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ISLANDER BOOK REVIEW And a chance to win one for yourself… We are giving six of these books away, please see how to get one after the below review. Title: Skipper Vs Crew – Crew Vs Skipper (New release 30th August 2012) By Tim Davison with cartoons by Mike Peyton Plenty of light hearted fun for Islander readers in this new book just out! Skippers and crew have very different agendas, and nowhere does it become more evident than in their secret innermost (but not very often expressed,) thoughts about the other. This brilliantly original humour giftbook has two beginnings. Opened one way it sends up skippers (from the crew’s point of view). Flipped over and opened the other way it sends up crew instead (from the skipper’s perspective). Bringing into play all the scenarios that cause stress, hilarity, scorn, angst and difficulty on a boat, when both sides co-exist in close proximity, this is a tongue in cheek send-up of each side that the other will heartily relate to and endorse. This is a book with universal humour which will travel everywhere there are crews at the mercy of slave-driving or incompetent skippers, or skippers cursed with lazy or imbecilic crew. Cartoons help bring to life the inherent humour of the relationships between skippers and their crews. How to win a copy of this book: Just send a few lines of humorous observation from your own experiences as Skipper Vs Crew….or Crew Vs Skipper. Please don’t use any names, and we promise that we won’t (even your’s will be kept a secret!) The best six will be published, and will each receive a free copy of the book with our compliments. It doesn’t need to be a long story, please keep it to 200 words maximum. We are certain there are plenty of juicy little snippets out there just waiting to be revealed!

FLAMEPROOFING FOR YACHTS In our August issue under the heading ‘MCA tightens regs on flame retardancy’ we quoted some information regarding the changes that will come about due to the overhaul of the MCA’s Large Yacht Code. Following that Mrs. Lynn Walker the marine operations director of Safezone International in the UK contacted us, and pointed out that in their opinion there were certain inaccuracies in the article, particularly with regard to the claim that a ‘textile expert’ will be required to be part of the application team. Safezone say that this is not the case, according to their knowledge and understanding of the regulations. Mrs Walker states that her company were heavily involved in the public consultation called by the MCA, after she personally had a meeting with the British Government’s shipping minister to explain how badly regulated the marine flameproofing industry actually was. She goes on to say that the minister was appalled by the situation and ordered the MCA to bring the industry into line immediately. Thus she confirms that new guidelines are set out in the official document MGN 453 (M). eto. which she is willing to supply a copy of to any interested parties. In there it states that flame-proofing companies have until 1st October to comply with these updated regulations. Therefore in order to be as accurate as possible for the benefit of readers, we do feel obliged to mention that Safezone have an alternative view to that which was published in our August issue. Lynn Walker can be contacted directly for a full technical explanation of this, by anyone who has concerns about how the flame retardancy regs might affect them, and their MCA LY2 compliance. T. 0044 (0) 191 4872004 M. 0044 (0) 7749096314

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Lets hope that’s the case for the upcoming boat show season, with many hopes being pinned on expensive attendances at events in Cannes, Monaco, Barcelona and Genoa… all within the next few weeks. Boat builders and brokers these days are faced with an ever increasing number of shows to choose from each year, and deciding where to spend their marketing budget must be a very difficult task, especially when many shows have had disappointing outcomes in recent years.

As I write I am just about to pack my bags in readiness for a flight back to Palma from Holland. I have to be honest and say that I have never spent the month of August in Southern Europe, and this year more than ever I have felt quite happy to be somewhere a bit cooler, and enjoy a few fresh days on the Netherlands waterways and lakes. But, I’m looking forward to coming back to our new office in Palma, and to enjoying a busy month when we will be attending the Monaco Yacht Show, the Barcelona Boat Show, and getting involved with the photo coverage of the excellent Oyster Regatta in the Bay of Palma.

Our new cross media publishing group is offering a fresh way of maximising the return on expenditure for boat show exhibitors, by spreading their sales/marketing message across our TV, digital and print platforms and reaching a high volume targeted viewership. Thus by extending this exposure over several months after the event, the exhibitor gets a ‘virtual show’ presence that goes way beyond their original few days. Take a look at our new website, under the ‘Sales Promotions’ tab for more details.

So what of the prospects for our industry in what remains of this year and into 2013? We are certainly not blessed with any kind of global financial stability, and the dire economic situation in Spain, Italy and Greece is as far from returning to normal as its possible to be. But the resilience of the nautical leisure business and the determination of its consumers to continue pursuing their hobby and enjoying their relaxation time is quite remarkable! Plus I sense that there is a strong collective feeling amongst those that have jobs, a few assets and maybe some savings, that they are all ‘recessioned out’ after four years of negative reporting caused by a bunch of irresponsible bankers, and that some may be ready to spend their way out of the gloom. THE ISLANDER NAUTICAL MEDIA S.L Villa J - Mar del Sur - Carrer Francisco de Goya Nova Santa Ponsa, 07180, Mallorca, Baleares, España Tel. 971 126 252 / 971 100 601 -  Mob. 697 887 237 Email: Deposito legal: PM 146-1997








Whatever late summer plans you have, stay cool and enjoy it, and do look out for us if you’re in Monaco or Barcelona.

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Started by professionals with over 40 years in the SuperYacht Industry, newly formed company Brazil Yacht Services is based in Rio de Janeiro, but has dedicated representation here in Southern Europe.

Over recent years Marinevac has expanded its business from the head office in Palma Mallorca to; Antibes South of France, Malta, Fort Lauderdale USA and Sardinia. Now they have announced that the Marinevac service can be offered throughout Croatia, Montenegro and on the East coast of Italy. Marinevac has been cleaning vacuum pipework systems on yachts for over 5 years and have used most of the products & techniques available on the market.

Brazil Yacht Services not only offers a full support service along the entire coast of Brazil , with detailed Cruise Planning, Clearances, Visas,Bunkering, Aviation Support, Provisioning, Ground Tours and much, much more to enable SuperYacht guests and crew to enjoy the best possible Brazilian experience; Brazil Yacht Services is ideally positioned to introduce prospective Industry professionals to the local sector. Hosting the Football World Cup in 2012 and the Olympics in 2016 and on the route to and from Cape Horn and Antarctica, Brazil is seeing an increasing number of visiting SuperYachts beginning to Cruise this pristine coastline discovering the joys of destinations like Fernando de Noronha, Salvador de Bahia, Buzios, Ilha Grande, Rio de Janeiro and the Amazon; Brazil Yacht Services, integrated solutions and full service support is dedicated to opening Brazil up for yachting. Contact: Adam “Vasco” Tarleton +34 667 464 221

David Ballyn of Marinevac said: “We feel it is important to have coverage in this area of the Adriatic as indicators show a potential future increase in the yachting industry in this region of more than 300% over the next 3 years.” In order to offer this increased coverage Marinevac have confirm a partnership with BRNISTRA d.o.o currently based in Zadar, Croatia and headed by experienced Engineers; Tomislav Sango and Ivan Melada. Both Tomi and Ivan have extensive local knowledge and a wealth of industry experience, having worked with marine systems on super yachts for many years. Coverage of this additional area will begin during September 2012.









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PINMAR SHOP AT MB92 Pinmar Supply has announced the opening of their new Barcelona shop in Marina Barcelona 92, one of the finest superyacht facilities in the world. It is ideally located next to the main gate of MB ́92 and has entrances at Paseo Juan de Borbón 90 and also directly from inside the shipyard. Olá Amigos! Wow, can you believe that the summer is coming to an end already? Gosh, it seems to have just flown by - OK when I worked on a charter yacht it did seem that the summer lasted forever and the winter ‘rest’ went so fast! Whatever the case is for you, I hope it’s been a good one! I’m so chuffed with the response to the competition I told you all about in last months issue. So great to hear from you all and I can’t wait to meet one (or rather two) of you! Thank you Peter Franklin for adding to the prize. I’m absolutely loving - I mean, I love to sit down and relax with my copy of The Islander naturally, but I think a video platform is a super way to keep up to speed as well. So, what’s been going on here... We’re all gearing up for the fun sail regatta in marina de lagos from 14th-16th September. It’s such a giggle and really is such a nice way to end the busy summer season. Paul Mallett, Director of Bluewater Algarve who is hosting the event said: “Everyone is welcome to come along and take part. The event is just about having fun, socializing and making new friends.” “We have had people in the past who take part in regattas all over the world tell us that the Lagos Fun Sail Regatta is the best they have ever taken part in – it really is a fantastic couple of days,” he added. For those of you that like your golf, Paul McGinley European Rider Cup player opened an academy in one of the most prestigious golf resorts in the Algarve, Quinta do Lago. Perfect your swing, improve your game and achieve top form with the new Paul McGinley Academy two, three and five day Golf Schools. Coming up from 21st-23rd September we have the SBK Superbike World Championship which is very exciting indeed! I used to watch it on TV and now I can’t wait to see them roar around the track for real! August was a super social month as you can imagine and it seems that there’s not enough time to get to them all! The sardine festival, the medieval festival, the beach parties, equestrian events, fairs, shows, the car and bike racing up at the race track - you name it! I would like to remind all the people reading from Portugal that this is your column, so please e-mail your news to my email address below. If I haven’t met you yet, drop me an email and we’ll do lunch Darling!

Até a próxima! Emma

“As MB ́92 is expanding with the market, so we have responded with newly renovated and larger facilities to ensure that all needs can be met. Our passion to be the best equipped to service yachts starts here,” said Pimmar’s Remy Millott. “We have devoted the ground floor to have the largest possible product range available including all the important brands in the marine world for paint, cleaning, decks and exterior maintenance. Our highly experienced staff will be happy to advise and guide on how to get the best from every product and find solutions on every scale.” “Remy continues to explain; The upper floor is where we have expanded our services with a new team of yacht supply specialists dedicated to the sourcing and supply of all the needs of a modern superyacht, including engineering supplies, safety and medical, deck equipment and maintenance, water sports, interiors and galley to name but a few. We have unparalleled knowledge in our field and can source any product at competitive prices whilst arranging rapid world-wide delivery. Rest assured, with this service, wherever you are in the world, you can rely on our support.” In addition, Pinmar will maintain its presence at Paseo de Borbón 86 where their former shop on the ground floor will be the centre of logistics and distribution. Pinmar Finishing will continue to operate from the first floor. For further information please contact Remy Millott: +34 971 713 744 _ +34 609 350 541

Monthly Sailor Quiz


Heading east, if you enter the Mediterranean through the Strait of Gibraltar, what sea will you be sailing in?


What is the longest running annual sailing regatta in the world?


The Barcelona Boat Show will be held in which marina?


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TAX & LEGAL MATTERS Guarantees for yacht purchase It can sometimes happen that a vessel, normally a second hand yacht, reveals defects in the engine or other major components just after her acquisition by the new owner. This may even oblige him to spend more money than the price of the vessel herself.

Article 1485. The vendor is responsible to the purchaser for the guarantee against vices or hidden defects in the purchased item, even when the same were unknown to him. This provision shall not rule when the contrary has been stipulated and the vendor was not aware of such vices or hidden defects.

Now, what is the legal situation under Spanish Law? How long can the guarantee be extended? Shall I repair it and then claim or claim before? What to do in such cases?

1490. Actions emanating from the provisions of these five preceding articles shall be voided after six months, to be counted from the delivery of the purchased goods”.

First of all we will look at what Spanish Law says in the case where the vessel is purchased in Spain. The Spanish Law makes a distinction depending on whether the seller is a commercial business or not:

We see that in these cases when the seller is not a business the time limit of the guarantee life is actually six months.

1) If the seller is either an individual or a company that carries out the business of selling boats (Business to Consumer or Business to Business) then art.9 of Law 23/2003 of guaranties in the sale of consumer goods is applicable: Or, Ley 23/ 2003, de 10 de julio de garantías en la venta de bienes de consume, issued after the European Directive 1999/44/CE. The guarantee is as follows: The seller shall be held liable to the consumer for the defects appearing in the goods within two years after the delivery of them. If the goods are second hand, then the deadline for the guarantee might be agreed between purchaser and seller provided it is always at least one year. However it is the consumers obligation to serve notice of the lack of conformity within two months after the appearance of the defect(s). The action to litigate and claim judicially actually allows for a period of up to 3 years after the delivery of the goods. The guarantee shall be legally binding on the seller under the conditions laid down in the guarantee statement, and any associated advertisement and shall be made available in writing on request of the consumer. This special Law is applicable if the seller is a business and the purchaser a final consumer and the most important thing is to remember that the time limit in these cases of the guarantee is at least one year. 2) If the seller is a private person the Spanish Civil Code (Código Civil) is applicable in the articles 1484, 1485 and 1490 under “guarantee against hidden defects or burdens of the purchased goods”. “Article 1484. A vendor is bound to give a guarantee against hidden defects in the items sold, when these defects render them unfit for the use for which it was intended, or when they diminish said use in such a way that had the purchaser known them, he would not have acquired them, or would have given a lower price for them. But the vendor shall not be liable for the patent defects or those which may be visible, neither for those, which are not in sight, in the case where the purchaser is an expert, and by reason of his office, or profession ought easily to have observed them.

When these cases arrive at Court they are normally decided through an independent expert report – as the seller almost always claims that the defect(s) are due to negligent use by the new owner. It is important before suing to prepare the claim carefully with a first legal pre-action letter, and a good expert report. And always be advised by a good specialised Law firm. We have a long experience in these matters, so please contact us if in any doubt about your rights under a yacht purchase guarantee. Carlos Espinosa - Abagado _ Yacht Tax & Legal Advisor +34 627 41 32 01 _ Quite simply, the world’s premiere source of comprehensive and up-to-date boating, marine and maritime news

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BARCELONA BOAT SHOW 2012 The latest products for enjoying the sea Boats with hydraulic swimming platforms, key ring-type remotes to control a boat’s electric system, low-consumption, electric and hybrid engines, 3D navigation charts...These are some of the new products visitors will be able to see at this year’s show. In general terms, manufacturers continue to invest in solutions that are environmentally-friendly and that contribute to greater safety aboard. A Smart Port for a Smart City The Barcelona Boat Show continues to commit to innovation as one of its identity marks. One of this year’s initiatives will be the Smart Port, a port management platform and a social network for boat owners, designed for smartphones and pads. It is a new way of taking mobile technology, in which Barcelona is a global pioneer, to the sea and yet another reason to visit the show. A full range of exhibits at Port Vell From the simplest accessory to the most sophisticated boat. The Barcelona International Boat Show, which will be held from the 26th to 30th September in Port Vell, is promising to showcase a full range of nautical sports and recreation exhibits, thanks to the participation of companies such as Bavaria, Beneteau, Furuno, Garmin Iberia, Green Power, Jeanneau, Marina Estrella, Rodman Polyships, Sessa Marine, Sunseeker, Touron, Yamaha and Zodiac, among many others. According to the organisers, there will be Sailboats, yachts, catamarans, Menorcan boats, power boats, inflatable crafts, cruisers and fisher-cruisers.… all destined to be the stars at the Barcelona Boat Show that, this year, will have Port Vell as its only venue. This setting wil create the backdrop for the onwater show -with boats from 8 metres in length – and the dry land exhibition, with all types of nautical products and services, from electronics and engines to paints, sails, tugs, fishing articles, charters and sports marinas, as well as small boats. “This year, there will be more boats in the water, since we have reduced the minimum length to 8 metres instead of the 12 metres at past shows”, said the show’s Director, Jordi Freixas. “Until now” he explained “the presence of over 160 boats has been confirmed compared to 130 last year. This includes midlength sailboats, which we have recovered by concentrating everything in Port Vell”. The show’s President, Luis Conde said: “Being able to try out the boats in situ, added to Barcelona’s climate in September, will be a great incentive for the public and will contribute to attracting new enthusiasts to the show. Furthermore, for those interested in acquiring a boat, this is the best time and place to find the most favourable purchase and financing conditions”. The Director of the Asociación Nacional de Empresas Náuticas (ANEN), Alejandro Landaluce commented: “Companies in the sector are making an enormous effort so that visitors enjoy the broadest and most attractive showcase of products since, despite the crisis, the national nautical market is committed to evolution”.

Barcelona Boat Parade Barcelona’s September climate, light and atmosphere and the attractive setting of the show by the sea are an invitation to enjoy the last days of summer. For this reason, the show will again be a place for fun, learning and promotion of nautical sports and recreation, as well as for boosting sales and generating business. In order to do so, the show is hosting multiple activities, such as the Boat Parade, one of this year’s surprises, in which a selection of boats will parade along Port Vell to show their innovations. The show will also feature three theme areas, located in Moll de la Fusta, with activities for everyone: Fun Beach Area that, in addition to showcasing products and services related to nautical sports, will have a zone for young people to enjoy beginners’ light sailing, kayaking and paddle surf sessions, among other sports; Espai del Mar, a space designed for the presentation of regattas, books, trophies, seminars and awards, which will also host debates and conferences related to the sea and navigation in all its variants; and Marina Tradicional, which will showcase classic wooden boats and host workshops and concerts. For the third year running, there will be a Village in Moll d’Espanya, which will again be a meeting point for business persons, representatives from various economic spheres, sports persons and guests from the nautical world. It will house a restaurant and terrace café in a pleasant marine setting. Tickets to the show will cost 12 Euros for the general public and will be free for trade visitors. More info from:



TECHNOLOGY UPDATE The London 2012 Olympic Games – inspirational! “To inspire a generation” was one of the copy lines the marketers of the London 2012 Olympics used throughout the Games. Having spent an unforgettable two weeks in the Olympic bubble that was London we were all so impressed that the word “inspired” became a regular verb in our vocabulary. The location of certain events was definitely “inspired”. The stands at the Beach Volleyball in Horse Guards Parade were set out in such a way that, should your eyes stray briefly from the action on court, you had a magnificent view of Big Ben, the London Eye, Buckingham Palace and the clock tower of Horse Guards Army Headquarters. The Equestrian arena in Greenwich with the National Maritime Museum framed at the end and the London skyline beyond was also “inspired”. Swimming events were held in the Serpentine in Hyde Park. The sight of Bradley Wiggins posing on a golden throne in front of Hampton Court Palace after he won the cycling time trials was clearly “inspired”, even though he had no idea where he was, as per his comment “….this castle behind me, wherever we are”! Whether you attended the Games or watched it at home, we all experienced some impressive technology. The ticket allocation system came in for lots of criticism before and during the Games, but all in all we found it pretty impressive. Every afternoon during the Games, there were millions of people fighting for a few hundred tickets, so it was pretty amazing the servers didn’t crash. A number of people in our group were riveted to their iPads at every available opportunity, checking whether some golden tickets for a prime athletics event had become unavailable. Unfortunately, what usually happened was that the tickets would appear to be available until you got through to the last stage of purchase, by which time they had been sold to someone else! However, if you did succeed in securing tickets, they could be collected from any Olympic venue. Having purchased last-minute tickets for a football match at Wembley, we then received an SMS advising us that the Wembley box office may be busy prior to the game, so, as suggested, we collected the tickets from Wimbledon the day before – easy! Every ticket for an Olympic event at any of the London venues

came complete with a specially issued London Transport One Day Travelcard, covering trains, underground and buses throughout the region. There was no public car parking available at the Olympic Park, so public transport was the norm. Despite the tens of thousands of people travelling in and out of the Olympic Park at certain hours of the day, we never experienced any delays – amazing! Needless to say, we travelled to Weymouth for the 470 Men’s gold medal race, on the one day that racing was cancelled due to lack of wind! At 16.00 the official announcement was made that racing had been cancelled that day, and five minutes later everyone in the grandstand received an SMS from London 2012 apologising for the cancellation, and assuring us that we would receive a full refund after the games. In fact, we received the refund within 24 hours. I was sorry to have missed watching some sailing, as this was the first Olympic Games where they made sailing a spectator sport, viewed from a natural grassy grandstand. I am told by one on my Dutch colleagues that the ticketing system was supplied by the Dutch using Dutch technology. No wonder there were so many orange-clad Dutch supporters in London! That’s where all the tickets went! The cameras were pretty amazing. In the stadiums they had cameras absolutely everywhere with many suspended in the air being driven around at high speed. In the diving pool there were cameras on the roof above the diver, half way down and underwater. At the Eton Dorney rowing and canoeing lake there was a 2km long cable from one end of the lake to the other with a camera running along it. I have never seen so many outside broadcast roaming cameras as well. You should have seen the number and the size of the cameras let alone the size of the lenses directly behind the ladies beach volleyball players! Twitter was used as a means of communication, feedback and information by the organisers, competitors and members of the public. Tweets from the public were regularly shown on the big screens at the events when there was a gap in the proceedings. Progress of the cycling road events and the marathons was tweeted, so that spectators knew when they needed to get to their viewing position on their street corner. On UK TV, on both Freeview and Sky, you might have noticed the extraordinary amount of Olympic TV channels that appeared free of charge. The BBC proudly announced that there was continuous coverage of every sport live as it was happening. Finally, anyone watching the Opening and Closing Ceremonies could not fail to be impressed by the astonishing light shows. The whole stadium, including the audience, lit up with waves of im-

15 ages, colours and lights. Each of the 80,000 seats had a pixel light in front of it that was controlled in colour and intensity from a central system, thus the stadium became a three dimensional TV screen with 80,000 pixels. That was a truly creative and inspired idea and created a phenomenal result which I am sure will be copied. I take my hat off to Lord Coe and the London Organising committee for using the very latest technology in every aspect of the Games, from ticketing to timing, from entertainment to information. If Brazil can copy and add to it, then Rio 2016 should be even better. What’s new for the Monaco Show? We will be on our new booth QS86 for the duration of the Monaco Show again this year. This year, colleagues from our offices in Italy, France, Spain, Malta and our head office will be in attendance, plus a number of our Partners from the UK, Germany, Martinique, France, Italy and Spain. We will be headlining our Communications Planning and Integration services together with our Bandwidth Management services, but will be delighted to talk to you about all our other services. The new launches we have this year are: eXTEND – our 3G signal booster Global IP – a new addition to our recommended VSAT services Antigua 4G – the new Digicel 4G service in the Caribbean PressReader 3.1 – 2,300 newspapers on all iPads on board We will be showing enhancements of: eDSC – our Data Service Controller with many new features Linkscape – new Eagle Ultra modem for their VSAT service MTN – new pricing schemes We are happy to discuss the developments we have in progress: Inmarsat GX – future Ka band VSAT broadband on small antenna High data bandwidth use reporting for the eDSC Bandwidth control for the eDSC Firewall control for the eDSC eXSTREAM – super high bandwidth 3G/4G device eVPN – providing access to country specific websites such as iPlayer


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Obituaries Doctor can at breathe Sea life My father-in-law was a brilliant mathematician and, when he retired, he applied his skills to many interests. Some of the more everyday examples included producing exact geometric wooden shapes to use up spare woodshed bits to decorate his home-made furniture or number crunching the obituaries and life spans of the deceased published in his regional UK newspaper – and taking pleasure in his longevity! Reading obituaries seems to grow on us with time, or perhaps as we sense time running faster – the British Medical Journal appears weekly and is packed with worthy medical articles and serious research papers but they test the enthusiasm of the average reader. It is much easier to skip to the obits and read some inspiring lifestory or keep up with the passing of a clinical teacher or older colleague or maybe even of a contemporary. In July, the BMJ carried a large piece on a giant in public health medicine – Dr Lester Breslow, born in 1915 and died in Minnesota in April. I daresay hardly any of us has heard of him despite a nearly 70 year career and that may be because his work was undramatic number crunching rather than making a powerful new drug or producing a major surgical advance. He just decided to analyse healthy lifestyle habits in the local adult population and to look for correlations with lifespan. The concept was considered so far-fetched in 1959 that he was turned down for grant support by the US National Institutes of Health but eventually succeeded at second attempt. He chose seven habits including moderate alcohol consumpDr. Ken Prudhoe

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tion, no tobacco smoking, regular exercise, seven to eight hours of sleep a day, regular meals with no snacking, maintenance of moderate body weight, and regular consumption of breakfast. His team crunched questionnaires completed by nearly 7000 of the adult population of Alameda County, near San Francisco, and the study showed that a 60 year old with all seven habits would be as healthy as a 30 year old with two habits or fewer. Subsequent prospective studies years later showed that life expectancy for a 45 year old man with at least six habits was 11 years longer than that for a peer with three or fewer. He was so surprised by the results that he thought the team were playing a trick on him! Needless to say he not only talked the talk but he walked the walk and had reached 97 when he died in April. It seems incredible to us today to think that these ideas should be considered so novel and remarkable. We have all been deluged with healthy lifestyle advice for years and this “Doctor at Sea” column has been devoted to most of the healthy habits at some time or other - apart from perhaps the value of regular breakfasts. We need breakfast to wake up the metabolism and also to avoid mid-morning or lunchtime hunger that leads us to overeat whilst also running along with a slower metabolism. We easily rationalise the whole fiasco on account of not having had breakfast but go on to wipe out the saved calories in a few mouthfuls! I know one boat that has abolished the chocolate biscuit tin/candy jar from the Crew Mess to reduce these high calories snacking pitfalls - to coin a soundbite (groan), many fat people skip breakfast. One of the elements that impressed me about the seven healthy habits is the element of personal judgement in moderate alcohol and moderate body weight and also the relative achievability of it – not looking for Olympic standards of training and fitness. It may seem undramatic but the number crunching produced some startling findings which, God willing, could put off the obituary to a later date. “I get up each morning and dust off my wits, Pick up the paper and read the obits. If my name is missing, I’m therefore not dead, So I eat a good breakfast and jump back into bed”. (from “My teeth in a cup” by Charles Lane) +34 639 949 125

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The International SeaKeepers Society has announced its Women in Yachting & Ocean Advocacy, the Honorary Host Committee for the 2012 Bal de la Mer which is honoring Agnès Troublé—known throughout the world as agnès b. The event is being held at the Rooftop Terrace, Fairmont Hotel, Monte Carlo, Monaco on Thursday 20 September 2012 at 7:30pm. “We are excited that agnès b is joining our other remarkable female recipients of the SeaKeepers Award including Marjory Stoneman Douglas and Dr. Sylvia Earle,” said Patty Elkus, of San Diego, California, Chairman of the Host Committee and International SeaKeepers Board Member. “She is a perfect example and role model to represent this year’s Women in Yachting/ Women in Ocean Advocacy theme and celebration.” The Honorary Host Committee welcoming agnès b—and the world’s most ardent ocean stewards to the Bal de la Mer—is comprised of many recognizable and familiar names from environmental organizations, philanthropies and the superyacht industry and community. All are deeply motivated to protect and preserve our world’s oceans. One well-known name on the Honorary committee is Norma Trease, who is ever popular with the superyacht fraternity on both sides of the Atlantic, and more recently connected with the new Port Vell Marina project in Barcelona. Many congratulations from The Islander to Norma, on her work for the oceans. More info on Seakeepers:

NEW FACE AT BLUEWATER Well known Palma based yacht broker Jim Acher has moved from Ocean Independence to head up the new charter and purchase division in the Palma office of Bluewater Yachting. Jim originally worked in the financial services industry within equity sales. He joined the yachting industry as a captain based in the Caribbean for a number of years before moving ashore in 2006 with Ocean Independence Palma. Now looking for a new challenge and to further develop his career, Jim has joined bluewater effective immediately. Jim commented; ‘It is a fantastic opportunity to develop sales and charter operations for bluewater Palma, working alongside the already successful crew training and crew placement divisions’. +34 971 677 154


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22 Hey all you crew bar moaners and yacht club whingers, now you’ve got a chance to speak up in public.... Finally the Ed has given me my very own forum on The Islander website, where I can pick a subject that is ‘rantable’ and invite you all to wade in with your comments. About bloody time too, I’m not too old to be a cyber cynic! So let’s be avin your views, on The Islander ‘Mates of Bates - have your say’ online yachties forum. You’ll have to register on the site first, but that only takes a minute, and once you get an e.mail link to click on, to confirm you’re a real person, you’re ready to rant away! The maiden topics, which are running now are the dreaded ‘mat tax’ scenario and the VAT exemption, both seriously affecting EU fair competition in Spain and France respectively. The boss has told me that I have to close the topic by the 12th Oct. so that some of the views can be printed in the November issue. And as an extra incentive, I am offering to the best 6 contributions: Te rah, wait for it, drum roll ...... the coveted ‘Mates of Bates’ sailing cap, inscribed with my latin theme slogan: Semper in excreta solum profundum variat (Always in the shit, only the depth varies) Go to: Now, is it me getting old, or does this summer seem to have cascaded into Autumn rather rapidly? Probably after a dodgy start, and a stinking hot middle bit, which had us all living like hermits in any space that had aircon, we may have been collectively wishing it away this year! But like it or not, here we go with the boat show season already... my life! And what a line up of those we’ve got just in the next few weeks! Blimey you’d be forgiven for thinking that recession has passed the boating industry by, and it only applies to those poor buggers stuck ashore! Cannes from 11 to 16, Monaco 19 to 22, Barcelona 26 to 30, and then Genoa hot on its heels from 6 to 14 Oct. That’s 24 days of boat show activity out of a total of 33 during that period. And...they all claim to be bigger, better, more innovative, and just damn right swankier than ever before...oy vey! Now what does this say to the organisers of the Palma Boat Show? Yes, you know, the one that was unceremoniously given the boot last April, due to abject apathy, and exhibitors voting with their cheque books. (By keeping them locked in the safe, and conveniently forgetting the key code!) What it says, if I may suggest, is that plenty of boat builders and brokers want (nay..need,) to show their wares, as they did even on Mallorca this spring at Port Adriano and Puerto Portals. And that they will find a way to retrieve and open their cheque books. But only if you can convince them that the show will be filled with international buyers, and not hoards of flip flop tourists, sucking lollipops and queuing for anything that’s free. Anyone who was at the 2010 Palma Boat Show will confirm that by far the busiest stand in the whole place, was the guy who was dishing out buckshee mojitos! The time to start building international publicity for the 2013 Palma Boat Show is RIGHT NOW.... But I don’t see it at all, other than a few leaked ideas and vague dates via local press gossip, and some insider snippets. Oh, how I long to write something positive about it. Maybe this time around? But you know what? I’m not holding my breath!! Well apart from numerous boat shows to look forward to this autumn, we do have another yachting related event that happens to be held in Mallorca, and it does

get bigger and more international every year, and its organisers do not need any advice from yours truly. Yes, its Pinmar Yachtsman’s Golf time again in October, returning to the Son Gual course on 11th and 12th, and with the prize giving dinner on the 13th. Better blow the cobwebs off the clubs and start reading Golf Monthly again... yikes was it really a year ago already? After this hot and humid few months in the Med, I’m sure there will be plenty of yachties headed for the fairways in France, Spain and Portugal apart from the four hundred or so Pinmar competitors. So, no better time to drag out the golf jokes from my chuckle archive, just to get us all in the mood. Which reminds me, did you ever hear about the golf society in England who called themselves ‘Whoosh, Bollocks!’ ? They said that they couldn’t think of a better way to sum up the emotions of their members, expressed on every tee! And some of you might have heard David Feherty the CBS and Golf Channel announcer who finds very unique, colourful and uninhibited ways of explaining or describing whatever he sees on the golf course. Here are a few classic Feherty quotes: - “Fortunately, he ( Rory ) is 22 years old so his right wrist should be the strongest muscle in his body.” - “That ball is so far left, Lassie couldn’t find it if it was wrapped in bacon.” - “I am sorry Nick Faldo couldn’t be here this week. He is attending the birth of his next wife.” * Jim Furyk’s swing - “It looks like an octopus falling out of a tree.” - “He’s ( Luke Donald ) a bloody walking ATM. I slid my AmEx between the cheeks of his ass and out popped $500.” - Describing VJ’s prodigious practice regime - “VJ hits more balls than Elton John’s chin.” - At Augusta 2011 - “It’s just a glorious day. The only way to ruin a day like this would be to play golf on it.” - “Watching Phil Mickelson play golf is like watching a drunk chasing a balloon near the edge of a cliff.” - “That green appears smaller than a Pygmies’ nipple “. And lastly, after the news that ex UK prime minister Gordon Brown will have his statue erected in London, a queue of well wishers has formed, all anxious to pay their respects.....

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24 On occasion as you know, I get ‘orribly serious….this is one of them. I got a call from someone who asked if I’d seen a bank (starts H ends C) leaflet about Boiler Room Scams – What they are and what to look out for. So what are our scamming “low life” friends up to now? According to the leaflet “Boiler Rooms are Businesses that use high pressure sales techniques to sell “sure thing” investments with the promise of massive returns”……as we know, there’s no such thing as a free lunch…that’s me saying that not H ends in C. However, the bank say that what the scammers are selling is worthless stock often unquoted companies that are either overvalued, or simply don’t exist. Targets are cold-called using phone numbers from publicly available shareholder lists. And guess what because it’s against the law for investment companies to cold-call from the U.K. they tend to be based abroad (often Spain, Switzerland or the US) where surprise, surprise they are beyond the jurisdiction of the FSA. Remember a Boiler Room can look and sound legitimate, they may mention companies you’ve heard of give a UK address or phone number and have a professional looking website. According to the FSA, Boiler Room scam victims lose on average £20,000. So the moral...look out, look out if you think there’s a free lunch about! Is it a bird… is it a plane…. no it’s the latest in hi-tech telly and it’s called Super Hi-Vision which apparently is the next step in ultra-high definition t.v. I mean I ask you, “It took 40 years from John Logie Baird’s first black-and-white TV to get colour TV transmissions in the UK, and more than 30 years before the UK launched its first digital TV system.” And now we are told after 10 years HD t.v. has just about had it; oh and you’ll never guess what you’ll need a bigger screen to enjoy SHV…… there’s a surprise….. apparently HD starts to lose it a bit at 85in anyway (and who said size was everything… snort). You’ll love this next bit; apparently ‘SHV may be the last word in two-dimensional TV, since it was designed to match the resolution of average human eyesight. If they added more detail, we wouldn’t be able to see it’ Swiftly moving on….. I sometimes wonder I really do….. India recently unveiled plans of launching a mission to Mars with a 50 million quid project to send an unmanned spacecraft into orbit; nothing wrong with that. No except for the fact that apparently whilst they’re planning all this they’re getting 280 million quid in aid from Britain….. I rest my case. Why do women live longer than men? Now hold your horses in respect of smarty pants answers. A study suggests that a crucial part of female cells have fewer flaws than men. I always knew you were a cork short of a bottle Batesy……. The evidence emerged from studies on male and female fruit flies…...

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Oyster’s 30th Regatta and the eighth to be held in Palma de Mallorca will take place from Wednesday 26th to Saturday 29th September 2012. Oyster Marine’s marketing director Liz Whitman said; “We are delighted to be returning to Palma where once again, the prestigious Real Club Nautico will host the Oyster Regatta. Situated in the heart of the Bay of Palma, on the southwest coast of the island and close to Oyster’s new Palma office in the STP Shipyard, RCNP is a popular destination with Oyster owners, and those attending the event can look forward to enjoying all the facilities the club has to offer, and the usual exciting range of evening entertainment events. For instance on Thursday 27th the fleet departs Real Club Nautico for Race 1 to which is a coastal race to Andratx. There will be reserved berthing for the fleet at Club de Vela, Andratx and in the evening there will be a Cocktail party and wine tasting followed by a paella supper at Bodega Santa Catarina. Meanwhile Oyster’s office in Palma have announced that they have established a cooperation with locally based Finest Bed Linen, in order to provide Oyster yacht owners with a range of bespoke bedding accessories. For instance Finest have their own brand of Egyptian cotton bedding, a range of fine Italian woven Egyptian cotton fabrics and a workshop producing customised bed linens in Mallorca for yachts, homes and hotels. Finest bed linen is part of the Home Style Group Mallorca SL and is run by directors Danny Burnard and Philip Hay. “After working on an Oyster yacht project over a year ago good news travelled fast within the Oyster fraternity and we have been providing crew bedding and luxurious bespoke bed linens for owners’ and guest cabins ever since” said Danny Burnard. Note: The Islander is again running the photo boat for this years Oyster regatta, and will be providing video overage of the coastal race on Nautical TV Europe. (NTVE.TV)

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THE SKÛTSJE FRISIAN – HOW SAILING USED TO BE! Tjalks she is is relatively long and narrow. Anyone who has visited Friesland may have encountered the annual event called the Skutsjesilen, which gets lot of publicity on local TV and radio. This entails sailing with these old freighters on the Frisian lakes, often in spectacular competitions. The event is steeped in tradition and nostalgia. Tough men sailing on the cutting edge, with their rugged appearance sometimes matched by some aggressive swearing at each other. However, afterwards and when all are safely ashore the camaraderie flows, along with copious volumes of beer. This sums up the atmosphere and tradition of the Skutsjesilen!

Following up on our earlier article about the unique old Patin Catalan sailing catamaran which is still being sailed today, we have kept our eye out for other types of sailing boat that have traditional cultural roots, and are enthusiastically maintained and sailed long after there original design and construction. Enter the Skûtsje Frisian which is originally from the North Holland province of Friesland , and has a huge following, with many examples of sympathetically restored and maintained vessels seen all over The Netherlands waterways. Skûtsje Frisian is the authentic name for a barge-like sailing vessel especially built in Friesland for the northern inland waterways. Originally it was the name for a boat of about 10 to 14 meters and a payload of 10-20 tons. The Skûtsjes usually ran a fixed cargo route between a village where certain produce or goods originated from, and discharged at a specific city or a number of cities where an important market existed. These were places such as Leeuwarden, Sneek or Bolsward, which are still major market towns in the province until today. The original Skûtsjes differed somewhat from those seen today. For instance, they had a rounded cargo hatches, instead of the flat ones seen on the later designs, and a very antiquated ‘Fisherman’s Helm’ configuration which stuck up awkwardly above the stern . The Zuiderzee Museum in Enkhuizen still has the old barge ‘Hope Blessing’ built in 1904 which shows these original features. After 1900 the smaller and old skûtsjes began to be constructed longer, so they could carry more cargo, now ranging from about 15 to 35 tons. But what was more visible was that they were provided with an ordinary barge rudder and flat hatches. Thus, the current ‘new’ skûtsje was born. The name was now generally used for larger vessels, up to about 55 tonnes, around 20 meters long and 4 meters wide. The Skûtsje belongs to the large family of boats commonly referred to in The Netherlands as ‘Tjalks.’ It has a wide flat bottom, round bilges, and wide sweeping bulwarks that end in a robust encounter with the curved prow, and straight stern. They are also distinguished by the ‘lee boards’ on both sides usually made of solid oak. This is all designed to make the Skûtsje a steady boat in rough waters, and compared to other

It is interesting to briefly follow the life of one typical Skûtsje called The Brûzer. She was built in 1917 originally used as a customs vessel based in Oostmahorne which borders a huge lake or ‘meer’ (called the Lauwersmeer) in the north of the province of Friesland. This is close to the port of Lauwersoog, from which modern day ferries run to the offshore Frisian Island of Schiermonnikoog. These pick their way through very narrow dredged channels at low tide, when the drying heights of the sea bed are mostly exposed as mud flats. Moored in the main harbour of this island there is a whole fleet of these magnificently restored and lovingly cared for Skûtsjes. (High res pic 00036.somewhere near here) Anyway, the Brûzer started life in the customs service chasing smugglers, at the beginning of the 20th century as ‘The Vesta.’ But this was a relatively brief career as she was replaced in 1938 by a motorboat. The vessel was then transferred into the hands of a family called Haringsma . (A typically Frisian name, as many of them end with the letters ‘ma’) They changed the name of the boat to “The Brûzer”. The only story really known from those times is that she set out on a trip to the Baltic, and ran into bad weather. A force 9 gale on the German Wadden Sea, caused her to run aground on a sandbank near Spiekeroog. It took five days, and finally a spring tide to get her floated off. Eventually, the maintenance of the boat became too expensive for the family and The Brûzer fell into disrepair. In 1948 the Skûtsje was sold to an artist from Amsterdam, but he also had no money to renovate her, and finally made her ready for breaking up. But fortunately there was someone who could make a houseboat from her. In 2000 she caught the imagination of Peter de Koe who lived in the heart of Amsterdam. After much negotiation with an English speaking Egyptian, Peter bought the old Skûtsje as a houseboat. Peter worked very hard over several years to fully restore the vessel and the project is now completed. The Brûzer is now used as a fully furnished holiday boat for day, weekend and week trips. And also for sail training on the wonderful (and often challenging) Frisian lakes. For info on chartering The Brûzer +31 (0) 6 51 24 19 42


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A CAT OF A DIFFERENT PEDIGREE outside. There are also vast deck and trampoline areas. So at last we have a luxurious catamaran that sails like a racing monohull (without the heeling) and can go over the waves, not through them. It needs very little wind to sail in, and yet, because of the sail control, can be sailed very comfortably in over 35 knots of wind. The computer functions make it possible to sail it with a crew of two, although three are needed for berthing and to be safe.

The Tag 60… Our cover photo this month.

The Tag 60’s designer Tim van der Steen gave us an insight into what his key criteria from the client was: He said: “The ultimate challenge for building a performance yacht is the compromise between comfort (which adds weight) and performance. The TAG60 answers this by providing both at higher levels than before. Therefore its all about lifestyle, combining performance and fun thus enjoying the journey.”

Most live aboard sailing catamarans provide excellent accommodation and a stable platform when at anchor. However, when it comes to sailing, most of these cats are actually dogs. Anyone used to sailing an efficient monohull would be totally frustrated at the pointing and tacking ability of these cats. Their upwind angles of sail and inefficient keels ensure this. Lack of freeboard under their bridge decks cause annoying slamming over larger waves going into the wind. Although lighter than keelboats, they are still extremely heavy. They thus spend a lot of their time motor sailing.

“The client’s technical director (Eric Cook) has a history of multi-hull racing at Olympic and international world event level, so obviously performance was right at the top of his wish list. So, the Tag 60 can be a sports car with multi speed gearbox - smooth gentle cruising or turbo charged fun around your imaginary racecourse. Your choice - Tame the sail plan and tuning for a comfortable, predictable and smooth ride with the family or unleash the power by adding power to the rig. By selecting the right safety modes you can have as much fun with a 60ft catamaran as you previously had on your Hobie cat.”

A new arrival in Palma is a cat of a different breed. It is a Tag 60 ft. catamaran built in South Africa, which is designed to change the stigma attached to sailing cats.

Tim continued: “The Tag has loads of style - good looks, sporty, sleek, even at anchor she looks fast. Modern sleek and classic styling. A complete design package. And this is combined with very generous accommodation - more space than a 80ft monohull with a unique apartment style bridge deck providing a functional and comfortable living area.”

The name of the boat is “STARDUST” and it is a luxury cruising cat built all in carbon fiber. It has a carbon fiber, rotating wing mast and the total weight of the boat fully loaded is less than 16 tons. (12.8 tons unloaded) The sail area with full main and code zero is 310 sq. M. The result is an extremely powerful yacht with full control of the sails. The mainsheet, main cross traveller, the self tacking jib sheet, the mast rotation and the vang are all under twin joystick hydraulic control. The halyards, cunningham, light wind headsail and code zero sheets are power operated off the winches. The camber of the mainsail can be changed from about 15,5% to 6% by merely rotating the mast with the joystick. (or by computer control relative to wind angles and wind speed). The hull design is ultra modern with sleek hulls, high aspect ratio hydraulically operated dagger boards and 1300mms clearance under the bridge deck. (About double that of most cats)

“And, last but by no means least, she is probably the most technically advanced sailing cat in her class today,” said Tim. “Technology for performance, safety, comfort and ease of use. A 60ft adrenaline machine sailed in your choice of performance level. Select your gears, cruise control and off you go. The safety features which limit and control the power available ensure you can select the level at which the hydraulic system automatically backs off and eases the sails to ensure you don’t exceed your desired limits. Virtual tour: Website: Or call: +34 971 134 297 to arrange a viewing in Mallorca

This results in a sailing cat that can be tuned and even computer controlled like a racing catamaran. It beats easily at 40 deg. to the true wind and sails off the wind at over wind speed. When beating at 12 knots boat speed using the self-tacking jib, the boat can be tacked under full computer control without dropping below 9 knots of boat speed. Even 7 knots of wind provides very reasonable sailing. It also has a huge saloon with all windows opening down into the walls to provide an extremely cool, open plan living area with panoramic 360 deg. views. Or everything can be closed and air-conditioned. It seats 12 people in the saloon and 20

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Last month I had a wee rant about biofuels and how they’re not really saving the world as previously thought. On reflection, I feel I was a little harsh – on my one woman crusade to change the world (not just environmentally) I didn’t take the time to explain where biofuels could make a difference right now. And that’s to the recreational boater. Roman Abramovich, this doesn’t concern you and your 165m monster so please continue leafing through to Master Bates and Norma Stitts. I’ve been asked a lot of questions about biofuels so let’s start at the beginning. Once upon a time, a hundred odd years ago, a chap called Rudolph Diesel created the internal combustion compression ignited engine. I.e. the diesel engine. Back then, “diesel” as we know it didn’t exist. Mr Diesel used nut oil to make this wonderful invention work. He was an alternative type of gentleman and the point of this invention was to allow small business men to compete with the big boys and their enormous steam engine powered production. Mr Diesel created a number of different designs including a solar powered one (not bad for the 1890s eh?) but his crowning achievement was the diesel engine which was designed to run on lots of different fuels. Did you know, petrodiesel (regular diesel to you and me) was actually made to work with diesel engines and not the other way round? Hands up who knows where it comes from? Allow me to explain… Take some crude oil and boil it. Catch off the stuff that boils off – that’s called distilling, you may remember this from your year 9 science classes. Now the valuable stuff, gasoline and kerosene, go straight to the big oil companies. Then there are fuel oils; diesel grade 1-4. Then you get grades 5 and 6, also known as bunker fuel. That’s the really gloppy thick stuff big tankers use. Anyway, my point is, diesel is the crap at the bottom of the barrel. Hence why it used to be cheaper than petrol. Now however, the price at the pumps has rocketed, causing a lot of people to consider alternative fuels and seriously consider if their engine would run on the oil from the chip pan. So who’s tested this theory? Tune in next time for more…. and to find out what happened when I emptied a deep fat fryer into the tank of my mini. +34 669 844 909

SELF STORAGE THEN AND NOW The history of self storage begins much farther back than most think. Buz Victor (who founded the Self Storage Association), while on a trip to China discovered that people had been keeping their personal belongings in clay pots for over six thousand years. These pots were deposited in underground storage areas, and were monitored to make sure nobody could access any jar but their own. Later on British dignitaries would vacation or be away for extended periods of time, they too would seek personal storage - they would often hire banking companies to keep their valuables secure, and the banks in turn would go to moving companies. These companies would secure lofts or stables, and store the valuables in crates inside, often putting watchmen nearby. We can all learn about the do’s and don’ts of storing goods and belongings by examining the history of self storage. For example, security has forever been one of the main reasons people seek personal storage, and remains one of the most (if not the most) important aspect of it today. Further back in the history of self storage, even up until today, the main means of security was through guards or complex locks. The modern equivalent, available on upscale storage units, is the electronic keypad or even a thumbprint reader. Just recently Planet Space Self Storage has finished the renovations at the Porto Pi location in Palma de Mallorca, in collaboration with the leader in design and construction of self-storage facilities, Steel Storage. These renovations have included, amongst other changes, an independent code access which allows 24hr access, this was supplied by the leaders in their field, EOS Integrated Systems Ltd. Modernising the access lift for goods was also up-dated. The self storage business opened its Porto Pi location about a year ago to service the needs of the yachting industry, as part of the company’s long range plans to consolidate its presence in Mallorca. “We are proud to have built 129 brand new units and 10 lockers as well as installing an automated access system - the first at any of our Planet Space centres” reports Catalina Rigo, General Manager for Planet Space. “All that remains now is to fill this centre just like our other two centres in Mallorca” added Catalina. “We are confident that this challenge will be met in the coming months and then we shall start on phase three which include plans to improve the vehicle access at this site.” Tom Sell, Managing Director for Planet Space adds “Good business plans should always be made to include change and although we originally believed that this site would best serve the needs of the yachting industry, we have realised that personal storage is perfect for the area and we hope to see a healthy mix of customer types being attended to here”. Planet Space is Mallorca’s number one self storage facility since 2004 and this is their third self storage site and the first to be fully automated. The other two sites pride themselves on offering a truly personalised service with a Site Manager to attend to customers every need – from professional advice on storage and transport as well as facilitating businesses use self storage to maximise profits by decreasing unnecessary fixed costs. Glynis: 971 459 469 _628 829 164 _


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Austerity cannot be the way. Here in Spain, you probably know that sales tax, (IVA) went up on September the first, broadly from 18 to 21%, with some of the lower rates also increasing. The reason? With a little coercion from the Brussels bully boys, to begin to backfill the hole in the economy created by economic contraction,. Shrink the economy to compensate for the economy shrinking. Outstanding thinking. It is so blatantly doomed to fail that the more paranoid amongst us could be forgiven for suspecting wilful economic sabotage, but that is a discussion for another day. ‘My expenditure is your income’ is one of the most basic suppositions in economics . If I buy a widget off you for €100, I end up with a widget, you get 100 bucks, maybe you go out to lunch and give 10 euros to the bar, get your haircut and give the barber 20 euros, and so it goes on. Put my taxes up by 100 euros and I no longer have enough money to buy your widget, so you no longer have enough to buy lunch, so the bar owner misses out, as does your barber. What happened to my 100 euros?, the government sent it to is no longer fueling the local economy. To lay this on top of a Spanish economy that already has the highest unemployment rate in the developed world, stagnating growth and the murmurings of civil unrest, and you are talking about an economic suicide note. The alternative is not easy, and not for the faint hearted. Cut taxes, give people money back, and incentivise them to spend it, having lunch at the bar, having their hair cut etc. It is a risky prospect, cutting taxes when you aren’t raising enough taxes. It’s like driving towards a precipice, and hitting the gas instead of the brake in the hope you can jump to the other side Evel Knievel style. It may work, but it may end in spectacular failure, but seeing as we are heading that way anyway, may as well give it a go. It is going to take a brave soul to break the current downward spiral and turn current thinking through 180 degrees and take that risk, but what choice do we have? Spain (and all of Europe) needs to trim its sails for the storm ahead, but slice out the over capacity in the public sector, declare war on the wasteful spending and corruption so often evident here. Cut out the layers and layers of superfluous politicians that do little but cost money and complicate that which should be simple. When you need to get to work, you don’t cut the fuel that powers your car.

The Islander Economics correspondent Phil D. Coffers

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MONACO YACHT SHOW 2012 man car manufacturer BMW who will present the new BMW 7 Series Luxury Saloon. And back to the show as official sponsor for the fourth consecutive year, the Swiss watchmaker Ulysse Nardin will showcase its finest collections of luxury watches on its exhibiting area inside the Upper Deck Lounge. ACREW & X-MMI at MYS This year The Islander in and its partners in the X-MMI group will be media sponsors of the ACREW representation, which has taken over exclusive use of the terrace at the excellent Zest Restaurant just across the road from the yacht show. ACREW is an online professional network for the superyacht community. A private, secure social networking site for captains, crew and other superyacht people.

As soon as the summer cruising season begins to slide astern, and the evening sun goes down a little earlier in the Med, anyone involved with Superyachts begins to think ahead into September, and the next Monaco Yacht Show which takes place this year between 19th and 22nd Sept. MYS will again bring together the captains of industry, the savvy owners and their representatives and the highest-networth clientele over four days of intensive meetings and viewings with 500 of the world’s leading superyacht companies on the stands. The finest shipyards, the top yacht designers, the main broker agencies and the best superyacht equipment suppliers will all be in Port Hercules to exhibit their most innovative products and luxury services or their future projects of superyachts. Organisers of the Monaco Yacht Show heralded this year’s edition of the event to be yet another busy year with new initiatives to spark new deals. Gaëlle Tallarida, Managing Director of the event, commented: “We are truly aware the MYS has become an event that many yacht companies can’t afford to miss out. Our role is to offer the best working and exhibiting conditions to all participants, so that they only have to focus on their main goal when attending the event: making business. It’s a one-year organisation to deliver such a worldwide event; we have set up collaborations with top-quality service suppliers to fulfill the demanding expectations of the exhibitors and visitors. They must feel at the right place with the right people to develop their business”. So in coordination with the MYS organisers, the brokers and shipyards will unveil their most recent and spectacular superyachts, clearly aiming at presenting their best offering to convince new buyers. In overview the floating spectacle will be as awesome as ever with 100 superyachts and megayachts, from 25 to 90 meters in length (with an average size of 46 m LOA) and around 40 new builds unveiled in world premiere. And in the air conditioned tents the usual array of marine service companies, brokers and yachting media will be there to complete the picture, at what is acknowledged to be the greatest superyacht show on earth. And not forgetting the luxury lifestyle goods that fit hand in glove with the superyacht world, there will be plenty of exhibitiors like the newly official sponsor of the 2012 MYS, the Ger-

The beauty of social networks is not only their power to connect people, but also to promote openness and transparency and to give equal voice to their members. ACREW was created with these ideals in mind. So as well being a place to connect, network and manage life on board, ACREW also lets you recommend and review businesses and services. That means better information and more choice, plus it gives businesses the chance to promote themselves, build reputations and join the conversation with clients and customers. With its ideal location the ACREW@Zest terrace is the ideal place to meet up with clients or colleagues or simply have a rest from the hustle and bustle of the show. You can also learn how ACREW is connecting the world’s superyacht professionals through its online network and rewards programme. And the X-MMI team will be there to introduce their cross media group, and chat with friends and colleagues old and new over a cool drink.



Yacht & Captain She is a US Flagged Oyster 82 Rob Humphreys design build in 2009. Great yacht strong and comfortable a great example of an oyster. Master & Commander: I have been running the boat for a couple of months now with my partner Tarryn. We have worked for our boss now for just under a year starting on his previous boat also an Oyster. Service History: I am a young captain as this is only my second yacht I have run, after being in the industry for about 8 years now I have worked on all kinds of vessels from 80yr old motor boats to high tec sailing boats all over the world. I spent my first season and a half day working for anyone and everyone until I was offered my first charter followed by my first full time job and I haven’t looked back from there. Position fix: We are nomads and move around lots. I have chosen to come to Palma as I have a long work list that I would like to get done and I think we are in the best place to get it done. After this we have a paint job coming up in Barcelona and then we will be going across the pond to the Caribbean. Watch rota: Being a smaller yacht we have a smaller crew so we take on delivery crew and day works quite often when we can. I’m from Gibraltar which most people mention they have fuelled up at and Tarryn is from sunny South Africa. Summer splendour: We started the summer in Newport cursing Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket which was great as we have never been up there before. We then split the season up and came to the med so we have also managed to cruise the Balearics, Costa Brava, Corsica and Sardegna. I always enjoy visiting the circus which is Bonifacio we were moored opposite the fuel station which was great entertainment, I did have all my fenders out though! Winter wonderland: Winter is the Caribbean and South America for us so no winter in Palma…this year anyway!

Feature created by Linda Revill of Aigua Sea School Q: Which companies have you used in Palma that have impressed you? A: Sebastia Sitjar has always been great when I have been here. Great at composite works and always finds a solution to every problem! I also like Balsails who always go out of their way to help. Q: Is there anything lacking in Palma for the nautical sector? Or you feel that Palma leads the way? A: Palma has most of what you need to look after your yacht and has great companies that provide great services. After spending times in other nautical centres which offer lots of services for yachts I keep coming back to Palma in my opinion I do think Palma leads the way. Q: What bars and restaurants do you recommend in Palma (or island wide)? A: I always like Neo Culture for their food and great cocktails. Brusselas is a great steak house and tapas 13 is always a nice place to get some food in a nice relaxed atmosphere. The only Malaysian restaurant in Spain on Sollers high street has some great dishes and is quite unique! I like driving into the country side and seeing what I can find as the island offers some great hidden gems in the mountains! Q: What do you never go to sea without? A: A good book and my faithful coffee pot! Q: Scariest moment at sea? A: Coming back through the straights of Gibraltar on a 36ft school boat and getting hit by a full on Levante! Not very well crew and lots of traffic!

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