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    • 18 Feb 2018

    Humans of METSTRADE
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    David Lewin I was a production engineer in the fashion business before I entered the marine industry. I didn’t like working with people in that trade because of the sleaze that was going on at the time – as we’ve seen in recent times those chickens are coming home to roost now. All I knew was making clothing and what I enjoyed doing was sailing and skiing. It led to us launching Splashdown. We bumped...
    • 18 Feb 2018

    In the spotlight: Marja Kok
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    Yacht captain / anti-plastic campaigner Marja Kok was born in Den Helder, Netherlands, a town surrounded by water on 3 sides. Being out on the water and sailing was a way of life for her from childhood, and led to an occupation as a yacht skipper in later life. At 52 years of age, with a successful and varied career in yachting behind her, Marja decided to take an ‘environmental sabbatical’, and to dedicate...
    • 14 Feb 2018

    Electric & hybrid technology in yachting
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    The opportunities and challenges according to ANTS Yacht Consult 2017 was the year that METSTRADE introduced its E-nnovationLAB. An area on the exhibition floor specifically designed to showcase technologies and manufacturers of electric & hybrid...
    • 16 Jan 2018

    Humans of METSTRADE
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    Laura Martin I discovered the world when I was 19 – I came from a tiny town in the US and travelled around the globe on a Semester at Sea program. The lesson I got from that is we may not all speak the same language; we may not look alike; but we are all human beings. The same interests, loves and hates and fears flow through all of us. You just have to drill down to find that similar spark of humanity. My Dad...
    • 11 Jan 2018

    World Sailing invites your input on sustainability.
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    Here is a chance to have your say on a major international sustainability initiative that will impact our leisure boating community! Last year we published an article about how the sailing regatta world is raising the awareness level around sustainability matters, and setting positive examples for our industry to follow. We mentioned that World Sailing Organisation, the governing body for the sport of sailing, had...