The 8th of November and on board of the "One Planet One Ocean", the sailor Didac Costa set off from Les Sables D'Olonne for a new challenge: the Vendée Globe 2020. We have followed Didac very closely since his first Vendée Globe, due to his skill as sailor and for his commitment to the nautic sport and the protection of the oceans.
In this new edition of the VG, as Ausmar - Duarry, we wanted to go further and be part of his team as technical partners. D. Costa has put together with Ausmar all the safety equipment inside the Imoca 60 to guarantee maximum safety and absolute autonomy throughout the more than three months of sailing in extremely tough conditions.
Don't miss the opportunity to follow the race around the world, non-stop and without assistance from our RRSS.
ANEN, the National Association of Nautical Enterprises, confirms that the sector of recreational boating is ready for re-start with the imminent start of their activities.
The practice of sailing can be enjoyed progressively from phase I and will be extended in each of the phases covered in the de-escalation to reach phase III, without limitations.
Remember that, under the strict parameters of safety and hygiene set by the Health Authorities and by the geographical limitations on mobility, from today, Monday 4th May, you can practice sport sailing (non-professional) individually and in the waters of the same municipality where the boat is located and the owner resides.
It is also possible for owners to visit their boats for safety and maintenance checks, provided that the boat is in the same municipality as the owner.
We provide the link to the document provided by the Directorate General of Merchant Marine (Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda) confirming the status of recreational and sports sailing as an activity linked to the tourism sector, and not to maritime transport and therefore include the practice of recreational or sports sailing, gradually, in the various phases of the Government Plan.
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On 5th and 6th March, the VIII Nautical Congress organized by the National Association of Nautical Enterprises (ANEN) took place. In this last edition, the Oceanogràfic of Valencia hosted the events around the annual reference event for the entire nautical community.
Under the slogan "Blue Growth", various conferences, debates and analyses were held where issues related to the future of the nautical sector in Spain were addressed. With the participation of representatives from the central government, economic analysts, leading legal experts and marketing experts, discussions were held on sustainability, legislation, new consumer uses, promotion and nautical tourism.
During the closing ceremony, the Minister of Transport and Mobility, José Luis Ábalos, claimed that the recreational boating sector today has great relevance of its own and contributes directly to the improvement and diversification of Spain's tourism offer.
The Spanish Maritime Safety Agency, a State executive agency attached to the Ministry of Development, attended this past summer a total of 1,328 rescues related to leisure boats along the Spanish coasts. The number of people rescued in these emergencies during this period were about 3,879.
The causes of leisure boats emergencies have mainly been mechanical failures, stranding, leak, fire / explosion and sinking or overturning.
We want to remind that before going out to sail one of the main priorities should be safety and prevention. Let's not forget that even if we are a few miles from the coast, an emergency situation especially with children, can lead to an undesirable end if we are not well equipped. Life jackets, man overboard devices and life rafts are essential in coastal navigation.
Within our catalog, our lifejackets, the Sea Tags device and our Duarry Coast Liferaft offer the security that every navigator and his crew need.
Life Jackets: https://www.ausmar.com/index.php/en/inflatable-lifejackets.html
Duarry Coast Liferaft: https://www.ausmar.com/index.php/en/liferafts/coast-liferafts.html
Sea Tags: https://www.ausmar.com/index.php/en/SeaTagsProduct.html
Ausmar consolidates its international presence by being present at the most relevant fairs in equipment and maritime industry worldwide.
After being one of the companies present at the SMM 2018 fair in Hamburg with a very positive acceptance, we continue working to present our latest developments and novelties in the upcoming events: the Mets Trade Amsterdam fair and the Barcelona Boat Show.
As one of the leading companies in the Marine Safety sector, we continue to add to our diverse range of Duarry rafts a very extensive catalog of exclusive new products such as the Sea Angel radio beacons or the Exposure Lights Premium lighting range.
Barcelona Boat Show | 10th – 14th of October 2018
METS Trade Amsterdam | 13th – 15th of November 2018
The first passenger boat with a hydrogen-powered engine equipped with Duarry liferafts.
Antwerp maritime group CMB pioneers environmentally friendly shipping with Latest Hydrogen-Powered Vessel.
The Hydroville is a pilot project for the use of hydrogen technology on large, oceangoing ships. Hydrogen can be extracted from the environment (ex. water) relatively simply, and does not release any CO2, atmospheric particulate matter or sulfur oxides when it is combusted.
As a reference in maritime safety, Ausmar has supported this project by providing the vessel with Duarry Liferafts.
The Hydroville is fitted with 16 seats that can be set up in three different configurations. Besides the commuter configuration, they can also be set up for meetings, with all the seats placed around a large central table. It will commute daily between Kruibeke and Antwerp to provide an efficient, environmentally-friendly transport. The vessel will also function as a base for demonstrating the use of hydrogen in shipping and will be sent out to attend events all around Europe in this context.
Today Thursday, March 29, Easter thursday, starts the 31st edition of La Ruta de la Sal, Pepe Ferrés Trophy, the most multitudinous height regatta in the Mediterranean with a total of 212 boats and more than one thousand sailors. The circuit Anam proposes this year three points of departure Port Ginesta (Barcelona), Denia (Alicante) and Puerto de Andratx (Mallorca) and arrival at Sant Antoni de Portmany in Ibiza.
The start from Barcelona is scheduled at 10.00 from the Club Marítim Port Ginesta. The participants will compete in a 140 mile course. 83 boats have been registered among these 29 boats of 8 nationalities: France, Italy, Holland, Switzerland, Luxembourg, United Kingdom, Germany and Belgium.
As is tradition, Ausmar will be present as a sponsor and expert in maritime security solutions. forming part of this great event of great sport and social significance.
The 30th edition of the Metstrade Show in Amsterdam, Netherlands, has ended up with great success and a total of more than 24 856 visitors over the three days of the show.
With visitors from up to 116 different countries and more than 1500 exhibitors, the Metstrade Show has become an indisputable international reference.
It has been with great satisfaction that we have presented our wide catalog of products and novelties within one of the most relevant trade fairs in maritime equipment worldwide.
Two of our main products this year were very well received by the exhibitors and visitors of the event. The DUARRY COAST LIFERAFT and THE DUARRY SOLAS A COMPACT LIFERAFT have managed to reach a significant number of visitors thanks to their performance in the field of maritime safety.
Ausmar with Paco Fargas and our official distributors in US (Datrex), Singapore (Safety Innovators) and Gijon (Repnaval).