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Bomarine

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
Web Site: www.bomarine.nl
Bojan
Louis Braillelaan 60
Zoetermeer
Netherlands
2719 EK
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
Web Site: www.hamble.co.uk
Mercury Yacht Harbour
Satchell Lane
Hamble
Southampton
United Kingdom
SO31 4HQ
Hydrovane

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)604 925 2660
Web Site: www.hydrovane.com
2424 Haywood Ave.
West Vancouver
BC
Canada
V7V 1Y1
Imray Laurie Norie & Wilson Ltd

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
E-mail: ilnw@imray.com
Web Site: www.imray.com
Wych House
The Broadway
St. Ives
Cambridgeshire
United Kingdom
PE27 5BT
Mactra Marine Equipment

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
Jim
Unit 13 Worle Industrial Centre
Worle
Weston Super Mare
North Somerset
United Kingdom
BS22 6BX
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
Web Site: www.marlec.co.uk
Sales Office
Rutland House
Trevithick Road
Corby
United Kingdom
NN17 5XY
Ocean Safety

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
Paul White
Saxon Wharf
Lower York Street
Southampton
United Kingdom
SO14 5QF
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

Contact
Unit 9 Goodwood Road
Eastleigh
Southampton
United Kingdom
SO50 4NT
PYD

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)1513421001
E-mail: pyd@pydww.com
Web Site: www.pydw.co.uk
Nigel Wilkinson
Professional Yacht Deliveries Ltd
157 Telegraph Road
Heswall
Wirral
United Kingdom
CH60 7SE
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
Web Site: www.ybtracking.com
Unit 8, Fulcrum 2
Whiteley
Fareham
United Kingdom
PO15 7FN
Event Supporters
Marina de Lagos

A supporter of Rally Portugal since 1996, this attractive and friendly marina is conveniently located within walking distance of the historic old town of Lagos. It benefits from good rail and improved road links to close by Faro Airport.

Marina de Lagos offer generous discounts to Rally participants and is well serviced with chandleries, repair and maintenance facilities close by. The first and second phases of the marina complex are now completed with excellent apartments and the Marina Club Aparthotel situated within the marina. The modern marina is well equipped, having pontoon slips, rather than the more common "med mooring" type. With a pedestrian bridge linking the marina to the town, the Meia Praia beach a few minutes walk away and the fresh fish market just opposite, Marina de Lagos is a superb facility for the cruising yachtsman.

Contact
Martinho Fortunato - Marina Manager
Edifício da Administração
Marina de Lagos
8600-780 Lagos
Portugal
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.

Contact
Find Boats or Crew
120 High Street
Cowes
United Kingdom
PO31 7AX
Portuguese Tourist Board

Contact
Turismo de Portugal
11, Belgrave Square
London
SW1X 8PP
Seminars

World Cruising Club organsie a range of seminars and forums throughout the year. Visit our seminars page for more details on our current programme.

Contact
Tel: United Kingdom(+44)1983296060
Martine Waitt
120 High Street
Cowes
United Kingdom
PO31 7AX
Ports Sponsors
Douro Marina

Contact
Tel: Portugal(+351)220907300
Web Site: www.douromarina.com
Rua da Praia, 430
Vila Nova de Gaia
Portugal
4400-554
Figueira Casino

Contact
Rua Dr. Calado No.1 (Apartado 2034)
3080-153 Figueira da Foz
Portugal
Figueira da Foz Yacht Club *

Contact
E-mail: cnaff@sapo.pt
Avenida de Espanha
Figueira da Foz
Portugal
P-3080
Figueira Tourist Board

Contact
Jose Cardosa
Figueira Grande Turismo
Edificio Atlantico
Apartado 1005
3081-501 Figueira da Foz
Portugal
Horizons Trust *

Contact
57 Amherst Road
Stoke
Plymouth
Devon
United Kingdom
PL3 4HJ
Mayflower International Marina - Plymouth

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Sailport Plc
Richmond Walk
Plymouth
Devon
United Kingdom
PL1 4LS
Monte Real Club de Yates - Bayona

Contact
Tel: Spain(+34)986385000
E-mail: mrcyb@mrcyb.com
Web Site: www.mrcyb.com
Jacobo Fontán
Monte Real Club de Yates
Recinto del Parador,s/n
36300 Bayona
Spain
Oeiras Marina

Contact
Porto de Recreio de Oeiras
Estrada Marginal
Praia da Torre
Oeiras
Portugal
2780-267
Oeiras Municipalilty

Contact
Tel: Portugal(+351)214404804
Web Site: www.cm-oeiras.pt
Fundicao de Oeiras
Rua da Fundicao de Oeiras
2780-057 Oeiras
Portugal
Peniche Town Hall

Contact
Web Site: www.cm-peniche.pt
Rosendo Goncalves
Câmara Municipal de Peniche
Largo do Municipia
2520 Peniche
Portugal
Povoa de Varzim Marina

Contact
Paulo
Marina da Povoa de Varzim
Clube Naval Povoense
Rua de Ponte no.2
4490 Povoa de Varzim
Portugal
Povoa de Varzim Town Hall

Contact
Web Site: www.cm-pvarzim.pt
Câmara Municipal da Povoa de Varzim
Praça do Almada
4490-438 Póvoa de Varzim
Portugal
Povoa de Varzim Yacht Club

Contact
Clube Naval Povoense
Rua de Ponte no.2
Povoa de Varzim
Portugal
P-4490
Royal Plymouth Corinthian Yacht Club

Contact
Web Site: www.rpcyc.com
Royal Plymouth Corinthian Yacht Club
Madeira Road
Plymouth
Devon
United Kingdom
PL1 2NY
Sines Marina

Contact
Eduardo Ramos Bandeira
Administração do Porto de Sines
Apartado 16
7520-953 Sines
Portugal
Sines Town Hall

Contact
Web Site: www.mun-sines.pt
Câmara Municipal de Sines
Largo Ramos da Costa
7520-159 Sines
Portugal
Weather Routing Inc.

WRI is the worldwide leader in yacht forecasting, offering a wide array of forecast products and services. Our services may be used for rallies, regattas, or individual voyages at any time of the year. Our forecasts and routes are individually prepared, tailored to your vessel. Requests for our yacht services start and stop at your discretion. We offer a plethora of services to our clients; our services are established to meet all of your yachting needs, including climatology studies, and long range outlooks for planning purposes. WRI also provides weather charts, tropical surveillance, heavy weather reports, and much more. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff of forecasters are available to aid in interpretation and consult in the decision making process. SeaWeather is our subscription based website, regarded as a convenient resource to retrieve multiple sources of weather information. In our subscription packages, WRI's latest online weather service is very advantageous for the Skipper.

Contact
E-mail: wri@wriwx.com
Web Site: www.wriwx.com
P.O. Box 345
Glens Falls
NY
United States of America
12801