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DEAR ISLANDER Dear Islander, I am very happy to report that this year’s Palma Superyacht Show and Palma Boatshow were a great success. With around 32,000 visitors over the five days all the exhibitors who we spoke to were very happy and will be back next year. The sight of 55 Superyachts, of which 29 were sailing yachts was hugely impressive and congratulations to all concerned for getting these boats to the show, as without these yachts, I’m sure the show would not attract the number and quality of visitors who were in attendance. The marina of Moll Vell should also be mentioned as giving the show a super location and ambience. By the time of next year’s show when all the restaurants and bars are fully open it will certainly give the show the perfect venue. This month sees The Superyacht Cup return to our waters, with a full entry of 24 wonderful yachts including the five J- Class Yachts who are returning to Palma for a second time. The class has decided to use this regatta as its main event this year, so competition will be red hot. Two of the J’s, Ranger and Velsheda, have undergone major works during the winter in Palma trying to find that edge of performance to challenge Hanuman who seemed almost invincible last year. We shall be out in the RIB taking lots of photos for next month’s issue, where we will feature a gallery of the event. This event is my favourite week of the season, being able to get up close to some of the finest sailing yachts in the world, with the backdrop of Palma and the Tramuntana Mountains making it the perfect regatta venue. So, all that remains is for me to wish you all a great season on the water. Fair Winds! Simon & The Team

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ISSGMT Announces New Office in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

Photo Competition 2014 It’s that time of the year again folks, when we start our popular photographic competition again. As last year, the top 12 photographs will be used in our 2015 A3 stunning calendar, where the proceeds will be donated to charities. This year’s theme is simply “The Med”. We want pictures which capture the beauty of this beautiful region.

We will choose an overall winner, who will receive a case of very special wine which has been produced here in the Mediterranean region. The competition is not open to professional photographers, and please do not enhance the images. Please send all entries to in jpeg or psd and a minimum of 300 dpi. Closing date is 10th October 2014.

The office is conveniently located in office 10 inside the Global Building at STP, one of the largest superyacht facilities in Europe for refit and maintenance. Sales Manager, Laurence Carlier - “Opening an office in Europe has long been a goal for ISS GMT and we are thrilled to have a base in Palma. The new location will allow us to better service our clients when heading to the Med season as well as reinforcing our presence on the European market. ” ISSGMT-Palma will be represented by newly hired Gemma Woodcock, an experienced

marine travel consultant. A native of the UK, Woodcock has lived in Palma for 12 years. She comes with a strong knowledge of the yachting industry and marine travel services. “We are very excited to have Gemma joined the ISSGMT Team - Her personality and experience is a good fit for this new operation” says Carlier. ISS GMT is a full-service specialty travel agency offering 24/7 customer service, catering exclusively to the maritime industry including private yachting, racing organizations, commercial and cruise. ISSGMT provides marine airfares; one way negotiated refundable and changeable rates for crew and corporate personnel.

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Monte Carlo Yachts Appoints Sunbird International Sunbird International Motor Yachts are proud to announce the signing of the UK distribution contract with Monte Carlo Yachts S.p.A. Established by Groupe Beneteau as their exclusive motor yachts division for yachts above 60 ft, Monte Carlo Yachts, based in Monfalcone, Italy combine Italian design, flair and build quality with the production efficiency and manufacturing innovation of the world’s largest leisure boat builders. Sunbird’s Eric Martin said “We have a long and proud relationship with Groupe Beneteau, working together since 1980 and so we are delighted to open

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Palma Superyacht & Boat Show The doors closed on this year’s Superyacht & boat show on May 4th after 5 excellent days of Mallorcan weather and reported business at the newly opened Moll Vell Marina, Palma. This was a record breaking show in terms of the number of water and land based exhibitors, and even had a royal visitor in Queen Sofia! It is hard to imagine that only



two years ago the show had to be cancelled due to lack of interest. Since BYBA (Balearic Yacht Brokers Association) was formed, for the 2013 edition, the show is going from strength to strength. BYBA now has the full support of MYBA, (Mediterranean Yacht Brokers Association), and there is no doubt that their involvement has done much to cement the position of the show. There were a stunning 55 yachts on show above 24

metres, 29 of which were sailing yachts, which is probably more than at any other public admission show in the world. Official reports say that 32,000 people visited the show during the 5 days, which doesn’t tell all the story. Director of the show, Chema Sans said that this year’s visitors were much more serious about doing business, whereas last year many were there for a “day out”. Over 90% of the 158 exhibitors have expressed a wish to return for 2015, when the show is hoping to expand in terms of land and water based space. Arne Ploch, president of joint organisers BYBA said after the show “The show has gone better than we could have expected. Many exhibitors have said it was the best Boat Show they have attended in the past 10 years. Clients came from afar, including the USA, and one of the wealthiest people in the world also paid a visit. Unlike Monaco, which is without doubt elitist, Palma has retained

a special charm and is open to anyone. Next year we hope to attract up to 70 Superyachts, with more of the harbour due to be dredged. The facilities at Moll Vell Marina, which weren’t quite ready for this year’s show will be open soon, and will provide a fabulous location for the show in future years, just across the road from the iconic Cathedral and La Llonja. In the “normal” section of the show, as against the Superyacht area, business was also reported as being very brisk indeed. Nautiparts seemed to be heaving with customers every time we passed by, and were offering one of the “in” products of the show, the GoCycle Electric Bike (report in April issue of The Islander). Hundreds of people availed themselves of the opportunity to have a try at riding this amazing new bike, with many not afraid to pay the 2995 euros retail price. This is a

MALLORCA NEWS product which I feel we will see much more of in the future. Marina Estrella, who have attended every edition of the show since its inception in 1984 reported having a great show. They had a prime position at the end of Pier 2 and showed 12 boats, including examples from Hanse, Azimut, Cobalt, Minorchino, Atlantis, Moody and Varianta. Guy Norrish said that they expect to close several deals in the coming weeks. Andy Leehman, of Yacht Center Palma, who has attended most of the Palma shows said it was the best show in 20 years, and was excited about the future prospects for his business. Other quotes from leading businesses at the show included... “The Palma Superyacht Show has already become an established large yacht event thanks to the combined efforts of Palma based brokers and the

local authorities. The location is good, the yachts are good, the timing is good and even the weather was good. Congratulations to everyone involved.” Jonathan Syrett - Camper & Nicholsons Spain S.A.U. “The Palma Super Yacht Show has definitely taken its place in the show circuit back, for all I know it has never been this good ever before. The display of yachts and exhibitors was of high quality and very international thus representing the industry as a whole. It had a nice flow for visitors so chances that they missed out on any of the exhibitors are slim. One broker told me they have seen a more serious crowd than the last Dusseldorf and HISWA Shows. Also the general feeling towards the economic situation is carefully positive. From my observations it looked like the small businesses sold quite a few of their products on the show. For me personally it was a great networking event that

has lead direct and will lead indirectly to more business. We can’t be happy if we can’t complain; the drinks area’s leave room for improvement. They should be there to provide a space where business people can comfortably enjoy extensive conversations. Slow service, uncomfortable furniture and loud music don’t really help. But the show in general deserves to be called ´Super´.” Jens Oomes - Invisible Crew / Dahm International

“A big thank you to all who visited our stands at last week’s Palma Superyacht show, it was a great success and has resulted in some very interesting project enquiries and a number of equipment orders. The standard of visitors was exactly what we like to see with not only senior crew members and project managers, but some yacht owners too spending time with us.” Steve Worrall – spokesperson for ETY &



Worth the effort! Nina Harjula (+34) 699 906 009 mallorcahiking Mallorca Hiking Walk of the month: Torrent de Pareis This is a difficult and potentially dangerous hike - one of the most difficult on the island and it is not for the faint-hearted! In fact it is not so much a hike as an obstacle course, as there are massive boulders to negotiate, slither down and between, and some light abseiling is required in some sections. You need to be fit and well equipped, and prepared for adventure. With all this in mind, this trek is a stunning and unforgettable experience! We set off from Escorca, starting with a gentle descent with lovely views of Puig Roig ahead of us,



The Torrent and already we see the beginnings of the dramatic canyon through which the torrent de Pareis runs. We zigzag down into the torrent floor and soon come to a junction of 2 canyons; Torrent de Lluc and Torrent de Gorg Blau (famous for its difficult canyoning part “Sa Fosca”) from where we follow the path of the torrent de Pareis that actually starts at this junction. From here, most of the route involves finding a way through and over the impressive boulders and rock formations that form the bed of the torrent. At times this is tricky and sometimes requires a leap of faith. Occasionally we get a reprieve and the riverbed is flat and smooth but not for long.... and all the while the canyon narrows into an ever more dramatic gorge, with towering cliffs almost touching each other overhead. The flora and the fauna is very special in this torrent as it has always been and still is – a

The Canyon at Sa Calobra small separate piece of Paradise. It is not unusual to spot wild goats and endemic orchids. It is tough going but very rewarding, and a swim has never been so welcome when we finally reach the mouth of the gorge at Sa Calobra! Highlights: An excellent challenging hike with lots of variety, funny scrambling and a fabulous little stony cove at the end. Facts about this walk: • Duration: 5hrs (breaks not included). • Lenght: 5km. • Difference in altitude: 600m descending.

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MALLORCA NEWS new hydraulic system requiring all the valve blocks and every hydraulic hose onboard to be replaced. This upgrade of the hydraulic system will provide more winch speed on deck during regattas allowing sails to be hoisted and trimmed quicker during regattas. Since beginning work on Velsheda, the team have also started working with Endeavour and reigning Superyacht Cup champion, Hanuman.

Marine Hydraulic Solutions service the J Class It has been just four short months since Marine Hydraulic Solutions, MHS, officially opened its doors mid January and already they have expanded the team twice and are

working on some of the most sought after projects in the industry. MHS, situated in STP Shipyard in Palma, has this winter been involved on a major project on the J Class Velsheda, assisting in the installation of a complete

Endeavour is one of the original J Class yachts. Having been sold for scrap and the victim of several failed restoration attempts, her survival is a wonderful tale of a labour of love, with a happy ending. MHS are proud to be involved with her going into the Med race season. They have been replacing solid piping with flexible hoses to allow easier servicing and access to other machinery. The most recent to come into the yard and choose MHS as their hydraulic services team are Royal Huisman built Hanuman. Hanuman is a replica of Endeavour II that was originally built to challenge Ranger in the Americas Cup. She was launched Holland in March 2009. MHS has been providing ongoing hydraulics assistance onboard.


Complete Marine Freight recently received an SOS call from Brad Robertson of Asociacion Ondine to move 8 Sting Rays from their holding tanks in Andratx to the Palma Aquarium. The sting rays had been kept after Ondine had carried out a tagging operation of 135 Sting rays in the Bay of Palma 2 weeks ago. They have been kept under observation to make sure their tags did not get infected and to also check any behaviour changes due to their new accessory.

Steve states, ‘We are very happy with the way the business is going. The standard of work being carried out and dedication from our technicians is second to none. Working on three J Class yachts in the first months of operation is fantastic and we are looking forward to the Superyacht Cup in Palma where we will see 5 of these stunning J’s on the start line at which point I guess we’ll also see what a difference all these winter modifications have made to each of the boats.’

Sting rays have a cartilage hoop over their breathing holes or gills where the tags were placed. A recent survey dive in the same area where the sting rays were re-released showed approximately 40/50 non tagged Rays to ones with tags which indicates a healthy overall population in the marine park. A good sign of the hard work Ondine is doing to protect our local sea. The Sting rays were picked up at 1600 on Friday and moved to Palma Aquarium in a special transport tank in the back of the Complete Marine Freight van. By the time the Rays were in their new home at Palma Aquarium the sun had firmly set and the mission to transport the beautiful creatures had come to a close.

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Aigua Sea School: Training in Cala Nova Aigua Sea School has extended their training base to operate from Cala Nova in addition to their HQ in C/ San Magin, Santa Catalina. Established in 2007, Aigua Sea School continually develops the training courses and facilities it can offer to the bustling Palma based yacht industry. The latest course provided by the Aigua team is Instructor Training for Personal Watercraft (PWC). The school’s Jet Ski and RIB are based in the Cala Nova marina, perfectly placed to take advantage of the marina’s facilities and close proximity, with ease of access, to Palma. Working closely with a team of RYA Inspectors and Moderators, the Aigua Instructors run the one- day proficiency courses at any time prior to the three day Instructor training programme. Candidates preparing for the Instructors course should hold a valid First Aid certificate, RYA membership, adequate PWC experience and, ideally, a Powerboat level II certificate and VHF marine radio Short Range Certificate. All the pre-requisite courses are available through Aigua at their Santa Catalina office.



Theory knowledge for Instructor candidates must be at the level of Day Skipper or higher. Again, theory courses, either online or shore based, are available through Aigua Sea School. Aigua’s first training course was 100% successful with superb feedback from all candidates. The school will develop personalised courses for individual superyachts’ or ‘open courses’ for individual candidates. The Aigua team provides all the required administration and support in a superyachts’ application for RYA recognition. Following successful inspection, the yacht becomes a training centre and can provide certified training to the guests/owners for safe and responsible use of the water toys onboard. The close working relationship that Aigua has with the new management of the Port Olímpic Cala Nova site will encourage the development of further training opportunities at the site. For more information please contact Linda Revill, principal on +34 871 230 373, visit the school office or email:

Peters & May has shipped boats, yachts and associated marine peripherals since 1988. The company now ships over 4,000 vessels worldwide each year, supported by its numerous complementary divisions which are all designed to provide a complete and exemplary service to the marine industry. The focus of any Peters & May solution is flexibility and expertise throughout the management of the entire project. Being an independent service provider means we can source the best route through the best carrier, whilst our volume of business means we can maintain a competitive pricing structure and have the experience to always deliver a first class service. Peters & May is the first choice of many of the world’s premier

race teams, super-yachts and manufacturers, in addition to individual boat owners; providing flexible solutions that can be tailored to any logistical challenge. We are able to cater for any vessel, large or small, with an experienced team of staff on hand to help with every element of your yacht transport needs, from securing a suitable vessel to the provision of a shipping cradle, marine cargo insurance, VAT advice and all customs import and export formalities. With a network of global offices in the UK, USA, Spain, France and Asia we are able to provide you with the local knowledge needed to help you ship your yacht. Recently Peters & May have opened a new office in Palma located in STP yard; the office is headed up by Business Development Manager Lee Metcalfe, who was previously a yacht captain giving him the specific knowledge of the industry to help with your enquiries.

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Evolution Agents Launches Evowasabi Gourmet Provisioning Service This new provisioning service is focused on gourmet Japanese products, including premium deep-frozen sushi. Aware of the need to keep up with the client’s requirements, Evolution has taken one step further in the effort of provide the best service by launching its new gourmet Provisioning service -EvoWasabi- at both crew and guest´s disposal. Focusing on Japanese products, including premium deep-frozen sushi, the EvoWasabi service is aimed at providing quality, ready-to-use products from an increasingly popular cuisine



to today’s superyacht chefs, consequently reducing preparation time to a minimum - a key consideration for chefs, particularly those on board busy charter yachts. The highest quality processing and packaging of food is crucial to ensure chefs receive the level of product that superyacht owners and guests are familiar with, and Evolution Agents is pleased to be able to offer this quality to its clients. It will, in addition, allow the chef to store the food on board for longer periods – particularly useful during a busy charter season or a voyage of considerable distance. The EvoWasabi range includes deep-frozen tuna, salmon, Hamachi, eel and black cod, and

is complemented by a range of homemade Japanese sauces, notably ponzu, kabayaki, wafu and EvoWasabi vinegar for sushi rice. “Our mission is to make an on-board gourmet experience to enjoy, providing excellent Japanese products, each one of which retains the same properties and freshness for weeks, thanks to the state-of-the-art packaging and deep-freezing processing,” explains Colin

Clark, Head of Provisioning at Evolution Agents. EvoWasabi products are already available to those in Spanish waters and can be ordered via email or phone: (+34) 971 400 200 - Palma (+34) 932 254 545 - Barcelona (+34) 650 220 099 – Ibiza For further information visit

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MALLORCA NEWS Balearic Charter Requirements for Eu Vat Registered Owning Companies (Eu Countries With Double Taxation Agreement With Spain) Eu Certificate Of Registry.

Eu Vat Number

Flag State Commercial Seaworthiness Certificate.

Spanish Vat Number (Cif) Registration With Spanish Vat Authorities.

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(Non-Resident With No Business Establishment)

Compulsary 3Rd Party Insurance

Periodic Vat Payments To Spanish Vat Office Of 21% Of Charter

Crew Manning Convalidation

Passenger Insurance Liferaft(S) Certificate(S)

Balearic Charter Permit

Spain and Charter Regs During the recent Palma Boat show there was an element of confusion as to exactly how the current regulations stood regarding the large yacht charter sector.

The only piece of legislation which has been modified and is applicable at present was published in October 2013, and basically eliminates the 15 mtr ceiling for claiming exemption from Spanish Matriculation Tax, thus allowing all correctly registered yachts in commercial use, irrespective of LOA, to claim exemption.

sources): • EU Flagged vessel to be used exclusively for commercial use • No use by the owner, B.O. or anyone relating to the owner(s), but this condition/restriction is only applicable when the yacht is used in Spain by Spanish Companies, Spanish Tax Residents or persons with “Establishments” in Spain. (i.e. any investment generating a business activity). • Therefore direct or indirect owners of EU Charter Yachts operating in Spain, who are not Spanish Residents nor have any Fiscal Liabilites in Spain, wishing to claim the exemption from the Matriculation Tax but also wishing to use their yachts, may do so, but use must always be on a commercial basis – i.e. as a charter client. This is a standard requirement, as private use by the owner could generate tax or VAT liability in other directions, not just by Spain relative to Matriculation Tax.

Certain conditions for exemption are still in place and these conditions have recently been clarified as a result of several requests for binding opinion made by local and Spanish Nautical Business Associations and representatives of major Law Firms (hence the large amount of information being sent out from so many different

It is a relatively simple procedure to complete the correct Spanish Tax Registration for EU, VAT Registered Companies; requiring: • Spanish Tax I.D. numbers for the owning company, • Subsequent registration with the Spanish VAT Office, • Obtaining the relevant Exemption Certificate

Hopefully the piece below, from Pat Bullock, Director of Network Marine Consultants, will clarify the current situation. She says... “The changes are actually very simple and are good news to the International Large Yacht Charter Sector:-

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• Ongoing VAT returns for 21% of Charter fees. (Also note: providing the Owning Company is tax based in a country which has a relevant Double Taxation Agreement with Spain, (preferably with EU VAT Number), Corporate Tax may be accounted for in that country).

the documents requested are standard documents that all commercially registered and compliant large charter yachts and crew will have available, but it is essential that the process is handled by companies in each region who have the relevant local knowledge and experience.

Charter Permits are still required from the relevant Regional and/or Maritime Authorities.

I hope this has managed to clear up any doubts! As you can see, after a long, long time, I am now totally confident in the system here and we have actually completed full licences here in Palma for several large yachts with no problem at all.”

Note that due to partial devolution of certain Spanish National Laws, Regional Government requirements may differ slightly, e.g. Barcelona different from Palma, different from Valencia etc. However, in general,

Pat is an expert in this area of marine legislation, with over 25 years’ experience here in Palma.

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MALLORCA NEWS Mallorca and particularly in STP for the maintenance and repairing of their boats.

Great Success on the 1st Edition of Training Sessions for Captains and Crew Stp & ACREW Superyacht Professional Development STP Shipyard Palma and ACREW Superyacht Crew Community organized courses of professional development for Superyacht Captains and Crew in the facilities of a shipyard for the first time. The first edition of this training sessions were held at the beginning of may at the facilities of STP in Plma de Mallorca. The call had a great success since more than 400 people joined the different courses offered. Palma de Mallorca, 19th of may of 2014. A new iniciative came up from the Directorate of STP aimed at customers who choose the shipyard every year to do their refir and maintenance jobs. Most of the 1.500 people that work every season at STP Shipyard Palma repairing and maintaining boats, are Captains and Crew that spend days, weeks or even months in Mallorca getting ready their boats to sail in the best conditions. Within the STP service policy,



an important goal is to make the customers stay easier and give an added value to their job at the shipyard. This is why STP and ACREW, events Company and the largest community of Captains and Crew, have created this training sessions called Stp & Acrew Superyacht Professional Development, which after its success seems to continue without doubt. During the two days that lasted the event, STP and ACREW organized a series of workshops, lectures, simulations, and educational activities, all of them for free for customers, getting a certificate of assistance at the end that will contribute in the professional development of their careers. And the response was outstanding. Nearly 400 professionals passed by the clases and the practice fields installed in STP. All courses offered covered several common activities and some sessions were especially prepared for Captains, engineers, interior and deck. Ropes and rigging courses had the highest level of assistance. This sessions were programmed for being STP the shipyard that receives most vessels for repairing and maintenance in Europe,

and for being Mallorca a special destination for this kind of boats. Some other remarkable courses were ‘Culture and Etiquette’ and ‘Service Styles, Bartending and Cocktails’, that together with ‘Fire Fighting Training’ were the most practical ones. In the Fire Fighting Training course, all participants could ckeck out their aim with hoses and learned to rescue an injured person in a boat full of smoke were you cannot see anything. Other very interesting courses were ‘Efficiency’, ‘Healthy Living Onboard’, and ‘Halogen vs. LED Lighting Onboard’. There were some other recreational activities such as a networking lunch and a great barbecue as a final closure for all participants that featured a performance of international DJ Dani L Mebius. The party lasted until midnight and from then onwards it continued at the Guiness House which offered a 2x1 to all participants. Probably, this courses provide a basis of knowledge and motivation, not only for being interesting but also useful for those who have decided to invest in

ACREW is Company that organizes community events for Captains, Crew and Superyacht related companies. All ACREW events are very profesional since they hold workshops and networking opportunities that facilitate business development. In 2014 started its program in Antibes, which was visited by 2,732 people in four days with a program of 30 workshops offered to crews. 74% of workshop attendees indicated that they would recommend this activity to their colleagues. STP Shipyard Palma is one of the most secure and efficient shipyards in the Mediterranean for repairing and maintenance of boats up to 120 meters lenght and 700 tonnes. Around 1.500 people and 450 companies and industries work within the shipyard and in collaboration with STP, to repair each season more than 100 boats with the latest technology, thanks to a profesional and experienced team. STP belongs to IPM Group, which also has two harbours in Mallorca, Marina Port de Mallorca and Marina Palma Cuarentena, offering to its customers significant synergies in terms of services and discounts for common clients. Free registration for STP customers in future editions Information about registrarion At STP reception (+34) 971 21 47 47 or at

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survey. He looked after the boat during this time in 2007/8, and subsequently stayed on as a deckhand until July 2008 where he met his current girlfriend, Danielle, who was the Stew on the boat at the time. They have since worked together for the past 6 years!

Lorenzo Giacomuzzi & S/Y Altair of Pietarsaari Lorenzo was born in the northern mountains of Italy, but at a very young age he had an affinity with water which resulted in him telling his mother at 6 years of age that he wanted to become a diver for his living! She told him that this was a crazy idea and was only ever going to be a hobby. He followed this passion throughout his youth, mainly in the waters of Lake Garda, and following his time performing his national service he became a diving instructor at the age of 21. He travelled around the Med and Egypt teaching diving, but soon realised that he would struggle to make a decent living from this alone. During what was to become his final season of diving instruction, he saw a lovely looking yacht in Greece, and decided that would be his next move where the money was better!

During 2002 & 2003 he took his yachting exams in Italy and in 2003 got his first job after sending over 100 emails and only received one reply. This was working on a 20 metre classic whilst laid up in a yard helping with a refit. In 2004 he progressed on to running a big RIB in Porto Cervo, Sardinia, and then got a job as a deckie on 65ft Sailing Yacht taking it across the Atlantic. Whilst in the Caribbean, he got an email on December 26th telling him he was needed urgently to go to Panama and join a 76ft yacht “Serenite” to cross the Pacific on a two year job with the owners and family. Unfortunately the voyage was cut short as they hit a whale near to Tonga. They put into Tonga and had the boat inspected. There was damage to the steering system and a small leak, but they decided to make for New Zealand in a weather window where they could undergo major works and refit. Lorenzo

spent 9 months in New Zealand with the boat, and eventually left in June 2006 and headed north to Australia and eventually to Cairns. In September he decided to head for London for a while. In February 2007, Lorenzo re-joined the boat as Captain in the Red Sea, and from there cruised around the Med until the end of the season. He then decided that it would be worthwhile getting other tickets other than his Italian papers and so travelled to Gosport for some summer work in Endeavour Quay and take his RYA Yachtmaster exam whilst he was there. Lorenzo remarked that he was glad he took his exams in the Solent as this prepares you for anything the sea can throw at you afterwards! Lorenzo’s next move was to join a 64 metre Perini Navi, Felicita West in Genoa, where she was undergoing her 5 year

Lorenzo’s next move was in his words “a great Gig”, working for a very wealthy Russian who wanted to learn how to sail and race yachts. He bought a 44 foot yacht initially and then commissioned a new design of the same size, hoping the design would be picked up by Swan as their own “One Design”. Unfortunately for him the boat was too radical for them. Part of the training was performed here in the Med around Croatia and then winter in the BVI. As with many very wealthy newcomers into the sport, he got bored, but not before chartering the TP52 Artemis for 2010 and retiring after Les Voiles, St Tropez in October 2010. Lorenzo decided to go back to Gosport to look for another post and amazingly bumped into Ross Daniels in a pub he had never previously been into, who was the manager of the Hugo Boss Corporate yachting team. Lorenzo got the job as skipper of their corporate Open 60 which they sailed between May and September from Gosport to Monaco, Malta, Istanbul, Barcelona, Palma, Gosport, Kiel, Copenhagen before returning to Gosport. 10,000 miles in four months! The IMOCA Open 60 was used at special Hugo

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Boss events such as new stores opening up. Lorenzo was on board for the famous “Keelwalk” photo, his blond head is clearly visible in the shot!!

went into the Swan Cup in a hugely different configuration, with all cushions, flower arrangements etc being returned to their rightful places!

Next, he helped prepare the new Hugo Boss IMOCA Open 60 and shipped it to Sydney, did one event and then left the boat there.

They then went on to Monaco Yacht Show before arriving in Palma in October 2012, where they subsequently wintered, before competing successfully in Palma Vela 2013, winning the Maxi Cruising Class. A couple of charters followed in the summer before they returned to Sardinia for the Rolex Swan Cup where they were victorious, beating their previous second place.

It was after this exciting year that Lorenzo went back to Viareggio in Italy to look for new work. In May 2012 he found “Altair”, his current steed, where he joined as a deckhand. She was previously called Kora V, famous for being involved in “The Crash” at the Rolex Maxi Worlds in Porto Cervo 2011. Her forward 30% starboard side was effectively demolished when she collided in the pre start with Illusion who ended up over 3 metres inside her interior. Unsurprisingly she had to be shipped back to the Swan shipyard for a huge re build of this area of the hull and interior. Lorenzo joined Altair in the yard as Captain, where he was involved in getting her prepared to sail down to Sardinia for the Rolex Swan Regatta. Unfortunately they ran out of time to sail her down from Finland, so they had her shipped down in July 2012. This meant that they went straight into the regatta without Lorenzo ever having skippering the yacht! Amazingly, with the help of her previous race crew they finished second in the regatta!

Altair then wintered here in Palma again until the present time. Lorenzo realised quite a while ago that he may not be at sea all his working life and so has started a new venture “Yachtiepedia”, which he is developing as an online directory and information source for yachts and captains around the world. Danielle too has launched her own site,, which is a quirky city guide for short vacations, showing where to eat, drink and things to see. I am sure that both will go on to make great successes of their future lives whether that is at sea or landlubbing!

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Successful Super Yacht Weekend for Sunseeker Mallorca Sunseeker Mallorca looks back to a successful first weekend in May, where the company took part at this year’s Palma Boat Show. Sunseeker Mallorca was represented with a stand in the super yacht sector. The sunny weather and the casual Mediterranean atmosphere of the Palma harbor was one reason for the good atmosphere among exhibitors and visitors. The Super Yacht Show scored with its new look, the sales team was positively impressed by the maritime atmosphere and announced promising contacts made through the event. The remarkable model of the new and biggest Sunseeker ever built, the 155 Yacht was for sure a highlight of the Sunseeker stand, inviting many people to stop by. The 155 Yacht had just recently been handed over to its new owner, Eddie Jordan. The success of the 155 feet yacht speaks for itself, two more have already been ordered. Additional shine was delivered to the event with the visit of the water-enthusiastic Spanish Queen Sofia, who took up the opportunity to make herself a picture of the still young boat show. “Through the new concept of the Super Yacht Show, we were able to gain many interesting contacts”, says Torsten Sieckmann, Director of Marketing & Sales at Sunseeker Mallorca. However, these events, as Sieckmann points out, are likely important for the company to



be used as a platform to communicate and share information with many of the long-term customers. Due to the generally positive response, and the potential of the show to establish itself in the coming years as one of the top events in the super yacht sector in Europe, Sunseeker Mallorca is already looking forward to its participation next year. Since 2012 Sunseeker Germany operates under the name Sunseeker Mallorca on the Balearic Island. Just recently the Sunseeker Germany AG announced that it will shift its longtime headquarter from Hamburg to Mallorca, Port Adriano and Neustadt/Holstein in Germany. This change will not only allow the company to be even closer to the customers, but also offers greater business flexibility. The completion of the new offices in Port Adriano, which is associated with the relocation, is planned for this summer. Sunseeker Mallorca, longstanding partner of Sunseeker International Ltd., with more than 20 years of experience, has its offices located in the island’s prime nautical spots, Port Adriano and Puerto Portals, and offers the entire range of the legendary Sunseeker yachts, from the Manhattan to the Predator, up to the sport yacht and yacht ranges of 40 meters and more. Press contact: Sunseeker Germany S.L. Nina Deckers (+34) 971 23 28 20

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MARINE INDUSTRY NEWS and administrative reforms, the new nautical qualifications, the development of the nautical sector in other countries etc.

Letter from the President May 2014 An outstanding Palma Boat Show finished last Sunday with a saldo of more visitors, more exhibitors and more potential buyers than last year, a success that we hope will be reflected in the volume of business in the coming months. Over the last weeks we have received also some other important news, for example the increase of year to year boat sales and the forecasted growth of nautical tourism in Spain. In just two years Palma Boat Show has reached the potential to become one of the most important shows in the Mediterranean. This event, built on the foundations of the project presented by AENIB through the Organizing Committee last year, is capable of attracting more visitors, exhibitors and potential buyers year after year. It is still early to evaluate the results in depth, but the opinions you have passed to us so far indicate that the exhibitors have been able to make the most of these five days. We also appreciate the extra effort the exhibitors did by programming additional

activities and presentations that made the show more attractive and dynamic. Looking ahead towards the next edition, we hope that the work continues to keep the show up to the expectations and in line with the importance of the Balearic Islands within the recreational nautical market. To reach this, it is important that the Organizing Committee and all the organizations that make part of it, will have the same prominence and the decision making power as last year. The new model of the show, capable of great things, was born out of collaboration between the public and the private sectors. This very same spirit will carry the Palma Boat Show to become one of the greatest in the Mediterranean. The II Nautical Congress, organized by ANEN, took place in the beginning of April. It was an event of great significance, in which we were pleased to participate together with many of our associates. During two intensive days the Spanish nautical business sector debated many for our future important issues, like the necessary fiscal

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Precisely for the opportunity the Congress offered, the Merchant Navy used it as a platform to publish the reform of the nautical qualification, an announcement the whole sector had been waiting for months. To find out the details of the reform, I recommend you read the article further down in this bulletin. At AENIB we are pleased with the reform, as finally the administrative framework will be matching our day

to day reality. We believe that the changes will be beneficial both for the users as for the businesses in the recreational nautical sector. During the past year the number of yacht registrations has increased, both new (+15,51%) as well as second hand boats (+18%). This information gives us a hint of the longed for recovery of the recreational nautical sector in our country. The news of the exemption of the matriculation tax on all charter yachts is still so fresh, that it is difficult to judge its impact on this data.


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REGATTA NEWS conditions that over around 37 races without discard produces a worthy winner. We start in Capri with a nine-boat fleet and our new title sponsor Barclays, both very positive developments.

The wraps come off the first TP52 to be built to the new 2015 class rule The first TP52 built to the 2015 TP52 Rule is now sailing. ‘Phoenix is her name’ and Rob Weiland, the TP52 Class Manager who undoubtedly has a biased opinion says she is a stunner. “First time I saw her for real and be able to go onboard to check out the detailing was at the Gaastra Palma Vela. “The 52s that raced in Key West and Miami are on their way back to Palma to prepare for the fourevent Barclays 52 Super Series 2014.

In Miami we saw Quantum Racing win the event and win the US Super Series overall, Azzurra in second for both Miami and overall and a very strong first outing by Sled in Miami for third with 33pt, just overtaking Interlodge – also with 33pt – on count back. Interlodge, however, took third overall in the US 52 Super Series to squeeze Rán off the podium by just 1pt.

Planning for 2015 is to have a five-event 52 Super Series raced in co-operation with clubs and ports in the western Med. I expect a number of new builds – between six and nine boats – and we judge it good policy not to start travelling a lot straightaway but give teams time close to their home bases to sort out these new boats. Next month I hope to be able to announce names, designers and builders and in July event dates and locations.

Visible change from Rolex Capri Sailing Week onwards will be the 2015-sized bowsprits and corresponding larger kites. Capri, Porto Cervo, Palma and Ibiza should bring the mix of

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Meanwhile, at least three very good ‘latest model’ TP52s which are easy to upgrade to the 2015 Rule will have come on the market. To scoop up the best 52s of this moment, like Rán or Quantum, is a rare opportunity. They do not come any better than this. If owning a TP52 and close racing are on your bucket list then this is the moment to join the 2015 Super Series.

The commitment to run the Super Series for at least three more years and introduce the



2015 Rule, producing faster and better-looking racing machines, has triggered early interest and planning. Which also opens the door for others to step in relatively late, until the end of 2014, and still be in time to race from May 2015, if one of the by then existing moulds are used.


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Menorca Maxi For five days, from May 21st to May 25th, the waters off Menorca’s capital city Mahon will have played host to twelve of the most spectacular yachts in the Mediterranean. Nine Wallys and three J Class yachts will have taken part in the inaugural Menorca Maxi. The event is an initiative of the Island Council of Menorca and is organized by Club Marítimo de Mahon, with the support of Port of Mahon, one of the Mediterranean’s biggest and most beautiful ports. Of the nine Wallys in Menorca, Sir Lindsay Owen-Jones’ Magic Carpet 3, a WallyCento, will have hit the water as the favorite, having dominated the season’s opening event in the

Palma Vela with three bullets and two second places in six races. She will have been up against another WallyCento, Thomas Bscher’s Open Season (the former Hamilton), that features a crew of Olympic and America’s Cup champions. Three J Class yachts will have raced in Menorca for the first time; Hanuman, Lionheart and Ranger. Launched in 2009, Hanuman is the reincarnation of the 1937 Endeavour II and won the 2013 Superyacht Cup. Lionheart is based on Harold Vanderbilt’s project in the 1930’s as is Ranger, a copy of the 1934 America’s Cup winner. We will include a report on the event on our website:

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Jonny Fullerton Grand Prix Sailing For all results visit: Gaastra PalmaVela at Real Club Náutico de Palma Gaastra PalmaVela is regarded as one of the most prestigious regattas in the Spanish sailing calendar and the start of the Mediterranean season for around 120 competing boats from over 20 different countries. The Maxis and Mini-Maxis arrive from Caribbean waters to join yachts based in the Med to dust off the cobwebs and enjoy some welcoming Balearic Spring sailing weather. Organised by the Real Club Nautico de Palma, the regatta held over four days from 1 - 4 May was sailed on four course areas in the Bay of Palma with a different fleet enjoying a longer coastal race on each day. The winds stayed mainly light for

the duration of the regatta with some big shifts providing plenty of opportunity for the professional tacticians to use some brain matter. Real Club Nautico de Palma arrange an active social scene with two race villages offering an abundance of drinks and snacks to keep weary sailors coming back year after year. Wally’s and Maxis provide the glamour The glamour yachts of the regatta are the Maxis and this year’s 11th edition of PalmaVela kicked off the Wally Class season, which comprises four regattas: after the Real Club Náutico de Palma’s regatta, there will be the Menorca Maxi Cup (Mahón, Balearic Islands), Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup (Porto Cervo, Italy) and Les Voiles de Saint Tropez (France). Six races were scheduled for the Maxi’s with the final weekend consisting of two longer coastal races. A record number of nine



Wally’s raced in the regatta ranging from the biggest ‘Angel Share’ built in 2009, her dimensions speak for themselves: 40 meters LOA, with more than 7 metres beam and 727 square metres of sail area, equal in area to almost three tennis courts. Argentinian Javier Soto is Angel’s Share’s naval architect, while the exterior and interior design are by Wally boss Luca Bassani.

The Wally’s and Maxis sailed two days of windward/leeward courses in light to moderate shifting breezes but with an abundance of past Olympic, Round the World and championship winning tacticians onboard, racing was still intense. There were a few shredded spinnakers and a couple of collisions during the regatta to keep the boat builders and sailmakers onshore busy overnight.

In addition to her, in size order, from the largest to the smallest LOA: ‘Kenora’ the winner of the 2013 Wally racing series ‘Open Season’, with multi Olympic medallist Jochen Schuemann onboard, ‘Magic Carpet Cubed’ the new ‘WallyCento’ that was third overall in Palma last year, ‘Magic Blue’, ‘Galma’, the boat with the most Spaniards onboard and the victor of the Gaastra PalmaVela’s past edition ‘J One’, owned by Frenchman Jean Charles Decaux. The smallest of the Wally Class were the 80 footers ‘Tango G’ and ‘Ryokan 2’.

Magic Carpet Cubed wins the Wally class Throughout the four days of racing Sir Lindsay Owen-Jones’ ‘Magic Carpet Cubed’ and Antonio Cacace’s ‘Magic Blue’ had traded places so the gongs would go down to the final day. ‘Magic Carpet Cubed’ gained the advantage in a tricky last day’s 27 nm coastal race sailed in very light winds to take overall first position. Behind the British crew, Antonio Cacace’s Magic Blue with Sergio Lottini at the helm, took second and third went to last edition’s winner, Jean-Charles Decaux’s

REGATTA NEWS J One with Piers Richardson as skipper. Close racing in the Mini-Maxis The Mini-Maxi division included numerous sailors with experience in Olympic sailing, around the world offshore racing and America’s Cup match racing. Much of the attention was centred around the debut of two new boats. Swede Niklas Zennstrom launched the brand new all black ‘Rán V’, with British navigator Steve Hayles and Adrian Stead as tactician. Andrés Soriano’s new silver rocket ship ‘Alegre’ had in their crew kiwi Andy Meiklejohn and Spanish round the world sailor Antonio Cuervas-Mons as bowman. Meanwhile, Roberto Tomasini’s ‘Robertissima’, mostly Italian crew including Vasco Vascotto was competing for the first time with his new boat (former Rán). ‘Jethou’ the other jet black Mini-Maxi (former Stig) also had former Alinghi America’s Cup winner Brad Butterworth among her ranks. Palma based Rán V, winner in Mini Maxi Niklas Zennström’s ‘Rán V’ won the spoils with an impressive performance in his brand new boat. ‘Rán V’ started the final day with five podiums out of five races sailed, a very comfortable points cushion. The fight for the remainder of the podium places was between the pursuers. In the final day’s coastal race, Andrés Soriano’s

‘Alegre’ won to take third place overall. Roberto Tomasini’s ‘Robertissima’ with Vasco Vascotto as tactician, settled for second overall.

second place achieved last year to take the chocolates and record the first scoring win in the Soto 40 European championship.

Provezza 7 finishes the job in IRC The IRC division was dominated by the two TP52’s that were primarily using the regatta as a warmup for the Barclays 52 Super Series which begins on the island of Capri at the end of May.

The team climbed up to first place overall after finishing first and second in the final days racing. German Hendrik Brandis’ ‘Earlybird’ took second with ‘Glen Ellen XXII’, skippered by Guillaume Berenger, completing the Soto 40 podium. The fleet will face each other again in Porquerolles, France, where the second qualifying event for the European championship will be held.

After taking the lead on Saturday, ‘Provezza 7’ won her division for the second consecutive year. After a close battle with ‘Phoenix’ throughout the regatta the Turkish crew added a first and a second place on the final day’s racing to put them on top of the leaderboard with a three-point lead over Eduardo de Souza’s ‘Phoenix’, second, and six points clear of Harm Muller’s ‘Platoon’ in third.

The Barclays 52 Super Series will return to Palma waters in August for Copa del Rey which forms part of the grand prix series.

Bribon Movistar wins her first Gaastra PalmaVela in the J/80 The J80’s shared a course with the Flying Fifteens and Dragons racing a regatta of nine races on predominantly windward/ leeward courses. After three intense days of light and very shifty conditions, Spanish boat ‘Bribon Movistar’ rose to the top of the leaderboard to be proclaimed winner of the Gaastra PalmaVela in the J/80 class. The boat led by Marc de Antonio and Sofía Bertrand won two out of the three races sailed on the final day. ‘Bribon Movistar’ achieved their first victory in this one-design class with a 17-point lead on Sebastian Allebrot’s ‘Mnemoc’. Third place went to Javier Chacartegui’s ‘HM-Hotels’.

Victory for Bigamist and first blood in the Soto 40 European championship Portuguese Pedro Mendonça’s ‘Bigamist’ with Afonso Domingos at the helm, improved from

Triumph for Gecko in Flying Fifteens The Flying Fifteen class also sailed nine races on windward/ leeward courses with a short fetch between windward and

The Brazilian team leaves Palma happy with their second place in their first regatta onboard the TP52 designed by Spanish yacht designer Marcelino Botín and launched just over a month ago.

spreader mark to provide a fast reach. A number of races had to be re-sailed as the local thermal breeze battled with the slow forming sea breeze resulting in some long hours on the water. Palma based Michael Clough’s ‘Gecko’ took victory in the Flying Fifteen class after three days at the top of the podium. Second was Irish boat ‘Olive Oyl’ helmed by Ken Dumpleton, five points behind, with the Spanish flagged ‘Fine Fettle’ with David Barber at the helm, finally overtaking last years winner ‘Flyinghigh’ sailed by Cala Gamba based crew Vincent and Patrick Harris in the overall results. The Fifteens were also getting valuable time on the water in preparation for their European Championship to be held in Pollensa in Mallorca in September. Aphrodite unrivaled in the Dragon class A small but beautifully turned out Dragon fleet with some wonderful wooden restoration work always look graceful on the Balearic waters. The Dragon class became a battle between the Irish flagged ‘Aphrodite’ skippered by Robin Hennessy and the Dutch boat ‘Dragonera’ skippered by Robert Holthuizen. The ‘Aphrodite’ crew added two seconds and a first place on the final day to place them at the top of the podium with 10pts. ‘Dragonera’ was second with 13pts, while third place went to local Spanish boat ‘Young Tiger’ sailed by Carlos Canbajal. ...Continued on page 30

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Registration Day: 8 October Race Days: 9, 10 & 11 October ...Continued from page 29 Enterprise and Samurai, winners of Vintage and Classic boats Albert Kusak’s ‘Enterprise’ (RCNP) won the Vintage division at Gaastra PalmaVela while Monegasque ‘Moonbeam IV’ climbed to second position of the podium on the last day of the event. ‘Marigan’ completed the podium in the Vintage class. Similar to the Vintage class, the Classic fleet completed a coastal race which Luigi Pavese’s ‘Samurai’ won. ‘Margarita Estalindalamar’ and ‘Rosendo’ were second and third respectively. In Lateen Sail Llaüt, Miguel Río’s ‘Annika’ repeated his victory from 2013. Behind him, Toni Jover’s ‘Savanna’ took second place and Bartomeu Homar’s ‘Pandora‘ finished third, both from the CNC Gamba in Mallorca.

ORC divisions for Cruising/ Cruiser Racer boats The Cruiser/Cruiser Racing classes were divided into five divisions depending on size and raced a 4/5 race series on a course in the middle of the bay with one coastal race. These classes always provide a colourful spectacle with a variety of designs, spinnaker colours and shapes. Racing is on handicap and the fleets are largely made up of Spanish boats from all parts of Mallorca and mainland Spain with a smattering of overseas visitors from all over Europe.

Ibiza Rendevous Superyacht Regatta Let me take you back....right when the focus of a regatta was the fun without all the formalities, to the comradery and competitiveness shared between sailors, to the essence of yacht racing and the inclusion of all boats. This is the ethos of the ‘Ibiza Rendezvous´. Spike Thompson, founder of the Superyacht Cup, the first and longest running superyacht regatta in the world, is behind

All regatta participants were able to assemble on the terrace of the RCNP for the prize giving held in glorious evening sunshine with the now infamous club catering and bountiful gin supply to round off a great four days of racing.

Gaastra PalmaVela even includes a Disabled Sailing division who sail just in front of the cathedral with an active following from the RCNP.

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

I would like to use this column to congratulate all those involved in the organisation of the Palma Superyacht Show and Boat Show. Considering the lack of international promotion, it seems to have been a great success. All our international visitors enjoyed the Show, and you really can’t go wrong with blue sky, sunshine and glorious yachts afloat against the backdrop of Palma old town. Where could it go from here? We, as a company, would be thrilled for it to develop into the biggest superyacht spring show in the Med, just to save us travelling to all these other shows! It’s about time Palma was the “in place” again. So What’s Appening with technology this month?

Well it’s WhatsApp that has hit the news, as it reached 500 million monthly active users who between them are sharing more than 700 million photos and 100 million videos per day. This mobile messaging service saw its fastest growth in markets such as Brazil, India, Mexico and Russia. The company was also acquired by Facebook for $19 billion. Various commentators say it was clearly not worth $19 billion, so there must be something else behind this sale. WhatsApp’s status as the world’s most popular mobile messaging app appears to be secure for the time being, despite impressive growth from rival services. It has added 50 million users since February’s announcement of the Facebook deal, and recently revealed that the service handled a record 64 billion messages in 24 hours. In January, WhatsApp co-founder and CEO Jan Koum said the company was processing 54 billion messages per day. The success of these messaging apps is putting pressure on the SMS revenue of operators as consumers increasingly communicate using mobile internet or Wi-Fi connections. Juniper Research recently forecast that instant messaging apps will account for 75% of all messaging traffic in 2018. The report suggested that the additional functionality provided by Instant Messaging

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over SMS — such as the ability to send messages to multiple users, conduct group conversations and send stickers, emoticons and images — will drive traffic volume for messaging apps. WhatsApp will soon pose another threat to operators after announcing plans to launch a voice service in the second quarter of this year. Mobile operators still generate most of their revenues from providing traditional voice services. WhatsApp is clearly on a roll! Inmarsat to distribute Movies and TV from this summer In early April Inmarsat announced that it has struck a five-year agreement with NT Digital Partners to distribute films and television programmes as well as sports and news content to commercial ships via satellite broadband, specifically over their new Global Xpress (GX) VSAT service. The new service, called Fleet Media, is expected to be launched by July. A monthly selection of Hollywood releases and TV packages will be sent to participating vessels over the Inmarsat network for ‘off-line’ viewing on PCs, laptops and tablets. The content will be securely downloaded and stored on the yacht’s Inmarsat iFUSION box. Fleet Media will be available via any Inmarsat broadband package and yacht owners will able to select from multiple tiered offerings. Ship owners subscribing to Fleet Media will be able to take it with them when they upgrade from one broadband service to another.

Inmarsat will be utilising network management tools and techniques to control the download and refresh of data to ensure that normal network efficiency and conditions are not degraded. Some of these will include the ability to transport low priority data during the periods when the network is underutilised. The content packages will be created by NT Digital Partners, which is a joint venture between content agency Spafax and non-theatrical distributor Swank Motion Pictures. Spafax provides inflight entertainment for airlines including British Airways and Air Canada. “Inmarsat is extremely excited by this agreement and the opportunities to bring more benefits to seafarers,” said Frank Coles, president, Inmarsat Maritime. “This service continues our commitment to welfare at sea.” Inmarsat describes Fleet Media as a step-change improvement over traditional DVD distribution methods. One of my colleagues is being briefed with the details of the offering at Inmarsat’s Maritime Conference in Florida, as I write this in the second week of May, so this is really hot off the press! The service will be available to yachts via their Inmarsat GX Value Added Reseller (VAR), with the streamed content specifically licensed and selected for vessels at sea. Inmarsat have said that the pricing will be based on the content provided and the refresh rates of that content, not the volume that is downloaded.

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Video will sink the Internet Those who attended our seminars at the start of the month learned about the difference between multicast, broadcast, unicast and streaming and how multicast and broadcasting needs to be used to download entertainment to save the complete congestion of the internet. Basically video looks set to sink the internet, even with all the expansion taking place. It’s a recent fact from Netflix that 2% of internet users are occupying 32% of internet downloads. Currently in the USA at peak times 61.5% of the internet is being used for realtime entertainment. Netflix is a service where you select a movie and download it to watch later, or stream it and watch it immediately. This movie is for your use, or your family and friends, immediately. This is called unicast, i.e. you request a movie and download it on a one-to–one basis. If everyone in the world did that, the internet would be so congested it would come to a grinding halt. However, new services such as Fleet Media described above from Inmarsat, use multicasting.

This is when the top 40 movies for that month are downloaded and stored on-board in quiet times when the internet is not being used. Another method involves broadcasting the movies to the yacht in quiet times. The on-board storage can be viewed as your own on-board cloud. Everyone on-board then selects to watch movies from the on-board cloud movie library rather than directly over the internet as per the Netflix model. I have mentioned 40 top movies per month, but you could have 15,000 movies. You could even have a mix of live and cloud access. You will not need expensive satellite bandwidth, thus saving time and money, and it helps keep the internet running.

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European Parliament backs abolition of roaming The European Parliament has voted in favour of the EC’s reforms package which covers changes to current regulation for roaming charges. The plenary vote in the parliament was welcomed by EU digital commissioner Neelie Kroes. The package was proposed by the EC in September 2013. “I promised to end roaming charges by the end of 2015, and now we are one step away from achieving that result,” Kroes stated. EU member states will now review the proposed regulation, and the commission hopes to get final agreement by the end of 2014. Who is this?

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ONDINE UPDATE Scarlet View Media production called A Ray of Light 2. Mallorca Stingray Survey Phase 2 What do you get if you mix 18 professional seamen, 2 boats, 2 kids, 1 dog and 135 stingrays? The answer is a hugely successful execution of Asociacion Ondine´s first marine life tagging project. The Mallorca Stingray Survey Phase 2! This months article is more of a thank you, rather than the details of the project itself. I think by thanking the people involved this will give you a clear idea of the scale of this project. We have some info on our website about the 2 long days we were at sea studying the most famous fish in Mallorca, but for all the trials and tribulations, successes and surprises you will have to wait for the release of a

Part of Team Ondine



With the huge exposure we received from A Ray of Light we are expecting the local and international audience to grow with the release of the sequel. Our first film was seen in over 190 countries, had over 100000 individual views online, has been aired on television in two countries and was selected for two major independent film festivals, including a headline slot in the international touring, “Beneath The Waves Film festival.” This was all achieved through word of mouth and with zero promotion, imagine what we can achieve with a bit of help! In order for us to give maximum exposure and impact for the film, we are looking for sponsorship so if you or your marine related businesses would like to sponsor A Ray of Light 2 and reap the rewards of the exposure you will receive, please contact either or brad@ for more details. So who do we need to thank and why? First of all I need to thank the local Balearic Government (

Direcció General de Medi Rural I Mari) requires a huge thank you for giving us permits and allowing us to keep some rays for observation in one of their local labs! Moltes Grácies. Pete & Roo Lucas for allowing us to turn their home into a research vessel. The RV Bonnie Lass crew were an absolute pleasure to work with! Pete did an amazing job selecting his crew, who included Peter London, Alan Wester (RSB Rigging), Mark Holt (BritVid) and Curtis Fontain. Young Chloe and Jago Lucas, a huge thanks for lending us your home kids! I need to thank STP for providing RV Bonnie Lass with a berth for the duration of the project

The full squad!

plus a few days either side. As well as Oscar Siches (Amarres Deportivos) who gave our dive RIB a berth for the night. Next on the list are the marine biologists who gave up their time to assist; these guys are amongst the best local scientist in the Balearics with a huge amount of knowledge and experience. Biel Morey, Oliver Navarro, Miguel Pozo and Vincen Molto you guys are living legends! My dive team, which once again includes some amazingly gifted individuals. Iñaki MiNiño (Marexi) and Dominique Geyson (Yacht Scuba Safety) love your work guys! The wonderful Scarlet View

Media team of David Diley and Lachlan “Mr.Mojo Bar” StuartBaker. Lachy also doubled as longlining expert and game saver! Mark Cobb from Mojos also needs a huge thank you for allowing us to take his partner for the weekend! Cheers buddy! Oscar Espinasa, Gustavo Espinasa and Cuba from one of the finest dive centers I have ever worked with, Mar Balear Centro de Buceo! These guys provided themselves and a custom dive RIB for the two days, giving our dive team a platform to work from away from the main research vessel. The local yacht crew who leant us your GoPro´s so we could film with more creativity, you know who you are folks…many thanks! The one and only Tom Sell from Complete Marine Freight, you are a superstar! Tom came to

our rescue when our fragile 4wd broke down just before it was needed to relocate our stingrays. Chris Keller, curator of Palma Aquarium, for allowing some of our tagged rays to hang out in Palma Aquarium for monitoring over the next few months. I hear they are enjoying their short break, eating well and meeting new friends! Happy days! This was an absolutely 100% professional team who had very little experience in this type of work. What I experienced over those 2 days was nothing short of outstanding, from everyone involved! Well done!! So stay tuned folks for A Ray of Light 2! Science, Community & Conservation, its definitely growing here in the wonderful Balearic Islands!


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DIVE UPDATE if you’ve never tried it before, go for an introductory discover scuba experience. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain

Nick Stael von Holstein The Amazing Benefits of Diving As summer starts to kick in and water temperature rises, it’s well and truly time to get your dive gear out to enjoy some diving goodness.

Big Bubbles, No Troubles!

Dive Tip of the Month: The Art of Buoyancy Control

Apart from being able to swim on a reef teaming with life as if you were in an aquarium, diving offers truly wonderful benefits. Exercise & Fitness Diving does not require you to be so fit that you can complete a triathlon. Diving can be effortless if you take your time, glide slowly through the water and enjoy the scenery. However, a morning spent getting in and out of dive gear, surface swimming or going for a boat ride and spending an hour underwater will provide a significant calorie burn leaving you hungry and thirsty. Even using a wetsuit, you will experience a level of heat loss from the natural convection of warm to cold. This does not mean you will finish a dive freezing cold but you will have a sense of expended energy and a slightly tired relaxed sensation. That post work out feeling when your body glows. Spending a summer diving does a body a lot of good. It’s a fact that diving ranks up as one if the highest calorie burning sports. Intimate wildlife animal interactions. There is no place on earth where you have the chance to have up close and personal



experiences and contact with wild marine life. I’ve been lucky enough to come nose to nose with a turtle, swam alongside dolphins and an enormous whaleshark, surrounded by flapping giant manta rays, toyed with by playful seals and even in the midst of dozens of majestic hammerheads to name but a few. All harmless but wild animals nevertheless and jaw-dropping experiences. There is a very simple rule when interacting with marine life….. Don’t touch and don’t molest and the animals will respond the same way to you, with curiosity and fascination. Meditative and that Zen like feeling It is mesmerising being able to move in 3 dimensions and experience a kaleidoscope of colours on a reef and enjoying all the marine life interactions. For me personally, there is probably no other place when I am at more peace with myself. It’s a peaceful beautiful place to be and a great way to switch off from the daily hectic pace of life. No phones and internet down below and diving can be akin to

a relaxing meditation session. Being at one with the ocean is zen-like and you will have a feeling of emotional well-being. Marine conservation inspiration Having such experiences can only inspire and instil a sense of awe of the natural realm and motivates many to get involved and contribute to conservation of the marine realm. Of course you all know about Asscosion Ondine, our very active and very own Balearic marine conservation association. For all of us who work in the superyacht industry and make a living from the ocean, it is an opportunity to put something back in by getting involved in some way or another. Finally, it’s a great social activity and you will develop long lasting friendship sharing underwater experiences. Being a member of a dive club, school or resort and especially participating as a family activity with the kids can only enrich your life. So what are you waiting for, get your dive gear out, book a dive holiday, join a dive club or

Learning the fine art of Buoyancy control is a skill that takes time and practice to master. A few key tips: • Aim for proper weighting and precise weight adjustments in relation to equipment and conditions – Perform a Buoyancy Check on the surface to ensure you are weighted correctly (How: On the surface, take a deep breath, hold it, empty the air from your BC and if you float at just above eye level you should have the ideal weight required) • Streamlining & body positioning – Avoid having dangling gear, arms and legs and maintain a horizontal aspect so you can glide effortless through the water • Relax, breath slowly and take your time using your breathing and buoyancy compensator jacket to fine tune equalising your floatation • Practice, practice, practice. Highly recommended is Peak performance buoyancy workshops which can be fun as well honing your skill. Being able to hover on the spot at any depth is your goal

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Sarah Drane

In many ways, my life is a pastiche of Bridget Jones’. I am that thirty something single woman trying to make sense of life and love (I even like big pants) and this particular week had a healthy dose of histrionics.

My beloved Bellini is entering a busy season, the weather is good, the hotels are open, and instructor Eugenio & co are spending every day in the water in and around their Pollensa HQ. So, to accommodate my southwest-based pals, I pre-booked six boards with Son Caliu’s Suping Mallorca, and pre-booked 27 degree sunshine as well, ‘cos I am nice like that.

Not only did I have a malebased disgruntlement, I also managed to find myself in A&E, drip in arm, gliding in and out of a CAT scan. (The adage “always wear clean (big) pants in case of an accident” came in handy.) Clearly I lived to fight another day, on both fronts, but I did need something soothing to lift my spirits – and that something was a SUP.

Once more I had two beginners, 21-year-old Oli who flew over from Melbourne, Australia, especially (ok, one third of that statement isn’t true) and 27-year-old Pilar, all the way from Andratx, who was as eager to improve her English as she was to learn SUP. (Obviously we separated her from Oli so as not to put the kibosh on her learning proper English.)

What the Doctor Ordered

Obligatory team photo

Does life get any better?



As I mentioned a couple of months back, I feel like the Che Guevara of SUP, heading up a SUP revolution, converting newbies one by one, (Mallorca has a population of about 870,000, let’s say on average I lure two people a month under the SUP spell, it’ll only take 36,250 years to get through them all...) and I am pretty sure I have two more converts. With only un poco of tuition, Oli and Pilar were up and at ‘em. Our route took us out of Son Caliu Bay, past the stunning five-star hotel St Regis Mardavall, to a completely deserted shingle cove washed by absolutely crystal-clear turquoise water, where we stopped for a swim and a swig of refreshment. This was followed by a quick weave in and out of some rocky outcrops and a Mood Beach flypast (best waterfront dining in the area - fact), before pitching up on Marineland beach to listen to the sea lions bark and the parrots screech. From here we watched the motoryachts cruise in and out of Puerto Portals, waved at the well-oiled tourists on glass-bottomed Esmeralda Dos and admired the skills of a one-armed wakeboarder (he had two, but used only one, thought I should make that clear). Sun beating down, not a cloud in sight, how could the spirits of a slightly

And we´re off!

battered thirtysomething not be lifted? With the sea nudging up a few degrees to a massive 19.4ºC (it was 13ºC back in February) falling in became less of an issue. Pilar cunningly managed to remain dry (it is said that women are more natural SUPers as they have a better sense of balance), Oli only had a couple of dips, and, oh irony, our champion faller-inner was Mr-I-BoughtMy-Own-Inflatable-SUP (we shall keep this guy nameless to protect his dignity) with a total of three submersions. And, let this be a lesson, always strap on your ankle leash or you could find yourself in for a fair old swim to retrieve a buoyant board that has gathered momentum across the waves. The trauma he suffered from losing a pair of Lidl sunglasses to the seabed was all forgotten over a post-SUP coffee and chinwag. Next month’s SUP remains a bit of a mystery. Perhaps I can persuade a gang to make the trek up north, a massive 50 minute drive to Bellini Port Pollensa, or maybe we’ll take the SUP revolution to another nauti business in the south (Palma’s Bonaona? Paguera’s Alaia Surf Shop?). If you have any suggestions, or you want to join us, you have my email address...


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SUPER YACHT CUP PREVIEW and fitted new deck hardware, also carried out by Astilleros de Mallorca. Out of the five Js participating in Palma, only Rainbow 40m (Dykstra & Partners/Holland Jachtbouw) has been racing in the Caribbean over the winter, the others have all stayed in Europe. The competition will be closer than ever this year, everyone looking for improved performance and an edge on their stable mates.

This year’s Superyacht Cup promises to be another great regatta with 24 yachts registered so far and the berthing space now full! It is a super competitive fleet in all divisions, including the 5 J Class yachts who are returning to do battle for the first time since last year’s event. Many regular participants are returning again, including Drumfire and Highland Breeze, both previous winners of the Superyacht Cup. The spectacular schooner Borkumriff IV recently confirmed they will join the impressive line-up of yachts for this year’s Superyacht Cup in Palma.

Designed by Dykstra Naval Architects and built by Royal Huisman, she was launched in 2002 from their yard in Holland. At 51m overall and with a displacement of almost 300 tons, Borkumriff IV is the largest yacht taking part this year. Her Rondal aluminium plate masts are over 50m tall (166ft) and carry Rondal carbon fibre booms and gaffs, towering over her vast deck. Borkumriff IV last took part in the Superyacht Cup in Palma in 2007 where for the first time she raced against her sister ship Meteor who had been launched just weeks before the historic Superyacht Cup (which incorporated the Millen-

nium Cup), where an unbeaten record fleet of 52 superyachts raced in the Bay of Palma. Many of the fleet have undergone refit work over the winter months, Astilleros de Mallorca in Palma have been working with two of the J Class yachts, Velsheda and Ranger. Velsheda (Dykstra/Camper & Nicholsons) at 38m is the smallest of the J’s, she has been out of the water undergoing keel remodelling and deck structure modification while her rival Ranger 42m (Burgess & Stephens/Dykstra Design/Danish Yachts) has undergone a special survey, deck structure modification

After the successful 2013-season including her impressive win at the Superyacht Cup, Heartbeat 24m (Hoek/Claasen Shipyard) returned to Royal Huisman´s Huisfit in Vollenhove for an interior and exterior cosmetic upgrade over the winter. The work included the production and installation of various new interior sections to re-locate the aft owner’s suite to the fore ship. Additional portholes were installed providing extra daylight in the forward part of the yacht and she will return to Palma to defend her title in June. So, let battle commence, and I for one, can’t wait!!

Yacht Acaia Four. Acaia Four is a sail 30.20m (99’0”ft) built by Southern Wind Shipyard and launched in 2008. Nauta Design is responsible for her beautiful exterior and interior design. This luxury yacht has a grp hull. , a beam of 6.70m (21’11”ft) and a 3.60m (11’9”ft) draft.

Atalante - 27 m – Hoek Design – Classen Shipyards. A superb Truly Classic 90 launched in 2009. This world class sailing yacht has a fully customised interior in mahogany with raised and fielded panels. Her guest accommodations include a double ensuite master cabin with direct access to the aft peak and two further guest cabins with ensuite. Two separate cockpits complete the living quarters - one for sailing aft and one for alfresco dining and lounging amidships. Photo Credit: Classen Shipyards

The original Spanish owner who commissioned sailing yacht Baiurdo VI wanted a fast yacht with which he could enter sailing regattas but could also offer safe cruising for his family. Originally named ‘Arrayan III’, the yacht successfully circumnavigated the world and has entered several sailing regattas and races. The current owner conitues this tradition of sailing the world’s oceans and racing onboard yacht Baiurdo VI. BERNARD GALLAY Yacht Brokerage are the central charter agents.



SUPER YACHT CUP PREVIEW Borkumruff IV. Designed by Dykstra Naval Architects and built by Royal Huisman, she was launched in 2002 from their yard in Holland. At 51m overall and with a displacement of almost 300 tons, Borkumriff IV is the largest yacht taking part this year. Her Rondal aluminium plate masts are over 50m tall (166ft) and carry Rondal carbon fiber booms and gaffs, towering over her vast deck. Borkumriff IV last took part in the Superyacht Cup in Palma in 2007 where for the first time she raced against her sister ship Meteor.

Clan VIII. 45m sailing yacht Clan VIII is the fourth of the steel-hulled 45-meter series built by the Italian shipyard Perini Navi and launched in 2011. The stunning Clan VIII superyacht is designed by Ron Holland Design and Perini Navi’s in-house design team The Ron Holland designed classical modern styled interior features ebony and teak to achieve a ´elegant ambiance´. Clan VIII accommodates 8 guests in 4 elegant cabins. Her guest and the yacht itself is looked after by a crew of 5 professionals. Photo Credit: Perini Navi

Drumfire – 24m – Hoek Design - Bloemsma Aluminiumbouw. Overall winner of the Palma Super Yacht Cup 2011! The design of Drumfire has been extensively optimized to sail in the Spirit of Tradition regatta class. The relatively deep keel combined with carbon spars and tall sail plan has given this yacht a high stability and large sail area for conditions in the Caribbean and the Med. Drumfire has a keel with 3,40 meter (11 ft) draft, assuring excellent upwind performance.

Firefly - 35 m – Hoek Design – Classen Shipyards. Combining the spirit of the J-class with the performance of a maxi racer, the design brief for these race classics called for the smallest sized vessel that could beat a J on the water in both light and heavy winds. Firefly made her racing debut at the Palma Superyacht Cup in 2012, and has her home berth at Port Adriano on Mallorca. Superyacht Firefly is the result of a long research project that saw the Hoek Design office develop fifteen different yachts with varying length, beam and displacement, sail area and draft. Photo Credit: Classen Shipyards Built in 2007 by Spirit Yachts, Gaia embodies the concept of a performance sailing superyacht. At 100 feet (30.6 meters) LOA and reportedly capable of speeds exceeding 20 knots, Gaia is among the fastest of her size ever built.You may be surprised to learn she’s constructed of wood, not fiberglass or carbon fiber. What won’t surprise you, though, is her impressive 4,500 square feet (418 square meters) of sails. A real head turner!

Sailing Yacht GANESHA. Launched in 2013, sailing yacht Ganesha is a spectacular 46-metre performance sloop, built by the leading Dutch shipyard, Vitters. Superyacht Ganesha is penned by award-winning UK design studio, Dubois Naval Architects. She bears interior design by New Cruise. Vitters luxury yacht Ganesha is an aluminium performance cruiser, boasting a powerful rig, including a 62m TPT (Thin Ply Technology) laminated carbon mast ensuring an optimized weight and strength ratio. She is run by a Caterpillar C18 C rating diesel engine. She has a maximum beam of 9m and a draught of 4,5m.

Hanuman - 42 m – Dykstra Design – Royal Huisman. Hanuman is a modern recreation of the “Super J” Class Yacht. She is the winner of the World Superyacht Awards 2010 as “Sailing Yacht of the Year”, joint winner as “Best Sailing Yacht 30M-44M” and came top of her class in the St. Barths Bucket Regatta 2013 winning all 4 of her races as well as last year’s SYC in Palma. Dykstra naval architects have overseen the build of her hull in Alustar, with spars and rig in carbon composite to create a yacht that demonstrates the full potential of Charles E Nicholson’s original “Endeavour II” design. Photo Credit: Simon Relph

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SUPER YACHT CUP PREVIEW Heartbeat - 24 m – Hoek Design – Classen Shipyards. The breath-taking 23,8m sailing yacht Heartbeat (ex Hartbeat) is a beautiful truly Classic 78 vessel, built by the prominent Dutch manufacturer, Claasen Shipyards. Launched in 2007, Heartbeat is entirely designed by the acclaimed Hoek Design. Accommodation aboard is offered in 4 lovely and elegant cabins. The beautiful and spacious owner’s cabin is situated aft with sufficient headroom. Built from aluminium alloy, fully MCA compliant and powered by a Lugger diesel engine, she has a beam of 5,62m, and a draft is of 2,80m. Photo Credit: Classen Shipyards Highland Breeze - 34 m – Frers Design – Nautors Swan. SYC winnerin 2012 when she was chartered and raced by the Gold Sponsor of the event, Dutch nautical clothing producer Gaastra. Highland Breeze at 113ft is a good sized composite vessel providing accommodation for 6 passengers and 5 crew members. Built in 2002 with a beam of 7.42 m / 24.3 feet she has a fairly deep draught of 4.4m (14.4ft). She had refit improvement and changes undertaken by her owners in 2008. Photo Credit: Nautor’s Swan

Inouï - Vitters’ 33.4m lean, mean, green superyacht sailing machine. Long before any design appeared on paper, just two things were decided about Marco Vögele’s new yacht, the 33.4m Vitters Inouï – her colour and her name. Vögele owned the Philippe Briand-designed and Royal Huisman-built 32m sailing yacht Gliss, whose performance in cruiser-racer regattas had been turning heads for a while, as had her spectacular turquoise hull colour. One of the main topics of conversation aboard any of Vögele’s yachts had always been ‘the next yacht’ and as both Vögele and his partner Francesca are in the fashion business it was natural that colour would be a key decision.

Yacht Kiboko II. Kiboko won the Nautical Design Award in 2011 in the Sailing Yachts over 24 meters category. She is a 28.64m (93.96ft) sailing yacht built by Southern Wind Shipyard and launched in 2010. Nauta Design is responsible for her beautiful exterior and interior design and she features engineering by Reichel Pugh Yacht Design. With her all-carbon hull, EC6+ carbon rigging, carbon wheel and removable bowsprit, Koboko 2 is a lightweight flyer. This cruising luxury yacht has a composite hull and superstructure, a beam of 6.66m (21.85ft) and a 4.20m (13.78ft) draft.

Lionheart - 42 m – Hoek Design – Classen Shipyards. The J-Class sailing yacht Lionheart was the first of a new breed of aluminium J-Class yachts and the largest of the breed at the time she was built in 2010. Hoek Design has been intimately involved in the revival of these magnificent yachts from the 1930s.The yacht incorporates two small separate deckhouses and cockpits – one of which is designed especially for the yacht’s owner and guests. This feature gives extra versatility for both racing or cruising. A tremendous 17-metre overhang on a LOA of 44 metres has created a fascinating super J with a maximum waterline length. Photo Credit: Simon Relph Maria Cativa - 40 m – Bruce King Design – Royal Huisman. This elegant cutter rigged sloop was built under full Lloyds/MCA classification. Bruce King was challenged to design a world wide cruising yacht of stately good looks. King has stylized this design with his signature of oval shaping for structures combined with an intricate array of spectacular details. And although built of lightweight Alustar aluminum the look is of traditional wooden construction. The designer also elected to use a high aspect carbon fibre mast with a fully battened slab reefing mainsail to undoubtedly optimize her performance right on down to the lowest of wind strengths. Photo Credit: Marine Hydraulic Services Sail Yacht Muzuni. Muzuni (formerly Fantasticaa ) is 30.30m (99’4”ft)L.O.A. Built by Nautor’s Swan and launched in 2005. Muzuni offers accommodation for up to 6 guests in 3 suits this stunning yacht has a grp hull with a carbon superstructure, a beam of 7.10m (23’3”ft) and a 4.85m (15’10”ft) draft. Photo Credit: Nautor’s Swan



SUPER YACHT CUP PREVIEW Rainbow - 40 m – Dykstra Design – Holland Jachtbouw. Launched in early 2012 and based upon the lines of the original America’s Cup winner in 1934, this spectacular 40-metre J features a high-end superyacht interior and a unique hybrid propulsion and power system inside a racing boat hull, all topped off by a grand prix racing deck and rig. The original Rainbow was drawn by William Starling Burgess in the early 1930s and the vessel was scrapped in 1940. This design has now been incorporated into an all-aluminium yacht that meets the J-class Association maximum performance rules. Photo Credit: Simon Relph Ranger – 42m - Burgess & Stephens/Dykstra Design – Danish Yachts. Having watched the J Yachts Endeavour and Velsheda racing in Antigua Classic Regatta, the Owner gained the opportunity to charter Endeavour the following year. This led to stunningly close racing between Endeavour and Velsheda, similar to what it must have been like back in the 1930’s. Seeing a real possibility to re-create a J Fleet, the Owner joined J Class Owners, Captains and Project Managers in a meeting where the J Class Association was born. With a new set of Class Rules allowing for the Replica Rebuild of each of the great J Class yachts lost to history, the Owner declared his interest to build a replica of Ranger, to the original lines plans. She was completed in December 2003. Having undergone significant refit work this winter she is hoping for improved results in 2014. Photo Credit: Simon Relph Saudade – Commissioned by an experienced yachtsman who prefers a traditional blue-water yet high performance super yacht, the new Wally 148 is developed from the hull lines of the breakthrough Wally 143, and features the lines of Tripp Design, with the interiors and styling of Eidsgaard Design, and the project management of Jens Cornelsen. The medium-light displacement (150 tons – 308,647 lbs), combined with the lifting keel increasing the draft from 4.20 to 6.20 meters (13’ 1” to 19’ 8” ) allows for a blue water yacht combining large volumes and full equipments for extensive round the world cruising, and very good sailing characteristics.

This is Us. Built by the highly regarded Holland Jachtbouw yard (HJB) and designed by Andre Hoek, THIS IS US represents the very best of Dutch build quality and design. Her powerful carbon rig, carbon-spectra sails and deep lifting keel allow THIS IS US to perform as a high performance cruising yacht should. THIS IS US has proven herself as a long range cruising yacht and is equally at home being sailed around a competitive race course as proven by her winning the prestigious St Barths Bucket in 2012. After an extensive 6 month refit at HJB, THIS IS US is once again looking magnificent. Photo Credit: Holland Jachtbouw Yacht Unfurled. Unfurled is a sail 34.17m (112’1”ft) built by Royal Huisman and launched in 2000. This luxury vessel’s sophisticated exterior design and engineering are the work of German Frers. This luxury yacht has an aluminium hull. , a beam of 7.80m (25’7”ft) and a 3.83m (12’6”ft) draft.

Velsheda - 38m - Nicholsons/Dykstra Naval Architects – Camper & Nicholsons. The only original British J Class left, she was designed by Charles Nicholson and built by Camper & Nicholson for Mr W.L. Stephenson, Owner of the Woolworth chain of shops in the UK. She was built in 1933 at Gosport, and named after Stephenson’s three daughters, Velma, Sheila and Daphne. Her hull is constructed with steel, the superstructure mainly from teak. With a beam of 6.6 metres / 21.65 ft Velsheda has a reasonably deep draught of 4.8m (15.75ft). She was rescued from dereliction after being laid up for years, and subsequently totally rebuilt by Southampton Yacht Services in 1997. This winter she has had substantial refit work including a new keel. Photo Credit: Simon Relph Sail Yacht Visione. Visione is a 44.84m sailing yacht built by Baltic Yachts in 2002. This yacht’s exterior design and engineering are the work of Reichel Pugh Yacht Design, whilst her interior was designed by R & J Design. Visione emerged from a major refit at Italian shipyard Amico & Co in 2007. The sailing yacht has a GRP and wood hull with a beam of 8.28m and a 6.80m draft. She can accommodate up to 10 guests and five crew members.

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Phil D. Coffers The Islander Economics Correspondent

Not for the first time of late, the UK’s ruling coalition has been left a little wrong footed and unsure what, if anything, to do next. Global leviathan pharmaceutical company Pfizer, the makers of Viagra among many others, has arrived on Britain’s shore hellbent on acquiring their UK counterpart AstraZeneca whether they want to be taken over or not. The deal, should it be completed is set to be the largest takeover of a British company in history, with the opening bid at £63bn, a figure that will have to rise sharply if it is to succeed.

AstraZeneca is a vital part of the UK economy, exporting billions of pounds worth of products, employing tens of thousands in the UK and overseas, and keeping investment in UK life sciences up by supporting students and research facilities in the country’s top universities. Pfizer’s head honcho Ian Reed was summoned to the house of commons last month to be grilled by a cross party selection of MP’s as to exactly what his motives were, and for the MP’s decide if they could feasibly stop him if they chose to (*spoiler*, they can’t).

On the face of it, the global pharmaceutical business is one that is characterised by giant corporations, getting ever larger through acquisition as they look to stay efficient as the costs and lead times of developing new treatments gets ever higher. These days the production of ground breaking cures takes decades, and sometimes billions of pounds and the very best brains money can buy. It makes

Reed was pushed on exactly what this would mean for British jobs, he was blunt and said that jobs would go, and made a fairly flimsy sounding commitment to keeping 20% of the companies research for a minimum of five years. Not much for an industry whose clock ticks off decades rather than minutes. But in there lies the nub of the issue. Conservative chancellor George Osborne re-

The quandary facing the government is many faceted. Should they allow the takeover to go ahead, risking the loss of jobs and critical research funding, while receiving vast swathes of tax that probably ought to be paid to Uncle Sam?. Can the same people who cried foul as Google Starbucks and Gary Barlow squirrelled their cash out of the country through clever loopholes not raise their objections again as Pfizer bring it into the country?



Aside from the moral dillema’s are the practical ones. Legally it is almost impossible to intervene even if you wanted to. Changes in law by Blair’s government, and EU competition law more or less prevent intervention unless a ‘public interest’ case can be pleaded, which many seem to agree would be unlikely to succeed. Not an easy one this for Lib Dem business secretary Vince Cable and Conservative chancellor George Osborne to resolve, I suspect they will be forced to just watch it happen. But a wider debate about exactly who is in charge here will have to happen. Sooner, rather than later.

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Britain’s economy is booming right now, in part thanks to the government keeping its fingers out of the mechanism of international commerce. Britain is seen as a place to do business, and this isn’t just the Conservatives. It is a three decade long trend that has seen heavy inward investment. Do you mess with that on this one occasion and risk future investors?


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sense to pool your resources to get bigger and more efficient. But as ever there appears to be more to this story than simple economies of scale.

cently changed company law to the effect that profits made on UK based research would only be taxed at 10%. This seems to have piqued the interest of Reed and his board who rapidly figured out that if they could make a swift acquisition of a UK company, and jump through the right number of hoops they could shift their entire business, in a legal, rather than physical sense to the UK and save a bundle of tax. Just like Google, Starbucks and the rest did by shifting their profits out of the UK to avoid the taxman.

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REVIEWING YOUR YACHT INSURANCE? condition survey carried out, and this supports any claim that you make for damage occurred during transportation.

Jens Ploch - Sales Pantaenius Spain S.L. (+34) 971 70 86 70 Dear Readers, following our article in the May issue of the Islander regarding Hull and Third Party Liability insurances, we will now briefly expand on War Risks cover, Yacht Transport and policies relating to paid Crew. War Risks This type of insurance will extend your Hull insurance by covering damage caused by war related risks (War, civil war, use of weapons of war, Derelict mines…) excluded under most hull policies. The policy also covers your boat in the event of strikes and lockouts or confiscation by authorities (not confiscation due to your criminal activities though!) so depending on your navigation plans this may be worth considering.

Transportation & Marine Cargo If you are moving your boat by land, this may be covered under your Hull policy. Check with your insurers, as some insurers have restrictions on length of boat automatically covered for overland transport. If you are using professional haulers, then your policy may well exclude damage during transit. However, you need to check very carefully just how much insurance the haulers have, as many don’t carry sufficient insurance to cover the value of more expensive boats, and you may find yourself with damage falling into the gap between the exclusions of your own insurance and the shortfall of the haulers’ insurance. If you are moving your boat as cargo by sea – for example by Dockwise – you will need to consider a Marine Cargo policy, which covers any damage that occurs during the loading, transportation and off-loading. You may consider to have a pre-loading

Crew Policies If you use paid crew on your yacht, you will need to give thought to some further insurances to protect them, and to protect yourself against claims they may make against you. If you have paid crew, you are an employer and you will have obligations and potential liabilities as an employer and therefore you need to consider insuring your liability as an employer. If your yacht is UK registered, or the owning company is a UK company, then it is treated as a UK place of employment and Employers’ Liability insurance is mandatory. If your company or your boat is registered outside the UK you will need to check what your legal responsibilities are under the laws of the country in which your boat is registered or within whose waters you are operating, or the country in which your company

is incorporated. There are special policies available for paid crew to cover them for Personal Accident and Medical Expenses. These policies are generally more robust than their counterparts for personal owners, and can often include payments for temporary disability or for incapacity due to illness. They may also include cover for the expenses of replacing sick or injured crew. In our next feature we will enter the world of claims. The do’s and don’ts….. how and when to report a claim, what your insurer will require from you, and your contractual obligations as boat owner or captain. At our office in Porto Pi we are always available to take your calls, answer any queries, and/ or provide quotes for your yacht. Please don’t hesitate contacting us.

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NEWS 4 STEWS to present some workshops on Culture & Etiquette at the ACREW event which was hosted in STP last month. Captains, Chief Stews, Officers, Stews, Deck Crew and Chefs gathered to network, share experiences and learn how to respect the cultural differences which we may experience whilst working with mixed nationalities.

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Our joint knowledge sparked some healthy debates, with nationalities represented from USA, Bulgaria, Canada, UK, South Africa, Spain, Croatia, Argentina, Australia and New Zealand. A common theme during the workshop was the problems that are caused by differences in language, and the conflict that this can cause with bad communication onboard. One Captain stated that it makes sense to employ crew which are the same nationality to avoid this problem, though other Captains stated that diversity in crew can be a healthy thing onboard.

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Personal accounts from crew that have worked with demanding Russian and Arab owners highlighted cultural differences where crew reported that they are often spoken to in a derogatory way, and that communication problems between guests that don’t speak much English can cause lots of frustration onboard. But surprisingly those crew said that they would happily work for other Russian and Arab owners in the future, and that clearly those owners did not want their crew to speak their native language for confidentiality reasons. USA owners seemed to the most fun nationality of owner to work for, with UK guests reported to be ‘high maintenance’. Respecting the required etiquette onboard of ‘speaking when you’re spoken to’, and the frequent need to be invisible, especially if family disputes occur onboard were highlighted. And the importance of addressing the principal by his or her preferred title, ranging from ‘Sir / Madame, to Boss, or first name terms’. Finally we had a useful discussion on the etiquette of dealing with disgruntled guests and owners, and how whilst the mantra ‘the customer is always right’ that often actually ‘safety comes first’ is more appropriate, even if the owner is one of the richest and most powerful people in the world!

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The Stewardess Bible all in one handbook Honouring The Stewardess Bibles directive of offering free and affordable information, these modules are a fantastic one stop resource for every super yacht stewardess. The Stewardess Bible’s Guide to Achieving Excellence in Service - Module One, is a collaboration of over 22 years of top end hospitality experience from a range of perspectives: • A super yacht stewardess • A chief stewardess • A purser • A hotel manager and an event manager The guide has something for everyone, from a junior yacht stewardess through to the management level Chief Stewardess offering: • Standard operational procedures specific to the super yacht interior department. • A framework for smooth communications. • Easy to follow theoretical explanations. • Practical tips with real life case studies “Cocktails” is the second book of The Stewardess Bible trilogy series. This book complements module one. Containing hundreds of recipes, a measure and conversion guide for international yachts, an overview of bar equipment and helpful hints and tips on preparing and decorating cocktails. It contains information about the liquor and ingredients used in cocktail making with helpful alternative substitutes, as well as some interesting historical facts about the origins and

names of cocktails. The Stewardess Bible’s Guide To Housekeeping Perfection (Module Three) is due to be released at the end of May. Founded in 2012, The Stewardess Bible has consistently offered free information and advice. It is an invaluable resource for any super yacht stewardess looking for operational support. Contact Kylie O’Brien at +31 (0) 621 163 893 or email for more information.

Plenty to laugh about - free Mallorca Laughter Club event 9th June A new club has started on the island, all about the very serious subject of laughing. Mallorca Laughter Club gets together once a month to practice Laughter Yoga – a unique and joyful practice developed in India in the 1990s, which has now spread to over 70 countries worldwide. “Pre-school children laugh on average 3-400 times a day; when we become adults, that number drops to 10-15 times a day. Laughter Yoga aims to address that imbalance and bring more happiness into our lives” comments Emmeline Gee, who runs Mallorca Laughter Club with co-founder Emily Larkin.

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Laughter Yoga is a combination of deep-breathing and laughter exercises. Laughter is initiated as a body exercise in a group, and with child-like playfulness it soon turns into real and contagious laughter. Anyone can laugh without humour, jokes or comedy, and the benefits can be felt almost instantly.

So why is laughter supposedly the best therapy? “Deep, belly laughter encourages deeper breathing, oxygenating our body and brain, making us feel more healthy and energetic. Endorphins, or ‘happy’ hormones, are released, which reduce stress and strengthen our immune systems” Emmeline explains. “The body does not know the difference between real laughter and fake laughter, so in Laughter Yoga we ‘fake it until we make it’”. Laughter Yoga is increasingly used in hospitals, schools and businesses worldwide. “We run laughter workshops which can help improve working relationships, boost morale and reduce stress,” explains Emmeline. “We recently did a workshop with the students of Palma College, to relieve stress during the exam season. We all had a very good laugh!” Mallorca Laughter Club’s next free get-together is at 7.30pm on 9th June, meeting next to the Tourist Information Booth, by the lake in front of Palma Cathedral. For more information, check out their Facebook group; Mallorca Laughter Club.

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Jenifer Jane Make Up Jennifer Jane is an international make up expert, trained and qualified with over 10 years’ experience in all aspects of professional make up. She particularly specialises in photographic and wedding day make up aimed at delivering a truly personalised service, based specifically on her individual clients’ needs. If you would like to keep up to date with Jennifer’s work or need some beauty advice you can sign up to her blog www. When it comes to shaping your eyebrows you have to be fairly cautious as the wrong kind of shape for your face can really throw off your entire look. Work with what you have. Remove hair if your brows will allow it or fill them in with a pencil if they are verging on the sparse side First things first - make sure you trim your eyebrows before you start with the tweezers. Sometimes, and I’m sure we have all done it at some point, too much hair has been taken away. When the hair is long it’s easy to get carried away plucking here there and everywhere as opposed to taking out bulk by trimming first. To trim the hair take a clean mascara wand or even a dry tooth brush and brush the hair upwards. Any hair that goes over the natural shape of your brow, trim. You can then brush through them normally. Secondly - take a pen, pencil or makeup brush (anything straight) and place one end on the outside tip of your nose pointing upwards in a straight

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line. Your brows should start where your rule sits on your face (1). This is a good place to start shaping. Remove any little hairs that sit in the middle, between the eyes. To ascertain where the arch of your brow should be, again take the “rule” and place one end on the tip of your nose pointing out towards the pupil of the eye (2). Where the rule meets the brow should be the highest point of your arch Thirdly, create your eyebrow arches and choose which hairs you need to remove. If you’re tweezing, put concealer or white eyeliner on the hairs that need to go: underneath, the middle, and on top so you don’t wander off. To choose the optimum length for your brows place the end of the rule at the outer nose and point towards the outer part of the eye, this is where the brow should end (3). If your brows do not meet this point it may be due to over plucking in the past. Simply take a bow pencil in the correct shade and fill in the ends lightly to give them more length. I know many of you may have been warned off plucking your eyebrows from the top but honestly this is an old wives tale. Feel free to pluck from the top any stray hairs you may have, paying attention not to pluck into the main shape How to groom men’s eyebrows? Well, it doesn’t mean removing a lot of hair and shaping them like a woman’s to create high or dramatic arches. A simple tune-up will make them look more groomed. Sometimes, all

it takes is trimming the brows or taking a couple hairs here and there. Different rules apply for men and women when taming the brows. If your brows are on the sparse side, which is generally the norm as we age, try an eyebrow serum such as RapidBrow, a product that thickens and restores eyebrow hair, helping bring back the natural shape of the brow. You will still have to shape and maintain your brows as normal.

Yachtmail Palma Nicky from The Trading Place book shop in Santa Catalina has set up a mail collection point designed for everyone who is so busy travelling and does not have a fixed address in Palma. I’ve been using this service for a while, especially for items that require a signature. Whether

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Photo: Shrab at Storm Studios Ex Stew of the Month: Stephanie Erdal How did your yachting career begin? I was born into the world of sailing, my parents were avid sailors and when we were children they took my brother and me to some beautiful places in France and Spain. Having lived in Scotland all my childhood the foreign shores opened up my eyes to a completely different world, I believe this is the reason I now find myself working in the superyacht industry on the amazing island of Mallorca. Tell us about your current position and its advantages / downfalls. In my most recent position as Service Stewardess on a motor yacht, I had greater responsibilities which I really enjoy. I was able to develop my skills to deal with so many more tasks and challenges, it made the position ideal for me. I would love to continue progressing through the various levels of management and work onboard a ´Super Yacht´. How do you keep fit on board? One´s appearance is very important when working onboard a luxury yacht and this is a great motivator to keep in shape and maintain a fitness program. I do not need a fitness centre to stay in shape, just some time to go running and practice yoga. Lastly I watch what I eat which is difficult when your food is prepared by some of the worlds finest chefs and their dishes are

always so enticing, I practice a lot of self control... Favourite movie? Any comedy. Or horror. Game of thrones is taking up a lot of my time right now too. How do you preserve flowers on board? Well it is very funny you ask, I am a fully trained florist and worked in Scotland for many years so I am quite experienced and qualified in this area and depending on the requirements of the owners I would employ different products and techniques for different types of flowers, there are so many websites that can help you with this though so I won´t harp on! Cut flowers ­keep cutting the stems and keep in fresh water. Oasis – dead head like mad, and keep orchids out of a draft and don´t over­water. What are your best strategies for spoiling your charter guests? The best strategy for making a great impact on guests is working as a team, no one single person can cater for guest across all areas of the operation. Sharing information with colleagues and listening to them is the secret to success. How do you keep children onboard entertained? I am a great believer in keeping the kids happy, when the kids are happy the adults are relaxed and even happier. Keeping the young children entertained is a simple task they just need attention andstimulation. Although the yacht benefits from all of the latest mod cons I find some ofthe basic things in life keep the children entertained and maintain their interest for greater periods of time than just an iPad. What is your favourite yachting destination? So far, Venice. I absolutely fell in love with the place when I went there. The shopping is pretty good too, there is a photo of me somewhere giving a piggy back to the 2 engineer over a flooded area because he didn’t want to get his brand new shoes wet!

If you could give your 20yr old self one piece of advice what would it be? Start out in superyachts now!!! What do you least enjoy about yachting? The only draw back of the industry is the lack of private space on board but I understand the reasons and situation fully. In the grand scheme of things it´s a small dislike. Whats your favourite adventure in Mallorca? So far, swimming out to the hidden caves off of Cala Major and I really want to try water jet flying! That’s next on the list. What has been the best training course that you have done in your yachting career? I did a top up silver service course last month with Ceri West at Silver Service Training. She was fantastic and we learnt so much. She only takes about 4 at a time so you get really personalised training and she is a complete hoot and a half! MySTCW95 with Flying Fish in Cowes was fantastic too and it is the best customer service I have come across, what a great team! Best housekeeping tip / hack? Team work is the best tip I can share with anyone in the industry followed by attention to detail, a good sense of humour and lastly attention to detail. What is your best personal asset? My best asset is actually my Mum, she is the one who has given me all the words of wisdom over the years and support to give me a level head.

Where would you like to be in 10 years? 10 years from now I hope to be paying a lot less attention to detial. What is your best travel tip? TRAVEL. No matter if it´s just a walk, drive or flight just do it whenever you can. Seize every opportunity that presents itself to travel and do it. Whats the biggest thing your spoilt yourself to at the end of a hard season? Spa session! I never saw the appeal before I got into this industry but now I spa like mad every chance I get (but only when I deserve it!). Oh and a ski holiday. What is the best internet resource that you use for your job? Google Maps, no matter where you are in the world no matter what buisness you need, Google It. Do you think inter crew relationships should be forbidden or allowed? This is the one topic that is discussed across the world by every person involved in the industry. There is no right or wrong answer, but if the ships rule forbid such relationships then this is what you have signed up to. What are you currently doing work-wise? I´ve just moved to Santa Catalina and mostly hang out in Vintage, using the wifi to search for my next job. I’m available and actively seeking a Stewardess role.


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NEWS 4 STEWS Poach the skate wings in a little fish stock for 10-12 minutes until they are just cooked and flake away easily from the thickest part. Flake the hot fish from the bones and place in a salad bowl. Add the olive oil, sherry vinegar, capers and fresh herbs. Mix in the rocket leaves season and serve at once. Piquillo Peppers Stuffed with a Brandade of Fresh Skate

Marc Fosh A matter of taste Chef and author Simon Hopkinson opens his wonderful book, Roast Chicken & others stories with a very simple statement. “Good cooking, in the final analysis, depends on two things: Common sense and good taste”. Unfortunately, both of those qualities are very difficult to teach. If you’re lucky, you will be born with them, but more often than not, as with any craft, you will need to work at it. So what is taste and how do we learn this to achieve better results in our cooking and recipes that actually work? Taste is the ability to respond to dissolved molecules and ions called tastants or, as the dictionary describes it “The sense that distinguishes the sweet, sour, salty, and bitter qualities of dissolved substances in contact with the taste buds on the tongue”. I’m convinced that if you work at least two or three of those taste sensations into each recipe you instantly improve the chance of success and your taste buds stay interested in a dish just that little bit longer. 3 star Chef Thomas Keller called it the law of diminishing returns. What that generally means is the more you have of something, the less you like. Basically, your taste buds get bored pretty quickly. So the goal is to keep them interested long enough to give the guests an experience with the food and the wine that leaves them wanting a little bit more. A perfect example could be how sweet, fresh peas are offset with salty bacon or ham. When you bite into the salty bacon, it jumps your taste buds back to life and



keeps them interested in the dish just long enough. That is why most chefs prefer to serve long tasting menus with several small courses. It is much easier to create an impact in small hits. For me, choosing good ingredients is also the key to a good meal and the success or failure of that begins at the marketplace. The ingredients definitely don’t have to be the most expensive in the market, just look for quality and freshness. This week I bought some beautiful fresh skate and I wondered why I didn’t buy it more often as it was really reasonable at 12 euro’s a kilo. Skate is sold as wings, normally already skinned. The flesh is white with a delicate flavour sometimes compared to crab. The most classical skate dish “Raie au beurre noir” is pan fried and finished with a deep hazelnut coloured butter, chopped parsley and a little lemon juice and capers. I prefer to poach the wings slowly in fish stock until the thickest part is just cooked and flakes away from the bone. Served with capers, herbs and rocket leaves, it takes no time at all to prepare and is truly delicious. Warm Skate Salad with Capers and Fresh Herbs Ingredients: (serves 6) 2 300ml 50ml 2 tbsp. 1tbsp. 1tbsp. 1tbsp. 4

large skate wings olive oil sherry vinegar Capers Chopped parsley Chopped chives Chopped fennel bunches rocket leaves

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For the brandada: 1 kl Fresh skate 500g mashed potatoes 500ml milk 2 cloves of garlic 150ml olive oil 1/2 onion studded with 2 cloves 2 parsley stalks 2 pinches of nutmeg 2 pinches of cayenne pepper lemon juice Place the skate wings in a pan and cover with the milk. Add the onion and parsley stalks and bring slowly to the boil. Remove from the heat and leave to infuse for 10 minutes. Remove the skate flesh from the bones and add to mashed potatoes. Add olive oil, nutmeg, cayenne pepper, lemon juice and 2-3 tablespoons of milk to form a light puree. Season to taste

Drain the peppers and carefully fill them with the skate brandade. Place in a lightly oiled oven dish and pour over the red pepper coulis. Cover and bake in a moderate oven for 10-15 minutes or until hot. Serve immediately. Red Pepper Coulis This sauce can also be served with grilled fish, pasta and all types of vegetable dishes Ingredients: serves 8-10 4 Red peppers (chopped) 1 Medium onion (chopped) 2 ripe tomatoes (chopped) 2 garlic cloves (crushed) 30ml olive oil Sprig of fresh thyme Bay leaves 300ml chicken stock Seasoning Heat the olive oil in a heavy bottomed saucepan and add the chopped onion. Cook slowly over a gentle flame until they start to soften. Add the red peppers, tomatoes, crushed garlic and sprig of thyme. Cover with a lid and cook for a further 5 minutes. Remove the lid, add the bay leaves, chicken stock and simmer for 20-25 minutes. Remove the sprig of fresh thyme, the bay leaves and blend in a liquidiser until smooth. Pass through a fine sieve, season to taste.


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T. 971 69 78 78 Pasaje Marzo 19 L6, Poligono Son Bugadellas Santa Ponsa (just past the BP Garage) News from Deckers Spain. Here in Palma Deckers are not getting any rest! From midnight ordering to urgent deliveries the uniforms are being shipped out thick and fast - we are certainly not complaining, it’s great to see so many new clients coming our way, whilst the support from our “oldies” is well and truly overwhelming.

Deckers (+34) 971 282 056 News from Deckers France. Regatta action in the South of France!... A great celebration of yachting is lined up this month with the 19th edition of Les Voiles d’Antibes, this year taking place 4th - 8th June, closely followed by the San Remo - San Tropez Giraglia Rolex Cup. The Giraglia Rolex Cup has been an annual international rendezvous for over 60 years. It is more than simply a sailing event, exhibiting spirited and fair-minded competition, genuine camaraderie among the participants and sublime locations. Sailors are drawn from all corners of the world and all segments of the sport to take part in what has become one of the “must-do” events of the yacht-racing year. And, in 2014, the Giraglia Rolex Cup will add new lustre to its character by finishing in Monte-Carlo, Monaco for the first and only time in its history.

Regularly attracting in excess of 200 yachts for the week of competition, the Giraglia Rolex Cup is a kaleidoscope of nationalities, great racing and convivial social occasions. The decision to finish the race in Monte-Carlo has been made in keeping with the spirit of this great Mediterranean occasion. The 62nd edition of this classic adventure will take place from 13 to 21 June 2014. Following a prologue race from Sanremo (13 June) the fleet will gather in Saint-Tropez for three days of inshore competition (15 - 17 June) before embarking on a 248-nautical mile offshore race (starting 18 June) to MonteCarlo, via the Giraglia, the rocky outcrop off the northern tip of Corsica. Rolex has been involved since 1998 and, in partnership with the organizers, has been integral to the regatta’s continued growth in stature.

(we didn’t have any room in our stand at one point) we are getting excited for the Superyacht cup, it is the largest running Superyacht regatta in Europe, with 22 entries already confirmed it will be a spectacular sight, we are also proud to see some of our supportive crews in the line-up - good luck all. adiós hasta el próximo mes!

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NEWS 4 STEWS been replaced by almond trees. Fortunately the wine producing tradition never disappeared among the peasants of the region and by the mid-20th century there was a revival of wine production thanks to their efforts.

Martin Ward Wine Educators International MallorcaWineTours Mallorcan Wines, Part 6 The family had a dream to start a bodega and produce their own wines so in 2004 their project to build Celler Tianna Negre commenced. From the initial plot inherited from their ancestors, a small 35 year old vineyard in Consell, planted exclusively with the autochthonous Mantonegro grapes, grown in the traditional “politxó” way (regularly spaced wooden poles), they slowly purchased land around Binissalem (4 hectares in Biniagual, 10 in Es Pinaret, 6 in Son Colom, 10 in Can Parrona, 6 in Es Velar and

15 in Son Boi). Their objective - to create quality wines that would “convey the essence of Mallorca while combining architecture, nature and character”. The building work of the winery would obviously take some time so the first vintages of the Ses Nines wines, so named in honour of the family matriarch, were processed for the family in another local bodega. Celler Tianna Negre itself opened its vats & barrels for the first time for the harvest of 2007. The labels of our Ses Nines wines depict the mother of the family as a child skipping rope on the main square of her home town of Consell. The region had suffered the devastating effects of phylloxera in the late 19th century and as a result of this natural disaster, vines had

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The soil is one of the key factors in any vineyard and the Tianna vines are planted on “Call Vermell”, the local name for the lime rich soils”, rich in iron oxide, with the texture of clay and a characteristic reddish colour. This is a soil type in which vines are one of the few plants to prosper; the stony covering creating a protective barrier which limits evaporation and keeps the soil fresh, thereby promoting the all-important root growth. These vineyards, of Binissalem and Consell protected by the Tramuntana mountain range, enjoy long hours of sunshine, with warm days and clear, cool nights offering the ideal vine growing environment, allowing grapes extended ripening. Tianna work mostly with indigenous grape varieties as these are naturally best suited to the climatic conditions. As they are also more resistant to pests and diseases, they require minimal

use of preventative treatments. These grapes include the revived traditional varieties of Gorgollassa and Giró Ros. Red grape varieties: ◦Manto Negro: The base of many red wines of the D.O. Binissalem. Gives wines richness of aromas and a medium structure. ◦Callet: Pale in colour, it gives wines great character. White grape varieties: ◦Moll (also known as Premsal Blanc): the base of many white wines of D.O. Binissalem, producing distinct fruity wines of a straw yellow colour with good structure and hints of herbs. ◦Giró Ros: a grape producing a wine with intense, unique aromas. ◦Moscatel: provides the characteristically intense ‘Muscat’ aromas. As well as these varieties, nonindigenous varieties, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc are grown. These international grapes seem also to suit the climatic conditions of the region.

Katy Rosales & The Galley Club Katy Rosales, the owner of The Galley Club runs her cookery school business which has been in existence for just 18 months, and is dedicated to teaching every aspect of cooking and catering on board yachts. She goes into the minute details of food choices, nutrition, health and safety plus many more vital elements enabling the pupils who pass through her school to provide food of the highest quality on board any yacht, be it motor or sail. Katy’s early passion for food started when she was around 8 years old and she started to learn from her Grandmother who she describes as a great cook. From this early interest she decided that cookery was to be her chosen career and went on to train in Barcelona and for five years in Dublin, and later spent a year in Thailand as well as Sicily. Her time in Ireland enabled her to sample many different aspects of the industry, working in Hotels, Restaurants with up to 500 covers and cocktail bars. In 2007 Katy decided to combine her love of the outdoors, sea and sailing with her passion for fine cuisine and joined her first yacht S/Y Arrayan. She has since crossed the Atlantic 4 times under sail; once aboard the world record breaking S/Y

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Mari Cha III. Katy also spent 18 months working aboard the prestigious 74m M/Y IIona. After spending 8 years at Sea, she decided to hang up her marine apron and come to Palma to start her business. She runs a very detailed series of courses and workshops throughout the year for small groups so as to be able to offer the very personal attention which she says is so necessary. The courses cover so much more than just cooking, and her reputation among the stewardesses and chefs would seem to suggest that this school is the very best way to get started in the industry and indeed to refresh your skills every so often. Katy runs so many different specialist courses which cater for just about every aspect of cooking which you can think of, that even the most experienced chefs will learn something new. Her practical courses are run in conjunction with her own comprehensive manuals which she has written and compiled herself, making learning a totally professional experience. Situated in the heart of Santa Catalina, Palma her premises are located close to the marinas of Palma and the famous Santa Catalina market, where much of her produce is sourced.

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NEWS 4 STEWS of place (and a trifle hot) at the beach. Second, and a particular fave of mine, is to go to one of the tourist beaches for a bit of sun. Trust me, you’ll feel like the goddess that you know you are. Thirdly, get on yer bike, drink Olympic swimming pools of water, eat well, and only sun bake guiltily in secret. So, here’s the thing - its June and the time of year that all us girls dread - the cross over period from being fat white girl to bronzed sun goddess. Quite disheartening really. Addressing the truth, unveiling our dimpled pasty thighs and, worse, the corpulent, pale stomach to the world. Hauling ourselves off to get plucked, waxed and the horribly inevitable and bleak shopping trip to buy - the new bikini. Brown fat is definitely more attractive than white fat we all know this, don’t we? All those good intentions for jogging and slaving away at the gym after New Year died a grisly death sometime around mid- January. Personally girls, I have three true and tried shortcuts to inner harmony and amour-propre. First is to convert and don on the burqa (this can be very handy if your self-esteem is particularly low) but you will definitely feel out

Which brings me around to our recipe - it’s awesome, fat friendly, easy and will impress your guests, family and friends. Lamb backstrap cut is not available here in Spain - as far as this little chubby goddess is aware of. Backstrap - oh dear, can I hear the other half rustling around in the dusty regions of the closet? Anyway, backstrap in culinary terms however, is the whole loin of lamb. No unnecessary fat, all lean and every girls fat fighting friend. Usually you buy lamb loin chops, this little masterpiece says no to the bone, so whilst more expensive, you are not paying for the bone. And, seriously girls, why pay for the bone when you can have the loin? Found myself gossiping at Dunns the other morning when Jaime, King of Carne offered all the foodies that read our beloved Islander Magazine to bring it this prince of all cuts to our humble galleys. But, give this master of meat plenty of warning as he will only do the dirty deed upon order - Dunns Butcher - Portals - 971 677 503. Backstrap of lamb barbecued with pear, rocket, beetroot and goats cheese salad as a starter for four.

1/4 cup good quality balsamic glaze 1/4 cup olive oil 400g lamb backstrap 2 Tbsp. pine nuts 2 spring onions, finely sliced 1 firm pear (not pair), cored and finely chopped 1/4 cup mint leaves, coarsely chopped 1/4 cup olive oil 75g goats cheese, crumbled 2 freshly roasted beet root, peeled and cut finely Salad dressing 2 Tbsp. balsamic glaze 2 Tbsp. olive oil Pop balsamic glaze and oil in one of those sealy bags along with the lamb. Close and rub your loin then set aside to marinate. Dry fry your pine nuts until golden. Combine your greens - spring onions, rocket and mint in a bowl, toss gently to mix. Add pear to salad at the last min, because it will go brown if you let it sit. Preheat the barbie grill plate to

medium heat, drain the lamb and cook for 3 - 4 minutes each side. If you want your lamb a pretty pink, go with this timing - if not, cook a little longer. But, not too much longer - just for me? Take off heat and let it rest, covered loosely with foil. Whisk the balsamic glaze and oil together and toss 3/4 of the dressing through the salad. Arrange on plates and scatter the goats cheese over. Carefully arrange beetroot around this scrummy salad. Slice the lamb and set on top, scatter with pine nuts and serve immediately. Yum, yum, lambs bum. Just passed the mirror, gazed despondently at the jelly belly bugger this, I’m off to Magaluf, leaving hubby looking perplexed as he goes through the bondage gear - I break off in a run when he discovers his much loved mankini, he’s girding his loins as he calls out to me through the whirlwind I have left behind in my wake.......”darling, where can I get my man parts waxed”? See you in July fellow goddesses Hope you like this recipe xxxxx

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perfect bourdon stitch in a wide range of colours in our own workshop. This beautiful stitch adds lines of single or contrasting colours and enhances the bed linens whilst co-ordinating with any colour in the yacht cabin. Home & Yacht Finest Bed Linen (+34) 697 914 233 Calle Caro 9, Palma A Touch Of Colour For Your Bed Big, bold, and patterned bed linens might look great in a large room or yacht cabin but given the relatively small space in even the most spacious of yacht cabins finding a bed linen design that doesn’t over power the space can be a struggle and sometimes plain white linens just aren’t the answer. There are many techniques available to add colour and shading to bed linens whilst complementing but not competing with the room or cabin decor: here are just three to choose from that we at Finest Bed Linen feel offer excellent results. Finest Bed Linen are experts in applying the perfect finish to your bed linens to add that extra special colour.

Appliquéd fabrics: Adding detail by using fabrics stitched onto or into the pillowcases, sheets and duvet covers is an effective and elegant technique. The secret is to carefully choose the colours that will make a feature out of the bed and use the colours of the fabrics to add light and shade. We carry a large stock of Egyptian cotton fabrics ready to make up a design of your choice or adapt an idea to co-ordinate perfectly with you home or yacht decor. Print your own fabric: Finest Bed Linen are the only company in Mallorca to offer bespoke printed fabric. This offers endless opportunities to design your own unique linens or include the yacht name printed over the entire fabric or just a small part.

Bourdon stitching: This is a classic embroidered line of coloured stitching. The stitches are so close together that they form a solid line which, when applied correctly, doesn’t pull or pucker and adds one or several lines and shapes of contrasting colours.

Using any of these techniques is an effective way to add colour and life to solid colour bespoke or standard bed linens. The combinations of bourdons, appliqués and prints are endless whether it is modern geometric shapes, classic single bourdon or your own unique design. Finest Bed Linen are experts in bed linens and offer these technique to their bespoke or standard linens

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Delicioso Info: (+34) 971 699 221 Delicioso Cater for the Winners of the Palma Vela The Palma Vela Regatta finished last month, marking the kick off of the race season in the Med. Many of the yachts involved in the regatta were fresh out the shed and crews looking forward to a busy summer of regattas ahead. Delicioso have traditionally been involved with many of the race teams in the Palma Vela, working with the crew from Sailing Yacht Alegre for the last few years. This year Delicioso are delighted to announce that amongst the teams being catered for by Delicioso were the winning teams from sailing yacht Provezza, who won her class in the IRC’s for the second year running, and sailing yacht Bigamist, also taking the gold in the Sotto 40’s.

Helen Richards, founder of Delicioso states ‘The yachts were supplied daily with a selection of drinks, sandwiches, fruit, carb salad boxes including pasta and quinoa, and energy sustaining snacks to keep the crews strength up during the races. We are delighted with the results and very proud to have been working with these dedicated teams. We have a busy summer ahead and are now excited about the up and coming Superyacht Cup in June.’

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Dr. Ken Prudhoe Club de Mar Medical Centre (+34) 639 949 125 DOCTOR AT SEA The sound of your voice It normally takes only a few seconds to recognise a friend’s voice on the phone. It is remarkable that we can be identified by the sound of our voice when there are so many people in our lives and not to mention further afield. The immense diversity is reminiscent of the uniqueness of every ice crystal in snowflakes or the specificity of individual fingerprints or, in modern terms, each human DNA, or less technically, the never-to-be-repeated clouds and shades of light in every sunset. Our voice starts in the larynx sometimes referred to as the voice box situated under the soft tissue at the front of the neck and is easy to feel. Inside the larynx are two tight horizontal sheets of muscle with a gap between to allow

air to pass in and out of the lungs. These are the two vocal cords which can tighten and then vibrate with the passage of air and so produce a sound which develops into our mother tongue of learned speech in childhood. These cords are the archetypal musical instruments mimicked by the vibrating reed of woodwind instruments or the attenuation achieved in the tubes of instruments. The actual voice heard is affected by the dimensions of the adjacent anatomy such as the length and calibre of the passage to the outside world together with the shape of the skull and the resonant hollows or sinuses inside the skull. Add to this the effects of puberty and ageing and personality as well as the environmental factors of culture, language and accent then the uniqueness of each person’s voice is easier to appreciate. With so many factors at play, it is easy to see the potential for change. For instance, a bad cold can extend down to the throat and

infect the vocal cords (laryngitis) which incapacitates the mechanism at source, producing hoarseness or even complete loss of voice. Even if the larynx is spared, the sinuses can become congested and the voice acquires the characteristic nasal sound. Laryngitis is virtually always caused by a viral infection rather than bacterial and is therefore not helped by antibiotics even though the presentation can be severe and disabling and cries out for a cure. The remedy is time and avoiding strain on the cords by trying to speak when the system is down. Hoarseness which develops out of the blue and continues for more than three weeks, without any clear cause, can be more worrying, particularly in smokers who can develop cancer of the larynx or lung cancer. Cancer of the larynx is not common and, in early stages, it responds quite well to treatment such as radiotherapy. Lung cancer can be associated with hoarseness because one of the important nerves which power the vocal cords takes a long route involving a loop under the main tube to the right lung. This is a common site for smoking-induced lung cancer and the first sign can be when it encroaches on the nerve to the larynx. Repeated exposure to tobacco smoke also changes the vocal cords and leads to deepening of the voice particularly in women. The larynx and wind-pipe (trachea) are in front of the gullet and food and drink is directed

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This mechanism is part of a last-ditch protection response seen in near-drowning when it becomes impossible to hold breath any longer under water and escape is impossible. The final inhaled gasp draws in water to the air tubes and the vocal cords go into tight spasm. This laryngeal spasm is like a tight curtain which closes the gap and prevents any further ingress into the lungs. This substantially reduces the volume of water which reaches the lungs which remain potentially patent rather than water-logged in the short term and this in turn paves the way for a better chance of recovery if rescue is achieved and resuscitation is started. Resuscitation technique is included in all the MCA Medical Courses – check our website or Facebook page for dates coming up after the summer season.

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down the gullet to the stomach whilst air moves in and out of the lungs via the airways in front. This division works extremely well almost all the time but occasionally we mis-swallow ordinary saliva when thinking about something else or we forget our manners and speak with our mouth full. There is an immediate reflex cough if food or drink “goes down the wrong way” into the larynx. The reaction is overwhelming and can have a nasty habit of occurring in the middle of a public event like a concert when there is no easy escape or at an important meal when speaking and eating at the same time can be a big mistake!

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Katie Handyside Personal Trainer (+34) 636 322 959 STAY FIT FOR SAILING Alcudia Half Ironman I really enjoyed the recent half ironman in Alcudia, along with over 3,700 participants from all over the world. It was so exciting. There were 700 competitors from Ireland, many from Germany, Scandinavia, the UK and elsewhere. It made it a very cosmopolitan atmosphere. Apparently this is the most popular ironman in the world. Not surprising really, with a swim in Alcudia’s bay of clear blue water, a bike ride in the stunning mountains of Lluc and then a run behind the white sandy beach. For me there were a bit too many people making it very hectic particularly on the swim. But a brilliant atmosphere nevertheless and the 90 km bike and half marathon actually went really quickly. I felt totally untrained and unprepared for the event and when I smashed into the water with the gazillion of other participants it did actually cross my mind as to whether I could complete the event. The swim was a bit of a scramble with lots of clawing, punching and kicking. I wondered what on earth I was doing. However in the end it’s always worth it and really good fun,



even just to do everything in one go that you would usually do in a weekend. It was also great to see the vast array of amazing bikes, many costing many thousands of euros. I was chuffed with my time, despite being under prepared in addition to not knowing the swim course or run , feeling tired from long hours at work , running up and down the transition zone trying to find my bike and bags, as well as questioning my abilities among these super fit triathletes . I smashed a 5.35 time. What I could do with proper training and preparation? Probably the question most competitors ask themselves.... What am I really capable of? However for me it’s all about the fun of taking part, I’m just in it for the exercise! We have the upcoming full ironman in September and then an Olympic Tri in June at Cala Millor and in October another half Ironman in Paguera. I can highly recommended it and it’s on your doorstep, so now is the time to get involved!! Just for the record, I did the event without eating or drinking anything other than water. You know how I feel about those sports supplement bars and drinks!! I have however been building up to this for a few years. It makes the event so much easier.

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ing, lighting, a power take-off for hydraulic systems and so on, and then build in some redundancy. But in many cases those loads are only used together in short bursts, leaving many gensets to run at 20% or so of their rated power for much of the time.

Roland Perry Watertight Marine Load banks can solve owners’ three biggest genset complaints. Part of the daily routine for some deckhands is to swim around the transom waterline, scrubbing away the smoke residue. When in port, yachts have to run the gensets if the power supply isn’t adequate. Oily smoke soon gets them asked to move, or to live without aircon.

The smoking, and the parallel increase in overhaul costs from cylinder bore glazing, has lead more than one engineer we know to downsize one of the gensets, or to install an extra smaller unit for another “mode” of operation. Cutting-edge new builds employ other solutions including banks of smaller gensets to start on demand in a parallel system, variable speeds and power transfer to the drivetrain.

loads when they are needed because in effect they are already delivering the load. Instead it is transferred from one demand (the load bank, which shuts down when it senses the need) to another (the aircon start-up, or bowthruster for example). And that eliminates the third annoyance associated with gensets: dimming lights and occasional shut down when systems are turned on. The occasional objection we hear to loadbanks is that they waste fuel by sucking up sea

water, heating it up and dumping it back in the sea. In fact though the increased consumption is less than you would think because it is offset against the unburnt fuel that otherwise would be getting pumped through the exhaust and into the sea. That is more harmful (and less legal) than burning a little more fuel cleanly. As ever, give us a call or email if you’d like to discuss the content of this article, or any other subject to do with the goings on in your engine room.

More traditional new builds and the existing fleet are adopting the solution used in hospitals, oil rigs and other critical selfsufficient platforms: a load bank. It costs less than a new genset, is simpler to install and has other benefits too (see below).

A common cause of smokey exhausts on generators is wetstacking. Fixed speed generators are set up to receive the correct amount of fuel to deliver their rated load. If run below that load, some or even most of the fuel will be passed through to the exhaust and distributed onto the paintwork of the mothership and her neighbours.

It works by making the generator work continuously close to or at its rated load. On a yacht that work is normally heating salt water passed through the load bank. An intelligent loadbank, like Sephco’s marine range, automatically adjusts itself to reduce the demands it places on the generator as the ship’s other systems come on line. Sephco is distributed in Spain by Origin Marine, a partner company to Watertight.

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Marina Port Vell Bustles with Superyachts and Brisk Sales of Long-Term Berths Marina Port Vell (MPV), Barcelona— set to become one of the world’s most elite superyacht destinations and the pre-eminent home port in the Mediterranean—is enjoying brisk yachting activity as its much anticipated quays open for spring and summer superyacht visits and now that long-term berth sales are fully underway. Débuting a few weeks ago, Amels and Feadship yachts visited the newly-open 430m Spanish Quay. On a recent sunny afternoon in April two Lürssens graced the Port: at 88m and 124m, these amazing yachts are the epitome of German techni-

cal and artistic prowess. “Whether for home port or a visit to the vibrant Catalan city of Barcelona, Marina Port Vell has berths to 120m for sale and lease and countless yachting activities, day sails, owner, captain and crew amenities,” says Marcel Brekelmans, MPV’s Managing Director. “It’s important to note that our long-term berth sales are fully underway as ultimately there is limited availability of permanent port space. We’ve completed Spanish Quay, Diposit Quay, Sota Muralla Quay and Pontoons A and B. Those who take berths now will enjoy the final touches to ‘The Gallery’—the hub for visiting yachts and crews—and Sèsam Restaurant,” he remarks.


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John Alcantara - International Boat & Yacht Brokers What The Yacht Did Next The pleasure of being a yacht broker is in the interesting characters that can move in and out of your life. These characters come to Boatshed Gibraltar looking for a yacht in order to realise their dreams. Helping someone achieve a lifelong ambition is hugely satisfying, although sometimes there are lingering doubts about the feasibility of their plans. When I first met Craig and Wendy I was struck by their enthusiasm and zest for life. Craig had spotted an extremely well-priced and well equipped Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 49 on the web site. Their plan was simple; to acquire a boat and set off on a circumnavigation. Craig is a very open individual with a deep curiosity about everything. He


is is not embarrassed to ask questions. I learned that his current boat was a 27 footer in which he had explored the English Channel and Northern French Coast. He was now looking to buy a boat almost twice this size. The Sun Odyssey had equipment one would never find on a smaller boat and Craig constantly asked questions about everything, the boat, local sailing conditions, tax implications, everything. Only the ignorant are afraid to ask questions and so they tend to remain ignorant. Craig was having nothing of this. He had already co-opted a crew with the right skills for an initial passage back to the UK. In February 2013 after their inspection and survey they decided to acquire Baraonda. A few short weeks later they left Gibraltar bound for Poole. I wondered whether the dream would end in the UK because not all such dreams are realised especially ones as ambitious as

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their planned entire circumnavigation. I didn’t have to wonder for long because Craig is an avid “Whatsapper” and from the moment he turned right at Tarifa I got a running commentary on Baraonda’s progress. There was a tinge of envy that I wasn’t with him although he had invited me to help crew the yacht back to the UK. His enthusiasm and love for his new boat turned Wendy into a boat widow, but not for long for Wendy is part of the big plan. Once in the UK Craig set about preparing Baraonda for the rigours of a circumnavigation. There followed a temporary silent pause in the Whatsapp pings until early one morning in September 2013 the phone by my bedside vibrated with Craig announcing that he is about to enter the port of La Coruña. The adventure was underway! Baraonda had been fitted with an AIS (automatic identification ships) transponder so I was able to verify on that he was just off the North West corner of Spain. A few days later he pings me again to tell me that he has entered a place in Lisbon that carries my surname the Doca d’Alcântara. He’s had a fast

passage down the Portuguese coast and is even more in love with Baraonda. He can’t believe that he’s had her flying along at up to 13.5 knots in very big waves. He tells me he’s doing his best not to scare Wendy but I think it takes more than wind and waves to scare this lady! He remembers that 20 years ago I lived in Lisbon so once again he is seeking advice on things to do and places to eat. I recommend the trendy Alcântara Cafe in the Lisbon docks area and a visit to the Royal Palaces at Sintra. My next contact is on the 19th October. He announces that he has made it to Lanzarote in the Canaries. He is learning that the trade wind route involves a lot of downwind sailing and will need a spinnaker pole to hold out the genoa to stop it from collapsing when the boats rolls around in the following seas. If anything Craig is determined and eventually manages to acquire a pole in the Canaries. On the 6th January this year after spending a couple of months in the Canaries Baraonda arrived in Cape Verde islands and are now ready for the big crossing. But that’s a story I would like to continue next month.


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Elizabeth Parr Menorca Cruising (+34) 660 647 845 Clearwater Yacht Brokers in Mahón This year Clearwater Yacht Brokers, based in the Port of Mahón, celebrates its 10th anniversary. Clearwater was established by Ian and Lena Levine in 2004 when the company became the first dedicated yacht broker to open its doors in Menorca. Ian Levine grew up in Virginia Water, Surrey and in the first phase of his career he built up a successful heavy engineering company in the UK before deciding to relocate to Menorca. After purchasing a power boat and spending a relaxing 6 months on the island, Ian became restless and spotted the opportunity in the nautical sector. 10 years on, Clearwater has an office in a prime location on the port and Ian takes pride in the fact that he has the largest selection of pre-owned boats for sale anywhere on the island. Clearwater has everything from jet bikes to ocean cruising yachts – something for all passions and budgets. The

3 years ago, Clearwater became the exclusive distributor in Menorca for Princess Yachts based in Plymouth, UK. Following successful Boat Shows in Southampton and London, 5 new Princess Yachts will be delivered to Menorca this year. We have already seen the arrival of two new Princess V48’s and these will be joined by another V48, a Flybridge 56 and a Motoryacht 72, for British and Spanish customers. The Princess V48 was launched at the Southampton Boat show last year and it is the first Princess model designed with the latest Volvo IPS engines and drive system (twin IPS 600s with 435hp each). The IPS system is a new “pod-type” boat drive system which features counter rotating forward-facing propellers operated by a joystick making it extremely easy to drive.


continuously redesigning their boats to incorporate the latest technologies and adding new models to the range. They have recently introduced their smallest power boat for 20 years, the V39 and the largest ever in the range, the 40m Princess M Class luxury cruising yacht˝. Princess for a Day In July each year Clearwater organizes a Princess Cruise Day in Mahón when Princess and Clearwater boat owners and customers are invited to get together for a day on the water. Last year 14 Princess yachts, including a V72, took part in the event and this year there will be a special 10th Anniversary celebration with a paella party and plenty of cava. Over the last 10 years, Clearwater has established itself as an all year round, quality dealer for several power boat manufacturers, selling the well-known Ribeye range of

RIBS and the more specialized Hunton power boats. The latter company was founded by the passionate offshore powerboat racer, Jeff Hunton in 1979, to design and build genuine high performance powerboats with luxurious accommodation. Their two models, the XRS43 and XRS37 are built in low numbers for powerboat connoisseurs. A new 52 model to add to the range is also in design. For further information regarding brokerage, new sales of any of Clearwater’s marine services please contact: Ian Levine Clearwater Yacht Brokers, Port of Mahon, Menorca. (+34) 971 354 208 Paul Slater (+34) 971 354 208

Paul Slater is head of sales for Princess Menorca. Paul has been based in Menorca for 23 years and has worked for many of the luxury power boat manufacturers including Sunseeker and Pershing. Paul pointed out that the V48s also have resin infused hulls designed to quicken the transition to plane, improving efficiency, performance and handling. He says “Princess are

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This gem of a hotel is located just past the roundabout at Salinas Beach and can be accessed easily by car or boat.

The Galician meats, T-bone steak, filet steak, delicious beef burger, hams and handmade chorizo add to this varied menu.

Secluded, nicely appointed, good service, a perfect setting for lunch or dinner.

There is also a great salad selection, I thoroughly recommend the seafood salad. Angel’s time spent in Morocco is reflected in the selection of vegetarian options – cous cous and tagines with all the trimmings.

Galician chef Angel Ares, 35 from Santiago de Compostela, explained why they flew all the seafood from Galicia to IBIZA. The octopus, lobster, giant prawns and shellfish come from a unique environment, La Ria (where the sweet river water meets the Atlantic). The seafood is collected by hand, delivered alive and stored in a vivero (salt - freshwater tank). The freshness and flavour profile is exquisite, using Galician family recipes handed down from generation to generation. I don’t have words to describe this fabulous eating experience. My favourite is the baked fish in a Salinas salt crust, cooked to perfection, washed down with a crispy Galician Albariño wine!



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AROUND THE REGIONS Let the games begin… DIARY DATES – JUNE: 01.06 – Rebeka Brown (Blue Marlin) 02.06 – Cocoon Opening (Amnesia) Sven Väth and friends 05.06 – David Guetta’s Fuck Me Im Famous (Pacha) 06.06 – Marco Carola - Music On (Amnesia) 07.06 – Ants (Ushuaia) 08.06 – We Love Space Opening Party (Space) 08.06 – Solomun +1 (Pacha) 11.06 – La Troya Opening (Amnesia) 11.06 – 3rd Anniversary Party (Lio) 13.06 – Nile Rogers (Hard Rock Hotel)

picture by Spring has sprung and summer is almost upon us, we Ibiza residents have been somewhat taken by surprise by an early start to the summer season, very quickly the yoga mats and detox juicers have been put to one side and the opening party diaries are ready to be filled. So Who will be playing Where? When? What will be the hottest ticket in town? Will the brand spanking new mega complex, The Hard Rock Hotel (the first in Europe) manage to complete the building work in time for the International Music Summit? The Hard Rock Hotel opens its doors for its first live event on June13 with the mighty Nile Rogers, man of the moment & fresh from being honored at this years IMS ‘Legend’ dinner. IMS closing party - Friday 23.05 - unofficially opens the Ibiza Season with a sensational line up in a sensational setting, they have the keys to the city and party in the walls of the world heritage D’alt Vila itself. A true spectacular. Following that is not easy but it’s Ushuaia’s job and they are taking it in their stride, they open on May 24th with a fan-

tastic DJ line up, Space is next on the agenda in this action packed weekend, they have an absolutely massive selection of live acts and DJs. Then for those still standing (of which there will be plenty) there is the hedonistic ritual that is the Circo Loco Opening at DC10. Whew, Ibiza is open! Will anyone have any energy left for the rest of the season? Of course we will… But maybe we’ll be ready for some ‘off the radar’ beach dining: first – Tago Mago - the private islands chiringuito sounds just the spot to relax, it positively revels in laid back chic. Over on the other side of the island, The Cotton Club provides a similar ambiance. Bedecked in cool white wood and offering private beach cabanas it’s another ‘escape for the day’ experience. New to Playa D’en Bossa is Beachhouse, opened by the team from the fantastic El Chiringito on Es Cavellet - we are hoping for more of the same from them. However we know Ibiza is not all about the chill out. We predict Blue Marlin will stay king of the beach bling crowd keep an eye out for DJ sets from French

favorites Technasia & Agoria, the man in the glasses Wally Lopez and live music provided by Rebeka Brown and vocalist Peyton. We should also mention Yemanja next door, the newest addition to the Blue Marlin family; we understand it will retain its Mediterranean flavour but of course will be taking it one step further. KM5 opened a month ago and this year is celebrating its 20th anniversary, we know KM5 are bound to do it in style, we eagerly await them to unveil a string of unmissable party dates; Nearby Cova Santa – absolutely the swankiest cave party around this year, we hear Luciano and Solomun look set to provide the sound track - so tables will be reserved and danced on! And last but not least, for this month is Lio, the doors to this grand spectacular open on 22nd May – host Ulises Braun is there to guide us through a season of (and I quote) crazy, exciting and delicious innovations, every night is special but take this advance warning and book now for the 3rd anniversary celebrations on 11th June.

14.06 – Matinee Opening Party (Amnesia) 15.06 – Peyton (Blue Marlin) 17.06 – Together (Amnesia) with Chase and Status 20.06 – Insane prestents Wisdom of the Glove (Pacha) John Digweed & Guy Gerber join up for this one 22.06 – Disclosure at We Love (Space) 24.06 – I am Hardwell Opening Party (Ushuaia) 24.06 – Carl Cox Opening Party (Space) 25.06 – Departures Opening Party (Ushuaia) with Steve Angello 26.06 – Cream (Amnesia) – with Above and Beyond For online tickets, vip tables and restaurant reservations contact or send an email to Sarah at brought to you by:

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y el 100 % and 6.390,13 € for member of his family to cover current year expenses. There is also an obligation to show evidence of having either private or public medical insurance. Once the acquisition of the property or any of the others investments are completed an application for the “Visado de residencia para inversore” must be submitted within 60 days at the Spanish Consulate of his home country and then, if all the requirements are met and after paying the visa fees, a Visa of one year shall be granted which the applicant has to collect in Spain within the next month. After that period it might be extended for periods of two years residence permits and so stay and live here without having the obligation to leave each 90 days. It is important to know that the investment shall fulfill the requirements of the Spanish Money Laundering preventions and that depending of the Consulate an historic criminal records of the applicant might be requested. Finally, the holders of said resident permits might also circulate freely in all the Schengen area during 3 months without getting passport stamped.

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RESTAURANT DIRECTORY Tartaro C/ Cotener 27 Santa Catalina, Palma (+34) 971 457 442 Restaurant Review This month’s offering is a very traditional Mallorcan Restaurant where they serve some of the Island’s most famous & special dishes. They specialise in “Tostas” which are sizeable tapas type dishes, served with a wonderful toasted biscuit. The menu is a big blackboard on the wall, and for non-Spanish speakers is a little confusing as to what is a small tapas portion and what is a full sized portion. We managed to navigate our way through it OK in the end! Our meal started with some wonderful Iberican ham with tomatoe tostas, a portion of “Frito Mallorquin”, and some beautiful foie gras served on a bed of green salad. All three dishes were delicious and a generous portion. We then followed with the house speciality “Steak Tartare”, which was a huge portion. The flavour was exquisite, having just the right amount of herbs and spices. We all enjoyed the dish, but felt that if anything, it was a bit too much, being a very rich taste. Overall we enjoyed the food very much, but found the atmosphere a little flat. Some background music would have added nicely to the occasion and encouraged us to linger a little longer. The wine list offered enough choice without being huge, and we enjoyed a nice Tianna Negre Crianza from Binassalem, Mallorca.

Tartaro offer you a great variety of traditional Mallorcan dishes & “Tostas”

(+34) 971 457 442 Calle Cotoner 27, Santa Catalina, Palma 72


The food was faultless and the service very attentive, but we just felt that a little effort in creating a more convivial atmosphere should be made, which I have no doubt would reap rewards for the friendly host, Toni.



Fresh Fish Daily Finest Ingredients Calle Fabrica 17, Santa Catalina, Palma 971 454 892

Puerta San Antonio 16 Palma de Mallorca

(+34) 971 770 399

Calle Montenegro, 1 bajos Calle Sant Feliu, 7 Palma (La Lonja - Born) (+34) 971 079 374


Superb Cuisine using only the finest quality ingredients, Exquisite Pizzas cooked in stone built oven, Fresh homemade pasta, Different cuts of meats, with the best Italian wines.

Calle Fabrica 6, Santa Catalina, Palma 971 905 015

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CLASSIFIEDS ADVERTISE FREE! 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: Available: Chief Officer - Highly experienced (180,000nm) and qualified (MCA Master 3000gt) looking for Mallorca based position. Motor or sail. Full or part time, refit or relief. Happy to consider all vessel sizes. Email Wanted: Opportunity for a captain for a 27m sailing yacht; starting in August; main port Palma; send CV to or phone +34 647 711 040. For Sale: Breitling Chronographe Chronometre automatic wrist watch. Bimetal strap model B13357 complete with box €3000. John: Tel. 619 249 789. For Rent: Marivent/Genova prime building and location on #46 EMT bus route (C/Saridakis 42-44) two double bedrooms, both en suite with bath. (Wi Fi available.) Private terraces and fully equipped kitchen and apartment furnishings; (beautiful views,) pool and garden; long term share available (male or female) at 400€ monthly in advance. 696 700 693. Vacancy: Marine Electrician in Palma. or phone: + 34 647 711 040. Free: Free to good a home. Boston Whaler 4 meters no engine just needs painting and some tlc. Matthew Tel: 689 687 597. For Sale: 19 foot legend. (Dory) with trailer. Good Condition. Reasonable offers please. Tel. 608 630 448. For Rent: Beautifully renovated townhouse in old town Andratx with sea views to Port d’Andratx. Approx. 120sqm, kitchen-dining room, guest WC, larder, bedroom with en suite and large open plan living room with woodburning stove with views over Andratx and to the port. Rent € 600/month (+ electricity & water) Contact:, tel. 609 647 605. Available: Toastmaster available for all your Private / Public Events. Also available as a Mentor for your Speech writing and delivery... Personal or Work related Presentations. Nine years’ experience in Speech and Communication. Consultation without Obligation! Mobile : 616 244 776. Rosemary Grainge For Sale: For Sale: 2 X SeaDoo XP Jet Skiis 2002. Black & Grey in colour. Serviced annually. Running condition. Lots of spares. €3000 for the pair. Tel 646 119 575. For Sale / Wanted: Quality marine electronics bought and sold. Yachtelektrik Palma. Phone: +34 971 457 721, Mobile: +34 609 605 018,, Wanted: Collector seeks rare: coins, banknotes, stamps, medals, autographs, small antique silver items, art deco jewellery, Rolex watches, etc. Best price & confidentiality guaranteed. Andrew: 640 509 761, For Sale: Acoustic Guitar Ibanez. Like new, very nice soft case, battery operated tuner, spare strings, excellent condition. Asking €125, Mike 691 902 731. For Rent: Long Term Rent. 1000 € / month. A Beautiful traditional Farmhouse close to Santa Eugenia. 4 Bedrooms ( sleeps 8/10). Lovely garden with private swimming pool. Tel Brian 662 525 450. For Rent: Office/local available for rent. Double fronted glass door (with shutters), bright & clean space with bathroom. +/- 45m2. Sant Magi, Santa Catalina. Opposite Indi-Clean offices. 500 euro/ mth. Graham. 696 740 353 For Sale: Flying 15 For Sale. Ovington 9 Smoothy 2002, Ready to race, hull and rig in excellent condition, 3 full sets of Goacher sails, 1 of these sets hardly used, 2 spin poles aluminium/carbon, tactic compass, 2 over-boom covers, Hayling road trailer with towing board and new spare wheel. €10,800, Tel 609 967 424.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY A long established Yachting Company based in Palma who specialize in maintenance, yacht management, yacht sales and charter is looking for: • A technical sales manager with a high level of spoken English and Spanish capable of negotiating with Captains and Yacht Owners. • Experienced in all aspects of yacht maintenance, engineering etc. • High level of staff management, customer service and organizational skills. • Previous experience in the marine industry will be necessary. • Driving license and sailing qualifications are a pre-requisite. • Remuneration package will be a basic salary plus a generous Apply with C.V to:



Beef & Fish Specialty Wide selection of wines available

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

CASA DE COMIDAS Traditional Spanish cuisine, excellent rice dishes, Tapas, Daily mid-day menu

Tel 871 959 335 c/ Teodor LLorente n 4

“Worldly farmhouse food at its very best” The New York Times

Tel. +34 971 595 301 C. Can Maçanet, 1ª MALLORCA · ESPAÑA 07003

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NORAI BROKERAGE Pso Maritimo 1, Local nº. 10 Alcudiamar Marina 07400 Pto Alcudia email: web: Tel: +34 971 546 750 FULL MARINE SERVICES & SALES

Our yacht of the month is a 1988, MØN 331, 10.30 metres with a Yanmar 3HM, 35hp, diesel engine. 6 berths in 3 cabins. Spanish registered. Lying at Alcudiamar. Offered for sale at 25,000 euros. For further details visit our website:

Menorquin 180 2008 495,000 € - VAT Paid

+34 971 67 63 92 Puerto Portals, Local 10 - Mallorca Beneteau Brokerage Specialists Nick Martin: +34 656 949 243

Simon Crutchley: +34 656 949 244

Menorquin 180, 2008 all ready for the season. Features twin Volvo 675hp diesels, generator, air conditioning, bow thruster. Sleeps up to 10 including crew cabin and saloon. The boat had a huge refit in 2012, and is in super order. Ideal for comfort cruising with many extras and refinements. Priced at 495,000 euros tax paid.

Moody 42 Mkii Ketch 45,000 €

Any offer above 40,000 Euro will be seriously considered - This ketch rigged Moody 42 MKII from 1979 is still in honest shape and has always been lovingly maintained and updated. She has undergone a professional osmosis prevention treatment in 2010 with CopperCoat antifouling. Fully equipped with bow thruster, solar panels, heating, portable generator, autopilot and outboard.

Beneteau 62 1993 260,000 € – VAT not paid The successful cooperation of naval architects Farr design and the design office of Pininfarina (interior design) resulted in this attractive and fast cruiser offering good performance and handling under all conditions even with short-handed crew, an elegant but spacious and functional interior, well thought of sheltered central guest cockpit and a separate working cockpit aft, both connected by a centreline walkway. The transom incorporates a hydraulic transom door that becomes a swim of boarding platform. Reverse cycle air condition throughout the boat.

Sealine Model S42 2006 £ 179,950

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Sealine Model: S42, Length: 42 ft 3 in, Price: EUR 250,000, Year: 2006. This Sealine S42 has to be seen to be appreciated, loaded with loads of extras, including hydraulic passerelle,Williams 285, air conditioning, bow thruster, IPS 500 engines, bespoke interior including heads plus much more. Always in undercover storage for the winter months, has been maintained to a very high standard.



CLASSIFIEDS YACHT MANAGEMENT MALLORCA Sealine Statesman 360 1995 82,500 €

Paul Clough (+34) 629 166 927 C/ Vicario Joaquin Fuster 39, Palma

Sealine Statesman 360 1995, lying in R.C.N Palma. Twin Volvo 230hp, Whisper 6 genset Bow thruster full nav equipment, air conditioning, Great value. Ready to cruise. 82,500€.


T: +34 971 694 231 M: +34 677 804 458 E:


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CALLING ALL CAPTAINS GREAT OPPORTUNITY IN PUERTO PORTALS 38X10 alongside (Hammerhead) Berth For Sale or Rent. Located at the end of P2. Parking right next to your boat. Available now for short or long term let. Contact Nick Martin: 971 676 392 / 656 949 243 /

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Justin Chisholm Communications Officer Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing integral role as the international crew led by British double Olympic silver medallist Ian Walker get to grips with the idiosyncrasies of their new Farr design.

Easy to sail, but hard to sail well - that’s the verdict of British Volvo Ocean Race veteran Neal McDonald on the new Volvo Ocean 65, having spent a couple of months now analysing the performance of the onedesign class to be used for the upcoming edition of the race. A competitor in five previous Volvo Ocean Races, for the 2014-15 race McDonald has taken on a shore-based Performance Manager role with Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing. Although he will not be one of the eight crew completing a nine-month lap of the planet, nevertheless, McDonald says he will be living and breathing every weather report and tactical call along the way from his laptop at home in the south of France. Right now however he is embedded with the Abu Dhabi squad at their training base in Cascais Portugal playing an

He is spending at least two weeks a month with the team and was on board for the 1000 mile delivery sail to Portugal last month to see for himself how the Abu Dhabi boat performed. Perhaps it’s because he unlikely he will ever have to race the boat - that would only happen in the case of an injury to one of the crew - but McDonald is more pragmatic than many have been about the new boat. “People will always compare this new boat with the Volvo Open 70s - that’s inevitable I guess,” he told me. “For sure these are a very different beast to the 70s and you just have to accept that and move on.” The performance gap between the old and the new classes stems from the extra structural weight which has been designed into the VO65 in an effort to give them enough longevity for two editions of the race. To compensate though, the extra weight from this significant

‘beefing up’ has been traded off by shaving it from the bulb on the keel. The result is a much tippier boat than the last generation and that directly translates into lower speeds when sailing upwind or reaching. However, as McDonald bluntly points out, none of this matters when all the boats are the same. No time, he says, for pining for the VO70s, the game now is who can work out how to sail this new boat the quickest. On that topic, the idea that a team would be able to pick up a boat from the factory, do a

bit of practise and be competitive by the start this October, is looking more and more laughable. Even though there are two more teams to be announced, the race is already very much on as far as Abu Dhabi are concerned and time is very much of the essence. “We learn stuff every time we go out on the water,” McDonald explains. “There is so much to think about: sail cross-overs, validating polars, data-gathering, working out when and how to best use the ballast - and that’s just a fraction of the stuff I’m actually willing to talk openly about.”

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The Islander June 2014  
The Islander June 2014  

The monthly magazine for boating & yachting in the Balearics