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                 20th September 2007


1.    Superyacht “Eos”

2.    World's Biggest Coffee?

3.    The Painted Veil tonight!

4.    Kevin Pyne remembers

5.    Captain of the Guardship

6.    Small News



1.   Superyacht “Eos” pays a return visit to Dartmouth

Back in November last year we reported on the arrival of the Superyacht “Eos” on her maiden voyage before sea trials and heading off to the Caribbean for Christmas. We believe she spent New Year’s Eve in Antigua (bet it didn’t rain there!) and has been based mainly in the Caribbean and then the Mediterranean, leaving Palma before returning to the Dart on Sunday morning. She spent a few days here on the way back to the Lurssen shipyard in Bremen, where she was built, for guarantee dry docking. She left the Dart on Wednesday morning.

The “Eos”, believed to have cost over £100million, is the world’s largest sailing yacht at almost 93metres (nearly 305 feet) and is owned by Barry Diller, currently Chairman of Expedia and Chairman/Chief Executive of IAC/InterActiveCorp, an interactive commerce conglomerate and the parent of companies including Home Shopping Network, Ticketmaster, and Citysearch. Prior to this, in the late eighties and early nineties he was Chairman and Chief Executive of Fox Broadcasting Company and 20th Century Fox, where he greenlighted hits like The Simpsons. Barry Diller has been married since 2001 to Diane von Furstenberg, an American fashion designer best known for her hallmark wrap dresses.

For those of you who like the nitty gritty technical stuff about the yacht and her design; her hull and superstructure are constructed of aluminium; she has a gross tonnage of 1500 and 2 x 2,333 HP MTI Diesels giving a maximum speed of 16 knots. Her three masts are some 60 metres high. Her exterior was designed by Bill Langan and her interior is by internationally renowned French designer François Catroux. Dartmouth’s Harbourmaster, David White, who piloted the yacht into port, described the interior as beautifully elegant and refined.  For more details click here.  Welcome back Eos, we hope you will visit Dartmouth again soon.

If the wealthiest people in the World come to Dartmouth, why not come down for a long weekend too? 
For self catering click here,  for B&B click here,  for Hotels click here For a Tourist Guide to Dartmouth click here.

2.   World's Biggest Coffee Morning

The Dart Marina Hotel will once again generously be taking part in the World's Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, on Friday 28th September 10:00am until midday. Entry will be £2.00, to include coffee and biscuits, and there will be a raffle, tables selling home made cakes and bric-a-brac, and even a chance to buy your Christmas cards early!  Everyone is invited to take part in this great event and help Macmillan in supporting people living with cancer.

For more details of this worthwhile and fun event click here.

3.   The Painted Veil tonight!

The Painted Veil is a sumptuous tale of love, betrayal, revenge and redemption, based on the classic novel by W. Somerset Maugham.

Set in the 1920s, it tells the story of a young English couple, Walter (Edward Norton), a middle class doctor and Kitty (Naomi Watts), an upper-class woman, who get married for the wrong reasons and relocate to Shanghai, where she falls in love with someone else. When he uncovers her infidelity, in an act of vengeance, he accepts a job in a remote village in China ravaged by a deadly epidemic, and takes her along. Their journey brings meaning to their relationship and gives them purpose in one of the most remote and beautiful places on earth. A cinematically beautiful, poignant tale of love, betrayal and the consequences of both.

Guest tickets available from The Windjammer 7.30-7.55 £3.50
Our bar at the Guildhall opens at 7.30 - the film to be shown at 8pm approx.

4.      Kevin Pyne remembers this year's regatta

It seemed almost as if the bang of the maroon
Had summoned them
They who now live far away!!
And each one glad to be home again
To pick up their friendships
Old and new
And spend their regatta holidays

Now some were straight out rowing
And some straight down the pub
But for all of them
The first and best reason of all
Was to be among those they grew up with
And to be among those
Who live in the town they love

Was it just three days?
Who can remember?
When there was so much to do
And those who could
Chanced their arm and went racing
Out on the river
So much so that by Saturday after
The tug of war and the road race
The tiredness started to show through

But they rallied and they steadied
And they the kept on as is their way
Until after the fireworks
As the first light winds of autumn
Blew the embers away
They said goodbye again
To the town they love
And reluctantly went upon their ways

By Sunday noon not a flag
Nor a balloon was left flying
And the boats were put away
As the folk who had celebrated regatta
Said goodbye to those they loved
And to new and old friends
Then took a last look at the town they love
And just quietly slipped away!

To every one who enjoyed the Royal Regatta in Dartmouth!  Kevin

Check out Dartmouth dot TV's picture book of this year's Regatta by clicking here.



5.    Dartmouth Regatta, written by the Captain of the Guardship

Our Warfleet correspondent Richard Webb of Dartmouth Books, found this fascinating report of this year's Regatta written by the Captain of The Guardship no less! 

"For those of you who have not had the chance to visit this ancient maritime port, perched at the mouth of the Dart estuary in South Devon, the photo sequence which follows does no justice to the beauty of the place. You may also not be aware that Dartmouth is the home of Britannia Royal Naval College, where every Naval Officer completes his formative military training. Given the strength of both its maritime and naval links, the Navy seeks to support Dartmouth's historic Royal Regatta with the provision of a Guardship." 

You can read the whole report by clicking here, thanks Richard!  Remember, you read it here first on Dartmouth News dot com!!

6.     Small News  (none this week!)

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