To the team at Chartwell Marine for achieving Quality Management System for Naval Architecture Consultancy, presented to Chris O’Neill by Professor Bob Cripps.
Chris was a valued part of the team here at Sovereign for best part of 12 years, but decided to move on soon after his 18th birthday.
These two rib trolleys are on there way to Merseyside!
Last week’s image was of Caroline and Faye having just crossed the line overwhelmed with relieve and joy for being first over the line. This image is of Hamish Mackay and Andrew Lawson 100mtrs from the line with 4 boats close behind and is an image of extreme concentration.
Caroline and Faye well done you!
Chichester Harbour in a force 4 with lots of sun is an exceptional place to sail (and take photographs).
Spent the weekend at HISC where the conditions were absolutely perfect for the 29ers!
It is incredible how quickly accidents can happen, from seemingly a very safe sailing day.
To answer all the recent questions on preparing a trailer for testing, one of the most essential elements is the Vin number, so to clarify.
The VIN ( vehicle identification number) is a 17 digit coded set of figures that gives the history of the trailer and must be stamped into the frame of the trailer as well as on the makers plate. It is also worth checking that the coupling height is correct when fully laden it must be between 395-465mm above the ground when horizontal.
It really was champagne sailing conditions in Hayling Bay!
Since my last post I have been asked what is involved for a non-compliant trailer to get certification via the IVA system ( Individual Vehicle Approval).
1) Go to www.gov.uk/dvla then to application for individual vehicle approval.
2) Fill in the 12 page on line form with all the trailers relevant details including Vin number, which is normally provided by the manufacturer.
3) Wait around 2 weeks for your application to be assessed, if there are any mistakes it will be rejected and you will have to start again.
4) Once you have been accepted, you are invited to pay the £70 test fee and book an appointment at a test centre (usually within 50 miles) the average waiting time is 4 weeks.
5) Then take the trailer to be examined by a DVLA examiner, if it passes you will be presented with an IAC ( Individual Approval Certificate), if not there is a chance you will have to start the whole process again!
6) Once passed you are now legal to use the trailer.
Is it a fun thing to do, probably not!