NIKON INTRODUCES NEW ACULON A211 BINOCULARS

Aculon A211 8x42

ACULON A211 7×35
RRP: £169.99 / €200

ACULON A211 8×42
RRP: £179.99 / €212
ACULON A211 10×42 & 7×50
RRP: £199.99 / €236
ACULON A211 10×50 & 12×50
RRP: £229.99 / €271
ACULON A211 16×50
RRP: £249.99 / €295
ACULON A211 8-16×42 & 10-22×50
RRP: £299.99 / €354
Sales start date: February 2013

London, UK, 29 January 2013 Nikon announces its newest range of binoculars, the new ACULON A211 series offering outstanding optical performance, without the premium price tag.

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NIKON LAUNCHES ACULON T01 – A NEW GENERATION OF BINOCULARS

Aculon T01 10x21 Red

ACULON 8×21
RRP: £89.99 / €106
Sales start date: April 2013

ACULON 10×21
RRP: £99.99 / €118
Sales start date: April 2013

London, UK, 29 January 2013 Nikon announces the new ACULON T01, a new generation of trendy, colourful high-quality binoculars, guaranteed to catch the eye.

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Sing Straits – AY Race Report 2

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Sing Straits – Breeze is up, so lets go racing…
Goto AY Race Report 2By AsianYachting MultiMedia
31:01:2013 – A solid 14 to 16 knot North Easterly tradewind greeted the sailors as they made their way to the racing area in front of the Turi Beach Resort. The choppy seas and strong incoming current did not dampen their spirits. Despite PRO Richard Cai incurring a hand injury and taken back for treatment, the race committee went straight into sequence and “lets go racing” was the order of the day. Most crews are a bit rusty since the New Year holidays but in these conditions there is no room for error as it tends to multiply into an even bigger problem. The same goes for the new recruits as they quickly come to grips with sail handling in windy conditions. The well oiled crews are noticeable on the water and starting to dominate proceedings. Goto AY Race Report 2

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Sing Straits – AY Race Report 2

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Sing Straits – Breeze is up, so lets go racing…
Goto AY Race Report 2By AsianYachting MultiMedia
31:01:2013 – A solid 14 to 16 knot North Easterly tradewind greeted the sailors as they made their way to the racing area in front of the Turi Beach Resort. The choppy seas and strong incoming current did not dampen their spirits. Despite PRO Richard Cai incurring a hand injury and taken back for treatment, the race committee went straight into sequence and “lets go racing” was the order of the day. Most crews are a bit rusty since the New Year holidays but in these conditions there is no room for error as it tends to multiply into an even bigger problem. The same goes for the new recruits as they quickly come to grips with sail handling in windy conditions. The well oiled crews are noticeable on the water and starting to dominate proceedings. Goto AY Race Report 2

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IMO SG visits IMSO

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Capt Esteban Pacha, Director General of IMSO and Mr Koji Sekimizu, Secretary General
of IMO

during his visit to IMSO Headquarters on 28 January 2013

 

The IMSO Director General, Captain Esteban Pacha-Vicente, today announced that Mr
Koji Sekimizu, the Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO)
visited IMSO Headquarters on 28 January 2013. The purpose of the visit was to discuss
matters of mutual interest, in particular in the field of the future of maritime communications and how new technologies would support the sustainability of the
maritime sector.

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Sing Straits – AY Race Report 1

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MPA stifling the Straits Regatta…
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30:01:2013 – Despite all the efforts by the organising committee to revitalise the Straits Regatta, in a last minute decision, the Maritime & Port Authority (MPA) have once again deprived them from conducting the passage race across the Strait to Batam, Indonesia. Instead a short 11nm inshore course, up inside the East Coast anchorage had to suffice, before the yachts made their own way across the Strait. Not having the passage races could be the death knell to this regatta. The yachts have compulsory AIS tracking devices and very capable skippers in charge of the vessels plus in radio contact with the authorities. The regatta is struggling to hold its place in the regional racing scene and has trouble attracting International teams that expect challenging sailing courses, are boycotting the event due to the stifling restrictions placed on it by the MPA. It seems that unless its the Volvo Ocean Race or Clipper Round the World Race, they will not help their own home regatta to succeed, despite 18 years of crossing the Straits without any incidents.

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Mike Golding addresses keel issue; searching for solution at sea

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22:30 GMT, Tuesday 29 January 2013

Mike Golding onboard Gamesa has been working for the past 24 hours to resolve an issue with his keel. Investigations over the side of the boat with a camera yesterday evening revealed that the front fairing of the keel olive has been lost. With only ten days remaining for this, Golding’s fourth Vendée Globe, solo, round the world race, a solution needs to be sought immediately to ensure Golding can reach the finish line in Les Sables d’Olonne, France.

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