Lizzy Foreman’s Mini Transat Leg 2 preview



Starts Saturday 31st October
Peta Stuart-Hunt chats with the 25 year-old British solo sailor Lizzy Foreman before she sets sail on the final 2,770nm leg of the Mini Transat Iles de Guadeloupe to Guadeloupe on 31st October in ‘Hudson Wight’, Hull 633, a 10-year old Series Mini 6.50m.

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The start of the Transat Jacques Vabre: Safran’s skippers eager to race


The start of the Transat Jacques Vabre: Safran’s skippers eager to race

Sunday, October 25, 2015
At 1330hrs off Le Havre, Morgan Lagravière and Nicolas Lunven crossed the start-line of the Transat Jacques Vabre, their first major race in an IMOCA. After a gentle introduction, the tempo will accelerate quickly with the approach a very deep depression that it will be necessary to negotiate as soon as they leave the Channel. This first hurdle on the road to Brazil will not detract from the enthusiasm of the Safran duo, who will finally be able to tackle an offshore race.

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RS:X World Championship in Oman confirms six countries for Olympic qualification

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The RS:X World Championships at Millennium Resort in Mussanah, Oman, concluded today after a week of intense racing. As well as producing two new World Champions – Peina Chen (CHN) and Pierre Le Coq (FRA), and two Oman RS:X Under 21 Windsurfing Champions Stefania Elfutina (RUS) and Mattia Camboni (ITA), the event acted as a country Olympic qualification event for the RS:X class.

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Simple Course, Complex Race

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The idea of circumnavigating Sicily appeals to many. The lure of dramatic scenery, active volcanoes, dolphins jumping across your bow and extended summer is intense. For the sailor, the Rolex Middle Sea Race is the last regatta on the Mediterranean racing calendar, a must do on their offshore bucket lists, thus a pilgrimage to Malta ensues every October.

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Back to business – 8 days before the start of the second leg


• Prologue today Saturday 24th in front of Arrecife
• Changes on the Race Direction
• Compulsory skipper attendance from yesterday 5pm (local time)

The Mini Transat Isles de Guadeloupe competitors met yesterday in Lanzarote. Every solo skipper should have signed in with the organisation from yesterday at 5pm. The first briefing of the week to present the organisation of the prologue will be held today at 10am.

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CARB approves barge mounted alternative to shore power; PSV to be converted to wind farm service vessel

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CARB approves barge mounted alternative to shore power
October 23, 2015—Advanced Environmental Group, LLC (AEG) has received California Air Resource Board (CARB) approval via an Executive Order for what could prove an attractive alternative to shoreside power (cold ironing) as a means of dealing with emissions from ships’ auxiliary engines when in port.

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LNG fuel tanks installed in first Crowley ConRo; Wartsila sees marine market remaining challenging

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LNG fuel tanks installed in first Crowley ConRo
October 21, 2015—Crowley Maritime Corporation continues to report progress with construction of the two Commitment class LNG fueled ConRo ships building for its liner services group at VT Halter Marine’s Pascagoula, MS, shipyard. Another important milestone was marked last week, with the installation of three LNG fuel tanks in the first ship.

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BSEE and USCG investigate drillship fatality; Damen and Delta develop DP2 Renewables Service Vessel

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BSEE and USCG investigate drillship fatality
October 21, 2015—The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) responded to a report of a fatality yesterday on the Pacific Drilling SA drillship Pacific Santa Ana in the Gulf of Mexico approximately 200 miles south of Lake Charles, LA, in 4,800 feet of water.

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