Seahouses Lifeboat Call Out 25 March 2017 – Holy Island Causeway (again)


At 13.44hr on Saturday 25th February 2017, UK Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat, to go to the assistance of two persons trapped in their vehicle by the tide on Holy Island Causeway. UK Coastguard reported that the two persons were panicking as the water was up to their waists. Holy Island Coastguard Officers had also been mobilised.

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E-Melges 24 – March 24, 2017


, founded by an international yachtsman, sailboat racer, and sailmaker David Ullman, celebrates  50th Anniversary in 2017.
 The sailmaker was originally founded in Southern California in 1967, and has since expanded to include over 75 locations in 29 countries world-wide.  This year Ullman Sails will celebrate its milestones, reflect on its rich past, and launch forward into the next 50 years.
In this 50th anniversary video lots of people from the sailing community have been saying their compliments to Dave Ullman, including Melges 24 World Champion Flavio Favini.
International Melges 24 Class Association congratulates 2007 Melges 24 World Champion Dave Ullman and his family on this great history, commitment and contribution and wishes them best of luck in the future!

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Oman Sail takes on double-handed Class 40 challenge for European season as Gavignet and Al Hasni pair up


Oman Sail has revealed a new adventure for 2017 as the pioneering national initiative takes on a double-handed Class 40 challenge pairing up mentor and long-term skipper of various Oman Sail projects, Frenchman Sidney Gavignet, with his protégé and Oman Sail’s most successful offshore sailor, Fahad Al Hasni.

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Aluminium Yacht Norrsken from famous Swedish shipyard.


Norrsken XI90 is a unique CE marked workboat built by Broson Marine, one of Sweden’s most well-known aluminium shipyard in more than 40 years of building safe and sustainable commercial boats in very high quality.
The decor of mahogany and teak floor, is a craft out of the ordinary with only the very best materials. Great emphasis has been placed on function and durability.
The hull shape is based on the experience of proven and safe commercial boats with comfort for long hours on board. Insulation of the hull and the wheelhouse is top class which guarantees a quiet and vibration-free operation.
Through computer monitored electrical engineering and monitoring from Mastervolt with Volvo Penta engines and sterndrives.
Norrsken is equipped with the best possible safety and navigational equipment on a network by Furuno and Hatteland.
Low engine hours and always meticulously maintained by authorized Volvo Penta mechanics. Unique boat where the owner has been determining lines, materials and equipment. Built in 2010 and launched in spring 2011. 11,80 x 3,80 meters. 2 x Volvo Penta D6-330 with a DPH drive. Starboard sterndrive new in September 2016. The aft deck is strengthened for hydraulic crane but not fitted. 360 Virtual Tour shows the hull with oil change and new seal bearings.

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Exmouth RNLI volunteers assist local Scalloper at the end of a busy week

PR180317 Shannon class lifeboat R and J Welburn towing Scalloper in difficulty.

At 5pm on Thursday 16 March, volunteers on a Shannon Launch and Recovery System (SLARS) training exercise were diverted to assist a local fishing vessel with a rope wrapped around its propeller at the entrance to the river Exe.

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