Boaty boat things you won't want to miss in the savvy news...

Hey savvy friends,

It's mid week, so for those of you missing being out on the water we thought we'd share some boaty boat things to spruce up your day!

9 Reasons To Charter A Boat To Explore Washington’s San Juan Islands

Photo credit June Russell-Chamberlin

"I grabbed the binoculars, and sure enough, the black fin rose from the water as the orca (also known as a killer whale) took a breath before sinking again beneath the waves.

“Orcas!” I called down to the salon, setting off a flurry of motion from four teenage boys as Captain Mike turned the wheel and pointed the boat toward the resident orca pod cruising by in Boundary Pass.

That’s just one of the things our family enjoys about chartering a boat in Washington state’s San Juan Islands..."

Find out why everyone's talking about San Juan Islands here.

Sailing Indiana Review savvy navvy

Meet Lauren and Chris, a young couple with a dream of breaking away from the London rat race to live a life at sea, so that's what they did.

The couple bought a 1989 Gib'Sea 372 and started their adventure with next to no sailing experience!

Chris and Lauren's YouTube channel documents their journey, day to day experiences, lessons and adventures as they prepare to, one day, set sail around the globe.

In this episode Chris reviews savvy navvy and the handy features that have been helping them on their way so far, including our new departure scheduler!

Watch here.

A catamaran and a plan: desperate to get home, New Zealanders set sail across the Tasman

New Zealanders stranded in Australia are sailing across the Tasman Sea aboard small boats in a bid to get home.

Read how an experienced sailor linked up with a group of five others, including skippers and engineers and set sail from Coffs Harbour on a catamaran. After 10 days of narrowly missing ferocious storms, crew members being bedridden with sea sickness and anxious waits during becalmed waters, the exhausted crew arrived at Opua in the Bay of Islands.

Read the full story here.

Launch a Memory with the RNLI

The perfect remembrance

Remember a loved one you miss by adding their name in the letters and numbers printed on a new all-weather lifeboat.

Their name will appear in the letters and numbers on the side of the lifeboat or, for the first time, on top of the wheelhouse.

There is a suggested donation of £50 per name and the money you donate will go into RNLI general funds.

Click here to watch the video.

Bid to Reinstate Paralympic Sailing

Could Paralympics be back on the menu?

World Sailing has begun its bid to reinstate sailing as an event at the Los Angeles 2028 Paralympic Games.

savvy navvy ambassador Hannah Stodel, who represented Great Britain at four Paralympics and won three World Championships in the Sonar class, commented:

“For me, sailing deserves to be back in the Paralympics – it’s truly an inclusive sport that allows anyone to leave their disability on the dock and experience freedom. There is no greater privilege than representing your country at the Paralympic Games, and I will keep fighting to see those opportunities back for the young sailors coming up through the ranks.”

Fancy joining in on the buzz? Their hashtag is #SailtoLA.

Read more here.

savvy navvy Podcast Episode 9 - Listen Now.

"We're delighted to be partnering with savvy navvy in the UK and hopefully, that's going to be something that we'll be able to roll out all around the world as well.

Our instructors are using savvy navvy and introducing our sailing school students to the app as a way for them to learn more about navigation and helping them do their passage planning and weather routing - navigation in general.

It's a fantastic new partnership and one that's going well."

- Events Director of Sunsail UK, Simon Bolding

Catch up with Lauren and Adam 120 days into their UK circumnavigation with their sea dog Freddy 🐾 and tune in to our exclusive interview with Sunsail's Simon Bolding!

Listen here.

Until next time...

It might be getting frosty out there for some of us but I hope you're all managing to enjoy some boaty boat fun regardless, and if you are, I hope savvy navvy is helping you enjoy the fun!

Until next time,

Hannah and the savvy navvy crew

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