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Updates from Maritime Film UK’s Rob White, TV producer, reporter and camera operator with 30 years’ experience at the BBC, Channel 4 and ITN

Superyacht Stories #2

22 July 2015

That is a J-class yacht and no you probably can’t afford it – not yet anyway, not till you’ve made your first gazillion. These superb ocean racers were designed in the 1920’s, so are truly classic. The second of our superyacht trainees, Tom Clegg, is an engineer aboard one of them – and no, we can’t name her either! Tom has recently qualified and when we interviewed him aboard his J-class – at that point still some way off completing her refit – he was looking forward to a special J-class meet, when the yachts race to see who’s the best. Of the best. What is staggering is, again, the quality of the workmanship on board, the finessing of detail after detail – but as Tom told us, that’s all part of the pride of serving in superyachts. See the film at https://www.youtube.com/user/SeafarersAwareness

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About Rob

Rob WhiteRob is a TV producer, reporter and camera operator with 30 years’ experience at the BBC, Channel 4 and ITN, in news, factual and documentary production. He is a four times award winner, whose awards include a coveted Royal Television Society award for his work on Channel 4 News. His association with The Maritime Foundation goes back to 1995, when he won the first Desmond Wettern Maritime Media Award for a series of reports that led to a major documentary on the loss of the bulk carrier Derbyshire.

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