Sail Aid UK News: Sail Aid UK gathers momentum & announces first Caribbean charities to support

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Sail Aid UK campaign gathers momentum!
 
TV personality and keen amateur sailor Nick Knowles, lends his support to Sail Aid UK.


  • Website launch
  • Promo video pulls at the heart strings
  • SAUK announces first Caribbean charities to support
  • I’m in! #sailaiduk Social media campaign gains traction
Sail Aid UK, set up in September in the immediate aftermath of Hurricanes Irma, Jose and Maria wreaking violent havoc across so much of the Caribbean, reports that its first major fundraising platform, the Black Tie/Loud Shirt Dinner at Land Rover BAR’s Flight Deck in Portsmouth on 11th November, was virtually sold out within days of announcing it, however there are still a limited number of tickets available. Booking enquiries to: simon@sailaiduk.com.

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Pilot who died after fall during transfer had been drinking; VIDEO: Crowley continues round-the-clock Puerto Rico response

Pilot who died after fall during transfer had been drinking
Pilot who died after fall during transfer had been drinking
October 12, 2017 — The U.K. Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has published a report on an October 2016 incident in which a Port of London Authority sea pilot died after falling during a transfer from a pilot launch to a general cargo ship.

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USNS Comfort provides much-needed medical care to Puerto Rico; Top officers on USS John S. McCain relieved of duty

USNS Comfort provides much-needed medical care to Puerto Rico
USNS Comfort provides much-needed medical care to Puerto Rico
October 11, 2017 — With its electrical grid wiped out by Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico will have to rely on generators to produce power for its homes, businesses, nursing homes, and hospitals for months. One of those hospitals is Hospital Menonita in Caguas, Puerto Rico. On October 6, however, the hospital suffered a generator failure, which endangered the lives of four critical care patients. Those patients were medevaced to the Mercy-class Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20).

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A Dynamiq Day At Melges 40 Valencia Grand Prix

 
A Dynamiq Day At Melges 40 Valencia Grand Prix

Three races puts Zavadnikov in the lead, just ahead of Porto Cervo champ Rombelli

(11 October 2017 / Valencia, Spain) – The second act of the 2017 Melges 40 Grand Prix circuit got off to a strong start with three races completed on opening day in light to moderate breeze, naming three different race winners.

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2017 Melges 24 European Sailing Series – Lino Favini Cup Will Determine The Winners Of The Series

Three days of racing in Luino will determine the next holder of the perpetual trophy of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series, donated to the class by the former IM24CA Chairman Riccardo Simoneschi. Photo – Piret Salmistu
October 12, 2017 – Luino, Italy- Expectations are growing for the great finale of the 2017 edition of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series, whose beginning is scheduled for tomorrow, Friday 13th, at noon.

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Valencia Readies For Start Of Second Melges 40 Grand Prix Event

(10 October 2017 / Valencia, Spain) – The Melges 40 Grand Prix officially launched in Porto Cervo, Italy last June with its first private event dedicated to the largest and most powerful design produced by Melges Performance Sailboats. Real Club Nautico de Palma in collaboration with La Marine de Valencia will host the second of three inaugural 2017 Melges 40 racing appointments beginning on Wednesday, October 11, and concluding on Saturday, October 14.

 

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House bill seeks five-year Jones Act waiver for Puerto Rico; Austal to build two 117 m high speed trimarans for Fred Olsen

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House bill seeks five-year Jones Act waiver for Puerto Rico
October 10, 2017 — Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL) and Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) have introduced H.R. 3966, the Puerto Rico Humanitarian Relief Act. According to a press release issued by Congressman Palmer, the measure provides a five year moratorium of the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, more commonly known as the Jones Act. The press release cites a 2010 study at the University of Puerto Rico that said that Puerto Rico loses $537 million every year due to the Jones Act.

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