Back again in April 2016 for the second edition of the Martinique Surf Pro

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Exceptional waves, top class surfing, keen spectators, a professional organisation: the first Martinique Surf Pro lived up to indeed and went beyond expectations. For five days, some of the world’s top surfers battled it out on the waves at Basse-Pointe, a spot the reputation of which is spreading throughout the world. The organisers are already looking forward to the second edition, which may take on even more importance next year in the World Surf League Qualification Series (QS) by becoming one of the big events in this circuit.

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HUNDREDS OF CLIPPER RACE CREW ALLOCATED TO INTERNATIONAL TEAMS AT PORTSMOUTH CEREMONY

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Hundreds of amateur sailors assembled in Portsmouth Guildhall today to discover which team and professional skipper they will be sailing with later this year in the world’s longest ocean race. They will be competing in the tenth edition of the biennial Clipper Round the World Yacht Race which departs from London on 30 August.

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THE HAWAIIAN JOSHUA MONIZ HAS WON THE FIRST MARTINIQUE SURF PRO

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On Saturday 25th April, the final day of the Martinique Surf Pro was certainly not lacking in suspense. As hoped for, the two semi-finals and the grand final were of a very high standard offering some thrilling contests at the surf spot at Basse-Pointe. In the end, the Hawaiian Joshua Moniz (18 years old) won the only Caribbean leg in the World Surf League Qualification Series (QS) in 2015. In magnificent conditions watched by an enthusiastic crowd, he won the final where ha was up against the South African, Michael February (21 years old). The Peruvian, Miguel Tudela (20 years old) and the Australian, Cooper Chapman (20 years old) shared third place. Thanks to their great performances in a QS3000 event, these four young surfers will leap up the rankings in the World Surf League As everyone had hoped, the Martinique Surf Pro offered us a remarkable final on the waves at Basse-Pointe, a surf spot that is now known by surfers all around the world. On Stauday morning, four surfers were still in contention at this brand new event on Martinique: Joshua Moniz, Michael February, Miguel Tudela and Cooper Chapman. These four young surfers aged between 18 and 21, made the most of the favourable conditions to please the many spectators, who had come to Basse-Pointe.

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MARTINIQUE SURF PRO, THE FINAL TOMORROW

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After an incredible fourth day, there are now only four left in the competition at the MARTINIQUE SURF PRO: the Peruvian, Miguel Tudela (aged 20), the South African, Michael February (21 years old), the Australian, Cooper Chapman (20 years old) and the Hawaiian, Joshua Moniz (aged 18). Today (Friday) was exceptional with many outstanding scores and conditions that the experts consider to be the best they have seen in the Qualification Series (QS) in 2015. Tomorrow, the semi-finals, where the standard is going to be very high indeed and the final itself will be extremely exciting, as everyone is so close together. There is so much at stake here as the winner of this brand new event in Martinique will be awarded 3000 points in the QS and will make a huge leap up the rankings in the world surf qualifying circuit. The first semi-final is due to start at around half past nine local time. That will be followed by the second semi-final and then the final, which will determine the name of the first winner of the MARTINIQUE SURF PRO.

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NASSCO gets $31.7 million mod to LHA 6 contract; EU plans to tackle migrant crisis

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NASSCO gets $31.7 million mod to LHA 6 contract
April 24, 2015—General Dynamics NASSCO, San Diego, CA, has been awarded a $31,773,194 modification to previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee contract (N00024-13-C-4404) for USS America (LHA 6) fiscal 2015 post-shakedown availability. NASSCO will repair or improve the design of the ship in preparation for final contractor trials.

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IMO ferry safety conference adopts guidelines to aid the process of reducing the mounting toll of accidents involving such vessels

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24/04/2015 The IMO domestic ferry safety conference in Manila (24 April) has adopted guidelines to aid the process of reducing the mounting toll of accidents involving such vessels by addressing the question of whether a ship is fit for purpose in its intended role. The public expects safety standards on domestic passenger ferries to be as strong as those on international vessels was a key message as IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu opened the conference. ???Listen to UN Radio interview here. ?

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