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Admiral have a long standing relationship with World Cruising Club and extensive experience of insuring cruising yachts Worldwide. Their RALLYeXtra insurance scheme, negotiated with Lloyd’s specifically for World Cruising Club rally participants, offers comprehensive cover as well as additional benefits not found as standard in other marine policies. Crucially, Admiral’s efficient claims service is in-house with a global network of surveyors and repair specialists, providing peace of mind for cruising sailors. Admiral Marine is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Contact
Tel: United Kingdom(+44)1722 416106 Dave Andrew, Cristelle Paulley or Robert Holbrook
Admiral Marine Ltd
4 Barnack Centre
Blakey Road
Salisbury
Unknown
SP1 2LP
E-mail: yacht@admiralyacht.com
Web Site: www.admiralyacht.com

Founded in 1877, Berthon is an established Yachting Group, and works hard to be current with the services that it offers for today´s discerning yachtsman:- Berthon International is a well-respected name in the quality yacht brokerage market, with offices in Lymington UK, the Côte d´Azur in France, and Newport, Rhode Island USA. Berthon always has a vast selection blue water cruising yachts available for sale as well as motor yachts and performance sailing yachts. They are the UK/European agents for a number of quality sail and motor yacht builders including the Steve Dashew FPB range of motor yachts, and of course they are very happy to offer professional advice and an efficient sales service should you be buying or selling.

Contact
Tel: United Kingdom(+44)1590 679222 Alex Grabau and Alan McIlroy
Berthon International
The Shipyard
Bath Road
Lymington
United Kingdom
SO41 3YL
E-mail: brokers@berthon.co.uk
Web Site: www.berthon.co.uk

Bomarine is the leading company in the Netherlands supplying new and innovative sailing equipment and ideas to long distance and coastal sailors. As the official representative of World Cruising Club in the Netherlands they are the first point of contact for all Dutch sailors planning to participate in World Cruising Club events.

Contact
Tel: Netherlands(+31)854011579 Bojan
Louis Braillelaan 60
Zoetermeer
Netherlands
2719 EK
E-mail: info@bomarine.net
Web Site: www.bomarine.nl

Discovery Yachts Ltd, founded in 1998, are British builders of the ultimate luxury blue-water cruising yachts designed for two handed sailing. The company is a thriving business employing around 100 skilled workers to produce the highest quality yachts from its manufacturing facility near Southampton, Great Britain. The management team is dedicated to providing a service that is defined by the quality of its design, build and customer care. Discovery yachts are well known for their clever features and custom designed innovations as well as the high level of standard equipment specified on each yacht. The range includes the Discovery 55 , 57 and 67, the new Discovery 58 and the award-winning Discovery 50 catamaran.

Contact
Tel: United Kingdom(+44)(0) 23 8086 5555 Discovery Yachts Limited
Harbour Close
Marchwood
Southampton
Hampshire
United Kingdom
SO40 4AF
E-mail: info@discoveryyachts.com
Web Site: www.discoveryyachts.com

Echomax radar reflectors are one of the best known passive radar reflectors in the world, fitted by thousands of leisure vessels as well as many of the leading buoy manufacturers in Europe and as far away as Australia; port and harbour authorities, many navies.

Contact
Tel: United Kingdom(+44)1371 830216 Echomax Sales
PO Box 6032
Dunmow
Essex
United Kingdom
CM6 3AS
E-mail: echomaxsales@aol.com
Web Site: www.echomax.co.uk

Fischer Panda, founded in 1970's Germany, produces generators that are smaller, lighter, more fuel efficient and quieter than any of the conventional synchronous generators that use air to cool the stator winding, common in most systems. Fischer Panda utilizes a water-cooled asynchronous rotor that has no windings, no brushes or diodes and the Panda generator can cool the stator winding with nearly 100% efficiency. The resulting small package is small and quiet -- a particular attribute appreciated in the boating community. With an extensive distributor network, Fischer Panda provides unrelenting customer service, greatly appreciated when calling from far away places.

Contact
Tel: United Kingdom(+44)1202 820840 17 Blackmoor Road
Ebblake Estate
Verwood
Dorset
United Kingdom
BH31 6AX
E-mail: info@fischerpanda.co.uk
Web Site: www.fischerpanda.co.uk

Gill designs and makes technical sailing clothing for dinghy, cruising, power boating and yachting to keep you comfortable in all conditions. Whether it’s sailing jackets, gloves, boots or tops everything is designed by listening to sailors and their needs, and tested both in the lab and on the water to make sure that it delivers.

Contact
Tel: United Kingdom(+44)115 946 0844 George
Manor House Road
Long Eaton
Nottingham
United Kingdom
NG10 1LR
E-mail: george.kingsnorth@gilluk.com
Web Site: www.gillmarine.com

Increasing numbers of the world’s leading yacht builders now specify GN Espace equipment for their galleys. The superior build quality and high performance of the GN Espace marine cookers are at the core of these galleys. Our Waterstation sinks, specialist storage systems and extensive range of cookers have all been designed around the gastronorm container, which forms the building block of our integrated systems. These systems transform the galley space into an ergonomically more functional and safer place to prepare and cook food whilst at sea. Our range of GN Espace marine cookers and other associated galley products, are ideally suited for retrofitting into your yacht.

Contact
Tel: United Kingdom(+44)1992893713 Julian Kimberley
3A Millbrook Business Park
Hoe Lane
Nazeing
United Kingdom
EN9 2RJ
E-mail: info@gn-espace.com
Web Site: www.gn-espace.com

The Hamble School of Yachting is the leading independent RYA Sea School in the UK. Established 30 years ago and based on the river Hamble, the school is renowned world wide for its excellent reputation for high standards of tuition and personal service.

The School runs the complete range of RYA courses on both sail and power. There is also a wide range of other course which might be suitable for participants in World Cruising Club events. Some examples are;

  • RYA / ISAF Offshore Safety Course
  • RYA 1 st Aid
  • Sea Survival
  • MCA/STCW Medical First Aid Aboard Ship and MCA/STCW Medical Care Aboard Ship
  • Own Boat Tuition
  • Yacht Maintenance

For any information about any courses we offer please contact us in the office.



Contact
Tel: United Kingdom(+44)23 8045 2668 Mercury Yacht Harbour
Satchell Lane
Hamble
Southampton
United Kingdom
SO31 4HQ
E-mail: tuition@hamble.co.uk
Web Site: www.hamble.co.uk

Founded in 1998 in Nanny Cay in the British Virgin Islands, Horizon Yacht Charters, over the years, has added locations in Grenada, Antigua & Barbuda and St Maarten in the Caribbean, plus USA bases in Annapolis and Mystic CT. With almost 100 yachts under private and charter management, we are the leading owner-operated, top rated sailing yacht management company in the Caribbean. And with a base just opened in Annapolis on the Chesapeake Bay, we are continuing to expand.

Horizon offers first-class yacht management services at each Caribbean location offering the discerning yacht owner a full range of guardianage as well as technical, electronic, shipwright, rigging and other maintenance upgrades and installations. We are also keen to add more yachts to our charter offerings should you wish to place your yacht in charter management with us, and cover your expenses. Horizon offers a range of bareboat, skippered or crewed charter options and has a wide choice of monohull or catamarans to choose from. Horizon Yacht Charters is also an ASA (American Sailing Association) accredited sailing school so we can offer instruction to those wishing to Learn to Sail, or wanting to improve on their sailing skills.

Horizon Yacht Charters is the Caribbean Dealer and USA Importer for the German–built Bavaria Yachts range, as well as a Caribbean agent for Fountaine-Pajot catamarans and sells these sailboats either into our Charter Management Programmes or for private use.

Tel: +1 (284) 494 8787 or Toll Free: 877 494 8787 Email: info@horizonyachtcharters.com

Contact

Tel: Virgin Islands (British)(+1284)494 8787 Nanny Cay Marina
PO Box 3222
Road Town
Tortola
Virgin Islands (British)
E-mail: info@horizonyachtcharters.com
Web Site: www.horizonyachtcharters.com

Founded in 1998 in Nanny Cay in the British Virgin Islands, Horizon Yacht Charters, over the years, has added locations in Grenada, Antigua & Barbuda and St Maarten in the Caribbean, plus USA bases in Annapolis and Mystic CT. With almost 100 yachts under private and charter management, we are the leading owner-operated, top rated sailing yacht management company in the Caribbean. And with a base just opened in Annapolis on the Chesapeake Bay, we are continuing to expand.

Horizon offers first-class yacht management services at each Caribbean location offering the discerning yacht owner a full range of guardianage as well as technical, electronic, shipwright, rigging and other maintenance upgrades and installations. We are also keen to add more yachts to our charter offerings should you wish to place your yacht in charter management with us, and cover your expenses. Horizon offers a range of bareboat, skippered or crewed charter options and has a wide choice of monohull or catamarans to choose from. Horizon Yacht Charters is also an ASA (American Sailing Association) accredited sailing school so we can offer instruction to those wishing to Learn to Sail, or wanting to improve on their sailing skills.

Horizon Yacht Charters is the Caribbean Dealer and USA Importer for the German–built Bavaria Yachts range, as well as a Caribbean agent for Fountaine-Pajot catamarans and sells these sailboats either into our Charter Management Programmes or for private use.

Tel: +1 (284) 494 8787 or Toll Free: 877 494 8787 Email: info@horizonyachtcharters.com

Contact

Tel: Virgin Islands (British)(+1284)494 8787 Nanny Cay Marina
PO Box 3222
Road Town
Tortola
Virgin Islands (British)
E-mail: info@horizonyachtcharters.com
Web Site: www.horizonyachtcharters.com

Hydrovane is pleased to be the World Cruising Corporate Member from the self steering sector – as we believe self steering to be the back-bone of a cruising lifestyle at sea.

The unique HYDROVANE is a 'next generation' self steering system . It matches or betters the features of any other system for: ease of use, performance, versatility and reliability. The bonus is that is both:

  • Self Steering System
  • Emergency Rudder and Steering 'Ready to Go'.


Contact
Tel: Canada(+1)6049252660 John Curry
2424 Haywood Ave.
West Vancouver
British Columbia
Canada
V7V 1Y1
E-mail: john@hydrovane.com
Web Site: www.hydrovane.com

Dating back to the seventeenth century, Imray are the oldest nautical publishing house in Europe. Their list of charts and books for yachtsmen provide unrivalled coverage of popular cruising areas around the world.

Of particular interest to transatlantic yachtsmen is the Imray range of water-resistant charts for the Caribbean Islands. These full colour charts feature detailed plans of the main harbours and cruising guide information on the reverse. Water resistant charts are also available for Europe and the UK.



Contact
Tel: United Kingdom(+44)1480 462114 Wych House
The Broadway
St. Ives
Cambridgeshire
Unknown
PE27 5BT
E-mail: ilnw@imray.com
Web Site: www.imray.com

JEANNEAU, A DISTINCTIVE BRAND Henri Jeanneau’s passion and commitment to quality boat building began in 1957. From the first artisan-crafted runabout to today’s precision-manufactured sail and power boats, that passion and commitment is now shared by our 2500 employees and our network of over 300 distributors world-wide. Our customers help drive the innovation and quality that are the hallmarks of Jeanneau. As experienced sailors, their input enables our design and production teams to quickly implement new ideas and enhance proven ones. The result is a way of creating boats of extraordinary quality, value and timeless beauty.

Contact
Tel: France(+33)(0)251642046 Aurelie Marie
Route de la Roche sur Yon
BP 529
Les Herbiers Cedex
France
85505
E-mail: info@jeanneau.fr
Web Site: www.jeanneau.com



Contact
Tel: United States(+1)410-599-3542 213 Eastern Ave
Annapolis
MD
United States
21403
E-mail: kristen@jworldannapolis.com
Web Site: www.jworldannapolis.com

Created in 1984, LAGOON was the direct extension of Jeanneau's racing division (Jeanneau Advanced Technologies). Today, LAGOON belongs to the Custom Yacht Division of the Beneteau Group (the world's largest recreational boat builder) and proposes an exclusive choice of cruising catamarans with the major architectural contribution coming from Marc Van Peteghem and Vincent Lauriot Prévost. With the strength and talent obtained from its diverse experience, LAGOON has at its disposal an unequalled technical know-how and mastery of composite construction, to which the many individual owners, racers, and charter customers can bear witness.

Contact
Tel: France(+33)557 80 76 01 Joël
162 Quai de Brazza
Bordeaux Cedex
France
33072
E-mail: j.jarrijon@cnb.fr
Web Site: www.cata-lagoon.com

Mactra Marine Equipment specialise in equipment for serious blue water sailors and liveaboards. UK Exclusive dealer in Schenker Watermakers and official distributor for Katadyn watermakers. New Generation watermakers specially designed for yachts where power is often an issue. From Katadyn’s 06 Survivor, the worlds smallest hand operated watermaker for liferafts & grab bags through to the Schenker range which start at 30 litres of produced water per hour for just 8amps at 12V to the Modular 210 producing 210 litres water per hour using 24V DC or 220V AC. Models have an option to be fitted with analogue and digital controls performing automatic water making and fresh water flushing actions. Mactra Marine give a full back up service to their carefully selected products with owner’s workshop sessions and vessel installation surveys.

Contact
Tel: United Kingdom(+44)1934517288 Unit 20 Worle Industrial Centre
Worle
Weston super mare
North Somerset
United Kingdom
BS22 6BX
E-mail: info@mactrashop.co.uk
Web Site: www.mactrashop.co.uk

Since 2002 MailASail has been operating an accelerated email service offering up to 90% reduction in call costs. It is of particular interest to cruisers using Iridium or mobile phones.

MailASail can also supply Iridium phones, airtime and mobile phone connectivity at competitive prices. A "Blue Water Cruising" bundle is available to World Cruising Club event participants and we also offer a complete installation and training service for customers who prefer to have their communications set up professionally.

MailASail will be in Las Palmas before the start of the ARC to provide on-site communications support prior to the event.



Contact

Tel: United Kingdom(+44)2070432832 Ed Wildgoose
Nippy Networks UK LLP
Unit 8, Saxon Business Centre
41-59 Windsor Avenue
London
United Kingdom
SW19 2RR
E-mail: sales@mailasail.com
Web Site: www.mailasail.com

Marlec’s marine Rutland Windchargers have been battery charging on board yachts worldwide since 1979. The Rutland 913 and Rutland 503 models are a popular sight in marinas and are renowned for their quiet operation and unique alternator design which delivers power from low wind speeds. We would be glad to discuss your energy requirements and in particular how a Rutland will deliver more power than similar and even larger wind turbines.

Marlec are the UK representative of SunWare and our own brand of Spectra semi-flexible solar panels as well as BP Solar glass panels. Where possible we recommend combined wind /solar systems to take advantage of the elements day, night and all year round for battery charging.

Ocean going yachts benefit from reduced engine running time and prolonged battery life so call our technical sales team today to discuss your charging requirements.



Contact
Tel: United Kingdom(+44)1536 201588 Sales Office
Rutland House
Trevithick Road
Corby
United Kingdom
NN17 5XY
E-mail: sales@marlec.co.uk
Web Site: www.marlec.co.uk

MobMat has become a serious product in the safety at sea market. It has been received with great enthusiasm not only from sailors but also from the industry in the UK and Europe and voted test winner in the Dutch magazine Waterkampioen in April 2011. MobMat was conceived when Bill and Liz were preparing for the ARC 2009. Liz could not find a realistic method of retrieving Bill should he have gone overboard on a shorthanded voyage. MobMat needs a minimal number of actions to deploy it. It also gives rescuers a better chance of retrieving an unconscious person and makes the lift more comfortable if they are injured.

Contact
Tel: United Kingdom(+44)1590 681376 Liz
Brackenhurst
Broadmead
Lymington
United Kingdom
SO41 6DH
E-mail: sales@mobmat.com
Web Site: www.mobmat.com

Founded in 2005, MRP Refits is strategically located in two major boating centers … Annapolis (May-Oct) and the British Virgin Islands (Nov-April). MRP Refits manages the repair and refit of ocean-going sailboats and has developed a cadre of high quality subcontractors, each with special areas of expertise. MRP has helped boats prepare for the Caribbean 1500 since 2005.

The company mission is to work with boat owners to help them select the most appropriate systems for their sailing style. Then, working with the best subcontractors, MRP will ensure a high performance installation on time and at the best price. MRP sees each boat as an integrated machine and makes sure that all systems work together to make the boat, safe, comfortable, fast, and easy to operate.

Services offered by MRP Refits (and its subcontractors):

  • Problem diagnosis, solution determination, project management
  • Fiberglass repair, painting, gelcoat work
  • Electronics repair and replacement
  • Refrigeration and air conditioning repair and replacement
  • Welding and metal fabricating
  • Engine and generator repair and replacement
  • Rigging and sail repair

For more information, visit www.mrprefits.com



Contact
Tel: United States(+1)2149578382 Miles Poor
1316 Maple Avenue
Unit C2
Evanston
IL
United States
60201
E-mail: mrprefits@gmail.com
Web Site: www.mrprefits.com

Ocean Safety supply a high quality range of life saving equipment including liferafts, lifejackets, EPIRBs, the new SOLO Personal Location Beacon and pyrotechnics to both the leisure and commercial markets. We are able to service all marine safety equipment such as Liferafts, Lifejackets, Survival Suits, EPIRBs, SARTs, Fire Safety Equipment and MOB Systems. Please call our Training Department to find out about our Product Awareness training courses.

Contact
Tel: United Kingdom(+44)23 8072 0800 Paul White
Saxon Wharf
Lower York Street
Southampton
United Kingdom
SO14 5QF
E-mail: info@oceansafety.com
Web Site: www.oceansafety.com

Founded over 36 years ago, and twice awarded the Queen’s Award for International Trade, one of the UK’s highest accolades, Oyster Marine has developed into an international market leader, with a range of modern sailing yachts from the Oyster 46 to their flagship, the new Oyster 125 flybridge. Oyster also produces the luxury OM43 motoryacht, built to the same high standards as their yachts.

Today, Oyster yachts are recognised throughout the sailing world for their modern, deck saloon designs and respected for their build quality, performance and luxurious interiors. Built on a semi-custom basis, owners can choose their preferred joinery timber, furnishings, fixtures and fittings. On the larger yachts and superyachts, the custom possibilities are almost limitless.

Oyster prides itself on providing owners with an outstanding after sales support service, renowned as one of the best in the marine industry. Just one of the reasons that nearly half of Oyster’s new construction is for existing owners. Oyster has been a long-standing supporter of the ARC and their service team is always on hand to assist owners in the build up to the start of every ARC.

Oyster has established itself as the preferred choice for serious blue water cruising yachtsmen, with ever increasing numbers of Oyster owners completing circumnavigations.



Contact
Tel: United Kingdom(+44)1473 695117 Samantha
Fox's Marina
Ipswich
Suffolk
United Kingdom
IP2 8SA
Web Site: www.oystermarine.com

Pantaenius has brokered insurance since 1899. Service, competence, personal advice and customer-oriented claims settlement remain the hallmark of the company. The yachting insurance business Pantaenius GmbH & Co KG has been in operation since 1977. With branches in the United Kingdom, Mediterranean, Scandinavia, Austria and America, Pantaenius has become the number one for yacht insurance.

Contact
Tel: USA(+1)9143812066 Cary
500 Mamaronneck Avenue
Harrison
NY
United States
10528
E-mail: cwiener@pantaenius.com
Web Site: www.pantaenius.us

Peters & May are world leaders in the safe global shipment of yachts, powerboats, RIBs and yachting equipment. With more than 30 years experience, they take care of every aspect of your yacht’s journey from loading through to discharge. They have their own team of professional Loading Superintendents and their own stock of specialised shipping cradles. Each year they move over 1,000 yachts and also specialise in transporting marine equipment including urgent spares and support equipment for international yacht races and regattas.

They operate regular services to and from the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Europe, USA, Baltic, Middle East and Far East.



Contact
Tel: United Kingdom(+44)23 8048 0500 Robert
Prysmian House
Dew Lane
Eastleigh
Southampton
United Kingdom
SO50 9PX
E-mail: marine@petersandmay.com
Web Site: www.petersandmay.com

Port Annapolis was established in 1977 by three sailing friends who wanted to create a better Marina experience for their families and their boats. The vision that Art Birney, Bill Butler and Jim White created over 30 years ago has evolved Port Annapolis Marina into one of the premier marine services facilities on the East Coast. Now with over 250 slips, a 50 ton travel lift, complete marine services, ship’s store, clubhouse, restaurant cafe, pool, fitness center and event pavilion, Port Annapolis is the ultimate destination marina – and only minutes from downtown Annapolis.

Contact
Tel: United States(+1)410 269 1990 Scott
7074 Bembe Beach Road
Annapolis
MD
United States
21403
E-mail: scott@portannapolis.com
Web Site: www.portannapolis.com

Professional Yacht Deliveries is the specialist of choice for many of the leading names in the marine industry. PYD was founded in 1995 as a dedicated yacht delivery company and this core activity remains central to our business. Over the years, however, customers' demands have seen us broaden our provision progressively to embrace a wide range of ancillary services, including bespoke yacht management and own boat training. There is now almost no aspect of your yacht delivery, boat purchase or cruising plans where PYD cannot make a significant contribution. With a portfolio of commercial clients, including some of the world's most prestigious boat builders, charter companies and brokers, as well as hundreds of discerning and experienced private owners, PYD is committed to maintaining the highest possible standards of seamanship and customer care. Whether the vessel is sail or motor, superyacht or family cruiser, and whatever or wherever the requirements, the PYD approach is always meticulous and thorough, but above all professional.

Contact
Tel: United Kingdom(+44)151 3421001 Mark
Professional Yacht Deliveries Ltd
157 Telegraph Road
Heswall
Wirral
United Kingdom
CH60 7SE
E-mail: pyd@pydww.com
Web Site: www.pydw.co.uk

Raymarine is one of the world’s largest suppliers of marine electronic products to the leisure boating market. It designs, manufactures and distributes a comprehensive range of marine electronic products including autopilots, radar, instruments, fishfinders, chartplotters and communications devices, together with multifunction and integrated products.

Raymarine acquired Raytheon’s Recreational Marine Division in a management buy-out backed by HgCapital in January 2001. The Group invested significantly in the growth and profitability of the business, with particular focus being placed on developing new products and on strengthening the Group’s sales and marketing teams. In December 2004 Raymarine floated on the London Stock Exchange.

With years of research and development resulting in the latest proven technologies, a world-wide network of product-trained distributors and service dealers and Raymarine’s comprehensive warranty you can be confident in your equipment and prepared for the unexpected.

Visit http://www.raymarine.com/ to view our online product database, data sheets, tutorials and latest product news, or www.raymarine.com/support for free access to the online knowledge database, downloadable product handbooks and quick reference cards and e-mail addresses for customer services.

You can also call one of our experienced engineering specialists on +44 (0)23 9271 4713.



Contact
Tel: United Kingdom(+44)1329 246 700 Fiona
Marine House
Cartwright Drive
Segensworth
Hampshire
United Kingdom
PO15 5RJ
E-mail: info@raymarine.com
Web Site: www.raymarine.com

SailCom Marine was established in 2003 with the aim of offering marine communications equipment from a knowledgeable friendly company with technical support and advice along with customer good service. SailCom Marine are authorised dealers for Icom, SCS and can supply full bespoke SSB solutions.

Contact
Tel: United Kingdom(+44)1489 565 100 9 Newbury Place
Warsash
United Kingdom
SO31 9TH
E-mail: office@yachtcom.co.uk
Web Site: www.sailcom.co.uk

Traveleads is one of the UK’s leading travel companies – providing support to the corporate, sport and media/arts sectors. Many household name organisations rely on our skill and market awareness to maximise the value they derive from their travel spend, at the same time as ensuring that their travellers enjoy the best of care and great attention to detail.

Contact
Tel: United Kingdom(+44)1132422202 Eric
New York House
1 Harper Street
Leeds
United Kingdom
LS2 7EA
E-mail: eedwards@traveleads.net
Web Site: www.traveleads.net

Sailing with « clean-energy » independence

Simple to use, highly efficient and eco-friendly, the Watt&Sea Hydrogenerator is the ideal answer to your power supply problem!

Once a sailboat has left the docks, it’s totally isolated from shore power. The production of energy on board is then crucial to powering communications, navigation, lighting and other energy-consuming devices especially during extended passages!

Founded in 2009 by Yannick Bestaven, an experienced offshore racer and Matthieu Michou, a talented engineer, Watt&Sea is the inventor of the new generation of hydrogenerator, bringing more freedom, comfort and safety to the yachtsmen while reducing the impact to our planet and our reliance on diesel.

Multiple award winning for its innovation, the Watt&Sea hydrogenerator is the result of intensive research. Made of strong material, it easily installs and deploys off the stern of the cruising or racing vessel, efficiently generating the power needed for energy independence.

All Watt&Sea hydrogenerators can produce more power than is consumed by the boat! Thanks to its minimal drag and perfect hydrodynamics, the Cruising models produce 120W in 12 or 24V at 5 knots. Above 5 knots, the 500W generated by the system (40A-12V/20A-24V) enabling you to run all your required systems when sailing and still return with fully charged batteries.

Used by 95% of the boats on the last Vendée Globe Race, Watt&Sea hydrogenerators are fully reliable, while tested to withstand any weather conditions in the world’s toughest waters.



Contact
Tel: France(+33)5 46 41 31 99 15 rue de la Brigantine
La Rochelle
France
17000
E-mail: contact@wattandsea.com
Web Site: www.wattandsea.com

YachtCom is owned and operated by Bob and Claire Smith, who are very keen sailors. They established YachtCom in 2000 with the purpose of offering specialist training in marine communications and radar to yachtsmen. YachtCom is an RYA recognised training establishment offering the RYA radio and radar courses and for the more adventurous yachtsmen the MCA GMDSS Long Range Certificate course and exam.

Contact
Tel: United Kingdom(+44)1489 565 100 9 Newbury Place
Warsash
United Kingdom
SO31 9TH
E-mail: office@yachtcom.co.uk
Web Site: www.yachtcom.co.uk

Yachtfunk.com are specialists in modern marine radio technology, combining traditional SSB-radio with newest digital data communication technologies offered for HF radio via Pactor equipment.

In addition to SSB-radios, capable of sending and receiving emails - including downloads of weather forecast and GRIB files, Yachtfunk.com provide a worldwide installation and advisory service to make sure your equipment is ready for your voyage and operating at maximum effectiveness.

In order to meet sailors’ high expectations, Yachtfunk.com have carefully chosen quality components including SSB-ground-paint to replace costly sea-ground-plates, standoffs and waterproof backstay-clamps, halyard SSB-antennas, high-power WiFi-adaptors, online-logs and individualized websites. Yachtfunk.com can also provide advice and assistance with registration, set-up and operation of HF radio email via networks such as Sailmail.



Contact
Tel: Germany(+49)1713 457070 Am Rickfeld 9
Gütersloh
Germany
33332
E-mail: joerg.drexhagen@t-online.de
Web Site: www.yachtfunk.com

The YB Tracker is a well-proven, self-contained, fully-automatic satellite tracking device. It will accurately report its position from anywhere on Earth, including polar, ocean and desert regions. It is lightweight, waterproof and built to withstand extreme environments. YB Tracking improves media relations and generates public interest in remote events. Originally designed for Adventure Racing, it has applications in yacht racing, trekking, cycling, skiing, polar expeditions, mountaineering, gliding and many other activities that take place in areas where communications are challenging. YB's alert feature complements existing safety procedures, allowing teams to rapidly notify organisers of a problem. YB trackers are available to rent for individual or event use. .

Contact
Tel: United Kingdom(+44)845 619 8252 Drew Jackson
Unit 2, Eastlands Boatyard
Coal Park Lane
Swanwick
United Kingdom
SO31 7GW
E-mail: support@ybtracking.com
Web Site: www.ybtracking.com

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