Western Circuit – AsianYachting Race Report 1

 

20th SMU-RM Western Circuit Sailing Regatta 2017

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Mixed fortunes on opening day…
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August 19th: With the breeze favouring the Southerly quadrant, the courses were set across the Johor Strait, making for short windward/leeward races. It also fluctuated between 5 to 10 knots and changed in direction with scattered showers, the occasional sand barge and Malaysian ferry’s plying through the courses, made it an interesting day. Both race committees persisted and three races for the racing classes and four for the others were completed. Six windsurfing classes and Access 2.3’s for disabled sailors, opened their accounts and by the end of the day, all the youthful exuberance shown at the morning race briefing, was replaced with up and down results and what to do tomorrow to improve the standings.

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Freides Crowned Melges 20 U.S. National Champ

A very heated final day in Newport results in two additional races with Freides capturing the 2017 Melges 20 U.S. National Championship Title

NEWPORT, R.I. (August 19 2017) – A massive round of congratulations is in order for newly crowned Drew Freides on PACIFIC YANKEE. He and his team which includes Morgan Reeser and Charlie Smythe are the 2017 Melges 20 U.S. National Champions.

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Newport Long Haul

Day Two in Newport at 2017 Melges 20 Nationals makes way for four great races on the ‘inside’ Halfway Rock racecourse in blustery, rain-filled conditions

NEWPORT, R.I. (August 18 2017) – The sunny skies on Day One of the 2017 Melges 20 U.S. National Championship hosted by Sail Newport were replaced with low flying southerly squalls and an on-time 1100 start. PRO Anderson Reggio sent the fleet to the ‘inside’ Halfway Rock racecourse for what would be a very exciting, four-race day of Melges 20 sailing.

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TOTE plans new Hawaii service with Philly newbuilds; Navy says “collision avoidable” in Fitzgerald accident, relieves CO

TOTE plans new Hawaii service with Philly newbuilds
TOTE plans new Hawaii service with Philly newbuilds
August 18, 2017 — A maritime mystery was solved this week when TOTE emerged as unnamed “blue chip U.S. shipping operating company” with a letter of intent (LOI) to build up to four advanced new containerships at Philly Shipyard for the Jones Act Hawaii trade. The dual fuel, 3,600-TEU ships would enter service in 2020 and 2021.

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Arranmore RNLI Lifeboat on fourteen and half hour rescue mission

The Arranmore RNLI Lifeboat responded to its third call out in a week to assist a 24metre, 245 tonne fishing boat with five people on board which got into difficulty with engine failure. The boat, which left Killybegs in the early hours of this morning, Friday 18th got into difficulty when their engine failed 10 miles north west of Glen Head. The lifeboat launched at 3 30 am and reached the casualty at 5 am. Weather conditions at the time were challenging with a two metre swell and west, south west wind of force 5-7. Having reached the fishing vessel in the dark the lifeboat managed to get a tow rope on board but the tow rope broke several times because of the weight of the boat and the high swell. Having finally secured the rope the lifeboat proceeded to tow the boat to Killybegs harbour. After a tow which took 9 hours the boat was finally safely berthed at Killybegs and the lifeboat returned to base at 6pm after refuelling at Burtonport. Lifeboat Coxswain, Jimmy Early paid tribute to the crew of the fishing vessel, “they were a very experienced fishing crew and knew exactly what was required to bring them safely ashore, now it’s bedtime, hopefully ”

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BODY BOARDER BEING CARRIED OUT TO SEA OFF BEADNELL POINT

At 18:09hr on Thursday 17th August 2017, UKCG requested the immediate launch of Seahouses Lifeboats, following a report of a female on a body board without wetsuit or lifejacket, being carried out to sea off Beadnell point. Another body board had allegedly gone into the water to try and assist the female who had gone out of sight.

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SilverHook sets speed record from Key West to Cuba

SilverHook
Sets World Speed Record  

from Key West to Cuba 

at 10:01:34am ET Today

Key West, FL (Thursday, August 17): SilverHook, the 48 foot monohull Superboat Grand Prix race boat, set a new one-way speed record this morning from Key West to Cuba at an average speed of 79.23mph for the 101 mile Florida Straights run. With an Elapsed Time of: 1: 18 :3 SilverHook reached speeds of 127mph in the 5-7 foot waves.

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Thales wins contract to support Canada’s AOPs and JSS vessels; USCG guidance aims to make LNG bunkering safer

Thales wins contract to support Canada's AOPs and JSS vessels
Thales wins contract to support Canada’s AOPS and JSS vessels
August 17, 2017 —The Government of Canada is awarding a contract for in-service support of the Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) and Joint Support Ships (JSS) to a joint venture of Thales Canada Inc. and Thales Australia Ltd. If all options are exercised the contract could be valued at $5.2 billion.

 

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Western Circuit – AY Pre-Regatta Report

 

20th SMU-RM Western Circuit Sailing Regatta 2017

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Western Circuit swings into action…
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August 18th: While big boat racing is declining in Singapore, the 20th edition of the SMU-RM Western Circuit Sailing Regatta attracts many local and International sailors, to come together in multiple classes and test their racing abilities. Over the next two weekends (Aug 19, 20 & 26) Raffles Marina comes alive with an 85 boat line-up of keelboats, multihull’s, SB20, PY, J24’s, Access 2.3’s for disabled sailors and six Windsurfing classes. This event is Singapore’s premier racing event, full of youthful enthusiasm from the SMU organising team, combined with Raffles Marina excellent facilities, have built a reputation for lively fleet racing and fun filled post race parties. Up for grabs this weekend is, the SMU President’s Cup, SB20 International Cup and the Inter-Tertiary Windsurfing Championship (ITWC) 2017 titles.

 

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