Polygon Catamaran: Cannonball Raid 2016

A mixed Channel Islands fleet of Hobie Catamarans and the Nacra ‘Polygon’ were greeted with a building SW F4-5 breeze and sunshine for the inaugural Cannonball Raid, a long distance race around Bailiwick waters.

Polygon led the fleet off the start line and up the beat to Amfre rock. Rounding in pole position ‘Polygon’ went on to extend their lead over the first few miles of the next leg, a fast reach across the Big Russell to Brecqhou, however trailed the Hobie Tiger ‘Raven Russia’ into the Gouliot Passage. Polygon continued to chase Raven Russia back across the Russell, rounding the Fourquies Buoy, then once again fast reaching downwind through the Tobars passage and all the way to Brehon Tower. Rounding Brehon race mark in second place ‘Polygon’ showed their upwind speed and after a few tacks reclaimed first place which was maintained around Lower Heads Buoy and finally Gabriel race mark before an exciting downwind run under spinnaker to take line honours in a time of 1 hour 37 minutes.

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Forum 3 celebrates its first year

Part of Polygon Properties’ property portfolio, Forum 3 in Jersey celebrated its first birthday on Friday with a drinks reception attended by friends, supporters, current and prospective occupants. Since its purchase back in 2013, the building has been refurbished and represents Jersey’s only ecosystem, a concept that originated in Silicon Valley and which is now found in other thriving business centres including San Francisco, London and Berlin. The ethos is to enable embryonic business ideas to incubate in a supportive environment and accelerate into fully formed businesses.

The second floor of the building, Stratus 2, provides accommodation for small businesses – from ‘one-man-bands’ to operations of up 10 staff. It has remained at full capacity since the building was opened.

Based on the success of Forum 3 and the level of take-up from the Jersey business community, Forum 4 was purchased earlier this year. It has now been refurbished and new occupants have already moved in.

These two buildings form an important element of Polygon’s growing property investment portfolio and reflect a positive economic climate in Jersey.

We congratulate the Forum 3 management team on its achievements over the past year and look forward to its continuing success in the future.

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