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Ahaluna Breaks its Mooring

Majuro Cruisers to the Rescue Article: KAREN EARNSHAW Photo: KELLY LORENNIJ The sailing boat Ahaluna from Vancouver, Canada, broke from its mooring in the early hours Friday morning as strong winds blew in from the west. Captain Peter Hartmann put out a distress call on the VHF radio saying that his boat was stuck on the reef, prompting a number of yachts to come to the rescue in their small inflatable boats. Ahaluna went adrift just after high tide, so with the waves pushing the boat further towards the shore and then the tide dropping, the cruisers were unable...

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Sails Donated to Ailuk

Ailuk Mayor Rufina Jack was pleased to receive two sails from the yacht Figment, owned by former Majuro Sheriff Willard and former Coop School principal Rebecca Lathrop. Will recently completed a passage from Majuro, Marshall Islands, to the Seattle area in northwest America. Before leaving, he bought new sails and happily gave the old ones to the Mieco Beach Yacht Club.  Publicity Director called long-time friend Rufina and asked if she would like the sails… “yes, yes!” … As a result, club members Phyllis and Gary Stratton have agreed to take the sails up to the atoll in the...

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Club Welcomes WorldTeach Team

The new WorldTeach volunteers enjoyed a day at Eneko Island Sunday thanks to a group effort by members of the Mieco Beach Yacht Club. WorldTeach is a Harvard University-based program that has been sending teachers to the Marshall Islands since 2002. As usual, some of the teachers will be working in outer islands. Pictured enjoying the sun and sand are (back row), Alex Rodriguez, Vanessa King (field director), Ginny Turner, Ridglea Willard, Katherine Moran, and Dorali Amador Andrade; (center) Erin Murray and Teresa Saunders; and (front row) Rachel Provler, Michael Black, and Anastas...

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Payless Discount for MBYC Members

Artie Stovall, the General Manager of Payless Supermarket in Uliga, has approved a five percent discount for current members of the Mieco Beach Yacht Club. Simply show your card to the cashier and she or he will apply the discount. Note that there’s no double discounting, so if you have a senior’s discount, you can choose which of the two to apply. To see what other discounts are available for yacht club members, click on the Membership link below.  ...

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Five Yachts Join Clean-up Action

Weeks of organizing paid off last Friday as the members of various local NGOs volunteered to do beach cleanups around Majuro in honor of World Oceans Day. The local beaches and ocean environments were the winners, with tons of plastic, cans, and assorted debris picked up and brought to disposal centers. One group, the members of the Mieco Beach Yacht Club, generously provided their yachts (five in all) for transporting 25 volunteers to Enemanet, along with all their clean up supplies. The ocean and lagoon side beaches were targeted for cleanup, along with the shallow water lagoon-side to 30...

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