Chandlers, sailmakers, etc.

Cowes Week Limited (CWL), organiser of the world-famous sailing regatta, is looking for a talented and experienced executive director to join the small full-time team responsible for the event.

This new and exciting opportunity arises from the departure of CWL’s Sales & Marketing Director, Michelle Warner, who will leave for new pastures in early 2015 after 10 years with CWL.

The RYA will once again be bringing a whole host of activities and launches; information and advice to the 2015 CWM FX London Boat Show.

The 27th December 2014 marks the end of an 18 year era as the Governor’s Cup Yacht Race from False Bay BramWeller.jpgYacht Club in Simon’s Town, South Africa to Jamestown, St Helena, takes place for the last time in its current format.

Following a busy summer season at St Katharine Docks many boaters are also planning to visit over the festive season, with visitor berths already fully booked at the marina for the next two months.

Class40, Oakcliff Racing ghosted into Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina to a warm welcome and a case of cold beer, as a huge welcoming party cheered the team onto the dock.

Garmin, the global leader in satellite navigation, has announced the GSD 25, a premium sonar module that offers traditional sonar, 1kW CHIRP, CHIRP DownVü and CHIRP SideVü scanning sonar for a versatile, all-in-one black box.

This year’s entries sees family cruising boats with wedding anniversaries and birthdays being celebrated out at sea, a folding trimaran competing with the fast downwind racing yachts vying for line honours, entries hailing from Australia and New Zealand and Saints returning home!

In the 5 weeks since Queen Mary the RS Aero5 squad has already doubled to 10 young Aeronauts. RS Aero & Tera parents not wanting to miss out on the fun made up another 4 larger rigs and an open invite to the Hayling Aero fleet gave a total of 18 entries. 4 more new boats were delivered to new owners.

Sir Ben Ainslie and his Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) team will be one of the star attractions at the 2015 CWM FX London Boat Show. The attendance of Ben and the exciting British Challenger for the 35th America’s Cup will further reinforce it as an event ‘where adventure starts, pioneers meet & innovation shines’.

Today, the champions were being honoured at the Nautic Paris Boat Show.

Following on from its debut at the Rolex Swan Cup and Monaco Yacht Show earlier this year in September, Nautor's Swan is pleased to announce the sale of the first Swan 95.

A semi-raised saloon version, the 95 S is already in build and will leave Nautor's yard in Pietarsaari in June 2017.

In the early hours of Wednesday 3rd December, Finot Conq 100, Nomad IV, sailed by Jean-Paul Riviere arrived in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria. The assessment of the broken boom is that it cannot be repaired well enough to rejoin the race and, sadly, Nomad IV has officially retired.

In a major change to its overall branding, the highly successful and well established boat sales, service and charter business Essex Boatyards will become from December 4th 2014.

Former Chairman of the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA), Edward Leask, has been awarded both an OBE and a Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Community Award for Outstanding Contribution.

The start of the RORC Transatlantic Race has been further delayed due to adverse weather conditions. A further amendment to the Sailing Instructions was posted by the Race Committee delaying the scheduled start to 1000 UTC Sunday 30th November.

Friday 28th November - As predicted, a low pressure system arrived in Lanzarote in the early hours of this morning, bringing strong westerly winds of over 30 knots gusting up to 45 knots. The sea state in the region has been building all day. The forecast for tomorrow morning is much the same, however may abate by the afternoon.

In 1877, Norwegian sea captain Helly Juell Hansen created the world’s first supple waterproof fabrics. Today, his 137-year-old namesake company adds another industry first to its roster: the Women’s Sterna Inflatable Life Jacket.

18 sailors pitched up to be enlightened on 'Everything Aero' on the class association organised Chelmarsh Fleet 'Lift-Off' weekend. The ten-boat fleet consisted of 8 owned boats from Chelmarsh, Blithfield and Nottingham and 8 eager demo sailors took it in turns in the two demo boats provided by RS.

There are 5 days to go until a highly competitive fleet competes in the inaugural RORC Transatlantic Race from Lanzarote to Grenada. The race across the Atlantic will be a very different experience for the crews from 12 different nations taking part.

25% more yachts totaling 245 and over 10,000 guests descend on Yas Marina for the busiest weekend to date as the marina opens its doors to the public.

Garmin, the global leader in satellite navigation, has announced a new line of echoMAP combination chartplotters that integrates scanning sonar capabilities without the need of an additional sounder black box.

Along with a user-friendly interface and built-in cartography, the new echoMAP series proves to be a valuable tool for boaters and anglers of all types.

Our new Regatta Race Timer (£70) is arriving just intime for Christmas,making a perfect gift for the competitive sailor. With the largest and clearest display currently available, the Gill Regatta Race Timer gives you no excuse for being late to the mark.

Seaway Powell Marine, one of the leading British engineering companies specialising in the design and manufacture of marine hydraulic systems, has announced the full-line upgrade of their widely-applied electric cylinder, on Monday November 17th 2014.

The 2015 London Boat Show has today (Wednesday 19 November 2014) agreed a title sponsorship deal with Forex trading company, CWM FX.  The 2015 Show will become known as the CWM FX London Boat Show.

Marine Equipment Trade Show, 18th – 20th November 2014
Hall 3 (British Pavilion) Stand 03.121

Ocean Signal introduces the world’s smallest AIS MOB device with integrated DSC. The new rescueME MOB1 has been designed to attach easily to even the most compact life jackets, ready for automatic activation in the event of a man overboard situation.

Marine Equipment Trade Show, 18th – 20th November 2014
Hall 1 Stands 01.615, 01.713

World-leading supplier Dometic Marine introduces the marine industry’s first thermoelectric refrigerated cup holder for pleasure and work boats.

Following the success of its first App using Augmented Reality technology, Lewmar expands its App offering with a very practical tool that will serve any boat owner or builder wishing to specify Lewmar product whilst using a tablet.

The H²Flow jacket from Helly Hansen was designed as one of their most versatile mid-layer jackets to date. Built to withstand a wide variety of conditions and scenarios.

The first thing we noticed is the unusual lining. It comprises of a mesh with interspersed vertical tubes of Polartec insulation.

RS Feva sailors joined the other RS classes for a huge multi-fleet event at Datchet Water SC.

Leading electronics manufacturer Standard Horizon is proud to announce the launch of the GX2200E Matrix GPS AIS DSC VHF transceiver.

Begin your own journey of discovery at the 2015 London Boat Show.  Taking place from 9 - 18 January 2015, this world-renowned event is where adventure starts, pioneers meet and innovation shines.  Immerse yourself in the elements and explore a world of boating, brand new craft being unveiled globally, the very latest in technology and show-stopping experiences that will really capture your imag

Marinco by BEP, the global leader in marine power management products has introduced a new line of Pro Installer EZ-Mount Battery Switches. EZ-Mount Switches provide boat builders with simpler, faster and more flexible installation.

The 73 boats of the main fleet of RS100s, RS200s, RS300s, RS400s, RS500s and RS800s raced on the far side of the lake while
the 42 RS Fevas and 43 RS Teras, pro and sport rigs, raced closer to shore in full view of the eager shoreside audience.

Peters & May is proud to announce that it has recently joined the British Marine Federation (BMF) as a new member of the trade association.

As super yacht enthusiasts gathered at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the team at Nautor’s Swan in Pietarsaari (Finland) are hard at work on the company’s full order book with a Swan 105 RS and a Swan 60 FD just delivered, four Swan 115s, a Swan 60 RS and a Swan 80 RS in build, as well as various refit projects in the pipeline.

The first UK RS Aero 5 National Squad Training programme will start in November, with five weekends scheduled between then and March. Organised in collaboration with the established RS Tera programme to dovetail with their squad events, the Aero 5 offers the perfect development pathway. Training will be run by Peter Barton, a top coach as well as the Aero Class Manager. 

Chosen as the official electrical supplier to the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015, Mastervolt has risen to the challenge with seven identical systems that have already performed well beyond expectations.

Start: Lanzarote: 29 November 2014 to Grenada

Revving up through the Canary Islands
A varied and international fleet ranging from 40 to 100ft (12.19 to 30.48m) will set off for Grenada on Saturday 29th November from Lanzarote, the most eastern in the Canary Islands chain, in the Royal Ocean Racing Club's new offshore race.

Nantwich Aqueduct, one of Cheshire’s prized scheduled monuments, is to be conserved in a £200,000 project.  Known as the ‘Gateway to Nantwich’, the aqueduct is an iconic grade II* structure, designed by Thomas Telford in 1826, and which today still carries the Shropshire Union Canal over the A534 Nantwich to Chester road.

Dometic Group, a global leader of leisure products for the recreational vehicle (RV), marine, truck and automotive-based industries, has announced that the acquisition of Elkhart, Indiana-based Atwood Mobile Products, LLC has received clearance from US anti-trust authorities, and the transaction has been completed.