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Dear Islanders

Firstly, I would like to wish everyone a far better 2021 than we have experienced in 2020. Who could have predicted what we have all endured during the past 12 months. It has been a very trying and worrying time for many, and we have all been affected to some …

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Dolphins & Whales’ High Intelligence: It’s not Rocket Science!

I was reading an online article about dolphins’ intelligence recently and dumbfounded by a posted comment. Smarty-pants had quipped: “Most intelligent? When have dolphins gone to space or constructed a skyscraper?” The comment is a perfect illustration of how ‘we’ often compare dolphins’ (and other aquatic mammals’) behaviours to human …

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Captains of Ships – Jeremy Hance

Cheshire-born Jeremy has always had a penchant for being on another planet.  Growing up, he had a huge imagination, a fascination with stars and space, as well as an infatuation with the sea.  Jeremy’s father was a talented sailor, a man who battled to cross the finish line in the …

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Dear Islanders

Well, that’s another year which has flown by, and what a year it has been. Just a year ago there was the largely ignored piece on the news of a virus in some Chinese town no one had heard of called Wohan. I think we will all remember it for …

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Oyster Yachts Palma – Private Viewing

It seems that every article I write at the moment is talking about various different industry events that have shifted or morphed due to the global pandemic and  that sadly it is the same situation for all of us. For Oyster Yachts the same applied to them. When once there …

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Captains of Ships – Pete Lucas

Pete was born in the spa town of Buxton in Derbyshire, but spent most of his childhood in the Solent on the south coast.  Like many of the captains featured in the pages of The Islander before him, sailing was not in Pete’s genes – neither his artist mother nor …

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