Navalmartin’s all female crew set sail to no avail at Les Voiles de St Tropez!

Sadly the ladies on board St CHRISTOPHER set sail to no avail for Les Dames De St Tropez 2018. Unfortunately a lack of wind meant that the racing was cancelled. Despite the unfavorable sailing conditions St CHRISTOPHER’S ALL female crew took the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the vessel, continue their preparations and take advantage of training ready for the next regatta, the Panerai Classic Yacht Challenge which commences in Antibes at the beginning of June. Despite racing being cancelled spirits remain high, we were delighted to welcome a handful of guests from the London Marine Insurance Market.

Sarah Allan, Partner at Bentley’s Law Firm – Sarah is regularly instructed on a range of commercial shipping matters including charter-party and bill of lading disputes. Sarah is an accomplished sailor and qualified Yachtmaster. She has competed internationally and also spent a year working on yachts and luxury motor yachts prior to university. Despite not being able to race with us in St Tropez we hope that Sarah will join us for another regatta later this season.

Claire Kemp, Marine Claims Broker at Miller Insurance Services LLP, leading specialist (re)insurance broking partnership, headquartered in London with more than 600 colleagues across our UK and international operations. Claire has extensive experience in hull and marine claims broking and is an integral part of Millers Yacht team, she is also an accomplished sailor and regularly participates in sailing events.

Maria Borg Barthet, Director of Campbell Johnston & Clark Law Firm – Maria deals with all aspects of wet and dry shipping litigation, including bill of lading and charter party disputes, marine insurance, collisions, salvage and other casualty-related matters. She also deals with international trade law and commodities, notably the interaction between the sale and carriage contracts, issues arising under CIF/FOB sale contracts and letter of credit transactions.