Life aboard “Financial Crisis” in Leg one of the Global Ocean Race.

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All is good on board “Financial Crisis”, I guess we are starting to settle
in life at sea, it’s been very good since leaving the med, very little
work compared to the constant sail changes before Gibraltar, here we spend
most of the time taking turns trimming the sails but letting the autopilot
steer, which seems the more efficient option, so we can recharge our
batteries and rest a little.

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CLIPPER 11-12: RACE 3 – RIO DE JANEIRO TO CAPE TOWN – DAY 20

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Derry-Londonderry wins the fight for fifth place

CLIPPER 11-12

RACE 3: RIO DE JANEIRO TO CAPE TOWN

DAY 20

* Singapore secures fourth place to stay in top three overall

* Derry-Londonderry beats off stiff competition for fifth place

* Close encounters with wildlife and shipping for Edinburgh Inspiring
Capital

Derry-Londonderry has won the fight for fifth place after an intense
battle with Qingdao that went right to the line.

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Diplomatic incident endangers Global Ocean Race team lives

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“Clubby the seal”, the mascotte on board “Financial Crisis”, last night
went off on a violent rampage after reading a media report calling him a
“soft toy”. The Global Ocean Race team of Marco Nannini and Paul Peggs
feared for their lives as they were held hostages for hours on their racing
yacht after the seemingly innocent looking seal lost its temper over the
media slander.

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Kelvin Hughes SharpEye radars for new Guadeloupe fast ferries

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Superior performance and service clinched bridge equipment contract in the face of stiff competition

Kelvin Hughes has supplied SharpEye solid-state S-band (10cm) radars for two 47m fast ferry catamarans constructed by Austal Ships in Western Australia for Caribbean operator L’Express des Iles, based in Guadeloupe.

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THRANE & THRANE CELEBRATES 30TH BIRTHDAY TODAY

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Leading Danish manufacturer marks three decades of satcom hardware development

Thrane & Thrane, a world leading satellite and radio communication hardware manufacturer and the company behind the highly regarded EXPLORER, SAILOR and AVIATOR product lines celebrates 30 successful years in business today (29th September 2011).

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Book your place at the 10th International Sailing Summit

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Summit brings sport and industry together at Sail Melbourne to drive positive change through challenging times

Sandringham Yacht Club
Melbourne, Australia
8-10 November 2011
Click here to book now.

We are excited to announce the 10th International Sailing Summit (ISS), scheduled to take place this year from the 8-10th November as part of Sail Melbourne’s ISAF Sailing World Cup event program. Proudly presented by the Boating Industry Association of Victoria (BIA), the event will offer the perfect forum for the best in the business to discuss the opportunities for the sailing industry after the financial uncertainty of recent years.

ISS Founder Alistair Murray said, “The Summit is a vital addition to this year’s Sail Melbourne, with an important line up of key speakers who will be sure to inspire all those in the industry.”

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boatingOZ Newsletter

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While the Olympic community at large and its supporters celebrated the news from ISAF that a multihull would be re-introduced for the 2016 Games, the celebrations didn’t last long when it became clear the Tornado would not be considered, in fact it is to be a Two Person Mixed Gender Multihull, and as you will read in multiple Olympic bronze medallist Roland Gaebler’s story in the newsletter below – there are weight and other restrictions that will not only exclude the Tornado, but also some Tornado Olympians and sailors who fought so hard to get the multihull reinstated into the Games, because they weigh too much.

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Challenging but serene in Croatia

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Rovinj, Croatia. Flat water, blue skies and 6-12 knots of wind welcomed the 14 teams competing at the first day of the Adris RC44 Cup in Rovinj, Croatia. The penultimate event of the RC44 Championship Tour kicked off as ever with a day of match racing, a chance for the pro’s to steer or the owners to pit themselves against some of sailing’s top match racers.

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