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Boatshed supports screening of the film Vanishing Sail - A Dramatic Tale of the Caribbean Sailing Tradition wins support from creative boat seller Portsmouth, UK. Boatshed, the world’s largest yacht brokerage, announces its partnership with Indian Creek Films for the August 6 screening of the film Vanishing Sail-Five years in the making, Vanishing Sail is the story of how the centuries-old tradition of sailboat building was kept alive in the Grenadine islands.
Authentic ship smell ?
This September, the FAST40+ Class will compete for the prestigious One Ton Cup for the second time.
Created by the Cercle de la Voile de Paris (CVP – Paris Yacht Club) in 1899, the One Ton Cup is steeped in history and reputation in the world of yacht racing. Winners of the Cup include many legends in the sport of sailing: Syd Fischer, Harold Cudmore, Henrik Soderlund, King Harald V of Norway, Paul Cayard, Francesco de Angelis, and Russell Coutts.
You have the Egyptian Sun God Ra to thank for the mythical barge Solar In the 19th c its a fact that electric boats were very popular. From the 1880s right up to the 1920s, and thereafter the ICE took precedence but then in the flared 1970s along came the very reason to re ignite interest in them, the energy crisis and suddenly electric boating and vehicles were reborn. In 1975, the first all electric sailing yacht went global with the first all electric circumnavigation. With Carbon fuel prices doubling every 5 years and with Solar panels costing half of what they did in 2010 The payback period is less than 2 years with every 100 watt panel saving 55 litres of fuel per year endlessly and then some. So whilst global cruising might not be your thing, then a trip down the canal might just be and.........
SEATEK Gear has launched a collection of high performance offshore watches and polarised sunglasses. The SEATEK ARGO dive watch features Swiss components and has a 200m water depth resistance. The ocean glare-proof sunglasses DEEP-V and PABLO are made in Italy with advanced polarised lens systems by Carl Zeiss Vision.ARGO watch: £275Sunglasses: £117
BoatBid Auction - 14th to the 18th July - Bidding has begun!
The next auction runs from Friday 14th July 2017 until Tuesday 18th July 2017.
The Washington Post published on March 17, 2017 an article titled “The Real Estate Industry has Something the Internet can’t offer: The Human Element”.
The Single-handed Trans-Atlantic Race, or OSTAR, is an east-to-west yacht race across the North Atlantic, inaugurated in 1960, it was the first single-handed ocean yacht race. It is run from Plymouth to the Newport in the USA and is held every four years. The Boatshed Performance team sailed into Plymouth today to get a report at the low key start. The race is westwards against the prevailing winds of the north Atlantic over a distance of around 3,000 nautical miles.
OLAS, the man overboard location alert app from Exposure Lights is now available on Android as well as through the App Store.
Exposure Lights have also released a daunting new MOB video, showing how easily things can quickly go wrong, even in relatively calm conditions. Exposure’s research revealed that typically in many sailing partnerships at least one person has the underlying dread “what would I do if my partner went overboard”, meaning they find it difficult to relax or rest when the other is on deck alone.
When you consider just how many sailing days you actually enjoy on your boat in the UK, maybe it really would be a better proposition to buy a boat in the south of France.
When? - 14th to 18th July
A quick clip with a top life jacket tip that not many people know!