Live Coverage: Extreme Sailing Series Cardiff

The only UK Act of the 2016 Extreme Sailing Series season – on June 23-26 – will see the brand new fleet of hydro-foiling GC32 catamarans making their UK debut in the Series at Cardiff. With two competitive Acts already completed this year – at Muscat in Oman and Qingdao in China – Cardiff is the tightest stadium of the year so far, that could see the new flying machines really take-off, and the crews can’t wait. The live 90 minute programme, produced by Sunset+Vine, includes fixed onboard cameras delivering the action from the water, shore side cameras and ...

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Clipper Race: Riding the Gravy Train

(June 23, 2016; Day 3) – It has been another thrilling day for the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race in the Atlantic as 30 to 50 knot winds, plus an added push from the Gulf Stream, create truly exhilarating sailing conditions, epic surfs and impressive average speeds of 15 knots, stripping away the miles in this race to Derry-Londonderry. Full report. from Scuttlebutt Sailing News http://ift.tt/29033nb via IFTTT

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How Accurate are Nautical Charts?

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is an American scientific agency focused on the conditions of the oceans and the atmosphere. Using the water depths and other data acquired by NOAA hydrographic surveys, Coast Survey creates and updates over a thousand charts covering 95,000 miles of U.S. coastline. But how accurate are nautical charts? NOAA Coast Survey reports how charts will now provide more information on “zone of confidence”... It is a major challenge – some might say an impossibility – to keep all thousand U.S. nautical charts up to ...

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