Singapore Straits – AY Race Report 4 & Summary

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Manning’s Wala Wala 2 clinches victory on last day…
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31:01:2012 – Racing got underway on time despite dark rain clouds in the close vicinity. Two more windward/leeward races were completed in a building North Easterly breeze before the clouds opened up and a tropical downpour of huge proportions engulfed the area.

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Teignmouth lifeboat crew save 5 when trawler capsizes

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The five casulaties can be seen standing on the wheelhouse awaiting rescue (Credit RNLI Tony Watson)

Date: 30/01/2012

Author: Tony Watson, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer

Update Tuesday 31 January, 12pm

At about 1.40pm on Monday 30 January many 999 calls were received by HM Coastguard about a local trawler that had capsized on approaching the River Teign estuary mouth, close to the bar.

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Britain’s last steamship is set to return to the high seas in 2012

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After a year of setback and hard work both on the ship and behind the scenes significant progress has been made on funding, and offers of assistance to get the SS Shieldhall back to sea. Draft sailing plans are being drawn up to ensure the SS Shieldhall plays her role in this year’s programme of extensive maritime celebrations and memorials.

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2012 470 JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

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26 January – 3 February 2012, Takapuna, New Zealand

Day 4 Report – Have Italian’s Simon Sivitz Kosuta/Jas Farneti moved beyond reach at the 2012 470 Junior Worlds?

Issued: 31 January 2012

At the 2012 470 Junior Worlds, the Italian crew of Simon Sivitz Kosuta/Jas Farneti have possibly moved beyond reach after adding two more wins to their scorecard. Conditions on the Waitemata Harbour were a photographer’s dream. Blue sky, sparkling water, white caps and a moderate sea breeze, along with a fleet of young sailors concentrated on close competition provided a wonderful scene today.

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WEATHER CLOSES IN AS LEADERS FIGHT FOR SUPREMACY

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At 0200 UTC this morning, Groupama 4 (Franck Cammas/FRA) and PUMA’s Mar Mostro had peeled off from the wake of leg leader Telefónica (Iker Martínez/ESP) and tacked onto starboard. The first five boats are racing towards an archipelago situated 130 nm off the east coast of Malaysia, which they must leave to port. Martínez and his men changed direction one hour later and by doing so, adopted a protective position between Groupama 4 and the wind.

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Constant lead changes as the front trio keep it tight

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Back in the lead and pushing hard: Class40 Buckley Systems

After two days at sea on Leg 3, the double-handed, Global Ocean Race (GOR) Class40s are dropping sharply south-east into the Pacific with the first three boats keeping close formation as they run off the wind in 30 knots of breeze in the Roaring Forties, leaving Chatham Island port.

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The Weston-super-Mare RNLI station and fundraisers together with the staff of a local Sainsburys store held a successful Rowathon

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On Saturday a Rowathon was held outside the Sainsburys store in Worle as part of the SOS event. Members of the public, staff from the store and the RNLI volunteer crews all tried to row as far as possible in five minute slots on state of the art rowing machines.

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IMO Secretary-General says that IMO is right body to deal with safety debate after Costa Concordia

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IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu, speaking at the opening of the Sub-Committee on Bulk Liquids and Gases (BLG) today (30 January 2012), stated that IMO is the right international body to deal with safety of passenger ships and, in particular, a safety review after the Costa Concordia accident.

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