Generous local legacy to fund the charity’s next Shannon class lifeboat at Exmouth RNLI

AE Shannon side profile

AE Shannon side profile – R and J Welburn during Coxswains’ training off Jersey.

Photos: (Credit: Andrew Eele/RNLI)

A substantial legacy in memoriam of a relative to the Captain at Spurn Point will provide the majority of the funding for Exmouth RNLI’s new Shannon class all-weather lifeboat.

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Commodore’s Cup – AY Race Report 4

Top teams take advantage on final day…
By AY MultiMedia
26 April 2014: Heavy rain overnight produced overcast conditions in the morning, but the seabreeze still managed to arrive on time, although very light and slow to build at the beginning. Once again this helped PRO Jerry Rollin get the IRC Racers away on the first of two windward/leeward races and the Cruising and Multihull classes on their fourth passage race in as many days.

The atmosphere was tense as these races would determine the overall champions in three classes. Consequently some starting line anti barging tactics were employed, which caught a few boats offside. After each race the calculators worked overtime to produce the results and relay them to the competitors. Two boats came out with exactly the same corrected time and countbacks were required to determine the final results. All in all, a wonderful conclusion to a great regatta.

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Marine hose price-fixer gets two-year prison term

Russia could
 give Crimean shipyards LNG tanker orders

April 25, 2014
—Russia’s Ministry of Industry and Trade is developing a program to place construction orders at Crimean shipyards. According to a Ministry press release, these could include building tankers to transport LNG from Russia’s Arctic fleet and this initiative is now being discussed with Sovcomflot, Gazprom and Novatek.

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Countdown to CARIBBEE!

Countdown to CARIBBEE!

by BigJules

‘A thumping good read – a wonderful platform for Stockwin’s powers of description, his mastery of the nautical environment and talent for sketching in a totally credible world…His easy-going, fluid storytelling totally immerses the reader.’ – Warships magazine on CARIBBEE

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New Footage of Canada’s Most Northerly Known Shipwreck

New Footage of Canada's Most Northerly Known Shipwreck
Captured During Operation NUNALIVUT 2014
April 25, 2014
RESOLUTE BAY - Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel deployed on Operation NUNALIVUT 2014 have captured exciting new footage of the sunken merchant ship Breadalbane, a National Historic Site of Canada.

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New Henri Lloyd Dry Suit presented to Andrew Taylor who survived a terrifying Man-Overboard situation in the Pacific Ocean.

Clipper Round the World Yacht RaceOn March 30th, Clipper Round the World Yacht Race sailor, Andrew Taylor had the most terrifying experience.  In rough weather and 35 knots of wind, he went over the side of the Clipper 70 yacht Derry~Londonderry~Diore and survived one and half hours in stormy Pacific waters.

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This Week’s Sailing News: Howth is Awash, Where Are They Now, Smartphones at Sea, Win an Oppie & More…

ISA Newsletter
24th April 2014

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ISA Youth Pathway National Championship

This morning the picturesque home waters of Howth Yacht Club were awash with boats as over 250 of Ireland’s top young sailors convene in the Dublin seaside town for the annual four-day ISA Youth Pathway National Championships. Three separate race areas will be laid north of Ireland’s Eye in order to accommodate the large number of competitors and racing will be hotly contested as the regatta gears up to be one of the most exciting in recent years.

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