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Forbes Horton Yachts, founded by Forbes Horton is a yacht brokerage company located in Annapolis, MD. As professional yacht brokers, we handle each transaction with a tailored plan to produce results. With 2 generations in the Marine Industry, we expertly advise our clients on everything from making an informed offer to vessel documentation. As licensed & bonded brokers in Maryland & Florida, we are able to represent clients on any coast. Let our experience, location, and reputation help you obtain full market value for your yacht.

Our brokers are boaters and have a breadth of experience ranging from sail making and offshore cruising to commercial vessel operation. Please feel free to contact us anytime to discuss your boating goals and lave the rest to us.

Contact

Tel: 2 Jabin's Yacht Yard
7344 Edgewood Rd
Annapolis
MD
United States of America
21403
E-mail: forbes@forbesyachts.com
Web Site: www.forbesyachts.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: 1 John Curry
2424 Haywood Ave.
West Vancouver
British Columbia
Canada
V7V 1Y1
E-mail: john@hydrovane.com
Web Site: www.hydrovane.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: 1 162 Quai de Brazza
Bordeaux Cedex
France
33072
E-mail: j.jarrijon@cnb.fr
Web Site: www.cata-lagoon.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: 1 Miles
600 N Mcclurg Ct
Apt 3304
Chicago
IL
United States of America
60611
E-mail: mrprefits@gmail.com
Web Site: www.mrprefits.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: 1 Cary
500 Mamaronneck Avenue
Harrison
NY
United States of America
10528
E-mail: cwiener@pantaenius.com
Web Site: www.pantaenius.us

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: 1 Parc Creatio Tech
40 Rue Chef de Baie
La Rochelle
France
17000
E-mail: contact@wattandsea.com
Web Site: www.wattandsea.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: 2 Drew Jackson
Unit 2, Eastlands Boatyard
Coal Park Lane
Swanwick
United Kingdom
SO31 7GW
E-mail: support@ybtracking.com
Web Site: www.ybtracking.com

Event Supporters
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
Tel: 1 Find Boats or Crew
120 High Street
Cowes
United Kingdom
PO31 7AX
E-mail: sailing@oceancrewlink.com
Web Site: www.oceancrewlink.com

For all the best news, blogs and videos about all aspects of sailing.

Contact
Tel: 1 98 North Washington Street
Suite 107
Boston
Massachusetts
United States of America
02114
E-mail: sailmag@sailmagazine.com
Web Site: www.sailmagazine.com

World Cruising Club USA run a series of seminar and events to help you plan and prepare for offshore sailing.

Contact
Tel: 1 Mia & Andy
C/o Schell
1169 Hilltop Road
Lesport
PA
United States of America
19533
E-mail: carib1500@worldcruising.com
Web Site: www.worldcruising.com/training

The magazine for Chesapeake Bay sailors

Contact
Tel: 1 Spinsheet Magazine
612 Third St, Suite 3C
Annapolis
MD
United States of America
21403
E-mail: info@spinsheet.com
Web Site: spinsheet.com

Ports Sponsors
Set in one of the finest and most central locations in the BVI, Nanny Cay is located on the South side of Tortola, between the capital Roadtown and West End. The marina provides some of the very best marine services and facilities in what is a top sailing destination. The island of Tortola itself is tropical, with many breath-taking sights and great places to visit. Nanny Cay has always been known as a well-protected marina, with beautiful surrounding hills and a relaxed feel about it.

Contact
Tel: 1 Miles Sutherland Pilch – Nanny Cay, Marina Manager
Nanny Cay Marina
Tortola
BVI - located at: 18 24 N’-64 38 W’
Virgin Islands (British)
E-mail: docks@nannycay.com
Web Site: www.nannycay.com

Ocean Yacht Marina is located just 1/2-mile south of mile marker zero on the Intracoastal Waterway on a 19 1/2 acre site in Portsmouth, Virginia, just 15 minutes from the Norfolk/Virginia Beach International Airport. The new complex features a modern Marina with all of the amenities, an indoor dry storage building, a complete parts department, and for boats of all sizes, a service and repair facility second to none.

Contact
Tel: 1 Jennifer
1 Crewford Court
Portsmouth
VA
United States of America
23704
E-mail: ocean@suntexmarinas.com
Web Site: www.oceanyachtmarina.com



Contact
Tel: 1 PO Box 1260
15 Maritime Drive
Portsmouth
RI
United States of America
02871-0907
E-mail: info@ussailing.org
Web Site: www.ussailing.org

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
Tel: 1 Mark
P.O. Box 345
Glens Falls
NY
United States of America
12801
E-mail: wri@wriwx.com
Web Site: www.wriwx.com