Gig Rowing Club raise an oar-some amount for Exmouth RNLI

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PR300814-1 Gig Rowing Demonstration
Rowers have just retrieved the casualty during the ‘man overboard’ demonstration.

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PR300814-2 Gig Rowing Competition
RNLI Lifeguards and Exmouth RNLI Crew volunteer Max Champion compete in the rowing competition.

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PR300814-3 Gig Rowing Presentation
Exmouth Gig Club Chairman and Coxswain for the demonstration, Ben Atkinson presents Exmouth RNLI Coxswain, Steve Hockings-Thompson with a cheque for £127.75

Photos: (credit Exmouth RNLI)

The new local gig rowing club in town has helped raise £127.75 for Exmouth RNLI on 23 and 24 August, during the charity’s Open Day Weekend. The club organised a rowing competition and sold bottled water to help save lives at sea at the event.

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ROLEX & NAUTOR’S SWAN: A FITTING PARTNERSHIP

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One of the sporting world’s most enduring partnerships celebrates an important milestone this year: the 30th anniversary of the relationship between Rolex, Nautor’s Swan luxury sailing yachts and the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, partners in the biennial Rolex Swan Cup, one of the world of sailing’s signature regattas.

Taking place from 8-14 September, the 2014 Rolex Swan Cup will once again provide the dynasty of elegant Swan yachts an opportunity to engage in close racing in the challenging and scenic waters off Porto Cervo, Sardinia. Following directly on from the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, held at the same venue, this year’s 18th edition will provide a typically graceful spectacle conducted in the traditional spirit of ‘gentlemen sailing’.

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IN A CLASS OF ITS OWN

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An international fleet of 35 Maxi yachts have arrived in Porto Cervo, Sardinia for one of the sailing calendar’s great annual occasions. 2014 marks the 25th edition of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, a competition sponsored by Rolex since 1985 and organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) and the International Maxi Association (IMA). It’s a meeting of elegance, power and speed. Weeklong racing starts tomorrow, Monday 1 September.

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