Both Exmouth lifeboats tasked simultaneously for two rescues

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On the afternoon of 21 July, both Exmouth RNLI’s Shannon class and D-class lifeboats were called out to Lyme Bay to assist two broken-down boats and tow them to safety.

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Delivery from Gruissan to Hyères in gale force

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The fleet of the M34s left Gruissan this morning for a 140 miles offshore leg to Hyères, but due to a gale warning from Meteo France, the race committee decided to cancel the race.

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J.M. Martinac sold at foreclosure auction

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J.M. Martinac sold at foreclosure auction

July 21, 2014—The Tacoma, WA, shipyard of J.M. Martinac Shipbuilding Corporation was sold at a foreclosure auction July 18. The auction came after last ditch efforts to rescue the yard failed. It had won no new contracts since its last newbuilding, the 184 ft fishing vessel Northern Leader, left the yard a year ago. That vessel was built for Alaska Leader Fisheries. During the course of construction, Alaskan Leader loaned Martinac $5,479,000. It moved forward with the foreclosure action when the shipbuilder failed to make overdue payments on the loan. The shipbuilder also owed Pierce County some $13,429 in property taxes for the last three years.

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Whaleship Charles W. Morgan to Celebrate Centennial of the Cape Cod Canal

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Historic Ship to Open to the Public at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy July 26-27

Mystic, Conn. (July 21, 2014) — The Charles W. Morgan will travel from Boston to the Massachusetts Maritime Academy on Wednesday, July 23 to take part in the centennial celebration of the opening of the Cape Cod Canal. The ship will dock at the academy and be open for public boarding on Saturday and Sunday, July 26-27.

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PERSONS CUT OFF BY TIDE AT St CUTHBERT’S ISLAND

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At 12.27hr on Monday 14th April 2014, Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat was requested to launch by Humber Coastguard, following a report of two persons cut off by the tide at St Cuthbert’s Island, beside Holy Island. Local shore based Coastguards from Holy Island were also attending.

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Exmouth RNLI volunteers welcome young fundraiser, Joe

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PR190714-3 Joe shows off his Christmas Card design, on sale in RNLI shops

Six year old Stormforce member and Design a Christmas Card competition winner, Joe Stanbury handed over £83.77 to Exmouth RNLI volunteers just before their exercise, on 16 July.

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BE INSPIRED THIS SUMMER WITH A VISIT TO TOWER BRIDGE EXHIBITION

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Delve into the world of engineering this summer, with the Tower Bridge’s ‘Ask the Techie’ summer programme starting from Friday 25 July
Make it count and visit Tower Bridge – the most famous bridge in the world, as it celebrates its 120th birthday this summer
Family tickets from £18

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Robertissima Crowned 2014 Melges 32 European Champion

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Riva Del Garda, Italy – Unstable racing conditions did not allow for a final race at the 2014 Melges 32 European Championship making overnight leader Roberto Tomasini Grinover and his Robertissima team newly crowned 2014 European Champions! Aboard with Tomasini Grinover was tactician Vasco Vascotto and crew members Federico Michetti, Giovanni Cassinari, Gunnar Bahr, Simone Spangaro, Steafno Nicolussi and Armin Raderbauer.

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Team Oman Sail in the hot seat

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In brief :

 

v Full-on day with strong north-westerly wind

v Bretagne-Crédit Mutuel Elite climbs up the leaderboard to take Oman Sail’s 3rd place

v The race leader Courrier Dunkerque 3 extend his lead again over Groupama 34

v Corinthian team Nantes – Saint Nazaire wins its first race since the beginning of the event

v Tomorrow the fleet will leave at 10.30am for the 5th offshore leg, from Gruissan to Hyères

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Phuket Raceweek – AY Race Report 4 & Summary

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Barmy tropics interrupts racing but persistence pays off
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July 20th: After a two days of superb sailing conditions, the South Westerly flow deserted us yesterday and racing was completely abandoned. It didn’t look any better this morning and after another lengthy wait, miraculously a light South Easterly appeared on the horizon, which was just enough for PRO Simon James to get racing underway. The Multihull, Cruiser and Classics started first and were dispatched to seaward on a two island passage race. Then the IRC Racers on a short windward/ leeward course. No racing yesterday, virtually ensured the run away class leaders overall victory. It didn’t have the excitement of a final race showdown but none the less everyone was keen to get going again and make the most of the last day of racing.

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