The Neil Murphy Sailing Trust was established nearly a year ago by Maddie King in memory of her partner, Neil Murphy, who died in a motorbike accident in September, 2011.

Ms King launched the trust to share her partner’s love of sailing in the Lake District.

The trust provides funding for youths up to the age of 21 who have never been sailing, and helps them to gain their first level qualifications.

Funding will be given to groups who might be described as disadvantaged, discriminated against or vulnerable, including youth offenders. Equipment will be provided.

Read the full article here: ‘Neil’s sailing legacy for youth groups’ or go to the Neil Murphy Sailing Trust website for details of how to apply.

Neil Murphy Sailing Trust

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The RNLI had to rescue nearly 8,000 people from various situations in 2012. Whether it is because of the weather or freak circumstances that lead to a situation that you are unable to cope with, it is important that you have the correct safety equipment on-board. It is also vital that you check that your insurance covers you for the location that you are sailing and any activities you are planning. For example;

  • On-board parties
  • Water sports
  • Fishing trips
  • Off-shore sailing
  • Diving and snorkelling

See RNLI website www.rnli.org

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“Useless unless worn.”

That’s the overriding message that these two Yorkshire based fishermen are trying to convey in this two minute video. It was produced following a report that found 26 fishermen could have been saved if they had been wearing a lifejacket. The video was the idea of The Fishing Industry Safety Group.

 

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This is a prime example of why you should plan your journey in detail before you set sail. Not only do you need to know what obstacles you may encounter on route but you need to consider water levels especially after periods of heavy rain.

The crew of a luxury pleasure boat needed rescuing after getting stuck under a bridge on the River Thames.

Read the full article on the BBC website here

Have you checked the water levels and do you know the height of your boat?

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