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Lights, camera, iPad! - Enter our video competition!

Hey savvy friends,

Who’s had some cool adventures recently?

If you have then you might like how we’re kicking off this week's boaty boat news…

Lights, camera, iPad! Enter our video competition!

We’re looking for amazing video footage of savvy members enjoying their adventures that we can use for marketing purposes. That’s why we’ve launched an exciting competition.

To enter

Please send your video submissions to competition@savvy-navvy.com.

Note! If your file is large it might be useful to use a file transfer site like WeTransfer.

Whether you’re into motorboats, sailboats, jet skis, kayaks or paddleboarding, we love them all and we can’t wait to see what you’ve been getting up to!

The competition closes Thursday, June 1st. 

Good luck everyone!

A brilliant mash-up of Beavis and Butt-Head and Gavin & Stacey

YouTubers, The Sailing Brothers, hit the USA! 

Imagine a sailing channel where, instead of world travellers discovering sailing, a couple of sailors discover world travel.

Luke and Adam Martin are brothers in their late thirties/early forties who were raised sailing Mirror dinghies. Twenty years on Adam convinced Luke that they could save money by living aboard, and they have never looked back.

Having explored a number of Caribbean islands, they decided to visit the United States, choosing to make their entrance in Moorehead City, North Carolina in an episode the PBO editors relate to as a brilliant mash-up of Beavis and Butt-Head with Gavin & Stacey.

Watch here.

Meet the unlikely new star of round the world sailing

Kirsten Neuschäfer found an old boat, crowdfunded its refit and entered the Golden Globe — her first professional race. Now, after seven months alone at sea, she has a good chance of winning. 

At the time of writing, Neuschäfer remains in the lead, but Indian sailor Abhilash Tomy is only about 50 nautical miles behind — both are on course to arrive back in Sables d’Olonne on April 29, after 237 days at sea.

Find out more about the South African yachtswoman, here. 

How to stop a marine diesel engine properly

Now, we get it, this might seem like an easy one but here’s the thing - it can be worth understanding the mechanics behind how you stop an engine, and the different ways in which you might stop it so that if something goes wrong, you might have a better idea of how to approach it.

Embrace your inner mechanic. Read more here. 

Defenda launches the world’s first sustainable fender cover

The new bioprene, ‘Fendaskin’, is made from organic raw materials and delivers improved performance and longevity compared to neoprene or acrylic alternatives.

Simon Billington, MD at Defenda, commented, “End-of-life fender covers account for a huge amount of waste that’s typically destined for landfill. We’ve been working on solving this problem for the last few years and are delighted to finally have a solution that achieves all of our sustainability objectives.”

Would you have them on your boat?

Take a look here.

How to live aboard a yacht for years at a time

If like many of us, you are daydreaming about setting off into the horizon then this if certainly the article for you! Yachting World’s Helen Fretter speaks with cruisers who have spent between 8-40 plus years cruising and living aboard. Some set out with a rough deadline, others had no stopping point in mind, but the common theme is that all were able to keep their plans flexible and had made the life changes necessary to stay afloat.

On the edge of your seat? So are we…

Read more here.

Thanks for joining!

We hope you enjoyed this week's edition of the savvy news and that you’re making time to get out on the great big blue this week. Until our next edition of boaty boat news, we wish you fair winds and following seas.

Hannah and the savvy navvy crew 

P.S. Don’t forget to enter our video competition, we can’t wait to see your adventures!

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