New Horizons in Marine Electronics

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Raymarine will be showcasing its range of latest products on stand SO18A at the Collins Stewart London Boat Show.

Visitors will be able to see the G Series, Raymarine’s premier navigation system, in action. Offering more than just navigation, G Series is a complete information, command and entertainment system providing a comprehensive and powerful solution for all onboard requirements.

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DAILY UPDATE – CLIPPER 07-08 – 31 OCTOBER

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RACE 3 SALVADOR DA BAHIA – DURBAN
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SQUALLS AND LIGHT AIRS RETURN TO HAUNT THE FLEET

DURBAN 2010 AND BEYOND SEES LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL

FLEET PREPARES FOR STRENGTHENING WINDS

On Hallowe’en light airs and more squalls continue to haunt the Clipper fleet as they race across the south Atlantic. Most of the yachts are reporting light winds with the 12-hour runs down as low as 20 nautical miles in some cases.

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For Sale: “Merihamina”

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Alujet 144/47, built as a fire boat.

Equipment: Raytheon R1210XX 10 kW radar, Raytheon Nav 398 GPS Loran navigator, Suunto D-110 magnetic compass, Echopilot FLS Silver echo-sounder/sonar, Raychart 600 RT chart plotter, 3 x Noak HS310, 650 W searchlights, 2 x VKN-65M fire monitors driven by Esteri D-240 fire pump on port engine provides 4500 litres/minute, 8 bars. Webasto diesel burner, two anchors, two hydraulic capstans. Hiab 030 AW hydraulic crane with winch lifts 2250 kilo on 1,1 meters reach.
General arrangement: The working deck is 8 meters by about 4,2 meters, hydraulic bow ramp is 2,65 meters wide and 1,5 meters long. Two Skipper-chairs in wheelhouse. Small galley with fridge and sink. Dining table with two couches which convert into four berths. WC with shower. Small aft deck with dive platform.

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Bombardier Joint Venture Awarded Contract For 40 High-Speed Trainsets In China

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First Application Of ZEFIRO Modular Concept Offers China New Dimension In Overnight Rail Travel

Bombardier Transportation announced today that its Chinese joint venture, Bombardier Sifang Power (Qingdao) Transportation Ltd. (BSP), has received an order for 40, 16-car, high-speed trainsets (640 cars) from the Chinese Ministry of Railways (MOR). The order is valued at approximately 1 billion euros ($1.5 billion US) with Bombardier’s share valued at approximately 413 million euros ($596 million US). BSP is a joint venture between Bombardier Transportation, Power Corporation of Canada and China South Locomotive and Rolling Stock Industry (Group) Corporation.

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SAILING UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT IN ESTORIL

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The ISAF Annual Conference begins in Estoril, Portugal on 1 November with 11 days of intensive discussions, debates and decisions on the key issues in the sailing world.

Representatives from sailing nations around the world will meet in Estoril from the 1-11 November for the 2007 ISAF Annual Conference. Each year the Conference brings together the ISAF Committees and Commissions, as well as other leading figures from the sailing world, in ISAF’s principal key decision making process. There are well over 200 submissions to be debated this year, with the hot topic set to be the selection of the ten events for the 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition.

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KIWI OK DINGHY SAILORS HONOUR THEIR HEROES

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Two of the greatest OK Dinghy sailors ever to emerge from New Zealand were honoured at the weekend at Takapuna Boating Club in Auckland by being inducted into the OK Dinghy Hall of Fame. During the ceremony, Leith Armit (NZL) and the late Clive Roberts (NZL) became the latest names to be added to the ultimate who’s who of OK Dinghy class heroes.

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RONSTAN A-CLASS CATAMARAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

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With a record setting 100 boats pre-registered, the 2007 A-Class World Championship sponsored by Ronstan, FSE Robline, Corum, and West Marine is now only weeks away. The regatta will take place at The Islander resort hotel in Islamorada, FL beginning on 9-November, 2007 and running through 16, November 2007. The Week will begin with the Blue Water Classic warm up regatta on 8-9, November. The Islander has been hosting the US A-Class for its last two midwinter race weeks and was the unanimous choice by the US class as the best venue to host this world championship. The race site is a 9 square mile area of the Atlantic ocean protected by an offshore reef. Sailors will enjoy clear aqua water and hopefully warm and consistent
easterly winds of 8-15 knots.

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THE CNEV’S ANNUAL REGATTA HAS ITS NOTICE OF RACE

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The CNEV being the Challenger of Record has the obligation, according to the Deed of Gift, to organize an annual regatta. Once again, we will not argue whether the regatta must have been held before the challenge was filed or if this can be done at a later stage. This is the core issue of the litigation in New York and Judge Cahn will rule within a couple of weeks.

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