South African big wave surfer and adventurer Chris Bertish has paddled his way into the records books and everyone’s hearts by completing his monumental SUP challenge to cross the Atlantic solo and unassisted.
Topsail Insurance, the established Brighton-based marine insurance company, is pleased to announce that their chosen company charity of 2017 is to be the international charity, Jubilee Sailing Trust (JST), who promote integration through the challenge and adventure of tall ship sailing.
Thanks to our partners at the Cruising Association who have highlighted this important information from the UK Coastguard.
For the second time, Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko was dealing with a lawsuit regarding one of his vessels. Last week his £360million Superyacht A was seized by Gibraltar Port Authority after a lawsuit was filed by German shipbuilder, Nobiskrug.
Congratulations go to our Senior Account Executives Mollie Magrath and Laura Clothier who have both passed their recent Foundation Insurance Test (FIT) with flying colours.
Last September, during our 20th anniversary, we held our inaugural company Charity Golf Day at the East Brighton Golf Club. While we had a fun day out on the golf course, we also raised a great amount of money that we donated to the RNLI Brighton Lifeboat Station.
So far, the first month of the year has been a great showcase for the marine industry both in the UK and across the globe with many businesses and individuals being recognised with awards.
Late night Thursday at the London Boat Show was a hive of activity not just at the stands with live music and entertainment but at the show stage where this year’s Yachts and Yachting Awards were announced.
This month the 61st Yachting Journalists’ Association (YJA) Yachtsman of the Year Award will be announced and awarded to one of the three shortlisted finalists. After its introduction in 1993, the 24th YJA Young Sailor of the Year Award will also be announced on Tuesday 10 January at the YJA gala lunch at Trinity House, London.
This year Merseyside Adventure Sail Training (MAST) is celebrating 50 years since the very first Sail Training Voyage out of the River Mersey.
We are proud to be supporting the 2017 Yachts and Yachting Awards. The awards aim to highlight the best performances, products, clubs and events of the last 12 months.
During the Southampton Boat Show this year Topsail Insurance’s Director, Robert Stevens was interviewed by yachtsandyachting.com’s Mark Jardine.
Our Accounts Manager Karen, has recently completed a new personal challenge that took her to the lofty heights of 17,600ft at Everest Base Camp.
Many of us are looking forward to Christmas and then New Year’s Eve but it doesn’t stop there, just six days into the new year the London Boat Show opens at ExCeL London.
After six years sailing together Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark have achieved two consecutive Olympic medals, a World Championship title and they can now add Rolex World Sailor of the Year to their list of achievements.
While the Topsail team has been celebrating 20 years as a specialist international yacht and motorboat insurance comapny this year, it has also been an opportunity for the company to make some internal changes and upgrade the office tech equipment.
Next month’s Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) in Amsterdam is the world’s largest marine equipment trade show welcoming thousands of guests and exhibitors every year.
Since 1991 coffee mornings have been taking place across the nation not only to eat cake and drink tea but to raise funds and awareness for the essential work done by Macmillan Cancer Support.
Winterising your craft might be time consuming but it's necessary to keep her protected during the cold season. We've put together a list of guidelines and asked surveyor and former boat builder Ben Sutcliffe-Davies to share his best tips for a safe and thorough job.
For those cruising the Caribbean and / or the East Coast of the United States, the result of Hurricane Matthew on Haiti and now progressing through the Caribbean chain is devastating and it’s apparent path will be towards Florida and up the Eastern Seaboard.
A recent article in Insurance Business this month covered the story of a British tourist who sadly bled to death in Iceland because he was worried about nullifying his travel insurance.
At this year’s Southampton Boat Show Topsail hosted the very first speaker-led coffee morning in the British Marine Members Lounge.
On Friday the 16th of September, Topsail Insurance hosted a charity golf day at East Brighton Golf to raise funds for RNLI Brighton Lifeboat Station. Proud sponsors of the 18th hole, Topsail Insurance hailed the event as a huge success.
We are hosting the Ocean Cruising Club (OCC) and Cruising Association (CA) members and friendsat aspeaker-led coffee morning at the Southampton Boat Show nextweek.
The morning will include illustrated lectures from authors and raconteurs, Rev. Bob Shepton and Liza Copeland.
Hellingly 1st XV welcomed Seaford to Horsebridge Rec on Saturday in front of a packed crowd. The game started with Hellingly dominating possession and territory only to be withheld by a strong Seaford defence, however the constant Hellingly attack soon became too much as Number 8 James Grey picked from the back of a dominant scrum to crash over the line from 15m out, with Huw Jones slotting the conversion to make the game 7-0.
The upcoming Topsail charity golf day will welcome 14 golfers to the East Brighton Golf Course on 16 September.
It is a year of double celebrations for the Topsail team. This year is a special 20th anniversary milestone for the company and this month sees several staff members achieve promotions and recommendations within the team.
This summer we have been running a fun competition to find the best nautical jokes. Many of you sent in your favourite ocean-inspired jokes for the chance to win a package of prizes.
We are always surprised to hear that people are relying on their bank account, credit card, or ‘off the shelf’ style travel insurance policies whilst on board a boat.
This month, Friday 8 July, marked the beginning of the 20th anniversary celebrations of specialist international yacht and motorboat insurance company, Topsail Insurance.
Last month Brighton Marina Yacht Club (BMYC) hosted the inaugural IRC Sussex Championships. The two-day yacht racing event held six races for 18 boats in the waters of the English Channel.
If you have ever visited the annual Southampton Boat Show you may have seen our Topsail advertisements in the toilets.
Topsail Insurance are officially the proud sponsors of Hellingly Rugby Club's post protectors and flags for the next 3 seasons.
If you have ever visited the annual PSP Southampton Boat Show you may well have seen our Topsail advertisements in the toilets, there are 4 different versions, each featuring a nautical joke and cartoon. This year will be no different, except…we are inviting you to submit your favourite nautical joke in the hope that it will be chosen for one of our posters.
It is easy to assume that the waste from one sailing yacht is not substantial enough to have a negative effect on the environment, however the collective impact can cause significant damage. As sailing often takes place all year round and the community is spread all over the globe, the damage is often far worse than other water based activities. There are many simple changes we can make to protect our oceans.
At Topsail we currently run 3 social media accounts and find them a great way of keeping clients, associates, colleagues and friends up to date with any important information, news, promotions and musings.
We are always surprised when we hear that people are relying on their bank account, credit card, or ‘off the shelf’ style travel insurance policies whilst aboard a boat.
Last night was the annual Yachts and Yachting 2016 awards ceremony, held at the London Boat Show. The awards highlight the best performance, clubs, events and products of the last year.
The following is a very interesting article produced by Marine Lawyers Hill Dickinson (http://www.hilldickinson.com/) regarding a marine insurance claim.
Two incidents of armed piracy against sail boats north of Trinidad have been reported within the last 10 days. The attacks took place in daylight and involved 5 or 6 pirates aboard 18ft narrow fishing boats, with powerful engines and barrels of fuel supplies.
Please note that the office will be closed from 1.30pm (GMT) on Thursday 24th December 2015 and will re-open at 8am (GMT) on Monday 4th January 2016. Emails will be monitored, however if your enquiry is urgent calls are being diverted to a mobile phone on the 29th, 30th and 31st December 2015 between 11am and 3pm (GMT). Please leave a message if we do not answer immediately and we will come back to you as soon as possible.We would like to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and best wishes for the New Year.
Have you seen the new Boat Show video? Click here to view.
The 62nd annual London Boat Show runs from the 8th – 17th January 2016 at ExCel London and this year Lucy Watson, star of hit Channel 4 series ‘Made in Chelsea’ is set to open the event.
Since 1953 across the US and many parts of the world the naming of hurricanes and storms has become common practice, however here in the UK we have never named a storm, until now. But why would we give a storm a name? Apparently according to the experts allocating a name to a weather event makes it easier to follow and more simple to reference on social media – Which in turn ensures people protect themselves.
The ARC is on the bucket list of a vast number of sailors, with over 200 boats and 1200 people every year joining to sail from Gran Canaria to Saint Lucia. The event is organised by the World Cruising Club and is one of their many events from all around the world. These rallies are specially designed to help people achieve their offshore cruising goals with the support and assistance of other boats.
Further to our article at the beginning of the month advising of Jimmy Cornell and “Aventura”’s successful transit of the North West Passage, we have now received word from the man himself advising that he has now arrived safely in London, having completed a 24,000 nm voyage.
TOPSAIL ANNOUNCE THEIR ANNUAL SAIL TRAINING BURSARY AT THE 2014 ASTO CONFERENCE
Friday 9th January - Sunday 18th January 2015
Sailing Destinations in Europe
Following on from the success of their Christmas Caribbean Rally (CCR) and Baltic 4 Nations Rally (B4N), Sailing Rallies announce the addition of two new events to their 2015/2016 events schedule: Antigua 2 Falmouth 2015 and the Spanish Rias Rally 2016.
Topsail are pleased to announce the launch of a competition to win a year’s boat insurance up to the value of £1000 at this year’s Southampton Boat Show.With the 46th annual Southampton Boat Show starting next week and running from 12th to the 21st September, Topsail Insurance are pleased to announce that we will be running a competition offering boat owners the opportunity to win a year’s free boat insurance worth up to £1,000.Come and see us at stand E029 to obtain an insurance quotation for your Sailing Yacht, Motorboat, Inland Craft, Narrowboat or Sailing Dinghy and you will automatically be entered into our competition.
Topsail Insurance to undertake the MND Ice Bucket Challenge
COME AND MEET THE TEAM AT THE 2014 SOUTHAMPTON BOAT SHOW
Hurricane watches issued for North Carolina as Tropical Storm Arthur 2014 takes path toward East Coast
PERRY BEECHES THE ACADEMY ENJOY THE TOPSAIL BURSARY
PLEASE HELP FIND THE 'CHEEKI RAFIKI' CREW MEMBERS
Philippines, Palawan, Rio Tubbataha: German couple abducted from yacht
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