Boracay Cup – AY Race Report 3

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Huge broaches, premature starters and a broken mast rounds out Day 2…
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29:02:2012 Boracay, Philippines: The relentless ENE breeze pumping in with gusts up to 25 knots revealed some flaws in the crew work and caught others off guard. All skippers called for small headsail’s and some reefed the mainsail to balance the boat in the heavy going. Right on cue the Racing Class hit the start line and never gave an inch away in their pursuit for clear air and superior boat speed. Having recovered from yesterdays confusion, the Cruiser/Racer Class made a point of checking out the course boards, which revealed windward/leeward courses for them and the Racing Class, while the PY Class were sent on a circumnavigation of Boracay Island.

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RNLI lifeguards deliver lifesaving training to help tackle major drowning problem in Bangladesh

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Bangladeshi volunteers at a lifesaving club (Credit RNLI)

Date: 28/02/2012

Author: Laura Fennimore, Public Relations Officer

Lifeguard trainers from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) are travelling to Bangladesh on Saturday 3 March to deliver much-needed training to volunteers at country’s first lifesaving club.

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FLEET BREAK THROUGH THE 500-MILE BARRIER IN WET AND WINDY RIDE

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It has been a thrilling night on the racetrack when half the fleet racing in Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race broke through the magical 500-nautical mile (nm) barrier. As the high-speed chase to Auckland continues to test the crews to the full, the leg leader board has a new look today.

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BISCAY 2012 ORGANISERS HOLD A ‘SIGN UP’ OPEN DAY ON SATURDAY MARCH 24TH

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Come and look over the F40 and sign up for the inaugural Race

Interest in the Royal Southern Yacht Club’s Biscay 2012 Offshore Race is already looking very positive with around 20 entries pledged to take part in this inaugural Race that starts in the Solent on September 16th. The Race will be run under ISAF CAT 2 coding.

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All GOR Class40s are safely in the Atlantic

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Nick Leggatt and Phillippa Hutton-Squire celebrate rounding Cape Horn – Photo Phesheya-Racing

Having rounded Cape Horn early evening GMT on Monday, Nick Leggatt and Phillippa Hutton-Squire have taken Phesheya-Racing through Le Maire Strait between Tierra del Fuego and Isla de los Estados joining Cessna Citation and Financial Crisis in the South Atlantic after 30 days in the Pacific Ocean’s high latitudes.

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McCurdy and Selkie make 10th try for Bermuda Lighthouse

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NEWPORT, R.I., Feb. 29, 2012 — Every offshore sailor worth his or her salt dreams of doing the Newport Bermuda Race. Sheila McCurdy has sailed 15 of them and will do number 16 in 2012. McCurdy, from Middletown, RI, is the immediate past Commodore of the Cruising Club of America (CCA), co-organizer of the race with the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club (RBYC). She has sailed nine of her Bermuda Races on Selkie.

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