Belcher & Page Pour it on

By Lynn Fitzpatrick

May 28, 2010 (Medemblik, Holland) – Australians Mat Belcher and Malcolm Page bested the rest of the 81-boat fleet in the Men’s 470 at the Delta Lloyd Regatta today.  Their consistent and spectacular performance leapfrogged them into fourth place overall, having started the day in 14th place.  They’ll be off to an early start on Saturday morning to sail the final two fleet races with the goal of being one of the top ten teams to qualify for Saturday evening’s double-point medal race for the podium positions at the 5th ISAF World Cup event of the year.

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CLIPPER 09-10: RACE 10 – JAMAICA TO NEW YORK – DAY 6

* Breeze fills in as scoring gate draws closer
* Cape Breton Island and Uniquely Singapore in nip and tuck race for
maximum gate points
* Edinburgh Inspiring Capital on track for their first gate points of
the race

Today has brought some respite for the teams as the wind has filled in,
not only allowing steady progress north but also providing a cooling
breeze which has brought some relief from the tropical heat.

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Boeing GPS IIF-1 Satellite Sends 1st Signals from Space

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., May 28, 2010 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] has acquired the first on-orbit signals from the Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF-1 satellite, the inaugural spacecraft in a 12-satellite constellation that the company is building for the U.S. Air Force. The signals indicate that the spacecraft bus is functioning normally and ready to begin orbital maneuvers and operational testing.

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CLIPPER 09-10: RACE 10 – JAMAICA TO NEW YORK – DAY 5

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* Severe squall provides a sharp wake up call
* Qingdao suffers a crash gybe
* Spirit of Australia reports “another day of wind holes and
frustration”

After a seriously stormy night in the North Atlantic many of the Clipper
teams have emerged licking wounds today. A large and particularly
vicious squall saw wind strength increase dramatically and has left some
with damage to sails and equipment and others completely devoid of any
wind.

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Busy week for Amble Lifeboats as warm weather brings increased number of users taking to the sea.

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It’s been a busy few days for the volunteer crewmembers of Amble RNLI Lifeboats. Both the All-weather Lifeboat ‘The Four Boys’ and the D class Inshore Lifeboat ‘Rosemary Palmer’ have been called out to assist local vessels taking advantage of the hot weather which has led to an increasing number of incidents.

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Sun Shines on 2010 Southampton Sports Boat & RIB Show

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Hailed a great success, the 2010 Southampton Sports Boat & RIB Show at Ocean Village Marina finished last weekend (22nd – 23rd May) with organisers reporting a great Show with a relaxed and fun atmosphere, quality visitors and glorious weather. As testament to the success of the Show, two thirds of this year’s exhibitors have already committed to the 2011 Southampton Sports Boat & RIB Show, which will be hosted at the marina between 21st – 22nd May 2011.

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