China Cup – AY Race Report 4 & Summary

10th China Cup International Regatta 2016

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Wanhang Longcheer crushes it again in China
By CCIR Media – Sailing Intelligence
Sunday 30 October 2016, Shenzhen, China: They said that the level of competition in the Beneteau 40.7 fleet has never been tougher, yet Wanhang Longcheer won the 10th China Cup International Regatta by a country mile. Of the 10 divisions racing in Shenzhen, the 25-strong Beneteau 40.7 attracts the most international entries and is widely considered the most competitive.

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U.S. Coast Guard: Record year for drug busts; Concordia prepares for “subdued” tanker market

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U.S. Coast Guard: Record year for drug busts
October 28, 2016 — When it comes to drug busting, the U.S. Coast Guard had a record year. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, the service and its interagency partners removed more than 416,600 pounds of cocaine worth over $5.6 billion in Fiscal Year 2016, which ran from Oct. 1, 2015, to Sept. 30, 2016. The service’s previous record was 367,700 pounds of cocaine removed in Fiscal Year 2008.

 

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ANOTHER CAR CUT OFF BY TIDE ON HOLY ISLAND CAUSEWAY

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Archive images showing that drivers are still ignoring the signs that warn of tides affecting the causeway

At 14.41hr on Saturday 29th October 2016, UK Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat, to assist three persons cut off by the tide in a car on Holy Island Causeway. High tide today was 14.56hr at Seahouses, making this incident well outside of the safe crossing times.

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Weekly Roundup: EU sinking & Lib Dems flapping – Leave.EU

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We’re just days away from the release of the Bad Boys of Brexit, Leave.EU
co-founder Arron Banks’ explosive book documenting the mischief, mayhem and guerrilla warfare of the EU Referendum Campaign. Keep an eye out for coverage in the Mail over the coming days. There will be some enticing extracts to draw you into the made world that was the victorious EU referendum campaign.

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New requirements for international shipping as UN body continues to address greenhouse gas emissions

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“The data collection system will equip IMO with concrete data to help it make the right decisions, as well as enhancing its credentials as the best placed and competent forum for regulating international shipping,” IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim said.

An important milestone on the road to controlling greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping has been achieved with the adoption of new mandatory requirements by the industry’s regulatory authority, the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

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China Cup – AY Race Report 2

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8th Sailing Development Forum paves the way forward…
By AY MultiMedia

28:10:2016 Shenzhen, China: Although the racing was delayed by the lack of wind, it was full steam ahead for the 8th Asia-Pacific Sailing Culture Development (Dapeng) Forum, at the Sheraton Dameisha Resort Hotel. Zhang Heyun (Director of Shenzhen Municipal Administration of Culture, Sports and Tourism) opened proceedings with a welcoming address, then Wang Jingdong (Secretary of the Party Working Committee of Shenzhen Dapeng New District) outlined how the development of Shenzhen is influenced by the 250klm coastline and how the China Cup has helped promote the sailing industry in the Shenzhen region.

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China Cup – AY Race Report 1

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Back Baza outwits bigger boats in slow race to China
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27:10:2016 Shenzhen, China: Black Baza won the opening salvo of the 10th China Cup International Regatta after taking line honours in the opening day of this four-day event, the Hong Kong to Shenzhen Passage Race. Anthony Root’s Ker 42 custom footer outsmarted her larger competition in the extremely light and patchy breezes and managed to pick a way through the wind holes to take the winner’s gun ahead of the bigger boats.

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$4.85 million in grants for Marine Highway projects; New feasibility study released on hydrogen fuel cell ferry

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$4.85 million in grants for Marine Highway projects
October 27, 2016 — The U.S. Maritime Administration has awarded grants for six Marine Highway projects, including a new Container-on-Barge service that would connect New Orleans, Minneapolis and Chicago, and a new commuter ferry for Washington, DC.

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