Boating Business | Top talent at RYA Dinghy Show

TOP TALENT AT RYA DINGHY SHOW

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19 Jan 2021

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The RYA Dinghy Show will kick start the 2021 sailing season with a world-class line-up of talks, plus interactive coaching sessions with some of the industry’s biggest names. Photo: RYA

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Strategist and Olympic coach Mark Rushall, dinghy sailing writer and historian David Henshall and members of the British Sailing Team are amongst the experts at this year’s virtual RYA Dinghy Show.

Presented by Suzuki and supported by Yachts & Yachting, the show, from 27-28 February, will be hosted by professional sailor and speaker Hannah Diamond.

“With so much of last year’s racing cancelled, the show is the perfect place to prepare to get back on the water whether you’re picking up some coaching tips, hearing from the British Sailing Team or grabbing an amazing deal on some new kit,” said Hannah.

Tactics talk

Mark Rushall will be talking tactics and explaining the new racing rules of sailing. There is also a live webinar with members of the British Sailing Team including athletes selected to represent Team GB at the Tokyo 2020 Games.

Windsurfing coach and guru Sam Ross will interview the British Sailing Team’s Emma Wilson and Tom Squires, who’ll be competing at the Tokyo 2020 Games in the RS:X class. They will be joined by windsurfing legend and Olympian Dave Hackford for a live discussion on how the sport has progressed over the years and the introduction of new watersports including wing foiling.

The show will also feature Dinghy Cruising Companion and president of the Dinghy Cruising Association, Roger Barnes and award-winning quadriplegic sailor Natasha Lambert.

via Boating Business | Top talent at RYA Dinghy Show.

Boating Business | Simon Russell, aka Fumesy, dies of COVID

SIMON RUSSELL, AKA FUMESY, DIES OF COVID

HOMENEWSINDUSTRY NEWSSIMON RUSSELL, AKA FUMESY, DIES OF COVID

07 Jan 2021

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Simon Russell has died suddenly. Photo; Sportsboat World

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Simon Russell, known as Fumesy, has passed away suddenly after contracting COVID.

Simon worked in the marine industry for more than 25 years, most recently as a director of Sportsboat World, manufacturer and worldwide distributor of the British-built, one-design keelboat SB20.

His marine industry career also included working for ten years for Jack Holt in the early 2000’s as technical sales manager selling marine dinghy and keelboat hardware to the UK boat builders and after that 11 years for Musto as corporate sales manager selling clothing to race teams around the world.

He joined Sportsboat World as director in 2018.

Simon grew up in the Cotswolds in Gloucestershire and began his sailing career on nearby lakes and gravel pits, encouraged by his parents.

Larger boats

In the late 70s, Simon’s parents moved on to larger boats and he and his family began racing a mini tonner around Plymouth Sound. The boats became bigger still and Simon’s sailing moved to the Hamble and the Solent.

A move to the South Coast was the next logical step and from the late 80s onwards, Simon spent as much time as he could racing in sailing events around the UK and the world.

His sailing achievements include J24 national champion, Melges 24 national, European and world champion, Mumm 30 European champion, Etchells national, European and twice World champion, ISAF bronze medallist and three times XOD Captain’s Cup winner and member of the British Admiral’s Cup team.

Outside of sailing, Simon enjoyed classic cars, clay shooting and walking.

He leaves behind his wife Audrey, daughters Marcie and Lucie, his parents, sister Amanda and his many friends.

via Boating Business | Simon Russell, aka Fumesy, dies of COVID.

Boating Business | First carbon furling mast from Seldén

FIRST CARBON FURLING MAST FROM SELDÉN

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08 Jan 2021

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Seldén’s new carbon mast has been installed on a new Hallberg-Rassey 50

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Seldén Mast has developed its first carbon furling mast, a lighter weight furling rig designed to enhance the performance of cruising yachts in the 48ft – 75ft range.

This is the first of Seldén’s new mast range and comes with an electric drive and hydraulic outhaul option

“Larger boats with small crews call for smart sail handling and we are constantly pushing our product development in that direction,” said Seldén’s CEO, Peter Rönnbäck. “The benefits of carbon fibre masts have been appreciated by racing sailors for decades so why wouldn’t a cruising sailor be offered the same deal?”

Seldén’s carbon masts, both furling and conventional, are manufactured at its facility in Gosport using its computer-controlled mandrel filament winding technique.

via Boating Business | First carbon furling mast from Seldén.

Boating Business | Lewmar chooses direct model

LEWMAR CHOOSES DIRECT MODEL

HOMENEWSINDUSTRY NEWSLEWMAR CHOOSES DIRECT MODEL

11 Jan 2021

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Lewmar is to supply its products direct to customers

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Lewmar is to operate as a direct B2B supplier to all retail outlets, OEM clients and approved installers in the UK.

The announcement – taking effect immediately – puts an end to the company’s partnership with its long-standing distributor Aquafax.

Lewmar says the decision is in response to both changing consumer demands and in an effort to increase brand presence in its home market.

“Our aim as the leading UK leisure marine manufacture is to increase the volume of product into the marketplace and allow it to become more accessible, for the OEM builder through to end users either via our approved installer network or retailers,” said UK direct manager, Adam Cockerill. “We are confident that this new strategy will help continued growth in the UK sector, improving customer experience.”

He added: “With new systems and additional team members in place, Lewmar is poised to offer seamless operational management to our UK clients. We would finally like to thank Aquafax for their work over the past 12 years.”

And he said Lewmar will continue to work closely with its distributor network throughout the rest of the world.

Lewmar supplies hatch, anchoring, docking, deck hardware and glazing solutions.

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Boating Business | BSI Group acquires OYS Rigging

BSI GROUP ACQUIRES OYS RIGGING

HOMENEWSINDUSTRY NEWSBSI GROUP ACQUIRES OYS RIGGING

18 Dec 2020

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BSI has acquired OYS Rigging Photo: OYS Rigging

BSI Group has acquired OYS Rigging, taking ownership of the brand and all associated assets.

OYS Rigging will remain headquartered in the UK and, for the foreseeable future, in the OYS factory in Ocean House in Christchurch. A new South Coast premises is to be announced early in 2021.

“We are delighted to be owners of OYS, with a UK facility and working together with the knowledgeable manufacturing team,” said Morten Madsen, BSI MD.

“This purchase will see the BSI Group become the largest supplier of rod rigging and we look forward to providing a truly exceptional global product.”

Not included in the acquisition are OYS Thrusters and OYS Hydraulics. These products will continue to be provided by Ocean Marine Systems.

“This recent development sees the brands dividing and creating their own paths,” said Mark Barwell, former saes director at OYS and current sales director at OMS. “This is an exciting time for all involved.”

“We wish BSI all the best with the OYS Rigging range,” he continued. “Our team are on hand to support the transition here in the UK. We look forward to focusing our attention on the Ocean Marine Systems range of products.”

via Boating Business | BSI Group acquires OYS Rigging.

Boating Business | Helm over at Key Yachting

HELM OVER AT KEY YACHTING

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04 Jan 2021

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(l-r) Hayley Quinn, Wayne Palmer, Hannah Le Prevost, Marie-Claude Heys Photo: Key Yachting Ltd

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Wayne Palmer and Hayley Quinn from technical furniture company, Thinking Space Systems, have bought Key Yachting.

Key Yachting is the sole UK distributor for J Boats, Grand Soleil, Nautitech Catamarans and Tofinou and was founded in 1996 by Marie-Claude Heys along with her late husband, Paul.

“After 25 years, I am delighted to hand the helm over to Wayne and Hayley,” said Marie who has competed in four Figaro campaigns and two Whitbread Round the World Races.

“This year, as part of the logistics team from Miranda Merron’s Vendee Globe campaign, it really made my mind up. The time is right for me to make a change, and I am keen to get back to my roots in offshore sailing.”

Wayne Palmer founded Thinking Space Systems in 2003, which has offices in Australia, Canada, UK and the USA. Wayne is a keen sailor having competed in two Fastnet Races and currently races his J/109 Flying Jackal. Hayley Quinn is an experienced qualified accountant with a background in managing leisure focused businesses.

Key Yachting sales director, Hannah Le Prevost will mentor the new owners. “2021 is going to be an exciting year for all the right reasons,” said Hannah who has been with the company for 11 years. “We will continue our strong relationship with our business partners and above all with our past, present and future boat owner

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Boating Business | QRS helps reefing

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Swedish boat fitting manufacturer Rutgerson Marin has taken on the challenge of making sails easier to reef with the launch of a Quick Reef Solution (QRS).

The product consists of two parts of a low-friction ring that are screwed together on each side of a super ring and the sail cloth.

“This makes it childishly simple and quick to install on the sail since no tools at all are required,” said Rutgerson MD, Charlotte Rutgerson. “The large radius together with a unique Teflon coated hard anodizing gives very low friction for the line and is gentler on the sail.”

She added: “We love figuring out technical solutions that solve several difficulties at the same time and that lead to new products that are easy and fun to use.

“It is extra fun that the new product QRS is a complement to our existing product The Super Ring.”

Other product features include weight centralised on the sail compared to blocks that have been webbed on one side of the sail.

The company has also introduced its first openable block, the Rutgerson Snatch Block (RBS) that can be used on almost any block application on a boat or sail such as barber, hauler, genoa line.

The block is designed with a Rutgerson Low Friction Ring and a Dyneema loop making it suitable for low load high speed or high load low speed applications.

The block has a high working load and is designed with no loose parts. The low friction ring is anodised with a hard-coat and Teflon-impregnated anodisation with low friction properties.

The Dyneema loop has a diamond knot, developed in-house to generate twice the strength to the loop shackle compared to a standard diamond knot shackle with the same line dimension.

The products will be available from January 1, 2021.

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Boating Business | Holly is the new staff skipper

HOLLY IS THE NEW STAFF SKIPPERHOMENEWSPEOPLEHOLLY IS THE NEW STAFF SKIPPER30 Nov 2020EmailShareFacebookLinkedInTwitterPrintHolly Vint has progressed from youth crew to staff skipper. Photo credit Ben Wood Ocean Youth Trust SouthINDUSTRY DATABASEOCEAN YOUTH TRUST SOUTHOcean Youth Trust South has appointed Holly Vint as staff skipper for the charity’s sail training vessel Prolific.Holly will take over from Peta Koczy who, after four years with OYT South, is moving on to a new adventure.Holly’s first-ever sailing experience was as a teenage crew member with Ocean Youth Trust South in 2012, making her the first person to have progressed from youth crew to staff skipper with the charity.“When I first joined a sail training voyage as a teenager, I never dreamed that one day I would be returning as staff skipper,” says Holly. “In the last couple of years, I have done lots of sailing with adults and had some great times, but I am so excited to get back to full-time sail training with young people.

via Boating Business | Holly is the new staff skipper.

Boating Business | Marlow Ropes to supply SailGP raceboats

MARLOW ROPES TO SUPPLY SAILGP RACEBOATS

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16 Nov 2020

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Marlow’s environmentally friendly ropes will be used on board the SailGP fleet

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SailGP has collaborated with rope manufacturer Marlow Ropes.

Marlow will serve as official rope supplier with its ropes onboard SailGP’s race boats through to 2022.

Marlow Ropes will supply SailGP with high-performing lines from its new eco-conscious ranges, including the bio-based Dyneema fiber for use onboard the high-speed F50 foiling catamarans and Blue Ocean dock lines made from 100% recycled waste from plastic bottles to aid docking.

“Not only is Marlow Ropes an industry leader, but they share our passion for sustainable innovation,” said SailGP CEO Sir Russell Coutts. “Their products provide the impeccable quality needed to help power our race boats, and they are achieving that in an environmentally responsible manner.

“This is a key part of the marine industry’s future and we’re proud to help promote the acceleration of change through this important partnership.”

Performance

Marlow’s Blue Ocean dock lines provide an eco-alternative to standard polyester ropes, while still offering strength and stretch performance.

The rope is made from yarn manufactured from recycled waste plastic bottles, with 7.5 bottles incorporated in every metre of Blue Ocean dock line.

Marlow’s Bio-based Dyneema fibre has identical technical characteristics and performance as conventional Dyneema, but has a reduced reliance on fossil fuels, using products from waste in the pulp and timber industry as its primary raw material.

via Boating Business | Marlow Ropes to supply SailGP raceboats.

Boating Business | Sip and puff sailor to take part in the ARC

SIP AND PUFF SAILOR TO TAKE PART IN THE ARC

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16 Nov 2020

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Natasha Lambert and her father Gary plot the navigation for her ARC challenge

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B&G is supporting disabled sailor and adventurer Natasha Lambert in her latest challenge, the ARC 2020.

Natasha began sailing at age nine, and despite being born with quadriplegic cerebral palsy has since been enduring various challenges and pushing herself to the limit and raise money for charity.

Her Bavaria Nautitech Open 46 – Blown Away – is fitted with a full B&G system including Zeus3, Triton² instrument displays, NAC3 autopilot computer, H90 radio with AIS and H50 handheld radio.

Natasha’s father, Gary, has developed a sip and puff control system, which is integrated with the B&G system on board, allowing Natasha to control the boat herself.

The first part of Natasha’s latest adventure was getting Blown Away from the UK to Gran Canaria, ready for the start of the event.

“Her system is integrated into the autopilot, so when she needs to control the sheets, she operates her tongue switch, which both changes the function of the straw from helm to sheets, and activates the autopilot,” said Amanda Lambert, Natasha’s mum. “This helps her to maintain her course whilst she adjusts the sheets, and everything worked impeccably.”

The ARC begins on November 22.

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