HomeNewsHigh School Sailors Set To Sail Against The World Jan. 13, 2018 at 6:00 amNewsHigh School Sailors Set To Sail Against The WorldAngel Carreras3 years agoboatingboatsgofundme campaignmarina del reyredondo beachRedondo Union HighSanta Monicasanta monica daily press Micky Munns and Michael Fineman are two fairly normal high school students. The two friends go to school, hang out, get good grades, and most recently, have decided to take on the world. No, these two aren’t mustache twirling villains with an appetite for destruction–they’re boat racing sailors, looking to make a splash against the best in their field.The two Redondo Union High schoolers – Munns, a 14-year-old junior and Fineman, a 13-year-old freshman – met at the King Harbor Youth Foundation, a non-profit sailing school in Redondo Beach. There the two cut their teeth in the Club 420 (heavy, stiff, small two-man boats) boat racing world. They now sail out of Marina Del Rey.Looking to test their mettle against stiffer competition (and plant the seeds for a hopeful future Olympic run), Munns realized the two would need to jump up to the International 420 class of boats (like the Club 420, but the i420s are lighter and more technical). Unable to afford the price of an i420 boat outright–a cost that can reach the sticker price of a late-200s used car–Munns and Fineman joined the Del Rey Yacht club to get closer to this class of boat.With only two months of practice with this boat type at Marina Del Rey, the boys’ raw talent led them to a 4th place overall finish in the i420 Pacific Coast Championships.The boys will now participate in the North American i420 Championship race in Miami, taking place this weekend, January 13th through 15th. It’s an event where, if Munn and Fineman place highly, will potentially lead them to their dream event, the i420 World Championships in Rhode Island.“I have never competed on a stage as big as this before.” Micky Munns, the 14-year-old half of the dynamic sailing duo, said in an email. “Some of the other sailors have many more years in these boats. Some have even been to Worlds, so that’s a little intimidating.”Despite the one-two punch of wunderkind talent from Munns and Fineman, these trips will require a sea not even these sailors can fully master — finances.“One of the biggest myths around sailing is that only rich people sail,” says Harry Munns, Micky’s father. “Micky and Michael both come from middle class families with working parents. The cost of participation in a high school sailing program is comparable to other sports with travel teams.”The stigma of “only rich people” sail is because, well, this sport is expensive. The elder Munns details that with the costs of coaching, boat charters, airfare, housing, and registration, the costs for a World Championship run spill well over $10,000. It’s an unfortunate barrier of the sport that can snuff out certain talents such as Munns and Fineman’s.“Kids from families with modest means don’t often make it to the bigger, more prestigious events. It isn’t lack of talent or drive. They don’t go because they don’t have the money.”Instead of throwing in the towel (err, lowering the sail?) on their dreams, Micky and Michael decided to start a GoFundMe campaign to help finance their immediate future competitions.As of the printing of this article, they’ve raised $3,335 of their $11,000 goal.Although the boys feel the weight of expectations on their shoulders (“people are investing in our dream; we feel like we can’t disappoint them”) they’ll be at ease once they’re doing what they do best.“As soon as we get on the water, all that will go away because we’re confident in all the preparation we’ve done.”To donate to the Fineman and Munns sail team, please visit their GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/[email protected] :boatingboatsgofundme campaignmarina del reyredondo beachRedondo Union HighSanta Monicasanta monica daily pressshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentSanta Monica Sets Swanky Stage For “Happy Birthday, Marion!”KBUG: Week of January 15, 2018You Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall10 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson21 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter21 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor21 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press21 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press21 hours ago
Wasel used its own 500-tonne capacity 1500-8., and mobilised an identical crane model from Cologne-based crane rental company HKV Schmitz + Partner, to shorten two 138 m tall electricity pylons, so that their mastheads could be rebuilt.The two cranes had to work in unison, on opposite sides of the river, said Liebherr. Before dismantling the upper crossbeams, the transmission lines were simultaneously detached from both masts and lowered to a height of roughly 50 m, where they were temporarily suspended on the masts’ framework. Shipping traffic on the river was completely suspended during this phase of the project.Over the course of two days industrial climbers and crane crews dismantled the old mastheads and steel framework, before erecting new mastheads standing 100 m tall.”The corner posts of the masts had significantly more mass than the calculations predicted,” said Björn Kröger, project manager at Amprion. “Nevertheless, all lifts proceeded as planned, only the burn-through of the steel structure took more time than expected.” www.liebherr.comwww.wasel-krane.de
Share 147 Views no discussions NewsRegional Trinidad judge released on TT$5,000 bail by: CMC – December 16, 2014 Sharing is caring! Tweet Vice president of the Industrial Court, Ramchand LutchmedialPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – The vice president of the Industrial Court, Ramchand Lutchmedial, will re-appear in court on January 12 next year after he was released on TT$5,000 after pleading not guilty to a charge of failing to submit a specimen of breath for a breathalyser test last Friday.Lutchmedial, who was represented by a team of lawyers, including his daughter, Jayanti Lutchmedial, otherwise stood silent in the Tunapuna Magistrates’ Third Court when he appeared before Magistrate Bramanand Dubey on Monday.Police allege that the judge was stopped last Friday night in Chaguanas, in Central Trinidad during a routine police exercise, but failed to provide a specimen of breath when he was asked to do so.One of his attorneys, Yaseen Ali noted that his client had a “well published” job in the legal fraternity as an Industrial Court judge and had been a long standing member of the bar as he had been practising for the past 36 years.Ali also noted that because of this, his client had no previous matters before the courts nor convictions, and therefore he asked that the judge be granted bail and be “allowed to leave on his own cognisance”.Ali also noted that Lutchmedial’s driver’s permit had been taken away from him on Friday night by officers at the scene, an act which is contrary to regulations. However, he did submit that it had been returned to his client earlier that evening.The attorney also asked for disclosure and for a “speedy trial date”. Share Share
Currently Homer Electric purchases gas from Hilcorp, a contract which ends March 31, 2016. HEA’s Joe Gallagher detailed the terms of the agreement. Gallagher: “HEA will receive natural gas to supply fuel to our power plants beginning on April 1, 2016. This is a two-year contract that will terminate in December 2018 but we do have two, one-year options to extend the agreement to December 1, 2020.” The agreement also calls for HEA to purchase between 4 and 6.2 billion cubic feet of natural gas annually. Gallagher: “The impact on rates will definitely be positive, we will be paying less for gas beginning in April of 2016 than we currently are. So that will be reflected in our cost of power, we should see a rate decrease that is tied to the cost of natural gas beginning in April 2016.” Gallagher says the contract with Furie will lower gas costs for HEA customers. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Homer Electric Association has signed a Gas Sale and Purchase Agreement with Furie Operating Alaska. Furie recently installed an offshore platform 16 miles from Nikiski’s shores in the Kitchen Lights Unit and expects natural gas production online by this November. The Gas Sale and Purchase Agreement does not become effective until approved by the Regulatory Commission of Alaska (RCA).
ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Fast-bowling icon Courtney Walsh believes his previous association with West Indies women will help foster success in his new role as assistant coach. The 57-year-old, who holds the record for the most Test wickets by a West Indies player, joined the coaching staff headed by former teammate Gus Logie, ahead of Friday’s start of the one-day series against India here.“The ladies have been very warm and receptive and listened to what I’ve got to say. They are not afraid of trying and implementing what I’ve been telling them,” Walsh said.“I think one of the advantages I have is that I was involved in women’s cricket before as a selector and I was part of a couple of their training camps, so they know me and they’ve seen me around. “They know I want the best for them and they appreciate that, so for me it’s a plus coming back into the fold of the women’s team now.”Walsh is coming off a four-year stint as Bangladesh men’s coach, parting ways with the Asian side following the ICC World Cup in England last July.The Jamaican is part of an overhauled management group which sees Logie taking over from Hendy Springer and Betty Lewis replacing Anne Browne-John as team manager. Guyanese Rayon Griffith, a recent member of the senior West Indies men’s coaching staff, has also joined the women’s side. Walsh said he was looking forward to forming a strong partnership with Logie in helping to develop the women’s unit.“My function is to focus a lot more on the bowlers and the cricket in general to get the ladies together,” he pointed out.“I’m just happy to be able to work with Gus – we haven’t had a chance to be on the same team since we were players and we just want the women to play the type of cricket we know they can play.” Director of cricket Jimmy Adams said there were high expectations for the new management group.“I am confident that our entire support staff, under Gus’ leadership and direction, is capable of driving our women’s cricket forward whilst we begin the search for a permanent head coach,” he noted.“Gus has been involved with the programme for the past two years and both Rayon and Courtney bring with them a strong working knowledge of what it takes to be successful at the elite level.” The second ODI of the three-match series is carded for today at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground. West Indies lead the series after winning the opener by a single run at the same venue.