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27 June-4 July 2015 – Aarhus, Denmark
Club Nàutic S’Arenal
Akiyo Yamaguchi/Eri Hatayama (JPN)

Stunning racing conditions on day 2 at the 2015 470 Open European Championships in Aarhus, Denmark wrapped up the qualification series. The breeze ranged between 6 to 10 knots, swinging round to keep teams on their toes, under a mainly blue sky. From Wednesday 1 July, teams will race in gold and silver fleets for the 6-race final series.

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Melges 24 World Championship 2015: The first leader comes from Czech Republic

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Melges 24 World Championship 2015 – Middelfart, Denmark
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30 June 2015 – Middelfart, Denmark. – The first day of the 2015 Melges 24 World Championship has finished in Middelfart, Denmark with a ninety-five boats on the starting line. The event is organized by Match Racing Denmark along with the Middelfart Sailing Club in cooperation with International Melges 24 Class Association.

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Mr. Ki-tack Lim (Republic of Korea) elected as IMO Secretary-General

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Mr. Ki-tack Lim (Republic of Korea) has been elected as the Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), with effect from 1 January 2016, for an initial term of four years.

Mr. Ki-tack Lim (Republic of Korea) has been elected as the Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), with effect from 1 January 2016, for an initial term of four years.

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Liquidation for the SCOP SeaFrance: update by Groupe Eurotunnel


· Groupe Eurotunnel rejects any responsibility in the liquidation of the SCOP SeaFrance, which has come about as a consequence of successive decisions by the Competition and Markets Authority which forced the Group to announce its withdrawal from the maritime sector more than six months ago


· In this context, Groupe Eurotunnel, the owner of the ships Berlioz and Rodin, and given the fact that the bareboat charter agreements of these two ships by the SCOP SeaFrance expired naturally on 1 July, announced at the beginning of June that it would lease the ships to DFDS from 2 July 2015. Groupe Eurotunnel confirms that it is not the employer of the SCOP SeaFrance personnel.


· Groupe Eurotunnel denounces the many statements and actions, including those through the courts, which are intended to intimate that the process of selling the ships, including the comparison of offers, could be organised by any other than their owner.


· In particular, Groupe Eurotunnel cannot understand why the Judicial Administrators of the SCOP SeaFrance who, at Groupe Eurotunnel’s initiative, met with the new owner DFDS on 9 June 2015, have refused to start negotiations on the recruitment of staff.


· Groupe Eurotunnel regrets that three valuable weeks that could have been used for these essential employment negotiations between DFDS and the SCOP SeaFrance have therefore been wasted.

Berntsson On The Charge


Marstrand, Sweden (30th June 2015): Local favourite Johnie Berntsson (SWE) and his Berntsson Sailing Team took full advantage of the champagne sailing conditions in Marstrand today with six wins out of seven races in Qualifying at Stena Match Cup Sweden, the third World Championship Event of the 2015 World Match Racing Tour (WMRT). Berntsson joins Ian Williams (GBR) GAC Pindar and Keith Swinton (AUS) Black Swan Racing with seven points at the top of the leader-board. Defending event champion Bjorn Hansen (SWE) Nautiksa Racing lies in fourth position with six points.

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