TFV: The Offensive

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Key points:

– Groupama 34 win the first two in-port races at Dunkirk
– Sobedo win the third
– Three triangle courses planned for Sunday (8:30am departure time from the dock) before departing on the first offshore leg to Breskens (7:00pm from the dock)

This afternoon the Tour de France a la Voile race committee secured three races –and three opportunities to score– for the M34 fleet just off the beaches of Dunkirk. Franck Cammas’ crew (Groupama 34) won the first two races and Thomas Coville (Sobedo) won the final race of the afternoon. Are Cammas’ competitors waking up?

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RSrnYC Gaastra Friday Evening Series: Testing conditions in last night’s racing

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Boystrous leads Rioja home in light conditions outside the Royal Southern Yacht Club. Photo: Phil Riley

 

Report: Phil Riley

Hamble, Hampshire, UK:

The growing success of the Gaastra Friday Evening Racing series is largely down to the commitment of a group of regular sailors, none more so than from the ranks of the XOD fleet.

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OLYMPIC VENUE TO HOST CLIPPER RACE IN RIO

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World’s longest ocean race heading for Marina da Gloria in October 2013

The 2013-14 edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is to be hosted by the Marina da Gloria in Rio de Janeiro this October. The port will conclude Leg 1 of the Clipper Race which departs London on 1 September, creating a fitting link between the hosts of the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games.

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New York Yacht Club Hires Communications Director

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June 28, 2013

New York – New York Yacht Club Commodore Thomas J. Harrington announced an important addition to the Club’s professional staff: Stuart Streuli will be the Director of Communications. The appointment reflects the mission of the NYYC and initiatives of Commodore Harrington and fellow flag officers – namely “state-of-the-art communications and technology making club access real, available and part of everyday club life.”

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Bombardier to Deliver New Commuter Trains to Deutsche Bahn AG for Service in Hamburg

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– Electric Multiple Units with innovative technology, favorable energy consumption as well as low maintenance and repair costs for the S-Bahn in Hamburg

– Major order of 327 million euro strengthens market position in the commuter market

– Modern design and new carbody shape provide greater comfort
BERLIN, GERMANY–(Marketwired – June 28, 2013) – Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation has won an order from the S-Bahn GmbH, a subsidiary of DB Regio AG, to deliver 60 new single and dual-voltage commuter trains. The Hamburg Parliament has confirmed that from December 2018, the S-Bahn Hamburg GmbH will serve as the operator of the S-Bahn network in Hamburg for another 15 years. In a European tender procedure, the S-Bahn Hamburg GmbH awarded Bombardier the contract to supply the vehicles. The order value amounts to approximately 327 million euro ($427 million US). The contract provides the option to order up to 86 further trains until the end of 2018.

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