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Dementia Friends
Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, acts and talks about the condition.
 
Performance Yachting
Professional and friendly Plymouth based sailing school run by two OSTAR veterans, Bob & Carole Beggs. Carole has also sailed many miles in Jester single-handed and Bob skippered Bristol Clipper to victory in The Times Clipper 2000 race (see BBC web site) . Sailing schools don't come much better than Performance Yachting - highly recommended.
 
Blagdons Boatyard

Probably the best boatyard in Plymouth.
Blagdons is a friendly 100 year old family run business based in Plymouth close to Mayflower Marina.

 
The Simple Sailor
 Roger Taylor's excellent web site where you can also buy his new book 'Voyages of a Simple Sailor' - well worth a visit.
 

Sarah aboard Jester
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arah (Trevor Leek's daughter) from Cocoaloco aboard Jester
Cocoa Loco & Sarah's London Marathon

Cocoa Loco very kindly gave a selection of their chocolate products to the skippers of the 2006 Jester Challenge. Based in Sussex, Cocoa Loco is owned by Sarah and Rory Payne. Their products are simply amazing! They have recently been voted Organic Food Hero 2008 by The Times newspaper as well as being Sussex Food Producer of the Year for 2006/7.
In 1990 Sarah sailed to Horta in the Azores and in 1992 she sailed the North Atlantic from Newport RI to Plymouth via Horta.
"Cocoa Loco is not a big business, disguising itself as an artisan chocolate maker with green credentials.
We are a small family firm that bake everything in our kitchen from scratch. We refuse to compromise on the quality of the ingredients and we create handmade organic products in a way that minimises the impact on the environment
"

 
YachtCom

YachtCom is one of the UK's leading course providers specialising in marine radio operator's certificates offering the MCA/CEPT GMDSS Long Range Certificate course and exam. Very friendly and helpful.

 
theguardian
Read this and stop using plastic bags.....PLEASE! The re-useable ones the supermarkets sell for about 40p have much stronger handles, hold more and don't easily fall over.
 
Valentine Howells
Val Howells competed in the very first 1960 Single-handed Transatlantic Race in a 25ft Folkboat named Eira. His excellent new 5 star rated book, Up That Particular Creek can be purchased from his site.Well worth a visit.
 
Steve Callahan
Sailor, Boat Designer, Ocean Survivor, Best-Selling Author of Adrift.
In conjunction with a network of associates, he offers wide-ranging marine services,
including consultation, speaking engagements, books and articles on survival and sailing.
 
Handicap International
Handicap International exists to support the needs of disabled people in countries affected by poverty and conflict. Especially innocent victims of mines and cluster bombs.
 
Series Drogue
A Series Drogue consists of 100 plus small cones on a nylon rope measuring anything from 240 feet (73 metres) to 370 feet (113 metres). The specification of the drogue is controlled by the displacement of the boat.
 
Fiorentino
Established in 1958, Fiorentino is the exclusive manufacturer of the patented Offshore Parachute Sea Anchor with Para-Ring®. Rated "The Best" by Sail Magazine in a parachute sea anchor comparison. 
 
Ocean Race Track
 News and positions of The Jester Challengers, as well as other sailing events
 
Operation Frankton
 Royal Marines article about Operation Frankton and Blondie Hasler
 
AYRS
 The Amateur Yacht Research Society
 
Junk Rig Association

The JRA (Junk Rig Association), formed in 1980, has the aim of furthering the development of the junk rig and other un-stayed and/or battened cruising rigs and of creating an international community of people interested in such rigs to share experience and ideas.

 
Royal Institute of Navigation
The Royal Institute Of Navigation (RIN) is a learned society with charitable status; it was formed in 1947. Its objects are to unite in one body those who are concerned with or who are interested in navigation and to further its development.
 
Sea Chest
Main Admiralty chart agent and one of the best stocks of nautical books in Europe. Based in Plymouth at Queen Anne's Battery Marina.
 
Newport Yacht Club

 Excellent, friendly yacht club based in Newport, Rhode Island.

 
Seamen's Church Institute
Newport's "Best Kept Secret" continues to provide services and support to those working on the waterfront, as well as visiting and local yachtsmen.
 
Newport Harbor Guide
Published annually in the late spring, "The Newport Harbor Guide" serves the maritime community of Newport, Rhode Island. Over the past 12 years, the guide has grown from a small one colour pamphlet to a 56 page, full-color magazine with International circulation of 20,000.
 
Billy Black
 Billy Black - Photographer for Sail. Outstanding marine photographer, based near Newport, R.I.
 
Simplex Kettles
 Excellent quality quick-boil kettle. Ideal for conserving cooking fuel on a long voyage.
 
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