Exmouth’s Beach Pub raises over £1,300 for Exmouth RNLI

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Beach_Pub_Presentation_5_12_18_LR = Front Row left to right : Georgia Pidgeon, Jemma Harlow, Josh Pidgeon presenting a cheque to Exmouth RNLI Coxswain, Steve Hockings-Thompson, Beach Pub Events Organiser, Jaqui Dye and Alfie Pidgeon. Back row, various members of the Lifeboat Crew.

Photograph credited John Thorogood / Exmouth RNLI

Josh PIDGEON and his partner Jemma HARLOW, Landlords of the Beach Pub, Victoria Road, Exmouth were amazed when a Charity Casino Event held at their establishment in November raised a massive £2,662.50 to be divided between two major local charities, Exmouth & Lympstone Hospicare and Exmouth RNLI.

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LATEST UPDATE on Susie Goodall dismasted 2000 miles west of Cape Horn

Day 158: Update on Susie Goodall rescue

Dateline 09:00 UTC  06.12.2018 – Les Sables d’Olonne, France

British yachtswoman Susie Goodall remains safe and secure aboard her yacht DHL Starlight after being pitchpoled and dismasted in the Southern Ocean some 2,000 miles west of Cape Horn yesterday. Overnight, Chilean rescue authorities have tasked another ship, the 38,000 ton Hong Kong registered bulk carrier MV Tian Fu bound from China to Modran, Argentina, to go to her aid and it is due to reach her position at 05:00 UTC Friday.

 

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AMBLE LIFEBOAT VISITS SEAHOUSES AND GETS A JOB TOO !

Amble’s new Shannon Class AWLB arriving on station

The Amble Shannon Class Lifeboat paid a visit to Seahouses on Sunday 7thOctober, 2018. The purpose was to have tour of the Farne Islands with Seahouses Cox/Mechanic Craig Pringle and Crewman Adam Chaytor aboard, for familiarisation purposes, in case they are called to back up the Seahouses Crew at any incident in the future. They also called into Seahouses to allow some of the Seahouses Crew to view the boat, as part of their familiarisation of the Shannon Lifeboat. Seahouses are due to receive a Shannon next year, to replace the current Mersey Class Lifeboat “RNLB Grace Darling”.

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Exmouth’s Madeira Bowls Club donates to Exmouth RNLI

Photograph : President of the Madeira Bowls Club, Jacky Howle hands the cheque to Brian Cole. (L to R) Brian Cole, Jacky Howle, Rory Carrig (Exmouth RNLI Fundraising Chair), David Atkinson (Fundraising Treasurer) and Pat Atkinson (Exmouth RNLI Shop Manager). Photograph credited John Thorogood / Exmouth RNLI.

At a recent dinner held on 20 October by Exmouth’s Madeira Bowls Club, Club President, Jacky Howle, donated a cheque for £75 for Exmouth RNLI raised from the event.

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Distinguished Artist donates work to Exmouth RNLI

Photograph : David Chambers hands over his painting to Rory Carrig, Chair, Exmouth RNLI Fundraising Committee and Simon Davidson, Chair of the Lifeboat Management Group. (L to R) Rory Carrig, David Chambers, Simon Davidson. All photographs credited Exmouth RNLI.

A popular and distinguished artist from Topsham who specialises in Marine Art has donated one of his amazing paintings for the benefit of Exmouth RNLI.

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GGR Day 111: MAYDAY rescue update alert on Loic Lepage

DAY 112 – CODE RED ALERT

  • Operations begin to rescue Loïc Lepage from his dismasted and leaking yacht 600 miles SW of Perth, Australia 
  • Mark Slats passes through Hobart film gate
 
 Loïc Lepage, now awaiting rescue some 600 miles SE of Perth WA.
 
Francis Tolan and his Beneteau OCEAN 43 Alizes II is expected to be first on the scene to lend assistance.

[Below] Mark Slats arrival at the Boatshed.com Hobart film gate earlier today.

 
 

Dateline 21.10. 2018 – Hobart, Tasmania

SITUATION UPDATE At  15:00 UTC on October 21.

At 18:27 UTC on Saturday 20th Oct. the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre at Canberra (JRCC Aus.) picked up a distress beacon alert from French solo skipper Loïc Lepage.  They had already been alerted by GGR organisers that his yacht Laaland had been dismasted and was taking in water some 600 miles SW of Perth, Western Australia, and took on responsibility for coordinating a rescue mission.

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GGR Day 110: MAYDAY alert from Loic Lepage

DAY 111 – CODE RED ALERT

Loïc Lepage dismasted 600 miles SW of Perth, Australia

Yacht leaking

 

 
62-year old French yachtsman Loïc Lepage sailing aboard his Nicholson 32 yacht Laaland
 
Lepage and Laaland passing through the Lanzarote Film Gate in July
 
Lepage was forced to stop in Cape Town to make repairs and was relegated to the Chichester Class.

Dateline 20.10. 2018 – Hobart, Tasmania

At 18:30 UTC, French solo yachtsman set off the Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) on his yacht Laaland after being dismasted earlier in the day some 600 miles SW of Perth Western Australia. 

 

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