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DesTopNews 2011-04

good news

Audi reconfirm their sponsorship for 2011 with All4One The German-French sailing team ALL4ONE, led by Jochen Schümann, will start this sailing season once again under the name ‚Audi Sailing Team powered by ALL4ONE‘ in the Audi MedCup. This follows a new three-year agreement reached with title partner Audi. After a year of learning on a chartered yacht, which ended with two second places at the Audi MedCup regattas in Cascais, Portugal and Cagliari, Sardinia and a third place in Marseille, the team, with the support of their sponsor Audi, will take on the 2011 season with a brand new boat. The hull of a new TP52 is being manufactured in Sydney at McConaghy to a design by Judel/Vrolijk. via:

round-the-world record attempt


516 miles in 24 hours

Virbac Paprec 3, currently lying second in the Barcelona World Race has sailed 516 nautical miles over the past 24 hours, potentially establishing a new speed record for the IMOCA 60 class. The total of 516.37 miles was calculated as the distance covered by Jean-Pierre Dick (FRA) and Loick Peyron (FRA) by Barcelona World Race tracking between 0900h (UTC) on January 21 and 0900h today, January 22 2011. This equates to an average speed of 21.51 knots.

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DesTopNews 2011-03

no bone in their teeth

Nice posting Miguel!

MoBo gibt Fersengeld

Three men had a lucky escape after their boat was attacked by a great white shark. The men had been swimming by the motorboat off the coast of Busselton, near Perth in Western Australia less than an hour before the five-metre-long shark appeared and began circling around. One of the men, Mark Kick, said the shark then swam away but returned a short while later. After circling the boat a couple more times it then attacked the boat’s outboard engine leaving teeth marks on the propeller hub. Fearful of what the shark might do next the men started the engine and headed back to shore at high speed, leaving the hungry predator to find a meal elsewhere. … thx Lutz

It is all wrong

© Torsten Blackwood/AFP/Getty Images Scott Wogandt and his son Mitchell kayak past flooded cars in Bundaberg on December 31, 2010. via:

Neutrogena: Äquatortaufe

Gestern Mittag, Punkt 13.35 Uhr UTC sind Boris und Ryan auf “Neutrogena” über den Äquator gesegelt. Für Ryan war es die erste Äquatorüberquerung seines Lebens, weshalb die beiden seine zugehörige Taufe auch gebührend gefeiert haben. Über Kopf vom Kajütaufbau ins Cockpit hängend bekam Ryan von Boris einen Eimer Salzwasser verabreicht. Anschließend folgte eine zünftige Bordparty mit Reggaemusik, Blümchenketten und Dekogirlanden. Video

taken by the flood

via: Kommentar des Nutzers, der das Video hochgeladen hat: We caught this tragedy on video while collecting friends from the CBD today. Police report that both men are safe but watching this event unfold was heartbreaking. Someone told us the man lives on this boat and was trying to save his home. My heart goes out to him. Please donate anything you can afford to the Premiers Qld Flood Relief Appeal:

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