Despite a wet and windy bank holiday Saturday, over 400 visitors came through the big wooden doors at Exmouth RNLI boathouse on 25 August. Crew volunteers gave up their holiday time to give informative talks and tours around the charity’s lifeboats. Volunteers from the fundraising guild ran stalls which raised over £850 for the station.
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In the lead-up to the launch of BETRAYAL we’re bringing you a special bumper double issue! There’s a great prize up for grabs and a just-for-fun salty quiz…
2 JULIAN – ON BETRAYAL
3 NAVY BLUE AND A COMELY DUCHESS
5 WHO PUT THE “ROYAL” IN THE RN?
7 EDITOR’S CHOICE
8 ST HELENA
9 SALUTE TO A HERO
10 QUIZ ANSWERS
On September 6th 7th 8th and 9th Sunderland Yacht club are hosting the national championships of the Phantom Class dinghy. Between 40 and 50 sailors are expected to attend the event. These fast sailing dinghies will be sailing is Seaburn bay between the North pier and Whitburn. Practice starts on Thursday 6th which will be an open practice race. This will allow the competitors to experience the sometimes challenging conditions found in the open North Sea; it is expected that 15 – 20 dinghies will take to the water on that afternoon accompanied by safety boats. The first Championship races will start 1:30 pm Friday when two races will be held; there will be three races commencing 11:00 am Saturday, and two races commencing 10:00am Sunday.
A select group of Dutch yacht builders and related companies have joined forces in the new
Holland Yacht Experience concept. Their goal is to bring the supreme quality offered by the
Dutch yachting industry to the attention of a broader audience via joint promotion and
representation on the French Côte d’Azur.
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