PROGRESSIONS & JOB POSTS…
SAIL Magazine, World Cruising Club Form Partnership
SAIL and the World Cruising Club have partnered on the media front effective through December, 2013. SAIL will now promote WCC's American-based sailing events, including the Caribbean 1500, ARC Europe and Atlantic Cup through editorial coverage in all SAIL media. As WCC's exclusive U.S. media partner, SAIL will have direct access to WCC's offshore cruising fleets, providing a unique opportunity to connect with these hard-core ocean-going sailors and share their experiences with SAIL's broad sailing audience.
"Our partnership with WCC fits with SAIL's mission to reach the active sailor and boat owner," said Josh Adams, SAIL's publisher. "All of our readers will benefit from these sailors' experiences."
World Cruising Club, based in Cowes, England and headed by Andrew Bishop, is a global offshore cruising event organizer. Best known for their Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC), the originator of the many WCC sailing rallies now taking place around the world, the WCC has been organizing rallies since the first ARC in 1986. Over 500 boats and more than 2,600 people take part in WCC events every year.
Adventurer Mike Harker Passes Away
Well known sailing enthusiast, promoter, adventurer and Hunter owner Mike Harker died in April unexpectedly. According to Hunter President John Peterson, Harker suffered a possible stroke in St. Martin while aboard his boat, Wanderlust 3, a Hunter 49 Sloop.
“Many of those in the sailing community knew of Mike Harker, and some of knew him personally,” said Peterson. “He was a good friend of Hunter Marine and will be deeply missed by everyone. His courage and free spirit was admired by all.”
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TheSailingChannel Inks Deals for Web, Broadcast Distribution
From Chesapeake Bay local Sailor/Producer, Amy Flannery comes “Cruising on the Mary T: Nova Scotia to the Bahamas.”
TheSailingChannel is distributing this 85-minute feature length rollicking “docu-comedy” about a couple's year-long sailing adventure from Deale, MD to Nova Scotia and then back down the coast to the Bahamas.
Along the way Amy tosses in several of her comic personalities to lighten up the voyage aboard their 1984 Morgan 384. Called "a cinema-nautical tour de farce” by Dave Insely, cinematographer for John Waters’ “Polyester” and “Hairspray,” the documentary also has its serious cruising moments and showcases some interesting coastal characters, like the Maine brain surgeon turned lobsterman.
Bay Area’s KKMI Named “Facility of the Year” by California Water Environment Association
KKMI Sausalito, LLC has been named Northern California Small Industry Facility of the Year for the second time in 10 years by the California Water Environment Association (CWEA). The award is given to industrial facilities with significant accomplishments in the area of environmental protection and wastewater control.
With operations in Pt. Richmond and Sausalito, CA, KKMI offers yacht maintenance services and has been a leader in the movement to protect San Francisco Bay from toxic industrial waste including the elimination of copper from anti-fouling paints and discharges. The company’s second location at Clipper Yacht Harbor in Sausalito was completed in October, 2010 using low-impact design and eco-friendly construction that involved a thorough clean-up of prior contamination.
Today, KKMI in Sausalito is a state-of-the art facility equipped with a storm water prevention wall, recycling and water filtration systems and an airborne particulate containment system.
“We are proud to be recognized by the industry for our environmental practices,” said Ken Keefe, one of the Founding Partners of KKMI. “We apply the same craftsmanship and attention to detail to our customer’s boats as to how we operate our facilities. It is important to our customers and it is also critical for the health of the Bay that our industry maintains the highest level of environmental compliance.”
Gill North America and US SAILING Sign Multi-Year Agreement
Gill North America has recently announced a multi-year partnership agreement with US SAILING, the National Governing Body of the sport, to be its official technical apparel sponsor.
Dave Pritchard, President of Gill North America said: "Gill is delighted to strengthen ties with US SAILING and its members. Our new multi-year agreement brings the unique and distinct value of Gill technical clothing to US SAILING beneficiaries that only Gill can deliver. We are pumped!"
The sponsorship agreement includes direct financial support for the organization, including support for US SAILING National Championship events and Junior Olympic Festivals.
“US SAILING is thrilled to expand our relationship with Gill,” added Jack Gierhart, Executive Director of US SAILING. “Gill is a leader in marine high-performance apparel and accessories. We take pride in aligning ourselves with a company that is focused on innovation and developing the best possible products for sailors. We have had a long and successful partnership, and are grateful for their ongoing support of sailing.”
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Customer Service Representative – IMTRA
We are on the look for someone to join our customer service team. The ideal person would enjoy boating and have a desire to be in the marine industry. A comfort with boats and marine systems is a definite plus, though not an absolute requirement.
The job includes a considerable amount of communication with customers (mostly telephone) assisting them in choosing solutions to their system needs and trouble-shooting systems that we have supplied. This includes sales, quoting and technical support.
A knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel) and a comfort with the internet and web research/information gathering is critical.
This role has been the starting point for many IMTRA staffers to grow within the company. It presents a chance to learn the industry and to be part of a dynamic marine team. It can be a Launchpad for young people looking to start a career. It could also offer stability and an enjoyable work experience for a more seasoned industry vet.
If you can think of anyone we should consider, please have the candidate email email@example.com.