletes and their kit. Sailors have to be at the top of their game in order to endure this race – from a physical and mental perspective – and only compete when they are the best of the best, so that is the big dream for me.

Sail as many different boats as possible and do not be afraid to ask everyone questions. Being versatile is a valuable skill in whichever discipline you choose, and there is no substitute for time on the water. If you get the opportunity to sail with some of the biggest names and most successful guys, make the most of it – they are always keen to pass on their advice and skills.

Team Concise aims to give young British sailors a future in competitive offshore racing. Image: Mark Lloyd


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East Dorset Sailing Club was awarded £10,000 by Sport England to buy two Topper Argo sailing dinghies, as pictured here. The club runs sailing sessions for novices and improvers on Tuesday evenings, a pirates group for children under 12 at weekends and dinghy racing on Friday nights, together with fun events including match racing from the club’s beach, treasure hunts and sailing picnics around the harbour. It also has its own swinging moorings for larger boats and organises yacht cruises and racing. Picture sent in by Jeff Osment.

Phillip Sherwood sent in this photo, taken whilst sitting on his boat one early frosty morning having a coffee. The mist cleared to reveal his friend’s boat, which is being sold.

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OFFSHORE RACING What do you need to prepare for an offshore race? RYA Racing for Yachts & Keelboats is a great place to start.

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THE OFFSHORE SCENE

Breaking into an offshore crew can prove a challenge for many young sailors. For those aged 18 - 24 the British Keelboat Academy can offer the opportunity to do just that, either through progressing via the inshore programme or directly into the offshore programme for those with some experience. The BKA is designed to support young people to develop the skills needed to take their keelboat yacht racing to the next level, whether as a professional or an amateur. Competing in a range of events during the season, the Academy sailors

will receive top class coaching from a variety of professional sailors. In addition to this, sailors will receive training ashore spanning subjects including winching, meteorology, navigation, racing rules, rig tuning and sail trim, with input from marine leaders and industry professionals. This season, the offshore squad competed in numerous events across the Channel, culminating in the prestigious Rolex Fastnet Race. To find out more and apply: www.rya.org.uk/programmes/britishkeelboat-academy/Pages/hub.aspx

Image: Rob Gibson

Having the correct kit is essential for offshore racing

RACING in yachts or keelboats involves technology, technique, timing, individual skills, observation, concentration, a wholebody workout, application of rules, tactics and teamwork. Long-distance offshore racing brings a different set of issues to inshore racing. For example, boats will need to exceed a minimum stability rating. Crew will need to be fed and watered even when nobody wants to go below and cook. They will need to carry warm clothing and have good-quality waterproofs to keep warm and dry. If the race duration is more than 12 hours you should think about some sort of ‘watch-keeping system’ so that the crew, and you, remain fresh and able to function.

THE RIGHT KIT

You may need extra equipment such as a liferaft, additional anchor, searchlights, an EPIRB, batteries and re-arming kits for lifejackets. You will need to carry enough fuel to potentially motor home. You will also need to analyse the weather forecast for the whole of the race duration plus the passage home.

CHANGING HABITS

Then there are the little changes in disciplines. Halyard tails that are simply thrown down the companionway during a race around the cans will need to be tidied away properly, not just to keep them ready for use but also to keep the accommodation area safe and dry.

Spinnakers that would be left in the forepeak, ready for a ‘hatch hoist’ in a smooth-water race, will need to be repacked and put away, again in the interest of maintaining a dry and safe environment. Navigationally, anticipated changes in wind direction will have an influence over your planned course, which may no longer be the shortest route to your destination. You will need to carry passage charts plus details of any harbours that might prove to be a ‘port of refuge’ if conditions deteriorate unexpectedly. RYA Racing for Yachts and Keelboats: www.rya.org.uk/shop/Pages/products. aspx?product=rya-racing-for-yachts-andkeelboats-e-book

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BOATING HOLIDAYS EVERY MONTH WE BRING YOU A SELECTION OF SUPER OFFERS AND HOLIDAY NEWS

MEDITERRANEAN FLOTILLAS

Are you considering Dubrovnik? Image: Shutterstock/Emperorcosar

Last month we brought you news of Sunsail’s 2018 flotillas. Ideal holidays for first time sailors and those with experience, Sunsail flotillas are available in three Mediterranean countries: Croatia, Greece and Spain. Here are the full details, so now is the time to get planning and start looking forward to next year’s get-away.

GREECE

Lefkas Flotilla - a one-week flotilla featuring watersports, pristine shores and forested hills: 13 May - 21 October 2018 Kefalonia Flotilla - a one-week flotilla with beautiful beaches and traditional tavernas: 27 May - 7 October 2018 Kalamos Flotilla - a one-week flotilla of feasting on fresh seafood, boutique shopping and dolphin spotting: 24 June - 26 August 2018 Ithaca Flotilla – a two-week easy-sailing flotilla, perfect for families and first timers: 10 June, 24 June, 8 July, 22 July, 5 August, 19 August, 2 September, 16 September 2018

CROATIA

Dubrovnik Flotilla (Dubrovnik base) - a two-week flotilla filled with rich history and spectacular scenery: 10 June, 24 June, 8 July, 22 July, 5 August, 19 August, 2 September, 16 September 2018 Vis Flotilla (Agana base) - a two-week flotilla featuring some of central Dalmatia’s best-known islands, towns and natural marvels: 16 June, 30 June, 14 July, 28 July, 11 August, 25 August 2018 A wine-themed flotilla is also available for the Vis Flotilla on 8 and 15 September (must be booked as bareboat with a wine flotilla supplement). Krka Flotilla (Agana base) - a one-week flotilla where you will be treated to the medieval towns, national parks and deserted coves Croatia is famous for: 19 May – 15 September 2018 The Krka flotilla also offers a food and wine- option, available for 9 June (must be booked as bareboat with a supplement). Hvar Flotilla (Agana base) - a one-week flotilla loaded with deserted beaches, beautiful bays and bustling towns steeped in culture: 5 May – 22 September 2018 Need a break away from the kids? Sunsail offers an ‘adults only’ option for the Hvar flotilla for 23 June 2018.

SPAIN

Take advantage of the long season, which runs through to October, and visit one of Mallorca’s 31 stunning Blue Flag beaches. Slip out of Palma de Mallorca and glide past the dramatic cathedral as you combine independent sailing with a social twist in breath-taking surroundings. Stacked with Gothic and Arabic architecture, ancient towns and villages and pristine bays, Sunsail’s recently-updated Mallorca flotilla is available for booking between 5 May – 20 October 2018. www.sunsail.co.uk

STATUS UPDATE - HOLIDAYING IN THE CARIBBEAN? If you have a holiday booked in the Caribbean you are best to get in touch with your tour operator who will be able to advise you about the latest situation following the devastation left by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. With tropical storm force winds spanning a massive 70,000 square miles, Hurricane Irma was larger than the surface area of England (50,301 square miles). The maximum sustained speed of Irma’s winds was recorded at 185mph, making it the joint second most powerful Atlantic hurricane on record behind Hurricane Allen’s 190mph winds in 1980. There are over 5,000 islands in the area and, while we know the areas worst affected by Hurrucane Irma, it will take time to fully assess the damage. Speaking about the impact on the British Virgin Islands Sharon Flax-Brutus, the director of tourism, said: “The destruction caused by Hurricane Irma in the British Virgin Islands has been devastating. The destination has lost entire structures and many homes are without roofs, or have been diminished to merely foundations.” Of St Maarten/St Martin the Caribbean Tourism Organisation said: “It has been reported that much of the dual-island nation has suffered significant damage, with hotels, government offices, homes and smaller buildings badly damaged on both the Dutch and French sides of the island.” A statement from the Caribbean Tourism Organisation added: “Antigua was spared Irma’s brunt, but it passed over the island of Barbuda.” It also stated that Antigua’s infrastructure was “largely unscathed” while Barbuda suffered “extensive damage”. Dream Yacht Charter founder, Loic Bonnet, said: “Our fleet and business remains strong after the impact of Hurricanes Irma and Maria across the Caribbean, which hit St. Martin, the British Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico particularly hard. “Our Caribbean fleet capacity will be restored by the end of this year. Dream Yacht Charter had 70 boats in St. Martin and the BVI when Irma hit and we anticipate 60 per cent will be declared a total loss, although we have yet to have a final report from the loss adjustors. While the impact on our fleet and 2017 revenue is significant, it is more than manageable and we have rolled out our business continuity plans. “The pre-Irma fleet in the St. Martin and the BVI represented just 25 per cent of our Caribbean fleet across Puerto Rico, BVI, St. Martin, Antigua, Guadeloupe, Martinique, St. Vincent & Grenada before Irma. We had been careful not to grow any one base too big in the Caribbean because of the risks, so we are well spread globally.” “Since the hurricanes, we have worked to mitigate the impact on our customers by: n Purchasing 20 new replacement boats for the St. Martin and BVI fleets to be delivered by the end of 2017. They will include Lagoon 52s, Bali 4.5 catamarans, Dufour 520 and Sun Odyssey 519 monohulls

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n Purchasing the Regis Guillemot fleet in Martinique, adding about 30 catamarans to our fleet in this popular destination n Planning to fully re-open our St. Martin and BVI bases mid November n Relocating customers with St. Martin and BVI charters in September and October to other Caribbean bases or destinations, such as Grenada, Antigua, Martinique, the Mediterranean, Seychelles, Asia, Pacific, Bahamas and Mexico n Finding replacement boats or relocating customers with St. Martin and BVI charters in November n Planning to fully re-open Puerto Rico by mid-October “Our bases in Antigua, Martinique, St. Vincent and Grenada are fully operational. Our fleet in Guadeloupe escaped damage from Hurricane Maria, as our Caribbean operations manager relocated boats to bases further south. Our Puerto Rico fleet did not sustain major damage and our base will be fully operational mid-October. “ Loic concluded: “We remain committed to the Caribbean and its wonderful communities, all of which rely heavily on tourism, including the yacht charter industry, and the islands need our support now more than ever. Keep faith in the wonderful Caribbean people to rebuild and recreate the paradise that we all know and hold so dear.” Sunsail tell us the hurricane activity in the Caribbean has greatly affected their base operations in the British Virgin Islands and St. Martin. Their destinations in the Bahamas, Belize, Antigua, Grenada and St. Lucia were unaffected and continue to operate charters normally. If you have a scheduled charter departure in the BVI and St Martin between now and 31 October 2017, contact their Vacation Planners at 03303321172 or Sales@ sunsail.com for assistance with rearranging your charter. Sunsail went on to say: “Over the years, Sunsail has built very strong relationships with a wide range of businesses, partners, tourism operators and agencies in the Caribbean. We are working closely with the specific governments of affected areas, aligning our recovery plans and supporting their local fundraising efforts. Image: UK Crown Copyright 2017

“The damage assessment will take a considerable amount of time, however, we will use every measure at our disposal to replace the fleet, where needed, as soon as we can. “Our team of dedicated holiday planners have been helping to rearrange holidays that have been booked from now until 31 October and we have seen very few cancellations with many people rearranging their holidays for alternative dates. We are still taking bookings within this period for The Bahamas, St Lucia and The Grenadines. Our Antigua base is closed at this time of the year and as soon as the fleet arrives it will be operational. The tourism industry is the beating heart of the Caribbean. Communities and businesses will be able to get back on their feet with the support of local governments and the commitment of our customers. We intend to come back stronger than ever.” BVI Yacht Charters told us: “We are still working to complete full assessments of all of our boats. As you can imagine many of our boats were damaged, but thankfully most can be repaired. At this point we can confirm that we will not be offering charters in October or November. The whole team is working very hard to ensure that we repair, replace and rebuild in time for Christmas. We will be back in December, stronger than ever! We would like to encourage all of our guests with charters booked in October and November to consider rescheduling their trip. The best way you can help us, and the rest of the BVI, is to come and charter with us soon. We have no doubt that the bars and restaurants will be back up and running in no time, the beaches will be cleared and the water is the same beautiful colour it has always been.” Minister of tourism for The Bahamas, Dionisio D’Aguilar said: “We have weathered many storms, we are resilient and we will navigate the road to recovery together. We have activated our Hurricane Relief Fund to help our people and countries rebuild after the storm. Please visit www.gofundme.com/hurricanerelief-fund-cto to donate to the fund.” Although the Caribbean is pleasant year round, except during August and September when it is hurricane season, the best time to visit is March to June. Visitors will find fewer tourists, more settled weather patterns and tropical fruit and flowers are in season. Yachts can visit anchorages and islands that are otherwise difficult to get to in stormy, windy conditions. Christmas is also a popular time, with bookings often made a year in advance. So if you would like to take a Caribbean sailing holiday, as with those who have already booked, get in touch with your chosen holiday company for the latest advice. Many of the islands rely heavily on tourism and so the sooner visitors return the better, once the islands are ready.


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HOLIDAY SHORTS HOFF’S CRUISE

A reminder that Hoff’s Fan Cruise in the Med on board Costa Favolosa takes place from 4 – 8 November. David Hasselhoff and his family will be on board for the entire Image: Jonah Mohr cruise with special events planned for Hoff fans. Savona (Italy) – Rome (Italy) – Barcelona (Spain) – Marseille (France) – Savona (Italy) 799 EUR per person (based on inside cabin double occupancy) www.georeisen.com/hasselhoff

JANE TAKES A CRUISE ON TV

WHY SAIL SARDINIA?

Take a cruise along the stunning coastline city of Olbia in Sardinia and visit the most famous cultural attractions. La Maddelena archipelago is also known as ‘Sardinia’s secret islands’ and for good reason. Sailing the north of Sardinia for a week will give you time to explore the wonderful southern coastline of Corsica.

Jane McDonald has been taking to the high seas to explore the cruising life. During this series Jane’s explorations have included the Baltic, Western Mediterranean and Cuba. If you missed it you can catch up with series one and two on My5.

Olbia is a beautiful place to sail. Image: Shutterstock/Steffy Morelli

10 REASONS TO CHOOSE MALTA THIS WINTER

 Within approximately 2.5 days cruising from anywhere in the Mediterranean  English speaking community and part of the EU  Known to have fine weather year-round  A vibrant year round destination, Valletta is 2018 European Capital of Culture  Yacht-friendly and great tax benefits  Extensive refit and repair facilities including dry dock for up to 160m  Superior onshore facilities, good support for yachts and vibrant crew calendar  Safe and high quality of life, with a reasonable cost of living  Serviced by over 26 airlines with regular international service throughout Europe  Malta International Airport is known for its private jet facilities and is only 10 minutes from the marina by car For the 2017/2018 winter season, Grand Harbour Marina in Malta is offering a winter berthing incentive for 30m – 100m yachts. Berths booked for four to six months in the winter season will receive one month free berthing. en.cnmarinas.com

FURTHER INFORMATION

n Nautilus Yachting: www.nautilusyachting.com n Nisos Yacht Charter: www.nisosyachtcharter.com n Seafarer: www.seafarersailing.co.uk n BVI Charters: www.bviyachtcharters.com n Ocean Elements: www.ocean-elements.co.uk n The Moorings: www.moorings.co.uk

n Mauri Pro: www.mauripro.com n Dream Yacht Charter: www.dreamyachtcharter.com n Sunsail: www.sunsail.co.uk n Mallorca Yacht Charter: www.mallorcayachtcharter.eu n Tall Ships Adventures: tallships.org n Naleia Yachting: www.naleiayachting.com

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DUST, DEBRIS AND DRIPS As the nights draw in, thoughts will be turning to annual winter maintenance tasks and the chore of scrubbing down hulls and applying a new coat of antifoul for next season. Emma Barton, RYA Planning & Environmental Manager

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ntifouling paints are hazardous mixtures that prevent the build-up of marine organisms on vessel hulls. They work largely by releasing biocides into the water, preventing organisms from attaching themselves to the bottom of boats. Whilst this is good for keeping the hull clean, improving efficiency through the water and preventing the spread

of invasive non-native species, it does mean that some of the toxic ingredients leach into the water. Increased concentrations of copper can sometimes be found in the sediment around lift out points in estuaries and rivers and can find their way into the food chain causing a wide range of environmental problems and can also increase dredging costs.

HAZARDOUS WASTE

When finished those paint tins will need to be disposed of as hazardous waste

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paint particles. They can be swept up and put in the hazardous waste bin. If you use scrubbing piles, only scrub off the fouling and not the residue paint – be careful not to let debris enter the water. When sanding, use a dustless vacuum sander to reduce toxic dust from the paint and antifouling coatings. Most marinas, clubs and boatyards would prefer not to have their sites covered with blue patches and do not want loose material entering the water or nearby surface water drains. Tarpaulins are an easy and inexpensive solution when sanding or scrubbing and to catch drips and spills when painting.

Boat owners can play a vital role in preventing concentrated scrapings from entering the water by following best practice advice from The Green Blue. A growing number of marinas, clubs and boatyards have installed washdown facilities which collect residues from your boat instead of letting it run back into the water. Some also recycle the wastewater for re-use, preventing pollution and saving water costs. If you wash your hull off on a slipway, place a length of rope across the slope to catch larger

It is also important to note that antifouling tins, as well as topside paints, varnishes and solvents, must be disposed of as hazardous waste in the hazardous waste bins, as do used brushes, rollers and trays. Take advice from your chandlery on the correct type of antifoul for your location and use, preferably with the lowest levels of biocides and copper suitable for your needs. Take a look at different technologies, copper free antifouling or alternative hull paints such as vinyl, silicone or Teflon or even consider an ultrasonic system. And do not forget, always follow the paint manufacturer recommendations and wear the recommended Personal Protective Equipment to minimise skin contact and avoid breathing dust. At the start of 2017, the RYA, the British Coatings Federation and British Marine teamed up to launch the DIY Safe Antifouling Initiative 2017. The DIY Safe Antifouling Initiative includes a range of freely available resources for reference and display, including a poster, video, trifold leaflet and guidance document. To find out more, or to download any of these tools, visit www.safeantifouling.com. See www.thegreenblue.org.uk for the latest Green Guides.


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SPINAL INJURIES

“The casualty should be managed where they have fallen and never moved unless they are in danger.”

IN THIS SERIES ALL AT SEA IS SPOTLIGHTING CHAPTERS FROM FIRST AID COMPANION TO GIVE BOATERS A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCY SITUATIONS.

9. No attempt should be made to try and make a collar from rolled up materials. This will not immobilise the neck and harm may be caused in the attempt. Always wait for instruction from medical help.

1. Ensure it is safe to approach the casualty. Assess if the casualty has a clear airway and is breathing. It is vital to tell the casualty not to move. 2. Support the head in a neutral position and keep the casualty from making any movement. This may be done by placing the hands on either side of their head. (see pic 1)

Next month we conclude this first aid series with a look at seizures.

3. Ask if the casualty has any difficulty breathing, any pain, or tingling or strange sensation in any part of the body. See if they can wiggle toes and fingers. (see pic 2)

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4. They will be extremely frightened so constant reassurance will be needed.

Spinal injury is caused by an abnormal force or violent twisting or bending. The most vulnerable areas are the neck and lower back. Injury may involve bones, discs, muscles, ligaments, spinal cord and nerves (the most serious). The most important indicator of spinal injury is the mechanism of the injury i.e. how it occurred. Where there has been a blow to the head or a fall from a height, neck (cervical spine) injury should always be suspected. A fall from a height, jumping from a height and landing on the feet, or a blow to the

5. The casualty should be managed where they have fallen and never moved unless they are in danger. They should be kept warm and protected from the elements as needed.

back, may result in injury lower down the spine. Diving or jumping into the water may also result in spine injury. There may be pain at the spine or elsewhere, tenderness over the spine and an irregular position. Movement may be affected with weakness or loss of control. Sensations such as burning, tingling and heaviness may be felt.

6. If the casualty becomes unconscious, the priority changes to protecting the airway. The casualty must be placed in the recovery position. If there are other people on board they can assist with the positioning of the casualty but the head should always be held and neck supported. The person doing this will be the one in charge giving instructions and no one should do anything to

There may be difficulty breathing. Loss of bladder and bowel control may also be present. It is vital that medical advice is sought, as urgent evacuation will be required.

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the casualty until given the go ahead by the rescuer supporting the head. 7. If alone with the casualty do the recovery position in the usual way making sure the head is well supported when turning them and do not let the head drop to the deck but keep the spine from neck down as straight as possible. 8. On rescue all decisions about moving the casualty must be taken by the emergency services only.

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SAFETY FIRST

WIN THE WORLD’S FIRST SMARTFIND G8 AIS EPIRB WORTH OVER £700

Anyone who is planning to go out on the water needs to be prepared for an emergency. It’s important to feel confident that if you get into distress there is a robust alert, locate, track and recovery search and rescue process in place. So, to help save more lives at sea McMurdo has launched the world’s first EPIRB to help accelerate search and rescue. All at Sea has been offered one of the first McMurdo SmartFind G8 AIS EPIRBs to roll off the production line at McMurdo’s Portsmouth HQ. The McMurdo SmartFind G8 AIS is the world’s first distress beacon that can support each of the four frequencies used in the search and rescue process: 406MHz and 121.5MHz for beacon transmission, GNSS (better known as GPS) for location positioning, and AIS (automatic identification system) for localised connectivity. This multiple-frequency capability will help with faster detection, superior positioning accuracy, greater signal reliability and, ultimately, accelerated rescue of people or vessels in distress. An Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) is a safety device carried by a vessel to alert search and rescue

services and allow them to quickly locate you in the event of an emergency. When activated it transmits a coded message on the 406 MHz distress frequency which is monitored by the CospasSarsat satellite system. The alert is then relayed via an earth station to the nearest Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC). With an EPIRB you can summon help wherever you are on the planet, subscription free, no matter how remote. Rescue times will be reduced, by harnessing the global location power and tracking capabilities of 406MHz power and additional tracking capabilities with the localized rescue capacities of AIS, first introduced to the world in McMurdo’s AIS MOB range. Additional features of the McMurdo SmartFind G8 AIS include a 10 year battery, 360 degree strobe, Easy Service Battery and multiple accidental activation prevention features. The competition prize is the Manual AIS GPS SmartFind G8 EPIRB and is worth £700. The prize will be shipped to Mainland UK only (up to 30 days after the competition closes) To find out more about the McMurdo SmartFind G8 AIS EPIRB visit www.mcmurdogroup.com

For a chance to win enter below, at www.allatsea.co.uk or by email to editor@allatsea.co.uk with the subject header SmartFind Competition. What does AIS stand for? NAME: ADDRESS:

EMAIL: Closing date: 20 October 2017. Enter online at www.allatsea.co.uk or email editor@allatsea.co.uk with the subject header ‘SmartFind competition’. Winners will be notified by email/phone. The winners will be the first correct entry drawn at random after the competition closing date. No cash or alternatives will be offered. Please indicate on your entry if you do not wish to receive information about other products and services from All at Sea, by phone, post, email or by SMS.


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BOATING READS OFF THE DEEP END A HISTORY OF MADNESS AT SEA Nic Compton £16.99 Hardback The Mercy (Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz) hits UK cinemas this autumn, recounting yachtsman Donald Crowhurst’s suicide in the middle of the 1968 solo Golden Globe Race, during which he left behind two rambling notebooks of mounting neurosis and paranoia. Off the Deep End is the timely and first detailed study of the effect that the vastness, loneliness and inestimable power of the sea has always had on sailors’ sanity. Nic Compton explores accounts that span the centuries, from desperate stories of shipwreck and cannibalism in the Age of Sail, to inexplicable multiple murders, to Crowhurst’s sad end. He offers vivid insight and analysis about the effects of the cruel sea on the human mind, looking at the sea’s physical character, the long history of madness at sea and how that is played out in many of today’s singlehanded and crewed races. However Nic also looks at the sea’s power to heal, as well as cause, madness.

NEW BOOK RELEASES

ROGUE WAVES, ANATOMY OF A MONSTER Michel Olagnon £20.00 Paperback / £19.99 eBook

THE RACING RULES EXPLAINED 2017-2020 Trevor Lewis £17.99 eBook The Racing Rules Explained 2017 - 2020 is the only book on racing that covers each rule in detail and is available to download as an interactive eBook. Included is thorough coverage of the interpretations made in the World Sailing Cases, the latest versions of the appeals published by three national authorities – the RYA, US Sailing and Sail Canada – and some of the World Sailing Match Racing and Team Racing Calls. Whether you are a competitor, race official or aspiring race official, this book delivers a high level of understanding. The eBook format also allows for simple navigation between rules and case studies enabling you to find and link the information you need easily.

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Rogue waves remain something of a mystery. Long believed to be a myth or an exaggeration, they have not been the subject of any kind of serious in-depth research – until now. This book makes rigorous marine science accessible to all, exploring the causes

GMDSS: A USER’S HANDBOOK By: Denise Bréhaut

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THE COMPLETE YACHTMASTER By: Tom Cunliffe

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This is a biographical story of Victor Kovalenko, one of the world’s most celebrated Olympic sailing coaches. Victor, whose teams have won more Olympic medals in sailing than those of any other sailing coach, grew up behind the Iron Curtain in the Soviet Union of the 1950s and ‘60s. This book tracks his development from top sportsman to his initial Olympic success as a sailing coach for the Ukrainian team. Victor’s innate curiosity and broad philosophical outlook would eventually clash with post-Soviet, Ukrainian politics and when Australia beckoned, Victor was ready. In eight Olympic Games, Victor’s teams have amassed 10 Olympic medals, six of them gold, and his latest target is the Tokyo Olympics, 2020.

EXPERTS’ FORUM BUYING THE CORRECT MARINE HEATING SYSTEM IS A HOT TOPIC ON THE FORUMS - BUT BEWARE THE FAKES has meant that, despite some genuinely useful heater related information, there is a fair bit of misinformation too. The controversy surrounds vehicle kits that look similar to their marine counterparts but are cheaper. This fact, as well as parts and accessories that are not pattern made, has created confusion in the market for boat owners who want to install safer ‘marine appropriate’ heating systems on their boats.

ALL AT SEA ASKS PETER COLLARD, TECHNICAL MANAGER FOR EBERSPÄCHER UK, TO EXPLAIN THE PITFALLS WHEN BUYING A HEATING SYSTEM. MANY owners looking to extend their season or cruise in colder climates may contemplate fitting an on board heating system. The popularity of the internet as a source of information, and marine discussion forums and blogs in particular,

MARINE VS VEHICLE KITS There are many differences between the two. All Eberspächer’s marine kits, for example, conform to the latest regulations and standards and are designed to be sea safe and more durable For instance, they include extra-long double lagged exhaust systems, exhaust standoff safety brackets, fire retardant fuel systems and fuel close off valves. In other words, the kits will endure the harsh environment found at sea. There are many other important differences such as heavy duty stainless steel brackets and fittings, gas tight flexible exhaust silencers, ducting and fittings unlikely to be seen on any type of road vehicle. BUYER BEWARE Firstly, if you are buying a new heater you should ensure it is from a genuine UK dealer.

and frequency of rogue waves, and the reasons why some waves become killer monsters. This is a fascinating and unique study into rogue waves, offering insights for all readers, but crucial advice for those who might encounter this dangerous phenomenon at sea.

Check what warranty is included. If the heater is new and supplied by Eberspächer then it will come with a full three year parts and labour warranty which includes travel to the boat. There should be a comprehensive record of dispatch, sale and installation, which allows future reference to be made to enable any repair to be completed in the quickest possible time and without recourse to the customer making any payment. Do your homework. Many new and second hand heaters sold on the internet were designed and destined for vehicle manufacturers or, if second hand, may have previously been fitted to a vehicle as a standard factory option. It is therefore likely to feature different wiring, different switching protocol, different internal parts and so on.

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. cheaper to buy a brand new full kit with three years’ parts, labour and travel cover. If you are buying parts only, be extremely careful. The part must be compatible for the heater and the job. Finally, genuine heater parts are not just made to work; they are made to cope should something ever go wrong. Genuine parts will deal with overheating situations, harsh or extreme conditions, excessively high or low temperatures, vibration and shock. Cheap parts from internet auction sites do not always meet the same criteria, so buyer beware. The importance of not only buying the correct system, but having it installed safely and working correctly and avoiding common errors of DIY installation, such as an uneven distribution of heat, is a decision likely to save you money in the long run.

HEATER SYSTEMS Eberspächer manufacture two different heater systems for boats. Both use combustion air and diesel fuel mixed and ignited within the heater’s internal combustion chamber to create thermal energy. The Airtronic range lends itself to more instant heat requirements by drawing in fresh or recirculated air which is heated and distributed to cabins and rooms via ducts and air outlets. For larger boats, the Hydronic range uses a heat exchanger to transfer its thermal energy to the boat’s own internal water system and provides a more consistent heat output akin to a domestic radiator/ convector based system. www.eberspacher.com

“DO YOUR HOMEWORK. MANY NEW AND SECOND HAND HEATERS SOLD ON THE INTERNET WERE DESIGNED AND DESTINED FOR VEHICLE MANUFACTURERS” If you do buy a second hand heater for your boat, it is recommended that you price all the ancillary items first. It could be

The Airtronic range offers instant heat to boaters


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PUZZLETIME 4 Marine food fish of the North Atlantic (7) 8 Highly seasoned meat stuffed in a casing (7) 9 Fictitious, untrue (5) 11 Beyond the scheduled time (7) 14 Delicate, woven and decorative fabric (4) 15 Performed surgery (8) 17 Winner of a competition (8) 19 Journey (4) 21 Lightweight cords (7) 24 Happen (5) 26 Building where plays are performed (7) 27 Infectious viral disease (7)

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Handy to have (6) Male of domestic cattle (4) Artificial (4) Courageous man (4) Crippled (4) Outlaw (6) Strand of yarn (6) Water vapour (5) Capital of Austria (6) Fighting with the fists (6) Open space at the top of a house (5) Tradition (6) Large continent (6) Package (6) Finger-end protector (4) Becomes firm (4) Be compliant (4) Uses a knife (4)

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Another measure of the growing status of the Revival is in the way it can now attract personalities from other genres of Solent sailing; John Tremlitt has forgone his usual X boat to be racing in this stunningly restored Finn

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BUCKET LIST BOSHAM How many sailing events are still on your bucket list? We might have another one to tempt you…

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

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lthough it might sound a little mawkish, these days we tend to love not just our top ten lists but our so called bucket lists – a wish list of sailing events to do before we curl our toes en route for the calmer oceans in the sky. For the big boat sailor, it is easy to compile such a list… Antigua Week, the Fastnet, Sydney to Hobart, even the Round the Island Race for those who have yet to do this iconic race. For the small boat sailor, however, this task is quite a bit harder. There is Salcombe Week for the Merlin Rockets (featured recently in All at Sea) and the iconic Prince of Wales Trophy for the International 14s, the Finn Gold has to be right up then and then there is... as you can see, it gets a lot trickier. CLASSIC EVENT Luckily there is now an event that has gained sufficient stature and profile to force its way onto any self-respecting bucket list of sailing events that just have to be done and, more importantly, it is one that is open to all. All at Sea have featured the Classic Boat Revival at Bosham before and make no apologies for doing so again, for in a season that has been notable for the decline in the numbers of boats attending championships and open meetings, Bosham have hit upon a winning formula that has seen their numbers increase again.

Lots of ‘old ladies’ fighting for their place on the start line

Yet the package is one of real simplicity. You start with a beautiful, picturesque setting, ensure that the club is attractive and welcoming, then tightly organise an event for the best of our ‘classic’ small boats. It helps that success breeds success, as the strength of the Classic Boat Revival brand has seen ongoing support from a healthy number of blue chip sponsors. Strides, the Sussex based Auction House enjoy a long-standing relationship with the event, as do the harbour based Haines boatyard, where a number of superbly eye-catching boats have undergone their restorations. Then there is the involvement of Pusser’s Rum, a classic that needs nothing in the way of restoration, just drinking. MOTHER NATURE The only thing that the organisers at Bosham cannot control is the weather, though in recent years one gets the impression that they are working on this too. As in previous years, the weekend would be an inclusive mix of hot sunny weather and pleasant breezes, then a day of wind and rain that tests the real race credentials of these older (and some are bus pass elderly) boats. As the visiting boats rigged on the green in front of the church on the Saturday morning, there must have been some who were thinking that there was little chance of any

Some of the boats might be a far cry from the high performance race machines found elsewhere on the harbour, but few of those allow the helm to dress the part!

racing, for despite the warm sunshine, the waters were glassy smooth. PRO Nick Fox knew better, however, and promised that with just an hour’s delay, the sea breeze would be fully in play allowing a full programme of racing. In this prediction he was spot on, with all three fleets of fast, medium and slow boats all enjoying a truly classic day of close racing. Considering the age of some of the entries (the boats, not the crews!) it was clear that there would be nothing in the way of any allowance for age. It was a race course and the boats had to compete, closely, for every position. At the end of the day, with a full programme of racing completed, there was the helpful push of the tide back up to the slipway at Bosham, just in time for a thirst quenching drink, then hot food at the club, all to the sounds of a cool jazz band.

BATTLING ON Sadly, this idyll would not last, with Sunday morning greeting competitors with low, scudding clouds, persistent rain and enough weight in the wind for some of the more fragile entries to start derigging. By the time racing got under way, conditions had deteriorated further, with strong gusts coming through with the squall fronts; some of these blasts were quite unpleasant, with one strong enough to snap a mast like a matchstick. It says much about the quality of the restorations of some of these older boats that they battled on to complete their schedule, before the much-anticipated return to the Bosham Clubhouse for a complimentary high tea. The prize giving saw the results just as they should be, for the boats to have been on the podium, they had to have performed well across both the days. At the same time, for a boat to be in consideration for the sought after Concours Prize, it had to race for the whole weekend. In this competition, as in the main racing, there was nothing between any of the leading competitors. Little wonder then that Bosham is becoming such a ‘must do’ event but be warned; the standards of sailing and of quality of entry goes up with each passing year. As a bucket list event that anyone can attend, Bosham ticks so many boxes. Winning there is another matter, but for many that will not matter, for this really is a case where just to be there, to compete, is reward enough.


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EXCLUSIVE

THE CHANGING FACE OF MARINAS

t is impossible not to ha e noticed how m ch marinas ha e changed o er the ears. The now offer far more than st a place to berth o r boat. cean illage arina is the perfect e ample of this with a fi e-star hotel and spa set to open.

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he All At Sea team met with several marina operators at last month’s Southampton Boat Show and was repeatedly impressed by the many changes being made not only to improve facilities for berth holders but also to make their marinas attractive to the many would-be boat owners and their families. Long gone are the days of dirty old boatyards full of oil drum and chains. Many of today’s marinas resemble upmarket holiday resorts offering restaurants, smart coffee and wine bars, shops, playgrounds, onshore accommodation and in some cases spas and even cinemas. Each month we will be featuring a different marina to find out about their recent changes and their plans and vision for the future.

OCEAN VILLAGE MARINA

We kick off the new series with a visit to MDL’s Ocean Village Marina to see firsthand the £3.5million transformation of the marina, with the opening of the five-star, luxury Southampton Harbour Hotel & Spa. Team AAS were the very first guests to be shown inside the new Southampton Harbour Hotel & Spa, which is perched beautifully amongst the other hi-rise blocks that surround the pontoons. We were taken one evening by boat from the Southampton Boat Show to the pontoon alongside the new hotel. After being fitted with hi-vis jackets (as work was still going in inside, in preparation for

the opening this month) we were taken by lift to the spectacular rooftop bar and Jetty restaurant, which have panoramic views across the Solent. We enjoyed canapés from the hotel’s mouth-watering menu, with the Head Chef providing us with a ‘Taste of the Jetty’. The marina has been undergoing an extensive redesign and refurbishment since 2015, as part of a five-year investment strategy, which will complete in 2020. The marina redevelopment includes the opening of new restaurants and bars, as well as a renovation of its berthing facilities. Bringing together leisure, sailing and a stunning location to live, Ocean Village offers a lifestyle which encapsulates Southampton’s maritime heritage and thriving millennial scene. The Harbour Hotels Group 85-bedroom luxury hotel has been cleverly designed to reflect a super yacht and is positioned on the edge of the promontory projecting into the marina. Dean Smith, Commercial Director at MDL Marinas, told us: “The regeneration of Ocean Village Marina is truly remarkable and we are thrilled to unveil its ongoing transformation, with the opening of the luxurious Southampton Harbour Hotel & Spa this autumn marking a highlight milestone. “The marina is positioned in the very heart of the maritime city and epitomizes its cosmopolitan personality, so this year’s Southampton Boat Show offered the perfect opportunity to launch our new Platinum membership package.”

NEW SERVICES INTRODUCED

The MDL Platinum package will include MDL’s Freedom Berthing package - which includes complimentary stays at over 100 marina destinations, free Wi-Fi and fuel at cost - with full membership to the hotel’s spa and gym facilities. This includes spa and beauty treatments, a hydrotherapy pool, sauna, steam room and relaxation areas. An exclusive concierge parking service is to be introduced for MDL Platinum members, with each vessel at the marina being allocated a private car parking space. Following the opening of the hotel, the modernisation of the pontoon berths at

the marina will complete later this year. The pontoons are being configured to allow for larger yachts and creating easier access for all boat owners. In readiness for completion, MDL Marinas is taking advance annual membership and is advising those interested to get in touch early to avoid disappointment. Dean continued: “Ocean Village embodies our ultimate marina experience, marking a new era for MDL Marinas which champions not just sailing but the plethora of associated leisure opportunities, from wining and dining, to retail therapy and spa days.

With the enhanced five-star offering, we are urging people to secure their berths early as interest is already high.” Mike Warren, Managing Director of Harbour Hotels, added: “We are delighted that our new Southampton Harbour Hotel & Spa is only weeks away from opening and are very confident that the hotel will prove a fabulous addition to the city. The innovative yacht-inspired architecture captures everything Ocean Village represents, at once a maritime gateway to the Solent but also a melting pot of unrivalled leisure opportunities.” www.mdlmarinas.co.uk


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HOW ACTIVE IS YOUR MARINA? or an boater, there is no greater pleas re than en o ing the f n and freedom of being o t on the water.

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or those of us who are lucky enough to own a boat, finding the time to fit cruising into our busy lifestyles or having the confidence to explore and extend our horizons can, at times, become challenging. Since its launch in 2011, the RYA’s Active Marina programme has been making a difference in encouraging berth holders, through partnering marinas, training centres, berth holder groups and yacht clubs, to get more out of life with their boat. There are now 73 marinas signed up to the programme.

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A LITTLE TRAINING

The beauty of sailing is even the most experienced sailor still discovers something new every day, from improving their boat’s performance to enhancing safety. On the other hand if you are new to life on the water, or have just brought a new boat, it can be hugely rewarding to learn the skills to help you to get out of the marina and enjoy using your boat with confidence. “A little bit of tailored training can really help to build knowledge and help to ease any worries that may be holding you back. It could be a refresher on manoeuvring or berthing, crew training, anchoring or a specialist workshop,” explained Guy Malpas who runs the RYA Active Marina. “If your marina is signed up to the programme, you and your crew could have the opportunity take part in practical training sessions with your local training centre. Just ask your marina and they should be able to point you to a suitable local venue.” Guy continued. This could typically include topics such as basic diesel engine checks, how to better understand your radar, weather forecasting, VHF/DSC refresher, basic boat electrics, local navigation and pilotage and basic rig checks and others.

FANCY SOME COMPANY?

Cruising in company is a fantastic way to tackle those visits to local harbours or rivers that may currently seem a little daunting, or even for a first time channel crossing. Guy explained: “Even experienced skippers can benefit from the experience and knowledge of others. It is also a great way to meet and spend time with families and crews, and in some marinas these kind of events have led to the development of an informal and ‘virtual club’ feel, which is a bonus.” You have got the boat, you are a regular down at the marina and you have enjoyed stretching your sea legs around the British coast. But for some, even relatively experienced sailors, taking the next step over the Channel, and beyond, for example, can prove a little daunting. A fear of the unknown could be stifling the possibilities for exploration and adventure being a boat owner can bring. Once again, this year RYA Active Marina teamed up with the World Cruising Club for the second edition of ARC Channel Islands, a week long cruise exploring Cherbourg, Guernsey and Alderney leaving from Gosport. The aim of the rally was to encourage boat owners to sail beyond their normal cruising areas and to gain confidence taking their boats to unfamiliar destinations or longer passages. With a senior instructor and team from World Cruising Club sailing on board the lead boat, those sailing were offered guidance and help with planning the

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passages. They also enjoyed social events and sightseeing in each of the ports. “I have done a few rallies and the big difference with the ARC Channel Islands cruise was that everyone had the same common goal: to get experience as a skipper managing the boat on an extended cruise in challenging waters,” said Pete from Legato, summing up his time with the rally. “These were some of the nicest people I have ever met on a rally. We all got on so well. We have made new friends and all come away better sailors. What more can you ask for?”

LADIES DAYS

In addition to the typical refresher sessions and social events, Active Marinas often run Ladies Days too. These comprise of morning or afternoon workshops which aim to increase skills and confidence in boat handing, manoeuvring and berthing techniques for women. It is also an ideal opportunity to socialise with other female boaters with many sessions finishing with a catch up over lunch. Speaking after a Ladies Day at Queen Anne Battery, participant Claire Woodend said: “It is very good because often when you are with your partner you tend to have fixed ideas and roles, but if you can go out with other people you can learn other things.”

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“Boat ownership is all about freedom and having fun, and the Active Marina programme really does promote more active, vibrant harbours and increased regular boating.” Fellow attendee Christine Klimczak agreed: “It is nice to meet people I have met before but also get to know other people a little bit more, especially people you hopefully will bump into from time to time through the summer.”

Active Marina is helping boaters to make the most out of their boats and life on the water

MORE OPPORTUNITIES

“Boat ownership is all about freedom and having fun, and the Active Marina programme really does promote more active, vibrant harbours and increased regular boating,” Guy Malpas concluded. “We have been delighted with the appetite shown by berth holders for Active Marina activities and are excited to be working on more partnerships to extend these opportunities to even more people across the UK.” If you would like to find more information about the programme visit www.rya.org.uk/go/activemarina If your marina is already an Active Marina, speak to your marina manager to find out about next season’s opportunities and events.

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


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Town Quay Southampton SO14 2AQ 02380 234397 info@townquay.com

Town Quay delivers a vibrant city centre berthing experience, whether you are staying for one night or 12 months. TOWN Quay Marina is one of four marinas owned and operated by Associated British Ports and was built in the mid 1990s. It was then extensively refurbished with a dredge, new electrics and water supply in 2011. In the heart of Southampton, Town Quay is

within walking distance of the city’s cultural quarter, West Quay Shopping Centre, a variety of restaurants, bars and theatres and is situated next door to the Southampton Boat Show making the marina a vibrant place to stay all year round.

ACCESS

Town Quay is well served by transport links to the Isle of Wight, the New Forest by ferry and there is a bus that goes from the quay to the central railway station. The marina is accessible at all states of the tide. The entrance is a dogleg between two floating wave breaks that appear continuous from seaward.

Call VHF Channel 80 on approach. Berthing assistance is available from 0700 – 2200 (winter times) and 0700 – 2300 (summer times). Beware of the adjacent Red Jet hi-speed ferry. Craft > 20m must get clearance from Southampton VTS to enter/depart the marina on VHF Channel 12. The reception is open between 0700 and 2200 daily.


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THE marina has 140 berths which include seven jet ski docks, and it can accommodate motor/yachts from 5m up to 20m. The majority of the berths are finger berths with one section of alongside type berthing. They all have electricity and water. While there are no lift out facilities, they have an arrangement with Drivers Wharf Boatyard who offer a discount to berth holders. There are liveaboards at the marina who are charged a residential surcharge to cover the extra use of the facilities.

Located on the eastern shores of Southampton Water, Town Quay offers unrivalled views of Southampton’s busy maritime activity and direct access to the world famous cruising and racing waters of the Solent. Town Quay Marina is the perfect base to explore the South Coast. Historic Portsmouth, the Isle of Wight, Beaulieu River and Poole Harbour are within easy cruising distance and for those wishing to venture further afield, Cherbourg, the Channel Islands and the Brittany coastline are less than a day away.

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS: n Unlimited free car parking n New, improved Wi-Fi free n Electricity included in berthing cost n Two tickets to Southampton and London Boat Shows n Sea Start membership discount n Drivers Boatyard discount on services n 10 per cent Doyle Sails discount n 10 per cent Tecsew discount n 15 per cent Red Funnel vehicle ferry discount n Five per cent Symblast discount n Admiral Yacht Insurance incentive n TransEurope Marina Group 50 per cent visitor discount n Two free cinema tickets and access to discounted tickets n Free use of marina bicycles n Local café/restaurant discount card n Free use of marina gas BBQ

ocated on the eastern shores of outha pton Water o n uay offers unri alled ie s of outha pton s busy ariti e acti ity and direct access to the orld fa ous cruising and racing waters of the Solent.” n Royal Thai Pier & Gatehouse Grill www.royalthaipier.co.uk n Ennios (Italian) - www.ennios.co.uk n La Lupa (Italian) www.luparestaurant.co.uk n Coriander Lounge (Indian) www.corianderlounge.com n Café Fumee - www.cafefumee.co.uk n Starbucks Town Quay www.starbucks.co.uk n Steam Café (Red Funnel) www.redfunnel.co.uk

The nearest chandlery is Force 4 at Shamrock Quay, which is a 10 minute bike ride. There is a Co-op supermarket five minutes away and stocks all the usual produce needed for the weekend. A bus goes from the quay to the railway station stopping at a number of places on its route through the city. There is a taxi rank outside the Red Jet Terminal, and can be found next to the marina.

PERSONAL RECOMMENDATIONS

Town Quay Marina has been my marina of choice for the past four years when deciding on a venue to run my charity days from. The facilities are superb and easy to get to being in the heart of Southampton. The marina has a wonderful atmosphere and the friendly team cannot do enough to help you.

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MARINA GUIDE OCTOBER 2017

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

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

PREMIER MARINAS NOSS ON DART Bridge Road, Kingswear, Dartmouth Devon , TQ6 0EA T: 01803 839087 E: noss@premiermarinas.com

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

KING POINT MARINA Marina Manager - Mark Brimacombe Brunel Way, Millbay, Plymouth, PL1 3EF T : 01752 424 297 E : marina@kingpointmarina.co.uk W: www.kingpointmarina.co.uk MAYFLOWER MARINA Manager: Charles Bush Mayflower Marina, Richmond Walk, Plymouth, Devon PL1 4LS. T: 01752 556633 E: info@mayflowermarina.co.uk W: www.mayflowermarina.co.uk PLYMOUTH YACHT HAVEN Manager: Steve Kitchen Shaw Way, Mount Batten Plymouth, Devon, PL9 9XH T: 01752 404231 E: plymouth@yachthavens.com W: www.yachthavens.com YACHT HAVEN QUAY, PLYMOUTH Manager: Will Rahder Breakwater Road, Plymouth, Devon, PL9 7FE T: 01752 481190 E: boatyard@yachthavenquay.com W: www.yachthavens.com MDL QUEEN ANNE’S BATTERY Manager: Chris Price Queen Anne’s Battery, Plymouth Devon. PL4 0LP T: 01752 671142 E: qab@mdlmarinas.co.uk www.queenannesbattery.co.uk THE MARINA AT SUTTON HARBOUR Marina Manager: Mark Brimacombe The Jetty, Sutton Harbour, Plymouth, PL4 0DW T: 01752 204702 E: marina@sutton-harbour.co.uk W: www.suttonharbourmarina.com KING POINT MARINA Marina Manager: Mark Brimacombe Brunel Way, Millbay, Plymouth, PL1 3EF T: 01752 424297 E: marina@kingpointmarina.co.uk W: www.kingpointmarina.co.uk MDL DARTSIDE QUAY Manager: Andrew Millar Galmpton Creek, Galmpton, Brixham, Devon. TQ5 0EH T: 01803 845445 W: www.dartsidequay.co.uk

WEYMOUTH MARINA Manager: Alistair Clarke Commercial Road, Weymouth Dorset. DT4 8NA T: 01305 767576 F: 01305 767575 E: berths@weymouthmarina.co.uk W: www.weymouthmarina.co.uk WEYMOUTH HARBOUR Manager/contact - Keith Howorth 13 Custom House Quay, Weymouth Tel - 01305 838423 E: weymouthharbour@dorset.gov.uk W - www.weymouth-harbour.co.uk PORTLAND MARINA Manager: Russ Levett Osprey Quay, Portland, Dorset. DT5 1DX T: 08454 30 2012 E: berths@portlandmarina.co.uk W: www.portlandmarina.co.uk LAKE YARD MARINA Manager/contact - Mr Robin Culpan Lake Yard Marina, Lake Drive, Hamworthy, Poole, Dorset. BH15 4DT T - 01202 6745313 E: office@lakeyard.com W -www.lakeyard.co.uk POOLE QUAY BOAT HAVEN Manager: Kerrie Gray Poole Quay Boat Haven, Poole Town Quay, Poole, Dorset. BH15 1HJ Tel/Fax: 01202 649488 E: info@poolequayboathaven.co.uk W: www.poolequayboathaven.co.uk PORT OF POOLE MARINA Manager: Kerrie Gray Poole Quay Boat Haven, Poole Town Quay, Poole, Dorset. BH15 1HJ Tel/Fax: 01202 649 488 E: info@poolequayboathaven.co.uk W: www.poolequayboathaven.co.uk SALTERNS MARINA LTD Manager: Robert Golden 40 Salterns Way, Lilliput, Poole, Dorset. BH14 8JR T: 01202 709971 F: 01202 700398 E: reception@salterns.co.uk W: www.salterns.co.uk

MDL COBB’S QUAY MARINA Manager: David Wilson Hamworthy, Poole, Dorset. BH15 4EL T: 01202 674299 E: cobbsquay@mdlmarinas.co.uk W: www.cobbsquaymarina.co.uk LYMINGTON YACHT HAVEN Manager: Rupert Wagstaff Kings Saltern Road Lymington, Hampshire SO41 3QD T: 01590 677071 E: lymington@yachthavens.com W: www.yachthavens.com BUCKLER’S HARD YACHT HARBOUR Harbour Master: Wendy Stowe Harbour Master’s Office Buckler’s Hard Yacht Harbour Beaulieu Hampshire SO42 7XB T: 01590 616200 E: river@beaulieu.co.uk W: www.beaulieuriver.co.uk HAVEN QUAY, LYMINGTON Manager: Ali Neal Mill Lane, Lymington Hampshire, SO41 9AZ T: 01590 677072 E: havenquay@yachthavens.com W: www.yachthavens.com DEACONS MARINA Manager/Contact name: Anne Bland Address: Bursledon Bridge, Southampton SO31 8AZ T 023 80 402253 F: 023 80 405665 E: admin@deaconsmarina.com www.deaconsmarina.com MDL HYTHE MARINA VILLAGE Manager: Matthew Leigh The Lock Building, Shamrock Way Hythe, Southampton, Hampshire. SO45 6DY T: 023 8020 7073 E: hythe@mdlmarinas.co.uk W: www.hythemarinavillage.co.uk MDL OCEAN VILLAGE MARINA Manager: Debbie Burns Marina Office, 2 Channel Way Southampton, Hampshire. SO14 3TG T: 023 8022 9385 E: oceanvillage@mdlmarinas.co.uk W: www.oceanvillagemarina.co.uk

QUAY MARINAS SECURES JEANNEAU DEALERSHIP QUAY Marinas Ltd has announced that it has secured the Jeanneau sail and power dealership for North Wales following its successful purchase of Network Yacht Brokers boat sales business at Conwy Quays Marina. Jeanneau Sail and Power produces more than 3,000 boats every year from 15 to 75 feet with a sales network of 350 distributors. Quay Marinas Managing Director, Simon Haigh said: “We are delighted to secure the Jeanneau dealership for the North Wales region and believe that being able to offer

such an established and respected range of new boats, both sail and power, will add significantly to our boat sales operation at Conwy Quays Marina. “We believe that access to the extensive Jeanneau range, including smaller entry level boats, will encourage new people into boating, and once they have experienced Conwy Quays Marina and the North Wales coast they will be hooked on this great family pastime for many years to come.” www.quaymarinas.com

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

PREMIER MARINAS SWANWICK Swanwick (on the Hamble) Southampton, Hants. SO31 1ZL T: 01489 884081 F: 01489 579073 E: swanwick@premiermarinas.com W: www.premiermarinas.com 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: saxonwharf@mdlmarinas.co.uk W: www.saxonwharf.co.uk

TOWN QUAY MARINA Manager: Lex Bancroft Management Office Town Quay, Southampton. SO14 2AQ T: 02380 234397 F: 02380 235302 E: lbancroft@abports.co.uk W: www.townquay.com

MDL HAMBLE POINT MARINA Manager: Nic Parton School Lane, Hamble, Southampton Hampshire. SO31 4NB T: 023 8045 2464 E: hamblepoint@mdlmarinas.co.uk W: www.hamblepointmarina.co.uk MDL PORT HAMBLE MARINA Manager: Nic Parton Satchell Lane, Hamble, Southampton Hampshire. SO31 4QD T: 023 8045 274,1 E: porthamble@mdlmarinas.co.uk W: www.porthamblemarina.co.uk MDL MERCURY YACHT HARBOUR Manager: Nic Parton Satchell Lane, Hamble, Southampton, Hampshire. SO31 4HQ T: 023 8045 5994 E: mercury@mdlmarinas.co.uk W: www.mercuryyachtharbour.co.uk

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


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Since then it has seen boats listed in over 80 countries, with tens of thousands of new people being introduced to the marine industry, and thousands of owners offsetting their annual berthing costs. Users of the site can search for boats in their desired location, before chatting to the owner through a secure Message Centre. After a stay, both the user and owner are encouraged to write reviews in order to grow trust and the community. Dean Smith, Commercial Director at MDL Marinas, said: “Within the tourism industry there is a growing appetite for alternative, unique accommodation and we are thrilled to offer our members access to this audience through our partnership with Beds on Board. “The platform will offer our members a hassle-free, safe and fully-managed approach to book accommodation on their yachts, helping our members to create additional value through their boat ownership. Boat owners can list their boat for free at bedsonboard.com.

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PREMIER Marinas will be investing over £11m in its marinas over the coming 12 months. Alongside continuing to invest in its marina infrastructures and boatyards, Premier has earmarked £7.5m in 2018 for the start of a £75m project involving the redevelopment of its Noss on Dart Marina. Noss was acquired in 2016, and Premier is in the midst of applying for planning permission to redevelop the 37 acre site. Premier is aiming to begin the project with the redevelopment and expansion of the marina to include 232 berths, a new boatyard, a hardstanding for up to 100 boats and a new dry stack.

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Also within the plan is provision for new marina facilities, a marina reception, 21 offices and workshops for marine services and a new home for South Devon College’s marine trades courses. The planning application also provides for a 50 room hotel, two restaurants, a spa and 39 residential units. At Port Solent, Premier is planning to spend £480,000 on reconfiguring a third of the marina to construct bigger boat berths to take boats up to 33m. These berths will offer boaters wider fairways and upgraded walkways and pontoons. www.premiermarinas.com

Mike Braidley, Operations Director for Castle Marinas Ltd, said: “We have invested a large amount of time and work in improving the Birdham site recently. However it was vital that we retained the charm of the marina, and the festival has been a great way to celebrate Birdham’s 80th year and to enjoy our new improved facilities. We will be reminding everyone to make a note in their diaries for next year’s event on 1 - 2 September 2018.” www.castlemarinas.co.uk

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

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

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

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

SHEPARDS WHARF MARINA Manager – Jock Rafferty Medina Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight , PO31 7HT T: 01983 297821 F: 01983 294814 E: shepards.chc@cowes.co.uk W: www.shepardswharfmarina.co.uk

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

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

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

PORT WAY

BEDS on Board and MDL Marinas have announced the world’s first partnership between the sharing economy and a marina group. This announcement, made at the Southampton Boat Show, will allow MDL members to rent out their boats to overnight guests. The move, which is another step towards Beds on Boards’ aim of offering travellers a million new beds around the world without any construction, will benefit thousands of boat owners across MDL’s network of 120 marinas worldwide, and many more accommodation seekers. Co-founder of Beds on Board, Jason Ludlow, said: “This exciting partnership shows our commitment to working with the marine industry to help grow the boating community and to help owners offset their costs.” Beds on Board was set up in 2015 in response to accommodation demand and figures that showed that the majority of boats were unused up to 95 per cent of the time.

HUNDREDS of people went along to Birdham Pool Marinas’ Classic Boat Festival. Visitors were able to view classic boats, cars and motorbikes, while entertainment included a local choir, bands and a solo saxophonist. Celebrating its 80th anniversary, Birdham Pool Marina has undergone many improvements over the last two years. The new decked boardwalk, recently erected alongside the marina, allowed visitors a great view over the marina and classic boats.

GUNWHARF QUAYS MARINA Manager: Carl Jarmaine Marina Manager Gunwharf Quays Marina office. Gunwharf Quays. Car Park Portsmouth. Hampshire PO1 3TZ T: 02392 836732 E: marina@gunwharf-quays.com W: www.gunwharf-quays.com WATCHET HARBOUR MARINA Manager: Iain Lambert 10 The Esplanade, Watchet, Somerset, TA23 0AJ T: 01984 631264 E: Iain@watchetharbour.co.uk W: www.Watchetharbour.co.uk

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

BEMBRIDGE HARBOUR Manager/Contact - Gordon Wight The Duver, St Helens, PO33 1YB T: 01983 872828 E : mail@bembridgeharbour.co.uk W : www.bembridgeharbour.co.uk

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

LITTLEHAMPTON YACHT CLUB (LYC) Rope House, Rope Walk Littlehampton, West Sussex BN17 5DH Office: Fiona Boyce: 01903 713 996 Berthing Master: Bill Kellett T: 01903 732 926 F: 01903 725 911 E: fiona@littlehamptonyachtclub.co.uk W: www.littlehamptonyachtclub.co.uk PREMIER MARINAS BRIGHTON West Jetty, Brighton, East Sussex. BN2 5UP T: 01273 819919 F: 01273 675082 E: brighton@premiermarinas.com W: www.premiermarinas.com PREMIER MARINAS EASTBOURNE Sovereign Harbour, North Lockside, Pacific Drive, Eastbourne. BN23 5BJ T: 01323 470099 F: 01323 470077 sovereignharbour@premiermarinas.com W: www.premiermarinas.com SMALL BOATS WELCOME


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

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

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

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EXTENSION AT WINDERMERE QUAYS

WORK has been completed on the key phase of a major refurbishment and extension programme at Windermere Quays Marina in the Lake District National Park. The project involved the reconfiguration of the existing marina into a new layout together with the addition of new pontoons

to provide additional berthing space. The existing Walcon System 21 finger pontoons and piers were refurbished before being redeployed. Wave-attenuating pontoons were also added at either end of the marina to provide protection to the boats within. Other aspects of the project included the extraction

of the existing piles and the driving of new ones to conform with the new layout. The swinging moorings were also relocated and the electrical and water provision on the pontoons refurbished. “The increasing size of boats on Windermere as well as greater overall demand required us to update our marina,” said Grahame Armer, managing director of Windermere Aquatics, the parent company of Windermere Quays Marina. “Working with Walcon and Marina Projects we have increased the number of berths from 184 to 260, with an emphasis on having more capacity for 30 - 50ft boats. The footprint including the moorings has doubled, to allow more space for the larger boats to manoeuvre.” www.walconmarine.com

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

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

LARGS YACHT HAVEN Manager: Carolyn Elder Irvine Road, Largs, Ayrshire, KA30 8EZ T: 01475 675333 E: largs@yachthavens.com W: www.yachthavens.com

MARYPORT MARINA Manager: Pauline Gorley Marine Road, Maryport, Cumbria, CA15 8AY T: 01900 814431 E: enquiries@maryportmarine.com W: www.maryportmarina.com

TROON YACHT HAVEN Manager: Stephen Bennie The Harbour, Troon, Ayrshire, KA10 6DJ T: 01292 315553 E: troon@yachthavens.com W: www.yachthavens.com

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

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The couple bought Domini and signed up for the ARC. Image: Universal Yachting

NEVER TOO LATE From complete boating novices to sailing the Atlantic - what is next for the Ronnies?

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ith more and more people living longer, active lives and many choosing to work less or stop working earlier, it is a great opportunity to take up a new activity in later life. Many people have the dream of buying a boat and sailing away over the horizon for the adventure of a lifetime. There is no reason why that should not be possible. Starting any new activity as a couple can seem a little daunting, especially if you feel surrounded by people who have been doing it all their lives. If one partner has done some sailing previously, this can also lead to an imbalance in relations and tensions afloat. This is where getting some good quality training to master the basics can help fast track you both through the learning curve, and develop the skill sets of each individual. Learning the same principles and processes helps you work together as a team too, and can also help highlight each other’s strengths. Some people are natural navigators whilst others are natural helmsmen, and have better feel or concentration.

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Julian and Lyn were in their early forties when they first set foot on a sailing

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Whether your goal is to ultimately set off across the oceans or sail closer to home you can save yourself time and money by investing in good coaching, and then build your experience from there. There is a well-recognised, structured training pathway offered through RYA courses, starting with RYA Competent Crew and Day Skipper and leading up to the more advanced RYA Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster qualifications. These courses are offered by Recognised RYA Sailing Schools, which have been accredited and regularly re-assessed by the RYA. The initial courses cover all the important ‘building blocks’, including handling the boat, safety procedures, essential navigation and rules of the road. Just like learning to drive, though, once you have done the course it is important to get out afloat and put your learning into practice, and gain experience from doing it yourself.

With any new activity, there is no substitute for time spent doing it, having some fun and learning from mistakes and from the people around you. This can be gained in various ways, such as signing up for some mile-building courses with a professional skipper on hand to help or taking berths on a chartered yacht. Joining a club and getting to sail with other members on their boats is another route. You may wish to start with your own boat. Many couples prefer this route since being afloat is as much about quality time together at beautiful destinations as it is the sailing to get there. There are schemes where you can charter or time-share a boat, or you may wish to buy your own. Particularly if you are new to sailing, buying from a dealer who can give you on going support, be it maintenance, training or helping charter your boat to cover costs, might be a good route to consider.

The couple’s training included MOB. Important knowledge to have but hopefully never to be used. Image: Universal Yachting

As well as learning on sailing holidays, Julian and Lyn had training back in the UK with Universal Yachting

Julian and Lyn setting sail for the ARC. Image: Universal Yachting

Julian and Lyn Ronnie came to sailing about 10 years ago. They took a sailing holiday in Majorca, where Julian gained his RYA Competent Crew. Subsequently, they chartered a boat a couple of times with a professional skipper on board, which they found helped to develop their experience. Expert help was at hand whenever they needed input and advice. On another holiday in Lanzarote with Sunsail Julian gained his RYA Day Skipper. This meant he could skipper a boat on a flotilla sailing holiday, and their next step was a holiday in Croatia and the BVIs. After trying sailing holidays, the couple bought a Beneteau 31, to see if they liked the idea of sailing on their own and the freedom of owning their own boat. They did. Within six months they hatched a plan to sail across the Atlantic, cruise around the Caribbean and the East Coast of America. They bought Domini, a Sun Odyssey 439 and signed up for the ARC Rally, some 18 months away. The couple had already done some initial own boat training at Universal Yachting in Hamble and returned again with Domini. This meant they could focus in on the exact areas where they both

felt in need personal skill development, such as berthing, sailing trimming and safety procedures. At the same time Julian also gained his RYA Coastal Skipper qualification.

JULIAN’S STORY

Julian takes up the story: “Universal Yachting were fundamental to what we did as they helped find the boat, kit it out for us, do our training and more. Chris Warwick, principal at Universal Yachting, kept us on the road whilst we were out there cruising. He was always there for us by phone or email when we needed help. “We did a number of RYA courses with them, including Day Skipper for Lyn and Coastal Skipper for me. The great thing was that we were able to do it on our own boat with just the two of us on board, plus our instructor. “Doing it this way meant that nothing we learnt was simply theoretical or suitable for a different boat or with more crew. Everything we were taught applied directly to us. And, of course, with such direct one-to-one supervision we could cover much more detail outside of the RYA syllabus. “Clive Vaughan, our instructor, was able to show us MOB procedures for doublehanded sailors (of course you are singlehanded if one of you is over the side). Fortunately, we have not needed that one! “We also covered picking up mooring buoys and berthing short-handed, and even putting up the cruising chute. When you are learning to sail, nothing of course beats sheer experience and hours at sea, but doing these courses certainly speeded up the process.” Having never sailed as youngsters, the Ronnie’s set sail in September 2014. They sailed from the UK to the Canaries via Morocco, then completed the ARC Rally to St Lucia. They mooched around the Caribbean for a season and then sailed up the East Coast of the United States taking in New York and Boston before sailing back to the Caribbean. Domini came home on a ship and Julian and Lyn came back in style on the Queen Mary. The Ronnies are hoping to undertake a circumnavigation as their next adventure. By: Chris Warwick Principal Universal Yachting


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as a London Gin type. They make for a very complex and interesting flavour, quite soft on the palate. The bottle is artistically pretty and the price is premium at £39 for a 50cl bottle at 44 per cent. It is not widely distributed but the package is different enough to make it a Christmas present for someone special. The best way to source is at www.honestgrapes.co.uk/ fishers-gin.

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OCTOBER is the month for Trafalgar Day events; 21 October was the actual day of the 1805 victory. At the annual Great British Beer Festival at Olympia, London, back in August, I kept an eye out for something appropriate for Trafalgar events and found Nelson’s Eye from the Heavy Industry Brewery Denbighshire, North Wales. A new brewery to me, I gave Nelson’s Eye an extended tasting appraisal, especially as over the last three years it has won various beer competitions. At 4.5 per cent abv, it is a distinctive golden ale dry hopped with imported Nelson Sauvin hops, which are unique to New Zealand and give a hint of grape and citrus. At first impression it tastes a bit sour, but this is intentional to make it a predinner ‘sharpener’ and the flavour grows on you as the palate begins to noticeably tingle! (www.heavyindustrybrewing.com) Not at the festival but well established in the heart of the Historic Dockyard at Chatham, Kent is the Nelson Brewery. Their appropriate brew and flagship brand is Admiral IPA. At four per cent, it is a traditional IPA brewed with Kentish Cascade hops, giving a dry and citrus flavour. Nice beer and appropriate label. www.nelsonbrewery.co.uk

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Such is the impact of the continuing new ‘craft’ or ‘artisanal’ gins phenomenon on the drinks trade at large that, among over 900 beers at the Beer Festival, for the first time there was a stand promoting a gin - Fishers London Dry. A bit of a hybrid, this one, it is distilled by Adnams, Southwold along with their beers and other spirits. The botanicals recipe focuses on capturing the wild and forgotten flavours of England’s East Anglian coastline. These include samphire, seaweed, bog myrtle 2 5 (once used in ale to make it bitter before the introduction of hops back in 1500AD and when distilled on its own as 8 3 an insect repellent) and spignal (a highly aromatic herb 1 in the parsley family), plus the required juniper to qualify 7

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