Istanbul Europa Race: Team Foncia ce matin, on a un peu la tete dans les etoiles

Istanbul Europa Race: Team Foncia ce matin, on a un peu la tete dans les etoiles

Au dbut, je croyais que ctait ltoile, jai longtemps confondu avec Aldebaran. Quoique, ce matin, on a un peu la tte dans les toiles, parce que le ciel bleu est enfin revenu, fini, temporairement en tout cas, ces orages et les vents imprvisibles qui vont avec, et puis aussi parce quon est devant. On a un peu le sentiment de stre fait expulser des ctes Espagnoles comme un noyau de cerise sur la langue. On avait bien vu Groupe Bel reculer dans notre sillage, mais on ne savait pas o taient passs Volia et Virbac, qui tiraient des bords sous spi avec nous, prs de Cabo Gata, et encore plus dincertitudes concernant Estrella 1876, avait-il touch le vent dOuest avant nous ? 4 heures TU ce matin, tout allait bien bord de Foncia, bien que les conditions ne soient pas passionnantes, 25-30 noeuds au prs, mer forme et courte, nuit sombre, des paquets de mer plein la gueule, rien de bien rjouissant, fini les nuits en Tshirt, on a mis les cirs, ris des ris, et a va tre comme a au moins jusqu Gibraltar... Les Bras Casss et la Langue Coupe... Voir Istanbul Europa Race images: Last Updated ( Wednesday, 16 September 2009 )

Iceland. Scientists say carbon sequestration is one way to stop climate change

Scientists gathered in Iceland are urging government leaders to pursue carbon capture and sequestration as a way of addressing global warming. Scientists gathered in Iceland for a conference are urging government leaders headed to Copenhagen for climate talks later this year to pursue carbon capture and sequestration as a way of addressing global warming. As levels of planet-warming carbon dioxide continue to rise, this technique for removing excess carbon dioxide from the air and storing it safely underground must be part of the solution for solving climate change. We are in a mess with CO2, says Wallace Broecker, a climate scientist at Columbia University, a mess that is cheaper to clean up now, than meeting the consequences of global warming later. In a two-day conference on carbon sequestration, several research and pilot projects on carbon capture and geological storage were presented. Featured at the meeting was the CarbFix project, aimed at developing the technology and expertise for the permanent storage of CO2 as a mineral in rocks. This project will inject CO2 into the volcanic rock 30 km east of Reykjavik, Iceland. The University of Iceland is leading the CarbFix project in cooperation with CNRS in Toulouse and Columbia University. Reykjavik Energy, the leading geothermal company in Iceland, is the main sponsor. The goal of the CarbFix project is to develop an industrial solution for storing carbon as a mineral in rock, where it is stable for thousands of years. Secondly, it aims to train young scientists to carry this development forward in the future. CarbFix is one of several projects looking to speed up the natural processes for taking carbon out of the atmosphere. Scientists are already storing carbon dioxide in other ways. The Norwegian oil company Statoil Hydro has injected more than 11 million tonnes of CO2 deep under the North Sea since 1996. Tore Torp, a scientist from Statoil Hydro, discussed their successful activities at the conference. To reduce the accumulation of CO2 in the atmosphere, it can be collected from industry gas streams or it can be collected directly from the air. To date, most research has focused on capturing CO2 where it is emitted, at electrical power plants for example. This requires local storage and transport. However, at the conference, Klaus Lackner, a scientist at Columbia, showed his designs for artificial trees that can soak carbon out of the air, offering the possibility that CO2 could be collected anywhere on the planet, including close to geological storage sites. The costs of global warming will grow, the longer we wait to do something about it, said Wallace Broecker in his talk. He urged policy makers to make funding of carbon sequestration a priority. He foresees an eventual global agreement on carbon emissions - a carbon pie in which nations divide the pieces. When we see the limited slice each nation is going to receive, we better have the means to meet the limits, he says. Last Updated ( Wednesday, 09 September 2009 )

470 Open Europeans : Patience/Bithell (GBR) & Conti/Micol (ITA) sail into lead

Istanbul produced sun, wind and waves for a spectacular day three at the 2010 Open 470 European Championships. With the warm wind pulsing from 15 to 20 knots, it also provided the medicine that some teams needed to haul themselves up from a shaky previous days racing in the lighter, shiftier breezes. Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell, who opened their account with a black flag disqualification, won yesterdays following race. And then today in the big breeze the Brits put the hammer down to fire in three bullets in their qualifying fleet. Yesterday was a similar story for Italian girls, the defending European Champions Giulia Conti and Giovanna Micol, mucking up the first race with a comedy of errors and then making amends with a win in the next. Their big breeze outing today was almost as good as Patience and Bithells, with Conti and Micol winning the first two heats and coming a close second in the next. With the discard now coming into play, the British move to the front of the mens fleet and the Italians have become the leading ladies. Bithell was pleased, but not overly surprised, at scoring a perfect day on the windy race course. Three races, three bullets. In those conditions, when Luke and myself press the right buttons were very hard to beat, said Bithell, who attributed most of their success to just plain old boatspeed, and a little bit of smart thinking. It is very easy to be smart when youre so fast. There were some oscillations but mainly the boatspeed pulled us through, bought us a good lane out of the start every time. Bithells not counting his chickens quite yet, though. Still a long way to go, and another black flag would probably see us drop outside the top 10. But if there was ever a day where you could say champagne conditions, 16 knots breeze, 25 degree temperatures, waves, sunshine, today was the day. Perfect. Conti was almost as pleased with her day, except she was trying to massage her forearms back into life after a particularly hard day for the 470 helms. Big waves demanded a lot of mainsheet work upwind and a lot of pumping downwind. I have some problems with my arms and its something I need to get fixed after the season is finished, said Conti, who always puts her heart and soul into every race she competes in. Today makes up for yesterday, she said. We were pretty fast, surfing a lot downwind, and it was warm. A perfect day, I loved it. Ingrid Petitjean and Nadege Douroux hauled themselves up the rankings today too, the French team taking the last race off the Italians and coming second in the other two. We didnt expect it to be so windy, but it was up to 18 knots, maybe 20, and big waves, good fun downwind, said Petitjean, hiding behind her spray-deflecting sunglasses. A 470 helm cant see anything on a windy day. Today, my eyes were Nadege. Sylvia Vogl and Carolina Flatscher of Austria are back in the 470 for the first time in 14 months, and had a good day despite their lack of practice. Really nice conditions, but everything hurts, said Vogl. The waves were crazy, a lot of work upwind and downwind. They lie in 7th overall. In the mens fleet, Patience and Bithell hold the lead with defending European Champions from Croatia, Sime Fantela and Igor Marenic, lying in 2nd overall. Luke Patience was hard to catch today, and we were fast downwind but not so good upwind, said Fantela. Tomorrow we have one more qualifying race and our aim is to stay in the top five, maybe top 10, so we carry through a good set of scores into the Gold Fleet. Tomorrow the race committee plans to hold the final qualifying race for the mens fleet in the morning, before they are divided into Gold and Silver fleets, while the women continue to race a straight series in one division. The 2010 Open 470 European Championships conclude with the Medal Race on 6 September. 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GBR 844 - Luke PATIENCE, Stuart BITHELL- (bfd), 1, 1, 1, 1 2. CRO 83 - Sime FANTELA, Igor MARENIC - 2, 2, 2, -4, 3 3. ISR 7 - Gideon KLIGER, Eran SELA - 1, 1, -8, 5, 3 4. FRA 44 - Pierre LEBOUCHER, Vincent GAROS - 3, -10, 4, 5, 4 5. FRA 7 - Nicolas CHARBONNIER, Baptiste MEYER-DIEU - 3, -19, 7, 2, 5 6. NED 77 - Steven LEFEVRE, Steven KROL - 2, -12, 5, 3, 7 7. GRE 1 - Panagiotis MANTIS, Pavlos KAGIALIS - 9, 7, -13, 1, 2 8. GER 49 - Lucas ZELLMER, Heiko SEELIG - 6, 4, -7, 2, 7 9. GRE 165 - Panagiotis KAMPOURIDIS, Theodoros POLYCHRONIDIS - 4, -10, 4, 3, 8 10. AUT 3 - Matthias SCHMID, Florian REICHSTDTER - (bfd), 5, 3, 6, 9 470 Women - Provisional Results After 5 races Pos - SailNo - Crew - R1, R2, R3, R4, R5 1. ITA 23 - Giulia CONTI, Giovanna MICOL - -16, 1, 1, 1, 2 2. FRA 4 - Ingrid PETITJEAN, Nadege DOUROUX - 7, -14, 2, 2, 1 3. FRA 12 - Emmanuelle ROL, Hlne DEFRANCE - 1, 3, 4, 7, -8 4. DEN 143 - Henriette KOCH, Lene SOMMER - 6, 4, 3, -11, 3 5. FRA 9 - Camille LECOINTRE, Mathilde GERON - 3, 5, -11, 8, 4 6. GER 66 - Annina WAGNER, Marlene STEINHERR - 8, 6, -24, 4, 9 7. AUT 431 - Sylvia VOGL, Carolina FLATSCHER - -18, 13, 7, 3, 10 8. ISR 311 - Gil COHEN, Dana MAMRIEV - 2, 16, -19, 10, 7 9. SLO 64 - Tina MRAK, Teja CERNE - 5, -18, 8, 6, 18 10. CRO 111 - Enia NINCEVIC, Romana ZUPAN - -22, 2, 6, 17, 13 Last Updated ( Monday, 06 September 2010 )

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