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Watersports are on the horizon – for tourists and Saints

Jamestown’s historic seafront is set to bustle with watersports activities when well-off tourists begin flying into the island from 2016 – and Saints could join the fun.  Yachtmaster Hedge Shuter told Saint FM listeners: “People are going to want to go out sports fishing, they’re going to want to do their trips around the island. …

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Airport could transform St Helena race, Billy tells yachting mag

The opening of St Helena’s airport could triple the number of entries in the island’s biennial race from South Africa, according to a seven-page spread in Yachting World magazine. Its article, headlined The Greatest Ocean Race You’ve Never Heard Of, enthuses about the attraction of sailing out to one of the world’s most remote islands, …

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Governor’s Cup yacht race gets under way

Twenty yachts set sail in the Governor’s Cup Yacht Race on Saturday, 22 December 2012, including two late entries. The first days’ satellite positioning update showed the St Helena crew apparently well behind most of the fleet, but skipper Hedge Shuter had reported trouble with the yacht’s tracker device. JML Rotary Scout, which has two island scouts in its …

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Yacht race organisers seek a home for St Helena crew

An appeal has gone out in South Africa for acommodation for St Helena’s crew in the Governor’s Cup Yacht Race in December. Hedge Shuter and three other islanders will make up the crew for the only all-island entry in the race from Simonstown to St Helena. Organiser Billy Leisegang, of the False Bay Yacht Club in Simonstown, says: “They …

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