Chairman’s Message 28 May Newsletter

It’s a bumper newsletter for the end of May, but life is still in a state of flux, it seems (according to the IOC) that the Tokyo Olympics which are scheduled to start at the end of July will go ahead. It’s not easy to organise events these days but fortunately there is still plenty of news from our APSA members showing that the yachting industry continues to grow and expand the world over.

Benetti recently held an online media launch its new Azimut Grande Trideck which has three decks “plus one” and Sevenstar Yacht Transport has announced a number of Asia-Pacific sailings for the coming months, with some sailings almost fully booked others but other still have ample space.

In Singapore Captain Scott Walker (APS) gives us an update on entry requirements for foreign flagged ships and Captain Travis Heyen, Captain of the 70-metre Feadship, MY SAMAYA shares the highlights from his career as an international superyacht skipper, and some of his favourite aspects of his hometown, Brisbane and Rivergate Marina and Shipyard.

Sail Lanka Yachting Group are happy to announce the launch of its second Ocean Diamond later this year, and the Group is expanding with their new boatyard and training centre facility that is currently under construction in Jaffna. Finally, The Shipowners Club has found that the art of navigation which may be second nature to most mariners there are some crews who do not use this skill very often it can present some significant difficulties. To assist Members, the Club has produced a series of booklets which aim to explain the fundamentals of navigation in a simple and concise manner.

Next month we will be doing a series of interviews on the Founding Members of APSA and in the meantime keep safe and connected!


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