That’s Sailing

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The VOR fleet is heading across the Southern Ocean towards Cape Horn. Leg 7 from Auckland, New Zealand to Itajaí, Brazil is well underway. Winds are consistently above 30 knots with gusts approaching 40 knots. The sea state is rising … Continued

Fresh Snow

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🙂 Made the roads pretty messy (especially in Edmonton), but nice for the ski trail. Winter can be fun!

Space Selfie

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An out of this world selfie: Spacewalker Mark Vande Hei snapped his own portrait, better known as a “space-selfie”. He was performing maintenance on the Canadaarm2.

VOR Collision

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Vestas 11th Hour Racing was sailing at 20 knots in second place of the Volvo Ocean Race Leg 4. Approximately 30 nm from the finish in Hong Kong they collided with a fishing vessel. Race Control at Volvo Ocean Race … Continued

Quick recovery of MOB

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Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag had a man overboard event approximately midday local time on Sunday afternoon, in winds of 15-20 knots. Crew member Alex Gough was not tethered to the boat and washed overboard by a wave. He was back … Continued

First ski of 2018

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This is the first time I’ve gone cross-country skiing since December 9, 2017. After December 9th the weather turned very warm and our snow disappeared. Then over Christmas the temperature dropped. An extreme cold warning was issued and we had … Continued

Christmas Freeze

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  Happy Holidays, hope you are staying warm! We’ve had a stretch of cold weather here in Northern Alberta, and in much of Canada as well. Brrrr!   Another Extreme Cold Warning is in effect for all of Northern and … Continued