Author Archives: Peter Nash

Make technical education work for UK marine industry

By | December 11, 2017

British Marine urges any member with an interest in the future technical skills required by the marine industry, to get involved with this Government consultation on the new T levels. The Government’s new T level study programme, working alongside apprenticeships, represents an excellent opportunity to help address some of the UK marine industry’s well documented… Read More »

New worlds order

By | December 11, 2017

In a decision that will sound alarm bells across dozens of international sport governing bodies, the European Commission ruled that the International Skating Union’s rules preventing skaters from competing in ‘unauthorized’ events are illegal and must be abolished within 90 days. What does this have to do with sailing? If you really don’t know, here’s… Read More »

Fairline Yachts set for Hythe

By | December 8, 2017

British Marine member, Fairline Yachts, the British luxury boat manufacturer based in Northamptonshire, has announced Hythe as the location for its new manufacturing facility. Fairline has taken possession of the 5-acre (20,000 sq metre) waterside location and building work is expected to take around nine months to complete. Fairline is expecting to launch the new… Read More »

RNLI Longhope involved in international search

By | December 7, 2017

This fascinating story starts on 2 November 2017 on the small (150 acres) island of Süderoog, in the Wadden Sea off the coast of Germany. It is a national park, bird sanctuary and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Two Coastal Protection Officers, Holger Spreer and Nele Wree, the island’s only inhabitants and keen beachcombers, found… Read More »

America’s Cup: New Italian team surfaces

By | December 7, 2017

“Dear Santa,” reads the note by the new defender of the America’s Cup, “All I want for Christmas is more challengers in 2021 than we beat in Bermuda.” That may be a present St. Nicholas can deliver, albeit belated. Entries don’t officially open until January 1, and despite the self-imposed deadline of June 30, 2018,… Read More »

The Loxo32, Pogo Structures fuel-efficient motor boat at Paris Boat Show

By | December 7, 2017

The Loxo32, Pogo Structures fuel-efficient motor boat at the Paris Boat Show. The Brittany based Pogo Structures yard is making the most of the traditional winter boat shows in Paris and Düsseldorf to showcase the latest addition to its fleet, a fuel-efficient motor boat. A widely-acknowledged specialist of lightweight yet solid offshore Pogo racing yachts,… Read More »

First Look: Auckland America’s Cup Venue

By | December 7, 2017

With the announcement of the new and exciting AC 75 as the official class of the 36th America’s Cup, speculation now turns to the venue. Despite rumors swirling of numerous locations being considered for the Cup, the first official look at the venue puts a central village across Wynyard Wharf and the Auckland Viaduct in… Read More »

Boston Barrier flood defence gets the green light

By | December 7, 2017

The Environment Agency’s £100m Boston Barrier – which will better protect more than 14,000 properties from tidal flooding – has been given the green light by the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), Michael Gove, and HM Treasury. The tidal barrier will feature a moveable gate across the River Witham (also… Read More »