Monthly Archives: April 2014

Farewell to Canadian visitors

Recently St Helens hosted visitors from Canada. Jan and Jim are sailing around the world from their Canadian departure. Note the Canadian flag flying behind the mast. Their yacht ‘Haulback’ has so far traveled the Pacific ocean and came to

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Negotiating the St Helens Barway

For those seeking to negotiate the St Helens bar, at this time of the year, it is worthwhile repeating an earlier post relating to the barway at the entrance to Georges Bay, St Helens. Many skippers of vessels assume that

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News Update

Ian and Fairleigh Hollingsworth have stepped down from active service in Marine Rescue. They have been a pivotal part of our Association, carrying out executive roles, being available at all times for radio and telecommunications, ensuring the daily running and

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Passing of Greg Schmerl

It is with regret St Helens Marine Rescue informs mariners of the passing of Greg Schmerl, a most valued member of our Association. Greg was a dedicated, very involved, hard working executive member of Marine Rescue. He had a vision

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Freycinet Undergoes Annual Hull Check

Members of St Helens Marine Rescue gathered on a perfect March day to carry out the annual hull check of the Freycinet. The mighty rescue vessel was slipped at 9 am with work commencing soon after. De-fouling – barnacles and

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