Falmouth welcomes ‘home’ Sir Robin Knox-Johnston – Sailing Festival June 2018

In what is sure to be a colourful and historic sight, a special ‘Suhaili Falmouth 50 Parade of Sail’ will take place in the award-winning town on Thursday June 14th 2018. The date is significant as it celebrates the day world-renowned sailor Sir Robin Knox-Johnston set out from Falmouth to win the original Golden Globe Race and in doing so, become the first person to sail single-handed and non-stop around the world 50 years before.

 

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Exmouth RNLI Crew volunteers rescue lucky Luther after cliff fall

PR091217 Luther with Crew volunteers and Philippa and Michael.

PR091217 Helm, Ian Taylor bandaging Luther’s paw

PR091217 Crew volunteer, Harry Griffin washing Luther’s legs after sustaining a cut.

Inshore lifeboat George Bearman II launched at 12.20pm on 9 December after a dog fell approximately 30 metres from Orcombe Point.

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King’s Cup – AsianYachting Race Report 4 & Summary

 

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AY Race Report 5 & Summary

2016/17 AY Grand Prix Event

The winners are in the fast lane…
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9th December 2017: After blowing the birds out of the trees all week, the North Easterly finally gave up the ghost and left the fleet floating around on a glassy seaway, with Race Officers scanning the horizon for wind ripples to appear. Two hours went by before PRO Ross Chisholm found some consistency from the ESE breeze on the Southern Course A and went into the starting sequence. No such luck on the Northern Course B and after four hours waiting around, PRO Simon James sent the cruising fleet home without a start. The leaders of various cruising classes rejoiced without even lifting a finger, while the racing classes battled it out on one short windward/leeward course, with some detrimental effects on the overall results.

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King’s Cup – AsianYachting Race Report 4

 

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AY Race Report 4

2016/17 AY Grand Prix Event

Change in wind strength, changes the order…
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8th December 2017: As the troublesome low pressure system closes on the Indian coast, it’s all change in its wake. The heavy storm deluge overnight in Phuket, heralded the arrival of the true North East monsoon trade wind. Clear blue sky, with 6 knots at start time, increased to 14 by the end of racing and provided a great day of racing. All the Cruising classes embarked on a Southern island race, while the racers concentrated on windward/ leeward races to break the deadlock and set out their stalls, before tomorrows final showdown. The lighter conditions produced a few upsets and some changes in the order, that suited heavy weather sailors earlier in the week. Capture some of the action in the AY Photo Gallery

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International Melges 24 Class Association Presents: 2018 Melges 24 European Sailing Series

2018 Melges 24 European Sailing Series – photo (c) IM24CA/Zerogradinord

December 8, 2017 – IM24CA – After some long evaluation, the management of the International Melges 24 Class Association announces the details of the 2018 Melges 24 European Sailing Series. From the first look at the calendar, it appears clear that the next one will be south and Italian oriented: in fact, five events out of six are planned to be held in Italy and the main reason for that is the Melges 24 European Championship to be held in Riva on Lake Garda in August

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International Melges 24 Class Association Presents: 2018 Melges 24 European Sailing Series

2018 Melges 24 European Sailing Series – photo (c) IM24CA/Zerogradinord

December 8, 2017 – IM24CA – After some long evaluation, the management of the International Melges 24 Class Association announces the details of the 2018 Melges 24 European Sailing Series. From the first look at the calendar, it appears clear that the next one will be south and Italian oriented: in fact, five events out of six are planned to be held in Italy and the main reason for that is the Melges 24 European Championship to be held in Riva on Lake Garda in August

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Report released on dry cargo vessel explosion; First ABB Azipod D propulsion system now in operation

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U.K. MAIB releases report on dry cargo vessel explosion
December 8, 2017 — The U.K. Marine Accident Investigation Branch has published the report of its investigation into a January 13, 2017 incident in which the Antigua & Barbuda registered dry cargo vessel Nortrader suffered two explosions in quick succession while anchored in Plymouth Sound, England. The vessel was loaded with a cargo of 2,333 tonnes of unprocessed incinerator bottom ash. The first explosion was in the forecastle store and the second in the cargo hold.

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2018 Golden Globe Race: 23 skippers confirmed at the Paris Boat Show

 2018 Golden Globe Race: 23 skippers confirmed at the Paris Boat Show
– French sailors continue to dominate a changing line-up for start from Les Sables d’Olonne
– French start venue encourages more big name sponsors: Ralf Tech – official timing sponsor
– PRB and Métier Intérim join DHL and Matmut Insurance as yacht sponsors
– Les Sables d’Olonne plan 2 week celebration prior to start
– 23 entrants at advanced stage…6 more making late dash for sponsorship and boats

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VT Halter Marine launches second LNG-fueled Crowley ConRo; VIDEO: Norway opens further test bed for autonomous shipping

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VIDEO: VT Halter Marine launches second LNG-fueled Crowley ConRo
December 7, 2017 — Shipbuilder VT Halter Marine has launched Crowley Maritime Corp.’s second Commitment Class ship, Taíno, one of the world’s first combination container/roll on-roll off (ConRo) ships fueled by liquefied natural gas (LNG). The launch of the ship at the Pascagoula, MS, shipyard this past Monday marks the latest milestone in Crowley’s transformation and modernization of its shipping and logistics services between Jacksonville, FL, and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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