Monthly Archives: September 2009

Petitioning for justice.

An interesting article from the South China Morning Post, about the practice of petitioning, which goes back to the old days when governments were just as corrupt and rotten as in present times. Beijing has been the graveyard of hope … Continue reading

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Bad luck for Jessica Watson.

I reported earlier about Australian Jessica Watson. She is aiming to break the record to be the youngest person sailing around the world alone, non-stop, and unassisted. On her first night disaster struck, and her vessel Pink Lady collided with … Continue reading

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A Dix 57 in Durban.

At the same facility, Marina Yacht Lift in Durban, where Waratah is on the hard now, I met a nice couple building a Dix 57. This is a bigger version of my Dix 43, and also in steel, which has … Continue reading

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The bet that went wrong.

From South China Morning Post: The central government and foreign banks are threatening legal action against each other in an escalating row over ballooning losses racked up by state-owned airlines which ran into the red on derivatives contracts. Air China, … Continue reading

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Speed launch of a hobie.

How’s this for launching your hobie cat? This was taken during the Hobie European Championships 2009 on Lake Como in Italy.

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China’s new idols.

From the South China Morning Post: A six-year-old girl has become a media darling on her first day of school by expressing her aspiration to become a “corrupt official” when she grows up, state media said on Friday.The young student … Continue reading

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Waratah in Durban.

August 5 was the big day. ‘Waratah’ was skidded out of the shed, and loaded onto the big special truck from Murray Transport in Durban. Unfortunately we suffered a bit of damage to the hull during the process, which had … Continue reading

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