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Boatshed HQ team members are on location at the race Village in Les Sables-d'Olonne for the start of the Golden Globe Race on Sunday.
Boatshed are proud to be sponsors of the GGR and have sold several boats to race competitors
The July BoatBid auction will run from the 13th to the 17th July 2018 .
The last racing day for the Antigua Classic Regatta had lighter winds with intervals of squally blustery conditions and heavy down pours. With a mixture of weather conditions throughout the race made interesting results for the last day.
Skippers breifing for the single handed race was held at the Antigua Yacht Club. Basic rules include no autopilots to be used, all boats will have observers who will be situated on each boat to help in case of emergency.
Boatshed sponsor The Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, its got to be the No1 classic sailing event in the Caribbean.
At the end of 2017 we were approached by Chris Woods on behalf of the Keith Black Will Trust who wanted to donate his Colvic Countess 33 to Sail 4 Cancer. After considering whether to use her for our family sailing days it was eventually decided that the charity would get more benefit is she was sold and the funds used to give breaks to the many families on the waiting list.
Enda o'Coineen from Galway arrived in Sables d'Olonne on his open 60 Le Souffle de Nord Team Ireland, non stop from New Zealand after his Vendéeboat was dismasted 300km south of New Zealand during the Vendée Globe. Enda finally completed the Vendée Race with having around 6 severe storms on the trip from New Zealand back to Sables d'Olonne, he had a much rougher weather passage than the Vendée entrants 17 months ago.
NRI inc (Nautical Roundabout Initiatives Inc) have launched a new traffic island type navigation system in the french port of Les Sables d'Olonne.
Les Sables d'Olonne is the home port of the legendary Vendée Globe Race, this makes Les Sables d'Olonne the world capital of monohull sailing.
The IMOCA Open 60 of the Estrella Damm Sailing Team, has an exceptional pedigree and he knows well the course of the BWR: it is the boat with which Jean-Pierre Dick and Damian Foxall won the Barcelona World Race 2007 -08, under the colors of Paprec-Virbac 2.
Another thing we are committed to at Boatshed is reducing the costs of boat ownership for our customers. Boat buyers will, typically, spend about 20% of the price of a boat on necessary equipment, products and services within the first 12 months of ownership. This expenditure can be considerable and is often overlooked by other brokers. Our Preferred Partners Program is aimed at reducing this expenditure and thereby the overall cost of boat ownership for Boatshed customers.
9 Months Alone At Sea, 30,000 Miles Non-Stop, No Modern Technology, Southern Ocean!
The April BoatBid auction will run from the 13th to the 17th April.
The February BoatBid auction is open.
February BoatBid - Catalogue Published
February BoatBid - Entries Close 31/12/2017
Entries Close 24th December.
December Boatbid - Place Your Bid!
December BoatBid - A Preview
December BoatBid Catalogue
Winter is almost here...