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Name Michael Siewers

Age 17

City Kiel

Star sign Virgo

Tuesday, 5 February, 2008, 12:00am

Life after Tractors

There's a beguiling spontaneity about Marina Lewycka, a genteel devil-may-care attitude that belies her 60 years. Never mind that the Ukrainian-born British author of unlikely best- seller A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian has forgotten our scheduled interview. Or that her fish and chip supper is going cold as we speak.

24 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Sailing gear on board for San San

Lee Lai-shan's bid to score a hat-trick at the World Championships in August was given a boost as she will be able to train at the venue in Athens for two weeks next month after logistical problems with her sailing equipment were ironed out.

19 Jun 2001 - 12:00am

Germany unveils hi-tech ship

NORASIA Fribourg (above), the first German open-top, hi-tech container ship, arrived in Hong Kong yesterday on its maiden voyage to the Far East.

The design of the ship, built by Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft (HDW), is based on ideas developed back in the 1970s.

28 Jan 1994 - 12:00am

Dedicated yacht club member

I REFER to the article headlined, ''Yacht club charts course for 100-year mark on horizon'' (South China Morning Post, December 27). I found it interesting.

However, I feel a mention should have been made in regard to my late husband, Geoffrey J. Edmonds, who died in August, 1992.

10 Jan 1994 - 12:00am

Executive retires

ROBERT Kruse, one of the best known personalities in the field of ship classification, has retired after serving on the executive board of Germanischer Lloyd for 17 years.

Mr Kruse (64) has been succeeded by Mr Hans Payer.

5 Jan 1994 - 12:00am

HK team back in with a chance

HONG Kong's Eric Lockeyear and his five-man crew hauled themselves back from disqualification in the opening race of the World Police Offshore yachting series to be on the threshold of back-to-back victories in Kiel, Germany, yesterday.

10 Sep 1993 - 12:00am

Protests ruin day for HK skippers

HONG Kong Olympian Eric Lockeyear and his five-member crew began the defence of their Police Offshore World Championship crown in spectacular fashion yesterday off Kiel, Germany, in the Baltic Sea.

Lockeyear helmed his chartered Feeling 346 to an all-the-way win by two minutes over crews from seven other countries only to be denied the victory in the protest room.

6 Sep 1993 - 12:00am