Category Archives: News

Peta Stuart-Hunt’s swansong

By | July 11, 2017

“After seven interesting and challenging years, my consultancy role for the Island SC/Round the Island Race has ceased with immediate effect. “Many reasons have led me to taking the decision not to renew the current agreement with the ISC. My contribution to the race marketing and PR has been pretty much all-consuming for a long… Read More »

Fairline looking for 50 new staff

By | July 7, 2017

Fairline Yachts is recruiting for 50 new staff members to add to the rapidly expanding production team at its factory in Oundle, Northamptonshire. Workers are being recruited for a variety of roles including engineers, carpenters, CNC operatives and stage 1 fitters. New recruits are being appointed to fulfil the company’s robust forward order book which… Read More »

E. P. Barrus moves to new site

By | July 5, 2017

After a seven year search E.P. Barrus – in its centenary year – has a new site that allows it to consolidate its operations under one roof and remain in Bicester. The company has been based in the town since 1977 and expects the move to take place in 2019. “We are delighted to announce… Read More »

That was a ridiculous decision…

By | May 31, 2017

Any everyday sailor watching the video of Artemis sailing easiy around the ETNZ bow leaving a very healthy amount of water between the boats must be appalled. The judges must have been so far away from the action, they can only be described as being completely unfit to serve as judges in probably the most… Read More »

Volvo Penta going round again

By | May 30, 2017

Volvo Penta goes for a second circumnavigation in the 2017/18 Volvo Ocean Race, in which it competes as an official supplier to the Persico Marine built fleet. Each of the Volvo Ocean 65 sailing boats will be fitted with a D2-75 engine with Saildrive, hands-on engine maintenance and support, as well additional power during the… Read More »

Are your flares really Fastnet ready?

By | May 30, 2017

The date’s creeping nearer! There are just 68 days left until the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s 2017 Rolex Fastnet Race gets underway on Sunday 6th August at Cowes. Your preparation should be well under way by now, and every one of the 40 items on the RORC’s check list is stocked by Ocean Safety. Join… Read More »