Losing Sight of Shore – The film

It’s that time of year in the northern hemisphere maritime climate areas, where many sailors put their boats to bed for winter and dream of next year’s adventures. Or maybe your sailing days are just youthful dreams or conversely all but over and you simply delight in the exploits of others, safely from your armchair!

I fall into the latter category these days and thanks to Johannes Boonstra he reminded me of the blog series I did about Doris and her adventures – plus the fact there’s also a film about her and the Coxless Crew available on Netflix, Amazon and iTunes.

Got an armchair or just need to be awed – do watch LOSING SIGHT OF SHORE!

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Brač island: Drinking in luxury

Take one private beach, crushed ice courtesy of solar powered battery energy, mix your cocktail of choice and relax…

That sounds good to me and power for the adjacent beach bar is all down to Victron Energy dealer Solar Projekt, from Split in Croatia. They carried out sales, project planning and installed the bar’s solar system – which is nearby the Hotel Lemongarden, located on Brač island in the Adriatic.

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METS 2018 Preview: Glass Bridge & Smart everywhere

METSTRADE show is the world’s largest and most visited B2B leisure marine equipment show, yet where Victron are concerned it’s also of interest to our end users too – as it is a launchpad and bellwether for new products.

This year between Nov 13th – Nov 15th Victron Energy will be launching a range of products at the show, a key one being ‘glass bridge’ integration of Venus connected devices for yachts. As Matthijs Vader, MD of Victron Energy says:

“I’m really excited about this product launch as it has been my wish for many years to show our equipment on the chartplotters of Raymarine, Garmin, B&G, Simrad, Lowrance and similar MFD suppliers. It’s a winner, especially as it is so simple to implement.”

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