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21st SMU-RM Western Circuit Sailing Regatta 2018

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21st Western Circuit comes alive in Singapore…
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
August 10th: Once a year, all the yacht clubs and sailing associations in Singapore, come together at Raffles Marina over two weekends (Aug 11, 12 & 18), to contest Singapore’s premier racing event. The 21st edition, organised by the Singapore Management University, has 90 yachts lining up, including keelboats, multihull’s, SB20’s, PY and J24 classes, plus Access 2.3’s for disabled sailors and seven Windsurfing classes, testing their racing abilities. The SMU organising team is brimming full of youthful enthusiasm and combined with Raffles Marina excellent facilities, have built a reputation for lively fleet racing and fun filled post race parties. Up for grabs this weekend is, the SMU President’s Cup, SB20 International Cup and the Inter-Tertiary Windsurfing Championship (ITWC) 2018 titles.

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The CA welcomes Scotland’s positive steps over marking of lobster pots

The Cruising Association welcomes positive steps from the Scottish Government & Marine Scotland in the campaign for better marking of creel/lobster pots
CA House London: 
The Cruising Association (CA) is delighted that the Scottish Government has now decided to take steps towards the better marking of creel/lobster pots and also towards making unlicensed fishermen more identifiable for the purposes of enforcement.

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Melges 24 European Championship 2018 – Maidollis Is Unstoppable But Caipirinha Jr Goes Fast Forward

2018 Melges 24 European Championship
MAIDOLLIS IS UNSTOPPABLE, 
BUT CAIPIRINHA JR GOES FAST FORWARD 
Melges 24 sailors have finally been able to benefit from a consistent and steady Ora wind on Lake Garda, which allowed the Race Committee to complete three regattas. Photo (c) Pierrick Contin
August 8, 2018 – Riva del Garda, Italy – It was eventually a long and beautiful sailing day today for the seventy-two crews that are competing in Riva del Garda for the Melges 24 European Championship. After the four races held in the first two days, the participants have finally been able to benefit from a consistent and steady Ora wind, which allowed the Race Committee, chaired by the American Hank Stuart, to complete three regattas, the maximum allowed by the Notice of Race for each day of racing.

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Navy officer pleads guilty to role in $2.7 million procurement scam; Golden Gate ferry gets Ecospeed coating system

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Navy officer pleads guilty to role in $2.7 million procurement scam
August 8, 2018 — The U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Virginia, reports that naval officer Randolph M. Prince, 45, pleaded guilty to a role in a $2.7 million procurement fraud scheme, and to lying on his federal income tax return.

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Melges 24 European Championship 2018 – Montura Is Only Second to Maidollis in the Second Day in Riva del Garda

2018 Melges 24 European Championship
MONTURA IS ONLY SECOND TO MAIDOLLIS
IN THE SECOND DAY IN RIVA DEL GARDA
A great second day for the team of Arkanoe by Montura (ITA809, 1-2 today), which affirms itself as best boat of the day. Photo (c) Pierrick Contin
August 7, 2018 – Riva del Garda, Italy – “The day has been more than positive, almost perfect for Arkanoè by Montura”: this is the comment of Karlo Hmeljak, tactician on board of Arkanoè by Montura by owner and helmsman Sergio Caramel, after the second day of racing at Riva del Garda for the 2018 Melges 24 European Championship.

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Last chance to see: James Cook: The Voyages at the British Library

**** ‘eye-opening records of colliding worlds’ – The Guardian

‘A remarkable exhibition’ – Sir David Attenborough

Marking 250 years since the Endeavour set sail from Plymouth, James Cook: The Voyages (open until 28 August 2018) explores Captain James Cook’s three world-changing voyages through stunning artworks, iconic maps and original journal accounts created on board ship.

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Viking Line first to launch Benefit Cosmetics in Finland and onboard a passenger vessel in Europe

Benefit Cosmetics is a global cosmetic brand, based in San Francisco in United States of America. Founded in the year 1976, by twins Jean and Jane Ford, as a beauty boutique, they initially specialized in offering quick-fix beauty products for customers. Viking Line is now introducing this reputed and iconic brand on all their seven vessels.

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