The fleet under surveillance

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Press Release
Paris, Friday 29th November 2019

The fleet under surveillance

At 10:02am today, Actual Leader crossed the equator, which means that all three boats racing on the Brest Atlantiques are now sailing in the Northern Hemisphere, with Maxi Edmond de Rothschild more than a day ahead of its two rivals. For the six skippers, one of the priorities towards the end of the race is to preserve their trimarans which have been tested to varying degrees since the start in Brest on 5th November.

© Yann Riou / PolaRYSE / Gitana SA


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Canteen at London Transport Museum – New cafe bar opens today

  • Quintessentially British classics inspired menu
  • Contemporary new space reflecting the rich design heritage of London Transport
  • All day dining and bar – from breakfast to pre-theatre meals and cocktails
  • New cocktail: the Elizabeth Line
  • Children’s menu, including locomotive shaped pasta
  • Fabulous views of Covent Garden Piazza


It’s All Change! at London Transport Museum as a new cafe bar overlooking Covent Garden Piazza opens today (29 November 2019). Canteen at London Transport Museum takes its name from the static and mobile canteens that used to cater for London Transport workers during the 1940s and 1950s.





November 29th 2019

The last 2 weeks have been a whirlwind of policy promises from all the parties as their manifesto launches have taken place. No surprise it has only taken a few days for the U-turns and strategy changes to start as holes are poked through their policy platforms.


Thankful for you and our freedom, Democrats keep grasping at straws, and the Georgia Senate seat

We hope you are having a wonderful Thanksgiving week with your families and friends. This year, we have a lot to be thankful for. As you already know, this year we celebrated our ten year anniversary. Looking back, we reflected on all that we accomplished as a group of activists who were tired of the status quo. We had some ups as well as some downs, but that hasn’t stopped us from making a real difference.

International Melges 24 Class Association (IM24CA) – Thank you, Jens Wathne! Welcome, Laura Grondin!

Jens Wathne
Jens Wathne – The departing Chairman of the International Melges 24 Class Association, owner and skipper of Party Girl, NOR808. Photo © Pierrick Contin / IM24CA
Laura Grondin
Laura Grondin – The incoming IM24CA Chair, owner and skipper of Dark Energy, USA850.

 Photo © Zerogradinord / IM24CA

November 29, 2019 – The World Council of the International Melges 24 Class Association (IM24CA) held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Bergen, Norway on November 9th. While no remarkable amendments to the class rules or documents were made, a few members of the Executive Committee concluded their terms and new officers were elected and appointed to serve the Melges 24 class.


Yuletide Selection

I’m a bit of a gruff creature when it comes to the commercialisation of Christmas – but there’s one thing that I fervently believe: a book is a present that, if well chosen for the recipient, will give hours of pleasure and be a lasting reminder in itself of someone putting thought, not just money, into a Yuletide gift. So do consider adding one or more from this selection to your gift-buying list. Four have a maritime theme; there’s also a Georgian miscellany – and a look at the real ‘Dad’s Army’. Hopefully, there’s something for everyone in this somewhat eclectic selection.