Luck of the draw on Leg 2 to Pinang
Luck of the draw on Leg 2 to Pinang
The waters off St Kilda will see Port Phillip’s history come alive with the Mercedes Benz Brighton Couta Boat Challenge. These handsome timber boats are an iconic part of Victoria’s boating history and will provide a great Victorian accent to the ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne to be held in early December.
The 2015 Para World Sailing Championships will see 142 sailors from 31 nations compete across three Paralympic events in Williamstown, Melbourne, Australia from 27 November to 3 December.
World Championship titles and Rio 2016 Paralympic Games places are at stake with racing taking place out of the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria. A number of Paralympic medallists and World Champions make up the starters in the 2.4mR, SKUD18 and Sonar fleets.
GPM image of Sandra
On Nov. 24, GPM saw intense convective storms south of the tropical storm’s center of circulation were dropping rain at a rate of over 80 mm (3.1 inches) per hour. Cloud tops reached heights above 16 km (9.9 miles).
Credits: SSAI/NASA/JAXA, Hal Pierce
NASA’s GPM Gets a Look at Newborn, Late Season Eastern Pacific Tropical Storm Sandra
During the early morning of Nov. 24, Tropical Storm Sandra became the 18th named storm of the 2015 Eastern Pacific hurricane season. NASA’s Global Precipitation Measurement or GPM mission core satellite passed over the new storm and looked at its clouds and rainfall.
MODIS Image of In-fa
On Nov. 23 at 02:00 UTC the MODIS instrument aboard NASA’s Terra satellite captured this image of Typhoon In-fa in the Pacific Ocean.
Credits: NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team
NASA’s Terra Satellite Sees Typhoon In-fa Stretching
NASA’s Terra satellite flew over Typhoon In-fa on Nov. 23 and imagery showed the storm had become elongated to the northeast.
Photo – Jeff Crow Photography
Issued on behalf of ISAF
2.4mR Para Worlds fleet set to be most decorated in Paralympic Sailing history
Williamstown, Melbourne, Australia is set to welcome a bumper 2.4mR fleet for the Para World Sailing Championships with 51 boats from 26 nations registered to compete.
RapidScat image of Rick
On Nov. 22 at 11 a.m. EST (1600 UTC). RapidScat saw the strongest winds were near 15 meters per second (33.5 mph/54 kph) east of the center.
Credits: NASA/JPL, Doug Tyler
NASA Sees Tropical Storm Rick Become a Post-Tropical Low
The remnants of post-tropical cyclone Rick continued to linger in the Eastern Pacific Ocean on November 23. An animation of visible and infrared imagery from NOAA’s GOES-West satellite showed the weakening of Tropical Storm Rick into a remnant low pressure area from Nov. 21 to Nov. 23 in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, far off-shore from western Mexico. NASA’s RapidScat instrument spotted the remnant’s strongest winds on its eastern side on Nov. 22.
The opening races of the Final Series produced the windiest conditions seen so far at the Oman Sail-organised Laser Radial Women’s World Championship. After a tough opening three days on the water, and a day of relaxation enjoying cultural activities on Reserve Day yesterday, competitors were ready for action this morning for the first, final showdown.
Senators seek robust funding for new Lakes icebreaker
November 23, 2015—Both Michigan’s U.S. Senators—Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters—have sent a letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Homeland Security calling for robust funding in the fiscal year 2016 appropriations legislation for the U.S. Coast Guard to design and build a new heavy icebreaker for the Great Lakes region.
The RNLI lifeboat was called to assist a 27ft fishing boat with two fishermen on board just after 5pm yesterday evening Saturday 21st November. The boat, from the fishing village of Burtonport was less than half a mile from the lifeboat station when it got into difficulty with a fouled propeller.