Exmouth RNLI volunteers called out on service in Storm Ophelia

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PR171017 Volunteers launching on service in Storm Ophelia (credit: John Ford)

PR171017 Recovery at Exe Sailing Club (credit: Exmouth RNLI)

Exmouth’s inshore lifeboat launched at 4.19pm on 16 October to a man on board a 21’ cabin cruiser in the river Exe, during Storm Ophelia.

Crew volunteers were on scene near the Exe Sailing Club within 12 minutes in Force 6 conditions. The local man was attempting to secure his boat onto a mooring after the storm increased. A damaged propeller, along with strong waves and wind caused difficulties in positioning the boat, so a Crew volunteer was put on board to secure the cabin cruiser successfully. The casualty requested to stay on board. Because of the challenging conditions in front of the lifeboat station, recovery took place at Exe Sailing Club.

Helm, David Preece said:

‘It seems the casualty had reached his boat from near the railway line as he was concerned for his property and wanted to protect it in the increasing weather conditions. There was always a danger he would find himself unexpectedly in the water and wasn’t wearing a lifejacket. We would advise boat owners to check their moorings are secure in all weathers.

British Transport Police and National Police Air Service (Exeter) were also tasked following calls from concerned members of the public.

 

A varied weekend for Exmouth RNLI volunteers: Fish Supper, carnival and celebrations

Photos: PR161017 Carnival Group photo

PR161017 Carnival assembly, just before pagers sounded

PR161017 Fish Supper

PR161017 Shop volunteers celebrating at Guildhall, London

Crew, Fundraising and Shop volunteers from Exmouth were busy supporting and representing the charity that saves lives at sea in various methods and places on 13 and 14 October.

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Mid October AYGP News

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Image credits to RHKYC / Guy Nowell
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Oman Air crew confident of closing the gap as Extreme Sailing Series heads towards its conclusion

The Extreme Sailing Series 2017. Pictures of the Oman Air race team in action during practise racing. Skipper Phil Robertson (NZL) Peter Greenhalgh (GBR), Nasser Al Mashari (OMA), Ed Smyth (NZL) and James Wierzbowski (AUS)
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The Oman Air team head into the penultimate Act in the year-long Extreme Sailing Series confident they can close the narrow gap to the top of the overall table.

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Metal Shark delivers first two Potomac Riverboat cats; Seven injured, one missing in platform explosion

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VIDEO: Metal Shark delivers first two Potomac Riverboat cats
October 16, 2017 — The first two passenger vessels built by Louisiana-based shipbuilder Metal Shark under a four-vessel contract from Entertainment Cruises’ Potomac Riverboat Company division have been delivered to Washington, D.C. and are now in service. The two 88′, 149-passenger high speed aluminum catamaran vessels, Potomac Taxi I and Potomac Taxi II, departed Metal Shark’s Franklin, Louisiana shipyard in mid-September.

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2017 Melges 24 European Sailing Series – Gill Race Team and Taki 4 Crowned Leaders of the Series in Luino, FGF Sailing Team and Taki 4 Winning Lino Favini Cup

Miles Quinton’s GILL RACE TEAM GBR694 with Geoff Carveth in helm is the winner of the 2017 edition of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series, replicating their success of 2015 – photo (c) IM24CA/ZGN
TAKI 4 ITA778, the boat by Marco Zammarchi with Niccolo Bertola in helm is the winner both of 2017 Melges 24 European Sailing Series and Lino Favini Cup in the Corinthian division – photo (c)IM24CA/ZGN
FGF SAILING TEAM HUN728 helmed by Robert Bakoczy, winner of the last two events of the 2017 series, including Lino Favini Cup that was concluded today in Luino – photo (c) IM24CA/ZGN

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Rombelli Crowned Melges 40 Valencia Grand Prix Champion

 
Rombelli Crowned Melges 40 Valencia Grand Prix Champion

A crushing-of-the-competition performance by Rombelli leads to total domination and a second consecutive Melges 40 Grand Prix win

(14 October 2017 / Valencia, Spain)STIG, and STIG still. Alessandro Rombelli and his predominantly Italian team which includes tactician Francesco Bruni, Pierluigi De Felice, Luca Faravelli, Daniele Fiaschi, Iztok Knafelc, Filippo La Mantia, Pietro Mantovani and Giorgio Tortarolo are 2017 Valencia Melges 40 Grand Prix Champions.

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2017 Melges 24 European Sailing Series – Maidollis Survives the Light Inverna in Luino

Italian MAIDOLLIS of Gian Luca Perego with Carlo Fracassoli helming, maintaining the leadership in Luino on the second day of Lino Favini Cup – photo (c) IM24CA/ZGN
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Melges 24 fleet in Luino led by Maidollis ITA854 – photo (c) IM24CA/ZGN

October 13, 2017 – Luino, Italy- Lake Maggiore doesn’t disappoint expectations and the Melges 24 fleet starts the last event of the 2017 European Sailing Series at full rhythm: a day of springy conditions, with the local southern breeze called Inverna blowing between 10 and 13 knots, grants the conclusion of the first three races of Lino Favini Cup, event that celebrates this year its 14th anniversary, hosted by the Associazione Velica Alto Verbano and promoted by Melges 24 International Class Association with the support of Melges 24 Italian Class.

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Tit For Tat – Rombelli Takes The Lead In Valencia

Rombelli takes full advantage of two additional light air races to acquire the lead at 2017 Melges 40 Valencia Grand Prix

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