The Islander Magazine July 2019

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TP 52’s at Mahon Rolex Giraglia Report M/Y Roma available for charter San Lorenzo preview new models Yacht & Captain Simon Johnson Sherakhan in words and pictures Ribs, Tenders & Toys Special Feature

M/Y Roma tender Photo: with Reborn Drones




Dear Islander, I am writing this month’s editorial on the eve of the Superyacht Cup, eagerly awaiting one of my favourite weeks of the year. This year should be no exception with some of the world’s most beautiful Superyachts battling it out in the Bay of Palma, including two J Class yachts, Velsheda and Topaz. The past month has seen some wonderful Superyachts visiting our waters, with Rising Sun, Katara, Ngoni, Al Lusail, Ventum Maris, Garcon, Sovereign, Ronin amongst them. This is further evidence of Palma’s increasing popularity as a yachting destination, not just a repair and refit hub. June’s good weather has kicked off the charter season in fine style, with many brokers reporting positive sales. One can’t help noticing the increasing number of cruise ships coming into Palma, and the increased traffic this causes, but I was horrified to discover that the emissions of one of these ships is equivalent to 1,000,000 cars!! With up to six of these beasts visiting each day, we should encourage the local government to concentrate their efforts in this area rather than preventing local boaters from anchoring in the island’s calas. On a totally different tack, it has been very refreshing to see that the topic of mental health both on yachts and onshore is being addressed here in Palma and indeed within our pages, and MC Palma held a meeting recently to discuss this which attracted a huge audience, evidence if any were needed that it is a subject close to many people’s hearts. The environment of working and living in a confined space, working long hours, sharing personal space are all triggers making it more likely for problems to occur. The tag line “it’s ok not to be ok” I think sums up the issue very well, and hope it resonates with those amongst us who suffer. Finally, later this month sees the Copa del Rey Regatta, one of the major highlights of the Mediterranean Regatta season kick off on the 28th July. As usual we will see around 180 yachts from over 25 different countries compete in what is always a first-class week of racing. Always looking to be pioneers of our sport, the RCNP have once again come up with a great Initiative, by introducing a "Women’s only Class”, and will compete in the super exciting Viper 640’s which have been such a huge success in Palma since their introduction earlier this year. The boats are all identical and are sailed by 3 or 4 persons normally and will provide some great spectator sport if we get our normal sea breezes of 12 – 15 knots. We shall be out on the water as normal capturing some of the action on camera. Fair Winds! Islander Magazine S.L. - B57952517 Calle San Magin 22, Entre Suelo, Santa Catalina 07012 Palma de Mallorca, Baleares, España Deposito legal: PM 146-1997 Editor: Simon Relph (+34) 607 911 898 Sales: Damian Raxach (+34) 615 992 203 Accounts: Helen Relph Whilst the publishers have taken every care to ensure that the contents are correct they cannot take any responsibility for any losses incurred by readers as a result of any editorial or advertisement. The opinions do not necessarily reflect those of the publishers who therefore cannot take any responsibility for any opinion expressed. All rights are reserved and no part can be reproduced or stored without written permission. La revista The Islander no se hace responsable necesariamente de todas las opiniones vertidas por sus colaboradores.




YACHT & CAPTAIN - SIMON JOHNSON The story starts in January 1965 in Rhodesia, where Simon and his twin sister Tessa were born to a fourth generation Rhodesian mother and a father who’d arrived from Britain in his early 20s and joined the police force. Together with younger sister Colette (three is the secret number for African siblings - if one gets injured with a snake bite, another can stay with them, while the other gets help), they grew up in a rural village without running water or mains electricity, and life was idyllic. Simon’s youth was brimming with wildlife and nature. He became very good at watching his step so as not to disturb all manner of snakes, spiders, scorpions, and poisonous ants. He and his sisters would don long socks and sleeves to protect themselves from venom and the fierce sunshine, and each was accustomed to the noise of wild hyena and lions. Simon could identify birds simply from the tracks they left or the sound they made, and how far away wild animals were from their paw prints and dung. He didn’t wait for the world to come to him, he went out to learn and discover and is full of gratitude for his wholesome pre-internet youth. Sadly, the idyll wasn’t to last. Crucially, Simon’s father formed part of the prosecution when former President Robert Mugabe was charged with his own brother’s murder and jailed for 11 years. In 1974, Mugabe managed to escape and, by 1980, was Prime Minister of the newly-declared Republic of Zimbabwe. In the intervening years, Simon’s father had entered Government. He knew his card was marked and they would not survive a Mugabe regime. Clutching two suitcases apiece and the sum total of £640, the family fled first to Pretoria, where they were each given a British passport, and then took a long flight to Heathrow. A cousin of a cousin put them up in their dining room in Kettering.

To condense Simon’s life into a few thousand words seems at best a shame, and at worst downright disrespectful, but it is exceptional to encounter someone who has slumbered

with snakes, battled black widows, and fled a country – all before the age of 13. It’s not too tricky to imagine how eventful the rest of his life has panned out.

It was the 1978-9 Winter of Discontent. The chaos of riots, strikes, unemployment and snow came as quite a shock. Simon desperately missed Africa and cried himself to sleep for months. With nothing to occupy the long dark evenings, and little in common with his peers who wanted to talk football and not lions, Simon decided to learn navigation. At the age of 14, he enrolled on a National Marine Correspondence Yacht Master course. As well as breezing through his regular schoolwork, Simon passed his Yacht Master theory with ease. Despite Rhodesia being landlocked, Simon’s interest in yachting had been piqued from reading Swallows and Amazons in his early teens. It captured his imagination and had him itching to leap in a boat and embark on an adventure. Several large dams were built from the 1950s, irrigating the great plains allowing farmers to grow bumper crops of fruit and vegetables. The resultant lakes provided Simon with an outlet for his sailing cravings and he managed to obtain a little boat and loved every moment on the water.

77 metre Devonport Samar in Copenhagen

Robert Gordon in the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta

In spring 1979, he was once more desperate to get in a boat. He spent every penny of his







Simon's 1961 Fairey Huntsman yacht

pocket money on a Competent Crew course and joined a 31ft sailing boat captained by Tony Harris. It was Simon’s first encounter with a tiller, winch and proper compass, and he keenly absorbed everything. They sailed the Solent and across to the Channel Islands – his first night sail. After that, he hung around the marina and traded boat cleaning for mile builders. Soon, Simon had his Yacht Master – the youngest ever at the time. In order to keep up his regular schooling in tandem with copious sailing opportunities, Simon went to Christies in London to auction a pocket watch left to him by his godmother. The sale funded boarding school in St Peter Port Guernsey where he did O Levels and A Levels – grabbing every chance to discard his uniform for the sea. Education complete, the aforementioned Tony recognised Simon’s demonstrable talents and

him unemployment was rising, interest rates doubled, house repossessions hit record levels and companies were folding. Degree in hand, he went straight to an auction and picked up 22 metre John Illingworth-designed schooner Robert Gordon for £33,000. She’d recently been seized by British customs for attempting to smuggle in 4.3 tons of high-grade cannabis resin from Cyprus, although she had been built with slightly better intentions in mind as a training sailing vessel. Family and friends helped with the refurbishment and, complete with Colefax and Fowler fabrics and Royal Doulton crockery, she was ready for Caribbean charter.

invited him to join his business as a partner. Together they set up Scimitar Sailing in Gibraltar, making good use of its tidal waters and British status to establish the first ever RYA teaching establishment outside the UK. Simon recalls his first ocean trip to Gibraltar, returning via the French canals. So flawless was his astro navigation that, aside from Robin Knox-Johnston, Simon was the only person insured to sail the Bay of Biscay any month of the year. He and Tony built up a fleet of 20plus boats and represented British boat builder Westerly to boot. Simon also earned a fine reputation for delivering boats. Needless to say the business went well, but he felt there was something bigger out there for him so, age 22, he sold up. Money in his back pocket, Simon decided to put some unfinished business to rest and went to Manchester University to study maths. His timing was impeccable. All around

Originally designed to be run by a dozen cadets in the North Sea, Simon had to tweak Robert Gordon’s sail handling and steering so she could be managed by a trio - Simon, a chef and a deckie - and was positioned in Antigua ready for business. Unable to afford twiceyearly transatlantic crossings, Robert Gordon also stayed in Antigua for the off-season doing in-between hurricane charters. It was tough. Simon needed two weeks charter per month, every month, just to pay the boat’s running costs. He put everything into that boat. He paid his crew every week without fail, but was essentially known as an impoverished owner-operator sailor with no shoes who went through the bins for discarded treasure. One of Simon’s greatest finds was a broken generator that he stripped back and fixed, then had on his boat for years. While one of his most amusing stories was a lack of starter motor forcing him to do a month of sail-only charter. Of course Simon never let on to his guests, just told them they were in for an authentic sailing experience. English Harbour became his greatest ally when he discovered it was the only Caribbean marina you could sail into; all the others were in the lee and far too calm. All in all it was a vibrant seven-year adventure. It


came to an end when both Simon and Robert Gordon had physically taken about as much as they could. Simon was shattered from gruelling hours and the boat was teetering on the brink of serious repairs. In 1998, he joined 55 metre motoryacht Southern Cross III.



Simon owns two planes including a 1941 Boeing Stearman Biplane

Simon recruited great sailors and claimed Southern Cross III to be the best charter boat in the world. The partying was off the scale, they entertained Steven Spielberg, Elton John, Princess Diana and more. Once more he was forced to use his ingenuity when an MTU engine went mid-charter. He convinced the guests of the virtue of renting a Mangusta to take them around the Monaco coastline, while keeping Southern Cross III on her privileged berth. Simon then slyly flew the MTU guys in to effect the repairs. At the close of year one, Simon had made £1.2 million profit for the owner. Southern Cross III was also funding the ailing Robert Gordon. All Simon’s wages and tips went on maintaining the boat, with a captain in place so he could use her whenever he liked. The Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta was always at the top of his list. After notching up a handful of second and third spots, he finally grasped the trophy in 2006. Simon walked around with a grin on his face for a good three weeks. Back to 2002, after a falling out with the owners’ rep for wanting a slice of crew tips (not on Simon’s watch), he left Southern Cross III and was put in charge of the Aga Khan’s fleet of seven yachts, including Kalamoun, Alamshar and Shergar – he ended up running the latter. The 47 metre Lürssen had twin turbines and could travel from Nice to Mykonos in 20 hours. Using both turbines, she’d burn 3,500 litres of fuel each hour. After Shergar, Simon had shorter spells on

41 metre sailing yacht Helena C and 54 metre Benetti Midlandia, before being headhunted to join 77 metre Devonport Samar. After 30 months and 26,000 nautical miles, Simon was bone-weary once again and, despite the owner wafting an extra €5,000 under his nose, some time off was far more appealing. Having kicked back for the summer, Simon did a spot of relief work on 82 metre Amevi, then joined 53 metre Elisabeth F for three years, followed by 18 months on 65 metre Lady Lau. June 2014 heralded 61 metre St David and then in 2016 Arcadia impresario Philip Green’s 65 metre Lioness V – formerly known as Lionheart. The interview for Simon’s most recent career move lasted a whole week and took place entirely without his knowledge. A Lioness V charter guest wanted to build a brand new boat and very much warmed to Simon. Fortunately,

the feeling was mutual and off he went to Turkey to build the largest yacht to date from the Turquoise shipyard – 77 metre Go. Taking care of everything from teaspoon and tender selection to recruiting a 25-strong crew, Simon welcomed the owner and guests onboard the day after the boat was signed over in June 2018. He has since gone on to visit 112 ports in eight months, covered some 12,000 nautical miles, and, having hit the jackpot of good boat, good owner, good crew, is happy to stay with Go as long as they’ll keep him. Of course there is a time when Simon will retire and he wants to pass on his wealth of experience. He has stood on the shoulders of others and it’s his turn to share his knowledge. When there are no guests on board, each day, between 11am and midday, Simon holds classes on Go’s bridge, particularly in skills that are gradually being lost, such as interpreting shipping forecasts and the pre-GPS navigation




A classic car enthusiast

of old. He fosters an environment of encouragement, and wants his crew to share a sense of togetherness. It’s a hard slog to get a job on a boat, and an even harder slog to get a job on a good boat, so Simon had a warm flutter in his heart when a crew member organised a Greenie Appreciation Day at a Palma bar, buying beers and answering questions. It meant that they’d truly grasped what it’s all about. He has an extraordinary crew and is extraordinarily proud. Simon has no family, as he believes to be good at something you have to be truly committed, not just dip your toe in, and as such treats his crew like family. He has other great friends in the business, many sailors, only a few

landlubbers, and has a particular soft spot for Richard Masters who looks after the yacht’s safety, accounting and so on via his company Master Yachts. After 36 years at sea, Simon doesn’t have anything to prove to anyone anymore. He just does the best he can. Whoever employs him gets the mileage of his extensive experience. And experience has left Simon in a very privileged financial position. He has a portfolio of rental properties, a 1961 Fairey Huntsman yacht that he keeps on the Hamble, several garages replete with classic cars, and a camper van on which to pack his hang glider and enjoy instant escapism.

Arguably, there are few adventures left for Simon to tick off. With both British and Spanish pilot licences (the plane licence came first, followed by the boat licence and lastly the driving licence), he is a keen flier and owns two planes, including a 1941 Boeing Stearman Biplane. His great ambition is to complete the Crete2Cape Vintage Air Rally. Taking in 27 stops and breathtaking African scenery, it’s the Paris-Dakar for planes, and Simon fully intends to take part. ______________________________________ By Sarah Forge




MY SHERAKHAN OUTSTANDINGLY SOLID, STABLE & LUXURIOUS The superyacht “MY Sherakhan” was originally built in The Netherlands in 1966 as the doublebridged training ship “Prinses Margriet” and as a hotel for the cadets. In 2005, she was completely rebuilt by Jan Verkerk, CEO/Owner of the yacht. He made work from his passion and transformed the ship into a luxury yacht with a length of 69.7 meters. Nowadays, the Sherakhan still has the romantic, elegant look from the 1960’s with an attractive modern touch and suits perfectly as a yacht for leisure and pleasure. The yacht contains its own

high-end dining room, a fully equipped spa, gym, beauty salon with a beauty therapist, an 18-person jacuzzi and its own water toys like luxury tenders, surfboards and wave runners. Fresh from an extensive refit in 2017, she constantly keeps surprising with her outstanding beauty. With her 13 spectacular cabins, Sherakhan is ready to take 26 charter guests on an unforgettable journey to the most exotic destinations, as well as famous yachting events

around the globe. Stepping into her welcoming interior, the yacht makes every single guest feel right at home. The remarkably precise and personal care of the crew, consisting of 20 high-qualified persons with great expertise, will make sure every guest feels fulfilled and comfortable. Meanwhile onboard, the crew works like a well-oiled machine and keeps the Sherakhan up-to-date and operating on its best. The timeless styling, beautiful furnishings and extravagant seating features throughout create an elegant and comfortable atmosphere for optimal relaxation. STANDOUT FEATURES Uniqueness originates from greatness. Sherakhan is therefore one of the few charter yachts which can accommodate more than 12 guests, without compromising on luxury. This makes it a perfect charter yacht for families or large groups. Accordingly, because she is very stable and equipped with ideal climate control, Sherakhan is a perfect fit for all age categories.


Sherakhan offers variety and therefore there is something to enjoy for everyone. With her equipment of two 7.3-meter tenders, 3 wave runners, an 8-meter inflatable slide, wakeboards, surfboards and multiple towable toys, energetic activities can be organised for the ones who dare it. For guests who seek relaxation, Sherakhan is equipped with a dedicated beauty salon and a health club. After a day filled with activities, a calm moment can be taken to relax in the well-equipped spa with gym, jacuzzi, steam room and sauna. Guests can even visit the fully trained therapist or enjoy a calming massage and a beauty treatment. Ladies can update their nails, while men are sipping a great whisky at the sophisticated bar. For interior and design lovers, there are many aspects to be astonished about. With Sherakhan’s classic-modern interior features, unique furnishing and artworks, every piece has its own story to tell. One of the highlights of this handsome motor yacht is a dining salon for all 26 charter guests which is located in an immense 7-meter atrium. When looking up, natural light filters down through the glassbottomed 18-person jacuzzi above. Sherakhan has 13 en-suite guest cabins, including a Master Suite. Each of which is decorated in the character of the world’s greatest writers, like Ernest Hemingway. Hence, each suite features books of their namesake.




All suites are completely unique with tailored design. Sherakhan’s cabins all offer boutique hotel luxury with entertainment set ups, an ensuite bathroom with bath, double basin and shower and all accompanying comfort a guest wishes for. After a nice day of exploring one of her many destinations, a great dinner will be prepared by star-chef Toine Smulders, who also served for the Dutch Royal Family. He has worked in several Michelin starred restaurants and has multiple awards on his name including world championships. Also, he was owner of several successful restaurants, all of which competed with top restaurants worldwide and he earned multiple Michelin stars himself. Consequently, Sherakhan offers several options of having a comfortable dinner inside or outside on deck. When having a pleasant, warm summer evening the chef can even prepare guests’ favourite fresh foods on a barbeque outside while they are enjoying dinner and having a beautiful view on the sunset.



DESTINATIONS Sherakhan travels to the most stunning places on the planet and makes dreams come true. The charter destinations completely depend on the wishes of the clients and the locations can vary from tropical places like the Caribbean to cold, rough places like the polar regions such as Greenland and even Antarctica. From partying with the stars on Ibiza or Saint Tropez to relaxing at a calm beach club and enjoying the view; anything can be arranged and nothing is outrageous. Some really popular summer destinations are Monaco, the Amalfi coast, Mykonos, the French Riviera, Portofino and the Balearics. Small, charming towns can be visited and activities like scooter tours, winetastings and special walks with a private guide can be arranged. When fancying a specific, local restaurant, the crew will make sure everything from reservation up to transfers are arranged in the most optimal way.

During cold winters, guests can enjoy the lovely climate of beautiful places like the Bahamas, Cuba, St. Barts or Costa Rica. There, they can have tours and see exotic wildlife, picturesque towns and gorgeous nature. Depending on the destination, fresh (local) delicacies can be prepared by the star-chef to create an authentic connection with the destination. When sailing in the Caribbean and Central America, Sherakhan also goes beyond the standard places like St Martin or St Barts. She visits new, adventurous places like Panama, Cuba, Aruba or the British Virgin Islands. When chartering Sherakhan, the level of surprise and enthusiasm travel along with the journey. Upon requests, all these arrangement and itineraries can be discussed to create the utmost variant of the voyage. Another unique quality of the Sherakhan is that she can also travel to brave, exploratory places like Antarctica. Local wildlife like penguins, sea lions and even whales can be spotted


from the deck. With Sherakhan’s exceptional comfort, a completely renewing but wonderful experience in this slightly unusual destination is guaranteed. Surely, it will not be an uninteresting holiday. CHARTERING THE YACHT The Sherakhan is ideal for chartering, especially to large families, groups of friends or for business purposes such as corporate events. The luxury interior and exterior create the illusion of a floating, elegant 5-star hotel which travels to different places depending on specific wishes. Potential guests can charter the yacht via her central agent Tom Debuse (YCO) or directly contact the company on the website Unquestionably, chartering this magnificent yacht and exploring the world in luxury comes with a price. With a modest amount of about 425,000 euros per week excluding APA, the yacht is yours. Guests receive this start price with additional costs of all the comprehensive needs and wants. From the best caviar in the world to a specific local delicacy, the possibilities are endless. Prior to the journey all these specifics will be discussed between the company and the guest to make the voyage an even more memorable experience. ______________________________________ For further information or any special requests, please do not hesitate to contact: Mr. Tom Debuse - or Sherakhan’s office -






M/Y ROMA FOR CHARTER Northrop & Johnson Spain was recently appointed exclusive world-wide central agent for charter of the stunning M/Y RoMa, a 62m (203’ft) masterpiece built by Viareggio Super Yachts and launched in 2009. Refitted in 2016 and again in winter 2018/2019, to this date RoMa is still one of the most technologically

advanced super yachts in the 55m+ segment. Besides her unique technologic features, which include the much-coveted Dynamic Positioning System (DPS), that allows her to float still without the need of using her anchors, thus allowing her to access even those areas where anchoring is forbidden to protect the Posidonia algae meadows, there are almost infinite reasons to charter M/Y RoMa. As everyone knows, one can charter the newest yacht on the market, but the quality of the vessel and its facilities will not be the fundamental reason behind the success of a charter. The real stars behind a memorable experience are the crew. And RoMa’s crew, formed by a team of 17 under the command of Cpt. Janusz Walinski, is certainly one of the very best teams in the world! Only this year they’ve made History by being the very first yacht ever, regardless of size, to place in

all three competitions hosted by the MYBA Charter Show, the world’s most important industry charter show: two first places and one third place in the “Wine Pairing and Presentation”, “All Hands on Deck” competition as well as in the came in first in “Wine Pairing and Presentation” and “Best Chef”. Unarguably lifting the award as winners of the “All Handson Deck” is the most cherished one; it awards the crew that demonstrates being the best in entertaining guests on board through a themed action which involves true team work from each crew member on board. And if this feat weren’t enough, RoMa’s crew has been appointed to Acrew’s “Best Charter Crew Award”, presented by GMT. The results will be announced in October 2019 and we are sure RoMa’s crew stands very good chances of adding this very coveted trophy to the many reasons why chartering RoMa is the perfect choice.


Other awesome features of RoMa are being the first yacht ever (and so far the only one) licensed as “PADI Superyacht Scuba Diving School”; meaning that she is a proper diving school enabling guests to complete any official PADI course on board and receive the PADI scuba diving license, valid all over the world. She is also a RYA licensed personal water craft center so guests meeting the minimum requirements can obtain a provisional license to drive the motorized water toys. In April RoMa added yer another reason why she is ideal. An Anvera 55’ (16.9m) chase boat worth €1.300.000 is one of the T/T RoMa and is included in her charter rate. This chase boat is a small yacht in her own right. Able to reach an exhilarating maximum speed of 30 knots, she features a comfortable interior with a double cabin which guests can use for a nice “siesta”, a salon and a bathroom. Outside there is a large sunbathing area on the foredeck as well as a shaded seating area which is great for light dining, and probably one of the largest

aft-decks found on boats of her size. Equipped with sunbathing lounges, it is a beach-club which can be used for relaxing in the sun or as platform for enjoying the almost endless array of RoMa’s water-toys. RoMa is 100% child-friendly, wheelchair friendly. Some of her features include an elevator serving all decks, a pool with countercurrent jets for those who want a good work out or for the first contact with the basics of scuba diving. a very well-equipped gym on the sun, and an unbeatable array of toys including her exhilarating 27m water-slide which plunges all the way from the sundeck to the water, a cinema, Internet and WiFi throughout, etc. RoMa is available cruises in the West Mediterranean, the Adriatic as well as in Turkey. She accommodates up to 12 guests in 6 sumptuous staterooms. For event charters in port, she can host cocktails and parties for up to 100 guests.



______________________________________ For further information: Natascha Weber RoMa’s Charter Manager Northrop & Johnson Spain Available 24/7 at: (+34) 629 743 075




Richard Thorpe, commented:




“Our new GX model compliments our current range, remaining true to our Gocycle DNA of stylish, lightweight, no compromises design – and fun – in a package that has been carefully designed to enhance the lives of urban users.”

GOCYCLE GX ELECTRIC BIKE: EXPLORE THE FAST-FOLDING FUTURE Moored up in a marina and looking for a fun way to explore the port or town? Pioneering British electric bike manufacturer Gocycle may have the perfect answer with its new fast-folding GX model.

connectivity. It was followed by the rangetopping Gocycle G3 in 2016, which debuted an automotive inspired Daytime Running Light (DRL) – yet another industry first – and the Gocycle GS in 2017.

Gocycle has been a popular travel companion for the marine audience ever since the launch of its original model, the award-winning G1, back in 2009. With their lightweight, clean design, eye-catching looks and stowable nature, they have become a common sight on marinas across the world during the last decade.

The new GX edition builds upon this pioneering spirit and design DNA, coming in a package that can be folded and stowed in less than 10 seconds, faster and easier than any previous Gocycle. Previous models were stowable; the wheels and seat post could be removed and the handlebar and frame folded in as littles as 2-3 minutes once you had mastered the process.

The Gocycle range is the brainchild of former McLaren Cars Limited design engineer Richard Thorpe who founded the business with the sole aim of developing the world’s best urban electric bike. The original Gocycle G1 capitalised on Richard’s expertise from a 25-year career working in the motorsports and light electric vehicle industry, becoming the first injectionmoulded magnesium alloy bicycle in history. It set the foundations which have enabled Gocycle to continually push boundaries with each of its three new models. The Gocycle G2 entered the market in 2012 becoming the first production electric bike to have Bluetooth

Gocycle’s newest model folds into a compact package that can be wheeled along, making it incredibly versatile and the perfect companion for urban travel and storing easily in tight living spaces - ideal for super yachts and boats.

“The GX’s fast-folding, compact, structure combined with the fact you can wheel it along once stowed gives it unrivalled versatility and usability. It really is the perfect travel companion for having fun and exploring more of a port or town in style.” The GX was revealed to the world at the start of February and has already enjoyed a record start with more pre-orders than any previous Gocycle at launch. It has received a positive reception too and was recently named ‘Best Electric Bike’ by T3 magazine, one of the UK’s leading technology and lifestyle publications. It’s fast-folding front frame has been developed specifically for the GX using hydroformed aluminium technology mated to Gocycle’s proven and patented magnesium Cleandrive system and PitstopWheels. The absence of exposed cables, chains, gears and sprockets make Gocycle an incredibly clean and easy to live with transport solution. Like all members of the Gocycle range, the GX features the brand’s Vgonomic designed seat-post and frame geometry that offers an automotiveinspired adjustable driving position that can fit





every rider no matter what height they are. Users will appreciate the intuitively designed folding system that allows for the fast-fold and ease of manoeuvring by rolling on its wheels once stowed. It’s the first Gocycle model to feature the new Gocycle All Weather Tyre which provides all of the dynamic capabilities of the current performance tyre with enhanced grip and puncture resistance. Owners can specify their new fast-folding GX in one of three bespoke Gocycle colour options: Electric Blue, Matt Black, or White with a Black Cleandrive. It features torque sensing, direct mechanical shifting and an integrated LED battery fuel gauge housed within Gocycle’s unique oversized handlebar design that allows users to monitor battery charge level while on the move. Weighing in at 17.8kg it is light for an electric bike, with its low centre of gravity providing an agile and responsive ride while making it easy to lift and manoeuvre on board. It’s 300 Wh battery provides a range of up to 40 miles enabling hours of on-shore exploration. For absolute convenience the battery can be quickly removed once the bike is stowed so it can be charged separately. The newest model in the Gocycle range is compatible with Gocycle’s key own designed accessories such as mudguards, lights, and front pannier. It is also compatible with the GocycleConnect App, which provides infinite customised driving modes as well as interesting health statistics such as calories burned, maximum and average pedal power. The Gocycle GX is available to order now from and through select resellers throughout US, Canada, UK, and EU, priced from £2,899; €3,199; $3,299 _____________________________________ Gocycle

Frame Colour Electric Blue (uniform), Matt Black (uniform), White/Black (Two Tone | Gloss White front frame & gloss black Cleandrive) Frame Material Hydro-formed 6061 T6 alloy front frame with injection moulded magnesium Cleandrive PitstopWheel® Magnesium with center hub mount PitstopWheel® Colour Gloss Black Motor Drive Control Pedal Torque Sensing Smart Device Connectivity GocycleConnect® App via wireless Bluetooth® Riding Modes City, Eco, On-Demand, Custom. Multiple, programmable through GocycleConnect™ App Electric Drive Speed** 20 mph / 25 kph Range Up to 65km (40 miles), depending on pedal input Motor*** Gocycle proprietary front hub motor gear drive with traction control 250/500 watt continuous Battery**** Quick removable lithium ion, 13.7Ah, 22V, Approximately 300 Wh Charging Time 7 hours (3.5 hours with optional fast charger) Motor Controller Gocycle proprietary Handlebar Display LED Fuel Guage or with Smart Device and GocycleConnect™ App Shifting Mechanical Microshift™ Transmission Patented Cleandrive® Shimano Nexus 3-speed Gear Inches 1st=39.1 in, 2nd=53.3 in, 3rd=72.5 in Gear Development 1st=3.1 m, 2nd=4.3 m, 3rd=5.8 m Brakes Hydraulic disk, front and rear Tyres Gocycle All Weather Tyre (406-54, 20 x 2.25 in) Front Motor Fork Gocycle proprietary, single-sided, 6061 T6, fixed Rear Suspension Gocycle Lockshock™ 25mm (1 in) travel Saddle Velo Sport Seat Post 34.9 mm Aluminium Pedals Gocycle Folding Standard Grips Gocycle Sport Ergo Frame Size and Fit Universal Vgonomic™ Handlebar Stem Quick Folding Head Angle 70° Seat Tube Angle 68° Wheelbase 1065mm (42 in) Bottom Bracket Height 275mm (11.5 in) Folding Method Fast Folding frame and handlebar Stowable Dimensions Kickstand down: L830mm x W390mm x H750mm (L32.7in x W15.3in x H29.5in) with folding pedals folded Kickstand up: L880mm x W390mm x H615mm (L34.6in x W15.3in x H24.2in) with folding pedals folded Approximate Weight 17.8kg (39.2 lbs) excluding kickstand & including pedals Maximum Rider Weight 100kg (220 lbs), including clothing and luggage




NAUTIBUOY - SOMEWHERE TO PUT ALL THE TOYS With inflatable platforms fast becoming the must have accessory on board, we caught up with the Captain of SilverDream a busy 50m ??charter yacht to get his opinion on the NautiBuoy platforms he has on board. Each NautiBuoy platform comes inbuilt with with 4 x 40 litre Ballast Bags complete with a unique quick dump system, allowing for superior stability. Available in 4 different sizes their modular platform system allows the user to create the size and shape of transom extension required for any given use, the platforms can be further enhanced with SEABOB docks and a range of accessories for both leisure and maintenance use. One of the most popular combinations is 2 platforms connected together in a T-shape to create a Jet-ski dock, incorporating 8 x Ballast bags in total. Each platform can be inflated/ deflated in less than 4 minutes and as it is in two sections it can be rolled and stowed easily. The Faux teak foam finish is not only designed for the platforms to fit in with the lines of the yacht it is soft underfoot and provides a great non-skid finish too. Have the NautiBuoy platforms changed the way your crew provide hospitality at water level? Yes, Absolutely, they have had very positive impact on our ability to conduct water sports operations and general maintenance. They extend the yachts swim platform allowing the

crew to put more toys out at the same time. What do you like most about them? When we setup our “NautiBuoy marina” it allows us to show case all our toys and give the guests more options. It keeps passing tenders further away from the stern of the yacht making it safer for our guests swimming close to the stern. My favourite part is that they have reduced damage from overzealous jet-ski drivers hitting the swim platform tenfold. How do the crew feel about using the NautiBuoys? Overall very positive, although they do add to the setup and break down time whilst at anchor. The advantage of having them by far outweighs the small amount of added time required for the setup, they are very easy to use. What are some of the challenges that NautiBuoy platforms solve for you? 1) Having “dockage” for all our toys when at anchor (2 sailboats, 4 jet skis, paddle boards etc. 2) Washing / Detailing the hull without having to detail a tender afterwards! As opposed to traditional rafts they are also much sturdier and as they are inflatable there is no risk of damaging the hull. Are there any instances where you have created a way of using them that has solved any water level problems? We have created our own tender docks on numerous occasions allowing our guests to get ashore in remote locations without having

to use our smaller tender and without getting their feet wet. We have even used them as a dock for the yacht allowing our guests to walk off the passerelle ashore when stern to the shore. What are the products best features? The sturdiness, the way they connect together, their quality and overall aesthetics. How does the NautiBuoy platform compare to other inflatables? Wipes the floor with any other inflatable platform we have used. The quality is amazing, we have used them on a very busy charter boat for 2 years now and they are still going strong. Has stowage been an issue? Not yet! What have you found is the most popular comment to come from guests using the platforms? “What a great idea!” Eyos Tenders are stockiest of NautiBuoy on Majorca with quick delivery times you could have yours onboard for the season, – details are. _____________________________________ Nautibuoy (+44) 1364 643921




Anvera 48

Anvera 48 Cruising

Anvera 55S Cruising

Anvera 55S

Anvera 55S Forward Sunpads

Anvera 48 Beach Club

ANVERA - FULL CARBON SHAPE The Anvera range of Italian manufactured, highperformance CrossOverBoats are defined by an unprecedented optimisation in regards to size, weight and power ratio. Both the 14.5m Anvera 48 and 16.8m Anvera 55S models are a true example of industry-leading cuttingedge carbon-fibre technology combined with a unique ‘Made in Italy’ design concept. Both models of the Anvera range are the perfect Day Boat for adventurous weekend cruises along the coastline due to their impressive autonomy and practical design. Alternatively, an Anvera 48 or Anvera 55S could be deployed as a stylish Chase Boat able to shadow a Superyacht without constraint, whilst allowing additional flexibility in accommodation for crew members required to assist the running of the larger yacht. As with the Anvera 48 model, the flagship Anvera 55S model is not only light, but also exceptionally strong due to her ground-breaking all carbonfibre construction. Her high-technology build is combined with a meticulously optimised Aldo Drudi designed hull, twin CAT 650hp engines and a Top System propulsion system, which result in an impressive performance and comfort at speeds up to a maximum of 48 knots. Remarkable fuel efficiency can also be achieved at a reduced cruising speed of 38-40 knots with a total consumption of 180 lt/h on both engines and a maximum range of 400 nautical miles. A striking exterior design is defined by two 12m risers which sit just above the waterline with a wing profile that encloses her deckhouse, control dashboard and cockpit cover. Further adding to this distinctive design, a minimalistic vent leads the engine room air intake through integrated conduits to a single lightweight column supporting the superstructure. An impressive extendable hull system can also be deployed to create a 20 square metre aft beach club complete with floating Throna sunloungers which can be used as seating while underway, extended for sunbathing or launched into the sea to create a floating lounge. A large 6.5 square metre bow sundeck with forward sunpads, a functional exterior galley area and a dining table for up to 10 guests further contribute to an impressive liveability for a 55 foot performance yacht. On her lower deck the Anvera 55S boasts comfortable interior accommodation for up to

4 guests overnight through her forward master cabin, a guest cabin amidships (which can double as a crew cabin) and a space-efficient bathroom with a walk in shower. The latest Anvera model, the Anvera 48 was first unveiled by Anvera during its ‘world premiere’ at the Versilia Yachting Rendez-vous 2018. She was also warmly received at the Cannes and Monaco shows of 2018. The Anvera 48 was recently showcased at Palma Boat Show 2019 where Anvera 48 ‘SERENDIPIA’ was on display at the Anvera Spain stand for the model’s ‘premiere’. ‘SERENDIPIA’ was recently sold to an Anvera Spain client and is now home berthed in Mallorca. The Anvera 48 is a product of Anvera’s commercial experience with the Anvera 55S model and has been carefully designed as a scaled down version of the model with very limited compromise in regards to deck space and amenities. With its reduced length and high performance design, the Anvera 48 is the perfect day boat or chase boat for the Balearic Islands. As with the larger Anvera 55S model, strong attention has been focused on exterior relaxation spaces which contribute to an unparalleled connection with the surrounding sea. Her extendable hull system can also be deployed to create a 19 square metre aft beach club, generous sunpads are found on her forward bow, a fully functional main deck living area and dining table provide excellent space for socialising. Below deck, a space efficient and luxurious double cabin can sleep 2 guests overnight. Impressive performance and fuel economy can be achieved in both variants of the Anvera 48 model, as customers have the option to equip their yacht with twin Mercury 370hp engines with sterndrives allowing speeds up to 43 knots, or alternatively can build an Anvera 48 ‘S’ variant which features twin Mercury 550hp engines and Top System Surface Drives, achieving speeds of up to 48 knots. At a cruising speed of 38 knots the twin 370hp Anvera 48 can achieve a maximum range of 370 nautical miles, while the Anvera 48S with twin 550hp engines is able to achieve a maximum range of 320 nautical miles at her cruising speed of 40 knots. This solid autonomy emphasises the suitability of the Anvera range for use as a chase boat, as an Anvera can shadow a larger yacht for larger

distances at low consumption. Each Anvera yacht can be carefully tailored to its owner’s requirements through an impressive selection of optional extras and interior customisation options, ranging from bespoke colour customisation throughout her exterior, to the installation of crane for a Jetski to be stored on deck as a tender. LG SRL was founded in 2002 in Misano Adriatico as a company specialised in yacht construction using advanced composite materials and other services pertaining to the nautical industry. In the years since, the company has continued to capitalise on the experiences of Team Italia Offshore, a company founded by Norberto Ferretti (founder of Ferretti Group) for the study and research of advanced nautical technologies. In 2014 with the backing of Luca Ferrari (Offshore F1 Champion 1994 & 1997, former Ferretti Group Product Development team member) together with Giancarlo Galeone (former Ferretti Group CEO) and Gilberto Grassi (Team Manager of Team Italia Offshore 1989-1997, former manager Former Production Manager and Design Centre Director of Ferretti Group), the Anvera brand was launched to synthesise their respective decades of nautical experience and to develop niche yachts using the most advanced production and designs available. Through their offices in Puerto Portals, Mallorca and Puerto Banus, Marbella Anvera Spain operate as the exclusive agents for Anvera Yachts in Spain and the Balearic islands. _______________________________________ Anvera Spain Puerto Portals, Mallorca Office (Mediterranean Yachts Global S.L.) C/ Benito Feijoo, Local 7, Puerto Portals (+34) 971 67 68 45 - Puerto Banus, Marbella Office (Pier Zero Yachts S.L.) Muelle Benabola, Casa D Portal 3, Marbella (+34) 952 81 57 33 -




PARDO YACHTS – STYLE AND FUNCTION The Italian factory Cantiere del Pardo entered little more than one nautical season in the world of the motor boat, and they did it with more than 45 years of experience in the construction of luxury and high-end sailboats. Its "how know", excellent design and enormous quality have resulted and in a very short time a complete range of social and open boats of intensive exterior use. They are the latest Pardo 38, Pardo 43 and spectacular Pardo 50 that make up their current collection. In all three models, each one logically adapted to its size, we discovered a specimen where, externally, we have the maximum comfort and the best quality. At any point of the boat, whatever the model, we can comfortably enjoy with our companions, family or friends, from a privileged environment such as the sea and our coastline.

The appearance of the boat is imposing. Improving the offer in terms of design and quality, the Pardo range can be defined as a huge social and family boat, with multiple spaces, high personalisation and great accommodation capacity, Under a common theme with an elegant profile with inverted bow and attractive T-Top in carbon, we have large swim platforms that can be hydraulic, solarium spaces to bow and stern, the aforementioned T-Top on the complete kitchen module and a walkaround style which facilitates the movement of people, especially the kids. In addition, we can cover the boat with large areas of shade. This allows, a much more intensive use of the boat or to transform the unit into an excellent weekender. While in 38 the interior spaces are amazing, in 43 they are exceeded and in 50 we have an enviable distribution that includes all the amenities and even cabin with independent access.

the design of the water lines, comfort and family safety have been prioritized over the more sporty navigation. Not in vain, we are especially in front of a social and family boat. ______________________________________ Pardo Yachts Shipyard - Cantiere del Pardo Importer: Motyvel Yachts Port Balís (Barcelona) (+34) 937 927 306 Puerto Adriano (Balearics ) (+34) 971 213 015

The boats are high performance, always installing Volvo Penta IPS engines, except in the smallest which can be sterndrive Volvo Penta or outboard with Mercury blocks. The geometry of hull with V very deep in the bow that is softened aft allows balance for a smooth ride and low fuel consumption. However, in


LOA with platform Hull length Max Beam Engines CE Categori People Capacity Version

11,90 m 14,00 m 10,95 m 12,80 m 3,60 m 4,20 m IB: 2x260 – 2x330 HP 2xIPS500 – 2xIPS650 FB: 2x350 – 3x350 HP B / C B / C 12 / 16 12 / 16 2 Cabin / 1 Head 2 Cabin / 1 Head


PARDO 50 16,25 m 14,95 m 4,96 m IPS: 2xIPS600 – 2xIPS800 A/B/C 12 / 16 / 20 2 Cabin / 2 Head / Skipper Cabin




EXTENDER: FOLDING TENDERS WITH RIGID KEEL Unique of their kind, Extender are the first folding tenders with rigid keel made of rubber and fiberglass designed to occupy reduced space on board and to offer more space once unloaded to water. The aim of the worksite is to create unique products, totally made to measure and customizable in colors and finishing, to enable shipowners to equip their ships with a comfortable tender, suited to the dimensions of the yacht and number of the guests, without occupying too much space on shipboard. At the same time, Extender facilitates the work of the personnel on board as, in approximate 2 minutes, they can perform

the opening or closing procedures without difficulty. While closed, tenders float, so they can be unloaded directly to water and then be prepared for use. The innovative patented locking system ensures, once the tender is open, all the safety and the performances of a traditional hull of the same size. They have been designed and tested to withstand the most extreme stress, although they were expressly created as a tender.

respectively fold up to 2,70 m – 3,00 m – 3,30 m; these last ones especially engineered for sail boats or motor yachts with restricted weight limits. Besides the EXT 430/460/490 S that, while maintaining all the characteristics of the reference models, has a max. height of 0,85 m at aft and 0,95 m at bow. In Extender “family” also an hydro-jet engine model, the EXT 640 Idro (4.30 m folded). _____________________________________

Extender lines includes outboard engine models from the biggest model EXT 645 (4,05 once closed) to the smallest one, the EXT 370 (2,25 once closed with a maximum height of 0,82 including motor), between them EXT 610 (4,05 m once folded), EXT 560 and EXT 520 (3.30 folded) and EXT 430/460/490 which

Extender S.r.l. Via Delle Brede 3-5 26045 Motta Baluffi (CR) - Italy T. (+39) 0375 968490 F. (+39) 0375 968310




PERFORMANCE RIBS MALLORCA Performance Ribs Mallorca is a company operating in Mallorca specializing in the sale and charter of tender and super tenders. We sell any kind of new tender, or if the customer prefers to rent, we can provide the best tenders for short or long periods especially for superyachts.


The company is also the main source for the supply of chase-boats for sailing regattas or training in Balearic Islands or indeed any other destination which the customer requests. Our fleet of professional R.I.B.s with experienced skippers, are available for 365 days per year.

The company can also provide a storage and transportation service, maintenance and a full repair service. _____________________________________

Ours fleet’s boats are also available for licensed general pleasure charter. Regarding new boats, we are dealers for

Also, starting this year, we are a dealer for Lampuga electric board and we also have them available for rent. They are an amazing water toy!!

Performance Ribs Mallorca T. (+34) 971 598 066 M. (+34) 669 593 803 Av. Joan Miró 142, 07015 Palma (just on top of Club de Mar Mallorca)




ESCAPE THE ORDINARY WITH SCORPION RIBS Scorpion’s unrivalled capabilities provide the driest, safest and most stable ride of any RIB in the world. That promise of freedom with safety makes Scorpion the first choice for creating memorable experiences with family and friends or giving your guests the most exhilarating time of their lives. The three models in the current Scorpion range are differentiated by their overall beam; Serket at 2.75m, Sting at 3.1m and the Silurian at 3.25m, and are available with a range of power options, including inboard, outboard and waterjet. Additionally, the Sting is available with a cabin option as well as open cockpit. The Silurian’s class-leading capabilities come from the unique Scorpion hull design that has been proven over 20 years of coastal cruising and ocean passages to deliver a soft, comfortable and safe ride with outstanding performance and fuel efficiency. It’s regarded by many as the best handling boat they have ever experienced. “… nothing approaches the Silurian 1080’s ability to track true and reliably in virtually all

sea conditions.” – Professional fleet captain after 1000nm of cruising two Silurian 1080s’s in the Bahamas and Iceland. The boat carries on the Scorpion abilities as a seagoing vessel that is very suitable for being towed and in 2014 Scorpion introduced a new tow system that is installed in the boat during the build. Scorpions make the ideal chase boat for Superyachts. The Silurian is a stylish compliment to the mothership’s presence in port and at sea, equally at home transporting your passengers and crew in complete comfort to port or to far-flung bays, islands or harbours. The Scorpion Silurian 1080 outboard model was introduced in 2016. The inboard and water jet models will be available in 2018. The inboard will launch in spring 2018. The first Silurian 1080 inboard (pictured) has a twin stepped hull. It features a custom GRP colour and customised paintworks on her mouldings. This model has a new rear engine box with bench seat and the client has selected twin Volvo D3 220hp inboards with DPS drives. Currently in build, the next Silurian 1080 inboard is being fitted with twin Mercury VW 4.2L TDi 370hp with XR Bravo drives. Scorpions are genuine sea boats rated Category B off shore, they are great fun to drive and are built for safety and comfort, not just speed.

“I want to work with the best, that’s why I chose Scorpion.” Sir Ben Ainslie Every Scorpion is hand built to the precise requirements of its owner in the factory in Lymington, UK. All aspects of the boats’ design, styling, moulding and assembly is done by Scorpion’s specialist in-house teams, including the manufacture of the tubes and installation of engines. Total control over design and build provides infinite customisation opportunities, to the extent that Scorpion can even lengthen or shorten their models to perfectly fit your requirements. Superb design, meticulous craftsmanship, the best materials and exceptional build quality – including innovative production techniques like Infusion Moulding that increases strength and reduces weight – has made Scorpions what they are today. _____________________________________ Scorpion Ribs (+44) 1590 677080




FJORD YACHTS PERFECT FOR THE MEDITERRANEAN Marivent Yachts have been providing the best possible standards of service to the Balearic region for over 35 years and with the opening of their new office in Marina Botafoch, Ibiza have not only extended this regional service and support locations offering but have also added some new and impressive brands such as Arcadia Yachts and Excess Catamarans to keep pace with their clients developing and changing yachting requirements. However for many years now Marivent Yachts have been the Global number 1 multiaward winning dealership for Fjord Yachts based in the Balearic region. Oliver Frols, Group CEO puts this unprecedented success and development to truly listening to what clients want from their time on the water and understanding how to deliver the best possible aftersales service which is where the he placed a great deal of focus and investment over the recent years. “We have developed a set of working principles over the years which always puts the client and their needs first, we believe in investing and setting up operational structures which means we can be where clients need us, whenever they need us, we will continue to do this as our customers will always be our best advocates” Fundamental to Marivent Yachts success is the

very impressive brands they offer with Arcadia Yachts, Prestige Yachts, Excess Catamarans and in particular the Fjord Yachts range which Marivent have been instrumental in championing the development and launch of such a unique yacht concept. The Yacht which has been setting the standards is the new Fjord 52 Open which is the flagship of the shipyard since 2016. Initially lunched as the Fjord 48 Open it soon became a Fjord 52’ when the yacht incorporated an extra large hydraulic bathing platform. With an overall length of 16 meters this boat delivers on the most demanding expectations. The Fjord 52’ Open is the maximum exponent of a luxury day cruiser with central console. Motor Boat lovers have two engine options: a triple Volvo Penta IPS 600 or twin Volvo Penta IPS 800. The Fjord 52 Open can accommodate a tender garage under the stern sunbed with capacity for a 2,85meter jet tender and party lovers and large families can choose the lay out with a large sunbed astern or a seating area to accommodate 10 people around two separate tables. The exterior galley of the yacht can be equipped according to your needs. This spacious and sea worthy day boat is also a comfortable cruising yacht perfect for island hopping. You will not be disappointed

by the two double cabins each with en-suite bathrooms. You can configure four different layout options for the interior and there is a wide choice of finishes and trims to chose from: different coloured flooring, lacquered walls and doors in contrasting colours and several choices of wood finish allow you to customise your yacht fully to your desire. Of course you can also choose the upholstery both on the interior as well as on deck seat and sunbed upolstory. The Fjord 52’ Open is not only Fjord’s Flagship but it has also become a world-wide reference for center console 50foot luxury day boats. The ample deck space and companion ways of this yacht with a superior level of comfort truly make this a yacht which sets modern standards of comfort and performance. The moment has arrived to enjoy the sea like never before - To book your sea trial on the Fjord 52 Open or any of our Fjord Yacht range or for more information about Marivent Yachts please contact us. _____________________________________ Marivent Yachts Oliver Frols (+34) 670 760 569





AGILIS JET TENDERS AGILIS 305 Ideal for 55-65 ft yachts We know that regardless the size of your yacht, you expect to get the most out of your jet tender. Our freshly forged Agilis 305 is packed with everything that should be in a fullfledged tender but in a more compact package. Everything to make 305 your safe and practical partner in everyday tasks and soul mate in moments of joy. AS POWERFUL AS YOU NEED Agilis 305 is powered by the centrally mounted Rotax 900 ACE power plant, the most compact and economical, yet powerful watercraft engine. Designed specifically for delivering years of reliable fun, this 90 HP ROTAX features Closed-Loop Cooling System that prevents corrosive saltwater from entering the engine. Advanced Combustion Efficiency technology (ACE) minimizes mechanical friction and improves thermodynamic efficiency for optimal performance. Finally, this engine is environmentally friendly.

The jet propulsion system with stainless steel impeller delivers surgically precise manoeuvrability, improved acceleration, higher top speed and less cavitation. The variable trim system (VTS) allows to adjust watercraft trim. When you trim up, you’ll have a drier ride, which helps when towing. When you trim down, you can ride more aggressively while staying glued to the water. YOUR LEVEL OF RESPONSE Operating electronically, engine’s intelligent throttle system (ITC) starts you in neutral for easy dockside starts. It also features activity specific Touring and Sport modes that can all be set to accommodate your riding style. The result is a more responsive more intuitive ride. HANDLING AND SAFETY AHEAD OF THE GAME We have 3 models in production 305, 330 & 355 Contact us for a free quote. _____________________________________ Agilis Jet Tenders Mallorca Port Cala Nova Marina Paddy Harrison (+34) 636 477 448

Come to Port Cala Nova Marina to view the Agilis 305

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RICHARD BOOTH ON THE TREND FOR CUSTOM SUPERYACHT TENDERS It's no wonder the rise in everything bespoke has had a trickle-down effect on a yacht's every accessory and support vessel: A no-holdsbarred new build yacht deserves tenders that match in terms of line, style and specification. This has led to big business in custom tenders for Superyacht Tenders and Toys where, Senior Project and Sales Manager Richard Booth says, "If money and time are available in the right quantities anything is possible." We talk to Richard about juggling expectations, challenging projects, and how customisation may shape future standards for the better. OnboardOnline: How did you first get into the yachting industry? Richard Booth: I started working in yachting on the Uk’s East coast, at Oyster Yachts. Having never been on a boat before and never sailed before I started from scratch helping cleaning and commissioning new yachts and handing them over to their owners. This was a very broad introduction and enabled me to learn a wide range of skills very quickly. I realized the very first moment I sea trialled a new 45ft yacht, turned the engines off and set sail that I had found my vocation in life. Since that day it has all been about the sailing. OO: When did you join SYTT and how did it come about? RB: I joined SYTT in February 2015, I had previously been running several yachts as captain for various private owners all over the world, this led me to superyachts where I worked in various roles the most enjoyed and relevant to what I do now was the role of tender captain. I looked after a Hinkley Talaria 44 and quite simply loved it! Great owner, great itinerary, great experience! It was a sad day when I had to move on but my fondness of sailing led me to starting and running my own business providing on board sailing tuition to new yacht owners, (sailboats, 50-90ft Oysters and discovery yachts mainly). Whatever free time I had I was filling with small yacht deliveries which was a great experience, as you never quite knew where you would be sailing next and what vessel you would be sailing on. This was not without its challenges and I experienced some of the worst weather the planet has to offer on those voyages which gave me a huge amount of respect for the sea!

The plus side was I made some good friends along the way. But family life came a calling and a career shore-based was the new goal, I joined a rope manufacturer and took on a UK based sales role which provided me with a whole new set of skills and was a step towards the job which would allow me to spend more time at home with my new family. It was at a series of children’s parties that I got chatting to Josh, with similar backgrounds in sailing and mutual friends we soon got chatting about his new venture, Superyacht Tenders and Toys. It just so happened that the timing was right and the opportunity was there and made available. The rest is history…. OO: What does your role as a project manager entail? RB: It’s a fairly hectic lifestyle, as I now head up the project management and tender sales team within the company so not only am I managing my own projects I am lending a hand on others whilst also driving the sales process for new build tender projects. My key roles include pursuing and closing the sales of new tenders, working with various design teams and tender manufacturers on new concepts, reviewing build specifications and contracts, visiting shipyards for client meetings and tender builders for project progress meetings, producing meeting reports and maintaining project logs and schedules whilst communicating with clients, owner’s reps and captains. OO: What trends are you seeing in the yacht tender market? RB: There are clearly waves of enquiries of a certain type, we have recently been through a phase of being involved with a number of full custom projects. Opens and limos are a growing standard request for new build yachts but more recently catamaran tenders have become increasingly popular. Custom tenders are the order of the day. OO: If demand for custom tenders is on the rise, why now? RB: New build yachts are getting bigger and more customized, every owner wants their yacht to be different and this is being scaled down to the tenders, each one is required to match the mothership not just in colour but also in design and specification, building a

one-off custom tender is the only real way to achieve this. OO: What are the main types of request? Or is every project totally unique? RB: Every project is unique in that they all want different makes and models of tenders, however there is a standard role call, for yachts sub 60m you are looking at a guest rib and a crew rib, for yachts 60m + a guest open/ limo, a beach landing tender (rib) and a SOLAS crew tender. For the 100+m yachts it is a limo and open, ski boat/sports rib and a beach lander/ catamaran with the addition of 2 x crew/ SOLAS ribs and lifeboats for the larger PYC vessels. There are of course variations of this but very generally speaking this setup seems to be very popular and covers a wide variety of activities required. OO: What are some of the real world limitations? RB: Real world limitations are, simply put, time and money. You ideally need both for a custom tender build, but in general, you need one or the other for any new tender purchase. Our biggest hurdle and one of the main reasons people come to us for new tenders is specifying a boat that meets all the client’s requirements and finding a way to get it built within their budget and within the time frame they have available, both are usually underestimated and what is truly available is quite different. Compromises are needed to make things work in this scenario and our role is heavily involved in managing expectations. It all boils down to money and time, if both are available in the right quantities then anything is possible. OO: Presumably the demand for support vessels is also on the rise? RB: Support vessels are a key element of our business and yes, they are becoming increasingly popular especially with the charter market in order to offer guests as many activities as possible without sacrificing guest space on board the yacht. Also by having a support vessel (often faster) travelling with all the kit separately to the yacht, it saves time by having a full complement of tenders and toys all set up whenever the yacht arrives at its destination. There are huge advantages to having a support vessel and this is being recognised and is becoming a growing trend. OO: Are most tender manufacturers willing


and able to provide custom models? RB: Not really, there are companies that specialize in custom tenders, whether that be a full one-off working with an owner’s designer or utilizing one of their own mould tools and remodelling it to be a semi-custom however not all business models are set up to do this and there are inherent risks in veering off the business model from production boats to custom boats. This said, almost all manufacturers offer a certain level of customisation within their set platforms and for the general market this works perfectly. OO: What’s the process with more complex projects where you’re starting from scratch? RB: It’s a fairly lengthy sales and specification process. It usually starts with the design of the yacht, the lines are taken from this, sometimes with a particular tender builder's style in mind. These lines are then put out for quotes and proposals are received and reviewed by the owner’s team. There is then usually a preferred style which is chosen for final review, at which time the specification is chosen. Once the concept is approved, the chosen builder will perform their own design review and will turn the concept into a tender that can actually be built. This usually ends up with a few compromises being made and reverts to a more recognizable form for that builder whilst retaining the unique design flair of the concept. From this point on, it's just like building any other boat really. OO: Is cost less of an issue in this context? RB: Cost is always at the forefront no matter whether it is custom or production build, no one wants to spend more than they have to and every boat/ project has a budget no matter what the size, however, this said, back to time and money, the more time and the higher the budget the fewer compromises and the closer you can get to the desired result. OO: To what extent are custom tenders shaping the wider market? RB: Custom tenders are leading the way in terms of what is physically possible within a small boat, they are pushing the boundaries of technology and design and they are taking their influences from the yachts themselves, the further we push with the custom boats the more the rest of the market has to do to keep up which is great! The result at the minute is that there are some fantastic developments

being pushed through in the production boat market and the quality being achieved by some builders is impressive. OO: What’s the most challenging project you’ve worked on? RB: Every project I have worked on and continue to work on has its own set of challenges, they are never straight forward and almost always throw up a few issues that you don’t expect. If I were to pick one I would have to go back a number of years to when we developed an inflatable landing craft. This was a complete custom boat and the only one of its kind, we developed it with Whitehouse yacht design and it was built by Henshaw inflatables. The main challenges for this was that it was to be a mix of Hypalon tubes and drop stitch floors capable of supporting 2 x BMW GS1200 motorbikes and when not needed it could be rolled up and stored in a small corner of the yacht's garage. Just in case this was not enough of a challenge the complete package had to be lifted on a single point davit crane within the tender bay with restricted height and lifted over the side and down to the water with 2 bikes and a crew member so a fully certified custom lift kit also needed developing. This had never been done before and was a very unique and exciting project to work on and to this day is up there with some of the most innovative custom open/limo tenders we have managed. OO: What do you foresee over the next five years, what’s on the horizon? RB: The way things are going, we are going to be seeing bigger more technologically advanced tenders being utilized and stored on board either yachts or shadow vessels, quality of finish and use of space is certainly going to continue to rise and we as a company are getting more and more involved in garage design and integration early in the yachts build process which I would personally like to see become a new standard, with more thought about the tenders in the early stages this will create more practical and functional garage spaces, and hopefully help reduce the compromises for the owner further down the line. OO: Who has most inspired or influenced you in your career to date? RB: I would have to say here that there was a group of guys back in the early days spent at Oyster yachts who I worked with to commission



over 90 new build yachts! They mentored me throughout the entire process of building and presenting a new yacht and instilled in me a discipline and respect for the highest level of service and attention to detail which forms the foundation knowledge that I utilize in all my projects to this day and without that I would not be anywhere close to where I am right now. OO: What is your motto? RB: Work: Money and time! Its all about money and time! Superyacht Tenders and Toys' Custom Tenders Superyacht Tenders and Toys are experienced in providing custom tender solutions to yacht owners, captains, crew and professionals. Often required due to the constraints of the mother vessel tender garage, custom tenders offer owners the opportunity to possess something completely unique and individual. With several manufacturers offering bespoke tenders from 3m – 24m and all built to differing levels of quality, careful design, planning, choice and management is required to ensure the successful completion of the project. Superyacht Tenders and Toys is uniquely positioned to assist in the selection and purchase of the best tender to fit the vessel`s and the owner`s requirements and is able to offer unbiased advice, not being affiliated to any one particular brand. Previous build knowledge with yards ensures we can provide the best recommendations fitting the requirements. We specialise in creating unique and individual designs to fit the client’s brief and we have successfully worked on a number of complex projects always exceeding clients’ expectations. We select the desired shipyard depending upon the preferences of the vessel required but are regularly in contact for builds with Hodgdon, Vikal, Tender Shipyard, Pascoe, Ribeye, Compass, Windy, Yachtwerft Meyer, X-tenders, Rib-X, Dariel, Scorpion, Vripack and more. _____________________________________ Written By: OnboardOnline Photos: Courtesy of Superyacht Tenders & Toys




REVIVAL Revival has been dedicated to the fabrication of interior and exterior projects for yachts since 1996. Business began with a Franchise which involved repairing leathers, vinyls and velours. Specializing in upholstery, cover making, biminis, awnings, curtains, blinds, carpets, flooring and home furnishings, Revival are proud to say that their work graces some of the most prestigious and admired vessels in the world. The yacht refit industry is fast developing, and Mallorca has become a central focus for Revival who continue to maintain a service that is highly respected by clients and boat management companies alike ensuring that they can rely on local business to carry out detailed projects. At their purpose-built factory of 2000 square metres on the Industrial estate of Son Bugadellas, Santa Ponsa, Revival creates ambiences for yachts and manages projects using fabrics and furniture from all over the world that are made to withstand the sun and the sea. They have a huge range of fabrics and carpets at their showroom in Son Bugadellas to suit any project. They offer

a wealth of experience creating harmonious spaces and managing projects for new interiors and exteriors. They have seen how fabrics have changed over the years and are very aware of what will give their clients long lasting satisfaction and comfort on a vessel. There is a pride in providing a service that is efficient and always on time. Their team is experienced, respectful and know what is expected of them . Revival is constantly moving with the industry and for this reason clients repeatedly come back to them knowing that they can guarantee the quality of work that is required. They work closely with owners as well as captains and yacht management companies in STP, Club de Mar Palma and Port Adriano regularly. A recent message read; ‘Thanks for the email; it reminded me of the excellent job you guys did for us way back in 2003. Still the best interior work we’ve had on Fadlallah in the 20 years I’ve been running her. Just wish we were going to be in Palma again sometime.’ Revival have undertaken refits with Feadship, Lurssen,

Pershing, Moonen and Ferretti to mention but a few. Their motto has always been, ‘No job is too big or too small’ and Revival are always happy to serve the pleasure cruising industry with Princess, Sunseeker and Fairline among their highly regarded client list. Currently about to launch their new website Revival intends to maintain its position and continue serving new and existing customers. ______________________________________




EVERLASTING SPINNING Most modern boats are full of proudly shown state-of-the-art gadgetry but could not fulfil their reason to be without an element that has not changed much in the last 240 years. The propeller. Let’s start with a definition: a propeller is a type of fan that transmits power by converting rotational motion (turning) into thrust (pushing).

Propeller’s ancestor is the Archimedes screw, used for bailing boats and helping irrigation since 250 BC. The maritime industry had to wait until, in 1775, when Yale student and inventor David Bushnell designed and built “Turtle”, the first war submersible ever, which mission in 1776 was to attach mines to the enemy British fleet in New York Harbour. The “Turtle” propulsion was by a hand-driven, two blade bow propeller made of wood.

But there is one thing that has not changed for centuries and will never do: their vulnerability to submersed objects, from wood adrift to uncharted rocks, or the sea bottom. Modern yachts request not only to be fast but to be extremely quiet, vibration free, able to keep an efficient cruising speed allowing a long range, and to maintain fuel consumption efficiency. Propellers are a critical part of the propulsion system needed to achieve this. They have to be precisely shaped and balanced in order to transform the engine power in the strongest possible thrust with minimal vibration, in a similar way a tire does for a car. The two most important non-hull design factors affecting a propeller performance and smoothness are: pitch (angle of blades) and balance (homogeneous distribution of mass). Pitch should be homogeneous in all blades and can be altered by blade deformation when hitting an underwater body like a submersed log. Even getting the prop tangled in a large fishing net or plastic sheet can deform the tips of the prop blades to a point that affects performance and vibration. Forces as small as the ones generated by sea growth on the blades alter the flow of water on them, and cause engine monitoring systems to activate alarms and the propeller performance to diminish noticeably.

repair propellers, or the factories themselves, have often long delays to supply or repair, especially during the summer season when propeller accidents increase proportionally to the increased use of yachts. Once the propeller reaches the workshop, it is visually examined to verify signs of corrosion. Bronze alloy propellers can be bend back to their original form without applying heat, by pressure (hydraulic pistons) or impact (hammering). That is the first step in propeller repair. With the blades (or what is left of them) straightened, the broken and corroded sections are refilled by welding, using alloy electrodes melted electrically in presence of an inert gas (TIG welding). The third step, if the welding area is large, is to wrap the blade in thermal mats (electrically powered) and rise the temperature to 500ºC, keeping it for at least one hour. This will release the tensions the bronze suffered while welding in one area and having normal temperature in the rest of the blade. The subsequent cooling down cannot be faster than 50ºC per hour.

After the prop is at ambient temperature the coarse grinding of the welded parts starts, followed by fine grinding.

By 1827, Czech-Austrian inventor Josef Ressel invented a screw propeller which had multiple blades fastened around a conical base. His ship "Civetta" reached a speed of about six knots in 1829. This was the first ship successfully driven by an Archimedes screw-type propeller. From there on, the synonym “screw” was forever assigned to the noun “propeller”.

Propeller balance can be affected by blade repairs, pitch adjustment, and corrosion. Sometimes it is very difficult to notice vibration if these defects are small, but when tested properly, the anomalies show up. An unbalanced propeller never improves, on the contrary: both uneven pitch and unbalance can cause fast erosion of cutlass bearings, shaft misalignment, increased fuel consumption and vibration. Corrosion can be of three main types: galvanic, electrolytic and by cavitation. I will spare you from hi-tech jabber on this, as it does not affect the article context. Propeller blade tips are very sensitive to exterior pressures as they are also the thinnest part . Even rotating through sand in shallow waters, often unnoticed by crew, is enough to create a deformation.

Props have come a long way, and nowadays are mostly made of an alloy containing, nickel, bronze (copper+tin) and aluminum (nibral).

And to make the situation worse, adequate logistics are needed to repair them: in most cases the yacht must be hauled out at a boatyard (it is possible but not advisable to extract and fit back propellers with the yacht in the water), and the few places that can

It is now time to check visually the shape of the blades and correct by applying pressure or hitting. Repairing propellers is a craftsman’s work aided by machinery and not the other way around. The prop is fitted in the Prop Scan unit, which makes a numeric model of the




blades by using a physical probe. The result is a detailed chart reflecting each blade shape at 9 different distances from the prop hub. With this information, the blades angle (pitch) can be corrected to fabrication standard (all propellers have their diameter and pitch engraved in the hub for reference).

a smooth navigation. The very high accuracy will guarantee maximum fuel savings by full efficiency of the prop thrust, total absence of propeller vibration and minimal wear of cutlass bearings at P bracket (the hull attached shaft holder next to the prop).

The exact shape of each blade respecting the others is only achievable using robotics to fabricate them. To measure pitch precision, the ISO standard 484-2 :2015 defines tolerances ranging from wide tolerance to very high accuracy, being used as reference and incorporated in the Prop Scan software to be reflected in the information graphics. The wide tolerance (less precision setting) is good enough to avoid vibration and achieve

The process is not finished. Once trimmed to the desired level of accuracy, the prop is fitted in the shaft which has the flange connection to the engine gearbox attached. This is part of what is called the propulsion train (engine, gearbox, shaft flange connection, shaft, propeller). The set is mounted in the dynamic balance unit, connecting the flange to its driving head and supporting the shaft in two or three points depending on its length and diameter, the first next to the driving unit and the last one very close to the propeller. The DBU spins the train to approximately 500 RPM in most cases (an average rotation speed for props from 700mm to 1500mm) and measures the eccentric mass of the train at the prop and at the flange. Correction of such eccentricity is made by adding or eliminating weight at certain distances and angles in both ends, either grinding or adding material by welding or, in case of the flange, small pieces of steel. Once the train is balanced, there is 100% assurance of no vibration. This process is very similar to a car tire balancing. The propeller itself can be balanced without shaft

or connecting flange, but vibration could arise from combined eccentricity action of the last two. If any action has been done to a blade (adding or subtracting material), the prop has to go back to the Prop Scan unit to verify the pitch. If it must be corrected, back to the DBU, and so forth until Prop Scan and DBU wished values are achieved without further intervention. Only now is the propulsion train, or the propeller, ready to leave the workshop. When the elements are delivered, they have gone through hours of testing and repairing using different equipment and both ancient and top edge technologies. The props will immerse in the water and spin endlessly out of sight aiding the boats to sail to both nearby and far away destinations. They will be forgotten until the next accident or maintenance check. The craftsman who played the magic with the machines help will be busy with the next prop project paying attention to the priorities, always different: accuracy, fast work, price. He will be applying tons of power to bent blades, pounding the edges with copper hammers, and always, to every propeller he treats, caressing the ready blades with an open hand, giving an emotional farewell after a work well done!! ______________________________________ By Oscar Siches of Metalnox




BORROW A BOAT PLUS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH OCEAN INDEPENDENCE An exciting new yacht charter platform, Borrow A Boat Plus, and partnership between Borrow A Boat and Ocean Independence was announced to media, investors and associates recently at an exclusive event at St Katherine's Dock in London. The event, which was hosted on board contemporary houseboat MATRIX ISLAND, was attended by over 70 guests and supported by HMS Spirits Gin, Thompson & Scott Champagne and Dokke, who provided the impressive catering. This new partnership within the marine marketplace combines the key elements and benefits of a digital platform and superyacht central agent; the objective being to offer clients an unprecedented resource giving

choice, versatility and insight to boat, yacht and superyacht charter. Now featuring over 100 superyachts from the industry-leading Ocean Independence global fleet, Borrow A Boat Plus will provide access to fully crewed luxury charters in a wide range of sizes, styles and locations. Borrow A Boat CEO Matt Ovenden commented “We are excited to offer this new range of luxury crewed and catered boats around the world, and through our partnership with Ocean Independence this allows us to help realise our goal of becoming the most inclusive, accessible boating platform worldwide. Relying on the experience and wealth of knowledge of Ocean Independence in this market, our customers

can now have their ultimate dream vacation on the water, at both ends of the spectrum and all points of the compass!” Sales & Marketing Director for Ocean Independence, Toby Maclaurin said, "In partnering with Borrow A Boat, and the creation of Borrow A Boat Plus, we see an innovative approach to the question of evolution within the charter market, towards an end goal. Working alongside a technology leader whilst retaining the essential elements of high quality, expert advice, depth of knowledge plus financial security will ultimately result in being of the greatest benefit to the consumer.”




connectivity to billions of people in those parts of world currently without internet. These are just two of the names involved in this new ‘space race’, companies that are out to disrupt the satellite industry and challenge more established players. MUST-HAVE SUMMER TOYS

e3 SYSTEMS NEWS The summer is well and truly here and I hope that you are all making the most of our stunning waters and coastline. On the subject of our fabulous natural environment, I hope you will join e3 in lending your support to the Save the Med Foundation (previously Ondine) who are doing so much in terms of education and ongoing projects to help protect and preserve this precious resource, for us and future generations. BIG OCCASIONS CALL FOR BIG DATA It’s great to be on the water at this time of year, but if you’re like me, you also want to make sure you don’t miss out on a great summer of sport with events including Wimbledon, the Tour de France, Formula 1 and the Rugby World Cup to name but a few. It can however be an expensive business if you don’t plan things carefully. e3’s BIG DATA cards offer flexible, cost-effective data across Europe from just 2.5€/GB with no commitments and no compulsory VSAT contract. Check out BIG DATA EUROPE and BIG DATA GLOBAL – the ideal way to stream TV – whatever service you use. M/Y TELEOST - 49M/161FT FEADSHIP M/Y Teleost is one of our more recent Kymeta installations with the panels using KALO airtime. The 49M/161ft Feadship had

Kymeta flat panels installed at the end of 2018, as its traditional VSAT antenna had been experiencing mast blockage when on certain headings. It was decided that multiple panels, with 360° coverage, would alleviate this issue as well as giving the yacht more flexibility in connection options. Four Kymeta panels were installed: two on top of the mast, and two on top of the wheelhouse. The installation took place during a refit at Pendennis Shipyard in the UK, with e3 mounting the panels, before commissioning and testing the equipment. Average speeds from informal onboard tests showed KALO delivering consistent speeds of 4 Mbps downlink and 1 Mbps uplink, in both the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. There were two Kymeta KALO services running, one for the ship’s operations usage: email, ship’s business, web browsing etc. The other for guest or crew use as necessary.

In development for around nine years, the revolutionary Platypus Blue Ocean is a semisubmersible craft designed for exploring shallow waters and the brainchild of inventor and diving enthusiast, François-Alexandre Bertrand. The Platypus looks like a trimaran with a central float - called a "pod" - connected to the lateral floats by rocker arms: it can thus immerse the pod and passengers to a depth of 2m for underwater navigation, the lateral hulls remaining at the surface with the engines. The vessel enables passengers to sit below the surface for a snorkelling-cum-diving experience that requires a simple air mask rather than an oxygen tank. Underwater piloting is via a digital periscope and there’s also an inbuilt communication system for underwater conversation. Perfect for bays, lagoons and calm, clear seas, it enables relaxed exploration of the marine world at up to 20 knots above water or at three knots below. This underwater entertainment comes with a price tag starting at €125,000. (

Teleost Captain, Graham Paull has been very pleased with the installation and performance of the panels: “Flat panel antennas are the future of satellite connectivity, and Kymeta is the ‘leader of the pack’ at the moment. We are excited about the LEO connection options coming in the next few years, where the advantages of flat panel antennas will be even more apparent.” THE NEW SPACE RACE There’s been a lot of activity surrounding Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites recently as the race hots up to be first with a working constellation. Elon Musk’s Space X launched the first 60 satellites of its Starlink Constellation in April, a constellation which aims to reach several thousand over the next five years. Another billionaire joining the space race is Amazon’s founder, Jeff Bezos, whose Blue Origin rocket company plans to build its own constellation of 3,000 plus satellites, partly with the aim of providing high-speed global broadband

If your budget won’t quite stretch to that, then look no further than motorised boards which cost considerably less, yet also promise a lot of fun. Described as the most playful, compact and lightweight motorised surfboard that everyone can enjoy, the Mako Slingshot Jetboard is apparently fun to ride and easy to use. This carbon fibre board is powered by a 2-stroke engine that provides a top speed of 30 mph on the water - with a full tank giving you 40 minutes of ride time at full throttle. According to the manufacturers, the Mako Slingshot is perfectly balanced to give outstanding stability and control, so it’s easier than ever to jump on a board regardless of skill level. From the seasoned rider, to someone just getting their toes wet for the first time, the board offers a versatile and unforgettable powered surfing


experience. It weighs just 20kg and the videos on their website really do make it look a lot of fun. ( For the more eco-minded, or those who simply don’t like the idea of balancing on a board travelling at 30+ mph, Kymera's Electric Jet Body Board gives you 1-2 hours of fun at up to 20mph on a single charge – and it’s all lying down! ( See you in August.

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4G / LTE-A CONNECTIVITY It’s astonishing how mobile technology has developed in recent years and how accessible it’s become to billions of people around the world. Before we get into the nitty gritty of what 4G/ LTE is, let’s take a step back and understand that types of connections are available, what they mean to us. Which is best and what we should be aiming to connect on. The G in 4G stands for generation, because 4G is the 4th generation of mobile data technology as defined by the ITU (International Telecommunication Union). LTE stands for "Long Term Evolution" and applies more generally to the idea of improving wireless broadband to meet the increasing demand.3G wireless networks replaced the slower 2G networks which allowed for the most basic of what we would now call “smartphone functionality”. 4G connectivity standards were set out in March 2008 by the ITU, which requiring all services described as 4G to adhere to a set of speed and connection standards. Mobile phones and devices need a sustained connection speeds of 100Mbps (10MB/s) to be called 4G. These speeds even by today’s standards are hard to achieve and as such the acronym LTE is used instead. LTE (Long Term Evolution) isn't a technology, it is the path followed to achieving 4G speeds. As such networks began advertising their connections as LTE / 4G ready, a marketing technique that allowed them to claim next generation connectivity without having to actually achieve the required speeds. You may have also heard of LTE-A or LTE +, this takes us much closer to achieving proper 4G speeds and is much more stable than normal LTE. LTE-A (Advanced) uses MIMO (MultipleIn-Multiple-Out) technology by aggregating channels so instead of connecting to one signal in your area, you connect to the strongest multiple frequencies and can download / upload data from multiple sources at the same time. Carrier Aggregation: is used in LTE-Advanced in

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order to increase the bandwidth, and thereby increase the bitrate. • The aggregation is based on Release 8/Release 9 carriers to keep backward compatibility with Release 8/Release 9 Ues. • Carrier aggregation can be used for both FDD (frequency division duplexing) and TDD (time division duplexing) Each aggregated carrier is referred to as a component carrier (CC) • The CC can have a bandwidth of 1.4, 3, 5, 10, 15, or 20 MHz and a maximum of 5 CC can be aggregated together – hence the maximum aggregated bandwidth is 100 MHz • In FDD the number of aggregated carriers can be different in the DOWNLOAD and UPLOAD, however the number of UPLOAD component carries is always equal to or lower than the number of download component carriers. The individual component carriers can also be of difference bandwidths. • For TDD the number of CCs as well the bandwidths of each CC will normally be the same for DOWNLOAD and UPLOAD 5G (5th Generation) connectivity is being tested with carriers, there is a lot of work to be done. There is much hype but no agreed upon standard as yet. With 5G the plan is to use the Sub 6 Ghz frequency ranges first, this is pretty straight forward and currently being tested in major cities around the world. 5G NR (new radio), uses frequencies above 6 GHz and you would need to have a 5G NR compatible modem and antennas. 5G NR limitations. 5G NR will deliver some impressive speeds especially while the yacht is within a few 100 meters of the cellular / small cell AP (Access Point). Once a yacht ventures out to sea it will be out of 5G range relatively quickly and will drop back to the lower frequency spectrum using LTE / 4G and 3G as its primary link back to the cellular tower. 4G / LTE / 3G has a useable range of 10 – 30 miles offshore (dependant on the height of the cellular tower and antennas above sea level). WHO ARE MIMO? MIMO Connect is a business constructed of experienced yacht connectivity personnel, from shore side support, engineering and onboard ETO / AVIT experience. MIMO Connect has been created to deliver robust and high speed 4G connectivity to its clients, the technology was developed for the military, moving into the transport sector and now maritime. The modems are delivered with a 5-year warranty as standard, which exceeds the standard 12 months expected, delivering a military grade and long-life unit. MIMO Connect have been created to deliver market leading service, proven exceeding results over all comparable products and user experience. ______________________________________

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but possibly the onboard wifi, or a rule on your firewall. One TV has SkyUK on it just fine, yet another TV shows constant loss of signal, indicates that your satellite link is just fine, but the RF distribution onboard has potential issues or losses. (Badly connected cable at the receiver box or at the RF distribution box. Note that a badly cleaned connector (i.e. not revised for a while and the salty air has created a corrosive layer that inhibits good connectivity could also occur!). Or actually Sat TV works just fine, The Kaleidescape as well but AppleTV does not respond… is this a remote-control issue (has the IR emitter slipped just slightly), or a bug in the programming. Can you control the AppleTV just fine with its own actual remote? So knowing the chain of devices and by thinking about what exactly is not working, and comparing it with like functions on other devices, at least tells you where the problem lies. And with that in mind will let you find solutions, even if they are only temporary.

WHAT’S WRONG NOW! It happens at the worst moment, guests settling in for the evening. Relaxing after an active day of water activities, sightseeing in some remote place or simply having had their share of sun and wanting to watch some sport on TV, movie from the onboard library, or streaming music on their spotify account… and it does not work! A quick resolution to this totally depends on quickly identifying where the issue lies. The complexity of devices involved makes this often a nightmare when seen as a complete system. But the ability to section it into the various components will assist you to pinpoint, if it is a network issue, or a user device issue. First create in your mind the chain of devices involved. Example, Satellite TV, this has from the user end… The TV, Amplifier (if used with a speaker system), the control system (from handheld remote to the controller system, Crestron, Control4, etc.), the RF distribution and satellite receiver, to the actual dish pointing at some distant satellite. The streaming of music (Spotify, Tidal..) using a slight different path. From the user again, who started the stream from his personal device

(connected via wifi, to the local router, to the internet gateway (located onboard), to the cellular provider or satellite ISP). The user then hands over the stream to a “connect to device” via the mobile APP probably to the Amplifier or a Sonos or something similar, that then allows you to listen to the music through the speaker system. Remember that whatever device it was handed off to, is also connected to the internet in the same method and needs to maintain connection to the original handheld device where the user controls what he is listening to! A movie from the local online library (think Kaleidescape) luckily does not need connection to the outside world, via Internet or some receiver, but still need that local connectivity to the file server (the library), and the ability to control it via that control system, handheld remote or a more integrated system. Having the path or chain of devices clear in your mind, will then assist you to pinpoint, where the issue is. The streaming of audio is constantly buffering (erratically interrupting)… but if you go to youtube on your desktop computer and this is fast as lightning, helps you to say it is not the internet connection,

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When you have gone through this chain, removed the potential issues that come to mind, talking to onshore support will also be easier as you will have clear in your mind, the same chain of diagnostics that the support will have you go through (again). And apart from being more up to speed with what you have onboard, it will assist you to be up and running much faster again as you can already discount certain points. But always, help is not far away, don’t waste your precious time trying to find an issue when you already have enough tasks on your hands. This article was written by Tim Gorter, Tim specialises in troubleshooting support and analytic maintenance. He also provides full shoreside support to vessels running without an ETO onboard, providing full remote monitoring or just simple advice. ______________________________________ By Tim Gorter AV/IT Communication Consultant Remote AV ETO support (+34) 652 260 777

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THE INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATE FOR OPERATOR OF PLEASURE CRAFT (ICC) The United Kingdom government appointed the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) to issue certificates on its behalf, and the certificate itself provides documentary assurance, from one government to another, that the holder meets the levels of competence that were set in Resolution 40. It is the professional opinion of the UNECE IWC “that the standards set out in Resolution 40 provide a reasonable and appropriate level of competence for day sailing with due regard to the safety of navigation and crew and the protection of the environment”. Interestingly Spain has not adopted Resolution 40 but widely accept the ICC, and the ICC is clearly stated in Real Decreto 875/2014 (Agencia Estatal Boletín Oficial del Estado). If you are worried about your ICC being valid after Brexit, we have received assurances, albeit not in writing, that the acceptance of the ICC will continue as is. The ICC is in common use throughout Mediterranean and we’ve been asked many times if Brexit (oh, how I’ve grown to dislike that term) will have any adverse effect on acceptance of the licence. It shouldn’t do! Read on.

In ordinary speak, an ICC is a certificate that may be issued to anyone who has either successfully completed certain boating licences or has passed an examination to prove necessary competence for pleasure craft operation.

The ICC itself is a product of the United Nations, not the European Union which is a common misconception, although it is the UN economic commission for European Inland Water committee (UN ECE IWC). Resolution 40 states that the ICC may be issued by a government of one state to its nationals and residents who may be on the waters of a foreign state, on condition that both countries governments accept the requirements and conditions that are set out in the resolution.

Worth of note is that the ICC is the only boating licence approved by the United Nations as a legitimate recreational sailing licence. I stress again, this is United Nations not European Union, (Spain joined the UN in December 1955 at the same time as Italy; UK and France both joined in October 1945 … the EU wasn’t formed until 1993), so even if the United Kingdom does eventually make a decision to leave the EU it will not leave the UN and the ICC is a UN certificate.

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DAYWORKER.COM CONNECTS YACHTS SEEKING CREW WITH CREW SEEKING YACHTS What claims to be the first “fully integrated online temp recruitment platform for the private yacht industry” is now live and attracting attention from yacht owners/ operators seeking crew as well as crew seeking yachts. covers private motor and sailing yachts ranging from 15m up to megayachts in excess of 100m. Users simply register on the app, indicating their location, availability, skills and experience. Registered yacht managers, captains and owners request a dayworker using the website or app, and a dayworker is then dispatched to the yacht’s location at the requested date and time. “ is not a recruitment agency. Its sole purpose is to provide a fast, convenient and secure way for yacht operators to book freelance day workers. By using the platform they quickly identify available dayworkers in their area according to their skill-set and when they need them,” says the DayWorker. com website. was founded by Nick Chambers, an economics and finance graduate who has been involved in business publishing,

financial communications and corporate finance over a 25-year career. The idea was hatched over lunch in the port of Villanova, Spain in May 2017. After 18 months of development, the platform began registering crew in March this year and the booking system opened for recruiters at

the beginning of May. The platform already counts over 500 registered dayworkers ranging from entry-level to highly-experienced chefs, chief stewards, engineers, first officers and relief captains. ______________________________________

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Program, shared her vision for a much broader approach. That conversation was my inspiration to build a comprehensive database of expert knowledge, incorporating the multitude of operational procedures, care, maintenance and high-end service that crew perform, and the Luxe Knowledge Centre was born. I set out to find experts who could contribute reliable knowledge and it became a huge project given the scope and innovation in luxury fitout and operations. It also became clear that it’s simply not possible for individual yachts to take on this daunting task, even if such information is so important to the quality of their operation and service standards.

EXPERTS: BE CAREFUL WHO YOU LISTEN TO Plenty of people are eager to offer their expert advice, but how much do they really know? It’s not unusual for people with a little bit of knowledge to think they’re experts, while those with a great deal of knowledge are often more humble. When I started learning about wine, for example, I quickly thought I knew it all. As the years progressed and my knowledge increased, I became aware of just how vast the subject was and came to the conclusion that actually I knew very little, despite many years of studying and touring wineries around the world. The definition of expert is 'a person who is very knowledgeable about, or skilful in a particular area.' In yachting we’re required to have wellrounded knowledge on a vast array of subjects. Take the typical interior crew member: They need to know about fire safety, personal safety, water safety, food hygiene, mixology, barista skills, high end service, luxury surface care, laundry care, basic vocabulary in at least a couple of languages, and so much more. It’s simply not possible for them to be an expert in all of these fields. Having a decade or two of crewing experience tends to make crew feel like they’re experts. But ultimately we’re only as good as the education we’ve received along the way. Too often that

knowledge has come from third parties who aren’t really experts either. We’ve no doubt been tainted with inaccurate information along the way. Even personnel working in training facilities, since they’re required to be knowledgeable about so many different things, may have expert knowledge in one or two areas with little deep knowledge in others. They merely pass on what they’ve been taught and there’s no guarantee it’s always 100% accurate. The very nature of yachting means that crew often find themselves in new and unfamiliar locations, in need of information on how to proceed. Word of mouth has always been key in yachting industry and now, with social media, we have an explosion of voices offering free counsel. In many ways that’s a positive, but often you have no idea who's behind the keyboard or what qualifies them to provide you with advice. It’s also difficult to know if they’re referring you to a third party in good faith or if they have commercial motives.

The database covers everything from paint application guides, teak deck maintenance and signal flag identification to marble maintenance and top shelf cocktail recipes and more. We also use a stringent vetting process for Luxe experts and, to maintain integrity, none of them are paid. In just a few clicks crew can access a wealth of information and reference cards can be copied and renamed. For example, the Aniline Leather Cleaning & Care reference card can be copied and renamed 'Skylounge Barstool Cleaning'. Unlike the many keyboard warriors, the Luxe Knowledge Center provides reliable information that yacht crew can trust, regardless of the topic or the task at hand. Luxe helps crew raise the bar in maintenance, care and service standards, while reducing accidental damage to luxury fitout. As much as we like to think otherwise, even veteran yachties can’t be experts on everything. Until now, that is! _____________________________________ Superyacht Operating Systems Jodie Clarke

After discussing the problem with industry peers, I was motivated to find a solution. My idea was to create a database of qualitycontrolled knowledge that crew could turn to with confidence. Initially the plan was relatively small until Joey Meen, Director of the GUEST

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INVISIBLE CREW - HOW CAN WE HELP YOU? The most important question a business owner should focus on is the one often heard over the phone in a somewhat rehearsed and unconscious fashion: "How can we HELP you." When business owners put financial gains second, the magic happens. I'm talking about more people engaging with your business. Fulfilment as well as revenue will be the return on investment! A few weeks ago, I was contacted by an American who lives in Asia. He is the owner / driver of a 58ft sail yacht and he enquired about what we could do for him on a longterm basis. -Many people think we only place crew or only manage crewed yachts, but we also provide consultancy and training for owner-drivers. We help them find the best yards and marinas, source parts, organise maintenance, insurance, yacht transport, the occasional extra crew or delivery and so on. A few minutes into our chat it became clear that this owner had a more acute issue at hand though. When he left his yacht in an Italian marina,

several weeks before, he was forced to give the keys to some guy he didn't know from Adam. While he had planned to leave the yacht for a few months plugged-in with full freezers running, the marina told him last minute that that was not allowed for safety reasons. He was then forced to decide on a guardienage service within the two hours before his plane took off. Once home it turned out the guardienage folks were very bad at responding emails and they never sent any pictures of the yacht despite the owner's requests.

ask for a hefty freelance fee. Cheap crew will not last a month. The commercial French flag would restrict the search for a captain to holders of the French Capitaine 200 license. French social security charges will apply to the crew salary.

He was very nervous about this. So, within 2,5 hours when we managed, through our widespread network, to send him several pictures of his yacht. He was well impressed, and I personally got a kick out of our achievement as detectives.

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Sometimes we help people by refusing their request. (!?) A few days ago, the proud new owner of a 60ft catamaran asked us if we could provide crew for one month. A hotel enquired to charter the yacht for one month to offer day trips. I really wanted this person to have a good start to his ownership experience, so I told him the harsh truth: Good crew will not want to take this type of job and if they do, they will

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of drugs and alcohol are a major factor – ask yourself, am I being social or self-medicating? This next paragraph was not as easy to write… I want to show you guys that I’m not just ranting on about the popular subject of the moment and that I do have real experience. I had a challenging childhood to say the least. This was partly due to family members suffering with various mental health issues which inevitably has an effect on others in a family. School was something I struggled with in particular and during my teens I found self-medication to be a way of escaping. I was lucky that from age 10 I had my horizons firmly set on becoming a sailing instructor, this has given me drive and motivation for the past 20 years and has become a rewarding career. I’ve learned how to function and work my way through life in the way society expects. One thing the recent drive about mental health and wellbeing awareness has done for me, is to give me to confidence to seek help for underlying issues that were never dealt with during my childhood.

PLEASE DON’T MAN UP!! WHY (AND HOW) WE MUST BE PROACTIVE RATHER THAN REACTIVE WITH MENTAL HEALTH I was shocked to discover that the single biggest killer of men aged under 45 in the UK is suicide. WHO (World Health Organization) data shows that almost 800,000 people die from suicide every year, globally. These are the statistics for every death and does not factor in that more than 20 people, per death, will attempt suicide. What really shocked me was the disparity between male and female suicides. In the western world men die by suicide two to three times more often than women, despite women being more likely to be diagnosed with depression and attempt suicide. This is partly due to men carrying out more violent attempts, making them more likely to be completed before anyone can intervene. But is there more to it than that? “Men are tough” – is that the problem? For generations there has been a cultural belief that “boys don’t cry”; this can condition men to suppress their feelings rather than dealing with them. A British Medical Journal study found general primary care consultation rates were 32% lower with men compared to women. This means men seek help for mental health issues less often than women. It’s not that men don’t have the same issues as women, but they are less likely to know that their difficulties are caused by mental health issues. Bear in mind that only one third of people who commit suicide are receiving treatment for mental health issues at the time. What can happen if issues are left untreated? If these issues were to affect ones working ability or general attitude on-board, it is possible to lose a job and even become unemployable. If disorders were to continue to spiral out of control, it could eventually lead to failing to secure an ENG1 medical certificate. Suicide is, of course, one of the worst outcomes.

Mental Health First Aid – I recently watched Amanda Beaver speak at an event in Palma aimed at raising awareness about mental health and wellbeing. I found her passion for the subject absolutely infectious. Manda sees herself as the ‘community nurse’ to the yachting industry. She, like many of us struggle to understand why mental health first aid is not part of any of the official syllabi for the training crew receive. This is something she aims to change. Check out her page on facebook or reach out to her to find out more: facebook. com/mandajbeaver Fireproof your mind to prevent these flames from rising. Much like the fire prevention/ fighting systems on yachts, it’s important to be proactive and protect yourself from potential problems. It has been scientifically proven that exercise has a direct relationship with mental health. So rather than hiding in your cabin or going to the pub, try to get out and about; head to the gym, go for a run or join a boot camp. Alternatively get involved with some sport such as cycling, swimming or water sports like wakeboarding, kitesurfing or paddle boarding. There’s always hiking, climbing and horse riding as well. Joining in with Palma Dogs on a Saturday morning will bring a feeling of involvement. A recent Harvard study found that running for 15 minutes a day or walking for one hour reduces the risk of major depression by 26%. Other research has shown that in addition to its depression fighting qualities, exercise can help with issues such as anxiety and ADHD as well as PTSD, trauma and general stress. As I mentioned in my article last month (bit. ly/Nathan-Islander-June), also consider that eating habits and sleeping patterns have a big impact on mental health. Additionally, the use

Remember mental health is not limited to suicidal thoughts and personality disorders, it’s a lot more subtle than that. Many of us carry a lot of pain or trauma from the past which clouds and blocks us from moving forward. Counselling is a means of unpacking and challenging this to change behaviours and gain understanding about oneself. Changes that can lead to a greater enjoyment of life and a more rewarding one. By dealing with these things (whatever they may be for you), it reduces the chances of them becoming bigger issues later on. So please don’t feel that you have to just ‘man up’! Choose a lifestyle which helps develop a healthy body and mind. Talk about your feelings and remember there is professional help out there to deal with things however big or small they may seem. ______________________________________ Nathan Skinner




In the 1900’s there was a belief that all you needed was a stick and a carrot to motivate crew. Today the theorists believe there is a third, intrinsic motivation, the desire from within a person to complete the task. Dan Pink has found that the more complex and creative a task is, the traditional rewards such as financial incentives can in fact lead to reduced performance! According to Pink you require three key ingredients to tap into intrinsic motivation:

MOTIVATING YOUR CREW There are many great Captains and senior crew who are doing an excellent job. They are fair, competent and organised; they don’t micro manage, and they keep their emotions in check. However, they can still find themselves with crew who are de-motivated, disengaged and all too often leave within a short period of time. Archie Norman, Chairman of Asda, took over the company in 1991 when it was £730 million in debt. By 1998 he had successfully renewed the company, its spirit, heart and purpose and turned it into the second largest supermarket in the UK. He has done the same on several occasions and in his own words: "I am not a mercenary, I'm much more interested in people and motivation than in financial engineering." According to Norman, productivity and performance improves naturally if you have a happy and motivated workforce. Motivation is the force that causes us to take action, whether to eat a snack to reduce hunger or go for a run to get fit. The forces that drive our motivation can range from physical and emotional to social and reasoned. Motivation matters more today than ever before. People have changed in their attitudes towards work, with higher expectations and greater demands. If we want to retain and motivate crew, we need to do more, we also need to motivate them and it’s more than praise and recognition (although that’s important too).

1. Autonomy – opportunity to direct and have control of your own life 2. Mastery – opportunity to get better and better, improve and develop 3. Purpose – connecting to a cause greater than yourself We recently met a Captain who was able to claim longevity from his crew - 7 years’ worth! Crew only left to retire from the industry or take a very senior position. So, we asked him what he thought made the difference. 1. We pay our crew a little better than average – but only a little, we don’t want them to stay just because they can’t get a similar salary somewhere else. Dan Pink said, “You need to pay people enough money to get the issue of money off the table”. 2. We are a race yacht which helps to keep everyone focused on our purpose, but it can be challenging when we take on the race crew. They don’t always work like us, although we are starting to get some stability and longevity with them too. This relates to purpose. It is important to have a clear common goal for the entire crew and not different ones for each department. 3. Crew receive 1:1 meetings every month to discuss their development – whether that be to continue working in the industry or not. Deck and engineering crew stay and progress and only moved on to take their own command. I now never steer or park the boat, anyone can, and when someone has attended a course they are expected to put that learning into practice on the boat. This links with Mastery and a sense of getting better and better. Development is key to helping crew feel motivated and valued, many

of the crew who completed the crew turnover survey stated that they would have stayed on a vessel for longer, if they had …. “The opportunity to progress and do courses”. And finally… 4. I make sure that there are at least two crew cars so that they are not “stuck” on the boat and encourage them to do off the boat activities and not just involving drinking and eating, although at times we do that too! I often take the weekend watches so that the crew are free to leave. 5. We work long hours at times, like everyone in the industry, but when we don’t have guests on, we finish when the jobs are done, agreeing in advance what needs to be done on a weekly and daily basis. Everyone helps each other out, that way we all finish work at the same time. Both of the last two points relate to Autonomy and helping crew feel that they have some control over their lives. Over the years, we have heard crew talk about some great ways to motivate people, from giving them their own area to take responsibility for, such as starting with lockers and progressing to tenders. The larger the tender the greater the recognition for their performance and levels of responsibility; to giving crew 3 weeks’ additional leave each year, to complete courses (not necessarily paying for the courses). Of course, every yacht is different and not all of this is possible on your vessel. Why not brainstorm a few new ideas to motivate your crew and try them out this season?! Impact Crew specialises in on-board team and leadership development, why not invite us aboard to bring some energy and motivation to your crew?! ______________________________________ Impact Crew Karen Passman T. (+44) 1425 614 419





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Do you have a passion for travel and a desire to deliver the ultimate standards of service? If so, UKSA’s Superyacht Hospitality Training course is the perfect pathway into a rewarding and long-term career. Thanks to UKSA’s expertly delivered course, you could be entering the world of high-end hospitality as a steward/ stewardess in just three weeks! Stews are a vital part of life onboard superyachts, with varying duties ranging from serving meals, to laundry, cleaning, flower arranging, making cocktails and even helping with mooring yachts! A desire to deliver excellent standards of service and a strong work ethic are crucial when undertaking this role. The hours can be long, but the rewards are multiple including travelling the world whilst earning, making lifelong friends and learning new skills. Wages average around €2500 per month, plus bonuses, and much of this can be banked as food and accommodation are included. Working as a stew is not only a good alternative to university as a route to employment but is a great way to pay off debts and travel the world at the same time.

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Plus, thanks to UKSA’s on-going industry guidance you can enter employment safe in the knowledge you have support and advice when you need it. Vanessa adds: “We stay in contact with all students and mentor them throughout their career, not just when they are training with us. Thanks to the transferable skills learnt at UKSA, our alumni go on to run private houses and events companies, with many choosing to stay on in the industry progressing to chief stewards, pursers and deckhands."

UKSA’s CEO Ben Willows adds: “We are proud that 100% of our 2019 Superyacht Hospitality graduates seeking employment have now secured a job. I can report that 75% are now employed on superyachts, 17% have shorebased roles, 4% are working on flotillas and 4% are now in day work.”

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system. Several other problems have been reported and the CA is actively monitoring the situation with the Ministry.” In response, the CA has insisted on a PR campaign to aid the yachting community. From the outset, it has insisted that there is proper publicity for all tax changes affecting the yachting community. For the first time, the Greek government has endeavoured to oblige, providing a master document of how the tax works in the form of an FAQ document. This will be available online and will be used by the Port Police to help them in their training. The CA hopes that this will help make dealing with Port Police around Greece more consistent.

GREECE IMPLEMENTS NEW YACHT CRUISING TAX The Greek government has implemented its new cruising tax, also called the TEPAI, which was initially set to be introduced in early April. The news was issued by the UK-based Cruising Association (CA), many of whose members will likely be visiting Greek waters later this year. The tax was first proposed in 2014, but its introduction, the CA reports, was beset with issues from the outset. “These ranged from the lack of any method of registering or paying the tax, despite promises that all would be in place, to the proposed manual system comprising duplicate forms at the Port Police and Customs

which couldn’t be used as they had no stock.” Christopher Robb, who has been liaising with the Greek authorities on behalf of CA members, advises caution when entering information through an internet browser that uses ‘autofill’, as it overwrites the field with the wrong information. “For example, at least 50% of boats are now called by their owner’s name,” he says, “but the author’s yacht is now called ‘Mr’ as the boat name was overwritten by the autofill which has been incorrectly programmed on the Greek

The CA has a joint understanding with the Ministry for new questions and answers to be added to the FAQ’s to cover unexpected situations, with updates to be regularly published online. The CA also constantly updates Greek regulations on its own website. More information about the tax is available at www. ______________________________________ By David Robinson - IBI Plus

LEWMAR MARINE TO BE ACQUIRED BY LIPPERT COMPONENTS FOR £33M UK equipment maker will be LCI’s sixth purchase in the marine sector marking the company’s continued expansion into the global boating business

Lippert is actively moving to diversify the company’s business away from the RV OEM segment where 66% of consolidated sales are generated, down to a target of 40% by 2022.

The board of directors of Lewmar Marine have agreed to the terms of a cash offer from US-based Lippert Components, a subsidiary of LCI Industries, which produces a range of engineered components for recreational vehicles (RVs), boats and commercial transportation vehicles.

Once the company’s latest acquisition is finalised, Lewmar’s managing director Peter Tierney will continue to head up the business from its headquarters in Havant . ”This is an exciting opportunity for Lewmar and represents the best strategic option for Lewmar and its employees,” commented Tierney. He also added that the acquistion would give Lewmar’s shareholders a chance to realise their investment in the business via a deal which he said “fairly reflects Lewmar’s position and prospects.”

LCI has received pledges from Lewmar shareholders representing nearly 81% of existing shares to vote in favour of the acquisition, pursuant to final approval by the company’s shareholders and the Scottish Court. LCI’s initial cash offer is approximately £33.286m, or about £1.44 per share, and allows for additional consideration up to £2.5m, or approximately 10.8p per share. “The marine industry has been a continued target of growth for LCI, and with the acquisition of Lewmar, we are expanding this strategy to a global level,” said Jason Lippert, CEO and president of LCI. “This is our sixth acquisition within the global leisure marine market, as well as our sixth acquisition in Europe,” continued Lippert. “All of this points to our strategy to be a significant player in the global marine, rail, and caravan markets domestically and in Europe.”

Founded in 1946 by Len Lewery and bought by John Burton in 1967, Lewmar is an international supplier of anchoring systems, hatches and portlights, steering and sail control systems, and related deck hardware. This will be Lewmar’s second stint under American ownership when it was part of John Grunow’s mini-marine conglomerate International Marine Industries (IMI) in the 1980s. The company still has a strong US presence with a sales and distribution facility in Guilford, Connecticut. Overall, Lewmar has 300 employees and posted sales for the year ending December

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2018 of £56m, up 12% over 2017. Trend Marine employs more than 170 people at its Great Yarmouth base and supplies windows and glazing to many of the world’s leading yacht builders, with annual turnover of approximately £12m. Undoubtedly, Tierney will be charged with finding opportunities for both synergy and rationalisation across the two UK businesses, particularly in the glazing sector where Lewmar also offers a full range of glazing systems and products.




SANLORENZO PREVIEWS NEW MODELS IN MILAN The SD96 and SL96Asymmetric were given a preview at Milan Triennale Italian superyacht builder Sanlorenzo unveiled the new SD96 and SL96Asymmetric during a press conference at the Milan Triennale on Monday. The SD96 is Sanlorenzo’s first-ever yacht to be designed by Patricia Urquiola, a Milan-based Spanish architect and designer. At 28m, the entry-level model will replace the SD92, which was launched in 2007 with 27 units sold. “I chose Patricia because I wanted to add a more feminine touch to the interiors in Sanlorenzo yachts, something which until now had been foreign to the nautical world. And today she is the most sought-after woman in global design, thanks to her ability to combine beauty and comfort. All done with a touch of irony and almost poetic sensitivity, with love for all that is global and a great respect for the hard work of the artisans,” says Sanlorenzo chairman Massimo Perotti.

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The Sanlorenzo SD96 will debut at the 2019 Cannes Yachting Festival in September.

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Sanlorenzo also unveiled a bold new project – the 29m SL96Asymmetric – which will make its debut next year at the 2020 Düsseldorf Boat Show in January.

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The SL96Asymmetric rethinks the canonical layout of a yacht, retaining only the side decks on the starboard side and eliminating the left one, which is carried on the roof of the superstructure, allowing 10sq m of surface space to be recovered to the benefit of the interior, through this asymmetric configuration. Something which has never been tried before, says Sanlorenzo.

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DAMEN SEA EXPLORER LAUNCH On 4 June Dutch luxury yacht builders AMELS and DAMEN celebrated the hull launch of LA DATCHA SeaXplorer following construction on the Danube river. The owner of the innovative 77-metre luxury expedition yacht (252 ft) attended the event with his family at the hull building yard Damen Shipyards Galati. This summer the hull will be transported to the SeaXplorer outfitting yard in the Netherlands ahead of delivery in September 2020, just before the yacht’s debut at the Monaco Yacht Show. LA DATCHA is based on the leading SeaXplorer expedition yacht design with extensive customisations to the owner’s requirements, including his passion for heliskiing. She stands out with a helideck and hangar for two aircraft, fully certified for helicopters up to 4,000 kg.

“The Earth is so big and our life is so short, so we have to explore as much as we can,” the owner stated on board just before the launch. “And the SeaXplorer project is just perfect. I fell in love with the shape, the design. Don’t forget that this is the one yacht with two helicopters, so you can really go further into the mainland. You can see the bears. You can see the animals. You can heliski. Any kind of activities, fishing and so on. With two helicopters you have absolute freedom to explore any remote territory as deep as you want.” The yacht carries extra provisions and facilities for 40 days of global autonomy without port call, and a superb set of toys, tenders, snowmobiles and a submarine. “I’ll be really excited to have this boat the first time in Kuril Islands and then Kamchatka in 2021,” the owner continued. “That’s a real

excitement because I’ve explored Kamchatka quite well with the helicopter but it would be quite nice to explore it from the shore, more remote territories and see the far east of Russia and then continue on to Alaska. From there, we can go on and do so many things.” The owner intends to make LA DATCHA available for charter in a range of polar and tropical destinations during an extensive twoyear global tour (see AMELS and DAMEN Managing Director Rose Damen was also at the launch. “The owner has a lot of energy and ideas that went into the design of LA DATCHA. This yacht is the largest and most capable SeaXplorer so far, custom built to the owner’s requirements. There is no other yacht like it in the world. We’re very proud to be building her and can’t wait to see LA DATCHA exploring the world.”

SUNSEEKER NAMES NEW CEO Andrea Frabetti (currently Chief Technical Officer) is to take over as the new Sunseeker International CEO with immediate effect following the resignation of Christian Marti. Frabetti will work closely with Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Mike McMillan and Chief Operations Officer (COO) Michael Straughan to form a new Strategic Committee that will focus on further developing the strategic framework for the business and driving the Sunseeker brand forward to even greater success. The Strategic Committee will continue to work closely with the current Executive Management team Adrian Powell, Sean Robertson, Barbara Baker (as interim HR Director) and Sian Dodds on return from maternity leave, building on the trading success of 2018 and formalising a more product-facing organisation structure and a robust global distribution network. John Zeng, the board representative for Sunseeker’s majority shareholder, Dalian Wanda, commented: “On behalf of Dalian

Wanda, we would like to thank Christian for his input, professionalism and leadership. Christian leaves Sunseeker in a very healthy position focussed on its future growth. We have worked with the Sunseeker Executive Management Team to create the Strategic Committee and we are confident that Sunseeker, with the continued support of Dalian Wanda, will be in an even stronger position to grow on its success.” Since his arrival at Sunseeker at the beginning of the year, Andrea has been devising an exciting new product plan that has been developed in conjunction with the Sunseeker management team. According to a statement, the focus for the company moving ahead will be on the new product development plan supported by excellence in operations, an engaged workforce and a strong commercial focus to drive profitable growth. A new manufacturing programme has also been developed that will ensure the production of Sunseeker’s worldclass luxury yachts is even more efficient and effective. As part of this process, the company

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OBITUARY: NORTH SAILS FOUNDER LOWELL NORTH Tributes are pouring in from the professional sailing community around the world following the death last month of legendary American sailor and sailmaker Lowell North – founder of the North Sails global sail making business. North died at his home in Point Loma, California on Saturday night, reportedly after suffering a stroke. The 89-year-old was a twotime Olympic medal winner and a five-time world champion in the Star Class. “He affected many people’s lives when you think about what he’s done in sailing,” Malin Burnham, a San Diego sailor and civic leader who teamed with North to win the 1945 Star World Championship when they were both teenagers, told ESPN. “You know, in the world today, we’re talking about civility. He was the epitome of that. I never saw him upset or arguing. He was always calm, cool and collected. He was a great listener. We don’t have to agree in this

world, but maybe we can learn something if we just listen. Lowell was that kind of person. He was special.” When in 1945 Malin recruited the teenaged North as his crew at a Star world championship, the pair went on to win the title using a mainsail custom built by North. “It wasn’t me Malin wanted, it was my mainsail,” North is famous for commenting wryly afterwards. Trained as an aeronautic/aerospace engineer North launched the first North Sails business with a loft in san Diego in 1957. When he sold the business in 1984 it had grown to be the world’s largest sailmaker and become synonymous with technical excellence and performance. Denis Conner was the first to use North Sails in the America’s Cup when he won it in 1980, but in 2007 11 of the 12 syndicates chose North Sails. For the 36th America’s Cup in 2021 all


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FERRETTI GROUP CONSOLIDATES SUPERYACHT NEW BUILDING IN ANCONA Over €32m spent reshaping the yard, with more to come The expansion of the Ferretti Group into the superyacht sector, now encompassing four out of its eight brands, is clearly focused on Ancona. The group has already invested in excess of €32m on reshaping the yard to cope with the increased workload generated through the creation of the Ferretti Group’s Superyacht Yard Division. CRN has long been the group’s superyacht brand but it has now been joined by Custom Line, Pershing and Riva as they develop their model ranges with larger vessels. The superyacht yard covers an area of 70,000sq m, of which 27,150 is under cover. When completed, the yard will offer nine halls, of which four will deal with new-build and refit activities for CRN, Pershing and Riva brand superyachts built in steel, aluminium and light alloy, and five for Custom Line craft in composite. No yacht hulls are built in the yard, as these are constructed by partner facilities in Ancona or elsewhere and delivered to the yard.

The yard facilities also include a 125m launch slipway, a 670-tonne capacity travel lift, and a private 14-berth marina. The yard also includes two new warehouses and an office building for yacht captains and crew. A major addition to the yard’s facility, due to come on stream in 2021, is the new 3,500-tonne synchrolift which will be located where the current slipway is replacing it. This will allow CRN to construct larger superyachts up to around 100m. The Ancona yard will also take on refit work of CRN superyachts with possibly two projects a year being handled. As part of this new development, the Ancona yard will offer a full project management service, 10,000sq m of hardstand and 2,000sq m of undercover space, berths up to 100m and lifts up to 670 tonnes. The service also offers assistance to captains and crews including long and short-term accommodation, airport transfers, meals in the yard, visa help and other requirements. With the synchrolift and the further shed


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BIG INTERVIEW: VETERAN OCEAN RACER TONY RAE When 29-year-old New Zealand yachtswoman Bianca Cook announced in March this year that she planned to lead a Kiwi VO65 team in the 2021 edition of the Ocean Race around the world she also revealed that she had secured the services of six-time Ocean Race competitor Tony Rae to run her campaign. I caught up with Rae in Menorca Spain on the eve of the 52 Super Series regatta there this week to find out what progress he and Cook had made towards their goal of being on the Ocean Race start line in Alicante in 2021. He began though by asking the popular Kiwi sailor – a regular on the TP52 circuit and at other grand prix regattas – what had made him say yes to Cook’s job offer. “The whole thing began back in Auckland when the last race had a stopover there,” Rae explained. “I remember there was lots of humming and hawing over which boat was going to be used for the next race. The introduction of the IMOCA 60 meant that opportunities for getting more younger generation sailors involved was going to be pretty limited – especially with only five crew. “In response to this, Bianca’s dad Ian Cook – commodore of the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and owner of Yachting Developments, one of the bigger boatyards in New Zealand – was one of the leading voices calling for the 65 class to be used again. “I thought that this was a great idea – particularly when they brought in the rules about having three under-26, three under-30 and three females – to encourage a new generation of younger sailors to get involved in around the world racing.”

“Ian spoke to me back then about whether I would like to be involved in some way but then earlier this year Bianca and I spoke explained that she was pretty keen on me taking on the running of a campaign with her skippering the boat.” The pair were no strangers after Rae coached the Turn the Tide on Plastic team in the 201718 race, when Cook was a rookie sailor taking on her first around the world race. “Bianca impressed me as a very driven girl in terms of her sailing and what she wants to achieve,” Rae said. “She has grown up on boats and has probably spent more time on the water than in her house, just because of her childhood as part of a sailing family – it’s in her blood. “To be honest, I could see that she was hell bent on doing this, right or wrong, whether I did it or not. That sort of attitude encouraged me the most about her ability to pull this off and for me to get involved with.” Rae is keen for Cook to be the visible face of the campaign, while he is planning to ‘roll along in the background to a certain degree and make sure it is all put together properly’. Despite this typically understated approach, he nevertheless acknowledges that having his name and experience attached to the campaign will add considerable credibility it in the eyes of potential sponsors and indeed the race organisers. “I hope it can open a few doors in terms of people that Bianca knows and people that I know,” he said. Cook and Rae are both keen that the campaign

be as Kiwi-centric as possible and hope to be able to fill the sailing team line-up with a fresh batch of young New Zealand sailors. “We have got a lot of talent in the country,” Rae explained. “It’s just a matter of figuring out who is really keen to do it, and if the opportunity is there, how we make that happen.” “We have got lots of talented sailors in lots of different types of boats but sailing a boat like the 65 in certain types of conditions can take a lot of time getting used to. That’s true of any sailor – Pete Burling will tell you exactly the same thing after his experience in the last race. “So the key thing is being able to give these people enough time to get time on the water on this sort of boat. You can’t try to begin a campaign like this three or even six months before the race starts. “It just doesn’t work that way – unless you throw a team on board that did the last race together or you have people who can just jump on together and go – and even then, it is not ideal.” Despite the start of the next race being more than two and a half years away, Rae says that getting started as early as possible was imperative if they were going to have time to identify the right people and help them make the transition from talented sailor to ocean racer. “We want to have the time to run trials,” he said. “Then the plan is to get enough different coaches and guys and females with experience that can help mentor this younger group – because I can’t do all of that, and there is a lot more to be learned from other people




than just the way I do things.” Cook and Rae readily admit that they do not have a swathe of sponsors lined up at this stage but happily seed money from several private backers has been forthcoming, enough in fact to purchase the Turn the Tide on Plastic VO65 and have it shipped to New Zealand. “That money is more is more a loan than anything else – just to enable us to get moving and so that we don’t get behind the game,” Rae explained. If things go smoothly the boat will leave Lisbon by the end of June and arrive in New Zealand around seven weeks later, where it will undergo a refit and repaint. “Then we can look to putting together a sailing programme and slowly get under way,” Rae said. “We are not looking to turn this into some massive project at this stage.” Although right now just Rae, Cook and her father Ian are the only people directly working on the campaign, that hasn’t stopped a wave of enquiries coming in from individuals keen to get involved and/or be considered as a sailor. “We have had quite a few people approach us and there are probably a few other people out there who are wondering how to apply,” Rae said. “We have nothing to offer them right now in terms of securing a job but at least now that we know it is all happening, we can get some names together and create a list of people who are interested and keen to do it.

Rae’s first around-the-world race was on Peter Blake’s Lion New Zealand in 1985 – back in the Whitbread days when he was just 22 and Cook was yet to be born – and he has made a living as a professional sailor ever since. “In those days there were a lot of us doing it and a lot more opportunities to get on boats because the crews were so much bigger and there were more sailors needed to sail them,” he recalls.

“We are in the process of building a website to help deal with that and we are also putting together a proper campaign proposal and a video presentation with the help of the people in Alicante at The Ocean Race.”

“On Lion New Zealand we had 21 crew and there were other boats like that too – Fisher and Paykel and Steinlager as examples, with 16 people on each of those boats – and that created a lot of opportunities for the younger guys to come through.”

While their boat is on its way to New Zealand Rae says Cook is planning a tour of yacht and sailing clubs, with the dual aim of raising awareness of the campaign as well as helping the clubs raise funds for their own projects.

The opportunity to rekindle the concept of a recognised route into a career in ocean racing for young keen talented sailors is at the heart of Rae taking on the management of Cook’s Ocean Race campaign.

“The plan is for Bianca to talk about her vision and her passion for the campaign,” Rae said. “I think people will be interested in hearing what she learned last time and what her plans are for the campaign this time.

“This 65 class creates those sorts of opportunities to give the younger generation a better pathway into ocean racing, like we had,” he said.

“It’s not about fund raising for our campaign but more about giving something back to the clubs. There is no set format and different clubs are going to have different requests as to what they would like. “Maybe it’s a presentation to the members, maybe Bianca can do some work with a club’s learn-to-sail program, or take part in a coaching session, or whatever else people come up with. “We really want to involve as many people and clubs around the country as we can, so that when we eventually do an around New Zealand tour with the boat, we will already have that connection with the clubs and they will know all about us and the race we are going to be competing in.”

“We are also hoping that this is going to be a long-term campaign rather than a one-off thing. At the end of this race we don’t want to be just packing the boat up and shake hands and all part company. I hope that doesn’t happen and we can turn it into more of a longlasting programme. “I’m sure there will be some post-race sponsor sailing and then maybe we can thing about setting up some sort of offshore academy to keep the pathway open for the younger generation coming through after this race.” Rae also hopes that there will be future Ocean Race campaigns that spin off from this one. “Looking to the next race, maybe some of the sailors from this campaign might want to do it on a 60 – a bit like Pete [Burling] and Blair [Tuke] did after the 2017-18 race,” he said.

“That’s what creates the snowball effect in terms of more Kiwi boats and sailors getting involved in future races. “Not everyone wants to run their own campaign but for the ones who do I think it’s awesome. When I asked Bianca what her motivation to do this was, she told me that she just really wanted to skipper her own boat. I think that unless you are thinking like that then you can’t do it. “Bianca is smart enough to know that she needs some really good people around her to make the programme work. We all know that the way boats are sailed nowadays is quite different to how it was back in the day and these days it’s a very helmsman/trimmer focused model. “We know we have got a lot of work to do to find the right people, but I hope that we have got enough time to do that.” ______________________________________ By Justin Chisholm Partner - BLue Media Events Photos © The Ocean Race




RAMBLER 88 CLAIMS LINE HONOURS VICTORY IN BREEZY ROLEX GIRAGLIA The Mediterranean’s reputation for light wind yacht racing was dented today, with the lead boats regularly experiencing 20-30 knot winds in the Rolex Giraglia’s offshore race - organised jointly by Yacht Club Italiano, Yacht Club de Monaco and Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez and supported by the International Maxi Association (IMA). Starting from the Golfe de Saint-Tropez at 12:35 yesterday, the maxi fleet competing in this, the fourth and penultimate event in the IMA’s 2018-19 Mediterranean Maxi Offshore Challenge, first rounded a turning mark to the west off Cavalaire-sur-Mer. They then continued to the Giraglia Rock off northeast Corsica before turning sharply to the WNW bound for the finish, this year, in Monaco. From the outset, George David’s Rambler 88 was favourite for line honours in Rolex Giraglia. The question was – would the American maxi, sailing her first ever Rolex Giraglia, break the race record of 14 hours, 56 minutes and 18 seconds set by Igor Simcic’s 100ft maxi Esimit Europa 2 in 2012? This would require Rambler 88 finishing before 03:31:18 today. Heading to the Cavalaire turning mark, George David said that they had been pleased with

their upwind speed, the result of modifications made to Rambler 88 over the winter such as fitting a new lighter rig, enabling a reduction in bulb weight and an overall reduction of 1.5 tonnes. “Normally in a breeze Magic Carpet 3 is a click faster, but now it is the other way around,” observes David. Once out into the open sea and blasting towards the Giraglia Rock, Rambler 88 breaking the record seemed very possible. “This boat is unbeatable when it is 70-110° TWA and 25 knots: We just exploded downwind – and left a lot of people behind,” described David. It was still looking good after rounding the Giraglia Rock at dusk, when they hardened up for the port tack fetch towards the finish. But sadly it was not to be. David explained: “We thought the record was close until about an 1 hour 20 minutes out when we parked for almost an hour - that was the margin right

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there. But that is what happens when you come into Monaco with its big hills and also if you finish races at 3-5am when ‘bad things’ normally happen!” Rambler 88 ghosted across the finish line at 04:35:35, just over an hour outside the record. Rambler 88’s park-up benefitted those astern, especially the next most highly rated boat under IRC - Sir Lindsay Owen-Jones' WallyCento Magic Carpet 3, the 2015 overall and 2016 line honours Rolex Giraglia winner. She crossed the line just 35 minutes later, having slowed but not stopped. Next arrivals into Monaco after dawn were Alex Schaerer’s Maxi 72 Caol Ila R and Sir Peter Ogden’s Jethou, Dario Ferrari’s Cannonball having not started yesterday. While Jethou had led out of the Golfe de Saint-Tropez it was Caol Ila R that finished 24 minutes ahead of her longer, higher rated rival. -- James Boyd




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THE ILLES BALEARS CLÀSSICS 14TH -17TH AUGUST 2019 Now in it’s 25th year, The Illes Balears Clàssics already has 23 entries including the 12.6 metre Argos (1964) winner overall last year designed by Holman built by Carabela and Giraldilla (1963) once owned by D. Juan de Borbón, King Felipe VI's grandfather, and runner-up in last year's classic competition. The New York 40 Rowdy 19.69m built in 1916 returns for another year to race in beautiful bay of Palma. The participants will be divided into seven categories depending on their launch date and their rig: Vintage (launched until 1950), which is divided into Gaff rig and Bermudan rig; Classics (launched from 1950 until 1976), Big Boats (classics over 23 LOA), 15-meter Class, Spirit of Tradition and Latin Sail.

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Manuel Nadal, Club de Mar-Mallorca's commodore and regatta director, reminds us that the "Illes Balears Clàssics is one of the most consolidated races in the Mediterranean circuit" and announces what will be "a very special edition in which all participants, wherever they come from, will feel at home once again". Nadal also emphasises the importance of the regatta being part of the commemorative programme of the V Centenary of the first world tour. "To be able to honour these distinguished sailors, such as Ferdinand Magellan or Juan Sebastián Elcano makes us extremely proud.” New for the 2019 edition, the organisers will




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host a free access painting exhibition by the British artist Anna Boulton. The Club de Mar will celebrate an open doors day on Friday 16th August where visitors will be able to see up close the classic and vintage yachts participating in the regatta. Local journalist Bartomeu Homar will also host a free conference on Latin sail.

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Les Regates Royales

Cannes, France

29 Sept

Coupe D’automne Du Yacht Club

Cannes – St Tropez

28 Sept – 6 Oct

Les Voiles de Saint Tropez

St Tropez, France

3 Oct

The Centenary Trophy

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THE LORO PIANA SUPERYACHT REGATTA 2019 The 12th edition of the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta, organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda hosted 20 boats ranging from 25 to 52 metres. Participants enjoyed three days of champagne sailing. The final day of racing was abandoned due to lack of wind.

The 39 metre Herreshoff Schooner Mariette 1915 raced hard in The Cruising Division I © YCCS & Borlenghi

With a perfect run of three first places, Magic Carpet 3 owned by Sir Lindsay Owen-Jones won in the Performance division ahead of the 33-metre Inoui and the Wally 107 Open Season owned by Thomas Bscher. The Silver Jubilee Cup, assigned to the top yacht over 30 metres with an interior cruising set up, also went to the WallyCento Magic Carpet 3, although on equal points with the Perini Navi Silencio. The deciding factor for the award of the trophy was that Magic Carpet 3 belonged to the division with the most competitors. Magic Carpet 3's tactician, Olympic sailing legend Jochen Schueman celebrated the win “We prepared the boat well over the winter, in the past few days the indications from the navigator Marcel Van Triest were perfect, the whole team is very close-knit and it was important to race in the Palmavela, that was the dress rehearsal for our orchestra."

The Reichel Pugh Wally Magic Carpet3 dominated the performance fleet with three straight bullets I © YCCS & Borlenghi

Jim Pugh of Reichel Pugh Yacht Design sailing onboard Margic Carpet 3 was happy with the introduction of the fleet starts this week in Sardina, “It was actually quite wonderful that we had ten superyachts on the starting line, a fleet start as opposed to a staggered start. It made it a bit more interesting and a bit of a change to what we are used to at these superyacht regattas. It’s an incredible event and when you are here in Porto Cervo and you have 15-25 knots of wind and a 30 mile course




The Performance Fleet sailing in Sardinia at The Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta I © YCCS & Borlenghi

it is pretty wonderful sailing, I love it here. It is hard to beat!” The Cruising division also saw a hat-trick for the 50-metre Perini Navi Silencio, with two prominent names in the world of sailing on board; Ludde Ingvall at the helm and Chris Dickson calling tactics. The two schooners Mariette of 1915 measuring 39 metres and Meteor, 47.67 metres, followed in second and third place respectively. "It was amazing!" declared Silencio's owner, Nikita Bourtakov, "I'd like to thank the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda and Loro Piana for creating this amazing platform where people with a shared passion can come and enjoy sailing, we had four days of amazing sailing. I'd like to thank the crew, which was really international, for getting us through the race and achieving this result. We are definitely going to be back next year." Chris Dixon marked his return to The Mediterranean at The Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta, “I enjoy being in the cruising division, it is a lot more relaxed than the big stresses of the race yachts. We have a great fleet. These boats are really tough to get around the course. To coordinate superyachts doing tacks and gybes around reefs and rocks with so many sails, they are not designed to go racing, so to be racing these 50 plus metre yachts, seven or eight hundred tonnes of superyacht around short courses is a real challenge and we are having a great time doing it. It’s absolutely Fantastic to be here. We are in one of the most beautiful islands of the world, one of the most beautiful harbours and one of the most beautiful Yacht Clubs. There is nowhere better to be! Chris Main, tactician on Inoui shared his thoughts on the first fleet start and sailing in Sardinia, “Obviously everyone was a bit nervous thinking of things that could happen, but it seemed that everyone was on their best behavior. I think it was actually a pretty straight The 50 metre Perini Navi Silencio was sailed to win in the Cruising division I © YCCS & Borlenghi




forward start for most people. I like being back in Porto Cervo, why wouldn’t you? Everyone loves it here!” The Southern Wind Trophy goes to the SW82 Grande Orazio, owned by Massimiliano Florio, for the second time. In second place the SW105 Kiboko Tres, making its racing debut, improved constantly throughout the week, showing excellent promise for the future. Owner Juan Ignacio Entrecanales was pleasantly surprised to find how fast his new boat really is. “We had a fantastic time. I love the glamour of the Yacht Club Costa Smerala and Porto Cervo, the flat seas and the competitive fleet racing”.

Overall winner of The Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta 2019 Sir Lindsay Owen-Jones of Magic Carpet3 with YCCS Commodore Riccardo Bonadeo and Pier Luigi Loro Piana I © YCCS & Borlenghi

L-R Sailing Yacht Q, Silencio and Meteor powered up in Porto Cervo I © YCCS & Borlenghi

The SW82 Ammonite finished in fourth place on equal points with the SW RP90 Custom All Smoke in third. Commodore Riccardo Bonadeo and Pier Luigi Loro Piana awarded Marcus Blackmore, the Australian owner of Ammonite, the Willy Persico Prize dedicated to the memory of the founder of the Southern Wind shipyard. Blackmore had won the Millennium Cup in New Zealand and arrived in Porto Cervo after having sailed half way around the world, showing that he fully shares the same philosophy on life and sailing that Willy Persico held. Massimiliano Florio, helmsman and owner of Grande Orazio commented: "Winning is always nice, and even more so in a beautiful event organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda. Sardinia is an ideal place for sailing, with its courses between the islands and the continuous changes in the wind. I really liked the atmosphere over these five days, both ashore and on board, on the water. I think I steered the boat well, we dealt with a lot of unexpected problems, but we got through them thanks to our tenacity and a touch of luck. I would like to dedicate this victory to the engineer Willy Persico, an almost father-like figure who believed in me and accompanied me on this journey with the Southern Wind, for me it is an honour to have brought Grande Orazio to victory". During the prize giving, the Commodore of the YCCS, Riccardo Bonadeo, said: "I would like to thank all the owners and crews who have returned in great numbers to Porto Cervo and everyone who made this event possible, both at sea and ashore, starting with the main partner, Loro Piana. Beside me sits a close friend and member of our club, Pier Luigi Loro Piana, who attended the event despite the accident with his beloved My Song. Together with him we have created a prize in memory of our dear friend, founder of the Southern Wind shipyard - Willy Persico."

Superyachts like the 32m Malcom Mckeon designed Ribelle enjoyed the action packed racing in Sardinia I © YCCS & Borlenghi





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The date of the next edition of The Superyacht Regatta in Porto Cervo was announced at the prize giving: 23 - 27 June 2020. For further information contact ______________________________________ By Alice Widdows




MADRID BEGINS THE COUNTDOWN TO THE 38 COPA DEL REY MAPFRE The Fundación MAPFRE head offices were host to the official presentation of the 38th edition of the regatta, to be held from 27th July to 3rd August. The Copa del Rey MAPFRE, one of the truly special events on the Mediterranean regatta calendar, since 1982, has seen more than one hundred boats competing on the Bay of Palma, enjoying unbeatable sailing conditions and a full social programme every summer. For a fourth year in a row, Madrid has hosted the official start to the countdown to one of the most important regattas on the Mediterranean sailing calendar, and an essential part of summer in Mallorca: the Copa del Rey MAPFRE. One hundred people including sponsors, journalists and guests attended the presentation, held at the head offices of Fundación MAPFRE in Madrid.

Guests included José Manuel Inchausti, the CEO of MAPFRE Iberia; Manuel Terroba, the new president of BMW Group Spain and Portugal; Eva Piera, Group Chief External Relations officer for MAPFRE; and Javier Sanz, President of the Real Club Náutico de Palma.

years ago, the Copa del Rey MAPFRE continues to be more vibrant than ever, attracting sailors from all across the globe.”

In its last edition, the Copa del Rey MAPFRE beat all previous participation records, with the Real Club Náutico de Palma at 110% of its capacity, gathering a huge variety of 152 boats, distributed in 13 classes, that competed across five different racing areas.

Amongst the novelties this year, of special mention is the inclusion of an all-women’s class being sailed in the exciting Viper 640 class, for the very first time, ensuring that there will be a women’s champion in this year’s Copa del Rey MAPFRE. Another great novelty is the new classification system, which will ensure utmost excitement in the competition to the very last day.

This year, rather than aiming for similar figures, Sanz explained, “Our goal is to offer all participants an edition with plenty of novelties; combining the competitive spirit of the regatta, with a marked element of innovation, as has been its legacy from the very beginning. Since it was established 38

Furthermore, of special importance is the environmental management of the event, which as Javier Sanz emphasised, “It is our intention that the inevitable impact of the event, continues to decrease, and as a first step, we have made the decision to eliminate all single-use plastic packaging


from all of the departments involved in the event’s organisation.”

About 140 boats from 25 countries

The Copa del Rey MAPFRE, in social mode Sports personalities, as well as numerous other club members and guests, will intermingle with the 1,500 sailors, to enjoy activity on and off the water, including food tastings, live music, and a party atmosphere that will be held every afternoon at the Crew Village until 21h00.

To date, (with definitive figures to be confirmed on 28th July), there are 138 boats already pre-registered in the regatta, with representation from 25 countries, including the United States, Holland, Switzerland, Poland, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Germany, Peru, Ecuador, Chile, Russia, Argentina, Turkey, Estonia, Portugal, and Spain. On the race course, 11 classes will be competing, including the one designs ClubSwan 50, Swan 45, ClubSwan 42 and Herbalife J80, the compensated time classes



As an example, at the last edition, the Copa del Rey MAPFRE welcomed visitors such as Formula 1 driver Carlos Sainz, basketball player Rudy Fernández, synchronised swimmer Ona Carbonell, round-the-world sailing skipper and Olympic champion Xabi Fernández, and the ex-footballer Aitor Ocio. The RCNP also hosted the most highly awarded Michelin star chef in Spain, Martín Berasategui. Her Majesty Queen Letizia, Her Royal Highness Princess of Asturias, and Her Royal Highness the Infanta Sofía were also guests at the Copa del Rey MAPFRE. The social events programmed for this year’s 38 Copa del Rey MAPFRE particularly highlight the Boat Owner’s dinner, to be held on Thursday 1st August, and the official prize giving ceremony, presided by His Royal Highness the King of Spain, on Saturday 3rd August, which is to be hosted at Ses Voltes, a unique setting at the foot of Palma’s stunning gothic cathedral. ______________________________________




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According to a study made by the Universitat de les Illes Baleares (UIB), the financial impact on the economy of Mallorca made by the regatta, is 2.2 million euros per day, proving that once again the Copa del Rey MAPFRE is to be an indisputable event in the world of sailing.


the Mallorca Sotheby’s IRC and BMW ORC, as well as the flying catamarans the GC32s, and the all-women’s class, the Purobeach Women’s Cup.

“We are installing water fountains at different points around the club, and will provide refillable containers to all participants. This system was established as a pilot project in our last major regatta, the Sail Racing PalmaVela, and the response of participants and the ensuing results were incredibly satisfying. The Copa del Rey MAPFRE has been steadily moving towards its excellence, adjusting and changing direction to incorporate new ideas, and to cater to the demands of boat owners, and the sensitivity of our society,” explained the President of the RCNP. José Manuel Inchausti emphasised the importance of this sporting event in representing the human capacity of resilience, effort and hard work, as demonstrated by the participating teams, “At MAPFRE we are great fans of sailing, a sport that perfectly represents the values of the insurance company, where we understand that without effort, nothing is possible. MAPFRE shares the sailors’ continual desire for improvement, commitment and innovation in achieving their goals,” explained the CEO of MAPFRE Iberia.





8-9 JUNE – MALLORCA CHAMPIONSHIPS Saturday morning saw a real blow, with a strong north-easterly gusting well into the upper twenties. However, the wind moderated and by the afternoon conditions were tough, but sailable. Paco Palmer and Jaume came to sail Spanish Fly, and Michael Clough was joined by Hugh Wilson, who is visiting Mallorca for the summer; his daughter Annie came to help Joan in the committee boat. For the first race, Michael and Hugh tried a port tack start, but this didn’t work out, and they were playing catch up from then on. The extra crew weight in Spanish Fly paid off, and they were uncatchable up the beat, with Ffiel Good holding a strong second place ahead of Speedy. The second race was very much the same, without the port tack start, and results identical. Paco continued to take enjoy the conditions and completed the day with another first place a hat trick on day one. However, Michael and Hugh improved, to take second, ahead of Scott and Andy.

FLYING FIFTEEN MALLORCA 1 JUNE – TROFEO FORMENTOR Having been postponed from the previous week, many boats were unable to make the new date, and in the end only three made it on time. We set a triangular course and planned for “triangle-sausage” races. Starting was to be by Gertrude, our automated countdown system. Wind was 8-10 knots from the east, moving left and right. For the first race, fuego fatuo checked the line bias, and decided to go for a port tack start on the pin. They almost made it, but were a few seconds late and had to duck Dragonfly. Triffid followed shortly after. Fuego stayed left and arrived at the top mark well ahead, pulling out further down the run. They maintained this position up the final beat and to the finish. Ffugue arrived in time for the second start, and we agreed to sail a shorter triangle only course, to keep the racing closer – and get a third race in. this time, the wind had shifted further left, and fuego easily crossed the others at the pin. They took a short hike to the right, then came back to take advantage of the shifts near the Pine Walk. This saw them arrive ahead of Dragonfly at the top mark, and storm off on a fast reach to the wing before a deeper leg to the finish and another win followed by Dragonfly and then Ffugue. Triffid crossed the

line at speed, and were enjoying it so much the hardened up and kept going – all the way to Windy Corner! For the final race, the remaining three boats reset Gertrude, and got on with the countdown. Once again, the pin end was favoured, and fuego took full advantage. After a tactically challenging beat, Dragonfly was at the top mark first, chased by fuego. They broke through to windward, and extended to the wing, rounding well ahead of Dragonfly. However, the win had continued left, so this leg became very deep. Dragonfly caught a puff and took fuego’s wind coming to the finish line, but were unable to pass before running out of racetrack. A great day’s sailing, in perfect winds and warm sun. 1 ESP 3577 Fuego Fatuo John Walker / Stephen Babbage 3 2 ESP 3600 Dragonfly Michael Beecken / Jürgen Klemmer 6 3 ESP 3598 Ffugue Francisco Gadala-Maria / Pedro Gadala-Maria 11 4 GBR 3471 Triffid Francisco (Xesc) Mascaró Jaume / Jaime Marques 11

Francisco had been unable to sail on Saturday but Ffugue joined for the final two races on Sunday, with his wife Ximena. However, Spanish Fly was unbeatable, and sailed another two perfect races, to take the series unbeaten in any race. Speedy Gonzales took second in both races, with Ffiel Good third. Prizes were presented at the Cantina, by Per Antoni from the Club. Many thanks to him, Joan and Annie for a great weekend! And to Paco and Juame for sharing their prize! 1 ESP 3825 Spanish Fly Paco Palmer / Jaume Pujadas 5 2 ESP 3804 Speedy Gonzales Michael Clough / Hugh Wilson 12 3 GBR 3763 Ffiel Good Scott Walker / Andrew Harvey 13 Hugh will be back in time for his eponymous race on 22 June, and staying for the summer – more next month. NEXT UP 6, 13,20 July: Fuego series - Pollensa 27 July: Scandy Cup - Pollensa 2 September: World Championships Dún Laoghaire, Ireland 18 October: Balearic Championships Pollensa ______________________________________ Visit us on Facebook @f15spain




MALTA ALTUS CHALLENGE WITHDRAWS FROM AC36 The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron has advised that they received a notice from the Royal Malta Yacht Club officially withdrawing the Malta Altus Challenge from the 36th America's Cup. "This is a disappointing outcome." said Grant Dalton, "The Malta Altus Challenge had a strong foundation with some highly experienced and reputable America's Cup personnel linked to the team. So, for them to pull out is not just a shame for the event but also for those people that have worked so hard trying to get this challenge to the start line. We hope they will

continue to build on their foundation over the next 18 months with a view to the future and challenging for the 37th America's Cup." "We are wanting the Prada Cup to include as many teams as possible." Said Laurent Esquier CEO of the Challenger of Record. "While we have done all we can to support the Malta Altus Challenge, they haven't been able to bring together all the layers of complexity that are needed to continue with an America's Cup challenge. We are still guaranteed to have an exciting and highly competitive Prada Cup to select the final challenger to race against

Emirates Team New Zealand in the Match." The two remaining late challengers, Stars + Stripes USA and DutchSail will confirm their ongoing commitment to the 36th America's Cup presented by Prada by July 1st. ______________________________________




PLATOON PREVAIL AT 2019’S CURTAIN RAISER After a thrillingly close finish, Harm MüllerSpreer’s Platoon crew clinched the first regatta title of the 2019 52 SUPER SERIES season, winning the Menorca 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week by one single point . Second placed Provezza, who led into the last race, missed out on the overall win by just four seconds.

Platoon finished strongly, super consistent tactician John Kostecki pushing the risk-reward equation more through the second half of the eight race series. Armed with excellent allround speed across the event’s varied wind conditions – from six to 18 knots – Platoon delivered a 2,2,1 from the last three races to narrowly eclipse Ergin Imre’s Provezza. It is

Platoon’s first regatta title since they won the Rolex TP52 World Championship in 2017 in Scarlino, Tuscany. “The fleet is getting stronger every year, it is definitely harder than ever to win and so we are super happy to start the season like this,” smiled Platoon’s Spanish livewire Victor Mariño. “The week was not so good at the start for us, we started a bit slow and cold, but we got better day by day. Had Provezza only been able to close down Bronenosec in the final sprint to the finish line of the last race today, then it would have been a different story. But the Turkish-flagged team have to be content with their significant improvements on what was a barren 2018 season when compared to their 2017 season, when they were regular podium contenders and won the Puerto Portals regatta. It is a welcome one-two for designs from the Judel/Vrolijk design studio, the first time in the eight year history of the 52 SUPER SERIES that Judel/Vrolijk designs have taken both top spots. The defending champions Quantum Racing could not continue a 2,1,1 momentum over the previous two days, and with a seventh and sixth today, Doug DeVos’s crew finish third. Müller-Spreer’s crew reap the benefit of a settled line-up – the majority have sailed together for five years and the only swap has been the addition of super chilled Briton Jules Salter in as navigator.


At the core are Kostecki, Dirk De Ridder and Ross Halcrow, who together have won the America’s Cup and the Volvo Race, while Spanish Olympic hero and America’s Cup winner Jordi Calafat contributes as a free-thinking strategist as well as being sail designer for the Platoon team. Winning skipper Müller-Spreer, three-time holder of the Dragon keelboat Gold Cup, highlighted Provezza as the most improved team since last year. As well as changes to the keel, rudder and rig, Provezza radically changed their afterguard, bringing in the vastly experienced John Cutler from the coach boat to the helm, and Kiwi compatriot Hamish Pepper as tactician. Owner-helm Harm Müller-Spreer commented: “Last year we were in trouble in the strong

breeze and here today in the breeze the boat was going really, really well. The changes we made – a new keel fin, new rudder and changes to the cockpit layout, all giving a different balance to the boat – have paid off. But as for the risk, the only way to win it is to press the risk a bit.” Menorca 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week Final regatta standings 1. Platoon (GER) (Harm Müller-Spreer) (5,2,6,3,7,2,2,1) 28 p. 2. Provezza (TUR) (Ergin Imre) (6,3,3,1,8,3,1,4) 29 p. 3. Quantum Racing (USA) (Doug DeVos) (8,5,4,2,1,1,7,6) 34 p. 4. Azzurra (ARG/ITA) (Alberto/Pablo



Roemmers) (2,1,1,7,10,7,8,2) 38 p. 5. Bronenosec (RUS) (Vladimir Liubomirov) (1,7,8,10,2,10,6,3) 47 p. 6. Alegre (USA/GBR) (Andrés Soriano) (4,11,2,5,6,8,4,7) 47 p. 7. Phoenix 12 (RSA) (Tina Plattner) (7,4,7,8,9,4,3,8) 50 p. 8. Sled (USA) (Takashi Okura) (9,8,5,9,4,5,9,5) 54 p. 9. Phoenix 11 (RSA) (Hasso Plattner) (3,10,11,6,5,6, DNF12,DNS12) 65 p. 10. Gladiator (GBR) (Tony Langley) (11,9,10,11,3,9,5,10) 68 p. 11. Team Vision Future (FRA) (Jean Jacques Chaubard) (10,6,9,4,11,11,10.9) 70 p. ______________________________________ For full results, visit:




ANCASTA RACE BOATS LAUNCHES THE MELGES IC37 IN THE UK Ancasta Race Boats is delighted to bring the IC37 by Melges Performance Sailboats to the UK market. Since the New York Yacht Club (NYYC) commissioned this new class, it has sparked interest from amateur teams the world over. Now that the first 20 boats have been built and delivered to the NYYC, the Melges IC37 Class is hoping to attract international teams that can also reap the rewards of this stand-out design.

Working from the NYYC’s concept and the potent Mark Mills design, the Melges IC37 Class is looking to build on this foundation by bringing regattas to the European, and specifically the UK, stage. RACING


Building on the success that we have seen on the International stage, with the NYYC Invitational Events that have been running for well over a decade, we know the strict onedesign format works.

The Melges IC37 Class has been developed to redefine the joy of racing for Corinthian owners and crews. The class and the boat were synergistically designed with the goal of a level playing field where a successful performance is based on skill and teamwork rather than a leg up in financial resources or expertise in tuning. It is the “Joy of Racing Reimagined.”

Our ultimate goal is to replicate this ultra-tight, one-design racing in the UK, however the joy of the IC37 is that the boat has a second calling under IRC or ORC making it ideal for the UK market. With the standard RORC events, in addition to the established invitational events, an owner has a plethora of racing options ahead of them. Ancasta Race Boats, Melges

Performance Sailboats, and fellow IC37 owners will make the international IC37 community one of the most sought-after circuits on the sailing scene. The excitement is growing. With FIBRE Mechanics building the boats to exacting standards in Lymington, UK, owners have the opportunity to see their boats come to life. Ancasta Race Boats now welcomes interested parties to come forward with an expression of interest. ______________________________________ Photos © Melges Performance SailboatsLearn more about the Melges IC37 Class and the IC37 at and

LOUISE MORTON BACK AT THE HELM OF THE J CLASS, RETURNS AS SECRETARY Reflecting an upsurge of interest after owners took some downtime to cruise and/or pursue other sailing projects, the J Class will convene in Antigua in March 2020 for the Superyacht Challenge there, followed by participation as a class in the popular St Barths Bucket. At least five J's are expected to then sail to New Zealand through the Panama Canal and across the Pacific. "I am pleased to be back on board with the Class." Commented Louise Morton, "Hopefully the experience I accumulated during the 6 years to 2017 will provide some stability and renewed impetus and I look forward to working closely with the J Class owners and crews to ensure we can deliver a diet of good, fair racing according to a common goal."

After an 18 month break Louise Morton has returned as Secretary to the J Class and is charged with helping the fleet rebuild towards a pinnacle invitational event in early 2021 in New Zealand during the 36th America's Cup.

There has been a period of flux since a series of exciting back-to-back events in 2017 which coincided with the 35th America's Cup in Bermuda, followed by the J Class World Championship which attracted a fleet of six boats to Newport RI in September of that year.

Bill O'Hara (IRL) has been confirmed as Chief Umpire and will work closely with the Class. ______________________________________ For further information contact




noticed each year in terms of sales and the influx of people. It has an excellent future”, explains Antonio Gadea, CEO of Sportnautic. A Show for Deciding and for Buying Since the date of the show moved to the autumn back in 2016, the Valencia Boat Show has positioned itself as the last boat show in the Mediterranean that takes place in the autumn period, becoming a show where decisions are made, and boats are bought, with an average volume of 5 million euros in boat sales each year. Undoubtedly one of the main attractions of the event is the unique possibility in Spain to test the boats out on the water before buying them, which has become a powerful incentive for both the exhibiting companies and for visitors.

VALENCIA BOAT SHOW IS GROWING • Fifty exhibitors confirmed for the Valencia Boat Show • The main shipyards and marine engine brands will be present at the event in Valencia • The show has an ambitious and highly revamped project With five months to go until doors open, the Valencia Boat Show already has over fifty confirmed exhibitors, including leading brands of boats and marine engines who have committed to another year at the trade fair from 30th October to 3rd November at La Marina de València. This represents 60% of the event’s highest number reached in 2017 when 80 companies exhibited at the show. The 2019 edition of the Valencia Boat Show will strategically combine professional spaces and areas open to the public, with a wide offer of leisure activities and gastronomy, as well as areas dedicated to innovation, training, culture and nautical tourism. Unprecedented Growth With 50 exhibiting nautical companies already confirmed more than five months before the event, this represents a record growth for the Valencia Boat Show, which foresees to greatly exceed the figures of the previous editions. The total renovation of the show in terms of organisation, strategy and marketing, together with signs of recovery for the boat sales sector are some of the reasons for this significant growth. “We are pleasantly surprised with the response of exhibitors this year. We have a very ambitious project on our hands, to further define and revamp the show, with a professional management team dedicated entirely to the event’s organisation. All these factors together with the great potential of the Valencia Boat Show and the recovery of the sector translate into an excellent reception by the exhibitors”, explains Nacho Gómez-Zarzuela.

The Leading Brands Repeat This year the Valencia Boat Show will once again feature the main shipyards for motor and sailing yachts, who will showcase a wide fleet of new boats both on the stands and out on the water from brands such as Azimut, Bavaria, Bénéteau, Astondoa, Dufour, Hanse and Sasga Yachts amongst others. The engine section, which will be located in the privileged enclave of the Veles e Vents building, will feature the latest models from Volvo Penta, Pasch y Cía and Yanmar Marine, as well as a wide selection of accessories and marine electronics. “The Valencia Boat Show has been growing year after year, and for us it is already the national reference for water sports trade fairs. Valencia has also become the boat show for people in Madrid and the results are being

For 2019, a professional management team dedicated entirely to the event are working to revamp the show. Changes include a new innovative distribution of the space, which will extend to the Veles e Vents building and Alinghi base, headquarters of the 32nd America's Cup defending team. A strong advertising campaign with an ambitious communications strategy aims to significantly increase the number of visitors, who can also enjoy nautical activities, innovation, leisure, culture, gastronomy and sustainability at the trade show. 10% Discount on the Full Fee Until 1st June This year the Valencia Boat Show is offering a special 10% discount on the total exhibition fee plus 50% off the registration fee for registrations and payments completed before 1st June. “The bigger the budget, the more advantageous the discount, so I think it is particularly attractive for the big brands, although early registration is beneficial for all, since it will allow a better organisation of the space and the advertising campaign”, adds Nacho Gomez-Zarzuela.




• Total number of attendees was 2,074 in 2018 while 2017 numbered 1,885. Of the 2,074, 518 were charter brokers and central agents, of which 167 were MYBA members. In terms of exhibitor stands, a total of 502 staff manned them with 138 of them belonging to MYBA’s list of “Loyal Exhibitors”. Over 600 captains and crew worked to ensure that everything onboard the yachts and 65 members of the press attended.

MYBA SHOW BREAKS RECORDS This year’s event was one of the most successful ever The 31st MYBA Charter Show, held earlier this month at Marina Port Vell in Barcelona, appears to have been one of the most successful in the event’s history – if not the most successful. A number of records are reported to have been achieved. The 2019 MYBA Charter Show comprised the following statistics:

• 60 yachts on show compared with 53 in 2018 • The total LOA of those yachts was 2,652m (8,707ft) as against 2,521m (8,277ft) last year • The average LOA was 44.2m (145ft) versus 47.6m (156ft) • Their total gross tonnage was 29,464, which was down compared with 32,167 GT last year • The average gross tonnage was 491,07 in 2019 compared to 606.92 GT • The accumulated charter rate was €11,486,500 as against€12,154,500 in 2018 • The average charter rate was €194,686

In a statement MYBA said: “It was a spectacular show and we are sure that it will play a pivotal role in securing bookings and generating charter revenue.” The success of the show of the past three years at Marina Port Vell has led MYBA to sign up the location for another two through to 2021. Gaye Joyeau-Bourgeois, MYBA president, commented: “The MYBA Charter Show is the first major event of the superyacht season for the charter sector and it is owing to the worldclass facilities of OneOcean Port Vell, a marina that can cater to a show of both this calibre and size, that we have chosen to celebrate the next two editions at this port.”

ISLAND WATER WORLD GRENADA SAILING WEEK 2020 ONLINE REGISTRATION OPEN Online registration is now open for the highly anticipated Island Water world Grenada sailing Week taking place 26 - 31 January 2020. The event will start at the prestigious Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina nestled at the bottom of Grenada's colourful capital, St George's. Racers can warm up and hone their skills on the protected beautiful blue waters on the west coast where tactical racing is called for in the shifting winds. The fleet move with the transition race to the stunning Secret Harbour Marina in Mount Hartman bay on the more challenging south coast, where racers can battle the currents and winds of the unhindered Atlantic ocean.Held between two host venues with parties every night this is a regatta not to be missed. With CSA classes, Classic’s, J24’s and Carriacou Sloops there is something for everyone, attracting both professional and amateur racers from around the globe to ‘Spice it Up’ in Grenada. ______________________________________




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WILL THE BEACH DECREE AFFECT FRENCH RIVIERA YACHT CHARTERS? If you’re considering a yacht charter on the French Riviera, you may be aware that the private beach clubs have been under threat from authorities for some time. Back in 2016, an official beach decree limiting the number of beach clubs in France finally came into effect. But it’s not all bad news and you’ll still find some old favourites along with a number of new hangouts. If you're planning a French Riviera yacht charter this summer and you’re heading to Pampelonne Beach in St Tropez, you'll discover five new swanky beach clubs to choose from - the Hôtel de Paris, Byblos, Hôtel La Réserve, Christophe Artis and Loulou. These are all eco-friendly, temporary constructions that will be dismantled from November to February to leave the beaches in their natural state. What is the new French beach law? The beach law can be traced back to legislation adopted in 1986. This stated that the public must have unrestricted access to the sea which meant there could be no beach clubs. However, local authorities did allow for

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regulated temporary beach installations to continue receiving permits. The Ministry of Ecology instigated a law aimed at preserving the natural environment, which became a 'Beach Decree' in 2006. Permits were reduced from 30 to 12 years and beach businesses couldn’t exceed 20% of the surface of natural beaches and 50% of artificial beaches (reduced from 70%). It had the backing of over 90% of the public who were concerned about the French coast becoming overdeveloped. In 2016, the French government pursued this legislation more aggressively to ensure that 80% of the coastline is open to the public and to create more free beaches. Since the implementation of the decree, the government has faced continued opposition from local towns and beach club operators. Not only are private beach clubs an integral part of French Riviera yacht charters, but they also provide over 8,000 seasonal jobs and generate over one billion Euros of revenue. The Côte d’Azur is home to around 400 private beaches, with a number of beach clubs still open for business and worth a visit by yacht

and tender. Here are six of the best clubs to consider during a French Riviera yacht charter: 1. Club 55, St Tropez This is the original and most famous of Pampelonne’s exclusive beach clubs. Club 55 is inextricably linked to the golden era of 1950s hedonism when Brigitte Bardot famously starred in 'And God Created Women' on the very same beach. Celebrities flocked here, transforming the former fisherman’s hangout into an iconic beach club. Ever since, an array of visiting yachts have brought beach lovers ashore to shop at the upmarket boutique, socialise and sip champagne to live music and DJ sets. 2. Nikki Beach, St Tropez Nikki Beach has been a firm St Tropez favourite for the last 17 years. Relax on plush lounge sunbeds by a beachside pool and linger over cocktails with international DJs and an upbeat atmosphere. The restaurant is famous for its healthy dishes, slow-roasted rotisserie chicken and freshly caught seafood. The waters that lap Pampelonne’s shoreline are clean and crystal clear; an inviting sight on a hot summer’s day.

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3. Eden Plage Mala, Cap d’Ail Located in a stunning setting of sheer rock faces, Eden Plage Mala is hidden away in its own cove. It requires a bit of effort to reach by land, but a boat shuttle service is available for those arriving by yacht. Relax to a selection of rock, pop, reggae and jazz at the weekend and enjoy a delicious al fresco meal. And despite its remote and intimate location, you can still access WiFi. 4. Plage Joseph, Cap d'Antibes Taking pride of place on the stunning coast of Cap d’Antibes, Plage Joseph is the place to come if you prefer a more low-key setting compared to the party atmosphere of St Tropez. Located by a small walking trail with stunning views of the Alps, you can dine right by the water and spend the day lounging on sunbeds on the jetty. 5. Plage des Pêcheurs, Cap d'Antibes / Juan Les Pins From here you see the Lérins Islands off Cannes and the beautiful Estérel mountains. The five-star Cap d’Antibes Beach Hotel is a short walk from Juan Les Pins and has two restaurants, an infinity pool and plush sunloungers with parasols. Spa treatments and massages are available in wellness tents on the beach. 6. Anjuna Beach, Eze Eze is a popular stop on any French Riviera yacht charter. The hilltop village is packed with history and character, and Anjuna Beach is renowned for its party vibe. A boat service is available to and from the pebble beach at the foot of a cliff. The chic and laid-back restaurant is renowned for its seafood specialities and tempura with shrimps. Sundays are the best time to visit when live bands and table entertainment await. __________________________________________________________ Written by: OnboardOnline

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RECORD REGISTRATION FOR 2019 CANNES SHOW The organisers of this year’s Cannes Yachting Festival have announced that exhibitor registration is already 8% up over last year’s figure. According to Reed Exhibitions, 529 boats over 10m in length will be making an appearance on water, including 119 sailboats and 410 motorboats – 7% more than last year. The 2019 Cannes Yachting Festival runs from September 10-15 at Cannes’ Vieux Port and Port Canto. “We still have a few places available at each port. We are also waiting for second-hand boat

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STEW OF THE MONTH: CINDY GALLANT friendships and learned so much about the industry from every boat I’ve been on. One captain in particular ran his program as if the most important piece of the puzzle was that his crew (family, really) got along and were happy, which made us feel valued, which only led to greatness... I’ve always kept that standard with me when searching for a job.

What did you do before yachting, and how did your yachting career first begin? Before yachting, I studied science and worked in an analytical chemistry lab; I landscaped beautiful seaside properties on my island maintaining flower beds, driving dump trucks & skid steers, creating garden designs, walkways, and nature trails; and I’ve always kept up a job in service, whether it was in fine-dining restaurants or pouring pints in pubs. My first job in yachting was actually random and crazy! I didn’t know much about the industry and just happened to be in the right place at the right time to meet this amazing captain who took me on as delivery crew on a small Oyster. I was completely green and didn’t even have any tickets at the time, he just did me a huge favour to help me get my foot in the door as he thought I was suited to the industry. During the trip we got caught in a rogue Force 12 storm with winds gusting to 80kts! I was so seasick for a solid two days, it was terrible but I came around once I learned the trick to stay on deck and watch the horizon. We actually sustained quite a bit of damage to the boat and unfortunately couldn’t finish the trip. In the end he assured me that those situations were rare at sea and to not let it discourage me, but he would understand if I was freaked out! Being at sea - storm included - was the most liberating and beautiful experience of my life! And so here I am, 6 years later. I owe a lot to him - he even taught me how to fold a fitted sheet!

What are the best and worst parts about working onboard? Best: The learning! The life lessons and selfgrowth. The connections. The never-ending addition of skills. The clarity that comes with long days and nights at sea. Sunsets and sunrises in the most beautiful settings. Travelling and exploring new places and cultures.

What has been your favourite boat you’ve worked on, and why? I’ve had some pretty incredible experiences on boats over the years so it’s hard to pick just one, but the ones that stand out are those I’ve made the deepest and most meaningful connections on. I’ve made so many great

Worst: The distance from those closest to you. Your life being in the hands of people that don't necessarily have your best interest at heart. The disconnection. It can be easy to become trapped in the “bubble” that can sometimes be life onboard, and to forget that there is always a bigger picture. How do you keep sane on charter? Keeping healthy!! In body and mind. Staying hydrated, eating nutritious foods, and any little bit of exercise I can squeeze in, even if it’s in the small space of my cabin. Also keeping some sort of routine, whether it is finding a quiet

spot in the morning with a coffee/tea, journalling/reading, or a nightly face cleansing ritual. We give so much of ourselves during trips and we forget to fill our own cups! It’s hard to find the time and energy to look after yourself but if you prioritize it, you can stay grounded. Sharing a laugh and winding down with your crewmates is life-saving. What are your best strategies for spoiling charter guests? I always make sure that I’m a few steps ahead of them, and that I’m prepared for anything and everything! You need to know what they want before they even know it themselves. You’re making their holiday as fun and stress-free for them as possible, and while it’s always fun to go above and beyond with lavish table settings, theme nights, and fancy cocktail parties, often times it’s the seemingly insignificant details that are the most meaningful and memorable to them. I also enjoy making an effort to create a lovely space for every occasion and it’s always appreciated - even if it’s a small flower or leaf folded into the napkinwrapped sandwich you’ve passed them for afternoon sailing! What’s the coolest thing you have done for guests? It’s pretty remarkable the lengths that crew go to in order to provide for guests. Some of the things I’ve done include organizing last-minute beach parties equipped with live bands and BBQs, getting anniversary flowers for the owners when they forgot even mentioning it to me months prior, to beautiful birthday breakfast settings, romantic sunset cocktails, booking spa days, organizing on-land excursions... But one of the coolest was guiding guests through a yoga practice. One trip in particular, we had planned an early morning class but we were all skeptical whether or not they would all show up as these guests knew they were not early risers and had never practiced yoga before! Sure enough, before the sun came up the following day, the entire family met on their mats on the foredeck, spread out amongst the hatches, the tender, and the forestay, and we saluted the sun as it made its way up over the island ahead of us. It was magical and I could instantly see the serenity wash over them. It was a highlight of the trip for everyone! What is your signature cocktail? I make a mean margarita! I also like to introduce people to the Canadian Caesar, which, like its less interesting cousin Bloody Mary, guests love




it with brunch, especially after a big boozy night! But you can garnish a caesar with anything from a spicy bean, bacon strip, to an entire cheeseburger. I’m also in love with the Canadian gin, Empress, made with sweet pea botanicals - it’s fun to make in front of guests as a simple G&T turns into a chemistry experiment when the dark purple spirit turns bright pink upon the addition of an acid. Add some dried flowers and voila!

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Despite being in the industry for 6 years and working a few shipyard periods, I had never been a part of a full refit until recently when I was sole stewardess on a beautiful sail yacht. It was a bit overwhelming at times I’ll admit, but I’m proud to say that I organized all of the interior items for guests and crew, as well as some exterior, and worked with designers and contractors during, from deciding where to place lamps and towel racks to picking out a coffee machine to be glued to the bar. I discovered the significance of every single “little” item on board and the forethought that goes into making any kind of decision. It was such an amazing feeling going from shipyard to charter mode and ironing out the kinks inbetween, and the photoshoot we had shortly after launching exhibits how successful the entire project turned out!

It’s difficult to pick a favourite! Each country is so different and beautiful and has something to offer. I definitely do have some places in mind that I haven’t yet visited and would love to, like Greece or Croatia, and of course the classic yachtie dream: The Pacific. If you owned a superyacht, what would you do differently? I would do my best to be as environmentallyfriendly as possible, and make sure my crew shared the same values so that we could cut back not only on plastic and chemical use on board, but also food, product, and material waste. I would also send my crew for more days off to explore the world around them and invest in any further relevant education they might wish to acquire. And try my best to appease holiday times for special occasions in their lives!

When crew lack initiative and fail to view the boat as a working system. It dulls the spirit to have someone not pulling their weight or willing to step up and help in other departments we’re supposed to be a team after all! What career achievement are you most proud of?

Best housekeeping tip/hack? I think everyone’s favourite is the popular

homemade wrinkle-release spray for linens, but a lesser-known hack is to use coloured beads on safety pins to label guest laundry. It’s quick and clear and doesn’t damage garments or come loose in the wash (just remember to remove when you return!). I think the most important is to have good time management and to be organized no matter the size of your team. Label everything, keep a calendar for housekeeping & laundry scheduling, keep a stain-treating cheat sheet handy for “emergencies.” And if ever there’s a possibility of “non-laundry personnel” coming into the scene to help out, make sure things are very clear - don’t assume everyone knows how to run a washing machine, because believe me: they don’t! Tell us about your funniest embarrassing moment on board. In the early days, one of my first jobs was as a temp relief stew on a boat where they actually had an entire foredeck area allocated for the crew to go relax on their breaks (we were allowed to sun-tan and read during a charter! It was crazy!), and so when I joined my next boat I was telling one of the other stews about it and I’m not exactly sure if it was a miscommunication or if she was pulling one on me as a greenie, but she told me it was also the case on this boat, as long as I walked to & from the deck in my uniform and had a radio. So of course the next thing is the CO losing his

mind in disbelief, the rest of the crew in hysterical laughter, and me shellshocked in a bikini. It’s hilarious now but at the time I thought my job was on the line as we had our Russian owners on board! Thanks to my captain for being an absolute legend and laughing about it! Either that, or years ago as a junior stew, the first time I opened champagne for an intimidating owner and, in my nervous state, the cork flew to the ceiling and bounced back and hit her in the face. Everyone just cracked up and my face was purple but I was so thankful that I cracked the tense ice and she joked about it a lot afterward. What’s your favourite adventure in Mallorca? I actually haven’t spent enough time unemployed in Mallorca to have some proper adventures, but having just arrived back, I’m excited to explore the island, do some hiking, check out some beaches, and visit the amazing yoga studios in the area. And of course eat all of the food! If you could give your 20yr old self one piece of advice, what would it be? Trust. Speak your truth. Open your heart (and listen to it!). And relax: you are exactly where you’re meant to be. What’s your plan for the future? I plan to freelance as a stewardess/yoga instructor/deckie for the season and base myself out of Mallorca. I would like to teach some yoga locally as well, take some more mini-courses in cooking, and practice some barista stuff! I would really like to further my studies and branch off into nutritional science and holistic health, but that’s a bit further away. __________________________________________________________ Interview By: Melanie Winters (+34) 646 897 378

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FROM SHIP TO SHORE: ANTON D PARK - OWNER & FOUNDER OF PORT PROFILE LTD How long did you work in yachting? I've worked in the industry for 15 years as a head chef, on both motor and sailboats. Can you tell me about your yachting career – highlights, low points? I started out working on yachts back in 2004, after being recommended by a fellow chef. I knew nothing of the yachting world, nor had I ever sailed a boat of any sort. Off I went to Hampshire for an interview with my friend’s previous boss, smashed it! Then off to the south of France, I went!

summer! This situation was due to the sale of the yacht halfway through the season. Of course, the new owners wanted to use the vessel as much as possible during the season. At the end of the season, I was somewhat disillusioned, exhausted, drained! I headed back to the UK and never thought I go back to working in the industry again. Then out of the blue, came a call from sailboat captain Richard Foster, he talked me into coming out to Mallorca to join the boat for a week, and if I didn't like it, he would pay for my return home.

Equally, he said that if they didn't like me, he'd also pay for my return home! Off I went to Mallorca, joined the boat, loved it, thought Richard was quite mad! Ended up staying for three years! It turns out, Richard is nuts! In a good way! That was me hooked on yachting! Didn't want to leave, ever! I worked my way up to some of the most prestigious vessels in the industry, from Anemos, Lady M, Parsifal 3, Solemar, Siren, Alfa Nero, to Solandge. 15 years in total.

The position was only seasonal, six months or so, and oh boy, was I in for a surprise! Three crew, the smallest coffin bed I'd ever seen! Cramped conditions, and crazy French stewardess, who had no qualms in telling me that she couldn't understand a word I was saying! We fought like siblings for the entire season, apart from when we were released from duty and in a bar! Only then were things all good! She was a feisty lady! Love you, Benoite!

Highs for me were cooking for Beyonce and Jay Z, The Wrigley family, Crazy topless charter guests, huge tips! Antarctica! The Great Lakes, Mayan temples in Belize, racing across the Atlantic, meeting Tracy Bridges and Denise Wilson, friends for life! Introducing my best mate Ian Spencer to yachting and watching him flourish, he's now the owners' chef on a very well-known yacht, barely works, he got the coveted rotational gig! I'm not jealous, honest!

It was a crazy, exhausting season, what was meant to be only twelve weeks, split into four charters with four-week gaps in-between, turned in to a non-stop, back to back, mental

Lows for me were missing relatives funerals; thankfully, this doesn't happen now that we have the new legislation in place which allows for compassionate leave. Crew politics,

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What was the most challenging thing about the transition? I'm still going through it, and I might even do some freelance or temp gigs this summer, but the income would be the most obvious challenge. What was the best thing about it? FREEDOM! What do you miss most about yachting? I'm still ensconced in the industry with Port Profile, so I'm not missing anything. Do you have any advice for fellow yachties about going land-based? Plan your exit wisely, save money, pay the mortgage off first, ensure you have a solid strategy going forward. Use your yachting income to build a business that will provide you a similar income once you've left. Have a contingency plan; your first exit may fail! ____________________________________ Interview By: Melanie Winters (+34) 646 897 378

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From the surge of rule-heavy speakeasies to basement bars where tattooed bartenders could teach Brian Flanagan (Tom Cruise’s character in Cocktail) a trick or two, cocktail mania has refined our drinking preferences and turned everyone into a cocktail connoisseur. Us stewardesses in the business of providing guests with extraordinary experiences are, of course, in the vanguard of cocktail geekery. Although you can outfit a bed with perfect hospital corners and are an artist when it comes to napkin folding, nothing says super stew like the ability to mix up a complicated-looking cocktail without breaking a sweat. Whatever your guests’ elixir of choice, from a ‘Ramos Gin Fizz’ to a ‘Corpse Reviver’, you’re the A to Z of cocktail wisdom and can effortlessly make intricate drinks that will make guests’ taste buds sing. No? Oh. Well, you soon will if you make a dash for Rialto Living and devour their stock of mustreads for the soon-to-be queen of cocktail wizardry. Rosé Cocktails, by Julia Charles, turns

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red onion and pomegranate salsa is also a lovely pairing, and brings a flash of colour to the plate, too. For me, this famous, delicious Moroccan dish, scented with an exotic and tantalising combination of cinnamon, cardamom, coriander and cumin is all about simplicity and choosing good ingredients. As with many timehonoured recipes from the Mediterranean, it is not about experimentation, it is about technique and cooking simple dishes in a pleasantly unfussy way. I hope this recipe inspires you to get into the kitchen and cook delicious food from your heart.

TAGINE TIME The food of Spain reflects its complicated history and the incursions of its many settlers; Phoenicians, Romans, Greeks, Arabs and Moors have all left their imprint on its cuisine. The further north you travel the influences become more European and the further south you go the flavours and ingredients are more associated with Morocco and North Africa. Almonds, olive oil, dates, orange blossom water and the use of spices become slightly more prominent. I must admit that I have always loved Middle Eastern cookery and I find the spice mixes and flavour combinations incredibly intoxicating. When food writer Claudia Roden first published “The Book of Middle Eastern Food” in 1972, the cuisines of Morocco, Turkey, Greece, Egypt and their neighbours were a mystery to most of us. Her groundbreaking book celebrated Arabic cookery in all its opulence and variety from the refined tagines, substantial meze platters, and spicy meat dishes and off course, all those wonderful sweet pastries. As she says herself, “every recipe tells a story” and I still enjoy flicking through my very old, beaten up copy of her book from time to time, looking and usually finding inspiration. One of the classic recipes I love to make is a Tagine and they can be cooked up from almost anything from fish, lamb, chicken and beef to goat and sometimes-even camel. I’m not too sure about the merits of camel but what they all have in common is long, low, slow cooking and a lamb tagine with apricots is my personal favourite. A tagine is traditionally cooked in a special clay pot known also as a tagine. And yes, a proper tagine would be ideal for this recipe, mainly thanks to the flavours apparently produced by the traditional unglazed earthenware, but if you don't have a tagine, any wide, shallow pot with a tightfitting lid will do the trick. In this recipe I’m using dried apricots, but you can also substitute them with fresh as they are slowly coming into right now. Most tagines are finished with a scattering of flaked almonds or sesame seeds fried in a little butter, which adds a nice crunchy texture to the finished dish; the freshness of coriander leaves also add colour and freshness. If you’d really like to impress,

SIMPLE LAMB TAGINE WITH APRICOTS AND CORIANDER This recipe is from my brand-new cookbook (you can order a copy now on Modern Mediterranean: Sun-drenched recipes from Mallorca and beyond. Cooking time: 1 hour 45 minutes Preparation time: 20 minutes, plus 4 hours marinating Serves 4 1kg lamb shoulder, diced 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp sweet paprika 1 tsp cayenne pepper 100ml olive oil 2 onions, peeled and chopped 2 carrots peeled and chopped 4 garlic cloves crushed 1 tsp saffron threads 750ml chicken stock (bouillon) 600g canned chopped tomatoes 120g dried apricots, sliced

1 tsp chopped preserved lemon Bunch of fresh coriander (cilantro), roughly chopped Sea salt Freshly ground black pepper In a large bowl, mix the lamb with the cinnamon, cumin, sweet paprika and cayenne pepper, cover and transfer to the refrigerator to marinate for at least 4 hours, or overnight is ideal. Warm the olive oil in a large heavy saucepan over a medium heat, add the marinated lamb and brown on all sides. Add the onions, carrots and garlic and cook gently for 1–2 minutes, then add the saffron threads, stock (bouillon), tomatoes and apricots. Bring slowly to the boil, season with salt and pepper, then cover with a lid, reduce the heat to a gentle simmer and cook for 11⁄2 hours. Add the chopped preserved lemon and coriander (cilantro), check the seasoning and serve immediately.




Helping people who are experiencing mental health problems can be stressful. Those who do it frequently (whether because of a role at work, mental health problems in family members, or in the broader community) are at increased risk of developing mental health problems themselves. There are things you can do to reduce your own risk of such problems. It is important to care for yourself. After providing mental health first aid to a person who is in distress, you may feel worn out, frustrated or even angry. You may also need to deal with the feelings and reactions you set aside during the encounter. It can be helpful to find someone to talk to about what has happened. If you do this, though, you need to remember to respect the person's right to privacy; if you talk to someone, don't share the name of the person you helped, or any personal details which might make them identifiable to the person you choose to share with.

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS IN YACHTING This article aims to provide basic information about the basics of mental health. It is part 2 of a 4-part series. All names and identities are fictious & are not based on anyone in yachting.

so much effort I can hardly stand it."

We hope to broaden your perspective & help you understand & unravel the mysteries of mental health. It is time we embrace this topic & all join together by understanding it is ok not to be ok.

"Even the smallest jobs seem to stress me out so much. Things like replying to all my emails make me worry for hours, until I decide I'll just deal with them tomorrow. I keep cancelling social events at the last minute and last week I called in sick to work rather than go to an important crew dinner. I can't keep going like this."

The Impact of Mental Illness Not only are mental illnesses very common, they can also have a major impact on people's lives. In this article we will examine some brief case studies & examine the importance of mental health first aid in each example. We will go on to discuss the necessity of self-care for the mental health first aider. Plus review the elements of intervention, support & treatments available. Captain Andrew, 45 year old male – symptoms of depression. "I'm so tired all the time. I have no motivation and even the simplest things seem impossible. I can't seem to get through my work. My partner and I don't seem to be getting along - she thinks I'm being lazy, when really, everything's

Chef Sabine, 28 year old chef – symptoms of anxiety

Andrew and Sabine could have been supported with mental health first aid. First aid is the initial help given to a person who is ill or injured before professional medical help can be obtained. Similarly, mental health first aid is the initial help offered to a person developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until appropriate professional help is received or until the crisis resolves. We must remember Self-care & our scope of practice.

Know when to refer people to the right practitioners, do not attempt to be any kind of a replacement counsellor. We recommend you follow the steps below. 1.Approach, assess & assist. 2.Listen non judgementally. 3.Give support & information about certified practitioners 4.Encourage appropriate professional health 5.Encourage professional support Interventions & Support There are a number of phases a person goes through as they become unwell, from mild symptoms that can worsen as the illness develops, through to recovery as symptoms improve. At the different phases, different interventions and supports are appropriate. Mental health first aid is just one part of the spectrum of a wide range of interventions available to promote recovery from mental health illness. Types Of Interventions and Supports There are different types of interventions and supports appropriate at different states of mental health, ranging from: • Prevention programs for people who are well or who have mild symptoms. • Early intervention programs for people moving from mild symptoms to a diagnosable




mental illness. • Treatments & supports for the person unwell with a mental illness through to recovery. • Prevention programs Prevention Programs Include • Public stigma reduction campaigns, such as "Life is for living" • Drug education programs available in social media & local industry press, such as the Islander, Dock Walk, Yacht Radio & the like. • Resilience training courses, such as ashore run by Impact Crew & Crew Glue. • Stress management courses, such as those run by MJB Global •Team building, such as Impact Crew, Crew Glue, MJB Global. Early Intervention Programs Early intervention programs are programs which aim to 'nip it in the bud' or catch it early, to prevent problems from becoming more serious. It is during this early intervention phase that mental health first aid can play an important role. Treatments and Supports Treatments and supports include: • Medical treatments such as medications. • Psychological treatments such as counselling offered by a certified specialist, cognitive behaviour therapy and interpersonal psychotherapy. • Complementary treatments and lifestyle changes such as natural or Alternative Therapies, Adventure sports, Outdoor activities & Re-Wilding. Basically changing the way one lives. Early intervention aims to 'nip it in the bud' the longer the delay the more difficult recovery may be. "When it comes to mental illness, it's not a one size fits all approach." There is no one-size-fits-all approach to the treatment and support of people with mental health problems. People need a mix of treatments and supports that fits their individual preferences and needs. There's a wide variety of treatments and supports available for people with mental health problems. These include medical treatments

provided by a doctor, such as prescription medications, psychological treatments in which the person learns to change the way they think and behave, and complementary treatments and lifestyle changes, which can be advised by a health practitioner or used as selfhelp. However, it's not only professional help that's important. People with mental health problems recover more quickly if they are well supported by family and friends. They can also benefit from support groups where they share their experiences with other people who've had similar problems. People also recover better when they're able to participate in the life of their community through employment, study or community service. In the following issues of the Islander, we'll be presenting information about the range of interventions which have evidence of effectiveness for different types of mental illness. Mental Health in Yachting Whilst generally it is better for our mental health to be employed, it is the quality of our work and our workplace that is important. A mentally healthy workplace is one that promotes a positive culture, minimises risks to employees' mental health, supports employees with mental illness and prevents discrimination.

Crew with mental health first aid skills can help colleagues, family, friends and if appropriate guests, who have untreated mental health problems, or may be using alcohol or other drugs to cope. How to move forward & create a happy crew. Talk to your colleague's, friends & family about how you can create a supportive & mentally well environment today. Be the change you wish to see in yachting, talk to people, get educated. Inspire others to take an interest. The only way forward is through de-mystifying mental health. It is only through Education & acceptance that we will be able to make space for mental health in yachting. I believe that Mental Health First Aid must be mandatory on yachts, let's make room for it, let's talk about it & let's make it cool! ______________________________________ Manda Beaver Coach, Registered Nurse & Medical Trainer @ MSOS MIPH, BHS NURS/NUT




FOODS TO AVOID Table salt, soya sauce and other high-sodium seasonings – replace with herbs, spices, seaweed, lemon juice and pink Himalayan salt or organic salt-free stock cubes. Excess protein of animal origin (grain fed) – too much animal protein can be acid-forming and promote inflammation Sugar – avoid foods with added sugar, hidden sugars and sweeteners Cooking oils such as corn, sunflower, safflower, soya – it is best to obtain most of your dietary fat from foods in their whole form such as in oily fish, avocados, olives and nuts. Opt for coconut oil, unrefined olive oil, butter and ghee.

INFLAMMATION AND CANCER Writing on a very personal level recently I have been overwhelmed with supporting cancer patients, not claiming to be an expert, I however feel blessed to give the smallest bit of advice and as much support that a patient and their carer should desire.

of inflammatory agents in the blood.

Naturopathic Nutritional Therapy takes a holistic approach, when it comes to chronic disease – asking the vital question that few doctors ask – “Why do you have this problem in the first place?”, “Why has function been lost” and “what can be done to restore function?” Looking to find root causes and support the patient nutritionally, emotionally and physically.

Seafood, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds – good sources of selenium and zinc, which counteract inflammation.

NUTRITIONAL GUIDELINES: Inflammation is a natural short-term response of the immune system that helps us to combat infection and recover from injury. But poor diets and stressful lifestyles can trigger chronic inflammation and this can be very damaging to our cells and tissues. Chronic inflammation has been linked to many serious illnesses from heart disease and cancer to arthritis and Crohn’s. Fortunately, there is a great deal you can do to reduce inflammation through diet. FOODS TO INCLUDE Vegetables – eat plenty of fresh vegetables, especially brightly coloured ones and leafy greens, rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that support healthy functioning of all tissues and body systems including the immune system. Oily fish – eat two to three portions a week of salmon, mackerel, herring, anchovies or sardines, choosing wild over farmed fish when possible. If you don’t eat fish take a good quality fish oil supplement or a vegan omega 3 supplement. Or include hemp, flax and chia seeds – 3 tblsp daily Eggs, fish, lentils, oats, sunflower seeds and meat from organically reared grass-fed animals – contain B vitamins and amino acids that support the liver and promote the breakdown

Seaweed, algae – spirulina, kelp and other sea greens contain quercetin, a natural antiinflammatory, as well as important trace minerals such as boron and silica.

Avocado – rich in vitamin E, which reduces the inflammatory response. Cruciferous vegetables – broccoli, kale, cauliflower, Brussel sprouts, rocket, watercress support the liver and help the body deal with toxins that can cause inflammation. Try to eat two portions every day. Pomegranates – reduces inflammation and has a powerful protective effect on the heart and blood vessels as well as containing many substances that help to inhibit cancer and fight infections. Berries, sweet potato, kiwi – rich sources of vitamin C, which reduces the production of inflammatory agents. Turmeric – use the fresh or dried root in curries and other Asian dishes, or as a tea. It contains curcumin which has a powerful antiinflammatory effect. Ginger – counteracts inflammatory chemicals called prostaglandins. Use sliced root as a tea or add to fresh vegetable juices or spicy dishes. Onions – good source of quercetin, especially in the outer skins and in red onions. Green tea – contains reduce inflammation.



Pineapple – contain bromelain, a powerful anti-inflammatory. Shitake mushrooms – to support immune health, potent immune modulators rich in polysaccharides and beta glucans

Processed/convenience foods – often contain food additives and high levels of salt, sugar and cooking oils, while being low in nutrients. If you are short of time to prepare food try to keep quick and easy healthy options in stock – avocados, oatcakes, nuts and seeds, nut butters, hummus, salad leaves and soups all make good fast meals. Refined grains – whether as pasta, bread, flour, cakes, biscuits, sauces or thickeners, refined grains raise your blood sugar levels and promote inflammation. Choose wheat free alternatives such as spelt, rye, buckwheat, oat breads and products, chestnut, coconut and groundnut flours. Alcohol – irritates the digestive tract and promotes inflammation, as well as placing an extra load on the liver – be kind! I want to introduce the Cancer Support Group Charity in Mallorca and Menorca, I proudly volunteer and support patients nutritionally all over the island. Services offered: • Free counselling • Free nutritional advice, along with a nutritional cancer cook book • Free translations at doctor appointments and documents • Transport to hospital visits • Meditation courses and work shops • Weekly therapeutic art classes • Help getting Spanish paperwork in order, including medical card, prescription disability parking badge, etc. • Wigs, Bandannas and scarves • Knitted knockers and heart shaped cushions • Commodes, wheelchairs, crutches, walkers Volunteers needed, donations always appreciated to continue this amazing service. We never know when we might need it ourselves! _________________________________ Suzanne Garaty Naturopathic Nutritional Therapist dipCNM mBANT (+34) 647 397 501




THE ROTATOR CUFF The shoulder girdle comprises of the humerus (upper arm) the clavicle (collar bone) and the scapula (shoulder blade) the shoulder joint itself comprises of the ball of the humerus and its socket or cup is a part of the scapula and is called the glenoid cavity. The shoulder is an exceptional ball and socket joint with an impressive amount of manoeuvrability. The rotator cuff is the group of muscles responsible for swivelling the socket increasing the range of reach for our hands to operate such as scratching your back. Some people can even join their hands behind their back with one from above and the other from below. No other joint in the body can boast such a versatile range of movement.

The muscles of the Rotator Cuff are Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus, Subscapularis and Teres Minor. They work together as a unit though can be individually damaged. The versatility of the shoulder joint does leave it vulnerable to injury. Rotator cuff tears can occur through a fall on an outstretched arm, throwing a ball, playing raquet sports. In the

yachting industry they can occur from an abrupt pull though a halyard or mooring line and I have even seen patients suffer an injury through walking a big dog on a lead!

cuff will respond to physiotherapy treatment if caught early. This treatment will include interferential diathermy, ultrasound, passive tendon stretching, massage and graduated exercise. Anti-inflammatory medication and cortisone may be required depending on the severity of the injury. In the case of a suspected tear or rupture, a Magnetic Resonance Scan may be required to assess the extent of the injury. Partial tears and ruptures indicate a loss of continuity of the tendon fibres and so may require a surgical proceedure, most often performed arthroscopically ( key hole surgery).

The most common of rotator cuff injuries is generally to the supraspinatus tendon which is the most vulnerable as it passes through the working mechanics of the shoulder joint and is often diagnosed as Painful Arc Syndrome. On raising your arm from your side, there is no pain at the beginning of the movement untill you reach around 50 to 60 degrees when the pain in the shoulder begins. If you are able to continue the movement then the pain will be at it’s most intense at 90 to 100 degrees and then decrease as your arm continues overhead. This arc of pain is due to the compression and pull on the supraspinatus and infraspinatus tendons and will need medical attention. Other symptoms include a sensation of shoulder weakness and night time pain with an inability to lie in bed on the painful side.

If you sre struggling with shoulder pain or think that you may have Painful Arc Syndrome, I would suggest a trip to either a Physiotherapist or Orthopaedic Specialist. The shoulder girdle is a complicated joint, unfortunately prone to many injuries which do not easily resolve themselves without a full diagnostic investigation. ______________________________________ Tracey Evans The Physiotherapy Centre (+34) 609 353 805

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period of well-being is greater. You may be eating perfectly in regard to quantity, quality, and observing all the correct rules, and still symptoms will occur. Those who have lived better lives in the past -- who have eaten better foods and who have abused their bodies less with overeating will have reactions ranging from almost none at all or very mild symptoms which may be uncomfortable or acute. Those who have lived worse lives and poisoned themselves more will experience more severe symptoms if their liver, kidneys, or other important eliminating organs have been damaged. When they have been renovated to the point of fair working order, they will no longer produce symptoms.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DETOX Your Body’s Ability to Heal is Greater than Anyone Permitted you to Believe” What happens to your body when you detox with plant based foods? Your body is ALWAYS trying to heal and repair itself, every second of every day of your life. Your body is ALWAYS rebuilding itself, eplacing old, worn out cells and tissues with new ones. Your body is ALWAYS trying to absorb high quality nutrients and eliminate toxic waste material. So, then why do I get sick? Because your inborn health and healing processes are being sabotaged. But now that I’m doing all these good things for myself, I feel worse! How come? Very simple. Once you start fueling yourself with real nutrients, exercise to get your body moving, and sleep enough to generate the extra energy, your body yells, "Wow, Amazing!" and starts rebuilding itself. And when it rebuilds, it gets rid of pockets of toxins and waste materials by dumping them into the bloodstream. Once this gunk's in the bloodstream, you get symptoms. Headaches, nausea, skin rashes, constipation and fatigue these are all common detoxification symptoms. Detoxification is the term used for the symptoms - both physical and mental - that may appear when you alter your lifestyle by starting something new and improved, such as a better diet or exercising, or discontinuing a current unhealthy habit, such as eating junk food or drinking coffee. As you continue on improving your diet and gradually raise the quality of your food interesting symptoms begin to appear. Your body begins a new process. It says to itself, “Now we have a chance to get rid of this old garbage and build a beautiful new home. Let's get started immediately. Let's get the ¨muck¨ moving out of the arteries, veins, and capillaries. The smelly, gassy,COW SECRETIONS

& brain-stupefying masses clogging up these intestines have been here too long – lets get rid of them! These arthritic deposits in the joints need cleaning up. Let's get these irritating food preservatives,pesticides, aspirins, sleeping pills, and drugs out of the way, along with other masses of fat which have made life so burdensome for us for so long. Let's get going till the job is done, till we have a beautiful house -- and from there on we'll keep it a beautiful exquisite model house!.” The toxins being discarded are saving you rom more serious disease which could happen if you keep them in your body too much longer -possibly hepatitis, kidney disorders, blood disease, heart disease, arthritis, nerve degeneration,diabetes or even cancer. How did I possibly get all this toxic debris? In this day and age as we live, toxins accumulate in our body. There is the normal amount of wastes created by the cells as normal life processes happen. Some toxic material gets in due to our diet and also due to our polluted environment around us. Of course, our lifestyle also fits in - if you smoke or use alcohol you are accumulating even more toxins. Ideally this garbage gets eliminated immediately. Reality is that some – or even a lot – of the waste matter remains in your body. You were simply putting junk in faster than your body could eliminate it. How long the symptoms last and how severe they are depend on what your lifestyle has been before making the positive change, and how quickly you make that change. If your lifestyle changes are gradual, the symptoms will likely be less severe. But the internal cleanout will take longer. The duration of the symptoms might not be linear; there is a greater chance that they will come in cycles. At first you may feel great and then experience some detoxification symptoms. After the initial toxins are flooded out, you will feel good again, if not better. However, as the body "goes deeper" and finds more toxins and marginal tissues to eliminate; the symptoms may reappear again, and after more rebuilding is complete, you will feel better yet. As things progress, you will find that the period of symptoms is shorter and that the

Altogether we could say that the body always goes for quality, and when the food coming in is of higher quality than the present tissue, the body will break down and recycle the present tissue in order to make room for healthier tissue created by the higher quality food. What can I do during this period? The hardest thing for people to do is to accept that you are not sick and realize that the body is cleansing itself. Once you get beyond this psychological barrier, the rest is easy. The most important things to do can be summed up: Sleep and Rest, Sleep and Rest! Rest, sleep and let the body do what it needs to do. If you have the luxury of staying home, do so! Give your body as much energy as possible to do its job. Eat light foods that are easy to digest - consume fruits and vegetables free from pesticides and drink plenty of alkaline spring water water. http://www.veganandraw. es/detox-new/ Go in to nature as much as possible,connect with your breathing,do light exercise and moderate your sunshine intake. The more you rest and sleep when symptoms are present, the milder they are and the more quickly they are terminated. Be happy you are having symptoms. Realize deeply that your body is becoming younger and healthier every day because you are throwing off more and more wastes which would eventually have brought pain, disease, and much suffering. Those who have the worst symptom-reactions and follow through to their successful termination are thus avoiding some of the worst diseases which would eventually have developed had they continued their careless eating habits. We must learn to obey the laws of Nature. We must learn to eat simple, pure, and natural foods from God´s garden, consciously prepared, and our bodies in return will cast off all the poisons we have taken in during our lives. The mysteries of the body, the operations of nature, the vital forces working in nature are far beyond what our minds are prepared to understand at present. ______________________________________ Beverley Pugh Detox Expert. Hippocrates Health Educator & Ambassador.Raw Food Chef Founder of Vegan & Raw Organic Food FarmAcy by Beverley




WATER, PLASTIC AND HORMONE DISRUPTERS People are ingesting thousands of tiny plastic particles each year from plastic wrapped goods and bottled water - apparently 74 000 particles in total per person, per annum

light - dangerous - if left in a car, transported via a hot vehicle or put near to a window the plastic particles will break down and be carried in the contents.

According to a recent report published in Environmental Science if you drink water exclusively from plastic bottles you are doubling this intake

Plastic number 2 is sturdier plastic like a milk jug. A bit less likely to leach, so technically from a plastic standpoint, it is a safer plastic than number 1.

Plastic is not only bad for the atmosphere, nature and the environment but it also is rich in obesogens - a chemical which plays havoc with our hormones causing major disruptions and leading to weight gain.

Plastic number 3 is what you find in plastic pipes., cling film, shrink wrap and condiments like salad dressing containers. It is called polyvinyl chloride and is a pretty bad one. It contains thalates which mimic human hormones and if they wash out into the water, they affect fish and ocean life.

Further to this - these particles are small enough to enter our tissues, where they tend to cause even more problems. They trigger heavy metals and toxins to be released that accumulate in our tissue and fat- affecting our waistline and interfering with our gut microbiome and general health BPA is part of the culprit - or Bisphenol A - mimicking estrogen in the body. A huge number of studies on endocrinology show that BPA disrupts hormone production causing estrogen dominance in both men and women. This essential y leads to moobs or man boobs in men and weight gain in women, with potential autoimmune issues. Increasing the risk of asthma and acne. if you look at a plastic container, there are usually 7 different numbers that you can read - those numbers reveal different information Number 1 is usually what you see on big drinks bottles or jars of spreads (peanut butter and jams) made from the thicker plastic. This can break down when it gets exposed to heat or

Plastic number 4, called low density polyethylene. It makes up rubbish bags etc It’s fairly flexible, relatively dishwasher safe, relatively heat stable and like number 2, one of the least damaging of the plastics. Number 5 is called polypropylene, found in cups, drinking straws. Plastic 1 and 5 should be avoided. Number 6 is polystyrene, Styrofoam. In plastic tableware and take away containers. This a major component of plastic debris in the ocean where it is toxic for marine life and it’s hard to recycle. Plastic number 7 is everything else. food containers, Tupperware, it’s Polycarbonate and is probably the most well-known one-it leaches a lot of BPA. The BPA-free plastic was supposed to be really heat stable, really chemical resistant, really

resistant to plastic degradation. However, there was a recent study that found that BPA is not free of what’s called astrogenic activity which means that it can actually be a hormonal disruptor and what we thought BPA-free plastic specifically were safe, they are indeed potentially harmful and can leach and aren’t necessarily the safest. There’s even some evidence that some of these BPA-free plastics might be even more estrogenic than BPA itself especially if they get heated. They did tests and found that normal contact with food or water in a slightly heated situations was enough for the chemicals to leach into the food and into the water. Try instead the stainless-steel containers from Amazon called lunchbots or pyrex to store food and Clean Kanteen or Nature gulp for water and liquids. ______________________________________ Katie Handyside Personal Trainer (+34) 636 322 959




NOURISH’S WELLBEING ROUND-UP July means gorgeous long days and sunshine. Here’s Nourish’s wellbeing round-up for the month ahead. MOVE With the hiking season over we’re all about water sports now. One of our favourite locations to hit up is Son Serra de Marina, which is in the north of the island. Stretching from Alcúdia to the peninsular Cap Farrutx this coastline is perfect for surfing, windsurfing, hang gliding and kite surfing. If you’ve never tried one of these exhilirating sports, now’s the time to give it a go! Over the last week of July and the first of August there is also a 10-day party with plenty of sporting events, live music and other celebrations going on so be sure to check it out. EXPLORE Beach season is here! One of our favourite spots is beautiful Es Trenc beach. Over 2km of unspoiled white sand within a national park makes this beach one of the most popular on the island. Reminiscent of the Caribbean the water here is clear, shallow and calm. Amenities are fairly limited so come prepared and while away the hours at this relaxing gem in the south of the island. When heading to the beach we load up our Viveco organic cotton beach bag with all our beach essentials. We pack our Cleanwave insulated drink bottle (filled with filtered water and a pinch of Himalayan salt to stay hydrated), our stainless steel lunchbox with healthy snacks and treats, and our Valley Mist hydrating lip balm (all available online at To get a boost of cooling hydration in the sun try spritzing yourself with the Evening Primrose and Calendula Toning Facial Mist made by local organic skincare brand Ecologic Cosmetics ( And don’t forget

your mineral sunscreen! We love the organic line by Coola ( Throw in a big fluffy towel, hat, sunnies and a good book and you’re ready to go! EAT We’ve been enjoying plenty of cherries now that they’re in season. Raw, preserved, baked in a tart or pie, or pitted and juiced this fruit is versatile and super healthy. Packed with antioxidants make sure you get your fill before the season is over! When you’ve been eating plenty of tasty seasonal produce a little decadence for dessert is totally okay in our books! Summer means gelato and our favourite comes from Il Gelataio in Palma. Owners Christian and Francessca combine premium natural ingredients (with as much sourced locally as possible) to create heavenly flavours to satisfy those sweet cravings. Place your orders with Il Gelataio by phoning them on 666 328 155, emailing them at, or by visiting stockists, The Marina Bar at Club de Mar in Palma, Il Chiringo on Palmanova beach, or Piccolo Café on Paseo Mallorca. Il Gelataio also happily cater to yachts and private parties, supply hotels, restaurants, ice cream shops and caterers. RESTORE Whether sunbathing on the beach or taking cover indoors we love to indulge in a good summer read. Get your hands on plenty of great books to curl up with at our favourite bookshop - Universal Bookshop in Portals Nous. This international bookshop has all the bestsellers, cookery books, children’s books and non-fiction to keep you entertained on your downtime. Find them at Ctra. Andratx, 26, 07181 Portals Nous.

If you’re feeling less than ideal at this point in the season and you’re not sure why, we suggest paying a visit to Maya Flynn at GLOW - Functional Nutritional Therapy and Lifestyle Medicine. Maya is a Naturopathic Nutritional Therapist, Complementary Health Consultant and certified GAPS practitioner. As well as individual support Maya specialises in yacht wellness. She works hard to get the whole picture. In the initial consultation, she carries out a thorough analysis of your symptoms, including family health history, and blood work, along with the observation of your general demeanor, complexion, nails, tongue, and eyes. Don’t let yourself burn out this season and address issues before they become serious problems. You can find our more about GLOW at Sign up early for the fabulous ‘Nourish & Restore’ retreat with Julia Mander Yoga. Taking place from 30 September to 3 October, Julia will weave vinyasa flow, alignment, meditation, writing ceremony, and silent hiking with a tender spirit to reinvigorate your personal practice and growth. Guests will be treated to delicious, healthy food from Coco’s Deli, and Patrizia (the goddess of bodytherapy) will pamper the guests in between activities. Our Nourish community can quote ‘nourish’ to receive a special discount - a double room for €550 per person (usually €590), or single room for €750 (usually €790). Find out more at www. Wishing you a joyful July, The Nourish Team.x ______________________________________ Nourish The Guide FB ‘Nourish the Community’ Use #nourishmallorca to be featured on our Instagram feed - @nourishtheguide




END HEARTBURN FOREVER Heartburn is a digestive symptom characterised by painful burning sensations in the chest or upper abdomen. It is so common these days that Nexium and Rennie have almost become the new Tic Tacs. Antacids are profitable so the industry is not interested in treating the actual cause. One thing is certain: if you wish to end your heartburn forever, you’ll need to tackle the underlying triggers and not just the symptoms. True real cause and mechanism of heartburn It is commonly believed that heartburn is caused by too much stomach acid. But heartburn is more related to the incorrect functioning of the lower oesophageal sphincter (the flap that closes the stomach from the food pipe) than acid itself. Normally, the flap remains open only when food is coming. But when too much pressure is created in the abdomen, the flap is pushed up and remains open towards the oesophagus. Since the oesophagus is not coated by a protective film like the stomach, it can take as little as acidic fumes to cause a severe burning sensation. In other words, there would be no heartburn if the flap remained closed. The four most common causes of increased abdominal pressure are: • pregnancy • abdominal obesity • small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) • excessive fermentation of carbohydrates; usually goes hand in hand with SIBO Paradoxically, the main cause of bacterial overgrowth and excessive carbohydrate fermentation is low stomach acid. Not only is strong stomach acid necessary to signal the pancreas to release its carbohydrate digesting enzymes, but is also the first line of defence against unwanted organisms. Contrary to the popular belief, it is low stomach acid that is a major culprit of heartburn, and I’ve had great success with clients by restoring their stomach acidity.

• chronic stress • prolonged or frequent use of medication • helicobacter pylori • autoimmunity against the parietal cells of the stomach Factors which can further exacerbate the symptoms include: • lack of protective microbes in the stomach and oesophagus • eating foods that relax the sphincter such as alcohol, chocolate, coffee, garlic, leeks, onions, peppermint, spicy foods, shallots, strong black tea • smoking, as it also relaxes the flap • foods that delay gastric emptying; mostly high fibre foods While antacids take the initial edge off, they often make the problem worse in the long run by contributing to the root cause: low stomach acid. This perpetuates the vicious cycle of relying on antacids, unless dietary and lifestyle changes are implemented. What to do Heartburn requires dietary and lifestyle modifications. Unfortunately, a diet that is colloquially called 'healthy' often fails to improve the symptoms because e.g. wholemeal bread, bran and whole grains can significantly worsen heartburn. It’s important to note that the reaction to foods is an individual matter, so the diet should be tailored to the person’s needs. Beyond looking into the usual suspects like coffee, sweet drinks and spicy foods , the following can make a real difference: 1. Consult your doctor about the possible removal of antacids while working on the underlying causes. 2. Cooking vegetables and stewing fruit might be a better idea than eating them raw.

Some of the reasons for decreased stomach acidity include:

3. Optimally, all grains should be removed until symptoms subside but if you cannot live without bread and pasta, spelt is the grain to go for.

• eating a diet rich in processed carbohydrates (bread, and other baked goods, pasta) • eating too much starch together with animal foods (e.g. burger in a bun, with potato fries)

4. Practice simple food combining of eating animal foods with vegetables, and starches also with vegetables. Try not to combine starch and animal foods in one meal until

digestion improves. 5. Be mindful about your milk intake. Soothing as it may initially seem, it can contribute to chronic heartburn. 6. Fermented foods like sauerkraut or home made yoghurt (can be coconut) are associated with the reduction of symptoms. 7. Home made stock and broth calm down the digestive tract. They can be used in soups, stews and curries, or enjoyed as a warm drink. 8. Raw honey should be the sweetener of choice because it has soothing and antimicrobial properties. 9. Address your stress levels and stress tolerance, practice relaxation and good sleep hygiene. 10. See a professional to help you restore stomach acidity and address any pathogenic outgrowths. The therapy includes a dietary and lifestyle plan, along with individually tailored supplementation consisting of digestive support, targetted probiotics, antimicrobials and botanicals that soothe the digestive tract. At GLOW, I deal with various health concerns which can successfully be supported with functional nutritional therapy and lifestyle medicine. The cornerstone of my work is uncovering and addressing the underlying causes. Online consultations from any location, visits on yachts and workplaces are available. Visit my website for more details. ______________________________________ Maya Flynn




services, electronically supplied services, hired goods, hired means of transport and insurance services. In these cases, a Spanish taxable person is obliged to charge Spanish VAT even if the recipient is foreigner non-established entity. After Brexit this would be applicable to those services rendered by UK business, too.

VAT: BREXIT AND SERVICES If your Spanish business is rendering services to other business or final customers from the UK, or is receiving services from the UK, Brexit will affect to the VAT taxation, then after Brexit the UK will be considered as non-EU Member State for VAT purposes. Certainly, it can happen that the scenarios we will focus on in this article might change or be somehow re-scheduled in the long and hard negotiations before the definitive date of the Brexit occur. In general terms Spanish IVA or Value-added tax (VAT) applies to the following transactions: • The supply of goods or services made in Spanish territory - excluding Canary Islands, Ceuta and Melilla - by a taxable person • The intra-Community acquisition of goods from another EU Member State by a taxable person • The importation of goods from outside the EU, regardless of the status of the importer • Reverse charge on goods and services received by a taxable person in Spain Regarding the services, from the date of the effective Brexit, EU law will cease to apply in the UK, unless other else agreed. The issue that arises is how VAT will be treated on services

with the remaining EU Member States, and with Spain in particular case. Lest us see the main changes: Services rendered by Spanish business. Currently, VAT is generally not charged on services destined to a foreign established business (from other EU Member States or third countries). In general, said services are deemed to rendered in the place where the recipient has his domicile. In this case after Brexit there will be no changes. Services received from UK providers. In the same way, if your Spanish SL, for example, is receiving services rendered by a UK provider after Brexit there will be continue with no UK VAT being obliged to self-charge and account for VAT in Spain for those services. However, for some kind of services rendered to Non-EU business those rules are not applicable when the effective use of the services for its activity by the foreign business is in Spain. That is due to the so called “use and enjoyment rules” which applies to intermediation or commission services on behalf a third business, legal advice, translation, insurance, telecommunications services, broadcasting

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Services rendered to UK customer (individuals). If your Spanish business is rendering services to customer or a non-business customer established outside Spain the general rule is that Spanish VAT is applicable as the place of establishment of your Spanish company. However here it is also applicable the exception for the aforementioned services due to the “use and enjoyment rules”. The consequence is that after Brexit and being considered the UK not part of the EU Spanish VAT will not be applicable anymore and your Spanish business will have to record for VAT in the UK and charge UK VAT by rendering those services to UK customers. Finally, regarding the recovery of UK VAT by Spanish or other EU Member State business not established in the UK after Brexit the refund of UK Input VAT accrued will not be any more possible under the terms of the EU general rules of Directive 2008/9/EC and will be only possible to be requested on the condition of reciprocity, that means that will depend on agreements signed between Spain and the UK as for any other non-EU claimants under the terms of the EU 13th Directive. In next articles we will considered how Brexit will affect the particular VAT paid status of pleasure crafts. ______________________________________ Carlos Espinosa Solicitor and Tax Adviser (+34) 627 41 32 01

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competence (e.g. Balearic Islands). Once received the communication, the maritime authority will communicate back the existence of restricted or conditioned areas for navigation or anchorage, having the maritime ecosystems protection as an absolute priority. It is also necessary to emphasize that those vessels will not be required to apply for a charter license as the navigation of those ships (considered as merchant ships) for recreational purposes constitutes already a liberalized activity all over the European Union, hence, not subject to authorization.

PASSENGER YACHTS ALLOWED TO CHARTER IN SPAIN On May 27th, 2019 the General Directorate of Merchant Marine signed Service Instruction number 7/2019 allowing commercial 'passenger yachts’ (able to accommodate more than 12 guests) be used in Spain for recreational purposes, such as charter activity. This was already announced last May 17th, 2019 in a conference held at the headquarters of the Chamber of Commerce of Palma by Mr. Benito Núñez Quintanilla, Director General of Merchant Marine, jointly with ANEN. The aforementioned agreement has been the result of the strong emphasis made by ANEN, where I am the legal and fiscal advisor, in

relation to this matter. The main concern of the ‘Service Instruction” is the regulation of the zones where those yachts will be allowed to anchor, in order to fully preserve Posidonia meadows and nature in general. So far, unlike France, Italy or Greece, in Spain anchoring was not allowed to those yachts, which could only overnight sailing or remain duly moored in ports, being this a severe and unjustifiable restriction to its commercial operative. The procedure has been implemented in a very simple way. The yacht will have to communicate the harbor master’ offices their intention to sail the waters under their

From a fiscal perspective, VAT will be applicable in the same way that it is currently applied to ‘commercial’ yachts chartering in Spain, as far as the true nature of the activity is the navigation for recreational purposes and not the transport of passengers from point A to B. Consequently, the Spanish standard VAT rate at 21% (currently no possibility to apply lump sum reductions when navigating outside EU waters) will accrue only when the vessel is actually put at the disposal of the client in Spain, according to article 56.1 of the VAT Directive. Certainly, this is good news for the Spanish yachting and touristic industry, which plays a vital role in an increasingly diversified economy, basically through the generation of income, added value and high-quality employment. ______________________________________ Miguel Ángel Serra Guasch Partner of Albors Galiano Portales Legal & Tax Advisor to ANEN customer accesses the boat in Nice, France, you should get a French VAT number and charge French VAT on the value of the invoice (in some instances, you will not charge the standard French VAT rate). Specific rules apply for charter licenses for periods over 3 months. Also, in case the client accessing the boat is a business customer, a detailed review must be made to decide if domestic reverse charge applies. A VAT registration is only the first obligation of a long list of compliance requirements. Non-EU companies must appoint a fiscal representative, VAT returns must be submitted, correct invoices must be issued and local VAT and tax requirements should be regarded (Eg. matriculation tax in Spain, use and enjoyment in France, etc). How can we help you?

VAT ON CHARTERING ACTIVITIES There are specific rules on the lease of vessels that often require a VAT registration, fiscal representation and other formalities to be met. Penalties will apply if these rules are not regarded. Tax and customs authorities may even seize the boat with the passengers onboard! As a general rule, a foreign business carrying

out a boat charter activity must register for VAT in each country where the customer accesses the boat for the first time. For example, if you charter a yacht for a period of one week and the customer accesses the boat in Mallorca, you should get a Spanish VAT number and account for Spanish VAT on the entire value of the invoice to that customer. However, if the

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950 teachers every year. He’s great at what he does, of course, but in terms of value to society it looks like our focus is way off.

MORE IS NOT ALWAYS MORE Money isn’t everything we are often told, and occasionally tell ourselves. Just occasionally we might believe it, and then get right back to flogging our guts out to earn as much as we can to buy a bigger car, a bigger house, fancier phone or any number of other trinkets that we choose to adorn our lives with and to show to the greater world how successful we are. If you are reading The Islander there is a good chance that you may well be loaded yourself, or spend your days working on the nautical trinkets of someone who does. There is nothing remotely wrong with any of that, well done you, but increasingly these days our pile of wealth and toys is becoming the only way we choose to value success. Not only is this notion inaccurate, but it has a detrimental effect on the direction of our collective endeavours, and it might well be leading us up the garden path. Gross domestic product (GDP) is a pretty crude figure, first calculated on the 1930’s as a way of establishing how quickly the USA and UK were dragging their economies out of the mire of the great depression. It is a relatively simple calculation, namely the sum total of the value everything the economy produces, from tons of coal, to cruise liners, loaves of bread. It also includes the price of services, from insurance, to banking, construction, marketing, web design and so on. It’s pretty easy to measure the physical stuff, and in the 1930’s that was a high percentage of everything, but in the intervening nine decades many developed economies have moved their economies towards a service model, which is way more complicated to accurately value, hence the figures these days are generally accepted to

be more of an educated guess than anything more accurate. Despite reservations over accuracy, GDP remains the hill we live or die on. Politicians and economists literally define growth or contraction on it, we measure our success as a country on it, we set our national debt targets on it, money supply and interest rates are adjusted according to this spurius figure. The fixation is that if this number is going up, things are going well, if it is going down, we are all doomed. It gets worse, however, as with the opening paragraph, we all kind of know that money isn’t everything, but that is literally all GDP is measuring. As an example, if your house burns down you are adding to GDP, the money the firemen, insurance investigators, carpenters and builders earn all have a positive effect on GDP. Digging up and burning coal adds more than not burning it. It is estimated that the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010, the largest of all time, added some 90 billion dollars to the US economy. It makes no measure of social value, just dollars and cents. In GDP terms alone Cristiano Ronaldo adds more to society than

They say that we value what we measure, and if the yardstick by how we judge our success is by how much money we make then that inevitably ends up being where our efforts and resources are targeted. Extracting and burning fossil fuels has a bigger, and more immediate return on GDP than energy saving or long term investment into alternatives. Treating sick people with drugs in hospitals is more preferable than investing in a healthier population that doesn’t get sick in the first place. Digging up a recreational area to build something on it is also better for GDP. There is a trickle down effect of this mentality. If we see our governments behaving like this, we tend to mirror this behaviour ourselves. How many of us have been guilty of working like crazy to earn a bigger number to buy things we don’t need as a way of measuring our personal success? It is easy to see the logic in this, if wealth is the best measure of success then the richest among us should also be the happiest, and when was that ever true? So what can we do about it? Last month New Zealand announced that it was ditching GDP as a measure of how best to apportion public expenditure and shape government policy. Favouring instead a ‘wellbeing index’ a complex measure of human capital; social capital; natural capital; and financial and physical capital. The Welsh regional government is trialling a similar scheme, and no doubt more are mulling it over. It’s not easy of course, it’s easy adding up a balance sheet, or weighting tons of coal, not so easy to measure happiness, or social worth to two decimal places, but it’s about time we had a try, before we end up collectively being the richest guy in the graveyard. ______________________________________ Phil D. Coffers The Islander Economics Correspondent


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ROY DUNS: HOW TO SUPPORT MENTAL HEALTH AT WORK their absence.1 There may, therefore, be a greater need for employers to appreciate how to manage mental ill health sensitively. This requires taking a different approach than they might with other forms of illness. When employers create workplace cultures where people can be themselves, it is easier for people to speak about mental health concerns without fear. If companies can also offer support through their employee benefits packages, it is likely that mental health problems will be dealt with before they become more severe. This could cut down on suffering as well as save money in treatment costs and absenteeism.

How can employers play a greater role in supporting the mental health of employees? Events like Mental Health Awareness week are helping more people to broach the subject of mental health. But we still live in a world where people face challenges getting the help they need.

Work is a big part of most adults’ lives – and therefore the workplace is a key setting for understanding and addressing the problem. Many workers are still reluctant to talk about their mental wellbeing. For instance, 45% of employees who take time off work due to their mental health give another reason for

As part of their cover, many ‘employee assistance programmes’ (EAPs) offer cognitive behavioural therapy or counselling to support psychological wellbeing. These programmes can provide invaluable support to those with one or several issues, whether those relate to work, legal matters, relationships, money or health. Moreover, proactive and preventative services provided through EAPs have been shown to be highly effective. Employee benefits provider Unum says that counselling provided through its programme improves mental health for 92% of its users.2 Deloitte calculates that the return on investment in workplace mental health intervention averages £4.20 for every £1 spent.3 Offering this kind of support should be combined with providing managers, and employees themselves, with the skills and autonomy to deal with the causes of stress within their teams, so as to improve employees’ health, job satisfaction and productivity. But perhaps the most important insight for employers to recognise is that there is no single solution to the problem. No two employees – or indeed organisations – are the same, and therefore responses need to be tailored to the specific risks and needs of a workforce. There are several steps employers can take to address the causes and symptoms of stress in the workplace.


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CULTURE • Develop a mental health policy – having a concrete policy reassures employees that their company cares about employee wellbeing. • Create a culture of openness and awareness by encouraging people to talk about mental health. Working Practices • Encourage staff to take regular breaks away from their desks and get out of the office to reduce stress. • Review job descriptions to make sure these set out clear and realistic expectations of staff. If not, this gap might contribute to, or even cause, distress amongst employees. • Where possible, allow flexible working, and accommodations for all staff to work from home – during a period of stress or worry, coming in to the office could aggravate illness. Give employees the option to work from home if they need to be in more relaxed surroundings. COMMUNICATION • Use staff newsletters, posters in communal areas, and other internal communications to raise awareness of mental health. • Conduct regular staff surveys to take a temperature check on wellbeing and feed back the results and any progress to staff.

• Make sure staff know what support is available through your intranet, noticeboard or employee handbook and find opportunities throughout the year to remind people what is available and how to access it. MANAGERS • Provide training and resources for managers or a member of your team to empower them to spot the signs of mental ill health. If employees know someone is knowledgeable about mental health matters, they may feel more comfortable in coming forward to discuss any problems they have at work, or even at home. • Make sure managers spend time with staff and get to know them – this makes it easier to spot when they’re struggling or behaving uncharacteristically at work. INTERNAL SUPPORT • Provide accessible guidance on how to manage stress. • Create a peer-to-peer support system so people can talk with colleagues about their concerns. • Consider providing an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) for additional support for staff if they’re having difficulties, whether inside or outside the workplace. EAPs can offer a range of services, often including face-to-face counselling or cognitive behavioural therapy.


For more help and information on mental health support in the workplace, take a look at Unum’s mental health hub. Mental Health Foundation, Unum and Oxford Economics, Added Value: Mental health as a workplace asset, November 2016 2, March 2018 3 uk/Documents/public-sector/deloitte-ukmental-health-employers-monitor-deloitteoct-2017.pdf, October 2017 1

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THE CHANGEMAKER WINNERS OF 2019 ARE PREPARING TO SET SAIL! In the beginning of May the participants of the 2019 Changemakers Competition presented the projects that they have been working on to reduce plastic pollution. The Changemakers Competition is a initiative developed as a collaboration between Save The Med (previously Asociación Ondine) and the marine research organisation Alnitak with the aim of motivating young minds to invent new ideas for positive change. This project was piloted in 2018 with over 120 students participating in the initial phase. After their participation in the Dos Manos School programme, students are invited to form teams and work in groups to come up with, develop and implement creative and innovative ideas on how to reduce plastic pollution in their school or community. The winning team has been selected by a jury and invited to join Alnitak onboard one of their summer research expeditions on the beautiful Norwegian vessel Toftevaag, a name which means "meeting place" in old Norse and very appropriately reflects its’ purpose; creating a space for meetings between people with different experiences and stories to share on deck under the night sky, meetings between ourselves and the wonders of the sea, between science and community, between humans and vulnerable marine species with cognitive, social and emotional lives not as different from ours as we might tend to think. Students who come onboard become part of the crew and participate in all aspects of the work, from helping to cook, clean and sail, to surveying sea birds and dolphins, collecting photo ID of whales and helping to tag turtles. The students also learn how to use a hydrophone, interpret sperm whale sounds, and how to sample the water surface for plastic pollution using manta trawls. They participate in an awareness event in the Natural Park of Cabrera and continuously document their journey so that, once back on land, they can share their new knowledge and skills with all their school mates. Last year, the presented projects included

everything from youth movements, rap songs, video campaigns, children’s books, computer games and petitions to raise awareness about the issues of plastic pollution to school projects to replace and eliminate common single use plastic items with reusables, and much, much more! This year, the team named ‘Bio - Bellver’, from Bellver International College have been selected as winners! The students created a working group for sustainable actions that meets on a weekly basis to discuss, innovate and implement action steps to directly reduce the amount of plastic pollution that is generated in their school. Through meetings with the school management and the school’s catering company the students managed to convince them to replace the daily single use plastic water bottles provided at lunch with water fountains and reusable cups, eliminating the use of over 11.500 water bottles annually. In addition, students have worked with younger age groups to raise awareness of the issues of plastic pollution, created a social media account to share their new knowledge and inspire other to act and organised a fundraiser for marine regeneration. Their devotion to the project, continous actions steps, active involvement of key actors and their well organised way to tackle and reduce plastic pollution right at its’ source, resulting in a measurable and significant reduction in plastic pollution, has impressed the jury. We can’t wait to have them onboard The Toftevaag very soon! Just in case you missed it: Asociación Ondine is now Save The Med Foundation! The 17th of April, following a period of rapid expansion and growth, Asociación Ondine announced a change in name and status to Save The Med Foundation. You can read all about it on the news section of our website and social media accounts (@Savethemed) where we’ve also posted a new expedition video which shows some of the most fascinating, yet at the

same time most vulnerable, marine animals in the Mediterranean Sea. If you haven’t seen it yet and if you’re not yet following, there’s no better time to start than now that #SaveTheMedGeneration is on the rise! We hope you’ll join us as we continue our work for positive change in the Balearics and beyond. ______________________________________ Mari Gutic Save The Med Foundation (Previously / Antes Asociación Ondine)




TOUR DE FRANCE 6TH-28TH JULY The 2019 Tour de France will celebrate the legendary career of Belgian Eddy Merckx 50 years after his first Tour victory when the Grand Depart is held in Brussels on July 6. The race also celebrates the 100th year of the iconic maillot jaune - which Merckx wore for a total of 96 days, more than any other rider in history. The route features 30 categorised climbs, five mountains finishes and only 54 kilometres of time trialling that are split between one team time trial and one individual time trial. The 2019 Tour de France starts Saturday, July 6th, on the Grote Markt in Brussels. The second Grand Départ ever in the Belgian capital is to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Eddy Merckx’s first victory on La Grande Boucle. The route takes in summit finishes at the partly unpaved La Planche des Belles Filles, Tourmalet and the unprecedented Prat d'Albis before the race ends on the Champs-Élysées in Paris on July 28th.

THE STAGES In its first week, La Grande Boucle takes in a summit finish on the steep and partly unpaved La Planche des Belles Filles, while the Pyrenees are included in the second week and the Alps in the final week. The route is tailor-made for climbers. WEEK 1 The 1st stage of the 2019 Tour de France begins on the central square of Brussels, called Grand Place or Grote Markt. The race heads for the Wall of Geraardsbergen and Bosberg – both Flemish Classics hallmarks – to turn back to Brussels via Charleroi, Villersla-Ville and Sint-Pieters-Woluwe. It’s a special moment when La Grande Boucle moves through Sint-Pieters-Woluwe, as Eddy Merckx spent his youth here. In 1969, the Cannibal also took his first maillot jaune in the place where he spent his early years.

The 2nd stage is a gently undulating team time trial of 28 kilometres. The teams roll down the start ramp near the Royal Palace, while the finish is near the Atomium. The boulevards in Brussels are wide and straight, so top speeds are to be expected. The 3rd stage starts in the fortified Wallonian town of Binche and concludes with a punchy finale in the Champagne region in the north of France. A race from Reims to Nancy is included on the fourth day of action and the 5th stage travels from Saint-Dié-des-Vosges to Colmar. The 6th stage runs to a summit finish at La Planche des Belles Filles. The steep climb was included in La Grande Boucles of 2017 (Fabio Aru victory), 2014 (Vincenzo Nibali), and 2012 (Chris Froome). The ascent used to amount to 5.9 kilometres with an average slope of 8,5%, but the upcoming Tour de France is supposed to feature an extra section of approximately 1 kilometre on gravel road. The final kick up to the finish line is 100 metres on tarmac again (allegedly because it is too steep for gravel). This section begins with a stretch of 24%, which is the steepest ramp of the whole climb. Stage 7 runs to Chalon-sur-Saône, while stage




8 is a hilly race to Saint-Étienne. Brioude hosts the arrival of the 9th stage. Romain Bardet was born in Brioude and the finale of this stage will be challenging. Stage 10 travels from SaintFlour to Albi before the first rest day. WEEK 2 The Tour de France features the Pyrenees in its second week, but before tackling the high mountains stage 11 travels from Albi to a likely sprint finish in Toulouse. Following climbs up the Col de Peyresourde and La Hourquette, a downhill finish in Bagnères-de-Bigorre is included in the 12th stage. The 13th stage is a rolling ITT of 27 kilometres in Pau. The last two days in the Pyrenees are sure to turn the overall classification upside down. Stage 14 is only 117 kilometres and features a summit finish at the Col du Tourmalet after a 19.4 kilometres climb at 7.4%, while stage 15 travels to a an arrival in the mountains above Foix. The race takes in the Port de Lers, Mur de Péguère and ends at the Prat d’Albis after a 11.8 kilometres climb at 6.9% with its steepest kilometre an astonishing 14.5% (average!). WEEK 3 Via Nîmes (stage 16) and Gap (stage 17) La Grande Boucle continues to the Alps. Stage 18 takes in intermediate climbs up the Col de Vars, Col d’Izoard and Col du Galibier before a flying descent to the line in Valloire. Stage 19 finishes uphill in ski resort Tignes, while the mega long Col de l’Iseran will be the penultimate climb. The riders tackle the 32.9 kilometes to the summit of the Iseran around halfway. The average gradient is 4.2%, yet the last 3 kilometres are marked by double digit ramps. Following a descent to Val d’Isère the route rises to Lake Chevril – 7.4 kilometres at 7% – before the last 2 kilometres to Tignes are a false flat. At 131 kilometres and featuring 4,450 vertical metres, stage 20 is set to act as the climax in the fight for the yellow jersey. At 2,300 metres, Val Thorens is Europe’s highest ski resort and it has hosted only one Tour de France finish. In 1994, Colombian Nelson Rodriguez climbed to victory on the hors catégorie slopes. As ever, the 2019 Tour de France finishes on the Champs-Élysées in Paris. The 21st stage will set off in Rambouillet.

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wifi in his hospital room, Mark managed to facetime with everyone and a great night was had by all! And with the overdose of positivity, good energy and feel good vibes he is sure to be back at the helm soon enough – all I can say is get ready for the Post-Op Party!!!



Come down and meet Heli, on the roof top bar for a handmade premium cocktail - Cocktail of the month for July is The Loveboat!

It’s July and in full swing of the summer now. Kids on holiday, island is busy and work full steam ahead…. It’s been full on at The Boathouse, especially with events but happy to say that everyone has been pulling together in Mark’s absence. Last month you met our management team, but we have a lot of hands on deck so a big Thank You to the whole crew for their continued hard work.

IN THE MOVIES! We are often used as a location by film crews and photo shoots but it was nice this time to be asked to feature in a movie instead of being the backdrop!! So check out the new ‘Explore Palma with Ryan Air’ on You Tube!! https://

A fun evening of love and support for Mark on the newly opened roof deck.

WHAT’S ON Most of our crew – someone had to stay in the galley!!!

EVENTS To christen the new bar on the roof deck last month two events really stood out! Firstly, a much-anticipated ‘Dragon’s Den’ style business event arranged by Melanie Kirkpatrick of Olive Valley where 8 entrepreneurs were invited to pitch their business ideas to a panel of investors. The evening was a huge success and we look forward to the next one. For more information on the company and future events check them out -

Looking ahead to What’s On this month we have the annual Russell Stevens Memorial event on July 24th from 6pm where all the Car Clubs of the island come together in memory of the Founder of Driving Mallorca who sadly lost his life during a rally. It’s always an amazing night and hope to see you all there surrounded by some of the most stunning cars on the island – the owners aren’t bad either!!

And secondly, a P for our very own Captain Maconeye. Friends and family from all over gathered for some good old Doctor & Nurse fun and to wish him well for his brain surgery on 17th June. Unfortunately, the guest of honour couldn’t attend but thanks to Roger and Hamish from E3 for fixing him up with

Well that’s all from us. Stay Anchored Deb & The Boathouse Crew! ______________________________________ The Boathouse Bar & Grill (+34) 971 734 114

Russell Stevens event July 24th from 6pm. Don’t miss this great annual event and get your tickets now either direct from us or at the weekly car club on Wednesday nights.

Melanie Kirkpatrick and the ‘Dragons’ – Andrew Slack, Richard Owen, Joaquin Cotoner

Who needs a movie when you can soak up the real view from our terrace!

The Cargo bar cocktail lounge is now open on the Roof Deck from 5pm Thursday to Sunday offering exclusive handmade premium cocktails, spirits, beer and bottle service. It’s the perfect place to unwind after work, savour an aperitif or nightcap, meet-up with friends and enjoy the spectacular view - Open for service from 5pm Thursday to Sunday. Also available for private hire – check out the photos opposite to see Marks pre-op party and follow us on Instagram and Facebook for details on upcoming events and promotions.

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WHEN A SAILOR WITH A PASSION FOR ARTS MET AN ARTIST WITH A LOVE OF WATER Daxa Parmar, Abstract Artist and Linda Revill, Sea School Principal and owner have married their talents together to create a new unique place in Santa Catalina, Palma that brings together the world of yachting and art. It took 6 months to breathe new life and light into a graffiti ridden, dark and discarded space. Daxa & Linda wanted to create a hub for art lovers and sea lovers alike to show how a synergy between two very different industries can complement each other. Crew and yacht owners from all around the world have been training at the highly regarded Aigua Sea School, for nearly 14 years, an accredited RYA, (Royal Yachting Association) centre. Daxa Parmar an established artist of 20 years originally from the UK creates abstract art with the aim to aid wellbeing and help people to de-stress. Since the launch of the new space in early May 2019, visitors have felt surprised at how the two activities effortlessly combine to create an inspired hub for learning, business, art and wellbeing. Providing a peaceful, welcoming and warm gallery space for visitors to find a little refuge to slow down from the busyness of the city was at the forefront of their planning. With a working studio space combined, visitors experience a realness and connectivity to the Artist often lacking in contemporary galleries. Ines Rodriquez Ripoll, Chief Architect from Architecture 81, based in Portals, says of her experience: “Before even entering the multipurpose space you can simultaneously enjoy the views of the beautiful architecture of the San Magin church opposite with the art within through the large glass façade. The bright spacious multipurpose space feels instantly welcoming with the high ceilings complementing the artwork on the walls. Moving through the space to the lower floor you are naturally guided to the largest class room where you are drawn to the daylight coming through connecting you once again to the outside space as the skylights bath the room with light.” Practicality over aesthetic is normally at the forefront of nautical training schools however Daxa & Linda spent months planning every detail to optimise the learning experience of students: Creating light and airy spaces and making the most of the of the 4 metre high windows and glass floor to draw in natural

light into the workshop and meeting rooms. Provision of fresh air, Cleanwave™ approved filtered water and anti-glare lighting are all part of their aim to place, student wellbeing and experience first. Simon Bradshaw a visiting RYA Instructor who trains through-out Europe has this to say about the new space: “I love this place, it’s got a real wow factor. Most training centres, ‘make do’ however the serenity from the art, the gallery and office space follows through into the training rooms. For good quality learning you have to have calm instructors and calm students. This place facilitates this and more as it has been finished to the highest professional level to truly enhance learning and I just love teaching here.” A chance meeting in central London almost 6 years ago bought these two women from two very different islands together. At the time Daxa lived in the UK with her Daughter, whilst Linda had been visiting the UK from Mallorca for a conference. Neither of them could have imagined they would be collaborating to share their individual passions. They shared some of their reasons for joining forces which go deeper than just practicalities: “With the current online world we feel it’s more important than ever to create spaces for people to connect in real life. The boating industry can sometimes be lonely and isolating and more people than ever are freelancing from home. Providing an inclusive space to unplug and engage with art in a relaxed atmosphere also aids the learning and wellbeing of our students and helps all our visitors to make that essential human connection to themselves and each other.” With a focus on wellbeing for all Daxa and Linda are able to make a difference in their workplace and they are both so passionate about both industries. The gallery, studio and training centre are open to everyone to visit Monday to Friday from 8.30am – 6pm at Carrer d’Espartero 8, 07014, Santa Catalina, Palma. Learn more about Daxa’s art at and Aigua Sea School at ______________________________________ Daxa Parmar - Artist Daxa Parmar Estudio de Arte y Galeria (+34) 634 300 481




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ALL POINTS BULLETIN 6POINTS CYCLING CHALLENGE CELEBRATES THIRD SUCCESSFUL LOOP OF ISLAND They don't call it a challenge for nothing, and this year's event certainly lived up to the billing. The 6 Points Cycling Challenge is a neat idea, conceived by island resident Bryan Visser three years ago, the plan is to hit 6 points around Mallorca. The extreme north, south, east and west points of the compass, and the highest and lowest spots. In practical terms this translates to a lap of the island's circumference over three days. A little over 400 kilometres, and over 7000 metres in vertical ascent. Along the way the riders will raise as much money as they can for Asdica, a Calvia based charity committed to assisting learning disabled young adults transitioning from full time care. From just 6 riders it its inaugural year in 2017, the Challenge has grown swiftly to peloton of 56 riders, and this year's running was more of a challenge than anticipated. Day one started bright and early with the riders topped up with pasta from the organised dinner the previous evening. They rolled out from the start line in Santa Ponsa heading for

St Elm on Mallorca's western tip, the first of the 6 Points. Then the simple matter of riding along the spine of the Tramuntana, taking in the highest point at the Monaber tunnel on Puig Major, and dinner in seemingly distant Puerto Pollensa. Everything was progressing nicely to plan as riders quickly fell into groups that suited their pace of riding and new friendships were quickly forged. Things took a turn for the more challenging as the peloton took on the island's longest climb. At nearly 14 kilometers the road from the Soller valley into Escorca is a solid hour of riding uphill for all but the very quickest riders. That day the weather was about to turn ugly as the riders ascended into thick cloud cover with plummeting temperatures, heavy rain and 40 kilometre winds. A few riders had perhaps taken springtime in Mallorca for granted a little and hadn't packed for extreme weather. 6 Points Cycling Challenge operates a system of group riding pace riders, and a network of support vehicles, all in constant contact, with GPS locations and any strugglers

were quickly warmed up, dried off and where necessary packed into cars and whisked down the mountains to warmth and safety. There were a good few riders in the hills that day, that were not part of the 6 Points who found themselves cold, wet and literally on the verge of hypothermia who asked for the help of our support crew, and they needed it, after a final sweep of the mountain roads to make sure everyone was back home safe and dry it was off to Puerto Pollensa's famous Tolo's for warm food and cold beer and swapping of tables of survival. By contrast the next two days were relatively incident free on flatter roads, lower altitudes and friendlier weather. An early start on Sunday in Cala Millor ensured a midafternoon finish back at the point of departure in Santa Ponsa to complete the circumnavigation with a rousing heroes welcome from the ever supportive members of Calvia Council, and the staff and service users from Asdica, the event's beneficiary charity.




Above 3 Photos: 6 Points finish Santa Ponsa

All 56 riders back in one piece, with wide smiles and new friends. The organisers are still totting up the total funds raised from the riders contribution, the support of the corporate sponsors, and money raised from the Gala dinner after the riders had showered, and worked up a healthy thirst and appetite, but he Hope's to have bettered last year's total to allow Asdica to continue to improve their vital life changing work.

Ses Salines lighthouse

6 Points founder and organiser in chief Bryan Visser, happy to see the event grow in size with another successful year said “we are bowled over with the success of this year’s event – we strive to run the best multi-day cycle ride on the planet and, apart from the weather on Friday, we know that everyone had a wonderful time”. The 6Points Team has already started planning for 2020 and for 6Points Ibiza and Formentera in September

2019. Why don't you get training and join them in September and for Mallorca 2020 on 16, 16 and 17 May 2020? You will love it! _____________________________________ Photos © Anja Ulrich Fotografie




Oak barrels at Son Puig Bodega

Concrete tank for aging wine in a cellar

THE OLD AND THE NEW The winemaking world is in a constant flux of evolution. Throughout history various methods have been used when fermenting and ageing wine but in recent years, as wine has become more widely planted, much more accessible to everyone and the popularity of wine has increased, the way wine is made today is much more systematic and industrialized. A lot of this has to do with the high standard of hygiene provided by the use of stainless steel but as technology advances, so do the materials that are used to make or age a wine. The usual procedure for fermenting and ageing a wine these days is as follows: Firstly, the grapes are picked, they are then fermented in stainless steel tanks and then aged (or not) in an oak barrel. Many factors such as the type of grape, the kind of yeast used, how long the fermentation process is, or the type of oak barrel used can have a profound effect on the final product and can result in a superb wine or a cheap 2€ bottle. Anything can happen! For a long time, the more traditional procedures have been the norm. Until recently…. Now there are many producers who (I want to believe) are disinterested in the more traditional methods of wine making and are keen to experiment with different ways of working. This is why we are now hearing about wines that are “fermented in concrete tanks” or “aged in amphorae” or, my favourite “aged in the concrete egg”. Some producers love to talk about their new approach whilst others aren’t so bothered, preferring that you simply enjoy their wine without worrying about how it is made.

Below Middle: Concrete egg at Tianna Negre

LeParesbalta Microcuvee Amphora Roja

Amphora Gris

For a winemaker, it is fun for them to experiment with various ideas and techniques, and we should make the most of the opportunity to taste these more unique products. At the end of the day, what harm can come to you if you try a wine that has been ‘aged’ in a stone barrel? The worst that can happen is that you simply don’t like it. In actual fact, the use of concrete or stone in the winemaking process is not a new idea and could be as old as wine itself. However, this method was left behind because it had a tendency to transfer some earthy flavours to the wine and difficulties also arose when it came to the cleanliness and maintenance of the concrete or stone. However, there are now new systems in place to avoid the unpleasant influences and maintain a high standard of hygiene without the use of aggressive chemicals. Concrete has a similar microoxygenation level to oak (tiny bits of oxygen can come in and out of the recipient, which is beneficial to the wine), but there is obviously no oaky taste transferred to the wine.

Bodegas Bordoy cellar stainless steel

Concrete and stainless steel at Ribas

pieces of amphorae can often be found. The idea of ageing wine in amphorae is logical. A similar effect to the concrete tanks can be achieved, but the different kinds of clay and the smaller size make it more playful for the winemakers. We have tasted wines from one winery where the same type of grape was used but they were aged in two different kinds of amphorae and the result was amazingly different. We recommend you try it!! (Parés Baltá Amphora Gris and Amphora Roja). The Concrete Egg

The Concrete Tank

This is my personal favourite. It’s an ‘alien looking’ grey 2.5m egg with a pointy side facing upwards. The inventors claim that due to the forces of nature and the cosmos, the wine is in constant rotational circulation. This allows the wine to be continually in contact with its lees (dead yeast that gives wine density as well as other properties). The result is a more aromatic and dense wine, which is definitely worth a try. Cheaper plastic versions can also be found. Also, in a brief conversation with winemaker Alfredo Arribas he showed me a photo of a horizontal egg that he claims changes the circulation inside the egg to create a very different result. Egg shaped oak barrels can also be found!!

This is now quite common. It was always an easy and inexpensive way to ferment the wine. It is also a natural insulator and temperature stabilizer, unlike stainless steel, where the temperature has to be controlled. The result is a wine with more freshness and a similar roundness to oaked wines.

The imagination of the winemakers and their enthusiasm to experiment makes this industry a never-ending tasting ground for the senses. We love a good wine made in the traditional way, but we also love to be surprised by something completely different. We are therefore in favour of the old and the new!!

Here are a few of the more popular “new” recipients used to make wine:

The Amphora As you may already know, Romans used to transport wine and many other things inside amphorae. At many site excavations where wine would have been made by the Romans,

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EL TAPAS DE FLANIGAN – VIVA LA TAPA! Sometimes living in Spain, I feel I have had my fill of tapas. Friends, relatives and friends of friends visit, all in search of that elusive mecca, that divine mouthful of what they believe to be the epitome of Spanish cuisine, and unless you know the right place, many can leave disappointed. Thankfully the gods of the sharing plate are on the side of food this evening as we enter the divine and somewhat aptly named, El Tapas. Opened a few years ago and located halfway up Paseo de Mallorca on the right-hand side of the torrent if you have your back to the upsidedown church, is El Tapas de Flanigan. It is now considered one of the old guard of restaurants on what is a great fun street for eating and drinking in Palma, however it is still full of youthful exuberance and energy and is very much young at heart. There is a beautiful terrace outside located under the arches, following the line of what used to be the old city walls, however, for me what I find special is dining inside. The attention to detail throughout is exquisite in its simplicity. The blues pop against the sparkling white tiles wherever you look and you are transported to a modern seaside tavern with a

distinct nod to the nautical. Even the uniforms of striped blue and white t-shirts remind you that you are only a few hundred metres from our beloved fishing port. Opened under the umbrella of Flanigans, one of the first restaurants to open in what was then the newly renovated Puerto Portals, its philosophy is the same as its 32 year old parent: “it is grounded in the concept of our restaurants as synonymous with the guarantee of quality and professional and attentive service. Our customers must get what they are seeking: efficient and quick service, staff focused on providing the best possible service, and also something different, for we aim to be distinctive. We also want our customers both to enjoy a delicious meal and have a happy time.” And it does not disappoint. We

are greeted with a huge welcoming smile and quickly shown to a lovely table from where we can watch all of the coming and goings of the restaurant with its open kitchen, always a sign of confidence in my opinion. The atmosphere is cheerful and buzzy and although we are eating fairly early all of the tables are full of laughing families, couples, groups and a few individuals at the heart of the action, dotted around the bar. It’s an eclectic mx of people and we run out of fingers as we try to count the different languages we can hear. There is a very international feel to the guest list and it is clear that its reputation reaches further than just a local clientele and as the dishes begin to appear at our table it is apparent as to why. Guided by the expert hand of Head Chef Alejandro Doval, a young and creative chef whose family roots are from Galicia and Asturias, the food is full of flavour and only the freshest produce is used. It is clear that his native roots run through the dishes and he says that he loves to play and experiment with fresh and natural produce which is the basis of this refreshingly modern twist on a traditional tapas menu. First up is my all-time favourite, from the very


first time I tried it all those years ago, the Sagartoki Egg. Whilst it may sound a more Japanese than Spanish, Sagartoki is actually the small town that Alejandro hails from in Asturias and it is here that they have made this little parcel of deliciousness famous. And I have to thank them for allowing Alejandro to introduce them to us here in Palma. Taken all in one go, as you bite through the crisp outer layer, and at once hot egg yoke, mingled with a smoky flavour simply oozes into your mouth. The first time around it is utterly unexpected, however even after the tenth time it still surprises. The only problem with the dish is that you have to give it a moment to cool before you pop it in, and it sits staring at you tantalisingly as you wait. But it is absolutely worth that wait. Caroline, my wonderful guest photographer for the evening, was a newbie to the delights of the Sagartoki Egg and I always love to watch the expressions of those who haven’t tried it before. One of childish delight as the flavours explode. This perfect introduction to the evening was quickly followed up by two of my favourite dishes on the menu, the seasonal Tomato Cojonudo Salad and the Fresh Anchovies in oil. There is something really special about these tomatoes, from the vibrancy of the colour, to the firmness of the texture and the taste…



a glorious sangria, which tasted exactly like Spanish Summer in a glass.

they taste full of the sunshine from the rolling Asturian hillsides from which they are picked. They are ripened to perfection and utterly delicious and the full-bodied flavour is the perfect complement to the anchovies, that are at once both delicately salty and sweet, with a glorious citrus undertone. Tapas heaven if you ask me. After this the dishes come thick and fast: juicy Padron Peppers, crispy Fried Anchovies, clearly one of the favourites on the menu judging by the number we see coming out of the kitchen. A fabulous cod omelette with favours reminiscent of Nobu’s famous miso blackened cod dish, and finally the wonderfully succulent Iberico Pork cooked in the Canarian style with mojo picón sauce. All of this washed down with

El Tapas has the balance just right in everything it does. The portion sizes are the right size, the mixture of flavours are perfectly balanced, never bland, but equally never trying too hard. The service is fast and efficient, yet you never feel rushed. You could run in here for a quick snack or stay for an entire evening, slowly picking your way through the menu. It is equally at home catering for large groups as it is for individuals and it is clear that each and every person is important as the disabled facilities show. So the next time you have people over to visit and you ask what they fancy to eat, with the perennial answer of tapas, then swing on by to El Tapas de Flanigans and prepare to start living that tapas dream again. Viva la Tapa! ____________________________________ By Victoria Pearce Photos © Caroline Hillier Paseo Mallorca 20, Palma (+34) 971 679 017




RITZI RESTAURANT – BELLISSIMA! Situated on the marina front in Puerto Portals is Ritzi. Speak to any of the local crowd of expats who live In and around the port and Ritzi is synonymous with quality, luxury and fun and when we visited on a balmy Tuesday evening there wasn’t an empty table in the house. The restaurant was full of those self-same locals plus many visiting from their motor yachts and the various luxury hotels in the area. It is a perfect place for people watching as you guess the stories of those seated on the tables around as millionaires sat rubbing shoulders with creatives, teachers and boat builders. It’s easy to understand why the great and good flock to Ritzi. The setting is picture perfect for one. Gentle music plays calmingly over white linen tableclothed tables, where sunlight dapples through beautiful umbrellas and the sound of the odd Lamborghini passing is masked by beautiful olive bushes. Beyond those bushes we are treated to the stunning backdrop of boats. Never one to be able to resist anything that combines a view of water and the beauties that float on it, it is perfect for me. It’s beautiful and romantic and even though I was visiting with my housemate and guest photographer Ben, for the evening, we could still really the appreciate the ambiance, with perhaps fewer longing looks, unless you count

the ones we kept throwing at the boats and amazing cars that kept passing. Romance aside though, there were more than just loved up couples dining around us, tables of friends sat chattering and laughing, enjoying the last dying rays of yet another beautiful June day. Because the thing is, it is not just the setting that makes Ritzi so special, but the food as well. Run by Italian brothers, the boys have harnessed everything that makes grandmother’s kitchen so incredible and have wrapped it up in floaty silks. Hearty and full of flavour, yet delicate and fragrant, with a finesse that comes from years of honing their trade. And so began our delightful journey through their Italian culinary repertoire. To begin with we were served tuna tartar with a delicious tempura prawn atop. The tuna was smoky and fresh and the tart mango jus really pulled out the flavours. There was an interesting juxtaposition between the cool of the tartar and hot of the prawn, with it’s perfect crunch and delicately sweet meat. The cubitos of ginger finished the dish of with a flourish. In typical Italian style the next course was pasta. Continuing along the seafood theme, we were delighted to be presented with garlic spaghetti with langoustines and cherry tomatoes. A note


to the wise, romancing couples should ensure that they both order the same dish due to the high levels of garlic, but if warding off vampires is your thing, then this is the dish for you. Luckily for me I am a fan of Buffy and all things garlic, and with was probably my favourite dish of the evening. The pasta was beautifully al dente, just the way I like it and the langoustines, well they were perfect. I could have kept ordering it all night long.

Davide assured me that the apple tart tatin was to die for, and whist I am not the biggest dessert person in the world, he was not wrong. It was absolutely divine and beautifully presented with a ball of homemade vanilla ice-cream (remember what I said about grandma, she was clearly an ice-cream fan), a perfectly ripe strawberry and a wonderfully sour syphilis. All in all, it was a fantastic end to a lovely meal in a perfect setting.

However we were not to be disappointed when the actual mains arrived at our table, delivered by the delightful Davide who, alongside Marcelo, were our fabulous waiters for night. Always attentive, but never intrusive, the ensured that we, along with all the other guests that evening, were treated like royalty. For Ben there was the black angus rump steak on a bed of potatoes and succulent mushrooms. The meat was supremely tasty, though I confess I prefer my steak to come a little more on the blue side.

We decided to round off the evening with a cocktail at the terrace bar, yet another fantastic spot to while away the hours and watch the world go by, as you decide which yacht to have as your own (unless you already have one), whilst debating names. Personally I still think the Queen Victoria is perfectly apt. The cocktail list is extensive and if your favourite is not on there then the accommodating barman is more than happy to rustle something up.

I was treated to the tuna on an Asian salad with sweet chilli dipping sauce and a balsamic drizzle. Again I would have preferred mine to be a little more poco hecho, but I think they are used to a slightly more well done expat taste, so it is definitely something to state when you order. Both cuts were delicious and needed to have justice done to them. By this point we were fit to bursting, but it would have been rude not to order dessert.

Ritzi’s is a great restaurant, in a lovely spot, with an atmosphere to melt even the most hardened hearts. Head there for lunch or dinner or to simply watch the sun go down behind the swaying masts. ____________________________________ By Victoria Pearce Ritzi Ctra. Vella, Puerto Portals (+34) 971 684 104






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FOR SALE: Beneteau 25 (Platu). Roller jib, bowsprit with topdown furling asymmetric. Fun fast sailing. Trailer available. €8,000 +44 7956155611 (message/WhatsApp).





FOR SALE: Viper One Design keelboat “The Black Adder” 224 Black topsides with white bottom, and standard white decks, A great looking Viper 640 in immaculate condition, always dry stored in a barn. No hull scratches. Unused this last year. Viewing: Currently stored Newquay TR8 4LU Cornwall England. *Can deliver anywhere along UK South Coast. *Willing to consider paying cost of flight to Newquay Airport UK for any potential overseas buyer to view. All standard equipment: Velocotek GPS, Top cover, Under cover, Rudder cover, Road trailer and spare wheel, Upgraded Pintle/ Gudgeon fitting, Lifting strop, New spare set mast spreaders, New spare spinnaker halliard exit block and jamber. Sails: North Sails - Main, Jib, Spinnaker; One Sails - Jib (used one regatta only); One Sails - Spinnaker (used one regatta only). Although several years old, in new condition. Any inspection welcomed. Sensible price of £17,000 (New value with extras appx £27,000). David Pitman (+44) 1637 880041 / (-44) 7966 400 486

FOR SALE: A fully restored town house over four levels. Many original features have been kept. New roof and terrace, laundry room and storage. Top floor has a studio of 21m2 and terrace of 25.6m2. Views from the terrace are to the port and to the mountains. First floor has two bedrooms with en suite bathrooms 50.4m2. Ground floor comprises Ikea kitchen and open plan living of 38.5 m2. With double door to street. Cellar with laundry and bathroom and double door to street 24.00 m2. Total area 160m2. Parking for motor bikes in the cellar. Street parking for cars. 100% legal with all papers. Asking price Euro 490,000. Option of additional apartment. Contact

FOR SALE: EUR795,000. A beautiful Mediterranean-style house with views over Andratx Golf Course, located only 80 steps to Camp de Mar beach. With 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (two of which are ensuite) and located within a small community with a private swimming pool, this house is a wonderful escape, only 5 minutes from Puerto de Andratx and 25 minutes from Palma international airport. The property has direct access to the beach and a separate front entrance, an allocated car space, a constructed area of 153m2 including 16m2 of covered terrace, 25m2 of open terrace with expansive views across Camp de Mar and the mountains, two outside storage rooms and a private garden of 125m2. Please contact: FIRST MALLORCA Andrea Keppler - Area Manager Puerto Andratx +34 651 586 793

LOOKING FOR ACCOMODATION: Mature professional lady, nonsmoking, looking for house or apartment share, no more than 20 minutes’ drive from Puerto Portals. Needs good sized bedroom and parking. Or studio flat. Call Denise on 639 700 797. FOR RENT: Mooring For Rent 8x2,6m in the Club de Mar in Palma including parking and pool use for 8.500€ / 1 Year. Alexander Paul - Mobil: (+49) 17610333771. FOR RENT: La Bonanova – 75m2 unfurnished ground floor flat in detached villa completely renovated 2018. 2 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen, central heating an A/C, garage. Quiet residential area with public transport, sports centre and local amenities Long term only, 1500€/month plus elec. Etc. Info: 654 059 309. FOR RENT: Berth For Rent - 9x3 mars. Santa Ponsa, Mallorca 7500 euros. Tel: +34 626 566 731.

FOR SALE: Range Rover P38 Overfinch. 1999. 4.6HSE. RHD. Burgandy/Tan leather interior. 85,000 miles from new. Full documentation including original invoice. Been in storage since 2004. Regularly started. In storage in Son Bogadelles. On UK plates Exceptional condition. 10,000 eu. Tel. 656 949 243.

FOR SALE: Get ready for summer! Small consignment of floating mats – 3.60m x 1.80m x 3.5m. Attaches to back of boat for safety. Loads of fun for all ages. Rolls up to approx. 40cms x 1.80m. €400 inc IVA 619 585 910.

FOR SALE: 12ft Classic 2 person rowing skiff/Sailing dinghy. Clinker built on oak frames. Needs some equipment. Reduced to 1200 €. +34 627 287 863.

FFOR SALE: Carbon Passarelle, length 5 meters, width 60cm. very stable. Stock item for sale at greatly reduced price. Email:

FOR RENT: Prime location on Paseo Maritimo behind The Boathouse. € 1,300 per Month for a single unit of 27 sq. meters, includes existing furniture and 1 complimentary parking space. Excludes Utility Costs, which will be invoiced on a quarterly basis. (+34) 699 569 934

FOR SALE: Sailboat Hunter 336. Perfect condition and very equipped. Ready to navigate. Oceanic classification. Safe and comfortable. Great interior habitability. See in Real Club Nautico Palma. R4-4. Price: 59.800 €

FOR SALE: Rio 850 day cruiser2003 lovely boat moored in Santa Ponsa.2xvolvo Pentax engines, new battery and battery charger, new leather upholstery new inlet manifold well looked after, we’ve had plenty of holiday an lots of fun on the boat, but I’ll health-forces a reluctant sale...€25,000 contact Michael (+44) 7876286469 or Jacqueline (+44) 447533247574.

FOR RENT: Accomodation on a 26ft Sail Boat moored at Puerto Portals suitable for single person or young couple. 100 € per week including electric, water & parking. Must have proof of being in yachting industry & have a current STCW cert.

FOR RENT: Professional People only need apply. Beautiful 2 bed, 2 bath 1 en-suite., flat to rent in the centre of Palma (close to Clinica Rotjer, Plaza España, STP,)long term availability. Refundable deposit, 1 month´s rent in advance. Rent: 1500€ + running cost. +34 615 992 203.




ADVERTISE FOR FREE JOBS / EMPLOYMENT JOB VACANCY: Seippel & Seippel, International Insurance Brokers, based in Mallorca are offering a full time administrative and sales positions. We are looking for an efficient and professional individual with good PC skills. Minimum languages required are Good English / Some German with a good level of spoken Spanish - or Good German / Some English with a good level of spoken Spanish. At Seippel & Seippel you will benefit from great working hours, a pleasant working atmosphere in an international high qualified team as well as remuneration following qualifications. If interested please send your CV with photograph in English or Spanish to JOB VACANCY: Product Manager - STP Shipyard Palma. Responsible for monitoring the shipyard’s production (haul out-launching vessels, travelift movements, berths, space on land, customer service management, etc.). Customer mgmt. Organising assigned staff. Coordinating team of apprx. 25 employees. Reporting directly to General Manager. Requirements: Naval engineering training or similar; Merchant Marine Yacht Master qual; Experience as a Yacht Captain, Shipyard Product Manager, Merchant Seaman, Chief Engineer or similar; Knowledge of Excel spreadsheets and Autocad; Languages: Spanish and very fluent English, preferably native; Profile: Customer oriented, ability to handle stressful situations, proactive, organised, ability to interact with different departments/teams. Conditions: Indefinite term contract following a trial period; Salary to be agreed upon according to experience and qualifications; candidates will not be ruled out for economic reasons; Immediate hiring. CV to JOB VACANCY: Captain required for a New Build 32m Motoryacht. Engineering skills would be an advantage. Yacht delivery scheduled for June 2019 in Monfalcone, yacht to be based in Italy for the first year. The new vessel will be private use only, no charter, UK owners. Couples would be considered. Please forward CVs to Denise at

If you have anything for sale or wanted - boat bits, household, etc. Strictly no trade ads (except jobs), or property ads (except private rentals) please! By email to: JOB VACANCY: Marivent Yachts, a leading company in the Yachting Sector is selecting After Sales Staff. The Job involves the Inspection, Preparation and Set Up of new Yachts for Handover to the Owners. The Maintenance, Repair and Management of these vessels as well as their delivery between ports is also a fundamental part of the job. Medium level English and High level German are compulsory. CV to Tel: (+34) 607 140 849. JOB VACANCY: Echo Marine Service is looking for a service Technician preferably with yacht experience. Good written and spoken English essential. Knowledge of reverse osmosis and electric knowledge will be appreciated. We would value experience of working on board. Will become a member of a professional team dedicated to the installation and repair of water treatment systems on board. Salary to be agreed upon, according to experience and qualifications. Send your CV to JOB VACANCY: Whites International Yachts is recruiting for an experienced multi-lingual Yacht Broker. The Broker we are looking for is an energetic, born networker, who has the ability to develop and maintain client and yacht business relationships and increase the number of the motor yacht sales. The successful candidate ideally is; business minded, self-employed, marine professional, result oriented and has excellent commercial and communication skills. We also encourage marine professionals who admire a shore-based lifestyle on Mallorca to apply. Required skills; multilingual (English, French and German a must). We offer professional back office sales support, commission-based salary and a future partnership (due to nearing retirement of one partner). We are open-minded to discuss possibilities. Start date in consultation. Please send your CV and application to JOB VACANCY: Looking for caretaking job, South West Mallorca, to include accommodation for 2 mature persons (non-smokers). Experienced handyman and engineer, cars and boats. Please call 639 700 797.

JOB VACANCY: Versilia Supply Service is looking for a Secretary/ office administrator, English language required along with Spanish and computer literacy, a clean driving licence and good communication skills with clients, salary to be agreed upon according to experience. Please send CV to JOB VACANCY: Skilled welder/ fitter required. We are looking to recruit a welder/fitter for our marine welding company based near palma. Do you have experience working to high levels of accuracy with Mig and Tig, in the nautical sector, using stain-less, steel and aluminium? A knowledge of English and Spanish? Then we would love to hear from you. Send your CV to: SEEKING EMPLOYMENT: Looking for a part-time secretary job for a nautical company. Very good experience in the sector, high level of English with very good knowledge of nautical terms, high level of Spanish, Native Italian. Very organized person and a quick learner. CV available on request: cinzia.codato@gmail. com. Tel: 629 141 877. JOB VACANCY: Full time sales executive – Palma based. The successful candidate will become an integral part of our growing DWD Palma Sales Team, with a main focus on yacht uniform sales and customer service, involving direct Yacht visits in and around the Palma area and Southwest Mallorca marinas. Other aspects of this role include Showroom Sales, attending Yacht Shows and events, and supporting the entire team in many areas of the business. The successful candidate will report directly to the Palma Sales Manager and work to achieve quarterly sales targets. The candidate should be a confident driver with a full clean driving licence. Knowledge of the local area is advantageous. Fluent English and basic Spanish is required. Proven Sales experience or a Super Yacht background is desirable for this role, as well as good organization and strong computer skills. For more details about the position, please send a cover letter and your CV to

JOB VACANCY: Service Manager required. Looking for 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 help grow and share in the success of a well-established workshop & maintenance business that is backed by a world leading brand. Languages: A Very high level of English is essential. German – Very beneficial. A good level of Spanish is essential. The successful candidate will be responsible for: Developing & Selling new Products & Services to existing customers; Growing our database of customers through proactive networking & marketing; Managing workflow for a small team of technicians; Management reporting, timesheet management & service improvement; Responsible & accountable for the entire service, maintenance and guardiennage arm of the business; Managing sub-contractors; Assisting technicians with troubleshooting and problem solving; Boat movements and logistics; Liaising and interfacing with accounts, administration & the sales team. Important characteristics include 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 & guardiennage business they have to offer something more than the competition. Send CV’s & cover letter to James Blackburn

MISCELLANEOUS GO SAILING: Would you like to join in with the Flying Fifteen fleet in Mallorca. Exhilarating dinghy sailing in the safety of a keel boat. Join our racing fleets in Pollensa & Palma. Buy a boat, come and crew or borrow our club boat to give it a try! All ages 18 - 80.

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2016 Princess 82 ‘LA VIE’ Reduced to 2,900,000 EUR VAT Not Paid Mallorca, Spain

Est. 1987

SL: 78 - 86 - 96 - 102 - 118

SX: 76 - 88

SD: 96 - 112 - 126

C/Benito J. Feijóo, Local 7, Puerto Portals Calvia, 07181 Mallorca, Spain Tel. +34 971 676 845 | +34 609 609 520 |

SY: 44Alloy - 500Exp - 52Steel - 64Steel

CENTRAL AGENCY This incredibly well-kept and well equipped example of the Princess 82 model was built in 2016 and first launched in 2017. Powered by twin MTU 10V M94 1624hp engines, she has been extensively customised and features every conceivable extra on board. Luxurious accommodation for up to 8 guests is divided into 4 double cabins with additional crew accommodation for up to 4 crew members. Cared for year round by a full time professional crew. Charter coded with charter license. YDSA certified. Fully serviced and anti-fouled in March 2019.

Delphia 33.3 2011 Reduced to 67,500 EUR

It is nice to step aboard a boat where everything is in the right place, looks maintained, and looks in order. This is one such boat. Rather lightly used, and with a great spec, this boat could take you around the Baleares, and very much further. Slab - reefed main, cabin heating, nearly new outboard (one hour ONLY, run on it!), and a nice tender. These and many more features add up to a splendid package. The boat comes with berthing until the end of July, in a very desirable Palma Bay marina. And there is a possibility of extending this, should you so wish...

Cantiere Navale Diano 103’ 2009 1.750.000 EUR

Joost Goverts Broker Edificio Dux - Calle Porto Pi 4, 1ª Palma De Mallorca, 07015 T. +34 971 707 900 F. +34 971 707 775 +34 627 947 160

CROWBRIDGE is an exceptional yacht offering classical design with exhilarating performance. The yacht was exceptionally built and engineered to the highest-standard, ensuring proper maintenance can be carried out without obstruction. The luxury motor yacht’s interior showcases Italian styling in its best form. CROWBRIDGE offers five exceptional staterooms for 10 guests.

(+34) 659 887 455




Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 54DS 2008 345,000 EUR VAT Paid Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 54 DS for sale: It will be difficult to find a sistership in better cosmetic and mechanical condition. CINDERELLA OF SOUTH SHIELDS, a 2008 build and model has had a comprehensive refit carried out by her current second owner in 2016/17 including but not limited to new sails, new paint job of hull and superstructure, mast and boom. He has since upgraded her further and she comes with full med spec, air conditioning, generator, bimini, but also fully equipped for extended blue water cruises. She is a 2 to 3 cabin owner´s version and has seen only private use. Must be seen to be fully appreciated.

Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 54 Deck Saloon 2008 190,000 GBP VAT Not Paid This Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 54 Deck Saloon 3-cabin version from first owner, has never been chartered, and is in a very good condition. She has wide teak laid decks, ample swimming platform and cockpit with dual steering stations. Sloop rigged with an in mast furling main sail, furling genoa from 2017, spare sails, electric winches, spinnaker pole, etc. Equipped with a 110hp Yanmar diesel engine, bow thruster, feathering propeller, generator, complete navigation equipment, Zodiac with outboard, covers, life raft, air conditioning, washer/dryer, etc. She has a truly spacious interior with a big master cabin forward and two ample guest cabins aft all with their own ensuite. This fast, comfortable and easily-sailed cruiser is definitely not one to overlook.

Oyster 62 2002 495,000 GBP Tax Paid Lying Mallorca

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

66 & 76

Simon Crutchley: +34 656 949 244

Oyster 62, 2002, all GRP with teak decks (re-caulked 2018). Perkins 240hp diesel engine, bow thruster, generator, air conditioning, watermaker, electric in-mast furling. Rig completely overhauled May 2019. Sleeps up to 9 in 5 cabins, large aft master cabin en-suite. Very well-equipped including davits, bimini, sprayhood, tender and more. Recommended viewing. Lying Mallorca and priced at £495,000 GBP tax paid.

Beneteau 57 395,000 EUR

T: (+34) 971 402 911 M: (+34) 634 342 444

De Valk Palma Port Cala Nova, Avda. Joan Miró, 327 07015 Palma de Mallorca

A well-kept example of this popular marque. One owner from new and used only in the Mediterranean. She is maintained professionally and antifouled annually. Interior shows very little use. A good buy for long range cruisers, or equally a family.

Last stock Absolute Navetta 52 for 2019 Price: POA Paddy Harrison +34 636 477 448 5 STAR YACHTS Local 4 - Port Cala Nova 07015 Palma de Mallorca

Based on the same foundations as the phenomenally successful 58 Navetta the 52 is one of the most spacious 50 footers on the market.




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