Melges 24 European Sailing Series – Great fleet to race at the 3rd event in Riva del Garda


Melges 24 European Sailing Seris – Audi tron Sailing Series 2014 – Riva del Garda – photo Pierrick Contin

20 May, 2015 – Riva del Garda, Italy – 44 boats from 14 nations pre-registered for the third event of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series in Riva del Garda considered also as the Audi tron Sailing Series Act 3 “The King of the Lake” organised by B.Plan Sport&Events (BPSE) in cooperation with Melges Europe and International Melges 24 Class Association (IM24CA). The event will be hosted by Fraglia Vela Riva Yacht Club and will take place on May 21-24. This is the last event for around fifty Melges 24 boats to race together before the important World Championship taking place in Middelfart, Denmark around in a one month time.

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Transocean, Halliburton report Deepwater Horizon settlements; Fassmer delivers research vessel

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Transocean, Halliburton report Deepwater Horizon settlements
May 21, 2015—Both Transocean and Halliburton reported yesterday that they had reached significant settlements in relation to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. Transocean Ltd. said it had reached two separate settlement agreements, with the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee and with BP Exploration & Production Inc. and BP America Production Co. (BP). Halliburton said that it had reached an agreement with BP to resolve remaining issues—including indemnities between the parties and dismissal of all claims against each other, relating to the incident.

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Challenging Conditions on Lake Constance


Langenargen, Germany (21st May 2015): Day 1 of Qualifying was met with a slow start today on the shores of Lake Constance for the opening day of Match Race Germany, the second World Championship stage of the 2015/16 World Match Racing Tour. After a patient wait during the morning, a light South Westerly filled in across the lake allowing the first four of twenty two Qualifying Flights to be completed.

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11-14 JUNE 2015

Royal Southern Match Cup

World Champion Ian Williams takes on rising stars in
home waters


Ian Williams hunting down Keith Swinton at last year’s RSrnYC Match Cup.
Credit: Mike Austen


Hamble, Hampshire, UK:


Just a year ago, Ian Williams lay second in the ISAF Open rankings. Now he is World Champion both as No.1 in the rankings and the five times winner of the World Match Racing Tour. Ian is top ranked at the Royal Southern Match Cup to be held from 10 to 14 June at Hamble, the first ever World Match Racing Tour event in the UK, and he will be taking on some of the fastest rising stars on the match racing circuit, racing in a fleet of J/80s.

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Bad memories buried

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Team Brunel’s Bouwe Bekking was embroiled in the battle for the Leg 7 lead in the Volvo Ocean Race on Thursday, nine years to the day when he was at the centre of one of the most dramatic episodes the race has ever seen (full story below).
Stefan Coppers / Team Brunel / Volvo Ocean Race

– Bekking puts boat sinking memory behind him
– Just 6.9 nautical miles separates well-matched fleet
– Follow the race all the way to Lisbon on our App

ALICANTE, Spain, May 21 – Team Brunel’s Bouwe Bekking was embroiled in the battle for the Leg 7 lead in the Volvo Ocean Race on Thursday, nine years to the day when he was at the centre of one of the most dramatic episodes the race has ever seen.

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52 Super Series – Press Releases


Super chilled Zennström ‘s Rán keep cool under pressure to retain regatta lead
Two second places today, both of them hard earned from intense, close boat-on-boat combat, keep ice cool Niklas Zennström ‘s Rán crew on the top of the 52 SUPER SERIES’ Ford Vignale Sailing Week.
After a chilly opening day, the mercury rose up to a record a pleasant early season warmth and with the return of late Spring sunshine came the resulting reliable Valencia sea breeze.

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Mystic Seaport to Hold Safety on Sea and Shore Weekend May 30-31

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First Responders Receive Free Admission and Family Discount

Mystic, Conn. (May 21, 2015) — Mystic Seaport’s Safety on Sea and Shore Weekend honors the work of present-day emergency personnel, while also celebrating the people, methods, and vehicles involved in maritime rescues during the 19th and early 20th centuries.

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Blount Boats to build first U.S.-flag wind farm vessel; The quest for remote gas pushes FLNG innovation


Blount Boats to build first U.S.-flag wind farm vessel
May 20, 2015—Blount Boats, Warren, RI, recently signed a contract with Rhode Island Fast Ferry to build what is believed to be the first U.S.-flag wind farm vessel. The 21 meter crew transfer vessel (CTV) is based on a design by South Boats IOW (Isle of Wight) and will operate for Deepwater Wind Block Island in Rhode Island. The five turbine wind farm, the first commercial wind farm in the U.S., is expected to be up and running by the fourth quarter of 2016.

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