MY PARTNERS

Principle Sponsors

Seacat Services is an offshore energy support vessel operator with a fleet of modern, seaworthy and extremely capable multi-purpose offshore energy support vessels.

'Committed to building strong long-term relationships with our clients through exceptional customer service.

The proven design of our industry leading vessels has undertaken countless successful and safe transfers on offshore wind farms and installations throughout Northern Europe. Our boats are constructed to operate in the toughest of environments.'

Since 1992, Magma Structures have been pioneering the design and development of free-standing superyacht rigs and advanced carbon composite structures.

 

Magma Structures offers clients a detailed, multi-faceted design and manufacturing process for a diverse range of projects, delivering light-weight carbon designs that can be built efficiently.

Established in 2005, Kilchoman is one of the smallest distilleries in Scotland. Based on a farm on the rugged west coast of Islay, Kilchoman was the first distillery to be built on the island for 125 years.

 

Kilchoman one of only a handful of distilleries still practising floor malting, barley is grown on the farm, making Kilchoman the only distillery to complete all parts of the whisky making process on site- from barley to bottling.

With a friendly and passionate team that really care about the product they are producing they make high quality whisky across their range.

Chartwell's partnership with ARR builds on the strong links to Southampton’s thriving maritime industry, with both Chartwell and Alan Roberts having well-established roots in the city. With continuing support from businesses such as Chartwell, SouthCoast is now well established as an offshore wind support vessel hub for the buoyant UK market.

 

Chartwell is a Naval Architectural consultancy business which supports boat builders and vessel operators worldwide. A positive, fast and dynamic team keen to work at the pace required of modern ship management and ownership.

Rigging Partner

Marine Results is no stranger to equipping the rigs of long distance single handed yachts.  Amongst the company’s global grand prix and superyacht support it has also been closely involved with Open 60 campaigns, the Volvo Race and America’s Cup. 

With the ability to carry out detailed NDT testing and rigging projects of any size marine results are one of the leading rigging companies in the world.

Technical Clothing Partner

After success in the dinghy boats, Zhik set about designing yachting gear. The new Zhik Isotak 2™ wet weather gear is rapidly becoming a new choice for racing offshore yachting.

With research and development in material science Zhik aim to wear less layers in winter and to provide functionality where it counts to allow for flexibility and movement around the boat.

Made in France and based at the heart of offshore sailing 727 Collections are handmade from 100% recycled sails. each item tells its own unique story and is finished to the highest level.

Both 727 and Alan share their passion for the ocean and the planet, this is what has brought them together as well as the ambition for exelence.

Alan has worked with 727 to develop specific products for the racing boats not just to improve performance but to increase comfort.

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Safety Partners

Survitec Group is a global leader in survival and safety solutions to the marine, defence, aviation and offshore markets.

Crewsaver is a world-leading manufacturer of marine safety equipment and clothing for the commercial and leisure marine industries. Based in Gosport, Hampshire, the company designs and manufactures bespoke safety equipment.

Alan is an #LifejacketSafe ambassador with the aim of promoting safety at sea.

While at sea Alan is kitted out with all the safety equipment and also receives the essential training needed to use the equipment effectively if needed when out on the water by the Survitec and Crewsaver team.

Designed for high performance, Exposure Lights combines the latest advantages of LED technology with powerful Lithium Ion rechargeable batteries, creating very lightweight, highly compact torches with unrivalled power, functionality and versatility for their size. This includes the ability to combine high power search light options (visible up to 3 nautical miles), with red beam, and a variety of safety features in a very small, light weight, buoyant casing.

Harken, Inc. is an international manufacturer specialising in performance sailing hardware and industrial solutions

Associated Partners 

Having been a member of the Royal Southern all his life, Alan sailed Toppers and 29ers from the club, and in his youth received support from the Royal Southern Academy. Alan had the honour of being nominated and receiving the Light Foots Trophy in 2010. In 2015 Alan received another award - Frank Heenan Award. Alan is currently an academy member and closely associated to the Royal Southern.

An honorary member of the Royal Southampton Yacht Club that is well known amongst shorthanded sailors in the UK. Alan is actively involved in the Royal Southampton Trust as an ambassador.

The Royal Southampton is one of the region's premier yacht clubs offering a wide range of cruising, racing, training and social activities throughout the year. RSYC were awarded their Royal Charter in 1875 which makes them one of the oldest royal yacht clubs in the country.

Alan Roberts is a professional sailor who has sailed a variety of dinghy classes, sports boats and keel boats where he has gained a reputation for being a hard worker with a very focussed, methodical mind-set.

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