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Hamble Classics raises the bar for classic yacht regattas
Hamble, Hampshire, UK
Report: Jonty Sherwill
Images: Chris Gillingham
The inaugural Hamble Classics Regatta got off to a glorious start over the weekend of 24-25 September with a big entry, big parties, and big weather to match. A total of
65 boats ranging from two tiny Herreshoff gaffers to the mighty Swan 65 Desperado put on show the most inclusive range of classics of recent Solent-based regattas.
Kirby to pay $4.9 million in Ship Channel spill settlement
September 26, 2016 — Kirby Inland Marine L.P. has agreed to pay $4.9 million in Clean Water Act civil penalties and to implement fleet-wide operational improvements to settle claims stemming from a 4,000-barrel (168,000-gallon) oil spill in the Houston Ship Channel.
IMO and the Pacific Community (SPC) are supporting enforcement of ship safety standards in the Pacific region with a two-week training exercise for flag State inspectors, in Suva, Fiji (19-28 September). Fourteen technical officers are being equipped with the skills to verify ship conditions and equipment, and to ensure compliance with the relevant international and regional ship safety standards. There are around 2000 registered domestic vessels providing transport between the many islands in the region.
The stage is set and teams are ready for World Championship competition in historic Newport, Rhode Island
Newport, RI – Thirteen teams from five countries are primed to descend on the sailing capital of the United States, Newport, Rhode Island for the eighth edition of the Melges 32 World Championship, hosted by Sail Newport, launching out of the Newport Shipyard.
Racing begins on Thursday, September 29th, and with a fleet density heavier than the Claiborne Pell Newport Suspension Bridge, the event will undoubtedly come down to the final beat of the final race, but the main question will be which team will be standing atop the podium at the conclusion of the event.
Sébastien Rogues and his team on the podium ( © Jesus Renedoi)
The 4th stage of the GC32 Racing Tour concluded today in Sotogrande, Spain marked by Sébastien Rogues and Team ENGIE’s fine performance. The team, coached by Olympic trainer Bertrand Dumortier, achieved their best performance of the season so far, finishing third with 62 points. The last event, which will be held in Marseille, will be an opportunity to put to the test some of the positive changes that have been brought on board as they aim for fifth place on the overall rankings.
It isn’t just the boats that fly across the water, but also the GC32 Norauto team. Event after event, the French team have been improving their performance and are having a flying first season on the GC32 Racing Tour, despite the crew changes, variations to the race areas and sailing conditions. Adam Minoprio together with Thierry Douillard, Nicolas Heinz, Arnaud Jarlegan and Matthieu Vandame have taken great care to perform well this weekend in Sotogrande. The pace was relentless with fifteen races in just four days. The team won ten races to extend their lead over the Swiss Team Tilt by twenty points.