Exmouth RNLI Shannon called to the aid of fishing boat

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PR290614-1 Exmouth Mechanic Andy Williams monitors the Shannon lifeboat’s performance on the SIMS screen.

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PR290614-2 RNLI Lifeguards on duty help marshal beachgoers during recovery.

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PR290614-3 Crew and shore crew volunteers attach the winch rope during recovery on Exmouth beach.

 

Portland coastguard tasked Shannon class R and J Welburn to the aid of a fishing boat taking on water, off Sidmouth at 11.22am on 29 June.

 Photos: (Credit Exmouth RNLI)

The six crew volunteers aboard the new state-of-the-art lifeboat were on the water within 12 minutes and on scene by 11.55am.

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Stark Raving Mad and Simpatico win Onion Patch Divisions— Storm Trysail tops Teams

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Stark Raving Mad and Simpatico win Onion Patch Divisions— Storm Trysail tops Teams

Onion Patch Series boats raced in the New York Yacht Club 160th Annual Regatta presented by Rolex, the 49th Newport Bermuda Race and concluded with the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club Anniversary Regatta, 27 June, 2014.  For Onion Patch Series details see http://www.onionpatchseries.com/.

By Talbot Wilson

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The decisive leg for the Figaro Safran-Guy Cotten

The decisive leg for the Figaro Safran-Guy Cotten

The decisive leg for the Figaro Safran-Guy Cotten
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At 1700hrs (French time) on Sunday, Gwénolé Gahinet and the 35* other competitors in the Solitaire du Figaro – Eric Bompard cachemire started the fourth leg to Cherbourg-Octeville at the end of which the winner of the 45th edition will be crowned. After three weeks of racing, Gahinet, the skipper of Safran-Guy Cotten, still has some energy in reserve. This last 490-mile leg promises to be a new challenge with two Channel crossings and a coastal stretch along England where many meteorological uncertainties await. The competition is more open than ever. For Gahinet, the goal is not only to maintain his lead of the Bénéteau rookie ranking, but to try and finish in the top ten overall. The young sailor knows he has three and a half days of racing to create a surprise and overtake his rivals.

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Tower Bridge Exhibition – 120th Anniversary of London’s most iconic bridge

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  • Special anniversary admission entry offer of £1.20 (120 pence) for entry to Tower Bridge Exhibition on Monday 30th June available for all visitors when purchased at the ticket office on the day
  • NEW Exhibition: ‘Tower Bridge: A Celebration of 120 Years’, in partnership with Guildhall Art Gallery, running until 30th June, with a second run from September to December 2014
  • Tower Bridge Exhibition awarded TripAdvisor 2014 Certificate of Excellence in recognition of their long standing reputation for excellence
  • Accolade is determined  by reviews from the public
  • Social media: www.facebook.com/towerbridge and www.twitter.com/TowerBridge
  • PRESS PREVIEW: 8.30am – 10am, 30 June. Interviews and tours available. RSVP to george.eddy@kallaway.com 

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Match Racing titans gather for 20th Stena Match Cup Sweden

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Match Racing titans gather for 20th Stena Match Cup Sweden

Marstrand, Sweden (29th June 2014): Stena Match Cup Sweden, Stage 2 of the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour, celebrates its 20th birthday next week at the idyllic island of Marstrand on the West coast of Sweden. Joining the Alpari Tour Card Holders in this anniversary regatta will be two titans of the match racing community: Sweden’s Magnus Holmberg and American Ed Baird.

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Bermuda Race prize giving

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Crew of Actaea, winners of the St. David’s Lighthouse trophy. Left; skipper, Michael Cone, and Connie Cone, John Chiochetti, James Dalton, George J Fallon, Rex Miyashiro, Stewart Rose and William Stanley Sneath.   Photo Barry Pickthall /PPL

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Hamilton, Bermuda, June 29, 2014 – Royal Bermuda Yacht Club – It’s a quiet Sunday after the Saturday evening prizegiving, crew dinners and the last party at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club for Newport Bermuda 2014. Return crews are now packing groceries, topping off tanks and clearing Bermuda Customs for the long cruise home. Time now for some 1600 racers and their guests in Bermuda to return to the ‘real’ world.

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FRENCH ON FORM TO LEAD 470 MEN/MIXED AND 470 WOMEN JUNIOR WORLDS ON OPENING DAY

26 JUNE – 3 JULY 2014, CERVIA, ITALY

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Maelenn Lemaitre/Aloise Retornaz (FRA) – defending Junior World Champions

Racing at the 2014 470 Junior World Championships kicked off today with a real test of light wind skill and high intensity racing. A skittish breeze played across the race track and a significant 30 degree change of direction between races 1 and 2, saw some teams falter and others take the advantage as they read the breeze better and squeezed every bit of speed out of their boats.

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