Royal Visit ***Embargoed until 5 March***

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HRH The Duke of Kent’s visit to our Exmouth RNLI station on 19 March at 2pm.

We have strict instructions not to release the info until two weeks before the visit, so we have embargoed it until 00.01am on Thursday. We have also been asked not to publish the time of the visit to the public. We shall be scheduling this news on our social media channels for Thursday 7am.

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Damian’s back!

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Damian Foxall (IRL), one of the biggest names in offshore sailing, is joining Dongfeng Race Team (Charles Caudrelier/FRA) for the forthcoming treacherous Leg 5 .
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AUCKLAND, New Zealand, March 5 – Damian Foxall (IRL), one of the biggest names in offshore sailing, is joining Dongfeng Race Team (Charles Caudrelier/FRA) for the forthcoming treacherous Leg 5.

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2015 MARTINIQUE SURF PRO, a great line-up expected

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The first edition of the MARTINIQUE SURF PRO, an event included in the World Surf League Qualification Series (QS) will be taking place in less than two months, from 21st to 26th April. As the date draws nearer, the line-up is getting stronger and looks very promising with no fewer than forty entrants from four continents registered, all eagerly waiting to discover one of the finest surfing locations on Martinique: Basse-Pointe, in the north-east of the island. There will be a lot of young talent, as well as some of the top names in the qualifying circuit. Some more names will be added in the coming weeks. An exceptional line-up for a new event on the calendar…

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Bordelon christening continues Susan G. Komen partnership; Arctic drilling opponents seek to block Foss terminal lease

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Bordelon christening continues Susan G. Komen partnership
March 3, 2015—Bordelon Marine, New Orleans, LA, is partnering with Susan G. Komen to christen the MV Shelia Bordelon on Friday, March 20, at Bordelon Marine Shipbuilders in Houma, LA. As part of a continuing partnership, Bordelon Marine will donate a portion of the profits from the ship to the New Orleans affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. A pink stripe will be featured on the vessel along with the Susan G. Komen New Orleans logo. MV Shelia Bordelon is the second vessel in Bordelon’s new Stingray series 260 ft Class DP2. All of the Stingray vessels will be built at Bordelon Marine Shipbuilders.

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Owners of floating strip joint indicted; Royal Caribbean to sell Splendour of the Seas

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Owners of floating strip joint indicted
March 2, 2015—A federal grand jury in Anchorage, AK, has returned a three-count indictment against Kimberly Christina Reidel-Byler and Darren K. Byler charging them with offenses relating to the improper disposal of human waste into waters in and around Kodiak, Alaska. According to the indictment filed in this case, the Bylers owned and operated the Wild Alaskan, a converted 94-foot Bering Sea crabber anchored in St. Herman Harbor. Between June 25, 2014, and November 30, 2014, the Wild Alaskan was a floating bar and strip club.

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BookPick: Light Upon the Waters

BookPick: Light Upon the Waters

by BigJules

This splendid coffee-table book is a commemoration of the 500 years of recorded history of the Corporation of Trinity House. It is sumptuously illustrated with over 300 images and has the royal seal of approval with a Preface by HRH The Princess Royal and a Foreword by Duke of Edinburgh. The book is also the recipient of the prestigious Mountbatten Maritime Award.

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March AY News & Views – Sailing in the fast lanes

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Sailing in the fast lanes
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1. EDITORIAL – Sailing in the fast lanes…

Goto Subic Boracay Race AY Race ReportsAs we enter the 15th year of publishing the AY News & Views, we are coming direct to you from the sunny shores of Boracay. Where Syd Fischer’s Dubois 90 Ragamuffin 90 skippered by David Witt, set a new Subic to Boracay Race record of 14hrs 23mins 17secs and shaved a whopping 4hrs 29mins 15secs from the previous record set by Frank Pong’s Custom Dibley 75 Jelik back in 2013. Goto AY Race Reports

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Boracay Cup – AY Race Report 3


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2014/15 AY Grand Prix Event

Windy Boracay Cup lives up to its reputation
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03:03:2015 Boracay, Philippines: The race started with Syd Fischer’s heavily reefed Dubois 90 Ragamuffin 90 skippered by David Witt, pulling off a daring port tack start, in front of the assembled IRC 1 fleet and scampered off into the distance. In hot pursuit, Frank Pong’s Custom Dibley 75 Jelik were determined not to let them get away and clung on to their skirt tails. By the time they reached the North West shore of Boracay, the fleet was stretched out in order of speed and a close tussle ensued between Ernesto Echauz’s TP52 Standard Insurance Centennial III and Geoff Hill’s Custom Smith 72 Antipodes. PRO Jerry Rollin chose to open proceedings with IRC 1 doing a 28nm course to neighboring Tablas and IRC 2 on a 19nm course to Carabao and back.

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