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Despite landing much of the VO65 build contract and work from Ben Ainslie Racing as well as multi-million dollar jobs like Nigel Irens big catamaran and Missy, UK builder Green Marine shut its doors on October 3rd and placed itself into bankruptcy – something that was supposed to be prevented by Vitters’ takeover of the English builder back in 2010.  We don’t know whether it was a major management issue, a defaulted payment, or more likely, the fact that Vitters had exhausted Green’s composite know-how and were tired of spending more money, and we don’t know if Green’s 2010 move to a much bigger location in 2010 was a factor, but either way, the builder of some of the world’s most successful and iconic racing yachts is soon to be no more, with 50 good boatbuilding and admin jobs gone overnight.  All this despite more money being spent on big yachts today than at any time in history…

There is another and quite different Green Marine, and this one is only going to get more important. Check them out here.  

Talk the death of Green (and the boat industry?) in the forums.


October 9th, 2017 by admin

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Spurred on by sailors around the world to help save sailing from itself, the former 10-year president of ISAF has thrown his hat back into the ring to become President of World Sailing during the November election in Barcelona.  A two-time Olympic sailor himself, Paul “The Pope” Henderson has strong, clear ideas about where ISAF needs to go in order to regain its reputation, its value, and its relevance to the sport. Paul and Clean go deep in the first of our special World Sailing election coverage; an hour and a half of stories and discussion from Henderson’s experiences over a long lifetime inside the sport; from the infamous 1972 Munich Olympics to his quest to uncover what’s really been going on at ISAF for the past few years to the origin of his nickname, the man is a natural storyteller and he deftly makes his case for where sailing has gone wrong and where it needs to go for the future.  He also drops a few bombs, so don’t miss it.

Learn who’s running for the ISAF election here, and click this map to find out who to call in your own National Governing Body to ask who they’re voting for in November.  Check back here on the Front Page for our second presidential candidate’s interview coming this weekend after we speak to Denmark’s Kim Andersen.  Subscribe to the SA Podcast here.


October 13th, 2016 by admin