With the European racing season drawing to an end and many race yachts going into their winter refits for some well needed TLC, it’s time to start thinking about the upcoming events in warmer climes.
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Big Blue Maritime branches out
28 October 2019 - Big Blue Maritime is proud to launch Big Blue Yacht Communications at this year’s METSTRADE, 19-21 November 2019, RAI Amsterdam. Big Blue Yacht Communications is a company created to develop and supply premium audio communication systems for yacht racing, cruising and all maritime activities that require high level digitally assisted communications.
We have 30 mins to the start of SailGP Race 1 in San Francisco and I am ready, geared up with helmet and lifejacket, waiting on the mothership. The mothership is full of SaillGP technicians-electronics to Hydro, system engineers to riggers and boat builders to communication engineers-all hoping the radio that reports any issues stays quiet. I am wondering how I got be be around the very best that the sailing industry has to offer. I especially wonder how a chase boat driver came to be standing where I am. As I was thinking this, the radio came to life announcing a communications issue with Team JPN. Within 30 secs we are in a chase boat, flat out towards the Japan team race yacht.
With back to back regattas from the TP52 Super Series event in Portals, Mallorca on Gladiator, the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup in Porto Cervo, Sardinia on Jethou, Monaco Classic Week on Blitzen and the Marseille SailGP there has hardly be time to stop and with 2 more events to come this month it’s not over yet, but it has been fun times with some great racing in some of Europe’s most iconic venues.