News: We’re ‘in conversation’ at Southampton International Boat Show
Join us at SIBS (Ocean Hall, J401) on Tuesday 17th September where we’ll be ‘in conversation’ with a really interesting array of expert speakers from across the marine world. (Pictured above, top row L-R: Adam Bundle, Nigel Stuart, Simon Maguire. Below L-R: James Newman, Hamish Cook, Will Reed)
Adam Bundle – Rowing the Atlantic – 11:30
Adam Bundle’s a Watch Manager at St Mary’s Fire Station. He’s engaged in a two-year positive mental health experience. As part of that Adam and his colleague Stu Vince, are rowing 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean. He says his “ocean rowing boat was an absolute bargain, a faction of what you’d normally like to pay, knowing it’s keeping us alive.” We’re helping to sponsor the restoration of the boat ready for the epic journey in December 2020.
Come and find out why Adam is rowing the ocean with zero experience, and hear about his aim to raise £100,000 for Solent Mind & The Firefighters Charity.
Nigel Stuart – Spirit of sustainability – 13:15
Nigel Stuart joined leading modern classic yacht design and build company Spirit Yachts as managing director in 2014. Working both at home and overseas, Nigel has successfully raised the profiles of yachting companies on a national and global scale. He oversees all activity at Spirit Yachts working closely with the design and build teams to ensure Spirit’s world-class quality is maintained. A keen sailor with an engineering background, join us to hear about Nigel’s passion for sustainability both in the work place and onboard Spirit’s yachts and why his company uses WEST SYSTEM® epoxy.
Simon Maguire – The lightweight winner – 13:45
Simon Maguire’s business is responsible for the latest high-performance Moth, the Exocet. Featuring innovative refinements in hull and foil design to improve performance and ease of use, his boats have won the last three World Championships, multiple Europeans and National titles. Join us as Simon reveals his ten-year recipe for success working with designer Kevin Ellway and why they always chose PRO-SET® epoxy.
James Newman – Flying high – 14:15
James Newman’s CV spans the great and good in aviation. He’s worked on Concorde, for British Airways, on Rolls Royce and Boeing components – those are the ones we can mention, there are plenty that we can’t due to non-disclosure agreements. But he’s delighted to share his insights into the composite industry where he’s established himself as a firm player using PRO-SET epoxy to develop some incredible projects. Come and find out what James can talk about and hear about his experiences working on top end projects with PRO-SET epoxy.
Hamish Cook – Table Top Talks – 14:45
Hamish Cook joined the Wessex Resins and Adhesives family in 2001 after completing his HND in yacht manufacturing and management. His extensive knowledge of epoxy products means his advice is sought from customers across the globe. When he gets a spare minute, Hamish loves to experiment with epoxy – lately he’s been crafting tables with ENTROPY RESINS®. Join him for this fascinating insight into making river tables, tables with LED lights, and other projects using this bio-based resin.
Will Reed – Building boats with precision, and passion – 15:15
Will Reed is the principal of the Boat Building Academy, Lyme Regis, and also teaches on the 40-week boat building course. With students from all walks of life, Will is passionate about ensuring that craftsmanship techniques are kept alive. Will harnessed his skills from furniture design, took a course at the BBA, and opened his own business building, restoring and repairing boats and now uses his extensive experience to help nurture students’ passion. We’ve seen some truly beautiful pieces being built under the academy’s tutelage, using WEST SYSTEM epoxy. Come and hear all about the academy, the projects and how you can make your dream of crafting a beautiful wooden boat, a reality.
All the talks are free to attend. We look forward to seeing you there as David Johnson (below), our sales director, hosts this fascinating day.