Get Set, Get Ready, Gold Cup Go

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Fort Lauderdale, FL USA – The stage is set for the fifth official running of the Melges 32 Gold Cup, hosted by the Lauderdale Yacht Club in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Fifteen teams, representing six countries have assembled for what is going to be an amazing regatta, packed with the sport of sailing’s brightest and biggest stars and a clear call for breeze on conditions over the next three days.

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Sunderland RNLI volunteers hope for an early Christmas boost

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* Sunderland Lifeboat Station

“The shop at Roker is the retail side of fundraising in order to maintain the excellent service the RNLI and the crews in particular give to saving lives at sea. Being a shop volunteer is a most rewarding experience.”

Volunteer lifeboat crew and lifeguards at Sunderland’s Royal National Lifeboat Institution station are hoping to help locals gear up for the festive season with the sale of Christmas cards in the lifeboat station’s souvenir shop.

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Lewmar Signs New AutoAnchor Distribution Agreement

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Lewmar is pleased to announce that it is now distributing own-brand versions of the full AutoAnchor product catalogue. Ranging from a basic panel-mounted chain counter to a full multi-station capable wireless control, all Lewmar AutoAnchor units come with full plug ‘n’ play wiring, making the fitting process much simpler and eliminating any chance of incorrectly connecting the power or sensor.

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MMRC Stage 4 – AY Day 2 Race Report

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Tension mounts for final – Koo takes Monsoon Cup spot
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Nov 29th – Pulau Duyong, Terengganu: The seabreeze arrived early allowing the race management team to complete the three flights remaining in the Round Robin. Despite their gallant efforts Nurul Ain Md. Isa (Ri-Yaz Heritage Sailing Team) and Mohd Saifullah’s wild card entry (Terengganu Sailing Team) after picking up their first win on the circuit, have been eliminated and ended up in 5th and 6th place.

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Sandy Island and Updating of Charts

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You may have heard last week about the non-existence of Sandy Island, an island that has been on official charts from the British, Australian, German, French, Italian, Japanese, US and Russian hydrographic offices from the initial UKHO chart in 1774 to the present, as well as other maps such as Atlases and Google Maps. This island is shown to lie off the northern end of New Caledonia (at 19° 15′ S 159° 55′ E), between Australia and New Zealand , and was surveyed by Captain Cook in 1772. The island was then re-mapped by another vessel, the Velocity, in 1876, and the finding was reported in 1879 by the Australian Hydrographic Department (as it then was) in 1879.

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