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OceanCrewLink - find a sailing crew

Ocean Crew Link connects sailing crew looking for boats with boat owners looking for sailing crew. Search our sailing crew opportunities to connect with hundreds boat owners who want a sailing crew for all types of ocean sailing. Search our sailing crew list to connect with thousands of potential crew - all interested in ocean sailing.

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120 High Street
Cowes
United Kingdom
PO31 7AX

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Berthon International

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.

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Tel: United Kingdom(+44)1590679222

Alan Mcilroy
Berthon International
The Shipyard
Bath Road
Lymington
United Kingdom
SO41 3YL

Bomarine NL

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.

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Tel: United Kingdom(+44)
E-mail: info@bomarine.nl

Bojan
Postbus 321
Voorburg
Netherlands
2270 AH

Fischer Panda

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.

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17 Blackmoor Road
Ebblake Estate
Verwood
Dorset
United Kingdom
BH31 6AX

Hamble School of Yachting

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)2380452668

Mercury Yacht Harbour
Satchell Lane
Hamble
Southampton
United Kingdom
SO31 4HQ

MailASail

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

Ed Wildgoose
Nippy Networks UK LLP
Unit 8, Saxon Business Centre
41-59 Windsor Avenue
London
United Kingdom
SW19 2RR

Marlec

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

Sales Office
Rutland House
Trevithick Road
Corby
United Kingdom
NN17 5XY

North Sails

North Sails, the largest division of North Technology Group, is the world leader in sailmaking technology. North Sails holds the patent for 3Di, a unique composite construction process that produces high-performance sails that approach the shape holding of a rigid foil. North Sails is the sailmaker of choice on the majority of America’s Cup, Grand Prix, ocean race boats and Superyachts. North Sails is proud of our many successes on the racecourse, but did you know that more cruising sailors rely on North than any other sailmaker? At North Sails, we are passionate about performance.

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Jeremy Smart
6-7 Fareham Business Park
Lederle Lane
Gosport
Hampshire
United Kingdom
PO13 0LF

Peters & May

Peters & May has shipped boats, yachts and associated marine peripherals since 1988. The company now annually ships over 4,000 yachts and motorboats worldwide, supported by its numerous complementary divisions which are all designed to provide a complete and exemplary service to the marine industry.

Peters & May is the first choice of many of the world’s premier race teams, super-yachts and manufacturers, in addition to individual boat owners, offering flexible solutions that can be tailored to any logistical challenge the company is able to cater for any yacht or motorboat, large or small

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Unit 9 Goodwood Road
Eastleigh
Southampton
United Kingdom
SO50 4NT

SVB - Technical Sailing Equipment

SVB – ARC‘s official partner for technical sailing equipment. SVB has been offering sailors technical water sports equipment since 1989. We have been a family-owned company from the very beginning and now employ over 100 people, shipping more than 25,000 products all over the world, serving 400,000 customers in five languages. So why do so many customers place their trust in us? We aim to ensure you are 100% satisfied with our products and service every day. We strive to offer an extensive range of products, technical advice and amazingly fast delivery. And all that at great prices! We work together with over 300 top watersport brands such as Raymarine, Garmin, Dometic and many others.

Exclusively at SVB: Bavaria Yachts Original Parts. SVB aims to establish valuable partnerships such as our exclusive agreement with the Word Cruising Club or BAVARIA YACHTS to provide extra value to our customers. Original BAVARIA spare parts are essential for retaining the value of your yacht and they guarantee the best fit, functionality and optimal safety on board! At SVB you can easily shop for your original BAVARIA part online by going to: svb24.com/bavaria SSB marine radio. For many who sail around the world, a short-wave radio system is a must-have on board, as an SSB marine radio system can be used for very long distances. It is easy to see why sailors would want to communicate with each other, particularly on nautically demanding sea passages. SVB is your authorised dealer for Icom, SCS and can help you set up your SSB system. How do we assure an efficient customer service? We are in direct contact with the manufacturer and always listen to our customers. We are a young and innovative, old and traditional, crazy and creative, funny and inventive, international but ‘Nordic fresh’ team that places great importance on flat hierarchies with no internal formalities, so that you receive your items even faster! Try us out! We will be happy to hear from you! The SVB Team

Contact
Tel: Germany(+49)42157290510
E-mail: info@svb24.com

Gelsenkirchener Str. 25-27
Bremen
Germany
28199

YB Tracking

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)23 8000 3888

Unit 8, Fulcrum 2
Whiteley
Fareham
United Kingdom
PO15 7FN