SCWG Western Mediterranean training day

The IIMS Small Craft Working SCWG Western Mediterranean training day is taking place on Friday 7 November 2015.

Venue: Sala de Actos, Muelle Viejo 17, Planta 1, – Palma, Majorca, Spain

09.00 Coffee and registration

09.30 – 11.00 Matrix Insurance. Karen Brain & Amanda Rudd. Handling Client Disputes and Identifying Claims. An interactive session!

11.15 – 12.30 Masts & Rigging. Kim Skov-Nielsen. Rigging maintenance and replacement schedules – including Q&A session.

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Ferretti to launch the 550 range

Ferretti_Group_logoThe 2014 edition of the Cannes Yachting Festival, which marked the beginning of the new international nautical season, was the perfect stage to announce the next, enthralling chapter of a 45 year business history. It was there, indeed, that Ferretti Yachts presented the project of the Ferretti Yachts 550, the new entry-level yacht in the Ferretti Yachts range – a very important boat that will help the brand and the Ferretti Group as a whole to achieve the growth objectives they are currently pursuing.

“During Cannes Yachting Festival we introduced our global sales network and the Press to our forthcoming ambitious plans for this brand”, explains Stefano De Vivo, Ferretti Group’s Chief Commercial Officer. “And this new entry-level craft is part of a strategy aimed at attracting the interest of many new owners all over the world, for whom this new 55-footer and the forthcoming Ferretti Yachts boats will be a response to their wish to enjoy the sea as never before.”

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Small Craft Working Group (Scotland) Training

The IIMS Small Craft Working Group (Scotland) is set to meet on 17 and 18 November 2014 at Silvers Marine (Gareloch Support Services Ltd), Silverhills, Rosneath, Helensburgh, G84 0RW for a two day training session.

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Bart’s Bash breaks World Record

bartsBashBart’s Bash, the global dinghy race organised by the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation, has broken the Guinness World Record for the largest sailing race over 24 hours.

The data is still being processed, but so far the results of 3,600 boats, which have sailed over 10 million metres in total, representing 18% of the total data, have already surpassed the threshold for the world record, which stood at 2500 boats in regattas made up of at least 25 boats.

“The turnout on 21 September exceeded our expectations and we are very happy that we provided a truly global opportunity for people to come together and enjoy sailing. We hope this event will become a regular feature in the global sailing calendar,” said Richard Percy, CEO, Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation.

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Revised Boat Data Book published

The Boat Data Book
The Boat Data Book

The Boat Data Book is a treasure trove of invaluable information for boat owners, designers, builders, marine surveyors and chandlers.

This updated seventh edition written by Richard Nicolson and Ian Nicolson contains new diagrams and tables of lengths, widths, weights and strengths as well as new data on a vast range of equipment from anchors to masts, propellers to gas cylinders, cleat sizes to winch bases, and hatches to piping.

This is the book you need if you want to find out:
• What size winch to fit
• The breaking strength of stainless steel rigging wire
• The recommended size for seacocks
• What length and size an anchor chain should be
The Boat Data Book is an essential reference book for boat owners, crew – both amateurs and professionals.

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UK SCWG talks propellers

The UK Small Craft Working Group attracted a good crowd in double figures who met on 22 September at Grafham Water Sailing Club near Huntingdon UK. The day started when Elliott Berry introduced Eur Ing. Jeffrey Casciani-Wood and invited him to give his lecture on the preliminary design and the survey of propellers. You can download and read Jeffrey’s presentation Introduction to the design and survey of marine propellers  . Mike Schwarz was in attendance and gave a short presentation to update those present with some of the latest head office news.

After lunch a trip to nearby Clements Engineering had been arranged for the group. Those who came were given the opportunity to look around this facility where propellers are manufactured and repaired. Feedback was most positive with many saying how informative and interesting the visit had been.

Uk SCWG meeting at Grafham Water Sailing Club
Uk SCWG meeting at Grafham Water Sailing Club

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