|St. David’s winner Actaea reaching fast under spinnaker. Photo Daniel Forster/PPL|
By John Rousmaniere
Hamilton, Bermuda, June 28, 2014: Actaea, skippered by Michael and Connie Cone from Philadelphia, PA and Shockwave, a 72-foot Mini-Maxi sloop owned by George Sakellaris from Framingham, MA, are the big winners in this year’s 49th Newport Bermuda Race.
His Excellency the Governor of Bermuda Mr. George Fergusson was at the helm of the US Naval Academy ‘s Constellation for the final leg in Hamilton Harbour.Skipper Midshipman Josh Forgacs points the way to the finish. Photo: Talbot Wilson
Hamilton, Bermuda, June 27, 2014 – Royal Bermuda Yacht Club – The US Naval Academy TP52 Constellation has won the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club Anniversary Regatta held Friday June 27 in Bermuda’s Great Sound and adjacent waters. Only the second race counted in the results and Constellation won that.His Excellency the Governor of Bermuda Mr. George Fergusson, who sailed aboard Constellation in both races, was at the helm of last leg of the final race. He drove the yacht from the Great Sound, through Two Rocks Passage and on to the finish off the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club in Hamilton Harbour.
June 27, 2014— Lousiana Governor Bobby Jindal has appointed Laney J. Chouest to the Board of the Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans. Chouest, who was sworn in during yesterday’s Board meeting, will serve a five-year term, succeeding Joseph F. Toomy, one of two Jefferson Parish representatives on the regional Board that governs Port operations in Orleans, Jefferson and St. Bernard parishes.
Shockwave repeats Gibbs Hill win as Actaea snatches St. David’s Lighthouse Division
|Actaea, a Hinckley Bermuda 40 yawl, going for St. David’s Lighthouse victory.. PhotoTalbot WilsonPPL|
|Shockwave won Gibbs Hill division for the 2nd time in a row . Photo Barry Pickthall/PPL|
|Bella Mente 2nd place in Gibbs Hill Division Photo Daniel Forster/PPL|
|Merlin and Cadence battle to wire.. Photo Barry Pickthall/PPL|
|Vamp and Gold digger fought tooth and nail to the end. Photo TDaniel forster/PPL|
|Three major keeper prizes… Gibbs Hill North Rock and St. David’s Lights Photo Barry Pickthall/PPL|
|Actaea provisional winner of the St. David’s Lighthouse Division at the start of the 2014 Newport Bermuda Race. Photo: Photo Daniel Forster/PPL
By Talbot Wilson
Dateline: 25th June 2014 – Royal Bermuda YC.
June 26, 2014, for immediate release
Through the Rain and Wind, Hardesty Climbs Back on Top
NEWPORT, R.I. — Bill Hardesty’s resilience has brought him and his crew of Taylor Canfield, Stephanie Roble and Marcus Eagan to the top of the leader board despite a heavy downpour and fluky winds on the third day of the 2014 Etchells Worlds, hosted by the New York Yacht Club at Harbour Court in association with Sail Newport.
Finnish work boat carrying 800 kg on deck, 25 knots, deck crane and very low running hours. 4 beds, sofa and a small table.
LOA: 10.35 metres
Beam: 3.40 metres
Draft: 0.9 meter
Maxfart: 25 knop
Maskin: Sisu 645 DSBIM, 300 kW at 2100 rpm, 4100 running hours with Twin-Disk gearbox.