Marcia (Southern Pacific)

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Animation of Flood Potential from 2 Australian Tropical Cyclones

Merged precipitation data from NASA-JAXA’s Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) and other satellites was used to calculate flood potential with rainfall from Tropical Cyclone Lam and Tropical Cyclone Marcia as they made landfall in the Northern Territory and eastern Queensland, respectively on Feb. 20. This animation runs from Feb. 14 to Feb. 23 and indicates areas where flooding was likely. Flood potential is color coded with Yellow being low, Orange medium and Red indicating areas where flood potential was high.

NASA/JAXA/Hal Pierce
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

No time to celebrate


– Team SCA make gains but are they short-lived?
– Fleet just 15.3nm apart from first to last
– Follow the race all the way on our App

ALICANTE, Spain, Feb 23 – Team SCA (Sam Davies/GBR) found wind pressure on Monday while the rest of the fleet were parked up in the Pacific Ocean to make inroads into their deficit on Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race – but their happiness could be short-lived.

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Perez pressure produces port dispute accord; MARAD to certify cruise safety, security training

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Perez pressure produces port dispute accord
February 23, 2015—A tentative agreement has been reached between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) on a new five-year contract covering workers at all 29 U.S. West Coast ports. The two sides apparently reached an accord after pressure by U.S. Secretary of Labor Tom Perez. According to an AP report, Secretary Perez told both sides that if they didn’t reach an agreement, they would have to leave California and negotiate in Washington.

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Neptune Regatta – AY Race Reports 5, 6 & Summary

The Rum that invented Rum

Mount Gay Rum Neptune Regatta 2015

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King Neptune can rest in peace for another year
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A fresh North Easterly returned for the final leg from Karas Besar back to Nongsa Point Marina on Batam Island. Close hauled all the way, with a couple of tacks across the Riau Strait, before freeing off to round the Northern tip of Batam leading to the finish line. The racing classes made quick work of the leg and were safely berthed in the marina by mid afternoon and ready for the final presentation party and dinner.

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Inschrijving North Sea Regatta start op 11 maart 2015


De North Sea Regatta start dit jaar op 12 mei 2015 met de traditionele Vuurschepenrace van Scheveningen naar Harwich, gevolgd door de North Sea Race op 15 mei. De inshore races voor de kust van Scheveningen vinden plaats in het Pinksterweekend van 22 t/m 25 mei 2015. Op 11 maart opent de inschrijving van de North Sea Regatta, powered by Delta Lloyd. Met maar liefst zes kampioenschappen op de Noordzee en naar verwachting 1500 zeilers wordt de North Sea Regatta in 2015 een bijzonder zeilfeest.
North Sea Regatta, powered by Delta Lloyd

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New Yachting Legislation is Working in Spain


It’s now well over a year since all charter yachts operating Spain, irrespective of size, could claim exemption from the infamous matriculation tax, and several months since non-EU-flagged superyachts were allowed to charter within Balearic waters – ample time to see if the new legislation works. Palma-based Network Marine Consultants is happy to say that it does.

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