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“Finally it feels like the Volvo Ocean Race. No more drifting around or upwind sailing – just raw power, soaking decks and high speeds,” described Ian Walker, skipper of Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing. As the six boat Volvo fleet surges south, clicking off the miles towards the Auckland finish, the sailing is nothing short of sensational.

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1 helicopter, a 2 year exhibition and the 100’s that make it happen

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The final push

 

Size matters at the Maritime Museum

A tight squeeze at the Maritime Museum

National Maritime Museum Cornwall’s new Search & Rescue exhibition is just weeks away from opening. However, it’s taken years of planning and the generous support of the RNLI, MCA, Royal Navy, RAF and many other organisations and individuals to make it happen.

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Boracay Cup – AY Race Report 2

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Racers off to a flying start, mass confusion for cruisers…
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28:02:2012 Boracay, Philippines: Fifteen to twenty knots from East North East greeted sailors on the first day of the Boracay Cup. It never fails to disappoint and as an increase is forecast over the coming days, we are in for another spectacular display of sailing. PRO Jerry Rollin chose lengthy passage races to suit the three classes, that took them the length of Boracay Island, into the Carabao Channel, up to San Jose Point or Tablas Island and back again. Now how easy is that? Well the turning mark for the PY Class went missing and it seems that none of the IRC Cruiser/Racer skippers saw the course boards and played follow the leader with total confusion breaking out at their top mark. Lengthy protest hearings are going on as we piece together this Race Report.

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Donations in memory of Scott Miles and SOS day funds to sponsor new Swanage RNLI Lifejackets

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Scott Miles was a frequent visitor to Swanage Lifeboat Station and spent many hours at sea. His family chose to put the funds given in his memory to the Swanage Lifeboat Station and the volunteer crew have since been waiting for a suitable cause to put this money towards that would be a fitting tribute to Scotty.

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Flint RNLI in microlight search

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Date: 26/02/2012

Author: Richard Polden, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer

Flint RNLI lifeboat was launched after a member of the public contacted North Wales police to report a suspected Microlight crash into the River Dee at Babilt. This message was conveyed to Liverpool Coastguard, which requested the immediate launch of the Flint RNLI lifeboat.

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South west RNLI lifeboat crew volunteers train in search and rescue communications

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Seven RNLI volunteers from Sennen Cove, St Ives, Exmouth, Teignmouth and Weymouth have spent two days at the charity’s Saltash support base learning about short-range search and rescue communications. The seven have spent Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 February studying the art of clear communication during a major incident at sea. The course was led by Steve Howard, one of the RNLI’s mobile instructors who travels around the country teaching crews.

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KONGSBERG EVOTEC ESTABLISHES NEW CRANES AND LIFTING DEPARTMENT

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Boost for offshore supply and subsea vessel lifting equipment development

Kongsberg Evotec, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime, has established a new department dedicated to developing its crane and lifting products for the offshore supply and subsea segment. The department, which opened officially in January 2012 is based in Molde, Norway, with production taking place at the Kongsberg Evotec headquarters in Gurskøy, Norway.

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Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire Only 3 Days Left To Book!

The ISA Dubarry 6th Annual National Conference is taking place this Saturday, the 3rd of March, in the Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire.

The conference is FREE to all ISA members and will provide valuable information across a range of topics for you and your organisation in the lead up to what will undoubtedly be the biggest year for watersports in Ireland.

Booking is essential.

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