Thursday, 30 August 2018

Trafalgar Wharf Helps Rowers with Trans-Atlantic Challenge

Trafalgar Wharf has signed up to help a team of four intrepid rowers take on the Atlantic this December. 

You may see this in the press over the next couple of days...but here's a sneak peek.

The Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge is the world's premier annual rowing event covering more than 3000 miles from San Sebastian in La Gomera, Canary Islands to Nelson’s Dockyard English Harbour in Antigua. 

“Up to 30 teams participate from all around the world and Justin Evelegh is a good friend of mine” said Jonny Boys, MD of Trafalgar Wharf.  “To be honest, I think this challenge starting in December is pretty mad!” 

“When Justin asked if we could store the boat and be their pre-race base of course we said we would help, especially as they are raising money for such a worthwhile charity.” 

“The team at Trafalgar Wharf in Portsmouth are great and have been really encouraging” said Justin.  “It really helps us having a base like this before we start our row.  We’ll be doing a few training rows on The Solent which we hope will prepare us for the Atlantic and get us used to our very special boat.” 

“We’re raising money for the Starlight Children’s Foundation which is a national children’s charity that is dedicated to brightening the lives of children and teenagers suffering from a serious or terminal illness.” Justin added. 

“We know that this event is going to be extremely tough so we are delighted that along with our sponsors Land Rover and JLT, Trafalgar Wharf has become a very valuable part of this team.” 

Thursday, 23 August 2018

Exciting news - Win a years free drystack storage at the Southampton Boat Show this September.

Exciting news - The Trafalgar Wharf Group will be exhibiting at the Southampton Boat Show this September.

The show will run from Friday 14th to Sunday 23rd September.

We'll be on stand C008, near the Sunseeker International stand, with information about The Drystack, alongside our sister companies JBT Marine, Ballistic RIBs and Boat Club Trafalgar.


As always, we'll be running a free prize draw for one lucky person to win a year’s free storage in The Drystack.  All you have to do is visit Corinne on the stand, fill in your details and receive a free gift! Easy peasy.

Last years winner of a years free drystack storage was Robin Walker with his Bayliner 185.  This year it could be you.  Make sure you go and see Corinne :)

For more information about the show, The Drystack, JBT Marine, Ballistic RIBs or Boat Club Trafalgar, or how to get your free boat show ticket, please give Corinne a call on 02392 387833 or email her at corinne@trafalgarwharf.com.

We look forward to seeing you at the show.

Friday, 3 August 2018

Our very own 'Clipper Round the World Yacht Race' crew member...well kind of!

Get a load of this!  Heather, who works at our RIB sales company JBT Marine, is married to one of the Skippers who has just returned from the Round the World Race.
She, along with some of the guys from JBT, took some of their Ballistic RIBs up to Liverpool to welcome Lance (her hubby) and his crew on Liverpool 2018, affectionately known as the Pink Panther because of the colour,  and all the other crews back from the their long and tiring journey. 
They set off from Albert Dock, Liverpool on the 20th August 2017 and visited many places along the way...finally returning to Liverpool last week.
Uruguay, Cape Town, Freemantle, Sydney, Hobart, Whistundays, Sanya, Qingdoa, Seattle, Panama, New York and Derry-Londonderry.
 

1st place went to Wendy Tucker.  She is the first female skipper to win a round the world race.  Wendy is from Sydney Australia.
2nd place went to Nikki Henderson.  She is the youngest person to skipper the race and had her 25th birthday just before the race finished - happy birthday Nikki.
Lance's boat came 7th, having had to divert to New Foundland along the way.  Well done Lance and crew :)
Lance’s crew also won Team Spirit for the complete race.   
Well done to everyone who took part in this race, whether on the boats, arranging the event or waiting patiently back home for their loved ones to return.  Great effort.