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Round-the-islands victory launches Cheung Kong into lead
By CCIR Media – Sailing Intelligence
Saturday 10th November 2018, Shenzhen, China: Cheung Kong Sailing Club Team moved to the top of the Beneteau 40.7 leaderboard after a solid performance on day three of the China Cup International Regatta in Shenzhen. Jono Rankine steered his crew across the finish line of the 19-mile around-the-islands race more than two minutes ahead of the chasing pack.

 

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Rombelli Champions Day Two at Lanzarote Melges 40 Grand Prix

2018 Lanzarote Melges 40 Grand Prix

LANZAROTE, CANARY ISLANDS/SPAIN, 09 November 2018 – With six races complete at the 2018 Melges 40 Grand Prix in Lanzarote, Alessandro Rombelli’s STIG (Francesco Bruni, tactician) has extended his lead in the most impressive manner. A seemingly unstoppable 1-1-3 daily result keeps him in the event lead, five points ahead of second place finisher Valentin Zavadnikov’s DYNAMIQ SYNERGY (Michele Ivaldi, tactician).

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China Cup – AY Race Report 2

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Ups and Downs on Day 2 of the China Cup International Regatta
By CCIR Media – Sailing Intelligence
Friday 9th November 2018, Shenzhen, China: Cheung Kong Sailing Team closed to just a point off the lead of the Beneteau 40.7 fleet after an up and down day of light winds at the China Cup International Regatta in Shenzhen. Day two of the regatta was the first day of inshore competition, with multiple divisions – totalling 108 boats – racing across the breadth of Daya Bay.

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TRIUMPH SETS NEW APRIL 2019 DATE TO RETURN TO DESERT RACING FOR THE “MEXICAN 1000” DESERT RALLY – DUE TO RIDER INJURY

Triumph Motorcycles is disappointed to announce an unfortunate, but necessary delay in its return to the Baja 1000 desert endurance race with the new Scrambler 1200 XE, due to rider injury.

 

Factory rider and stunt performer Ernie Vigil has unfortunately sustained a serious injury to his ankle whilst awaiting delivery of the Scrambler 1200 to Southern California.

 

Whilst riding his own 450 dirt bike, Ernie Vigil broke his left ankle in an off-road training incident and will therefore not be fit enough to race in the Baja 1000 on the 14-18th of November.

 

As this is such a highly challenging competition Ernie had been in full training for several months. Ernie was selected for his outstanding riding talent and the incredible commitment he has given to the project. As such, Triumph Motorcycles wants to honour his commitment  and will
re-schedule their entry in the Baja 1000 until he is able to compete.

 

Based on the recommendations from his medical team and the calendar of available desert race opportunities we have decided to enter in the equally challenging Mexican 1000, in April next year. With the Mexican 1000 being run on many of the  same arduous sections and challenging conditions as the Baja 1000, exactly as those that made the Triumph Scrambler name famous in the 60’s, the Scrambler 1200XC will be put to the ultimate test..

 

 

Ernie Vigil  said; ‘’While waiting for my Scrambler 1200  to clear customs at LAX, I went on a training ride with my 450 dirt bike for some last minute conditioning. Unfortunately I tucked the front wheel when pushing a hard turn . The bike flipped me over, landing on my ankle snapping the bone at both the tibula and fibula.

 

I’m absolutely devastated for the team and the effort they’ve put in in getting the bike over and ready, and also for everyone who supported me in training for this race.

 

Fortunately the break was clean and I had a very successful surgery. I’m going to return home to Albuquerque and expect to be laid up for around 4 weeks until I can start my rehabilitation, but I expect to make a full and quick recovery. I can’t wait to get back into training for the Mexican 1000 in April.”

 


Paul Stroud, Triumph’s Chief Commercial Officer said: ‘’Whilst sad we are not going to see the Scrambler in action just yet, we are very glad Ernie is on the mend and are fully committed to seeing the new generation return to the place it all began with him at the controls. We wish him well in his recovery and look forward to the Mexico 1000.”

NASA TV Coverage Set for Nov. 15 Cygnus Launch to International Space Station

NASA TV Coverage Set for Nov. 15 Cygnus Launch to International Space Station

Antares and Cygnus in Wallops HIF
Northrop Grumman’s Antares rocket for its 10th commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station is seen on the left Nov. 4, 2018, in the Horizontal Integration Facility at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. The CRS-10 Cygnus spacecraft is shown in the middle of the facility, and the Antares CRS-11 rocket scheduled to launch in spring 2019 is on the right.
Credits: NASA/Patrick Black

NASA’s commercial partner Northrop Grumman is scheduled to launch its Antares rocket, carrying the Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station, at 4:49 a.m. EST Wednesday, Nov. 15. The launch, as well as briefings preceding and following the launch, will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

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