Sailing trust enters administration | News | Boating Business

NEWSSailing trust enters administration30/08/2022Save articleThe Jubilee Sailing Trust Ltd, subsidiary of The Jubilee Sailing Trust, has been put into administration.SHOW FULLSCREENThe Jubilee Sailing Trust Ltd, subsidiary of The Jubilee Sailing Trust has been put into administrationThe decision was made after a principal creditor threatened imminent legal proceedings to reclaim owed credit.The Jubilee Sailing Trust, a registered charity, operates through two subsidiaries – Jubilee Sailing Trust Ltd, and Jubilee Sailing Trust (Tenacious) Ltd.Jubilee Sailing Trust Ltd owns the decommissioned STS Lord NelsonThe Jubilee Sailing Trust (Tenacious) Ltd owns and operates the tall ship SV Tenacious and will remain trading with the Trust emphasising that Tenacious remains operational and will continue delivering the current voyage programme as planned.The Trust was badly hit during Covid and launched its Covid Recovery Campaign to raise funds to help it continue trading.Since April 2022 £890,897 has been raised, however the Trust says despite this support, the difficult decision to enter administration needed to be made.The Trust is attempting to sell Lord Nelson but says this is not possible within the timeframe given.The Trust has also carried out an organisational restructure and ongoing development review.Assets owned by Jubilee Sailing Trust Ltd will be sold to generate funds for creditor repayment and Lord Nelson will be taken over by the administrators for this purpose.Essential shore-based employees will be transferred to Jubilee Sailing Trust (Tenacious) Ltd.

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Greener Dyneema to be trialled by racing team | News | Boating Business

Greener Dyneema to be trialled by racing team29/07/2021Save articleRoyal DSM, SABIC and CirculariTeam are joining forces to create recycled-based Dyneema using mixed plastic waste.The greener Dyneema will be produced by DSM using SABIC’s certified circular ethylene. The new material will be piloted by the 11th Hour Racing Team when they take to the water using Marlow Grand Prix ropes made with the recycled Dyneema fibre instead of the standard offering. There are also plans to trial the new product in a pelagic trawl net application.Jon Mitchell, Marlow Ropes MD said the company was proud to be one of the first manufacturers to demonstrate the material’s feasibility. “Our products are trialled and tested by professional offshore sailing teams including 11th Hour Racing Team, a proud partner of ours at Marlow, with whom we share a progressive approach to seeking sustainable solutions: no more business as usual,” he said.Reducing waste and emissionsThe circular ethylene, from SABIC’s TRUCIRCLE portfolio, uses mixed plastic waste. This approach prevents plastic from becoming waste, reduces carbon emissions by avoiding incineration and helps preserve fossil resources.Jan-Lodewijk Lindemulder, president of DSM Protective Materials said that the pilot was a key milestone on the journey towards delivering a fully circular Dyneema. “By working with partners from across the value chain, we are able to significantly reduce the environmental impact of the world’s strongest fibre – and we will continue to explore ways of reducing and eliminating waste across the entire product lifecycle,” he said.TopicsExterior Fitting Out

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Lightweight anchors from Crazy Lobster | News | Boating Business

NEWSLightweight anchors from Crazy Lobster22/03/2022Save articleOne of Crazy Lobster’s latest product ranges is a series of carbon fibre anchors developed with Guy Royer, inventor of the FOB anchor.SHOW FULLSCREENCrazy Lobster’s anchors are around a third the weight of a traditional steel anchorThe anchors are around a third the weight of an equivalent steel model with a shape and surface design that ensures it can quickly dig in and hold securely on a seabed. A standard metallic chain completes the anchoring set-up.The anchors are manufactured with epoxy resins and carbon fabrics supplied by Sicomin, have been tested by top yachting racers, with Yann Elies using one during the 2019 Figaro championship and Gery Trentesaux carrying one aboard his JPK 39 Courrier Recommandé, winner of IRC Class C in the 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race.Antoine Carpentier has also been racing since 2020 with a Crazy Lobster anchor aboard his yacht Redman, winner of the European Class 40 trophy.Antoine used a bio-based version of the anchor which was infused with Sicomin’s Greenpoxy Infugreen 810 and reinforced with flax and glass reinforcement fibres.The light weight of the anchor helps to reduce weight onboard a racing yacht and also makes it easier to handle, especially in an emergency.The anchors are available in a variety of sizes with bespoke sizes available.TopicsExterior Fitting Out

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Antal expands spinning ring range | News | Boating Business

Antal expands spinning ring range26/10/2020Save articleAntal has expanded its spinning ring range with the introduction of the Sector, suitable for high loads where large and fast movements are not required.The Sector, Antal’s new spinning ring Photo: AntalThe full range includes four models with safe working loads of up to 3.8 tonnes.In 2008 Antal introduced the Low Friction Ring to the market, a product said to revolutionise the line-handling on sailboats. “Antal has a long history of technical innovation in the development of sailing boat hardware,” said Keeley Dickinson of UK Antal distributor, Marineware.“Every item is designed, manufactured and assembled in-house using the highest quality materials and production methods. With a network of over 20 distributors on five continents, Antal are well known in the yacht building industry.”Sector is supplied with the Antal Snap Loop to allow fast and simple installation but is also available without the Snap Loop to allow the use in custom fastening applications and cascade systems.The system is best suited to use with uncovered Dyneema rope through the centre to reduce friction and then covered lines can be used in the outer groove.The Sector will be available for the 2021 season.TopicsDeck Hardware

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Falmouth’s eco-mooring trial | News | Boating Business

NEWSFalmouth’s eco-mooring trial15/08/2022Save articleFalmouth Harbour has begun trials on a unique eco-mooring system designed to protect sensitive areas of seabed from traditional mooring chain scouring.SHOW FULLSCREENSource: Falmouth HarbourFalmouth Harbour’s AMS eco-mooring trial will be monitored off Flushing Beach for the next two monthszoom inzoom outThe Advanced Mooring System (AMS) in place off Flushing Beach has been designed by naval architect and engineering firm MOREK, and uses floats along the length of the mooring chain to lift it off the seabed.“Ongoing monitoring of the scour patches by the University of Exeter shows the seagrass is regenerating itself which is fantastic and if the AMS functions as well as we hope with a yacht attached, we potentially foresee using them in environmentally sensitive areas, or on the fringes of these areas,” said Vicki Spooner, environment manager, Falmouth Harbour.Environmental protectionFor this project MOREK’s engineers took the existing Stirling design and optimised it, focusing on reducing strain on the vessel’s cleats and its movement around the mooring.They also used Orcaflex software to model the likely performance of AMS within Cornish Harbours for TEVI and Natural England.Falmouth Harbour is now monitoring how a yacht attached to the AMS sits in the water in all weathers and tides to gauge how safe and practical the system is as a way of minimising impacts on sensitive seabeds in the harbour environment.The harbour, which sits within the Fal and Helford Special Area of Conservation, was successful in gaining £3,000 backing for the trial in 2021 from the EU-funded TEVI, a venture set up to create economic and environmental growth in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.Topicsadvanced mooring systemAMSeco-mooringFalmouth HarbourMarinasMarinas

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New life for used sails | News | Boating Business

NEWSNew life for used sails16/08/2022Save articleDoyle Sails has partnered with Sail to Shelter to upcycle used sails by converting them into shade and shelter.SHOW FULLSCREENDoyle Sails recycling old sailsDoyle Sails has found a way to upcycle used sails. Photo courtesy Doyle SailsThe question of what happens to a sail at the end of its life, has been a problem Doyle Sails has been working to solve for many years.However, as the sail maker points out, finding an economically and sustainably sound solution for the millions of square meters of high-performance sails neatly stored all over the world is easier said than done.“While most elite racing sails have a very short life with some not sailing more than a dozen times,” said a spokesman. “These sailors race to win and that means that your equipment has to be in perfect condition every time, and with custom designs specific to each yacht, there isn’t a secondary market.”Sail to Shelter is a not-for-profit organisation that upcycles retired sails by converting them into shade and shelter for humanitarian aid organisations to support crises around the world.The partnership will keep sails out of the landfill and give them a second life.It will also support humanitarian aid organisations around the world with basic shade and shelter solutions. TopicsDoyle SailsEnvironment & SustainabilitySail to ShelterUpcycling

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Ocean Race commits to slashing emissions | News | Boating Business

NEWSOcean Race commits to slashing emissions09/08/2022Save articleThe Ocean Race is aiming to cut its emissions by 75% for the 2022/23 race and to do this it’s working closely with its stakeholders.SHOW FULLSCREENGreener racingSource: Ocean RaceAll stakeholders involved in the next edition of the event are being brought together in a drive to to cut their race-related GHGszoom inzoom outThe race is working with sailing teams, host cities, partners and suppliers in a shared ambition to slash their GHGs and hold a climate positive event.“While some event organisers offset their partners’ emissions we believe that the responsibility should be on everyone involved to play their part. By doing this we don’t just reduce the impact of a single event, but help to create change throughout the industry,” said Meegan Jones, sustainability advisor for The Ocean RaceCombined effortAll stakeholders involved in the next edition of the event, which starts in Alicante, Spain, on 15 January 2023, are being brought together in a drive to to cut their race-related GHGs, alongside their continued efforts to accelerate reductions in their own supply chains.This includes 11th Hour Racing, global logistics partner GAC Pindar (part of the GAC Group), IMOCA, which is one of the two boat classes that will form the fleet, the race teams, hospitality agency ATPI and official clothing supplier Helly Hansen.The group is supported by technical experts including Verra, which manages the world’s leading carbon standard (VCS Standard) and IOC UNESCO, the United Nations body responsible for supporting global ocean science.Work to make the next edition of the race climate positive is part of the ambitious Racing with Purpose sustainability programme, co-created with 11th Hour Racing, an innovative science programme in which vital data about the state of the seas is collected by boats as they race.The race is aiming to cut emissions by using significantly fewer shipping containers for transport, reducing the number of staff travelling internationally, more careful management of resources such as materials, food, waste and water and aiming to power the event sites with 100% renewable energy.Duration of the race has also been slashed to six months, down from nine, which will also reduce overall environmental impact.     TopicsEmissionsIndustry NewsOcean Race

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SailGP seeks to add value | News | Boating Business

SailGP seeks to add value10/08/2022Save articleThe marine industry needs to do more to help worldwide events become more sustainable.SHOW FULLSCREENSailGP aims to be sustainableSailGP would like the marine industry to provide more sustainable productsThat’s the message from Fi Morgan, SailGP’s director of purpose and impact as she explained that the worldwide sailing championship is doing all it can to live up to its slogan of ‘Powered by Nature.’From routing its shipping containers the most sustainable way possible, to cutting out dairy products in the food served on site, SailGP aims to be as sustainable as possible.“Everywhere we go we ask what can we do to add value? What can we do to give back?” Fi explained.“We’re a global event and have been set up thinking about sustainability and having a more positive impact than our footprint.”The event, which recently hosted its Great Britain Sail Grand Prix in Plymouth, invests in local impact projects at each location visited.CommunityIn Plymouth, solar panels were provided for four community projects to help provide clean energy.In partnership with Aggreko, provider of mobile modular power, the Plymouth event was also provided the largest solar array SailGP has ever used, enabling the race village to be 100% powered by clean energy.The event also displayed bio-methanol fuel as an energy source at a live event.Other initiatives included agreements with RS Electric, Evoy and Vita, as part of SailGP’s target to power its entire on-water fleet by clean energy by 2025.However, as Fi points out, there is still a long way to go.Finding partners“Manufacturers need to make more electric boats, boats that go faster and are more powerful,” she said. “Marine manufacturers need to become more sustainable, for example the superyachts that we use as our hospitality boats.“Our problem is finding partners; we can’t solve it on our own.”And she explained that SailGP is speaking to Formula One teams about carbon manufacturing and space agencies.“They all have problems,” said Fi. “We’re asking how do we solve it together?”She concluded: “No-one wants the whole world to stop, it’s about not being scared, it’s about communicating. Athletes have a voice, people do listen to them, we have a power; it’s how we use it. If we were not a global sport, we wouldn’t have a global voice.”TopicsEnvironment & SustainabilityFormula OneIndustry NewsSailGP

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F50 technology is identical | News | Boating Business

NEWSF50 technology is identical10/08/2022Save articleSailGP’s LiveLine feature showing course boundaries and distances on the water, communications and umpire decisions all have one feature in common – that of data.SHOW FULLSCREENEach boat taking part in SailGP has 30,000 sensors fitted to provide real time information. Photo courtesy SailGPEach of the competing F50 foiling catamarans taking part in the sailing championship have 30,000 sensors fitted to a variety of components, feeding live data from the racecourse to a centre in London in milliseconds due to a partnership with Oracle.And what makes SailGP different to many worldwide sporting events is that all the competing teams have access to the same data and onboard technology.“The technology on the boats is the same, meaning any new teams coming in don’t have to start at the beginning,” explained Warren Jones, director of technology at SailGP.“From the rudder differential to the pressure on the foils, there’s so much information that we process. All the teams have access to the same data, real time data; the only difference between the teams and boats is the athletes on board.“Our goal is to give as much technology to the athletes as possible, for them to go out and go faster. They can analyse how a successful tack was made for example.”And Warren explained that the data is also used by the umpires meaning no on-the-water umpires are required.“We send raw data to Oracle, patterns and alerts and the umpire looks at the data,” he said. “When a boat crosses the boundary or there’s an infringement it’s automatically logged.“Everything is done from London; the umpires don’t need to travel.”He added: “We’ve got the infrastructure; we don’t have to be on site, and we have the ability to scale up our product.”TopicsdataF50foiling catamaranIndustry NewsOracleSailGP

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600 boats unable to be shipped | News | Boating Business

600 boats unable to be shipped03/08/2022Save articleGroup Beneteau’s Boat Division saw almost 3% growth in the first half of 2022 with revenues of €548.2m.SHOW FULLSCREENMonte Carlo Yachts was recording a lossHowever, the growth was held back by supply chain disruption, particularly in the first quarter, with around 600 finished boats not able to be shipped and therefore billed as of June 30 2022 – equivalent to the level from March 3, 2022.The deliveries of these will be deferred to the second half of the year, with more than €80m of billing deferred – around 15% of the Boat division’s first-half revenues.“The boat and leisure home markets have continued to perform very well,” explained Bruno Thivoyon, CEO.“The disruption affecting supply chains slowed our rate of growth during the first half of the year, with nearly €80m of billing deferred to the second half of the year.”Revenues for the Motorboat business represent 57% of the Boat division’s revenues for the first half of 2022, supported by the dayboating segments of motorboats up to 40ft.In Europe, revenues contracted by -7.7%, as a result of the disruption to supply chains, which affected large units in particular, as well as the rationalisation of the brand portfolio – notably Monte Carlo Yachts and CNB Yachts, which were recording losses.However, in North America, business was strong, up 15% at constant exchange rates, helped by the development of the dayboating segments, the turnaround by the American brands and the growth of the Beneteau, Jeanneau and Lagoon brands.The Group has also continued developing its Boat Club business in the US, opening five new daily rental centres.The first half of 2022 also saw a return to growth in charter boat sales.TopicsBeneteauCNB YachtsGroup BeneteauIndustry NewsJeanneauLagoonMonte Carlo Yachts

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