NORAUTO gets set for the 37th Copa del Rey MAPFRE

GC32 Lagos Cup, Portugal. Day 4. Jesus Renedo/GC32 Racing Tour.
01 July, 2018.

Jesus Renedo/GC32 Racing Tour –

For the third event of the GC32 Racing Tour 2018, the GC32 flying catamarans have arrived in Palma de Mallorca to participate in the largest and most prestigious multi-class regatta in the Mediterranean: the Copa del Rey MAPFRE. The international sailing elite has come together for a week of intense racing. Heading the provisional ranking of the GC32 Racing Tour after two events, Franck Cammas and his sponsor Norauto are keyed up and ready for battle and hope to once again finish top of the podium.

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PRB leads the GGR – but is the computer right?

As the fleet leaders crossed the Equator over the weekend, the computer tracking gives Philippe Péché (FRA) Rustler 36 PRB an 18 mile lead over fellow Frenchman Jean-Luc Van Den Heede with Dutchman Mark Slats trailing in third. But computers track straight courses – in this case from the Cape Verde Islands to the Cape of Good Hope – taking no account of the South Atlantic High pressure system, which these sailors must skirt around before getting down into the Roaring Forty latitudes.

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PEMSEA E-Update for July 2018

The second half of 2018 brings you the July edition of PEMSEA’s E-Update! We are currently evaluating the challenges and pressures facing the Seas of East Asia in the near future, and would appreciate your input via a short survey. For a look at the near past, feel free to look through our Annual Report 2017, which was released this month. Also included in this newsletter is an initial summary of our recent Ocean Leadership Roundtable, as well as reports on two Philippine projects PEMSEA is involved with. In between newsletters, follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@PEMSEA) for the latest updates.

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Balestrero Wins His First Trophy of 2018 Melges 32 World League Season

2018 Melges 32 World League, European Division – Riva del Garda
Matteo Balestrero, GIOGI 

Riva del Garda, Italy (July 28, 2018) – After three days and a fully completed eight race series in Riva del Garda for the 2018 Melges 32 World League circuit, Matteo Balestrero and his GIOGI team which includes tactician Branko Brcin, and crew members Giulio Desiderato, Federico Michetti, Elio Borio, Christiano Giannetti, Simone Spangaro and Leone Taddei are 2018 Melges 32 World League Riva del Garda Champions!

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Volunteers rescue two men in demasted yacht in centre of Lyme Bay

PR280718-1 The casualty vessel with a broken mast, 18 miles south of Lyme Regis

(Credit: Exmouth RNLI)

PR280718-2 View from casualty vessel of R and J Welburn in the waves

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PR280718-3 Shannon class lifeboat R and J Welburn towing the casualty vessel into West Bay harbour. (Credit: Lyme Bay RIB Charter)

On 28 July at 6.25am, Shannon class lifeboat R and J Welburn was tasked following a Pan Pan call for help from Lyme Bay at 5.30am, with no further communication.

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Seahouses Lifeboat Call Out interrupts a recruiting day

At 10:51hr on Saturday 28th July 2018, Seahouses Lifeboat Station was in the middle of a crew recruitment day, when their call-out pagers interrupted the event, and the crew had to quickly go into action. UK Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses All Weather Lifeboat, to try and locate a distress beacon (EPIRB), transmitting in the Beadnell Bay Area. The Lifeboat is equipped with radio direction finding equipment. At this stage it was not known if this was a genuine or accidental operation of the beacon on a vessel.

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