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Romsey Hampshire SO51 9DQ
01794 526760

Meet the Teams – Marine Industry Cup 2021

June 22, 2021
meet the teams

We are so happy to be a partner for the Marine Industry Cup 2021, taking place on the 24th June. We wanted to get to know a bit more about the teams who are taking part and racing in our RS21s – here’s what we found out!

A-Plan Commercial Marine Insurance

Who’s in the team?

  • Malcolm Stewart – A-Plan commercial marine manager
  • John Tremlett – MD Haines Boatyard
  • Sarah Heasman – COO – Aquanaut
  • Steve Lawrence – Best rigger in the world

What is the motivation behind this challenge?

It feels important to support the industry after lockdown.

Is there any sailing experience within the team?

Yes – we have all sailed before!

What is the team most looking forward to about the Industry Cup?

I think, this will be our first regatta since the COVID so looking forward to racing again!

 

 

Team Barton Boys

Who’s in the team?

Christian Brewer – Barton’s Sales Manager

“Christian starting sailing with his Dad at age three in a pram dinghy and progressed to his first dinghy aged twelve, a National 12 then into Lasers. He has since sailed off and on in a variety of ¼, ½ and ¾ ton yachts. Christian, and his friend Stuart, have won six  J/24 National Championships, the XOD Captains Cup seven times and he has won two National and one European Championships in the Condor Catamaran class. In 1983, Christian was selected to the British Sailing Team in the Tornado Class, was Tornado Olympic Squad member in 1988 and Olympic Reserve that year for the Korea Games. He claims to have raced nearly every UK based One Design class at National level from his time running the keelboat One Design divisions at Hood Sailmakers and Hyde Sails. He holds an ICC and powerboat level 2 certificates and has cruised extensively around the Globe including the Seychelles, Caribbean and Polynesia. To say he likes sailing is an understatement.”

Dermot Bealey – Barton’s Production and Operations Manager

“I initially learnt to sail as a teenager in the Scouts on GP14 dinghies and then moved on to owning a Laser. I moved into offshore sailing with the purchase of a quarter share of a Leisure 22 sailing boat based on the Menai Straits of North Wales. I raced offshore for about 10 years crewing on a friends Sigma 33 and latterly an SJ320. Subsequently, I chose a wife based on the fact that she owned a Contessa 32. As the family has grown this has been upgraded to a Maxi 1000. This is based in Kent and is used for both weekend trips and family holidays travelling up and down both sides of the North Sea.”

Pete Pollard – Barton Assembly Engineer and Operations Coordinator

“I started sailing when I was 10 years old on a scorpion as crew and fell in love with the sport. I have been sailing at Tankerton Bay Sailing Club ever since.  When I was about 12 years old, I started sailing toppers and lasers for couple of years and then a sailor on a Dart 18 asked me to come and crew and I loved it!  So, the same day I got a Hurricane Condor for the price of £50! After taking about 4 layers of old paint off it, and then painting it black, I called her Asis. The first time racing her I won the series! I work in the marine industry and sail every Sunday and love the sport more and more.   Now I sail a Diam 18, F18 and Dart 18. If it floats, I will try and sail it!    I love the 24 years of sailing I have done – and more to come!”

Harry Newton – We are very proud to include on our team our 2020 – 2021 Barton Rising Star who is attending his first ever Trade Event for Barton Marine!! Harry is 18 and was chosen as our Barton Rising Star from dozens of young applicants in the UK who wanted to augment their sailing career and expertise by becoming an Ambassador for Barton Marine. After a year of not being able to attend Boat Shows or trade events, he is on our team and will help to bring home the Cup!

“Harry has been sailing Toppers since he was nine years old and after joining Kent Sailing School Association in 2016 has taken part in multiple race series including the Traveller, National and World Topper championships. Winning a place on the RYA Topper London and South East Zone Squad in 2017/18 followed by the ITCA National 5.3 Topper Squad in 2018/19. Harry raced at the 5.3 Topper Worlds in Medemblik, Netherlands in August 2019. Upon returning from the Worlds Harry switched class and began racing in the UKLA Laser Series with a goal of achieving a place on the national squad and winning a gold medal at the Olympics. Harry has now gone into a Laser standard and hoping to get on the laser GBR team at the end of this year.”

What is the motivation behind this challenge?

To engage in the first UK Trade Event in over a year – we want to show support for the UK industry and get out on the water with our fellow trades people.  We also want to WIN the cup for Barton!

What is the team most looking forward to about the Industry Cup?

We look forward to the great camaraderie with all the attendees and the chance to build Barton’s image – winning style with our peers and on the water.

 

 

Pains Wessex

Who’s in the team?

  • Helm – Chris Feibusch
  • Mainsheet Trimmer – Jonathan Hirsh
  • Bow – Jack Sharland
  • Rookie – Ally Ogg

What is the motivation behind this challenge?

Fun and team bonding and a bit of positive PR for our brand!

Is there any sailing experience within the team?

Yes – from three of the team, a fair amount of dinghy sailing, yacht racing and even a BT Global Challenge.

What is the team most looking forward to about the Industry Cup?

Being on the water on a work day!

 

 

Inland and Coastal Marina Systems

Who’s in the team?

  • Jonty Challis – represents Inland and Coastal Marina Systems, a leading provider of port and marina pontoon systems
  • Ian Dobson – who leads ByrneLooby’s marine division in the UK, specialising in marina, harbour and port design is our helm.
  • Paul Davis – has spent over 12 years at Harken supplying performance equipment across the marine industry and regularly sails a range of dinghies.
  • Nic Allen – is our onboard real-life doctor and sails an RS400 with a teammate

What is the motivation behind this challenge?

We all see this as a fantastic opportunity to meet and network with fellow marine professionals, whilst competing in the sport we love.

Is there any sailing experience within the team?

We are all keen competitive sailors and share a common value of working hard and playing to win!

What is the team most looking forward to about the Industry Cup?

The event is a great opportunity to tick all of the boxes and have a lot of well-overdue fun!

 

 

Team Bainbridge

Who’s in the team?

  • Laurence Mead – Chairman
  • Andrew Smith – MD
  • Daryl Morgan – Product Manager
  • Michael Cole – Sale Manager, Distributor & Export

What is the motivation behind this challenge?

It’s an opportunity for team building and to thank staff members for their hard work during the challenging times we have all faced over the last 18 months.

Is there any sailing experience within the team?

Yes, all team members sail!

What is the team most looking forward to about the Industry Cup?

Time on the water and an opportunity to see industry colleagues.

 

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