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Posts Tagged ‘cyclone pam’

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Does anyone else find it amazing that only 24 people died during one of the nastiest cyclone landfalls ever on one of the world’s poorest islands?  We’re all damned lucky to live in a time when most natural disasters are well known ahead of time, and everyone on the planet owes a debt to the multitudes of engineers and scientists who’ve made modern forecasting and observation possible. Check out this view of Pam as she hit Vanuatu, and head here for a high res gallery of the aftermath.

March 20th, 2015 by admin

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Homicidal monster supercyclone Pam is tearing through Vanuatu today with gusts to a stupefying 175 knots (while an amazing 3 more cyclones are sweeping the Southern hemisphere) and she’s now headed towards Aotearoa.  It confuses the hell out of us – we thought killer storms were consigned to Australia, just like venomous jellyfish/toads/reptiles, giant man-eating crocodiles, surfer-loving Great Whites, and debtor’s prison exiles. It turns out that New Zealand tropical cyclones are now (or since 2011, anyway), a thing.

After consulting with team skippers and Boatyard leadership, Volvo Ocean Race Control has delayed the start of the Auckland to Brazil leg until at least Tuesday.  This throws a logistical wrench into the works for both Auckland and Brazil, but in the meantime, we get spectacular conditions for today’s Auckland In-Port Race.  Above you’ll find a short promo, and check back here in about 5 hours for the live link to some great racing.  Join a few hundred of your closest friends to discuss it here. 

If you really need your sailing fix, here’s some day 3 Extreme Sailing Series analysis and a preview to tomorrow’s finale for their Oman stop.

 

 

March 13th, 2015 by admin

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