PERSISTENCE REWARDED IN MALTESE CLASSIC

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LIBERA (ITA) and EOS (GBR) sailing towards the sunset
LIBERA, ITA14628, Design: COMET 51S, Owner: Lorenzo ZICHICHI, Skipper: Lorenzo ZICHICHI, Country: Italy, LOA: 15.03 EOS, GBR 9192R, Design: ELAN 410, Owner: Rod Stuart, Skipper: Rod Stuart, Country: United Kingdom, LOA: 12.28

As always it began in style. A spectacular start sequence, set against Valletta’s sun-kissed limestone bastions and animated by the firing of cannons from the grandiose Saluting Battery, opened the 34th Rolex Middle Sea Race.

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01S (Southern Indian Ocean)

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The MODIS instrument aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this visible image of Tropical Cyclone 01S in the South Indian Ocean. The image was taken on Oct. 27 at 09:30 UTC/4:30 a.m. EDT.
Image Credit: NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team

The first tropical cyclone of the Southern Indian Ocean season lasted about one day. Tropical Cyclone 01S was born on Oct. 27 and by Oct. 28 had become a remnant low.

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Ingalls Shipbuilding christens fourth NSC

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USC to take total ownership of Helsinki Shipyard

October 28, 2013—The Russian state-owned United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) is to take full ownership of the Arctech Helsinki shipyard from STX Finland, according to Russian financial newspaper Kommersant, which says the purchase price is under 20 million Euros. USC already holds a 50 percent stake in the shipyard, which specializes in vessels with icebreaking capability, such as the Arctic offshore supply vessel Vitus Bering.

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‘Full Steam Ahead’ nominated at TIGA Games Industry Awards 2013

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‘Full Steam Ahead’, the game developed by Brunel’s ss Great Britain, the Science Museum and Aardman Animations has been given the nod at the TIGA Game Industry Awards 2013 with three nominations: ‘Best Game with a Purpose’, ‘Best Game Design’ and ‘Game of the Year’.

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China Cup – AY Race Report 4 & Summary

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Vanke Longcheer are the 2013 CCIR champions…
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October 28th, Shenzhen, China: An eight to twelve knot Southerly presented a new challenge on the final day showdown. Some yachts held a commanding lead while others still had a fight on their hands. A little controversy raised its head in the form of the Zeng Haitao’s leading Beneteau 40.7 Vanke Longcheer using new membrane sails, despite a jury ruling that yachts use the original panel sails. This goes against the wishes of one-design racing plus leaves a sour taste with other competitors and something the organisers have to address next year to maintain the integrity and the spirit of the event. One island race for the big boats followed by a windward/leeward race for the one-design classes, sealed the deal and celebrations were in order at the final presentation at the Sheraton Hotel Dameisha.

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