NNS lays keel for carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79); Six ships hit in string of Straits TSS pirate attacks

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NNS lays keel for carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79)
August 24, 2015—Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division celebrated the keel laying of the aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79), the second ship of the Gerald R. Ford class. Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of the ship’s namesake, the 35th President of the United States, is the ship’s sponsor. She declared the keel “truly and fairly laid” via video to signify the ceremonial start of construction.

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BODY BOARDER IN DISTRESS IN BEADNELL BAY IN CHOPPY SEA CONDITIONS

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At 13.51hrs on Sunday 23 August 2015, Humber Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat to go to the assistance of a body boarder in distress in choppy seas in Beadnell Bay. It was believed he was being carried out by the tide. Due to the sea conditions, the All Weather Lifeboat was also launched. It was reported that an onlooker was also trying to swim out to the body boarder’s assistance.

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Western Circuit – Leaders extend advantage to claim the title

18th SMU-RM Western Circuit Sailing Regatta 2015

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Leaders extend advantage to claim the title…
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
August 22nd: Morning dawned with a threatening dark sky and very little wind, which turned into an increasing South South Westerly by start time and enabled the two race committees, to complete three and four races for the remaining classes and cap the regatta off with complete success. It also made for longer courses diagonally across the Johor Strait and the bigger boats able to stretch their legs and pack the spinnaker on the windward beat before rehoisting. The strong incoming current, made mark rounding difficult to judge and several SB20’s got caught up on the top mark and saw their chances disappear down the gurgle. The push was on for improving individual standings and as only seconds separated the top competitors on corrected time, most the leaders have extended their advantage and gone on to claim the class title. Goto AY Photo Gallery

 

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2015 Melges 32 Worlds : Mercury Rising

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The drive for the Melges 32 World Championship begins in Trapani on 25 August 2015

Trapani, Italy – The seventh edition of the Melges 32 World Championship organized by B.Plan Sport & Events (BPSE) in cooperation with Melges Europe, welcomes twenty-two fiercely competitive teams to the heart of the Mediterranean in Trapani, Sicily. Flanked by an arid backdrop with mountains jutting out from the sea, and crystal blue waters providing an idyllic race course. Trapani truly is a ‘bucket list’ venue and the perfect battleground for the fifth stop on the 2015 Audi-Tron Sailing Series, serving as the highly prestigious Melges 32 World Championship.

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