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Island explorations, solo challenges of the sailing & rowing variety and survival tales...

Hey savvy friends,

You may have seen it's been a rather busy few weeks for the savvy team as our crowdfunding round on Seedrs has blown past our original target raised a staggering £1,308,663 (174% and rising). As a result we will be closing our doors to investors shortly.

So if you know anyone who would still like to come onboard, give them a nudge, we won't be open for much longer!

View campaign here.

In other news, this week we talk about sparkly blue waters and island explorations, solo challenges of the sailing and rowing variety, incredible survival tales and much, much more.

Grab a coffee, this is a good one...

Robinson Crusoe dreams: sailing in stunning French Polynesia

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Follow the adventures of Joshua Shankle and Rachel Moore’s first long-distance voyage to French Polynesia where they explore Tahitian black pearls, stunningly vibrant corals, secluded bays and the welcome of the Poaumotu people.

Adventure awaits, click here.

Meet Ian Herbert-Jones at BoatLife

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Dates: 17-20th February 2022 at the NEC Birmingham.

The team at the new BoatLife Event have invited savvy ambassador and 2022 Golden Globe entrant, Ian Herbert-Jones to visit the show on the 17th for a talk about his preparations for the iconic Golden Globe Race.

So if you're free this Thursday drop Ian a message to say hello.

Alternatively we highly recommend following Ian’s journey to the 2022 Golden Globe Race here.

How John Quinn Didn’t Drown

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In Australia, they call it a “Southerly Change”. A shift from a northeasterly summer sea breeze to a southerly wind. The waves meet the shallowing floor of the Bass Strait, and the southerly wind meets the East Australian Current. The combination can make the ocean off the southeastern tip of Australia one of the roughest pieces of water in the world. As it’s about halfway between Sydney and Hobart, the words “Southerly Change” can have an ominous ring for sailors preparing for the start of the annual Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

It was 5:09 am when Sydney to Hobart Race veteran John Quinn was pulled out of the water, 5 hours and 27 minutes after he was swept overboard by a rogue wave.

Read John’s account of the events that unfolded and the incredible techniques he used to save his life.

Savvy Ambassadors One Ocean Crew Complete Atlantic Crossing as Women’s Class Winners!

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It’s already over 3 weeks since Jen, Emily, Janette and Erin completed their transatlantic challenge, rowing into Antigua as the Women’s Class Winners of the Atlantic Campaigns world’s toughest row.

These incredible women are the epitome of true grit, completing the challenge in 40 days, 4 hours and 7 minutes.

It’s our pleasure to have supported the crew with subscriptions to savvy navvy in support of their training in the run-up to the race and we cannot wait to see what adventures they take on next!

Follow their story here.

5 Expert Tips for Helming at Night

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Chris Nicholson, one of the most experienced ocean racing skippers in the world, shares his advice on night helming.

“The primary focus at all times is to keep everybody safe, and a good place to start is to have a clear compass heading to steer to.”

Click here to read more.

Until next time, Bon voyage...

Hannah and the savvy navvy crew.

P.S. Read the articles from last months Newsletter

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