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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
Golden Globe Race boats depart Falmouth after Parade of Sail bound for Les Sables-d'Olonne
The catalogue for the July Boatbid Auction is now live and can be viewed HERE. If you would like to place a bid in the auction then read our Buyers Guide and FAQ's for more information.
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.
Just a quick reminder that this is the last chance to bid in the April Boatbid Auction. The Auction will end at 1900 this evening.
The auction will run from 0900 on Friday the 13th to 1700 on Tuesday the 17th of April.
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 Boatshed French team have been busy at the used boat show in Sables D'Olonne Hissez'o (Heave Ho (water)). This show is in it's first year and runs over the Easter Weekend from Saturday 31 to Monday 2nd of April. It's a cross between a boat jumble, classic boat regatta, water festival and a Vendée Globe race meeting, all wrapped up into one.
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.
The Boatshed France team are at Les Sables d'Olonne this weekend. We are in exhibition mode for the Vendée secondhand boat show. Hissez'o which is on from March 31 to April 2 at the Quai Garnier, in the French city of boating.
The next BoatBid auction will run from the 13th (at 0900) to the 17th (at 1900) of April.
The April auction is busier than ever with over 75 boats on offer.
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.
Two retired Royal Marines, Mick Dawson and Steve "Sparky" Sparkes are taking on the Pacific Ocean with nothing but oars and guts to enable the first trans Pacific row completed by a blind person, whilst taking part in the Great Pacific Race from Monterey Bay, Canada to Honolulu, Hawaii.
9 Months Alone At Sea, 30,000 Miles Non-Stop, No Modern Technology, Southern Ocean!