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Admiral Marine

Admiral Marine have a long standing relationship with World Cruising Club and extensive experience of insuring cruising yachts Worldwide. Their RallyeXtra insurance policy has been specifically created for World Cruising Club rally participants and offers comprehensive cover and additional benefits not found as standard in other policies. Admiral can also provide an efficient in-house claims service with a global network of surveyors and repair specialists providing peace of mind for cruising sailors.

Contact
Tel: United Kingdom(+44)1722416106
Dave Andrew, Cristelle Paulley or Robert Holbrook
Admiral Marine Ltd
4 Barnack Centre
Blakey Road
Salisbury
United Kingdom
SP1 2LP
Bert Jabin Yacht Yard

Bert Jabin Yacht Yard is one of the largest Certified Clean Marinas in the Middle Bay region of the Chesapeake Bay. Nestled in the heart of Back Creek in Annapolis, our location is shielded from strong winds and currents, with more than 200 slips providing in-water accommodations for our guests. Services include a 75-ton, 50-ton, and two 35-ton travel-lifts, four fork-lifts, two hydraulic trailers, and a 30-ton crane. As an award-winning full-service boatyard, we provide hauling and storage services year-round. We offer a work-area where customers can do their own work independently or hire from a full complement of on-site repair and maintenance companies.

Contact
E-mail: info@bjyy.com
Web Site: www.bjyy.com
Bert Jabin Yacht Yard
7310 Edgewood Road
Annapolis
Maryland
United States of America
21403
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.

Contact
Tel: United Kingdom(+44)1590679222
Web Site: www.berthon.co.uk
Alan Mcilroy
Berthon International
The Shipyard
Bath Road
Lymington
United Kingdom
SO41 3YL
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
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
Gill

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)7739748518
Web Site: www.gillmarine.com
Mark
Manor House Road
Long Eaton
Nottingham
United Kingdom
NG10 1LR
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
Lagoon

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.

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162 Quai de Brazza
Bordeaux Cedex
France
33072
M Yacht Services

Contact
Tel: United States of America(+1)4102802752
7340 Edgeware Road
Annapolis
Maryland
United States of America
21403
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)7785343000
Jim
Landgate, Crookes Lane
Kewstoke
Weston Super Mare
North Somerset
United Kingdom
BS22 9XB
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
MRP Refits

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 of America(+1)2149578382
Web Site: www.mrprefits.com
600 N Mcclurg Ct
Apt 3304
Chicago
IL
United States of America
60611
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
Pantaenius Yacht Insurance

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.

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Cary
500 Mamaronneck Avenue
Harrison
NY
United States of America
10528
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
Quantum Sails

At Quantum, we’re connected to sailors everywhere through our love of sailing and our belief that facing every challenge head-on is infinitely rewarding. As a company and as individuals, we embrace every single challenge as our own. Since 1996, we have focused on providing the best-performing products in sailing. Today, we’re equally relentless about delivering a higher standard of service, customer care, education, support and mentorship. Our commitment starts with our dedicated employees at more than 60 sail lofts around the world and includes hundreds more working behind the scenes to design, build and service Quantum® sails. Contact Dave Flynn, dflynn@quantumsails.com or (410) 991-4931.

Contact
Tel: United States of America(+1)4109914931
Quantum Sails
951 Bay Ridge Road
Annapolis
MD
United States of America
21403
Raymarine

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)1329246920
Web Site: www.raymarine.com
Marine House
Cartwright Drive
Fareham
Hampshire
United Kingdom
PO15 5RJ
RYA Active Marina

Contact
Tel: United Kingdom(+44)2380604100
Web Site: www.rya.org.uk
Guy Malpas
SailCom Marine

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
9 Newbury Place
Warsash
United Kingdom
SO31 9TH
Traveleads

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)113 242 2202
Sports & Group Travel
Millshaw
Leeds
United Kingdom
LS11 8EG
Watt&Sea

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)546413199
Web Site: www.wattandsea.com
Parc Creatio Tech
40 Rue Chef De Baie
La Rochelle
France
17000
Yachtcom

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
9 Newbury Place
Warsash
United Kingdom
SO31 9TH
Yachtfunk.com
Experts in Marine HF Radio

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)1713457070
Web Site: www.yachtfunk.com
Am Rickfeld 9
Gütersloh
Germany
33332
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

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