The Osprey was designed by Ian Proctor to take part in the 1952 Olympic trials. A year later the prototype Osprey No 1 was sailed by Ian, John Oakley and Cliff…
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a vote not to slaughter:
The International Whaling Commission has rejected Japan’s bid to end the global moratorium on commercial whaling.
At this the 67th meeting of the IWC, Japan advanced a set of recommendations calculated to undermine the prohibition on commercial whaling agreed to in the 1980s. These included proposals to establish a Sustainable Whaling Committee and a process to determine catch limits for what Japan calls “abundant whale stocks/species.”
With no consensus on the proposal, Japan pushed for a vote on its package, which required a three-quarter majority to pass but only achieved 27 votes in support with 41 countries voting against and two abstentio…
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