Time to divide the Summer Olympics:
Albert Einstein said that if an idea at first is not absurd, then there is no hope for it. Given that premise, Simon Boyde may have an idea to consider. Here he reports from his base in Hong Kong:
Back in the day there was only one Olympics. It took all year and incorporated events now split between the Summer and Winter Olympic Games. But with the increased popularity of Winter Sports, a trial was run in France after the Paris Olympics in 1924 for a separate Winter Sports event. This became a full separate Olympiad in 1928.
The reason to split was done on practical grounds – you can’t ski in Paris in the Summer – but the Winter event…
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Securing the safety for all concerned:
by Craig Leweck, Scuttlebutt
The Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 is governed by the Racing Rules of Sailing, and it is in this document which states that when a boat sailing under these rules meets a vessel that is not, she shall comply with the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGS).
The COLREGs are published by the International Maritime Organization and set out, among other things, the “rules of the road” or navigation rules to be followed by ships and other vessels at sea to prevent collisions between two or more vessels.
Within the COLREGs it states:
• Every vessel shall at all times proceed at a safe speed …
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