Fifth time sponsor Qingdao officially names Clipper 13-14 Race yacht entry

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Saturday 31 August 2013

Fifth time Team Sponsor of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, Qingdao, officially named their yacht this morning , part of the new state of the art fleet of ocean racers debuting in the 2013-14 edition of the Clipper Race which gets underway tomorrow from St Katharine Docks, London

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Henri Lloyd unveil first yacht entry in world’s longest ocean race

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First time Team Sponsor Henri Lloyd christened their first ever yacht entry in the nine-race history of the Clipper Round the World Race this morning. The yacht, part of the new state of the art fleet of ocean racers debuting in the 2013-14 edition of the Clipper Race, was christened Henri Lloyd – 50 Years of Pioneering Spirit.

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YACHT HARD AGROUND AT FARNE ISLANDS

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At 1300hr on Thursday 29 August 2013, a local passenger boat skipper informed Seahouses Lifeboat Coxswain that a yacht was aground and high and dry at the Bridges, a location at the Inner Farne Islands. He was concerned for the safety of the yacht when the tide rose, as it was lying hard over on its beam. RNLI personnel then had discussions with Humber Coastguard. No distress call had been made by the yacht.

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U.S. Navy Awards Lockheed Martin $37 Million Contract For Heavyweight Torpedo Program

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MARION, Mass., Aug. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will provide the U.S. Navy and allied navy customers from Canada and The Netherlands with upgrade kits and services for the MK 48 heavyweight torpedo under a new, $37 million contract award, part of a five-year effort to upgrade the entire submarine fleet.

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‘Sink Me the Ship, Master Gunner!’

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This day 422 years ago Sir Richard Grenville in the galleon Revenge, and separated from the rest of the English fleet off the Azores, began one of the most epic ‘last stands’ in naval history.

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Bermuda Skippers battle for Gold Cup qualification

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Lance Fraser ( BDA) prepares to turn around the leward mark in the 2012 Argo group Gold Cup. Fraser will sail in the Bermuda National Match racing Championship facing Bermuda’s recent Olympian Jesse Kirkland and Joshua Greenslade. The winner bags an automatic invitation to the Argo Group gold Cup Oct 8-13. © Charles Anderson/RBYC

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Hamilton BERMUDA, August 30, 2013 Three of the Bermuda’s’s top match racing teams will do battle in the International One Design (IOD) on the weekend for the right to represent Bermuda in the 2013 Argo Group Gold Cup.

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ClassNK: MOL Comfort team needs more time

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August 30, 2013—ClassNK Executive Vice President Toshitomo Matsui announced today that the ClassNK Casualty Investigation Team’s analysis and investigation of the MOL Comfort casualty will take longer than initially expected, and will delay the release of its findings. The team began investigating the MOL Comfort casualty in mid-June when the five year old containership broke in two.

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