The cruise industry has moved a tax increase after Alaska U.S. senators helped strike the provision from the tax bill that passed the Senate.

The bill got approval on early Saturday and it includes other provisions that Republican Sens of Alaska. Dan Sullivan and Lisa Murkowski hailed and said it is significant for Alaskans, including the drilling of oil and gas on the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR).
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Notorious Doldrums are encountered when they are racing between Lisbon and Cape Town on Leg 2 through Atlantic by Volvo Ocean Race fleet minimal disruption breezed through their way.

The doldrums of eighth day Leg 4 was made to missed opportunities to relinquish the grip on the seven teams by light winds and blistering heat.

The crew members from last three days were focused on the north so as to get as early as possible into the consistent trade and can lock themselves, which will fire them towards Hong Kong but the race is going slowly.

From last 24 hours the wind has become non-existent and reducing average speed to as little as three knots and the temperature of air and sea has risen to uncomfortable levels. It gets normal when the cloud appears. This painful condition has left speechless.

Jens Dolmer in an interview said “It’s very hot and slow and we get frustrated as we have covered 100 miles in 24 hours and completely saps the energy as it is very hot in the day no breeze at all”.

The unstable nature of Doldrums left the team in gains and losses as at one point more teams turned to east. And the west side boats on the next position has pulled back and drawn level again.

In the past 24 hours the real winner was Scallywag who has maintained to reduce the gap from more than 30 miles to around 10. And also UTC update placed them on the top ranking due to west side position and they are technically close to home port that is their finish line and waiting fans for scores.

Libby Greenhalgh Scallywag navigator said in an interview “Because of fastest boats they have made gains on the fleet”.

Bob Abelin, the skipper of the sailboat Blue Pearl had his recent victory in the San Juan 21 North American Championship. He sailed with Jeff, his brother and his father capture the title at the sailing club in Alberta’s Newell Lake.

Well, this is Abelin’s 3rd North American Championship as he had won previously at Canyon Ferry Lake in 2010 and also in Oak Harbor in 2014 in Washington.

The skipper managed quite well to compete with 25 competitors where 6 players were from the U.S and the rest of Canada. Within 2 days of the competition Abelin successfully won 4 races out of the 6 races and was placed 2nd in the remaining two races. All that time spent doing Yacht Charter Greek Islands paid off!Continue reading

On quite a busy weekend for the Harvard sailing, 6 different yachts competed across 3 different meets on Charles River. The three meets delivered contrasting contrastive results for Crimson, showcased by a 3rd-place end at the MIT.

Racing in the 74th edition of the event, the 2 Harvard boats combined to prompt the Crimson to a 3es spot finish out of 18 squads with hundred-fifty-three points. This performance gave duo pair a berth in the Atlantic Coast Championship this month. Co-captains skipper Andrew Mollerus as well as crew Sydney Karnovsky, both were named to 2015 ICSA All-Academic Sailing, represented Harvard in A Division. Marek Zaleski, a senior skipper, and junior crew Julia Lord boasted in the B Division.

Andrew and Sydney helped the Crimson jump out to a fast beginning earlier on Saturday. The pair ended no lower than 6th in their first 6 races, snatching the 6th and putting Harvard in the lead by 7 points. Other top finishers included Boston University, who ended with a meet best 148 points, as well as Boston College, who registered 153 points but edged out Crimson in the tiebreaker, demoting Harvard to 3rd.

A 1st spot finish by Zaleski and Lord in their 2nd to last heat put Crimson within touching outstrip of first, but a accompanying thirteenth spot round allowed the Terriers as well as Eagles to recover the advantage.

Four women from Harvard flew Crimson flag on Charles in Victoria Urn this year, qualifying race for Women’s Atlantic Coast Championship. The hosts of the race came in 12th with two-hundred-sixteen points, short of making the cut.