Bon appétit gentlemen…


• Getting supplies ready for the second leg
• Finding balance between what is useful and what is pleasurable
• More than food, water is a major issue

The competitors of the Mini Transat îsles de Guadeloupe are starting to get restless. After more than three weeks in port for the first stopover, they are eager to get racing, to finally take on the Atlantic crossing they have all been dreaming about. But, to reach the other side of the duck pond fit and clear-headed, they will need to properly organise their food and drink supplies.

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One of the sailing world’s blue ribbon races celebrates its 70th anniversary this year. From its intrepid beginnings back in 1945, the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race has become one of Australia’s greatest sporting events, an international icon. Synonymous with achievement, courage, endeavour, pride and sportsmanship over the course of its prodigious history, the race’s unique slot in the international yachting calendar – between Christmas and New Year – has helped to further fuel this legend.

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2015 Audi Melges 20 North American Owners E-Newsletter | Fall E News


The 2015/16 racing season is on fire, and it’s only going to get hotter! From a very successful World Championship in San Francisco this past September, to the Miami and Monaco Winter Series, to a full and complete schedule of racing in 2016, it’s going to be the best forthcoming year of sportboat racing ever!

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Nordic American Tankers Limited Taking delivery of its 24th ship.


Hamilton, Bermuda, October 29, 2015

In our press release July 27, 2015 Nordic American Tankers Limited (“NAT” or “the Company”) announced that it had entered into an agreement to acquire two 2010 built ships for delivery to NAT in September and October 2015. The first of these two ships, the Nordic Light, was delivered to us September 22. The second was taken over by us today, October 29, and has now the name “Nordic Cross”.

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Search fails to locate El Faro pinger; Barge mounted solution brings LNG to challenging locations

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NTSB: Search fails to locate El Faro pinger
October 28, 2015—The National Transportation Safety Board said yesterday that searchers on board the Navy fleet ocean tug USNS Apache had failed to locate the pinger of the lost U.S.-flag containership El Faro. The second stage of the search will now start, attempting to find the vessel using side scan sonar.

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9th China Cup – AY Pre-Regatta Report – Reaching for the sky

China Cup International Regatta 2015

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AY Pre-Regatta Report

9th China Cup reaching for the sky
By AY MultiMedia – CCIR Media – Sailing Intelligence
28th October: In only nine years, the CCR has transformed itself into the largest China-initiated sailing regatta, attracting a large international cast of racing teams and garnered the organisers significant global sailing influence in the process. The entry list, has over 100 yachts from 30 different countries, representing all the continents. Racing Teams from most the East and South East Asian nations including Japan are joined by teams from Canada, Sweden, France, New Zealand, Australia, USA, Russia and even as far away as Uruguay. The popular Beneteau range of yachts has attracted several dealer teams and owners from all over the world, to come together for some one-design racing in an exotic location.

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Safran abandons the Transat Jacques Vabre


Following a leak found on Safran on Monday night, Morgan Lagravière and Nicolas Lunven diverted to Brest where they arrived at 2330hrs (French time) yesterday (Tuesday). It quickly became clear that the state of the IMOCA 60, Safran, would not allow it to rejoin the race. The decision was therefore taken to abandon the Transat Jacques Vabre.

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Tough Spaniards


• Spanish sailors getting organised on the Mini Transat îles de Guadeloupe
• Fidel Turienzo and Nacho Postigo, determined to be at the start of the second leg
• An experienced coach, Anna Corbella

A few days before the start of the second leg of the Mini Transat îles de Guadeloupe, the entire fleet gradually switches to race mode. For some, the stopover will have not really been a break, like for Fidel Turienzo (Satanas) and Nacho Postigo (Vamos Vamos).

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Safran suffers leak, situation under control


After a good start to the Transat Jacques Vabre, Morgan Lagravière and Nicolas Lunven were forced to turn back home last night. The cause was a crack in the hull at the starboard foil that generated a leak. It is impossible to continue the race in this condition. Contacted this morning, the Safran duo are headed for Brest where they are expected as night falls.

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Transocean, Shell and DSME to delay two drillship deliveries; Damen hands over RoPax ferry to Canadian customer

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Transocean, Shell and DSME to delay two drillship deliveries
October 26, 2015—In yet another indication of the slowdown in global offshore drilling activity, Transocean Ltd. reports that it, along with Shell and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, have agreed to delay the operating and delivery contracts of two newbuild ultra-deepwater drillships by 12 months each.

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