Examples of work

A thriving community worth striving for

Brendan Gibb-Gray has spent his time since returning to live in Emsworth in 1997 trying to make a difference, in many ways, for Emsworth town, Emsworth people, troops and their families closely associated with the town. Read more…

Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson’s Emsworth sailing buddies and friends pay tribute.

Emsworth enjoyed the colourful spectacle of Bart’s Bash race in September. The actual ‘race’ started at the end of the town’s Mill Pond wall and went out way past the Emsworth Channel. The event entered the Guinness Book of records for being the biggest sailing event ever staged and Emsworth’s Slipper SC and Emsworth SC sailors played their part when they launched over 200 boats. The most sail boats ever launched in Emsworth. (Around the world, over 30,000 sailors took part). Read more…

Inspirational Summer Food & Drink Festival planned for Nottingham

The Nottingham Food & Drink Festival (http://www.nottinghamfoodfestival.co.uk),16 – 17 August, set in the spectacular backdrop of the Elizabethan Wollaton Mansion and Park, promises to be an inspirational event for specialist food and drink enthusiasts. Artisan regional and local food and drink in the Nottingham area is abundant and the Nottingham Food & Drink Festival hopes to capture the very essence of its popularity. The event will have a summer festival feel about it, with jazz bands and the Caribbean’s own Levi Roots set to entertain. Read more…

The East Midlands Game & Country Fair (August 3rd & 4th)

A major new event has been added to Living Heritage’s events in 2013 – The East Midlands Game & Country Fair (August 3rd & 4th) The events are popular with country enthusiasts and families alike and feature all day arena shows and demonstrations along with top chefs, dog and horse events, country sports and superb local and speciality food and drink to eat or buy. Read more…

When two highly respected companies combine their expertise to develop a new daughter craft RIB, the outcome is bound to be of interest.

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The first of these companies is VOS (Vroon Offshore Services) – part of the Vroon conglomerate that was formed in Breskens over a century ago and has since grown into a major international shipping business that operates and manages a diverse fleet of about 150 vessels. And Vroon’s ongoing fleet-expansion and newbuilding programme will secure further growth in the years ahead. The Company operates four main vessel categories: platform supply vessels (PSV), anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessels, emergency response and rescue vessels (ERRV) and subsea support vessels.
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Delta RIBs for World Market at Seawork

Delta Power Group (builder of Delta RIBs) announced three recent contracts. Both the 10.80m Phantom daughter craft, modified for Arctic waters and the 9m Irish Coastguard vessels make their debut at this year’s Seawork exhibition (The 10.80m is on E P Barrus’ berth 12 and the 9m Irish Coastguard vessel is on Yamaha’s berth 3). The Severn Area Rescue Association’s new Delta RIB (March 2011 delivery) is based on the Delta six person SOLAS 450IPI Rescue RIB and is fitted with sophisticated communications equipment to facilitate searching for survivors at both day and night. At 4.80m overall it’s powered by a Mariner Marathon 40hp that gives a maximum speed of 22.5knots and a cruising speed of 17.5knots. The seating comprises a foam core deck mattress and safety equipment is to MCA Rescue Boat Code (draft).
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Ship Ahoy! A wind-powered cruise on the Blue Peter

Whether you’re racing or cruising; as Lesley DiFonzo discovered, a short voyage on a classic sailing boat is the perfect way to kick back.

The first sight of the Blue Peter is breathtaking: a perfect, storybook confection of rosy-brown wood and pristine white sails floating on cerulean blue water. Classic boats of this calibre are few and far between and the Blue Peter stands out. Not only for her beauty but because she is one of the few classic wooden yachts available for charter in the Mediterranean.
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Crocodile Challenges for Fathoms

UK survey company Fathoms, based in Somerset and Caithness, has successfully completed four interesting and challenging bathymetric surveys in Kenya for the implementation of the Natural Resource Management (NRM) Project. Due to the local populations of hippopotami and crocodiles, challenges included ensuring that the surveys did not have an environmental impact.
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