Getting geeky with tidal currents, Formula E and winter boat prep in the savvy news!

Hey savvy friends,

Have you got the adventure bug? Do you feel the need to scratch that itch but you're just a little unsure how to take the plunge?

Well this motivating feature on 66 year old Chris Ayres should inspire the inner adventurer in you, so lets start with that...

A new start after 60: ‘I set sail around the world on my own at 66 – and stayed at sea for six years

At the age of 66 Chris Ayres moved aboard his yacht with a plan to do a circumnavigation with a friend of his. As they got ready to sail his friend backed out which lead to Chris embarking on his six-year journey alone, and he says it was the adventure of a lifetime.

Read the full story here.

We’re Getting Geeky with Tidal Current Modelling

Our very own geospatial research scientist, Matthew Holwill, is currently focusing on sourcing, acquiring and modelling location and tidal current flow data from hydrographic observation stations to improve forecasting and navigation accuracy for savvy members.

This cool project will help to present tidal flows in even higher resolution. The screencast shows one of Matt's English Channel simulations, with the different colours showing water elevation over a period of 4 days.

Watch the screencast

Meet Matt and the rest of the team on our crew page here.

5 Tips to Prepare Your Boat for Winter

You may try to avoid it but let’s get real my friends, for many of us winter’s coming. So let’s flick off those flip flops, snuggle up by the fire and brush up on those all-important winter preparations to keep our beloved boats safe against the cold.

Read more here.

Your Cruising Guide for the Canary Islands

Enjoy year-round sailing and explore the best parts of this amazing archipelago with our friends at Kraken Travel and savvy routing™.

View the guide here.

Cruising northern Europe: The best places to sail

Image credit: Will Bruton

Looking to chill the day away by exploring beautiful harbours and anchorages? Then check out Miranda Delmar-Morgan’s favourite recommendations that are sure to give you some inspiration for the next season!

Explore Northern Europe here.

Could the World’s First Electric Powerboat Series Revolutionise the Marine Industry?

“The brainchild of Alejandro Agag – founder of Formula E and Extreme E – and former NASA and Formula One engineer Rodi Basso, the E1 Series is the wildest boating championship to be unveiled for decades. The world’s first electric powerboat series will see up to 12 teams compete in a series of races across the globe, each sailing a brand-new electric powerboat called the RaceBird – a collaboration between SeaBird Technologies and Victory Marine.” - Forbes.

Electric boats that race like they’re anything but…

Could E1 be Formula 1 for powerboating?

Take a look.

First ‘Silent Yachts’ 100 Explorer Yacht Sold

Electric yacht builder Silent Yachts has sold the first unit of its new 31-metre flagship model, the Silent 100 Explorer. Designed by Marco Casali, the first Silent 100 Explorer is due for delivery in 2023.

This astounding feat of human engineering claims to provide superior comfort and solar energy propulsion. But what does it really look like “under the hood”?

Let’s take a look.

Until next time...

I hope you enjoyed our savvy news and that we've injected some techy adventurous fun into your day.

Until next time, happy boating everyone!

All the best,

Han and the savvy navvy crew

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