Crystal-Pierz Marine says that flopping stocks and sky
high gas prices have an upside; presenting its decision to close several
stores as a customer benefit. The company is liquidating a lot of stock
and says that, as they need to move boats, they will do their best to
accept an offer and work hard to get financing quickly approved. Crystal-Pierz
stresses that it is not closing its doors, despite closing stores in
Forest Lake, Duluth, Onamia, Lake Mille Lacs and Clear Lake, Iowa.
White, a father of four from Dorchester, has had a burning desire to
compete in the Vendée Globe for years, but – unlike most IMOCA
sailors – he hasn’t attracted big corporate sponsorship.
Instead, Steve and wife, have put everything on the line to help him
fulfil his ambition.
Why hasn’t he got a sponsor? Hard to say, because he won his first
singled handed race, the OSTAR in 2005, aboard the Open 50, Vail Williams,
and in the Artemis Transat, this year, Steve and his Spirit of Weymouth
– the 10 year old ex-Gartmore – finished just 13 hours behind
Dee Caffari’s brand new Aviva. This guy deserves a break in our
Pic Matt Dickens/onEdition/The Artemis Transat. More here.