Ago Gold Cup – 30th Sept

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Williams and Hansen top seeds in Argo Group Gold Cup
Ian Williams and Bjorn Hansen are the top seeds in their respective groups. Williams will face Will Tiller, Taylor Canfield, and Steffan Lindberg to round out the top four seeds in Group 1. Hansen’s round robin Group 2 will include Johnie Berntsson, Eric Monnin and Adam Minoprio.

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Samba Pa Ti Crowned 2012 Melges 32 World Champion

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Newport, RI – USA – The final day of competition at the 2012 Melges 32 World Championship, hosted by the New York Yacht Club (NYYC), had spectators on the edge of their seats for the last race of the ten part racing series. John Kilroy, Jr. on Samba Pa Ti triumphed over the thirty-three strong fleet to claim the class’ most coveted trophy and title – that of Melges 32 World Champion.

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Next Station Crew Preps for Launch

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NASA astronaut Kevin Ford (left), Expedition 33 flight engineer and Expedition 34 commander; Soyuz Commander Oleg Novitskiy (center) and Flight Engineer Evgeny Tarelkin (right) clasp hands Sept. 21, 2012 in front of a Soyuz vehicle mock-up as they wrap up two days of final qualification exams at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia.

The trio is scheduled to launch Oct. 23 in their Soyuz TMA-06M spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan for a five-month mission on the International Space Station.

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NASA Coverage Set for Oct. 7 SpaceX Launch to Space Station

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The first SpaceX launch for NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 7, from Space Launch Complex 40 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. There is a single instantaneous launch opportunity for the Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule at 8:35 p.m. EDT. Backup launch opportunities are available on Oct. 8 and Oct. 9, if needed.

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MMRC Johor – Day 2 – AY Race Report 2

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Day 2 MMRC Johor – No ‘Give Me’ races as top teams progress…
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Goto AY Race Report 2Sept 29th – Tg Leman, Johor: Teams participating in match racing are ready to fight it out till the bitter end. Every race starts with a head to head battle and continues until one emerges triumphant. The round robin format is structured for teams to make their way up the pecking order and finish on top of the pile. Each race is a constant challenge and like any competitive sport, the aim at the end of the day is to finish number one. Those just starting out will be encouraged to achieve their dreams and do the best they can to gain experience. These qualities have made match racing exciting to watch and the often fast and furious action over short courses continues to attract interest and participation to survive as a discipline within the sport. With all this cut throat determination there are no ‘Give Me’ races in this field.

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Fourth Quarter Rally: Class Winners and IRC North American Champion Determined! Description: http://www.us-irc.org/images/2012_vesper_bbs.jpg

On the fourth and final day of the 48th annual Rolex Big Boat Series, a majority of the eight classes competing had bristling showdowns to determine winners, while others held the line to establish early leaders as class victors, including IRC A’s Jim Swartz (Park City, Utah) and his team aboard the TP52 Vesper, which also were named the IRC North American Champions for 2012. “In my mind, sailing is all about teamwork, and we just have a fantastic team,” said Swartz, mentioning crew members Jamie Gale, Ken Keefe and Gavin Brady as among the greatest sailors in the world. “It really helps the program immensely when you have a group of people who know how to take care of each other.” Ken Keefe added that the team also won the IRC East Coast Championship earlier this year. “After having a successful summer on the East Coast and then to come here and do so well is just an incredible feat and shows how strong our team is.” …

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Kilroy Advances To Lead 2012 Melges 32 Worlds In Newport

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Newport, RI – USA – An additional three races were completed on Friday at the 2012 Melges 32 World Championship, hosted by the New York Yacht Club (NYYC). John Kilroy on Samba Pa Ti, with tactician Paul Goodison delivered a 1-2-8 punch to take the lead, five points ahead of Alec Cutler on Hedgehog with Richard Clarke on tactics in second. Steve Howe’s Warpath with tactician Morgan Larson is currently seated third.

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