Western Circuit – AsianYachting Race Report 2

20th SMU-RM Western Circuit Sailing Regatta 2017

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AY Race Report 2

Perfect conditions produce great racing…
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August 20th: The combined IRC A & B classes headed out of the Johor Strait on the SMU Presidents Cup, while other classes continued on with windward/leeward and point to point races in the Strait. It certainly wasn’t incident free, as the Port favoured start line saw some jostling at the pin end and the downwind mark on the SB20 course was reported to be crowded and very entertaining. Eight to twelve knots from the SW with blue sky and sunshine, made a perfect day for a sail, as the SB20 International Cup, Access 2.3’s for disabled sailors and six windsurfing classes bring the Inter-Tertiary Windsurfing Championship (ITWC) 2017 to their conclusion. Follow the action in the AY Photo Gallery

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Exmouth and Sidmouth lifeboats rescue four people

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PR200817-1 Exmouth Crew volunteers attaching a tow rope to casualty vessel

PR200817-2 Sidmouth lifeboat towing casualty vessel

 PR200817-3 Sidmouth lifeboat Crew volunteers on board Pride of Sidmouth

PR200817-4 Exmouth D class lifeboat George Bearman II

PR200817-5 Exmouth Coastguard Response Team waiting at Mamhead slipway

As I had just finished writing this yesterday (20 August), George Bearman II  launched at 6pm following reports of a kitesurfer in difficulty in the river Exe. A concerned member of the public had called the Coastguard. When our Crew volunteers arrived on scene within 10 minutes, the man had recovered himself ashore but was looking for his board. To prevent him putting himself in any further danger, we recovered his board and the man and took them back to Imperial Recreation ground to safety.
Emma Tarling 
Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer
Exmouth RNLI

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Oman Air team hopes history will repeat itself at Extreme Sailing Series Cardiff

The Extreme Sailing Series 2017. Act4. Barcelona, Spain. Pictures of Oman Air Sailing Team skippered by Phil Robertson with team mates Pete Greenhalgh, Ed Smyth, Nasser Al Mashari and James Wierzbowski racing close to the city of Barcelona on day 2 of racing.
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Fresh from back-to-back victories in the Extreme Sailing Series, the Oman Air team head to Cardiff this week aiming to maintain a 100 per cent winning streak by Omani crews at the UK venue.

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Western Circuit – AsianYachting Race Report 1

 

20th SMU-RM Western Circuit Sailing Regatta 2017

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AY Race Report 1

Mixed fortunes on opening day…
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August 19th: With the breeze favouring the Southerly quadrant, the courses were set across the Johor Strait, making for short windward/leeward races. It also fluctuated between 5 to 10 knots and changed in direction with scattered showers, the occasional sand barge and Malaysian ferry’s plying through the courses, made it an interesting day. Both race committees persisted and three races for the racing classes and four for the others were completed. Six windsurfing classes and Access 2.3’s for disabled sailors, opened their accounts and by the end of the day, all the youthful exuberance shown at the morning race briefing, was replaced with up and down results and what to do tomorrow to improve the standings.

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Freides Crowned Melges 20 U.S. National Champ

A very heated final day in Newport results in two additional races with Freides capturing the 2017 Melges 20 U.S. National Championship Title

NEWPORT, R.I. (August 19 2017) – A massive round of congratulations is in order for newly crowned Drew Freides on PACIFIC YANKEE. He and his team which includes Morgan Reeser and Charlie Smythe are the 2017 Melges 20 U.S. National Champions.

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Newport Long Haul

Day Two in Newport at 2017 Melges 20 Nationals makes way for four great races on the ‘inside’ Halfway Rock racecourse in blustery, rain-filled conditions

NEWPORT, R.I. (August 18 2017) – The sunny skies on Day One of the 2017 Melges 20 U.S. National Championship hosted by Sail Newport were replaced with low flying southerly squalls and an on-time 1100 start. PRO Anderson Reggio sent the fleet to the ‘inside’ Halfway Rock racecourse for what would be a very exciting, four-race day of Melges 20 sailing.

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TOTE plans new Hawaii service with Philly newbuilds; Navy says “collision avoidable” in Fitzgerald accident, relieves CO

TOTE plans new Hawaii service with Philly newbuilds
TOTE plans new Hawaii service with Philly newbuilds
August 18, 2017 — A maritime mystery was solved this week when TOTE emerged as unnamed “blue chip U.S. shipping operating company” with a letter of intent (LOI) to build up to four advanced new containerships at Philly Shipyard for the Jones Act Hawaii trade. The dual fuel, 3,600-TEU ships would enter service in 2020 and 2021.

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Arranmore RNLI Lifeboat on fourteen and half hour rescue mission

The Arranmore RNLI Lifeboat responded to its third call out in a week to assist a 24metre, 245 tonne fishing boat with five people on board which got into difficulty with engine failure. The boat, which left Killybegs in the early hours of this morning, Friday 18th got into difficulty when their engine failed 10 miles north west of Glen Head. The lifeboat launched at 3 30 am and reached the casualty at 5 am. Weather conditions at the time were challenging with a two metre swell and west, south west wind of force 5-7. Having reached the fishing vessel in the dark the lifeboat managed to get a tow rope on board but the tow rope broke several times because of the weight of the boat and the high swell. Having finally secured the rope the lifeboat proceeded to tow the boat to Killybegs harbour. After a tow which took 9 hours the boat was finally safely berthed at Killybegs and the lifeboat returned to base at 6pm after refuelling at Burtonport. Lifeboat Coxswain, Jimmy Early paid tribute to the crew of the fishing vessel, “they were a very experienced fishing crew and knew exactly what was required to bring them safely ashore, now it’s bedtime, hopefully ”

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BODY BOARDER BEING CARRIED OUT TO SEA OFF BEADNELL POINT

At 18:09hr on Thursday 17th August 2017, UKCG requested the immediate launch of Seahouses Lifeboats, following a report of a female on a body board without wetsuit or lifejacket, being carried out to sea off Beadnell point. Another body board had allegedly gone into the water to try and assist the female who had gone out of sight.

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