Last chance for once-in-a-lifetime ceiling tours of ‘UK’s Sistine Chapel’ | Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich

 
 

Summer 2018 will be the public’s last chance to undertake once-in-a-lifetime ceiling tours of the Old Royal Naval College’s Painted Hall. On these unique tours, visitors ascend 60 feet to an observation deck, which places them in touching distance of one of the most spectacular Baroque interiors in Europe, known as ‘Britain’s Sistine Chapel’ and the largest painted ceiling in the UK.

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Samui Regatta – AY Race Report 2

 

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Serious racers, on a lot of expensive hardware…
By AY MultiMedia
May 29th, Koh Samui, Thailand: Waking up to the sound of pitter patter on the windows and rumbling thunder from the hills this morning, and I knew we were in for another interesting day. Completely opposite from the sweltering heat and light wind yesterday, the heavy overcast sky with scattered showers, produced 12 to 15 knots from the South and a bumpy seaway. This would suit the older heavier yachts, that like a bit of wind to sail up to their optimum speed. After a short delay for the rain to clear, PRO Ross Chisholm advised the fleet, there would be a windward/leeward race for the IRC 0 and 1 classes, then they would join the other classes on a 22nm island passage race to the South in the afternoon. These are hard core racers, on some very expensive hardware, that relish the opportunity to crank the boat up and send her briskly on the way. Follow the action in the AY Photo Gallery.

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Samui Regatta – AY Race Report 1

 

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AY Race Report 1

Missed out on the swings but picked up on the roundabouts
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May 28th, Koh Samui, Thailand: Despite all the weather forecasts looking grim, after a short delay an unprecedented Easterly sprung up and PRO Ross Chisholm’s race team were quick to react and sent the fleet on short windward/leeward courses, just to seaward of Chewang Beach. Three races for the IRC Zero and One classes and two for the Cruising and Multihull classes, is a perfect way to start the regatta and have some races in hand, in case there is some delays further down the road. After last nights welcome party everyone was keen to get started, despite some apprehension with the weather.

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2018 Melges 20 World League, Scarlino Edition Goes to Freides

Marina di Scarlino, Italy (May 27, 2018) – Congratulations are in full order for American Drew Freides at the helm of PACIFIC YANKEE, with tactician Paul Goodison and crew member Charlie Smythe – they are 2018 Melges 20 World League, Scarlino Champions. They completed their mission to win Scarlino, the second round of competition on the European circuit.

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Franck Cammas and Norauto, sixth in the GC32 World Championship, winners of the first event of the GC32 Racing Tour

GC32 World Championship, Riva del Garda, Italy. 23 – 27 May 2018
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The first GC32 World Championship has just come to an end in the dramatic setting of Riva del Garda, located on the shores of Lake Garda in Italy. The best sailors in the world coming from 10 different countries participated in the event, which brought together the fleets of the Extreme Sailing Series and the GC32 Racing Tour. After an exciting duel with the Danes from SAP Extreme Sailing Team, the Swiss Team Tilt was crowned the champion, beating 12 teams to claim the coveted title.

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Franck Cammas’ foiling catamaran Norauto secured 6th place in the World Championship and took first place in the provisional ranking of the GC32 Racing Tour.
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Samui Regatta – AY Pre-Regatta Report

 

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Final 2017-18 AYGP showdown at 17th Samui Regatta…
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May 26th, Koh Samui, Thailand: Although the racing class entries have been up and down this season, come the Samui Regatta many long term and some new teams have sent their yachts from Hong Kong, China, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia and Phuket for the 2017-18 Season ending shoot out. Reminiscent of early Phuket King’s Cup days, when the lure of some fun, on and off the water, on a tropical Thai island, is hard to resist and continues to attract top level International teams, that have transformed Samui Island into a world-class sailing and sports tourism destination.

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Freides’ Pacific Yankee Commands First Day of Racing at 2018 Melges 20 World League – Marina di Scarlino

Freides’ Pacific Yankee Commands First Day of Racing at 2018 Melges 20 World League – Marina di Scarlino

Marina di Scarlino, Italy (May 25, 2018) – All the big names and expected challengers of the Melges 20 International Class occupy the top half of the general classification, after three races hosted by Marina di Scarlino. Reigning World Champion, American Drew Freides at the helm of PACIFIC YANKEE is officially in charge of the event with British Olympic Medallist Paul Goodison on board as tactician, and Charlie Smythe as crew.

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IMO agrees on autonomous surface ship definition; Odfjell drilling inks six-well contract for Deepsea Atlantic

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IMO agrees on autonomous surface ship definition
May 25, 2018 — The Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) reports that the International Maritime Organization has just agreed on a definition of so-called Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships as well as on a framework for analyzing the applicable IMO regulations. These are important first steps towards international regulation.

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