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Six family members were rescued from a yacht that became adrift in rough weather as well as ran across off the Pembrokeshire coast. Last Friday, Angle RNLI lifeboat crew introduced following a Mayday call from the eleven meter yacht.
At his time of arrival at the scene at the Lindsway Bay, the crew of the lifeboat saw the yacht aground with their anchor out, in the surf line along with 6 people on board. All Weather Lifebat was ineffective to get quite close because of the shallow water so the Y Boat was introduced and maneuvered along with the yacht in up to 2.4 meter long breaking swell to void the 2 adults and 4 children on board.
Following many attempts, and often being flooded by the waves, the Y Boat made 4 successful transfers of the emergencies onto the ALB. The casualties, who were cold, wet and shaken by the event, were taken to the Milford Haven Port Authority Jetty where they were served by awaiting coastguards. Continue reading »
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Yacht Racing Forum declared an all new format and concept for their 2015 edition and it is all set to take place over 7th and 8th December.
Now composed of different conference streams, this annual event would deliver great concepts and ideas in 3 important places that affect all in the yacht racing industry: the whole Business, planning and organizational aspects of the sport; the grandness of Design & Technology to drive innovation and, for the very first time, the role Risk Management engages in the construction of the sport. Continue reading »
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A dangerous yacht accident was avoided by the instant and prompt effort shown by The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA).
An American as well as his crew was rescued by the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency when their yacht got stranded at a distance of about 18 kms or 10 nautical miles Tanjung Po which is near Muara Tebas in Malaysia.
This incident occurred in the 24th of November, when the AustralisII had to be anchored by its captain Shaum Sims, 53, as it could not sail because of the lack of wind. Captain Sims had been on board with two Australians named Christine Turner, 38, and Beth Sadler, 30. Continue reading »
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A grant of £49824 has been awarded to The Disabled Sailing Association or DSA so that they can buy an adapted sailing yacht to fulfill their new project: Freedom 2. People’s Millions gave the charity the funds.
The people’s funds are an initiation between the ITV and Big Lottery Fund and it is the members of the public that decide the winners for every year.
The money is going to be utilized in project Freedom 2 to buy an equipped Hanse 345 so that they can accommodate more disabled people. Shirley Musgrove of DSA said that they have been trying to raise this money for a long time now and the amount is so fulfilling that every member is extremely pleased.
The fundraising program has been going on for the past two years as grants came from different organizations and also some donations from the local people. This new yacht will have a custom designed ramp which will also be added to the swimming platform of the boat to make it accessible to the disabled. There will also be two steering wheels: the instructor and a crewmember that can sail.
Shirley Musgrove said that they have many such people who have never gone out to sail but this time they will and even if they get only an hour of sail, they come back with a big smile on their face as it gives them more confidence.
The charity received the good news yesterday morning in Torquay where their yacht Freedom is anchored at the pontoon. The organization has a Hanse 350which was also bought using the funds given by People’s Millions in 2007. There will be a competition to select the best name for their yacht in a few weeks.
The charity works to encourage the integrity of the society as well as teamwork and confidence. On top of that, the sailors get the taste of freedom.
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