The Islander June 2017

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DEAR ISLANDER Dear Islander, Here we are, half way through 2017 already!! May saw a great Palma Superyacht Show and Palma Boatshow come to a close, with record crowds and good levels of business reported, especially by the brokers. Sailboats dominated the show once more, with 42 of the 65 Superyachts on show cementing Palma as THE Sailboat capital. Our own event, Nautifest, held a week before the main Palma shows was also a successful show, albeit on a small scale by comparison. We had good numbers in attendance, especially for the Friday night party, sponsored by e3 systems. It would have been nice to see a few more crew during the daytime, and we are very open to ideas of how to achieve this. Our next Nautifest will probably be in October 2018, as many felt that April/ May was very busy with other events including the MYBA Charter show, now held in Port Vell, Barcelona. MYBA had a great show, and I thoroughly enjoyed a day there, probably not long enough to be honest. It seemed to be the perfect venue, which was backed up by the numbers. It was the highest number of yachts on show, almost double the number of registered brokers compared to previous years, a larger than expected number of visitors and a huge array of ancillary stands, proving that Barcelona has that pull which many other places simply do not have. I was amazed how many people present were from Asia,

America, The Caribbean and the Southern Hemisphere. This month sees the return of The Palma Superyacht Cup, albeit on a smaller scale this year due to the large number of Superyachts and their crew attending the America’s Cup in Bermuda, which is also hosting a one-off Superyacht Regatta, plus a J-Class regatta, where seven of these beauties are expected to line up for the first time in history. To me, this event will draw the most interest and the best photo opportunities. The Islander is very lucky to have the world-renowned Ingrid Abery out in Bermuda who will be providing us with a full report and lots of her fantastic images, hopefully in time for our July issue, but if not, August’s edition. The America’s Cup should provide some thrilling sailing for the teams in their flying foiling machines, but to me the J-Class is a spectacle far more akin to the America’s Cup traditions. Maybe I’m a dinosaur, but there is nothing quite like seeing the J’s powered up in a 15-knot breeze sailing upwind at 13-14 knots!! By the time we read our next issue, we will know who has won the Auld Mug!

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Watch Out, We’re Back This year’s fleet is made up of a selection of incredibly varied yachts. For example, we’ll be able to see new entrants so fresh their paint’s practically still wet (like the previously mentioned 34m Ribelle). These newbies are anxious to get on the start


Wed 21st 10:00 - 14:00 13:00 17:00 - 19:00 18:00 - 19:30 20:00 - 21:00 Thurs 22nd 09:30 - 10:00 11:00 - 12:00 From 13:00 16:00 - 18:00 17:00 - 19:00 18:00 From 19:00 Friday 23 June 09:30 - 10:00 11:00 - 12:00 From 13:00 16:00 - 18:00 17:00 - 19:00 18:00 From 18:00 From 19:30 20:00 Saturday 24 June 09:00 - 13:00 09:30 - 10:00 11:00 - 12:00 13:00 16:00 - 18:00 From 18:00 18:30 - 19:30

Yacht/Sponsor Registration Classic Yacht Parade Happy Hour Captains’ Briefing Welcome Cocktail Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of Astilleros de Mallorca (Dress: smart casual) Race Day 1 Captains’ Briefing Yachts leave the dock Race 1 - Pantaenius Race Yachts return to the SYC Dock Southern Spars Happy Hour Daily Race Awards SYC Dock Party Race Day 2 Captains’ Briefing Yachts leave the Dock Race 2 Yachts return to the SYC Dock North Sails Happy Hour Daily Race Awards Pendennis Paddleboard Challenge Shuttle transport to Owners’ Dinner Owners’ Mid Summer BBQ, St Regis Mardavall Mallorca (Invitation Only, Dress: Cocktail) Race Day 3 SYC Village Open to the Public Captains Briefing Yachts leave the Dock Race 3 - St Regis Mardavall Resort Race Yachts return to the SYC Dock Pendennis Paddleboard Challenge Final The Superyacht Cup 2017 Prize-Giving (Dress: crew uniform/casual) SYC Tent

* Please note this Programme may change. Prize giving timing dependent on time of final race finish.



line and prove their regattawinning potential. However, aside from newcomers, the line-up also sees a myriad of yachts that have served many years on the circuit and have proven blue water credentials. The 32m Frers designed Bolero competed for the last time in 2010. We’re thrilled to be able to see her blue lines slice through the race course this year. We’re also excited to see the 42m This is Us and her spirited crew return, this steadfast entrant competed in no less than three previous editions: 2011, 2012 and 2014. As the 2011 fleet boasted ten yachts graced with Andre Hoek’s distinctly elegant lines this edition featured a dedicated Hoek Class, in which This is Us finished third. Another former competitor and delicious example of Dutch boat-building expertise is the 46m Windrose of Amsterdam. This awardwinning schooner has been out of the racing scene for a while; she competed for the last time in 2009. With her classic lines and the crew’s sailing savvy she’ll be amped to show her adversaries what she’s made of. We can’t wait. 125 Candles, 2 Rocket Yachts and a 2nd Relay-Race

Pendennis has long been a supporter and sponsor of The Superyacht Cup and will continue as a premium sponsor of the regatta this year. Set to celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2018, Pendennis is a leader in the build and refit of custom superyachts. With a ten acre site in Falmouth, Cornwall, a technical refit office and workshop in Palma and a comprehensive global fleet support network, the company offers facilities and expertise that rivals the world’s best. We’re also pleased to announce that this year’s Superyacht Cup will see a repeat of the Pendennis Paddleboard Challenge that the prestigious yacht builders hosted last year. Sailors that experienced our 2016 event will surely remember the roaring crowd and dock-side cheers which accompanied this paddle-powered relay-race. Silver sponsors Ship Motion Group are the brains behind the 33m Win Win and the 45m Visione’s speed enhancing Retractable Propulsion Systems. Not only did wild-card Win Win take home the trophy last year, she recently proved her sailing

© Claire matches prowess anew by winning the St Barths Bucket regatta. Visione, a SYC regular also built by the carbon composite crackerjacks at Baltic Yachts, finished a not-so-shabby second. Ship Motion’s Retractable Propulsion Systems reduces propeller drag and time and again show for an improved sailing performance. Reckmann, a family business also passionate about performance enhancement, are celebrating their 125th anniversary this year. The company, now in its third generation under the Schuldt family, have been innovators in the world of sailing since 1892. Reckmann, renown for their cutting-edge mast and furling systems, boast a rich and fascinating history. It involves Olympic champions, Admirals Cup, and Whitbread Round the World Race winners, as well as some of the world’s largest and most legendary sailing superyachts, like the 33m Inouï, a regular

on the SYC race course, and the 52m Elfje, built by Royal Huisman and designed by Hoek. Reckmann will be sponsoring the regatta for the 12th consecutive time! A first-time sponsor, who we’re very proud to welcome to the regatta this year, is VHR (Virtual Human Resources), a technical recruitment consultancy specialized in the Superyacht, Formula 1, Aerospace, Aviation and Defense industries. Their talented recruitment teams excel in the sourcing of designers, engineers, project managers and technicians -whether for a competitive race yacht, luxury superyacht or Formula 1 car. With a global network across the aforementioned industries, VHR provides temporary and permanent recruitment, as well as logistics, tax and payroll solutions to satisfied clients in all corners of the globe.


2017 Palma Superyacht Cup This year’s entry list is somewhat shorter than recent year’s due to the clash of dates with The America’s Cup in Bermuda. Running alongside The

America’s Cup is a Superyacht Regatta pus the J- Class regatta, where 7 J’s are expected to line up for the first time in history. I’m sure this event will attract more interest than the AC itself. I know which one I would be watching!!

Atalante 1




Atalante 38.8 mtr Claasen Atalante 1

27.5 mtr


Bolero 32 mtr Far Ocean


Farfalla 32 mtr Southern Wind Inoui

33 mtr


Mari Cha 111

44.7 mtr

Sensation Yachts


34 mtr



43 mtr

JMV Industries

Saudade 45 mtr Wally Yachts Tempus Fugit

27 mtr

Arkin Pruva

This is us

42 mtr

Holland Yachtbouw

Win Win

33 mtr

Baltic Yachts

Windrose of Amsterdam

46 mtr

Holland yachtbouw





Tempus Fugit


Mari Cha 3

This is Us




Windrose of Amsterdam


Win Win



Sarah Drane, sarah@

Marina Spotlight – Port Tarraco Last month the spotlight fell on Vilanova Grand Marina, 50km southwest of Barcelona, and once more we’re continuing the Catalunyan theme. This time we’re taking you 50km further down the coastline, direction Valencia, to the uber modern Port Tarraco.



Dominated by large glassfronted buildings reflecting the abundant sunlight, shimmering Mediterranean and UNESCO-protected cityscape in the background, Port Tarraco was initially inaugurated in 2006 but, like many luxury-focussed businesses, became a victim of global recession. In 2011, Qatar’s state-owned property investment firm, Qatari Diar, swooped in to safeguard the

marina’s future and purchased it for a sum rumoured to be in the region of 65 million euros. Then Group CEO of Qatari Diar, Engineer Mohammed bin Ali Al Hedfa, said of the purchase, “We are thrilled to be investing in the western Mediterranean’s marina industry, one of the most mature in the world. With our international experience… we expect the Port Tarraco Marina to become one of the top year-round marina destinations for yachts in Europe and the Mediterranean.” The takeover also made Port Tarraco the de facto Western Mediterranean base for the Emir of Qatar’s yacht fleet. This currently includes Lürssen-built Katara which at 124 metres ranks amongst the world’s top 20 largest superyachts - with its helipad atop and chic underwater lighting it’ll certainly add a


touch of glamour to the Costa Daurada.

hub of coastal Tarragona.

You certainly get a sense that Port Tarraco is now in very safe hands. Qatari Diar is controlled by the Qatar Investment Authority, the sovereign wealth fund of the State of Qatar, which itself has 335 billion USD assets under management. These assets include Harrods in Knightsbridge, Italian fashion house Valentino, East Village (the Olympic Village) in London, Paris Saint-Germain FC, 95% of 95-storey The Shard in London and almost 26% of J Sainsbury plc. Closer to home, the state-owned flag carrier, Qatar Airways, is proud sponsor of FC Barcelona.

Eight or more brand new retail units have opened (or will open) during the course of the last few months including a leather goods store, insurance agency, geolocation solution company Movertis, wakeboard surfboard and snowboard manufacturers Rio Longboards, perfume cosmetic and accessory store MaxDream, a pizzeria, ice cream parlour, and a chill out Beach Club Restaurant next to the marina’s emblematic amphitheatre. They join existing restaurants, bars and nautical-related business to help generate a great deal of footfall and a bustling vibe for the marina.

So what magic have the mighty Middle Easterns injected into Spain’s Port Tarraco? A quick Google and it’s clear that the answer is ‘a lot’. The marina is blossoming into the social

Port Tarraco’s General Manager, Marc Colls, advises that with the arrival of these new businesses, office occupancy levels will reach 100% and retail premises almost 80%. “We took

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over management in 2011 when the general economic situation was very different. At this time businesses were closing, but we can say that since 2015 things are very different,” Marc said. His objective is to achieve “practically full occupancy” before the end of the year. The team has also made the marina more accessible to the public, removed any barriers to entry, planted plenty of trees and shrubs, and installed pathways and chic illumination as well as a brightly-coloured playground for little ones. Meanwhile, the summer months play host to the Port Tarraco Sunset Festival where live music, performing arts, big screen films, and sport converge onto the purpose-built amphitheatre around sunset - naturally. But what about the star attraction – the moorings?



Catalunya hasn’t been particularly well equipped for superyachts. Reports say there are almost 33,000 moorings in the region but two out of three are for boats less than eight metres in length. Only 9% accommodate boats over 12 metres and even fewer for superyachts (defined as being over 25 metres in length). With Superyacht Intelligence claiming there are 6,184 (or more) boats above 30 metres in the world and El País reporting that 80% of the expense of a superyacht (around 890,000 € per year) remains in the home port – it’s a trick that Catalunya really doesn’t want to miss. Port Tarraco stands head and shoulders above the competition in terms of plugging this gap and, thanks to enlargements and improvements overseen by the ‘new’ Qatari ownership,

now boasts 64 deep-water berths for boats ranging in size from 30 metres to 160 metres (yes – it’s ‘super’ ‘mega’ and ‘giga’ yachts only) with a 140 metre waiting quay. In fact it is one of very few Med ports (perhaps the first?) that can simultaneously moor more than half a dozen boats over 100 metres in length. The marina embraces the latest in technology, quality and security levels for its VIP visitors, alongside a bespoke concierge service which ensures every crew has a warm welcome and a smooth stay. International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code compliance, inberth black and grey water discharge, waste collection and MARPOL (Marine Pollution) certificate, internet and satellite TV, CCTV and 24 hour surveillance, on-site storage rooms and a fitness club are just some of what

Port Tarraco has to offer. Slick transport links (7km from Reus Airport – ideal for private and commercial flights, 90km from Barcelona Airport – Spain’s second busiest, direct motorway connections to the rest of Europe, and 15 minutes from the high-speed AVE station which connects Tarragona to Madrid in under two and half hours) plus access to all of the Western Mediterranean’s best cruising grounds (Côte d’Azur, the Balearics…) add further to Port Tarraco’s appeal. Port Tarraco’s ‘big boat’ strategy is most definitely working. Since 2011, 15 of the 38 largest yachts in the world have spent time at anchor in Port Tarraco – undoubtedly taking time to explore the gorgeous surroundings in the process. Right on the doorstep, the city of Tarragona, with


its vast Roman remains, walls, and fortifications set alongside medieval Christian monuments, has been partprotected by UNESCO since the year 2000 and offers a wonderful juxtaposition of ancient and modern. Wander

a little further and Spain’s ‘Golden Coast’ is blessed with scores of sandy beaches, unspoilt national parks, mountains suited to hiking, horse riding and skiing, the wide Ebro River - a kayaking paradise, famous vineyards,

signature golf courses and renowned theme and water parks. The beautiful warm Catalunyan climate ensures the great outdoors is ‘open’ all year for everyone to enjoy.

the east, this Western Mediterranean marina is now a safe haven for superyachts, sprinkled in Spanish sunshine – why not cruise in this summer?

Thanks to investment from

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CHARTER YACHT OF THE MONTH returning home to Palma where he took his Master 3000 ticket, during the winter of 2015/16. In Spring of 2016 Sam got the captains role on a 21 mtr Princess “Minke”, based in Palma. This was the owners first boat, who quickly realised that he wanted a larger boat, which is the current La Vie. The owner and Sam first saw the boat at Cannes Yacht Show last year, where the purchase was made!

Bluewater Yachting Jim Acher Sales & Charter Broker T. (+34) 971 677 154 M. (+34) 667 678 357

Charter Yahct of the Month Each month during the Mediterranean Charter season we will take a look at a different yacht each month which is available for charter within our waters. This inaugural article is focussed on a Motor yacht la Vie, based here in Palma. La Vie is a new Princess 82, and is based in Moll Vell marina, Palma. Built in late 2016, La Vie has the feeling

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of a much larger yacht, with clever use of mirrors, light wood finishes and innovative design. Moll Vell is in an iconic location in Palma, sat at the end of the beautiful palm tree lined Borne, home to some of the top Spanish designer shops and high end restaurants. Also, just a short stroll from the stunning Palma cathedral, it makes their berth the perfect starting point for charter guests. La Vie is also a RYA training centre for Jet Ski, enabling any guests without a licence to obtain one in a single day. As well as a Jet Ski, they also have a SeaBob on board, in addition to a Williams Sportjet tender with all the towable toys to go with it! La Vie is captained by Sam

Jeffs, who originally hails from Barmouth in North Wales who had an early affinity with the sea and boating. Sam left Barmouth at the age of 18 to join the Royal Navy at the Royal Britannia College in Dartmouth. He had a 10-year career in the RN, performing tasks as varied as driving frigates to navigating Trident submarines. IN 2014 Sam decided after spending so many hours in submarines, it was time to find some sunlight, and chose Palma as his new home. Seeking a new career in yachting, Sam worked for four months as a deckhand on M/Y Roma, just to find his feet in his new surroundings. This was followed by spending a season in St Tropez, captaining a 17 mtr Feretti, before

La Vie will ply her trade around the Balearics this season taking guests to all the best anchorages and locations around the islands. Some of Sam’s favourite spots are the tranquil Cala Deia, Sa Foradada and Sa Calobra on the Mallorcan North West coast, and at the other end of the scale some of the vibrant Ibizan locations including Cala Yondal, and Blue Marlin beach club. They hope to take in a Menorcan cruise this summer, where guests can enjoy some of the most beautiful anchorages in the Balearic Islands. La Vie is a beautiful yacht, in immaculate condition, and fully equipped including stabilisers for the more delicate of charterers! As can be seen from the accompanying images, she has lots of natural light and plenty space outside as well as a cosy dining area in the saloon. Her crew are a super friendly team of three, who will ensure the maximum enjoyment for guests this summer. Carly the chef uses as much local produce as possible, trying to give the full flavour of Mallorca, and rumour has it the cocktail cabinet has some lovely Mallorcan blue gin hidden away! Her fees for a week in high season are £49,000, £47,000 in the shoulder months of May, June & September. The bookings are already looking good for her first season, but still with some availability in the peak months.


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Nautifest 2017 Report Our first Nautifest event took place at The Boathouse Restaurant in Palma from 20th – 23rd April, with the main event being the Crew & Superyacht services show on Friday 21st April. The show attracted a total of 46 exhibitors, covering most aspects of the crew and Superyacht services industry, and included stands from the UK, France, Holland, as well as lots of locally based businesses. Most businesses we spoke to were very positive overall with a couple of exceptions, who hoped for more crew to visit the show. Attracting crew, especially senior crew, is a perennial problem for most businesses, and to be honest it’s difficult to know what else can be done to attract them. All the exhibitors enjoyed all their food and drink during the event, which was include in the stand fees to keep exhibitor’s expenses down to a minimum, and were entertained by trampolining by Palma Jump, DJ Diablo V and the fabulous Raggle Taggle Gypsies band. We had a crowd of over 400 on the Friday night, creating a great party atmosphere. Most businesses have said they would return for another show, including all six UK exhibitors, which we hope to host in October 2018, a time when most crew are in town after a busy Med season and before they head off across the pond to the Caribbean. We are indebted to our sponsors, e3 Systems, Orbis yachts and Earth and Sea Lifestyle Management for their valuable contributions to the event. We would also like to thank all our raffle sponsors, which managed to raise 1313 euro for Asociacion Ondine and Allen Graham Charities. 18














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FAIRLINE – A PHOENIX FROM THE ASHES rebuilding a business and a brand. Russell, a long-time Mallorca resident and Fairline North Mallorca dealer for 20 years, shares the story.

Russell Currie, Managing Director of Fairline Yachts Ltd. Sarah Drane, sarah@

Fairline – A Phoenix from the Ashes On Wednesday 2 December 2015 British boat builder Fairline collapsed and was placed into administration putting hundreds of livelihoods at risk. On Monday 25 January 2016 it was announced that UKbased Russian businessmen Alexander Volov and Igor Glyanenko had paid around 4.5 million pounds to acquire the assets of ‘Fairline Boats’ and would have a fresh start under the new name of ‘Fairline Yachts Limited’. That very same day, three industry veterans – Russell Currie (Managing Director), Karl Gilding (Business Development Director) and Martyn Hicks (Technical Director) - walked into the head office in Oundle, Northamptonshire, rolled up their sleeves and got on with

“On that Monday, just over a year ago, we collected the keys, checked the electric and water meters, cleared a desk and set up an operations room to work on a game plan. Thanks to the work of the administrators, we effectively had zero employees, zero dealers and zero boats, but we faced the task with great experience, energy and optimism.” “Word quickly got round Fairline’s former dealer network and the phones started buzzing, including a call from an Italian dealer requesting a Targa 48 for a client. Queues formed outside the factory with previous and potential employees desperate to hand in their CVs – the laid-off gate man offered us a hand and gave out contact details for applications. The Italian dealer rang back at the end

of the day and asked where he should send the deposit. We walked back to the hotel completely shell-shocked but, thanks to the credibility of our team, we had sold a boat on our first day. It was symbolic that everything was going to be ok.” The demise of Fairline Boats was plainly visible but when it finally crumpled there was always going to be a buyer. The Russian Fairline dealer introduced two associates Alexander and Igor - who had already expressed an interest in a shipyard, and they met with Russell and co in London to start talks. These took place during the same week as the 2016 London Boat Show – the first London Boat Show in 28 years that Russell had failed to attend. Described by Russell as “humble business guys with interests in media, manufacturing and broadcasting”, these enthusiastic boaters quickly made the move to acquire the British boat builder and


“Bearing in mind we started with nothing, 18 month old Fairline Yachts Limited has an incredible 48 boats in build for 2017. We hope to ramp this up to 50 so we can create 50 boats in Fairline’s 50th year – admittedly more a stroke of luck than a stroke of genius. Considering it took six months to get the production lines going, we now have six in operation plus a workforce of 277 with an ongoing recruitment drive to take on 20% more.” “We’re also looking at additional premises on the coast, chiefly to get round the headaches caused by transporting the larger yachts. Each time roads are repaired and resurfaced, bridge heights become lower and lower and this shrinks our access to the sea. Meetings are ongoing with a local MP in East Anglia to discuss a waterfront assembly facility.” Fairline’s ‘home’ MP, 28 year old Tom Pursglove, currently the youngest Conservative

The first of the Fairline new generation, the Targa 63 GTO


tasked the three directors with building up a profitable business. Larisa Bondareva, a Russian national and British citizen, has since become the fourth member of the senior management team in the role of Financial Director. Her native language skills ensure nothing is lost in translation at board meetings - and right now she’s communicating nothing but good news to her compatriots.


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MP, is hugely supportive of the business, a flourishing British manufacturer with 95% of its products going to export. Russell met with Tom and several Parliament colleagues at Westminster last February and the overwhelming response was, “this is a great story, what can we do to help?”. With Brexit looming on the horizon, this kind of endorsement is most welcome. So how has the successful ‘Vote Leave’ campaign affected fledgling ‘new Fairline’? Russell (who incidentally is Scottish by birth) says, “Overseas buyers have always found Britishness and quality appealing, but almost overnight we had a vast currency advantage over our European competitors. At last year’s US and European boat shows we made sure that the buying public knew that we were pretty much 15–20% cheaper than the previous year – amplified

by the fact that we made a decision not to put our prices up in 2016. Yes some of our material costs went up, but our labour costs didn’t and we remain hugely competitive.” With 70 boats scheduled to be manufactured in 2018 and 100 in 2019, Fairline Yachts Limited is on track to be a very nice profitable business but it has no plans for high volumes or high overheads. “We are not the giants of Sunseeker and Princess, we have our own place in the market and will sell on our own merits of competitive pricing and quality. Our client is someone who wants to enjoy his or her wealth, a discreet businessperson who views a boat as a luxury he may not need but is nice to have. We look after our clients through the model range, upsizing and downsizing as their commitments change, and will keep in our ‘sweet spot’ when it comes to size – although you should watch

this space for smaller and larger models.” Speaking of new models, Fairline has reengineered some existing models (such as the Targa 53 Open and the Squadron 65) and has a new Fairline generation in the pipeline combining the talents of Italian designer Alberto Mancini and Dutch naval architects Vripack - the first of which, the Targa 63 GTO, is ready for launch in Cannes 2017. A Targa 43 Open will swiftly follow. Each will be finished by hand to a level of excellence. “‘Old Fairline’ was great, however, like many businesses, it went through a period of increased automated input in terms of manufacturing. ‘New Fairline’ is going back to finishing by hand. Amongst the assets bought from the administrator were superb high-volume machines that offered little flexibility in terms of interior

carpentry detailing. We auctioned off the lacquering machine as it could only spray flat pieces. As you’ll see in our latest models, abrupt edges have been replaced by soft inviting curves and these are polished by hand. The craftsman can judge if the finish is good enough - if not, give it another go until it’s perfect.” Fairline is keen for its 50th anniversary year to be marked with panache. On 10 June at least 35 Fairlines from Mallorca, Ibiza, Formentera, mainland Spain and even one from Antibes will muster on the outskirts of the Bay of Soller for an authentic Argentinean asado accompanied by live entertainment. A helicopter will whizz overhead for a few hours capturing memories for all those who attend. Of course the goal is for a symbolic 50 yachts – the local dealers are working towards this. Back at Oundle, a fun

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FAIRLINE – A PHOENIX FROM THE ASHES barbecue is planned for 15 July with the management team mucking in behind the bar and taking staff friends and family on behind-thescenes tours of the factory. In fact dealers from as far afield as Chesapeake Virginia and Cape Town South Africa will celebrate the half-century milestone in their own special way.

It seems the man from Mallorca has played a masterstroke and helped take Fairline from zero to hero in a matter of months. It goes without saying that we wish Russell and his team every success for the next 50 years in Fairline’s history.

The new Fairline Targa 53 Open


Port Calanova Avda. Joan Miró, 327, Palma (+34) 971 402 512

Port Calanova The management of Port Calanova recently sent out the following letter to all its berth holders. Former concession-holder of restaurant blocks Calanova’s redevelopment works with illegal occupation of premises. Effectively trespassing since contract expired on 2 January. The Calanova management team would like to inform all our customers and users about the current standstill of the redevelopment works and apologise for the problems that this situation may be causing. Port Olimpic Calanova, S.L., the company which manages the port, had planned to complete the renovation of its facilities on 20 May 2017, but this will not be possible due to reasons totally beyond its control. The attitude of the former operator of the restaurant, who has literally been trespassing on the premises since his contract expired and is clearly set on jeopardising Port Olimpic Calanova, has prevented the




time frame from being met. Calanova today could be fully redeveloped and operating at full capacity if it weren’t for the illegal occupation of the restaurant. This situation has been brought to the attention of the courts, so that they can start proceedings to evict the former operator. Port Olimpic Calanova, S.L. decided not to renew the contract of the former concession-holder of the restaurant, the company Portals Night, S.L., owned by Alfonso Robledo. Since then, Robledo has been taking advantage of the feelings of former users and local residents, with falsehoods of all kinds being filtered into the press. He has also launched a campaign to pressurise Port Olimpic Calanova into renewing the contract, using various types of coercion. Calanova will not, under any circumstances, bow down to blackmail of this type.

project for the National Sailing School building and its accommodation quarters. Calanova is pulling out all the stops for its sailing centre to be ready this summer and is searching for solutions to operate as normally as possible, independently of the status of the works. The National Sailing School is not at threat. The port management team is totally convinced that once the eviction has taken place, Calanova will continue as a highly prestigious sailing club for many more years and as a meeting place for parents, children, local residents, sailors and tourists, where everyone can share their passion for the sea.

Helena Bennasar Sevenster h.sevenster@ Passeig Mallorca, 36. Palma (+34) 971 716 260

AXA Anke Sevenster Axa Anke Sevenster has just had a successful participation in the Palma Boat Show. As an insurance agency specialized in foreign customers residing in Mallorca and in satisfying all their needs on the islands, AXA Anke Sevenster is now expanding its product line, adding solutions for nautical companies and megayachts. The agency has offices in Passeig Mallorca/Palma, Santa Ponsa and Llucmajor.

Robledo should have vacated the premises and handed back the keys on 2 January 2017, but to date is still refusing to do so. His situation, given that he holds no right to be there, is comparable to that of a squatter. Since then, Alfonso Robledo has been boycotting the redevelopment Contact: +34 665 723 228

MALLORCA YACHTING INDUSTRY NEWS in which the companies that have signed the affidavit of responsibility will appear. This registry is directed towards controlling illegal chartering activities (especially in the case of smaller yachts) hence improving legal certainty and consumer protection. Lastly, it is worth mentioning some changes to the text that were approved during the relevant public consultation procedures:

Miguel Ángel Serra Guasch Lawyer - Economist Partner of Albors Galiano, Portales

Charter News Entry into force of the new Regulation of Yacht Chartering in the Balearic Islands. The local government passed last Friday 5 May new legislation that will regulate yacht chartering activities in the Balearic Islands from Sunday 7 May 2017. This is good news for the sector given that this new piece of legislation is an important step in simplifying, rationalising and unifying the procedures for the performance of these activities. The most salient points of this new piece of legislation are: • The decree unifies in a single piece of legislation, all prior regulation that was dispersed in various pieces and terminologically out-dated especially after the entry into force of the new Spanish Shipping Act (SSA) on 25 September 2014. This change undoubtedly reinforces legal certainty for operators. • As expected, the possibility of chartering yachts that are not registered in non-EU or EEA (European Economic Area) countries is maintained in the same terms provided 32


for in the previous legislation (Circular 1/2004 of 26 of August). This measure, which was introduced in order to adapt our legislation to that of our neighbours and principal competitors (France and Italy), is now introduced in a piece of legislation that ranks higher within our legal system • The affidavit of responsibility regime expands its scope and is now applicable to non-EU or EEA flagged yachts too. Before the entry into force of the decree, these yachts required a special licence issued by the General Direction of Ports and Airports of the Balearic Government. As a result, the procedures have been unified and simplified, shortening the time frames to commence the activities. • The documents that an owner that wishes to charter his yacht is required to carry remain practically unchanged. However, the following is worth noting: o The decree has removed the obligation to purchase passenger liability insurance given that it is not required by the SSA. In our view, the removal of this obligation is unlikely to change the position substantively due to the obvious need of the owner to obtain cover for the risks to which he remains exposed.

o Translation of foreign documents will no longer be required. Only when the administration exercises its verification activities will they be entitled to request translation of the documentation. In any event, translations of documents issued by other EU authorities will not need to be sworn (as provided by the Act 17/2009 of 23 November incorporating the EU Directive 2006/123/CE “Bolkstein Directive”). • Both the affidavit of responsibility and the renewals requested after 1 January 2018 will have a two-year validity period, as opposed to the 1 year period provided for in the previous legislation. This is a substantial improvement. However, those affidavit of responsibilities and renewals requested prior to 1 January 2018 will still have a 1 year validity period, which in practice means postponing the applicability of the new time frame to 2018. • Those yachts registered in the Special Registry of the Canary Islands (REBECA) will also be capable of performing chartering activities. This was not possible under the previous legislation. • Lastly, the new piece of legislation creates the Balearic Registry of Chartering Owners of Yachts, a public registry of administrative character

• Firstly, as set out above, the need to purchase passenger liability insurance has been removed; • Secondly, the possibility of chartering yachts with crew spaces is also removed. • Thirdly, the consequences of “non-fundamental” errors and omissions during the process of verification of the affidavit of responsibility have been toughened. Whilst the previous text envisaged a procedure to amend the mistake, the final text envisages the suspension of activities, but with a right to a prior hearing for the interested party. The main associations that form part of the yachting industry have had a voice during the consultation and elaboration of the decree. It is worth making a special mention to ANEN (Spanish Association of Nautical Companies) and AEGY (Spanish Association of Super Yachts), both acting in conjunction further to their cooperation agreement signed on July 2015, and AENIB (Balearic Association of Nautical Companies), member of ANEN. In sum, good news for the sector, which continues the positive path promoted by ANEN in October 2013 with the removal of the 15-meter maximum length for the exemption of the registration tax (IEDMT) for those yachts exclusively dedicated to chartering activities in the Spanish territory.

MALLORCA YACHTING INDUSTRY NEWS and Dual Exhaust After Treatment Systems for propulsion and generator engines. XEAMOS specialties are custom engineered combinations of SCR, DPF and silencer. Electrical Zero Soot System

XEAMOS Clean Air Engineering – Reduce emission together – driven by yacht owners Soot free diesel exhaust gases from generator sets on superyachts are becoming more and more a common standard. Not necessarily initiated by legislative rules, but driven by yacht owner satisfaction. Reasons include to avoid VIP guests experiencing particulates on deck, greasy deposits in swimming water and the smell of diesel fuel, not to mention the never ending cleaning of waterlines to remove the black tide mark which of course damages the paint thereby reducing the life of these coatings. Reduced NOx in exhaust gases is driven by the IMO Tier III legislation that is mandatory in Emission Control Area’s (ECA’s). The coastal waters of North America and the Caribbean are now designated ECA’s for yachts above 500 GT when the ship’s keel is laid

after January 1st 2016. More ECA’s are expected in the near future. Also local legislation or the yacht owners’s wish to contribute to our environment sometimes makes the yacht owner decide to install an SCR system that reduces the harmful NOx in the exhaust gases. XEAMOS designs and supplies IMO Tier III and Class approved systems, with experienced grass roots, are based in the Netherlands and serves superyacht shipyards and owners as well as leading yards in the commercial sector. Expertise The expertise of XEAMOS covers all relevant aspects, such as wet exhaust systems, hull penetrations, back pressure control, classification, safety, space constraints and noise & vibration requirements. XEAMOS solutions include Electrical Zero Soot Systems, Fuel Burner Zero Soot Systems, Zero NOx Systems

Electrically regenerated Zero Soot Systems are available for diesel engines of 4,4 up-to 13 liter swept volume. The electrical heater can be applied for both regeneration and load bank functions. At each Zero Soot System, an automatic safety bypass valve is provided as a standard feature to ensure maximum availability of the generator in case of unforeseen issues. Fuel Burner Zero Soot System Fuel burner regenerated Zero Soot Systems are available for diesel engines of 6 liter swept volume and above. The innovative Xeamos burner guarantees reliable regeneration at any engine load, even with

sulphur containing fuels. The optional harbour mode maintains a minimum exhaust gas temperature to ensure optimum HC reduction at low generator loads. Zero Nox System Xeamos designs and manufactures IMO Tier III compliant SCR systems. Both In-line and Compact versions are available to fit in any narrow engine room. The NOx is reduced by Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) with addition of urea (Ad Blue) injection in the exhaust gases. Dual Exhaust After Treatment System To save space and cost, Xeamos offers combinations of Zero Soot & Zero NOx (DPF & SCR) in one reactor/ silencer unit or as two separate reactors units. The system is equipped with an electrical heater or a fuel burner to regenerate the diesel particle filters.


Requirements When Arriving from Non EU Country into Europe With the changes made to the Customs law on the 1st of May 2016, regulations for boats coming from a non-EU port into Spain (EU) have been revised. All boats coming from a non-EU port, whether EU or non-EU flagged vessels without distinction, will need to arrive directly to a port with a customs office in order to make their declaration of entry. ie: boats coming from Gibraltar to Mallorca will have to go straight to the main port of Palma or Alcudia. Boats coming from Gib with destination Ibiza will need to go straight into Ibiza port.

These boats cannot stop at anchor in any other destination, for example bay of Portals, Formentera etc… if they have not visited first a Customs office. Passage should be straight from the non-EU port to the first port that has a Customs Office; if you have any doubts about where to go on your passage please let your yacht agent know. Once the process has been completed, the vessel can head to any other port in Spain. On arrival you will be required to present the customs declaration document Annex 71.1, this can be presented by the Captain or a representative such as your Customs agent. The Mallorca Customs Authority has informed us that if you proceed to a marina that is based inside the customs

Map of Palma de Mallorca bay with port zones area, any receipt from the marina or for example fuel service inside port area, will be accepted as “proof of entry” for your temporary admission (18 months) and can be used as a valid document. The temporary admission duration remains 18 months in EU waters but with the new Customs Code, it is no longer possible to bond the vessel in order to extend these 18 months. Once the 18 months’ period is completed, the vessel must either pay EU Import VAT or leave EU waters. If any of these requirements are not met, EU VAT will be applicable. If the vessel has professional crew on board, all crew members must make an IMMIGRATION ENTRY CLEARANCE through the Port Police, full passport check control, even if they are of EU nationality or are staying on

the vessel. For further advice and guidance on this matter as well as any Customs and Immigration enquiries please contact Evolution Yachts. Evolution Yacht Agents Evolution proudly offers you the master key to all Spanish ports. We are a registered Spanish yacht agent with in-depth knowledge of the Spanish superyacht market as well as the Spanish navigational and customs regulations. Our extensive network of contacts, great expertise and wide range in-house resources make us the number one yacht agent to choose when entering Spanish waters.


Palma Superyacht Show This year’s Palma Superyacht Show, running alongside the Palma Boatshow was probably the most successful yet in terms of attendance and the number of yachts on show. Starting on Friday 28th April through to Tuesday 2nd May, the crowds flocked through the doors, especially on the Sunday and Monday. I have yet to see the final numbers, but feel confident they will surpass previous years by some distance. This year showed yet again that Palma has become THE sailboat superyacht show, with 42 sailing yachts over 24 mtrs on display, the most of any show in the world. Motoryachts were well represented too, with Maybe stealing the show. This is the largest yacht ever built and designed in Spain, at 60 mtrs, and was staffed by many of the shipyard employees who displayed immense pride in their work. We were lucky enough to be given a guided tour by one of the young

yard staff, and impressive is an understatement for this beautifully built yacht! The shoreside stands at the show were also very busy and showed a great variety of products, including this year’s inaugural Refit & Repair area. This area attracted a mixed response from the exhibitors, as the area was a bit tucked away and therefore didn’t get the footfall of the main show areas, but some companies didn’t see this as a major drawback. Steve Worrall, Horizon Marine Electronics’ Operations Manager says: “Our overall show experience was very good with a high standard of visitors to our stand”. Others were less pleased saying that they needed to see more people. I have no doubt that the organisers will look at this in more detail for next year and come up with a better solution. The idea is sound, but just needs tweaking a little. Overall the organisers can be very pleased with the show, and we look forward to the 2018 edition! (+31) 6 290 679 05

Neptune News Neptune is Looking for Resellers Neptune has been a successful matrass manufacturer in the yachting industry for many years. Besides mattresses, we supply custom made slat systems, electrically adjustable sleep system and bespoke bed linen. Due to growing success, we are immediately looking for entrepreneurs who can sell our products to yacht owners in the Mediterranean area. We are looking for driven, reliable business partners who have a significant network in the yachting industry. Nautical Sleeping Comfort

any concessions when it comes to the quality of night’s rest on board. Our innovative mattresses and toppers are specifically designed for optimal support, without taking up extra space on board. Sleeping on a Neptune equals choosing for state of the art. A Neptune mattress is produced of the most comfortable and durable materials. Every mattress is supplied with high quality FR ticking fabric and a special Airflow™ border. The use of the best materials results in mattresses which offer comfort, support and ventilation of unparalleled quality. This is the start of a perfect night’s rest. Contact If you are interested in collaborating with an ambitious company, please send an e-mail to Marcel Botman at or call for more information to +31 6 290 679 05. The day is yours, we take care of the night…..

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Ward & McKenzie Balearics - 20 Years in Palma Twenty years ago Ward & McKenzie established their presence in the Balearics, as did The Islander! Peter Green was our flag bearer until he retired due to ill health in 2008. Peter’s shoes have been ably filled since then by Daren Bartlett who has further developed our practice. Ward & McKenzie offer a unique comprehensive service to the buyers and owners of yachts large (super) and not so large. We are able to undertake surveys and technical inspections, be they pre-purchase surveys, damage inspections, regulatory/ Flag State inspections, such as Coding and Tonnage

Yacht Surveyors & Legal Consultants based in Palma and with our head office in England. We have associate offices located throughout the UK, mainland Europe and further afield. We believe in offering our clients a professional but affordable service. As well as comprehensive survey work we are able to provide legal advice on all yacht ownership issues including ownership structures, VAT, flagging and project management of new-builds and refits. We provide a one-stop shop service to clients wherever they may be.

surveys,under the Flags of St. Vincent, BVI, Cayman Islands, Jersey, Guernsey, U.K., and Valuations for Banks and Insurance companies. We can support owners during Refits in Palma and elsewhere. In addition, (this is the unique bit), we can also, in house, assist buyers and owners in dealing with the legal aspects of any purchase. We advise on Purchase Contracts, New Build/Refit Contracts, Flag/ State choice, Ownership structures, title issues and registration. We regularly advise on all VAT issues, and VAT mitigation/deferral schemes, such as the Malta Yacht Leasing Scheme which we helped establish ten years ago. We can advise on Spanish registration and Charter Licence applications. These services are provided by our Head Office in the UK but in conjunction with our office in Palma. In addition to the Palma office Ward & McKenzie have

associate offices throughout the Medierranean and further afield. Daren is a highly experienced and practical surveyor. He is a Full Member of the IIMS and is authorised by the IIMS and RYA to undertake MCA Coding and Tonnage Measurement Surveys. He is experienecd in the dark arts of the Maritime Labour Convention 2006, and the latest Recreational Craft Directive ( RCD 2013/53/EU) which became mandatory in January 2017. He is also an accredited surveyor authorised by the following Flag States: St. Vincent, BVI, Cayman Islands, Jersey, Guernsey, U.K. M.C.A. Daren is a Class 3 Engineer and qualified Yacht Master to 500 grt. He is experienced in the use of, and has an extensive range of the latest generation of test equipment, including FLIR thermal imaging equipment, Cygnus ultra-sound non destruction testing equipment, Sovereign

silver chloride corrosion test equipment, closed-circuit pressure testing equipment, coolant sampling equipment, exhaust gas leak detection equipment, on-site dielectric oil analysis equipment, DC systems analysis equipment, vibration test equipment, noise sampling equipment, Barcol hardness test equipment, Sovereign and Tramex moisture meters, and various other test and analysis equipment available for every possible survey or investagative requirement. Ward & McKenzie Balearics is being assisted by Nick Tringham who is helping on the marketing and administration side. Nick has been involved in the yachting industry in Palma for many years, is widely known and his experience will give immense benefit to our clients.


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David Jimenez. IB Marine Electric

The North Dock in STP… Activity Update Whilst the Palma Superyacht Show was in full swing last month, the companies at the North Dock Marine Services building in the STP refit and repair yard were busily working away right next door to the show. In fact the North Dock building itself is virtually on the perimeter of the show, just a few metres from the busy bar and refreshment area.

IB Marine Electric Technician at work scope of knowledge has to extend to a multitude of yacht types, from just about every builder and every country in the world. And of course the kind of work we carry out relies on having the most accurate installation and wiring drawings.”

and David Jimenez says that they are keenly following new developments, such as system software that communicates intelligently between instruments and machinery, which is something they will need to adapt to, and be fully prepared for.

“Our ability to access this reliable supporting technical data for all systems that we encounter, together with having a very large and comprehensive stock of spare and replacement parts is our big competitive advantage,” David said.

Carrying out surveys with full compliance to classification society standards such as ABS, Lloyd’s, Bureau Veritas is very much part Marine Electric’s work scope, and their successfully completed project list mentions a number of well known superyachts, such as the 66 metre Vitters built SY Aglaia (now renamed Ahimsa), which they retrofitted with a new dimmable LED lighting system.

One of the specialist service providers in the North Dock is IB Marine Electric, a company who have the task of keeping up with the world of electrics and electronics, one of the most rapidly developing disciplines driving the technological advances in today’s superyacht world.

IB Marine Electric employs a significant workforce of 21 technicians, plus parts store personnel, and a number of project managers with specialised skills in key technologies such as lighting, communications and PC controlled systems.

David Jimenez, Engineering Project Manager at the company commented, “our

All the staff are regularly sent on training courses to keep up with the latest technology,

Enric and Helen (Left) welcome visitors to the PW stand 42


For product supplies, Marine Electric have a large portfolio of well-known and reputable suppliers in their stable including: Mastervolt, Raymarine, Sea Tel Cobham, Bose, Victron Energy, Ocean LED, and many others

Helen prepares for cocktail party

covering the full range of onboard systems required for navigation, audio / visual, connectivity and lighting etc. Meanwhile, haul out, maintenance and refit specialists Palmawatch were as busy as ever in the STP yard last month, whilst also welcoming visitors to their stand in the newly added Refit & Repair area of the Palma Superyacht Show. After 15 years of building their reputation in Mallorca for quality workmanship and reliability, the company had plenty of information to share, having recently produced a number of informational folders, and a short video describing their various activities, which were all displayed on the stand. Today the Palmawatch group consists of the original competencies in yacht maintenance, engineering and repairs, which backs up a very active Gardienage Division

R & R area PSYS looking after owner’s yachts all over the island, this is now branded Palma Yacht Care. And the company announced the launch of its PalmaFits division at the Superyacht Show, which created a lot of interest from captains, owners and press visitors alike. PalmaFits is a concept that has been specifically designed to respond to the yachting industry’s ever-increasing demand for superyacht refits featuring higher degrees of complexity, thus requiring excellent communications and dedicated admin support. PalmaFits will be using External Project Managers supplied by SMC Ltd to ensure that everything from the initial enquiry through to sea trials is professionally managed. With their friendly staff and in-house labour team based at the STP facility in Palma, a flexible service is on offer for tasks such as engineering, electrical work, fabrication, painting, and haul

out works among others. The above describes just a few of the services available at the North Dock. Other companies represented there are as follows: Trappmann Consulting: Interiors / Design / Upholstery / Bespoke Joinery / Interior Equipment. Undercover Solutions: Yacht Containment / Covers / Shrink-Wrap / Fixtures & Fittings. De Cabo: Painting/ Polishing/Antifouling Servicios Nauticos Integrados Palma, (SNIP): Painting / Antifouling / Propspeed Application. Munditubo: Scaffoldings and Detachable Metallic Structures. Anicla: Providers of Paints, Coatings and Application Material Supplies. are looking for boats and yachts to broker

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TECHNOLOGY UPDATE world and training them up as Kymeta Certified Partners, appointing selected refit yards as Certified Installation Centres, and generally starting a large recruitment campaign. So please spread the word. There will be more detailed news on this next month.

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Technology Update Spain plays host to the international maritime community for 11 days The Nautifest was a huge success with an excellent party sponsored by e3 on Friday evening. The party then moved on to Barcelona for the MYBA Show, hosted by One Ocean Port Vell, another successful event, then back to Palma for the Palma Superyacht Show. This event has certainly matured and now hosts an eclectic mix of international visitors. Having the Palma Show following on from MYBA created the opportunity for international visitors to move from Barcelona to Palma in a simple hop and to make a visit to two of the best cities in Spain, possibly in Europe! To cap all this, we were very pleased to sign the exclusive global Distribution Agreement with Kymeta for their flat satellite panels for yachts over 24m on the eve of the Palma Show. We ran a very hasty presentation the following morning that is now showing on www. We are expanding, appointing new partners around the



First Kymeta panels set sail on a yacht In the middle of May, we installed the first Kymeta panel on Prototype yacht A in the Caribbean. This yacht has sailed to St Maarten and Bermuda, then plans to cross to the Med where we will add further panels before she starts summer cruising around the Med. It took a mere ten minutes from powering up to self-acquisition and coming on-line. This technology is fantastic! A second yacht called Prototype B will be installed in early June in the Med to sail around the Med all summer. One yacht is motor and the other sail. I will provide regular updates in this column over the next few months. 5G will be here sooner than expected Ericsson, a major player in the 5G arena, publishes a regular mobility report, which looks at the state of the market. Joakim Sorelius, head of 5G and Radio Access Network (RAN) architecture at Ericsson, said that even he found some of the findings of its latest research “quite astonishing.” “Firstly, there will be more than half a billion 5G subscriptions by 2022. In only a few years, we expect 5G to take off quite quickly. When looking at development of broadband, Sorelius says 90

percent of subscriptions will be mobile broadband, which basically means that everyone who has a telephone will have a smartphone. He called this “a very strong foundation” for the wireless industry. Ericsson believes there will be 29 billion connected devices by 2022, of which 18 billion will be related to the Internet of Things (IoT). When will it actually roll out? In terms of the timeline, Sorelius said Ericsson sees these major deployments happening around the 2020 timeframe. “Standards here will be finalized by mid-2018 (June), and thus there will be some early markets before 2020. But if you talk about major global rollouts, it will be in the 2020 timeframe.” he said. As people start to use their smartphones to watch content, the bandwidth needed will increase significantly over the next few years. Streaming 4K videos will be a challenge due to the amount of bandwidth required. Sorelius pointed to the fact that one 4K stream requires over 15Mbps, whereas an HD stream is typically 3-4Mbps, and said this is more than an overloaded 4G network can deliver. With these figures you can quickly come to the conclusion that we need a lot of capacity but then, I have to ask the question, why do we need to watch 4K resolution movies on the small screen of a smartphone? If 4G was a mobile broadband system then 5G is a system for ALL current connectivity and for all future demands whatever they may be. Ericsson are designing a system that can handle a wide variety of services from low bit rate, low demanding sensors up to very critical applications for industries such as manufacturing and healthcare with enhanced mobile broadband in between. Look out for augmented reality!

We prefer to watch TV when we want to these days The satellite broadcast industry is learning to deal with what is now the new “normal” way to watch TV. Over-the-Top (OTT) service use has skyrocketed over the last year. Consumers want to watch what they want, when they want. They want original and plentiful content and they want it at their convenience on the device of their choice. For the traditional free-to-air and pay TV providers, this is a real disruption to their previously very successful business model. Satellite pay TV has always been a mainstay of the broadcast industry; it is a highly effective means of content delivery. However, the appeal of OTT is becoming very obvious as viewers start to question (and cut back on) their satellite pay TV packages. This is now proven by statistics. OTT subscriptions doubled in 2016. Smart TV purchases grew and the content viewed on mobile devices and laptops increased. So just what is so attractive about an OTT package and why are people turning to these services rather than simply sticking with their traditional pay TV packages? OTT is extremely convenient, immersive and tailored to the viewer in terms of content and advertising. It is entertainment that can be picked up and dropped when the user feels like it — there are no strings. OTT content, such as Amazon and Netflix, is popular and often seriesbased, which means that viewers binge on a certain show and then go back to their traditional TV provider once they have finished a

particular series. Due to this fact, there are very high churn rates and viewers will move from one OTT service provider to another due to different content choice, ease of subscription and ease of leaving the service. So the real challenge for OTT providers is how they go about reducing churn. The habit of short-term flings with OTT services plays into the hands of the traditional TV operators as viewers tend to have a long-term affair with traditional TV. It will be interesting to see whether today’s ‘millennials’ will stick to multi-screen fragmented viewing, or if when getting older, will adopt their parent’s TV consumption habits. How many of us have thought there is a lack of value in our pay TV services? How many of us have flicked through hundreds of TV channels only to say, “there’s nothing on”? Content is king, and original content is what OTT providers have in abundance. Satellite TV operators now need to revisit their offerings and ask themselves some

serious questions. GMDSS Overhaul Shipping needs modern safety communications that deliver close to 100 per cent reliability. This is a key function for IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee to address when it meets in June. Top of its list is the modernisation of the global maritime distress and safety system (GMDSS). The biggest element of this is to allow other satellite operators to deliver GMDSS services, breaking up the Inmarsat monopoly. This could open these mandated safety services to Iridium’s L-band constellation but it should also allow Inmarsat to transfer them to its modern satellites and Fleet Broadband service. The only issue is that any changes are unlikely to come into force before 2020. The IMO is notoriously slow to change, so there’s a chance that the satellites may have got to the end of their working life by then!!!


Crossings, suddenly I was 2300ft on top of a mountain in North America admiring the most beautiful, sun covered, panoramic landscape.

By Eliza Brown 19 year old Aspiring documentart fimaker/ photographer, currently working at sea. Instagram – elizagbrown

New England The light disappeared as the bus from Boston trundled its way further north. Shimmers of mirrored light caught my eye as I passed giant lakes and rushing streams. The red glow of closed shop and restaurant signs lit up as we passed through villages and towns. Four hours later I arrived in North Conway, my feet disappeared into snow as I stepped out of the bus doors. Kate was there to great me. She was smothered behind layers of thick clothes and a waterproof. North Conway and its 48


surrounding landscape stayed hidden behind low lying clouds and mist for the first few days. Once the weather cleared it revealed New England’s astonishing landscape; endless roads winding through beautiful thick birch-covered forests that sprawled over rolling hills and climbed the towering summits. The the snow covered peaks of the ancient Appalachian Mountains looked like an acrylic painting against the jet blue sky. My mind couldn’t quiet compute the powerful scenery. Spending the day skiing at Attitash in the snowy White Mountain’s felt extremely serial. Whilst riding the chair lift up to its peak, I sat thinking about how dramatically my life had changed over the last couple of months. After a year and a half of sailing the Mediterranean and the Caribbean and three Atlantic

I have been pleasantly struck by how friendly the residents of New England are. Everyone I have met has been extremely generous and welcoming. Every shop, cafe and even petrol station I have entered, I would be asked where I was from, as they were curious about my accent. The conversations would always lead to recommendations on where I should visit during my stay. I drove to Jackson, a few miles north from North Conway. There I hiked an 11 mile loop; every car that passed me waved and smiled. The difficulty with exploring the hiking trails around New Hampshire during the month of April is that you end up disappearing in snow with every step you take. However it is definitely still worth the sweat! I highly recommend visiting Diana’s Bath Waterfalls and Echo Lake if you are near the town of North Conway. Other worthwhile places to explore include Crawford Notch State Park and White Mountain National Forest which have endless hikes and trails to get lost along. Driving the 302 North Road out of


North Conway is a lovely route that winds around Mount Washington. Along the road there are parking spots situated next to scenic viewpoints of waterfalls and rivers. America’s countryside is just like you would imagine it to be. Every village and town is surrounded by a National Forest or State Park. Picture this, when walking along the roadside you pass the gate to a immaculate farm yard. In the gateway lies an oversized, crossbred, farm dog who’s chin is buried in the dust; the only movement the dog makes is his eyes that follow you across the driveway as you walk. I couldn’t help but admire the magnificent farm houses. Wooden rocking chairs swing in the breeze on the well swept porch that

overlook the rolling hillsides. The striking traditional red barn stands boldly against the green fields; it is towered by a metal feed storage unit. Every village and town has several antiques stores that are filled with a variety of rusty lanterns, vintage skis, wooden handled axes and tangled fishing rods and reels. Between the dreadful electric light covered food places, the places that sell 16inch pizzas and ketchup smothered hotdogs, I found quaint little cafes. The Sunrise Shack (302 North Road, North Conway) for a hearty breakfast, Peaches Restaurant (White Mountain Hwy, North Conway) for a beautifully displayed healthy salad, Autumn Nomad Cakes (18 Black Mountain Rd, Jackson) for a slice of key lime pie and

a hot chocolate before an eleven mile loop hike from the centre of Jackson, down Dundee Rd and back up Thorn Hill Rd; followed by a well deserved dinner at the, Retro Ski decorated, Wildcat Inn & Tavern (Main St, Jackson) which offers fantastic local meat and fish dishes. If you find yourself heading this way, make sure you tantalise your taste buds

with succulent seafood and sweet maple syrup. The New Hampshire maple industry produces close to 90,000 gallons of maple syrup annually. Tapping the Maple Trees for their sweet sap is part of everyday school activities from mid-February to mid-April. Skiing is a compulsory sport during the snowy winter season at all schools located near the New Hampshire White Mountains.


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Pantaenius Yacht Insurance on site 2017

industry partners at this year´s show.”

The Palma Superyacht Show was just the first of many superyacht events where you can meet the Pantaenius Superyacht Insurance Team. Jens Ploch, Superyacht Sales Manager Pantaenius Yacht Insurance: We have a presence at numerous international and local industry events throughout the year and you will find representatives from our various offices at the international boat shows such as Cannes, Monaco, Düsseldorf, London, Southampton, Fort Lauderdale, Hamburg, Paris and many others. However, the first big event of the year for Pantaenius Spain is the Palma Superyacht Show in the spring. The event is growing each year and we were pleased to welcome lots of visitors to our stand and to the informative breakfast session we hosted for superyacht captains and

Pantaenius will be on-site for individual insurance consultations, support and advice at numerous following events such as the MYBA Yacht Charter Show Barcelona, the World Superyacht Awards in Florence, Cannes Yachting Festival, Monaco Yacht Show or the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. If you have a penchant for superyacht racing the dedicated staff of Pantaenius will be happy to welcome you at the upcoming Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta in Porto Cervo, the Palma Superyacht Cup, the Candy Store Cup and many more. Check out www. for a list of all upcoming events. Direct contact: Jens Ploch Superyacht Sales Manager


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Inducting New Crew – Getting New Crew to See Things Your Way! Having worked with many yachts and crews, it is interesting to hear about the different approaches which are used to induct new crew. Do you give them a welcome pack when they arrive on board, or even before they come aboard. What goes into it, a copy of the Master’s standing orders, their role and responsibilities, examples of the uniform and when to wear which, bedding and washing days, a photo of all the crew along with names and positions, etc? Most yachts have the initial induction sorted – their first day on board consists of familiarisation and going through all the legalities, admin, safety procedures, etc. The new recruit receives a huge amount of information and typically a crew social in the evening so they get to meet everyone. Day two, and they can start to crack on with the job they were hired for. What is apparent, if you want a new crew member to fit in quickly, step up and perform, use their initiative (sensibly)

and work independently; more time needs to be spent inducting them into your ways of working. However, this does not necessarily mean bombarding them with ever increasing amounts of information. Take yourself back to the last time you joined a new yacht – that first day was probably an information overload and how much of it actually stuck? Sadly we only remember 10% of what we read and 20% of what we hear! So what’s the solution? You have a legal obligation, hence the information overload on day 1. However, if this is so important shouldn’t we re-visit it to make sure it has actually sunk in? We remember 90% of what we say and do. The NHS has developed their approach to teaching which embraces this fact. As a student you will first watch an operation being performed, then under supervision perform the operation, and the last step in the process is to “teach” The veteran of all rigging companies in the Balearic Islands. In business since 1989.

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it back to your consultant. Adopting this style of learning with new crew could be invaluable, particularly around safety critical issues. How else will you “test” that someone has paid attention to their induction? All too often the first time you realise that your new recruit was missing a critical piece of information is when there is an accident or incident of some description. Add to this the question of how do you get the new recruit (depending on their position) to grasp that when we say everyone has to clear up after themselves, that includes them?! Every yacht will have slightly different “unspoken” rules and this is what forms the culture on your yacht. Often the issues and conflicts are down to “How” someone does or says something, rather than “What” they are doing. Do you thank the Chef after each meal, or leave your mug in the sink because the dishwasher is running? It can take a new crew member some time to work out the subtleties of how you do things. Some yachts adopt a buddy system for the new joiner, this way they can more easily pick up on the small nuances that make your yacht unique – turning up 5 minutes before the morning brief, with or without a mug of coffee in hand?....every boat is different! When do you review how things are going for them? Do you check in with your new recruit after their first

day or week? What about thereafter? The sooner you ensure your new recruit is aware of how you like things done the better, but they may need telling more than once (remember that information over-load. It’s just as important to let them know both what you expect them to do as well as how you expect them to behave. Many senior crew out of kindness will generally cut the new recruit some slack…. But what they really need is to be set clear unwavering boundaries from the start. Meeting with them at regular intervals, perhaps every two weeks to start with, creates the opportunity to review their performance and give them feedback. If you have decided not to keep them on beyond the trail period, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to them. If you expected something different from them, either in their levels of competence or behaviour, they should have had the feedback and at least been given the chance to improve, but if you don’t make the time to give them the feedback, how can they? Impact Crew will support you to create the culture you would like for your yacht. We specialise in providing team and leadership development, one to one coaching, along with other valuable management consultancy services, including psychometric profiling to support the recruitment process. Give us a call to see how we can support you and your crew.


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PYA News The PYA at the Palma Yacht Show 2017 The PYA team attended this year’s Palma Yacht Show, thanks to the generous sponsorship kindly bestowed by MYBA. Following the success of previous years, we once again partnered with ACREW and were present in their lounge as the representative of crew in the industry and to help attendees with their queries on sea service, certifications, career guidance etc. The PYA kicked off ACREW’s programme of crew workshops with a guide for deck crew on preparing for the OOW. PYA Director of Training and Certification Joey Meen (the industry guru on all things related to career paths in yachting) steered the group of deckies through the dos and don’ts they need to be aware of when working towards the ticket. Focusing on sea service, pre-requisites for the NoE, training record book tips, STCW refresher



requirements and the application process, the session was of great benefit to all those in attendance. Even though not everyone was quite at the stage of applying for their NoE, even the more junior members found it useful as it showed them what they need to keep in mind as they progress through their careers. With some of them being unaware of the need to complete a training record book, they were so glad of the information and advice the PYA provided. This type of information is readily available to all PYA members throughout their careers. Feedback from the participants: “I found it to be very informative and my questions were thoroughly answered.” “Very informative and enlightening.” “Updated information for requirements for OOW and good tips.” “I learned a lot! Got new insight!” “Joey was very helpful answering all kinds of questions regarding the industry.” “Very informative.” “A lot of info was shared.”

Free Training Record Book and Yacht Rating Certificate When You Join the PYA As part of our new membership structure, PYA members (both full and associate) can now get the MCA Yacht Training Record Book for free. This would usually be charged at €30 to non-members. The Training Record Book is essential for those wishing to apply for their OOW. You must spend at least 12 months completing this – don’t try and rush through it! If applying for the Yacht Rating Certificate at the time of joining the PYA as a full member, new members can now get the Yacht Rating Certificate for free. This would usually be charged at €80 to non-members. For PYA members who do not apply for the YRC at the time of

joining, but want it at a later date, the fee is €40. Next PYA GUEST Awareness Day, 24th June, Antibes There will be a GUEST Awareness Day at the Royal Beach Hotel in Antibes to showcase the GUEST program (Guidelines for Unified Excellence in Service Training) and its importance to all areas of the yachting industry. Demonstrating some of the key skills crew can expect to learn on the program, this interactive series of workshops will be extremely informative for both crew and industry professionals wishing to enhance the experience for their owners and charter guests.


Crew & Concierge Crew & Concierge is a company that is moving from strength to strength. For 10 years they have excelled at finding exactly the right crew for some truly extraordinary Superyachts. Sara Duncan has headed the company since 2007 and has watched it flourish into a well-known and well-respected crew agency amongst many. When it comes to finding crew, it can be a matter

of sourcing the right skill set – but more often it’s about personalities. It’s understanding who you’d like to be at sea with, often for long periods of time. Sara and her team have a deep understanding of what that’s like so work with both the client and crewmember to make sure it’s the right fit. They pride themselves on understanding the clients and are immensely proud to have worked with such amazing people over the last 10 years. After 10 years of supplying crew for some of the world’s finest Superyachts, they’re looking forward to the next 10 – which is why they’ve updated their identity to better reflect who they are and what they want to continue to achieve. The new look hopes to inspire new clients and crew to join whilst giving the air of professionalism that Crew & Concierge work so hard to keep.

The company has also developed to run individual departments; if you’d like to get in touch looking for work, each consultant’s contact details can be found on the “About Us” page at, we can direct you to the team member who will work with you best. If you’re looking for crew, you can contact Sara.

CREW MATTERS The Swan61 Sirma is undergoing extensive refit work with decks, rigging generator and more being overhauled. Captain Gustavo is project managing all of it and doing so very well!

water with her smart new custom tender platform. This summer she will leave the beautiful Croatian archipelago after 6 seasons and she will make her way to Italy from where she will be shipped to Thailand! Another exciting prospect for our client and our team alike! The Oyster655 Blue Horizon is coincidentally getting ready to sail from Palma to Croatia. She has been trusted to the latest addition to the Invisible Crew team, Vincenzo. Blue Horizon’s owners have been loyal Invisible Crew clients since 2012. Jens Oomes (+34) 674 83 83 68

What is Invisible Crew up to this Summer? Writing for The Islander Magazine is not only great exposure, the actual writing is a good moment to reflect on how things are going with Invisible Crew. My lean little company is gaining momentum largely thanks to the great crew that I work with, the partnering companies with which we are creating ever closer bonds and a few individuals in my close circle. However, at this time of the year I probably wouldn’t take an hour to have get an overview of all the things that are going on. They tend to just flash through my mind like a train passing by at full speed.



The 85ft Royal Huisman Ebb Tide is nearly ready for the season while going through its first crew change in four years, the time that it has been under Invisible Crew’s management. Fons is handing over the helm, or better, the control over the engine room, to his fellow countryman Hans who will keep the yacht running smoothly with his Dutch craftsmanship. We hope to do more work with Fons in the future and we welcome Hans! The CNB76 Aenea is keeping us busy booking berths in highly coveted marinas at busy times of the year and scheduling the retro fitting of some upgrades to this gorgeous new yacht between owner trips. The Yapluka65 catamaran Imagine Heaven is back in the

The Sensation23 Limitless is up for sale with Bluewater’s Jim Acher. Her current owner lives on the other side of the globe and last weekend he send his very spontaneous praise. We have truly offered him worry free Pocket Superyacht ownership, the promise we make to our clients.

The Lagoon45 Finisterre who’s owners were introduced to Invisible Crew by Ancasta before the summer of 16, has been sold. Captain Taz, is looking after the commissioning of the new Finisterre: a brand spanking new Lagoon 52! We wish the owners a great first summer on their new acquisition and we know they ar in good hands with Taz who has been freelancing for I.C. since 2011. As I write this article the owners of Crocodile Daddy, the Lagoon620 have let me know they will be working with Invisible Crew again this summer. As you are reading this I will probably be cruising between Croatia and Malta on the Sunseeker 75 Luda V together with her owners. They call us up whenever the yacht goes on longer trips. I wish all our crew and clients a fantastic summer! Kind regards, Vriendelijke groeten, Jens Oomes

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April saw two major yachting events: the Barcelona charter show and the Palma superyacht show. We’ll look at these events shortly, but the good news is that there has been a notable drop in the number of vessels that saw a price reduction. This is following historical patterns as one can see below and if this holds, an uptick over the next two months should happen before the market quietens over July and August, as owners decide to use their vessels over the summer and wait for the autumn selling season.

The best news is that the total market of vessels that have seen a reduction in their asking prices at one time or another, since being offered for sale, has now flattened. I have droned-on for the last few months about hoping for a plateau in the charts (as below), and I would hope that another flat month is seen in May, showing strength in pricing.

I am pleased to report that Bluewater sold several vessels in April and has more due for completion in May. Looking more closely at the data, the USA is still outperforming and accounted for 62% of the total, up 15% from March. I would expect to see the European percentage increase relative, over the coming two months. Just over 10% of the completions had seen a reduction in the last quarter before being sold, but 51% of the total had been reduced at one point or another, since being offered for sale. What is most interesting, is that no vessels over 50m were sold in April. Looking at the newcomers to the brokerage market, April has shown that patterns have held and there is a reduction in the number month-on-month, as can be seen in the chart on the next page. What will be most telling is whether this number increases over the next two months or remains flat? The figure should certainly increase as we head towards the Cannes and Monaco shows in September.

Sailing vessels did surprise above and accounted for 25% of these new entrants. Their share of the overall market of vessels remains stable at 15%. With the Med charter season still a little way off, there is a now a pool of 216 vessels available in the 30-45m segment in the West Mediterranean and the numbers are much improved from March. Only 23% now have nothing booked yet (including owneruse), down from 38% a month ago and down from 44% in February. Charter enquiries are still strong and the very successful charter show in Barcelona last week has led to direct booking on the vessels we displayed. The new Barcelona format was well attended and very well organized. The Palma show concluded in early May and was probably the best organized and well-supported by both attending vessels and the industry overall to date.

All figures are given in good faith, but Bluewater Yachting and The Islander take no responsibility for any error.

In terms of who is doing the reducing, there are no more US-based events until Ft. Lauderdale in the late autumn, so it was no surprise to see that their share has fallen from over 50% of reductions to 42%. Sailing vessels have continued to surprise though, and accounted for 16% of the total, up 6% on March. Most of these were under 30m in length. More good news is that the sales data is remaining strong. April has shown another strong month and the Med buying season is only properly getting underway now.


AMELS Launches 55-metre LILI (180 ft) AMELS has launched the brand new AMELS 180 named LILI. The Limited Editions yacht is nearing her on-time and on-budget delivery at the Dutch luxury yacht builder’s yard in the Netherlands. IMPERIAL acted as broker for the sale, Owner’s Representative and Construction Supervisor. Despite the fast delivery just over 12 months after her sale in May 2016, LILI is a highly customised Limited Editions yacht with a unique Tim Heywood exterior styling and custom extended Sun Deck. The very successful colour scheme of Castle Tan and Jet Black create a charming and elegant look that perfectly complements the luxurious interiors created by the Owner’s choice of interior designer Laura Sessa. “The AMELS 180 has proven highly popular on the



superyacht market and LILI will add to that with her many unique customisations and beautiful colour scheme,” comments Rose Damen, AMELS Commercial Director. “She is an exceptionally high quality yacht that will no doubt create many happy memories for her Owners and guests. Once again, working with IMPERIAL has been very smooth and productive and that shows in the end result.” Julia Stewart, IMPERIAL Director, says: “She is another striking project jointly made with an experienced team and very talented people, confirming our strong and durable links with AMELS over the last eight years. With LILI, IMPERIAL delivers a new superyacht option for highend luxury journeys at sea with versatile accommodation, Dutch quality and superior level of equipment. We would like to thank all the teams involved in this project, who realised a challenging project with precise deadlines.”

By David Robinson & Courtesy of IBI Plus

Bermuda’s Largest Superyacht Marina Opens in Time for America’s Cup With just weeks to go before the 2017 America’s Cup competition in Bermuda, the first phase of the island’s largest superyacht marina has opened for business. The new Caroline Bay marina, a key part of the Morgan’s Point resort complex will offer 110 berths and is anticipating catering for more than 20 superyachts during the AC race series. In a statement Craig Christensen, president and chief executive officer of Morgan’s Point Ltd, said: “The completion of the Caroline Bay Marina Docks is a significant milestone for us considering the aggressive schedule and challenges faced since November 2016. I am delighted that we have reached this stage and am confident that we will be ready for the America’s Cup.” Ralph Richardson, CEO of Caroline Bay Marina Ltd, added: “The first visiting yacht would arrive in the middle of next month. Structural completion of the docks brings confidence that we will be able to provide the service that is expected of a facility of this type. We have assembled a team of professionals that is looking forward to serving our clients, some already en-route to Bermuda.”

The marina will be able to accommodate superyachts up to 76m (250ft) as well as some 80 berths for yachts in the 12-24m (40-80ft) range. Marinetek has provided the pontoons in the marina. Richard Murray, Managing Director of Marinetek North America commented when the project was announced: “Standard slips are available for vessels of 40ft-80ft; 950ft of side-tie dockage is offered for megayachts up to 250ft; and a Med Mooring arrangement covering an area of 1,120ft has been incorporated for vessels of varying sizes. All mooring has been designed to meet appropriate hurricane loading regulations.” In a specific move to meet the needs of superyachts Caroline Bay Marina has partnered with BGA to provide provisioning services for boats and superyachts visiting Bermuda during May and June. BGA will offer a full-service package including web-based ordering capabilities. In addition to yachts berths at Caroline Bay, the company will also cater for its clients who have yachts anchored in the Great Sound, Little Sound and Granaway Deep mooring area. In addition to provisioning BGA will also be able to provide a range of additional services including client charter registration assistance, bunkering, Customs & Immigration clearance facilities, berth reservations, concierge services and more.

MARINE INDUSTRY NEWS non-irritant profiles. In traditional chemical cleaners there are a number of ingredients that are potentially harmful to human health, the environment and the surfaces on which they have been targeted to work. They generally clean by burning the dirt off using very high or very low pH acidic or alkaline solutions that over time gradually degrade the surface.

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their industry would become commercially unviable. There are many marine cleaning brands on the market claiming to be “eco friendly” but few truly are and they generally consist of the same harsh chemicals, diluted to validate their claim but they don’t produce the desired results in comparison to their harsher chemical cousins and so confidence in all “eco” products is effected. However Ecoworks Marine, Preserve the Living Seas ®

range of 14 yacht and marine cleaning products are the exception. They offer a full range of interior, exterior and engineering liquid cleaners that have been carefully bio chemically formulated to ensure that their performance is as effective and in many instances better than the harsher, standard boat cleaning products. Ecoworks have replaced the undesirable chemicals with naturally derived ingredients more favourable to the marine environment that are safer, non-hazardous and have

Ecoworks Marine ethos is to use simple natural ingredients that perform well and do not harm or degrade the surface on which they are used. Through careful selection of appropriate raw materials, based on their individual criteria, it allows them to satisfy all goals in terms of performance, price and a lower environmental footprint. The most important point is to select only ecofriendly ingredients from the outset, in terms of hazard profile and aquatic toxicity. They replace undesirable ingredients wherever possible with eco-solvents, plant and fermentation extracts, naturally derived sustainable surfactants (soaps) and naturally occurring nonhazardous bacteria and enzymes. This ensures cleaning products that are not only less hazardous to the environment but safer for the end user as well. The introduction of the Detergent Regulations (EC) No 648/2004 and MARPOL Annex

5 (International Maritime Organisation’s regulation pollution benchmark) has ensured that surfactants pass a more stringent “ultimate” biodegradability test. Special industrial or institutional surfactants that do not fulfil the criterion of ultimate biodegradability within the given time period, must pass the test for “primary” biodegradability (>80% within the given period). However, this accounts for a very small proportion of surfactants that are used in more specialist applications. Thus, claiming a product is “eco-friendly” or “green” on account of its biodegradability is somewhat misleading, as essentially all surfactants used in detergent formulations should satisfy the biodegradability criteria as laid down in the Detergent Regulations. Biodegradability is thus a standard requirement and not a standalone property which makes a product environmentally or eco-friendly. Many of the 14 Ecoworks products contain bacteria and/or free enzymes. Some manufacturers claim that a product is eco-friendly if it has been formulated with just microbes and enzyme. Whilst there is most definitely a place for biotechnology in cleaning products, this on its own does not make a product ecofriendly. Consideration has to be given to every ingredient in a formulation. Scott Johnston, CEO of Ecoworks Marine, stated, “many products on the market that contain bacteria have unsuitable enzyme abilities for the job they are designed to do, or contain very low numbers of bacteria. However, Ecoworks Marine carry out extensive testing on a panel of bacterial strains to ensure they are ideally suited to each task and product type. Each product contains a laboratory quality controlled bacterial specification which is considered appropriate for each application. Our bacteria and enzymes work in synergy with the cleaning

components to truly optimise cleaning performance and odour control”. At Ecoworks Marine, bacteria used in products that come into contact with food areas, have been extensively tested so that they do not produce enteric or emetic toxins, hence they can be used in complete safety in the galley. However in the range there is also a spray sanitiser to use to sterilise such food preparation surfaces. The full range consists of four exterior products ranging from from boat wash to a teak deck cleaner. There are seven interior products including, an all surface cleaner through to laundry and a galley sanitiser. Also three specific products for the engine room and bilge including, a grey water tank additive and waste pipe cleaner. Teneale Stead, Chief Stewardess of MY Chiqui says, “Converting the boat to become eco friendly has been easier than I imagined. With the ‘Preserve The Living Seas’ range it’s easy, they clean brilliantly, smell lovely and are MARPOL compliant, what more could you ask for! Their range caters for the whole boat making it very convenient to order, not to mention a great value for money!” In summary, using sustainable ingredients wherever possible demonstrates Ecoworks Marine’s environmental commitment. It makes sense to select ingredients that perform well, without the necessity of harmful components and to use only naturally occurring bacteria and enzymes. The use of surfactant blends and ingredients that are more environmentally favourable in terms of aquatic toxicity, sustainability and biodegradability is the philosophy Ecoworks Marine operates by to formulate their products and also uses in all their operations.

MARINE INDUSTRY NEWS provide much needed space in increasing residential area. According to the project schedule, the marina is set to be delivered in 2024. At present it is not known what size of yachts will be able to be accommodated. The whole waterfront expansion is being developed by S.A.M. L’Anse du Portier/Buoygues Travaux Publics; the consortium which won the competitive tender in 2013.

By David Robinson & Courtesy of IBI Plus

Monaco Boosting Marina Capacity at Home & in Italy By 2025 Monaco will expand its marina capacity with a new small facility in Monaco and the redevelopment of the Cala del Forte marina in Ventimiglia. The latter is the first such move to ease the increasing pressure on

Monaco’s two main ports and some €85m is being invested in the project. The smallest of the two marinas will be a new 30 berth facility which is part of the €2bn, 6ha waterfront reclamation project started last year and due for completion in 2025. This is located just to the east of Port Hercule and in addition to the marina, it will also

As to Cala del Forte it is the first marina across the Italian border in Ventimiglia and its going through a total redevelopment which when completed means it will offer 171 berths between 6-60m(19.7-197ft). Gian Battista Borea d’Olmo, Directeur Général, Société d’Exploitation des Ports de Monaco told IBI: “The whole investment figure is just short of €85m, which is composed of €32m buy the Cala Del Forte SrL concession; and approximately €53m to complete the construction of the harbour.” He added: “The construction schedule for Cala del Forte anticipates that all maritime works should be finished by July 2018, and that the land-based works (including all commercial areas) shall be delivered by August 2019.” A number of the berths at Cala del Forte will be for sale. D’Olmo added: “A certain number of them shall be dedicated for yachts in transit.

The large majority of the berths available for sale shall be between 8.5m and 60m. The sales representation has been assigned to this company by the Société Monégasque Internationale Portuaire for its professional competence. Monégasque Companies normally do not choose their collaborators at the bar. He continued: “The harbour will be open to any yacht owner or berth buyer. Of course there will be a natural synergy with Monaco Harbours via our reservation centre. Prices shall be disclosed solely to qualified clients wishing to purchase a berth for their yacht. The layout of the marina was overseen by engineering companies nominated by the Monégasque Government.” In addition to the 171 berths it is planned to have a shipyard, around 400 parking spaces, and some 3,00m2 of commercial space. Also various projects improving access to the marina will be undertaken. A presentation of the project was made this week by Cala del Forte CEO, Mr Aleco Keusseoglou, at the second Yachting Cluster Monaco Rendezvous. A presentation of the project was made this week by Cala del Forte CEO, Mr Aleco Keusseoglou, at the second Yachting Cluster Monaco Rendezvous.


By Fulvia Venturi

Perini Navi Restructures, Appoints Lamberto Tacoli as CEO Faper Group, the holding company founded by Fabio Perini that encompasses Italian shipyards Perini Navi and Picchiotti, signed a partnership agreement today with Fenix Srl, the company belonging to Italian entrepreneur Dino Tabacchi’s family. The partnership involves a capital increase of €27m, which will lead to the following division of shares: Faper 50.01% and Fenix Srl 49.99%. The move follows two years of reorganisation and restructuring at Perini Navi, which will now be able to

launch new models and important innovations on the market. The company has also announced that Lamberto Tacoli, who left his position at CRN SpA last year, will be appointed chairman and CEO, whereas Fabio Perini will maintain the role of honorary chairman and Fabio Boschi and Edoardo Tabacchi will be appointed vice chairman. In this way, states an official company release, the company will be able to invest in order to maintain the technological leadership that has been part of Perini’s DNA since its foundation. With a history of over 30 years, Perini Navi is acknowledged as a unique example of innovation and design, setting the standard for designers and architects all over the world.



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Sybaris Wins Sailing Yacht of the Year at the 2017 World Superyacht Awards Perini Navi has been awarded top prize at the 2017 World Superyacht Awards hosted by Boat International. The Perini Navi 70m S/Y Sybaris won awards for both best “Sailing Yacht of 40m and above” and “Sailing Yacht of the Year”. The prizegiving ceremony took place on Saturday evening in the historic “Sala dei Cinquecento” at Palazzo Vecchio in Florence in the presence of more than 500 guests from all over the world. The prestigious international jury is comprised of owners who visit the nominated yachts, to judge every detail of the yachts launched in 2016 to determine who wins the coveted Neptunes, considered the Oscars of the yachting world. Syabris is a revolutionary aluminium ketch designed by Perini Navi, with input from French Naval Architect Philippe Briand, and is the largest sailing yacht ever built in Italy. This yacht represents the latest and most important evolutions of the innovative capabilities of Perini Navi. Since her debut at the Monaco Yacht Show, Sybaris has received accolades for her design, interior and craftsmanship. “We are proud of the passion and dedication of 70


our team. Our management, employees and suppliers have dedicated their utmost to this outstanding yacht,” commented Fabio Boschi, Chairman of Perini Navi. “Each year, the World Superyacht Awards recognise distinctiveness, creativity and innovation – qualities that characterise Sybaris, the jewel of our fleet, and all of the yachts we have delivered to date. Perini Navi’s focus is on excellence particularly as it relates to technology, presentation, design and comfort. Likewise, we are very pleased with the success that we have achieved and will continue to aim higher, also in the light of the recent agreement we have signed with our new shareholders.” “These awards are the symbol of a wonderful collaboration of passionate dreamers, artists and artisans who created a work of art and engineering,” said Bill Duker, owner of the Perini Navi 70m S/Y Sybaris.

By David Robinson & Courtesy of IBI Plus

Spanish Group Shares in New St Tropez Superyacht Mooring Project As part of its strategy to expand its activities across the Mediterranean, Palmaheadquartered superyacht agency and services group, Estela Shipping, is participating in the Perfect Mooring project in St Tropez. The Perfect Mooring project is installing three buoys within St Tropez harbour area which will allow the berthing of superyachts up to 70m (230ft). The Perfect Mooring company, which is overseeing the development, hopes to have the buoys operational from this month. The three buoys, the company suggests, will increase berthing options for large superyachts up to 70m by some 300%. The intention of the project is to meet the growing demand

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for large superyacht berths as the number and size of yachts visiting the St Tropez area increases. The buoys will be located just a seven-minute tender ride from St Tropez and to ensure privacy there will be a restricted zone of 120m radius around each buoy. This project is a first for France but there appears to be no reason why it could not be replicated elsewhere in the Mediterranean where a shortage of large superyacht berths also applies. Thierry Garcin, who heads up Perfect Moorings is understood to be in talks with a number of marinas, both in France and elsewhere, which have shown interest in the Perfect Moorings concept. As to Estela Shipping while its main base remains in Spain such as at Palma and Barcelona, the company is also active in other Mediterranean markets such as Monaco, Croatia, Albania and Greece working in cooperation with partners such as its joint venture with the Pesto group. Estela also has an operation in Panama.

MARINE INDUSTRY NEWS become the last one. Aspiring to become the caretaker of these four yachts brings many responsibilities. Most important the ability to financially support them. This is one of the reasons why the aim is to have these four specific yachts from William Fife. Even though they are icons in themselves, together these yachts are not just yachts anymore. They are a Club and a brand which provides for many possibilities. All activities of the Club, enabled by these possibilities, are meant to maintain these four yachts and the entire classic yacht industry & tradition.

A Word from the Founder Thijs van Dooren Preserving the classic yacht tradition. About The William’s Club The William’s Club wants to preserve the classic yacht tradition by having four yachts built by William Fife in ownership; The Moonbeam IV, Moonbeam III, Mariquita and Hallowe’en. Therefore, the Club is currently offering people to become a shareholder providing an innovative ownership & support structure. The beauty, timeless elegance, built with natural materials and still sailing today conquering sea, wind & sun, shows long-lasting quality like no other object. Most classic yacht lovers can probably relate that I find it difficult to describe my passion for classic yachts. In a world where still not enough people are realizing our planet might not be so pleasant to live in anymore if we keep treating it the way we currently are. A reason I want to spread the value of long-lasting quality that these yachts bring. How it all Started One year ago, I had an idea to start a business with a 72


classic yacht; Maintaining it by operating commercially. I could have never dreamed that it would evolve into The William’s Club. I didn’t expect to find many classic yachts barely used, not in the state they should be in or for sale for years and couldn’t understand why. After a hundred years, the few classic yachts that survived can be considered sailing museum pieces and their survival should be ensured for hundreds of years more. To ensure this, I believe it shouldn’t depend on individuals what happens to them. For this reason, I started The William’s Club. A club that will preserve classic yacht tradition for our next generations. The Aim of the Club A classic yacht doesn’t have an owner but a ‘caretaker’, of which the Club hopes to

Activities of the Club Once it Owns the Yachts The yachts will sail existing classic yacht regattas while also organising new regattas. Operating them commercially by chartering, operating them as a unique fine-dining restaurant and make short sail trips on which individuals can join. Apart from operating the yachts commercially, the yachts will be used as a training centre for crew. A higher educational program of one year will be designed and will be a combination of yachting & hospitality. Providing young ambitious students who aspire a career in the yacht industry with a professional platform educating them to become the next generation of yacht managers. The high level of team-work required when sailing these yachts creates

an impeccable work ethic. A reason why it makes them suitable for both the sail and motor yacht industry. An industry where I see the need for qualified crew only increasing. Current Activities This is a long-term project, only at the start of becoming a reality. Currently the Club outsources interior crew, provides consultancy & training and supplies Coco Mat products for yachts. Initially meant for graduates from the program described in the previous paragraph. The Club now works with graduates from various topranked Hotelschools such as ‘Hotelschool the Hague’. Having studied at ‘Hotelschool the Hague’ myself, I believe a link with the 5* hotel industry will get the yacht industry to the 7* service it should provide. To support and maintain the classic yachts the Club can’t only rely on operating the yachts commercially. As a Club & brand, many other supporting activities can and will be created in the future. Luckily I’m a man of many interests, which I believe is needed to make this project a success. Still having a long life ahead of me, I’m working as hard as possible to build a meaningful Club. A club which I hopefully can pass on to another classic yacht lover when my time has passed. Thijs van Dooren


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Akzo Nobel AC Skipper This month I talk to double America’s Cup winner and two-time Volvo Ocean Race competitor, Simeon Tienpont, to find out a little about his earliest sailing memories and what it’s like to be a first-time skipper leading the Dutch ‘team AkzoNobel’ crew in the upcoming Volvo Ocean Race. Now 35, Tienpont has been in and around boats since he was just a few months old. He says his very first sailing experience came when he was so young he wouldn’t be able to remember it. “I grew up sailing on the sea in the Netherlands with my family, virtually from when I was born,” he told me. “My birthday is in January, so I wasn’t as lucky as my brother and sister, who were born in the spring and summer and so were taken on my parents’

Although he is built like a rugby player – a sport he has played to a decent level – it was sailing that captivated heart and mind, right from those earliest moments with his family. All these years later the fascination remains undiminished, so it seems. “Sailing is truly unique as a sport,” he explained. “It can be as physical as you want to make it – the top end of sailing is very physical – but at the same time the tactics and strategy are like a chess game.” Tienpont has no clear recollection of ever having a burning desire to become a professional sailor. He simply recalls that growing up, racing against his friends was: “just great fun” ¬–adding with a wry smile: “it still is, by the way”. As a young Optimist sailor Tienpont avidly followed the many Dutch teams taking part in the Whitbread Race. He hung their posters on his bedroom wall, covered his Optimist with team stickers and at school he passed around the position reports he had got from his dad’s office fax machine. He became fascinated with

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boat – a Sparkman and Stevens 36 – when they were about two weeks old. Growing up, I remember we sailed as a family as often as possible – virtually every weekend and all through the summer holidays.

the idea of racing around the world and dreamed of taking part himself one day. No surprise then that at the age of 21 he jumped at the opportunity to try out for the youth team on ABN AMRO 2 in the 2005-06 Volvo Ocean Race. “That campaign was when I really got exposed to the top end of the sport,” he recalls. “I made some lifelong friendships among that crew and it opened some doors that led to my America’s Cup career.” Two America’s Cup wins with Oracle Team USA later, last year Tienpont was all set up to do his third AC campaign, this

time with SoftBank Team Japan. However, when the chance to lead a Dutch Volvo Ocean Race campaign presented itself, he knew in his heart what he wanted most. “It is certainly a special honour to lead a Dutch team in the Volvo Ocean Race,” he told me. “It’s a race that has a special legacy in the Netherlands and it feels like every Dutch man and woman knows something about it. To be skipper of team AkzoNobel is a dream come true for me and I really hope our adventures around the world will help inspire a new generation of ocean racers in the Netherlands.”

REGATTA NEWS always been about innovation and trying to keep pushing the boundaries to try and find the limits. We have moved from the traditional view of a two to three hour race miles out to sea that no one could watch, to something that is more of a grandstand sport. “We are bringing it back to the people and providing a race with plenty of excitement and a bigger audience than we’ve ever seen before.”

America’s Cup Latest Later this month, we will know which Team has won the Auld Mug. One man who knows a thing or two about the America’s Cup is Ben Ainslie, who was largely responsible for Team Oracle’s victory last time round. Here, he gives his thought’s on where the competition stands. “Continual change and technical development are part of the America’s Cup, it’s part of its DNA and it is critical we maintain that.” So says Land Rover BAR Team Principal and Skipper Sir Ben Ainslie, talking about the importance of innovation in the America’s Cup. Innovation has always been a key component of the competition for the oldest trophy in international sport, but now the revolution that has been taking place in the sport is about to enjoy the focus of the world’s attention as the 35th America’s Cup starts on 26th May in Bermuda. Innovation can be seen in the America’s Cup Class (ACC) boats that will be raced in May and June 2017, but they are part of the revolution that 76


will see the fastest boats in the history of the America’s Cup taking on another at speeds close to 50 knots in 2017.

physical, and tense and make for great spectating live or on the TV. It is the right direction for the America’s Cup to be going in.”

From the 101 foot monohull schooner which lifted the first Auld Mug in 1851, today’s ACC catamarans with their carbon fibre hulls, rigid wingsail, foiling capabilities and innovative computing and hydraulic systems are more akin to an F1 car than a boat, albeit one with the capability of ‘flying’ above the water!

That focus on audience and spectators has also brought about much change to the setup of the spectacle and the event itself.

While Ainslie, a self-confessed traditionalist at heart, sees the beauty and importance of the boats of old, he is well aware that the America’s Cup revolution is essential for the continued progression of the competition itself. “I think the tradition, prestige and history of the America’s Cup is what makes it so special,” added the most successful sailor in Olympic history. “I’m a traditionalist at heart, I love the monohull sailing race boats but for me it is absolutely clear that this is the most exciting America’s Cup Class boat we’ve ever had. “They are incredible boats to sail, extremely exciting,

From the ‘off-shore’ races of the past, a shift has been made to ‘stadium-style racing’ over an inshore course designed specifically to allow fans watching live to see the action as close up as possible, and to create a package that it much more appealing to TV viewers, whatever their level of sailing knowledge. The races now are run on tightly controlled, spectacular arenas, with short, sharp races helping audience numbers to climb into the millions on TV and hundreds of millions more worldwide in the digital sphere. And it is a move that has gained the approval of Team CEO and Skipper of SoftBank Team Japan Dean Barker. “If you don’t have change you can get stale and people tune out,” said the New Zealand native ahead of his sixth America’s Cup. “The America’s Cup has

The America’s Cup revolution over recent years has helped generate substantially more audience numbers for the sport, but has also helped the America’s Cup move towards a more sustainable future and leaving a lasting legacy for generations to come, something of upmost importance to Artemis Racing Skipper and Helmsman Nathan Outteridge. “People who have followed the America’s Cup loved the tradition of the Cup and can relate to the Cup of their generation - that’s their beloved Cup,” said the Australian Olympic gold medallist. “However, as life is developing and the world is changing the America’s Cup has been evolving with it. “I can understand how fans struggle with each change but each change brings a new audience and a new generation into it. What is exciting about the current America’s Cup is the amount of kids involved and inspiring them into the America’s Cup.” So what of the future of the competition? “Quite where it goes in 10 years, who knows,” added Ainslie. “But that is what is exciting about the America’s Cup!”

REGATTA NEWS campaign as skipper of Dongfeng Race Team. He continues: “As an elite sailing team, we are always looking to get the extra edge on our competitors. We share the same goal with Zhik to optimise everything we do. Detail is key in this race and if we succeed in being innovative together, it could make us even more competitive on the water. Zhik can help us to perform at our peak day and night, week after week.”

Finishing 3rd in the 201415 edition of the race, Dongfeng Race Team has a clear objective to sail to the best of the team’s ability and compete at the highest level. The next edition of the race will see the team take on three times as many Southern Ocean miles as in the previous edition and encounter the most extreme weather conditions known to mankind.

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Bouttell has been the lead crew in working with Zhik’s designers to help them produce offshore gear that does the job he and his fellow Dongfeng Race Team sailors need. “It has been a fascinating process to test out new foul weather gear and give them feedback from the front of the boat,” commented Bouttell. As in the previous race, Dongfeng Race Team is committed to promoting and developing the sport of offshore sailing in China and will have three Chinese sailors in the team, alongside new additions such as Carolijn Brouwer (NED) and Marie Riou (FRA).




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The innovative sailing apparel specialist, Zhik, has been appointed as official technical clothing partner to Dongfeng Race Team in the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18.

“The Volvo Race is hugely demanding from a human point of view, and the welfare of my crew is paramount. Having the right technical clothing is as race-critical as having the right food,” explains Charles Caudrelier, who is back for his second

Crew members such as Australian-British sailor and bowman on board Dongfeng, Jack Bouttell, will rely on Zhik’s unique design technology and innovative fabric to help them operate and perform at the highest level.


Close to 50 Knots More America’s Cup Class (ACC) practice racing has been taking place on Bermuda’s Great Sound, now with all six America’s Cup teams taking part for the first time on the racecourse that will be used in the 35th America’s Cup.



Emirates Team New Zealand were the last team to arrive in the home of the 35th America’s Cup but quickly had their ACC boat recommissioned and out on the crystal clear waters of Bermuda. Their first bout of unofficial practice racing with other America’s Cup teams was on Friday 28th April when they lined up against Artemis Racing and Groupama

Team France with the Kiwis winning against the Swedes, albeit with Artemis Racing not engaging in the pre-start, and then failing to finish their first race against the French team but winning their second. Notably, Artemis Racing continued their strong form, but over the four days of racing all six teams recorded victories.

“ It’s too early to predict who’s going to be strong in this America’s Cup but the performance of the boats is incredibly impressive. We’ve certainly seen speeds of 47 knots, some even at 48 knots, so we’re getting close to that 50 knot (93kph) speed barrier.” said Russell Coutts.

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Sail Racing PalmaVela May 4 - 7 at Real Club Nautico Palma Several key victories went against expectation to provide an exciting finale to the showcase regatta which for 14 years has lifted the curtain on the Mediterranean competition season. Surprise and elation were evident in equal measure aboard these, and many other winning boats among the more than 130 representing 19 different nations which competed in 20 different classes at the four day regatta on the Bay of Palma. The first two days delivered some very shifty light to moderate breezes under semi-overcast skies but the weekend cleared to give superb sailing in clear blue skies and moderate breeze, still with an abundance of shifts to make racing challenging. Dario Ferrari’s new Botín Partners Pepe Cannonball triumphed at her debut regatta, emerging from an impossibly close three-way points deadlock in the white hot Maxi72 class. Nahita with Croatia’s 2016 Olympic gold medallist 82


Sime Fantela calling tactics supported by talismanic coach Santi Lange, won the Wally fleet and so registered their first ever regatta victory as a crew. And the inaugural ClubSwan 50 regatta in Europe saw Morten H Kielland winning on tiebreak thanks to a final race victory. Dario Ferrari, Italian owner of the shiny new Cannonball, admitting he first raced in Palma as an 18 year old more than 50 years ago. Backed by many of the crew who previously raced successfully on the Maxi72 Robertissima including tactician Vasco Vascotto and helm Guillermo Parada, Ferrari has made a successful, happy return to grand prix racing some five years after his Farr 40 programme. With Cannonball wining Sunday’s only race, a 28nm coastal, all three Maxi 72s not only finished on exactly the same 9 points aggregate but all took two firsts, two seconds and two third places apiece in the three boat fleet. So the final outcome was ultimately set by the final day’s finishing order, Dieter Schön’s Momo – leader throughout – dropping to third overall. Swan Surprise At the first European racing event for the ClubSwan 50 there was, of course, no form book. But the chartered Earlybird, with Karol Jablonski on tactics, was two points

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ahead going into the last day. But Morten H Kielland’s crew – lead by French former 470 Olympic dinghy helm Sacha Pelisson – engineered an upset when they won the final race with Earlybird third.

travelled crew on the Baltic 50 Music, so too in ORC 2 for Scotland’s Scott Beattie and his crew in the Andratx based J97E Just the Job, who also has raced twice at Palma Vela and won both times.

There was no such surprise in store for the Swan 45 class. Christian Plump’s crew’s residency at the top of a class – Swan 45 or ORC – is a notable feature of the showcase spring regatta. Elena Nova won with a race to spare.

Other divisional class winners:

Wally Class: A First First The 12 boat Wally Class start their race season with a new winner topping the leaderboard at Sail Racing PalmaVela. A new rig, new sails including a more powerful square top mainsail and a reduction in overall weight – changes made through the winter – may have given Nahita a competitive edge among the eighty footers but it meant a lot to the owner who is new to sailing and it is the first ever win for the boat. IRC & ORC Classes The IRC Class 1 saw a group of Palma based friends who take a Spring break from their usual vintage 12 Metre Seven Seas take the overall win aboard the chartered Rogers 80 Aegir/Seven Seas. In IRC Class B there was a repeat win for Germany’s Ruedi Huber and his well

ORC 0-A: Audax Energía, Pablo Garriga ORC 0-B: Porrón IX, Luís Senís ORC 1: Airlan Aermec, Juan Cabrer ORC 2: Just the Job, Scott Beattie ORC 3: Yabadaba, Bernat Ripoll ORC 4: Diafreo Mallorca, Carlos Ros Keelboats: Aico J80: Code Zero, Thomas Rudewald Flying Fifteen: Speedy Gonzales, Michael Clough Sotheby’s Dragon: Mr, Jorge Forteza Classics: Cangreja (Classics): Spartan, Justin Burman Bermudiano (Classics): Sonata, Jordi Cabau Spirit of Tradition (Classics): Calima, Javier Pujol Disabled Sailing: Hansa 303 Individual: Fundación Alex, Violeta del Reino Hansa 303 Doble: Fundación Alex, Isaia Iglesias/Toni Ferra,


Photo Credit all Photos curent page: Thomás Moyá flying fifteen Mallorca May 4-7 Palma Vela – RCNP, Palma Once again we were invited to join the Palma Vela regatta. This year it also was our Mallorca Championships. We were privileged to have the President of The Belgian Flying Fifteen Association coming to sail with us, crewed by Jonny Fullerton. Thursday was a busy day, finishing boat preparation and craning into the water. Once completed, we enjoyed the RCNP hospitality, before adjourning to Patxi for dinner. Our guest Veronique Hachez arrived later in the evening, and met us there. Later on our other visitors from Ireland – Alan and Chris – joined the party, which continued, and then moved on for a nightcap. On Friday we were to start



at 13:00, which should have given a little extra time for the wind to kick in. All boats arrived at the start in time to sit and wait some more for the breeze. Stormtrooper lived up to her name, with David Miles & Chris Doorly taking first place, followed by Michael Clough & Alan Green in Speedy Gonzales, with fuego fatuo (John Walker & Francisco Gadala-Maria) third. The wind stayed light for race 2, with Speedy Gonzales taking first, fuego fatuo second and Stormtrooper third. Race 3 started in very light and shifty airs, which ultimately favoured the right side of the beat. Gekko (Hamish Goddard & Hugh Birley) had taken a flyer in that direction, and came out at the top, with Dragonfly (Michael Beecken & Tommy Rietzschel) and Ffugue (Stephen Babbage & Teresa Parry) close behind. When Ffugue rounded the windward mark, the breeze

had shifted enough for them to hoist the spinnaker, and the wind continued to shift so that they were on a dead run by the spreader mark 200 metres later. Immediately a rib appeared, bearing the chequered N flag to abandon the race. We waited another half hour for the wind to stabilise, and just as we thought it was too late in the day, the committee began a start sequence. The J’s and Dragons got off OK, but the wind was already dropping for our start. Ffugue and gekko both had took what proved to be the advantageous side of the course, but then suffered from a small current on the windward mark, which allowed Stormtrooper and Speedy to slip through, leaving ffugue bouncing of the mark and taking a penalty. They had got about a hundred metres down the first run, with a slightly more stable breeze, when the “N” appeared again. That was it for the day. With

Speedy leading on 3 points, Stormtrooper on 4, and fuego fatuo on 5. Day two dawned with a stronger breeze, and promised a good day’s racing. Ffugue had a good start, and was in contention coming to the top mark when the kicker mast fitting pulled out. Given the strengthening breeze, there was no way to sail the downwind legs, and she was forced to pull out of the racing for the day. Speedy took three firsts, with Stormtrooper 2-3-2 and fuego fatuo 3-4-3; the missing second place going to a very well sailed Gekko in the middle race. ESP (Veronique Hachez & Jonny Fullerton) also sailed a good middle race, coming close behind fuego fatuo. On Sunday, we had even more breeze, promising an exciting final shoot out. Although out of contention for the series, ffugue was repaired and back

© Nico Martinez on the course, taking 5 and 4 in the first two races, Speedy again 2 firsts, Stormtrooper 2-4 and fuego fatuo two thirds. Dragonfly sailed her best race, with a 2 in the first of the day. Coming into the final race, Speedy was unassailable, with Stormtrooper and fuego fatuo fighting for second. The wind had shifted a bit, and the right side of the course became favoured shortly after the start. Ffugue joined Speedy and Stormtrooper up the beat, with Dragonfly next. The first three arrived close at the top mark and planed across to the spreader. Ffugue then hoisted the spinnaker, and set about catching Stormtrooper. They were doing so at speed, until the gybe, when the repaired kicking strap burst the remaining mast fitting, forcing another retirement, allowing Dragonfly up to third. And so the race finished, with Speedy taking another first. And so, Michael and Alan took the series with 7 first places counting, followed by Stormtrooper and then fuego fatuo. The Mallorca Championships were scored using the same results, but with all races counting, and no

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discards. This didn’t actually change the outcome, with the all positions being the same. Congratulations to Michael and Alan, and many thanks to RCNP for a great series. Especial thanks to Veronique for representing the Belgian fleet – we hope to see you soon. We will certainly be coming to Lac de la Plate Taille for the Belgian Nationals in October! Results 1 ESP 3804 Speedy Gonzales Michael Clough / Alan Green 7 2 ESP 3610 Stormtrooper III David Miles & Chris Doorly 15 3 ESP 3577 fuego fatuo John Walker / Francisco Gadala-Maria 21 Next up 4 June – Trofeo Formentor Pollensa 24 June – Hugh Wilson Trophy Pollensa 7 July – Balearic Championships - Pollensa We’ve published the full 2017 calendar on our website http://flyingfifteen. and also Facebook @f15spain.


MYBA Charter Show The first MYBA Charter Show to be held at OneOcean Port Vell closed its doors on April 27th and we have every reason to celebrate! The figures , in terms of the number of yachts on show, the number of registered brokers and visitor numbers speak for themselves and we have set some new records. However, as we all know, in the superyacht industry it is not only a matter of mathematics. It is also a matter of moments and we are now in the pleasant position of sharing some of the Show’s highlights. As there were many special moments, each with its own weight and significance, we have chosen to present them in chronological order. It actually all began on Sunday 23 April, just before the Show officially opened. The exhibitors were busy adding the final touches to

their stands, the briefings for the MYBA Superyacht Chefs’ Competition and the “ART IN A GLASS” competition were held, and they were followed by the Captains’ Welcome Cocktail, which was sponsored by Willis Towers Watson. On Monday 24 April, the inaugural “ART IN A GLASS” competition took place, with the support of Tanqueray No.TEN and Dockwalk magazine, and always under the watchful eye of Jasmin Rutter (a.k.a. @ theroamingmixologist). All the cocktails that were created were truly unique and the winner was Kate Barnett of M/Y “Cheetah Moon”, who impressed the judges with her creativity and exceptional presentation. A cocktail in a teacup stole the Show. Tuesday morning began with (i) a Crew Workshop on the important subject of “Medical Care of Guests Onboard”, which was sponsored by ACREW, and (ii) a Seminar with Q&A’s on

Spain & the Balearics. The day’s programme was busy with yacht viewings and the evening saw 700+ attendees at the Museu Maritim for the Show Opening Cocktail, which was sponsored by MB92. Wednesday 26 April began with a very productive “Debate & Motivate” event for MYBA Members, sponsored by Impact Crew, and ended with the second yacht hop of the Show, the perfect opportunity to wind down and enjoy quality time with friends. On Thursdsay 27 April, after the votes of the charter brokers in attendance were counted, it was announced that M/Y “JOY” had won the Best Yacht of the Show award. The award was presented in an impromptu ceremony on board by Fiona Maureso, MYBA President. Congratulations to Captain Rory Hogan and his crew for the well deserved recognition. Just a few hours later, it was time to discover the names

of the winners of the 2017 MYBA Superyacht Chefs’ Competition. The competition was fierce and the star studded panel of judges faced a difficult task. After careful deliberation, they drew up the list of winning chefs which you will find below. Yachts 56 and over 1st place - Dean Conbeer (ICON) 2nd place - Lee Easdon (NERO) 3rd place - Simon Phillips (DOUBLE DOWN) Yachts from 40 to 54m 1st place - Mikeldi Corcuera (MQ2) 2nd place - James Perry (NASSIMA) 3rd place - Spiro Pavlic (PRIDE) Yachts up to 39m 1st place - Jean Mathee (TWILIGHT) 2nd place - Daniel Wilbor (TAKARA)

Rafa Nadal 3rd place - Mark Rostant (CHEETAH MOON) Congratulations to winners and a warm round of applause for all the chefs that participated. Thursday afternoon included the revelation of the winners of the tablescaping competition whose theme this year was “Spring in Barcelona” and was open to the crew of the yachts with chefs participating in the Chefs’ Competition. And the winners are: Yachts 56 and over 1st place - Aly Merill & Cairine Whyte (DOUBLE DOWN) 2nd place - Daniel Wellman (SILVER ANGEL) There was also a Special mention to the Stewardesses of “NERO” for their table setting. Yachts from 40 to 54m 1st place - Malcolm Bowers (TALISMAN MAITON) 2nd place - Megan Rutty (MIRAGE) Yachts up to 39m 1st place - Holly Eccleson (CHEETAH MOON) 2nd place - Christine Snyder (TWILIGHT)

A warm thank you to the sponsors of the 5th MYBA Superyacht Chefs’ Competition, SuperYachtWorld and Sagittarius Spain, and to the prize givers, Boutsen Design, Luise Associates, Mandarin Oriental Barcelona, Mansueto Group, Sabor Provisioning, Table in a Box. The final evening of the Show was dedicated to the crew, whose efforts are vital to the success of every Show, and they danced the night away to the tunes of DJ Kevin Orduna at the official MYBA Crew Party, sponsored by BWA Yachting and Zoom. Cheers to all the crew! A new venue, and only 1o months to organise and implement all its facets , was indeed a challenge but MYBA The Worldwide Yachting Association possesses the experience, dedication, passion, and human resources that were necessary to rise to the occasion. We are looking forward to seeing you all at OneOcean Port Vell in 2018, which will mark the 30th edition of the MYBA Charter Show!


New Marina in the Heart of Barcelona, Opening Soon! The new Marina Vela will open its marina in summer this year. Pre-reservations/ berth purchases can be done thru email to berth@ The new Marina Vela Barcelona, is a project which begun in 2013 and which is expected to open during this summer. Marina Vela Barcelona is a new space dedicated to private yachts for of all sizes, up to 100 m. Located in the same

entrance to the harbour along the Barceloneta beach and city center. It will have two public promenades and 6000 sq.m plaza open to the sea. Another new element is a dry storage facility for 222 vessels of up to 9M in length. This state-of-the-art dry storage marina is one of the first of its kind in the Med. This beautiful city has much to offer: its dynamism, its lifestyle, it’s fun atmosphere, and its many museums, art galleries and shops where to stroll on nosailing days.

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screen 7.1 surround sound, active stereoscopic vision and moving seats with special effects, you can discover first-hand how nature inspired his creations and main icons. Watch a forest turn into towering columns, chimneys hiding an army of warriors, and a roof that reveals a dragon skin-all exhibiting just how thrilling this educational 4D experience is! Enjoy interactive walls in 9 languages to understand the life and work of this great artist. Gaudi´s Experiència is not only a new 4D space in Barcelona, but is also the first exhibition space to ever offer interactive access to Antoni Gaudi´s life and work. You will leave from a central point in Barcelona, when you book this trip, at any time. No food or drinks are included in this trip. It is a trip for all almost all ages; A few things are important as the 4d audio-visual is not suitable for people with heart diseases, pregnant women, kids under 6 years old and for people with back ache. Everybody else Enjoy the new way of discovering Gaudi´s life!!


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Deckers Antibes Since the last issue, we’ve attended the ECPY event as usual, this time in Nice Port, where there were many boats preparing for their upcoming charter season. Early June sees the return of the famous Voiles d’Antibes regatta, one of the nonsailing highlights is always our favourite local rock band Blah Blah taking to the stage on the Friday night (2 June) for an extra-long set, this year accompanied again by a local choir! Festivities continue throughout France for the Fête de la Musique; the celebration that takes place every summer solstice on 21 June across France. Musicians of every possible style from local amateur teen bands, professional classical

musicians, club DJs to traditional folk bands play in the streets on organised, festival-style stages or just busking. Launched in 1982 by the French Ministry for Culture, all the concerts and performances are free to the public and none of the artists are paid. The Fête de la Musique is now celebrated all over the world, where it is more commonly referred to as World Music Day. It’s also of the few nights throughout the year when the French authorities waive normal licensing laws, allowing the revelry to continue as long as there are people with the stamina to enjoy it – it is definitely one of the notto-be-missed events in the Riviera social calendar! Needless to say, here at Deckers, we are right in the middle of our busiest period of the year with a constant stream of crew trying on uniform in the shop prior to placing their orders; please contact us if you need any help or information.

Gourmet Chartering in South of France The French Riviera is without doubt one of the best places in the world to taste outstanding gourmet cuisine. Home to world renowned dishes such as bouillabaisse, ratatouille and salad niçoise, the region is abundant with fresh ingredients from the land and sea, meaning everything is made from local ingredients and freshly prepared to the highest standards. The love and passion the French have for fresh produce and perfectly matched flavour combinations shines through when walking the streets of Cannes, Nice and Monaco where you can look into all of the lively bistros and restaurants. This buzz and excitement about food is definitely followed through onto the stunning yachts that line the shores of these luxurious seaside towns.

charter in the French Riviera is the outstanding cookery that takes place on board, from classic seafood platters to internationally inspired fusion dishes, you will be sure to taste some unforgettable flavours that will tempt you to come back year after year! The professionally trained chefs on board the luxury charter yachts will personalise their tried and tested menus to your specific needs, whether that is catering to a special diet or allergies and intolerances – ensuring you have a stress-free and indulgent charter experience. Yacht brokers get invited on board the yachts to sample first-hand the quality of the food, meaning they are able to recommend the very best yachts to their clients, and advise you on which yacht will be suited to your individual preferences.

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GIBRALTAR AROUND THE REGIONS Category 2- up to 60 miles from a safe haven; Category 1- up to 150 miles from a safe haven; Category 0- unrestricted service. The lower the category the more stringent the coding requirements.

MCA Coding - Putting Your Yacht to Work Many people dream of a life afloat funded by charter work or sailing instruction. This is perfectly possible but for British flagged vessels or foreign flagged vessels operating from UK ports the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) lays done a set of regulations that spell out all aspects from construction, equipment and manning through to safety, training and operational procedures. So make sure you comply with the regulations.

The purpose of this article is to inform owners of the legal requirements that need to be met to operate a small sailing vessel commercially. This article aims to give an initial understanding and will point towards further reading material. The “Blue Code� is the code ( mca/blue.pdf) specifically of interest as it covers sailing yachts of up to 24 metres in length at the load line and which do not carry cargo or more than 12 passengers. Adherence to the code is signified by the issue

of a Coding Compliance Certificate. This certificate is obtained by subjecting the vessel to an exhaustive survey process carried out by a properly qualified and authorised marine surveyor. Vessels are coded with respect to areas of operation which are defined as follows: Category 4- up to 20 miles from a safe haven, in favourable weather and in daylight; Category 3-up to 20 miles from a safe haven;

Compliance certificates are issued with a validity of five years with a nominated person (skipper or owner) able to self certify continued compliance on an annual basis. In practice this means reviewing the original compliance survey and checking that the vessels is still in compliance. Items requiring annual checks like life rafts, fire extinguishers and gas installations will need to be checked by a competent and authorised supplier. A change of ownership of the vessel whilst the vessel is in code compliance triggers a re-certification process. This should not be too onerous if the vessels is fully compliant. However re-surveying and bureaucratic costs are unavoidable upon a change of ownership. Even if you do not intend to operate your yacht commercially compliance with its provisions will ensure that your vessel is always operated safely.

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Happy Birthday Baps & Wraps This month the team at Baps & Wraps are celebrating their second birthday. What a crazy two years it has been here in Santa Catalina. It seems only yesterday we were putting the finishing touches to transforming what was a dilapidated closed down bar into a bright and colourful little oasis in one of Palma’s busiest neighbourhoods. Our café and sandwich shop, we are pleased to say, has grown from strength to strength. This is in part due to our incredible loyal and fastidious customer base who have helped guide us through our early years. We have made many friends along this journey because of this and want to take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued support. 92


Over the last year not only has our team grown, but we have also added some new and exciting elements to the shop. We are now delivering to many of the big ports and marinas in Palma on a daily basis and have been providing lunch for crews of some of the most beautiful yachts in the world. It is very humbling driving through STP each morning and standing side by side with these fantastic boats. Our menu has retained many traditional family favourites such as coronation chicken (a particular local favourite) and the unfailing cheddar ploughman’s but there have been many new additions such as the incomparable breakfast wrap the Ultimate Start and the popular bapinis for if you fancy just a light bite. We now also serve corn

gluten free wraps so there really is a wide variety to suit all tastes and dispositions. Over the last two years we have constantly been improving the quality of our produce and striving to source as locally as we can. Our bread, muffins and croissants are all baked round the corner and our coffee is also roasted here on the island. In fact, our coffee is hugely popular and is regularly acclaimed as one of the best in Palma! We source many of our fresh fruit and vegetables from the local markets and the oranges we freshly squeeze each day come from the beautiful Soller region of Mallorca. The spring is a busy time for us, providing quick and convenient lunches to the several boat shows and sea trials that occur at this time of

year. It is also extremely busy for the many crews racing to get their boats ready to return to the waters, so we also try and ease the stress with a reliable and tasty lunch. Now that summer has arrived, we look forward to welcoming new crew arriving on the island for their next adventure, as well as the many regattas and daytrips we cater for during this time. Our ethos has very much stayed the same since we opened. We strive to offer high quality, fresh, simple food - humble yet filling and comforting. If you are ever in Santa Catalina, do pop in and I guarantee you will be welcomed by a friendly face. There is always a super relaxed atmosphere and we have free Wi-Fi and normally some nostalgic 80s music on the go. We hope to see you very soon!


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When Life Gives You Lemons Breast cancer survivors in Mallorca have been getting together to share their experiences and raise awareness for the illness and most importantly the vital need for women (and men) to check themselves regularly for any changes in their breast tissue. Several of the women who have been part of the campaign work within the island’s nautical industry. The women were all interviewed by local writer and photographer Vicki McLeod as part of the campaign. “A common thread that ran through all of the interviews was the need to take control” said Vicki, “to not be in denial of the chance of being ill and to seek the most appropriate treatment for the individual. Many of the women found their cancers by chance and had not previously been checking themselves regularly: I think it’s vital that we all put this into our

health routines. Hearing their stories and getting to know the difficult times they had experienced was very emotional for all of us.” You can read their full stories on island blog The Cancer Support Group (www.cancersupportmallorca. com or call their helpline on 659 887 455) has launched a I Love My Lemons campaign designed to encourage everyone to take more notice of their bodies. There’s no right or wrong way to check your breasts. But it is important to know how your breasts usually look and feel. That way, you can spot any changes quickly and report them to your doctor. Every woman’s breasts are different in terms of size, shape and consistency. It’s also possible for one breast to be larger than the other. Get used to how your breasts feel at different times of the month. This can change

during your menstrual cycle. For example, some women have tender and lumpy breasts, especially near the armpit, around the time of their period. After the menopause, normal breasts feel softer, less firm and not as lumpy. Look at your breasts and feel each breast and armpit, and up to your collarbone. You may find it easiest to do this in the shower or bath, by running a soapy hand over each breast and up under each armpit. You can also look at your breasts in the mirror. Look with your arms by your side and also with them raised. See your doctor if you notice any of the following changes: • a change in the size, outline or shape of your breast • a change in the look or feel of your skin, such as puckering or dimpling • a new lump, thickening or bumpy area in one breast

or armpit that is different from the same area on the other side • nipple discharge that’s not milky • bleeding from your nipple • a moist, red area on your nipple that doesn’t heal easily • any change in nipple position, such as your nipple being pulled in or pointing differently • a rash on or around your nipple • any discomfort or pain in one breast, particularly if it’s a new pain and doesn’t go away (although pain is only a symptom of breast cancer in rare cases) Breast changes can happen for many reasons, and most of them aren’t serious. Lots of women have breast lumps, and nine out of 10 are not cancerous.

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To Buy aHome or Create One From Scratch

Bright, airy and high standards sure sound good, but Mallorca also has a lot to offer when it comes to beautiful, old buildings. Dark woods, beamed ceilings, patterned original floors and rustic shutters. It is certain a charm that is hard to find in a brand-new house. When buying an existing apartment, you are given the opportunity to actually see and feel what you are paying for. You cannot compare floor plans and sketches to stepping over an actual threshold. Although, in this case it is entirely the buyer’s responsibility to check the condition of the property. The seller has no obligation to provide information regarding this. Always make sure to do a proper inspection. Worth mentioning is also the so-called ITE inspection that is required in many municipalities in Mallorca, including Palma. Structures, facades and technical installations will be checked on buildings older than 50 years. If the house you are interested in buying was built during the current years, you should be aware that an inspection might be made or already has been made.

Are you one of those who are dreaming of being the first to move into a brand new home? To feel the sensation of something completely fresh, where everything is unused, untouched and without as much as a scratch or a stain. Or maybe you really like the feeling of knowing there were people before you who created a home in the very place which is about to be yours? Knowing that there is a history in the walls and memories in every room. Whether you dream of something new and modern, or to move into an established community, there are pros and cons. Among others, the costs can differ when you decide on buying one or the other. If you are buying a new development, there will be other costs than if you buy an existing property. Instead of paying transfer taxes, you pay a 10% VAT. The purchase price for new developments can often be a bit higher than if you are going for one in current condition, but if you buy in an early stage, so-called off plan, there is the opportunity to divide the financing in several steps with a soft payment plan. Not to mention, you will have the 10year construction guarantee. 96


No matter your preferences – old, new or barely built – all that matters in the end of the day is that certain apartment or house which gives you that oh, so special feeling.


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OD Port Portals Welcomes the Summer Season with the Opening of its Sky Bar & Restaurant • The spectacular OD Sky Bar comes back next May 26, for another year, including every Friday the international “Sintillate” rooftop party. • As a novelty this summer, OD Port Portals opens its new restaurant on the spectacular terrace in the Sky Bar with a menu that fuses the most avant-garde oriental cuisine with traditional market’s cuisine of the island. Since its opening on April 2014, OD Port Portals has become a landmark hotel of the ever cosmopolitan Mallorca. Its unbeatable location -overlooking the most exclusive Marina in the capital-, a sober but elegant architecture, the design in each of its rooms and the attention and quality of all its services make the hotel the best option for any guest in 98


the hot summer nights that are yet to come. As every summer, the hotel opens its doors both to guests and anyone who wants to enjoy an unforgettable night in its emblematic Sky Bar and restaurant. Good music by the best DJs, an extensive menu of drinks and cocktails, and as a backdrop to the terrace the privileged views of the bay of Palma make the Sky Bar the place to be. In addition, every Friday throughout the summer, OD Sky Bar will become the Balearic epicentre with Sintillate rooftop party, in exclusivity for the hotel. On the agenda: an exceptional program with the best

national and international DJs as well as live performances, while sipping a delicious cocktail or a glass champagne by the hand of our bartenders. To add up to the already extensive offer of the hotel, the hotel is opening this summer its brand new exclusive restaurant called OnTop. With a space designed for only 30 guests, the restaurant will bring together all the values of the OD Hotels chain. Exclusivity, sophistication and impeccable service will be reflected in its menu of Balearic character and winks to oriental cuisine. You might want to pick as starter a “Tiradito” of

The restaurant will be open from May 26th for dinner service every day (except Wednesday in July and August), from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. Considering that the limited spaces at the restaurant, it is recommended to make a reservation as soon as possible to enjoy its spectacular fusion cuisine this summer. If, on the contrary, you prefer a less formal evening, OD Hotels has also designed a careful menu of tapas and snacks to enjoy on our restaurant by the pool at night and throughout the day. And if you are also one of the hotel’s privileged guests, OD Hotel Port Portals offers a concierge service for our Junior Suites which includes a Smart Cabrio and airport transfers with private driver in Porsche Cayenne to make each visit an exceptional experience.


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Mallorca Cycling The Inspiring Ottilie Quince - Transplant World Championships, Selfies and a serious business Having ridden a few times with Ottilie Quince and heard snippets of her inspirational of her story, I really wanted to know more… I hooked up with her at her new Service Course in Pollença, to find out a bit more about her and her new project… Strange as it was, my first question had to be kidneys! DM - So tell me about your kidney story.. OQ - Back in 2006 I was diagnosed with stage 5 (out of 5) end stage kidney disease. I was unaware that I was born with a kidney disease and with a maximum functionality of only 20%. At the time, I was



within 6 months of needing either regular dialysis or an actual transplant. My Uncle had lived life on a dialysis machine, with my Dad finally donating a kidney, so I knew that was not a life for me!! I wanted the transplant ASAP. To cut it short… My three older brothers & my mum were tested to be my donor, the docs whittled it down to my middle brother and my mum. My eldest brother was wrong blood group and youngest brother found out he was only born with one kidney, so in August 2007 I got my mum’s kidney. It’s now it’s 67 yrs old! The transplant meant that my kidney had been put in my lower abdomen and therefore not protected by the ribs like normal kidneys. I was told that football was too dangerous for me and I looked for another sport… I started to cycle! My Dad bought me my first ride bike as my wedding present and that outlasted my marriage!

DM - How did you get into sports/physio? OQ - Just before my transplant I played third national league football for Luton Town Ladies, but due to not being able to play again I thought the next best thing was to work in professional football. I began working as a Physio for the mighty Hatters (Luton Town FC - the second best team in Hertfordshire). After working in pro football I started building my sports therapy business in the UK ‘OQ Sports Therapy’ where I built a base of clients from all walks of life, mainly helping people overcome the injuries that were effecting their day to day life. It was awesome to be able to help ‘fix’ people so their lifestyle could be unaffected. DM - Do you feel impaired by being born in Luton and supporting such a second rate football club? OQ - Only when I get people telling me what an awful place it is…. but honestly I was educated there, worked there

and my family live there so it’s good for me! DM - How long have you been here in Mallorca? OQ - I had been here a few times & I returned back to the island in 2012. I was inspired by the cyclists going to the London Olympics and other pro riders. I had only started competing in races in 2011, when I won my first world Championships (in the World Transplant Games) in Göteborg, Sweden in both time trial and road race. After that I was hooked. I came here regularly to train with my GB team and stayed up in the north in Puerto Pollensa for a week. Following the removal of a cancer tumour and a change in my personal life, I finally moved here in 2015. So I split my time between Puerto Pollença and Luton, you can see the likeness! DM - v similar settings! DM - How would you describe

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the business you have set up? OQ - Service Course is a hub for cyclists, providing support for every ride; nutritional products, sports massage, guided rides, daily shop rides, cycling apparel and somewhere for people to meet other riders/athletes over a free coffee. When I started to ride here more in Mallorca I thought there was something missing. There was a need for more support for cyclists and people in general; you can hire a bike and buy equipment in so many shops across the island, but there aren’t many places that make sure the rider is good in terms of training/ race prep’ nutrition, massage, relaxing etc. Plus when the professional riders come over in winter, they often come on their own, without their support team and are going to need a massage therapist and somewhere to hang out. DM - Your selfie wall?

OQ - Ever since I started commentating on TV back in 2014, I wanted to try to collect a selfie with everyone I have interviewed, worked with or ridden with. It was a way of remembering all of the awesome riders and cycling support staff. DM - What TV have work do you do? OQ - I have commentated as a motorbike reporter and pre/ post race interviewer. I also do live race commentary, pre/ post race interviews and voice overs for the highlights shows. DM - Who are the more interesting people you have interviewed? OQ - My favourites are probably Sir Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish, as well as Belgium legends Greg Van Avermaet and Tom Boonen. I also have to mention the most well renowned cyclist in history Eddy Merckx (live during a race, from the back of the motorbike, whilst he was driving one of the race directors cars).

DM - Earlier you mentioned the World Transplant Games… OQ - My very first bike race was at the British Transplant games in Bath. I had never raced before and I was representing my transplant hospital Addenbrookes, Cambridge. I won both the TT and Road Races and went on to be selected to represent Great Britain in the World Transplant Games the following year. One of the missions of the Transplant games is to help raise awareness of what organ donation means. In the UK 3 people a day die waiting for an organ transplant. By competing each year at the British Transplant games we can train and focus on racing against other similar athletes as well as hopefully qualifying for the European games and the World Transplant Games both biannual event. We can also show to others that health is the most important thing in life, without it you are very limited and unable to do the things you enjoy. Hopefully we

Ottilie has competed in 6 British championships winning 12 gold medals. She has won 4 European gold medals - in 3 Championships. Last year the women’s races was cancelled so she raced against the men and came 12th out of 35 (4th in my age group). In terms of World Transplant Games she has won both the Time Trial (5km) and Road Race (20km) in Sweden 2011, South Africa 2013 and Argentina 2015. This year’s the world championships are in malaga, Spain. DM - What are your plans for the next year? OQ - Next year I want to work more in professional cycling and continue to build my business at OQ Service Course in Puerto Pollensa. My long term dream is to speak fluent Spanish, give Mallorquín a crack too and develop an apprentice style scheme where I can help develop university graduates from across Europe. I would like to help them gain experience working in rehabilitation and help them build their own business. For more information about Ottie see her website June Dates 20-25th National Road Championships Spain 22-25th National Road Championships UK Ongoing Tour Series UK

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Time Well Spent! Wow! June already…. Life today seems so much busier than ever. And almost everyone I speak to says the same. No time to hang out with friends, go to the beach, chill at the pool or least of all time for yourself. I can’t remember the last time I invited friends over for a braai (in fact last year I didn’t even “Time is free, But its priceless You can’t own it, But you can use it You can’t keep it, But you can spend it Once you’ve lost it, You can never get it back.” ― Harvey MacKay

Moving here 9 years ago, we thought that the warmer weather and more laidback outdoor lifestyle would mean spending more time enjoying ourselves. Be more like the life we left behind in South Africa. We thought it would change our lives, make us more active, socialize more, picnics on the beach, braais every weekend and for the first year, it was all that and more. But then the novelty wears off, reality sets in and you have to knuckle down and make a living, kids into school etc and that’s when you realise that it’s not the location or the climate that dictates your lifestyle…..time does, or rather the lack of it. Once the routine and pressures of day to day life returns, it takes effort and planning to arrange the good stuff, the downtime, the day trips, the social weekends and who has the time to do that? Well actually we do! We all have the same amount of time….we all have 24 hours in a day. We just need to

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manage it. If time was money, would we spend it differently? Would it have a higher value? Do we make every hour, every minute, every second count? I know I didn’t. You would think that having my own bar and restaurant I’d at least be enjoying the odd lunch with my wife, a bevvie or two with my mates after work. Yet typically, I spent most days in the office overloaded with admin and an endless list of stuff to do that even after a 12 hour day, never seemed to get any shorter! (sound familiar). Not exactly Livín’ the dream! Things had to change… And as the old saying goes “there’s no time like the present”, so I now take time in the morning to enjoy a coffee on the terrace, watch the world go by, plan the rest of my day and it feels great. I have lunch with my wife once a week, dinner with my kids as often as I can and even managed drinks with an old yachtie mate in town for the weekend! Things we’re looking up, stress levels

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down and what about that never-ending work list…well surprisingly it hasn’t got any longer! I’m a work in progress and I won’t lie, managing time is hard to do but the rewards are worth it. I’m happier and less stressed (well on a good day!) but most of all, I am appreciating more than ever the gift of time and just how priceless it is…..spend it well my friends!


NEWS 4 STEWS I can’t say that any boat I’ve worked on has been my favourite. Of course there are pro’s and con’s to every job but the memories that I have made with each one have been unforgettable. I have been very lucky in that I have made some lovely friends along the way and I wouldn’t change a thing. Besides, if I mentioned that I preferred one boat over the other I may not keep some of those friends so I’ll leave it at that.

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Stew of the Month – Victoria Marshall What did you do before yachting, and how did your yachting career first begin? I studied a 3-year Bachelor of Arts degree in languages, translation and drama. My career started by pure fluke. At the time I had finished university, quit my bar job and was looking for a ‘proper job’. I saw a friend who was leaving our home town for Spain for a captain’s position on a small catamaran. He asked if I would be interested in being his stewardess for the season so I said I’d give it a go. What has been your favourite boat you’ve worked on, and why?

What are the best and worst parts about working onboard? The best parts are the people that I work with and meet and the beautiful places we see together. The worst parts that immediately come to mind are cleaning bilges, toilets and under shower trays. How do you keep sane on charter? In the past I have struggled to figure out what I need to do to keep me sane on charter until one day it struck me. I used to play music all the time when I was home, and since leaving, I never seem to get the opportunity. I bought myself a little ukulele so that in my breaks, when I don’t need a power nap, I can escape to the bow and have a little strum. What are your best strategies for spoiling charter guests? I don’t have any particular strategies. I do my best to make sure that they’re happy and where I have a bit of extra time to spare, I try to go the extra mile. Whether it be in

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their cabins or the decoration on the table. What’s the coolest thing you have done for guests? When the boat I was working on arrived at Cocos Island to ‘hunt for treasure’, the crew all dressed up as pirates for the day and we got the children dressed up too. It was a bit of fun for everyone. What is your favourite yachting destination? I found the Galapagos Islands fascinating. The landscapes were spectacular, the wildlife was so dynamic and, of course, the history of the islands and Darwin is extremely interesting. If you owned a super yacht, what would you do differently? If I I did, I would try to get my crew to reduce the amount of waste that they produce by recycling. I have heard that some owners are starting to do this and, although it can be a pain for the crew, I think it is a great initiative. The amount of rubbish that we all throw away every day that could be recycled is disgusting. What is your on-board pet hate? Every now and again the endless array of dirty crew mugs and coffee plunger gets on my nerves but, life could be worse, right? What career achievement are you most proud of? I don’t have a particular achievement that I am proud of. Every step I’ve taken in this career has been a challenging one. I am proud that, so far, I have risen to those challenges and have learnt so much. Best housekeeping tip/hack? Keep calm and carry on. If there is a problem, it’s not going to be the end of the world. A really useful resource for stews is the ‘Stewardess Tips’ page on Facebook. The advice and support you get from your fellow stews is so helpful.

Tell us about your funniest embarrassing moment on board. I worked on a little sailing boat as deck stew when I was still quite new to the industry. We were sailing along one day and I was thinking about the race and the next manoeuvre we were going to do and my boss said something to me. I didn’t hear him very well because of the wind in my ears so all I got was “something something something water Victoria”. I hesitated for a moment because I thought he was offering me a bottle of water, and I though that was strange. But I smiled and said “No thank you Mr … ” and looked forward again to see what was going on. Then I heard everyone laughing behind me. He had asked me to give HIM a bottle of water! I couldn’t believe I had been so stupid, I was so embarrassed. Luckily my boss thought it was hilarious. What’s your favourite adventure in Mallorca? There are so many incredible adventures to have here. So far the hikes have been my favourite, the scenery is gorgeous! If you could give your 20yr old self one piece of advice, what would it be? Nobody owes you anything. If you want something, you must go out and get it yourself. What’s your plan for the future? I plan to work for a few more years in the industry while completing a part time health sciences degree. Eventually I would like to get into a career in rehabilitation with either speech or occupational therapy.


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From Ship to Shore – Noona Ayres How long did you work in yachting? Can you tell me about your yachting career – highlights, low points? I was working in yachting between 1996 and 2001 and was based mainly in the Caribbean and east coast of the US. For the most part I was working on sailing yachts, cruising, racing, offshore deliveries and charters. For a while I taught sailing in the UK after doing my yachtmaster, and was also a charter captain. The boats weren’t nearly as large as they are now and there were a lot less rules and regulations back then. It was easy to jump on a boat where you got on with the crew and head off over the horizon. It was a lot of fun. One thing, however, that I would come up against every now and then was inequality between the guys and the girls. Whilst it wasn’t always the case, there seemed to be quite a sexist attitude (this attitude didn’t just come from the guys), and for girls to be on deck they had to really prove themselves. Fortunately there were enough openminded souls on the scene to give the girls a chance. How did you know it was time to make the move to land? It got to the point where I felt I had to make the decision 106


to really go for in the sailing world or put down roots ashore. I’d had a really good time, enjoyed some amazing experiences, met fantastic people and made lifelong friends. However I felt that if I didn’t make the transition to life on shore sooner rather later it would be really hard to do it further down the line. What was the most difficult thing about the transition? When I moved ashore I found it hard to live alone. It was so quiet! I really missed the company and the jokes. Financially it was also a bit of a shock to the system not having nearly as much disposable income and having to think about buying all those pesky household products and cook for myself. Initially when I moved ashore I worked in charter, thinking this would make a ‘smooth transition’ from ship to shore. Given all the other adjustments to living a landbased life this wasn’t really the case and it took me quite a while to readjust. What was the best thing about it? Planning my own schedule. In fact just being able to make plans full stop. Having time for myself, friends and family. I chose a great place to live with a fantastic climate and my yachting friends still pass through town regularly, if they themselves haven’t settled here. Choosing to work in charter meant that I still got to see a lot of my yachting friends.

What do you miss most about yachting? Being on the water. I feel very at home on boats, I still love sailing and messing around in boats. There’s nothing like it, especially when you’re doing it for pure fun. I miss the team atmosphere and comradery of a good crew and the interesting interactions with guests and owners. I loved being on the move, being offshore, the excitement of racing, discovering new destinations, revisiting familiar places. There’s something about yachties that they’re very open to meeting new people and making friends. I guess because everybody is literally in the same boat. Life on land is a little more closed-minded in this respect. I miss the can-do attitude of yachties, their willingness to solve problems and their ability to create an instant party! What do you do now? For the last 4 years I’ve been working for myself. I started my own business, Revitalize, and specialise in yoga, reiki and well-being. Having practiced yoga for many years and recognising the benefits I decided to do my teacher training and teach full time. I teach a Hatha-based yoga, Yin yoga and pre/post Natal yoga. I also run retreat days and weekends several times a year, sometimes here on the coast, sometimes inland. As well as studio, corporate and private classes, during the summer months I hold outdoor ‘Pop Up Yoga’ classes beside the sea. There’s

nothing quite like practising in the open air to the sounds of the waves. In the winter months I often head to Asia and work in the spa team at a boutique hotel in Phuket offering the guests and owners yoga classes and reiki sessions. Whilst most of my year-round clients work in yachting, they are mostly land-based. However I still do the occasional charter providing the yoga services on board and it’s great dipping my toe back into yachting life. Understanding what goes on behind the scenes helps me to deliver a first-class client experience. Do you have any advice for fellow yachties about going land-based? In order to stick at life ashore have a really good think about what makes you tick and what you need to keep you interested enough to invest fully in becoming land-based. It’s all too easy to miss the lifestyle and the money and slope back to the boats. For me geography, friends and climate were really important factors as well as what I would do for work. I had a job lined up ashore before I left the boat so that the way ahead was paved and clear. Any time of transition will present its challenges. Having a good idea of one’s own strengths and interests as the basis of a plan is a good place to start! Noona is a Yoga teacher and Reiki Master. For more information please visit Enquiries:

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time sweets like mints and chocolates have become, oh-so-passé, don’t you think? ‘Avantgarde’ creative stews, like me and you, have started to come up with much sweeter ways to send guests to sleep. From personalized poems to divine-smelling mini-candles, let’s talk pillowtop surprises (as part of our turndown services) that make for extraordinary bedtime gifts. Turn-down might seem like a triviality to some, but we know that nothing

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How about attaching a brightly colored note with a handwritten message to the bathroom mirror? The notes could say things like “Sweet dreams,” “Sleep tight,” or “Good night.” There is a whole selection of life-style emporium Rialto Living dedicated to stylish stationary to write on. For the finishing touch: a single bloom vase with a fresh flower, et voilà, wowing your newly-arrived guests has never been so easy. You could also place poems on guests’ beds at turndown. Think quirky, small, and elegant poems that serve as an invitation to relax and enjoy. Rialto Living regularly stock pretty pocket sized books with inspirational quotes that would also make for a thoughtful and original sleep-time send-off. Alternatively, sniff around

the store’s luxury toiletries section. Here you’ll find delicious travel candles with whimsical names like ‘carved from glaciers’ and ‘freshness of the sea’. They also stock tiny scented cushions and small handcrafted soaps, featuring stunning art-work, and wrapped in ribbon to boot. These are just a few examples of Rialto Living’s lovely little things, which would make perfect turndown treats for guests lucky enough to be pampered by you. Rialto Living, conveniently located on Calle Sant Feliu 3, is just a stone’s throw away from Palma’s STP and sells a wide selection of eye-catching super yacht must-haves. Have a snoop around and see for yourself. And if you make a purchase don’t forget to flash your STP (or other) entry card so you can relax in their leafy, oasis-like café and sip on a complimentary ‘cafe con leche’ before you head back to the boat.

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Sweet Indulgence Delicious American-style muffins have become so popular over the last decade and you now see them proudly displayed everywhere from starbucks to MacDonald’s. Unfortunately, the truth is they tend to be frozen, mass-produced items that are most likely pumped full of preservatives and E-numbers. The fact is, big or small, the only good muffin is a freshly baked one straight from the oven, and if you really want to be sure… you’ll just have to make them yourself. Luckily, making fresh muffins at home couldn’t be easier and you’ll be well rewarded with a heavenly aroma while they are baking in the oven. There are basically two approaches to making a muffin: creaming the butter and sugar together, as if making a cake, and the far

Whichever method you use, here are a few tips to help you along the way the perfect muffin. Firstly, start with all ingredients at room temperature, eggs, milk, etc and take care not to over mix the mixture; use a flexible spatula to gently fold ingredients together. The mixture should be stiff enough to hold a spoon upright; if it seems runny, gently fold in a few extra tablespoons of flour. Grease the entire muffin tin, not just the holes. More often than not, the muffins expand over the sides, and if those sides have not been properly greased, you’re going to run into trouble when you try to remove the muffins. Fill muffin tins three-quarters full; the tops are the best part, so don’t be shy with the mixture. Allow muffins to cool in the pan at least 10 minutes before removing them, especially if they contain soft fresh fruits like raspberries. Finally, if you are making classic blueberry muffins, dotting a few berries on top before baking makes the muffins look more attractive: the fruit’s natural inclination is to sink, so this ensures that there will still be something to see, however high the batter rises. In mine, I like to sprinkle a little ground almonds on top so that they look extra inviting, not that you’ll need any extra persuasion to tuck in …

Basic Muffin Mixture Makes 12 large muffins Ingredients 375g flour 4tsp baking powder ½ tsp salt 1tsp ground cinnamon 2 large eggs, at room temperature 100g sugar 100g light brown sugar (demarera) 240ml milk, at room temperature1 120ml vegetable oil 1tsp vanilla extract Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6. Line a 12-hole deep muffin tin with paper cases and set aside. In a large bowl, gently toss together flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Mix until all dry ingredients are well and set aside.



In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, sugar, and brown sugar until combined. Whisk in milk, oil, and vanilla extract. Mixture will be pale and yellow.

Fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix everything together with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon. Avoid over-mixing, which will produce tough, dense muffins. Gently mix until all the flour is off the bottom of the bowl and no big pockets of flour remain. (if using fruit, now is the time to gently fold it in). Spoon mixture into prepared muffin tins, filling all the way to the top. Sprinkle with sugar and ground almonds. Bake for 20 minutes or until well risen and golden-brown. A toothpick inserted in the center should come out clean. Serve warm or allow to cool on a wire rack. *For chocolate chip muffins, fold in 70g chocolate of chocolate chips and substitute 100g of flour for dark cacao powder. (a few fresh raspberries also thrown in make a wonderful addition!) *For blueberry muffins, fold in 100g of blueberries and sprinkle a few on top to finish.

New Summer Crew Food Menu at Delicioso Delicioso will be operating a crew food delivery service throughout the summer this year for all those yachts and offices requiring our services. Fresh Crew Food Dishes incl. Accompaniments €10.00 Italian Beef Lasagne with Mixed Salad & Crusty Bread Parmesan Chicken with Fresh Tomato & Herb Sauce with Warm Potato Salad Salmon Fishcakes with Vegetable Medley and Buttered New Potatoes Chilli Beef Enchiladas with Pasta & Vegetable Salad Pasta el Pesto with Cherry Tomatoes & Pine Nuts with Mixed Salad Moroccan Lamb Tagine with Apricot & Herb Cous Cous Summer Salads €10.00 Classic Caesar Salad with Chicken Breast, Bacon Lardons & Parmesan Shavings Chargrilled Turkey & Couscous Tabouleh with Tomato, Parsley, Lemon, Yoghurt & Mint Dressing Salmon, Quinoa & Summer Vegetable Salad Roasted Squash, Broccoli, Feta & Rice Salad with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds Spinach, Bacon & Goats Cheese Salad with Walnuts & Cherry Tomatoes Sandwich Meal Deal €8.50 – Sandwich, Fruit & Drink Choice of 10 fillings including: Smoked Salmon with Herb Cream Cheese & Cucumber Cajun Chicken & Cheddar Cheese with Tomato Relish Roast Beef with Caramelised Onion & Horseradish Thai Chicken in Coconut, Mint & Coriander Yoghurt Falafel, Humus & Sweet Chilli Sauce Lunch & Dinner Deal only €16.00 Lazy Gourmet Frozen Dishes 20 dishes to choose from – perfect for crossings, yard periods, weekend food, regatta villas

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Galley Goddess Midsummer, the beach, flames, evil spirits, it’s all about to burst loose on San Juan, the most outstanding beach party of the year. Paying tribute to the summer solstice, put it this bad boy in your diary - the evening of the 23rd of June is a party of note and a bloody good opportunity to release that inner pagan, strip to your undies and take a plunge in the name of tradition. Named after John the Baptist and dating back 5000 years, San Juan is an ancient purification ritual. Legend dictates that after midnight people must wash their faces and feet 3 times in the sea to wash away evil spirits leaving you free and purified for the coming year. No dancing around giant phallic symbols at San Juan, ya got to get down and dirty with a bit of fire, as it’s believed that being close to fire will atone you from any

wickedness or misbehaving that you’ve been up to during the year. When bonfires die down, smaller logs of wood are pulled to one side for jumping over. Take note good people, skinny dipping is definitely a possibility, but be warned, jumping over a bonfire in the buff, landing over the other side with a burning ring of fire is almost a certainty. With this firmly in mind, a simple beach menu seemed to be fitting for June Islander with food that can be cooked over a small bonfire. Simplicity is the key here, stock up on tea lights, some wood for your fire, bring your guests, grab the booze and hit the beach - this is gonna be fun...................

Combine the tomatoes and minced garlic in a bowl and season generously with salt and pepper. Add 3 tablespoons oil and the vinegar and toss to mix well. Cover and let it marinate at room temperature, stirring occasionally for 2- 3 hours to allow flavours to develop, yum, yum, pigs bum. Set a grill over the fire and chuck the slices of bread and lightly toast, rub one side of the bread with the cut sides of the remaining garlic clove and drizzle bread with oil. Add basil to tomato mixture in bowl, mix well. Top the toast with the tomato mixture and serve on a wooden board or driftwood for maximum effect. Melon, Jamon Serano and Mozzarella Skewers

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1 medium cantaloupe, cut into 1 inch cubes 120 grams jamon serano, thinly sliced 20 small mozzarella balls chopped fresh parsley balsamic reduction

1 kilo ripe tomatoes, cored, halved, seeded and chopped 4 garlic cloves, 3 minced, 1 halved Sea salt and freshly ground pepper

Thread your jamon serano, mozzarella and melon cubes, arrange on serving platter. Sprinkle with parsley and drizzle with balsamic reduction, arrange on a

banana leaf to serve. Just for your info - you can buy them in the freezer section in Carrefour. Balsamic reduction 1 cup balsamic vinegar 1/4 cup brown sugar Mix in a saucepan over a medium heat until the sugar has dissolved. Bring to boil then reduce heat to low and simmer until glaze is reduced by half – 20 minutes or so. Glaze should coat the back of a spoon. Let cool and store in the fridge.

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In a small bowl mix garlic, ginger, lime juice, fish sauce, sugar, chilli, cilantro and mint. Soak some bamboo skewers in water for 20 minutes then thread each sardine on lengthwise along the stomach to keep fish intact. Rub in some oil and season with salt.

3/4 cup agave nectar 8 cups water 4 - 5 fresh lemons, juiced 1 cup vodka Ice cubes Fresh lemon and lime slices Straws Now let’s gets insane... in a pitcher, bung all of the ingredients and mix well. Pour the drink into 10 plastic zip lock bags, add a few lemon and lime slices. Pop into the freezer and remove them about an hour before going to the beach. San Juan Sardines 12 large sardines Vegetable oil Salt 4 garlic cloves, minced 2 Tbsp minced, peeled ginger Juice of 2 limes 1/4 cup fish sauce 1 Tbsp sugar 1 chilli 2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro 2 Tbsp chopped fresh mint

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Make a hole in the sand and light your fire. When you have embers, place an oiled grill over the pit. Lay sardines over and grill for two minutes each side. When cooked through, top with salsa and eat with your hands. If you are a bit fussy about bones, make sure you buy the boned sardines and just pop them on a plancha. Although there might be the element of drunken mayhem, embrace the atmosphere and enjoy el noche de San Juan whether you are at anchor or on the playa, you know you want to.............. Gotta do what you love........ Galley Goddess


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Smoke House Foods Here at Smoke House foods we are a husband and wife owned business supported by our extensive ethnic family with close ties our native American traditions. This traditional art of smoking

food to increase flavour and preserve foods has been passed down thru are family. The smokers are custom built by myself the chef, which are designed to smoke in different temperatures and smoke intensities. We only use up to 12 different natural woods which some are imported from Alaska, Canada and parts of the U.S.A. to create smoke blend flavours that don’t exist in Europe. Our focus is to provide for provisioning, catering with deliveries are available. Normally commercial smoked foods are sprayed with liquid smoke

and preservatives under pressure which can be called smoked. All our products are manufactured free from any preservatives or artificial additives. This effect shortens the shelf life but creates a clean and fresh experience. The foods are vacuum packed as soon as its cooled so meats are always moist and the smoke effect mellow. Some products require some time to adsorb the smoke such as the cheeses and the herbs. One of our specialties is fresh smoke Norwegian salmon which the flavour is like we experience in North America. Another is our smoke black pepper corns and spicy beef jerky to name a few. Besides our basic stock, we can offer to smoke other types of meats, cheeses and herbs by special request just ask for a quote. Many foods we smoke are imported and as with custom cooking, take time to produce so sufficient order time is needed. Please feel free to come by our local (map on web page) and sample our products.

Delicioso Chosen as Official Yacht Catering & Provisioning Supplier for The Superyacht Cup Palma Delicioso are proud to announce they are the chosen yacht catering and provisioning supplier for The Superyacht Cup Palma later this month. They will be offering an early morning delivery of bread and pastries, prepared sandwiches, wraps, salads and energy bars to help you during this busy week. Delicioso´s full provisioning service will of course also be available supplying the freshest fish, meat, dry stores and fresh produce for chefs. So if you´d like live lobsters on the dock for your arrival after racing we can arrange that for you too. Their daily delivery service for wines, drinks, ice is always welcomed by competing yachts too. For SYC menu, orders and any enquiry please contact us.

NEWS 4 STEWS Fine Wine Works was set up by husband and wife team Helen and Nigel Brotherton in the South of France in 2008. They had years of experience in both the UK and France in all aspects of the world of wine, with a specialist interest in Italian wines. They are wine specialists, pure and simple and can supply the finest wines, wherever you want them. As a team now covering more of the Mediterranean they are also able to offer advice on a yacht’s wine inventory plus an unbiased cellar review for drinkability and assessment, vintage evaluation and spotting gaps in your range of wines. (+34) 634 378 585

Fine Wine Works Fine Wine Works now have a permanent presence in Mallorca in the form of Tania Kane. After many years traveling the world first as Stewardess and then Cook on yachts, Tania Kane has recently left the lure of the sea and taken her love of wine to the next level, joining Fine Wine Works to be their base in Mallorca. She hopes to add some of the fine Mallorca wines to their supply chain and organise wine tours and tastings for custom needs from team building to a bit of fun on holiday. Although a large part of Fine Wine Works business is yachts, Tania is more than happy to cater to Villas, whether private homes or people just visiting this beautiful island, both to supply wine where required and to organise tastings or courses.

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Fine Wine Works aim to please Charter guests, the Boss and Yacht Crew alike. They have a crew wine list which can be delivered alongside a guest delivery.

in Palma Nova, sharing the building with Pie in the Sky. Our popsicles are made with fresh fruit from Mallorca every day by Giorgia and they just add to the fruit a little bit of water and very small part of sugar; they taste delightful and they are really healthy. l can see this kind of product becoming super popular especially in the summer months. Miss LollyPop Carlo Paramidani (+34) 655 437 814

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They will make a great addition to those summer charter treats on board for the kids, as well as the Mojito version for the grownups!!

Carlo Paramidani and his girlfriend Giorgia who live in Mallorca with their two little girls have opened a homemade Popsicle store

There are Popsicle stores opening all across Europe, Rome, Milan, Berlin, as well as California, New Orleans, Mexico City, BogotĂ etc.

Fine Wine Works are also an Approved Programme Provider for the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET), and run internationally recognised and PYA accredited qualification courses for Yacht crew and any interested individuals alike. The WSET courses will be running again at the end of the summer and you can contact Tania any time to decide which would be best for you. Please contact Tania if you would like to discuss any wine supply or training requirements.

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Asociación Ondine Brad Robertson - President By Bryony McCabe

Asociación Ondine’s Sea Soirée Taking place on Friday 12 May, Asociación Ondine hosted a Sea Soirée at Coast in Port Adriano to raise money and awareness for marine conservation in the Balearic Islands. A gathering of 160 people attended in support of the cause, and to enjoy a masquerade-themed evening of drinks, dinner and dancing. Guests arrived in time for sundowners on Coast’s terrace against the backdrop of live music from Soundhold, followed by a colourful display of Brazilian dancing and acrobatics by the Capoeira



Group. A three-course, sitdown dinner was then served by Coast’s finest chefs who specialise in a fusion of AsianMediterranean cuisine. It is safe to say that seafood was nowhere to be seen on the menu! With the majority of attendees linked to the yachting industry to some extent, Ondine’s President Brad Robertson took to the stage to say a few words about the ethos behind the charity, and to encourage people to get more involved. While most people know of Ondine through the organisation’s infamous beach cleans around Mallorca, one of Brad’s main objectives is to emphasise their work towards reducing plastic pollution and establishing marine reserves. “These efforts are directly related to the yachting

industry,” he explained. “If we are going to continue to have yachts coming and enjoying the Balearics, then we need clean and healthy seas. Our generation has done some serious damage to the environment, however we are in a period where recognition of the situation is very clear, so we have a unique opportunity to turn things around. We are lucky enough to live in a pristine part of the Mediterranean, so we need to start appreciating it.” One side to Asociación Ondine that many people are not aware of is its team dedicated to creating an efficient network of Marine Protected Areas around the Balearic Islands. The team consists of a group of scientists and professionals who played an integral role in the setting up of Sa Dragonera as a marine reserve. Brad urged that more

of these are needed, and increased support of Ondine will help towards this. “It’s not my organisation, it’s ours, and if you care about the marine environment then we have created the right platform for you,” he concluded. Following dinner, it was time to dance to more live music from Johnny and the Blue Valentines. A raffle and art auction commenced with some kindly donated prizes and beautiful pieces of art. For those that had the staying power, the party continued well into the night in Coast’s adjoining nightclub, with music from internationally renowned DJ Alan Alvarez. Thanks to the efforts of all involved, an overwhelming €17,200 was raised over the course of the evening to help with Ondine’s work towards marine conservation.

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HEALTH & WELLNESS What is a fungus? A fungus is a spore producing organism that feeds on living matter. The group includes moulds, yeasts and mushrooms. It is not a bacteria or a virus.

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Club de Mar Medical Fungal Infections With the heat of the summer fast approaching, I thought we should consider some summer related “sweaty” infections… common FUNGAL INFECTIONS! 1. Athelete´s Foot (Tinea Pedis) 2. Ringworm (Tinea Corporis and Tinea Capitis) 3. Tinea Versicolor 4. Nail Infections (Onychomycosis) 5. Yeast Infections (Candidiasis)

Causes and Risk Factors: All fungi thrive in warm, moist and sweaty conditions. Whilst the infections can occur almost anywhere, they are most commonly found in damp areas or where two skin areas touch or rub together eg armpits, groin, skin folds and between the fingers and toes. Favourable conditions allow the fungi to multiply. In otherwise healthy adults, hot, humid and sweaty weather as well as restrictive clothing may produce these conditions. Poor hygiene undoubtedly contributes. Work or leisure in wet conditions is also a significant factor. Use of communal towels and sheets can transfer spores. Be aware that spores can survive for months or years. Some diseases increase the risk, including: obesity, diabetes, underactive thyroid and a weakened immune system (for whatever reason). Certain medications may also increase the risk, including: commonly corticosteroid creams. Birth control pills and antibiotics are other possible causes. Symptoms: The severity of each symptom changes depending upon the body location however, all fungal

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infections produce similar symptoms: • rashes • red or purple patches (area with an altered surface) • white, flaky or scaling, shedding areas • skin cracks in the skin • soreness • areas of redness • the appearance of soft white skin • creamy satellite pustules (pimples filled with pus) at margins of affected areas • red and white lesions in the mouth, as seen in oral thrush Athlete’s Foot (Tenia Pedis) This is a very common fungal infection of the feet. It affects all ages but is more common in adults than in children. It causes peeling, redness, itching, burning, and sometimes cracking, blisters and sores. It has various patterns and may affect one or both feet. The fungus lives on dead tissue of outer skin layers, nails and hair. There are at least four kinds of fungus that can cause athlete’s foot. The most common of these fungi is trichophyton rubrum.

Ringworm (Tenia Corporis) Ringworm is not a “worm”! Instead, it is a skin infection caused by a mold like fungi that lives on dead tissues.

It can occur anywhere on the body. The telltale sign is a red, scaly patch or bump that itches. Over time, the bump turns into a ring or circle-shaped patch. It may turn into several rings. The inside of the patch is usually clear or scaly. The outside might be slightly raised and bumpy. Scalp ringworm (Tinea Capitis) tends to start out as a bump or small sore. It may turn flaky and scaly and the scalp may feel tender and sore to the touch. The hair then begins to fall out in patches. Ringworm is highly contagious. It is passed on in several ways: • From another person: Ringworm often spreads by skin-to-skin contact. Trichophyton rubrum (T. rubrum) is the most common cause • From animals: Microsporum canis (M. canis) from cats and dogs. T. verrucosum, from farm cattle. Washing hands with soap and water is usually sufficient to remove the spores. • By touching objects: The fungi and spores can linger on

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surfaces, clothes, towels, in combs and brushes, floors and other surfaces. • From soil: Infected soil can spread the fungi and spores onto bare skin. It may be acute (sudden onset and rapid spread) or chronic (slow extension of a mild, barely inflamed, rash). It usually affects exposed areas but may also spread from other infected sites.

Nail Infections (Tinea Unguium or Onychomycosis): Onychomycosis can be due to: • Dermatophytes such as Trichophyton rubrum (T rubrum), T. interdigitale: it often results from untreated tinea pedis (feet) or tinea manuum (hand). It may follow an injury to the nail. • Yeasts such as Candida albicans: generally results from paronychia and starts near the nail fold (the cuticle). The nail fold is swollen and red, lifted off the nail plate. White, yellow, green or black marks appear on the nearby nail and spread. The nail may lift off its bed and is tender when pressed. • Moulds especially Scopulariopsis brevicaulis and Fusarium species: are usually indistinguishable from tinea unguium It may affect one or more toenails and/or fingernails but most often involves the great toenail or the little toenail. It can present in one or several different patterns. The infection develops slowly and causes the nail to become discoloured, thickened and distorted. A fungal nail infection may not cause any obvious symptoms at first. However, as it progresses, the infection can cause:

• discolouration of the nail – it may turn white, black, yellow or green • thickening and distortion of the nail – it may become an unusual shape or texture and be difficult to trim • pain or discomfort – particularly when using or placing pressure on the affected toe or finger • brittle or crumbly nails – pieces may break off and come away completely Sometimes the skin nearby may also become infected and be itchy and cracked or red and swollen. Tinea Versicolor (Pityriasis Versicolor): Is caused by a type of yeast that naturally lives on the skin, so it is not contagious. When the yeast grows out of control, the skin disease appears as a multicoloured rash or patches anywhere on the body but are most commonly seen on the neck, chest, back, and arms. The condition can affect people of any skin colour. It is more likely to affect teenagers and young adults.

The yeast produces acid which bleaches the skin a different colour than the surrounding skin. The spots or patches may be white, pink, red or brown and can be lighter or darker than the skin around them. The patches do not tan like the rest of the normal skin. The spots may disappear during cool weather and worsen during warm and humid weather. They may be dry and scaly and may itch or hurt, although this is not common. Candidiasis or Thrush: Over 90% of vaginal yeast infections are caused by Candida albicans. Other

HEALTH & WELLNESS • Avoid female perfumed douches and sprays • Baby talc or mycota powder (antifungal talc) helps prevent moisture especially useful in shoes

Candida species make up the remainder of infections. “Thrush” in not a “ladies only” condition! It can be transmitted by sex but is not considered a sexually transmitted disease as it can occur in healthy women and those not sexually active. Candidal vulvovaginitis: This common female condition presents with intense itching, burning, soreness and a thick creamy white discharge. Pain can occur during intercourse or on urination. The area is moist, usually red rash or patch of skin with sloughed skin and possibly swelling. Candidal balanitis: Signs and symptoms vary but may include tiny blisters, pus filled blisters or persistent ulcerations on the glans penis. The skin can be dry, red, superficially scaly and itchy. Exacerbations following intercourse are common. Prevention Fungal spores are everywhere. Happily, there are several simple steps to prevent infection: • Keep skin clean and dry • Wear flip-flops in locker rooms and public showers etc • Change socks and underwear at least once each day and change out of damp sportswear as soon as possible • Do not share clothes or towels • Wash hands with soap and water after playing with pets • Wear undergarments made of natural materials eg cotton, to allow “breathing” • Clip nails to keep them short and ensure nail salon equipment is sterile 122


for two to three hours, and then rinse off with lukewarm water. Follow this remedy twice daily until the infection clears. Over The Counter (Otc) Therapy

Natural essential oils and remedies can be beneficial in prevention of the original condition as well as spread of an existing condition (see below). Treatment Home Remedies There are a number of well known natural antifungal remedies: Apple Cider Vinegar: Dilute with an equal amount of water, then apply it externally on the affected skin. Leave it on for 30 minutes. The affected area can even be soaked in this solution for 30 minutes. When done, pat dry the area thoroughly. You can use any of these remedies until you get rid of the infection. Plain Active Yogurt: Soak cotton in plain yogurt and apply it on the infected area. Leave it on for 30 minutes, and then rinse it off with warm water and pat dry. Follow this remedy two times a day until the infection clears. Garlic: Crush two garlic cloves and add a few drops of olive oil to make a paste. Apply the paste on the affected areas and leave it on for 30 minutes. Then wash the area with lukewarm water and pat dry the skin thoroughly. Follow this treatment twice daily until you get rid of the infection. Tea Tree Oil: Mix together equal amounts of pure tea tree oil and olive oil or sweet almond oil. Apply this solution on the affected skin area several times a day. Or, three parts of tea tree oil and one part of aloe vera gel. Rub either mixture on the infected area twice daily. Both remedies must be followed for several weeks. Note: Pregnant women should

not use tea tree oil remedies. Coconut Oil: Gently rub extra-virgin coconut oil on the affected area and allow it to dry on its own. Repeat two or three times daily until the infection clears up. Or, mix equal amounts of coconut oil and cinnamon oil and apply it on the affected area. Follow this remedy twice daily to control the growth of the infection. Tea: Save used teabags! Apply the cold tea bags to the affected area. Repeat this remedy three times daily until the infection clears up completely. Alternatively, soak affected feet in warm strong tea for 30 minutes. Repeat twice daily for five to six weeks. Oregano Oil: Mix equal amounts of oregano oil and extra-virgin olive oil. Apply this mixture on the affected area and leave it on for a few hours. Olive Leaf: Grind a few olive leaves to make a paste. Apply it directly on the affected area. Leave it on for 30 minutes, rinse it off with warm water and pat dry the skin thoroughly. Follow this remedy once or twice daily until the infection is gone. Turmeric: Apply the juice of raw turmeric root on the affected skin area. Leave it on

These topical antifungals consist of creams, liquids, sprays, shampoos and pessaries used to treat fungal infections of the skin, scalp and nails. Different medications are available OTC in different countries. Active medications include: clotrimazole, econazole, ketoconazole, miconazole, tioconazole, terbinafine, and amorolfine. Sometimes an antifungal is combined with other medications such as a mild steroid. The antifungal cream clears the infection, and the mild steroid cream reduces the inflammation caused by the infection. Traditional Medicine Treatments All fungal infections are treated in a similar manner but the exact medication delivery depends upon the location and severity of symptoms. It consists of creams, lotions, shampoos, nail paints and talc powders. However, it can also include medication given as pills. Numerous local fungal treatments are available over the counter at the pharmacy. Oral medications usually require a prescription. All medications are usually taken for a few weeks/ months or in pulses. This is needed to kill the “new” fungi which grow from spores which cannot be killed by the medication. Antifungal medicines taken by mouth include terbinafine, itraconazole, fluconazole, posaconazole, and voriconazole. The one chosen depends on what type of infection. All require a prescription.



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Referred Pain

gall bladder, spleen and lungs can also produce referred pain to the shoulder and arm, disease of the stomach may produce pain between the shoulder blades.

Referred pain is pain which is felt in a part of the body away from the cause/stimulus of the pain.

The site where the pain is felt is not necessarily painful on palpation but may feel a little sensitive.

Here are a few examples,

There are a few theories as to how the phenomenon of referred pain exists. Perhaps the most widely accepted is as follows.

Myocardial infarction (heart attack) which is caused by a lack of oxygenated blood supplying the heart muscle, can bring about referred pain into the left shoulder arm and hand instead of pain in the chest. Conditions affecting the liver,

We have 31 levels in our spine and a pair of nerves emerge from right and left at each level. One job of these nerves is to supply the brain with sensory information from your

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limbs and torso such as pain, hot and cold, the position of your joints in space, pins and needles, stretch etc. Our organs also have sensory input to the brain however it is much weaker that those from the musculoskeletal structures and skin. Most of our organs are tucked under the diaphragm which is supplied by the right and left phrenic nerves which leave the spinal cord at C3,C4 and C5 which also happen to supply the shoulder and upper arm. Any sickness in the organs may irritate the diaphragm which in turns sends pain signals up the phrenic nerves to C3 4 and 5 which the brain (not being accustomed to receiving regular mail from the organs) interprets as shoulder pain. Another example. Disorder in the stomach can produce pain between the shoulder blades because of overflow at their shared level in the spinal cord at T5 and T6. Another form of referred pain can be explained using the Dermatome Map. A dermatome is an area of skin



supplied by a level in the spinal column. For example, your thumb is supplied by the 6th cervical vertebral level - C6 When a nerve root is pinched where it exits the spine such as by a herniated disc or bony irritation, the pain is not always where the cause of the problem exists in the spinal column. A nerve root irritation at L5 S1 can cause pain in the buttock or down the back of the thigh and into the foot. This is the dermatome distribution for the sciatic nerve. Likewise a problem with the C5, C6 level can cause pain on the outside of the elbow. This is a fairly common problem and often confused with tennis elbow. Differential diagnosis is most important as referred pain can mimic other conditions or hide more serious ones.

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A Warning From the Future Now I don’t profess to be an expert on this, in fact let me go further. I do profess to being an ignoramus on the subject of cyber security, and the murky world of the dark web, but it does seem to be evident that an awful lot of people who should be experts are only a little better informed that I am. Last month saw a massive simultaneous attack of ransomware infect a lot of very important networks and systems. Roughly speaking, a malicious bit of code is sent as spam email, once opened by the user the virus will then distribute itself to everyone in the address book, meanwhile it encrypts all of the files on your machine and flashes up a message asking for payment of a ransom if you ever want to see your data again. This is nothing new, but this particular attack was one of the most prolific of all time. In the space of 48 hours or so, it claimed more than 200,000 victims in more than 150 countries. Victims included the National Health Service in the UK who had to cancel



operations and appointments, FEDEX in the US. Production lines at Renault had to be shut down in France, and public utilities in Spain and Russia were also affected while solutions were found. Where did it come from? Well, here is the really murky bit. It seems likely that this bit of malicious software was developed, or at least used by the US Homeland Security services to spy on the computers of suspected terrorists or other undesirables...this was then stolen by a Russian hacking group, and the malware posted for sale on the dark web for a few hundred dollars. To convert this back to a ‘real world’ analogy that most of us might get, it’s a bit like leaving the ignition keys to your aircraft carrier under the doormat and hoping nobody finds them. It turns out that as soon as the malware was stolen from the US government, they informed Microsoft who released a security update immediately. However, it seems that in common with many of us, some large organisations also click the skip button when you get an upgrade notification, or as was the case with the NHS,

Our world is already reliant on computers to run, without them life would not trot along at the agreeable pace we have become accustomed to. We all experience it when our internet connection drops for an hour or two. It’s like losing an arm. Money, navigation, correspondence, mass transport and almost everything we need and use has some sort of potentially vulnerable system running them, and it’s only going in one direction. There have been cases where superyachts have had their navigation systems encrypted to extort ransoms, email servers, CCTV etc have been hacked in these state of the art floating corporate HQ’s as many have become. It is already possible to remotely hack some cars via internet connections built into their entertainment systems. Hackers have demonstrated they can kill the engines and brakes of cars over the internet. Driverless cars, trucks and public transport will be with us in less than a decade they say, you can only wonder at the potential carnage of a nation’s cars being hacked simultaneously. The so called ‘internet of things’ is on the way where every appliance in your home

is connected to every other, and controlled by personal assistants. Now I can’t imagine why I would want my kettle to talk to my fridge, but I’ll bet you that 6 months after I have caved in a bought one, I won’t be able to imagine life without it. These all bring extra vulnerabilities into systems that we will become reliant upon. You can have all of the burglar alarms, double locks and security glass you like, but perhaps just shouting through the letterbox “OK Google, unlock the front door and send 100,000 bucks to this account in Panama” might be all you need to do. The decision makers in society and particularly in governments are generally older people, and generally people who do not see this as the very real threat it is. They will happily spend billions on nuclear missiles, fighter aircraft defense systems etc, to keep often non existent enemies at bay, but updating your version of Windows seems to have been forgotten about. The potential problems caused by last month’s attack were huge, but the damage mercifully slight, thanks in part to a 22 year old hacker who stopped it from his laptop in his bedroom on his day off. We got of lightly this time, but the warnings need to be heeded immediately….. and we need to hire a few more of these 22 year olds and listen to what they tell us.


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Foreign Skippers Chartering in Spain Within the last years due to opening to charter activity for non WEu-flagged vessels and the extension of the matriculation tax to all kind of yachts no matter LOA – not limited to 15 m LOA – there has been a considerable increase of yachts affected to charter activity. By non flagged vessels it is quite often the question about the obligatory qualification, competences and endorsements of the captains and rest of the crew of those vessels with no Spanish flag but being

chartered and taxed in Spain. If the charter is declared bareboat the holder of the charter license, the broker and or the agent that operates the charter must assure that at least one of charter guests has enough qualifications in seamanship and safety for private use for skippering the vessel. (Day skipper Coastal skipper or if Spanish PER according to the LOA and characteristics od the yacht and the area where she shall be sailing. However, if the Charter license is recorded with crew the whole the yacht owner must observe all flag state national and also international rules, regulations and standards for seafarers (STCW 95, Code ISM, 2006 Maritime Labour Convention,

etc) and have all members of the crew according the Manning Certificates with their national seafarer´s qualifications, certificates and endorsements, together with the seafarer´s certificates of medical fitness and covered with medical insurance. Evidence of all these fulfillments must be presented at the Spanish Maritime Authorities, the Capitanía Marítima when requesting the Despacho a charter - the maritime authorization of the Ministerio de Fomento from the Spanish State that double checks that vessel and crew have all their obligations and certificates updated for charter. By applying the Despacho it is also requested, a Manning Letter from the correspondent Ship´s Registry or MCA disclosing each and every crew members with their correspondent and stating that according flag state they are competence for their duties in that specific commercial coded yacht. It is important to know that regarding the labour aspects - and even if the vessel has its main port base in Spain, the crew is from Spanish nationality with Spanish qualifications and endorsements and the charter is in Spanish waters

- the vessel is considered as foreign territory if she flies foreign flag and no Spanish Law is applicable in labour matter and flag state and international conventions must be observed. Another question is the tax situation of said crew which we will analyze in next articles. Just keep in mind that filing wrong information in Charter License and in the Despacho at the Spanish Authorities might cause not only sanctions and penalties for the yacht owner, charter agent and skipper but also in worst case scenario – let us think about accidents, injuries, collision or shipwreck - might have much severe liabilities and consequences towards the insurance companies. So, if you are chartering a vessel as ship owner, broker, charter agent or just simply guest we strong recommend to check that all licenses permits of the vessel and qualifications of the skipper and crew are accurate, correct and updated.

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St. James’s Place Wealth Management Continental drift? Elections in the UK, France and Germany have major implications for the European Project, for economic growth, and for market sentiment. It has become a truism to say that Western markets today are hypersensitive to political events. The UK’s referendum result last year pushed sterling to a 31-year low against the dollar, while Donald Trump’s election victory last November pushed the dollar to an 11-month peak and was quickly felt on the S&P 500: the ‘Trump rally’ had begun. The fall in sterling and Trump rally were both major factors in the performance of the FTSE 100 last year, as it gained 14.4% and achieved its longest run

This year, politics has provided further momentum for markets. After the centrist ruling party came out clearly ahead in the Dutch election in March, European stocks closed at their highest since 2015. 1 In mid-April, the accession of Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen into the second round of the French presidential election pushed French stock markets to a nine-year high, taking the euro up with them. Again, it was the success of the marketfriendly centrist candidate that buoyed investors. Yet while many stock market investors were delighted, very few indeed had predicted all – or even most – of the above outcomes. The possibilities of a vote for Brexit, a vote for Trump and the rise of independent candidate Emmanuel Macron were all statistical outliers before the respective campaign seasons began. In retrospect,

It is a salutary lesson for those tempted to sit out major political events and reinvest in the aftermath. It is also timely. The next important date on the electoral calendar is the 7 May, the date of the second round of the French presidential election; then there is the UK general election on 8 June; the French parliamentary elections occur a few days later, on 11 and 18 June; and the German federal elections will close off the season on 24 September. Yet simply considering any of these in isolation risks missing the point – the connections between them are strong and significant, not least for Brexit. Unholy trinity The presidential run-off in France is unprecedented, since neither of the two mainstream parties is represented. Markets were relieved that Emmanuel Macron, a centrist and former government minister in the Socialist Party administration, did indeed reach the final round to face Marine Le Pen, the Eurosceptic who favours returning France to the franc and closing its borders to immigrants. Macron has undoubted electoral weaknesses, such as his stint in finance and his lack of a party machine. Yet almost nobody expects

him to lose. Marine Le Pen’s policies alienate most of the French electorate, beyond her natural bases in the east, and especially the north-east. Nate Silver, the statistician who successfully forecast the outcome in 49 of the 50 states in the 2008 US presidential election, has calculated that Le Pen needs an 18-point swing in her favour if she is to win. Yet both the Brexit and Trump campaigns required a mere 2% swing to confound expectations. 2 Since Macron is a globalist, centrist and Europhile, he is the darling of the markets. Yet even if an unprecedented chain of events was to precipitate a Le Pen victory, she would face enormous constraints on her power. Since the French presidential term was cut from seven years to five, the office has lost some of its clout, as the sitting president knows too well. Moreover, she will lack a party machine to help her. Macron would face the same challenges. The greatest challenge of all comes in the form of the legislative elections in June. The president enjoys oversight and sway over key areas but it is the prime minister who runs the country day to day, and the president must nominate the prime minister from the majority party in the French parliament. Thus ‘cohabitation’ is expected – a president and prime minister from different parties. “The likely failure by Macron to obtain a majority in

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UK and France, populism shows no signs of making much headway in a major German vote any time soon. Merkel had been a shoo-in for a fourth term, until Martin Schulz quit as president of the European Parliament and became leader of the SPD, the leading centre-left party. Merkel is a Europhile, but Schulz outdoes her – and he opposes an easy Brexit for the UK. In response, Merkel has toughened her own rhetoric, saying in recent weeks that the UK must pay its exit bill, cannot have special arrangements, and cannot retain all its rights and privileges – she complained that some UK politicians continue to live in an “illusion” on this score. Across the major EU capitals, the mood music on Brexit appears to be increasingly consistent. Viewed in this light, the greatest test for Theresa May, David Davis and Boris Johnson lies not in the general election but in what follows. Markets therefore face four major European votes in five months, with little pause in campaigning, followed by a busy year or more of Brexit negotiations. Comments and events will surely push stocks in different directions at different times, and it would be foolish to try to forecast their swings and roundabouts. Yet as the past year has illustrated, the greatest danger for investors in the months ahead lies not in external political events, but in their own behaviour. Instead of sitting out the market for a while or, worse still, trying to time their entrances and exits in different markets, investors would do better to ensure that their portfolio remains diversified, to hold their nerve, and to focus on the horizon. The value of an investment with St. James’s Place will be directly linked to the performance of the funds you select and the value can

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FOR SALE For Sale: FIAT Panda 2010. 4.600€. I.T.V till 5/2018. Tel. 647 436 434 / 608 830 519. For Sale: Seat Toledo 1.6 Petrol (1998) low mileage March 2018 P.A.S. A/C Big Boot Good reliable car, well maintained. 1.200 euros. Please contact jo. 608 830 519/ 647 436 434. For Sale: Liferaft 8 person Plastimar Ocean 9650 last serviced march 2016, offers over 300 euros, call Paul on 619 405 255. For Sale: Flying Fifteen ESP 3592 excellent condition, fully equipped for racing - new mast, new sails. 8,000€. 630 628 775. For Sale: RS Vision Dinghy for sale. 1100 euros. Based in Puerto Andratx. Small launch trailer incl. Speedy, stable, good for 2 adults or small family. Tel: 0034 676 576 475 For Sale: 3 Bedroom 2 bath. ground floor apartment for sale in Puerto Andratx. Set in beautiful communal gardens with Pool. Has own private garden for BBQ etc and storage room. 2 minutes walk to the Marina. Quiet location. Private Sale 315,000€. Tel: +34 676 576 475. For Sale: Zodiac Cadet 260 Aero White (2013). Hardly used, only weighs 26Kg. Highest quality, 100% welded duotex stronghan. Price: 800€. Contact Brett: 626 800 295 For Sale: 2013 yamaha 9.9 outboard, less than 50hrs, mechanically sound, couple of small scratched on cowling. Located at RCNP for viewing/ testing. €1800 ono. Contact Richard on 664 701 463. For Sale: 49er for sale. Hullnr: 322 / ISAF. 2 Genackers,beach trolly. Boat is rigged up and ready to sail in CNA Arenal. 3000 € / Negotiable, pictures can be sent Contact Thomas 666 978 700.



For Sale: Freehold commercial premises 200mt, ground floor, 80mt from Club de Mar, completely renovated, two bathrooms, private parking to the rear, price on request. Tel: 609 614 215. For Sale: Car for Sale. Opel Corsa 2001 Automatic/tiptronic. Great runabout - 1500€. Alan Muir 637 692 016. alan@

For Sale: Flying Fifteen ESP 2964 2,800€. Contact 619 387 817. For Sale: Corum Admirals Cup chronometer watch. 40mm, dark blue dial with signal flag bezel stop watch and race start facility, stainless steel strap, boxed as new 2500 €. Contact Paul on 619 405 255.

For Sale: Sextant - Plath Navistar Professional - made in Germany Jan 1977. With Booklet - without case. Reasonable offers please! View in Palma. 616 244 776 For Sale: Dinghy Caribe I32, length -3,10m, Certificated CE 4 with folded aluminium floor board. New - never been used. Motor Yamaha 8hp outboard, weight - 38kg. New - never been used. Price together is - 3.890,-eu ono. Call 699 604 665. For Sale: African Grey Parrot. 3.5 years old, Very Vocal in both English and Spanish, loves to follow you around the house and likes to be stroked. Work commitments unfortunately give us no time with him in the day anymore and he loves attention. He will come with his large parrot cage and roof stand. Please only consider if you are aware of the lifelong commitment he is and that you have the time to spend socialising and playing with him. 1,000.00e. 674 118 332, whats app for pictures or extra info. For Sale: Two bicycles. Cruise or Dude? The Dude - Fixie, Retro 22.5 inch/57 cm frame, white, alloy fittings, narrow bars, skinny tyres, perfect for round town Cruise - Specialised Sirrus Hybrid, similar size but with dropped cross-bar c 51 - 57 frame, 24 speed Shimano set, Alexx Rims, cantilever brakes etc. Both in good condition, used daily, Sirrus has some dings and nics but both clean and well-maintained. €95 each. Contact Hugh 600 330 098.

For Sale: J80 ESP 1064. Year of build 2008. Good condition. Fully equipped for racing, including sails. New outboard, Yamaha, 5HP 4 stroke. Trailer not included. In Palma. 18,000€offers considered. M. +34 653 757 242 / T. +34 971 213 305

For Sale: We are selling 2 x Jet Skis in very good condition. Fully serviced and overhauled engines. Well maintained Seadoo RXT for 5450€ and Yamaha Jet 2450€ negotiable. Serious buyers please PM. Derek 655 444 687.

For Sale: UK built Prowles 44ft rebuilt 2013 to owners spec. 2 Ford Turbo 180 hp diesel, 8 kw generator. 2 cbins, Full Galley, driven by solar panels. Flybridge seats 6/8 with bimini. New Cushions. Lying Alcudia. Free Summer mooring available. Contact Ian Foster: (+34) 971 546 998 - (+34) 670 235 369.

For Sale: Mercury 4.3m Ocean Runner RIB with Mercury EFI 30hp outboard. Good yacht tender or fast runabout. New June 2015 - motor under 3-year transferable warranty. 10 year Hypalon warranty on tubes. Oars, battery, fuel tank, navigation light etc. Cost 10,000 US$ new. €4,000 or best offer. In STP for viewing. Guy +44 7444 295 894

For Sale: Brompton folding bike for sale with extras great for boats cars and airplanes price 425 euros call Peter 639 600 359 or 971 697 536.

For Sale: Rare old whisky 26yr Bruichladdich. I am bottling this in Scotland and wonder if any yachts would like a bespoke labelled case of their own whisky? For Sale: 1999 Honda 1000 VTR Firestorm. Very good condition, new tyres, 2 yrs MOT. €1950.00 ono. Dave Potter: 971 872 436 / 606 973 151.

For Sale: We are removing and selling our Whirlpool Jacuzzi hardly been used 4-6 seater 3.5 m diameter. €2850 neg full house! +34 655 444 687.

CLASSIFIEDS JOBS / EMPLOYMENT Job Vacancy: Workshop Manager /Lead required for busy Yacht dealership and yacht management company. We need a motivated and experienced individual who has strong knowledge of UK production boat manufacturing and has hands on experience with boat building / boat maintenance / Engineering. This is an opportunity to grow and share in a successful workshop & maintenance business that is backed by a world leading brand. An existing client list is not essential but can open a different kind of opportunity to the candidate. The candidate will be responsible for; Selling services to new and existing customers; Managing workflow for a small team of technicians; Mgmt reporting, timesheet mgmt and service improvement; Responsible and accountable for the entire service, maintenance and guardienage arm of the business; Managing sub-contractors; Hands on Maintenance, servicing and troubleshooting; Boat movements and logistics; Liaising and interfacing with accounts, administration & sales teams. Some of the most important characteristics is to have someone who is accountable for their own actions, takes responsibility for their work and does not need ‘hand holding’. For the right candidate with this kind of attitude and experience, the opportunity to progress is exceptional and financial reward ample. We

need a professional person who can liaise directly with clients and has a technical knowledge that inspires confidence in our customers. Someone who is willing to go the extra mile to support the customer and understands that in order to grow the servicing, maintenance & guardienage business they have to offer something more than the competition. sales@

Job Vacancy: Yacht Center Palma is looking for expierenced Sales Persons for their shops in Palma, Santa Ponsa & Alcudia, preferably with yacht experience. Duties including attending and advising customers, sales promotion & making orders. Smart appearance & good manner. Good standard of English & Spanish necessary. Yearround contract with excellent terms & conditions. Apply to

Job Vacancy: Looking for a charismatic Foreman for our busy metalwork/nautical welding and fabrication company in Palma de Mallorca. The job would include public relations, communicating with clients, creating working drawings, pricing and quality control. You should have a background in structural marine engineering, preferably from within the yachting industry. The ability to design is required. Knowledge of Autocad and welding experience would be advantageous but not essential. English as a native tongue and good Spanish are absolutely required. Ideal for an ex-captain/ enginner looking for a job onshore. Contact +34 646 281 532 or send CVs to info@

Job Vacancy: Senior Diesel Engineer: To strengthen our enthusiastic team of specialists, we are looking for a Senior Diesel Engineer. Candidates should be experienced with trouble shooting, maintenance and installation of marine generators & propulsion systems. Electrical knowledge on AC/DC systems would be an additional value. English speaking is required.

Job Vacancy: Dolphin Wear is currently looking for a full time sales consultant to join our team. Applicants need to be proficient in English and Spanish. Driving license required. Previous sales or commercial assistance required. Please send all CVs to palma@

Seeking Position: Chef available for onshore crew chef/replacement /or offshore based in Palma, lots of experience & references available. Charlotte: 699 378 942 Job Vacancy: English All-rounder for customer attention. Technical & Spanish Knowledge preferred. A bit of sales skills, technical knowledge, IT user knowledge and if possible sea trial etc. or Job Vacancy: We currently have vacancies for Marine Electricians preferably with yacht experience. Good written and spoken English essential. We also accept applicants with autonomo status. Apply at:

FOR RENT For Rent: Palma Marine Hub: Co-working office spaces for rent. 158 SQM office in Marivent with a shared kitchen, bathroom, meeting room and lift. Spacious, air conditioned offices. Monthly rental includes all bills and high speed internet Free parking on the road. Please contact Melanie Winters for more information: +34 646 897378. For Rent: Commercial Premises 200 square mt2, ground floor, 80mt from Club de Mar, completely renovated, two bathrooms, private parking to the rear, 1.800,00€ per month. Tel: 609 614 215.

For Rent: Club De Mar Medical. English speaking GP Practice in Porto Pi. Our main client base is the yachting community and our goal is to build a one-stopshop pre hospital care facility. Within our office suite, we have 3 practice rooms to rent, from €650.00 pcm ono. Please contact us for more information on: 639 949 125. For Rent: Offices / Retail Space to Rent. Commercial premises for rent in Port Calanova. A total of 300 square mt2, divisible, are available for rental purposes and ideal for commercial offices or shops. The marina, with 174 berths, is running an extensive upgrade of all facilities and services with an ample onsite car parking and watersports activities all year round. For further information please contact:

For Rent: Club De Mar Medical. English speaking GP Practice in Porto Pi. Our main client base is the yachting community and our goal is to build a one-stopshop pre hospital care facility. Within our office suite, we have 3 practice rooms to rent, from €650.00 pcm ono. Please contact us for more information on: 639 949 125.

MISCELLANEOUS Wanted: Old small wooden boats. Don’t have to be sea worthy! Also old buoys and life rings. Please call Deborah 699 569 934. Wanted: Spinnaker or whisker pole for Beneteau 473. Around 5.5metres- Tel: 622 633 028 Go Sailing: How would you like to join in with the Flying Fifteen fleet in Mallorca. Exhilarating dinghy sailing in the safety of a keel boat. Come and join our racing fleets in Pollensa and Palma. Buy a boat, come and crew or borrow our club boat to give it a try! Great for all ages 18 - 80. You’ll never regret it. Interested? Drop me a mail at and we’ll arrange something.

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Only two of these 73ft true blue water cruisers have been built by X- Yachts. The combination of the pilot house, deck saloon and the large powerful rig make her the ultimate comfortable cruising yacht for those who do not want to go slowly. Very well equipped and meticulously maintained. The current owner has invested a lot the last 8 years and she is definitely a must see. Contact us for the detailed spec list and/or view our comprehensive photo album on:

Club Nautico Santa Ponsa T. +34 971 695 738 M. +34 629 748 477 E. W. Take advantage of Sea Ray’s new Open Horizons savings opportunity! This summer let Sea Ray put you at the helm of your own destiny.


Azimut 95 2008 2,799,000 € VAT Paid Lying Mallorca CENTRAL AGENCY This beautiful Azimut 95 was built in 2008 and is powered by twin Caterpillar 1825 hp engines. She can accommodate up to 10 guests in 4 double cabins, all ensuite. Fully equipped and ready to go for the season. Substantial refit in 2015 / 2016 including new teak on sundeck, new navigation equipment and refitted interior. Private use only and Spanish matriculation tax paid. Viewing highly recommended.

2016 Bavaria S33HT Ex Demo sold as New 183,650 € Excl. VAT Fitted with 2 X D3-220 12V; Electrical Trim tabs, Bow Thruster, Grey hull ,Refrigerator in cockpit,Teak cockpit floor, Extended bathing platform with teak cockpit grill, Cockpit upholstery upgrade, Galvanised delta anchor & chain, Oceanline flooring throughout, Classic Mahogany internal wood finish, Fusion Marine Audio System, TV aerial, Garmin 300i VHF with AIS, & antifouling Fantastic saving on New Plus much more. Please contact Jason on 634 336 110 or email

Sunseeker Manhattan 55 2015 995,000 GBP Tax Paid Sunseeker Manhattan 55 2015. 60 feet. 120 hours 2 x MAN 800. Stabilized – as new.



CLASSIFIEDS - BALEARIC BOATS FOR SALE Belliure 60MY 2007 650,000 € VAT Not Paid

Belliure 60MY, for sale; built in 2007 for the present owner and presented in superb condition. Built by the renowned Belliure Yard in Spain, this is a 60ft semi displacement Motor Yacht built for Mediterranean cruising in great comfort and safety. Powered by twin MAN 800HP Diesel engines she will get you home quickly if needed. Air conditioned throughout and built to German Lloyds, quality and safety were the prime considerations. She sleeps six guests in three cabins and has a separate crew cabin aft. For further information and inspection arrangements please contact listing broker; David Routledge at Ancasta Palma.

Horizon Elegance New Line M/Y LOA 25.10 / 82´ 1,300,000 € VAT Paid

Simon Turner Broker Edificio Dux - Calle Porto Pi 4, 1ª Palma De Mallorca, 07015 T. +34 971 707 900 F. +34 971 707 775 +34 639 701 234

Thanks to her 2012 refit, ALELA has probably the most spacious flybridge in this size yachts available, giving her emphasis on outside living and entertaining with her great wide open spaces. She features sumptuous accommodations for eight guests in four lavish staterooms. Twin Mann 1500 hp engines. Lying Mallorca.

Beneteau Oceanis 58, 2011 415,000 € VAT Paid

+34 971 67 63 92 Puerto Portals, Local 10 - Mallorca Beneteau Brokerage Specialists

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Simon Crutchley: +34 656 949 244

Beneteau Oceanis 58, 2011 in super order. Features Volkswagen 140hp diesel, bow thruster, generator, air conditioning, in-mast furling, full wood decks. Sleeps 6 in 3 double cabins, all en-suite. Raymarine navigation equipment, sprayhood, bimini, dinghy and outboard. Due into Mallorca shortly. Priced at 415,000 euros Tax paid.

Princess V65 2000/2001 450,000 € VAT Paid

Princess V65, 2000/2001, kept in tip top order. Features twin MAN 1200hp diesel engines, bow thruster, generator, air conditioning, watermaker, leather upholstery, tender garage, sliding electric cockpit roof. Sleeps 6 in 3 double cabins, plus crew cabin for 1. Master cabin en-suite + guest heads. Very well maintained and updated. Lying Ibiza and priced at 450,000 euros Tax paid.

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