SCI sponsored Olympic shooter Kim Rhode in the 2012 London Olympics. There, she became the first U.S. athlete to win five medals in five consecutive Olympic games. She also broke the Olympic record of shooting 99 out of 100 targets. Rhode, a Sables and SCI Life Member, sat down with SCI’s Publications Director, Steve Comus, at the 2012 Grand American to describe what it’s like to win an Olympic gold medal and what she’s planning for the future.
SCI has ben invited to participate actively in the Mallorca Big Game Commission and Norbert Ullmann, Regional Representative Europe, has been nominated by Mallorca Presidential Decree as a member of this Commission.
SCI members who live on the water or who enjoy boating may be interested in knowing about the BoomVane from Elastec/American Marine. The BoomVane is an aquatic paravane system that enables oil recovery and debris containment booms to be towed by a single vessel. It works much like an outrigger planer board and even allows deployment of booms in rivers and tidal waters without the need for a boat or anchor. An offshore prototype was successfully deployed during the Oil-On-Water exercise conducted by the Norwegian Clean Seas Association for Operation Companies in Norway in June of this Year.
The Grand American is the largest shooting event in the world. According to the event’s Tournament Director, Mike Hampton, 3,500 to 4,000 shooters from all 50 states and seven countries will fire from 121 trap fields.