Samui Regatta – AY Race Report 4

Goto Samui Regatta
Goto 2016-17 AYGP Microsite16th Samui Regatta 2017

2016/17 AY Grand Prix Event

AY Race Report 4

A day of two halves…
By AY MultiMedia
May 26th, Koh Samui, Thailand: Overnight the South Westerly returned and by start time the fleet headed off with speed, this time on a passage race to the South of Samui. As they approached the furthermost turning mark, the breeze faded away and left them struggling to make headway, in an adverse current. The back markers closed in and when the breeze returned, the race restarted. Good for the low rating yachts, as they all drift at the same speed and more time added to the race, is in their favour. When it all became painfully slow, the wind returned and a lengthy drag race under spinnaker ensued, as the higher rated yachts tried in vain to get their time back by the finish line. This resulted in a change in the winners circle and apart from the IRC 1 class doesn’t effect the overall leaders.

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Metal Shark delivers patrol boats to Vietnam Coast Guard; First European built dual fuel tug delivered

Vietnam Coast Guard takes
 delivery of Metal Shark patrol boats
Vietnam Coast Guard takes delivery of Metal Shark patrol boats
May 25, 2017 — Six new military patrol boats built by Louisiana shipbuilder Metal Shark have been delivered to the Vietnam Coast Guard. The welded-aluminum Metal Shark 45-foot Defiant pilothouse patrol vessels were provided to Vietnam by the United States in a historic move that underscores the increased security cooperation between the two nations. The vessels were officially handed over by US Ambassador Ted Osius to the Vietnam Coast Guard in the province of Quang Nam.

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Images of War, Allied Armoured Warfare and the Waffen-SS 1944-1945, Rare Photographs From Wartime Archives

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The Images of War Series has become very popular. This addition to the series follows

the proven format of combining concise text with a large number of images from

wartime archives. This is a fine selection of images that tells the story of

armour in the closing stages of WWII and the use made of it by the

Waffen-SS – Most Highly Recommended.


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Images of War, Allied Armoured Fighting Vehicles of the Second World War, Rare Photographs From Wartime Archives

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The Images of War Series has become very popular, and rightly so. This addition to the series follows the proven format of combining concise text with a large number of images from wartime archives, with some images of recently restored armour. This is a fine selection of images to comprehensively demonstrate the diversity of armoured vehicle designs and roles – Most Highly Recommended.


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Hitler’s Forgotten Flotillas, Kriegsmarine Security Forces

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The minor warships in any navy play a very important part in naval warfare but often receive very little attention from historians. This new book provides a detailed view of the Kreigsmarine Security Forces in WWII with many previously unpublished images. It is an important addition to the pool of knowledge and the first substantial review of German naval security forces – Very Highly Recommended.


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Seizing the Enigma, The Race To Break The German U-Boa Codes, 1939-1943

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This is a revised edition of the outstanding and most complete account of cryptography and the Enigma machine. There have been claims that the work of code breakers shortened the war by two years, but it can be argued that it first avoided defeat and then made victory possible – Most Highly Recommended.


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Secret Naval Investigator, The Battle Against Hitler’s Secret Underwater Weapons

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The author died in 1989, aged 90, but fortunately he took the time to write this enthralling account of one of the least told important stories of WWII. The Royal Navy attracted a wide range of very different individuals to the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve in the months before the outbreak of WWII. The author was a barrister who became a specialist in investigating German underwater weapons and neutralizing them – Very Highly Recommended.


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The British Pacific Fleet, The Royal Navy’s Most Powerful Strike Force

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The author followed a career in the Royal Navy with a period at the Fleet Air Arm Museum, as curator, before making a new career in writing about naval history. The Royal Navy assembled a Task Force that was sent to the Pacific at the ending of war in Europe. – Very Highly Recommended.


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Pebble Island, The Falklands War 1982

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This revised anniversary edition is a very welcome edition, packed with insight and images. The Royal Navy assembled a Task Force in double quick time, sailed 8,000 miles and gave the Argentine bandits a drubbing – classic Empire Strikes Back. – Very Highly Recommended.

 

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