Aug. News: Tweeners Explained, Rulebook 1.1 Update

At the Offshore Racing Association, we hope that your sailing season is going well, under full sail.

We have a few key ORR updates to share with you this month. We’ve also begun working to make next year even better for our more than 1000 ORR and ORR-Ez certificate holders and several dozen organizing authorities and race committees. Next week, we hold our 2nd annual ORR-Ez meeting of regional reps from around the country.

Competitors, event organizers, and race committees. Let us know how we can serve you better.John Horton, ORA Executive Director

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St. Johns provides Full-Service Construction and Repair of Steel and Aluminum Vessels

St. Johns provides Full-Service Construction and Repair of Steel and Aluminum Vessels

St. John's Ship Building

St. John's Shipyard

Our full-service shipbuilding and marine repair company offers state-of-the-art facilities, a history of quality workmanship and a convenient Florida location. Expert craftsman ensure projects are completed to the specifications, detail and safety level necessary. Our skilled welders create clean strong vessels in either steel or aluminum. We are dedicated to building high quality vessels and staying on budget.

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Hands across the Ocean – Australians Tugmasters complete training in Portsmouth

Ben Naismith and Alicia Pollock have been presented with their certificates by Second Sea Lord, Vice Admiral Nick Hine CB accompanied by Rupert Soames OBE, Chief Executive, Serco.

Australian trainee Alicia Pollock at the helm under the guidance of Rob Hinton, with HMS Queen Elizabeth.  Photo credit: Rob Hinton @TugmasterRob

Three trainee Serco Tugmasters from Australia have successfully completed their training at Her Majesty’s Naval Base (HMNB) Portsmouth with the help of Serco colleagues in the UK.  Alicia Pollock, Ben Naismith and Blake Thompson have all spent five weeks with Serco’s Maritime Services team at HMNB Portsmouth and Devonport in the UK as part of their training, and Alicia and Ben have now been presented with their certificates by Second Sea Lord, Vice Admiral Nick Hine CB.

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Oman returns as Haute Route 2020 season opener

Oman’s legendary hospitality and spectacular natural beauty will again take centre stage when Haute Route Oman returns from March 6-8, 2020. Oman’s magnificent Al Hajar mountain range will offer riders some of the most challenging climbs in the cycling world – notably the daunting ascent of the iconic Jebel Akhdar, which tested and delighted those who took part in the first ever event early this year.

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