Antarctic explorers, living sea walls and Great Loops in the savvy news

Antarctic explorers, living sea walls and Great Loops in the savvy news

Hey savvy friends,

Let’s embark on this week by daring to venture into the world's most challenging waters, lets create new spaces for nature with living sea walls and volunteer for good causes with Ellen MacArthur. This week is a good one…

So let's dive in.

Where Sailors Dare: Sailing the World's Most Challenging Waters

Many boaters are happy cruising familiar, and more importantly, friendly waters to enjoy a relaxing day on the water. There are however those who look to challenge themselves and their boats by testing their limits in some of the world's most unforgiving waters. 

From the North West Passage to Chilean Patagonia, Papua New Guinea and the frigid waters of Antarctica, Georgia Boscawen from BOAT International weighs up the intriguing allure of these challenging waters.

Read the full story here.

Living Seawall Creates a Space for Nature

Plymouth, UK is now home to a living seawall after global organisations united in an attempt to enhance biodiversity. Bespoke concrete panels have been installed along the edge of Plymouth Sound National Marine Park to create new habitats for a variety of marine flora and fauna. 

It is hoped the habitats could become homes for limpets, barnacles, anemones, seaweeds, sponges and other species commonly found in natural habitats along the South West coastline.

Find out more here.

Are you ready to tackle the Great Loop?

What’s the Great Loop I hear you say? It’s a 5-6,000 mile continuous waterway that enables recreational mariners to explore part of the Atlantic, Gulf Intracoastal Waterways, the Great Lakes, Canadian Heritage Canals, and the inland rivers of America's heartland. Anyone who completes the journey is then named an official 'Looper!

Interested in becoming a Looper? Check out these handy tips on finding the right boat for the adventure.

Find your Looper Boat.

Embrace Your Inner Explorer

Are you looking to embrace your inner Earnest Shackleton? Do you savour the sound of silence bar perhaps the sound of cracking ice? Are you happy with getting a tan only on your face?

Then perhaps a small Artic Exploration boat with a sustainable approach to travel could be just the winter adventure itch scratcher you’re looking for? I have never been, but this is for sure on my list!

Discover the world of polar wildlife expeditions here.

Volunteers Mates Wanted to Join Sailing Adventures with Dame Ellen MacArthur's Cancer Trust

The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust is looking for volunteer Mates to inspire young people living through and beyond cancer to believe in a brighter future, and the deadline for applications is fast approaching.

The charity is looking for those with an RYA Day Skipper qualification to join their four- and five-day sailing adventures in 2024, which set sail from East Cowes on the Isle of Wight and Largs in Scotland.

Find out how to apply here.

Your Essential Boat Winterisation Check List

For some of our savvy users summer is coming, hurrah! But for those of us moving into the frosty finger months, here are some top tips for boat winterising which should help to keep your vessel and gear in good condition for the coming months.

View the checklist. 

Until next time…

Thanks for tuning in to this week's edition of the savvy news. Wherever you are, we hope you’re embracing those watery adventures and that savvy navvy is helping take you there.

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