John Kilroy’s ‘Samba Pa Ti’ Crowned Audi Melges 20 World Champion


After 10 races in Riva Del Garda, Kilroy wins Worlds, Marco Gambarella is awarded Corinthian World title, Guido Miani named 2014 Audi Sailing Series Champion

Riva Del Garda, Italy – After one final race, John Kilroy at the helm of Samba Pa Ti, tactician Paul Goodison and crew Jeff Reynolds proved they were more than deserving of the 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Champion title. Four days of racing and no worse than a fourteenth in a fleet of fifty-seven entries, the Samba team excelled in almost every condition and under a wide variety of pressure.

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Stockwin to Go!

Stockwin to Go!

by BigJules

Do take a wander through the Stockwin Shop; there are a number of new offerings and hopefully you’ll find the perfect gift for birthdays, Father’s Day, Christmas (yes, I know it’s months away but for early shoppers that’s one or two names crossed off the list…) – or your own library. I’m always happy to add a personal inscription on request and we can ship worldwide.



300-StarterSetAs well as Collectors Sets for Pasha and The Silk Tree (don’t delay if you’re interested; they’re strictly limited in numbers – and each purchase qualifies you to go into the hat for a draw for a full refund!) there are Signed First Editions, a Lucky Dip, membership of the Kydd Club, the Kydd Cap and a Kydd Starter Set.

And in response to requests a special Kydd Club, the Kydd Cap and a Kydd Postcards Pack is now available (nominal charge for p&p).

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Border Security Is The Most Important Issue of 2014 & Other Things You Need to Know This Week

This week, Jenny Beth sat down for an interview with World Net Daily to discuss why border security is the most important political issue of 2014, the Obama Administration admitted it had backups of Lois Lerner’s emails all along and Tea Party Patriots announced they will release a documentary on the border crisis called The Border States of America. Here are some things you need to know this week.

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Bournemouth and Shoreham displays this weekend plus Last Call for Raffle entries

Vulcan XH558 - The Spirit of Great Britain
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News from XH558, the last flying Vulcan
1/ XH558 along the South Coast 2/ Vulcan to the Sky stalls 3/ Early report from Bournemouth
4/ Last call for Raffle ticket entries 5/ Fundraising campaigns 6/ Exclusive print for early pledges
7/ Vulcan XH558 Skydive 8/ First prototype flight 9/ XH558 Merchandise ideas

See XH558 this week along the South Coast as we head to Bournemouth and Shoreham

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Boeing Executive to Speak at Morgan Stanley Conference on Sep. 16

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CHICAGO, Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] Commercial Airplanes Chief Executive Officer Ray Conner will speak at the Morgan Stanley Laguna Conference in Laguna Niguel, California, on Sep. 16 at 12:25 p.m. PT.

Visit to access a link to the live broadcast of the conference. Individuals should check the website prior to the session to ensure access to the audio stream.

Boeing, Xiamen Airlines Celebrate Airline’s First 787 Dreamliner Delivery

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Airline to use 787 to launch long-haul routes to Europe, North America and Australia

EVERETT, Wash., Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Xiamen Airlines today celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first 787 Dreamliner.

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