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Kite cat


Yves Parlier’s kite-cat.  How is it these Frenchies get so much of the fun?

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More carnage at the iShares Cup.  Via SA.

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Norseboat pics of the day




In May 2008 French NorseBoat agent Nicolas Galais and his wife took part in the Vogalonga rowing event in Venice, Italy. This event has been described as “a protest, a get-together and non-competitive race rolled into one.” They also had some time to sail while they were there. This photo shows Nicolas setting a course for the famous Plaza San Marcos., Norseboat newsletter

A flock of Finns

Finn Masters line up for start at the recent Netherland-based Worlds.

As a big guy, this class has a lot of interest for me.  I’d probably sink a Laser!  Pro: Olympic class, non-board-boat feel, high level of competition.  Con:  Expensive, single-purpose boat, steep learning curve, high level of competition.

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John Miranda’s photography of French Polynesia

Below A few of my favorite pictures from a May 2008 trip to French Polynesia. We visited Tahiti, Bora Bora, Moorea, Tahaa, Raiatea, and many smaller motu’s. We spent a few days on land, then took a week cruise on the M/s Paul Gauguin. I also added underwater images taken with my older Nikon D100 DSLR.


I don’t like Mondays



Mixing it up at the TP52 Med Cup.

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… and sometimes the fish win

shark.jpgSCIENTISTS fear sharks are now HUNTING people for the first time after Jaws-style attacks on a resort.

The horrifying theory emerged after two surfers were killed and one badly injured in a month.

A fourth swimmer is missing at the Mexican seaside town.

Locals fear ONE rogue shark is responsible but experts believe a pack of deadly bull sharks are actively targeting humans for the first time.

They think the 10ft-long fish could have developed a taste for human flesh after devouring hundreds of corpses dumped into the sea by mobsters.

The beach at Zihuantanejo – near Acapulco and popular with British tourists – had not previously recorded a shark incident in more than 30 years.

And, with an annual average of only four fatal shark attacks globally, the fact that two people have died along the same stretch of coast within weeks has astonished international experts.

The Zihuantanejo deaths come halfway through what is already turning into a bumper year for shark attacks.

Zihuantanejo is now gripped by fear. Police have been guarding beaches and signs warn against going into the water.

Local businessmen, worried the deaths will devastate the tourist industry, hired fishermen to kill the sharks.

And Mexican Navy vessels were brought in last week to scour the waters for sharks using the tourist beach as a feeding ground.

Jose Leonardo Castillo, chief shark investigator for Mexico’s National Fishing Institute, said yesterday: “One theory we’re investigating is that a group of sharks have developed a taste for humans.”

Although the number of attacks world-wide increased from 63 in 2006 to 71 in 2007, there was only one recorded fatality. The two Zihuantanejo deaths and one in California have tripled that this year.

Source: The Sun

Парусный спорт – Open 6.50, минитрансат, парусные яхты, регаты, яхтенное видео


Чем же был обусловлен выбор лодки именно класса Мини?
Все просто — лодки этого класса способны пересекать океаны, имеют цену доступную многим и являются максимально безопасными и быстрыми! Если Ваша мечта, посмотреть мир с борта собственной яхты, то вы зашли по правильному адресу.

В 2006 году начался проект Эльф-650. Были намечены следующие планы:

  • Постройка помещения для реализации задуманного
  • Разработка проекта лодки отвечающей всем требования международного класса Мини
  • Постройка комплекта матриц для серийного производства лодок
  • Изготовление лодки отвечающей всем требования международного класса Мини
  • Сертификация проекта классом Мини

Translated page of Russion Mini Series builder, Elf 650



A raft made of 15,000 plastic bottles and a Cessna 310, to raise awareness about plastic debris fouling our oceans.

For over 10 years, the Algalita Marine Research Foundation has studied plastic marine debris in the North Pacific Ocean. What we have found – exponential increases in the quantity of plastic debris – may have far reaching effects we are only beginning to understand.

To put a cap on it, we’re sounding the alarm, by sailing across the Pacific on 15,000 plastic bottles. Along the way, we’ll report our findings, collect ocean surface samples, and answer your questions through our blog.

Out of sight, out of mind no longer, We need for people to begin paying attention, before our oceans turn to plastic soup.

JUNK website.  For further background see Plastic in the Ocean at NSL

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Should be familiar.