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Fresh from another courageous expedition Natasha Lambert and her team last week gave two disabled 10-year-olds their first sailing experience and instantly got them hooked!As part of her expeditions Natasha raises money for her charity Miss Isle School of Sip Puff Sailing, as well as the RNLI. It aims to give young disabled people the chance to experience sailing, just as Natasha does. The boat in question was the very boat that Natasha learnt to sail in, a specially adapted Artemis 20. With its unique sip puff steering system (where a sailor can control the steering by simply sipping or puffing into a straw) and gimbaled chair it’s a perfect boat to learn to sail on for people with physical disabilities.Last week the conditions were perfect for trial sessions so the charity invited fellow Isle of Wighters Max and Sophie along to give them a taste of sailing. While both have enjoyed trips on Geoff Holts Wet Wheels this was their first time experiencing sailing.“Sailing has made Natasha so happy and we wanted to share the sense of freedom you can only feel at sea with other disabled would be adventurers. Seeing both Max and Sophie smiling and laughing so much really made all those hard days on the expedition worth while! We look forward to giving more people the opportunity to get on the water very soon,” said Mandy Lambert, Charity trustee.The charity offers taster sailing trips to anybody who would benefit from its unique sailing system and welcomes enquiries from everybody.http://www.missisle.org.uk/.
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After a long wait, HMS Queen Elizabeth finally arrived in Portsmouth Harbour this morning at 0710hrs. She was greeted with a flotilla of boats and thousands of people lined the shores to catch a glimpse of the biggest warship ever built for the Royal Navy.
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Boatshed supports screening of the film Vanishing Sail - A Dramatic Tale of the Caribbean Sailing Tradition wins support from creative boat seller Portsmouth, UK. Boatshed, the world’s largest yacht brokerage, announces its partnership with Indian Creek Films for the August 6 screening of the film Vanishing Sail-Five years in the making, Vanishing Sail is the story of how the centuries-old tradition of sailboat building was kept alive in the Grenadine islands.
BoatBid Auction - 14th to the 18th July - Bidding has begun!
When? - 14th to 18th July
A quick video, with yet another set of hints and tips on checking your lifejackets, direct from boatshed Brighton! (Apologies for the quality!)
My family and I were invited to the Land Rover BAR road show on Saturday 6th of May which was held at BAR America's Cup HQ in Portsmouth.
DEMO: Rare chance to see a life raft inflating.
Opportunities like this don't come along very often! If you have a life raft, do you know what's in it? This quick vid shows what's contained in a typical life raft and what it's used for. Love from Boatshed Brighton and Nicky's Canvasworks!
Only a week to go until the next auction which takes place from 14-18 April..
When abandoning their boat - something which is your last resort! - many people go to deploy their life rafts, only to find that they pull and pull and pull at their painter (the operating chord) and their life raft doesn't inflate.
Find Your Dream Boat!
Entries Close 4th March.
The Port of London Authority has launched a free app to provide everyone with an interest in navigating on the Thames with easy access to the latest information on the tidal river.
The PLA’s first ever app is aimed at making planning trips on the Thames easier. ‘Must have’ data is available instantly including live tidal data from 12 locations along the 95 mile tidal river and an alerts system for Notices to Mariners, which detail the latest information on events, engineering works and recent changes that users need to be aware of before setting off.
BoatBid Auction 10th to 14th February - Bidding has begun!
Boatshed.com conquers the thousands of miles between their HQ in the UK and Australia as they welcome Boatshed Gold Coast to the group:
The next auction runs from Friday 10th February 2017 until Tuesday 14th February 2017
The deadline for entries to the February BoatBid auction has been extended to 1700 on Friday 6th January. The catalogue will be open to view from the 11th of January and the auction will run from the 10-14th of February.
We are delighted that Nick Crook has recently joined the Boatshed team as a broker for Boatshed Suffolk.