PYD topical news and events from around the world

Sailing Apprentice Scheme 2010

At this time of year pyd always has a surge of applicants who are keen to apply for the limited number of places available on our highly successful Sailing Apprentice Scheme.

pyd at Eurasia Boat Show February 12th and 13th 2010

Phil Coatesworth MD of pyd will be at Eurasia Boatshow 2010 in Istanbul on February 12th and 13th as a guest of Mr E Galip Kaynar principal of the Turkish Hallberg-Rassy dealership.

pyd Clipper Challenge skipper in second place across the Pacific

Long standing pyd skipper Peter Stirling is sailing a brilliant race across the Pacific and is currently in second place as this report from the Clipper Challenge web site confirms…

New HR40 arrives in the UK

“It has been a pleasure to do business with you again and in particular I must congratulate everyone involved for delivering our new boat to us so quickly and in such perfect condition…”

pyd feature in new book 'The islands that time forgot' by Graham Morse

“Now we had ridiculous time pressures – our oldest son Peter and his family were joining us on the boat one week later for a three week family holiday.We also had to appoint…”

Another pyd skipper approaches the 100+ deliveries mark

Long standing pyd skipper Bryan Walker has just arrived in Turkey on board a new Beneteau 57.

pyd Bring Back a Brace of Princesses

pyd have received the unusual instruction from leading global marine insurance company Pantaenius to bring back a Princess 58 and Princess 57 from southern Ireland to the Hamble for repairs.

Classic Mylne Ketch Returns to Greece

pyd are proud to have been selected to help deliver 'Alinda V', a classic 78' LOA ketch, back to her owner in Greece this summer.

pyd deliver new Oyster 655 for Eddie Jordan’s family trust

During the course of a year pyd have the privilege of delivering some extremely nice boats, often on behalf of some fairly high profile clients.

A pyd Sailing Apprentice reports in

Thoughts On The Sailing Apprenticeship Scheme

“When I joined the Sailing Apprenticeship Scheme I thought that I would be getting the opportunity to see some new places, work with a variety of …”

pyd skipper Bryan Walker goes 100+

Long standing pyd skipper Bryan Walker was down in Las Palmas too, on board with a group of clients heading for St. Lucia on the Hallberg Rassy 43 Sarah Jane.

pyd dinner at the ARC start Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

With numerous clients competing in the ARC every year pyd has made a point of being in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria every November for as long as we can remember.

Andrew Wood and David Rawlinson in the 2007 Mini Transat

The two British Sailors in this year's competition are both pyd skippers.

pyd instructed on delivery of famous Swan 65

The manager of this well known Swan 65 was so impressed by the pyd crew he saw delivering an Oyster 485 in to Oban, Scotland earlier in the year that he had no hesitation in approaching us for help when the need arose.

pyd sailors in the Mini Transat

Incredibly after over 3000nm of racing pyd Skippers Andrew Wood and David Rawlinson are only a place apart in 25th and 27th respectively.

pyd at the ARC 2007

The pyd team were in evidence at the start of this year’s ARC in Las Palmas supporting customers old and new as they prepared to set out across the Atlantic.

London International Boat Show 2008

It’s London Boat Show time again and pyd are on the Hallberg-Rassy stand as usual, supporting their private clients as well customers from across the industry both in the UK and overseas.

pyd selected for evaluation of new Wauquiez Pilot Saloon 55

Leading French quality boat builder Wauquiez have selected pyd to carry out a series of sea trials aboard their new Wauquiez Pilot Saloon 55.

Famous Contessa 32 crosses the Atlantic

TRISTAN GOOLEY…Tristan Gooley, 34, is vice chairman of Trailfinders, the travel company founded by his father, Mike, and is
a prolific adventurer.

New director joins pyd

Bill King is joining pyd as a director from September 1st 2008. Ahead of his official joining date he will be out and about on deliveries and meeting clients at various boat shows.