CPH Phuket Raceweek – AY Race Report 3

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What does it take to succeed in sailing?
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July 23rd: Unbeknown to the general public at large, over 500 sailors have descended on Phuket to ply the ancient trade of sailing on modern racing yachts. They range from novices just learning the ropes, to fully seasoned professionals and everything in between. Some have come from different parts of the world with their racing teams, while a big percentage are foreigners based in Phuket and others are Thai nationals taking up the sport in home waters. Some boats only have two sailors while others have up to 15 crew that have individual tasks to perform and operate as a team during all the maneuvers. Sails have to be hoisted and doused, winches have to grinded for the sails to be set, while others perform the crucial tasks of steering, calling tactics and navigating the yacht in safe waters. Bit like conducting an orchestra with specific roles to play at certain times to produce the music in harmony.

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Canadian Armed Forces teams complete the 2016 Nijmegen Marches

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July 22, 2016 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

 

Today marks the end of the 100th annual International Four Days Marches Nijmegen in the Netherlands. This year, more than 200 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members from across Canada and Formation Europe participated in the marching event, and were awarded a special 100th anniversary edition of the Four Day Marches Cross.

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CPH Phuket Raceweek – AY Race Report 2

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13th Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek 2016

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2016/17 AY Grand Prix Event

Persistence pays off in the end…
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July 22nd: Unfortunately a small high pressure system has moved up the coast and is covering the whole of Phuket in a breathless zone. Even the South Westerly monsoon that prevails this time of the year, has been deflected away and changed direction towards the North. Leaving the record 47 boat fleet and 500+ sailors stranded at various locations around the racing area. PRO Simon James had the sense to hoist the postponement flag on the jetty and keep the sailors ashore until the breeze materialised. So at 1245 the AP flag came down and a great sigh of relief was heard, as the sailors had an hour to get out on the water with the prospect of racing. Five to six knots at 230/240 degrees was enough to complete two short races for most the classes and only one for the cruisers.

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Bomb Making Materials Seized After Arrest of Five Suspects on Terror Charges

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Manama, July 22: Police last night seized bomb-making materials and weapons after arresting five suspects on terrorist charges, the Ministry of Interior said. The ministry said that the investigation was still going on in order to identify additional members of the group and bring them to justice.

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