Major milestone for Oman Sail as windsurfer Mohammed Al Balushi is selected to represent Oman at Youth Olympic Games in October

In a historic landmark decision, Oman Sail today revealed the name of the young sailor who will go forward to represent the Sultanate at the Youth Olympic Games in October. Mohammed Nabil Al Balushi will become the first ever sailor from Oman Sail to represent his country at a Youth Olympic Games when he races in the Men’s Windsurfing Techno 293+ class at the event in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Day 44 – GGR Peche heads for Cape Town

DAY 44: Dateline 13th August 2018 – Les Sables d’Olonne, France

Over the weekend, French yachtsman Philippe Péché has fashioned a repair to the aluminium tiller on his Rustler 36 PRB, but without self steering, has decided to head to Cape Town under reduced sail. This morning, the 57-year old professional from La Trinité Sur Mer, who had led the Golden Globe Race almost continuously since the start from Les Sables d’Olonne on July 1st, was making 2.9knots in 25knot headwinds and expecting to take 13 to 17 days to reach the Cape.

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Western Circuit – AY Race Report 2

21st SMU-RM Western Circuit Sailing Regatta 2018

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SB20 Cup and Windsurfing titles awarded…
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August 12th: Despite the SW trade wind struggling to reach 10 knots, Jonathan Mahony’s Humphries 42R Zanzibar completed the 20nm passage race for the combined A & B classes, in 2 hrs 15 minutes, but the fading breeze and shortening the course, allowed Kurt Metzger’s Nelson 10 Waka Tere to provisionally claim the SMU President’s Cup from the IRC B class. A protest has been lodged, so the result is provisional till next weekend. While this was going on, the other classes completed multiple races in front of Raffles Marina. The SB20 International Cup and the Inter-Tertiary Windsurfing Championship (ITWC) came to a natural conclusion and the 2018 titles were awarded at the evening prize giving ceremony. The sailors have been thoroughly entertained by the SMU Samba Band and other acts on a nightly basis and continues to show the extent the SMU goes to organise the event and no doubt very character building for everyone participating. Capture the action in the AY Photo Gallery…

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Western Circuit – AY Race Report 1

21st SMU-RM Western Circuit Sailing Regatta 2018

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They’re away on the 21st anniversary…
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August 11th: On a hazy Saturday afternoon, with cool SE wind in their hair, all the classes started on time and the 21st anniversary got underway in earnest. Although the predicted 15 knots never materialised, multiple back to back races were completed and a mixed bag of results were posted. Construction of new port facilities on the Singapore side and the continuing Forest City development on the Malaysian side, have further restricted the racing area and factoring in the increased tidal current, is paramount to success. This doesn’t stop the youthful enthusiasm and it’s good to see a lot of ole hands, helping newcomers develop their racing skills.

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Melges 24 European Championship 2018 – What a Championship for Maidollis, Crowned 2018 Melges 24 European Champion; The Italian Crew of Taki 4 Wins the Corinthian Title

2018 Melges 24 European Championship
WHAT A CHAMPIONSHIP FOR MAIDOLLIS, CROWNED 2018 MELGES 24 EUROPEAN CHAMPION
THE ITALIAN CREW OF TAKI 4 WINS IN THE CORINTHIAN DIVISION
What a Championship for Maidollis ITA854 of Gianluca Perego with Carlo Fracassoli helming, crowned 2018 Melges 24 European Champion. Photo (c) Pierrick Contin
The Italian crew Taki 4 ITA778 of Marco Zammarchi with Niccolo bertola helming  wins the Melges 24 European Corinthian title 2018. Photo (c) Pierrick Contin
August 10, 2018 – Riva del Garda, Italy – Sometimes the results just speak for themselves: with an impressive scoreline of 1-1-7-4-7-1-1-3-9-DNC, never going out of the top ten in a fleet of 72 boats, and with one race to spare, the Italian crew of Maidollis (ITA854, 3-9-DNC today) by owner Gian Luca Perego, with Carlo Fracassoli at helm, Enrico Fonda calling tactics, Stefano Lagi and Matteo Ramian, is crowned 2018 Melges 24 European Champion. The Italians, already winners of the World Championship in Helsinki 2017, succeed in the golden book to Chris Rast’s EFG Sailing Team, winner in Hyeres 2016.

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Exmouth RNLI (PR100818 Lifeboat Administration Officer recruitment)

Photo: PR100818 Exmouth Lifeboat Management Group (L -R): Community Safety Officer, Dave Littlefield;

Shop Manager, Pat Atkinson;

Station Mechanic, Andy Stott;

Lifeboat Operations Manager, Kevin Riley;

Chair, Simon Davidson;

Lifeboat Press Officer, Emma Tarling;

Fundraising Chair, Don Hodgkinson.

A vacancy has arisen at Exmouth lifeboat station to recruit a volunteer to join their team to help save lives at sea, by providing co-ordination and administration as a key part of the Lifeboat Management Group (LMG).

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Melges 24 European Championship 2018 – A North-Western Storm Stops the Game in Riva del Garda

2018 Melges 24 European Championship
A NORTH-WESTERN STORM STOPS THE GAME 
IN RIVA DEL GARDA 
Very atypical conditions today in the Wind Factory of Garda Mike Goldfarb’s War Canoe USA841 having fun while waiting Ora wind to fill in on Garda Lake. Photo (c) Pierrick Contin
August 9, 2018 – Riva del Garda, Italy – Very atypical conditions today in the Wind Factory of Garda Lake. For the penultimate day of racing of the Melges 24 European Championship, the Race Committee chaired by PRO Hank Stuart called the fleet out on the water perfectly on time at 1pm. All at a sudden, while they were setting the race course, the weather conditions over the Western shore of the Lake changed dramatically and a strong wind called Ponale, from the North West, started to blow with gusts over 30 knots.

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