Slow and difficult start to proceedings
By AY Event Media
May 31st: After a short delay while the start boat headed for a wind line that looked promising all classes got away in 5 to 7 knots of wind. PRO Ross Chisholm elected to send the Premier Cruisers, Bareboat/Cruising and Multihull Classes on Coastal Course 1, up to Ko Phangan (which is still recovering from the full moon party last Saturday) and back. The Racing and IRC Classes stayed close by for short windward / leeward courses. Unfortunately a strong current that changed direction after midday and the fickle nature of the breeze saw fortunes quickly won or lost, depending on what side of the course the tacticians and skippers have chosen to play.
* Uniquely Singapore maintains lead over Cape Breton Island
* Hull & Humber feels the benefit of Gulf Stream current
* Teams anticipate strengthening winds
After the inevitable frustrations of the very light conditions of the past few days, over the last 24 hours the conditions have changed to produce some fantastic downwind sailing and, with the forecast for the next 24 hours showing the winds strengthening, the race to New York is on. The nervous tension in the skippers’ reports to the Race Office this morning is almost palpable as the end game to Race 10 plays out.
Berlin, May 31, 2010 – Bombardier Transportation has signed a contract with Saudi Oger
Limited., a leading Saudi Arabian construction company, for the supply, installation,
operation and maintenance of a 3.6-km (2.2-mi.) BOMBARDIER INNOVIA Monorail 300
system for the King Abdullah Financial District, the new financial and business centre under
development in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Aerospace & Defence
Chancellor Osborne (left background) with Chief Secretary Law (right foreground)
The Tory Whig Coalition suffered its first loss and the Blair Brown Regime gained their first sleazy victory. British Chief Secretary to the Treasury David Law tendered his resignation. Whig MP for Yeovil, David Law did something that British voters once took for granted, he made a principled decision, placing honour before self. Thirteen years of Blair Brown Regime misrule followed a different path when Ministers only resigned if they had done nothing wrong, whilst crooks and incompetents clung on until beaten off the tree by outraged public opinion.
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Loa 120,0 meters
B, moulded 29,5 meters
Depth to main deck 5,5 meters
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Belcher & Page win Silver
Photo by Victor Kovalenko. BelcherPageMedalDL
By Lynn Fitzpatrick
May 29, 2010 (Medemblik, Holland) – Australians Mat Belcher and Malcolm Page solidified their hold on the #1 ISAF World Cup ranking by taking the silver medal at the Delta Lloyd Regatta, the Event 5 on the 2010 ISAF World Cup circuit. They claimed the podium position after besting the rest of the 81-boat fleet in the final two fleet races of the regatta to pull within seven points of Nic Asher and Eliot Wilis (GBR), who led throughout the entire regatta. The Poms held more cards in the double-point, short-course, medal round contested by the top 10 teams. By finishing third in the medal race Belcher and Page fell five points short of the gold. The Poms won the regatta with 66 points. Belcher/Page had 71, and the Croatians won the bronze.
The inshore lifeboat based at Baltimore was called to give assistance to a kayaker this afternoon. The alarm was a raised at 14:26 when a kayaker in distress was reported from Horse Island near Castletownshend West Cork.
Search And Rescue
* First Scoring Gate point for Edinburgh Inspiring Capital
* Cape Breton Island and Uniquely Singapore take three and two points at
* Cork accepts tenth place as light winds frustrate Irish team
Neck and neck racing to the Scoring Gate provided some anxious moments
for those on board the leading four boats as they closed in on the
points prizes on offer. For Edinburgh Inspiring Capital, their hard work
was rewarded with their first Scoring Gate point of the Clipper 09-10
campaign, having come tantalisingly close several times in previous
AYGP Skippers Going for broke at Koh Samui…
May 30th: After winning the Top of the Gulf Regatta, Ray Roberts has an unbeatable points lead in the AYGP Skipper of the Year award. Neil Pryde elected not to race at the TOTGR, leaving the door open for Roberts to run away with the coveted prize. However all is not lost as Evolution Racing has only a one point lead over Hi Fi in the Yacht of the Year award, leaving it open for the taking at the season ending Sawadee.com Regatta Samui starting this week.
IN THIS ISSUE
1. Situs of Injury Test Case
2. State of the ICW
3. Deepwater Horizon Case
4. The Politics of Ship-Recycling–-From Basel to Hong Kong
5. Harbour Master Training Bursaries Announced
6. People and Places