Norway adventures, seal friends, boat clinics and epic challenges in the savvy news

Hey savvy friends,

We're kicking off this week by showing you something a little different!

Say hello to Departure Scheduling

You may have seen our note the other week about the release of our new departure schedule feature?

This cool new innovation enables you to visually see the best time to depart taking into account wind and tidal implications.

This feature is rolling out for Explore and Elite members and we hope you like it! If you've not tried it yet, give it a go, we'd love to know what you think.

Try Departure Scheduling

Are you up for an adventure?

What's better than sailing?

Throwing in a bit of skiing of course!

Our partners at Kraken Travel are using the savvy navvy app to plan their 7-day ski and sail trip to Norway. The expedition will take guests skiing and sailing around Lofoten - the ultimate adventurers' paradise.

"It is a trip for travellers wanting a more challenging holiday – for those who would like to experience something unique, wild, breathtaking and beautiful – no matter if you are experienced or a beginner we welcome you to our Ski & Sail adventure."

To go explore with our friends over at Kraken Travel - find out more here.

Followed by Seals in the savvy Podcast - The Boating Life

"A week ago I was followed by 200 seals who followed me for about 10 miles. They were just fascinated by what I was doing. Every day is a new day.”

Sea safety campaigner, Brendon Prince used savvy navvy to become the first person ever to stand up paddleboard from Lands end to John O'Groats in the UK.

Hear Brendon's tales of adventure on our podcast here.

Is superyacht Heitaros the coolest yacht in the world?

Yachting World asked top sailors and marine industry gurus to choose the coolest and most innovative yachts of our time.

Mike Golding, 56, is one of the world’s most experienced and decorated single-handed offshore sailors in the world and he nominated - you guessed it - superyacht Heitaros.

"Superyachts are seldom cool, in my view, but Heitaros is an exception."

Would you agree? Take a closer look here.

Sandy Point Offers Free Welcome to Boating Clinics

There's been an influx of new boaters since the start of the pandemic. Many of those enthusiastic boaters are buying their own boat for the first time, or could use a refresher on the basics of boating. As such the Marine Trades Association of Maryland (MTAM) held Welcome to Boating Clinics earlier this year and they were so popular they have decided to continue them with even greater capacity!

New boaters can learn to properly launch, retrieve and load their boat onto a trailer as well as dock the boat. There's also opportunities for new boaters to practice safety on the water and build confidence.

Read more here.

Ex-Army Officer Sails into Aberdeen Harbour in Round-Great Britain Challenge

An ex-Army officer fundraising for fellow sufferers of male post-natal depression is visiting Aberdeen Harbour as part of his epic round-Great Britain sail.

Dorset sailor and former Officer in The Queen’s Dragoon Guards Mark Ashley Miller suffered from the illness following the birth of his first child.

Having never forgotten the experience, upon retiring he sold his internet company and bought himself a boat to go sailing so that he could raise money for a cause close to his heart.

Mr Ashley Miller is now attempting to meet every harbour master in the land – 300 in all – and finally write a book about his escapades.

Read more here.

Until next time...

Hannah and the savvy navvy crew.

P.S. we recently launched a new feature for distance and bearing measurements! Hop over to the app and take a look, we'd love to know what you think!

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