Back to overview,Home naval-today “World’s most beautiful ship” heads to New York for final port visit in America Share this article Authorities “World’s most beautiful ship” heads to New York for final port visit in America The crew of the Italian Navy sail training ship ITS Amerigo Vespucci concluded their stay in Boston and are now en route to New York City for their final port visit in North America.The sail training ship’s visit to Boston was the first in seventeen years. Amerigo Vespucci visited Boston for the sixth time, the first in 1951 and the last one in 2000.Amerigo Vespucci is now sailing to New York where it is expected to arrive on July 26. New Yorkers will be welcomed aboard at Pier 88 from July 27 to July 30.Once they conclude their stay in New York, officer cadets will embark on a 20-day transit of the Atlantic taking advantage of the western winds on their way home.The Italian Navy’s 87-year-old sail training ship start the 2017 training campaign on April 19 departing her homeport of La Spezia, Italy.After completing the campaign’s first stop in Portugal, navy cadets crossed the Atlantic to visit Canadian port cities of Halifax, Montreal and Quebec City before heading to Boston.The Amerigo Vespucci is a full-rigged, 100-meter ship named after the famous Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci. She is often referred to as the ‘Lady of the Sea’ and has even been declared as the most beautiful ship in the world by the American aircraft carrier USS Independence when the two met in the Mediterranean Sea in 1962. July 25, 2017 View post tag: Italian Navy View post tag: Amerigo Vespucci
With only the runner-up, Arctic Fire, renewing rivalries, Harrington and JP McManus saw an opening on Merseyside and it proved the correct call, albeit after a dramatic climax. Tony McCoy, riding at his last Grand National meeting, was content to bide his time on the 3-1 shot, tracking Ruby Walsh’s every move aboard Arctic Fire. The top two closed up on the leaders from the home turn and neither jockey had gone for everything when favourite Arctic Fire crashed out at the last. With Rock On Ruby hampered by the fall, Jezki sauntered clear on the run-in, passing the post with 13 lengths in hand. Harrington said: “We weren’t worried about stepping up to two-and-a-half (miles). There was no reason he wouldn’t get it. “It was a good decision to come here. I was worried Cheltenham was only three weeks ago, but once we saw what was entered and what was going to run, it was really a no-brainer. “You start off the season and think ‘this is going to be easy’. He’d won the Champion Hurdle, he’d won the Champion Hurdle and Punchestown and you think ‘we’ve just got to turn up and win’. “But we kept running into Hurricane Fly and in Ireland, there’s nowhere to hide. “I’m absolutely thrilled he’s won here today. It’s great for the horse, it’s great for JP (McManus, owner) and I’m absolutely delighted to give AP a winner here, as I think he’s been slightly frustrated with the horse all year.” Jezki could now return to Punchestown, with Harrington raising the possibility of a further step up in distance in the World Series Hurdle. “Today is today, we won’t worry about plans,” said the County Kildare handler. “He’s entered in the Champion Hurdle at Punchestown and he’s entered in the three-mile race as well, but let’ see what happens.” McCoy felt he had Arctic Fire covered when he came to grief. “The two of us were racing between the second-last and the last and this lad has an inclination to go left, so I wanted to make sure I got the inside on him,” said the jockey. “I thought it was going to be a tight race. Whether I’d have won or not I don’t know, but 50 yards from the hurdle I thought I had him (Arctic Fire) beat. “I’m going to miss horses like him, it’s nice he and I have finished on a winning note. “I think circumstances have conspired against him, he’s been taking on very good horses.” Harry Fry was delighted with the performance of his stable star Rock On Ruby, having missed an intended run in the World Hurdle at Cheltenham. “He’s run his usual rock-solid race. He did well to stand up (after Arctic Fire) fell and Noel (Fehily) did well to stay on board,” said the trainer. “We looked like we were being held at the time, but he ran really well and we’re delighted with him. “He is entered at Punchestown in the three-mile race, so we’ll see how he comes out of this and make our minds up. “He was sick over Cheltenham, we had to get him right for this, and it’s credit to him that he’s still managed to finish second in a Grade One as a 10-year-old. “He’s been a brilliant horse for us and continues to be so.” Arctic Fire emerged from the incident unscathed and although Walsh gave up his one remaining ride with a dead leg, he is expected to return to action on Friday. After following up his triumph in last year’s Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham with a dominant display at Punchestown, Harrington believed her pride and joy could become the ruling force in the division this season, but the reality has not been quite straightforward. Jezki’s resurgent rival Hurricane Fly claimed his scalp once at Punchestown and twice at Leopardstown and Harrington’s ace chased home a trio of Willie Mullins big guns when defending his crown at Prestbury Park. Press Association Jessica Harrington stood relieved and thrilled in equal measure in the Liverpool sunshine after Jezki brought a frustrating run of results to an end with victory in the Doom Bar Aintree Hurdle.
ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth/Sumner’s Connor Crawford was announced Monday as one of 12 semifinalists for the Fitzpatrick Trophy, awarded annually to the top senior player in Maine high school football.Leading the way for Ellsworth/Sumner in its first season of eight-man football this year, Crawford rushed for 1,632 yards and 22 touchdowns and passed for 218 yards and four touchdowns. On defense, he recorded 39 solo tackles, 12 assisted tackles, one interception and one sack.Crawford was an All-Campbell Conference selection this season and earned All-Little Ten Conference honors in 2017 and 2018. He was a three-year captain for Ellsworth/Sumner, which made its first-ever playoff appearance during Crawford’s sophomore season before returning to the postseason at the eight-man level this year.The eight-man class had another Fitzpatrick Trophy semifinalist in Gerit Laliberte of Maranacook. Other semifinalists were Justin Bryant (Marshwood), Ryan Connors (Kennebunk), Jarett Flaker (Scarborough), Kobe Gaudette (Thornton Academy), Cam Jordan (Leavitt), Payton MacKay (Wells), Zach Maturo (Bonny Eagle), Anthony Poole (South Portland), Owen Richardson (Brunswick) and Sean Tompkins (Cheverus).This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThree players will be chosen as award finalists in early January. The Fitzpatrick Trophy winner will be announced later that month.