2011 – NOTICE TO SHIPPING #10

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NIAGARA REGION

WELLAND CANAL

VESSEL PERSONNEL SAFETY WHEN WORKING AROUND HANDS FREE MOORING (HFM)
EQUIPMENT AT LOCK 7

 

Owners/Masters are advised that the intent of this notice is to ensure proper communication with
shipboard personnel of the possible hazards associated with the use of the Hands Free Mooring (HFM)
equipment, while in motion.

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Geraldton-Greenough to field a Western Australian entry in the Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race

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Western Australia has returned to the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race with the third entry from the state in the 15-year history of the event that is ‘Raced by People Like You’. The yacht will represent the City of Greater Geraldton (formerly Geraldton-Greenough which will amalgamate with neighbouring Shire of Mullewa on 1 July 2011) which has also been unveiled as the Western Australian stopover following the city’s popular debut as a host port in Clipper 09-10.

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New councillors appointed to the Broads Authority

Robert Stevens

Robert Stevens

Mike Barnard, Member

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Two new district councillors have been appointed to the Broads Authority Quango.

They are North Norfolk District Councillor Robert Stevens, from Stalham and Waveney District Councillor Mike Barnard from Oulton Broad. They replace Candy Sheridan, who was chair of the Broads Authority’s Planning Committee, and Alan Duce, after they did not stand in the May local elections.

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British Dragon Association Announces UK Qualification System For 2013 Dragon Worlds In Weymouth

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London, UK – 28 June 2011 – It is expected that demand for British places at the 2013 Dragon Worlds in Weymouth will be high and we would therefore like to clarify the selection criteria to British Dragon Association (BDA) members and other UK based sailors with an interest in entering. In addition to those who do qualify, we shall need some help and assistance in running this major IDA regatta so members not racing are encouraged to volunteer their services!

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Olla-Podrida: Julian Stockwin Newsletter, July 2011

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O L L A – P O D R I D A

for fans of Julian Stockwin’s historical action-adventure fiction

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July 2011

[Olla-podrida: an affectionate 18th C. term for a colourful medley of items]

1 OYEZ, OYEZ!
2 FEATURE
3 JOTTINGS FROM JULIAN
4 CONTESTS
5 EDITOR’S CHOICE
6 AT THE GEORGIAN TABLE
7 WIT AND WISDOM OF THE SEA

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Seafarer’s Voice 6, Whale Hunter

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This book is appropriately timed, with the Charles W Morgan approaching the end of her major restoration to full sailing condition. In 2013, she is due to undertake a Restoration Voyage along the US East Coast for the first time under her own sails since 1924. The Morgan is the last surviving square-rigged whale ship of the thousands built to participate in the first oil rush. This is the personal account of one of the Morgans first harpoonists.

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Seafarer’s Voice 5, Life of a Sailor

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Life of a Sailor has been considered a piece of fiction when in fact it was a highly detailed account of one man’s naval career. There are many personal accounts by soldiers and sailors of service during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. If this had been just one more, it would have been a very welcome additional view of history from someone who lived through the times, but it is especially welcome because it covers a remarkably neglected period of British Naval history. The Royal Navy seems almost to have ceased to exist after the Battle of Trafalgar and remained in limbo until the outbreak of World War in 1914. Perhaps this was inevitable when in 1805 the Hero Nelson died in the moment of his greatest triumph aboard his flagship HMS Victory.

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