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The Balearic Islands – Hope for the Mediterranean

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Asociación Ondine-in collaboration with Mission Blue and the Sylvia Earle Alliance-are very proud to announce the Balearic Islands as the first “Mission Blue Hope Spot” in the Mediterranean.   Hope Spots are special places that are critical to the health of the ocean—Earth‘s blue heart. Some of these Hope Spots are ... Read More »

Perfect Christmas Gift

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Ranger To Rainbow: The J Class Yachts A perfect Christmas present and a good read. The book ‘Ranger to Rainbow’ covers the rebirth of the J Class from the late 1990s and includes a short history of these iconic yachts from their origins in the 1930s. It offers an insight ... Read More »

The Seabin Project

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Taking a walk along beach is something most of us enjoy, regardless of the weather. But whether you’re on a deserted island or a holiday resort in the Costas, if you take a good look around you’ll see just how much garbage litters the sand and the sea. Plastic bags ... Read More »

5 Best Sailing Holiday Destinations in the Mediterranean


The Mediterranean boasts an exquisite coastline filled with wonderful hidden bays and secluded beaches only accessible by boat. Antlos, a new startup functioning as the Airbnb of boat holidays, shares an insider’s guide to the top five Mediterranean destinations to visit next season.   Venice, Italy Known to many as ... Read More »

Metstrade 2015

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Each November sees the annual pilgrimage to Amsterdam and “METS”, a huge marine equipment show held in the very impressive RAI Centre. It attracts people from just about every part of the planet, including a large contingent from Palma. If you are in anyway connected to the nautical industry then ... Read More »

Mission Blue II


Papua New Guinea to Solomon Islands onboard the National Geographic Ship Orion with 99 other likeminded people from all walks of life with various skills and abilities on offer!   This is Mission Blue II and it starts on October 10 with a charter flight from Brisbane Australia and I ... Read More »

Barcelona Boat Show

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The Barcelona International Boat Show, which will take place from the 14th to the 18th of October 2015, is once again the chosen setting for the leading firms in the sector to present their new sailboat and motorboat models along with the latest electronic accessories, engines and all kinds of other products and services ... Read More »