Big Blue Yacht Communications provides new body worn intercoms for French sailing team to enhance team communications
30.06.20 – After the successful trial of the Banter Kit, Team Sodebo Voile has chosen Big Blue Yacht Communications as their comms supplier. Team Sodebo Voile, based in Lorient, is skippered by Thomas Coville and the team has participated in races worldwide, including Vendee Globe, Brest Atlantiques and Tour de France a la Voile.
Hamble Independent Lifeboats has selected Big Blue Maritime to provide the Diamond Intercom and Radio Combiner system by Drumgrange for the refit of their lifeboat. The two Halmatic Pacific 32 RIBs will boast the Diamond Intercom and Radio Combiner system, customised to connect with onboard ICOM radio and bespoke helmet headsets together with a wireless add on system for boarding vessels and non-wired coms.
While much of our attention at Big Blue Yacht Communication has been on larger crews with long range needs to connect to their coach boats, such as the SailGP and the America’s Cup, it has become apparent that there is a strong requirement for a smaller and simpler wireless system with the same high quality audio and rugged reliability that sailors, be they professional racers or weekenders, can get wet and enjoy the sport with excellent comms.
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.
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.