Exercise Transglobe 2009-2010


Exercise Transglobe 2009-2010, The British Services Around the World Yacht Expedition. The 67ft steel-hulled yachts named Adventure, Challenger and Discoverer are crewed respectively by Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force personnel representing all ranks, ages and gender, who are undertaking an adventurous sail training exercise that will circumnavigate the globe under the banner Exercise TRANSGLOBE. There are 13 stages being sailed with crew changes on most legs, allowing over 500 service personnel, some of whom have recently returned from tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, to experience the thrills, spills and chills of ocean sailing.



Marion Week – Bermuda


Since its inception in 1977, the Marion – Bermuda Race has been a Corinthian event and yachts are accepted by invitation. The spirit of the race is that all yachts and crew are participating for the joy and pleasure of sailing, competition, and the camaraderie that accompanies such an offshore event.

The race provides an opportunity for cruising yachts and amateur crews to participate in an ocean race and a rendezvous in Bermuda. It encourages the development of blue water sailing skills on seaworthy yachts that can be handled safely offshore with limited crew. Yachts may not be entered with an intention of furthering a commercial or trade purpose for captain, crew or sponsor.

The Marion to Bermuda Cruising Yacht Race is organized by The Beverly Yacht Club, The Blue Water Sailing Club and The Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club for the Marion Bermuda Cruising Yacht Race Association.



For race information contact

For marketing or sponsorship information contact

Ray Cullum Raycullum@aol.com

Nighthawk Publishing

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Nighthawk Publishing was formed in 2000 as the Editorial wing of the FIRE Project. Since its formation, the volunteers staffing Nighthawk Publishing have provided editorial oversight to the on-line portals of the FIRE Project and been responsible for publishing eNewsletters, eMagazines, and eBooks on a range of subjects and in support of the objectives for the FIRE Project. The software developed for production of electronic publishing material is able to produce printed paper editions of selected titles. These paper books have been printed using OnDemandPrint systems and volume press-printed books in hardback and softback bindings.











Bitter End Yacht Club

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Bitter End Yacht Club is the Caribbean’s premier luxury water sports resort. Located on the Island of Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands, Bitter End is uniquely situated along a mile of lush gardens and beaches fronting the protected waters of the North Sound. Guests can learn to sail, dive or just enjoy the full service spa, three beaches and a fresh water pool.

Ginny Hawksley
International Sales Manager
Bitter End Yacht Club
3C Packhorse Road
Gerrards Cross
Bucks SL9 7QA
Tel. 01753 899051
Mob. 07970 097844



Inland Waterways Association


Our Vision -“To ensure the inland waterways of England and Wales are restored and maintained to the best possible standards, and kept accessible for the benefit of all people”. more…

Formation of IWA
In 1946 The Inland Waterways Association was formed to fight for the canals to be saved and revitalised so that the canals might benefit future generations.

Years of subsequent effort by IWA, with its relentless campaigning to change policies and attitudes, has prevented The Llangollen Canal, The Southern Oxford, The Leeds & Liverpool (and many others) from being abandoned and forgotten.

Massive fund raising and volunteer work parties helped to restore and re-open waterways like the Southern Stratford Canal and River Avon Navigations. The popularity, accessibility and condition of our waterways as we know them today, is testimony to all that The Inland Waterways Association has achieved so far. But opportunities and threats remain ever present; much still has to be done. The IWA depends on the ongoing support of everyone who cares about our waterways heritage.

The Association’s Head Ofice is based at Chesham in Buckinghamshire:

The Inland Waterways Association
Island House
Moor Road

Tel: 01494 783453

Internet: www.waterways.org.uk

E-mail: iwa@waterways.org.uk



For over 10 years, the Algalita Marine Research Foundation has studied plastic marine debris in the North Pacific Ocean. What we have found – exponential increases in the quantity of plastic debris – have a range of ecological impacts we are only beginning to understand.

To put a cap on it, we’re sounding the alarm, by sailing across the Pacific on 15,000 plastic bottles. Along the way, we’ll report our findings, collect ocean surface samples, and answer your questions through our blog.

Out of sight, out of mind no longer, We need for people to begin paying attention, before our oceans turn to plastic soup.








Pablo Avanzini


Ferrol, Spain 1963.

A self taught photographer I started as an amateur in the early 80s. My interest in nature, rural and urban landscape, seascapes and, above all, the Tall Ships, have taken me to develop a photographic and editorial activity. My work has been published in specialized magazines, photography books and exhibited in Galleries. Some of my images have been purchased by private collectors. Currently I live in el Puerto de Santa María.


In 2004 I built a personal virtual gallery on the internet with the idea of sharing my photographs with family and friends. To my surprise I received my first request for a photograph to be published on a magazine, from a complete stranger who just happened to “surf” into my site. This way, the thought of turning a serious hobby into a business began to take shape…



Having served as a naval officer for over 24 years, a virtual encounter with world class tall ship photographer Thad Kozad was about to change my career life towards my lifelong passion, photography. We exchanged books and Thad wrote on a copy of his 4th edition Tall Ships: The Fleet for the 21st Century, “Pablo, you can’t change the wind but you can change direction!. Fair winds!”, thus I did.


Social Media:

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The Tall Ships Blog http://www.pabloavanzini.com Blog devoted to the international Tall Ships fleet, Sailing, Boating, Cruises, Travel & Adventure. Your comments, suggestions, ideas and contributions are welcome.

PBGGRLatino.com http://www.pbggrlatino.com Enfocado en la población de habla hispana sin limitarse a ningún área geográfica concreta, PBGGRlatino.com aspira a ser un punto de encuentro para toda la Comunidad Latina. (Written in Spanish)
Photography Galleries at Imagekind: tinyurl.com/5tnwt4




Tall Ships Race


The Tall Ships Race is divided into classes that include vessels up to the largest surviving Tall Ships and vessels constructed more recently, mainly to provide sail training.

Sail Training International is a registered charity (not for profit organisation) with worldwide membership and activities. Our purpose is the development and education of young people of all nationalities, cultures, religions and social backgrounds through the sail training experience.

We achieve this through a range of activities and services. These include conferences and seminars, races and other events for sail training Tall Ships, publications and DVD presentations, international research and the Class A Tall Ships Forum (for the operators of big square-rigged sail training ships). Our members are the national sail training organisations of Australia, Belgium, Bermuda, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, UK and USA.

To track the fleet visit the website: www.tallshipsraces.com/mapping

To see the full list of placings, visit the website: www.tallshipsraces.com/results





Marina del Rey to Puerto Vallarta


The Del Rey Yacht Club is navigating uncharted waters in 2009 with its 20th biennial competition to Puerto Vallarta, presented by CORUM Swiss Timepieces. PV09 is no longer just an “International Yacht Race” but a series of four separate races in succession between Southern California and the Mexican mainland starting next Jan. 31.

Del Rey Yacht Club



Tom Redler





Peggy Redler





Jim Foyer






Royal Southern Yacht Club



The Royal Southern has a unique waterside location on the River Hamble and is a popular club for yachtsmen and motorboaters of all ages.

The Club has excellent bar and dining facilities, including wet bar and terrace overlooking the water and eleven interior designed bedrooms, all with ensuite shower facilities.

 Royal Southern Yacht Club

Rope Walk,


Southampton SO31 4HB

Tel: 02380 450300

Fax: 02380 450310