ISAF Partners With Atlantis WeatherGear

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Wednesday 31 August 2011

The International Sailing Federation is pleased to announce that Atlantis WeatherGear has been selected as the ISAF Race Officials Clothing Supplier. It is a partnership that will see Atlantis supplying ISAF’s race official team with a range of clothing and accessories for the next four years.

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Gold Coast Australia wins second stage of Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race

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Gold Coast Australia has won Race 2 of the Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race from Madeira to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, crossing the finish line in Guanabara Bay today at 0407 local time (0707 UTC) after 19 days racing across the Atlantic Ocean.

In a highly tactical contest between the teams racing the ten 68-foot yachts, the crew of Gold Coast Australia emerged victorious. The pivotal moment in their first transatlantic race was their decision to take a route directly through the middle of the Cape Verde Islands, off the coast of Africa, utilising the funnel-like effect of the islands on the wind to catapult them through the centre of the archipelago and out the other side into a position of strength.

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CLIPPER 11-12: RACE 2 – MADEIRA TO RIO DE JANEIRO – DAY 20

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A commanding second win for Gold Coast

CLIPPER 11-12
RACE 2: MADEIRA TO RIO DE JANEIRO
DAY 20

* Battle for two remaining podium positions underway
* Provisional Ocean Sprint results released
* Gold Coast Australia celebrates second win in Rio

After Gold Coast Australia’s commanding victory in Race 2 into Rio, the
battle for the remaining podium positions is being fiercely contested.

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The Mudeford RNLI inshore lifeboat Mudeford Servant was tasked to assist a kayaker in trouble on the evening of Tuesday 30 August 2011.

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Whilst the volunteer crew were undergoing their weekly training exercise they were tasked by the coastguard to go to the aide of a female kayaker, who had become stuck in mud at low tide and having been there for four hours it was feared that she would become hyperthermic.

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FOUR ADULTS CUT OFF ON SEAHOUSES BREAKWATER

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At 16.19hr on Tuesday 30th August 2011, four males were seen from the Lifeboat Station, on the outer breakwater of Seahouses Harbour, clinging to the navigation light. Larger breaking swells were breaking over the central part of the breakwater, and the tide was still rising. The four had no safe means of getting off the breakwater. Humber Coastguard Rescue Co-ordination Centre were informed and the Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat was paged for immediate launch.

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Dart lifeboat crew and RNLI lifeguards worked together at two serious incidents during Dartmouth Reg

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Dart lifeboat crew and South Hams RNLI lifeguards attend the casualty on yacht Impi (Credit John Fenton RNLI)

Date: 27/08/2011

Author: John Fenton, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer
Dart lifeboat crew and South Hams RNLI lifeguards attend the casualty on yacht Impi (Credit John Fenton RNLI)

The Dart inshore lifeboat had just taken part in an air sea rescue demonstration with an RN Sea King helicopter from Culdrose, as part of the Dartmouth Regatta programme.

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Alderney’s RNLI lifeboat launched in response to mayday from visiting yacht

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Date: 27/08/2011

Author: Nigel Soane-Sands, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer

Alderney’s all-weather lifeboat Roy Barker I launched at 11.10am this morning (Saturday) to help four people on board the 12.5 metre yacht Sunsail 4006 whose skipper had issued a mayday distress call.

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CLIPPER 11-12: RACE 2 – MADEIRA TO RIO DE JANEIRO – DAY 19

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Welcome to Yorkshire has been closing in on leader Gold Coast and is now in second place

CLIPPER 11-12
RACE 2: MADEIRA TO RIO DE JANEIRO
DAY 19

* Gold Coast Australia opens up lead in high octane conditions
* One mile separates De Lage Landen and Qingdao as duel commences
* Critical decisions being made on navigational tactics through oil and gas fields

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