Opening Day At 2014 Audi Melges 20 U.S. Nationals Puts Jim Wilson’s ‘Oleander’ In The Lead

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Opening Day At 2014 Audi Melges 20 U.S. Nationals Puts Jim Wilson’s ‘Oleander’ In The Lead

Jim Wilson’s Oleander Team assembles new boat from factory, and manages tricky conditions to take the lead at the U.S. Nationals

Newport, RI – With a brief on-shore postponement by PRO Bill Canfield and his legion of volunteers from Sail Newport, the deep Audi Melges 20 fleet headed North of the Newport Harbor Bridge to kick off the sixth edition of the U.S. National Championship. With past champions, fleet veterans, and several talented newcomers in attendance, what the fleet lacked in size was quickly made up through talent and tight racing.

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LNG America names bunker barge cryogenics system designer

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LNG America names bunker barge cryogenics system designer

August 21, 2014—LNG America has selected Taylor-Wharton to start the front-end engineering and design work for the cryogenic topside of its 3,000 cu.m Gemini Class LNG bunker barge scheduled for delivery at the end of 2015. Jensen Maritime is the naval architect for the project and ABS the class society. “Taylor-Wharton has been actively engaged in the development process and instrumental in helping to develop the critical path time line for a late 2015 in-service date,” said Keith Meyer, CEO of LNG America.

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Texas Clubs Looking to Bolster Sailing Legacy at U.S. Qualifying Series

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The Texas Corinthian Yacht Club team sailed to sixth place in the 2012 U.S. Qualifying Series.

Texas Corinthian and Rush Creek Yacht Clubs to Represent Lone Star State at U.S. Qualifying Series for the Invitational Cup

Texas isn’t the first state in the Union that comes to mind when one thinks of sailing excellence. But sailors from the state have won four Olympic medals and skippered a pair of America’s Cup challenges.

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Iron Man technology comes to shipbuilding

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Iron Man technology comes to shipbuilding

August 20, 2014—Technology reminiscent of Marvel’s Iron Man could become a part of the everyday shipbuilding scene. An exoskeleton developed by Lockheed Martin will soon be under evaluation at U.S. Navy shipyards. Meanwhile, in Korea, Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) has been evaluating an exoskeleton of its own design at its Okpo Shipyard. Lockheed Martin’s FORTIS exoskeleton is an unpowered, lightweight exoskeleton that increases an operator’s strength and endurance by transferring the weight of heavy loads from the user’s body directly to the ground.

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