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Valour, loss and sacrifice
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 00:00

Valour, loss and sacrificeA thought-provoking exhibition is receiving thousands of visitors every week. Valour, Loss & Sacrifice: Chatham, The Royal Navy and the War at Sea commemorates the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War and reveals the remarkable role played by Chatham Dockyard, its workers and the Chatham Division of the Royal Navy.

Alex Patterson, Collections and Galleries Manager at The Historic Dockyard Chatham said: “As we draw nearer the centenary of one of the largest losses of life at the beginning of the First World War, we should turn our thoughts to Naval Warfare.

“Three Royal Navy Cruisers - HMS Aboukir, HMS Hogue and HMS Cressy - were sunk by enemy submarine action on 22 September 1914 with a total loss of life of 1,459 men – these ships were manned with reservists. The exhibition shows brilliantly how technologies were quickly developed to fight against a new type of warfare challenging a navy that had not been seriously threatened in home waters since the end of the Napoleonic Wars.”

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Win at windsurfing
Thursday, 25 September 2014 00:00

Win at windsurfingThe ‘Official Test Centre’, leading UK venue for windsurfing and stand up paddle boarding (SUP), located at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy is offering the opportunity to win a free taster session to try out both sports.

The OTC was developed by Tris Best. The centre offers everyone the chance to have their first taste of windsurfing or paddle boarding and to compare equipment from a range of brands for themselves; it is also an affiliated windsurfing school across all levels of ability.

The purpose built facilities with a dedicated on site windsurf shop overlook the 2012 Olympic windsurf race course and provide a safe and sheltered environment for those trying the sports for the first time.

For a chance to win, simply email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
Bertie makes VIP visit
Wednesday, 24 September 2014 00:00

Bertie makes VIP visitA King Charles spaniel, which has become an internet phenomenon, has now achieved what must be the ultimate photographic opportunity: a chance to pose with crew members aboard Cowes RNLI’s inshore lifeboat.

Owner of four year old Bertie, Steve Powell, explained that while he and his wife ‘Beans’ were sailing their 62ft yacht in the Mediterranean he began taking pictures of Bertie and putting them on the internet.

“At first it was just meant for friends and family,” he recalled. “All of a sudden BuzzFeed and Instagram took it up and there were a lot of comments on Twitter.

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Shout for Littlehampton RNLI
Tuesday, 23 September 2014 00:00
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The volunteer crew of the Littlehampton lifeboat station were launching the lifeboat for training on Sunday morning, when a call came in from the Coastguard requesting assistance to a RIB with 2 people on board that had broken down at Pagham. The station’s Atlantic 75 was launched at 10.30am.

With volunteers Keith Booth at the Helm and crewmen Ivan Greer and shore crew Adam Grummett aboard, the lifeboat headed out into a south-westerly breeze, the sea was calm, the weather was fine and visibility was good. The lifeboat arrived at the scene where the problem with the outboard motor was assessed and rectified by the crew. The crew of the vessel were taken aboard the lifeboat and a member of the lifeboat crew steered the vessel safely back to Littlehampton Marina. At 12.35pm the lifeboat returned to Littlehampton lifeboat station.

 
Founder of Seago Yachting Dies
Tuesday, 23 September 2014 00:00

Sadly Simon Cash-Reed, CEO and founder of Seago Yachting, has died. He served the marine industry for over 30 years with integrity, professionalism and passion. Simon leaves behind his wife Jacky and two daughters, Stephanie and Caroline.

Seago continues to go from strength to strength thanks to its long serving and dedicated team of staff and directors, with his legacy at the forefront of all future decisions.

 
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