Queen Mary 2 leaves French four in her wake but resists luffing

 

– Wells rues missing out on world’s largest luff at the start
– Trimarans faced with huge anticyclonic ridge head north
– IDEC Sport reels in Macif to take the lead

After enjoying a magnificent start from the place of its birth in St Nazaire on Sunday, the Queen Mary 2 has powered into a commanding lead of over 250 miles after 24 hours of racing in The Bridge Centennial Transat race. She has  left the four giant trimarans in her long wake. In the battle behind, the veteran record-breaker Francis Joyon and his crew on IDEC Sport reeled in the young gun Francois Gabart and MACIF on Monday afternoon to lead by 9 miles at the 19:00 ranking (French time)

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Heading south for the second event of the 2017 GC32 Racing Tour

 

The 7 heavyweights contending the GC32 Racing Tour title are heading to Sardinia, in the southeast corner of the island, where they will race against each other from Wednesday 28th June to Saturday 1st July in the GC32 Villasimius Cup. All the competing GC32 teams are eager to try out racing at this new sailing venue. Measuring up against Sébastien Rogues’ Team ENGIE, the other teams, who come to Sardinia in peak form, will leave the French team little room for manoeuvre. Sébastien Rogues is confident in his team’s potential, and arrives in the Mediterranean more focused than ever.

 

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New Met cyber-security fears after glitch on XP system used on 18,000 police computers

  • Force uses decommissioned Windows XP more than any other operating system
  • Windows recently took unusual step of releasing patch over hacking fears
  • ICO audit also criticised use of software
  • Warnings come after cyber-attacks on Parliament and NHS

 

The Metropolitan Police is facing fresh cyber-security fears over its use of the XP operating system on more than 18,000 police computers.

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Canadian Army female Infantry Officer to command Queen’s Guard

Captain Couto, from the 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, poses for the media at Wellington Barracks on June 26, 2017.

Photo by: Corporal Jay Ekin, Canadian Armed Forces

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June 26, 2017 – London, United Kingdom – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

Today, for the first time in history, the Queen’s Guard at Buckingham Palace is commanded by a Canadian Army female Infantry Officer.

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GPS III in Full Production: Second Lockheed Martin Satellite Assembled, Ready to Begin Environmental Testing

Navigation Payload Delivered for Third Satellite in Most Powerful GPS Constellation Ever

DENVER, June 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — In a specialized cleanroom designed to streamline satellite production, Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is in full production building GPS III – the world’s most powerful GPS satellites. The company’s second GPS III satellite is now assembled and preparing for environmental testing, and the third satellite is close behind, having just received its navigation payload.

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