Fancy the Europeans at Mallorca – How are you Getting There …??

A whole number of you will be already thinking of getting to the Europeans at Mallorca.  How are you getting there??  Mike Thompson (Chew Valley) was interested in containering the boat down there and got this quote from http://www.sailboatdeliveries.co.uk which you may find interesting.  If you want to know more, I suggest you get in touch with Mike.

Thank you for your email regarding the flying fifteen Europeans at Puerto Pollensa Malorca in September.

The minimum amount of boats we are able to take is 4, and the price for transporting 4 flying fifteens is £6,800. This would entail the removal of one of the boat’s keels for transportation. (If you are able to find 3 other competitors this will make the payments £1,700 each.)

At present we have had no other interest for delivery to this event, so you would need to find 3 other competitors to make the trip viable.

I hope this helps answer your query. If you have any questions or I can be of any further help at all then please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards
sailboatdeliveries.co.uk

Getting to Garda – the FF Europeans in 2012….!!

There has been a flurry of comments in the blog about the best way to get your boat to Garda and back.  How about getting it delivered??  This item came into the blog’s Facebook page last week….. It’s obviously written with dinghy racers in mind, but I guess they have thought through how it will work for small keelboats and their trailers…

Sailboat Deliveries Boat Transport to 2012 Europeans in GardaIf you are thinking about going to Garda for the Europeans why not get us to take your boat for you to save you 4 days of driving, ferry, fuel, tolls, vehicle wear and tear and all the other hidden extra costs and arrive fresh with your boat sat in the boat park waiting for you.

We go to Riva many times a year and have a good working relationship with the club. Our team will carry out all the loading and unloading both in the UK and Italy so that your boat is waiting for you in the boat park when you arrive in Riva. We have premises in Emsworth on the South Coast where we load the boats. Competitors can drop off and collect their boat at any time convenient to them and trailers can be left for the duration. All kit can travel in the back of the van to lighten your load on the airplane. At the end of the event we will be there for you to hand your boat back to us and put your kit bags back into the van. Our aim is to make your boat transportation as hassle free as possible.

The return price for delivery is £925 per boat.

The boats need to be on lightweight trolleys (i.e. the collapsible type) so that 3 boats can fit comfortably on each of our trailers. We understand that many of you have these trolleys already but if not they can be hired from us for an extra £50 each. We will transfer your boat from your trailer to trolley when we commence loading.

If you would like to book your boat on our trailer please contact us at info@sailboatdeliveries.com or on 01243 377633 or go to our websitewww.sailboatdeliveries.com and download a booking form.

A few details about our company:
Sailboat Deliveries is a Limited company specialising in delivering competitors boats to European events. We are members of the Road Haulage Association and operate within their guidelines and conform to all legal requirements. We take pride in delivering a professional and friendly service. We hold an International Operators Licence and run all of our vehicles on a tachograph (which is a requirement for deliveries of this size) and hold commercial vehicle insurance with goods in transit cover. We operate at the forefront of the dinghy marine industry working closely with RS, Laser, Selden Masts, Noble Marine, Oceanair, Lewmar, Purple Marine and P&B to name just a few!

We look forward to hearing from you.
Regards
Ian Jubb and Pippa Jubb

http://www.sailboatdeliveries.com/

Garda – Transportation Options….

We got to chatting in the bar last week about options for people wanting to get to Garda in 2012.  To be honest, it’s a fair way. ….

John Hanson came up with an interesting idea – hiring a flat bed truck, putting some fifteens on the truck (how many depends on truck size obviously) and tow one behind. This might be as small as a single boat size flatbed truck, but maybe bigger. Then some teams could fly down one one team drive all the kit down.

It seems that in August you can’t drive trucks on a Sunday in Italy, says John, but given the Garda NOR that should be OK.

If you would be interested to chat with John about this idea, then email us at datchetman@flyingfifteen.com and we’ll forward the email to him.