Monthly Archives: December 2012

Yacht limps for home with ‘tiny bit of sail’

The dismasted yacht Ray of Light is being sailed back to South Africa with a reduced crew of three after withdrawing from the Governor’s Cup race to St Helena. The owners’ four-year-old son, Sean Kavanagh, remains aboard. The race website … Continue reading

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Governor’s Cup yacht positions, 27 December 2012

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Second yacht quits Governor’s Cup as mast snaps

A snapped mast has forced a second yacht out of the Governor’s Cup race between South Africa and St Helena. The skipper of Ray of Light, Michael Kavanagh, had to climb the mast unaided while the yacht pitched in waves off … Continue reading

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Santa delivers to four-year-old Sean – on a yacht

Father Christmas manages to deliver presents to children even when they are at sea in a yacht race, it seems. The youngest competitor in the 2012 Governor’s Cup race is reported to have been untroubled to spend Christmas Day on his parents’ … Continue reading

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Governor’s Cup Yacht Race: Day 3

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A present to all readers: the sounds of a St Helena Christmas

Radio St Helena was due to go off air at midnight on Christmas Day after 45 years on air. Hopes that the station’s final hours would be streamed on the internet have not been fulfilled. In the meantime, St Helena … Continue reading

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Anyone wanting to contact Mike and Bernice Olsson following the closure of Saint FM should email olsson@cwimail.sh. They are waiting to have their internet connection re-established but can pick up personal emails via friends.

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Governor’s Cup positions: Sunday, 23 December 2012

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‘Shops are silent. There’s disbelief’ – islanders mourn Saint FM

“I just saw Bernice walk up the street.  Everybody, and I mean everybody, stopped her to ask two questions: ‘Why did it close?’ and, ‘How’s Mike?’” The day after St Helena’s independent radio station closed down, JOHN TURNER sent a personal … Continue reading

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St Helena’s Saint FM ceased broadcasting on Friday. Radio St Helena also closes on Christmas Day. The government hopes to set up an interim service until new channels launch in January. Read more See also: After eight combative years, Saint FM … Continue reading

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