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FROM PAGE 1... ALEX Thomson celebrated the official launch of his groundbreaking new HUGO BOSS racing yacht by sailing the boat in front of London’s iconic Tower Bridge. To celebrate the HUGO BOSS boat’s arrival in London, Alex was joined on board by Image: Southampton Boat Show special guests including British entrepreneur James Middleton and British jockey and former track cyclist Victoria Pendleton (pictured). Later the boat was formally christened by British model and actress Poppy Delevingne. The IMOCA 60 boat – which has been in development for more than two years – will be raced by skipper Alex in the solo, non-stop, roundthe-world Vendée Globe in 2020, one of the toughest sporting challenges in the world. The race sees the most accomplished solo sailors push their minds and bodies to the limits on board high-speed vessels, purposefully built to withstand the power of the world’s oceans. A showcase of design, technology and on-water aptitude, the race has only ever been won by a French sailor. However, after finishing third in 2013 and second in 2017, Alex will seek to realize a lifelong ambition and add his name to the history books by winning the race in 2021. “The new HUGO BOSS is the culmination of the last 16 years of this team’s work,” said Alex. “We have brought together the very best people - across every area of the project - to create a boat which

is groundbreaking in so many ways, a boat which we very much hope will allow us to achieve our ambition of winning the Vendée Globe.” Sustainability has been carefully considered in the design. Solar power will be the primary source of energy, powering on board communication and navigation systems via custom-built solar panels on the yacht’s deck and coach roof. An electric motor and battery system has also been installed with the ultimate goal to sail around the world competitively without any fossil fuels. Every part of the yacht, which weighs 7.6 tons, has been intricately designed and custom-built with two key factors in mind: weight and reliability. Made almost entirely from carbon fibre for lightness and durability, the boat’s black hull has been streamlined at the bow, and the iconic BOSS logo has been created from silver carbon, making it an integrated structural element for the first time. The boat’s hydrofoils have been radically redesigned for speed, while the cockpit has been moved inside the boat to offer greater protection from the elements – something never before seen in this sport. The boat also utilises cutting-edge technologies, developed in partnership by Alex Thomson Racing and Technology Partner Nokia Bell Labs. From on board sensing devices, designed to enable Alex to better understand his mindset and performance, to camera systems, the yacht features groundbreaking augmented intelligence technology designed to bring the relationship between man and machine even closer. The yacht will race for the first time on 27 October when Alex competes in the Transat Jacques Vabre race from France to Brazil. Then Alex and HUGO BOSS will set sail in the Vendée Globe on 8 November, 2020. Turn to page 26 to read more about how technology is influencing today’s boating.

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ALL ABOARD By Jane Hyde IF you were one of the thousands who visited last month’s Southampton Boat Show you would have seen lots of new boats and plenty of sunshine. What a great combination! You will find some of those boat launches mentioned in the news this month, but while lots of business was done at the show British Marine has also released figures showing business confidence within the sector is at its lowest level since autumn 2016. While there is no doubt uncertainty in the industry there are also continued success stories with, for example, Sunseeker International and Princess Yachts enjoying record sales and forward orders. In fact figures from British Marine show that Britain’s boatbuilding revenue increased in 2018. We would love to know your thoughts on the current state of the marine industry and where you see it going in the future. As always post your comments on the All at Sea Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ allatseanewspaper) or send us an email (editor@allatsea.co.uk). You will find last month’s comments about the loss of the London Boat Show on page 13. Continue sending your boat show thoughts in! Thanks as always for all the photos you have been sending in. You will find another great selection on page 21, but there was one that really made us laugh. You’ll have to turn to page 10 to find out why! If you think your pet can better that we challenge you to send us your snaps. While pets and boats are great

fun, tech and boats are far more serious, although undoubtedly fun at times too. With the METSTRADE Show coming up next month we thought it a good time to take a look at how technology is enhancing today’s boats. From AI and wearable tech to electrification the technology available is amazing, even compared to a relatively short time ago. It is also incredibly exciting to imagine what the future might hold for boating technology. Perhaps the pull of newer tech is leading you to upgrade your boat, or perhaps you spotted your dream boat at the Southampton Boat Show last month. Whatever the reason, if you are planning to sell your boat we have some top tips from Jane Gentry, CEO of ABYA, the professional association for boat dealers and brokers (page 22). Remember, the faster you sell your current boat the sooner you will be taking to the water in your new pride and joy. Talking of taking to the water, a couple of America’s Cup craft have been launched – see page 8. With the official naming ceremony of the INEOS TEAM UK AC75 race boat taking place this month, we have been chatting to INEOS TEAM UK’s Peter Jones. Excitement for the next America’s Cup is really starting to build as we start seeing the boats on the water and the countdown to April’s first official race is on. Finally, be sure to enter this month’s competition to win an ACR Electronics ResQLink View PLB worth £330. This is a great piece of kit but, as always, you have got to be in it to win it! Jane Hyde, Editor

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THREE historic forts built in the Solent in the 1860s are being sold by entrepreneur Mike Clare. They were built by Prime Minister Lord Palmerston when the country feared invasion by the French. They took 20 years to build, though, and by that time the Gallic threat had gone and they became known as Palmerston’s Follies. Instead they were repurposed as temporary army barracks before being decommissioned by the Ministry of Defence in 1956. Two of the forts for sale, No Man’s Fort and Spitbank Fort, have been redeveloped into exclusive hotels. The third, Horse Sand Fort, is currently used to record the

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Simon Everett has had a busy month gathering all the engine news from the Southampton Boat Show.

Jane Gentry, CEO of ABYA, shares her top tips for successful selling

DOUGAL ON TOUR....................... 23 KIT ................................................... 18 If you were at the Southampton Show you might have treated yourself to new kit, but here is some more to tempt you

SHORESTYLE ................................. 19 Another fantastic round-up of the latest in boating fashion and accessories including dresses, cushions and some rather stylish canvas shoes

BOATING PEOPLE ........................ 20 This month’s Q&A is with Peter Jones, head of IT at INEOS TEAM UK, the British Challenger for the 36th America’s Cup

Why The Riddle of the Sands should be on every sailor’s bookshelf

BOATING HOLIDAYS .................... 24 Courses in Palma, the draw of the Seychelles and keeping your crew happy on holiday…

GREEN ACTION ............................. 31 University sailing clubs up and down the country are taking up the latest University Sailing Sustainability Challenge

EXPERTS’ FORUM ......................... 31 Matthew Birks, from Eberspächer, has advice about maintaining your on board diesel fuelled air heating system

ALL AT SEA QUIZ ......................... 36 On your boat, at the sailing club, in the marina, no matter where you are try your hand at our latest quiz page

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British Sailing Team meteorologist, Simon Rowell, explains how understanding the weather can help when you are on the water

PHOTO OF THE MONTH ............... 21 You love sending them and we love looking at them. It is, of course, your photos. There is a prize up for grabs too for the best of the bunch

history of the follies and retains the 100 chambers and living quarters, original gun carriages and armour plated walls. Each of the Solent Forts has 15ft granite walls and they are testament to the skill of Victorian engineers and the ambition of the era. Large stone blocks were used as foundations, transported from the quarry by train and then by barge before being set in place by divers. Mike Clare acquired the properties around 10 years ago and spent several years redeveloping them. After stepping back from the business that runs them he decided to sell in order to focus on other businesses and charity interests.

BOATING VOLUNTEERS .............. 30 Volunteers are boating’s unsung heroes, but the RYA works hard to ensure their work is recognised

CHANGING FACE OF MARINAS . 43 You can find all the winners of the Marina of the Year awards right here

IN THE DRINK................................ 46 October can mean only one thing; it is the arrival of the Munich Oktoberfest, the famous beer festival

The two hotels are being sold through real estate advisor Colliers and the freehold estimate for them combined is more than £8m. Horse Sand Fort is being sold by auction through Clive Emson Land and Property Auctioneers with bids starting at £750,000. Paul Barrasford, director at Colliers International’s Hotels Agency team, said: “In keeping with the unique nature of the forts and aside from buyers looking to continue the current use, we are expecting and would welcome interest from buyers looking to repurpose the properties to say, ultra-private residences, corporate retreats or exclusive use venues.”

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KEY TO FUTURE SUCCESS While these figures show a healthy UK boatbuilding sector, recent surveys of British Marine members show the industry as a whole has seen a decline in business confidence. Domestically focused UK businesses continue to experience flat markets, with only seven per cent of companies reporting an increase in revenue over the last six months. Lesley Robinson said: “We are pleased to see that the UK’s boatbuilding sector enjoyed positive growth last year, despite Brexit and economic uncertainty. We are seeing increased demand across nearly all vessels, from motor yachts to canal boats and dinghies.

on consumer confidence, causing a reduction in leisure spending. Prices in hire and charter boats have dropped significantly since last summer with only 28 per cent of businesses increasing prices compared to 52 per cent in 2018. With less customers out on the water, businesses are competitively slashing their prices. Whilst hire, charter and passenger boat services saw a rise in the number of businesses reporting increased revenue and profit these figures are still in negative net balance. Meanwhile, brokerages are contending with reduced activity, as well as reduced stock due to the

“Building the future generation of boating enthusiasts is key to the future sustainability of the industry.”

Positive news about Britain’s boatbuilding industry was announced at the Southampton Boat Show

THE marine industry is reporting mixed fortunes. In positive news, figures released from British Marine at the Southampton International Boat Show highlight that Britain’s boatbuilding revenue increased by 21.3 per cent in 2018, totalling £777m in turnover. This means that the British boating market is now worth £1.4bn annually to the UK economy. This rise has been attributed to increased exports of inboard motor cruisers and motor yachts and RIBs. At the same time, two of the UK’s largest yacht manufacturers – Sunseeker International and Princess Yachts – enjoyed record sales and forward orders. However, these are not the only success stories, with both Pearl Yachts and Fairline Yachts revealing double digit sales growth.

In addition, output by Britain’s RIB manufacturers grew 5.5 per cent, largely driven by strong demand across superyacht tender and leisure markets. Elsewhere, figures released at the Monaco Yacht Show by British Marine association Superyacht UK show that Britain’s superyacht industry recorded its seventh year of consecutive growth in 2018/2019. The industry generated revenues rising to £660 million, representing an increase of 7.1 per cent on last year. Lesley Robinson, CEO at British Marine, explained: “The UK is the third largest builder of superyachts in the world and these new figures show that ‘British built’ continues to remain in high demand across the globe.”

Image: Southampton Boat Show “Whilst it is encouraging to see the UK remain a global hotspot for boat production, with exports accounting for a large portion of this year’s growth, we are also reminded that the sector continues to face challenges such as lower consumer confidence in the UK. “Over the past year we have seen local sales remain flat and with the prospect of further Brexit delays dampening domestic spending, the future health of the sector is uncertain.” It comes as no surprise, therefore, that sentiment figures from British Marine show business confidence within the sector is at its lowest level since autumn 2016. Domestically focused UK businesses, especially marine services, continue to experience flat markets with seven per cent of companies experiencing an increase in revenue over the last six months. The domestic market has previously benefited from Brexit, with a weaker pound seeing more Brits holidaying at home. However, the continued political uncertainty has started to take its toll

value of the pound and low domestic demand. Lesley Robinson explained: “These latest sentiment figures highlight the current risks to the long-term growth of the industry. Whilst Brexit uncertainty and a potential recession are factors completely out of our control, increasing participation is not. “It is crucial that the industry turns its focus to attracting new customers both old and young from a variety of backgrounds. Building the future generation of boating enthusiasts is key to the future sustainability of the industry.” Your thoughts: Although there are positive stories in the marine industry from the likes of Sunseeker and Princess, are you concerned about the future of the industry, especially with the ongoing uncertainty surrounding Brexit? Send your thoughts to editor@allatsea.co.uk or post your comments on the Facebook page: facebook.com/allatseanewspaper

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FIRST TIME ON THE WATER EMIRATES Team New Zealand has christened their first AC75 at their team base in the heart of the America’s Cup village in Auckland. The boat was christened Te Aihe (Dolphin) by Marcus Gerbich - member of the MND Foundation - and blessed by Ngati Whatua. Emirates Team New Zealand COO Kevin Shoebridge, who has overseen the development and launch of plenty of boats over the years, was especially proud to be witnessing the Kiwi AC75 emerge for the first time. “This is a significant occasion for the team, not just because it is another new boat, but really because when we won the America’s Cup in 2017 we very quickly had to come up with a new concept of boat that would really continue to push the boundaries of innovation and technology in the America’s Cup. “So in the relatively short timeframe since November in 2017 when we published the concept, to seeing it in the flesh today is an amazing testament to the entire team willing to push things all the way from concept to design to build and fit out.” It has taken more than 100,000 manhours to design and build the boat with a group of about 65 people between designers and boat builders who have been working quietly throughout the past year. Emirates Team New Zealand’s head of design, Dan Bernasconi, was a central figure in the development of the AC75 Class Rule before turning his team of designers’ attention to the specific design of the team’s boat.

LEFT: Emirates Team New Zealand christen their first AC75 at their team base in Auckland. Image: Emirates Team New Zealand

“There is a huge amount of innovation in the design and build of the AC75 – more than we saw in the AC50s in Bermuda” said Dan. “The AC75 is a completely new concept and has presented plenty of challenges across many areas – but this is precisely what the Rule was designed to do – to push development to the extreme. We have not been conservative in any aspect of our design; it is not long until we need to commit to the design of our second boat, which we will ultimately race in the 2021 America’s Cup, so we need to test as many of our ideas as possible in the yacht we are launching today.” Unlike the other main Challengers, Emirates Team New Zealand has focused the development of their first boat entirely with their in-house simulator as opposed to building a smaller scale test boat to validate concepts on the water. So once the AC75 goes for its maiden sail, it will be the first time the team has collectively sailed since winning the America’s Cup on 26 June 2017. “It will not be without nerves the first time we go sailing, but I am sure that

is no different for all of the teams.” said Glenn Ashby. “The AC75s are big, powerful and fast boats, so they will be a handful, but from our understanding through our simulations they are inherently a safer boat to sail than what we have sailed in the past two America’s Cups. As with any new boat it is all about slowly getting it up to speed, learning how to sail it most efficiently, pushing the development of the designs and then putting in the hours in getting ready to race for the ACWS Sardinia in April 2020.” Emirates Team New Zealand will now focus on a busy period of testing on Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf having the advantage of developing and training on the race area of the America’s Cup Match, which will be raced in March 2021. After an estimated 76,000 combined hours of fabrication and finishing work by the production and shore teams of American Magic, the U.S. Challenger’s first AC75 racing boat has also been officially named and launched. Named Defiant, the cutting-edge foiling monohull is the first America’s Cup class

American Magic’s first AC75 sails for the first time. Image: Amory Ross / NYYC American Magic

boat built to represent the New York Yacht Club in more than 16 years. Defiant was constructed at a dedicated facility in Bristol, Rhode Island, the site of America’s Cup boatbuilding efforts since the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company’s first Cup defender, Vigilant, was launched in 1893. American Magic will continue to train in Rhode Island waters during the autumn before relocating to Pensacola, Florida for the winter.

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Don McIntyre, GGR founder, said: “What a fantastic solid result for a unique, original adventure created by a small passionate management team with low budgets. It confirms the support and huge following the 2018 GGR achieved from ordinary people interested in a simple, back-to-basics human endeavour.” With 22 paid up entrants (17 with boats), there are just six places left for the next GGR - one ordinary and five special invitations - in the Suhaili Class before a Wait list is started. The first Joshua Class II one-design yacht is scheduled to launch in 2020; seven places are available. goldengloberace.com

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NEWS SNAPS DON PYE DIES

Yacht designer Don Pye has died at the age of 93 after suffering a heart attack. In 1964 Don joined forces with Kim Holman to create Holman & Pye. They designed yachts for yards including Bowman, Wauquiez, Seamaster, Hustler and Oyster. There are still around 5,000 yachts designed by Holman & Pye sailing - and winning races - including six Rustler 36s that took part in the 2018 Golden Globe Race.

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Southampton City Council has terminated a £450m waterfront deal that would have seen, for example, a hotel, casino and flats built on the site of the derelict Royal Pier, Mayflower Park and reclaimed land. In a statement, Southampton City Council said: “As one of the landowners of Royal Pier Waterfront, Southampton City Council terminated the conditional landowner development agreement with RPW (Southampton) Limited.” The authority said it “welcomes all expressions of interest from potential investors”.

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A rowing boat abandoned a year ago off the US coast has been found on a beach at Askernish, South Uist. Incredibly it was found less than 100 miles from the home of Scottish adventurer Niall Iain Macdonald. He had been making his third attempt to cross the North Atlantic from New York to Stornoway in Lewis when he was rescued from stormy seas.

THE well-known boat builder Fairline Yachts is recruiting for 180 positions at its manufacturing facility in Oundle, Northamptonshire. Fairline CEO David Tydeman said: “We are pleased to be growing our highly skilled team at Oundle to meet increased demand for our luxury boats from around the globe.” However the news came less than a month after the company announced plans to make up to 40 staff redundant at its Hythe Shipyard, which it took over at the end of 2017. In doing so Fairline Yachts reversed a decision to build all its larger boats in Hythe, Southampton. David Tydeman explained: “During the past nine months we have re-considered the build processes for the Squadron 68 so that we can now manufacture it in Oundle without encountering road haulage restrictions. This means we can maximise the experienced Oundle team, who have built over 400 60ft-plus yachts. “By establishing the 65/68 production line in Oundle, we can accelerate our

plans for the new Squadron 82. In the short term, this does mean we have reduced staff in Hythe. However, we are planning to develop a new specialised team for Hythe, specifically for building larger yachts. “In parallel – and as an important consideration in this decision – we are pleased that our ambitions for Hythe Shipyard to become a significant contributor to the Fairline Yachts business are already coming to fruition, servicing clients including Carrington Boats (for Ben Ainsley’s America’s Cup project and Alex Thompson for his HUGO BOSS Vendee challenge) together with commercial projects for Red Funnel, Southampton Marine Services and, most recently, SailGP. “As part of this joint agenda, we confirm our plans for the Fairline Marine Park in Hythe to be primarily the future Fairline customer and marketing base, as well as a multi-purpose commercial slipway, providing on shore storage, a 200-tonne travel lift and fuel dock.”

IN further news from Fairline Yachts, the company has introduced the Targa 45 OPEN (pictured) – the latest boat from the successful partnership between Italian superyacht designer, Alberto Mancini and the British boatyard. Originally named the Targa 43 OPEN, its new name

reflects its impressive proportions. Head of design and engineering at Fairline Yachts, Wayne Huntley, said: “When re-designing what was the Targa 43 OPEN, we felt the title of ‘43’ was selling ourselves short. A 45ft yacht allows for a fantastic boating experience, which is exactly what the new Targa 45 OPEN provides.” Fairline has also announced plans for an all-new Targa 45 GT, which will launch at Boot Düsseldorf 2020. The 45ft express cruiser becomes the fourth model in the current Targa GT line-up and the ninth GT since the model line was introduced 15 years ago. www.fairline.com

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NEWS SNAPS RECORD BREAKER

Jeanne Socrates, from Lymington, has become the oldest person to sail around the world solo, non-stop and unassisted at 77. She completed her circumnavigation in Victoria, Canada when her 38ft yacht Nereida was met by a flotilla of small boats. During her record-breaking 320-day adventure Jeanne suffered a ripped mainsail during a storm and lost the boat’s solar panels overboard.

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FABIO BUZZI

Italian champion speed boat racer Fabio Buzzi, 76, has died along with two others after a powerboat crash near Venice. The boat they were in hit an artificial reef near the end of an attempt to break the offshore speed record from Monte Carlo. The boat was travelling at around 80 knots at the time of the incident.

SUTTON’S BRAND

Sutton Harbour Group launched a new brand for its 5 Gold Anchor Marina at the Southampton Boat Show. Combined with first-class marina facilities, a sociable and friendly berth holder community and award-winning customer service, Plymouth’s Sutton Harbour Marina has been recognised internationally as one of the top 105 marinas, retaining its 5 Gold Anchor status year on year. www.suttonharbourmarina.com You can read more marina news on page 40.

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PUNTA del Este, winner of the first stage of the Clipper 2019-20 Race (Race 1), crossed the finish line into Portimão after racing 1,200nm from London. Dare To Lead finished in second place, with Qingdao following closely behind. Despite only taking six days, the 11 teams in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race faced tough sailing conditions. Crew had

to get used to life on an angle straight away as they faced an upwind slog as they raced along the south coast of the UK, and famous for its rough and stormy conditions, the Bay of Biscay did not disappoint, especially when rounding the southern point, Cape Finisterre. Teams faced squally conditions and gusts up to 30 knots with their intensive four week training coming into its own.

11 Race director, Mark Light, said: “During Race 1, all teams have experienced all conditions. As the fleet entered the notorious Bay of Biscay, the downwind surfing conditions that everyone was waiting for arrived. Strong winds from behind with a following sea are the racing sailors’ dream. The fleet absolutely screamed down the west coast of Portugal, surfing waves and hitting speeds of up to 30 knots.” Despite leading for much of the race, Qingdao had to settle for third place after falling victim to the dying breeze off the southern coast of Portugal. However, although Qingdao missed out on the top spot, the team is still looking good in the standings. As well as collecting nine race points for third, Qingdao earned three bonus points for being first across the Scoring Gate. The Clipper Race departed Marina de Portimão on 15 September, with a parade of sail, showing off the magnificent 70ft racing yachts in all their glory. The second race of the circumnavigation sees the first ocean crossing. Teams will be racing 5,195nm to Host Port Punta del Este in Uruguay. Clipper Race founder Sir Robin KnoxJohnston said: “This next race has some of the finest sailing you will get anywhere in the world because you are getting into the trade winds. The teams should get spinnakers up fairly quickly and they will have them up for days as they speed down past Madeira, past the Canaries, down towards the Cape Verde Islands.” This is the second time the Clipper Race has visited Punta del Este, with the fleet due to arrive between 12 and 16 October.

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NEWS SNAPS VENGEANCE LAUNCH

The Southampton Boat Show saw the global launch of Ring Powercraft’s Ranger 25 Vengeance. This 25ft centre console sports boat is designed to provide the optimal solution for luxury day boating. The Vengeance T-top, with electric sunroof, protects the helm and rear seats from rain or shine and a large sun bathing area in the bow area converts to a dining area with an electrically operated raiseable table. www.ringpowercraft.co.uk

OLYMPIC LASER

At World Sailing’s 2019 mid-year meeting in London, World Sailing’s Council voted to retain the Laser for the Men’s and Women’s One Person Dinghy for the Paris 2024 Olympic sailing competition. www.olympic.org

ENDEAVOUR TROPHY This year’s Endeavour Trophy takes place from 11 - 13 October at Burnham-on-Crouch in Essex. Among those signed up to do battle at this annual event are Ben Saxton/Toby Lewis who are not only keen to defend the title they won last year, but are also aiming to make it a record five Endeavour wins in a row. Another win would also put Ben in a position of matching the record number of Endeavour Trophy wins held by Nick Craig who has six wins. www.royalcorinthian.co.uk

BRITS MISS OUT ON PODIUM TOM Slingsby has made history, helming the Australia SailGP Team to victory over Nathan Outteridge’s Japan SailGP Team in the Season 1 Championship Final Race in Marseille. Tom had established himself as the one to beat from the beginning, winning the Sydney, San Francisco and Cowes events with Nathan challenging him in each event’s final match race. The global league’s inaugural season culminated with a 10-minute match race between Australia and Japan, in which Australia secured the trophy and $1million prize - the largest monetary prize in the sport of sailing. Japan had led for the majority of the SailGP Season 1 Championship Final Race after being given the upper hand from the start when Tom Slingsby took a penalty for entering the start box early. Race analysis determined that the final duel came down to a mere 78cm at a crucial moment on the racecourse; if the Australians had been five-hundredths

of a second slower, Japan could have minute of the SailGP championship and prepare so we are ready to join the top forced them to incur a penalty. It was a we have grown so much as a team. It table for SailGP season two,” said Dylan. risky play by Japan in an attempt to force is a shame that we cannot keep racing The SailGP Season 2 will start on Australia off its course that backfired and and that we have to wait until February 28 – 29 February in Sydney, allowing Tom allowed Tom to move into the lead and 2020 to compete again in Sydney, but we Slingsby to start the season defending ultimately take the win. are going to use the time to train and on his home waters. Phil Robertson’s China SailGP Team sailed consistently to clinch third place, breaking its tie with Dylan Fletcher’s Great Britain team and securing the final spot on the Championship podium. The British team had been ready for the battle in Marseille and went into the final day on equal points with the Chinese. But it was not to be for Dylan and his team – the wind was super light and the Brits had a disastrous first race getting caught out by a wind hole at the start and, despite closing the gap, they finished in fourth place. Then the final Image: fleet race had to be cancelled due to the Boat Southampton wind dying out. “We are naturally gutted not to have secured the third place podium that was within our grasp, but I have loved every SailGP Team GBR and the fleet cross the start line skippered by Dylan Fletcher. Image: Lloyd Images for SailGP

FLOTESPACE ACQUIRES BOATA

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Flotespace, the Australian boating startup providing an online marketplace and concierge service for boat and yacht rentals, has been in touch to tell us it has acquired Boata, a Sydney charter boat booking company. The acquisition will see the Boata team and charter fleet join Flotespace, resulting in a centralised, comprehensive service spanning both commercial and peer-to-peer boat bookings for any type

of celebration, event or escape. Hugh Treseder, Flotespace founder and CEO, explained: “Most people assume they need a lot of money or boating skills to enjoy a day out on the water with their friends, family or colleagues. Flotespace is beginning to change this perception, by providing easy access to the boating lifestyle without all the costs and commitment of the traditional boat ownership model.

“We’re taking boating from being an exclusive lifestyle reserved for the welloff or experienced, to being an openly accessible activity for anyone with a smartphone and a sense of adventure.” Due to current regulations in Australia preventing privately owned vessels from being offered as accommodation, Flotespace recently expanded internationally into the UK, and is now fully equipped to cater for the Australian boating market thanks to the acquisition of Boata. flotespace.com

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NEWS SNAPS BELL RETURNED

The bell from a United States Navy ship which sunk the night before Operation Overlord began is to be returned to the American authorities. USS Osprey was lost on 5 June 1944 when she hit a mine and sank with the loss of six men, south of the Isle of Wight.

LUCY MACGREGOR

Last month we asked: “With the Southampton International Boat Show kicking off this week, we would like to know if you miss the London Boat Show and whether you think it should return.” Here are some of your comments from All at Sea’s Facebook page. Head over to www.facebook. com/allatseanewspaper to comment on this month’s Your Thoughts (page 3) or email us at editor@allatsea.co.uk. Duncan Kent - Of course I miss the old LBS, but you’ll never be able to recreate it successfully. London is just too crowded and too difficult to get boats and people to. I’d travel to Birmingham, though, or somewhere else where there’s

room to have the show in a pleasant area to visit. I think it’d be difficult to better Dusseldorf though. Angela Jones - No, once it moved venue was never good. We love Southampton. Alisdair Sewell - Bring back the Earls Court days - it was soulless as soon as it moved to ExCel. Chris Satchwell - I agree with Alisdair Sewell - Earls Court was the best. The date of early January was not good for visitors directly after Christmas and New Year. The access to prospective clients has also changed with the internet. It will be a brave call to try to replace Earls Court after the failure of ExCel.

The YJA MS Amlin Yachtsman of the Year 2019 was awarded to Lucy MacGregor – four-time winner of the Women’s Match Racing World Championship after her victory at the Lysekil Women’s Match in August. L-R Josh Loman, Mike Glanville, Millie Nation, Lord Iliffe, Katie Anderson, Mark Todd, Alex Salisbury

A group of young people have been presented with their Sail Training Awards by Lord Iliffe, Patron of the Ocean Youth Trust, and Michael Glanville, MD of MDL Marinas. The presentation took place on MDL’s waterside stand at the Southampton International Boat Show and marked the end of the exciting awards journey which began with nominations, included a five-day trip aboard Prolific with Ocean Youth Trust South and culminated in the presentation. Michael Glanville took the opportunity to also announce that MDL will be sponsoring 12 young people in 2020, a doubling of the numbers taking part. The awards were created to reward inspirational young people between the ages of

12 and 18 who have overcome adverse personal circumstances, or shown other exceptional accomplishments. This year’s winners, Josh Loman (14), Alex Salisbury (13), Adam Slim (12), Millie Nation (14), Katie Anderson (15) and Ella Plummer (15), completed the five-night voyage which took them from Ocean Village Marina in Southampton around the Solent and further afield to Poole and Portland. The experience included night pilotage with the award winners earning their RYA Start Yachting certificate. The nomination window for 2020 awards will open in November with the trip taking place on 4 - 9 April. www.mdlmarinas.co.uk

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GREEN AWARD

Spirit Yachts has been chosen alongside RS Sailing as joint winners of the first British Marine Environment Award by a panel of judges, including The Green Blue, British Marine and the RYA. The award was presented by worldrenowned sailor and The Green Blue ambassador Mike Golding OBE at the Southampton Boat Show and recognises exhibitors who have embraced environmentally responsible behaviour and sustainable work practices at the boat show. Read more from The Green Blue on page 31.


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In 1620 the Pilgrims left Plymouth their final stop en route to America and the beginning of a legacy that resonates today. In 2020 Plymouth will mark that historic moment with a programme of events with 16 September 2020 at the heart of the commemorations. The opening of The Box, Plymouth’s multi-million pound new heritage attraction, in Spring 2020 will be one of the highlights of the Mayflower 400 year.

OPENING CEREMONY

Quadriplegic sailor Geoff Holt performed the opening ceremony for a disabled lift and facilities at Christchurch Sailing Club. Geoff had been an early adviser on the design of the project, which was led by Rear Commodore Keith Barkway. The ceremony concluded with a surprise appearance on screen of another Honorary Member, Sir Ben Ainslie, who congratulated the club on a significant achievement.

DOOR TO SHORE SIR Ben Ainslie, the most successful Olympic sailor of all time, has thrown his support behind a Sussex charity’s fundraising campaign to build some of the very best facilities for sailors with disabilities in the UK. The ‘Door to Shore’ campaign aims to raise £538,000, which will allow Sussex Yacht Club, in partnership with the charity Sussex Sailability, to create a fully accessible centre of sailing excellence in Shoreham. Terry Kinch, the commodore of Sussex Yacht Club and trustee of Sussex Sailability said: “Our current club building is soon to be demolished to make way for flood defences to protect Shoreham. We could have simply rebuilt our HQ as it stands now, but our membership was absolutely determined that it would be designed with accessibility at its heart.

“They are busily fundraising to cover the additional costs that will be needed to provide the very best possible kit and facilities. So, we have launched our ‘Door to Shore’ campaign with a goal of reaching £538,000. “Its name reflects our aim for people to be able to access sailing with the freedom of total independence from their front door to the point that they actually get out on the water. “It is incredible that we have the support of an Olympian for this campaign. Sir Ben Ainslie is a hero to many of our members, so it means a tremendous amount to all of us to have his backing.” Olympic Gold Medallist Sir Ben said: “I am delighted to support the Sussex Sailability ‘Door to Shore’ fundraising campaign, which will enable the building

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UKSA has been celebrating the success of 125 young people who took part in their NCS programme over the summer holidays. At a graduation ceremony the young people, aged between 15 and 17, were congratulated on their hard work in raising £5,000 for local charities and good causes. Along with charitable work, the young people were given the opportunity to get out of the classroom and into the great outdoors, discovering talents and making life-long friends.

PRINCESS Yachts launched a record five yachts at the Southampton International Boat Show, marking 2019 out as the Plymouth-based manufacturer’s busiest ever year. Debuting at the show were the F50 flybridge (pictured), the sporty S62 and S66 sportbridges, the all-new V55 and the refined Y78. These new additions join the yachts already announced in 2019 – the F45 flybridge, V78, the flagship Y85 and the X95 superfly. Princess is also celebrating a second successive year of record employment, sales and profit.

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of brand-new facilities to allow disabled sailors full independent access to the sport. Sailing has given me so many opportunities, and I am therefore keen for as many people as possible to have the opportunity to share in that passion. “It is all about accessibility; levelling the playing field to give everyone an equal chance of catching that sailing bug. It is essential that sailors with disabilities have access to the right kit and facilities to be able to do that. I wish Sussex Sailability the very best of luck in their fundraising towards this goal.” Work has already begun on the new clubhouse and facilities, and the new building will be opened in 2020. For further details of the Door to Shore fundraising campaign, or to donate visit www.justgiving.com/campaign/ Doortoshore

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FIFE REGATTA TO RETURN

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BACK IN THE USA ROYAL Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth has sailed from Portsmouth, bound for the east coast of the USA for operational trials. The carrier will also spend time in Canada during her four-month travels. For the first time, UK fighter jets will join this state-of-the-art ship in a significant milestone for the programme. The deployment, known as WESTLANT 19, will see the carrier conduct Operational Testing, with British F-35B Lightning jets embarking for the first time as she moves closer to her first operational deployment in 2021. HMS Queen Elizabeth will also host the second Atlantic Future Forum during her time in the US, following on from the inaugural forum held last year in New York. The forum provides a platform for innovators, business leaders and tech entrepreneurs across government and industry to explore emerging cyber, artificial intelligence and space trends, technologies and threats.

Eight years after her first steel was cut, Britain’s newest aircraft carrier, HMS Prince of Wales, has sailed from Rosyth Dockyard for the first time. The 65,000 tonne warship will conduct extensive sea trials off the coast of North East Scotland before arriving at her home port of Portsmouth later this year. Upon her entry to Portsmouth, she will be officially commissioned into the Royal Navy by her Lady Sponsor, HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, and sit alongside her sister ship for the first time.

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NEWS SNAPS CAPTAIN’S MATE

The Cruising Association’s mobile membership app, CAptain’s Mate, has been further enhanced to provide its 6,300-strong global membership with fingertip access to details of the hundreds of discounts available to them through worldwide suppliers. The user menu also includes a function allowing members to identify country-specific discounts nearest to them using maps. www.theca.org.uk

SHAKESPEARE WIN

The Fife Regatta – Altair 1931 Schooner amongst spectator craft. Image: Marc Turner PFM Pictures

ORIGINATING in 1998, The Fife Regatta is inviting the prestigious Fife designed classic yachts back to their birthplace in Fairlie on the Clyde, Scotland. The fifth edition of the Fife Regatta will take place from 4 - 11 June 2020, sailing around historic venues on the Clyde, starting and finishing in Largs. Spanning the Victorian era through to WWII, William Fife ran his yard in Fairlie, Scotland, becoming an artisan of yacht design. The signature Dragon and Wheatsheaf emblem engraved in the bow of Fife’s yachts is symbolic of the level of craftsmanship in each bespoke creation. The shared passion and enthusiasm for Fife yachts amongst

owners and volunteers from the local coastal communities has enabled this pilgrimage of classic yachts to return to their birthplace. The Fife Regatta is a homecoming for both the yachts and their owners and will celebrate heritage and culture, the food and drink and the natural environment of Scotland. Fife yachts continue to attract attention worldwide with exacting restoration projects rekindling the pleasure of sailing such elegant crafts. The enduring elegance of the classic yachts provides a moving insight into Scotland’s proud marine heritage. www.fiferegatta.com

GREEN WEBSITE

The Green Blue officially unveiled its new look website at the Southampton International Boat Show. The new site provides bespoke information on key environmental issues, current best practice guidance, green products and services, as well as an array of awareness raising resources. Read this month’s Green Blue column on page 31.

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APPRENTICESHIPS

At this year’s Southampton Boat Show 60 apprentices celebrated as British Marine honoured them at its annual Apprenticeship Graduation. The apprentices, who graduated in a range of specialisms, completed their apprenticeships with six British Marine members: Princess Yachts, Pendennis Shipyard, Berthon Boat Company, Richardson’s Leisure, Sunseeker International and the RNLI. In total, the marine industry now has more than 400 apprentices across the sector and many of today’s graduates have already secured full time employment in the sector.

PASSAGE PLANNING

Passage Planning Companion by Alastair Buchan is published by Fernhurst Books as part of their Practical Companion series. Splashproof and spiral bound – allowing you to lay it out flat on the chart table – this little book stands up to frequent use and will be a valued companion as you plan and execute your passage. www.fernhurstbooks.com

CONTEST 55CS

Contest Yachts of Holland has announced the 17m Contest 55CS. The new model brings much of the superyacht featuring and fit-out of the 2m Contest 85CS and 21m Contest 67CS to a size previously more constrained. The same is true of the exterior styling, which follows that of these bigger Contest yachts.

CELEBRITY YACHT OFF

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KOURTNEY Kardashian, Dan Bilzerian and Rhianna are amongst the celebrities most commonly found on a yacht. Research conducted by www.samboat.com, a peerto-peer boat rental and yacht charter platform, looked into the celebrities that take the most pictures on boats and post across their social media. Kourtney Kardashian, Dan Bilzerian (American internet personality) and Rihanna were found to be the celebrities who had the most pictures on yachts across their Instagram pages.

A picture on a yacht is the new ‘in’ thing and celebrities are proving their wealth by doing just that. This season, bookings for luxury yachts and catamarans across the Samboat website have gone up by approximately 150 per cent. The locations where they have seen the biggest increase for yachts in particular were found to be Ibiza and the French Riviera whilst Croatia and Greece were the most popular locations to hire luxury catamarans. Alfredo Bernal, UK country manager at www.samboat. com, said: “Social media is a great source to see what celebrities are getting up to and can give people inspiration for their next trips away whether that be locations, activities or places to stay.” Turn to page 24 for more boating holiday ideas.

AQUAMARINE BAINBRIDGE has announced a full range of AquaMarine Image: Southampton Boat Show branded inflatable tenders with an extensive range of engine package options. The range of tenders has been designed to meet all boat owners’ needs by providing a full line-up of inflatable dinghies, tenders and RIBs. Starting from the compact 1.85m and 2.4m Slatted Floor designs, ideal for easy stowing and fast set-up, AquaMarine tenders also incorporate popular Air Deck and Aluminium Floor designs, in sizes

ranging from 2.1m through to 3.7m. The top of the line AquaMarine RIBs offer a select range of Italian designed hulls. The RIBs are offered in 2.7, 3.2 and 3.6m sizes – all designed to cater for owners who want to suspend their tender on davits from the back of their boat. AquaMarine has incorporated a good specification on their tenders as standard fit which includes davit lifting points and a comprehensive, quality accessory kit. In addition to this, the boats feature multiple air chambers for extra safety in the event of a tube being punctured

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It is almost two years since the last London Boat Show and the marine industry has adapted to the new format remarkably well. Southampton is the biggest show in the British Isles, and so it was fitting that several manufacturers chose the autumn spectacular to announce their new arrivals. It was not all large engines either, with Cummins, Honda, Mercury, Suzuki, Selva and Volvo trumpeting their presence. The new Honda BF200

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On the Honda stand we were introduced to three new engines and some new boat building partnerships married to them. The BF175, BF200 and BF225 were the star attractions on the red stand; a trio of V6 outboards that share the same 3.6 litre block and are geared towards economy utilising the now well proven VTEC head arrangement. The new motors use the same technology as their larger sister the flagship BF250, extending those functions down the horsepower range. Their new boat building partnerships have agreed exclusive deals with Honda not just for their engines, but also for branding and dealership presence. Ranieri has three specific centre consoles whilst Highfield RIBs have extended their already very successful partnership with new models and colourways specifically for Honda.

CUMMINS

Cummins celebrate a century of engine building. The innovative engineer Clessie Cummins started building compression ignition oil fired engines in 1919, and by 1924 he had designed his own, direct injection diesel engine, the model F. Over the 100 years of Cummins engines they have carved a solid reputation for reliability and produced engines for

SUZUKI

Suzuki were relatively quietly spoken this year; their stand was in the usual place and they had a long line of Suzuki powered boats on the pontoons, with some new boats on show. Their new launch was the twin, contra-rotating, propeller version of the DF300A, designated 300B. The additional blade area gives much greater transmission of power to the water, which suits certain applications better and removes the paddle-wheel effect from the propeller when put astern.

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

just about every sphere of industrial, transport and maritime usage. Through the passage of time Cummins has championed workers’ rights, social projects and was instrumental in working towards a cleaner, healthier environment; as long ago as 1970 Cummins suggested emission standards, working with the EPA to devise attainable targets for emissions.

The new 450R is not much larger than the 225

MERCURY

Mercury, on the other hand, played their new trump card in the form of the 450R, a 450hp behemoth aimed squarely at the large sportsfisher market that needs a full alphabet of superlatives to do it justice. How much further can engineers stretch internal combustion performance? It has taken nearly five years of development to get to this point. The new 450R produces 40 per cent more torque than the 400R, yet is

lighter and more compact, to the point that the more powerful engine fits inside the 300R cowling and is 120kgs lighter than its nearest equivalent, weighing in at just 318kgs. What a remarkable feat of engineering. I would love to feel the kick in the seat-of-your-pants a pair of these must provide. There is new technology incorporated to enhance handling, with prop sensors to recognise the slip and alter the drive parameters to maintain the drive in turns, think X-Drive in the water.

SELVA The new Suzuki DF300B in the line-up

At the other end of the spectrum we have Selva, the Italian family owned engine builder that is making big waves in the UK, especially in the commercial sector. They had three new engines on show for the very first time. The new 25hp is a twin cylinder gem with EFi that only weighs 57kgs, while the 150 and 200 lift Selva into new areas of horsepower. These are the largest Selva engines yet offered and will open up new boat opportunities for the company. Customers looking to power boats into the 7.5m range now have single engine options that will suit repowering projects as well as for rigging new boat builds, and a twin rig of 200s would be ideal for an 8m or 9m power catamaran. This was the most newsworthy show for a couple of years; it has been a while since so many new engines were launched and it makes for exciting times ahead. Do not winterise your engine just yet; some of the best boating days are ahead of us.

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NEW KIT TYPHOON ROLL TOP BAG

This super-rugged roll top kit bag from Typhoon International will keep clothing and equipment completely dry. The bag’s welded seams and roll over closure system offers complete waterproofness and, as it is manufactured using a high visibility fabric, it is ideal as an emergency grab bag and the clear window panel makes it easy to identify the contents. It is also reassuring to know that the bag floats if dropped in the water, whilst the heavy duty durable material can be wiped clean to keep it looking smart. From £11.98 (5L) - £29.95 (60L) www.typhoon-int.co.uk

SPEAKERS AND SUBWOOFERS

Fusion® Entertainment brought the power of music to the waters of the French Riviera at this year’s Cannes Yachting Festival, with the debut of its new Flush Mount Series of speakers and subwoofers. Designed with a minimalist, clean look, the new FM Series speakers have a mounting profile of no greater than 2.5mm, so they sit almost completely flat against a vessel’s interior. The matching 10” 400 Watt FM Series subwoofers have a mounting profile of just 3mm, offering an easy way to add impressive bass to your on board audio entertainment experience. £169-179 www.fusionentertainment.com

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GARMIN HANDHELDS

Garmin has announced the all-new GPSMAP 86 handheld series, a feature-packed addition to its marine handheld collection. Both the GPSMAP 86s (bottom) and the GPSMAP 86i (top) support optional Garmin BlueChart g3 cartography with integrated Navionics data. With a sunlight-readable 3-inch colour display and a water-resistant (IPX7 standard) floating design, they even double as a remote control for operation of an on board Garmin autopilot or select FUSION® marine stereos and speakers. £349.99 to £519.99 www.garmin.com/marine

ICOM’S IC-M37E

If you are out on the water or supporting from shore a good quality VHF radio that can withstand the elements is a necessity. With a good build quality and clear display, the Icom tradition continues with the introduction of the IC-M37E VHF marine handheld. With its powerful 6W of transmit output power it is ideal for long distance communication, while the li-ion battery can provide more than 12 hours of operating time. The IC-M37E also features a useful Channel History Function, which can store the last five channels used for easy recall at the press of a single key very handy for any voyage. £239.99 www.icomuk.co.uk


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SHORE STYLE TEC RANGE

Designed for life on and offshore, and perfect for any adventure on the water, Gill’s UV Tec range combines form and function. This stylish range of clothes features t-shirts, shorts and trousers, and is ideal for multisport, multiactivity fun in warmer conditions as it offers UPF 50+ protection, as well as being quick drying, lightweight and water repellent. Examples from the range: Men’s / Women’s UV Tec Polo: £40 Men’s / Women’s UV Tec Long Sleeve Tee: £35 Men’s / Women’s UV Tec Trousers: £80 Women’s UV Tec Skort: £65 www.gillmarine.com

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REVOLVER 19 DRESS

If you are looking for an autumnal dress, or perhaps something for a late break, this dress by Protest could be just the thing. Printed with a lovely tropical print of flowers and leaves, there is a small gathering at the chest and the back of the dress is racerback in style. There are also a number of other pattern options including plain black and Coral Blaze under the alternative name Revolve 19. £34.99 www.protest.eu

HARRISON SHOES

These casual lace up canvas shoes for men from Weird Fish have a fashionable denim look. The Harrison shoes are lightweight and offer a smart alternative to trainers making them ideal for everyday wear. We have been trying a pair out and found them to be very comfortable and a good fit. The combination of good quality and style makes them a great pair of shoes to wear on board and around the marina, especially for the £30 price tag. £30 www.weirdfish.co.uk

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MOQUETTE CUSHIONS

These gorgeous Moquette cushions (45cm) are available in a choice of 40 fabrics, so there will be a style for every taste and to suit you and your boat. Moquette is a predominantly wool material with a small percentage of polyester throughout. Great for the boat, the material is hard-wearing but remains soft to the touch. The original Moquette pattern used on the London Underground trains was the ‘Lozenge’ print which was produced in 1923, and since then Moquette has seen many pattern variations and numerous designers. £59.99 www.ltmuseumshop.co.uk


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BOATING PEOPLE Q&A WITH PETER JONES, HEAD OF IT AT INEOS TEAM UK.

HAVE YOU WORKED IN THE MARINE WORLD PRIOR TO INEOS TEAM UK?

I spent most of the ‘80s and ‘90s working with mast makers, sailmakers and yacht brokers before finally setting up my own IT business aimed at helping some of those businesses.

HOW DID YOU FIRST GET INVOLVED WITH INEOS TEAM UK?

Through sailing and my IT work I had long been associated with the British Olympic team including youngsters like Ben Ainslie, so continued to look after their IT interests as they progressed into other projects. Ben first asked me to register the domain BenAinslieRacing.com back in 2011, so when the AC team was assembled in 2013, I was fortunate to be on board from the start.

from then. He is all those things people say; fierce competitor on the water, quiet and considered and very approachable off the water. He leads by example and his determination to win sets the tone.

WHAT OTHER MARINE EVENTS HAVE YOU BEEN INVOLVED WITH? I did 20 years of boat shows and regattas around the world, but I always remember the Round the World and Americas projects most fondly; there is lots of unfinished business there.

SO, WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT SAILING?

People mostly. I always loved the process of putting a team together and balancing ability, personalities – and sometimes egos!

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE IN THE WORLD TO SAIL?

Maybe it is because of growing up in Hong Kong, but I have always loved the big harbour venues, so Sydney and San Francisco are top of my list.

WHICH SAILORS INSPIRE YOU (PAST OR PRESENT)?

I guess I would be in trouble if I did not say Grant Simmer or Ben [Ainslie], but I sailed a lot with Rodney Pattison, who was a childhood hero of mine, and Lawrie Smith, so definitely them, but I have to say the current crop of sailors we have in the team are hugely impressive in that they combine so many disciplines. They have to be engineers and athletes as well as top sailors. INEOS TEAM UK is the British Challenger for the 36th America’s Cup. www.INEOSTEAMUK.com The America’s Cup and the Prada Cup in Newport. Image: Carlo Borlenghi

WHAT DOES YOUR ROLE INVOLVE? HOW DID YOU GET INTO SAILING?

My family moved to Hong Kong when I was 11 and we joined a club, which was the done thing for ex-pats in those days. The club we chose just happened to be a sailing club because it was on a beach and, despite being more interested in waterskiing, I was ‘encouraged’ to crew for someone and the rest is history.

WHAT EVENTS/RACES HAVE YOU TAKEN PART IN?

In my Hong Kong dinghy days I was fortunate enough to do the world youth championships a few times and then offshore events like the China Sea Race. When I moved back to the UK it was mainly keel boat sailing and in particular Admiral’s Cups, Ton Cups and later on One Design series like Mumm 30s, Farr 40s and so on.

As head of IT, or more commonly Senior Head of IT as it makes a more suitable acronym, I am responsible for the IT infrastructure, which basically translates to anything with a plug on. In reality this means I get to work with every individual and department, which makes for an interesting challenge.

WHAT IS IT LIKE TO BE A PART OF INEOS TEAM UK?

The America’s Cup had always been my ultimate goal as a sailor so it’s definitely a privilege to be involved in supporting these campaigns and in particular to help try and bring the Cup home.

TELL US ABOUT WORKING WITH SIR BEN AINSLIE?

Well, I first met Ben when he was campaigning for Atlanta 1996 - where he won his first Olympic medal - and have been working with him on and off

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Send in your photos and you could be in the next edition of All At Sea. The best photo each month will receive a bottle of Spytail Ginger Rum. Send to: editor@allatsea.co.uk or enter online allatsea.co.uk/readers-gallery US Aircraft Carrier Harry S. Truman moored just outside Portsmouth. Sent in by Photo of the Month regular Karen Howcroft.

A peaceful mooring on the Beaulieu River. Thanks to Ann Headon for this photo.

Looking over Langstone Harbour towards Portsmouth. Sent in by Martin Dove

A cold, calm morning in Alum Bay, sent in by Charlie Tait.

Heather Ellis took this photo looking down on Gorey Harbour’s low tide from Mont Orguell Castle in Jersey.

Thanks to Francis Osborn for this sunrise shot over Braye Harbour, Alderney.

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HOW TO SELL A BOAT

Top tips from Jane Gentry, CEO of ABYA, the UK’s leading professional association for boat dealers and brokers. Ensure the outside looks its best too. Think about polishing the gelcoat and doing all those little jobs you have been putting off, like fixing the nav-lights and servicing the engine.

NEW OWNER

The buyer will transfer the balance of the purchase price to the broker’s

PREPARING TO SELL

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elling your boat could be a long, drawn-out process if you are not prepared. We have a few top tips from some of the UK’s leading brokers to help your boat sell to the best buyer, plus for a smooth sale, our advice is to use an ABYA broker. Here we run through all the jobs that your broker will do to ensure a successful sale, all of which are included in the one fee that the vendor will pay. Begin with clearing out all your gear and clean everything: work from the top down, headliner, dodgers, curtains, cooker, fridge, seat covers, cupboards, floors... you get the idea. Once everything down to the bilges is spotless, consider installing a de-humidifier to dry out everything properly.

The broker’s job starts with a Listing Agreement, detailing the terms of the sale. You should read these and ask about anything you do not understand. They will take photographs (maybe a video), prepare the sales details and produce an inventory of all that is included in the sale as well as researching market values to ensure you are selling at the best price. Once it is ready for sale, the broker will also do all the marketing, viewings, negotiations and ensure that all the legal paperwork is properly set up. If you use an ABYA broker, they do all the legal conveyancing so a solicitor is not necessary. A broker will advise you when they have a viewing and will pass on any comments and offers. Let the broker know if you are taking the boat out, though, so they do not turn up with a potential buyer to an empty mooring.

FINDING A BUYER

Once you have found a buyer at a price you will accept, you and the buyer will be asked to sign a Sale & Purchase Agreement and the buyer will be

point there may be some negotiation on price or inventory items. Once all is agreed, the broker will put together the boat’s title and other documents and prepare a Completion Statement, the Bill of Sale (which is the legal transfer of title) and ask the vendor to sign and return it.

Client Account and on receipt of these funds the broker can complete the sale and handover the keys, Completion Statement, Bill of Sale, all historic documents, service history and so on to the new owner. Any finance, outstanding bills and the agreed broker’s fee will be settled from the funds. The balance of the money is then sent to the vendor with a copy of the Completion Statement. If you have not used a broker you still need to ensure all the correct paperwork has been handed over as these are a legal requirement and you must provide a Bill of Sale to pass legal title.

“If you use an ABYA Broker, they do all the legal conveyancing so a solicitor is not necessary.”

asked to place a 10 per cent deposit, which will be held separately in the broker’s independent Client Account until completion. If the buyer asks for a survey and/or a sea trial the broker will help to arrange these. The vendor is often the person who drives the boat for the sea trial, as they know it best. The buyer pays for any liftout and survey fees. Following the survey and sea trial, the buyer will advise the broker if they are proceeding with the purchase – at this

The broker can help to arrange a survey

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LEFT: All that remains of the monuments are a section of a bas-relief panel. Author Erskine Childers had been so impressed by what he saw that he described it in great detail in his iconic book The Riddle of the Sands.

victory. Yet although the battlefield and windmill on the heights at Dybbol are still beautifully preserved today with a well laid out Information Centre (and well worthy of a visit for any yachtsman exploring the delights of the western Baltic) the gothic memorials are conspicuous by their absence.

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DOUGAL SOLVING ONE OF THE RIDDLES

If there is one book that really ought to be on a sailor’s bookshelf, it is the 1903 novel by Erskine Childers, The Riddle of the Sands… Solent based dinghy sailor David Henshall is a well known writer and speaker on topics covering the rich heritage of all aspects of leisure boating. The completed wave screen at Haslar

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ot only was the book a ground breaker by introducing the notion of the spy novel into literature, but the book gives us a wonderful insight into the pleasures and hardships that were part and parcel of small boat sailing 100 years ago at the very start of our favourite pastime. That the novel is still popular today says much for the quality of the writing, though the technological advances we now enjoy make a lot of the subject matter seem very dated; after all, the book had already been published when the Wright brothers first took to the air. Within a decade, one short overflight would have revealed far more than Carruthers and Davies could ever have discovered in their weeks of toiling in the creeks and swatchways of the Frisian Coast. There is, though, another aspect of The Riddle of the Sands that has an interesting relevance to us today as we celebrate the events of 75 years ago, when the Allied forces stormed their way ashore on to the beaches of Normandy. Maybe Irwin Rommel and his desperate defenders of the so called Atlantic Wall should have read the book, for had they done so, then they would have seen that there was a historical precedent for their position, moreover one that presaged an unhappy ending for them. As those who have read the book will know, the opening chapters are set not in the North Sea, but in the superb cruising grounds of the western Baltic.

BALTIC SETTING After some great sailing the yacht Dulcibella, a converted ship’s lifeboat, ends up anchoring in the sheltered waters at Sonderborg, on the southern coast of Denmark. The area had long been claimed and fought over by both Denmark and the increasingly dominant presence of Germany just to the south. From the decks of the anchored Dulcibella, Carruthers and Davies could see the earthworks and redoubts that dominate the hills overlooking the town and rowed ashore in the dinghy to investigate. Topped by the remains of the famous Dybbol windmill, the area has a huge place in the history of Denmark as the site of one of the defining battles that took place in 1864 between the attacking German forces and the defending Danes. Once the superior German military forces had finally overrun the Danish positions, the Danes retreated to the nearby island of Als, where they believed that the waters of the Alssund, the stretch of water, albeit it narrow, between themselves and the mainland, would prove to be an insurmountable barrier to invasion. However, the Danes would suffer from many of the disadvantages that would negate many of the potential advantages the defending German positions might have enjoyed 80 years later. Not only would they be facing a far larger force, but they too were suffering from high level interference coming out of the senior ranks of the Army, who were safely ensconced 200 miles north in Copenhagen. The meddling in

the affairs of the defenders did not only result in poor strategy, but went much further by determining the material support that the Army could draw on. EQUIPMENT FACTOR The approaches to Dybbol and Sonderborg had been well covered by heavy guns, but at the time when their firepower could have tilted the balance in favour of the defenders, only a handful of these were operational with limited stocks of ammunition available. The lack of professional leadership for the Army had also resulted in the Danish forces failing to keep pace with the latest advances in weaponry, a failing that would have disastrous and fatal consequences for huge numbers of Danish soldiers. The German soldiers, on the other hand, were far better equipped, with their infantry armed with breech loading rifles, which enabled them not only to fire, but to reload whilst laid down and in cover. In contrast the Danish soldiers had to stand up to laboriously reload their rifles via the muzzle, which saw them being ‘picked off’ in terrible numbers. Nor did the waters of the Alssund prove any more a deterrent than the wider waters of the English Channel would be in 1944, and as Carruthers and Davies explored the old battlefield, Davies expressed in wonderment that “they came in boats”, which was exactly what happened. The attacking German forces launched a furious amphibious assault that threw their forces across the Alssund and although their losses were high, they overran the defenders and in doing so, laid the foundations for the Danes eventually having to sue for peace. In the book, our two sailors learn all this by climbing up the steep banks of the island of Als to the gothic styled monument that the Germans had erected to celebrate the attacking troops that had fallen in forcing their way across the water in pursuit of a great

Soldier, diplomat, sailor, author, patriot... and gun-runner, Childers would be shot by the authorities in 1922. Image: Childers Collection

MISSING MEMORIALS Maybe this was simply a case of artistic licence on behalf of Erskine Childers, the author. However, on further research, it seems that his description was absolutely spot on and that not just one, but two memorials had existed, just as in the book. However, the Danes had once again suffered cruelly under German occupation from 1940 to 1945 and no sooner had they been liberated, both of the German monuments were mysteriously destroyed by explosions caused by ‘persons unknown’, though one suspects that the Danish authorities did not expend much energy in trying to track down the culprits. All that remains of them today are some fragments of the bas-relief information panelling that had so intrigued Childers that he included a detailed reference to them in the book. Today, Dybbol, Sonderborg and the Isle of Als are charming Baltic-side locations that attract visitors from across the world, with the area now famous as a world class location for sailing events, with many coming, like their forefathers, from just across the waters of the Flensborg fjord. The area may now be at peace, but it still retains all the charm that made such an impact on Childers that he chose it as a prime location for his book, but leaving us still with that hint of mystery for what happened there 150 years ago.

A book that is on so many sailors’ bookshelves, even today the ‘Riddle’ remains a cracking read

Although tranquil and peaceful now, the Alssund was the setting for a ferocious amphibious assault in 1864 that would result in almost 30 per cent of Denmark being taken by Germany. Image: David Henshall


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BOATING HOLIDAYS KEEPING A HAPPY CREW

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

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RYA MOTOR CRUISING COURSE IN PALMA

Although a boat or catamaran can seem the ideal place to relax on holiday with family, friends or even strangers, there are times when even a 55ft yacht might not feel big enough. So, here are PlainSailing. com’s five rules for a happy crew: 1. Tidy up your own mess – no one likes to tidy up someone else’s mess, and especially not on holiday. Respect that it is other people’s holiday too and tidy up as you go along. 2. Do your share of the chores – as well as tidying up it is important to also share the chores on board including cooking, cleaning and washing up. It might be that you divide the jobs up, which is fine, so long as you get your job done. 3. Be respectful of your fellow crew – everyone will be expecting different things from their holiday – staying up late socialising, getting up early for a swim. Whichever

category you fall in be respectful of your fellow travellers and do not make lots of noise or pressurise them to do your routine. 4. Be nice to everyone – it might seem obvious but it goes beyond the day-to-day niceties and politeness you would expect. It is inevitable that there will be differences of opinion on many topics, but keep talk kind and gentle and do not argue. It really is not worth ruining a friendship over, say, politics. 5. Don’t hog the wheel - Finally, everyone came to sail – not just you. Some people might not be as confident as you, but that does not mean that they do not want to do it just as much as you. That means waiting your turn, not being too eager to take the helm, and giving everyone a fair crack of the whip – including the newbies. plainsailing.com

Due to the success of its Corfu power school, The Moorings is expanding its offering to include the beautiful Spanish island of Palma with courses available from this month. Many of the world’s most stunning charter destinations now require cruising certifications, so what better way to learn than with hands-on instruction aboard a comfortable power catamaran in the Mediterranean? “If you have dreamed of taking the helm for a power yachting vacation and earning RYA Helmsman or RYA Day Skipper cruising certifications, The Moorings’ new RYA Motor Cruising Course in Palma could be just the answer. Designed in collaboration with renowned builders Robertson & Caine, The

Moorings 434PC is the perfect yacht to learn or hone your skills,” said Josie Tucci, VP of sales and marketing. The seven-day experience starts at The Moorings base in Palma. Run in association with RYA recognised training partners, Aigua Sea School, with a limit of five guests on board, there will be five full days of hands-on and personalised instruction in stunning cruising grounds. There are no tests or exams required as certification is awarded based on instructor assessment. The Moorings team has designed the course to also give you another full day to relax, practice your skills and take in the beautiful scenery that Palma has to offer.

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26 October - 2 November / 9 – 16 November / 18 - 25 April, 2020 / 2 - 9 May, 2020 Beginner: Theory RYA Essential Navigation & Safety, plus RYA Helmsman certification Intermediate: RYA Day Skipper certification By-the-Cabin Pricing: £1,386* includes 1 double cabin for up to 2 guests hole oat ricing vaila le Contact the holiday planners *Travel, transfers and evening meals not included.

GEOGRAPHICAL MISCONCEPTIONS REVEALED PARADISE OF THE SEYCHELLES

A study undertaken by peer-topeer boat rental and yacht charter company www.samboat.com has found the biggest geographical misconceptions held by Britons include that the Great Wall of China is visible from space (61 per cent incorrectly thought this was the case) and that Greenland is a country (57 per cent). Respondents were also asked about their knowledge of Europe’s capital cities. Whilst the majority answered correctly for France (94 per cent), Italy (82 per cent) and Portugal (75 per cent), Turkey (9 per cent), Croatia (10 per cent), Finland (14 per cent) and Spain (19 per cent) proved more challenging. Participants were given a list of different geographical claims and were asked if they thought they were based on fact or fiction. The following five are the misconceptions Britons are most likely to believe:

1. The Great Wall of China is visible from space– 61 per cent (incorrectly thought this was true) Greenland is a country – 57 per cent 3 Dubai is a country – 51 per cent 4. Sydney is the capital of Australia – 49 per cent 5. The Statue of Liberty is located in New York City – 44 per cent What is more, 26 per cent of respondents did not know that when a British location name ends in ‘mouth’ it is a point where the river meets the sea. Alfredo Bernal, UK country manager at www.samboat. com, said: “With such a vast world out there to explore, it is surprising to find that so many individuals are unaware of some key global facts about the world they live in. There is no better time to get out there, explore the world and learn new exciting facts.”

The diverse natural beauty and landscapes of 115 islands, alongside its ‘eternal summer’ climate, make the Seychelles the ideal sports destination. Known for its great swimming and sailing opportunities, it is also quickly becoming a popular golfing destination. Different to most island groups around the globe which are volcanic, the Seychelles are predominantly coralline, with 74 of the islands being made of coral. Meanwhile, 41 of the inner islands are known as being granitic. This ultimately means the coastline is more irregular with many boulders dotted along the shores, which offer up some great coastal swims. Snorkelling and diving are fantastic activities, too, because of the amazing beaches, warm, clear waters and the diverse marine life both above and under the ocean’s surface. Since the Seychelles’ 115 islands are outside of the cyclone belt, it is all smooth sailing. The inner islands offer miles of scenic coastline with safe anchorages and many stunning beaches, secret coves and grottoes. With less than 32 miles between mooring grounds, the inner islands offer safe and easy sailing too. There are various boat charter companies on Mahe and

Praslin, which offer bareboat, crewed boat and day charters. The charter operators have both traditional sailing vessels and modern yachts, which take visitors to various islands, offer watersports and diving equipment. You will see the Marine Parks, UNESCO World Heritage sites and wildlife, as well as the famous white sand beaches with idyllic backdrops. www.seychelles.travel/en/

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THE FUTURE OF SAILING We explore how technology is enhancing today’s yachts.

ELECTRIFICATION OF VESSELS

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Rolls Royce are funding and carrying out research which will support autonomous ship research.

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Intelligent solutions used in homes such as security and access controls, home theatres and temperature control systems are more frequently being incorporated on luxury yachts. This modern movement allows voyagers to seamlessly connect their on board and offshore lives, thanks to technological developments. The smart technologies can be used to control lights and room temperature as well as open and close blinds dependant on time and weather - this reduces energy

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e live in an era where everything is constantly changing; developments in technology allow the ability to innovate and enhance just about any sector. Because of this, it goes without saying that the way we do (almost) everything is being impacted as a result. The boating industry is no exception - sailing has come a long way since the days of celestial navigation and wooden and steel structures, but what does the future of this popular leisure activity look like? It is an industry that has been operating the same way for a long time, but Dream Yacht Sales have looked into how aspects such as Artificial Intelligence, electrification, wearable technology and other big technological developments will be impacting and enhancing the way we glide along the seas.

AI & AUTONOMOUS SAILING

AI is transforming and changing the world around us, and is expected to play a huge part in the future of the maritime industry. It is not uncommon for boat builders to team up with car manufacturers - who are increasingly implementing machine learning algorithms which use data to mechanise the way a vehicle is driven. These particular algorithms can provide on board computers with methods of solving problems that are typically encountered and can therefore be predicted, allowing autonomous driving capabilities. This is a technique that will be incorporated more often in the future when building boats, allowing them to have autonomous systems or a remote human operator. This capability will help ease navigation, improve safety and save fuel. Large organisations such as

consumption and allows optimum levels of natural light. Other technology can provide and display GPS and navigation data on various screens, allowing on board guests to be kept aware of current locations and ETAs. Another development that will transform sailing experiences is Project Loon; Google’s ‘Internet in the sky’. The network of high altitude balloons situated on the edge of space work together to provide an Internet connection to remote locations across the world. This will allow people at sea to remain seamlessly connected to those on land, as well as allow the installation of even more advanced systems on board to enhance the living space.

“AI is transforming and changing the world around us, and is expected to play a huge part in the future of the maritime industry.”

A popular automotive trend that is being applied to the boating industry is the electrification of machines. It goes without saying that electric boats are more complicated than electric cars - one of the main implications being that the boat battery life is very hard to predict. Aspects such as weather, wave height and currents are not very predictable and all impact the power needed from the boat battery. Amongst those people who have taken up recreational boating are environmentally-conscious seafarers. People want to enjoy themselves without harming the aquatic ecosystem, which has added more pressure on the capabilities of electrifying boats. Green technology firms and scientists have introduced several innovations that will change recreational and commercial boating in the near future. Hybrid and electric propulsion systems have many benefits; in addition to reducing emissions and optimising fuel consumption they are lighter and more compact and have reduced maintenance costs. The use of sustainable technology is currently being tested on global race boat programs, and there are now many boat builders out there that have embarked on the electric journey. Almost all of these are already in use in other industries and therefore it is just a matter of time before they are fully adopted in maritime. The boating industry will need to innovate and roll with change or risk being left behind as these technologies will have major impacts and revolutionise experiences.


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UNDERSTANDING THE WEATHER British Sailing Team meteorologist, Simon Rowell, explains how understanding the weather can help on the water.

THE Masterclass

ONE of the good things about sailing, especially if you race, is that the field of play changes every day, every beat, every run as the weather changes. This means that getting a good forecast for the day can really help. However, much as I would love to think otherwise, the best forecast in the world is never going to be able to tell you in advance which way to go on the second beat. Why do we bother then? By understanding what is happening with the weather and understanding the basic mechanisms which drive each day you can make much better decisions on the water. Once you get reasonably good at sailing, the mechanics of tacking, for example, get to be second nature, almost a background task – you do not have to think through the various steps involved, it just happens. Likewise if you put effort into understanding how the weather is going each day then this will help make your tactical decisions quicker and, hopefully, consistently better.

LARGER SCALE

Let us look at a large scale example. If you know a warm front is coming through in the afternoon, forecast for around 15.00, and you are sailing an offshore race, then do not plan everything to happen just before 1500. Put a reef in, change headsails and then when it does not come through till 17.00 sit there and bob along slowly. A much better way is to understand what the oncoming front will bring (thickening, lowering clouds, with rain usually just ahead of the front itself)

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and then keep a weather eye out for these changes. This way if the system does slow down or speed up you are on it anyway.

THE LOCAL SCALE

On a much more local scale, let us say you have got an offshore wind with a windward/leeward course set up just downwind of a shore with several valleys leading down to the sea. If you look at the forecast and compare the wind direction with where it is going to come off the land you may well find that two adjacent valleys will have the effect of funnelling wind down the course in two slightly different directions, depending how the wind starts to flow down them. This will lead to seemingly random shifts left and right over the course. With this knowledge, though, you may be able to say that the wind on a particular side of the course will come mostly from a particular direction, and that could well be advantageous. With an offshore wind a few minutes looking at a topographical map or overhead

photography can really help understand how the wind flows over the inshore sea areas. Lastly, do not forget that computer model forecasts are just that – forecasts. Modern ones tend to be very good, but they are still not great at detail, and the smallest thing that can be forecast is about 4 - 5km across. This means that a sea breeze cell may just get forecast, but may not – this is the scale you need to remember. Sugar Loaf in Rio was the single most important feature – but it was not big enough to show up on even the highest resolution forecasts. The mark one eyeball is still the most useful immediate forecasting tool. The sailor who reads and understands the forecast, then keeps their head out of the boat to understand and interpret what is going on has already given themselves an advantage for the day. britishsailingteam.rya.org.uk Want to learn more about the weather? Pick up a copy of the RYA Weather Handbook available in print and eBook formats - www.rya.org.uk/go/shop


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VOLUNTEERS BOATING’S UNSUNG HEROES here is a ood chance that ou now so eone who o unteers or erha s ou o unteer ourse he wor s to ensure these hardwor in eo e are reco nised or their contribution

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ccording to Sport England 6.7 million people – 14.9 per cent of the population in England - currently volunteer in sport and physical activity. Without the millions of people who give their time, skills and passion, sport and activity simply would not happen. Volunteering in sport and physical activity can be incredibly powerful, benefiting both those who give their time and those they support. Volunteers have always played a vital part in the sport of sailing, and sailing clubs. According to the RYA, motivated and enthusiastic volunteers play a key role in developing and maintaining thriving and successful clubs. Without them, a lot of activity simply would not happen. are also discussing the balance between paid staff and volunteers. “We will be hearing from clubs who have made this work and also those who find it a challenge. Our research will help to steer clubs in the right direction and ensure we can all continue to support boating activity going forward.”

WHY VOLUNTEER?

Research from Sport England found that what makes people volunteer are broadly similar in both sport and general volunteering. The highest motivating factor - 45 per cent - is simply a desire to help people. Susan Woolston from Suffolk started volunteering at WASH Sailability, based at Lackford Lakes just outside Bury St Edmunds, in April 2018 and certainly believes this to be the case: “The greatest thrill I get out of volunteering is seeing the pleasure our variously disabled sailors get from sailing. It is fantastic that even the most agitated person can become relaxed and happy by being out on the water.” Susan continues: “Besides a huge sense of satisfaction and being able to give pleasure and joy to others, there is enormous camaraderie amongst the team and I personally go home feeling invigorated and sleep like a log. “The greatest benefit seems to be the fulfilment gained by giving pleasure to others, so very much less fortunate from us. It makes me realise just how lucky we are.” Susan, who did now know how to sail prior to the death of her husband, initially started by just helping with the teas and coffee and eventually, along with other volunteers, was taken out in a dinghy and taught how to sail. “I first heard about volunteering at the sailing club from one of the volunteers who gave me a break from the isolation of looking after my husband who had Alzheimer’s. I have always loved being on water, and when my husband died I wanted to do some volunteering without being tied to a rigid time or day. It was the perfect solution.”

BENEFITS OF VOLUNTEERING Volunteers who give their time for sport and physical activity to happen enjoy many of the benefits associated with actually taking part. When someone provides their time, energy and expertise as a volunteer there is a double benefit – for those playing and for themselves. Sport England believes that being physically active enriches lives, builds stronger communities and creates a healthier, happier nation. This year the

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government body reported significant new findings on the links between volunteering and physical and mental health. It found that both general volunteering and sport volunteering had significant associations with improved wellbeing (measured as life satisfaction), and that the wellbeing uplift from volunteering at least once a week is almost three times higher than for volunteering several times a year.

NEVER TOO YOUNG

Sport England believe that young volunteers are motivated to get involved by the opportunity to learn new skills (43 per cent) and get on in their career (27 per cent), but are put off by the ‘need to study’ (73 per cent). Last year, 19-year-old Poppy Penhaul Smith, who sails at Staunton Harold Sailing Club, was one of two RYA Youth Community Award winners. On receiving her award at the annual RYA Volunteer Community Awards, Poppy said that more young people should volunteer in sailing: “I think more young people should win and attend these awards, as it would show how diverse the sailing, teaching and volunteering worlds are. This would be more representative of the sport’s demographic and acknowledge a wider group of people.”

EVOLVING ROLE

The RYA is currently doing a significant piece of research into volunteering in UK sailing and boating clubs. Michelle Gent, RYA programmes manager, is responsible for the research and said: “We know how important volunteering is for boating as an activity and early results of the research suggest people’s propensity to volunteer has not changed, but the way they volunteer has. “People now want to volunteer online,

need flexible schedules and would like more ownership in how projects or tasks should be completed. They want to feel a sense of responsibility and not just make a contribution, but make a difference.” Michelle continues: “This means sailing and boating clubs need to change the way they manage volunteers and move away from traditional volunteer management practices like committee meetings and rotas, to more flexible and modern ways of managing volunteers such as online project management tools and utilising social media.”

The RYA has been working with a research agency called Revealing Reality to carry out the research and results will be available later in the year. The RYA will present the findings through its series of Affiliated Clubs Conferences, which run throughout the UK during the autumn. Gareth Brookes, RYA RDO manager, has responsibility for the conferences and said: “This year the theme for the conferences is ‘Putting people first’. We are not only focusing on helping clubs to promote and manage volunteering, but

A critical part of volunteer management is reward and recognition. We all like to feel valued and recognising those who have given so much to boating helps the RYA give something back whilst also promoting the positive difference it has made to their lives and the lives of others. The RYA runs an annual Volunteer Awards where volunteers from across the country are brought together in London and presented with awards by HRH The Princess Royal. It is a fantastic day and opportunity for the RYA to reward and celebrate some of the amazing achievements, sacrifices and dedication which go into boating and helps clubs and class associations continue to thrive. On receiving her RYA Youth Community Award Poppy Penhaul-Smith said: “My sailing club really values the many years of hard work I have put into it and it was a great way of them saying thank you. It is also great that the RYA recognises the time and effort we all put into the volunteering and teaching aspects of sailing.” At the 2018 Awards Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal said: “Enthusiastic and motivated volunteers not only make it possible for clubs to provide boating activity at an affordable cost but are also amongst the best ambassadors for our sport. It is vital that volunteers feel valued, whether they provide outstanding leadership or they simply turn up day in, day out, and quietly get on with the job.” Feeling inspired? For more information on how to volunteer at your local sailing visit: www.rya.org.uk/go/volunteering

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University sailing clubs up and down the country are being urged to take action and make their sailing more environmentally sustainable

Using reusable water bottles is just one target

Kate Fortnam, The Green Blue Campaign Manager.

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upported by British Universities Sailing Association, the University Sailing Sustainability Challenge involves University Sailing Clubs working closely with their sailing venues to achieve sustainable actions throughout the academic year from ensuring sailing venues have a spill kit available to clean up any accidental oil and fuel spills to using re-usable sports bottles during training sessions and events to reduce waste and single use plastic.

Each level of award has a set criteria of sustainable actions to be undertaken and evidenced through photographs, social media posts or documentation. Last year’s challenge was won by Newcastle University Sailing and Yachting Club. Swansea University Sailing Club clinched second place and in joint third place were Dundee University Sailing Club, the University of Sussex Sailing Club and the University of East Anglia Sailing Club.

Helena Leeson-Payne, sustainability officer, Dundee University Sailing Club said: “DUSC enjoyed taking part in the Sustainability Challenge. It involved all club members, especially our teams. Our host club, Royal Tay Yacht Club, is always very supportive and helpful with the university sailing club and this challenge was no different. “I think many of our members would agree that by taking part it clarified the reason and importance of carrying out certain tasks such as

GETTING INVOLVED

HOW IT WORKS

Each club appoints a Sustainability Officer who acts as The Green Blue’s main point of contact throughout the challenge and is the key driver in leading their club to success. With a slight change to the format for 2019 20, clubs work towards a Bronze Award in year one, Silver Award in year two and Gold in the third year of competition.

The 2018 - 19 competition winners at the RYA Dinghy Show

EXPERTS’ FORUM ON BOARD DIESEL HEATER MAINTENANCE You may also be able to tell if the heater requires a service if you notice the heater’s exhaust start to produce grey smoke or white diesel vapour while the heater is trying to start or the heater takes two or three attempts to start. GETTING A HEATER SERVICED To get the heater serviced, contact your local accredited dealer who will remove and refit your heater or, alternatively,

MATTHEW BIRKS, TECHNICAL EXPERT FROM EBERSPÄCHER, ADVISES ON MAINTAINING YOUR ON BOARD DIESEL FUELLED AIR HEATING SYSTEM. IF your boat is a working boat or you live aboard we recommend having an accredited dealer inspect your installation and service your heater every one to two years. If you are an occasional boater, though, the recommendation is having an accredited dealer inspect your installation and service your heater every three to four years. However, poor fuel condition, high sulphur gas oil or operating the heater as a ‘frost watch heater’ will shorten service intervals.

the ‘check, clean, dry’ procedure and formalised many of the other procedures our club does when going out on the water. Making sure we used our reusable water bottles highlighted how such a simple thing could make a difference to the impact on the water. Overall, DUSC and all its members thoroughly enjoyed taking part, and we look forward to future challenges.” Environmental problems like waste disposal, climate change and the pollution of our marine habitats affect every human, animal and nation on this planet. Environmental issues are also a hot topic in lecture halls and common rooms across the UK. By undertaking these positive sustainable actions the competing clubs have the opportunity to demonstrate to the rest of the boating community how achievable and rewarding sustainable boating can be.

Heating your boat in colder months is important, but so too is maintenance

remove the heater yourself and send it to an accredited dealer who will service and return it back to you. Bear in mind that if you remove the heater, the dealer will also require the fuel metering pump (if separate from the heater). If there are any installation safety issues that are affecting the heater mechanically, these may not be spotted if you remove/refit the heater yourself.

Now in its fifth year, the challenge, which got underway at the beginning of September and runs until February 2020, with the winners being announced at a prizegiving ceremony held at the RYA Dinghy Show in London in March. For more information, or if you and your university sailing club want to be involved in the 2019 - 20 challenge, contact info@thegreenblue.org.uk or call 023 8060 4227. You will then be provided with details of the criteria requirements for your relevant award. Cheer on the University Sailing Clubs through the 2019 - 20 sustainability challenge by following @thegreenblue on Twitter and Facebook. The Green Blue is the joint environment initiative created by British Marine and the RYA to encourage a more sustainable recreational boating sector. www.thegreenblue.org.uk

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. WHY HAS MY FORE CABIN BECOME COLD OR SLOW TO WARM UP? This is normally due to poor or incorrect duct balance. Example: If you have a large duct pipe to the aft cabin and a small outlet in the forward cabin, then a large majority of the air will escape into the aft cabin. Restricting the air flow in the aft cabin and ensuring smooth and unrestricted air flow to the forward cabin will improve temperature and air volume. Fitting wider ducting in the forward cabin should be done if at all possible.

“If there are any installation safety issues that are a e tin the heater e hani ally these ay not be s otted if you re o e re t the heater yourself.” USE OF PARAFFIN In terms of running a heater on Paraffin to de-coke it, if your heater has had a short term problem (blocked exhaust or combustion air pipe etc...) and has an oily soft carbon build up, then Paraffin may help. If your heater has had a long term problem and the carbon has built up and been baked on over a long period of time, then paraffin will not help. Warning never use petrol or any type of petrol mix. Eberspächer has recently introduced its next generation of air heaters in the 2kw and 4kw ranges covering most power and sail boats up to 40’, featuring a brushless motor, near silent fuel pump and CAN interface. With this new technology, service intervals have been extended and the internal workings less exposed to faults in a harsh environment. www.eberspacher.com / enquiries@eberspaecher.com


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MARINA FOCUS

BIRDHAM POOL MARINA

Castle Marinas Limited Birdham Pool, Birdham, Chichester, West Sussex, PO20 7BG Marina Manager: John Hiltunen Email: info@birdhampool.co.uk VHF Channel 80

Birdham Pool Marina lies within the sheltered, unspoilt waters of Chichester Harbour, just e i es ro the uaint et bust in town of Chichester. ON arrival at the marina, you feel transported a million miles away, yet Birdham is surrounded by excellent transport links and services, with Southampton and Gatwick airports an easy drive or train journey. Within the tranquility of the locked

marina you can enjoy a plethora of wildlife as well as uninterrupted views across the harbour as far as Goodwood Racecourse. Opening in 1937, Birdham Pool is one of the oldest marinas in the country and is adorned with all the charm and character you would expect.

FACILITIES & BERTHS

The marina has, over time, been sympathetically updated and now offers some of the best marina and boatyard facilities in the area including:

■ Undercover storage plus winter storage afloat and ashore ■ On site boat brokerage ■ Seasonal café (www.facebook. com/scuttlebuttcafe)

■ 290 pontoon berths including a mix of finger berths and pile berths mooring bow or stern onto a pontoon. ■ Marina office, customer lounge and decking area overlooking the marina ■ First class facilities and laundry ■ Marine trades for all areas of boat maintenance and repair ■ Crane/boat mover with 30t lifting/transporting capacity

In the last three years, Birdham Pool has undergone a monumental transformation. Phase one saw the renovation of the old marina office building into four state-of-the-art residential dwellings. This was quickly followed by the removal of the old slipway, creating new customer parking, and the renovation of the old boatyard buildings into new, modern units, housing several marine

trade tenants as well as the new Marina Office. The front of the building has been fully decked creating a space for customers to relax and also enables the team at Birdham better visibility across the marina. In 2018 the facilities and laundry building had a complete refurbishment, whilst 29 new alongside berths at the north west side of the marina were completed. The new, fully serviced berths have capacity for craft up to 10m length and 1.6m draft and, as finger berths, offer greater accessibility compared to Birdham’s traditional moorings.


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MARINA LOCK TIMES 2019/2020

■ 1 January - 30 March 07:00 – 18:00 (7 days per week) ■ 31 March - 26 October 06:00 – 22:00 (7 days per week) ■ 27 October - 31 December 07:00 – 18:00 (7 days per week) Closed 25 - 26 December

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ACCESS

Birdham Pool can be found on the southern edge of Chichester lake, inside Chichester Harbour and is a non-tidal basin except at high water springs, when the lock is operated on free flow at the top of the tide. The duty Lock Keeper can be contacted

on 07831 466815 during normal operational times and VHF Channel 80 for locking instructions. Tidal gauges are located on the seaward side of the channel to Birdham Pool Marina and on the Channel Piles. These indicate the height of the water on the lock sill. The channel is

approximately 9m in width and has adjacent mud banks on both sides. Follow the line of posts leaving them 4m to starboard. A chartlet has been designed to provide guidance on the approach. This is for customer guidance and should not solely be used for navigation.

CRUISING

The sheltered waters of Chichester Harbour are ideal for racing and day sailing. Observe the 8 knot speed limit which is in force for the whole of the harbour. Please also be careful of the Chichester bar at low water; see the Chichester Harbour Notice to mariners. Over 10,000 craft use the harbour and there are some 5,500 moorings and 14 sailing clubs with over 11,000 members. Other popular activities include angling, birdwatching, walking, wildfowling, painting and photography. The landscape of Chichester Harbour was formally recognised as being of national importance in 1964 when it was designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. For day cruisers there are so many places to explore in Chichester Harbour. Emsworth Yacht Harbour is a popular breakfast spot, followed by seal watching on the Western side of Thorney Island. There is also a great anchorage of sandy beaches off East Head.

BIRDHAM CLASSIC BOAT FESTIVAL

Birdham Pool’s Classic Boat Festival was first hosted in 2014 and celebrated its sixth year in 2019. This year’s event was held on 7 -8 September, with over 25 visiting classic craft in attendance, for a weekend of arts, crafts, live music, classic vehicles and advice on all aspects of classic boat maintenance and repair from on-site marine specialists. Classic Boats are granted a weekend’s free berthing if they dress fully for the event. “Just wanted to say thank you to you and the team for such a wonderful time last weekend. Birdham has a great team and the relaxed atmosphere there certainly came across in spades!” Dee Orme, Classic Yacht Daisy, visitor to the Classic Boat Festival.

Beam: Max 4.5m Length: Max overall 14.5m Draft: Max 1.9m Depth: Depth over the sill at three hours before and four hours after 1.2m

By road, from the A27, turn onto Stockbridge Road towards ‘Witterings’ and ‘Selsey’. Stay on the A286 over the mini roundabout, and then after 3.3 miles turn right onto Church Lane. Fork right into Court Barn Lane. Birdham Pool Marina is along a single-track lane.

For weekends or longer trips, the Isle of Wight is only a short hop across the Solent, with its varied coastline, pretty villages and, of course, the sailing mecca that is Cowes. Portsmouth Harbour, home to sister marina Royal Clarence, has a lot to offer, with the bustling Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth and plenty of maritime

history on both sides of the harbour. Brighton and Eastbourne are to the East, or for those feeling really adventurous, there is great access to the Channel. As a TransEurope Marinas (www. transeuropemarinas.com) member, Birdham Pool can offer annual berth holders discounted berthing in other

THINGS TO DO

Within a 20-minute walk of the marina is Birdham village, hosting a Nisa Local Store (1 mile), Russel Garden Centre (1.6 miles) (www.russellsgardencentre. com) with café/restaurant and lifestyle store, brimming with nautical interior furnishings, gifts and cards and The Lamb Inn (2.2 miles) (www. thelambwittering.co.uk), serving excellent food and local ales. A short walk from the marina is Chichester Yacht Club (www.cyc.co.uk), a members’ club renowned for its friendly, informal atmosphere. The clubhouse has fabulous views over Chichester Harbour, a restaurant and bar together with excellent facilities for all the family. Birdham is also just a few miles from the lovely sandy sweep of Bracklesham

Bay and West Wittering Beach, both accessible by The Salterns Way, a 19km footpath and cycle path which runs from the centre of Chichester to the beach at West Wittering (www.visitchichester.org/activity/ salterns-way).


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MARINA GUIDE OCTOBER 2019

SOUTH COAST

SOUTH WEST

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

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

FALMOUTH HAVEN Contact: Barry Buist 44 Arwenack Street, Falmouth TR11 3JQ T: 01326 310990 E: welcome@falmouthhaven.co.uk W: www.falmouthhaven.co.uk

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CRUISING PASS FOR MARINAS

To celebrate the completion of the Dean & Reddyhoff and Quay Marinas merger, berth holders can now benefit from a new nationwide cruising pass making access to the UK’s second largest coastal marina group a breeze. The pass has been designed so annual berth holders can make the most of cruising around the family of 11 marinas for up to 300 nights (T&Cs apply). The new marina group offers visitors and berth holders access to the stunning boating destinations of Cowes, Hamble and Portsmouth Harbour, Dorset, the Bristol Channel, Irish Sea, the Clyde and the East coast. Alongside 11 marinas, 4,000 berths and 150 staff, the new business will operate boat yards, boat repair and maintenance and boat sales. Michael Prideaux, group managing

director of Dean & Reddyhoff said: “It has been a really vibrant summer helping our berth holders and visitors get afloat and have fun out on the water. We are proud to offer so much more than a lovely place to keep your boat - with our boat care, boat sales, sailing schools, shops and restaurants.”

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

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

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

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


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£2M REDEVELOPMENT OF BUCKLER’S HARD

LUXURY HOTEL FOR TROON

Yacht Havens Group is making a move into luxury hotel accommodation with the opening of the Salt House Hotel at Troon Yacht Haven, Ayrshire in early 2020. The ‘Scandi-Scot’ influenced suites will overlook the stunning coastal setting of Troon Yacht Haven. Externally, crisp weatherboarding in ocean colours will echo Scandinavian timber homes and traditional Scottish boathouses. Pitched roofs will follow the lines of sails and masts across the marina. Together, the striking collection of luxury suites will nestle in the marina like a collection of smaller moored yachts. Inside, the 10 one and two bedroom luxury suites will similarly embrace ‘Scandi-Scot’ influences to create intimate, fresh and stylish accommodation. Eight of the 10 luxury suites will feature a balcony opening out over Troon Harbour and/or the pretty and bustling marina. A further two

suites on the ground floor, which will be wheelchair accessible and dog friendly, will offer similar coastal views. Visitors coming to Ayrshire can enjoy its many cultural, sporting and heritage attractions, in particular the region’s prestigious golf courses. The Salt House Hotel will sit at the epicentre of Ayrshire’s most challenging and celebrated courses: the Old Course at Royal Troon, Prestwick Golf Club and the Ailsa at Trump Turnberry. Added facilities to suit visiting golfers will include secure golf club storage and heated drying racks for shoes. For those touring by boat, boot and bike, the Salt House Hotel will be close to excellent trails around the coast and countryside. Troon also sits on the epic, 600 mile long cycling and walking National Route 7, which stretches from Sunderland in North East England to Inverness in the Scottish Highlands.

SPACE AGE COMES

If space is at a premium on board or at home, MDL Marinas has the solution. A total of 16 new purpose-built stores are now available for rental at Shamrock Quay as well as eight at Dartside Quay and 12 at Penton Hook, Bray and Windsor marinas respectively (all units are 36sqft).

It means 11 of MDL’s sites across the UK now have storage facilities with each site offering a wide range of unit sizes. Rental prices start from £10 per week (weekly, monthly and annual rents are available). Whether its boat gear, household items, or even furniture, the on-site storage provides secure and convenient access 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The largest units (170sqft) are available at MDL’s Cobb’s Quay and Ocean Village marinas. Smaller shed facilities are available at Hamble Point Marina, Mercury Yacht Harbour, Northney Marina, Port Hamble Marina and Woolverstone Marina. Plus, there is land storage available at Dartside Quay and Saxon Wharf. Perfectly sized for boating gear such as sails, boat spares and tools, there are storage containers available at Hamble Point Marina, Hythe Marina Village, Saxon Wharf and Mercury Yacht Harbour. www.mdlmarinas.co.uk/storage

Work is about to begin on the £2m redevelopment of Buckler’s Hard Yacht Harbour to reconfigure and extend the Beaulieu River marina and improve facilities over the next two winters. The project will be carried out in two off-season phases, with the first beginning this month and offering improved facilities and a greater number of more convenient walk-ashore berths by March. The second phase will begin the following autumn, with completion of the extended marina providing an extra 66 berths and additional large moorings by March 2021. Reservations are already being taken for the increased capacity for 2020, when visitors and rally organisers can book to experience the award-winning yacht harbour at one of the most desired locations on the south coast. For permanent river moorings and marina berths, a small deposit will secure reservations for 2020 or 2021. Beaulieu Enterprises managing director Russell Bowman said: “We

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

ISLE OF WIGHT

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

recognise that the Beaulieu River is a very special place and are committed to undertaking the project in a sensitive and sustainable way. Its unique character remains of paramount importance to us.” The private custodianship of the Montagu family has protected the Beaulieu River for over four centuries, as one of the few privately owned rivers in the world. The Beaulieu Estate is working with agencies including Natural England and the Environment Agency to continue to protect its unique habitats

and species. As work is underway this winter, Harbour Master Wendy Stowe and her team will offer limited availability for visiting yachtsmen in the marina, while continuing to provide river swinging moorings. Buckler’s Hard Yacht Harbour was recently awarded The Yacht Harbour Association’s coveted Coastal Marina of the Year (for under 250 berths) trophy, while Round the World race winner Mike Golding OBE recently opened its five-star facilities after a further investment. www.beaulieuriver.co.uk

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

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

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

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

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

SOUTH EAST

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

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


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KENT

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

SURREY

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

BERKSHIRE

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

NORFOLK

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

SUFFOLK

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

ESSEX

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

LONDON

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

WALES

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

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

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

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

BRISTOL

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

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SCOTLAND

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

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

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

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

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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ITALY

HOLLAND

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

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

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

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

N CYPRUS

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

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THE CHANGING FACE OF MARINAS

Marinas throughout the world continually strive to meet visitors and berth holders’ growing expectations. So how can those improvements be measured?

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he Yacht Harbour Association has been auditing marinas throughout the world for more than 25 years and is a credible measure of marina quality. Any rated marina will have been subjected to a series of tests. Now in its seventh edition, the Marina of the Year awards recognise the very best of over 160 Gold Anchor accredited marinas from round the world. Their berth holders in the UK Coastal, UK Inland, International and Superyacht categories vote for the winning marinas. To honour their achievements, the teams behind all the winners and runners-up were presented with their trophies by Carl Scott, Towergate’s Marine Business Unit Director, at the Southampton International Boat Show, powered by Borrow A Boat, last month. The Towergate Marina of the Year winners and runners-up include:

UK Coastal Marina of the Year (over 250 berths) Winner - Royal Quays Marina Runner-up - Mayflower Marina UK Coastal Marina of the Year (under 250 berths) Winner - Poole Quay Boat Harbour Runner-up - Emsworth Yacht Harbour UK Inland Marina of the Year Winner - Church Minshull Aqueduct Marina Runner-up - BWML Lemonroyd Marina International Marina of the Year Winner - Marina de Vilamoura Runner-up - Karpaz Gate Marina Superyacht Marina of the Year Winner - IGY Marina Yacht Haven Grande

sure our customers get the best boating experience possible. Also, we would like to thank all those who voted and we look forward to welcoming our existing, new and returning customers over the year ahead.”

WHAT THE WINNERS HAD TO SAY… On winning the award, Matt Simms of Royal Quays Marina remarked: “We are immensely proud to have been voted UK Coastal Marina of the Year (over 250 berths). We have been runner-up in 2015 and again in 2018, so to win really puts the icing on the cake. All the staff work very hard to provide a marina which we can be proud of, with service to match. It is great not only to have this effort recognised, but also to be able to put the North East coast on the boating map. We have a fantastic marina, but what really makes it is the people: those who work here, and our loyal berth holders, visitors and other users all of whom combine to create a wonderful marina community. It is really satisfying to know that people enjoy using the marina and want to vote, so our thanks to all who supported us.” Kerrie Gray of Poole Quay Boat Harbour said: “We are delighted that Poole Quay Boat Haven has won the award for UK Coastal Marina of the Year (under 250 berths). The fact that this award is based upon the votes of our berth holders makes this such a special achievement. We are so proud to have been recognised for the service we provide and would like to thank our loyal customers for their continued support.” Philip Langley, marina and operations director at Church Minshull Aqueduct Marina, commented: “Church Minshull Aqueduct Marina is extremely thrilled and honoured to be awarded Inland Marina of the Year 2019, especially as this honour is selected by popular vote. This is the perfect way to cap off our tenth anniversary year and the award really belongs to our fantastic staff, who work tirelessly to make

Isolete Correia, of Marina de Vilamoura, remarked: “Receiving the International Marina of the Year Award again this year is a great honour for Marina de Vilamoura. This recognition from our clients is an incentive for the team to continue putting their greatest effort forward in providing the best customer service. We strongly believe that the best quality service is an ongoing and continuous commitment, which we always have, with the main goal of meeting and exceeding clients’ expectations.”

Superyacht Marina of the Year

Poole Quay Boat Harbour - UK Coastal Marina of the Year (under 250 berths)

Royal Quays Marina - UK Coastal Marina of Year (over 250 berths)

Church Minshull Aqueduct Marina - UK Inland Marina of the Year

Kenny Jones of IGY Marina Yacht Haven Grande added: “IGY’s Executive Team are extremely proud and grateful to all our operational staff and their relentless passion and professionalism. Their ability to repair the infrastructures to such a high standard after several major storms has come about through a great deal of effort and emotional buy in. To have five IGY facilities, in five different countries, re-assessed by the TYHA Gold Anchor Assessment Team and to have four IGY marinas graded as 5 Gold Anchors and Yacht Haven Grande to be awarded ‘Platinum’ endorses and rewards the vast team effort needed to gain this international recognition.” Jon White, general manager of The Yacht Harbour Association, concluded: “I wanted to share a huge congratulations to all the winners and runners-up, as well as all marinas who received votes in the Towergate Marina of the Year competition. Marinas play a crucial role in enabling more people to get out on the water, so we are delighted to celebrate and reward the excellent work our marinas have achieved this year.”


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Outside the Munich Six, try Warsteiner Premium Verum, 4.8 per cent, £2.25 for a 660ml bottle, at Morrison’s or Warsteiner Dunkel traditional German character beer, 4.8 per cent, £1.95 for a 660ml bottle at Sainsbury’s. If you are not familiar with wheat beer, buy one or two bottles first to taste before committing to more. It is often cloudy and sharp and if you are not expecting it, can be a bit of a shock. Check the label carefully. Anything including ‘weiss’ or ‘weissbier’ is likely to be ‘wheat beer’ which is a bit of a misnomer as there will also be barley in 4 the grain mix, sometimes as much as 50 per cent. It is 2 not to my taste but some do like it. 6 9 Enjoy the oompah-pah!

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Munich’s celebrated knees-up has strict beer entry criteria. Breweries must be within the city limits and uphold the 500-year-old ‘Reinheitsgebot’ beer purity law, meaning that their beers must contain only water, barley, hops and yeast to be officially sold as beer. Only six breweries make the grade: Augustina, HackerPschorr, Lowenbrau, Paulaner, Spartenbrau and Staatliches Hofbrau-Munchen. Surprisingly, here in the UK, German beers seem to be very under-represented on our supermarket shelves, despite9 the fact that German beer-brewing 8 8 7 2 3 is renowned for outstanding beers with character 7 3 1 1 5 9 2 and quality. 6 6 8 Most have a Weissbier (made from wheat) but 4 6 5 8 1 7 3 for a greater choice of the ‘blonde’ beers - essentially

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