What the storm leaves behind:
While hurricane reports may no longer be the lead story from the non-stop news services, the storms remain very real for those who must recover from their impact. Here is an update from the US Coast Guard:
Cleanup efforts and removal operations of displaced vessels are progressing throughout Florida waterways thirteen weeks after Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys. Currently, 2,137 displaced vessels have been removed from Florida waterways.
The Unified Command for the response—officially titled Emergency Support Function 10 (ESF-10) Florida—consists of leaders from the U.S. Coast Guard, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife C…
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The Film: Mini Transat 2017:
With an overall length of 6.50m and a sail area pushed to the extreme at times, the Mini Class offers incredibly seaworthy boats. Subjected to rather draconian righting tests and equipped with reserve buoyancy making them unsinkable, the boats are capable of posting amazing performances in downwind conditions… most often to the detriment of comfort, which is rudimentary to say the least.
In 2017, the biennial Mini Transat had two legs to carry the solo sailors from La Rochelle, France to Martinique, West Indies. The leg from La Rochelle to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is a perfect introduction to proceedings before taking the big transatlantic leap.
Final Results – Top…
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