How's it going out there?
I'm sorry we've been a bit quiet on the entertaining news front this month. We've been super busy with our crowdfunding round which I'm pleased to say went really well!
If you're one of the many investors who joined us over the past few weeks, thank you so much!
Now back to the news...
Richard Mille supports attempt to break world sailing speed record
In 2012 the new sailing world speed record was set at 65 knots. Now, Richard Mille and boat builder SP80 have teamed up to break the record with a design measuring 7 metres long and 6 metres wide, with a hull made entirely from Carbon TPT and propelled by a kite spanning 20 metres.
Richard Mille will also be providing Carbon TPT, which it uses in some of its most successful watches.
Read more here. Maserati and Soldini’s Flying Multi70 Trimaran Break a Sailing Record
12 hours, 15 minutes, and 21 seconds. That’s how long it took the Multi70 skipper, Giovanni Soldini, to sail 239 miles (384 kilometers), from the U.K. to France at an average speed of 26.84 knots, breaking the time set by Lloyd Thornburg and Brian Thompson back in 2015 by almost two hours!
Read more here. Would you like to know your fuel usage?
In case you didn’t spot it, savvy navvy now hosts a feature for motorboats under “boat settings” in the app. Switch to this setting to quickly see your predicted fuel usage for a passage.
Have a play here. Sailing the Salish Seas with Tacoma Sea Scouts
Have you heard of the Sea Scouts? They’re a Youth Program within the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). The co-ed program is open to ages 14-21 and operates year-round. Participants learn a host of hands-on skills within the maritime industry as well as leadership skills.
“Many of the kids that have trained on our vessels are now business leaders and entrepreneurs.” Monique Valenzuela, Executive Director at Youth Marine Foundation.
Read more here. Respect the water - the RNLI gets ready for a busy summer
As the summer looks like it’s set to be full of staycations and people enjoying the increasing freedom of lockdowns easing, the RNLI focuses on rehearsing life saving procedures with their qualified lifeguards and trainees.
Read more here. Suzuki develops the world’s first micro-plastics collecting system for outboard motors. Read how Suzuki plan to remove micro-plastics and other pollutants from engine cooling water here. Do you have an adventure to share?
We've had a few savvy navvy customers share their adventure stories with us recently and we love them! If you've got a story, photos or videos to share we'd love to see them! Why not have a read of this article -
Best Sailing and Boating Apps Bye for now
Whether you're slowly coming out of lockdown, in quarantine or enjoying freedom like the pandemic doesn't exist, we hope you're all safe and well and that perhaps our news injected some entertainment into your day.
For those of us lucky enough to enjoy some time out on the water, if your in the
Solent, North Sea, Mediterranean, Florida, Maine, we hope you'll take savvy navvy with you!
Until next time,
Hannah and the savvy navvy crew.
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