Author Archives: Peter Nash

Are today’s boats getting in the way of sailing’s popularity?

By | December 18, 2018

The sailing community’s notable diversity is dependent on how you’re trying to analyse it writes W M Nixon. For many, it’s the community aspect, the shared love of boats and sailing and interacting with sea or lake, which is the sport’s greatest appeal. But for others, the greatest attraction is because it’s a competitive vehicle… Read More »

Actisense joins 17% of businesses making provision for mental health in the workplace

By | December 18, 2018

Actisense, the multi-award winning marine electronics specialist, is 1 of only 17% of companies in England making provision for workplace mental well-being as their Office Administrator, Sammi Galawan, gains her Mental Health First Aid Certificate. According to the mental health charity, Mind, 1 in 6 workers experience mental health problems including anxiety and depression, whilst… Read More »

Golden Globe: The final five

By | December 18, 2018

Day 170: Jean-Luc Van Den Heede is living the slogan, to finish first, first you must finish. After gaining the Golden Globe Race lead over four months ago as the fleet descended the South Atlantic, he has been forced to restrain his Rustler 36 Matmut ever since sustaining mast damage during a storm 1,900 miles… Read More »

Ocean Safety to bring key products and expertise to boot Düsseldorf 2019

By | December 18, 2018

Committed to continuously developing products to improve safety at sea, Ocean Safety is once again bringing innovation to Düsseldorf. Hosted by SOSTECHNIC, Ocean Safety’s leisure German distributor, the company will be bringing the very latest in the Kru range of high performance lifejackets and the newest KIM safety ladder to the show, along with the… Read More »

The Magnificant Sixes, by Tim Street

By | December 16, 2018

Since 1907, the Metre Boats have both fascinated and challenged the very best designers of each age to produce boats for the very best helmsmen and crews to compete in the most prestigious international events. As a development class, the Six Metres have been the test-bed for innovative designs embracing new materials and technologies, all… Read More »

Christmas marine gift for discerning skippers

By | December 16, 2018

Looking for an ‘on-the-water’ gift that has coveted calibre and class? A pedigree gift that has the potential to singlehandedly save relationships marred by docking stress? One that also ensures a boat is for life and not just for Christmas? Have you heard of Dockmate? SURPRISE! The Dockmate handheld wireless control is not your staple… Read More »

Actisense and St Edward’s School join forces in Big Baiter Beach Clean Up

By | December 16, 2018

Staff from Actisense, the multi-award winning, marine electronics specialist, were joined by students from St Edward’s School in a beach clean up with SEA LIFE Trust, collecting an incredible 35 kilos of rubbish in 2 hours. Pupils and staff from St Edward’s School joined staff from marine electronic specialists, Actisense, along with staff and volunteers… Read More »