This is where we publish our boat related stories and articles, which range from world circumnavigation to rescue missions, humour and much, much more. So make yourself a coffee and settle yourself down to a good read.
Steve from Boatshed Falmouth reports that the International 6 Metre class have chosen Falmouth as their venue for their 2010 Open Championship under the auspices of the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club. The racing takes place 20 -23rd May on upwind downwind courses, meaning plenty of tactical racing, picking the wind shifts in the Carrick roads. It’s a 10 race series with up to four races per day.
The array of electronic goodies and gadgets available for boats is mind blowing and the advertising for them seems to insist you’d be foolish to venture out without all of them so Boatshed Plymouth called by “Just Right” one of this year’s Jester Challenge entrants to see what electronics Gus Davidson will be using to get him and his 20’ Golant Gaffer safely across the pond. Gus has a keen eye on the budget as he’s raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support so he weighs the cost of each piece of equipment carefully to ensure as much money as possible goes to the charity.
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After a long eventful year of 2009, and an even longer winter with what seemed to be a new Ice Age here on the Isle of Wight with more snow than we have had for a very long time!! Boatshed Cowes has moved from Cowes High Street.
Boatshed Hamble.com and Hamble Estate Agency are happy to announce a new and dynamic working relationship. If you are buying a home in the waterside areas of the Hamble and you visit Hamble Estate Agency you will now also be able to view details of any of the hundreds of boats for sale with Boatshed Hamble.com
9 new offshore areas have been granted licences to develop the UK's offshore waters, twith a capacity of just over 32 gigawatts of power, providing up to a quarter of all electricity house hold needs for the UK. Work would start at the earliest 2013 providing the UK economy up to 70,000 new jobs by 2020, worth up to £75 Billion, providing the turbines are manufactured in the UK.
Boatshed has devised a new way of allowing people to join their winning team through the launch of Boatshed Agents.
The Jester Challenge has its supporters and critics, but whatever you think about it it’s certainly becoming a firm fixture on the sailing calendar. The 2010 event which leaves from off Plymouth Breakwater at 13:00 BST on 23rd May already has 93 entries. Boats are less than 30 feet but the current list is an incredibly fascinating and varied mix of boats and people. One such sailor is Gus Davidson who are taking part in the challenge in his boat Just Right in order to raise money and awareness for Macmillan Cancer support. Raising money is their main aim although there will undoubtedly be some adventure along the way .
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THE NEW LOOK BOATSHED.COM WEBSITE LAUNCH CELEBRATES OVER 2,000 HAPPY BOAT SALE CUSTOMERS SO FAR IN 2009!
The South Coast Marathon organised by the British Powerboat Racing Club was run on Saturday the 17th October, it was a RYA National Powerboat Racing Event with the rolling start line between East and West Lepe buoy's out of the Western Solent and down to Portland and then back to a finish Line from Gurnard Ledge buoy a distance of 80.5 nm.
The Southampton Boat Show drew to a close today and Boatshed.com along with many other exhibitors can report that it has been another very successful and enjoyable event. Our stand this year which was an actual shed was incredibly busy and as always was manned by members of the Boatshed team throughout the show so we were able to explain all the fantastic Boatshed features to visitors and demonstrate how best to use the site. Business was brisk in both the buying and selling of used boats and we also had great interest from those wanting to join the Boatshed team and open new Boatshed offices to expand the business further.
The PSP Southampton Boatshow is underway and visitors numbers look healthy.
This is always one of the most hectic weeks for the Boatshed HQ team with the build up to the Southampton Boat Show and this year has been no different. Boatshed.com is still running at full steam with a stream of used boats being bought, sold and listed everyday but the team have also been at the show ground preparing our stand and getting everything in place to ensure we are fully equipped to answer all your boating question and explain just how the Boatshed system works whether you are a boat buyer or a boat seller.
Boatshed.com has just received yet another industry accolade. Boatshed.com is ranked in the top ten most visited sites with Hitwise the Experian internet measurement company.
The Cowes Torquay Cowes race was held again on Saturday 29th August as well as a Cowes Poole Cowes race for smaller race boats. Peter Delbridge of Boatshed Hamble, along with friends and family ventured out in a Cranchi Smeraldo 37 power boat to watch the action as the boats passed through Hurst Narrows.
Now in its 139th year the Regatta has its origins in the friendly rivalry that existed between fisherman, yachtsmen and watermen of the Hamble River, who organised races amongst themselves.
The Southampton International boat show is just around the corner and as ever Boatshed.com will be there, we’ll be at stand C53 and we’d like to extend a very warm invitation to anyone coming to the show to come over and see us. Don’t forget our legendary fizz@five everyday at the show when all are welcome to come for a glass of fizz and a boaty chat.
It was once again time for the annual Brambles Cricket Match held on the Brambles Bank at 6am on Saturday 22nd August the Royal Southern Yacht Club against the Island Sailing Club and Peter Delbridge of Boatshed Hamble was up before the crack of dawn to head out into the Solent to wait for the Brambles Bank to show itself.
The BoatBid.com catalogue has a range of used motor and sailing boats on offer. All the boats are keenly priced as they are very seriously for sale but some of them though fantastic boats are not that well known so I thought I’d let you know a little more about a couple of them.