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04 May 2017
Mental health falling under the radar say superyacht crew

Superyacht crew are struggling with stress and mental health issues, according to Yachting Pages Media Group, which commissioned a survey of superyacht crew and industry experts last month.

Out of the crew surveyed, 72% had suffered from mental health problems or knew somebody else in the industry that had.  Out of this proportion, only 54% had talked about their issues, with 70% confirming that no support was put in place to help them cope when struggling with stress and general...

03 Feb 2017

Aurelien has been competing at the highest levels in junior alpine skiing competitions from a young age. At the age of 15, he joined the French Ski Jumping team and won two titles as Champion of France. In search of new freedom, Aurelien started snowboarding, where his jumping skills led him to be chosen as the stunt double for the main actor in the feature film ‘Snowboard’. 

In recent years, Aurelien has dedicated himself once more to the freeride scene, continuing to secure top...

18 Mar 2016
Sika - Five top tips for pre-season boat repairs

The early spring rush to prepare boats to be water-tight and in top condition for another season on the water is upon us with thousands of boat owners around the country already embarking on a host of jobs from anti-fouling to fixing leaky windows. If the work involves sealing or bonding, the chances are Sikaflex® is at the top of their wish list.

Gareth Ross, Marine Market Field Specialist for Sika UK, shares his technical expertise to help achieve the best results when carrying out...

29 Jul 2015
Pyrotechnic Distress Flares Q&A

The most universally recognised visual signal indicating distress offshore – the sight of a pyrotechnic flare illuminating the sky – has been saving lives at sea for more than one hundred years.

Blue Sheets speaks exclusively to Chris Feibusch, Head of Global Marketing at Drew Marine Signal and Safety – manufacturer of Comet and Pains Wessex products – about the importance of pyrotechnic marine distress signals in today’s market.

Q: How do pyrotechnic flares work?...