Key Projects

AVIVA / GAES

Aviva - Gaes

AVIVA / GAES 2007-2011

Joff project managed Dee Caffari's campaign between 2007 and 2011.

Joff was responsible for managing the new build in NZ and then managed all technical aspects of the boat for the Transat 2008, Vendee Globe 2008/9, and TJV 2010.

With new sponsorship in 2010, Joff led a refit and modification programme in Barcelona in preparation for the 2010 Barcelona World Race.  The boat finished every race.

OPEN 60 RUSALKA 2010

Rusalka

OPEN 60 RUSALKA 2010

In 2010 Simon managed the Open 60 Rusalka. Included in the full management remit was the project management of an extensive refit and modification programme. In addition to general servicing, the decks, topsides, bottom, appendages and interior were re-painted. The keel was modified hydraulics overhauled, engine and saildrive replaced, interior redesigned and galley fitted, and much more.

Simon then went on to re-commission and skipper Rusalka for the owner during 2010.

HUGO BOSS 2 2007

HUGO BOSS 2 2007

HUGO BOSS 2 2007

Neville Hutton brought Joff in to help manage the build of this IMOCA 60 in 2006.

With Team Project Manager Jason Carrington, Joff set up a new build facility and then managed the drawings, schedule and materials.

 

 

 

 

 

ARTEMIS OCEAN RACING 1 2007-2010

ARTEMIS OCEAN RACING 1 2007-2010

ARTEMIS OCEAN RACING 1 2007-2010

Simon joined the Artemis Ocean Racing team as skipper of the IMOCA 60 Artemis Ocean Racing 1, servicing all corporate hospitality requirements, managing the technical preparation of the yacht and team and achieving a very competitive set of results on the UK Race Circuit.

He was awarded the RORC class championship for the 2008/9 season as well as being involved as skipper in several high profile media events.

 

 

 

 

CONRAD HUMPHRIES (HELLOMOTTO)

Conrad Humphreys

CONRAD HUMPHRIES (HELLOMOTTO)

In 2004 Joff was engaged by Conrad Humphreys to prepare and manage his Vendee Globe campaign, starting with a substantial refit. With limited time and budget the boat was prepared for The Transat race which Conrad finished competitively and safely. With a mini refit that summer Joff began preparing the boat for the pressures of the Vendee Globe. Conrad completed the race successfully in 7th position, This was a very successful project with all races finished, all timelines met and recognition for fighting above it's budget.

 

SIR ROBIN KNOX - JOHNSTON / (SAGA INSURANCE)

Sir Robin Knox Johnston

SIR ROBIN KNOX - JOHNSTON / (SAGA INSURANCE)

In 2006/7 Simon took on the role of project manager for Sir Robin Knox Johnston in his campaign to compete in the Velux 5 Oceans Solo round the world yacht race. He was tasked with forming a team and managing the campaign, securing and managing of additional budget, and managing the logistics and preparation at each stop-over.

Sir Robin, with Simon's support, completed the Velux 5 Oceans becoming the oldest competitor to finish a solo round the world yacht race in his second solo circumnavigation at the age of 68.