Maysak (was 04W – NW Pacific)

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The MODIS instrument aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this visible image of Super Typhoon Maysak on March 31 at 3:55 UTC.
Image Credit: NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team

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On March 30, TRMM data showed heaviest rainfall (red) southwest of the center, and in fragmented bands of thunderstorms northeast of the center. In both of those places rainfall was in excess of 50 mm per hour.
Image Credit: NASA/SSAI/JAXA, Hal Pierce

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On March 30, GPM observed a few intense storms on the western side of Maysak were reaching heights close to 16 km (9.9 miles).
Image Credit: NASA/SSAI/JAXA, Hal Pierce

NASA Sees Maysak Become a Super Typhoon

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‘Our first major punch’

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Dongfeng Race Team, the joint leaders of the Volvo Ocean Race (Charles Caudrelier/FRA) who broke their mast a day ago, eased their stricken boat to dry land and safety on Tuesday (full story below).

ALICANTE, Spain, March 31– Dongfeng Race Team, the joint leaders of the Volvo Ocean Race (Charles Caudrelier/FRA) who broke their mast a day ago, eased their stricken boat to dry land and safety on Tuesday.

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FROM THE RTI PRESS OFFICE: Race Hub Clubs announced

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J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race announces

Race HUB Clubs

The Island Sailing Club (ISC), organisers of the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race, has reached agreements with the Royal Southern Yacht Club in Hamble and the Royal Lymington Yacht Club to act as HUB Clubs for the duration of the Race weekend Friday 26th – Sunday 28th June.

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World Match Racing Tour adds UK event to 2015 schedule

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London, UK (30th March 2015): The World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) today announced the addition of the Royal Southern Match Cup (10-14 June) to the 2015/16 championship schedule. Organised by the Royal Southern Yacht Club (RSrnYC) in Hamble UK, the Match Cup will be added to the calendar as a ‘World Tour’ event following the new and expanded event format for 2015 announced by WMRT last week. The top six placed skippers from the UK event will be awarded points to the annual championship leader-board.

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Maysak (was 04W – NW Pacific)

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RapidScat captured three views of Typhoon Maysak, one on Mar. 27 and two on Mar. 29 as it intensified. Red indicates strongest winds, and they circled the center as it intensified.
Image Credit: NASA JPL, Doug Tyler

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On March 28, the MODIS instrument aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite saw Tropical Storm Maysak in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean.
Image Credit: NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team

NASA’s ISS-RapidScat Sees Typhoon Maysak’s Stronger Winds Become More Uniform

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