‘Bear raising’ experience for Offshore George the RNLI bear as he joins the Velux Five Oceans Race

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George has James Stone of Blue Sheets Marine Directory to thank for his ‘bear raising’ experience in the first leg of the tough Velux Five oceans Race onboard Hugo Boss with Alex Thomson.

James the owner of Blue Sheets has been promoting the RNLI for the last two years by providing free advertising in its publication

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VELUX 5 OCEANS: THE CHASE IS ON

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Defending champion Bernard Stamm (Cheminees Poujoulat) continues to
lead the Velux 5 Oceans as the fleet crashes further south into the
Atlantic following the dramatic start in the Bay of Biscay. The Swiss
skipper still holds a lead of more than 200 miles this morning over
closest competitor Kojiro Shiraishi (Spirit Of Yukoh). Although Stamm
is continuing to sail hard, the chasing fleet has been making gains
overnight. Importantly, the leading pair will soon be facing the
notorious Doldrums, the equatorial region where the winds can be
unpredictable and frustratingly light, making for some tense and
aggravating sailing. The doldrums normally proves a key area where
gains and losses can shake up a fleet

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2007 HIGHLAND SPRING HIHO TO INCLUDE OFFICIAL CATAMARAN RACE LEG

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Highland Spring HIHO a hive of activity

Photograph Erik Aeder

TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands – October 25, 2006 – The Highland Spring HIHO, one of the world’s premier windsurfing events, will present a new trophy award, the HIHO Cup, at its 2007 event. Signaling the first time in the event’s 22-year history that a trophy will be awarded in a non-windsurfing category, the HIHO Cup will go to the fastest catamaran to sail from the island of Anegada to The Baths, a 15-16 mile broad reach in the world’s most pristine sailing environment. Event owner and manager Andy Morrell states that the purpose behind the HIHO Cup is to include a new point of interest for the many non-windsurfers who participate in this 8-day windsurfing race around 8 Caribbean Islands each July 1-8

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Beechcraft Premier IA to Tour Middle East and South-Central Asia

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WICHITA, Kan. (Oct. 30, 2006) – On Oct. 29, 2006, a Beechcraft Premier IA, departed Geneva, Switzerland for a multi-week, multi-country tour. The aircraft will make its way around Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, India, Saudi Arabia and Cyprus, returning to Geneva on November 11. During the tour, Raytheon Aircraft Company’s Beechcraft Premier IA demonstration team will take the opportunity to show off the aircraft’s capabilities, comfortable cabin and advanced avionics

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