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As the first boats come out of the blocks again to re join the Velux 5 Oceans after their 48 hour in port penalty for outside assistance, there are 2 boats out in front with a good headstart having battled their way through the storm that caused so much damage.
The Velux 5 Oceans has begun in spectacular form with nature laying down the law from the outset. Mike Golding on Ecover reported 70 knots!
As if the Velux 5 Oceans race wasn't enough there will be a another international adrenalin fueled race starting in the beautiful Saint-Malo this Sunday.
The Boatshed Algarve team made a stir at the BLIP, Better Living in Portugal Exhibition in Portimao.
The most successful boat show for Boatshed.com came to a close on the 24th September with some impressive statistics. Boatshed.com’s online registration total reached 105,000 and 987 bottles of champagne were consumed during Fizz @ Five on the Boatshed stand by some of the 117,000 visitors to the show.
After a rather successful party celebrating Boatshed’s new surroundings in Endeavour Quay and the first franchise opening in the USA, it would be entirely forgivable for Neil and Mandy Chapman, founders of Boatshed.com to be looking slightly the worse for wear. However it is 10am on the morning after – and instead of bleary eyes and that slightly creased forehead you get after a late night, they both have grins on their faces…..
Fizz at Five parties have become something of an institution at Boatshed.com.
Boatshed has now appointed new franchisees to operate the Boatshed Norfolk brand. The business remains in its current location at Bells Marina in Brundall, the office is being fully refurbished and will now be run under the new management of Gary Travis and Will Farnell.
Under New Management
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Will it be YOU!
The Powerboat P1 World Championship circuit was back in Cowes for the second year running over the August Bank Holiday weekend. Sunny skies and wind over tide made for a great spectacle for the crowds on and off the water. Peter and Michael Delbridge were there to promote Boatshed Hamble, and give us this report :
Boatshed Hamble get many requests in the course of a working week and the ones we like the most are the ones that get us out on the water.
This bank holiday weekend saw the Royal Navy opening its doors to the public at the Devonport base for a glimpse in to the lives and machinery behind the name and stories.
Our trip sailing to the Isle of Wight found sitting on the top deck of a double Decker bus bouncing our way down the windy roads from Yarmouth to Newport, to visit the Maritime museum. A day out on land to get away from Westerly force 6-7 hindering our progress to Guernsey.
Today sees the end of the 4 day event hosted by Sutton Harbour in Plymouth with the final Feeder race to Fowey for Classes 1-5 to be followed by an evening prize giving in Royal Fowey Yacht Club -2100.
Classic Boat Regatta
If you think going to work is a pain, spare a thought for us down here at Boatshed HQ.
We receive lots of nice letters of recommendation, but not many customers produce poetry! This "Ode to Boatshed" made us all chuckle here at Boatshed HQ
The Boatshed.com press team were out on the water to record the days proceedings for the JPMorgan Asset Management Round the Island Race.