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Guide to Larnaca windsurfing holidays in Cyprus

Windsurfing - Wed, 03/21/2018 - 14:46

Fancy a windsurf holiday on the Med this summer? Then read this guide to Larnaca windsurfing holidays in Cyprus, to find out why this Cypriot resort in the south east of the island makes the perfect windsurf destination. Larnaca City is a port with many hidden beauties. Expect sandy Blue Flag beaches with...

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Sutton Bank expedition week 2

Booker Gliding - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 19:41
Those that arrived for the weekend had plenty of snow to admire, but not a lot of opportunity to fly.



On Monday the sky cleared and white stuff stopped falling so we got the toys out. Conditions were, shall we say, bracing with a stiff NE wind which flayed any exposed skin, but there were strong thermals and plenty of interesting scenery - and a circuit which required concentration. Excellent fun.
Spot the (snow)ball
Today started with rain but our CFI promised us a clearance and lo and behold in the afternoon the sky cleared and the wind dropped and the views were stunning.
The view from the tractorMore fun tomorrow.
















Sutton Bank expedition update

Booker Gliding - Wed, 03/14/2018 - 20:07
The team had a good day yesterday with weak thermals allowing for flights of almost an hour. Everyone flew, including most of the single seaters. After a lovely sunset they retired to the Three Tuns in Thirsk for steak and quiz night - no word on whether or not they won!

Somewhere over Yorkshire
View of the airfield
Yorkshire looking a bit wet
Day's end
Local beer tasting


What is windfoiling? My experience of windsurf hydro foiling

Windsurfing - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 14:09

We were recently asked ‘what is windfoiling?’ So we turned to windsurfing guru Tez Plavenieks from Windsurfing UK Magazine for an answer. This is his experience of windsurf hydro foiling. What is windfoiling? A dangly piece of carbon (or aluminium/steel) thingy, with shark fin-esque wings, hanging off the back of your windsurfing...

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Booker Spring expedition

Booker Gliding - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 21:44
The Spring expedition to Sutton Bank is now well underway. The week 1 contingent made it up the 1-in-4 hairpin bend to the airfield in safety and yesterday they all had check flights to get the lie of the land. Today it has been wet, as it was down south, but they are expecting a good day tomorrow.

A fine view of the White Horse
The gang looking happy

National Geographic Publishes “The Race Issue”, a Special Edition Single-Topic Issue Exploring Race and Diversity in the 21st Century

National Geographic News Feed - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 12:41

Cover features set of black and white fraternal twins that will challenge readers to rethink everything they know about race

“The Race Issue” is timed to the 50th anniversary of the assassination of MLK Jr. and kicks off “Diversity in America” magazine series continuing through 2018

WASHINGTON (March 12, 2018) – National Geographic has published a single-topic issue exploring the subject of race in the lead up to the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination this April. The April edition of the magazine, The Race Issue, features a pair of black and white fraternal twin sisters from the United Kingdom, Marcia and Millie Biggs, on the cover (more here). The Biggs twins on the cover are a catalyst for readers to rethink what they know about race. The full issue is available now at natgeo.com/TheRaceIssue.

The Race Issue, which is accompanied by a discussion guide aimed at parents and educators (here), includes the latest research, powerful anecdotes and unparalleled visual storytelling to explore the human journey through the lens of labels that define, separate and unite us. Select features include:

 

 

 

  • The Stop,” a powerful piece featuring anecdotes from black and Hispanic motorists who’ve been pulled over by the police due to the color of their skin. This piece was reported in partnership with ESPN’s The Undefeated, with text by Michael Fletcher and photos by National Geographic photographer Wayne Lawrence.

 

  • Streets in His Name,” a photographic essay, with text by award-winning journalist Wendi C. Thomas, on streets around the world bearing MLK Jr.’s name and how they reflect the legacy he left behind.

 

  • A Place of Their Own,” which showcases a new brand of activism at historically black colleges and universities as racial tensions escalate across the country. Text by Clint Smith and photos by Nina Robinson and Ruddy Roye.

The Race Issue kicks off the magazine’s “Diversity in America” series. Throughout the rest of 2018, the series looks at racial, ethnic and religious groups in the United States, including Muslims, Latinos, Asian Americans and Native Americans, and examines their changing roles in 21st-century life.

In conjunction with the publication of the issue, National Geographic has also launched a social media campaign, #IDefineMe, calling on individuals to share their experience with race and what it means to them. Through photos, videos or text across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, the online community is encouraged to respond to the call-to-action: Science defines you by your DNA. Society defines you by the color of your skin. How do you define yourself? #IDefineMe

Additionally, “America Inside Out with Katie Couric,” a documentary television series covering some of the most complicated and consequential questions in American culture today, premieres April 11 on National Geographic.

The Race Issue is available online now at natgeo.com/TheRaceIssue and on print newsstands March 27th.

 

FOR MEDIA

Spokespeople and visuals available.

View media opportunities and summary of magazine features here.

View media toolkit here.

 

CONTACTS

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

Leah Jereb, leah.jereb@natgeo.com, (202) 912 6716

 

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 FacebookTwitterInstagramGoogle+YouTubeLinkedIn and Pinterest.

 

National Geographic: Symphony for Our World 2018 Worldwide Tour Dates Announced

National Geographic News Feed - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 14:00

Premiering This Earth Day, April 22, National Geographic and Jason Michael Paul Entertainment, Inc. Pair Music and National Geographic’s Vast Archives for a First-in-Class Symphonic Experience

SAN FRANCISCO (March 8, 2018)— National Geographic and Jason Michael Paul Entertainment, Inc. have formed a new partnership to present the all-new National Geographic: Symphony for Our World, which will begin touring in April 2018. Combining stunning National Geographic natural history footage with an original symphony and theme created by Emmy- and BAFTA-nominated Bleeding Fingers Music, featuring composers Austin Fray and Andrew Christie, Symphony for Our World is a breathtaking musical journey through some of the world’s most incredible wildlife spectacles. With MGP Live as the official promoter, more than 50 shows are planned for 2018, and initial tour dates are now available for a limited pre-sale and public on-sale beginning March 9.

This inspiring 90-minute live orchestral performance will be presented in concert venues around the world starting in spring 2018, with groundbreaking imagery and storytelling from 130 years of beloved National Geographic history matched in perfect synchronization with a live orchestra and choir. An inaugural performance will be held in San Francisco at the Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall on Earth Day, April 22, 2018.

The tour’s first performance is in conjunction with the television broadcast premiere of ‘Symphony for Our World’, an hour-long special which airs commercial-free on the same day on Nat Geo WILD. The ‘Symphony for Our World’ television event will premiere globally in 140 countries.

Driven by a five-part composition, Symphony for Our World pairs artistry with science as it brings viewers from the depths of the sea, up to the coastlines, onto land, through mountains and finally into the sky. Each environment will be accompanied by a different orchestral movement, resulting in a powerful musical tribute to the beauty and wonders of our wild world.

“National Geographic has inspired generations to explore, understand and protect our world. Bringing this type of storytelling to life in symphony is an incredible honor,” said Jason Michael Paul, President of Jason Michael Paul Entertainment, Inc. “We’re bringing together everything I’ve learned from over 20 years in music production with National Geographic to create something truly special.

“We’re excited to share the breathtaking beauty of our world in this unique symphonic format with our partner Jason Michael Paul Entertainment, Inc., a prominent leader in film orchestra projects,” said Rosa Zeegers, Executive Vice President, Consumer Products and Experiences at National Geographic Partners.

“Combining 130 years of National Geographic’s stunning visual storytelling with original music from award-winning composers will bring the story of our planet to life in a truly special way for audiences all over the world.”

For performance dates and ticket information, visit www.natgeo-symphony.com. Additional updates are available on Twitter and Facebook. Currently announced dates are available for pre-sale today and public on-sale beginning March 9.

 

San Francisco, CA – April 22, 2018

Davies Symphony Hall

Minneapolis, MN – May 19, 2018

Orpheum Theater

Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico – May 28, 2018

Arena Monterrey

Mexico City, DF, Mexico – May 30, 2018

Auditorio Nacional

Guadalajara, Mexico – May 31, 2018

Teatro Diana

Singapore – June 9, 2018

MBS – Grand Theatre

Austin, TX – July 28, 2018

Long Center

Brisbane, Australia – August 26, 2018

BCEC

Sydney, Australia – August 31, 2018

ICC – Sydney Theatre

Melbourne, Australia – September 2, 2018

Hamer Hall

Boston, MA October 6, 2018

Symphony Hall

Denver, CO October 19, 2018

Buell Theatre 

Atlanta, GA October 25, 2018

Cobb Energy PAC

Los Angeles, CA October 27, 2018

Dolby Theatre

Chicago, IL November 17, 2018

Auditorium Theatre

Montreal, QC, Canada November 23, 2018

Place des Arts

Toronto, ON, Canada November 24, 2018

Sony Centre 

Vancouver, BC, Canada November 30, 2018

Orpheum Theatre

Seattle, WA December 1, 2018

Paramount Theatre

San Jose, CA – December 8, 2018

City National Civic

San Diego, CA December 28, 2018

San Diego Civic Theatre

Salt Lake City, UT – December 29, 2018

Abravanel Hall

 

Assets

Symphony for Our World trailer: https://youtu.be/VGdDkxoVCKs 

About Jason Michael Paul Entertainment

A pioneer and leader in the live symphonic concert industry, Jason Michael Paul Entertainment, Inc. has been responsible for producing world-renowned concerts including events for The Three Tenors, Luciano Pavarotti, Dear Friends ~ Music from FINAL FANTASY, More Friends ~ Music from FINAL FANTASY, PLAY! A Video Game Symphony, rePLAY: Symphony of Heroes, The Legend of Zelda- 25th Anniversary Concerts and The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses. For more information, please visit https://jmpent.com.

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 FacebookTwitterInstagramYouTubeLinkedIn and Pinterest.

About Bleeding Fingers Music

Emmy- and BAFTA-nominated Bleeding Fingers Music has assembled an exceptional and sonically diverse roster of composers to create superlative original film and television scores. Co-founded by Hans Zimmer, Extreme Music CEO Russell Emanuel, Steven Kofsky and SonyATV, the company’s core belief is that collaboration breeds innovation and working in an environment where the gifted are empowered to be adventurous, experimental and creatively generous results in extraordinary music. Our 20 state-of-the-art studios based on Zimmer’s world-renowned campus and our best-in-class production team allow us the ability to produce music at the very highest standard. Bleeding Fingers has created original music for productions including Fox’s The Simpsons, BBC’s Blue Planet IIPlanet Earth II, and Big Cats, National Geographic’s Diana: In Her Own Words and Challenger Disaster: Lost Tapes, Sony’s Snatch (TV), Netflix’s original Dope, History Channel’s Mountain Men and BBC America’s Top Gear.

 

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Media Contacts

Kate Lollar

PR for JMP Entertainment

kate@jmpent.com | 901-674-6443

 

Meg Calnan

National Geographic

meg.calnan@natgeo.com | 202-912-6703

EMMA WATSON AND NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC PARTNER TO CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

National Geographic News Feed - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 16:19

Partnership aims to accelerate gender parity by highlighting women photographers with outstanding photographic contributions

Work from eight female National Geographic photographers will be featured throughout the day, curated by Watson

The National Geographic account is the most followed brand on Instagram worldwide, with Watson and National Geographic having a combined total of over 129 million followers

LONDON/WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 7, 2018) — Emma Watson, actor, activist and UN WOMEN Global Goodwill Ambassador has partnered with National Geographic to become the first guest editor of the National Geographic Instagram account (@NatGeo) to mark International Women’s Day 2018 on Thursday, March 8.

Working with the editorial team at National Geographic, Watson will curate the account, highlighting the work of eight National Geographic female photographers. The photographers, from Saudi Arabia, Iran, Azerbaijan, Australia, the United States and the Philippines, cover a wide range of important and relevant topics including male guardianship and the longstanding ban on women driving in Saudi Arabia, the effects of displacement on women and girls running from Boko Haram in Nigeria, unequal pay in India for women day laborers in the brick industry, the bond between mothers and their babies evident even in nature, advancements in women’s rights and the importance of self-identity and the power of hope for a better tomorrow among our world’s young girls.

The National Geographic Instagram account is the most followed brand on Instagram and one of the top 15 most followed accounts on the platform. Both Watson and National Geographic have a combined total following of 129 million followers and this experience will be amplified via Facebook Stories on the National Geographic magazine Facebook page, extending the reach by another 22 million followers.

Emma Watson says, “Women photographers are often under-represented and under-celebrated. I’m thrilled to mark this day by profiling the talented female story-tellers and image-makers that are working hard to build empathy across borders.”

Susan Goldberg, Editorial Director of National Geographic Partners and Editor-in-Chief of National Geographic magazine says, “We are honored to be partnering with Emma to recognize the contributions of these eight incredible women photographers, who are shedding light on important stories that make a difference in people’s lives. We are eager to use our storytelling platforms and our power as a global media brand to highlight women by calling attention to their work, their stories and their causes.”

In addition, in an effort to encourage conversations online and through social communities on March 8, National Geographic will also be publishing articles tied to International Women’s Day at NationalGeographic.com. This will include stories of inspirational women from around the world, portraits of powerful women throughout history, discussion around some of the greatest barriers women are facing today and highlights of some of National Geographic’s most notable female explorers, including Dr. Jane Goodall.

National Geographic’s acclaimed documentary JANE will make its broadcast premiere on Monday, March 12 at 8/7c. Directed by Brett Morgen and featuring an original score from legendary composer Philip Glass, JANE has won Best Documentary Awards from the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures, Producers Guild of America, Writer’s Guild of America, The American Cinema Editors Guild and the Motion Pictures Sound Editors Guild, as well as The Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards. Lastly, a number of other National Geographic Instagram accounts will also be featuring photos of and by inspiring women, including 2018 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Hilaree Nelson O’Neil on @natgeoadventure and Dr. Jane Goodall on @natgeowild.

Visit nationalgeographic.com and join the social conversation via #PressforProgress and #NatGeoWomen.

Featured photographs chosen by Watson will be posted throughout the day at @NatGeo on March 8, 2018, starting at 8:00AM ET.

The curated set of images will be available as a separate article on www.NationalGeographic.com beginning March 8, 2018.

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Assets for Media: Click here for a selection of images chosen by Watson to mark International Women’s Day 2018. All materials used must credit National Geographic and each relevant photographer.

Instagram accounts:
National Geographic – @Natgeo
Emma Watson – @EmmaWatson

Twitter accounts:
National Geographic – @SusanBGoldberg, @NatGeo
Emma Watson – @EmmaWatson, #PressforProgress

Photographers:
Photographers listed below – click for website and biography information

Daniella Zalcman

Hannah Reyes Morales

Katie Orlinsky

Michaela Skovranova

Newsha Tavakolian

Nina Robinson

Rena Effendi

Tasneem Alsultan

For further information:

National Geographic
Daniel Maynard
Daniel.Maynard@fox.com
+44 (0)7971 058864

Courtney Rowe
Courtney.Rowe@natgeo.com
+1 202 919 2810

Anna Kukelhaus
Anna.Kukelhaus@natgeo.com
+1 202 912 6724

For Emma Watson
Luke Windsor
Prosper
luke@prosperpr.uk

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, YouTube, LinkedIn and Pinterest.

National Geographic Announces 2018 Adventurers of the Year

National Geographic News Feed - Thu, 03/01/2018 - 14:17

Eight trailblazing adventurers recognized for contributions and achievements in adventure sports, nonprofit work and photography

WASHINGTON (March 1, 2018)—Today, National Geographic announced its 2018 Adventurers of the Year, an annual list that honors extraordinary achievements in the fields of exploration, adventure sports, conservation and humanitarianism within the past year. This distinguished list includes daring climbers, hardcore ultramarathoners, resilient mountain bikers, inspiring photographers and incredible philanthropists. “Trailblazers” was the guiding theme of this year’s list, meaning each honoree has achieved something unique, groundbreaking and game-changing in his or her field.

This year, honorees were nominated by past Adventurers of the Year, prominent members of the adventure community, and National Geographic Explorers and photographers. The National Geographic Adventure editorial staff reviewed all of the nominees and selected the final eight.

The 2018 Adventurers of the Year are:

  • Alex Honnold is a rock climber and founder of the Honnold Foundation, a group that supports global clean energy initiatives. Considered by many to be the best free-solo climber in the world, Honnold became the first person to free-solo El Capitan in June 2017—a feat that required climbing the 3,000-foot granite wall without ropes or support.
  • Kilian Jornet is an ultrarunner and ski mountaineer who has set speed records on mountains around the world. In 2017, he set a new record for the fastest summit of Mount Everest without the use of supplemental oxygen or ropes. He reached the 11,429-foot summit in just 26 hours.
  • Emi Koch is a professional surfer and founder of the nonprofit Beyond the Surface International. With her organization, she works to empower environmentally threatened coastal communities by teaching local children to surf and providing workshops on visual storytelling.
  • Rajesh Magar is a downhill mountain biker. He competed in his first Nepali national championship race on a Frankenstein-style ride—a low-budget mountain bike he modified himself. Magar has since won national and international races, including the National Downhill Championship in 2017, and is working toward competing in the Enduro World Series.
  • Cristina Mittermeier and Paul Nicklen are wildlife photographers, conservation activists, and founders of the nonprofit Sea Legacy. The organization works to protect and create healthy and abundant oceans through visual storytelling. In 2017, Cristina and Paul sparked a global conversation about polar conservation with their footage of a starving polar bear.
  • Hilaree Nelson O’Neill is a climber and ski mountaineer. She’s been a professional adventure athlete for over 20 years and first caught sight of Papsura, or the Peak of Evil, in 1999. It seared a place in her mind and inspired years of training with the goal of reaching its peak. Despite failing to summit in 2013, her obsession with this perfect mountain drew her back for a second attempt, something she’d never done in the past. She finally reached the top and skied the route in 2017.
  • Mirna Valerio is an ultramarathon runner, author, and educator. She competes in races around the United States and is dedicated to creating positive messaging around health and fitness. Facing racism, sexism, and body shaming, she has dedicated herself to challenging stereotypes around who is and is not an athlete.

“At National Geographic, our stories inspire people to pursue their own adventures and learn more about the world around them,” said Andrea Leitch, senior director for National Geographic Travel and Adventure. “These eight Adventurers of the Year are constantly pushing boundaries and exemplify National Geographic’s spirit of exploration. We’re thrilled to celebrate their accomplishments with this prestigious honor.”

National Geographic has honored the awe-inspiring accomplishments of adventurers since 2006. Past honorees include climber and photographer Cory Richards, humanitarian and climber Wasfia Nazreen, climber Tommy Caldwell, explorer Steve Boyes, wildlife photographer Joe Riis, and hikers Peter McBride and Kevin Fedarko.

To learn more about each of the Adventurers of the Year, go to nationalgeographic.com/adventurers-of-the-year or follow @NatGeoAdventure on Instagram, @NGAdventure on Twitter or National Geographic Adventure on Facebook, and use #AdventurersOfTheYear.

Media Contacts

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

Meg Calnan / Meg.Calnan@natgeo.com / (202) 912-6703

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 FacebookTwitterInstagramYouTubeLinkedIn and Pinterest.

A Stage of Paradise on Superyacht St. David

Super Yachts Charters - Thu, 03/01/2018 - 12:00
A Stage of Paradise on Superyacht St. David Sporting the interior elegance and an exterior design by Andrew Winch, St.David is the perfect Benetti choice for family getaways and action-packed itineraries. With a refit and significant price drop, and available for sale and charter with West Nautical, she is aching to be discovered for her next globe-trotting adventure...

The custom made 60-metre Benetti, knows how to make an entrance. She offers a stunning exterior space, superb volume and a flexible interior where all cabins other than the master can be twin or double. Her complete refit in 2017, the cherry on her cake, has transformed her expansive social space living space, available to charter with West Nautical. 

Andrew Winch modelled his exterior design on the iconic Ferrari, Lamborghini and Maserati sports cars, using their inspiration to create sweeping lines with clean radii and balanced windows. Her charter history proves this, boasting a history of her ocean quarters transcending guests to each corner of the world in style and ease whether to a Caribbean island or a rustic Mediterranean coastal town.

Ultra-modern with a traditional flair, no moment of M/Y St. David is without Winch Design magic. It is therefore easy to see how St. David's interior was inspired by the prestigious hotels of the Italian Riviera, accommodation 12 guests into 6 cabins, her interiors offer a stylish step into decadence. A merging of warm honey coloured palette and mint trimmings deck her out, while her striking mosaic floors, sculptured tables that rise and fall, detailed marquetry (not to mention magnificent sweeping spiral staircase), her Baroque style architecture and European elegance shines through.

When guests are done marvelling her visual allure there are the perks of paradise to be discovered. Her massage room with on board masseuse means closing your adventure-packed afternoons with an early evening massage; just the treat before going alfresco at the mercy of a Mediterranean backdrop.

All areas are open, spacious and functional; from the sundeck pool and main deck bar to the bridge deck verandah. Take her Teppanyaki grill, portable karaoke system and full disco and bandstand, she greets the outdoors with all the plush additions made for being at one with nature. Her large pool, and huge entertainment area are winning moments, while her outdoor cinema makes starlit movie nights, as a world wonder awaits you at twilight.

St. David is available for sale and charter with West Nautical in the East and West Mediterranean for the Summer Season, and the Caribbean in the Winter Season. 

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Breaking News: Universe’s First Stars Detected, Spokesperson Available

National Geographic News Feed - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 19:32

** Breaking News **

Universe’s First Stars Detected? Get the Facts.

Painstaking new work suggests that the burning balls of gas started forming about 180 million years after the cosmos burst into being.

Spokesperson Available  

Scientists have determined that the earliest stars didn’t turn on until about 180 million years after the big bang, when the universe as we know it exploded into existence.

For decades, teams of scientists have been chasing—in fact, racing—to detect the signatures of these first stars. The new detection, from a project called EDGES, is in the form of a radio signal triggered when light from those stars began interacting with the hydrogen gas that filled primordial empty space.

If the signal stands up to scrutiny, the detection simultaneously opens up a new line of cosmological inquiry and offers a few conundrums to tackle.

Click HERE to read more.

**National Geographic’s space & astronomy expert, Nadia Drake, is available today for interviews out of Washington, D.C. 

For Press Inquiries, Contact:

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

Media Alert: 7,000-Year-Old Native American Underwater Burial Site Found in Florida, Spokesperson & Video Avail

National Geographic News Feed - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 19:27

** Media Alert **

7,000-Year-Old Native American Burial Site Found Underwater

In an unprecedented discovery, archaeologists identify a site where prehistoric people once buried their dead—now submerged beneath the waves.

Spokesperson and Video Available  

A miraculously preserved 7,000-year-old Native American burial site has been discovered off of the coast of Venice, Florida. Archaeologists found densely packed organic remains, including more human bones, sharpened wooden stakes and textile fragments. Radiocarbon tests on the wood indicate the site dates to the Early Archaic period, a time when Florida’s hunter-gatherers were starting to live in permanent villages and adopt a sedentary lifestyle. So far, the researchers have counted a minimum of six individual sets of human remains, but they anticipate discovering a lot more. Current surveys of the site suggest the whole graveyard could spread across an acre.

Click HERE to read more.

**National Geographic’s archaeology expert, Kristin Romey, is available for interviews out of Washington, D.C. 

 

For Press Inquiries, Contact:

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

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