A great opportunity for attending the worlds in Canada (nearly) for free!
Spliethoff Shipping Company have agreed to cover the total cost of ocean
transport from Antwerp to Valleyfield and then back to Antwerp at the
end of the Fireball Worlds event.
Costs not included:
- Customs clearance (import and export)
- Marine transportation insurance
(Spliethoff will require a letter absolving them of any and all
responsibility or potential claims for transporting these sail boats.)
- Trucking charges between the Port of Valleyfield and Pointe Claire (to
and from) remains a question at this time.
John Sveistrup of Spliethoff Canada outlines his commitment and
conditions to help us with the ocean transport of boats for the Worlds
2019. In addition, he has several questions that need answers from us as
soon as possible, in particular the need for a second container.
- expect loading date @ Spliethoff terminal Antwerp: July 10th to 20th
(at latest 5 days before vessel departure)
- expected vessel sailing from Antwerp July 15-25th
- travel time 12-15 + 3 days from Port Valleyfield to Yacht Club
- containers will stay on the ground @ club for storage purposes
- Once the containers are made ready for the return voyage we can have
the trucker pick up the units in Pointe Claire for drop off at the Port
of Valleyfield. The Valleyfield terminal operator is very accommodating
and will work with our schedule to ensure the units are loaded on the
EARLIEST Spliethoff vessel possible for return to Antwerp.
- travel time to Antwerp 12-15 days
- @ best effort container will be back in Antwerp by mid-September
To answer the question about the number of containers needed it is
urgent to know WHO exactly asks for a space in the container.
What to do immediately (Feb 28th at the latest!!):
Please mail your request for space to FI Commodore Christina Haerdi
(firstname.lastname@example.org) with your contact details.
For confirmation you will then be asked to pay a deposit of 450EUR.
Instructions will follow.
Space allocation and finances:
Christina Haerdi SUI 14859 email@example.com
Contact logistics Europe:
Ruedi Moser SUI14799 firstname.lastname@example.org
Take the chance to get an over-seas experience! I promise, it will be an unforgettable adventure for all of us!!
I'm waiting for your mail!