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Louis Vuitton Cup
OneWorld Penalised By Panel

Designer employed by OneWorld Challenge had in his possession a computer file, a ZIP disk and a computer that contained design information that was the property of Team New Zealand. America's Cup Arbitration Panel has docked the Seattle Yacht Club's OneWorld Challenge one point in each remaining series it sails in the Louis Vuitton Cup and the America's Cup. In addition it has been ordered to pay costs to the Panel of US $ 65, 000


Team kingfisher

skipper Ellen MacArthur announced the crew to race the 110ft maxi-catamaran KINGFISHER2 for the Jules Verne Trophy this winter.. See their site for more.

December 18 2002
Multihull round the world

Volvo Ocean Race may loose statis in round the world race ranks

This means a round the world race with multihulls, fully crewed and with stops.

Volvo Ocean Race AmerSports Too is in Bass Strait with 360 miles to cover.

Finish Positions ETA
  • 1 illbruck Finished
  • 04 DEC 01
  • 2 SEB Finished
  • 3 News Corporation
  • 4 djuice Finished
  • 5 Amer SportsOne
  • 6 ASSA ABLOY Finished
  • 09:31
  • 7 Amer Sports TooRacing 38 09.60S 148 11.04E
  • Tyco Retired

May 17, 2001


Chief Executive Officer of Parks Canada Tom Lee today announced that up to 140 additional RCMP resources will be deployed to the 39 national parks of Canada during the 2001 visitor season to support Parks Canada in keeping the national parks of Canada safe. This will effect St Lawrence National Parks and Thousand Islands as well as all other National Parks.

"It is regrettable that Parks Canada's proposed interim plan was not deemed acceptable by the Health and Safety Officer. The RCMP has full authority to enforce the Canada National Parks Act and the Criminal Code and other federal statutes to ensure the public peace. Park wardens will continue their other duties of resource management and visitor safety, such as search and rescue operations."

For the 2001 operating season, additional RCMP resources will be deployed to existing detachments in provinces and territories and new temporary detachments will be created in national parks in Ontario and Quebec.


Laurie McIntyre
Senior Communications Advisor
National Office
Parks Canada
(819) 997-8997

Sgt. Paul Marsh
Media Relations Officer
National Communication Services
RCMP Headquarters
(613) 993-2999

Low Water levels in Great Lakes

International Joint Commission Report Spring 2001 Reprinted from Full website at:

Lake Erie is below average and Lake Ontario is near average. Lakes Superior, Michigan and Huron All three are expected to remain below chart datum, into the month of May.

April 3, 2001
'Survivor' Investigations are underway to ascertain whether producers and a contestant of the 'Survivor' programme should be prosecuted under the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975 after a contestant handed coral and shells to the other contestants as gifts. Media release at Media release Website

April 2, 2001
Toronto to embark on a renovation of the waterfront, focusing on the 2008 Toronto Olympic 2008 bid. How it effects local boating pose a major concern among local boaters.

Monday, April 2, 2001
Royal Canadian Yacht Club fire destroys 9 sailboats. A early-morning fire caused an estimated $1-million in losses, destroying nine sailboats and damaging seven more.

March 29, 2001
Sydney Rushcutters Bay Olympic Marina to be removed

The (Australian) NSW Premier, Bob Carr, announced on March 29 in the NSW Parliament that the marina built for the Olympic Games is to be removed.

Australian Yachting Federation has been lobbying, on behalf of the sailing and broader community, for more than four years for a legacy from the Olympic Games, in the form of a marina. There is an acute shortage of marina berths in Sydney. There is no venue from which major national or international keelboat events can be run. The removal of the marina means that these events, and the significant economic benefits associated with them, are now lost.

A submission by the Australian Yachting Federation was only lodged last week after the board meeting. Submissions from the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia and d'Alboro Marina were also expected to be lodged.

March 16, 2001

Foot & Mouth Affects Canal Boating

March 16, 2001, London: The British Marine Industries Association ( today announced that they are meeting with British Waterways executives to review the closing of British canals due to the foot & mouth epidemic. As well, the English Tourism Council has posted advice to vacationers on its website.

Health Canada calls for a moratoriam on GM fish.

Fisheries and Oceans Minster has not responded. Canadian Aqua Bounty Farms is already developing genetically modified salmon in Newfoundland and PEI. No country has approved GM fish, the first animal species being genetically modified for human consumption.

Visit our World Event and World Records pages for links and full updates

April 6 2001
Team Legato were back at sea after a 5.5 hour stop in Las Palmas to repair the catamaran's rig and electrical systems. They are 170 miles behind Warta Polpharma and are expecting to finish in Marseille next Thursday.

April 3 2001
Solo Global Challenge - Tony Mowbray is 259 miles from South East Cape at the bottom of Tasmania, the last of the five Capes to round.

April 1 2001
BT Global Challenge - Harsh conditions continue to dog the fleet as they press past the halfway point between Sydney and Cape Town. Website:

Mar 28 2001
The Race - Warta Polpharma is 160 miles behind Team Legato after a forced stopover in Brazil, where 2 injured crew stayed ashore. Both boats will not arrive in Marseille in time to appear in the official rankings as the rules state that competitors must finish one month after the first boat finishes, which is April 2.

March 25 2001

British canals close because of foot & mouth epidemic

The British Marine Industries Association today announced that they are meeting with British Waterways executives to review the closing of British canals due to the foot & mouth epidemic. As well, the English Tourism Council has posted advice to vacationers on its website.

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Archive but important. OMC corporation has filed for bankrupcy. There have been several attempts at reorginazation however the future for this onetime leader seem grim.


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