Coastguard Sea Survival Course
We have an opportunity for a small number of extra students (max 3) to join us on a private Advanced Sea Survival course being run here over the weekend of 21 and 22 December.
Ideal opportunity for someone to get it sorted this year and at the same time have an excuse to bail out of the Christmas shopping!
The latest Auto Anchor rope and chain counter, the AA570, integrates functionality, with the installation advantages of wireless technology.
The Auto Anchor AA570 is a panel-mounted counter that operates the anchor winch and counts at the same time The break through is its ability to connect to a base station in the anchor locker, over 10m (33 ft.) away, without running cables through the boat. It can also control and count 2 separate winches through the same head unit, and is compatible with the increasingly popular drum style winch.
Features such as an automatic preset for anchor deployment and safety stopping point during retrieval are standard in the Auto Anchor 500 series. A hand held wireless remote (the AA710) can easily be paired into the system and used from anywhere on board while on the move.
Larger craft can link up to 6 of the Auto Anchor units between helm stations without any of the heavy and complex cabling associated with electrical installation. Calibration of a single head-unit stores all the settings in the single base station, making set-up a breeze. The AA570 simply requires a 12 or 24V power supply, so no need to change batteries either.
Kiwi Yachting Consultants have listened to customer feedback and the directive has been for a new Auto Anchor that makes anchoring even safer, and easier to use. From for trailer boat to super yacht, the AA570 achieves both.
Kiwi Yachting Consultants Ltd - Press Contact: Tristan Campbell
Tel. +64 (0) 275 688830 / +64 (0) 9 412 5591 www.kiwiyachting.co.nz / www.autoanchor.co.nz
Wellington’s Evans Bay Yacht and Motor Boat Club opened the 2013/14 season with the Club Patron, the Mayor of Wellington in attendance as well as other dignitaries and the launch of “Argo” a new Lancer RL440 Coach
The opening was well attended and had a day full of events, a parade of sail, blessing, and speeches.
The event was marked by the launching of a new 4.4 metre chase boat built by Lancer Industries Ltd. EBYMBC worked with Lancer to create a fully customised boat that met the clubs requirements
EBYMBC spokesman Neil Currie said “We were looking for a boat to meet our inshore events and could not find exactly what we wanted. We have worked with Lancer for over 10 years and have always been impressed with their ability to make a boat to meet our needs”
EBYMBC required a smaller boat to their existing 6m Lancer, to be used for events close to the club, including sail training programmes and events organised by affiliated Clubs. The need was for a safe boat that maximises work space for safe crew handling.
The result is a spacious vessel with an internal fuel tank and under floor ducting. This creates a clean uncluttered space for marker buoys and equipment and crew. Extra fairleads, davit lifting, hydraulic steering and a compact safety ladder help with the ergonomics.
“Working with EBYMC was fantastic; they had a clear understanding of what made a good boat and some great ideas. We used this and our experience to create a boat that really met their requirements” says General Manager of Lancer Charles Winstone. “It is easy to take an “off the shelf” package, but often these do not meet what a club wants”
Lancer has over 40 years of providing support boats to sailing from local clubs to the America’s Cup. They also provide support boats to many clubs and their boats are used by Yachting New Zealand. For further information visit http://www.lancer.co.nz/
EBYMC has a full calendar of sailing over summer and is encouraging people who would like to get involved in sailing to contact them on http://www.ebymbc.org.nz
EBYMBC would like to thank the sponsors of the RL440
SEA SURVIVAL REFRESHER COURSE NOVEMBER 3rd
SSANZ have organised a sea survival refresher course with the Coastguard on the 3rd November at the marine rescue centre in mechanics bay.
To be eligible for this course you need to hold a CURRENT cert at the time of the course. Cost for this course is $180 per person.
This is well under half the price of doing a full course and gives you a further 5 years of certification.
Even if you still have plenty of time left on your cert it’s a good idea to do the cheaper refresher course now as once your cert has expired you have to complete the full course again.
All offshore races require a certain number of crew to be certified, and some require all crew so it’s a very handy qualification to have.
Get in quick as spots are limited. Go to this link to sign up http://ssanz.co.nz/events/index.html?id=99
Considering a career in yachting? Doyle Sails New Zealand is seeking young, energetic, ambitious people to join our team as sailmaking apprentices. An apprenticeship in sailmaking is an ideal route in to the industry. Sailmaking can lead to incredible opportunities to advance in sailing and yacht racing, whilst opening doors for international travel and offshore opportunities. Doyle Sails New Zealand’s Head of Sales Mike Sanderson, youngest ever winner of the Volvo Ocean Race, began his own yachting career in sailmaking.
As one of the world’s leading sailmakers, Doyle Sails New Zealand makes cutting-edge sails for yachts of all sizes, from dinghies all the way up to superyachts. Doyle is an outstanding environment to learn and develop within and there are real possibilities for advancement for the right applicants.
Based in Auckland, Doyle’s 7000sqm loft is the biggest in the Southern Hemisphere. Our clients include most of New Zealand’s top racing yachts and our team regularly sail on the best race boats in town. Senior members of the team compete on yachts at Grand Prix level all around the globe.
We are seeking people who are ambitious and aspirational, who perhaps have an interest in sailing already, and are ready to take the step from merely sailing, to building a successful career path in New Zealand’s world renowned marine industry. Sailing opportunities will present themselves to people with the right attitude and work ethic.
If you have an interest in sailing and yacht racing, and would like to have a conversation about joining our team, we would like to hear from you. Please send a CV and covering letter to Sam Burton – firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: only applicants with working visas or permanent residents of NZ will be considered for this position.
Lancer Industries Ltd. has extended their product range to bespoke marina fendering systems. The product is available in both air and foamfenders to offer superior vessel protection. Designed to cope with vessels that endure inclement weather or swell conditions in a home berth. Fenders are available in standard or custom dimensions and can be user installed.
Lancer’s Sales and Marketing Manager Jamie Lowe said “So often we see damage to beautiful boats as a result of entering, leaving or un-attended mooring in a home berth. All of that boils down to inadequate fendering solutions. We have looked into that scenario in detail and believe we have created the best system available”
Lancer’s Hypalon and foam fender technology is well represented around the globe. They are fitted to commercial vessels and super yachts locally and overseas. Several of our RIB systems use the foam core concept to meet high specification build requirements.
The latest custom project extended an existing installation. Using in house design software, we mirrored the internal shape of the berth to provide ultimate protection for a moored or maneuvering vessel. The results have been spectacular.
A representative for the vessel said “The first fender we installed proved to be such a success that we went back to Lancer and asked them to extend the concept around the transom. Having experienced several winters in an exposed berth, at last we know the boat is safe. She is a heavy launch and over the years we have tried a number of products. Lancer’s dock fender is the first to stand up to the job.”
Lancer Industries Ltd. based in Auckland, New Zealand specialise in Hypalon products and design. With 4 decades of experience building RIBs their capacity for product development is extensive.
For more information on fenders, premium watercraft or custom design, look to Lancer for results you can rely on.
New vinyl boat wrapping service could save boat owners thousands
Boat Coat (www.vinylboatwrap.co.nz) is a new NZ company specialising in vinyl boat wrapping. This advanced alternative to marine painting could save boat owners up to two thirds of the cost of a professional paint job.
Wrapping boats in vinyl is becoming increasingly popular with private and commercial vessels, thanks to its many benefits over marine painting. For a start, a typical boat wrap costs around a third of the price of a professional spray paint job. Plus it's fast - most wraps are applied in a day or two - minimising down-time and hard-stand costs. But perhaps the most exciting benefit is the ease and speed of repair. Dents and scratches can be repaired in seconds by anyone, simply by applying a matching vinyl patch.
Boat Coat offers vinyl boat wrapping services on private and commercial vessels all over NZ. Indulge your vinyl fantasy at www.vinylboatwrap.co.nz, where you learn about the boat wrapping process, and request a free boat wrapping estimate.
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For more information, please contact Dan Nicholson, Director of Boat Coat, on 021 297 6878 or email@example.com.
North Sails to Provide Sails for all VOR Teams in 2014-15 Race
The Volvo Ocean 65 sails will benefit from the experience and technology of the world’s leading sailmaker. North Sails works with a very advanced 3Di technology – a 3D moulding technique giving the sails a flying shape.
In 2014-15, each one-design Volvo Ocean 65 will race around the world with just 12 sails, a major reduction in the inventory from previous races and another significant cost saving introduced as part of the project. Just eight race sails are allowed on board, with no (non-repair) re-cuts and only four replacement sails. With the exception of the A3 and the storm jib, all sails will be built to varying deniers using North Sails’ 3Di process, using pre-impregnated tapes made of black Twaron Aramid and clear Dyneema SK75 fibres.
No carbon is allowed in the sail material as it blocks the signals to and from the satellites essential for communication and data transfer.
Production and delivery will be carefully controlled and a Pre-Race set of sails will be built and made available as the boats come off the production line every seven weeks.
Race sails will also be built in batches so that the same mold is used for the production of eight sails of one type. Each sail type will then be finished in the same loft by the same team in one go to ensure an identical shape and production quality.
Jack Lloyd, Volvo Ocean Race Director: “We are very pleased with our agreement with North Sails and we are confident we have a good solution for our One Design sail package. We realised early that it would be too complex to keep the One Design sail project as part of the One Design boat project. So we removed it and dealt with it as a separate product. With North Sails, I believe we have a true One Design sail solution.”
Mainsail: fully-battened, three reefs
J1: good for 8-15 knots upwind, has hanks and battens
J2: good for 13-25 knots, on a furler with vertical leech battens
J3: good for 22-35 knots, also on a furler with vertical leech battens
Fractional Code 0 spinnaker (affectionately dubbed the ‘fro’): used in a broad range of angles, sheets to the outrigger
Masthead Code 0: used in 0-6 knots upwind, or downwind in more breeze
Masthead A3 gennaker: the only dedicated downwind sail, typically used at true wind angles of 120° and above
J4: good for 35 knots+ as a storm jib, and also as a staysail
An additional four sails to choose from the above can be used during the race. An outrigger will extend 1.5m outside the hull either midships for the jibs or aft near the stern for the MH0, FR0 and A3.
The sail designs were a team effort of previous North Sails VOR designers led by North Sails New Zealand’s Gautier Sergent. In addition to racing with North sails, all Volvo Ocean Race boats will also race with Southern Spars masts and EC6 rigging from Composite Rigging. The engineering for the sails, mast and rigging were all done using the North Design Suite (NDS) as a shared platform.
For more information, log on to: www.VolvoOceanRace.com or on Twitter or Instagram, search using #volvooceanrace.
Check the Volvo Ocean Race tour of our factory in Minden on YouTube. Narrated by VOR's Rick Deppe.
Beau Marine is proud to announce the all NEW BEAU MARINE WEB SITE is up and running.
It includes the specs and measurements of the entire range including the new 012TD TOP DOWN model.
Also included is the CARBON 012R and the new TOP DOWN ADAPTOR.
The ever popular 010S CODE ZERO furler still offers great value to small boat owners.