An emergency VHF radio call on the opening day of Weston RNLI Lifeboat Week shows what the money raised is used for.

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Saturday was the first day of Weston-super-Mare Lifeboat week. An eight day celebration of our lifeboats and their crews combined with a flurry of fund raising activities. Just as the fundraisers and crew where relaxing after a hectic day a PAN PAN Call was received by Swansea coastguard who immediately paged the volunteer crew.

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Ryan DeVos Hangs On To Lead Melges 32 North Americans

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Newport, RI – USA – The second day of racing at the 2011 Melges 32 North American Championship, hosted by Sail Newport was splendid as three more races were completed leaving Ryan DeVos on Volpe and tactician Ed Baird in the overall lead. Annapolis’ Rod Jabin and tactician Chris Larson aboard Ramrod are standing firm in second. Steve Howe on Warpath, with tactician Mark Ivey are third.

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HISTORICAL LINKS LEAD THE ROYAL SOUTHERN YACHT CLUB TO TWIN WITH THE KING’S ROYAL HUSSARS

 

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The Commodore of the Royal Southern Yacht Club and the Commanding Officer of The King’s Royal Hussars (KRH), an Armoured Regiment of the British Army have celebrated their formal twinning at a ceremony held at the Club House in Hamble, Hampshire on Friday 29 July.

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A rise in reports of weever fish stings on Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion beaches

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Weaver fish has three poison spines on its back behind the head. The sting is not usually fatal but can be extremely painful unless treated rapidly. In some cases the sting can cause a very bad reaction, proving fatal where this reaction combines with an existing medical condition.

Date: 28/07/2011

Author: Eleri Davies, Lifeguard Press Officer

RNLI lifeguards in Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion have seen a rise of reports of weever fish sting incidences recently as thousands of people flock to the Welsh beaches to enjoy the summer sunshine. Three people were stung by weevers in Tenby yesterday, and a man had a very bad reaction to the weever’s venom on Newgale beach yesterday afternoon.

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Southwold RNLI lifeboat rescues yacht

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Southwold RNLI Lifeboat towing “Bolduster” into harbour (Credit RNLI/Carl Slaymaker)

Date: 28/07/2011

Author: Keith Meldrum, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer

Southwold RNLI relief lifeboat towed a stricken yacht to safety on Thursday 28 July. The RNLI relief lifeboat, Duckhams 2001, had been on station only two days before responding to its first shout, with new crew member Joe Barnes on board, also for his first shout.

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