The day started with Gomez dominating the swim with Frodeno, Josh Amberger (AUS), Jimmy Seear (AUS), Ben Collins (USA) and Brent McMahon (CAN) right behind him. Once on the run, the Spanish looked as relaxed as early in the race, one by one, the athletes on the lead pack were getting dropped by his blazing. This item will be sent through the Global Shipping Programme and includes international tracking.
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King James and his French troops sailed to County Cork, in southern Ireland, in 1690 and began their march northward. On the day before the main battle commenced there was some skirmishing across the Boyne River as each army reconnoitered the othera€™s position and sought to place their forces in the most advantageous positions. Historians have failed to mention the name of the doctor who attended King William at that time, but being in the right place, at the right time, made a huge difference in our family history. On the following day, the two armies met in battle and Williama€™s army crossed the river to win the day. This is the site of the final major battle of the war in 1691, and site of the Wakefield property.
The Jacobite position in the summer of 1691 was a defensive one.[3] In the previous year, they had retreated behind the River Shannon, which acted as an enormous moat around the province of Connacht, with strongholds at Sligo, Athlone and Limerick guarding the routes into Connacht. Godert de Ginkell, the Williamites' Dutch general, had breached this line of defence by crossing the Shannon at Athlone - taking the town after a bloody siege. The battle started with Ginkel trying to assault the open flank of the Jacobite position with cavalry and infantry.
This left Ginkel with only one option, to try to force a way through the causeway on the Jacobite left. Since it marked the end of the Irish Catholic Jacobite resistance, Aughrim was the focus of Loyalist (particularly Orange Order) celebrations in Ireland on 12 July up until the early 19th century. The Aughrim battlefield site became the subject of controversy in Ireland over plans to build the new M6 motorway through the former battlefield. In the map above, one can see not only the layout of the battlefield, but the circle marked A is the site of Wakefield Village. This hill was in the center of the Williamite camp, from which the various military charges were launched by the generals. Historians have failed to mention the name of the doctor who attended King William at that time, but being in the right place, at the right time, made a huge difference in our family history.A  Dr. Spent the first couple days on a high-speed grind across six states I'd already crossed and re-crossed dozens of times since college.
I did consider passing the miles by counting trees (Hey, I've done similar with kayak strokes by the thousands) but there were just too many of them. I finally just shifted into Stoic mode -- which I'm good at a€“ hunkering down and staring at the road ahead for dangerous debris.
Occasionally I see an annoying sign alongside the highway and latch onto its theme to pass the time. My traveling companion (I'd say my pal) Kawasaki has been behaving and is giving me 50 mpg. Who knows, you may get lucky and I'll be left speechless by the beauty of the Great Plains.
In the 62 years I've been consuming corn -- popped, on the cob, candy corn, tortillas, chips, corn syrup and liquor -- I'm sure I haven't eaten more than an acre's worth, tops two. Spent most of yesterday crossing Missouri on Route 70, a nondescript stretch of highway notable mostly for its gentle undulations -- like a kiddie roller-coaster -- and the amazing number of billboards atop 50-foot stanchions lining both sides of the road. The pace is going well enough that I'm giving up the interstates for the smaller, slower roads.
The drawback to abandoning the interstate is no longer having the shelter of the underpasses when there's rain or lightning. 98 degrees yesterday, possibly higher today, and the engine I'm straddling ups it even further. But, as they tell you at the beginning or end of many church services, "This is the day we are given.
Drove up into the Bighorn Mountains yesterday to get some relief -- and it did knock 10 or 15 degrees off.
Spotted a fluid leak from my rear axle, which is a concern because I have limited tools with me and even less know-how. But I remember seeing it in 1952 and unless they've added some guys up there, I figure I'm covered. This stark, barren topography of northern Wyoming looks so familiar to me, and I realize it's from that 1952 trip when the Old Man drove Mom and us four boys out here to see the national parks.
Traveling in the car with him was like being confined in tight quarters with a very cranky grizzly bear. Aside from the 1,500 miles of lush farmland from Ohio to Nebraska and the Bighorns, I liked the Black Hills of South Dakota lots -- if you erase the tourist towns of Custer, Sulphur Springs and Keystone, which are pure kitsch. Last night I drove far afield and couldn't make it back to a population center where they might have brand-name lodging -- Holiday Inn, etc. The large dining was was empty except for five young waitresses on break, sitting at a round table with a quiet young fellow about their age. The youngest and smallest of the ladies -- I'd say she'd just finished high school, or was about to -- came over and asked if it was cold outside. Then she grabbed a telephone and called her boss, who apparently had composed and printed the menu. The other waitresses had jumped up and gone through the entire supply of new menus, only finding the a€?bubesa€? misprint in four of them. I pulled out a map to occupy myself: Yes, I was the one who found the typo, but I was laying low on this topic. Still bothered by the SUV rollover I came upon three days ago high in the Bighorn National Park. The lone occupant of the vehicle, a Jordanian student working at a park resort for the summer, had multiple and truly grave injuries -- fractures, gashes, internal bleeding that was bloating his belly. Although successive people held his hand and tried to encourage him -- and a passing doctor and EMT specialist did all they could -- what he really needed was an operating room, quick. So he lay in agony alongside the road for almost two hours until an ambulance arrived from a town 30 miles down below and carried him to a patch of road that was flat and open enough for a medevac helicopter to put down.
As for the rodeo action, for me it was like expecting to see the Yankees and getting the Newark Bears -- not even a€?single-Aa€? ball. Many lassoes were flung but few calves were roped, barrels mostly got knocked over in the circle-the-barrels horse races, and nearly every cowboy immediately got bounced off the bucking broncos and bulls. The most fun of the night was when they invited all kids 12 and under to the arena floor to win a prize for snatching ribbons ribbons tied to the tails of three calves running loose. I was hoping the boy, who appeared bright enough to do it, would remind him that New Hampshire was one of the original colonies, but maybe he was too polite. The Testicle Festival near Missoula, Mont., is in mid-August this year, and I'll be long gone. So many bikers around the South Dakota-Montana-Wyoming junction that everyone's a€?quit waving.
The road west through the Lolo Pass into the Bitterroot Mountains overlies, in part, the path of the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1805-06. For me, to travel over the same ground covered by these 32 brave and resourceful men (never forgetting the remarkable Sacajewea with her baby) is an electric experience. For me, to drive along this pathway -- now Route 12 -- was a privilege and an honor I can't properly put into words.
The journals of Lewis and Clark are among the great American documents and the best kind of adventure tale -- a true story experienced by people we hope we could emulate. Two of them were in a motel in Grand Island, Neb., two in a passing car in South Dakota and one in a roadside softball game in Nevada. True, I haven't gone through any real cities, but I'm wracking my brain and I can't recall seeing any other African-Americans.
In the category of What Else Is New?: a€?In Riggins, Idaho, a rough-feeling former mining town on the Salmon River, now a a€?summer rafting center, a 50-ish tourist I'd seen an hour earlier strolling on the street a€?lurches away from the Salmon Inn, a billiards joint that sells beer and pizza.
Rolled my bike out of my brother-in-law's San Diego garage, reset the odometer to zero from the 5,060 miles recorded on the westbound leg, and I'm off!
The terrain turns bleak just a handful of miles east of San Diego: Barrenness, rock piles, occasional scrawny bushes. In this visual monotony, the mind drifts and I recall driving past a menacing looking blockhouse of a bar in San Diego that had a foot-square white sign on its door.
From Yuma east to Tucson is Moon-like landscape with scrub brush and mountains in the distance. Had the joy, in the far outskirts of Phoenix, of spending eight hours or so talking with Bil Canfield, the best cartoonist The Star-Ledger and before that The Newark Evening News, ever had.
Drove -- and drove some more -- east through the startling sprawl that is Phoenix and into the Pinal Mountains. I drove nearly all the way across New Mexico staring at the a€?skies: Fortunately, the straightness of Interstate 10 let me do it without a€?wrecking.
I know it's a vestige of my time in the military, but I have a great a€?aversion to people in uniforms.
Well, this strip above the Mexican border-- from California across to Texas -- is positively crawling with uniforms. You see them in McDonald's, they're racing around in trucks, they're in helicopters scouring the desert, they're at random checkpoints miles north of the border. The waitress was a bubbly local girl named Cindy who was pleasant enough but had a voice so shrill it pierced to the bone.
There's a lot of guys in these parts driving pickup trucks in what I would call a hostile manner.
The 140 miles of Route 180 north from El Paso to the Guadelupe Mountains National Park are little-traveled but gorgeous. I left the bike on the shoulder of the highway and walked off 100 feet to try capturing the scene with my camera. He gives me the exact mileages, tells me how long it'll take to get there, says where to turn en route and notes that there's 18 miles of construction along the way but it shouldn't slow me down.
The sky heading north into West Texas was all bright and blue except for one dark patch, which grew larger as I rolled onward As the black area expanded I could see lightning strikes and columns of rain in its core. I sped up -- to 90 mph at one point -- figuring I would outrun it or outflank it, but the storm always stayed directly before me. While I was struggling to put a tarp over the bike, a blocky lady sheriff in a gray-panted uniform ran out of the diner to her cruiser. I covered my bike, took a photo of the nastiest looking sky I've ever seen and sprinted to the safety of the diner. The young fellow, wearing a Texas Tech T-shirt, brushed dead flies off my table next to the front window. Half a dozen were bouncing against the window pane and others were flitting on and off about every surface in the place.
I ordered a coffee and burger and waited, taking comfort in being in a safe place with a kid who seemed to understand weather conditions I didn't. In another few minutes I gave up trying to clear my helmet visor by hand: I lifted it and took the rain in my face.
I couldn't judge which way the storm was traveling, so there was no evasive actiona€?to take. I spent the better part of one day crossing the length of Oklahoma east to west with a 30 mph blow going on. Finally, Cheryl got them all up and busy, filling sugar bowls and wiping down chairs in advance of lunch, and I left.
So many bikers around the South Dakota-Montana-Wyoming junction that everyone's quit waving.
I'm saving one Butte mystery for another visit: How a bar in a blue-collar neighborhood next to the pitmine got the name Helsinki Yacht Club.
I get the impression a lot of folks out here don't much care for Easterners, or maybe it's just me personally they don't like. In the category of What Else Is New?: In Riggins, Idaho, a rough-feeling former mining town on the Salmon River, now a summer rafting center, a 50-ish tourist I'd seen an hour earlier strolling on the street lurches away from the Salmon Inn, a billiards joint that sells beer and pizza. A A  Had the joy, in the far outskirts of Phoenix, of spending eight hours or so talking with Bil Canfield, the best cartoonist The Star-Ledger and before that The Newark Evening News, ever had. A A A  Drove -- and drove some more -- east through the startling sprawl that is Phoenix and into the Pinal Mountains.
A A A  I drove nearly all the way across New Mexico staring at the skies: Fortunately, the straightness of Interstate 10 let me do it without wrecking. A A  I know it's a vestige of my time in the military, but I have a great aversion to people in uniforms. A A  The waitress was a bubbly local girl named Cindy who was pleasant enough but had a voice so shrill it pierced to the bone. A A  There's a lot of guys in these parts driving pickup trucks in what I would call a hostile manner. A A  The 140 miles of Route 180 north from El Paso to the Guadelupe Mountains National Park are little-traveled but gorgeous. A A  I left the bike on the shoulder of the highway and walked off 100 feet to try capturing the scene with my camera. BlackWater Team, lead by owners Alexander Zaytsev, Andreas Savvidis and Maxim Merzlikin with tactician Konstantin Besputin, will join the line-up for the 2016 RC44 World Championship in Sotogrande next month. The team's first taste of RC44 racing came in 2015 at the RC44 Valletta Cup when Russian Olympic sailor Ekaterina Skudina introduced Alexander Zaytsev and Andreas Savvidi to the Class.
With a slightly different set-up to most of the other crews, BlackWater Team will share the fleet racing helm duties between Zaytsev and friends from Skolkovo Sailing Club Andreas Savvidis and Maxim Merzlikin.
BlackWater Team will also be drawing on the advice of previous RUS 7 Anyway Anyday owner, Krill Podolski, whose generous offer of the boat and support of Maxim Merzlikin was the spark that started the team on their dream path to RC44 racing. Lining up on the starting grid for the 2016 World Championship, from the 11th - 15th May, alongside some of the most experienced teams in the fleet.
The RC44 Portsmouth Cup announce world-class specialist boatyard, Premier Endeavour Quay, will be the provider of the event technical base at the UK event.
The third stop on the global RC44 Championship Tour, the RC44 Portsmouth Cup takes place between the 13th and 17th July 2016 and will be the first time this prestigious high performance one-design racing class will stage an event in the UK.
Premier Endeavour Quay is a specialist boatyard, situated in Premier's Gosport Marina on the western shore of Portsmouth Harbour, and a short distance away from the world famous sailing venues of the Solent and Cowes, Isle of Wight. Tim Newell, Boatyard Manager at Premier Endeavour Quay, commented, "The RC44 Class is extremely prestigious and we are delighted to be able to host them in July 2016. After an outstanding debut onto the RC44 circuit in 2015, Yachting Events Ltd has today confirmed the fleet will return to Malta for the spectacular grand final of the 2016 Championship Tour.
Further establishing their position as a prominent destination in the world of professional yacht racing, today’s announcement also confirmed that the 2016 Yacht Racing Forum, the leading annual conference for the business of sailing and yacht racing, will also be hosted in Malta from the 28 - 29 November. Built on a peninsula in one of the world’s largest and deepest natural harbours, this historic city on the East coast of Malta will offer the sailors a thrilling end to the season.
If an Autumn finale in the Mediterranean conjures up images of balmy sun drenched days, think again. It's a class that encapsulates futuristic thoughts, competitiveness afloat, a warm atmosphere ashore and a unique setting where sponsorship through sailing works. I’m a horrible judge, I live my life by my gut instinct rather than the rules, so I could never have made it on the jury. A long time ago, and probably one of the smartest things I ever did in the sport, was that I decided I didn't want to be an event organiser.


I see it all around the world, someone doing my job afraid to make a decision on the water because they are worried how they will look when they hit the dock.Those are the people that should take up golf. It may seem an age since the final horn sounded at the RC44 Bermuda Cup, the opening event of the 2016 season, but fear not - in just a few weeks’ time the teams will be back in action for one of the most important events on the 2016 racing calendar, the RC44 World Championship in Sotogrande Spain. On the dock Vladimir Liubomirov and Vladimir Prosikhin are the best of friends, but out on the water their racing teams, Bronenosec Sailing Team and Team Nika, have emerged as the fleets biggest rivals. After winning both the 2015 World and Fleet Racing Championship title it is easy to assume Team Nika are this years dominant team, but if you think that makes them super confident for 2016, think again. After the RC44 Bermuda Cup kicked off the season, it is clear that Vladimir Liubomirov and his Bronenosec Sailing Team fancy their chances. After winning the 2015 match racing crown Lubomirov’s team continued to obliterate the opposition winning five out of six of their matches in Bermuda. For round two in Sotogrande the pressure will be on defending World Champion Team Nika as Bronenosec Sailing Team establish themselves as the chief thorn in their old friends side.
Team CEEREF burst back on to the 2016 leaderboard with a string of outstanding results in the opening races of the RC44 Bermuda Cup. Over the past five years John Bassadone’s Peninsula Petroleum Sailing Team have had checkered results table. The RC44 fleet is about as competitive as you can get in the world of professional racing and the benchmark team for the past nine years has been Chris Bake’s Team Aqua.
But a tough year in 2015 saw their four year fleet racing winning streak broken with a third place finish. Shaking off the winter hibernation in style, the RC44 Bermuda Cup was a glamorous start to 2016 season. We caught up with 1984 Los Angeles Olympic gold medallist and team Katusha’s coach, Steve Erickson, to get the lowdown on the Bermudan race track. Over the four days of fleet racing the wind ranged from 0 knots - with limp flags and the teams held ashore, to a blustery - hold on to your hats - 25 knots with a short sharp chop that was brutal for the crews hiking the physical RC44 boats. The only opportunity for reflection came in the final few days of racing, when the teams had been in Bermuda for eight days, and the wind finally settled into a direction they had seen before.
Team Aqua and Bronenosec Sailing Team finished the RC44 Bermuda Cup in first and second respectively. And the challenge only gets harder for the developing Katusha team as the depth of experience in the fleet grows year-on-year. The RC44 Championship Tour now looks ahead to the 2016 World Championship event in Sotogrande Spain from the 11 - 15 May. Bermuda's Great Sound threw everything it could at the RC44 fleet for the first round of the 2016 Championship Tour.
My dad used to play ice hockey and mum is a runner, I’m the first generation of sailor in my family. Sailing is a big past time in Sweden, lots of people do it for pleasure, but its not a big sport. I only managed to complete a year at Stockholm School of Economics before I was kicked out.
Getting the call to say I had made the cut to be in the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup was probably one of my protest moments. We have all sailed together in the past too which is good and we have all come into the programme from similar paths. Conditions on the final day of competition on Bermuda’s Great Sound looked marginal initially with a near glass out mid-morning. A disappointing penultimate day of racing had seen Bronenosec drop off the leaderboard, but today in the difficult light conditions the Russian team’s tactician, Michele Ivaldi, seemed to have a direct line to the wind gods.
Italian navigators are typically good at these conditions which Ivaldi compared not with those typical of Mediterranean Italy, but of an Italian lake.
John Bassadone’s Peninsula Petroleum Sailing Team, which has another renowned Italian tactician, Vasco Vascotto, also had a solid day, posting a 2-3.
Their prospects were looking better in race two when they pulled out an extraordinary lead on the first beat.
The margin between the leaders has impressively remained tight throughout the four days of fleet racing at the RC44 Bermuda Cup.
The RC44s now leave the 35th America’s Cup venue bound for the RC44 Sotogrande World Championship in May. Despite near perfect conditions for racing on Bermuda’s Great Sound, the penultimate day of the RC44 Bermuda Cup was one of snakes and ladders, the smallest mistakes having crippling consequences. The first race saw Bronenosec Sailing Team take an early lead, ahead at the top mark and perpetually mixing it with arch-rival Team Nika.
Race two saw Artemis Racing benefitting from going hard right on the first beat to round the top mark in first, pulling out a massive lead by the finish. His Italian tactician, Francesco Bruni, said that the team prefer 14-16 knot shifty conditions like they had today. Mustafa Ingham, who is still trialling to be a grinder for Team Bermuda, got to sail on Artemis Racing. With just six points separating first to fourth and three races scheduled for tomorrow, the outcome of the RC44 Bermuda Cup remains far from certain.
His Italian tactician, Francesco Bruni, said that the team prefer 14-16 knot shifty conditions as they had today. Mustafa Ingham, who is still trialling to be a grinder for Team Bermuda, got to sail on Artemis Racing in today’s first race. Demonstrating that the crews have lost none of their competitiveness over the winter break, at the end of day two of fleet racing at the RC44 Bermuda Cup, the top two boats are tied on points and just two points separating the top three. Great Sound took on yet another personality today as a front rolled over Bermuda - chillier, more overcast and with shifty winds, which typically were in the early 20s and kicked up a short chop.
In the first race Team CEEREF was mid-fleet around the top mark, but made gains gybing early on the first run and was up to second by the time at the second weather mark rounding, pulling ahead on the final leg. Race two saw her have a stronger first beat, rounding the top mark second behind John Bassadone’s Peninsula Petroleum Sailing Team. Stead said that the boat was going well upwind thanks to a few tweaks to the rig they have made. Team Nika, the defending fleet racing champion has had a slow start to this regatta, starting today in unfamiliar territory - the bottom half of the fleet.
Their races were not flawless – attempting to shoot the top mark in race one, they came to a standstill, fouling Bronenosec Sailing Team and picking up a penalty.
To make amends Lah offered the use of his RC44 to Artemis Racing for the rest of the day, but they declined.
The hole in Artemis Racing is not small – an upside down triangle immediately below the gunnel on the port side two thirds of the way back from the bow, its top side measures 1m across. Surprisingly after sitting out the rest of race one, Team CEEREF rallied, impressively posting a 1-3-1. On day one of the RC44 Bermuda Cup, there was sun, flat water and around 20 knots of wind, gusting into the high 20s by the close of play on Bermuda’s Great Sound. Despite scoring the most wins today, Bronenosec was the guilty party in a pre-start collision with Peninsula Petroleum Sailing Team during the first cross of the first race of their season for which they were docked two points. Coming into the line it was marginal that Artemis Racing could make her penalty turn before Katusha finished. While his team has a base in Bermuda, this is the first occasion Törnqvist has ever visited Bermuda.
Tomorrow will be the first of four days of fleet racing at the RC44 Bermuda Cup with a first warning signal scheduled for 1200 local time.
The Red Bull Youth America’s Cup will take place over 13-22 June 2017 and each RBYAC team will comprise six crew, each of whom must be 19 or under 25 on 31 December 2017. Recruitment for Team Bermuda started last summer and, since then, the initial group of 100 has been whittled down to 30 following a series of training camps. Their next training camp will take place over Easter when the candidates will get their first taste of sailing on board some newly acquired Nacra 17 catamarans. As Jane Savage, Chair of the Committee of the RBYAC Team Bermuda and past Commodore of the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club, explains, the choice of the Nacra 17 was one of legacy. From its relatively small population of 66,000, Bermuda fielded 49er sailors Jesse and Zander Kirkland, at the London 2012 Olympics, finishing 19th.
For example, one Team Bermuda hopeful is Mustafa Ingham, who is a soccer player and athlete, although he has sailed a few dinghies.
A large group, about 35 seconds later, had Terenzo Bozzone (NZL), Tim Don (GBR), Nils Frommhols (ALE), among others.
The last step was to make a move on Frodeno, who tried to match his pace, but got dropped before the 10km mark. In 2015, the race will be held in Austria, on the challenging course of the Ironman 70.3 Zell am See-Kaprun.
Find out more about your rights as a buyer - opens in a new window or tab and exceptions - opens in a new window or tab. From this position, the Jacobites hoped to receive military aid from Louis XIV of France via the port towns and eventually be in a position to re-take the rest of Ireland. The Marquis de St Ruth (General Charles Chalmont), the French Jacobite general, moved too slowly to save Athlone, as he had to gather his troops from their quarters and raise new ones from rapparee bands and the levies of Irish landowners. This attack ground to a halt after determined Jacobite counter-attacks and the Williamites halted and dug in behind stakes driven into the ground to protect against cavalry.
This should have been an impregnable position, with the attackers concentrated into a narrow lane and covered by the defenders of the castle there. However, as he tried to rally his cavalry on the left to counter-attack and drive the Williamite horse back, he was decapitated by a cannon ball. The city of Galway surrendered without a fight after the battle, on advantageous terms, and the Jacobites' main army surrendered shortly afterward at Limerick after a short siege. Historians, environmentalists and members of the Orange Order objected to the destruction of the 1691 battlefield. Albert Wakefield, but it seems likely that he had continued to serve in King Williama€™s army and was likely participating, probably in a medical capacity, in this battle. I did have a deer bound in front of me on Route 80 in Pennsylvania but my horn-honking turned him.
But these cornfields stretch outwards hundreds and hundreds of miles from here (Grand Island, Neb.).
I think it's to find some little bit of company and comfort out among all the larger vehicles.
Without that cover overhead, you're on open country roads getting soaked and -- worse -- sitting on a big piece of metal that attracts electrical charges. Forecast for the next four days where I'm going in Montana-Idaho is for the same temp, with chances of afternoon thunderstorms. The look of the Bighorn National Forest is austere, powerful, vast, a lot of rock faces with detritus heaps below. I was concerned the fuel injector wouldn't automatically adjust to these changes in altitude (4,500 feet on the high desert to 9,000 in the Bighorns), but it's purring wherever I take it. Rushmore the other day but didn't make the effort to go see it, which sounds vaguely anti-American even to me. It was hard traveling, especially to make a two-week 4,000-mile round trip like the Old Man did, as the lone driver.
But he did want us to see places maybe most kids didn't and I think he wanted to make us adventurous. The formula for making them would be: Take a sea of sand about 200 miles across, stir it up a bit so you get rounded, swelling waves, top it with tall grass, sprinkle lightly with black Angus cattle and every mile or so plunk down a windmill to draw water for the cattle. As I ate, dust clouds from the adjacent road being repaved swirled around the parking lot, a crushed root beer cup was whirling in irregular circles near the table, and in the distance, jagged lightning bolts among the dark clouds atop the Bighorns.
I explained that my leather jacket wasn't for warmth, but for padding, in case I fell off the bike.
The last thing I am is a flag waver, but when the pennants of the rodeo's sponsors -- Coca-Cola, Dairy Queen, Pinnacle Bank, the U.S. Picking their way along Indian trails and bushwhacking through the towering evergreens, Lewis and Clark had no idea how deep this forest would be, only that the Pacific lay somewhere ahead. I stopped along the way to read every historical marker, each keying the location to a specific entry in the two expedition leaders' daily journal.
With this kind of light ahead, I think I'll need shades every morning till about 10:00 all the way home. Then the Imperial Valley, which is inhuman in its sterile, mass-production agriculture way. The landscape is all creosote bushes about 20 feet apart and occasional gray rock ridges sticking out of the dust like the dorsals of buried lizards. Who's more manly, Hulk Hogan or Mahatma Gandhi, who probably couldn't bench-press two Wheaties boxes on a stick but helped topple the British Empire?
I assume folks come here to warm their old bones -- it gets to 115 degrees in summer -- and stretch their savings. The old copper mining towns of Miami and Globe have great potential for photos but the light was wrong and I couldn't wait for it to get right. Billowing several thousand feet in the air, it a€?looks like the product of the largest explosion that ever was, but it a€?doesn't float away or change in any way.
The driver was from Utah -- and a look-alike for actor Charles Laughton -- who had doubled back to see if I needed help. If my bike had been disabled, he'd have committed himself to driving me 75 miles to arrange for repair, and he knew that. I veered off the road next to a small town's grain elevator, which I thought might give me some cover.
Its occupants turned out be a skinny kid in charge, who stood about six-foot-six, somebody working the kitchen, me, and about a thousand flies. After about half an hour the kid said, "If you're goin' to Lubbock, you should be all right now. I could still see a thin strip of blue sky and sunshine before me along the horizon, but raindrops began pelting my windshield. Hailstones began to mix in with the rain, pellets about the size of peas ricocheting off my plastic windshield and helmet.
I was hanging off the right side of the seat and still had to tilt the bike a couple degrees in that direction to counter-act the northbound wind.
As I ate, dust clouds from the adjacent road being repaved swirled around the parking lot, a crushed root beer cup was whirling in irregular circles near the table, and in the distance,A  jagged lightning bolts among the dark clouds atop the Bighorns. Someone has popped him on the cheekbones as perfectly as as you can be punched -- pinpoint shots.
Billowing several thousand feet in the air, it looks like the product of the largest explosion that ever was, but it doesn't float away or change in any way.
BlackWater Team will have their work cut out if they are going to take on the likes of home team Peninsula Petroleum, defending World Champion Team Nika and the benchmark crew, Team Aqua, who have the iconic RC44 golden wheels back onboard after winning the opening event of the season in Bermuda in March. It would be fantastic to start showing good results in some races, but the priority will be to slowly gain all the experience we can throughout the year," said team manager and grinder onboard Viktor Filippov. The yard has been selected by Teamorigin Events, the host organiser of the RC44 UK event, due to its ideal location and extensive facilities and experience. With prevailing westerly breeze and racing against the backdrop of the city’s magnificent fortress. Last year Malta challenged the RC44 Valletta Cup competitors to the maximum with the crews taking on gale force winds and some of the biggest waves they have ever encountered in their slender one designs. We at Yachting Events are humbled and equally delighted that the RC44 Class has entrusted us with organising the final event in their 2016 calendar. But for all of you out there that don’t, let me introduce one of the legends of the RC44 Class. I used to watch the people running races, acting like they were gods and I decided it wasn't right. That said I work closely with juries and umpires and there is no question that it is the people that make the job for me. You can have a week of rubbish wind and an extremely tough regatta but it’s still fun because of the people you work with.


The performance analysis for race boats has become a big part of his work, being with Alvimedica in the last Volvo Ocean Race has really given him a niche. However, a costly two point penalty saw Team Nika finish ahead of them in the overall standings. With the rest of the fleet on the back foot after the winter break Igor Lah’s team lead by tactician Adrian Stead are challenging for the podium and rattling a few cages within the fleet. A challenge for the golden wheels in 2014, finishing the year as runner up to the mighty Team Aqua, Peninsula Petroleum fell short of expectation in 2015 only managing a fifth. Five times fleet racing champions and three times match racing champions the team has had an almost faultless run of luck.
An event win in Bermuda was a strong step up in gear for 2016 but the real test is still to come with the illusive RC44 World Championship. But if they were corralled by the five or six other boats who also had a good start, they tended to miss the first shift or two in the opening moments of the race, trying to out-do one another on boat speed. With a breeze ranging from 5 -25 knots and a race track full of passing lanes we round-up all the action from a week of action-packed racing.
So when I was about nine or ten my parents decided that I should learn to sail, or at least how to carry myself on the water, so I joined a sailing academy. My little sister started sailing but to be honest she probably stopped because of me - I'm a bit too competitive. When I was 15 years old going into high school instead of following down the sailing route I almost went to a music academy. There was a massive selection process, loads of guys entered it, so to get the call that I was in the team was amazing. For everyone doing their sport as a hobby you always wish you could to do it professionally and the Youth America’s Cup gave me a little taste of this.
After a postponement ashore, the first warning signal was finally sounded at 1410 and PRO Peter Reggio just managed to lay on two races in a shifty, patchy breeze that rarely exceeded five knots. But it was less good for Artemis Racing and Francesco Bruni, despite one extraordinary opportunity that emerged on the first run of the second race when the boats at the back of the fleet were able to sail some 20-30 degrees lower than the boats ahead. With a spectator fleet out in force, once again the course created some tactical head scratching with the left frequently favoured in terms of angle, but the right better for pressure. Thanks to her 1-3-6 scoreline today she leads going into the final day of racing with a four point advantage.
But on the next lap Team Aqua had pulled ahead and went on to claim a comfortable first win of the day with Team Nika beating Bronenosec in the photo finish for second. There was some drama after the first top mark rounding when, soon after hoisting, the scarlet spinnaker on Alexander Novoselov’s Katusha ripped in half. In this Artemis Racing again looked strong, but it was Team Nika that rolled her on the first run and thereafter hung on to take the day’s final bullet. There were good opportunities upwind, a lot of shifts - 20° over the course and that certainly played a role in the results. Their 7-1-2 scoreline he felt should have been 7-1-1, but “we made a mistake - at the top mark we were leading and we were last at the gate. We still need to improve our starts – we are a little bit too conservative on the line.
The result was some highly tactical beats followed by some hang-on for dear life, faster than a speeding bullet downwind legs. Following its two bullets yesterday, the Slovenian crew continued its winning streak today, claiming the first two races. Coming into the top mark with rights on the second beat, she pulled ahead and hung on all the way to the finish. Everything is as it should be!” beamed Igor Lah once ashore at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club. This she managed on the first beat, by edging ahead out to the left and then crossing ahead of everyone on port after she’d tacked back. Similary a fourth place for Team CEEREF left her third overall, two points adrift of Team Aqua and Bronenosec Sailing Team, the joint leaders after seven races, demonstrating just how close competition is here on Bermuda’s Great Sound. While yesterday the wind was 20+ knots, conditions felt more summery today with the wind just about gusting to 15 knots, but more regularly 10. Scoring 2-3-1-3 saw her return to the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club leading, two points clear of Vladimir Liubomirov's Bronenosec Sailing Team. However as was the case yesterday, there was drama from the outset, when, soon after the start, a major collision occurred between Artemis Racing and Team CEEREF. Once ashore, Team CEEREF tactician Adrian Stead was off to buy the local tipple, Gosling's rum, in quantity for the Swedes. Despite being disqualified from the first race and receiving a three point penalty for the collision, this left them fourth overall, one point behind Artemis Racing. As a result the Russian team came close to being unbeaten, only toppled in the final flight against Artemis Racing after a jammed halyard prevented them from hoisting their spinnaker on the final run.
The latter, on which Andy Horton calls tactics, planted a penalty on Artemis coming into the start line, but, it was the Swedish team that led around the race track.
In the event, during their turn the mainsheet became trapped around one of the wheels causing them to lose steering.
We made a last minute, throw-the-helm-over, full speed, spinnaker up, ripping along crash gybe. Ambitiously, they are to race the same foiling AC45 catamarans currently being used for the America’s Cup World Series.
The podium dominated by the ITU athletes showed that a new era is approaching for long distance events. If you reside in an EU member state besides UK, import VAT on this purchase is not recoverable. Ginkel marched through Ballinasloe, on the main road towards Limerick and Galway, before he found his way blocked by St Rutha€™s army at Aughrim on the 12th of July 1691.
The hill was lined with small stone walls and hedgerows which marked the boundaries of farmers' fields, but which could also be improved and then used as earthworks for the Jacobite infantry to shelter behind. The French Huguenot forces committed here found themselves in low ground exposed to Jacobite fire and took a great number of casualties.
The Williamite troops, mainly English and Scots, had to take each line of trenches, only to find that the Irish had fallen back and were firing at them from the next line. Albert Wakefield was the one (according to family history) who attended the King and treated his wound.A  It is not known just what the king said to Albert on that occasion but two centuries later, a Pennsylvania descendent of Dr. Driving through the puddles on the highway was a little unnerving but there were no overpasses for shelter, so I had to keep going. Louis for Night 3, but otherwise it's been just the banter with waitresses and gas station folks. I got out the sturdy Pope Paul II church key someone gave me (OK, I bought it) and used it as a kind of giant screwdriver to tighten the fluid cover.
I drove hundreds of miles out of my way to get there because it was billed across the state as a hi-grade rodeo. They bolted and the kids chased them every which way, sprawling in the dirt and whatever else was on the ground. When I walked away from the bike to take photos I found a€?myself straining to get enough oxygen.
Winter was approaching, and the party's hunters were having no success in finding game on the steep slopes of these unending woods. Lassen, Calif., to visit with my buddy of five decades Ted and his wife Carolyn, then wrap it up with two broiling days down Veggie Valley (California's Route 5) to San Diego. Don't know if you have to bring your own water: I sure didn't pass over a flowing stream or see a lake for a couple hundred miles.
Bil suffers from Blatt's Sydrome, wherein the body ages normally but the mind never makes it past 18 -- well, maybe 15 in Bil's case. The place bored me quickly: Only the cowboy hats distinguish this casino from the the East Coast brand. The pluses with a bike are limited to the physicality of the travel -- if you like that -- and a natural buzz from rolling along out in the open. When I walked away from the bike to take photos I found myself straining to get enough oxygen. But with the BlackWater Team mantra "the impossible is possible" they are starting with a good attitude.
Premier Endeavour Quay is one of the UK's leading facilities in terms of delivering support for major professional yacht race projects as well as private and professional refits.
From my own stand-point, I would like to stop doing this before the boys tell me to stop (he laughs). But with the 2016 RC44 World Championship on their home waters and with owner John Bassadone back on the helm, the big question now is can they deliver after the short winter break and transform themselves into a serious threat for this years podium? Despite their impressive history in the Class Team Aqua have never won a World Championship event. He will jump on any opportunity thrown his way and in this fleet there are a lot of experienced tacticians that can capitalise on any advantage. This elevated Artemis Racing from seventh to second, but she subsequently lost this position on the next beat. Team Aqua only had two results out of the top half of the fleet, in this lengthy 12 race series. After a new vinyl cover had been applied to the repaired section of hull shortly before racing this morning, the repair was difficult to spot. In this, Team CEEREF, in the wrong on port, T-boned Artemis Racing leaving the Swedish boat's topsides with a massive Slovenian bow-shaped hole in them. There their RC44 was hauled out and the boatbuilders set to work immediately to build a replacement panel. In races two and three we were probably fourth or fifth at the top mark, but there were opportunities.
We got to within about 10cm from them – it was like coming in and doing a hand brake turn into a parking spot. However in recruiting for the Team Bermuda crew the selectors have casted their net wider, into other sports. The left of the position was bounded by a bog, through which there was only one causeway, overlooked by Aughrim village and a ruined castle. Mackay directed this fourth assault, consisting mainly of cavalry, in two groups - one along the causeway and one parallel to the south.
Their horsemen, demoralized by the death of their commander, fled the battlefield, leaving the left flank open for the Williamites to funnel more troops into and envelope the Jacobite line.
After half minute of mayhem, the boy who had grabbed the first ribbon brought his proof to the announcer in the center of the arena. About 17 years old, he's attempting to a€?grow a beard but it's a€?sketchy and mostly fuzz.
And the clouds, which are soft and thinnish at eye level, become brilliant white, three-dimensional puffs directly above. I thought maybe they had given me the plexiglass model from the a€?food showcase in the lobby and slathered barbecue sauce on it. I thought maybe they had given me the plexiglass model from the food showcase in the lobby and slathered barbecue sauce on it.
I was a sailmaker for 12 years and raced with  customers in nearly all the major regattas around the world. The soldiers of St Rutha€™s army were mostly Irish Catholic, while Ginkel's were English, Scottish, Danish, Dutch and French Huguenot (members of William IIIa€™s League of Augsburg) and Ulster Protestants. Eventually, the final Williamite assault was driven back with heavy losses by cavalry and pursued into the bog, where more of them were killed or drowned. The Jacobites stalled this attack with heavy fire from the castle, but then found that their reserve ammunition, which was British-made, would not fit into the muzzles of their French-supplied muskets. The Jacobites on the right, seeing the situation was hopeless, also began to melt away, although Sarsfield did try to organise a rearguard action. I ate my Papaburger Special at a giant picnic table in front of the place, joined by by six unruly kids who piled out of a van from Missouri. A redhead, a€?about 30, who Ia€™d seen walking with him earlier, chases after him for a a€?while, a€?calling his name.
A redhead, about 30, who Ia€™d seen walking with him earlier, chases after him for a while, calling his name. The Williamites then charged again with a reasonably fresh regiment of Anglo-Dutch cavalry under Henri de Massue. Summit reminded me a€?of the fjord area around Bergen, Norway -- no trees, just rock and some hardy a€?vegetation. He had a€?fond memories of the place, which police shuttered in 1982 after 100 years of operation.a€?a€?Went out for a beer in Uptown, but the bars were too raucous. She gives up after 100 feet, turns and runs back to throw her a€?arms around the neck of the guy who did the thrashing, a very beefy fellow about a€?25 in a muscle T-shirt. Summit reminded me of the fjord area around Bergen, Norway -- no trees, just rock and some hardy vegetation. He had fond memories of the place, which police shuttered in 1982 after 100 years of operation.Went out for a beer in Uptown, but the bars were too raucous. She gives up after 100 feet, turns and runs back to throw her arms around the neck of the guy who did the thrashing, a very beefy fellow about 25 in a muscle T-shirt. Faced with only weak musket fire, they crossed the causeway and reached Aughrim village with few casualties. They were slaughtered by the Williamite cavalry as they tried to get away, many of them having thrown away their weapons in order to run faster. A force of Jacobite cavalry under Henry Luttrell had been held in reserve to cover this flank. One eyewitness, George Storey, said that bodies covered the hill and looked from a distance like a flock of sheep.
Albert Wakefield, and that couple emigrated to Pennsylvania with four children in about 1770. Negatively, entire working class neighborhoods were gobbled up by the mining company as a€?the pit expanded.a€?The Uptown District is on the National Register of Historic Places but that's a€?not doing much for its current economic health. Negatively, entire working class neighborhoods were gobbled up by the mining company as the pit expanded.The Uptown District is on the National Register of Historic Places but that's not doing much for its current economic health. They're trying to restore the a€?district but it still looks worn, like the subjects of an Edward Hopper painting. They're trying to restore the district but it still looks worn, like the subjects of an Edward Hopper painting.
Henry Luttrell was alleged to have been in the pay of the Williamites and was assassinated in Dublin after the war. I love Hopper.a€?I stayed at the Mindlen Hotel, a 1924 knockoff of the now-demolished Astor a€?Hotel in NYC, but this version's only nine stories tall.
I love Hopper.I stayed at the Mindlen Hotel, a 1924 knockoff of the now-demolished Astor Hotel in NYC, but this version's only nine stories tall.
The Mindlen's been a€?restored to its a€?original condition, which was that of a fine businessmen's hotel. The Mindlen's been restored to its original condition, which was that of a fine businessmen's hotel. Tall-columned a€?lobby, chandeliers, marble floors.a€?I didn't detect there were any other guests with me on the second floor, which a€?is maybe why I slept so well. Tall-columned lobby, chandeliers, marble floors.I didn't detect there were any other guests with me on the second floor, which is maybe why I slept so well.



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