The RNLI Lifeboat Shop at Anchor Head, manned by volunteers, is now open for business. It will stay open until October.
Sunderland RNLI volunteers with James Jamieson; Lifeboat Operations Manager + Tony Everett; Rotary Club of Sunderland Treasurer.
* Date: 30/03/2013
* Author: Paul Nicholson
Lifeboats News Release
Last Sunday morning (Sunday 23 March) Rotary Club of Sunderland presented Sunderland RNLI lifeboat station with a wooden bench to be used by the volunteers while their colleagues are out at sea on either training or rescue mission.
* Date: 29/03/2013
* Author: Paul Nicholson
Lifeboat volunteers from Sunderland RNLI Station scrambled into action early this evening (Friday 29 March) to assist three men, after their boat got washed onto rocks after it ran of out of fuel.
Curtain comes down on successful Round Hainan Regatta
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
29:03:2013 – An unprecedented heavy downpour severely affected both IRC fleets from racing down the East coast of Hainan on the final day. The IRC 1 Classes contesting Stage 2 of the Round Hainan Race from Haikou to Sanya was shortened and the IRC 2 Classes did not even get started, as the storm left a vacuum in its path at the Shimei Bay International Marina Club in Wanning. After the Haikou start the yachts had to beat their way around the top of the island and down the East coast which finally gave Wang Lei’s Swan 82 You Bao a chance to stretch their legs and show their pedigree by taking the daily double at the third way point. The IRC 2 Racers were deprived of the chance to improve their standings and yesterdays tally will stand as the final overall results, as they faced a 100nm motor back to Sanya.
Three of the world’s finest offshore racing sailors and Team GB’s Paralympic sailing Gold Medallist have signed up for this year’s J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race, organised by the Island Sailing Club (ISC) and taking place on Saturday 1st June.
Hamble, Hampshire, UK. Members attending the Royal Southern Yacht Club’s annual Fitting Out Supper that took place on Saturday 23rd March, were treated to a rare opportunity to participate in a unique question and answer session with three world-class yacht designers.
Dinghy Sailing Forum Minutes
On Saturday the 23rd of March the ISA held a Dinghy Sailing Forum in the National Yacht Club to discuss the future of dinghy sailing in Ireland.
The meeting was well attended with over 100 delegates. The ISA was very appreciative of all the contributions made throughout the four hour meeting which proved to be a very worthwhile and constructive discussion.