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Geoff's big adventure

Booker Gliding - Sun, 07/15/2018 - 22:41
What a fantastic day's gliding, and congratulations to Geoff Lyons on completing his first 750. People were glued to Spot the Glider as far away as Poland watching the final turn round Wisbech and the long trip back to Booker, especially the very marginal final glide from somewhere north of Milton Keynes. Those in the clubhouse rushed out in time to see him sneak in over the NE boundary and land straight in.

10 hours flying and all we could find him was a Diet Coke
Looking surprisingly cool after such a long flight
And let's not forget John Otty who completed his first 500 last weekend for Diamond Distance, we have only just caught up with him for a photo opp.

Congratulations John

Bahamas adventure holidays: 17 best Exuma activities

Windsurfing - Fri, 07/13/2018 - 12:02

The 365 cays and islands in the Exumas are the perfect place for Bahamas adventure holidays. This Caribbean archipelago begins around 35 miles southeast of the capital, Nassau. Although known for its laid back, relaxing atmosphere, the best Exuma activities involve wind, water and excitement. The Exumas were originally known...

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Just a few trial lessons

Booker Gliding - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 19:36

After a cancellation earlier in the year due to bad weather, the club has now completed a successful day of flying (on Wednesday) with The Air League. As you will see from the pics, it was a busy day of flying.  One group of 20 + in the morning, a second group of 30+ in the afternoon; have had an introduction to gliding.  These are all youngsters that have, in one way or another, expressed an interest in flying.  This makes them a very important group for the future of gliding.  We expect to see a few of them back in August to complete Gliding scholarships with the club.  
Morning Group

Afternoon group
I built this from my own garden shed you know.
I wonder if he knows i'm listening to Heathrow Approach. 

Imperial lists Mondomarine 41m OKKO for sale

Super Yachts Charters - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 11:00
Imperial lists Mondomarine 41m OKKO for sale Monaco-based brokerage house Imperial has proudly announced its appointment as the central agent for the sale of 41m OKKO built by Mondomarine, with the price upon application.

OKKO is a slick, all-aluminium, semi-displacement superyacht with three impressive decks and a powerful bulbous bow. Her twin MTU M91 engines deliver more than 1,750kW each, and the combination of her engine power with the hull and bow shape ensure smooth sailing and low fuel consumption. With a cruising speed of 14.5 knots, OKKO glides through the water seamlessly and quieter than most thanks to specific vibro-acoustic work that ensure greater acoustic insulation and decreased vibration issues.

Designer Giorgio Vafiadis has created a detailed exterior with several large outdoor relaxation spaces and a spacious sundeck space built to specification. This area has been created to hold a maximum of 12 guests comfortably whilst offering scenic views and is perfect for relaxing with the addition of a bar, BBQ, Jacuzzi, seating and sunbeds.

Vafiadis has tried to blend contemporary styling with comfort, using Glyn Peter Machine furniture, Tai Ping carpentry, along with Fendi and Cavalli extras throughout to create a stylish and relaxed interior. The use of mixed African Frake wood helps to create a serene environment that is pleasing to the eye and is also durable.

Five generous ensuite cabins provide accommodation for 10 guests. The owner’s suite occupies a generous space forward on the main deck with the ensuite finished in marble and back-lit onyx. The remaining four guest cabins are situated on the lower deck, comprising two doubles and two twin cabins with Pullman berths. Each cabin has its own Kaleidoscope system offering a wide selection of world cinema from your iPad, and a large selection of A/V amenities.

Built with care and attention to detail, OKKO is a contemporary and stable vessel designed purely for the comfort of guests and her owners.

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New age crop circles

Booker Gliding - Sat, 07/07/2018 - 22:16
Not sure what has caused these patterns in the fields near Enstone, but they were very clear today.  I'm sure there is probably a simple answer (my favourite theories, pattern of irrigation sprays or site for local fete). I haven't seen anything quite as fancy before.


Friday evening success

Booker Gliding - Sat, 07/07/2018 - 21:38
After yet another excellent cross country day with temps in the high 20s, Symeon and the Friday Evening Group took over the airfield. It was a perfect evening for soaring and Paul Clarke was delighted to see his young son Stevie go solo.

Stevie looking relaxed after his first solo landing
Proud Paul congratulates his son 
Perfect sunset landing for Stevie

Media Alert: America’s Oldest Dog Discovery Helps Solve Canine DNA Riddle, Spokesperson & Images Available

National Geographic News Feed - Thu, 07/05/2018 - 20:06

**Media Alert**

 America’s Oldest Dog Discovery Helps Solve Canine DNA Riddle

Think your pup has something in common with dogs that roamed the Americas 10,000 years ago? It may, but not in the way you think.

Spokesperson and Images Available

 The remains of a 10,000 year-old dog has proved key to solving an important canine conundrum: What happened to the dogs of ancient North America? Did they intermix with dogs brought by European settlers? And what breeds today can call them ancestors? A second new study uses a battery of DNA analyses of both modern and ancient canines to search for clues. 

Though the original North American dogs are likely gone, they left an inauspicious legacy, in the form of Canine transmissible venereal tumors.

Analysis of modern tumors suggest that the canine Patient Zero lived up to 8,225 years ago—and was likely a North American dog. Which makes this the world’s oldest continuously propagated cell line.

Read the full story HERE.

Maya Wei-Heiss, National Geographic science expert, is available for commentary out of Washington, D.C. Maya would be able to explain what this disease is and what it means for dogs today. 

 

Press Contact:

Kelsey Taylor, kelsey.taylor@natgeo.com, 202-912-6776

Dive into the Mediterranean with M/Y Penelope

Super Yachts Charters - Thu, 07/05/2018 - 10:00
Dive into the Mediterranean with M/Y Penelope In celebration of Flying Charter's successful appointment as the central agent for M/Y Penelope, we take a look at the enticing charter locations guests on board the 30-metre superyacht will no doubt want to explore during the hot summer season.

Part of Ferretti’s Custom Line 97 range, Penelope was built in 2008 with a complete refit in 2018, which increased the internal volume and provides accommodations for up to 12 guests. This is the first year Penelope is available for charter in idyllic locations across the Mediterranean and is moored in Marina di Stabia, in the Gulf of Naples. This beautiful stretch of the Italian coast offers guests a host of sunbathing hot spots and dining opportunities.

Penelope’s charter manifesto begins in the rugged landscape of Capri in southern Italy, at one of the Island’s best-know attractions, the Blue Grotto. Guests can enjoy spectating the scenic cove-studded coastline while relaxing in the Jacuzzi or take a dip into the natural, exquisitely blue waters.

The motoryacht’s exterior offers al fresco dining making any dining experience special especially with a backdrop of picturesque Ischia. The medieval castle, Castello Aragonese, has stood for nearly three centuries and remains one of Ischia’s most iconic sights. Guests can continue their adventure into Ischia’s famous thermal waters that can be found in thermal parks and gardens, natural spas and wellness centres. Aphrodite Thermal Gardens in Sant’Angelo has 12 pools ranging from 20-42 degrees Celsius ensuring comfort for all visitors.

Immersing in conversation amongst family and friends can be further enjoyed ashore from a choice of ravishing dining spots the Amalfi Coast has to offer. The rugged coastline layered with pastel colour is staggered with an array of extravagant restaurants including the Michelin-starred restaurant, Zass. Chef Alois Vanlangenaeker says, “My aim is to enhance the existing product. I have great respect for the ingredients.” Experience authentic Italian cuisine with locally sourced ingredients from Il San Pietro’s vegetable gardens and local farmers.

If guests prefer to dine on-board Penelope, the superyacht features a teak dining table located on the aft deck with talented chef Daniele providing the very finest, mouth-watering homemade recipes from handmade pizza and focaccia to Italian pasta and seafood dishes.

With only skimming across the surface of what the Mediterranean has to offer; guests are ensured that this isn’t their first or final charter to the region onboard M/Y Penelope.

M/Y Penelope is now available for charter with Flying Charter in the Mediterranean starting from EUR 55,000.

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Glyn Read

Booker Gliding - Wed, 07/04/2018 - 11:29
It is with great sadness that we have to report the untimely passing of Glyn Read on 3rd July 2018, aged 69.

Glyn was a long-standing member of Booker Gliding Club. along with being an extremely talented pilot, Glyn also spent many years working with the committee and Wycombe District Council negotiating lease and rent renewals.

Glyn was also a member of the Deeside Gliding Club and Lasham Gliding Society where he enjoyed many years of gliding, in particular at Aboyne where he formed his second home thanks to his love of wave soaring.

He will be sorely missed by his friends and business associates.

Below are some photos of Glyn in happier times:


Aboyne - flying with Nick
Aboyne - with Bob the logkeeper
Enjoying a laugh at Booker Regionals
Talgarth with Nick and William


NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ANNOUNCES 2018 TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

National Geographic News Feed - Thu, 06/28/2018 - 13:36

Reiko Takahashi of Japan named contest winner with a spectacular underwater photo of a humpback whale

WASHINGTON (June 28, 2018)—A photograph of a humpback whale calf’s tail has earned Reiko Takahashi of Japan the prestigious grand-prize in the 2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year contest. Takahashi will receive a $10,000 USD prize. Takahashi’s incredible photo was selected by a panel of National Geographic judges from more than 13,000 entries.

Takahashi took her grand prize-winning photo, titled “Mermaid,” off the coast of Japan’s Kumejima Island. The long-time photographer left her office job to pursue her passion for underwater photography and traveled to Kumejima Island on a mission to photograph humpback whales with their young calves.

“It was a special scene for me, to be able to take a photo of the calf, completely relaxed in gentle waters,” said Takahashi. “I really cannot believe it. It was my dream to win. I am honored and it will be the driving force for my future shooting,”

The National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year contest celebrates stunning pictures taken by all levels of photographers around the world. National Geographic is at the center of a community filled with bold and curious people, including the talented photographers who submitted their best photos to the 2018 contest.

The 2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year contest recognizes spectacular photos taken within the last two years, with entries in three categories: Nature, People and Cities.

In addition to the grand-prize winner, top photos were selected in each of the three categories. Takahashi’s photo was also chosen as the winner in the Nature category. Hiro Kurashina of Japan took top honors in the Cities category for his photo titled “Another Rainy Day in Nagasaki, Kyushu,” while “Tea Culture” by Alessandra Meniconzi of Switzerland won the People category.

All of the winning and honorable mention photos can be viewed at natgeo.com/travelphotocontest.

This year’s competition was judged by Whitney Johnson, vice president of visual experiences at National Geographic, as well as two National Geographic contributing photographers — ocean and adventure photographer Andy Mann and polar photographer Camille Seaman.

“I was amazed at the quality of images and the sensibility towards subject in all three categories for this competition,” said Seaman. “Looking at hundreds of images choosing the winners was a daunting task. The images that stood out did so based not solely on their technical execution but also a sensitivity for a feeling of the moment and originality.”

Media Contacts

Hannah Sedgwick, Hannah.Sedgwick@natgeo.com / Tel: (202) 912-6762


About National Geographic Partners LLC

National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between National Geographic and 21st Century Fox, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 129 years, and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers … and reaching over 730 million people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education. For more information visit natgeotv.com or nationalgeographic.com, or find us on FacebookTwitter, InstagramGoogle+YouTubeLinkedIn and Pinterest.

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Breaking News: Tiny Moon Has Potential to Host Life as We Know It, Spokesperson & Visuals Available

National Geographic News Feed - Wed, 06/27/2018 - 18:58

**Breaking News**

Tiny Moon Has Potential to Host Life as We Know It

  Spokesperson and Images Available

 Scientists working with data from Cassini have discovered potential building blocks of life on Saturn’s moon, Enceladus. Heavy organic compounds such as water, salt and silica are being ejected from perpetual fountains on this small moon making up hundreds of atoms arranged in rings and chains. These are the most complex organic molecules uncovered so far at Enceladus. They may make the moon the most promising place in our solar system to search for life beyond Earth.

What does this discovery mean for the future of space exploration? Could this really be a sign pointing toward alien life? 

Read the full story HERE.

Nadia Drake, National Geographic space expert, is available for commentary out of Charlottesville, VA.

Victoria Jaggard, National Geographic science and space expert, is available out of Washington, D.C.

Press Contact:

Kelsey Taylor, kelsey.taylor@natgeo.com, 202-912-6776

National Geographic Partners Takes Home Total of 9 Awards in Cannes Lion 2018 Wins First-Ever Gold Lion with “Breaking2”

National Geographic News Feed - Tue, 06/26/2018 - 19:37

Created in partnership with Nike to chronicle three runners’ journey to break the two hour marathon, the documentary took first place in the “Sports: Film, Series & Audio” category

CANNES, FRANCE (June 26, 2018) — National Geographic Partners took home nine awards last week at the 2018 Cannes Lions 2018 International Festival of Creativity, including a Gold Cannes Lion for “Breaking2,” a branded content documentary created in partnership with Nike that chronicles the journey of three elite runners in their attempt to run a marathon in under two hours. The award is the first-ever Gold Cannes Lion that the organization has received, winning in the “Sports: Film, Series & Audio” category of the Entertainment Lions. National Geographic Partners also received a Bronze Cannes Lion for “Breaking2” in the “TV & VOD Non-Fiction” category.

“From our first meeting with Nike, both teams knew we had the potential to create something remarkable — but the end result was even better than we could’ve imagined,” said Brendan Ripp, Executive Vice President of Partnerships for National Geographic Partners. “We’re thrilled to have our work recognized by such an internationally-revered organization, and to have shared this inspiring story about pushing limits and going further on a global stage.”

Featuring breathtaking cinematography, the film chronicles the journey of three world-class runners and their teams as they try to defy the unthinkable — breaking the two hour marathon barrier. Breaking2 is about the intersection of technology and the human spirit. From testing in wind tunnels and running labs in the United States, to balancing training with their day-to-day lives in eastern Africa, to the final heart-pounding race in Italy, the film follows these pioneers on their global trek to break the two-hour barrier. National Geographic Studios, in association with Dirty Robber, an Academy Award-nominated production and entertainment company, produced the film that broadcast globally last September.

“In terms of both partnership and storytelling, ‘Breaking2’ has reset the bar,” said Claudia Malley, Executive Vice President of Partner Solutions for National Geographic Partners. “It’s a story that speaks to Nike’s core philosophy and values — inspiring everyday people to push their limits. And it’s a film that speaks to National Geographic’s core DNA — resolving to go further, even when faced with the unknown or the impossible. The documentary broke through with consumers globally and we are thrilled to be recognized with this prestigious award”

Broadcast in 67 countries and in 34 languages, audiences around the world found themselves rooting for each runner as their unique stories and personalities came to life. The documentary had a global reach of 231 million across all platforms, and garnered more than 4 million mixed-media documentary views.

“By capitalizing on our collective strengths, we were able to create something so much more impactful than a sports documentary, telling a story that entertained audiences across the world — emotionally, intellectually and physiologically,” said Ripp. “If this award stands as a testament to anything, it’s that there’s no limit to what National Geographic can do when we partner with brands who share our vision and values.“

These wins for Breaking2 were bolstered by an additional Silver Cannes Lion, as well as four Bronze Cannes Lions, for National Geographic Partners’ “Astronaut Reality Helmet,” a wearable immersive experience housed within a replica space helmet inspired by their series, “One Strange Rock.”

The organization’s Latin America division was also awarded a Silver Cannes Lion for their “Green Definition” initiative, which made National Geographic Latin America the first television channel capable of saving energy by lowering the amount of pixels used to broadcast content. And “Camelpower,” a Nissan campaign produced by National Geographic Partners Abu Dhabi, which featured the first-ever unit to measure automotive performance in the desert, received a Bronze Cannes Lion as well.

Breaking2 was produced by National Geographic Studios in partnership with Nike and in association with Dirty Robber. Credits include:  Brian Lovett, Executive Producer (National Geographic Studios); Martin Desmond Roe, Director (Dirty Robber); Betsy Forhan, Executive Producer (National Geographic Channel); Mark McCambridge, Executive Producer (Nike); Chris Uettwiller, Executive Producer (Dirty Robber); Jason Puris, Executive Producer (Dirty Robber); Kevin T. Mohs, Vice President of Production (National Geographic Channel); and Kathlyn Horan, Producer (Dirty Robber).

About National Geographic Partners LLC

National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between National Geographic and 21st Century Fox, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 130 years, and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers…and reaching millions of people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education. For more information visit natgeotv.com or nationalgeographic.com, or find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, YouTube, LinkedIn and Pinterest.

Press Contact: 

Courtney Rowe, courtney.rowe@natgeo.com, 202-912-6715

Klippeneck

Booker Gliding - Tue, 06/26/2018 - 10:08
A couple of photos from my Klippeneck trip:

Returning to Klippeneck from the NorthLooking South towards the Alps with the hangars on the right and 05 threshold next to the cliff at the top.

SchuchsleeOver Schuchslee lake in the Black Forest. Had great tea and cake there with Tracey on our day out.

Great trip for all levels of experience. Richard and Doug can provide great XC training and experiences to early pilots. The Swabian Alb and Black Forest provide challenging XC opportunities for the more experienced with fabulous views of Lake Constance, the Alps, hills, lakes and forests of the area.

Jim

Surf science of wave formation: Where do waves come from?

Windsurfing - Mon, 06/25/2018 - 14:37

Have you ever walked along the beach and wondered where do waves come from and how they are formed? If you fancy learning about the surf science of wave formation you can do a little experiment. Return to the same beach every few weeks and make some observations about the size and...

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Longest day and the one after

Booker Gliding - Sat, 06/23/2018 - 22:10
The Solstice came with some stupendous weather, despite the 20kt wind - strong climbs and a high cloudbase. Geoff Lyons did 500k, and the sky was still looking good when he got back.

 The following day was rather more difficult, but Nils managed to extract himself from a work meeting and take an afternoon launch, heading south where he saw some dramatic clouds generated by heath fires. Amazing what you see when you're up there.

Media Alert: Koko the Gorilla, Spokesperson & Images Available

National Geographic News Feed - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 22:29

**Media Alert**

 Why Koko the Gorilla Mattered

 Featured twice on the cover of National Geographic magazine, Koko led to major revelations about animal empathy and communication.

 Spokesperson and Images Available

 Koko, the western lowland gorilla that died in her sleep Tuesday at age 46, was renowned for her emotional depth and ability to communicate in sign language. She became an international celebrity during the course of her life, with a vocabulary of more than 1,000 signs and the ability to understand 2,000 words of spoken English.

National Geographic magazine featured Koko of its cover twice: First in October 1978, with a photograph that she took of herself in a mirror (perhaps making it one of the earliest prominent animal selfies). She also appeared a second time on the cover in January 1985, in a story about Koko and her pet kitten.

Douglas Main, National Geographic animal expert, is available for commentary out of Washington, D.C. Doug would be able to put into perspective what Koko meant to the scientific community, to conservation groups and to animal lovers. 

Press Contact:

Kelsey Taylor, kelsey.taylor@natgeo.com, 202-912-6724

Media Alert: Why This Year’s Summer Solstice Is Longest Ever, Spokesperson Available

National Geographic News Feed - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 01:36
**Media Alert**   This Summer Solstice, Earth’s Days Are Longer Than Ever   Earth hasn’t always had a 24-hour day. Here’s what that means for the June solstice.  
Spokesperson Available   Over billions of years of Earth’s history, the time it takes Earth to rotate once on its axis has been getting longer.1.4 billion years ago, a single “day” lasted only about 18 hours. Changes in the gravitational dance between our planet and the moon are causing Earth’s day to get ever so slightly longer each year.    So, what is exactly is a solstice? And what has been influencing the lengths of Earth’s days? To learn more about this year’s summer solstice, see the full story HERE. Victoria Jaggard, National Geographic science and space expert, is available for commentary out of Washington, D.C.  Press Contact:  Kelsey Taylor, kelsey.taylor@natgeo.com, 202-912-6776

MEDIA ALERT: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC BECOMES ONE OF THE FIRST MEDIA COMPANIES TO LAUNCH LONG-FORM CONTENT ON INSTAGRAM, AIRS FULL “ONE STRANGE ROCK” FINALE

National Geographic News Feed - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 19:38

National Geographic’s 89MM Instagram followers will be able to watch the entire one-hour episode on IGTV, Instagram’s new long-form video feature

WHAT: National Geographic will air the final episode of ONE STRANGE ROCK on Instagram as soon as the platform’s new long-form video hub, IGTV, goes live. Announced today, Instagram’s highly-anticipated new feature, which will be offered as both a stand-alone app and within the original Instagram app, will allow creators to upload vertically-oriented video experiences for up to an hour in length. Users will be able to watch the full episode of the acclaimed documentary series — hosted by Will Smith and executive produced by Darren Aronofsky — from National Geographic’s Instagram account (@NatGeo) for free.

WHEN/WHERE: @NatGeo on Instagram, once IGTV is available

WHY: Already the #1 brand on Instagram, National Geographic will be one of the first media companies to take

a made-for-TV video, adapt it for vertical distribution, and share it with their 89MM followers on Instagram. By airing the episode on IGTV, National Geographic will offer ONE STRANGE ROCK to one of its largest digital audiences, while utilizing this new format of online storytelling and the highly-public release of Instagram’s new video feature.  

“A 10-part series that explores both the fragility and mind-bending wonder of our planet, ONE STRANGE ROCK is a very intimate experience that brings the viewer face-to-face with host Will Smith and NASA astronaut, Peggy Whitson, on her journey home to Earth after spending 665 straight days in space – a NASA record,” said Jonathan Hunt, Senior Vice President of Digital Content and Audience Development. “By leveraging one of already our most engaged-with digital platforms and formats, this partnership with Instagram grants us the opportunity to drive awareness and expose more people to our longer-form video projects, including breakthrough series like ONE STRANGE ROCK. And what you get is a totally visceral, personal and sometimes frenetic mobile viewing experience.”

About ONE STRANGE ROCK:

There really is no place like home. National Geographic, acclaimed filmmaker Darren Aronofsky (“mother!” “Black Swan,” “Requiem for a Dream”) and award-winning producer Jane Root (“America The Story of Us,” “The 80s: The Decade That Made Us”) join forces on an epic, cinematic event series that will redefine science and natural history filmmaking. Hosted by Will Smith (“Ali,” “Pursuit of Happyness,” “Men in Black I, II, III”), ONE STRANGE ROCK promises to be a mind-bending, thrilling journey exploring the fragility and wonder of our planet, one of the most peculiar, unique places in the universe. It’s the extraordinary story of why life as we know it exists on Earth, brought into perspective by the only people to have left it behind: astronauts. This 10-part series from Nutopia and Protozoa Pictures brings cameras where they’ve never been before, having filmed in 45 countries, on six continents and from outer space on the ISS. ONE STRANGE ROCK guides viewers through our vulnerable speck of a planet among the vast, harsh cosmic arena, revealing the twists of fate that have allowed life to emerge, survive and thrive on Earth.

More Information on One Strange Rock:
Nat Geo Press Site
Nat Geo Online

Press Contact:

Anna Kukelhaus Dynan, anna.kukelhaus@natgeo.com, 202-912-6724

 

Conrad Shipyard Delivers Newly Christened Viatoris

Super Yachts Charters - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 17:26
Conrad Shipyard Delivers Newly Christened Viatoris After 13 years in the making, Conrad Shipyard has delivered their flagship, a 40-meter superyacht christened Viatoris (Latin for ‘traveller’); the biggest yacht ever to be made in the country. Polish shipyard Conrad aims to prove themselves in the same league as the Germans and Dutch with their newest and largest project to date.

Set to make her debut at the Monaco Yacht Show in September, Viatoris was christened in the presence of owners and project staff during a series of intimate events over the weekend with family and friends. Guests included Andrew Langton of Reymond Langton Design responsible for the exterior, the Diana Yacht Design team responsible for naval architecture, honorary guests like Frank Neubelt, representatives from Ocean Independence and Fraser, as well as media from Europe, Russia, and the Middle East.

As is customary for Conrad Shipyard, all employees were able to enjoy the fruits of their labour with onboard tours alongside family members and friends, as a sign of gratitude from the company. 

She is expected to leave the shipyard on the 20th of June for her maiden voyage to the fjords of Norway, after which she will be returned to Poland for maintenance and checks. From there, she will go on to tour several Northern European cities including London and Hamburg before proceeding to her base in Croatia. 

Designed in close cooperation with the owner, the 40-metre motor yacht features exterior styling by British design studio Reymond Langton and naval architecture by Dutch firm Diana Yacht Design. The interiors boast the finest materials and elegant yet understated design details, which are both aesthetic and functional with decor imbued with Europe’s top design houses in London, Milan, and Paris.

The result is a luxury yacht that can safely, efficiently, and comfortably cross the Atlantic while being operated by a relatively small crew.

Her feature at the Monaco Yacht Show is highly anticipated and will mark a great step forward for the Conrad Shipyard. Furthermore to the milestone delivery for the yard, Conrad has reserved the expertise of building Viatoris to create a semi-custom model to continue production and build on their new position in the superyacht market. 

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