Europe's largest marina group, MDL Marinas has announced the winners of the 2010 MDL Sail Training Awards. Jon Eads, Managing Director of MDL's Marina Division and Lord Iliffe, Chairman of MDL together with David Salmon from the Ocean Youth Trust presented the awards to the inspirational young people. Each winner was presented with a personalised trophy at the recent PSP Southampton Boat Show and will take part in a week's sailing adventure in August 2010.

Big Quiz Night for Dover Lifeboat

Date: 30/09/2009

Author: Martin Collins, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer

Dover Lifeboat - RNLB City of London II (Credit RNLI/Martin Collins)The Dover RNLI Fundraising Team are holding a big quiz night on Saturday 24th October to raise funds for the town’s lifeboat. Teams of six to eight people are invited to take part in this fun and friendly quiz.

The quiz will be held in the St Mary’s Parish Centre, Dover beginning at 1900hrs. A ploughman’s supper is included in the ticket price but competitors should bring their own liquid refreshments.

Tickets cost £5 per person and can be obtained from the Lifeboat Station or by phoning Barbara Stapleton on 07910 123259.

Chair of the Fundraising Team Barbara Stapleton said: “As has recently been reported, by the media, it has been an incredibly busy year so far for our Lifeboat and this makes it so important that we raise money. The money will go to keeping the crew trained and the lifeboat maintained ready for any emergency in the Channel.”

Coxswain of the Dover Lifeboat Stuart Richardson said: “The Fundraisers are very much the unsung heroes of the RNLI and without their constant hard work the level of service the crews provide to those in trouble would be much reduced.”

ISA Newsletter, 30th September 2009


Does your Club/Training Centre need a new RIB? Foynes YC will host the final qualifier for the ISA yachtsman euromarine Rib Challenge 2009 on Sunday 11th October. The grand prize for the 2009 is a RIB from Yachtsman euromarine, our thanks to them for supporting the sailing community - support them by phoning for a quote. Any ISA Club or Training Centre can enter this final qualifier, contact immediately!

Thank you to all clubs, classes and training centres who are sending us regular updates. Keep up the good work!


Space Systems/Loral Delivers the Intelsat 14 Satellite to Florida Launch Base


A high-power telecommunications satellite built for Intelsat is shown
here in the Space Systems/Loral manufacturing facility in Palo Alto,
PALO ALTO, Calif., Sep 30, 2009 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) -- Space
Systems/Loral (SS/L), a subsidiary of Loral Space & Communications (Nasdaq:LORL)
and the leader in high-power commercial satellites, today announced that it
delivered a satellite built for Intelsat, the world's leading provider of fixed
satellite services, to the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, where it
is scheduled to launch later this year aboard an Atlas V rocket. The Intelsat 14
satellite (IS-14), which includes the first Internet Router In Space (IRIS),
expands on SS/L's experience integrating hosted payloads on commercial spacecraft.


U.S. Navy Awards Lockheed Martin $8 Million Contract to Advance Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Technology


MANASSAS, Va., Sept 30, 2009 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --
The U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC)
recently awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) an $8.12
million contract to further develop Ocean Thermal Energy
Conversion (OTEC) technology, which leverages the
temperature difference between warmer water at the ocean's
surface and colder water below to produce renewable
and reliable power.