Francis Joyon set sail this morning on the Tea Route

The IDEC SPORT maxi trimaran is back racing. Francis Joyon left Hong Kong this morning at 08:00:47 hrs UTC and is on his way to London in the framework of another record attempt: the Tea Route, for which the reference time has been held since 2018 by the Italian, Giovanni Soldini and the crew of the Maserati trimaran, who completed the voyage in 36 days, 2 hours and 37 minutes. To beat the record, Joyon and his crew have to finish in London by 11:36:58 on Sunday 23rd February. 

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Volunteer Recruitment Campaign

Exmouth lifeboat station is looking to recruit additional volunteers

Exmouth RNLI are currently looking for volunteers to support their small team of dedicated volunteers to either help staff the RNLI Shop, as Fundraisers or to help as members of the Lifeboats Visits Team to provide free tours for the public at Exmouth RNLI Lifeboat Station.

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NASA, SpaceX Complete Final Major Flight Test of Crew Spacecraft

 

Liftoff of SpaceX's Crew Dragon from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center
NASA and SpaceX completed a launch escape demonstration of the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket on Jan. 19, 2020. The test began at 10:30 a.m. EST with liftoff from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on a mission to show the spacecraft’s capability to safely separate from the rocket in the unlikely event of an inflight emergency.
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NASA and SpaceX completed a launch escape demonstration of the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket Sunday. This was the final major flight test of the spacecraft before it begins carrying astronauts to the International Space Station under NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.

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Impeach This Mug: Limited Release

First: Pelosi, Schiff, and their REGIME OF SECRECY Impeached our President!

Then: Pelosi asked the Senate to try to REMOVE President Donald J. Trump from office.

Now: We need you to show Pelosi that she will NOT overturn the votes of 62 MILLION Americans.

If you pitch in before midnight, we will send you this limited-edition mug to show the radical left that they won’t get away with their sham political plot.

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Boris Herrmann and Vendée Globe organization work together at the Dusseldorf Boot Boat Show

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Credit: Martin Pohlmann

The German skipper Boris Herrmann, who is preparing to race the next Vendée Globe, and representatives of the SAEM Vendée are teaming up to promote the famous solo non stop race around the world to the German public and the thousands of international visitors who come to the huge annual German boat show. Together they are seizing the opportunity to raise awareness about the intoxicating magic of this extraordinary race and to highlight Boris’s expected participation.

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