On the 18th August 2020, two sailors, two paddlers and an iron man champion finally launched a business they’d been talking about for some time. Welcome to we are marine.
A platform where we can share our passion for the ocean, and more importantly, share the knowledge and experience of a lifetime spent in, on and even under the water sometimes. We’ve also sourced the best ocean sports brands we can find, to help you along on your own personal marine journey. Whatever it may be.
If you’re a sailor, you’ll be able to prepare for a day on the water, a weekend at sea or an ocean going voyage. As a paddler you’ll find everything you could possibly need to stay warm, safe and even stylish while you’re paddling away.
We also cover safety, with a range of life jackets and PFDs, and soon we’ll have electronics and navigation equipment, Australian and British Admiralty charts, you name it.
If it’s going to help you have as much fun and adventure as we’ve had on the ocean over the years, then we’ll try and bring it to you, right here.
The draw to the ocean is different for everyone. For me it’s been a place to have fun, spend time with family and friends and do something exciting together. I started sailing when I was young, sailing on dinghies, then ocean racing yachts and still race one design yachts on Sydney harbour at the weekends.
It’s a shared experience that brought us all closer, and I’ve continued the tradition with my own family. And when your kids become teenagers, I can assure you, sailing at the weekend may be the only time you can get them to actually talk to you!
So if you’re new to this world, we’ll try and help you along. There’s a lot of good times to be had, shared with the most important people in your life.
And from my partners in this enterprise, well, they’ll do their bit too. Paddling and getting out in the water for a long distance swim isn’t really my speciality – but between us, we’ve got you covered.
So get out there on the water. Have some fun with the people you care about. You will not regret one single minute. I promise. Before I go, however, I’ll leave you with a few words of wisdom from Sarah Bolton, because she can say it better than I can.
“Voyager upon life’s sea, To yourself be true, And whatever your lot may be, Paddle your own canoe.”