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Across the Pond – New Column

DEAR ISLANDER Dear Islander, This month sees us getting stuck in to the planning of our “Islander Nauti-Fest” event from April 21st – 24th at The Boathouse on the Paseo Maritimo, Palma. The event will consist of a Crew and Superyacht Services Show on the evening of 21st and all day on the Friday the 22nd, followed by a two-day Boat Jumble over the weekend of the 23rd and 24th, giving individuals and companies the opportunity of selling off their amassed mountains of boating related gear. Stands will cost just 75 euros per day, and will attract a big attendance from around the island. There will be lots of other fun amusements for all the family including a Boathouse all day BBQ. The Crew and Superyacht Services Show will give crew the opportunity to find placements for the forthcoming season, as well as the chance to discuss career paths with industry experts. There will also be the opportunity for yacht services companies, including several from the UK, to showcase their business at low cost and without the commitment of the time and expense of the Palma Superyacht & Boat Show. We have partnered with ACREW for the show who are sure to attract a large number of crew from their vast database to come along and discuss all aspects of training and employment in the industry. We will also make sure there are plenty of fun moments during the show with yacht chef cook

offs, team building games and much more. We will have firm details and pricing of stands by next month’s issue at the latest. January has seen another London Boat Show come and go, with yours truly visiting for the first time in five years. The show has shrunk considerably since my last visit, and I just feel the show is now at a point where its survival in its current guise is on a knife edge. If one of the “Big Boys” pull out, I cannot see the show surviving in its current format. Surely a shorter show, say five days should be considered, so exhibitors can cut their costs considerably, and it will also become more attractive to potential new clients. As I pen this, Dusseldorf Boat Show opens for business next weekend, and seems to be going from strength to strength, with many yacht builders and other players in the industry saying it’s the most important show of the year for them. Strange how this is completely at odds with London. We will have a report in next month’s issue.

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MARINA SPOTLIGHT – PUERTO PORTALS goings by day and buzzes with diners and admirers by night.

By Sarah Drane

Marina Spotlight –

Puerto Portals

Starting up the engine. Portals Nous, particularly before the arrival of a motorway connection in the late 70s, was once just a sleepy southwest Mallorcan village. Yet its beautiful coastal setting and close proximity to the capital, Palma, attracted wealthier families who started to build smart summer houses in the 1930s. The area gradually grew in stature and exclusivity until Portals Nous’ breakthrough year - 1986. Not only did nine holes of Martin Hawtree-designed golf open for business under the prestigious Real Golf de Bendinat name but 1986 was also the year that the then President of the Balearics,

Don Gabriel Cañellas Fons, officially inaugurated Puerto Portals. Portals Nous was no longer sleepy but a luxurious force to be reckoned with.

with old-fashioned motoryachts and modest wooden sailing yachts, but it already sparkled with a sense of what was to come.

The brainchild of the late Klaus Graf, a German business magnate who also founded Hotel Son Caliu in the 1960s, Puerto Portals was inspired by the glitzy mainland marina of Puerto Banús which had its lavish star-studded inauguration party almost two decades earlier in 1970. For his Mallorcan interpretation, Klaus laid down several hundred moorings, a commercial and leisure area and beautiful fountain-filled gardens and walkways. The end result was stunning and on 4 July 1986 the ribbon was cut.

As word spread, some of the world’s finest yachts started to appear. Three-masted classic schooners - 65m white-hulled Jessica and 55m blue-hulled Shenandoah - showed up in unison, a genuinely beautiful sight, and a Saudi billionaire’s 85m motoryacht also graced Puerto Portals shores. Meanwhile smart new marina-front developments such as Silver Point and Las Terrazas sprang up and set the benchmark for luxury apartment living.

Naturally it took a while for the fledgling Port to find its feet. As a child I personally remember writing home on Portals postcards displaying half-empty berths dotted

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Fast forward 31 years and that sparkle has blossomed into a blaze of glory. Puerto Portals now proudly stands shoulder to shoulder with its notable European counterparts – from the Italian Riviera to the Côte d’Azur – and the marina hums with nautical comings and

Puerto Portals’ 639 berths range from the ‘cheapest’ eight metre (currently priced from 23 euros per day or 266 euros a month) to the largest and most expensive 60 metre (price on request). This allows for a colourful mix of moored vessels ranging from jetskis, Llaüts, MasterCrafts and Scanner RIBs through to midrange Azimuts, Princesses, Fairlines and Sunseekers and finally the upper echelons of custom-built megayachts with their helipads, swimming pools and uniformed crew. 58 metre CRN J’ade, with her aquarium and drive-in floating garage, is a regular fixture at Puerto Portals and stands out against a sea of fibreglass white thanks to her metallic warm grey hull. All berths are supplied with water, electricity and wifi and there is 24-hour patrolled and CCTV-monitored security. The fuel quay is open for all, but will come to you if your yacht is over 18 metres. Other Puerto Portals services include a luxury concierge, meeting rooms, weather information, showers, laundry, first aid, waste disposal and a busy 7,499m² shipyard operated by Mundimar Portals complete with 90 tonne travel lift and the ability to house boats up to 27 metres in length. Of course with famous yachts come famous faces and Puerto Portals has seen them


Left Column from Top: 52 Super Series Sailing Week The Sunset Market Oris Rally Clasico Aquatlon SOS Animal Right Column from top: Botánica Insólita Oris Rally Clasico (with J’ade in the background) Christmas Market Sankt Martin



all. The Spanish Royal Family has enjoyed the marina from the word go – after all it’s just a hop, skip and a jump from their beloved summer residence, Marivent Palace. King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofía have a warm fondness for Puerto Portals and have seen their children grow up there, not least their youngest son, who is now King Felipe VI. Felipe continues the tradition and was spotted as recently as summer 2016 when he dined with wife Queen Letizia, daughters Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofía, and his parents. Diana, Princess of Wales, was also a fan of this special port. Royalty aside, Puerto Portals has hosted fashion icons Valentino, Roberto Cavalli, Claudia Schiffer, Elle Macpherson, Paris Hilton and Gisele Bündchen; acting legends Brad Pitt, Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta Jones, Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas; musicians Julio Iglesias and Sir Rod

Stewart; sports stars Boris Becker, Cristiano Ronaldo, Rafa Nadal, Jenson Button and Carlos Sainz and businessmen Bill Gates and Sir Richard Branson. They are just some of the names that appear on an endless list of the rich and famous who have graced Puerto Portals with their presence in the last 30-odd years. Your best chance of a celeb spot is to hang out at either 1987-established Flanigans, said to be former King Juan Carlos’ favourite restaurant, or Wellies, the Port’s most iconic eatery which has been there right from the beginning (albeit with a year’s closure from 2015-2016 when it changed hands, but not name, and became incorporated within Grupo Cappuccino). In a similar fashion to its berths, Portals’ commercial and leisure offering runs through the kaleidoscope of ‘cheap’ to ‘expensive’. Lighter wallets are suited to

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an affordable beer at Reeves followed by a reasonable pizza at Diablito and the purchase of a new outfit at Le Pirat while heavier ones will be able to sustain elegant sushi at neighbouring Tahini chased by steeply-priced G&T on the Cappuccino terrace and a new designer handbag at Arias. The truly well heeled used to spend their hard-earned euros in Puerto Portals’ original Michelin-starred restaurant, Tristán, which opened in 1986. Sadly this establishment also closed its doors in 2015 but, like Wellies, has also been reincarnated and is now in the hands of star chef Fernando Pérez Arellano from twoMichelin-star Zaranda at Hotel Son Claret in the Mallorcan village of Es Capdella. All-new Baiben threw open its doors in September last year and offers international crossover cuisine alongside a creative cocktail bar and 700-wine bodega. “Puerto Portals is Mallorca’s number one location and this corner is the number one place to be,” said Fernando at the time. Now under the stewardship of Corinna Graf, Klaus’ young flame-haired daughter who took up the position of CEO in 2012, Puerto Portals has never rested on its laurels and continues to adapt, grow and improve. Car parking and street lighting have both been upgraded over recent years, while the entire location is kept immaculately clean and secure with the landscapes manicured to within an inch of

their lives – even the control tower (Edificio de Capitanía) bears a smart Breitling clock on its façade. The port also boasts an extensive events programme, something that Corinna has great passion for. Puerto Portals will host the three-day Oris Rally Clásico, one of the most important classic car rallies in Europe with over 100 entrants, in March; the Botánica Insólita flower show for nature and health lovers in May; the gruelling Aquatlon (run-swim-run) in June; the 52 Super Series Sailing Week in July; the casual music-filled Sunset Market in August-September; the SOS Animals charity market and dog contest in September; children’s favourite Sankt Martin in November and a traditional Christmas Market with ice skating rink in December-January. Undoubtedly the programme will grow as the year unfolds. So how does Corinna describe her 31-year-old baby? Puerto Portals’ new custodian says it’s a fun place, not at all elitist, and open to everyone. You can enjoy it at night, by day, with children, with your significant other, invite your grandparents or work colleagues to dinner, set off on a boat or on a jog, savour a drink, a stroll, or head to the beach. It’s a place that welcomes you, to relax, to do as you please – and it’s open 365 days a year. Corinna, we’re not going to disagree.

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We also specialise in mooring rentals and sales, from our dedicated department based in our Santa Ponsa office; for boat owners ranging from 5M to 40M in length within the most prestigious marinas. Contact Monika on (+34) 971 690 717.

Fairline South Mallorca is one of the largest authorised Fairline dealers worldwide, selling new and used Fairline boats in Mallorca since 1994. Our offices are located in the exclusive marinas of Puerto Portals and Santa Ponsa, providing ideal access to the beautiful, deserted bays of Mallorca and beyond. In 2011 we launched Marine Unlimited, our dedicated brokerage division to complement our Fairline division; we are renowned for being one of the most successful and well-respected dealerships in the marine industry. Our aim is simple; to provide an unrivalled level of service to both buyers and sellers

We offer a comprehensive boat management and guardiennage service with extensive system and security checks, for your peace of mind. As part of the management system, we will schedule your service calendar around your time on board, to ensure you have maximum quality time at sea with minimal interruptions. Rest assured, your boat couldn´t be in better hands. We look forward to meeting you soon!


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NautiParts There is a new innovation in the water sport world. Powered surfboards are the newest toy to hit the water. There are two different rides to choose from! Eco Friendly Ride: Radinn Electric Board The Wake Jet Cruise from Radinn is the world’s first electric wake/surf board. It combines the speed of wake boarding and the freedom of surfing. So ideal for the ocean or lakes. It’s a perfect ride for all water sport enthusiasts reaching speeds up to 46 km/h the Radinn Wake Jet Cruise weighs in at 29 kilos and a length of 190 cm, this all electric board is powerful yet silent and has a replaceable battery so is very low maintenance. There are also 3 colour´s to choose from. The Wake Jet is designed for beginner riders as well as pro riders, so everyone can have fun, its buoyant for riders up to 130 kilos, this enables riders to start from a complete stand still. The board is completely waterproof so if submerged it will still run as normal. Another great thing about Radinn is that you can download the Radinn app to change preferred board configurations such as speed and acceleration so if you wanted to let the younger ones ride you can just lower 12


the speed and acceleration via the app so safe you can sit back and relax, however if you are more of an adrenaline chaser or experienced rider you can give it that bit of an extra push and speed. so this wireless remote control board is a fun ride for all ages. Petrol Heads: Jet Surf Motorized Board The Jet surf was created in 2004 and is an ultra-light weight motorized surf board. Designed to challenge all water sport lovers with its combination of recreational fun and high octane motor sport, with a dry weight of just 18.5 kilos you can easily transport the Jet surf by hand, car, boat or plane. The Jet surf is built tough and tested in heavy seas for durability. Beginner riders can gain confidence and feel the enjoyment of riding with speed by learning on flat water allowing them to learn with ease as the boards are very dynamic and easy to manoeuvre. There are 4 models of Jet Surf all with the same length of 180 cm and width of 60 cm, the most basic all-rounder board which is fun for all is the Ultra Sport model as it has the smaller engine of all the models makes perfect for families and also for rental / charter use. Next you have the Factory GP model, this will reach speeds of up to 55 km/h perfect ride in all water conditions it’s a challenging ride and moves great with the waves. The Jet Surf Race model is more on

the pro racer side of design as it’s a thrill ride for people that have racing ambitions or just adrenaline chasers with its sport carburetor it will reach speeds of up to 58 km/h. So with Jet surfs technology whatever level of riding you are, they have something for you. The

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Baxter Marine and Mallorca Charterpoint 22 Years Building Trust and Confidence! Baxter Marine is one of the longest standing businesses in Puerto Portals. Along with half a dozen other companies, Baxter Marine has been established since 1994 offering yacht brokerage, moorings, charters, boat maintenance and guardienage

in South West Mallorca and Palma. We always work with our clients to give them the best possible service that we can offer and are extremely proud of our repeat client business which makes up a great proportion of our work. Sales and Brokerage We have a large seafront office in the busiest part of the port, as well as a significant presence at the Palma Boat Show in May.

Baxter Marine created a new Sailing Yacht Division in 2016, to build and grow on its established reputation into the dynamic sailing yacht sector. Baxter Marine have also been the exclusive dealer for Spain for Pearl Motor Yachts for more than 10 years and have delivered many made-tomeasure top quality Pearl 75s, Pearl 60s and Pearl 50s to a growing list of happy Pearl customers. The Experienced Charter Team Within the Baxter Marine family and sharing the same sea front offices in Porto Portals, Mallorca Charterpoint also has over 20 years of expert knowledge of the Balearic Islands with a huge range of both motor and sailing yachts for charter, with the crewing options that include instructor/ skippered, skippered, crewed or ‘bare-boat’. Moorings and Guardiannage Baxter Marine is the leading agent specialising in moorings

specifically in Puerto Portals, Club de Mar Palma, Real Club Náutico Palma, and Pier 46 in Palma de Mallorca, acting on behalf of buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants wishing to buy, sell and rent moorings. We also offer an extensive Yacht Guardienage and Maintenance service in Mallorca. We clean inside and out, check and run all systems, checking the security and safety of our customer´s yachts. We want to make sure that the time they spend on board is quality time, and isn’t spent cleaning and prepping in advance - or closing her down for their departure. Come and Visit Us! With a multi-lingual team in place, covering every aspect of new boat and used sales, brokerage, moorings, maintenance and guardienage, all from one of the best located offices in Mallorca´s finest marina, we look forward to welcoming you and fulfilling all your requirements for a busy and exciting 2017!

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30 Years in Puerto Portals Eric Martin, owner of SUNBIRD was the first to open an office in Puerto Portals in 1986. Having been in the UK yacht sales business for 14 years, the time felt right to expand in to different waters. Sailing in the Mediterranean felt like an exciting progression. Sunshine was, of course, a huge draw to the Mediterranean and having heard about a new and prestigious marina being completed in Mallorca, 7km west of Palma town the expansion felt right. When we saw the site we knew it was the perfect opportunity to open SUNBIRD S.A. Puerto Portals combined an incredible location with

clear ambitions to become a luxury destination. Eric had met Simon Crutchley, a Spanish speaker whose local knowledge, great contacts and yachting experience made him the ideal candidate to manage the new operation. The potential was huge and it felt right to get in from the start. Sunbird Mallorca opened its doors in August 1986 - one week after the launch of the iconic Wellies. As the port grew, developing a formidable international reputation, Sunbird grew with it. It was a great plus for customers at Boat Shows to be able to buy from Sunbird UK and know there was full back-up on hand when they headed to the sunshine. Our long-standing relationship with Beneteau yachts continues, both in new sales and brokerage, and in the last two years Sunbird has become distributor for Monte Carlo Yachts in the UK and Palma, ranging from 65-105ft. The power boat side of the business is most

professionally handled by Nick Martin. Keeping the office on an even keel is Denise Parkin, who handles listings and administration . Both Nick and Denise have been with SUNBIRD S.A. since 2000. There is no doubt Puerto Portals is firmly established as one of the best and

most beautiful marinas in the Mediterranean, with a fantastic future ahead. Thirty years after SUNBIRD S.A. opened its doors, Portals’ original marina resident could not be prouder to have been here since day one. SUNBIRD offers a wide range of new and brokerage yachts.

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By Eliza Brown 19 years old aspiring Documentry Photographer/ Filmaker. Currently living and working at Sea. Instagram - elizagbrown

Across The Pond Starting up the engine. Stepping off the dock. Slipping the lines. Final calls to family on weak signal as you sail away from the disappearing land. Ahead of you - 3,500 nautical miles of open water, across ‘the pond’, towards the tropical islands of the Caribbean. Whether it is your first, tenth or even thirtieth Atlantic crossing, be it by motor or sailing yacht, super or small; spending a long length of time at sea is a unique experience, an enjoyment, a challenge! Where the toughest moments become the fondest memories.



I have sailed across the Atlantic three times, on the same boat. Each trip has been very different. My first trip was last year. I was eighteen. A complete novice, who had fled farming life in the English countryside to live at sea. I had just landed a job on a sailing yacht as the Chef/Stewardess. The day I started, I was told that we were leaving to sail the Atlantic in a couple of weeks’ time. I was given the responsibility to prepare and provision for a month at sea. We were a boat of eight crew, while on delivery, ranging from the ages of eighteen to eighty-five! An Aussie, an Irishman, a Brazilian, and the rest British. After endless menu planning, ingredient calculations and food shopping; fridges and freezers packed full, we left the boat yard and waved goodbye to the Mediterranean. The trip was a huge learning

curve. I started by creating a set routine, rotating the fruit and vegetables, using fresh goods first and saving the butternut squash and leeks for the final few days. As well as cooking, I took my turn on watch. 06:00-08:00, 14:00-16:00, 22:00-Midnight. I would always see the sun rise whilst I washed away biscuit crumbs and coffee marks from the cockpit, peeled the sun roasted flying fish from the deck and put out the fishing line (dusk and dawn - prime time for fishing!). I aimed for a 13:00 lunch and a 19:30 supper, always ensuring enough for second helpings to feed a boat of hungry boys, any leftovers would be available during the night for those who got peckish during their watch. The Irishman was my main man for hoovering up the scraps! I woke one night to the sound of flapping. Given my cabin hatch was open, I concluded that it was just the sails

backing in the wind. I fell back to sleep, only to be woken up again to an even more rapid flapping sound. I flicked on the light switch - SCALES EVERYWHERE! I will never make the mistake of sleeping with my hatch open again! A flying fish had inadvertently propelled itself into my cabin and was now having a fit at the end of my bunk, slapping itself against my lee cloth. I grabbed its tail and flung it straight back to where it came from! A forty pound catch was our prize winner of the trip. A Yellow Fin Tuna! Bled and filleted within the hour. That evening I rustled up a spread of sashimi, ceviche and steaks with new potatoes, salad and salsa verde. Galley clean and everything away, I’d watch the sunset, shower, and jump into my bunk to catch some shuteye before my midnight watch. A clear sky, full of stars, glowing phosphorescence


and the spray from dolphins. Incredible moments! Counting down the miles before we arrived in tropical waters, the days grew warmer and nights more clear. Everyone filled the abundance of time with good stories, banter and the odd bit of betting. After seventeen days at sea since leaving the Canary Islands, we arrived. Everyone jumped into the clear water and spent that evening settling our gambling debts with drinks at the beach bar, reminiscing about our 2,700 nautical mile journey across the Atlantic. After a very busy season in the Caribbean, we left Falmouth Harbour in early May, with the aim of avoiding motoring and relying on the wind alone to sail our way back across the Atlantic. The return trip is always colder, wetter and more bouncy. We kept a close eye on the weather forecast and followed the winds, calculating our way through the mid-Atlantic weather systems. It took us twelve days to reach Faial, an island in the Azores. We sailed the entire way and even managed a good blast using the Spinnaker. We saw Whales, Dolphins, Turtles and a continuous stream of Man’of’War jelly fish. But, just when you think all is going well, after a long season and another month at sea; you are nearing home, family and friends…the engine suddenly stopped. The solution was to dive in cold northern waters,

with the boat drifting sideto the rolling Atlantic swell; we all took it in turns to dive in and attempt to cut free the thick, nylon Fishermans rope, that had caught in the propeller, with a bread knife from the Galley. For an empty expanse of water, the Atlantic can teach you a lot. Before I know it, I am back in the Caribbean again. Where has the year gone?! Those who also sailed across in November will concur that there wasn’t much wind! But after a week sailing south from the Canaries, down the African coast, the trade winds finally began to kick in. Once the butter began to melt, we changed course, set our sails for downwind sailing and rolled our way back to the tropics. We left the Mediterranean at the end of the Supermoon, a giant orange glow that lit up the sky each night. Sperm Whales, Turtles, Dolphins and a variety of birds were spotted in abundance throughout the journey. Standing on the bow during my watch at sunrise, the ocean a millpond, watching Dolphins break the glass, their spray sparking in the early morning light. Special moments I will never forget. We caught Mahi Mahi and Tuna so were spoilt by banquets of fresh fish most days. A new personal record was set during the crossing, for the most flying fish to be peeled from the deck in the morning…thirty three!

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INGRID ABERY PHOTO FEATURE leaders came back into the Central Solent our RIB was trickling along past Egypt Point at about six knots to one of the final turning marks. The fleet would do a show lap before crossing the finish line.

Ingrid Abery

Ingrid Abery As many of you will know, Ingrid Abery is an internationally acclaimed photographer, with yachting regattas being her favourite subject. There are many great yachting photographers around the world, all doing great work, but Ingrid’s sixth sense of positioning makes many of her shots stand out from the crowd. Being able to do this requires a thorough understanding of the sport, especially top level yacht racing. Over the years she has sniffed out just where and when to position the rib in order to capture some amazing and exciting shots. Here in these following pages we show a sample of her amazing work and how she manages to be in the right place at the right time! Beautiful hand prints of these and many other images are available to purchase. They can be viewed on Ingrid’s site: Alternatively contact her directly at: A striking Instagram selection can also be enjoyed at: studio Abery.



Pro-Vee Powerboat flip: it was in fact a day off! It was a drizzly rainy day and I thought, “Do I really want to photograph today?” Fascination had gotten the better of me. Joining the press RIB that morning we’d gone out to photograph the start. The fleet of power boats in the Pro V European Championship were to lap the Isle of Wight, UK, anti-clockwise. As the

The two Italian crew in the lead boat Panerai Ceramica saw a gaggle of camera lenses pointed in their direction. Keen for some extra publicity the pair altered course at about 95mph. Going at such speed they misjudged our wake and it flipped the boat. Our press boat was laden with seven photographers. I had elected to work from the back almost leaning over the outboard engine. When I realized they were coming too close my reaction was ‘Click, click, click’. The momentum barrel-rolled the 44ft Pro Vee RIB about 25 feet above the water, it landed on its side and was catapulted back into the air continuing along 20 feet upright above the water

for what seemed an age, but in truth more like 60 seconds and then it just dropped out of the sky. It was a fantastic sight! I had presumed the other photographers where taking pictures too. That’s what we’re there to do, that’s what it’s all about! We photographers travel the world to capture la crème de la crème of regatta images to excite, to entertain, to amuse those interested in the sailing world. This was it, the money shot. It felt natural to me to just keep shooting. After we checked the team was still alive and picked up their engine cover, our driver turned to ask if anyone got the shots. People shook their sorry heads. Every other photographer had panicked, ashen white, jaws dropped and no one else got the shot! I then I put up my hand and whispered, “I did”.

INGRID ABERY PHOTO FEATURE Les Voiles des St.Tropez: It was the penultimate day of Les Voiles des St. Tropez and I was on the Wally Division course. The fleet was approaching the line jostling for a good position. The Wally 80, Tilakkhana, was pointing towards Ryokan 2 and not bearing down. As the start beckoned I watched the bowman and my intuition told me they were heading for drama. As our photo boat rolled about in the chop I

literally counted down the seconds, 3-2-1 Bam!, freezing each frame through the point of impact as bits of carbon splintered off. The shocked faces of the crew on Ryokan 2 heightened the visual impact. All photographers strive for that special moment that transcends the subject and place and can be looked at for a long time to come. This I think is one of them.

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INGRID ABERY PHOTO FEATURE The 2010 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup in Porto Cervo, Sardinia: A start sequence was underway. The fleet of more than twenty yachts was tacking up and down behind the line as the final seconds dropped away. Brandishing my lens I studied the scene unfolding. Bows nosed to windward. In those final moments the 30M Southern Wind yacht Illusion misjudged its distance and ploughed straight into the



Swan 90 Kora. Crew were thrown across the deck and one person was catapulted backwards into the water. My lens caught the whole sequence with a cracking shot of the somersault. The key ingredients to mastering another striking image were observation, instinct, anticipation and a calm yet immediate reaction.

INGRID ABERY PHOTO FEATURE 49er nose-dive: It was the 49er medal race at the 2008 Olympic Games in Qingdau, China. Throughout the race numerous teams had ‘turned-turtle’. It was like shooting goldfish in a bowl! On the second downwind leg I noticed way up the course, while the other photographers were chatting, Stevie and Ben out of control. So I quietly lifted my lens and photographed them take a nosedive. The bow of the boat dug in. It seemed they were nose-down for minutes when it must have been seconds in reality - I kept shooting and froze that magic moment! Again it was a case of being aware and not switching off. You don’t make a photograph just with the camera. You bring to the act of photography all your past on-the-water

experiences, reactions, emotions, compositions, style and technical know-how to

produce an arresting picture in these circumstances. There was a sense of

watching history unfold.

“Can’t park there son”

“Dive Dive Dive”

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VSS Marine, The New Kids on the Block!! or are They? VSS Marine is part of the well-established Ventilation Surveys & Services Ltd based in the UK. We offer a full suite of services, from cleaning and maintenance of your ventilation and ductwork, through to complete surveys and maintenance of your HVAC and ductwork systems, all to the highest standards set by the B&ES and supported by the EVHA. VSS Group is based in the U.K. steered by a young enthusiastic passionate team who understand the technical requirements and minimum industry standards to do the job better than most. They should do as they are well respected in the A/C industry for their in depth knowledge and technical papers that they have written. We can assist you with the general cleaning and

maintenance services to the highest level possible and more. • Independent ventilation advice • Hazardous remediation and removal advice • Project specification writing • Tender assistance, evaluation and costing exercises All jobs are provided with a detailed report and certificate (where appropriate), detailed below: • BS EN 15780 • B & ES TR19 • Health and Safety Welfare Regulations 6 • BS 9999 : 2008 • HTM 03-01 • RRO (Fire Safety) We can undertake an array of surveys for all your needs, from galleys to exhaust stacks. We will manage all the reports and information you will

We will conduct a thorough survey of your ventilation system to assess the following: • Third party independent test verification as required • Ventilation hygiene assessments • B & ES/BS EN 15780 Vacuum tests • Air hygiene risk assessments • Access panel installation frequency assessments to B & ES TR 19 • Local exhaust ventilation surveys (LEV) • Fire damper assessments and mechanical function drop tests • Air quality risk assessments • Air conditioning EPBD inspections (air conditioning energy assessments) • Filtration assessments • Construction handover cleanliness and compliance assessments • Kitchen extract cleanliness and fire risk assessment surveys For an immediate appointment to assess your HVAC cleaning and maintenance needs, please call Julian on (+34) 647 613 570.


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Bluefin LED Appoints Applelec Yacht as Dealers for the Balearics Bluefin LED (www.bluefinled. com) continue to build their distribution network by appointing Applelec Yacht as Distributors for the Balearics. Mike Cook for Bluefin LED said “We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Applelec as our new dealer. It is important that we increase our market share in both the OEM and leisure sectors on the islands and we are confident that Applelec have the experience, knowledge and network to enable more people benefit from our products.” Bluefin LED is a customer driven business committed to providing exceptional customer service offering premium quality assured products to the marine industry.


2016 …The North Dock in Palma, a Year of Success! ‘A place where a wide range of professional marine services can be accessed, all under one roof…’ “When a number of independent marine service companies offering complimentary skills and products find themselves conveniently situated inside one of the largest and most advanced repair/refit yards in Europe, it makes sense to let the yachting world know that they are easy to find, and very ready to do business.” “With this simple but convincing concept in mind, the directors of eight independent specialist service providers who all occupy the same building within STP shipyard, decided to create a common identity which clearly distinguishes their work place, and its considerable outreach to the world of luxury yachting which Palma de Mallorca has become justly famous for.” A solid reputation for quality products and services. The ‘The North Dock Building’ has now become firmly established as ‘a place to do business’, and is easy to find alongside the 700 ton travel lift at the North end of STP’s 70,000 sq. metres of work space, and also close to the dockage which offers another 24


35,000 sq. metres of berthing space for yachts under repair.

names behind the North Dock identity are:

– Aziza – Vava – Paramour G-One.

The eight companies represented at the North Dock are truly fulfilling the promise that the original yard concession demanded; “an ‘open shipyard’, with investment in the finest facilities, where a yacht owner, captain or project manager can choose the professionals he or she wishes to work with.”

Anicla (Paint / Coating Supplies), De Cabo (Painting / Polishing / Antifouling), Palmawatch (Refit / Repairs / Haul-Outs), IBS (Electrics / Electronics), Undercover (Yacht Containment / Covers / Shrink-Wrap / Fixtures & Fittings), Trappmann (Interiors / Design / Upholstery), Servicios Náuticos Integrados Palma (Painting / Antifouling / Propspeed Application), Munditubo (Scaffolding / Yacht Covering.)

Sailing Yachts: ‘Is a Rose’ – ‘Aglaia’ – ‘Melek’ – ‘Eos’ – ‘Mondango’ – ‘Kokomo’ – ‘Unfurled’ – ‘Binziyad’ – ‘Constanter’ – ‘Naiade’ – ‘MYI’ – ‘Londine’ – ‘Seawave’ – ‘Vivid’ – ‘Luskentyre’ – ‘Rainbow’ (J-Class) – ‘Twilight’ (Oyster 125) - ‘Ivanka’ (Shipman 80) - ‘Selene’ (van Meer 22m) - ‘Flying Spirit‘ (Oyster 625 ) – ‘Cookielicious’ (Oyster 72 ) – ‘Albertone 3’ (Oyster 72) - ‘Seahorn’ (Nordia 59) - ‘Beija Mar’ (Oyster 56) - ‘Alta Marea’ (Jongert 2900M) - ‘Crystal’ (Jongert 2100S) - ‘Seahorn’ (Nordia Van Dam 64) - Nikata (Baltic 115) - ‘Open Season’ (Wally 107) – ‘Galma’ (Wally 94.)

An extensive capability list as follows: Antifouling Application, Electrics, Electronics, Fixtures & Fittings, Haul Out Works, Interior Works, Joinery and Teak Decks, Material Supplies, Marine installations, Paint finish and Re-sprays, Paint and Material Supplies, Plumbing and Installations, Refit and Project Management, Sails Supply and Repairs, Scaffold & Boat Covers, Shrink-wrap, Welding and Metal Machining. The eight independent companies who have put their

A satisfied client list. One only has to look at the list detailing just a few of the yachts that have been attended to by one or more of the North Dock companies over the last few months, to see that credibility and confidence in the products services offered is well accepted: Motor Yachts: Ilona – Roma – Icon – Slipstream - Blind Date – Herculina - Jade Mary

The North Dock Building can be clearly seen and identified from anywhere in STP thanks to four large signs displayed on the roof, and a website which links to more information on each company with their full contact details is online at:


office in MB92 shipyard in Barcelona.

Helen Stachini

Rolling Stock & Monaco Marine Repaints Rare Black Matt Hull of Feadship Motoryacht “Air” Refit yard Monaco Marine in conjunction with Palma Based Rolling Stock has recently completed the repaint of the rare black matt hull of motoryacht Air. The success of this repaint is the direct result of the thorough planning by the teams of Air, paint company Rolling Stock and Monaco Marine La Ciotat. Launched in 2011, Air is an 81m Feadship motoryacht featuring a black matt paint unique on water. In October last year, Monaco Marine was entrusted with the complete repaint of its exclusive hull colour. To prepare for the arrival of the vessel, the yard had set up a made-to-measure transformation cocoon. Air was hauled out of water on October 3 at Monaco Marine shipyard in La Ciotat. Air entered the cocoon for nine weeks of works, including the external repaint. The paint of the 1000sq m surface was made in one go by 25 prepared painters from Rolling Stock, in a climatecontrolled environment set up by Monaco Marine. “A strictly planned and coordinated project which inevitably led to its successful completion. A fantastic team effort” commented Manu Ayme - Rolling Stock Head 26


of Production. “Positive collaboration with all stakeholders, experience and a shared passion for challenges make the difference says Cyprien Milhe, project manager at Monaco Marine We proved it once again when we delivered a week ahead of the completion date,” Air was back in the water on December 2 and departed the shipyard on December 9. The vessel is ready to charter again. “Air is very unique. Its hull colour defines this boat and we all held our breath during the repaint. We were stunned about the perfect finish. That the yacht could be ready before the set date was even more satisfying,” concludes Captain Steve Warren. Helen: (+34) 666 01 89 69

New… (Well Known) Face at Palmawatch As one of the professional marine service companies based at the North Dock building right inside the STP shipyard, Palmawatch are constantly being asked to visit yachts, brokers offices and owners reps, in order to discuss everything from haul out works, repairs, painting and antifouling, through to shipwright works and total refits. In addition to this, there

is always interest in the range of ancillary marine products from leading international suppliers, which Managing Director Pierre Oberon and his team have made available locally. These have all been selected based on solid practical experience over the last 15 years. “2017 will see the friendly face of Helen Stachini representing us around the docks and marinas,” said Pierre who started the company back in 2002, and has overseen its impressive growth ever since. Plenty of people will know Helen who has worked around the marine industry in Mallorca for thirteen years, and coincidentally started out life in yachting at about the same time as Palmawatch was being formed back in 2002. Helen cut her teeth at the sharp end of the business; working for 2 years on board a 52m Amels charter yacht, after a spell on a rather larger cruising vessel…the QE2! Arriving in Palma de Mallorca in 2004, she was introduced to Phil Edwards the owner of Yacht Help Group who employed her as a sales person for the company’s wide range of services provided to the superyacht sector. Later Helen went on to become a consultant for the crew recruitment department of YHG and The Crew Network Palma. During this time she also helped to set up a new

Helen said, “We grew rapidly as a company until Yacht Help Group was sold in 2009. During this year I took the opportunity to work on yachts again, and this included crewing onboard a 55ft Oyster, which we sailed from Israel to Palma. A famous Mallorquien owned the yacht, and I got a chance to brush up my Spanish which has been quite an asset in my work.” “Then after returning ashore Phil Edwards asked me to join Dovaston Crew as a recruitment consultant, and there I stayed for 4 years until the company went through a change of ownership.” “What are you looking forward to in your new job with Palmawatch?,” we asked Helen. She said, “I am excited to be returning back to the marinas and promoting Palmawatch and its many services and products. It’s great to be working with a team that have so much workmanship and practical knowledge at their finger tips, and thousands of sea-miles logged between them too!” “I will be out and about, talking about gangways, ladders, stairs, propellers, awning systems, interior blinds and lighting amongst other things” said Helen. Finally Helen said, “I chose Palmawatch because I know that they are one of the leading companies on the Island and are continually expanding, so it’s a great pleasure to be part of such a skilled and dynamic team.”

President Letter January 2017 In 2016, we have proved again that we do not back out when achieving a legal and tax framework that makes yachting sector stronger and competitive. Thanks to you and your fees, we have had the necessary resources to achieve such important things, like the new Balearic decree regarding nautical charter, that puts together in a same text all legislation regarding this activity. We have also made possible that the Palma Boat Show becomes more productive and professional with every new edition. The yacht sector needs to be mentioned because they have had very good figures during this last season. Last year, a huge quantity of nautical tourists have decided to enjoy our coasts on board a super yacht, which is very good news because this type of visitor benefit the repair and maintenance companies, as well as the public purse. And, of course, this type of tourism benefits all the complementary offerings around the area. All these achievements place us as one of the first organisations of the yacht sector at a national level. The most clear example is that the ANEN has organised their Nautical Congress in Palma. It is one of the most important professional events which is celebrated in our country, in which the top experts and representatives of recognised international companies that belong to the sector, attend . Thanks to all your voices united in AENIB, we have been working ceaselessly to make possible our historical complaint: to start specialised training for our sector. In this

sense, the association has had to create a quality project which trains our future workers, that also responds to the real needs of the yacht sector and that allows to qualify professional that are still not qualified. 2017 is full of new opportunities to keep moving. We have plenty of challenges facing us, and also changes in our own association. I will cease my position next February, after two decades of service to nautical companies of the Isles, although I still will be a member of the Managing Board. This way, I will continue helping the Managing Board thanks to my deep knowledge of our sector, and to the associative and business network of the islands. As it was approved unanimously in the past Extraordinary General Meeting, the new representative body of the AENIB will be an Executive Board within a Directive Board. Strength comes in numbers; there is nothing more certain in this world, and we have proved it with our work. This is why from next February onwards, the collaboration between ANEN (of which we are the co-founders) and our association, will intensify even more. This fact will allow us optimize resources, and make a more powerful common front when fighting for your interests. Although the waters are still too unsettled, the horizon will bring great things if we continue rowing in the same direction. I would like to finish this letter reminding that this month we will celebrate the General Assembly of our association. It is a very important appointment that will serve me to properly say farewell of AENIB’s presidency. I will also show my gratitude with all of you, and I will give a step toward the new Executive Board, that will be the new body responsible to set the course of our association.

Sail Racing Partner of the Copa del Rey MAPFRE The Swedish clothing brand Sail Racing and the Real Club Náutico de Palma have signed a partnership for the next three years that includes Copa del Rey MAPFRE, PalmaVela and the Spanish yacht club itself. The Swedish company Sail Racing has been appointed as the official clothing partner of Copa del Rey MAPFRE, one of the world’s most prestigious regattas that takes part in Palma de Majorca, Spain, every summer. Sail Racing, also 35th America’s Cup and Oracle Team USA clothing partner, will develop official merchandise collections for the PalmaVela and the RCNP and provide technical and on shore wear for the regatta organizers. Martin Rydell, Sail Racing’s Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board in Sail Racing International AB, and Javier Sanz, President of the RCNP signed the agreement in Palma de Majorca this week. The partnership with Copa del Rey MAPFRE is based on

3-year contract. “The Copa del Rey MAPFRE is the most prestigious Mediterranean regatta and we are very proud to be a partner to it and the other fantastic regattas arranged by RCNP. We are excited to work close together with RCNP and look forward to develop new products in cooperation with the sailors, coaches and other staff at RCNP over the coming three years”, said Martin Rydell, Sail Racing’s Co-Founder. The RCNP’s President Javier Sanz commented: “We are very proud to have signed this partnership with a brand with such international prestige as Sail Racing. We look forwards to developing this initiative over the next three years, where Copa del Rey MAPFRE and Sail Racing will be working together to make the regatta even better”. Sail Racing is developing the official 36 Copa del Rey MAPFRE collection in the coming months. It will be available at the event, as well as online for shipping worldwide and at selected retailers.



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Roger Horner - E3 Systems (+34) 971 404 208

Technology Update The year has only just begun and the best gadget show of the year has already come to an end. The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is a global consumer electronics and consumer technology tradeshow that takes place every January in Las Vegas. The biggest names in tech descend on Sin City to unveil the latest wondrous and sometimes wacky gadgets. Here are a few that caught my eye.

Its 130 kWh battery boasts a range of 378 miles and its motor 1,050 horsepower, and it’s able to do 0-60 mph in 2.39 seconds. That beats a Tesla, Faraday claims. However, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been promising an upcoming software update, which has already been pushed to some cars. This will enable an even quicker 0 to 60mph acceleration in the already “Quickest Production Car”, the Tesla Model S P100D Ludicrous. The new mode is being referred to as “Ludicrous+” by Musk. It unlocks, purely through software, about 35 more horsepower in the 4-door sedan – for now a total output of ~573 kW (780hp).

The new FF 91 - faster than a Tesla S in Ludicrous Mode?

As promised, it brings the 0-60 time down to 2.4 seconds from the previous 2.5 seconds, if you don’t round it up.

Faraday Future unveiled its first production vehicle, the electric FF 91, at CES 2017. This comes a mere 12 months since Faraday announced its plans to flip the auto world on its head, and this year they brought along an actual car.

You have to activate the “warp speed” feature on the centre screen by holding down the ‘Ludicrous’ button on the settings page for 5 seconds and after the warp speed effect is gone, the following prompt will appear:

The FF 91 (“nine one”) is impressive, at least on paper.

Back to the great features of the new FF91. The car has

a panoramic glass roof and comfy interior. The roof, rear and side windows also dim and shade, providing privacy at the touch of a button. Great for all the wannabe celebs out there! Of course, the FF 91 is connected, but not by satellite as yet. It also features facial recognition capabilities for unlocking without a key. Cameras inside the FF 91 will also recognize users and pull up preferences like seat position and ideal temperatures when they enter the vehicle. The FF 91’s doors will also open automatically and adjust to preferred settings if someone has an FF ID on them. As with the Tesla, intelligent driving also features in the FF 91. It uses retractable LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) and other cameras and sensors to correct driving decisions. It also features an impressive Driverless Valet system which will park the car once the driver has stepped out of the vehicle. The FF 91 will also report to drivers at a specific time and pick up location as well, though this feature is limited to privately owned land until legislation catches up.

You can reserve a FF 91 now directly from the company for a refundable $5,000. Expectant drivers should start seeing their FF 91s pull up at the beginning of next year, or will they? There are persistent reports that the company is taking its last breath… LG’s amazing ultrathin W7 OLED TV was the star of the Show Just when you thought flat -panel TVs couldn’t get any thinner, lighter or betterlooking, LG surprises everyone. The all-new W7 OLED is like no TV you’ve ever seen. It can’t stand by itself on legs or a pedestal. Instead, it requires a wall. And when attached to that wall, it protrudes no further than a couple of coins stacked together, just 3.85 mm. That’s 0.15”, so thin you’d never notice it from the side.

The 65” model weighs just 8kg and the 77 inch weighs 12kg. That’s less than many 32” LCDs and light enough to attach just about anywhere, without worrying about in-wall studs or weight limits. LG includes a special flush-mounting plate, the top of which screws into the wall as usual, while the bottom sticks to the wall with magnets. It’s even flexible enough to peel slightly away,


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if for no other reason than to blow your visitors’ minds. The TV will offer four types of HDR (HDR10, Dolby Vision, Hybrid Log Gamma and a new technology called Advanced HDR from Technicolor) and will ship with a Dolby Atmos soundbar. Besides offering object-based surround sound, the soundbar will also act as connection centre for the TV with four HDMI ports, an antenna-in jack and optical audio opt port. Many of the products shown at CES are just concepts, but LG will begin shipping the 65” W7 OLED in March for $8,000 (roughly €7,500). Underwater drone for hunting fish! Robotics company PowerVision grabbed headlines last year with its PowerEgg which, true to its name, is a quadcopter shaped like an egg. Its latest robot doesn’t fly - it swims.

Designed for hobby fishermen, the PowerRay can dive 30 metres underwater for up to four hours to give you a view from its integrated 4K UHD camera using an app on any iOS or Android mobile device via Wi-Fi (presumably with the help of a floating antenna). The app lets you control the robot and its camera and gives you position information and other data to help you find fish. Add on the PowerRay Fishfinder sonar system, and you’ll be able to detect fish up to 40m below the PowerRay. The Fishfinder has a built-in blue light to lure fish into view. You can also use an optional remote bait drop that comes with the PowerRay to attract fish. And, if you really

want to immerse yourself in the underwater experience, PowerVision will have VR goggles that respond to head tilting. This will allow you to actually move the robot around so you can “look” up, down, left and right underwater, without getting wet. A global pre-order for the PowerRay starts on 27th February, but pricing has not yet been announced. This would be a great gadget launched from a yacht for all sorts of purposes. Kuri – the robot nanny with personality Let me introduce Kuri. It’s more of a roving security cam with a bluetooth speaker than an always-listening, multipurpose assistant, but Kuri’s advantage is its personality. It’s like a Pixar character as it wordlessly chirps and nods. Kuri was clearly designed to please the younger members of your family, while it helps you patrol the halls and keep an eye on your home. You will be able to use its camera to check on your pets when you’re away. It can send a notification if it spots the dog on the sofa, so you can yell at the dog using Kuri’s speakers. Kuri can also patrol your home using a predetermined route, letting you know if it spots something out of the ordinary, and it can use its motion and sound detection to hunt down any unusual occurrence and send you a recording.

Great new gadgets but, as always, do we really need them? Yes, of course we do!


There is also the upcoming commissioning of the brand new CNB76 AENEA. It’s the time of the year to secure the crew contracts for my returning seasonal clients. We signed a new full management contract in December with a 23m Sensation Yacht. We’ve never signed a client in the middle of the winter before so that’s a great sign.

Jens Oomes Jens Oomes (+34) 674 83 83 68

Invisible Crew The booming Pocket Superyacht niche and their crew. It’s mid-January and I am flooded with work. We haven’t had time to celebrate the day we came up with the name and idea of Invisible Crew, now 8 years ago! My diary shows all the follow up points for Imagine Heaven. This is the 65ft Yapluka catamaran that is retro-fitting a tender lift platform and bow-thrusters amongst other items.

Behind the scenes we are working on a game changing system to offer more handson support to our crew. This system will arm Invisible Crew members with an incredible wealth of knowledge and in turn further enhance our services to our clients. Hopefully I can write more about it in the next issue. Then the Yachting world article titled -”What is behind the surge in new 60ft plus yacht designs and can you sail one safely without pro crew?”- landed on my desk. This is a nice summary of how well the Pocket Superyacht niche is doing. I shared it on the Invisible Crew Facebook page. invisiblecrewyachting. It confirms what we, at Invisible Crew, predicted 8 years ago. We were at the cradle of a market that is now exploding.

CNB has designed a nice 66 footer and, on drawings and specs alone, have already sold 8. The next question in the article is whether they will all need crew. In this size range there is generally quite a balanced pro and con’s list on the question of hiring crew. At Invisible Crew we have been working and thinking hard for the last couple of years to make hiring crew a no brainer. Traditionally nobody saw the need for management services for these smaller craft. They are not presented with the complexity and paperwork of superyachts. That’s true. However the complexity lies elsewhere... Once an owner hires crew, the crew becomes a vital point in their yachting experience. This makes for a very tricky situation. They have invested hundreds of thousands, if not millions of Euros and are now at risk to let the quality of the experience depend on one or two individuals. On

how the personalities of those individuals match theirs in the long run. On the amount of knowledge those individuals have gathered before taking on the job. On the discipline those individuals apply to the job. By offering support to both owners and crew, we align expectations and improve communication. We make sure the crews have the tools to do the best job possible by providing knowledge and by educating owners on things like realistic schedules and budgets. The Pocket Superyacht niche is a breeding ground for future Superyacht crew. So even in the most positive scenarios, crew rarely stay longer than 3 years on one yacht. At that point our clients know that Invisible Crew, as managers, know their yacht, their specific needs and expectations. As a constant, reliable factor we make their yachting experience one of uncompromised fun, as it should be!


Abi Wallace M (+44) 7474 228782 Skype abi.acrew

ACREW La Ciotat at Compositeworks ACREW are back at Compositeworks in La Ciotat with a fantastic learning event to build on the success of last year. For crew based in the yard, the opportunity to attend workshops that really move practice forward on the yacht is always well received. Workshop topics are based around the department specific learning needs of crew such as caring for fuel or interior trends for 2017, as well as those that cover personal interests such as investing in your financial future. The event will finish with the inaugural ACREW at Compositeworks Pub Quiz. Expect categories based on topics covered during the event, general knowledge, name that tune and world geography. Drinks for the night will be provided by Corker’s Fine Wines. The wining team will be the first to be engraved on the pub quiz trophy and prizes will abound! With crew drinks, networking and music provided throughout the two days it will be of great value to the crew

and Captains and a welcome opportunity to get together with other crew in the yard before everybody departs for the Summer season! The full programme can be found at where you can also start registering for the workshops. Private Insurance Policy Reviews from Pantaenius Yacht Insurance Pantaenius Yacht Insurance offers a unique service to the captains of Composite Works, La Ciotat. The complexities of insurance for superyachts often means that the lengthy documents are not read or understood, which can have serious implications. Michelle from Pantaenius will sit with Captains with a highlighter pen and speed through the policy showing all the key places where exclusions in the policy or gaps in the cover could be a problem. If Captains are aware of the extent of their policy then plans can be made accordingly. This free and quick service can be arranged at a convenient time during the event. Pantaenius would hope to be included when asking for quotes when policy renewal is coming up, but the service is completely free of any obligation.

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Caribbean Crewfest 2017 News from the event 11th – 14th January 2017 Thanks to all Captains and Crew that made Caribbean Crewfest 2017 such a great success! And a huge thanks also goes out to the Christophe Harbour team in St. Kitts and the sponsors and partners that got so enthusiastically involved. With 12 superyachts on the dock in attendance, 9 great workshops and other highlights such as the Crewfest Games and the Crew Masquerade Party, it was a packed programme full of fun and learning. The venue at Christophe Harbour is truly stunning. Crew enjoyed waterside dining at Salt Plage, cocktail making at the beautiful Pavilion Member’s only beach club, golf at the Four Seasons on Nevis, quad bike tours and the benefit of free dockage throughout! In some ‘firsts’ for ACREW, we held new workshops on Drone Safety, Security and Handling

as well as Teaching Paddle Boarding and Water Safety. These were topics crew had identified as needing help with and were particularly well received. The first ever Crewfest Games was everything we could ask for! The commitment of the 10 teams was matched by their courage and sportsmanship as they carried, swam, paddle boarded and leapt through a tough course. The winning team from Motor Yacht Kamalaya deserved their winners’ trophies and have the opportunity to defend their title next year. The event was tied up with a Crew Masquerade Party at the Spice Mill on Cockleshell Beach. Friday 13th, under the full moon with fires on the beach, DJ Dani L. Mebius rocked the dancefloor as always! Keep your eyes out for Caribbean Crewfest 2018. It is a Caribbean Crew Event not to be missed! The event video can be found at www. as well as a photo gallery and infographic of the event.


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Karen Passman Impact Crew T. (+44) 1425 614419

Creating the “Right” Culture What is the “right” culture for your yacht? It won’t be the same everywhere you go. The yacht, the owner, the guests, not to mention the senior crews’ approaches. However, there is no doubt that culture is driven from the top down. So how do you get crew to “buy in” to the culture that you want on board? Step 1 Have a clear and shared vision. Know how you want people on both the inside and out to view the yacht, and articulate it. Couple to that shared values, attitudes and standards that every crew member understands and believes in. Step 2 Live and breathe the culture. Which means that you as the leader every day is beyond reproach. If you ask crew to show respect, then you are the person who never makes that inappropriate remark. If crew overstep the mark – they are immediately pulled back in line. Step 3 Recruit wisely. As Branson believes “Hire for attitude, train for skill.” He looks for people with great

attitudes, who are passionate about what they do. He says you can train for skills, but you can’t train for attitude. Use the probation period to find out all about your new recruit, have they got the character that is right for this yacht? Step 4 Share the decisions. As the leaders you may think you have all the answers, but the power of group thinking is immeasurable. Not only in terms of the solutions identified, but their increased buy-in, as a result of involving crew in the decision making process, particularly when the decisions affect them. Step 5 Empower crew. Don’t micro-manage, give them a general sense of direction and they may surprise you with their ingenuity! Not to mention the more involved and connected they will feel about the yacht.

Ensure they have a voice, so communications flow up as well as down. Step 6 Listen to their language. Is it them and they or we and us? The more together crew feel the stronger and more defined your culture will be. If it’s them and they, find out what’s causing the divide and do something about it. Step 7 Give crew time and space. Whether to hide away in their cabin or head out and explore, find the opportunities to give them time to re-charge and energise, otherwise they will burn out. Step 8 Team bonding matters. Activities such as going out for a meal as a whole crew, or participating in a charitable fund raising event brings the crew back together again. No it doesn’t solve crew

issues, but it can help to tighten the bond and break down the hierarchical barriers. Impact Crew’s experienced team of highly professional consultants are on hand to support you to work through any number of these steps. Large corporations involve specialists to help them to define and create the culture within their organisations, so why would you not deserve the same support? The industry is awash with courses to help crew to develop their technical skills. When you find yourself in a leadership role, 80% of your time is about dealing with people; so give yourself a fighting chance and invest in this vital aspect too. Contact us now to find out how easy and flexible it is to build the culture you would like on board.

CREW MATTERS the integrity of the existing PYA service. The MCA has confirmed that if individual seafarers continue to submit un-verified SSTs directly to them, it will delay the issue of either a NoE or CoC significantly due to other priorities in administration processes. Therefore, the MCA strongly recommends that SSTs from the superyacht sector should be verified by the PYA prior to being submitted to the MCA. Testimonials (SSTs) issued to all relevant seafarers in the superyacht sector away from the MCA’s staff.

Important Information for all Sea-Going Crew: New arrangements for verification of sea service testimonials for presentation to the MCA.

For twenty-five years, the PYA has been approved by the MCA, using ISO quality management standards, to verify sea service recorded by its members in PYA Service Record Books. These documents are accepted by MCA normally without any further checking and provide a fast and efficient way to apply for an application for a Notice of Eligibility (NoE) or for a Certificate of Competence (CoC) revalidation.

As from 1st January 2017, the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency has introduced new arrangements regarding the verification of Sea Service Testimonials (SSTs) under UK flag jurisdiction.

The MCA is now expanding further the successful delegation of sea service verification services in the large yacht sector to suitably qualified outside organisations, including the PYA.

The MCA is now shifting the important responsibility for verifying Sea Service

This announcement demonstrates the continued confidence the MCA has for

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The PYA will continue to provide a SST verification service (using the MCAapproved Service Record Book) as part of its membership benefits to members along with all the customary help, advice and supporting services. Certificate entry to the Service Record Book and annual SST verification are provided free of charge to all paid-up full PYA members. For the first time, the PYA is now offering SST verification for non-members on a ‘pay as you go’ fee basis per SST application. The cost for this service will be €50 per Sea Service Testimonial with a minimum charge of €100. The 2016 PYA Christmas Ball The 2016 PYA Christmas Ball saw the attendance of more guests than ever before in the event’s history! We welcomed a mixture of young and old, crew and shorebased professionals, different nationalities, ball veterans and PYA party newbies! Many people said that the 2016 Ball was the best one ever, so let’s continue this trend for the 2017 event! Upon arrival, the guests were able to have their photo taken by esteemed local photographer Alban Pichon against the backdrop of the beautiful Carlton Christmas tree. Everyone was thrilled that when they walked through to the drinks reception in la Côte Bar, a glossy print out of their photo

was waiting for them to collect and take home. Drinks and a selection of delicate canapés ensued, whilst a live band played a sophisticated blend of jazz and soul music. The guests were then shown to their tables in the grand ballroom, which had been beautifully decorated with festive flower arrangements designed by Azur Flowers. Sparkling wine (kindly provided by Riviera Wine) and a welcome toast from PYA Director of Training and Certification Joey Meen followed, after which a fantastic three course dinner was served to guests. Meanwhile, the superb Phly Boyz entertained us their unique style of highenergy acoustic music. The handmade crackers with gifts sponsored by Gourmet Deliveries added something extra special to the tables. We had a fun photobooth where guests could play around with props and fancy dress in front of the camera, and take home a print out or upload the image directly to social media. The annual PYA Christmas raffle was a great success, with some brilliant prizes donated by our kind supporters. The headline event of the evening was the ever-brilliant Blah Blah, who kept the dance floor crammed as we partied the night away until the mall hours! Thank you to all our guests for coming and making it the best PYA ball yet, and of course to our generous sponsors, without whom the event would not have been possible: Burgess, Horizons, Pantaenius, Gourmet Deliveries and Riviera Wine. If your company would be interested in sponsoring the 2017 Christmas Ball (or any other PYA events), please contact Carey on A few comments from the happy guests on the right page.

The 2016 PYA Christmas Ball

“The whole night was perfection. The best ever ball to date!!! Really well organized and worth every penny” “Thank you again SO much for the brilliant night last Friday - you really do know how to throw a great party, it was a great success and everyone I spoke to had a brilliant time!” “Thanks very much for organizing everything for the PYA Christmas Ball – we had an absolutely wonderful evening. Well done for putting on such a great party!” “Thanks for yet another fantastic and well organised Christmas Ball! We had a great time and hope for many more in the future!” “I just wanted to drop you a little email to say thank you for organising such a terrific PYA Ball on Friday, the organisation was fantastic from the timing, to the band and every little detail had been taken care of, it was great thank you! We really enjoyed it and will be delighted to keep supporting the PYA in the future.” “Thank you for putting on such a great evening! So much better than the last one I attended five years ago...” “Congratulations for The PYA Ball - it was as always a wonderful moment” “Well done for putting on a great party last night – a huge success!” “It was an amazing evening, I had a lot of fun and it was a great party!” “Thank you so much, it was such a fun night” “Super party well done - and two great bands!” “Thank you to you all for organising a great night!” “Thank you for the great party!” “Thanks for organising the PYA Ball, we had a great time!”

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WHAT´S NEW What´s New Chatham

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• Cruise Fixed Pod • Torqeedo’s Fixed Pod (FP) Cruise motors are mounted below the water to save valuable space aboard a vessel, boasting the highest efficiency levels within the electric outboard market – achieving 56 per cent maximum overall efficiency. Weighing under 16kg and 34kg respectively, the Cruise 2.0FP/4.0FP and 10.0FP models provide impressive performance and features such as an integrated onboard computer and up to 1400 RPM. With top speeds of six knots (11km/h) from the 2.0FP/4.0FP and 17.3 knots (32km/h) from the 10.0FP, the Fixed Pod Cruise line can provide the power for motorboats and sailboats up to 10 tonnes. RRP £6,649 • products/pod-drives/cruise10.0-fp/1252-00.html


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A major improvement in the financial fortunes of Princess Yachts International has been reported at the London Boat Show. Executive chairman Antony Sheriff, speaking at his first London show, told the press: “Our sales are up 20% and our gross profit is 50% up. In the second half of 2016 we have been consistently profitable and all our plans are coming to fruition, putting us in a great position for 2017. We are looking forward to a fantastic three or four years. “Our current order book is valued at around £400m, which is a 40% rise over this time last year,” he added. “Retail sales are up 60% compared with a year ago due to the response of the five new models launched in 2016.” Sheriff indicated that the pace of model launches will be increased in 2017, with seven new yachts being launched. This includes the S60, which is being globally debuted at the London show, and the V40 at Düsseldorf in a few weeks’ time.



“We are working through a £55m investment programme over the next three years which is fully funded by our investors,” Sheriff commented. “With the seven new models in 2017, this will mean our level of aggression of new launches will be going up a notch. “We have three core values for the future and first and foremost is investing in craftsmanship and aftersales service,” Sheriff said. “Second is the use of new technology to help increase productivity; not the use of technology for technology’s sake. Third is our aim the make customer’s dreams come true, making sure they get the right boat to have the right experience.” Princess managing director Chris Gates told IBI: “The £55m investment programme is ongoing and the £14m which is being spent is on infrastructure and the rest on product development.” In terms of the programme to expand the workforce, Gates indicated that around 120 had so far been taken on.

Oyster Yachts Announces Expansion Plans Oyster Yachts in the UK has announced the sale of a second unit of its Oyster 118. The new contract comes to fruition after months of discussion with the client on detailed specification and layouts. The second Oyster 118 is scheduled for delivery in spring 2020. Hull moulding will start in the next couple of months in Oyster’s dedicated facility at HMS Daedalus, near Portsmouth and fit-out will start in 2018 in Oyster’s Custom & Refit shipyard at Saxon Wharf in Southampton. Second unit of the 38m Oyster 118 is scheduled for delivery in 2020.

Plans are now being developed to expand the facilities at Saxon Wharf so that 118-03 can be built partly in parallel with 118-02 for a late summer 2020 delivery, with 118-04 being offered for 2021 delivery. Oyster 118-02 will be the 40th yacht built by Oyster over 80ft since the first Oyster 82, which dates back some 15 years. According to data from the Global Order Book (excluding yachts ‘on-hold’) this contract means that Oyster achieves 30% market share of the global order book for projects in the 24m-36m range to be delivered in the 2017– 2020 period.

Princess Reports Strong Financial Turnaround

Sunseeker Primed for Bumper Year UK boatbuilder Sunseeker is primed for a bumper year, having closed 2016 with what it claims will be a 20% increase in turnover and a robust order book through to 2018. Talking to IBI at the London Boat Show, CEO Phil Popham said the builder would be “comfortably back in profit” in 2017 and that he expected turnover for 2016 to be in the region of £250m, up from £202.6m in 2015 when it registered a net loss (after taxes) of -£13.7m. “As of December 31, we were 40% up on forward orders compared to 2015,” said Popham. “We’ve already taken 79 orders for the new 52, making it the fastest selling Sunseeker of all time,” he said, adding that the builder had also received 28 deposited orders for its new 66 Manhattan which is having its world premiere at London, along with a new 68 Sport Yacht. More launches will follow in the middle of the year as the builder focuses on developing the smaller end of its portfolio after launching the 95, 116 and 131 last year. Brexit, and the ensuing drop in the value of Sterling has undoubtedly given a shot in the arm to the builder. The last year has seen major growth particularly in the US, which has seen a 44% increase in sales, whilst Europe sales remain steady. “Growth in US is based on representation

and momentum of the brand,” Popham said, adding that there was a definite “feel good factor” amongst dealers there despite uncertainties following the election. “There’s a feeling that Trump could free businesses from bureaucracy,” Popham added. Growing its business in Asia and the Middle East will also be a priority for 2017. Its new dealer for the Lebanon for instance has just signed its first order for a 116. “It’s much more a slow burn now with transactions taking longer,” Popham admitted, saying that the drop in the pound had been a key incentive in making buyers finally commit. The builder is now implementing the five-year growth plan valued at £50m that it announced in September last year, with roughly 50% of the money earmarked for new product development, and the remainder on upgrading its manufacturing facilities and production processes. Popham claimed the builder was already taking on another four to five staff each week on its production floor to keep up with demand. “We will be capacity constrained in 2017,” he admitted.


By David Robinson

Winners of 2017 Motor Boat Awards Revealed The winners were announced at a gala dinner in London. The winners of the 2017 Motor Boat Awards were announced in London during the London Boat Show. An audience of over 250 international guests saw the

2017 Motor Boat Awards presented to winning boats in eight categories ranging from sportsboats and RIBs to 100ft-plus custom yachts. A further four boats were highly commended by the judges. The awards presentation was hosted by MBY’s editor, Hugo Andreae, and deputy editor Jack Haines. A panel of marine journalists were responsible for sea-trialling 47 finalists before selecting the winning

craft. The international nature of the event was reflected with winners from Scandinavia, Netherlands, Italy and the UK.

• Custom Yachts – Riva 76 Perseo (Italy) • Outstanding Service Award, sponsored by Lombard – Landau UK (UK)

This year’s winners are:

For the first time this year, the Judges’ Special Award went to an entire category of people – the 28,000 volunteers from the UK’s Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) who deliver a worldclass emergency service with no cost to the end-user or the taxpayer.

• Sportsboats and RIBs – Axopar 37 (Finland) • Sportscruisers up to 45ft – Marex 310 (Norway) • Sportscruisers over 45ft – Princess V58 (UK) • Wheelhouse & Cockpit Cruisers – Boarnstream Elegance 1300 (Netherlands) • Passagemakers – Azimut Magellano 66 (Italy) • Flybridges up to 55ft – Sunseeker Manhattan 52 (UK) • Flybridges over 55ft – Princess 75 Motor Yacht (UK)

MARINE INDUSTRY NEWS Electrical Drawings correctly, and how to use these drawings to track faults and carry out fault diagnosis. * Electrical Power Generation and Management (EPGAM) This is a 4-day course built to give delegates sound practical experience of operating ships electrical switchboards, with background knowledge in SOLAS Electrical Regulations. This will be taught by a series of practical exercises on how to react in a safe manner to real time scenarios, set on integrated engine room & switchboard simulator.

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Bachmann Group Announces New Marine Electrical Training Courses After a busy year in 2016, which saw significant expansion of their facilities, the management team at Bachmann Group’s Training Division has announced more new courses for the coming year. These will be of interest to engineers and crew working on larger yachts with complex electrical system installations. Bachmann Training’s Business Manager Keith Austin said,

“we have listened to a lot of input from students during the last 12 months, and as a result are continuing to expand the courses on offer. This way our program is structured to meet clearly identified training demands in the maritime sector, and to keep up with the latest technological and legislative advances.” Five new courses delivering knowledge across a range of electrical skills have been added to the training program for this year as follows: * 1-Day Basic Electrical Course. * 2-Day Introduction to Electrical Engineering.

* Field Service Engineers Electrical Course (For operatives in marine or industrial sectors.) * Electrical Fault Finding for Chief Engineers. This is a 40-hour course and will be delivered over a 5-day period. The course is designed to equip students with the necessary practical skills and knowledge to carry out electrical fault finding. The course comprises of classroom-based theory and some practical handson learning. Delegates will receive a certificate of course completion. The curriculum includes, electricity at work regulations including the relationship between contractors and ship’s crew. Use and application of test equipment. How to read

The course content will include: SOLAS regulations appertaining to, Electrical Installations, Standard Generation, Emergency Generation, Normal and Emergency Electrical Supplies, Manual Synchronising of Generators, Power Sharing between Generators, Blackouts at Sea, Emergency Generator Failure, Mechanical Breakdowns leading to Electrical Faults, Automatic Synchronising of Generators, Interrogation of Power Management Systems.

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May I start by wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year and I hope that it will be very positive on all levels. In terms of where 2016 ended, by and large most of the historical patterns that emerged over the year held true with expectations.

When it is usually flat to down from November to December, 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 had an increase on the back of higher numbers for December. An increase in sales completed was expected and we were not disappointed with a robust performance in December. It means that 2016 has beaten 2015 in total completions by almost 6%, at 354 vessels sold. Although far better than the years post the financial crisis, 2016 has tied exactly with 2014.

Breaking down the data, the USA’s share has increased month on month, up from 43% to 51% of completions. I would expect to see this number begin to fall over the coming months as the Med. season beckons. 8% of the total had been reduced in price in the last quarter, but only a third had ever seen a reduction in asking price before being sold which is in itself, good news. Out of 37 vessels sold in December, only three were sailing vessels of varying size bracket lengths. New entrants to the brokerage market fell as expected and this should increase into the first quarter. A third came from the USA and a quarter of all were sailing vessels, most of which were less than 30m in length.

There is some good news for the Caribbean charter market, as of the 66 motor vessels of 30-45m that are available this winter, the figure that has not a single day booked in charter (or owner use), over the remainder of the season is now at 16%, a big reduction from the 30% we saw at the end of November. We remain on tenterhooks to see what 2017 will bring, but at least 2016 was not a bad year in yachting terms, especially when compared with the last 5 years! As always, I would like to thank you for taking the time to read this and please do not hesitate to let me know if you need any assistance or advice into any facet of yachting.

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

A fall in the number of vessels that had seen a price reduction in December was expected and although a long way above 2014 and 2015 levels, the figure is more in line with levels seen in 2011 and 2012. What this means for 2017 will be vital, as the figure for January is usually in the 60s. It is interesting to note that 60% of the price reductions came from the USA and 20% of the month’s total was sailing vessels, all of which were below 30m in length.

MARINE INDUSTRY NEWS starting with the 2017 London Boat Show.” Brexit Vote

UK Leisure Marine Industry Grows for Fifth Consecutive Year British Marine’s latest Industry Trends survey shows that UK businesses posted revenues not seen since the financial crash. The trade association is now calling for government support to boost exports. The UK marine industry is posting revenues not seen since the financial crash, a new report by British Marine reveals. Revenues across the UK leisure, superyacht and small commercial marine sectors grew by 1.6% in the 2015/16 period to £3.01bn. The last time the industry posted revenues of over £3bn was 2008/9, the report says. These figures are supported by British Marine’s bi-annual Industry Trends survey, which gauges business sentiment from the last six months, since the Brexit vote. The latest data also shows that the industry directly contributes over £1.11bn of Gross Value Added to the UK economy, an increase of 3.7%.

Marine businesses in the UK now support over 33,000 fulltime equivalent employees (up 4.6%) and exports make up 29% of industry revenue. Key export markets include the eurozone £392m (44.6%), North America £157m (17.8%), other European countries including Russia £90m (10.2%), China £40m (4.5%) and the Middle East £30m (3.4%). The report also shows that revenues in the engine and equipment manufacturing sectors are up 8.8% to £335m. Marinas and moorings saw a 3.6% increase to £222m and business support services registered £145m in revenues, up 2.7%. Commenting on the state of the industry, British marine CEO Howard Pridding says: “The industry remains robust – revenue is growing and we are taking on more employees. Despite the post-referendum volatility impacting on business and consumer confidence the industry remains bullish and keen to take advantage of the short and medium term opportunities that lie ahead,

The survey also found that the Brexit vote in June 2016 had an immediate and sharp impact on marine businesses. In July 2016, businesses reported a negative outlook for the coming six months, with a net rating score of -7%. But business confidence has bounced up 17% since then, with a net positive confidence rating of 10% posted at the end of 2016. Boatbuilders are particularly buoyant post-referendum, the report shows, with a net rating score of 50% (up from 0% in May 2016), increasingly driven by the superyacht sector, worth £605m, as identified in the Superyacht UK annual survey released in September 2016. With the depreciation of the pound against the euro since the EU referendum, and with the EU the primary supplier of marine raw materials and components for UK boat manufacturers, cost of manufacturing inputs has risen sharply, climbing 1.98% between Q2 and Q3 2016. However, according to research by British Marine, exporting manufacturers still accrue a net benefit from sterling’s depreciation. It has increased the purchasing power among foreign consumers and is driving demand for British products. As a result, confidence is high

amongst a significant number of boatbuilders trading in international markets. British Marine and its members have recently met the Department for International Trade to discuss what support government can give the industry. The message from exporters was that while Europe is and will remain significant, businesses are exporting to many other markets and need government backing to take advantage of opportunities to trade with the likes of China and North America. Commenting on the need for government support, Pridding says: “Our members’ greatest long-term concern is uncertainty and we will continue to work closely with government to ensure the sector is given as much backing as possible from government especially as the Brexit negotiations begin. Access to the single market is of course important, but member companies are keen to minimise tariff and nontariff barriers. “Members are also keen to maintain access to skilled workers from across the EU and the government needs to do all it can to make sure that any future immigration policy with the EU supports marine businesses that are ambitious to grow and export,” he concludes.


New 1,000-berth Marina Opens on the Amalfi Coast Marina d’Arechi is a recently completed €120m, 1,000-berth yachting facility located in Salerno on the Amalfi coast. The new marina has also teamed up with Camper & Nicholsons Marinas (CNM) to provide management and marketing support and has joined the 1782 Club. Charlotte Broadribb, head of communications at CNM commented: “We have just signed the contract with Marina d’Arechi. We are very much looking forward to marketing this facility internationally and supporting their team, as part of their membership of our 1782 Club.” Marina d’Arechi claims to provide an ideal base for yachts wishing to cruise the Amalfi coast with easy access to Positano, Capri, Ischia, Ravello, Pompeii and Naples. This full-service facility comprises 600 berths of 10-15m (39-49ft), 320 of 16-24m (53-78ft) and 80 for superyachts ranging from 25m (82ft) and 100m(328ft). Berths are within a 340,000sq m basin protected by a 1,200m (3,940ft) breakwater with a depth of 8m (26ft). There is a fuel facility and a yacht repair and maintenance shipyard with a 220-tonne travel lift.



The marina is the brainchild of Agostino Gallozzi chairman of Gallozzi Group, the firm that has developed the project. The marina infrastructure cost €80m and it is one of the largest both in Italy and the Mediterranean. Commenting on the project, Gallozzi said: “I developed the idea of building the ultimate marina: the amalgamation of all my nautical experiences, the result of my passion for the sea, in my own town. Now I’m proud to say after years in the planning Marina d’Arechi is born.” Designed by architect Santiago Calatrava and engineer Guglielmo Migliorino, the planning of Marina d’Arechi included indepth meteo-marine studies, realised by the HR Wallingford UK, research institute. This was to certify the resistance to the sea, the comfort at mooring, the compliance with the highest requirements of protection and security. Marina d’Arechi achieved the highest rating in the 24PLUS certification for the quality of services dedicated to superyachts and it is a member of the Yacht Harbour Association with an ISO 9000 certification.

By David Robinson

Blohm+Voss to Stay as Separate Brand Following the takeover last year of Blohm+Voss (B+V) by the Lürssen Group, it has now been confirmed that it will stay as a separate brand within the group. “Blohm+Voss will remain an independent company with its own management,” Oliver Grün, media relations manager, told IBI. “With the acquisition of Blohm+Voss we took over a shipyard with a strategically advantageous location and versatile production facilities. “We want to use these facilities to complement our existing refit and repair activities and also to offer our customers an ever better service,” he says. “In addition, we would like to utilise the competence and experience of the shipyard and its employees for the new build of complex naval ships and continue their production at the Hamburg site.” Continuing he said: “The construction of yachts at the Hamburg yard will depend on the overall market situation

and it is difficult to judge at this time. Over the coming weeks, we will concentrate on exchanging information with the new employees on site in Hamburg in order to get a concrete picture on the ground, and on this basis, step by step, we will develop and implement the initial processes to connect the Hamburg shipyard to our group.” With the B+V facility in Hamburg, Lürssen now operates across eight shipyards engaging in superyacht new build, refit and repair; naval new build and refit; and commercial repair and refit. The group ranks as one of Germany’s largest shipbuilders, if not its largest. The addition of the B+V shipyard notably enhances Lürssen Group’s resources. The Hamburg shipyard includes seven dry and floating docks between 143m-351m (469.5ft-1,152ft) as well 2,100m (6,895ft) of quay and 92,000sq m of covered workshops. Both companies are longstanding players in Germany’s shipbuilding industry with Lürssen and B+V dating from 1875 and 1877 respectively. The takeover also means that SYBAss is losing one of its members.


Justin Chisholm Editor of Sail Racing Magazine

UK Solo Offshore Sailing Initiative It seems the sterling job done by British solo skipper in the 2016-17 Vendée Globe has sparked a renaissance for the solo round the world yacht race back in the United Kingdom.

achievements. More recently, Dame Ellen MacArthur, Pete Goss, Mike Golding, Sam Davis, Dee Caffari, Brian Thompson and Alex Thomson have all flown the Union Jack proudly around the world.

A new initiative called Vendée2020Vision aims to create a structured route into solo offshore sailing for young British sailors believed to have the drive and the talent to follow in Thomson’s footsteps.

Vendée2020Vision has been set up by the English yacht racing management company Whitecap and is backed by Artemis Investment Management LLP - the company behind the Artemis Offshore Academy. The initiative’s goal is a straightforward one: to put a British sailor on the top step of the podium at the 2020 Vendée Globe.

Britain is no stranger to long distance ocean sailing. Some of the sport’s earliest proponents were UK sailors. Offshore pioneers Chay Blythe, Robin Knox-Johnston and Francis Chichester were all knighted by the Queen for their solo circumnavigation



The first crop of sailors - Andrew Baker, Conrad Manning, Henry Bomby, Jack Bouttell, Lizzy Foreman,

Nikki Curwen, Robin Elsey, Sam Goodchild, Sam Matson and Will Harris – are largely all graduates of the Artemis Offshore Academy. Through Vendée2020Vision the group have had help plugging the gaps in their required skillsets – both on the water and in the boardroom. Whitecap CEO, Simon Clay, hopes to be able to draw in corporate cash for the sailors’ campaigns from the UK’s corporate community. As far as he is concerned, backing a British Vendee Globe campaign should be a highly appealing proposition to British businesses. “Through Vendee2020Vision, British singlehanded offshore sailing has a huge amount to offer a commercial partner,” Clay said. “We are working with some exceptional youth talent, nurturing their potential with the belief that we can achieve the first British winner of a solo non-stop around the world race for over 50 years in 2020. “We believe also that in this age of digital and social media we have an offering that competes favourably in the advertising and sponsorship marketplace. We have the ability to create compelling and authentic content portraying strong human and

brand values in abundance.” Since Vendee2020Vision’s formation in 2016, the sailors have been training and aboard the Whitecap managed Artemis Ocean Racing IMOCA 60 that British sailor Jonny Malbon raced in the 2008 Vendée Globe. The programme’s lead coach is Dee Caffari, the only woman to have sailed around the world singlehanded both ways and a past competitor in the Vendée Globe (2008-09) and Volvo Ocean Race (2014-15). What is most impressive about the Vendee2020Vision is the support the sailors get to help them drum up funds for their campaigns. As well as Dragon’s Den/Shark Tank style sessions to help them hone their pitches, Whitecap has been running advertising campaigns promoting British participation in the Vendée Globe in the Financial Times, the Financial Technologist and Harrods media. There is little doubt that Britain can produce a sailor with enough talent, drive and determination to take on and win a future Vendee Globe. Whether that will happen in 2020 remains yet to be seen, but for sure Vendee2020Vision is a big stride in the right direction.

REGATTA NEWS Who Rocks Your Boat? It is the month to celebrate romance and love or rather restorations and new launches. For at this time of year we look to The Classic Boat Awards as an opportunity to vote for what we believe to be the best built restorations and newly built classic boats launched this past year (i.e. 2016).

All Photos within article © Juerg Kaufmann Alice C I’ A Widdows is a Regatta Manager on the international classic yacht circuit providing yacht management, logistics and shore support on the classic yacht regatta circuit. A keen yachtswomen and self - confessed island hopping addict, preferably by boat. Meet our Classic Yachting Columnist.

The Classic Boat Awards originally formed ten years ago in 2007 with the creation of “Restoration of the Year” to celebrate the extraordinary work carried out by Darsena Viareggio, Architect Studio Faggioni La Spezia on the 46.3 Metre Lulworth. It has since grown in categories, eight this year. It has been won by very modest 25ft sailboats as well as Big Boat Classics such as Lulworth. The categories for Classic Boat Awards 2017 are the following: 1. Restoration of The Year Over 40 Ft (12.1M) 2. Restoration of The Year Under 40 Ft (12.1M) 3. Traditional New Build Combined 4. Spirit of Tradition Over 40 Ft (12.1M)


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5. Spirit of Tradition Under 40 Ft (12.1M) 6. Powered Vessels Over 40 Ft (12.1M) 7. Powered Vessels Under 40 Ft (12.1M) 8. Yachtsman of the Year 9. Centenarian of the Year sponsored by Gstaad Yacht Club (to be announced) The list of nominated yachts has been compiled from readers and the Editors of classic boat magazine and so is largely influenced by the impartial public choice. The Classic Boat Editors and in-house team drew up the shortlist. The judging process is taken from the shortlist of nominations and voting then begins on-line and is open to the public vote. Check out the shortlist of nominated yachts and vote for your favourite classic yacht restoration or new launch of the year at awards2017 YOU have the power to decide. On the next spread you will find a selection of my favourite runners and riders from a few of the key categories. Who rocks YOUR boat? Can YOU pick a category winner? Voting closes at midnight GMT on 15th March. Winners will be announced in the May issue of Classic Boat Magazine, on Sale 7 April 2017 and at The Awards Ceremony which will take

place on 4th April at The Royal Thames Yacht Club (by invitation only). Its up to YOU, we are all counting on your vote. Restoring, maintaining and building these yachts takes a rare level of commitment. Their current stewards and teams who have worked so hard to bring them up to this level of excellence deserve celebration and recognition. Sponsors of the awards are Gstaad Yacht Club, Simon Winter Marine and Classic Marine, the chandlery and online business acquired in 2016 by Suffolk Yacht Harbour UK. Cast your vote on: Forthcoming Events: 2-5 February The Superyacht Challenge Antigua 20-24 February RORC Caribbean 600 Race Antigua Don’t Miss a Beat or a Bulletin! Beware! 2017 dates for Les Voiles de St Tropez have been moved by a week. SignUp now to access my FREE International Regatta Calendar 2017 for Vintage, Classic and Modern Classic Yachts and to receive The Regatta Bulletin: news, views, images and highlights from my sailing journey around the world.

REGATTA NEWS 3 Left Photos Credit: © Alison Langley 1926 Designed by NG Herreshoff, built by Herreshoff Mfg. Co 59 Ft (18m) Rig: Gaff Sloop MARILEE is a NY40 Class, the penultimate of the 14 built for the Class originally commissioned by the NYYC. She underwent a two year two phase rebuild at French and Webb USA including the hull reshape and form, refastening and a complete new look interior which is so fresh and inspirational it is not to be missed. See more images at ny40marilee. com I promise you won’t regret it.

Restoration of the Year Over 40 Ft (12.1M)

Above Photo Credit: © Billy Black 1935 Designed by Olin Stephens built by Wilmington Boat Works 55.2 Ft (16.8M) Rig: Bermudian Yawl SANTANA was once owned by Humphrey Bogart so has Hollywood looks and legacy. Built as a schooner she reverted to a yawl and was restored by LMI and East Passage Boat Works Boatwrights USA.



Left Bottom Photo Credit: © Hugh Hastings 1965 Designed a nd Built by McGruer. 41.8 ft ( 12.7 M) Rig: Bermudian Sloop ALTRICIA, an 8-M Tim Mc Gruer designed cruiser/ racer which boasts a beautiful bright mahogany finish. Peter Methven the charming ex-BMF boss restored her at Mylor Yacht Harbour in the UK.

Above Photo Credit: © Emily Harris 1938 Designed by Olin Stephens, built by Henry B Nevins. 55.3 ft (16.8M) Rig: Bermudian Cutter BLITZEN is a fast and purposeful racing machine with a successful first season in the Med behind her. One of Olin’s finest as he himself remembers. Re-build by Shermara Refit in Isle of Wight UK.

REGATTA NEWS Left Photo Credit: © Nic Compton 2016 Designed by Oliver Van Meer, built by MB Yachts 64 ft (19.5 M) Rig: Bermudian Schooner WOLFHOUND is a comfortable long distance cruiser. Commissioned for Steven Dews, the famous British Marine Artist and his wife for offshore cruising. She has the ability and comfort to travel far.

Right Photo Credit: © Paul Wyeth 2016 Designed by Sean McMillian, built by Spirit Yachts 47.1 ft (14.3M), Rig: Bermudian Sloop SPIRIT 47CR is the latest from the Spirit yacht stable and built for comfortable fast cruising with accommodation for up to six. The sleek styling omits the deckhouse. The hull build is, as always from this yard, all wood, cold –moulded. 2 Centre Photo Credit: © Billy Black 2015 Designed by W- Class, built by Artisan Boatworks. USA. W-22. From the founder of the famous W-Class Racing Yachts: W-76 “White Wings” and “Wild Horses”, Donald Tofias brings you the W-22’s Filly and Colt. The W-22 Design is 22.10ft (6.8M). They are the smallest in the W-Class range, launched late 2015 and have quickly caught the eye of the superyacht fraternity looking for a handsome day sailor. The W-22 is cold-moulded racing day boat based on Joel White’s Saskonnet design. They seat four and sail like rocket ships. Look forward to a fleet of these at a Yacht Club near you.

Spirit of Tradition Over 40 Ft (12.1M) Above Photo 2016 Designed by Andre Hoek, built by Performance Classic Yachts 54.6ft (16.6M), Rig: Bermudian Sloop PILOT CLASSIC 55 is simple and stunning. Hoek designs are always inspirational. Here is a modern yacht inspired by the timeless pilot cutter. Designed by Dutch designer Andre Hoek and built by British builder Performance Classic Yachts. It is semibespoke, built in foam core and nice and light. I can’t wait to see this on the regatta circuit!

Spirit of Tradition Under 40 Ft (12.1M)

Above Photo 2016 Design by Berckemeyer Yacht Design, built by LA Yacht. A revolutionary design this is curvy coldmoulded designed wooden cedar hull day sailor from the German lakes pushes the envelope in terms of classic design but we are going with it. She has a carbon rig and a code zero and will totally cause consternation amongst the race committees in the Med if she ever enters a classic yacht regatta!

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REGATTA NEWS have a commissioning process which needs to be undertaken to ensure all of the systems are working and are all calibrated, so that when Charles Caudrelier and the sailing team arrive, they can hit the ground running with their training program.” Amalia Infante/ Volvo Ocean Race The teams will race three times more Southern Ocean miles next edition than in recent races, that has been a key factor behind the decision to upgrade the boats so comprehensively. added in a project worth around €1 million per boat. It means that the sailors will have new electronics, new sails, new deck gear and much more, as they embark on what promises to be one of the most extreme Volvo Ocean Races in memory. “After months of hibernating behind closed doors at the Boatyard in Lisbon, we have finally received our new boat, and it looks incredible,” said Graham Tourell, Dongfeng Race Team boat captain.

Introducing: The New Dongfeng Race Team Boat for the 2017-18 Edition!

Amalia Infante/ Volvo Ocean Race But it’s not all about the looks. The boat has been completely overhauled, with over 500 items being upgraded or


Amalia Infante/ Volvo Ocean Race He continued: “All of the guys here have done a fantastic job, and have hit every single deadline along the way, and now we can show off their hard work. “The boat is due to launch next Tuesday after the rig has been stepped, and then we


Yann Riou/Volvo Ocean Race “The enhancements to the Volvo Ocean 65s are all based around performance and reliability. These boats were built with two laps around the world in mind, and we were hugely impressed by the condition that they were in at the end of the 2014-15 race. “But we’re always look for innovation and progression, and that’s where small gains here and there can make a huge difference. Yes, it’s the same boat, but we’ve massively optimised this yacht since the last edition.




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Pretty cool, huh? The Chinese boat is the first Volvo Ocean 65 to complete the three month re-fit process at The Boatyard in Lisbon, Portugal – and we think you’ll agree that it looks slicker than ever. There are new eye-catching

colours, new intricate branding designs, and a brand new one-design bow colourway.

“I’m absolutely delighted with the way that the re-fit process has gone so far, and it’s really pleasing to see the first boat out of the shed, on deadline, and looking brand new with its eye-catching design,” said Volvo Ocean Race’s Director of Boats and Maintenance, Nick Bice.

REGATTA NEWS time.” In 2016, the Rambler 88 team, with an enviable combination of America’s Cup and Volvo Ocean Race talent aboard (including New Zealand’s Brad Butterworth, Brad Jackson, Stuart Wilson and Erle Williams; England’s Andrew Cape, and Brazil’s Joca Signorini), added to an already lengthy list of accomplishments by not only winning the Volcano Race and Volvo Around Ireland Race but also establishing new speed records for those races and for the transatlantic ARC (Atlantic Rally for Cruisers), where it shattered the existing record by just over an hour and ten minutes. The team also took line honours at the Middle Sea Race and finished first overall in the IMA Mediterranean Maxi Offshore Challenge series.

French and Fabulous: Les Voiles de St. Barth 2017 Welcomes Best-of-the-Best When former United Technologies Chairman George David (Hartford, Conn./Newport, R.I.) first brought his grand prix racing yacht Rambler to Les Voiles de St. Barth, it was the event’s 2010 inaugural edition. David and his team won the superyacht class and helped launch the reputation of one of the most alluring annual regattas in the Caribbean, one complete with unique coastal racing courses for a variety of classes, nonstop fun ashore, and a knack for keeping the bons vivants who participate always eager for more. David returned to St. Barths in 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015 to claim Les Voiles victory three more times and the exclusive grand prize of a Richard Mille Chronograph, which is traditionally awarded to the top-performing team each year. (This year’s model 62


will be the RM 60-01 Regatta Flyback.) “It’s a great place to sail with challenging courses and conditions, and it’s the best shore time anywhere,” said David, who enjoys the island’s French culture, villas and fine restaurants and appreciates the event’s daily socials and “lay day” activities (on Thursday) so that crews can enjoy some downtime during four days of intense racing (Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday). Rambler 88 and Bella Mente Return For the eighth edition of Les Voiles de St. Barth, scheduled for April 10-15, 2017 David will be back with the newest of his Ramblers – Rambler 88. Aptly called a “missile in the making” before its December 2014 launch, Rambler 88 was purpose-built by David to pursue “IRC handicap performance racing while having a shot at line honours and a record from time to

“While we like to experience new distance races, we like Les Voiles because it’s not racing around the buoys,” said Rambler 88 Program Manager Mick Harvey (Newport, R.I.), a professional sailor from Australia. “It’s coastal, it’s around islands, and there are geographical influences that make it challenging for us. We can go reaching and running on long legs where the boat excels. It’s lots of fun.” Another entry returning to Les Voiles after a oneyear absence is the 72-foot Maxi Bella Mente, owned by successful business entrepreneur Hap Fauth (Minneapolis, Minn./Naples,

Fla.). Like George David, Fauth steers his own boat, and like Rambler 88, Bella Mente travels the world chasing adventure and silver trophies that represent excellence and passion in yacht racing. “Our teamwork just keeps getting tighter and better,” said Fauth, the reigning Maxi 72 World Champion who also led his team to victory at the Maxi 72 North Americans in 2016. “I think it might be our time to win Les Voiles in 2017!” Competing for the first time will be Vincent Garcia’s Spanish entry Plis Play, a Swan 80; Austin Van’t Wout’s entry from The Netherlands PH3, a Contest 72; and Irvine Laidlaw’s Monaco entry Highland Fling XV, the recently launched and much-ballyhooed Swan 115 Race. The owners are all regulars at grand prix races in Europe, and Van’t Wout and Laidlaw also appeared here at Les Voiles de St. Barth in 2016 steering different boats: respectively, the TP52 Conviction and the Swan 82 Highland Fling XI. Typically, upward of 60 entries – from Maxis on down to One-Designs and Multihulls – compete in this annual regatta, which was created seven years ago in conjunction with the Collectivité de Saint Barthélemy to take advantage of the Caribbean’s slightlymore-quiet “shoulder” season.


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It’s A Record! Exceptional Take Up For 47th Rolex Fastnet Race Entry into the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s flagship event, the Rolex Fastnet Race surpassed expectation in record-breaking time. The 340-boat limit was reached in just 4 minutes and 24 seconds setting a new record. Within the first minute of the REMUS* online entry system opening at midday (Monday 9 January), the London and Cowes-based organising club had received a massive 222 entries. The frenetic trend continued for the next hour and into the afternoon, with entries streaming in from all around the world. Within an hour, nearly 400 boats had signed up for the biennial 603-nautical miler, which has been an established fixture on the ocean racing circuit since 1925. Nick Elliott, RORC Racing explains his reaction to the phenomenal demand to enter this historic race: “The take-up of entries for the 2017 Rolex Fastnet Race has been incredible. We expected to better the time it took to reach the limit in the last race of 24 minutes, but this is amazing. It just exemplifies how sought after the places in the race are and confirms that it is a real sporting institution; one which every sailor wants 64


to tick off their personal ‘bucket list’. The First 40, Lancelot II was the first boat to enter the race, signing up just 12 seconds after the online entry system opened. The next four boats entered shortly after: Arthur Logic, Pelgrim, Jolly Jack Tar and Moana. Entries from 28 different nations have signed up and include; Great Britain, France (who have dominated the event in the recent years), Netherlands, Germany and USA, with an entry from Korea as well as from Australia and New Zealand. The race has attracted the usual diverse fleet of yachts, from beautiful classics to some of the world’s fastest racing machines - and everything in between, racing in IRC or selected offshore classes such as IMOCA60, VOR65, Class40 and MOCRA Multihull. The 47th edition of the Rolex Fastnet Race organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club will start in the Solent from Cowes, Isle of Wight, on Sunday 6th August, finishing in Plymouth via the Fastnet Rock, the symbol of the race located off the southern coast of Ireland.

Not the End for Enda Irish skipper Enda O’Coineen has vowed to ‘complete’ the Vendee Globe by sailing his yacht Team Ireland - Kilcullen Voyager back to Les Sables d’Olonne. Although officially out of the race, O’Coineen says he aims to complete the circumnavigation that cruelly ended when his boat dismasted south of New Zealand on New Year’s Day. Just over two weeks later and the 61-year-old Dubliner has set sail from Dunedin in the south of New Zealand’s South Island bound for Auckland with a temporary mast and sails donated by local sailor Blair McNabb. Once in Auckland, some 800 miles away, O’Coineen will source a new mast and rig before restarting the voyage which will take him back into

the Southern Ocean, around Cape Horn and through the Atlantic to the Vendee Globe’s home port. If he completes the voyage he will become the first Irishman to circumnavigate the globe solo. O’Coineen will return home to Ireland before returning to New Zealand later in the year or in early 2018 to resume his circumnavigation. He said he did not plan on returning to the Vendee Globe in four years but hoped his boat would be on the start line. “I have made many friends in Les Sables and I look forward to getting back there and then home to Ireland,” he added. “On completing the circumnavigation I will have no desire to go again but I hope that Team Ireland will move forward to do the Barcelona two-handed Around the World Race and perhaps the Vendee in 2020.”

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Volvo Ocean Race Pirates in the City Pirates have taken over the city of Alicante. The Volvo Ocean Race ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ team boat, which for five years has stood proudly outside of Race’s state-of-the-art HQ and Museum, has been moved into the heart of the city to be enjoyed by more visitors than ever before. The boat, which goes by the name of the Black Pearl and was led by swashbuckling skipper Paul Cayard and sponsored by The Walt Disney Company, raced in the 200506 edition, finishing second. At 70-feet long and weight almost 15 tonnes, it’s been a real landmark for the Museum, which has attracted over 50,000 visitors to the area this year from all over the globe.

In true pirate style, it was an epic adventure to move this ship, with a bunch of brave buccaneers working through the day and night to remove the mast and safely transport the vessel to its new home. “It’s fantastic that a reallife Volvo Ocean Race boat, which has been through the toughest conditions and visited some of the most remote areas of the planet, is on display in such a prominent area of Alicante,” said Adolfo Rodríguez, Head of Host City Operations at Volvo Ocean Race. “Alicante has been our home since 2008, and will continue to be so for at least another three editions. This installation will drive more people than ever before to visit and learn about the Volvo Ocean Race. Our thanks go to the Port Authority and the City Hall for helping to make this happen.”


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REGATTA NEWS Started with new adjustable spreaders from P&B – these are amazing, adjustable length and angle, beautiful engineering. The new mast is rock solid laterally in the gate, so no further changes there. Mast ram tackle updated and calibrated for the new mast – we now have full fore & aft and bend control.

flying fifteen Mallorca 11 December – Liga de Tardor Sunday dawned without a breath of wind, leaving the cruisers and flying fifteens waiting for even a zephyr. An hour and a half after the programmed start time, the sun went behind clouds and the wind finally filled from the north. However, only four of the cruisers had the patience to wait – paella beckoning no doubt! The committee set a brilliant course, using the breadth of Pollença bay, upwind – downwind. The start was unusual, holding most of the boats near the committee end. There was a major shift at start time, and Triffid took full advantage, surging into an early lead. She was still first to the top mark, about two minutes ahead of the other four flying fifteens, with the newly renovated Ffugue bringing up the rear. Downwind, Ffugue passed the other three boats, but ran out of racecourse, finishing a close second behind the uncatchable Triffid. Dragonfly, Spanish Fly and Stormtrooper

all sailed well and everyone finished, pleased that they had the patience to wait for what was eventually a good wind. As always, our thanks to RCNPP and Carlos. 1 January – New Year’s Day Six hardy crews turned out for the traditional New Years race. Mike had set a three leg course, first to Bon Aire, next Formentor, and finally back to the harbour entrance. First across the line was Dragonfly – unsurprising, as she was the start boat! The rest of the fleet followed shortly after, on a tight leg to Bon Aire. Michael Clough and Emily Pyne, in Speedy Gonzales took second, with Ffugue just behind. Leg two was a spinnaker reach to Formentor Island. Ffugue had problems with the spinnaker and was last off the line. However, she recovered and passed everyone on the way to the island. Unfortunately, the fickle winds in the narrow channel saw the stop and watch everybody sail past them, Ffiel Good finishing first, then Sue and Alan in Heaven Sent, with Speedy Gonzales third.


The fleet the adjourned to a small harbour in the bay, where they stayed longer than originally planned – the cava may have had something to do with that! Eventually starting the homebound leg, winds were light and it was dark in the shadow of the mountains. As the fleet came around Punta de l’Avançada, they sailed into the setting sun, and the last of the wind. Ffiel Good and Ffugue fought for the lead, with Scott and Andy just holding it on the line. Dragonfly was so keen to get to the finish line that she grounded on the corner of the harbour entrance, but was unable to catch Speedy Gonzales who finished third. 1 GBR 3763 Ffiel Good Scott Walker / Andrew Harvey 7 2 ESP 3804 Speedy Gonzales Michael Clough / Emily Pyne 8 3 ESP 3600 Dragonfly Michael Beecken / Marco Haack 9 4 ESP 3598 Ffugue John Walker / Francisco Gadala-Maria 11 5 GBR 3471 Triffid Stephen Parry / Teresa Parry 14 6 GBR 3420 Heaven Sent Sue Foreman / Alan Foreman 14

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We rove all new halyards; 4mm Dyneema main, P&B jib halyard with Dyneema tail, and 4mm Vectran spinnaker halyard. For now, we’re leaving the spinnaker pole uphaul outside the mast, to reduce complexity inside. Also because we want to find the optimum exit position so that pole can launch with height pre-set and no further adjustment needed. We’ve re-rove the spinnaker halyard pump, and looking at ways to get a “one handful” hoist… New Spinnakers tweakers – 3mm Dyneema spliced to Ronstan SHOCK sheaveless blocks. These match the Dyneema sheets and carbon pole perfectly. We have new toestraps (thanks for building them Mary!), one end fixed to carbon console, and adjustable from side decks. Jib sheets are tracks were fine, and will work with the 2017 sail too. An afternoon under the floor improved control line leads, and took out nearly a kilo of excess lines and redundant blocks – all good there now. Steve Goacher is building us a new-rules full hoist jib, requested for our crew weight, and five other boats are joining our order. The existing main and spinnaker are fine, and we won’t be changing until we’ve got the most out of the boat as she is. Next phase will be keel fairing, rudder and hull polish… We’ll be publishing the 2017 calendar on our website http://flyingfifteen. and also Facebook @f15spain.

AROUND THE REGIONS BARCELONA on the dragon steps and the Hypostyle hall. But the free part gives you a stunning view too. 6. Eclipse bar of W-hotel Maybe not the first place you think of but this gives you a beautiful view over the city direct from the beaches of Barcelona. Especially during night time with all the lights is mesmerizing.

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terrace gives a view over the magic fountains, Placa d´España, Sagrada Familia and also the up mountain view; the Tibidabo.

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3. Las Arenas This formal Bullring, build in 1900, since 2011has been a shopping mall with a lot of nice restaurants on the roof top which give you, the 360 view over the city. In the meantime you can enjoy good food while watching the city from different angles. 4. Tibidabo The highest point of Barcelona is Tibidabo. With the oldest entertainment park of Europe and the beautiful Sagrat Church on top makes the effort well worthwhile to make the tour up the mountain. Even by bicycle.

There is so much to do in Barcelona, going to restaurants, visiting museums, walking in one of the many parks, etc. but there is no better way to really the beauty of the city than from the highest point as possible. Well Barcelona has more than one beautiful spot from where to overlook the city. 1. Barceló Raval Hotel The terrace has a 360 view over the city. For a close up view and for a far and wide view you have to visit this trendy terrace with tables to watch the sun set. 2. The Palau Nacional This is the home of the National Museum of Catalan Art. As the building itself is already stunning, the roof

5. Parc Guëll The park designed by Gaudi is monumental. Nowadays you have to pay a fee to get inside the monumental zone of the park this is to keep it in good condition after many visitors like to walk around

7. Telefèric del Port A cable card is traveling 101m above sea level from the beach of Barceloneta to Montjuïc . In a 10 min ride you have an excellent view over the port. Once arrived on Montjuïc you can walk around in the old fort and watch over the sea.

MYBA Charter Show MYBA The Worldwide Yachting Association is pleased to share with you the latest news regarding the 2017 MYBA Charter Show, to be hosted for the first time by OneOcean Port Vell in Barcelona.

The year 2017 will mark the 29th anniversary of the Show and a new chapter in the history of one of the most important business occasions for charter professionals. This new and exciting time in the Show’s long history begins with a composite logo that portrays a strong cooperation and a mutual commitment to the evolution of the event. MYBA is an Association that is committed to setting and maintaining standards of excellence, and characterised by its belief in working closely together with others for the sustainability of the superyacht industry. OneOcean Port Vell is a prominent superyacht destination with unrivalled facilities and infrastructure, and it is located in one of Europe’s liveliest cities. Together they are in a position to deliver the promise of great things. Barcelona is famous for its architecture, art and avantgarde chefs, and we could say that the city eclipses many others for its creativity and forward thinking. We highly recommend arriving a few days earlier in order to explore its many attractions. The MYBA Charter Show will be offering a series of tours at special rates for those attending the Show and details will be released in the near future.

BARCELONA AROUND THE REGIONS At the Arenys de Mar shipyard, Varador 2000 has a technical area measuring 10,000 square metres for repair and refit of all kinds and lengths of vessels and employs around a hundred people. The company is intending to expand its technical forecourt in the coming months by over 2,500 square metres. Varador 2000’s professionals are experts in all the latest nautical industrial processes such as mechanics, carpentry, joinery, painting,

Varador 2000: Technical Base for Princess Yachts in Catalonia Princess Yachts Barcelona and Varador 2000 have signed a partnership agreement by which the repair and refit base in Arenys de Mar (Barcelona) will become the official technical service in Catalonia for the prestigious Plymouthbased yacht manufacturers. “Varador 2000 provides us with the post-sale quality and service we need for our customers”, said Àlex Colomer, head of Princess Yachts in Catalonia, Valencia, Galicia and the Basque Country. Varador 2000 is one of the most renowned shipyards on the Catalan coast. With over thirty years in the business, it is now a benchmark for repair and refit of sailing and motor boats. This longstandingness was crucial for Princess Yachts Barcelona when it came to choosing a solid technical base for its customers: “Varador 2000 gives us technical and

professional rigour, a fast and capable response as well as security for our customers”, Colomer added. Varador 2000 is also delighted with the agreement with Princess Yachts Barcelona, as “providing official technical service throughout the Barcelona and Catalonia area for such an eminent brand will further strengthen our position as a leading shipyard in the 20 to 60 metre range of vessels”, said Raül Donaire, technical director Varador 2000. Varador 2000 manages a shipyard in the port of Arenys de Mar that specialises in comprehensive repair and maintenance of all kinds of sailing and motor vessels as well as sport, professional and fishing boats. Varador 2000’s facilities and its industrial processes have been officially accredited with the ISO 9001 quality management system, ISO 14001 environmental management and OHSAS 18001, occupational health and safety certificates.

electronics, hydraulics, welding and upholstery. In addition to the technical shipyard in Arenys de Mar, in the port of Mataró Varador 2000 also manages the nautical base for superyachts Mataró Marina Barcelona, which has a capacity for thirty superyachts. The agreement between Varador 2000 and Princess Yachts Barcelona came into effect as of January 2017.

AROUND THE REGIONS BARCELONA From 3rd to 5th February, captains and crew will enjoy different activities in the snow such as skiing, snowboarding, mushing, snowshoeing outing, local gastronomy… and all of this in a friendly atmosphere.

A Dynamic Start for the 2017 MYBA Charter Show! MYBA is pleased to announce that online registration for the 2017 MYBA Charter Show, which will be hosted by OneOcean Port Vell Barcelona, is officially open. As anticipated, there is strong interest from an impressive selection of megayachts and requests for registration are coming in quickly. In order to provide luxury charter professionals with the opportunity of inspecting the newest additions to the global fleet, priority is being given to yachts that are new to the charter market and to those that have not participated in the past. We would, however, like to clarify that all others are very welcome subject to dockage availability. OneOcean Port Vell is capable of berthing yachts ranging from 22m to 190m and, according to first indications, it looks like the Show will open to a “full house”. Jacqui Lockhart, Chair of the Boat Shows Panel, comments: “We are very excited about the new venue at OneOcean Port Vell in Barcelona and by all accounts it looks like being a very special MYBA Charter Show.” It may still be too early to start revealing names and numbers but what we can say is that there are going to be some exceptional yachts at this year’s Show. The 70


list of attending yachts and exhibitors will be updated regularly on the Show’s official website and we will also be posting interesting news on our social media channels so, make sure you are following us on Facebook, Instagram and Linkedin!

The Crew Ski Weekend will be staying in one of the most renowned hotels in Baqueira, next to the slopes, counting with a special dinner in a charming Vall d’Aran restaurant courtesy of BWA Yachting, and a dinner in a typical restaurant of the area courtesy of Vilanova Grand Marina – Barcelona, special moments at The Moët & Chandon Winter Lounge on the slopes with music and lots of fun … and of course, a fantastic night party. Also, it will held a raffle among all attendees with

one Crew Ski Weekend for free courtesy of Ycv Yacht Chandlery. In the last years Vilanova Grand Marina – Barcelona team has put all its efforts to increase the participation and the attendance to this great winter event consolidating the Vilanova Crew Ski Weekend as the most awaited winter event in the superyacht industry in the area of Barcelona. Vilanova Grand Marina - Barcelona is the first Mediterranean marina designed exclusively for superyachts. It offers 49 berths up to 130m and is equipped with the latest technology and the most advanced services, integrated with a specialised technical area for repair and refit.

The official website also features a useful link for booking accommodation at negotiated rates. This can be found under the tab “LOGISTICS” and the process is powered by Pacific World. Elisabeth Campà communications@ +34) 93 791 24 81

Vilanova Grand Marina – Barcelona Crew Ski Weekend 2017 Announced For one more year, the superyacht marina in Barcelona, celebrates the famous Crew Ski Weekend in the Pyrenees. For the fourth consecutive year, Vilanova Grand Marina – Barcelona is holding its annual winter event for all superyachts moored in Barcelona area, the “Vilanova Crew Ski Weekend”. The marina offers a special pack with the opportunity to live a great weekend in Baqueira Beret, one of the most famous ski resorts in the Pyrenees.


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AROUND THE REGIONS GIBRALTAR to abide by the “Temporary Importation” regulations that limit the amount of time that non-EU flagged vessels can remain in an EU port. Once again this will present an opportunity for British ports to become a place of refuge as the 18-month temporary importation period expires. This happens today in Gibraltar for non-EU flagged boats but one can imagine a veritable fleet of UK flagged boats joining those too. There will be a need for many more yachts berths at Gibraltar.

“These scenes will be unaffected!”

Brexit Issues for the Yachting Industry It is fallacious to think that Brexit is the end of the good times. It’s certainly the end of the UK’s relationship with the EU but it is inconceivable that mutually beneficial bilateral relationships with all European countries now comprising the EU and others still outside will not continue and develop further. However, the uncertainty that derives from the manner of the UK’s withdrawal is bad. The sooner there is clarity the



better. However, some things are becoming clear. Yachting businesses need to position themselves to maximise the benefits and minimise any negative effects. The UK is committed to ending free movement into the UK. It is also therefore likely the the EU27 will also impose limits on the free movement of UK citizens into the EU. Visits by UK citizens to EU countries are likely to be curtailed at 90 or 180 days at most. This will limit the amount of time that

crews of UK flagged yachts can remain in EU ports. This limitation already exists today for Australian, US and other nationalities. If this is enforced there is likely to more movement from EU ports to non-EU ports, such as Gibraltar, in order to reset the clock. The UK’s continued membership of the EU Customs Union is also in doubt. VAT regulations will change for UK owners. If EU regulation remains unchanged UK flagged yachts will need

The purchase of EU manufactured yachts are likely to become more expensive for two reasons. Firstly, Brexit has caused a devaluation of the Pound and secondly it is conceivable that there could be an import duty on EU27 manufactured yachts on importation to the UK. These two effects should provide a boost for the UK yachting industry. Now is a good time to acquire an EU manufactured yacht before prices rise further. Over the coming months the fog will lift and those that are nimble and creative will win out in the new regulatory environment that emerges. It is in no ones interest to create barriers that hamstring an industry that provides a massive contribution to the the UK’s and EU27 economies’. I am optimistic that the changes that are coming will inject new dynamism and creativity into an already vibrant sector.


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Deckers Antibes Oh la la, February has arrived quicker than our pretty eyes could blink here on the Cote d’Azur and we are feeling the cold brrrr! Good thing St Valentine’s day is here to warm up our hearts... While the French celebrate St Valentine’s Day with a romantic dinner for two, we wondered what other folk do to mark the day in other... Here are a few unusual customs to share with your yachty friends, or perhaps trial out on your own Valentine this February! The English Gentlemen The Brits may have a tendency to get a little loud after a tipple or two. St Valentine’s Day however is quite a different story when the men are known to be much more discreet! One of their traditions is anonymity and you may well receive a card from a quiet & secret admirer who will not reveal his name.

It must be love in South Africa In South Africa, February 14th is a big celebration, especially in the city of Durban where everyone goes out into the street. The tradition is the women pin the name of their lover to their sleeve (in reference to a fertility festival which dates back to Ancient Rome “Lupercalia”) to attract their future man!

selling red items related to the festival of lovers. St Valentine’s Day is considered a sin. It is however still celebrated privately, but with discretion. Scandalous Poets

In Lithuania, it is customary to stick stickers on the face and clothes of your colleagues and friends... Why Not!

In Scandinavia men write messages of love to their loved one, but rather than signing them by name, they merely write the number of points corresponding to the number of letters in their names. If the young woman recognizes the man who wrote the note, she then receives an Easter egg as a gift. Good Luck boys!!

Welsh Spoons

Easy Lover

Stuck on you Lithuanians

In Scotland, the principle is very simple since the first person of the opposite sex that you cross in the street becomes your Valentine. Rest assured, you do not have to invite her to dinner or offer her a gift. But you might what to give your Scottish crew member a hug. Feeling the Love The 14th of February is a very popular wedding date in the Philippines where hundreds, sometimes even thousands will get married at the same time! These mass events are often sponsored by the government as a form of public service. Cin cin to that!

In Wales, St Valentine’s Day, or rather the “Dydd Santes Dwynwen” is actually celebrated on January 25th. If you were looking for a gift for your welsh friends, they traditionally offer wooden spoons engraved with all sorts of motifs to their loved ones (hearts, padlocks, keys, messages). Smooth Operators Since 2008, the Saudi Arabian authorities have prohibited florists and shops from

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AROUND THE REGIONS CARIBBEAN To join CrewFest and access its masterclasses, four days free berthage, island excursions and crew games and events, yachts can sign up at For more information about Christophe Harbour, please visit www.christopheharbour. com and for the full event pro-gramme, please visit About Christophe Harbour

The Pavilion at Christophe Harbour

Caribbean Crewfest Returns to Christophe Harbour Superyacht crew professional development event runs from 11-14th January with masterclasses, island excursions and four days free berthage.

“We’re really excited to host the second annual Caribbean CrewFest again this year, in partnership with ACREW. We have so much happening right now at Christophe Harbour, with many of our developments designed to make life easier for crew, so we know this year won’t disappoint,” says Christophe Harbour director of marketing, Katherine Verano. With the programme centred around helping crew in their professional lives, classes range from drone handling, security, defence and privacy, to the ways in which owner and guest personalities affect

their service preferences. Other highlights of the four day event are the CrewFest games which features group races, volleyball tournaments and golf from the pier to help crew shake off any charter stress, cocktail masterclasses with the Roaming Mixologist, Jasmine Rutter, and networking events each evening. The Marina at Christophe Harbour has been enjoying a bumper season with the development of its new onsite fuel farm. Now home to the largest fuel farm facility dedicated to a marina in the Eastern Caribbean with an onsite tank capacity of 48,000 US gallons, The Marina is able to offer 40,000 US gallons per day of in-slip fuelling for vessels, with up to 125 gallons per minute of Sol-supplied, ultra-low sulphur diesel.

Slated to become the Caribbean’s leading destination for superyachts and luxury island living, Christophe Harbour opened its luxury retail shops at the marina village in late 2016 and will welcome the Caribbean’s first Park Hyatt St. Kitts in early 2017. The resort will also include a Tom Fazio championship golf course.

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For the second year running, Christophe Harbour will host Caribbean CrewFest this Janu-ary, in partnership with ACREW; a one-of-a-kind event created just for crew. The four day event will run from 11-14 January 2017, and is designed to help crew recharge their batteries after the holi-day charter season, while enjoying an immersive professional development experience. CrewFest offers yachts and their crew four

days free berthage at the St Kitts marina, masterclasses by industry leaders, island excursions, and crew games and events.

Led by developer Charles P. “Buddy” Darby III, Christophe Harbour encompasses more than 2,500-acres across the southeastern peninsula of St. Kitts. An integrated luxury residential and resort community with shorelines along the Atlan-tic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, Christophe Harbour features a world-class superyacht marina surrounded by oceanfront and hillside homesites, custom homes, turnkey villas, a members-only Pavilion Beach Club with gourmet sea-to-table fare, and the award-winning beachside bar, SALT Plage.

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Crewfest 2016 attendees enjoying St Kitts attractions


For the full schedule of spring events and details on how to register, visit or call 737-5677

Antigua to Bermuda Race Sails Into Series The Spirit of Bermuda has announced its spring schedule which includes what is hoped to become an annual “legacy yachting tourism event” the inaugural Antigua to Bermuda Race. There will be several events and races in the Caribbean region on board the Spirit taking place between April 6 and May 22 and those interested in participating are encouraged to reserve their berths early. The schedule culminates in the inaugural Antigua to Bermuda Race that will see the Spirit of Bermuda race the schooner America along with a fleet coming to the island just in time for the 35th America’s Cup.

Taking place from May 9 to 22, the race is open to sailors of all levels aged 16 and over at a cost of $2,500 per person. Classic yachts, tall ships, superyachts, maxis and racing boats will all be making their way to the island for the start of the America’s Cup, arriving just in time for Bermuda Day.

Yacht Haven Grande Expands Services

Chief executive officer for the Bermuda Sloop Foundation Diana Martin said: “This is promising for Bermuda and will bring many, many yachts, their owners and crews to Bermuda every year at the end of the Caribbean yachting season. This makes so much sense as yachts head for either Europe or the US, so why not come to Bermuda en route?”

“IGY Marinas takes great pride in finding new ways to raise the bar in our customer service offerings by utilising our portfolio of Anchor Club Strategic Partners,” says Tom Mukamal, CEO of IGY Marinas. “We look forward to enhancing our relationship with National Marine Suppliers as they look to expand throughout the Caribbean.”

There are other opportunities for residents to sail on board the Spirit during the spring in the Caribbean. The Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta from April 19 to 25 is described as “a truly spectacular event with some of the world’s most beautiful sailing boats”.

IGY Marinas is to open a National Marine Suppliers store at Yacht Haven Grande Marina in the US Virgin Islands. The new St Thomas location is due to open just in time for the 2017 season.

When it opens, the new National Marine Suppliers location will offer everything from provisions to interior accessories, engineering, superyacht toys and more. A 5-Gold Anchor yachting destination, Yacht Haven Grande has 46 berths for superyachts and can accommodate vessels up to 656ft in length with an 18ft draft. The marina also offers 24-hour gated dock security, laundry facilities, a newly remodelled fitness centre, business centre and more. Yacht Haven Grande is also home to The Shops at Yacht Haven Grande, which provide access to duty-free luxury retail shopping, entertainment and waterfront dining options.


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Panama Canal. Find out more about the route.

The Oyster World Rally

Prior to the start, Oyster Yachts and their partners, have been providing bespoke training sessions and informative seminars, as well as organising fabulous social gatherings at the spiritual home of the Oyster World Rally; Antigua, West Indies.

An impressive fleet of 31 Oyster yachts will take part in the 2017-19 Oyster World Rally, starting from Antigua on Sunday 15th January. The fully-supported 27,000 mile circumnavigation, comprises four connecting stages, taking in some of the most beautiful regions of the world. The Oyster World Rally has been carefully planned to make the best of seasonal weather patterns, whilst affording the participants generous cruising time. 15 different examples of the magnificent Oyster range will be taking part, flying the flags of 10 different countries. At each stopover, participants are provided with professional shore support and fantastic social gatherings. The first stage of the Oyster World Rally will see the fleet explore and enjoy the Caribbean islands between Antigua and Panama, including the wonderful Lesser Antilles of Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao, and the San Blas Islands of Panama. In March 2017, the Oyster yachts will regroup to navigate the 76


The first 2017 Antiguan party for the 2017-19 Oyster World Rally was held in the magical surroundings of Nelson’s Dockyard, English Harbour. The Oyster family were invited to join Antigua Distillery, on the lawn of the Copper and Lumber Hotel, to enjoy complimentary “Dark

& Stormy” rum cocktails. It was the first big get together before the adventure ahead, the atmosphere was relaxed, laid back and very well attended. Much of the conversation was about the last few days of preparation before the start of the Oyster World Rally. Richard & Angela Parkinson’s Sophistikate is one of eight Oyster 575s taking part in the Oyster World Rally. During the last few months, Sophistikate has been undergoing an extensive maintenance programme. “It makes far better sense to invest the time and effort in Antigua, where expert advice

and access to parts is readily available.” commented Angela Parkinson. “Sophistikate may be six years old, nevertheless, she is in now in excellent condition. For the last few days, we will be concentrating on provisions for the next month. We have seen a lot of the Caribbean over the years, so we will be exploring Aruba, Curaçao, and Bonaire, as well as the San Blas Islands and others near Panama. We very nearly did the first rally, however now we are glad we have waited until the second. The extended length of this edition really appeals to us, it gives more time to explore the route.” One of the most important

CARIBBEAN AROUND THE REGIONS aspects of sailing safely around the world is understanding the weather, and where ever possible, avoiding unfavourable conditions. Oyster World Rally shipping partner, Sevenstar Yacht Transport, dispatched four-time Volvo Ocean Race navigator, Wouter Verbraak, to Antigua to deliver a special weather briefing, designed to assist the fleet with passage planning and to understand the weather in the months to come. “The Oyster World Rally Team have been very clever in the planned route and the additional assistance during the circumnavigation” explained Wouter. “The vast majority of the route is timed to coincide with stable trade winds, and when that has not been possible, specialist weather routing from Chris Tibbs is available to all of the yachts. This strategy and implementation of the route is very professional. The Oyster World Rally sailors should, for the most part, get what they have signed up for; downwind bluewater cruising. However, as we all know, the weather does not always do what it is supposed to. For the briefing we concentrated on understanding the weather around you and also the bigger picture, which is available through weather services. Understanding what is causing the weather to change is the key. When the weather becomes complex, having the guidance of a trained meteorologist, and good data, is extremely useful.”

“That was the best weather briefing I have ever attended.” commented Matthew Harrison, skipper of Tom Reed’s Oyster 56, El Mundo. “ It was invaluable to be educated into why weather conditions form. By understanding what is happening, rather than just being told the technical terms, the important points really do sink in.” After the briefing, Sevenstar Yacht Transport provided a delicious complimentary lunch at Club Sushi for all participants. Wouter continued to assist Oyster World Rally participants throughout the day, with bespoke details of the route

he has experienced during his circumnavigations. The Oyster family returned to the Antigua Yacht Club Event Centre for a training session from Sea Mercy, which facilitates health care to remote island nations. Oyster World Rally participants will be providing an invaluable charitable service to remote communities, within Sea Mercy’s “Give Sight Programme”. Oyster owners and their crew were trained and stocked with hundreds of pairs of near and far-sighted glasses, and also equipped with packs of solar lamps, for reading and providing light in homes and schools without electricity.

“Sailors in the Oyster World Rally have abilities, which will be useful for remote communities when they stop along the route, just fixing a generator can be invaluable” commented Sea Mercy USA President, Richard Hackett. “In addition to their existing skills, Sea Mercy tries to empower sailors to do more and give something that will really change lives. Eye care is something we take for granted, but in these remote areas it is not easily available. By giving someone their sight, they can thread a fish hook, read a Bible, or see the words on a blackboard at school. Providing glasses for people who need them, really does make a difference.”

Wouter Verbraak delivered a user-friendly guide on micromanagement of weather, including how to navigate in squalls, and explained how to adjust a watch system to take into account the common times of squall activity during a 24 hour period. Wouter also gave a detailed list of useful weather data services including; Global, Regional and High Resolution weather models, as well as the importance of synoptic charts.

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MALLORCA LIFESTYLE Andrew Rawson Mallorca Days Out (+34) 630 454 009

January Fiestas The Christmas festivities are not long over but there has still been plenty to celebrate on Mallorca. Only twelve days after the excitement of the Three Kings’ parades it was the fiesta of Saint Anthony. Saint Anthony the Great lived in Egypt in the 3rd century AD. He sold all his possessions and lived as a hermit in the desert for most of his life. The demons at work

Drac de Na Coca

Anthony was remembered as being kind to animals and was made their patron saint. There were blessings of animals in churches across the island on 17 January. The main blessing took place in the Church of Saint Anthony on Saint Miguel Street, just north of Plaza Major in Palma. Animals filed past the church and their owners donated money as they are blessed by the priest. Villages across the island also held fiestas. For example many people dressed in traditional costume for the fiesta in Muro. Children paraded with their animals as adults drove their horses and carriages past the Church of John the Baptist. You would have seen everything from dogs and cats to pigs and sheep to goats and rabbits. Even caged birds, birds of prey and farmyard birds joined the parade. Anthony lived in the desert to a ripe old age, over a century it is said. But he did not have an easy time of it. He was often tempted by the devil in many forms. Sometimes with temptation, sometimes by flattery and sometimes with physical confrontations.

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The second part of the celebrations on January 17 involved barbeques, drink and bonfires. In some villages, such as Sa Pobla and Muro, there were plenty of demons on the streets but the point of

the festivities is to reject the devil’s temptations. Legend says two lions dug Anthony’s grave after he died. In art he is always painted with a pig because it represents the demon of gluttony, which he was supposed to have avoided. Church goers are encouraged to do the same and in the village of Santa Margalida you can find statue of the devil tempting a man and woman in traditional dress. A couple of days after Saint Anthony, Palma celebrated its biggest fiesta of the year, Saint Sebastian. There were celebrations all week, with activities ranging from church masses and live music events to human pyramids (called Castellars) and firework wielding demons. But the question is, why did Palma chose Saint Sebastian as its patron saint? The people of the city originally worshipped Saint Mary, the mother of Jesus. King James of Aragon recorded how his conquering soldiers chanted repeatedly ‘Santa Maria’ as they advanced into the city on 31 December 1229. Saint Mary had been worshipped for nearly 300 years when the people of Palma’s faith was severely tested. Mallorca was at the centre of the Mediterranean trade routes and it was vulnerable to outbreaks of disease. Ships came from all over, including France, Africa and Italy, and sailors often brought unpleasant illnesses with them. Doctors would inspect ships’ crews before they were allowed to anchor and a quarantine camp had been built on El Terreno to reduce the problem. However, a plague struck Palma in 1524 and hundreds were dead or dying when the Archdeacon of Rhodes, Michael Suriaviachi, arrived in Palma harbour. He had sailed from Rome carrying a tiny piece of bone said to be from the arm bone of a

MALLORCA LIFESTYLE saint, known as a relic. Saint Sebastian had been tied to a tree and repeatedly shot with arrows by Roman soldiers when the Emperor Diocletian discovered he was a Christian. He survived only to be recaptured and clubbed to death in 288 AD. The building of an altar dedicated to Saint Sebastian had stopped a plague in Pavia, northern Italy so the Archdeacon wanted to try again. The plague mysteriously ended as soon as the bone was taken into the city and the Church declared that the saint’s relic was responsible for the miracle. Palma council announced that Sebastian was the city’s patron saint in 1643 with a feast day on 20 January. A statue of San Sebastian was brought from Rome in 1757 and you can see it in the Cathedral nave; Pope Pius IX confirmed the council’s decision in 1868. You can find bone which started it all in the Cathedral’s capitular room, along with other saint’s bones. It is easy to spot as it is

The Castellars

encased in a macabre model of an arm. If you attended the Night of Fire in Palma you would have been surprised to see a crocodile dancing with the demons! Normally you will find him in town hall but he is allowed to play out during fiestas. It is Drac de Na Coca, a famous Palma legend which has more than an element of truth. During the 18th Century there were rumours that a dragon was living in the sewers around the Cathedral. It slept by day and came out at night to find victims. There were several sightings and the size of the reptile increased with each telling. Onenight Captain Bartholome Coc was visiting his girlfriend when he saw the crocodile in the shadows. He killed it with his sword and then offered it to his loved one as a present! Bartholome had the crocodile embalmed as a memento and it was locked away in a chest in Can Rossello near the church of Saint Francis. All went well until a servant opened the chest and died of

The devil tempts

Lighting the bonfire a heart attack at the sight of the reptile inside. The stuffed crocodile can now be seen in the Episcopal museum and there is a small statue of him

on the adjacent building. So that was January! But do not worry, there will be another fiesta soon!

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MALLORCA LIFESTYLE precisely what type of fitness you are gunning for - are you increasing power or stamina or maybe aiming to lose weight? I have been working with Andy Coggan’s seven zones. This is used in Training Peaks, an internet based platform that riders and coaches use to monitor/analyse performance. Whichever model you decide to use, the most important thing is that you understand what each zone does and try to stick to the zones when out training. When time on the bike is precious, it will allow you to maximise the time on your bike.

Dan Marsh Owner & Founder (+34) 616 529 111

Time to Get Serious Over the last few years I have been lucky enough to spend time with a number of coaches from a variety of different professional teams… The role of the coach is to get each rider ready for their key races throughout the year. No rider is either physically or mentally the same. They have varying levels of experience & backgrounds and don’t respond to the same motivational techniques. On top of that, the riders have different roles both within the team and in different races. That said, the processes and tools all stem from the same training theory. These models can be simply incorporated into our training. I therefore thought it would be a good time to try and explain some of the basics. What is Base Training? Base training is the training you need to complete to create the foundations for your cycling for the coming year - the bigger the foundations the harder you will be able to train later on 80


in the year. Put simply it will improve your stamina, fitness and form for the year ahead. As you get into the year, the intensity of your training will increase and with some solid base training behind you, your body will be in a better position to cope and not get too tired. It teaches your body to utilise oxygen as efficiently as possible and ultimately improve your power. In your more gruelling events and longer rides, you will finish stronger and recover quickly. Compared to interval training, base training is a very social way to train and often carried out in groups - rides are typically long and at a low to medium intensity. What are training zones? Training zones refer to the intensity at which we are riding at. Riding at different intensities brings about different physical changes. By having specific training zones, you can control and measure how hard you are riding. You are therefore able to target specific improvements in your form. Different models have different numbers of training zones – but the basis of the zones is “Threshold”. There are two different thresholds: aerobic and anaerobic threshold.

Aerobic threshold is the maximum intensity at which you can ride without blood lactate levels increasing. Anaerobic threshold is what people commonly refer to as their “threshold”. This is your functional threshold power (FTP) for those of you using a power meter or the maximum heart rate, for those using a heart rate monitor. In both cases - at this point the amount of lactate in the blood is elevated but still under control. Ride any harder and the amount of lactic acid will increase exponentially, you will be riding in the red and the effort will become unsustainable. Using these two thresholds gives us a basic structure of three zones: • zone one (below aerobic threshold) • zone two (between aerobic and anaerobic threshold) • zone three (above anaerobic threshold). There are various models that use different numbers of zones - generally between 5 & 7 zones, all based on the aerobic and anaerobic thresholds. The increased number of zones assists in creating a more detailed and focused training plan. It also enables you to target more

How do you calculate your zones? To calculate your individual training zones you need to know one of the following things: • your functional threshold power (FTP) • your heart rate at anaerobic threshold • your maximum heart rate. Before any of the tests you should warm up for 45 minutes, with the intensity slowly increasing every 10 minutes. Your maximum heart rate. Pick a section of road (minimum of ten minutes long – ideally a hill) and start off at an intensity you think you can sustain until the end. Every minute accelerate and ride a little bit harder until you are right at your limit, then try and sprint for as long as you can. Record your maximum heart rate. Your functional threshold power or your heart rate at anaerobic threshold You need a section of road twenty minutes long. Set off at a pace you feel you can just sustain for 20 minutes and aim to hold this intensity for 17-18 mins, at which point go full gas till the end. You need to record your average power

MALLORCA LIFESTYLE and/or average heart rate for the entire 20 minutes. To calculate your FTP multiply the average power by 0.95 and for threshold heart rate you multiply your average heart rate by 0.95. It’s important when using power or heart rate that you test yourself regularly to ensure that your training zones are up to date. If you only test yourself at the start of the year, then your zones will be out later on in the summer and your training won’t be as effective. Try and test yourself every six weeks or whenever riding a certain power feels easier than normal. What are the purposes behind each zone? Each zone has a specific purpose and your body will have a specific physiological reaction to training in a particular zone. Zone 1 – Active Recovery <55% FTP / <68% threshold HR / 50-60% max HR “EASY SPINNING” - Training at this low intensity means you can continue to be active without becoming fatigued. Perfect for when you need to recover form a hard session or in between intervals. Zone 2 – Endurance 55-75% FTP / 68-83% threshold HR / 60-70% MHR “ALL DAY” Pace - Zone two is effectively your base training. Riding in zone two teaches your body to burn fat as a source of fuel.

The very top of zone two is your aerobic threshold. Therefore in zone two your blood lactate shouldn’t be elevated. Sessions in zone two are typically longer rides - approximately 4-5 hours. The rides can be frequent and recovery is generally speedy. Zone 3 – Tempo 76-90% FTP / 84-94% threshold HR / 70-80% MHR “SPIRITED” Group Ride - This zone works on your ability to hold a consistent high pace, it has the benefits of zone 2 but is more tiring. In zone three you are riding quickly but not too hard, stimulating your body to increase the amount of glycogen it can store. You should be breathing deeper than zone two, where conversation on the bike is somewhat halted. It is easy to ride a mix of zone 2 & zone 3 on long group rides where the pace is constantly pushed. Rides are typically 4-5 hour.

Consecutive days riding in zone three is possible with the correct dietary carbohydrate intake, post ride rest and stretching. Zone 4 – Lactate Threshold 91-105% FTP / 95-105% threshold HR / 80-90% MHR - PE LIGHT Just below/ above a “TT effort” - Zone four works on your anaerobic threshold. The zone therefore starts just below or above your anaerobic threshold. Training in this zone allows you to raise your anaerobic threshold. Conversation when riding in zone four is difficult and the ride is mentally taxing. Typically performed as multiple “repeats” or “intervals” of between 10-30 min in duration with recovery in between. Consecutive days training in zone four is generally only performed when sufficiently rested prior to the training block. Zone 5 – VO2 Max 106-120% FTP / >106% threshold HR / 90-100% MHR This is the high intensity efforts you can hold for 3-8 minute intervals and is intended to increase your VO2max. Training in zone five is full on, you need to be focused and in the zone (there’s no time for talking). In the shorter efforts your heart rate may not even have time to reach your max rate (training to HR can be limiting in this zone). This is the zone you will be riding in when you blast a short sharp

climb. Consecutive days training in zone five are not really desirable. Zone 6 – Anaerobic Capacity Power only 121-150% FTP Short 30 secs - 3 mins high intensity intervals with rests in between. Heart Rate is not a useful guide in zone six. Certainly no patter here! Consecutive days in zone 6 not usually attempted. Zone 7 – Neuromuscular Power Power only 150%+ FTP Very short and very high intensity sessions - Training in this zone works on your sprint power. This zone also causes the most muscle size increase, therefore if you want bigger, more powerful legs then zone seven is for you. So… by understanding what your short, medium and long term goals are for the year, you can start to plan in your weekly training. This will ensure you don’t over train & you maximise your time on the road. It is not about time on the bike, it is about how you use your time on the bike. Having a real purpose to your ride is an incredible feeling and worth pursuing - you really feel like you are getting somewhere. If you are new to training zones, getting yourself a coach for a few months is well worth it - feel free to email dan@marsh-mallows. com and I can point you in the right direction. There are plenty of local coaches on the island.

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MALLORCA LIFESTYLE The Boathouse Bar & Grill (+34) 971 734 114 One Down 11 More to Go January tends to bit of a blur - after all the festivities and holidays it takes time for everyone to get back into the swing of things. We also, as a nation tend to hibernate as it is officially the coldest month of the year in Mallorca but apart from the odd cold day we really can’t complain when we’re still sitting outside lapping up the glorious sunshine most days stripped down to only a shirt by lunchtime!

As you can imagine, with so much outdoor space, our business is highly driven by the weather so fingers crossed we in for a mild February. Unfortunately we don’t have the infamous American tradition of Groundhog Day to predict the weather Every February 2, thousands gather at Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, to await the spring forecast from a special groundhog. Known as Punxsutawney Phil , this groundhog will emerge from his simulated tree trunk home and look for his shadow, which will help him make his much-anticipated forecast. According to legend, if Phil sees his shadow the United States is in store for six more weeks of winter weather. But, if Phil doesn’t see his shadow, the country should expect warmer temperatures and the arrival of an early spring. Whatever the weather though, it’s not for long as February is the shortest month of the year and jam packed with special events and reasons to celebrate including Chinese New Year, National Freedom Day, 82


Valentine’s Day, Presidents Day (although not sure they will be celebrating this year!!) Mardi Gras & Carnival season and of course the birthday of The Islanders very own Simon Relph on the 10th! All Loved Up

Of course, one of the biggest days in Feb is Valentines.... And whoever said that food is the path to a person’s heart wasn’t joking judging by a whopping £115 million spent on chocolates in the UK alone last year and over £557 million on going out for dinner! So if you decide to release your romantic side and let your appetite roam free join us on the 14th for our 6-course Valentine taster menu to share with wine pairings too, definitely not one to miss so book your table now. But if you’d prefer a romantic night in here’s an old favourite dish of mine Moules Marinieres - a quick, inexpensive one-pot recipe that will get you in the mood in no time!! Out to Lunch

• Craving a fresh & tasty hot dish? • Want to catch up with your friends? • Need to entertain a client?

parties, live music, food & drink and colourful fancy dress parades named Sa Rueta - the children’s event and Sa Rua - the adult’s parade.

Head down to The Boathouse for our menu del dia, available Monday to Friday for only €15. Includes 2 courses, glass of wine or beer and 2 hours free parking. Add a third course for only €4 and come in with your Crew Card for an extra drink on us during Feb.

Most towns have their own events but Palma enjoys the title of hosting the largest parties on the island. So we thought we would join in the fun and throw a Carnival of our own just for you!

Nauti Lunch After a busy few months, it’s time to kick off the Islander Nauti Lunch gathering again. For a chance to network and chat with colleagues and friends from the marine industry join Simon on Friday 17th and try out our new Menu Del dia. Please confirm your reservation directly with The Islander. Time to Celebrate During February, festivals, street parties, parades, Mardi Gras and carnivals take place to celebrate lead up to Lent, eating and drinking all the food left before the weeks of fasting ahead. Of course New Orleans and Rio are well known for their spectacles but The Caribbean, Venice, Tenerife, Germany, Spain and the Winter Carnival in Quebec all put on quite the show.

If you answer Yes to any of the following then its time to get out of the office! • Worked up an appetite? • Need to get out of the office? • Want to feel the sun on your face? • Want easy parking? • Feel like a waterfront setting?

So dig out your most outrageous outfits (think Priscilla Queen of the dessert which by the way is playing across from us at the Auditorium) and bring your friends, your crew, your colleagues for some great food, drink, music and dance the night away. Look forward to seeing you ...... 24th Feb from 7.30 Volunteer Coffee Morning Would you like to help a worthy cause? Mallorca Cancer Support Group needs a hand and is holding a coffee morning at The Boathouse on Friday 10th Feb 9.30 to 12.30. Please show your support and celebrate the wonderful people who volunteer and help the group continue their amazing work. For more info contact - info@ Tel. 661 080 101 Pancake Day - Did you know?

Pancake Day was originally started as a way to use up milk, flour and eggs before start of lent. Stop by for a stack served with fresh fruit or American style with bacon and maple syrup! Mallorca is no exception and celebrates carnival with street


Moules Marinières (Sailor-Style Mussels) Use a dry white wine such as Muscadet or Sauvignon Blanc and serve the dish with the remaining wine left in the bottle and plenty of rustic crunchy bread for dipping. • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter • 1 small leek, white and light green parts only, thinly sliced • 1 small shallot, thinly sliced • 4 medium cloves garlic, thinly sliced • 2 bay leaves • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper • 1 cup dry white wine • 2 pounds mussels (see note above) • 2 to 3 Tbsp homemade mayonnaise (see note below), crème fraiche, or heavy cream (optional) • 1 Tbsp juice and 1 Tsp grated zest from 1 lemon • 3 Tbsp minced fresh parsley leaves • Additional mayonnaise for serving • 1 loaf rustic sourdough bread, thickly sliced, drizzled with olive oil, and grilled until toasted 1. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Add leeks, shallot, garlic, and bay leave. Season lightly with salt and heavily with black pepper and cook, stirring, until vegetables are very soft but not browned, about 10 minutes. 2. Increase heat to high and add wine. Bring to boil and

let reduce by half, about 2 minutes. Add mussels, stir, cover, and cook, shaking pan constantly and peeking every 30 seconds to stir. As soon as all the mussels are open, transfer mussels to a bowl using tongs. Place pan lid over bowl to keep mussels warm. 3. Remove from heat and whisk in remaining butter along with mayonnaise or crème fraîche (if using). Return mussels to pot, add parsley, lemon zest and juice, stir to combine, then transfer to a warm serving bowl. Serve immediately with additional mayonnaise (if using). Tuck in and Enjoy! Tips : Make sure the mussels are clean and beard free before using. If you can, buy Farm-raised mussels which are usually less messy and pre cleaned. Chuck out any cracked or open mussels that don’t close when tapped with another mussel. Mayonnaise is not essential for this dish but it does add extra richness and lots of flavour, particularly if served alongside for dipping mussels into. Bummer though is that store bought mayo doesn’t work as it won’t combine with the sauce properly. I like to add extra garlic and substitute half of the canola oil for extra-virgin olive oil when making mayonnaise for mussels.

NEWS 4 STEWS What’s the coolest thing you have done for guests? We had some charter guests last year that really wanted the “pirate” sailing experience so we got out the fancy dress, organized a beach bonfire/BBQ (never short of rum!) and were able to take them on a tour down the river in an old row boat after dark to visit some of the filming sites for the Pirates of the Caribbean movies.

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Stew of the Month – Chris Snyder What did you do before yachting, and how did your yachting career first begin? It’s always so funny to hear how we all ended up here! Before I joined the industry I was attending Savannah College of Art and design in Georgia, USA. Strangely, my primary degree was in Film & Television with two secondary studies in Equestrian Studies and Fashion. (All so different, I know!) It was in Savannah was where I was introduced to yachting after meeting some of the crew that docked in town on River Street. I started doing a little daywork with them and got a taste of the adventurous lifestyle. Not too long after graduating I made the move to Palma to start my little yachting adventure.



What has been your favourite boat you’ve worked on, and why? I will have to say my favourite boat so far has been S/Y Marie. Not only is she absolutely stunning, but it was one of the most amazing crews to work with. We all got along so well and formed such a happy family. It was always fun and smiles with them.

What is your signature cocktail? This is a tough one. I used to work with the amazing Jasmin Rutter, the Roaming Mixologist, and learned so many amazing cocktails from her so I can’t say that I have a favourite! I think at the moment the one I make most is an Aviation: Tanqueray 10, Crème de Violet, a dash of Luxardo and a twist of lemon. Incredibly refreshing.

What are the best and worst parts about working onboard? One of the best parts about working on board is being close to the water; I would also have to say the short commute, and not having to cook for myself. The worst parts, as we all know, are missing out on some of the celebrations back home. Holidays, weddings, etc. – but duty calls!

What is your on-board pet hate? I think a few girls would agree with me, there is nothing worse than an empty jar or jug put back in the fridge. I know it is silly, but it is definitely my pet hate.

How do you keep sane on charter? Hahaha….. Anyone who knows me will laugh, but I hide away in the laundry room and dance and sing my heart out to Taylor Swift.

Tell us about your funniest embarrassing moment on board. I can most certainly say I am not short of these moments. My most recent one was this summer and I was with the Mate dropping off a romantic beach picnic for two of our guests. The beach was quite pebbly and hard to jump off of and there was small bit of swell. After setting them up and leaving them to their afternoon, I went to jump back into the tender, not noticing the wave coming in… and ended up not jumping quite high enough and latching to the tender tube like a little lizard until the mate could help me all the way in! It got some good laughs.

Best housekeeping tip/hack? My favourite little trick is shaving cream. The only thing that gets hairspray off the wall!

What’s your favourite adventure in Mallorca? Calle Varques. There is a small hike there down dirt road with the BEST fig trees, beautiful views, rock jumping, cave diving, wonderful exploring, and one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. It’s most certainly my first go to. If you could give your 20yr old self one piece of advice, what would it be? Live, laugh, and continue learning. What’s your plan for the future? My plan at the moment is to eventually settle down somewhere with my horses and start a bee farm. Silly, I know but it has been my retirement plan for years now.

February Events 2nd ‘Solstici Seu’ Double Rosette in Palma Cathedral Twice a year, on February 2nd and November 11th, between 8 and 9 in the morning, the sun is in just the right position to shine through the rosette window of the cathedral under the opposite window, to create a beautiful figure of eight effect. 5th Almond Blossom Fair, Son Servera. A celebration of all things made from almonds, at this wonderful time when the many almonds trees on the island blossom. The event is held in the 13th century country estate Cases de Ca s’ Hereu, 25th & 26th Sa Rueta and Sa Rua Street Carnivals, Palma Fancy dress parades through the centre of the city, with the children’s parade on the Saturday and the main procession on the Sunday.


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From Ship to Shore – Gillian Kennedy Every month I interview someone who has made the transition from working and living on a yacht to a landbased life. This month I spoke with Gillian Kennedy, who is now a wellness and lifestyle coach. How long did you work in yachting? Can you tell me about your yachting career – highlights, low points? Originally from the middle of Canada, I found my way to yachting while I was backpacking around Europe. My 1 or 2 seasons to save money to keep travelling turned into about 11 years in yachting. I did 8.5 years then left for 3 years to study Naturopathy in Australia then went back for about 3 years.

The highlights were definitely all the friends that I made from all over the world, and of course the travel and the social life. I would say it was by far the best way I could’ve spent my 20s and all while saving money! There are so many more highlights: the family feeling when you have an amazing crew; numerous heli rides in some incredible places; calm Atlantic crossings and jumping in just over half way to the Caribbean; meeting celebrities; and mostly, all the fun I’ve had with crew and the mischief we used to get up to back in the day with all the pranks between the boats. The low points I would have to say were those long endless party nights on board - aching legs, so tired, no idea when the guests are going to leave or go to bed, and a pantry full of glasses & dishes. Then having to get up a few hours later and do it all over again!

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How did you know it was time for you to make the move to land? I knew that I wanted to follow a different career path after studying Naturopathy. I did a one year online Health Coaching course after I went back to boats, and then made a plan to start up my own business after I left yachts. Being a chief stewardess wasn’t fulfilling me anymore and I knew it was time to follow the health and wellness career path that I was passionate about. I wanted to live in a more balanced and healthy environment, to be able to buy and make the healthy food I wanted, to be able to go to yoga & fitness classes all year round. What was the most difficult thing about the transition? I would say it’s not getting that salary anymore and earning tax-free money! I am still struggling with that! Also I miss the travel and excitement of always being somewhere new and having the financial freedom to travel wherever you want in the world whenever you get time off. What was the best thing about it? The best thing was being more in control of my life, my schedule and how I want to live. It’s so nice to have my own space with most of my stuff in one place, and have people come to visit me. Although I do miss that crew mess banter and camaraderie sometimes! Not having to deal with all the politics is also a plus. What do you do now? I am a Wellness and Lifestyle Coach. I help busy, driven women who lack energy, suffer from hormonal imbalances, have trouble sleeping, who are stressed but who are also feeling stuck and who are trying to figure out their true purpose in life but who are either scared or just not sure of where to start. I am also a Yoga Instructor and have just started teaching classes at One Ocean Port Vell

for anyone in Barcelona! I launched Savvy Survival with Kate Munro Boot specifically for women in yachting and we created an online 21 Day Wellness Overhaul Program which is available to download and do wherever and whenever, as we wanted to help girls in yachting lead a more balanced life and stay healthier, active, and happier all year round and not just in the down times. I also do consultant work with How2Yachts and am certified to open Offshore Standard Bank accounts for yachties as well as FX Currency Exchange accounts. Do you have any advice for fellow yachties about going land-based? I do! First I would definitely recommend having a plan. Have an idea of what you want to do, how you will do it, and how much it will cost. Real life is expensive and paying tax and bills suck! It takes some time to re-adjust to normal spending habits and scaling down a yachtielifestyle. Cash flows out pretty quickly and doesn’t flow back in so easily in the real world! Letting go of your attachment to money is important because there is always going to be an adjustment period. Adopting a successful person’s mindset of always believing there will be more and letting go of the fear of losing money will help a lot. I would also recommend buying at least one property before you leave yachting as it’s such an easy way to save that kind of money and invest it. I wish I’d bought a second property!


Pick of the Month Stewardess’ Pick of the Month from: Rialto Living - Our Favourite Lifestyle Store in Palma “A carpet is the soul of an apartment”. Believe it or not, this was said by well-known American author Edgar Allan Poe. Aside from his more typical tales of bloody murder he published “The Philosophy of Furniture”, in which he waxes lyrical about the aforementioned cosy floor coverings. It’s not only the master of terror who considered rugs an essential part of a room’s decoration, but also architects and interior designers. Rugs define spaces and suit any kind of area. Carefully selected rugs can not only transform a room’s look but can also help create a relaxing living area. Contemporary saloons are often decorated with

sleek stainless steel and cool leather. Warm snug rugs add softness to such hardedged materials as wood and metal, taking a super yacht saloon from cold to cosy-chic instantly. Rialto Living, the go-to store when we’re talking style, boasts a whole room dedicated to the world’s most exquisite rugs. Find whimsical or brightly coloured rugs which feature bold modern patterns, like the stellar pieces designed by Dash & Albert. This contemporary American company creates fresh and fabulous indoor and outdoor rugs for every floor, in cotton, wool, jute, and more. Alternatively, you can roll out big with a traditionally beautiful kelim, a rug totally in a class of its own. These flat woven carpets are handmade with talent honed over generations, and feature

bright hues and geometric patterns, transporting you straight to the dazzling colours of a labyrinthine Turkish bazaar. Or add warmth and atmosphere to cool teak decks with an exotic oriental rug, hand crafted by super skilled artisans in such exotic far-flung places as India, Iran, Nepal and Tibet. Every single knot of every single rug has been individually tied to create the kind of intricate patterns and stunning designs you can’t help but fall in love with.

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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A Mediterranean Herb Garden I couldn’t imagine my kitchen without fresh herbs. A simple dish can be transformed by using a few fresh herbs as they greatly enhance the taste, appearance and nutritional value of practically all the food we eat. The word “herb” comes from the Latin herba, meaning grass or green plant. These days we associate herbs for their culinary and medicinal value. In the kitchen, bland food can be made exciting with the addition of herbs and they can also help to enhance and bring out the natural flavours of food in a similar way to salt, but it is important to use herbs correctly. Too many herbs can overpower



and completely overshadow the natural flavour of food and too little in a dish will achieve nothing. The addition of herbs must be balanced to complement the natural flavours that are already in foods. They do deteriorate very quickly once they’ve been picked, so by growing a small selection of herbs, even in pots or a window box, they will always be on hand when you need them. Early spring is the perfect time to organise your herb garden. For the restaurants, I have just planted a few more obscure, almost forgotten herbs like Summer savoury, lovage; woodruff, hyssop, borage and rue, alongside other favourites such as parsley, chervil, tarragon, mint and lemon balm to complement the sturdy Mediterranean herbs like rosemary, sage, thyme, fennel, marjoram and oregano. Mediterranean herbs have played an important part of people’s culture and wellbeing for thousands of year. Records date back to 2800BC when the ancient Egyptians used herbs for dyes, perfumes and food. When cooking with herbs, there are a couple of basic rules you need to apply: Herbs with tougher leaves, generally have a stronger flavour and are usually added at the start of cooking - e.g. sage, rosemary, thyme, winter savoury. These herbs can also

be added towards the end of cooking, but in this case they need to be very finely chopped and used sparingly. Whole sprigs can be added to soups, stews, casseroles, roasts and marinades, but they should be removed before serving. If the plants have soft, lush leaves, add them at the end of cooking, in order to retain their full flavour, colour and nutritional content - e.g. parsley, chervil, chives, basil, mint, coriander and dill. Fresh herbs are much more gentle than dried, normally requiring twice as much in any recipe. Dried herbs & spices need time to release their flavours and are added to the food at the beginning of cooking, while fresh are much better when added near the end. So how can we maximize the use of our herb garden? Well you could make Herb vinegars by placing fresh herbs into a bottle of vinegar and letting it stand, sealed, for at least 2 to 3 weeks. These vinegars are ideal as salad dressings and used in various sauces such as hollandaise. You could do the same with non-aromatic oils to make aromatic herb oils; Suitable herbs include Tarragon, sage, marjoram, rosemary, thyme and savoury. How about herb butter? Finely chopped herbs can be mixed with butter and used with freshly baked bread or to add flavour to roasted tomatoes and boiled vegetables. Herb salts can be really useful as well, mix a little chopped thyme, rosemary, oregano and

marjoram with flor de sal to make a wonderfully aromatic herb salt. Local, wild herbs flavour one of the Islands most popular dishes, Frito Mallorquin. I must admit that most frito’s that I have tasted in local restaurants have been extremely disappointing and this is due to the fact that this is a dish that has to be cooked and served immediately and does not respond well to re-heating as it tends to dry out. The fritos you see on the counters of some tapas bars that are then heated in the microwave are the worst offenders. It is a dish that has many variations and can be made with chicken, pork or lamb. The most memorable frito that I have ever tasted was prepared and cooked for me by my friend and wonderful Chef, Benet Vicens of Bèns D’Avall restaurant in Soller. He called it “frito mallorquin de calamar” (squid) and it was a delight. The vegetables and squid were just cooked and it also looked appealing and colourful, flavoured with mint, fennel and marjoram. Here is my simple Frito Mallorquin recipe for you to try at home inspired by Benet. Frito Mallorquin Take 250g of diced pork loin or neck and fry it in 150ml of olive oil until golden brown, then add 250g of diced pancetta (streaky bacon) cook for another 2 or 3 minutes and remove. Then pan fry 250g of diced pigs liver for 1

NEWS 4 STEWS halfway through. Just before serving, add the cooked artichokes, chopped tarragon and the juice of 2 lemons. Season to taste and serve. Pan-Fried Sea Bream with Saffron-Ali-Oli Potatoes and a Ratatouille and Basil Viniagrette Ingredients (serves 4): 4 fillets of sea bream (150g each) minute and place all the meat in an earthenware bowl. Fry 600g of diced potatoes in olive oil until golden brown. Add 1 finely chopped red pepper, a bunch of chopped spring onions, 2 crushed garlic cloves, 1 tablespoon of paprika and a bay leaf and cook for a further 3 or 4 minutes until all the vegetables are soft. Mix with meat and season to taste. Sprinkle with chopped fennel, mint and marjoram and serve immediately. Serves 4-6. Tarragon Chicken with Lemon and Artichokes Ingredients 4 chicken legs 2 lemons 1 bay leaf 2 tbsp sherry vinegar 2 tbsp Chopped tarragon

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Ratatouille and Basil Vinaigrette: 2 tbsp Finely diced red pepper 2 tbsp Finely diced yellow pepper 2 tbsp Finely diced green pepper 1 small onion (finely chopped and blanched) 1 small courgette (finely diced and blanched) 1 small aubergine (finely diced) 200ml olive oil 1tbsp Balsamic vinegar 1tbsp Tomato paste 10 Basil leaves (torn) Saffron Ali-Oli Potatoes 2 garlic cloves, chopped 1 egg yolk Pinch of fresh saffron 150 ml olive oil Salt Juice of half a lemon

A few drops of water 500 g warm potatoes (boiled and diced) 2 tbsp Chopped chives For the Ratatouille and Basil vinaigrette Whisk together the tomato paste and olive oil in a large bowl. Add all the diced vegetables, balsamic vinegar and basil leaves. Season to taste. For the Saffron Ali-Oli Potatoes Crush garlic, salt, saffron and egg yolk to a fine paste; add olive oil slowly stirring continuously until the sauce thickens. Add lemon juice, a few drops of water and season. Then mix in the warm potatoes. Sprinkle with chives and season to taste. To serve: Heat a little olive oil in a non-stick frying pan. Season the fish fillets and fry them skin side down in the hot oil until crisp and golden brown. Turn over the fillets and place in a moderate oven for 2-3 minutes to finish cooking. Place a spoonful of aioli potatoes in the centre of some serving plates. Lay the fish fillets on top and spoon over the ratatouillebasil vinaigrette. Serve immediately.


Galley Goddess What with all the technology on board boats expanding at a colossal rate, it made sense to me this month to have a little bit of a sticky beak at what’s futuristic, new and cosmic in the galley. It seems that the wondrous internet has insidiously entered the kitchen space and these days there is everything from an app to turn on your coffee machine, a fridge that sends you shopping lists, to a pan that monitors heat on your iPhone enabling you to cook the perfect steak. Bloody fabulous kitchen porn at it’s very best............ But, there are those gadget whores, yes, we all know one, that person who has a truckload of doodads, most of which are more of an inconvenience than a convenience. Paying exorbitant amounts of cash for a gadget simply to replace the burden of thinking about simple chores, or shock, horror, common sense. Take the Chef n’ Bananza Banana slicer, whilst there is no doubting it’s replaceability of the knife, isn’t it just simply a threat towards the phallus? The crew love bananas, but whip one of these bad boys out during morning coffee and watch your manly crew members pale and shuffle quietly out of the room. Others, such as Spun are quite inventive and certainly not a aimless gadget, this high tech utensil cruelly monitors calories as you eat and offers 92

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you either spoon or fork options. Unfairly using face recognition software, the corresponding app determines what you are eating once you’ve taken your app picture then when it judges you have reached the calorific threshold it lights up and yells at you ¨Oi! Stop stuffing your face, you fat bastard!!! ¨ Stewies, you unsung heroes, hard workers that you are, here’s a lady boner for you..... 3D printers are coming for your cup of coffee - say good bye to the barista echelon and hello to the computerisation of latte art...The Ripple Maker is able to print photos and selfies onto the top of your cappuccino. The logo of your boat, your bum, bananas or even the boss’s wife can feature just don’t mix them up. The Sous vide, or Sue Veed as I fondly refer to it has been around a for yonks, this amazing machine uses temperatures much lower that for conventional cooking resulting in a more delicious and succulent dish. The tech nerds have dragged ol sue veed out of the 1960’s and given her a very much needed

make over. Gone are the massive old ladies with their bath like proportions and say hello to the Anova Precision Cooker WIFI. This sleek little looker just needs a water filled pot to slide into and will patiently wait while you put your ingredients into a zip lock bag and pop into the pot. What is even more amazing is you can hit the market, nightclub or even Ibiza and still have control. Download the app on your smartphone and all you need is wifi to start your cooking. Which is just as well as some of the recipes can take from 4 hours to a few days which is what you will probably need it you are partying in San Antonio. The sous vide is such a simple method of cooking producing first rate restaurant cuisine, but basically a jacuzzi for your grub. Meat done to perfection only needing to be quickly seared for the ultimate exquisiteness. Sous Vide Rack of Lamb with Honey, Mustard Dressing 2 racks of lamb weighing roughly 1 kg Sea salt & ground pepper Small bunch of thyme, sliced spring onions, 2 cloves of finely sliced garlic 2 tablespoons sunflower oil 30g unsalted butter Honey Mustard Dressing 2 Tsp wholegrain mustard 2 Tsp Dijon mustard 1 Tsp Worcestershire sauce 3 Tbsp honey (Whisk all the ingredients together.) First of all Preheat your

Precision cooker depending on how you like your lamb but roughly 54.4C. This is just a guide and as sous vide machines differ, I reckon it’s a good idea to check the manual. Allow the water bath to come up to the correct temperature before adding your lamb. Generously season the lamb racks with salt and pepper on all sides making sure you rub the seasoning in well. Pop the racks into a zip lock bag or by using a vacuum sealer using the water displacement method, which is to seal the zipper almost all of the way, leaving a few centimetres open. Then, slowly lower the bag of lamb into the water letting the pressure of the water press the air out through the top of the bag, using your fingers to help the air out. Once all the air is out, carefully seal the bag just above the waterline using your fingers to help the air out. Drop the bag in the water bath and cook. If properly sealed, the lamb should sink. Cook for 1 hour. Remove the lamb from the bag and place it on a paper towel-lined plate. Pat it dry very carefully on both sides. Lamb cooked sous vide will not have any browning on its surface, so to improve the flavour and texture you need to sear the hell out of the outside. Using a heavy cast iron frying pan on the stovetop makes this easy. Turn the hobs on to hot, hot, hot, warn the engineers and get those extractor fans going full blast. Splash a bit of the oil in the frying pan and pop it on the heat until it starts smoking. Quickly add the lamb, fat side up and let that little mother sizzle. Try

not to overcrowd the pan as this will reduce the overall temperature and you’ll end up with a grey mess. Add a tablespoon of butter, swirling the pan to let it melt and add the thyme, spring onions and garlic. Continuously move the lamb around to ensure that it’s evenly seared. All the while basting the lamb with the flavoured butter by tilting the frying pan towards you and spooning the collected fat on top of the lamb using a large spoon. As soon as the first side is well browned (this should take less than a minute), flip the lamb and brown the second side using the same technique, then leave to rest for 10 minutes. Holding onto a bone, carve the chops and serve on a bed of garlic mash with the sauce drizzled over, stand back and wait for the applause. Sous Vide Salmon Fillets with Creamy Chive Dressing 4 x 170grams salmon fillets (skin on) Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 8 cups ice water 12 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 2 cups creme fraiche 1 cup chopped fresh chives Zest and juice of 2 lemons Set the Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker to 125ºF (52ºC) for medium-rare or 135ºF (57ºC) for medium. Make a brine by whisking 125 grams salt into the ice water until dissolved. Chuck your salmon in and pop in the fridge for an hour. Add the salmon and refrigerate for 30 minutes, or up to one hour. Remove the salmon fillets

from the brine and rinse with cold water. Pat dry and place each filet in a separate zipper lock or vacuum seal bag with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Seal the bags using the water immersion technique as mentioned in the lamb recipe above. Place the salmon in it’s bath and set the timer for 20 minutes, or up to 50 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare the lemon-dill creme fraiche: In a medium bowl, stir together the creme fraiche, dill, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper. When the timer goes off, remove the bags from the water bath. Carefully remove the salmon and pat very dry with paper towels. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the salmon skin-side down and sear until skin is crisp, about 1 minute. Transfer to a plate. Serve with lemon dill creme fraiche. Lastly and interestingly enough, drones are also arriving in the food culture with restaurants utilising drones to deliver drinks to the tables and taking out rubbish. But, I think it might take a few years to iron out any potential problems. As would the dildo drone apparently a must have for the multi tasking masturbators that is seemly penetrating the internet. The drone is hands free allowing users to simultaneously indulging in other activities like making coffee, slicing bananas or using a sous vide???? Galley Goddess


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The Galley Club New 2 Week Cooking Course Dedicated to graduates and practicing Chefs who want to complement their know-how, this intensive advanced skills program provides the highest standards expected at top international establishments and yachts. Acquire the highest level of expertise for every specialty in the professional kitchen, from cold kitchen preparations to advanced culinary techniques applied to different concepts. Small group settings provide personalized, interactive and efficient training. For the duration of the week long course the following areas will be covered: • Review main basics of cuisine • Arrest the various possibilities of exploitation of the vacuum method • Prepare a wide range of produce with sous-vide technique (Vegetables, meat, poultry and fish) • Cook broths, jus and other bases like soup or specific stuffing

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• Prepare a large range of sauces and condiments • Adapt and master cooking methods for each type of meat and poultry • Realization of complete dishes from fishes and shellfish of season, sea and river. • Master the preparation and cooking of vegetables: turning, blanching, simmering... • Recognize and reinterpret French Cuisine Classics • Realization of desserts in the plate and cooked valuing the seasonality of products. • Master the various possibilities of plating in coherence with your offer • Define main cost principles in a restaurant and manage cost control • Prepare purchase orders • Participate in the development of a qualitycontrol policy Class Type: 80% hands-on & 20% theory Duration: 6 days (Monday to Friday + Saturday morning) • Hands-on training in culinary laboratories • Applied theory • Associated skills • Testing: written and practical exam

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13th February: 1 week Advance yacht cookery course 14th February: Thai 15th February: Sushi 16th February: ceviche 17th February: mexican 27th February to 10th March: 2 Weeks yacht cookery course Sous Vide Cooking Objectives: • Arrest the various possibilities of exploitation of the vacuum method. • Master the various types of elaboration, cooking and preservation by respecting products and flavors. • Optimize the management of the time of the staff in the kitchen as well as the efficiency and the productivity. Contents: • Theoretical introduction on the methodology, the equipment and the standards of hygiene. • Elaboration of complete dishes in vacuum method in the respect for the standards of hygiene. • Explanation and realization of the various modes of cooking, according to the preservation and/or to the just cooking of the handled products. • Methodology of storage and preservation. • Techniques of regeneration and service.

• Know how to emphasize a plate according to several concepts (gastronomic, bar, trendy…). • Master the various possibilities of plating in coherence with your offer and your type of establishment. Contents: • Realization of various types of plating: positioning of ingredients, quantity, neatness and alliance of colors. • Work around cuttings, cuts and cookings. • Work around the choice of tableware.  Fish And Seafood Objectives: • To Update your knowledge of the aquatic products: seasonality, adapted techniques and various uses to diversify your menu. • Optimize the use of products to reduce the losses and improve the quality of your preparations. Contents: • Realization of complete dishes from fish and shellfish of season, sea and river. • Application of the techniques of storage, preliminary preparations, threading and cuts, singular preparations (stuff, restrain, contiser, etc.) and cooking

(vacuum and traditional). • Realization of juices, sauces and condiments. Meat Objectives: • Rediscover and know the game animals and feathered and the properties of the meat-based products (species, varieties, pieces, seasonality) to diversify your menu and improve the gustative and visual quality of your dishes. Exploit at the most products to reduce the costs and optimize the yield. Contents: • Elaboration of dish from game animals and feathers of breeding and savage, poultry and meats of French and international fame. • Realization of recipes of season, adapted to Christmas and new Year holidays. • Put into practice techniques of preliminary preparations, maturation and storage, cuts and singular preparations (bone in vineyard, stuff, bard, etc.) and cooking (vacuum and traditional method). • Realization of bases, juices and sauces. VEGETABLES Objectives: • Master the knowledge of products: seasonality, origin and quality for a cost material checked • Revise bases to receive, store and use in a optimal way the vegetables and the cereal. • Adapt the most effective and most appropriate techniques according to your concept, your menu and your clientele to optimize your efficiency. Contents: • Elaboration of recipes around various families vegetables including cereal. • Ratatouille de legumes and polenta • Artichaut agrodolce • Carottes chermoula’style • Fricassée de champignons de saison

• Organization of the implementation bound to the various preparations. • Techniques of elaboration in the respect for the standards of hygiene. • Methodology of storage and preservation. • Application of various techniques of cutting and cooking adjacent to every product. • Application of the techniques of cooking and regeneration of the complete dishes. Pastries Objectives: • Master the bases of the pastry to decline creative desserts. • Understand the technology of pastry for an accessible and qualitative realization. Contents: • Elaboration of pastas, mosses, creams, biscuits, ices(mirrors,ice creams) and ice-cold textures. • Methodologies of manufacturing, elaboration and assembly of the bases of pastry - Work of simple desserts: valuation of the taste and of the picture. • Recipes as an example • Sweetness of citrus fruits intervenes, dacquoise hazelnut praline passion fruits • Chouquettes • Crème brûlée citronella, cakes • Amandine-pear tart • Dôme exotique, sablé coco Price is 1000 euros include manual, material and certificate. 30% need to be pay in advance to book.

NEWS 4 STEWS Banshee... Love it! If you were in the circus what would you be? High Wire, they are pretty cool What has been your most embarrassing moment? God I have too many... and personally I would rather forget them lol! What has been your best ever moment? Having my children, they changed my world What was your first ever memory? Nearly drowning in a tide in Benidrom, I was 4.

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How much was your first salary? 10 pound a day working Saturdays in a shop I was 10.

Deckers Palma Each Month we are bringing you an interview with a member of our team, this month we are from Danielle Kennedy who is the Balearic Sales Manager AKA Dani in the Van, who is based in Palma.

what would be the title? Waste of potential.... Probably the most repeated statement I used to have at parents evenings too!

What kitchen utensil would you be and why? Corkscrew... who doesnt enjoy the pleasure of the sound of the cork popping.

What is the best piece of advice you would give your grandchild? Live to the full, enjoy every moment and dont stress about things as one day you will look back and they were never important, and remember no one can take your shine.

What is your signature dish? The soups are always a hit with the family.

Pick two celebrities to be your parents? Lee Evans and Claudia Schifer, I would be beautiful and funny!

What sickness have you lied about so you didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to go to work? I wouldnt dream of it ; )

What song best describes your work ethic? Donna Summer... She works hard for the money

If you were stuck on a desert island for a week what 3 things would you take with you? My Boyfriend, My Son and my daughter.

What dead person would you least want to be haunted by? Fred West The

What is your party trick? My dead thumb....

How old are you? 38, I think ...I gave up keeping note after 35. How long have you worked for Deckers? 6 years What is your favourite part of your job? Seeing old clients come back into Palma And youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re least favourite? Chasing up outstanding money

And what 4 people would be eating it with you, dead or alive. Lee Evans, Chris Evans, Jeremy Clarkson and Jason Statam.


If you retired tomorrow what would you do? Nothing.... enjoy having no plans for the day and spending quality time with my children.

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If you could be any age for a week what would you be? 15 What is the last picture you took on your phone? My boyfriend in a ladies red PVC jacket at Xmas... nuff said! Favourite song? Dont stop me now Queen.

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ONDINE UPDATE debris and that over 90% of these have suffered injuries or death caused by it through entanglement, ingestion and suffocation. The debris is far from the only problem. Plastic production processes, using fossil fuels and repeatedly resulting in severe oil spills, cause big scale damage that is beyond our control but has irreversible effects. The benefits of plastic use need to be considered in relation to the problems that the longevity and huge production volumes of it cause and action taken by governments, businesses and consumers individually and collectively. The positive thing is that each one of us – individual, parent, business owner or politically active person – can make a positive move towards a more sustainable lifestyle already today and THIS is how you can do it!

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How to Rd your Life of Single Use Plastic It has been estimated that approximately 10–20 million tons of plastic end up in the oceans each year, and that over 5.25 trillion plastic particles are floating in the world’s oceans. Each year that plastic debris costs an estimated $13 billion due to damage to marine ecosystems, costs for beach cleaning and financial losses to tourism and fisheries. The debris causes severe damage to nature and wildlife as well as spreads pollutants that eventually get eaten by animals which in turn get eaten by us and our children. Research implies that over 85% of sea animals have come in contact with plastic 100


Reduce your consumption and your waste. Most of us tend to fill our homes with things that we don’t really need, both plastic and non plastic, creating big amounts of trash that we eventually throw out. Before purchasing, ask yourself, “Do I really need this or do I just want this?” Consider getting some of the things you need from second hand shops. You can find unique things while helping to reduce amount of trash produced. Avoid buying new things by taking care of what you already have. Compost food waste. Refuse unnecessary single use plastic. Replace plastic bags in the grocery shop with reusable cloth bag. Buy unpackaged food, for instance at the farmers market. Replace bottled water with a water purifier and a stainless steel bottle to fill. Put the family’s lunch boxes in reusable containers and use real cutlery instead of single use materials. Clothes release huge amounts of tiny plastic microfibers that pollute the environment as they enter


the water system. Refuse to buy unnecessary clothes wash your clothes gently. Choose clothes made of natural fibres such as organic cotton, hemp, ethically- raised wool while decreasing use of polyester, lycra, nylon and other synthetic materials. Refuse beauty products containing microplastics (the tiny little “dots” you can find in many shower gels, tooth pastes, body scrubs etc.). And refuse free giveaway products. Just because they’re free doesn’t mean that we need them!

option than throwing things away, it’s not a long term solution. So first and foremost: Reduce, refuse, reuse and repair, lastly recycle! Oh yeah... and give up chewing gum. Yeap, you heard me, almost all chewing gum is made from plastic!

Reuse and repurpose wherever possible. Ask yourself how you can use something again instead of disposing it. Ideas for reuse of all kinds of items can be found with a quick google- or youtube-search. Repurpose by asking yourself what else can this be used for other than its’ original purpose? Again, tons of ideas on repurposing can be found online and save you both time and money! Repair! Many of the things we buy nowadays break shortly after purchase due to planned obsolescence and it’s cheaper to buy a new item to replace the old rather than repairing what we already have. Take a stand by repairing things rather than throwing them out! As a last stop: Recycle! When you no longer find ways to reduce and reuse, recycle! Keep in mind that recycling is a process that requires a lot of resources, and although it’s definitely a much better

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HEALTH & WELLNESS community, I thought the following would be helpful: Are Some of Us Really More Attractive to Mosquitos? In a nutshell, the answer is YES! Research has demonstrated that up to 20% of the population are consistently bitten more often than the other 80%. Scientists have a number of theories as to why. These include:

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Club de Mar Medical The Misery of Mosquitos and How to Avoid it!! Mosquitoes cause more human suffering than any other organism. Diseases transmitted include: malaria, dengue, West Nile virus, chikungunya, yellow fever, filariasis, Japanese encephalitis, Saint Louis encephalitis, Western equine encephalitis, Eastern equine encephalitis, Venezuelan equine encephalitis, La Crosse encephalitis and Zika fever, to name but a few! Over one million people worldwide die from mosquito-borne diseases every year. The volume of misery caused by the skin irritation is simply vast! To help prevent mosquito vectored issues in our worldwide travelling Yachting

Blood Type: It is known that different blood types secrete sugars through the skin that mosquitoes sense. Studies as early as 1972 suggest that mosquitoes seem to prefer those with Type O blood. Indeed, mosquitoes land on skin with Type O blood nearly twice as often as those with Type A. People with Type B blood fall somewhere in between this range. Carbon Dioxide: Mosquitoes are attracted to exhaled carbon dioxide and can detect it from up to 50 metres away. Consequently, those that exhale more i.e. often larger people with increased body mass, are more likely to be bitten. Metabolism: Mosquitoes seek substances including compounds secreted in skin and sweat, such as lactic acid, uric acid, ammonia, steroids, and cholesterol. Strenuous exercise can result in a build-up of lactic acid which may make individuals more susceptible. Genetic factors are likely be involved in the composition of these substances.

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Bacteria: Large numbers of bacterial species naturally inhabit human skin. Researchers have shown that certain bacterial subtypes present in large numbers e.g. Staphylococcus epidermidis, make individuals more attractive to mosquitoes. Pregnancy: Pregnant women are more susceptible than non-pregnant women. Possibly because they exhale relatively more carbon dioxide and have a higher resting body temperature. Advice for Preventing Mosquito Bites 1. Cover Exposed Skin: Wear long-sleeved shirts, trousers and hats. Some mosquitos prefer to bite overnight and others during the day. Hence, its best to cover up constantly! 2. Clothing Colour: Mosquitoes are attracted to dark colours, as they use vision along with scent to locate their targets. So, stick to light colours to reduce your attractiveness! 3. Insect Repellent: Higher percentages of active ingredient provide longer protection. Use products with the following active ingredients: • DEET (Diethyltouamide) is probably the most effective. Research has shown that a repellent containing approximately 20 per cent will protect the wearer for about 5 hours. It has a good safety record and weaker

formulations of 10 per cent or less are safe to use on infants from the age of 2 months (“Off!”, Cutter, Sawyer, and Ultrathon) • Picaridin (Cutter Advanced, Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus, and Autan) • IR3535 (Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus Expedition and SkinSmart) Always follow product directions and reapply as directed. Avoid applying repellent to hands, eyes, and mouth. If you are also using sunscreen, apply sunscreen first and insect repellent second. A few plant based chemicals offer some protection against mosquito bites. They are not as effective as DEET and are not recommended as the only protection. They include citronella, lemon eucalyptus and neem. 4. Use PermethrinTreated Clothing (such as boots, trousers and socks): These can be bought pre-treated or self-treated. Treated clothing remains protective after multiple washings. See the product information to find out how long the protection will last. If treating items yourself, follow the product instructions carefully. 5. Sleeping Arrangements: Stay and sleep in screened or air-conditioned rooms/ use a bed net if the area where you are sleeping is exposed to the outdoors (open window).

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6. Medication: Not all mosquito vectored illnesses have a vaccine or medication. However, if they do, it is advised to have the vaccine and/ or take medication if/when, prescribed. Advice Following Mosquito Bites Insect bites commonly cause lumps (papules), itching (pruritus), and wheals (urticarial) skin reactions. Occasionally, small blisters (bullae) may develop. The bites should usually settle within a few hours to a few days. 1. Avoid Scratching Mosquito Bites: Scratching increases the risk of developing infection at the site of the bite. One of the many functions of skin is to act as a barrier to the outside world. 2. Cold Compress: Cooling the skin with a c old flannel or ice pack should help. 3. Medications: • Calamine lotion to affected areas. Commonly results in no side effects. • Antihistamines: oral antihistamines will relieve the itch and swelling e.g. cetirizine 10mg once or twice a day. • Mild steroid cream: hydrocortisone 0.5-2.5% applied twice daily for a few days can reduce inflammation and itching. 4. If You Feel Generally Unwell: • Take paracetamol (acetaminophen) to reduce fever. • Ibuprofen and other aspirin related medications reduce inflammation and should be taken with food. NOTE: These medications can make asthma sufferers worse! • Get lots of rest and drink plenty of liquids. 5. When To See A Doctor: • If you have felt generally unwell for over 24 hours, despite home treatment.

• If you notice pus or discharge in or around the bite, increased pain, redness or swelling or swollen glands then suspect infection. This may require treatment with oral antibiotics.

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We wish you well avoiding the nuisance that is a mosquito! News from Club de Mar Medical Medical Rooms & Training Room: In our lovely large offices, we have rooms to rent, please get in touch and come and have a look! Our 2017 Teaching Programme: 20 February UMC Update Proficiency in Medical Care on Board Ship 20 February MC Proficiency in Medical Care on Board Ship 27 February EFA Elementary First Aid 27 February MFA Medical First Aid 06 March UMC Update Proficiency in Medical Care on Board Ship 06 March MC Proficiency in Medical Care on Board Ship 27 March EFA Elementary First Aid 27 March MFA Medical First Aid 03 April MC UMC UpdateProficiency in Medical Care on Board Ship 03 April MC MC Proficiency in Medical Care on Board Ship Vaccinations: We are Passionate about Prevention!! As always, we urge everyone to keep up-todate with their vaccinations. For those of you who are spending the winter in Palma, this could be the perfect opportunity to ensure you have the time to complete the immunization schedules. Do you work with sewerage or perhaps clean up bodily fluids? If so, are you Hepatitis B immune? The schedule of 3 vaccinations takes a minimum of 1 month to complete. Do please plan ahead! Let us know so that we can help.


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Re-Discovering the Secrets to Ancient Longevity Practices The ancient traditions do not see a separation between the life that surrounds a tree and that which s

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What are Your New Year’s Resolutions? If your goals are to feel healthier and happier then try a tip below: • Take a walk after every meal, it reduces blood glucose and improves your overall metabolic response helping to prevent fat storage. • Do a minimum set of 40 squats every day. Body weight will do. • Include a plyometric exercise every week - burpees , box jumps, skipping. • Eat fresh vegetables with every meal. • Do something nice for someone else every day. It’s amazing how karma works - how do you feel when someone does something nice for you? • Start or end your day with 10 minutes of deep breathing.

Arnold Schwarzenegger practice CEO this and even noticed benefits long after he had finished this practice. • Dance, sing or learn an instrument. • Try to get some more sleep and see how you feel. Don t underestimate sleep on exercise performance, mental clarity or enhanced body composition • Try to include weekly push (pushups ) and pull (pull ups or rows) in your exercise protocol. • Carry something heavy on a daily basis. • Stand more and sit less. • Count the number of steps you do daily - try to exceed 10, 000 • Have more fun. Laugh, smile and joke with your co workers don t take life too seriously and notice how this playful attitude makes you feel happier and makes the day better. • Appreciate nature try to take a few minutes every day taking your surroundings in as an observer. • Have a cold shower or swim

for a minimum of 5 minutes . • Use your brain e.g. Learn a language , do puzzles or quizzes or take up a course. • Try throwing a sprint in on a weekly basis. A 100 meter dash across the beach or dock. • Try to avoid computer work at least 2 hours before bed. • Limit your cell phone time and try to be more present both with the people who surround you and what you are doing. • Take on a challenge. Going Nuts.... • Macadamia nuts are one of the best, as they have the highest beneficial fat and lowest protein and carb content of any nut • Pecans and Brazil nuts are also high in healthy fat and low in protein, while providing abundant antioxidants and minerals. Brazil nuts are also high in Zinc • Almonds and pistachios contain beneficial antioxidants, fats, vitamins, and minerals as well, but should be eaten in moderation due to their high protein content • Nuts are prone to mould so are really best soaked and kept a n the fridge • Despite being yummy -commercially roasted nuts are not all that great and are often coated in artificial bad oils and preservatives. Also the roasting destroys their delicate oils. • Buy nuts raw and in their shells where possible.

Walnuts One-quarter cup of walnuts provides more than 100 percent of the dailyrecommended value of anti-inflammatory plantbased omega-3 fats, along with high amounts of copper, manganese, molybdenum, and biotin

Pistachios Pistachios are high in lutein, beta-carotene, and gammatocopherol (vitamin E) compared to other nuts. Eating one or two servings of pistachios a day has been shown, in fact, to increase blood levels of antioxidants and, in turn, lower oxidized LDL cholesterol in people with elevated levels.7 they also are good for the gut biome. Join us for bootcamp Tuesdays and Thursdays 17.30 STP! For health advice, DNA nutritional and exercise testing and programs, personal and group training drop me a line. Regular exercise sessions and weightloss plans waiting for you in Mallorca!

HEALTH & WELLNESS Open fractures are particularly serious due to the possible risk of infection.

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Patellar Fractures The skiing season is upon us and the first snow related injury has arrived through the door at The Physiotherapy Centre. While most snowboarding injuries tend to involve the upper limb, this patient fell hard on her knees in poor snow coverage and hit a rock with her kneecap. The patella is a sesamoid bone, it floats inside the quadraceps tendon and patellar tendon, protecting the front of the knee and directing the pull of the quadraceps muscle group, bringing about extension of the knee. Most patellar fractures are due to a direct blow to the front of the knee such as being hit by a car bumper, contact sports such as rugby and martial arts and falling on a bent knee. A stable undisplaced fracture with minimal space between the fractured surfaces may be treated conservatively with a cast or a splint for 6 to 8 weeks depending on the

severity of the fracture. The leg will be set in an extended position to reduce the pull of the quadraceps on the fracture site. A period of being wheelchair bound may be required initially due to the weight of a cast pulling on the fracture site. Physiotherapy rehabilitation will be necessary to recuperate full bend of the knee and strength of the quads and hamstrings. This can take another 2 months until full functional ability is achieved. A displaced fracture is when the bones are separated and not aligned correctly. The articular synovial cartilage will be disrupted and so surgery is required to restore the best possible articular surface for smooth movement of the joint. Displaced fractures may also be open fractures when the bone fragments have cut through the skin. This is not uncommon in patellar fractures as there is little padding between the kneecap and the skin. A very severe blow may result in a comminuted fracture which is when the patella has been smashed into many pieces usually accompanied by an open wound.

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At the time of injury there will be pain and the knee will quickly swell up at a surprising rate. While it is generally understood not to move a limb which has a suspected fracture, in the case of a patellar fracture (should the pain be manageable for the injured party) straightening the knee will help reduce spasm of the quadraceps muscles and help prevent further displacement of the fracture(s). The patient should however not be relocated until medical help has arrived. Displaced, Compound and Comminuted patellae fractures will require surgery using wires to stabilise the pieces. Recovery from this surgery does take a while! At best, 3 to 4 months. Full recovery may be as long as 6 months depending on the surgery required. Physiotherapy treatment will first address the problem of

swelling which needs to be tackled asap because swelling (aka oedema) slows down the rate of healing and limits the ability to regain range of movement. Your Physio will begin to recover your movement at the surgeons approval (which will depend on the amount of inflammation and any wound recovery). Techniques will include, TNS / Interferential diathermy,ultrasound, peripheral joint mobilisations and accessory movements, massage and a graded strengthening program as it is important not to overload the fracture site before it is ready. Gait re education will be required to help the transition from walking with crutches through to full weight bearing. As you can see from the diagram of various possible fractures, it is important to recognise that each patientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rehabilitation program is very different. An appropriate rehabilitation regime is most important for the best possible recuperation.

HEALTH & WELLNESS more not less. It’s the quality of food not the quantity that’s most important when it comes to losing weight, so DO eat regularly (3 meals and 3 snacks daily). This is absolutely crucial when it comes to encouraging your body to let go of fat.

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still cause weight gain, and commonly associated with other unwanted side effects. DO swap sugary drinks for pure vegetable and fruit juice, or filtered water (with lemon) instead.

February – When Real Health Goals are Achievable…. January was the time for setting new goals and plans, but often the resolutions made in the quest for a ‘healthier you’ can actually hinder and keep you further from your goal! Here are recommendations that could help you towards your health & wellbeing goals for the whole year ahead... 1) DON’T swap full sugar drinks for diet versions – Diet drinks may not contain sugar but instead are packed with artificial sweeteners. Most studies now show that artificial sweeteners can

2) DON’T choose margarine instead of butter – For years now fats have been labelled the bad guys, hence why many choose to replace butter with margarine. They may be lower in fat but it’s an artificial type of fat that your body probably doesn’t know what to do with. And your body does actually need the fats found in butter. DO enjoy butter, but a bit less. 3) DON’T keep your goals secret in case you don’t achieve them – Telling other people about your goals is a great way to help you achieve them. Creating a commitment and it’s much more likely to happen. If

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you’re serious about making some positive changes, don’t keep it quiet! DO spread the word –increasing your likelihood of success. 4) DON’T give up alcohol / chocolate / caffeine all at once – If you’ve decided your health would benefit from having less of any or all of the above (and I totally agree!) don’t go cold turkey (unless it’s a serious problem). DO choose a realistic goal with a series of small steps 5) DON’T choose 0% products – Unfortunately, zero fat or low fat products (like yoghurt) are usually packed with sugar and or artificial sweeteners to compensate for the lack of taste. DO choose the full fat versions and eat less. 6) DON’T eat less to lose weight – To lose weight, most people actually need to eat

7) DON’T cut out snacks – Eating regularly is crucial for weight loss and can help to reduce cravings. Supporting sports and workouts is vital too. DO choose healthy options like a piece of fruit and a handful of nuts, hummus and carrot sticks, nut butter and oatcakes. 8) DON’T ditch the yoga and do cardio instead – With our fast-paced lifestyles it’s never been more important to include a regular time for deep relaxation practices. Chronic stress has become a major problem and often lies at the root of many common chronic diseases. And whilst heart pumping cardio workouts are great for you, a healthy balance that includes relaxing types of exercise will benefit you greatly! DO include relaxation time. For the month of February, I am sponsoring and supporting Radio One Mallorca’s Biggest Looser Competition. With a personal trainer and my nutritional guidance we are kick-starting your weight loss and life-balance for the whole year ahead.


Amanda is a Registered Nurse, Nutritionist and Sailor with a master’s in International & Public Health (Marine Medicine). She is the founder of Palma Health, an organization that aims to reduce stress in yachting and runs courses in Health, Wellness, Hydration and Stress Management online and live in Palma de Mallorca. For more information and a FREE water consultation contact Amanda on (+34) 600 073 217 Water My greatest discovery this decade has been water. This sounds ridiculous, the answer I have been searching for all these years is right in front of my nose! I was dealing with a nasty injury that has been difficult to heal. I was already on a life mission to bring good health to my community and the world, however, this injury and the need to cure myself really increased my drive. I was determined to find the answer, and so it is – H20, Water. 110


My live revolves around water. I sail yachts for a living, and great amounts of pleasure, surf, kite board, swim daily, and live at the beach. I love the rain, I love jumping in puddles and then I bathe, cook, drink and even pee in water. Meanwhile I have been roaming the world searching for the perfect super food, a cure for cancer and an anti-inflammatory and longentivity. Bizarre, isn’t it, the answer was encompassing me the entire time, every single one of my cells is made up of water and swims in it. So why was this discovery so big for me? I knew it was good for me, I have been a 2lt a day girl for 20 years or more. So, how can a Registered Nurse, Nutritionist and Naturopath, with a Masters in International & Public Health, be so surprised at this finding? Basically, because I had been led to believe that bottled and tap water in the Western World was fully drinkable, and in fact healthy. Well it is not, unfortunately, we are at risk every time we drink it, and I believe this is why I was not healing my bones and muscles. It was a water report about our local water source that

really changed my life. I had noticed I was not satisfied by water anymore. I craved the Tasmanian rain water (which I gathered because I could not drink the Tasmanian tap water, it made me feel tired and dull) my own Tasmanian Rain Tank water, and the Spring Water from the French Alps I was drinking prior to moving here. I was using a Brit filter, I was constantly dehydrated. I brought bottled water, I felt worse. Then I started to boil my water for 30 minutes, amazed at the layers of sediment which would gather on the bottom of the pan, I would strain the water, then add Himalayan rock salt and a touch of spirulina or blue green algae to put electrolytes back in, but it was still not enough. At this stage I realized I needed to work out what was in the water, and how I could treat it at home and safely drink it. This is what led me to this report. I was shocked to find the water in Palma Mallorca, where I am based, has 9ppm (parts per million) of Chlorine in the municipal water. This is over 4 times the limit which is recommended by WHO (World Health Organisation). The municipal water in the Balearics (and many other places in the world) requires this much chlorine to counteract the E-Coli (a bacteria from faecal matter) in the soil, which remains from so many years of farming these lands. Chlorine is a cleaner. It is

great in vegetables, such as celery, as it cleans out the body. However, when it is in water, added as a chemical, it indiscriminately cleans out all the good and bad nutrients and bacteria in your system. While I had noted that chlorinated water was gross to swim in, and chlorine tasting water was not real flash, I had not realized the massive effects it had on the old body. Even those times where I was in a hotel or somewhere where the bottled water ran out and I took a swig from the tap, I had no idea that I was endangering my health. Before I really get on my high horse, I must digress and discuss the benefits of water: Water improves oxygen delivery to cells; transports nutrients; enables cellular hydration; moistens oxygen for easier breathing; cushions bones and joints; absorbs shocks to joints and organs; regulates body temperature; removes wastes; flushes toxins; prevents tissues from sticking; lubricates joints; improves cell communications; maintains normal electrical properties of cells; empowers the body’s natural healing process; adds weight to faeces. Every cell is basically made up of water (intercellular fluid), every cell then floats in a sea of salt water (extra cellular fluid) our bodies are 70% water. When you consider this, isn’t it bizarre that we are obsessed with all that dehydrates us: coffee;

alcohol; sport; heat; airconditioning; carbonated drinks; pollution; smoking and pharmaceuticals. Imagine if a litre of good quality water had the same effect as an anti-inflammatory! I have often dehydrated myself, on purpose. I did it for yacht racing for years to weigh in at the right weight for racing. I also did it racing on smaller race boats, with no toilet, so I would not have to pee into a bucket and carry it past the fellas. Once this even caused my kidneys so much distress I ended up in hospital quite unwell. My friends whom are models regularly take diuretics, to make them, pee 2 kilos of fluids and flatten their tummy for bikini shoots. Many people only have one or two cups of tea or coffee a day, especially the elderly. Often we are so busy at work; we do not even have time to sip water. I was constantly dehydrated when I was nursing full time, pushing fluids into patients, but never myself. While we have all experienced the effects of dehydration, even minor dehydration can cause major problems. Hydration is actually a massive public health issue that is in great need of attention. Mild dehydration causes dizziness, lethargy, headaches, muscle aches, depression, and loss of appetite, extreme appetite and confusion. Intermediate signs of dehydration are heart burn, joint pain, back pain, migraines, headache, fibromyalgia, constipation, colitis, and irritable bowel syndrome and angina or chest pain. Desperate signs of dehydration are asthma, allergies, high blood pressure, low blood pressure, and auto immune disorders such as lupus and psoriasis and chronic fatigue. Adequate hydration can improve allergies, asthma, high and low blood pressure, obesity, Alzheimer’s, back pain, migraines and depression. Adequate

hydration is 2 cups (200ml) an hour of good quality water. If you have a cup of coffee or a unit of alcohol or carbonated drink, or a cigarette you must replace it with 1 litre of fluid. We do know hydration makes you feel better, if you come into hospital we put you on a drip and you will feel better. When you have joint pain we reach for painkillers, such as anti-inflammatory, we just hand them out and never check your water and salt levels (which can be done simply with a urine test). Water balance is maintained by electrolytes. In early dehydration there is insufficient water to reach the cells. The cells then have to draw upon the extra cellular fluid; this causes the brain to tell us to retain water, to keep the cells safe. This causes edema, water retention, which is a primary cause of high blood pressure. So, how do you know if you are dehydrated? Look at your pee! It needs to be a really light yellow colour, all the time, even first thing in the morning (when did you last see that?). If you are thirsty, you are already dehydrated. Statistics prove that hydrated people are less likely to get cancer. People who drink only 5 glasses of water a day are 45% less likely to get kidney cancer. Why? Simple, water flushes out the toxins from the body before they can do any damage. Ok, simple, you have got the message, drink more water. The problem now is that our water sources are in dire staits, you basically cannot drink the tap water – especially in the western world. Current EPA (environmental protection agency) guidelines allow “acceptable” levels of pollutants such as chlorine, lead, fluoride, arsenic, and aluminum in our water. In water tests I did in Hobart, Perth and Palma Mallorca, I found: Chlorine, Fluoride, Arsenic, Cyanide, Nitrate, Atrazine and Halacacetic acids.

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HEALTH & WELLNESS if ingested in 10ppm (the EPA states 10ppm is a safe level though). Atrazine is a pesticide which seeps into ground water. It can cause heart, lung and kidney congestion, weight loss, and adrenal damage, muscle spasm, blood pressure issues and prostate cancer. Halcacetic acids come from waste treatment process. They cause brain cancer, lukaemia, and miscarriage.

Chlorine is added as a sanitizer. It removes the nasty bacteria such as E-coli, MRSA (golden staph) etc. While it eats up all the nasty bacteria, it also eats up all the good bacteria (a bit like antibiotics) and nutrients in your system. Chlorine is linked to asthma, eczema, psoriasis, bladder cancer, heart disease, miscarriage, and birth defects. The best way to remove it is filtering it through a carbon block filter. A quick fix is at least refrigerating your water, or at least running it through an average filter (such as a brit filter) and refrigerating it. The chill will get rid of some of the chlorine at least. The carbon block filter will remove 99.9% of chlorine, if it has small pores and is of good quality. Fluoride is added to water to prevent cavities. It is a pretty controversial topic at the moment. It is definitely worth investigating and making up your own mind. I grew up on fluoridates water (Tasmania was, proudly, the first place in the world to get fluoridated water) and still go cavities, and we were not even allowed to eat sugar, sweets (lollies) or carbonated drinks. Basically Fluoride is toxic, it is fatal in large doses and is actually the byproduct of uranium environment. It is linked to osteoporosis, bone cancer, and Down syndrome. It can also be filtered out with a good carbon block filter, or reverse osmosis treatment. Lead leeches into municipal water from distribution pipes, especially in older cities 112


whose pluming was done before laws were passed to restrict lead in pluming. Lead poisoning causes brain damage and lesser intelligence, high blood pressure and k idney problems. Organic arsenic occurs naturally in rocks, soil and water and plants and animals. High inorganic arsenic levels can also come from certain fertilizers and animal feeding operations. Inorganic arsenic can cause stomach lining irritation, intestinal irritation, decreased production of red and white blood cells, skin changes and lung irritation. Organic arsenic cannot cause cancer or DNA mutation, but can cause nerve injury and stomachaches. Exposure to inorganic arsenic can cause various health effects, such as irritation of the stomach and intestines, decreased production of red and white blood cells, skin changes and lung irritation. Organic arsenic can cause neither cancer, nor DNA damage. But exposure to high doses may cause certain effects to human health, such as nerve injury and stomachaches. Cyanide is a byproduct of treating waste with chlorine. Cyanide can cause cell death, fatigue, shortness of breath, seizures and heart disease. Nitrate is a byproduct of animal waste and fertilizer. It can cause anencephaly in fetus or blue baby syndrome

Now, don’t think bottled water keeps you safe. Bottled water companies do not even have to disclose their water analysis (which at least municipal tap water providers do). Bottled water costs 2000 times more than tap water and it is a disaster for the environment. It takes twice the amount of water to fill a bottle, and the plastic is inorganic and the plastic water bottle industry uses 86 million barrels of oil a year to manufacture the bottles. A tank of rain water is generally safe, providing you live in an unpolluted area, and the tanks and fittings and pipes are all “food grade” materials. Many old houses, especially shacks have old lead and copper pipes and galvanized tin tanks, whose galvanization has worn out. There are also many microbes which get in the water from the drains. However I’d drink the microbes from a dead possum any day compared to drinking chlorine and fluoride. It must also be noted that our entire water table is polluted now and many inorganic chemicals are found in even the most pure rain. Also, if your tank water runs out, you are usually buying municipal water and hence, you are lured into a false sense of security and think your

drinking pure rain water, that some old codger actually filled up in town from his backyard hose, which is municipal water. Test your tank water. So the answer, it’s actually pretty simple. Filter your own clean water and carry it with you everywhere. After a year of solid research I have chosen simple carbon block filters, with small pores. The smaller the pores, the cleaner the water. I have one on each tap (I’d have the whole house done, if I could only find the mains for our apartment and fit it!). I travel with one for hotels, and yachts. Plus I have a day to day one in a drink bottle that I take everywhere. For my main water tap, I enrich it with an ionizer. Ionised water is generally called kangan water these days. The combination of the carbon filter and ionizer has truly changed my life, not to mention my communities. I have people rocking up with their tanks to be filled daily. The combination of the carbon block filter and kangan water produces water with the same properties as a glacial spring. Not only does it taste amazing, like the water we use to drink out of our rivers, I have noticed a 90% recovery from my injury, loss of joint and bone aches, improved knees, nil constipation, flatter stomach, nil bloating, weight loss, younger skin, no knee or hip or back pain, no dry lips, softer hair, more energy, stable moods, needing less sleep, improved memory, increased motivation and I am really enjoying a speedy recovery, nearly medication free, from an injury I was told I would have for life and was prescribed a range of opiates and strong pain killers for.

LEGAL & FINANCIAL NEWS do that can’t be replaced, or at least changed significantly by intelligent machines or algorithms. Technologies that don’t get bored or tired, or make many mistakes, and can work faster, better and longer than you or I can, or are inclined to.

Phil D. Coffers The Islander Economics Correspondent

Are you ready for Leisure Communism? For as long as I can remember, we have been promised that the future is just around the corner. From the Jetsons to Tomorrow’s World I have been perpetually convinced that this time next year we will be wearing foil suits and have dutiful robots scuttling along at heel ready to tend to our every whim. They were wrong, but right now we do seem to be on the verge of something big, it’s all very exciting but it does pose a number of interesting, and rather important choices. Artificial intelligence (AI) is here, it has been for a while. Have you ever noticed how accurate Amazon is when it sends recommendations to you? My phone tells me to check in for a flight that I never told it about, it tells me where I have parked the car, even




though I didn’t tell it I was even in a car, You Tube serves me up stuff I didn’t even know I was interested in, but it knows me better than I know myself. AI is checking medical tests better than a human can, it’s keeping an eye on your finances to spot fraud, and this is just the start. In their basic form, a human is a fortuitous mixture of brain power and dexterity, it has worked very well for us so far, but as technological development races ahead we are likely to be second best very, very soon. Driverless cars and trucks are really only a few years away, drone deliveries to your house the same. Lawyers are using AI in simple legal interpretations. The CEO of US investment bank State Street said recently that 20% of human tasks in their organisation will be replaced by AI es early as 2020, only three years away. In short in the very near future there is almost nothing we

This worries many of the big names, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Steve Wosniak and Stephen Hawking have all issued warnings that AI could be a force for good, ending poverty, climate change and disease, or ill. Think Arnold Swartzenegger’s terminator and you are not far wrong. Another equally pressing question is, what are we all going to do for a living when our jobs are done for us? It’s a question that mankind has faced before, and largely got wrong. This time we have a brief period of thinking time to get it right. Since the very start industrial revolution manual labour has been replaced by machines, from spinning wheels to ploughs, electricity to computers we have had the opportunity to produce more, by doing less. Except we haven’t, we have just chosen to do more and more and more. Where did all that leisure time we were promised go? Human nature has taken over and instead of working a three hour day and going home for sleep, or lunch, or learn to paint, we have decided to work longer and longer hours, earn more and consume like crazy. Our world

is full up of stuff that we don’t really need, but has soaked up all this extra income we have earned doing work that doesn’t really need to be done. Society needs to make sure that the coming century doesn’t end up with 90% of people unemployed and broke while the bosses and innovators shovel up the profits. Get ready for FALC, Fully Automated Leisure Communism. It’s a simple idea, pay everyone a decent ‘middle class’ wage, but don’t compel them to go to work. Radical, but it already has received some serious thought. Finland and Holland are already holding limited trials, and Switzerland held a referendum last summer over whether to pay every citizen around 2,000 Euros a month for doing nothing, but they threw it out by a large majority. It sounds a little too good to be true, but humans have been conditioned since we came down from the trees that hard work and education will tangibly improve our lives. How radical will the change to our societies and to our mentalities be if we are effectively retired from birth? We may no longer have to educate ourselves for work, but for pleasure. It’s an interesting problem, and one that we are going to have to resolve really rather soon. Put me down for a personal R2D2 and a twenty year university degree in wine appreciation.

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New Limits to Tax Deferral If you are a small business, entrepreneurial or selfemployed you are probably familiar with Spanish system of tax deferral and delaying the payment of tax debts used in direct and indirect taxation in order to avoid cash-flow problems. Unfortunately, we have bad news as from the 1st of January 2017 a new Royal Decreee enters in force (Real Decreto-ley 3/2016, de 2 de diciembre, por el que se adoptan medidas en el ámbito tributario dirigidas a la consolidación de las finanzas públicas y otras medidas urgentes en materia social) adopting among other measures very strict and severe restrictions to tax deferral. Following debts are from now on impossible to delay any more: • Those subject to withholding taxes (payrolls, and salaries, professionals, interest, dividends, etc) paid by a business or entrepreneurial • Tax debs that had been suspended due to a claim from the moment that the procedure finishes with a final enforceable resolution • Payment son account of the Corporate Tax • VAT levied on goods and

services and all indirect taxes to be charged (however in this case the new regulation admits exceptions accepting a tax deferral when the taxpayer has effectively charged VAT in his invoice but has not been paid as far as he might show evidence of the nonpayment) All these tax deferrals applications will now be automatically rejected. However, any process started before January the 1st 2017 will be continued according the former legislation. The Law also forbids for the tax payment the possibility of compensating with goods or contributions in kind instead of money. The new scenario has created deep worries between small business and entrepreneurial which used this instrument in their financing strategies. There are still a lot shades and difficulties in the interpretations, for example, in the application of the only case of tax deferral admitted in VAT when we are not paid: how can we demonstrate that we have not been paid? Tax officers asked by us could not answer this question. In any case, after significant pressure the Administration is reconsidering to soften this draconian measure and probably will admit the tax deferrals for entrepreneurial and self-employed (individuals) but leaving it for companies and business. We will inform you.

LEGAL & FINANCIAL NEWS: ADVERTISING FEATURE mandatory retirement age a few years later. “Having a diverse workforce works for our customers,” says Fraser Longden, People Director at B&Q. “The older workers employed in our stores have greater life experience and a willingness to work, which means they can pass on their knowledge and skills to customers and younger members of staff⁷.”

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St. James’s Place Wealth Management New age thinking Members of Britain’s ageing workforce increasingly want to carry on beyond the State Pension age – and businesses are taking advantage. There is a greater number of older people working today than ever. The latest government figures show that some 9.4 million people aged 50 and over are now in work¹, making up 30% of the workforce (8.2 million between 50 and 64, plus 1.2 million over 65²). The over-65s are generally still working for one of two reasons: either they don’t want to retire, or they can’t afford to. In a recent study of over-50s in the workplace³, Aviva discovered that more than one in three now expect to retire at a later date than they had expected when they were 40. On average, they have pushed back their expected retirement age by eight years. For nearly half of them (46%), it is because they haven’t saved enough into their pension. But 21% said they would work longer because they still had a lot to offer, while 20% pointed to the enjoyment that work provides. 118


One reason for extended careers is that we are living longer and 65 is not the great age it might have once seemed. Government policy is also intent on prolonging working lives. The default retirement age has been abolished, so that staff can’t be forcibly ejected the moment they reach 65, while State Pension ages are being pushed back. In a special report for the government called A New Vision for Older Workers⁴, Dr Ros Altmann (now Baroness Altmann) outlined some of the pluses of retaining older staff. She pointed to research which suggests that the majority of older workers are just as productive as younger staff, at least until the age of 70⁵. Companies that employ them hold a body of experience that just isn’t available elsewhere. Keeping on older employees also reduces skill shortages and, because they are less likely to leave, lowers staff turnover. Older customers appreciate dealing with their peers, and customer satisfaction drives higher profits. Across the board, the presence of older employees tends to improve staff morale. Helping hand DIY chain B&Q has a long record of employing older people. In a 1989 pilot project, its Macclesfield store was staffed by people over 50 for six months. Profits increased by 18%, while staff turnover fell by 80%⁶. It scrapped its

Other UK companies that now make a virtue out of employing older staff include Barclays, BG (formerly British Gas), JD Wetherspoon and National Express. If this works for companies, it works for people too. Some choose to put off claiming the State Pension, since it means larger pension payments later on; others continue to work while drawing their pension. Either way, citizens/ employees no longer have to make National Insurance contributions after 65. Research commissioned for the Altmann report came up with similar results to the Aviva study. Many liked the idea of retiring gradually rather than abruptly, while more than one in five retirees said they wished they had worked longer. Golden age What about the economy? It is here that the case for older workers becomes overwhelming. PwC has created a Golden Age Index, which tracks how well developed countries are doing in harnessing the potential of older workers. The UK is currently 19th out of 34, with Sweden, the EU’s best performer, in third place.⁸ If the UK could match Sweden, PwC estimates that the UK’s annual GDP could be boosted by £100 million. And this wouldn’t be blocking the progress of younger workers, but adding to total employment. Demographics now make keeping people at

work an economic necessity, rather than merely an attractive option, and Baroness Altmann urges companies to “retain, retrain and recruit” many more older workers. As her report notes, over the next few years there will be 3.7 million more people aged between 50 and State Pension age, but 700,000 fewer people aged 16 to 49.⁹ “This net shortfall of workers cannot be filled by immigration of 200,000 a year,” says the report. “With our ageing population, businesses urgently need to recognise the demographic inevitability. Either more over-50s will work longer, or we face declining economic growth.” To receive a complimentary guide covering Wealth Management, Retirement Planning or Inheritance Tax Planning, produced by St. James’s Place Wealth Management, contact Roy Duns of St. James’s Place Wealth Management on 0191 385 1530 or email Representing only St. James’s Place Wealth Management plc (which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority) for the purpose of advising solely on the Group’s wealth management products and services, more details of which are set out on the Group’s website 1, August 2015 2, May 2016 3, May 2016 4, 5, 9, May 2016 7https://womensbusiness, May 2016 8PwC Golden Age Index, June 2015


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Restuarant Review Flanigan’s Portals Puerto Portals, local 16 (+34) 971 67 91 91 Flanigan’s is situated towards the end of Puerto Portals; a busy trendy marina in Mallorca’s southwest which was launched in the late 1980s. It’s a lively spot, with lots of restaurants, cafes and bars catering to higher end clientele. In 1987, owner Miguel Arias was tasked with converting the original “Bar del Puerto” into a new and exciting eatery; this has developed over the years into this busy harbour front restaurant and indeed, an established and recognized brand. It’s an interesting layout, previously the bar area was larger but in recent times it has been reduced to accommodate more seating 120


for the restaurant side. We visited during winter time; the outside space was enclosed with a cosy gas fire in the corner keeping us all warm but in the summer it’s all open air. The big seller is the view; the front section of the restaurant is directly in front of the water’s edge so diners can enjoy some thoroughly entertaining people and watercraft watching any time of the year. Reservation is essential as this is a very popular venue in the port. The menu is attractive and modern, and has a big focus on tapas, indeed when asked for recommendations the waiting staff pointed us straight to those items. Well, it’s Spain, and who doesn’t love a good tapa? The menu boasts solid Spanish favourites like pimientos de padron, a range of croquetas, Mallorquin frito and so on, plus a few twists on old favourites like huevos roto with shaved truffles, white tuna in pickled sauce, and a lobster salad. For

those seeking a larger meal there are some great paella and rice dishes available too, including a lobster fideua, plus steaks and fresh fish and seafood dishes which I understand is locally sourced where possible. Our tapas were all in all pretty standard, but very well presented – the waiters changed our plates and cutlery twice whilst we shared five plates of tapas which was a rather nice touch. One strong recommendation from them and also from me, is to go for the apple pie… you have to order it when you have your main course as it takes a while to prepare it. It’s superb, a lovely crispy flaky hot tart which is light, airy and definitely not too heavy after all those tapas. Go on, treat yourself. Rude not to… The wine list was impressive and lengthy with something to suit everyone, we went for a cheeky house red which was a fantastic easy drinking Crianza from 2014. I’ve never found a house wine as drinkable, I’d

definitely recommend it. The staff was excellent for us from start to finish. We ambled into the small bar area before eating to have a little aperitivo and were greeted warmly by two members of staff. The barman was super polite with a lovely sense of humour too, and when we were taken to our table everyone was more than accommodating. Happy to offer recommendations then check up on us afterwards, we were definitely spoilt. The prices were comparable to other places in the marina area; Portals is not a cheap eats destination and as such the menu did reflect that. If you’re looking for cheap tapas you won’t find them here, but then again you wouldn’t get such a beautiful view in the budget tapas places either. Flanigan’s was warm, welcoming and had a lovely buzz about it, definitely a great place to take visitors to our lovely island.


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With a 70 year tradition this emblematic restaurant in the fishing port of Palma “La Lonja” Can Eduardo offers you their speciality on fresh fish, rice dishes, & Shellfish, with spectacular views of the Cathedral

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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: Sextant - Plath Navistar Professional - made in Germany Jan 1977. With Booklet - without case. Reasonable offers please! View in Palma. 616 244 776 For Sale: Never used 2013 Plastimo Ibiza 6 life raft – 695€ (rrp £1,750) 40 kg / 80 x 47 x 30 cm. Spanish regulatory model required for recreational boating. Designed for extreme conditions: large number and volume of ballast pockets, large area drogue anchor, inflation up to -15 °C, double insulating floor for thermal protection, fluorescent orange canopy, SOLAS 4.3 cd outside flashlight, radar and retro-reflecting stripes. Serviced up to 2014. Contact Michelle on 639 171 364. For Sale: Mini Multi-Media Projector. Rechargeable battery. 720P Decoding. Supports JPG. BMP.GIF.TIFF.PCX. It can show a picture on a screen/wall up to 50 inches. Price €45 Please call 626 920 221 (Mallorca). 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: 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.

For Sale: Besenzoni 400 Kg hydraulic deck crane. Offers on 3,750 Euros. Tel 629 053 198


For Sale: J80 ESP 1064. Year of build 2008. Good condition. Fully equipped for racing, including sails. New outboard, Yamaha, 5HP 4 stroke. In Palma. 22,000€offers considered. Mob: +34 653 757 242 / Tel: +34 971 213 305

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: 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.

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 successful candidate. The successful candidate will be responsible for; • Selling services to new and existing customers; Managing workflow for a small team of technicians; Management reporting, timesheet management 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. Please send your CV and cover letter to us at sales@ 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

Job Vacancy: 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 and propulsion systems. Electrical knowledge on AC/DC systems would be an additional value. English speaking is required. If you are interested, please send your CV to 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. Send CV to: 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: 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: Sales Position. Leading Palma specialist marine sales & Service Company seeks dynamic person to join our team. Marine industry experience essential, sailing experience a bonus. Good standard of English & Spanish necessary. Duties include dealing with superyachts and commercial vessels, captains, project managers and other marine companies at the highest level. Excellent terms & conditions offered. Details / CV to

Job Vacancy: We are 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 Job Vacancy: Looking for Manager /Foreman for our busy marine welding and fabrication company. The job involves communicating with clients, creating working drawings, pricing and quality control. The candidate should have a background in structural marine engineering, possibly from within the yachting industry. The ability to design is essential as is a knowledge of AutoCad. Welding experience would also be advantageous. Problem solving and getting the job done to a tight schedule is a must. English and a good level of Spanish required. Send C.V to Job Vacancy: Hydraulic Technician required for a dynamic hydraulic installation and service company in Palma. Employer is the leader in their field, applicant must be min. 3 yrs experienced in hydraulic systems installation, service and maintenance, English speaking, ability to read and understand schematics / drawings is essential, be a self motivator and well presented. Willing to relocate. Good, clean working environment and surrounding. Salary reflected in successful applicant experience, plus benefits. Please send CV including photograph to info@

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CLASSIFIEDS FOR RENT 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: Son Caliu/Portals Nous. Studio apartment. Fully furnished. Sea view from terrace. Large swimming pool. 100m from beach and shopping complex. Coastal Bicycle path. 440€ / month. Negotiable. Call: 619 252 398.


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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.


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.




CLASSIFIEDS - BALEARIC BOATS FOR SALE Princess V55 1998 155,000 € Tax paid

This Princess V55 is powered by Twin MAN 680 diesel engines and is well equipped with bow thruster, generator, a complete navigation package, hydraulic passerelle, dinghy with outboard, life raft, reversible air-conditioning, cockpit galley with fridge and griddle, etc. She can accommodate up to 6 guests in three cabins. Main features are her large open cockpit and the comfortable sun lounge area at the aft and on fore deck. The ideal boat for those who are looking for a comfortable and fast cruising motor yacht. 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.

Leisure Marine and Marina Marbella Balear are really excited about this year’s Palma Boat Show. We are extremely proud to be able to say that we have the first Spanish presentation of the Sea Ray 250SLE, and the Sea Ray 250 SSE, this is an incredible range of new models that have to be seen to really appreciate the design, quality and craftsmanship that Sea Ray always deliver. We will also have on show the 350SLX, 305DAE, and finally the 270 Sundeck. We will be there to welcome you on Stand M17 and moorings 248a -250. We really do look forward to seeing you.

Sanlorenzo SD92 2010 3,900,000 € VAT Paid

A superb example of the popular Sanlorenzo SD92 model with the ability to not only reach speeds of 17 knots but to do so very efficiently. Indicative of the Sanlorenzo philosophy, she is extensively customised and features a luxurious interior design. Used as a family vessel only and has never been chartered, she is maintained to the highest standard. Viewing is highly recommended.

2016 Bavaria S33HT Ex Demo sold as New 183,650 € Excl. VAT

T: +34 971 536 555 M: +34 634 336 110 Passeig Maritim 1, Locales 11A, Puerto Deportivo, 07400 Alcudia, Mallorca

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

Princess 68 2015 – only one on the market! 2,150,000 € Excl. VAT Princess 68 2015 – only one on the market! Full Spec Inc Seakeeper Stabilizers. 2 x CAT C18A 1150HP 350 hours.



CLASSIFIEDS - BALEARIC BOATS FOR SALE Lagoon 450 F 2011 369,000 € Vat Not Paid

Lagoon 450 F for sale. This lovely 4 cabin 4 heads Comfort Version was sold by us in spring 2015 to her current private owners. She has been lovingly cared for since and has seen only private use by her owners and their guests. A skipper and crew are looking after the boat during the season and the owner estimates that around 30,000 EUR were spent on improvements. She is comprehensively equipped with 2x 54 HP upgraded Yanmar diesel engines, air conditioning and fans throughout, electric winches, Raymarine electronics, new washer dryer, new interior upholstery, new thicker mattresses, electric heads, etc. Only for sale as the owners plan to move on to bigger Lagoon.

TAMARA RD Cantieri Navali Lavagna Admiral 35 115 ft. 35m - 2010 5,900,000 € - Just reduced! 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

TAMARA RD is a custom, fast planing yacht built by one of the leading sources of high-end superyachts and megayachts. She accommodates up to eight guests in four beautifully decorated cabins, including an owner’s suite with a comfortable study, a VIP cabin and two twin cabins. Her interior is modern and with resplendent styling and sumptuous furnishings featuring an expansive main saloon with dining area forward. The aft deck is perfect for alfresco dining and entertaining. Twin MTU engines easily reach a maximum speed of 30 knots. Located in Barcelona.

X-Yachts XC-45 2010 389,000 € VAT Paid

INTERNATIONAL YACHT BROKER +34.971910191 Jardines San Telmo s/n (Real Club Nautico Palma) 07012 Palma de Mallorca

ARRONAX is a well loved Xc-45 which has been professionally maintained for the last 5 years. Everything onboard is in good condition. She is a spacious boat with 3 cabins and two bathrooms with showers. This, along with the air conditioning in the guest cabins makes her as comfortable for guests as for the owner. She has been mainly sailed in the Balearics. Please contact us for more information.

Hanse 630E 2008 450,000 € 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

Hanse 630E, 2008, upgraded 2011/2015, all GRP with carbon rig. Features Park Avenue boom, dinghy garage, Yanmar 110hp diesel, generator, air conditioning, watermaker. Sleeps 6 guests + crew cabin. Very well maintained by the Skipper, full inventory. Lying Mallorca and priced at 450,000 euros tax paid.

Beneteau Antares 12 2004 145,000 € VAT Paid Beneteau Antares 12 flybridge cruiser, 2004 with twin Volvo Penta 360hp diesel engines. Features bow thruster, generator, Raymarine navigation equipment, Besenzoni passarelle, dinghy and outboard. Sleeps 4 in 2 double cabins, en-suite, + ample exterior space. Lying Mallorca and priced at 145,000 euros Tax paid.

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The Islander February 2017  

A monthly magazine about Yachting and Boating in the Balearics