A personal note from Jenny Beth Martin

Dear Patriot, For the past week, the National Support Team here at Tea Party Patriots has been asking for your help to “Make Harry Reid Cry” as part of our $800,000 fall fundraising push.

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And today, the last day of this funding drive, I wanted to personally ask you for your help. Will you please make a generous donation of $25, $50, $100, $250, $500, or more right now by clicking here? You see, we’ve been having some fun with Harry Reid this week (especially by posting some great “Harry” cartoons on our landing page), but in reality, this is a very serious situation. Harry Reid is one of the most vitriolic and outspoken opponents of the Tea Party movement. He has contempt for average Americans like you and me who want to take our country back from him and his Ruling Class allies. And that’s why he will stop at nothing to destroy us - and why we must stop at nothing to defeat him this fall. Please, help us do that by making your very best gift right now. Tea Party Patriots is preparing to launch a historic grassroots get-out-the-vote initiative this fall. We have examined the numbers and the polls, and we have laid out a plan that will enable us to fire Harry Reid before he can do any more damage to our country. In 2010, we fell short of the Senate majority by a relatively few 175,000 votes in four states. In 2012, we fell short by 433,000 votes in six states. This year, we’re prepared to go after every single one of those votes. We have identified the undecided voters in each of the most contentious swing states, and we’re prepared to do whatever we have to do to move them to the polls!

But we still need your help to do it. We have a goal of $800,000 because it will cost about $2 to contact each voter by mail, by phone, and in-person. That’s why it is absolutely imperative that we hit this $800,000 goal. Please, click here to make your gift right now. Your gift today will be sent immediately to the front lines to enable our grassroots volunteers and staffers to contact these voters and move them to the polls to fire Harry Reid. If we succeed this year, we will shock the political world. And most importantly, we will halt the Obama agenda for the next two years. But if we fail, Harry Reid will have carte-blanche to run rampant during Barack Obama’s “lame duck” period. He’ll make good on his promise to ram amnesty through Congress. He’ll fight like crazy to amend the 1st Amendment to target political free speech from conservatives and Tea Party activists. And he’ll cement Obamacare into law forever. I can’t bear the thought of Harry Reid getting another two years. That’s why he’s in our crosshairs this fall - and that’s why we must hit this goal. Friend and fellow patriot, today is the last day of the “Make Harry Reid Cry” fundraising drive. I hope you’ll help us make it count by making your very best gift right now. Simply click here to make your generous gift. Thank you so much for your support!

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For Liberty, Jenny Beth Martin Co-Founder and National Coordinator

   

New Book – Tells the Extraordinary Second World

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Out In Front
A Polish Fighter Pilot's Dramatic Air War
byWitold ‘Lanny’ Lanowski
Decorated Polish fighter pilot Witold ‘Lanny’ Lanowski shares his
remarkable Second World War memoir beginning with his dramatic escape
from Nazi aggression in Poland, fighting with the reformed Polish Air Force
in France, and eventually arriving in England to combat the Luftwaffe.


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On completion of his tour he joins the United States Army Air Forces and the 56th Fighter
Group, ‘Zemke’s Wolfpack’, flying the P47 Thunderbolt, the ‘Jug’, escorting
the heavy bombers over hostile territory and hunting down enemy pilots. In
addition to flying as wingman to two of the top scoring aces he also
commands the Polish Flight, formed of fellow countrymen who utilise their
hard won experience to teach new pilots combat skills.
Steve Darlow of Fighting High Publishing: ‘It is a privilege to publish
’Lanny’s memoir, his exploits during the Second World War are legendary.’
The memoir, supported by previously unpublished photographs, recounts Lanny’s
extraordinary personal journey within the life or death context of the European air war – a
gripping and revealing insight in to what it was like to be ‘Out in Front’.
Lanny’s son Krys Lanowski wrote the foreword to his father’s
book: ‘It has been a lifelong wish to have my father’s story in
print, and now his extraordinary life and views are 'out there'
– I have fulfilled that wish. As a child I listened to all his
fabulous stories, growing up with his life all around me, and it
is a real pleasure to be able to share them.


Book Details: Hardback - 320pp - 234 x 156mm. Approx 30 black and white photographs.
World Rights - Fighting High Ltd. ISBN - 978-0-9926207-4-5. RRP - £25

Exmouth RNLI volunteers prepare for another Mini adventure

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For the fourth year running, Exmouth RNLI will be the hosts at the finish line of the Classic Jurassic Mini Club’s Mouth 2 Mouth rally on 7 September. The club plan to raise money for the lifeboat station and are hoping to attract 100 Minis this year.

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Starting from Weymouth Pavilion in the morning, the enthusiasts will take a tour of Portland before heading along the scenic Jurassic Coast, westwards. The first Minis are due to arrive at the lifeboat station on Queens Drive from 1pm onwards. Exmouth Town Council are supporting the event and the Minis are intending to park in Foxholes car park, opposite the lifeboat station. RNLI volunteers will provide a pay-to-eat barbeque for everyone who took part in the rally and spectators alike.

All are welcome to come along to this free event where this year the Exmouth Shanty Men have very kindly agreed to entertain visitors to the lifeboat station, during the afternoon.

Last year, 62 Minis took part in the rally and this year the club aims to break the 100 barrier with other clubs joining the Mini adventure. The £8 per Mini entrance fee will go directly to the life-saving at sea charity and drivers will also be collecting in buckets along the route. Money raised by the barbeque and raffle will also contribute to the fundraising. Local Exmouth businesses have offered the lifeboat station discounts on food supplied for the barbeque and donated raffle prizes.

For more details, please see the club’s website: www.jurassiccoastminis.co.uk/m2m_info.html or Facebook page ‘Mouth 2 Mouth Run 2014’.

ROLEX & NAUTOR’S SWAN: A FITTING PARTNERSHIP

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One of the sporting world’s most enduring partnerships celebrates an important milestone this year: the 30th anniversary of the relationship between Rolex, Nautor’s Swan luxury sailing yachts and the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, partners in the biennial Rolex Swan Cup, one of the world of sailing’s signature regattas.

Taking place from 8-14 September, the 2014 Rolex Swan Cup will once again provide the dynasty of elegant Swan yachts an opportunity to engage in close racing in the challenging and scenic waters off Porto Cervo, Sardinia. Following directly on from the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, held at the same venue, this year’s 18th edition will provide a typically graceful spectacle conducted in the traditional spirit of ‘gentlemen sailing’.

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Shared values

“The Rolex Swan Cup is one of the iconic regattas in the world. It is rewarding to see how it builds up and is consolidated event after event,” explains Leonardo Ferragamo, Chairman of Nautor’s Swan since 1998. “It represents the utmost co-operation between three great entities: Rolex [title sponsors since 1984], the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda [event organizers] and, of course, Nautor’s Swan.” Fittingly, 2014 also marks the 30th year of the partnership between Rolex and the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda.

“The event embodies several values, first of all the pleasure of owning a Swan,” continues Ferragamo, a long-time and passionate Swan owner and sailor. “A Swan owner is a person who really loves their boat and is full of pride, dedicating time and energy to their yacht. Swan owners have passion and a noble approach which is characterized by the racing and the competitive spirit that shines through at the Rolex Swan Cup.” These principles firmly align with those of Rolex. For over a century the Swiss watch brand has derived inspiration from people and events that define quality, precision and prestige.

Tradition & innovation

Rolex has championed innovation from the very beginning, adapting to dynamic, changing lifestyles and pioneering the development of the wristwatch as early as 1905. The brand is at the origin of numerous major watchmaking innovations, such as the Oyster, the first waterproof wristwatch, launched in 1926, and the Perpetual rotor self-winding mechanism, introduced in 1931. In the course of its history, Rolex has registered over 400 patents. Famous worldwide for the chronometric precision, robustness and reliability, and uncompromising quality of its timepieces, Rolex seeks to promote the virtues of excellence across a wide spectrum of activities, from sports – including yachting – and exploration to the arts.

Likewise, Nautor’s Swan has been synonymous with elegance, style, innovation and reliability throughout its nigh-on 50-year history. When he founded the company in 1966 in Pietarsaari, Finland, Pekka Koskenkyla was inspired by hundreds of years of Finnish boatbuilding to build high-quality, high-performance sailing yachts. Ninety-five different models of Swans have been produced, measuring, from the first design, some 11 metres (36ft) through to an ambitious 39.9m (131ft).

Sparkman & Stephens of New York, one of the most acclaimed yacht designers at the time, was persuaded to draw the lines of the first Swan yacht, which was built in fibreglass. Prior to this point, nobody had built a boat over 10 metres long in this material. Fibreglass was then still new to yacht building, but would dominate mass production of boats in years to come. Proof of the longevity and quality of these designs are demonstrated by the large number of Sparkman & Stephens yachts still competing at the Rolex Swan Cup today.

The first Swan model was the Swan 36, a yacht that introduced a significant number of innovations, several of which were aimed at improving steering stability, such as: positioning the rudder fully aft, separating it from the full length of the keel and thickening the aft section of the keel. The Swan 36 proved equal to more traditional wooden boats in general handling and safety, but outshone them with better performance under sail and improved living space.

This small but impressive beginning ensured the growth of the most revered boat builder in the world, one that would shape the history of sailing. Nautor’s Swan quickly became synonymous with quality, elegance, reliability and prestige. All Swan yachts are marked simply by an unmistakable ‘arrow’ – indented in every hull – a mark so iconic that the brand name is not needed to identify the yacht afloat.

In the 1980s, Nautor’s Swan entered a new era with the appointment of naval architects German Frers as its house designer. Frers has been responsible for the design of all production Swan yachts since, and has helped the Finnish builder reinforce the vital balance between producing boats dually designed to race and cruise. In 2012, Nautor’s Swan celebrated the launch of its 2,000th boat, the Swan 90S, Freya. Similarly, integrity, consistency and reliability are the foundation on which the peerless reputation of Rolex watches is built. These virtues apply to every aspect of the company’s activities, from the manufacture of each timepiece, in which every element – from the rotor to the bracelet – meets the highest standards, to the quality of after-sales service worldwide.

World-renowned sailor and Rolex Testimonee Paul Cayard is a long-time admirer of Nautor’s Swan yachts and a frequent competitor at the event: “The Rolex Swan Cup in Porto Cervo is a historic event in our sport because it has a lot of tradition. The Swan yacht has gone through a gentle evolution over the years, but has always maintained its style, class and quality.”

Competition and camaraderie

The five classes of Swan yacht competing in Porto Cervo this year are: the Maxi (18.29 metres and above), Grand Prix (18.28m and below), Classics (vintage/historical designs by Sparkman and Stephens), Club Swan 42 and Swan 45. The latter, the Swan 45 one design class, will compete in its own World Championship. Winners of all categories will be awarded a coveted Rolex timepiece.

Ferragamo draws pleasure at seeing the ClubSwan family of owners and enthusiasts united both at the Rolex Swan Cup in Porto Cervo and, since 2013, at the biennial Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean which takes place at the YCCS’s stunning base in Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands. It creates a genuine sense of belonging in the sailing world: “The atmosphere is friendly and sporting; people like being here together, racing their boats and sharing their experiences,” he says. This passion for yachting and the event’s Corinthian spirit are sentiments embraced wholeheartedly by Rolex.

A wing for Sentinel-2A

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Sentinel-2A at IABG’s environmental test facilities in Ottobrunn, Germany. Following its delivery in early August 2014, the satellite is being put through a six-month testing programme to ensure it is fit for launch. One of the first tasks was to mate the three-panel solar wing to the satellite and then open it fully. This operation was carried out on a special zero-g rig that cancels out the effect of gravity. Developed by ESA, Sentinel-2 is a two-satellite mission for Europe’s Copernicus programme. Airbus Defence and Space Germany (Friedrichshafen) is the prime contractor for the Sentinel-2 satellites, Airbus Defence and Space France is the prime contractor for the multispectral imagers and IABG provides satellite test facilities.
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Imaging Earth’s land with unprecedented speed and resolution has come another step closer as the next Sentinel satellite has been given its solar wing and started a strenuous six-month test campaign to make sure that it is fit for launch next April.

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Sentinel-2A is the next of ESA’s suite of satellites to be launched for Europe’s Copernicus programme – the largest Earth monitoring programme in the world.

This new satellite carries a multispectral imager to deliver an unprecedented combination of spatial, spectral and temporal resolution, along with systematic coverage of land and coastal areas.

With a growing global population in mind, the mission will provide key information to optimise crop yield, thereby helping to improve food security. Data will also be used to measure leaf area index, leaf chlorophyll and leaf water content to monitor plant growth. This will support effective crop management during the growing season.

As well as monitoring vegetation growth, the mission can be used to generate land-cover maps and to monitor the world’s forests. It will also provide information on pollution in lakes and coastal waters. Images of floods, volcanic eruptions and landslides will also be offered to respond to disasters and help humanitarian relief efforts.


Since users need this information as fast as possible, the satellite also carries a laser to transmit data to the European Data Relay System, EDRS, for fast delivery to Earth. EDRS is a network of ground stations and multiple satellites in geostationary orbit designed for relaying data.

Engineers at Airbus Defence and Space in Friedrichshafen, Germany, spent the summer carefully equipping the satellite with its state of-the-art multispectral imager and putting it all through a comprehensive set of functional and performance tests.

With this major milestone ticked off, the satellite was shipped to IABG in Ottobrunn in early August and now started a comprehensive range of tests.

Over the next six months it will be put through a wide range of mechanical, thermal, electromagnetic checks before it is shipped to Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana for launch on a Vega rocket.

One of the first steps was to carefully connect the three-panel solar array to the satellite. This painstaking process took three days and was done on a special zero-g rig to simulate the absence of gravity. The wing was opened and tested with light to make sure it will generate the correct power for the satellite once in space.


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Sentinel-2 carries a high-resolution multispectral optical imager to monitor changes in vegetation for Europe's environmental monitoring Copernicus programme. This mission offers key information to optimise crop yield, thereby helping to improve food security. Data can be used to measure leaf area index, leaf chlorophyll and leaf water content to monitor plant growth, which is particularly important during the growing season. It will be used to generate land-cover maps, to track changes in the way land is being used and to monitor the world’s forests. In addition, Sentinel-2 provides information on pollution in lakes and coastal waters. Images of floods, volcanic eruptions and landslides are also offered to help respond to disasters and for humanitarian relief efforts.
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In addition, the satellite’s mass, centre of gravity and ‘moment of inertia’ have been accurately determined. This is important for the launch and for the satellite’s release into orbit around Earth.

Over the next months, tests will be carried out to check the satellite’s interfaces with the rocket and to make sure that it can withstand the noise and vibrations during liftoff.

As part of preparing for the mission, ground system validation and commission activities are currently ongoing. The final Qualification and Acceptance Review will be held in February, before ESA gives permission to ship the satellite to French Guiana for launch.

Since Sentinel-2 is designed as a two-satellite mission, the Sentinel-2B satellite, which will launch about 15 months after Sentinel-2A, is also being developed in parallel.

IN A CLASS OF ITS OWN

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An international fleet of 35 Maxi yachts have arrived in Porto Cervo, Sardinia for one of the sailing calendar’s great annual occasions. 2014 marks the 25th edition of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, a competition sponsored by Rolex since 1985 and organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) and the International Maxi Association (IMA). It’s a meeting of elegance, power and speed. Weeklong racing starts tomorrow, Monday 1 September.

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Riveting racing
Three-time runner up Alegre starts off as one of the favourites. Andres Soriano’s 2013 launch will be expected to use last year’s strong showing to good measure. Soriano’s former Alegre, now Swiss Alex Schaerer’s Caol Ila R, is one of four other boats in the championship reserved for racing Mini Maxis. 2012 champion Bella Mente and Artemis/George Sakellaris’s Shockwave both represent the United States while Sir Peter Ogden, from the United Kingdom, will be expected to mount a serious challenge with his latest version of Jethou.“One day out, it looks like it’s going to be a terrific week,” explains Principal Race Officer Peter Craig. “We’re going to see plenty of breeze during the first three days of racing. What makes this regatta stand out is the boats, the crews. For big boat racing it doesn’t get any better. I don’t think there’s anywhere in the world that people talk about that is better sailing.”

In terms of tight competition, the spotlight will shine brightly on the fifth running of the Mini Maxi Rolex World Championship. At the outset of the week the most pressing question on the sunkissed docks of the YCCS is how Niklas Zennström’s Rán 5 will perform on its championship debut. Rán’s crew has a strong Porto Cervo pedigree, Zennström is the defending champion and with his former boat Rán 2 won the competition three times. However, in a competition defined by marginal gains she will need to adapt to the challenging environment seamlessly. Curiously, Zennström will come face to face with the boat he helmed to three world titles, now a key rival in the hands of Italian Roberto Tomasini Grinover and renamed Robertissima III. The clash between Zennström’s new and old boat will be an intriguing one.

Style and power
Elegance will be provided by the J-Class. At 43,7m (143ft) Lionheart – a replica of the original 1930s design – is the largest boat in attendance. Competition will be provided by Rainbow, Ranger, Shamrock V and defending champion Velsheda. Boats which weigh in excess of 170 tonnes and possess a sail area close to 1,000m2 require expert handling. Style and top quality racing is always provided by the Wally class which features nine boats including both defending champion – Jean-Charles Decaux’s 80-ft J-One – and two Wally Centos in Sir Lindsay Owen-Jones’s Magic Carpet Cubed and Thomas Bscher’s Open Season. Pursuers of power will be impressed by the Supermaxis, imperious goliaths measuring upwards of 100-ft. The 2014 title is up for grabs with three-time winner Nilaya not in attendance. Three contrasting designs – Firefly, Inoui and Viriella lock horns. Lord Irvine Laidlaw’s Wally 82.8m hybrid Highland Fling, competing in Maxi Racing, will be among the fastest boats on show.

You could win a limited edition print of HMS Artemis!

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This wonderful print is from the original oil painting commissioned for the cover of Artemis, the second title in the Kydd series. Those who have sailed the Great Southern Ocean have confirmed what an astonishingly accurate representation this is of those seas and it is also a particularly fine depiction of an eighteenth-century frigate at sea. The movement of the ship that Geoff portrays is exceptionally dynamic. He certainly captured the flying qualities of the crack frigate HMS Artemis – and is probably my favourite of all the covers he painted.

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For a chance to win this superb print email julian@julianstockwin.com with the answer to this question:

How many of Geoff Hunt's paintings reproduced as prints for the Kydd Collection include ships boats in the water?

Contest closes end September. The winner will be the first correct entry drawn on September 31 and will be notified by email.

Additionally, Art Marine is offering a 10% discount on all Geoff Hunt prints for the month of September. Just enter the code JSTOCKWIN at the checkout.

ASTO fleet out in force for Falmouth to Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Regatta

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Over 280 young people take part in record-breaking spectacle on UK Sail Training vessels

The 44-strong fleet taking part in the Falmouth to Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Regatta crossed the start line on Sunday after lining up for a spectacular Parade of Sail in Falmouth Bay, which attracted unprecedented crowds and spectator craft.

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Almost half of the vessels competing in the regatta are members of the Association of Sail Training Organisations (ASTO), the UK’s Sail Training umbrella organisation.

 

Over 280 young people from a wide range of backgrounds are sailing on board 19 boats operated by ASTO members.

 

“’It has been a fantastic day out on the water in Falmouth with boats of all shapes and sizes taking part in this historic regatta. None of the young trainees on board will ever forget being part of such a spectacle and it will be a highlight of the year for our many ASTO member organisations from all over the UK who are taking part,” Lucy Gross, ASTO General Manager, said.

 

As the fleet paraded behind 110-metre Polish tall ship Dar Mlodziezy under glorious sunshine and blue skies, Falmouth Bay was packed with the largest flotilla in living memory and around 100,000 people lined the shore and key vantage points according to local organisers.

 

Falmouth Harbour Master Mark Sansom confirmed it was the largest number of craft he has witnessed in over 20 years with the Falmouth Harbour Commissioners and Falmouth Tall Ships Chairman John Hick concurred saying that; “without a doubt there were more craft, and more people on the water than any of us have seen in living memory.”

 

ASTO organisations from all over the British Isles are taking part including vessels from Scotland, Wales, East Anglia and the South of England, and at least half of the trainees on board each boat are under 25.

 

Among the trainees taking part is 17-year-old Isobel Johnson from Southsea in Hampshire. Isobel, who is deaf, is sailing as part of the team on the 60-ft cutter, Thermopylae Clipper operated by the Discovery Sailing Project.

 

Isobel said that sailing in a previous Tall Ships Race from Riga, Latvia to Szczecin, Poland was “one of the best experiences of her life”.

 

“Just because you're deaf doesn't mean you can't do it, in fact all the more reason you should do it; to show the world you can do it. And of course it will be hard, nothing is ever going to be easy, but it will be worth it - truly,” Isobel said.

 

Megan Lake, 17, from Plymouth is one of the young trainees sailing on board Pegasus operated by The Island Trust. Megan is the head girl at the Marine Academy Plymouth, and she said she was “really excited” about taking part.

 

“I’ve never been to London and it’s going to be one of the best views arriving by boat,” she said. “For me the biggest challenges are going to be not getting too tired or seasick.”

 

A number of the young people on board have received ASTO bursaries to support their participation. One of them is 22-year-old Shrouk El-Attar sailing as a trainee on Challenge Wales. Shrouk is a refugee from Egypt who has lived in the Welsh capital for seven years, where she studies electrical and electronic engineering at Cardiff University.

 

“I wouldn’t have been able to do this if it hadn’t been for the bursary and I’m really incredibly excited about taking part,” she said. “I would love to sail for a living,” she said.

 

On board the Sail Training vessel Swan Rob Kay from Kilstyth in Scotland is sailing with his 20-year-old son Jordan who has Down’s syndrome. The pair has already sailed 900 miles from the boat’s home port in the Shetland Isles to get to Cornwall and will complete their round Britain voyage when they sail back to Shetland after the Falmouth to Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Regatta. Rob and Jordan are due to get home on 17 September just in time for the referendum on Scottish independence.

 

“We saw the Tall Ships Race in Greenock three years ago and we thought what a brilliant idea, we must that,” Rob said. “It’s been a big challenge for Jordan but then it has for all of us. One of the reasons I decided to do it was because I turned 60 and it seemed like a good milestone to take on a new challenge,” he said. Rob and Jordan are raising funds for Carers UK during the voyage and to date have raised £900. For more information visit: www.justgiving.com/rob-kay3

 

The Falmouth to Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Regatta marks the first time a Tall Ships Race has been held from one British port to another and the fleet is expected to arrive in London on Thursday or Friday.

Top Eight Finish at Brands Hatch for Eastwood

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Charlie Eastwood finished his weekend at Brands Hatch in an encouraging manner after finishing the final race in eighth, his best result since the season opening weekend at Silverstone in April where he had a seventh place finish.

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The action at Brands Hatch got underway on Friday with four testing sessions. Charlie had a strong day, finishing well within the top ten of all four sessions, recording the third fastest time in the last session of the day. Overall he set the fifth fastest time of the day, just 0.150s off Struan Moore, who topped Friday’s timesheets. The field then had a free practice session on Saturday morning in which Charlie finished seventh fastest.

Qualifying proved extremely competitive, with results coming down to the smallest of margins. Charlie was solidly in the top ten for the majority of the session, and was in eighth at the halfway point. With lap times improving in the dying moments, Charlie was unable to complete his fast lap due to a red flag and ended up 11th, less than a hundredth of a second behind tenth place and exactly one second behind pole-sitter Gaetano Di Mauro.

On Saturday afternoon, in the first of the weekend’s three races, Charlie initially shuffled to 12th. He had several battles throughout the race for position and crossed the line after 14 laps in 12th. Starting from 12th in the second race on Sunday morning, Charlie could not battle after an incident on lap one forced him out of the race at Paddock bend.

Charlie started from the sixth row of the grid in 11th in Sunday afternoon’s final race. He made a good start and climbed to tenth on the first lap. He maintained tenth for the majority of the race but then capitalised on a collision between Lima and Palmer on the final lap to cross the line in a strong eighth place

Charlie Eastwood: “It was a bit of a mixed bag of a weekend but we are definitely making progress. Testing went well and I was pleased with third overall on Friday. In qualifying we really should have been around P3, and would have been there but for the red flag. In race 1 we didn’t really make up any real ground and then race 2 was over before it began when I got sandwiched into the first corner and went off onto the gravel. I got a good start in race 3 and pushed for a top five right until the end. I kept Middlehurst behind me, who had won race 2, so we know the pace is there. We’ll keep pushing for the rest of the season.”

Rounds 19, 20 and 21 of the BRDC Formula 4 Championship will take place at Donington Park over the weekend of 20-21 September.

Weekly Report

tpplogo-15.jpg           Here is this week’s Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Report: bsd.firetrench.com ftd.firetrench.com

•   Here is what we are up against in this year’s elections. Leftist billionaires George Soros and Tom Steyer are spending huge sums to promote the Obama agenda and help Democrats to control the U.S. Senate. Here’s a full analysis: http://www.nationaljournal.com/politics/the-boys-of-summer-july-s-biggest-super-pac-donors-20140822

•   Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell is now floating the possibility of forcing Barack Obama to either slash government spending or else shut down the federal government. Wonderful. Too bad Mr. McConnell opposed that very strategy last year. Here is more on that story. http://dyn.politico.com/printstory.cfm?uuid=35E1D6E3-562D-4DB1-ADE3-6376BC656D02

•   Liberal Democrat Senator Mark Pryor is in a tough fight for reelection so he’s desperate to downplay the crisis on our southern border. Recently, Senator Pryor even claimed that our border is more secure today than it was ten years ago! We need to beat this insane liberal. Read more here: http://www.teapartypatriotscitizensfund.com/news/what-border-fence-senator-pryor/

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Jenny Beth Martin Chairman