IN PURSUIT OF VICTORY

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December 26, 2015 – January 1, 2016 SYDNEY/HOBART, AUSTRALIA
December 27, 2015
IN PURSUIT OF VICTORY
Saturday night proved a harrowing one for the crews competing in the 71st edition of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.  Exactly 24 hours after the majestic start in Sydney Harbour, a quarter of the fleet has retired due to damage that included broken rudders, a dismasting and numerous shredded sails, inflicted by gale force winds and heavy seas during the night.

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Win a great book – enter now – closes December 31 2015

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Win one of three copies of “Kings of the Air” by entering the FIRE Project December Book Competition.

GOOD LUCK COMPETITORS and Merry Christmas

Competition December 2015

Competition open Wednesday 16th December 2015

Last date for entries Thursday 31st December 2015

Question: Name the French fighter ‘Ace’ who was the first pilot to use a machine gun firing through the propeller arc

Send your answer in an email to:     competitions@firetrench.com

Enter in the subject field  FIRE Project Competition Number One

Enter in the email body your answer, The name of the French fighter ‘Ace’

Then email before the Closing Date; which is Thursday 31st December 2016 24:00 hrs Zulu (UK time zone)

Judging: On Friday 1st January 2016, the FIRE Project judges will select the first three correct entries. The winners will receive a congratulations email to the address in their entry and will be required to reply by email with an address that they wish their prize to be posted to by surface mail. The FIRE Project will only use information provided by entrants for the purposes of the competition and that data will be purged after the prizes have been dispatched to the three winners. The judges decision will be final and binding

 

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Christmas Pluto

Christmas Pluto

Pluto gets into the holiday spirit, decked out in red and green using a pair of Ralph/LEISA instrument scans

Pluto gets into the holiday spirit, decked out in red and green. This image was produced by the New Horizons composition team, using a pair of Ralph/LEISA instrument scans obtained at approximately 9:40 AM on July 14, from a mean range of 67,000 miles (108,000 kilometers). The resolution is about 7 kilometers per LEISA pixel. Three infrared wavelength ranges (2.28-2.23, 1.25-1.30 and 1.64-1.73 microns) were placed into the three color channels (red, green and blue, respectively) to create this false color Christmas portrait.

Credits: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI

Last Updated: Dec. 24, 2015
Editor: Bill Keeter

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Win a great book – enter now – closes December 31 2015

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Win one of three copies of “Kings of the Air” by entering the FIRE Project December Book Competition.

GOOD LUCK COMPETITORS and Merry Christmas

Competition December 2015

Competition open Wednesday 16th December 2015

Last date for entries Thursday 31st December 2015

Question: Name the French fighter ‘Ace’ who was the first pilot to use a machine gun firing through the propeller arc

Send your answer in an email to:     competitions@firetrench.com

Enter in the subject field  FIRE Project Competition Number One

Enter in the email body your answer, The name of the French fighter ‘Ace’

Then email before the Closing Date; which is Thursday 31st December 2016 24:00 hrs Zulu (UK time zone)

Judging: On Friday 1st January 2016, the FIRE Project judges will select the first three correct entries. The winners will receive a congratulations email to the address in their entry and will be required to reply by email with an address that they wish their prize to be posted to by surface mail. The FIRE Project will only use information provided by entrants for the purposes of the competition and that data will be purged after the prizes have been dispatched to the three winners. The judges decision will be final and binding

 

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Thank You to Unique Accommodations

Today, Mark Teasdale and Nina Ferentinos, along with their son Carsen presented NSR with a donation for $600 and a Nikon Coolpix P900 super zoom camera on behalf of their company, Unique Real Estate Accommodations Inc. They came straight from the company Christmas Party, thus the festive attire. The Nikon P900 is new technology which boasts 83x optical zoom/166x Dynamic Fine Zoom! Mark, being a professional photographer realized the potential this technology could have in SAR to spot subjects where a clear view point was available. Absolutely amazing community support of SAR.

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Check out the following example footage taken by Mark, title Stanley Park to Granville Island in seconds. Unreal!

On behalf of NSR, thank you very much to the family and their company for the generous donation!

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Bic Worlds prepare for world class contingent

Invited - BIC / Fleet racing ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne St Kilda sailing precinct, Victoria Port Phillip Bay Thursday 10 Dec 2015 © Sport the library / Jeff Crow

Invited – BIC / Fleet racing
ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne
St Kilda sailing precinct, Victoria
Port Phillip Bay Thursday 10 Dec 2015
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Photo by Jeff Crow
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Bic Worlds prepare for world class contingent

24th December 2015

Most families start winding down for the holiday season but for Open Bic families around the world this is just the beginning. 125 competitors from 9 nations have already registered for the 2015 Open Bic World Championships set to begin this Sunday, 27 December, at the Safety Beach Sailing Club on the Mornington Peninsula.

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Airbus Defence and Space signs contract with Inmarsat to build two next generation mobile communications satellites

  • Inmarsat6_Copyright Airbus Defence and Space SAS 2015
  • Inmarsat-6 satellites dual mission will augment both L-band and Ka-band Global Xpress services
    • New all-electric satellites order reinforces Airbus Defence and Space’s world leadership in high power electric satellites
    • Contract valued in the region of $600M (€550M)

Airbus Defence and Space, the world’s second largest space company, has been awarded a contract by Inmarsat, the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, to design and develop the first two Inmarsat-6 (I-6) mobile communications satellites, creating the most versatile mobile services satellites in its fleet.

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Mod could add $198.3 million to Austal LCS contract

December 23, 2015—Austal USA has been awarded a contract modification that adds $51,684,797 to its 10-ship $3.5 billion Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) contract for the U.S. Navy. The shipbuilder says the work includes design services for upgrades to the LCS and preliminary design for the U.S. Navy’s future Frigate. It says that the contract is expected to be worth $198,385,545 over three years if options are exercised

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