ORLANDO, FL, February 26, 2007
Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] received a United Kingdom Ministry of Defence (MoD) contract to supply the Sniper(R) Advanced Targeting Pod (ATP) for the Harrier GR9 aircraft to satisfy an Urgent Operational Requirement (UOR.)
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1. EDITOR’S NOTES
Congratulations to Darren Bundock and Glenn Ashby for winning the Seawind F18 Worlds, to Michael Coxon, Aaron Links and Nathan Ellis (Fiat) for winning the SLAM-Winning Appliances JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship, and a special mention to the second placed team of Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Robert Bell (Gotta Love It 7) – not bad for a first season!
The British Dragon class is going from strength to strength with increased participation among the regional fleets and a strong presence on the international circuit. To reflect this resurgence of interest, from 30 June to 7 July 2007, the 2007 Dragon South Coast Championship and Edinburgh Cup will be hosted for the first time by the Yacht Clubs of Weymouth in association with the Solent Dragon Fleet.
Texel, Netherlands: The 30th Zwitserleven Round Texel Race in the
Netherlands shows several innovations. First, the recreational sailors will have their own classification, the so called silver fleet. That means they don’t need a measurement form and they pay a lower entry fee, which makes participation in world’s biggest cat race more economical. The party tent is the second change, as the new licensee and caterer will restore the original social atmosphere. As of March 6th, all participants can register for the Zwitserleven Round Texel Race 2007, that will start on June 23rd.
Montego Bay, Jamaica: With all but one of the Pineapple Cup Montego Bay Race entrants having posted finish times, the 811-mile distance race from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to Montego Bay, Jamaica, has officially concluded for 2007. Bob Towse’s Reichel/Pugh 66′ Blue Yankee (Stamford, Conn.) won the seven-boat IRC Class A, while Michael Brennan’s Reichel/Pugh 45′ Sjambok (Annapolis, Md.) won the seven-boat IRC Class B and took home the Silver Seahorse Trophy as top performing IRC boat in the fleet. Frank Kern’s J/120 Carinthia (Detroit, Mich.), which won the seven-boat PHRF class, also had the best overall performance for PHRF to win the Silver Pineapple Cup Perpetual. Twenty boats signed up for the biennial classic, ranging from the 81-foot Bon Bon (ex. Carrera) to the 30-foot The Cone of Silence. In heavy winds, the yacht Captivity, a Langan 78 owned by Samuel Byrne of Hamilton, Mass., was dismasted in the first hours of the race. The crew reported no injuries but had to put in to Guantanamo Bay.
Paris, France: The new Safran monohull racing boat will cross the starting line of the Jacques Vabre Transat (Le Havre – Salvador de Bahia) on November 3 with skipper Marc Guillemot joined by Charles Caudrelier, winner of the Le Figaro-Afflelou solo race in 2004
Clearwater, Florida, USA: The ISAF Grade 1 Laser Midwinters East came down to a final race shoot out in Florida as Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) got the better of team mate and rival Paige Railey (USA) to take the Laser Radial title on countback. In the Laser fleet, world #1 Paul Goodison (GBR) secured a more comfortable victory with a double bullet finish.
Top ten results of the 2007 World Gold Cup held on February 18 -20, 2007 on Green Bay, Lake Michigan, Menominee, Michigan USA:
Cayard sees the World Sailing League as more similar to the popular NASCAR series than elite Formula One auto racing.
On a leg that must seem to have gone on forever, this being the start of the seventh week at seas for the boats, finally the waypoint Bernard Stamm is looking at on his computer-driven navigation system is the leg 2 finish port of Norfolk, Virginia. This morning’s position update shows this to be 1770 miles away for the Swiss-born skipper and his Open 60 Cheminees Poujoulat.