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THE ONE MILLION BURPEE CHALLENGE 2016

The 1 Million Burpee Challenge. Yotspot speaks to Purser Sarah Green from MY Talitha about the latest craze sweeping the yachting industry. YS: So what's this all about Sarah? SG: Our aim is to get yachts to join us for one month and commit to X burpees so we can reach the target of 1 million. yachts that are prepared to say that they support the need for change with regards to waste (water/ fuel/ packaging/ recycling etc) within the industry. Hence the #whatnot2waste. The easiest way to see what we are doing is by looking on Instagram... Whatnot2waste and by the #whatnot2waste, facebook page and website are very much coming soon. Instagram is best way to keep up with us at the moment and we will put all notifications up there.   It is still in its early stages- but Nahli...

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Yotspot talks to SeaWives.com

In April last year Jo and Louise Hammond (sisters-in-law) launched their website www.seawives.com.  It is a free online magazine and forum for the partners, wives, husbands and family members of this working away at sea.   Jo and louise are married to 2 brothers who are both Officers in the Merchant Navy.  "We felt that there was no common ground for people that live this weird yet wonderful life and that it is important for people to come together that understand the highs and the lows of this lifestyle, as we are all in the same boat!  We wanted to create a fun, positive yet supportive area for people to come together."     The magazine offers articles to cover all areas fromhealth and lifestyle to business and legal.  We are always lo...

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Study for your Yachtmaster from the comfort of your bunk!

Study Online for RYA Yachtmaster Theory with Yotspot and Kipper Sailing and save 20%     RYA Yachtmaster Theory is a vital step towards qualifying as a professional skipper. It is also a mandatory pre-requisite for a MCA Master 200 qualification. Traditionally it required 40 hours of classroom study followed by 3 exams: chartwork, meteorology and IRPCS. This might have been delivered through an intensive 5-day course or over 20 evenings at night-school and, consequentially, was inconvenient for many of those already employed in the industry. All this has changed with the ubiquitous availability of the internet and a rapidly growing number of industry professionals are electing to study online.     Kipper Sailing's online learning employs narrated lessons usi...

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A beginner's guide to wine

Whether you're planning a party for guests you'd like to impress or attending one, choosing the right bottle of wine - to serve or bring to the host - can be a daunting task. The learning curve is steep and, dedicated oenophiles aside, few people have the time, money or even the refined palette to really get to know the many types, aromas, food pairings and serving suggestions for this popular drink. Enter infographics. For those who would like a quick-reference guide to wine basics, WineInvestment.com recently published the infographic below, aptly named A Beginner's Guide to Wine. It walks you through the basics, like learning to read a wine label: To more intricate details, like the different aromas that you may or may not be able to taste as you drink the wine: And if y...

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Yotspot speaks to Clare...

The Superyacht CV Company launched and opened their doors to yacht crew around the world, with the mission  to inspire and empower today's yacht crew to achieve their professional goals.  They are excited to work with enthusiastic individuals who are looking to improve their employment opportunities within the yachting industry. Clare does this by helping them identify their key skills and makes sure they present them in a way that inspires, impresses and builds confidence in their abilities. If you are just starting out they can provide you with all the support needed to get going with your career in the industry. With competition to enter the yachting industry becoming more fierce, it is important to make a good first impression.  A well-presented CV with the right ...

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Devastating yacht fire in Marmaris

  The super yacht industry is in shock after two yachts have been devastated after a fire broke out in the Mediterranean resort town of Marmaris.  The two yachts involved in this tragic event are reported to be MY The One and MY Barbie. Early reports state that the fire broke out on one of the yachts in the middle of the night and had already spread to the second before the emergency services were able to extinguish the fire.    Initial reports state that the fire started at approximately 2am on the 4th of January. An investigation has begun to establish the cause of the fire. Daylight revealed the extent of the damage as both yachts appear to have suffered substantial damage.    Our thoughts are with the crew and those effected by the acc...

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Twitter spat between yacht owners

We all know some yacht owners can be opinionated but its rare we get to see them having an argument with another owner... until now.   The Saudi Prince (Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz) who owns an 85 Meter Motor Yacht has taken to twitter to have a go at another owner... none other than Donald Trump.   The Prince who is a member of the Saudi Royal family took to twitter to make his feelings clear to Mr trump...   "@realDonaldTrumpYou are a disgrace not only to the GOP but to all America.Withdraw from the U.S presidential race as you will never win."   This isn't the first interaction between the two. During the 1990s it was no secret that Donald Trump racked up debts to the tune of €900 million US. His beloved 85m yacht had to go. And who bought...

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Ed Sheeran injured jumping of yacht!

  Ed sheeran is soon planning a break from the music industry. Although there is speculation about what Ed will be doing on his break, one thing is for sure... he'll need to get his ear seen to!    "I have to have an operation in January on my ear because I stupidly jumped off a yacht really high up and smashed it." He went on to say "I landed wrong and it burst my eardrum so I have to go and get a graft which means I'm not allowed to fly for a while. so it's kind of good, it means I have to stay home".    On questions about the incident Ed said "It's the most painful thing having a hole in your ear drum and having water go in it".    He's not the first celebrety to have a run in with the water. Ed's close friend Justin Bieber, also is having a ...

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36 year old female missing in the Caribbean

Police in Grenada are searching for Linnea Veinotte (36) who is believed to have been taken while out running on Sunday. It is thought that Linnea was last seen near her home which is in the shouthern tip of Grenada on the 6th of December at around 8am local time.  Matt Veinotte, her Husband is reported to have said Linnea was out running with her dog. After the dog was found badly injured, he believes both may have been struck by a vehicle. He now fears she may have been taken.  The car that possibley struck the missing 36 year old is thought to be a blue, navy or dark grey Excudo or Suzuki. It is believed that the car will now be showing damage to the right fron side and may have stopped to change a damaged tire.  A reward of $100,000 XCD has been offered ...

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Fraser Yachts sells 74m New Construction Project from Amels

Fraser Yachts has announced the sale of a new construction 74 metre Amels – the second hull of the Amels 242 Limited Edition range – scheduled for delivery in spring 2017. Antoine Larricq of Fraser Yachts Monaco represented the buyer in the purchase of the project. A long?standing repeat client, this will be the 4th New Build project that Mr Larricq has overseen on behalf of the buyer and his 9th New Build project sold in recent years. Tim Heywood is designing the sleek and elegant lines of the exterior, while Andrew Winch designs the interior, working very closely with the Owner to fulfil his personal vision. The yacht will be used for world cruising and features an elongated aft deck, thus creating superior exterior luxury spaces with a light ...

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