Neil Chapman founder and CEO of Boatshed.com is doing the double-handed ARC crossing from Las Palmas to St Lucia 2018 with Curt Mundy from Boatshed Ireland.
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It was a cold and wet winter, but Boatshed brokers have been very busy these past few months - see why ...
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Yesterday afternoon saw the start of the JOG (Junior Offshore Group) BNY Mellon Challenge, depart Cowes for La Trinite and then to Cascais with seventeen odd sailing boats entered. Nothing unusual there you might think.
BUT two separate friends had an argument one night after a few beers in the yacht club, that a Yacht could beat a 30 knot powerboat to the finish over the sort of distance that this race covers!
The yacht is an X37 “SX Girl” owned by Noj and Chrissie White and the power boat is a Princess 61 Flybridge “Cavallino” owned by Andy Short. These are the Tortoise and the Hare.
Peter Delbridge of Boatshed Hamble was out as part of the Royal Southern Yacht Club supporter’s crew on board Robert Madge’s Princess to cheer their friends off from the start and to record the event.
If you wish to follow this unusual race just go to the JOG website and click on the race tracker. As of 10.45hrs SX Girl was to the west of Jersey and Cavallino appeared to be tucked up in port in Guernsey! Where I am sure they will be re fuelling!
Conditions are not great out in the Channel at this time and look to be getting worse, so we wish all the competitors safe sailing.
Last Saturday saw the annual King and Queen charity race to raise funds for the Hamble River Inshore Lifeboat.
Peter Delbridge of .www.boatshedhamble.com was on board a Bavaria 43 “Free Spirit” racing with friends, and in the true nature of this event, they were all in fancy dress.
Sixteen boats entered in all, with the boats ranging from a Mirror Dinghy with solo sailor through to an Open 40 fully crewed up, there was also a local couple out with their seven month old daughter.
With winds blowing between force four to five and the sun shining what more could be wished for. With results for handicap taken into account the winning keel boat was “In-X-Celsis” a
X119 yacht skippered by another local skipper who will be 74 this year.
“Free Spirit” with its ageing bunch of hippies on board floated round the course and managed to win the coveted “Mike Penny” prize of a bottle of Mount Gay rum for coming second to last ! They also won a prize of two bottles of coke for the best dressed crew !
It was then back to the King and Queen pub for a BBQ, live music, prize giving etc. A great day was had by all and the party continued way into the evening.
See you there next year.