Author Archives: Gina Groom

Walker Marine Design celebrates contract win with Canada’s MetalCraft for new-build firefighting vessel

By | October 16, 2019

Award-winning naval architect firm, Walker Marine Design (WMD), announces the contract win of a specialist, new firefighting (FiFi) vessel order from Canada’s MetalCraft. The new vessel has been customised to precisely meet MetalCraft Marine’s Kuwaiti customer’s specific requirements of a high-speed catamaran being capable of delivering a multitude of duties including vessel escort, humanitarian and… Read More »

OYT South looking for an administrator

By | October 9, 2019

Ocean Youth Trust South is seeking to recruit an Administrator in its Gosport office to work three days per week, or equivalent hours over five days. You’ll need to be passionate about changing young people’s lives for the better. A keen interest in sail training wouldn’t hurt either. You’ll also need some key skills of… Read More »

Inaugural Assistant Harbour Master apprentice appointed at Falmouth Harbour Commissioners

By | October 7, 2019

Falmouth Harbour Commissioners (FHC) has recruited an apprentice Assistant Harbour Master as part of a programme to develop specialist skills through hands on learning within the marine sector in Cornwall. Environmental Science graduate, Tim Jones, has extensive experience in a wide range of marine activities including sailing and diving – his previous post was as… Read More »

Olympian Ben Ainslie supports disabled sailing charity

By | September 25, 2019

Sir Ben, the most successful British Olympic sailor of all time, has thrown his support behind a Sussex Sailability’s campaign to build some of the very best facilities for sailors with disabilities in the UK. Sir Ben says: “I am delighted to support the Sussex Sailability Door to Shore fundraising campaign which will enable the… Read More »

Suffolk teenager Josie named Young Sailor of the Year

By | September 23, 2019

A Suffolk student with a passion for sailing has capped an extraordinary year in the sport by being honoured with a prestigious award. Seventeen-year-old Josie Ruffles was named Young Sailor of the Year by the East Anglian Offshore Racing Association after completing this year’s Fastnet Race. By competing in the race she followed in the… Read More »

Spirit Yachts promotes Karen Underwood to Operations Director

By | September 18, 2019

This month, British modern classic yacht company Spirit Yachts announced it has promoted Karen Underwood to Operations Director. Having worked for high profile boat building companies for nearly twenty years, Karen has a wealth of experience in the yachting industry. Karen joined Spirit Yachts as Office Manager and PA to the directors in 2015 following… Read More »