January AYGP News

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2017/2018 AYGP Skipper & Yacht of the Year
“Hardest sports trophy to win in Asia”

Goto 2017-18 AYGP micrositeChris Mitchell rises to the top of AYGP Rankings
By AY MultiMedia
January 16th 2018: Despite scoring only 6 points at the Royal Langkawi Int Regatta, Chris Mitchell skippering his Naut 40 Lady Bubbly has contested 4 regattas this season and takes over the lead in the AYGP Skipper Rankings, bumping John Newnham down to 2nd place and Ray Roberts to 3rd. Different story in the AYGP Yacht Rankings, Lady Bubbly moves up to 2nd place, but trails Otonomos Mandrake III with an 8 point lead, after contesting 4 events.

 

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QuantiServ introduces robotised laser technology that drastically increases the lifespan of 2-stroke engine pistons

Wärtsilä Services’ Business Line QuantiServ, which offers specialised maintenance and repair services for marine and energy customers that operate equipment by multiple brands, is introducing a new robotised laser cladding technology, revolutionising the reconditioning of large bore pistons in 2-stroke engines.

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RLIR – AsianYachting Race Report 5 & Summary

 

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16th Royal Langkawi Int. Regatta 2018

AY Race Report 5 & Summary

2017/18 AY Grand Prix Event

Class winners overcome the odds…
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
13:01:2018 Langkawi, Malaysia: Although there were a few little ripples on Kua Harbour, PRO Simon James and his race team found 9 knots on the coastal course area to the East of Langkawi and it was full steam ahead to finish the regatta. Two windward/leeward races and it was all over. Then back to the marina to pack up the yachts and the closing dinner and prize presentation party. In some classes the overall result was already decided but they were all out on the water, in an act of sportsmanship to enjoy the final races. With only a couple of points separating the leaders, all eyes were on the IRC 1, Multihull, Club and Ocean Rover classes to see who would come out on top. Although struggling with the wind strength all week, racing was held each day on a variety of courses and everyone is happy with how it has turned out. Goto complete AY Photo Gallery

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Fincantieri to offer FREMM based frigate for Navy’s FFG (X) program; Trump Administration offshore drilling plan meets strong opposition

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Fincantieri to offer FREMM based frigate for Navy’s FFG (X) program
January 12, 2018 — Fincantieri Marine Group plans to compete for the U.S. Navy’s next generation FFG(X) frigate program with a design based on the FREMM frigate, in service with the Italian Navy since 2012. Fincantieri Marine Group is the shipbuilder for the Lockheed Martin led team that builds the Freedom variant LCS, so its choice of the FREMM as a parent craft design for the FFG (X) further underlines the fact that U.S. Navy is now looking for the FFG (X) to be a lot more than an upgunned LCS.

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RLIR – AsianYachting Race Report 4


 

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16th Royal Langkawi Int. Regatta 2018

AY Race Report 4

2017/18 AY Grand Prix Event

The balmy tropics strike again…
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
12:01:2018 Langkawi, Malaysia: Overnight the rain petered out and by morning clear sky and a light North Easterly breeze greeted the sailors at breakfast time. Friday being the day off in Langkawi, the breeze also decided to take a break and the postponement flag went up to hold everyone ashore, while PRO Simon James and his race team scoured both the outside course area and Kua Harbour for any sign of wind. For 4 1/2 hours the radio crackled with direction changes and reports of 1 to 2 knots. Lunch came and went as the bar trade increased, then finally the call went out that 5 to 6 knots from the East had arrived and a course was hastily set in the channel in front of the yacht club. Racing finally got underway with short windward/leeward courses for the IRC classes and passage race for the cruising classes. Half way through the breeze dropped to 4 knots and by the time it finished the call was ‘No more racing today’. Check out the action in the AY Photo Gallery

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Barbados Sailing Week Sports a new look and events for its 82nd Series

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Between January 16 – 24 sailors from around the world will head to Barbados and take to the high seas for nine days of competitive sailing, fine rum, and exciting entertainment. They will be participating in the rebranded Barbados Sailing Week 2018, an event which, this year, has attracted a record level of competitors.

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Bourbon partners with BV on digitalization and cyber security; PrimeServ and Arkas ink Engine Management Concept agreement

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Bourbon partners with BV on digitalization and cyber security
January 11, 2018 —Offshore services giant Bourbon and classification society Bureau Veritas have signed a strategic partnership agreement to develop and deploy automation and real time monitoring fleet applications and to develop digital technologies, while mitigating cyber risks. The first application of the partnership will be real-time verification of the dynamic positioning (DP) operations of the Bourbon fleet.

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RLIR – AsianYachting Race Report 3

 

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16th Royal Langkawi Int. Regatta 2018

AY Race Report 3

2017/18 AY Grand Prix Event

Rain interrupts play…
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
11:01:2018 Langkawi, Malaysia: With good intentions and a favourable weather forecast, the fleet headed out to contest the ‘Round the Island’ race. The starts went ok, in a 5 knot North Easterly but soon faded and the yachts proceeded in slow motion as they gybed downwind. The big boats made it down to the bottom of the island in reasonable time, leaving the rest of the fleet on the horizon. While this was going on, gray clouds were building up over the tall peaks, which didn’t look good for the return leg up Kua Harbour. A slight wind shift and increase in speed and the smaller yachts descended on the turning gate with glee. Whilst making their way towards the harbour entrance, down came the rain, turning the course into a parking lot and dried up all the fun. Fortunately for most the classes, the times were taken as they passed the gates and the end result was calculated from the last gate. The Racing Class had to endure the painfully slow leg up the harbour, in the rain to the finish and Frank Pong’s 2014 race record stands for another year.

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Wärtsilä HYTug design with hybrid propulsion can meet stringent environmental demands of new Brazilian port

The new portfolio of Wärtsilä HYTug designs emphasises environmental sustainability

The technology group Wärtsilä has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Petrocity, the parent company of the new port facility being built in the Brazilian city of São Mateus-ES, to develop a harbour tug design. The prime consideration is to maximise the ecological operational sustainability of the vessel since the environmental demands of the new port are among the most stringent in the world. For this reason, the design will be based on the recently launched Wärtsilä HYTug, which features hybrid propulsion and energy storage using batteries.

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