Vendée Globe: Qualification achieved


Last Saturday morning, Morgan Lagravière completed the solo 1,500-mile voyage required to qualify for the Vendée Globe. The greatest satisfaction was that his boat, Safran, is in perfect condition, despite the sometimes rough conditions. His voyage has been validated by the Vendée Globe race office, meaning the skipper of Safran has qualified officially.

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NASSCO christens Kinder Morgan LNG-ready tanker; VIDEO: NNS completes 965 ton CVN 79 superlift

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NASSCO christens Kinder Morgan LNG-ready tanker
April 25, 2016—The ECO Class tanker, the Magnolia State, is the second of a five-tanker contract between NASSCO and APT that covers the design and construction of five 50,000 deadweight ton, LNG-conversion-ready product carriers.


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The World Sailing Show – April 2016


– How the Extreme Sailing Series is raising its game
– Take one regatta and 900 children – the Optimist phenomenon
– Why the Nacra 17 cat is pushing the professionals to the limit
– How one of the world’s top designers influenced a generation

The April show synopsis

How the Extreme Sailing Series is raising its game

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Instant Weather Forecasting, 5th Edition, You can Predict the Weather



The last few years have seen much change in publishing as new media come into play, but in many areas, there is no substitute for a printed book. Fortunately, recent changes have seen well-loved imprints ending up in safe hands and the Adlard Coles Nautical imprint is one such. This new edition of a very popular title is now in its fifth reprint and it has been fully revised. An excellent and very valuable pocket book.

Declaration of Dividend for the 75th consecutive quarter in a strong tanker market for NAT in the first quarter of 2016.


Hamilton, Bermuda, April 25, 2016

The Board of Nordic American Tankers Limited has declared a cash dividend of $0.43 per share to shareholders of record May 12, 2016. The dividend is expected to be paid on or about May 27, 2016.

The first NAT quarterly dividend payment was in the autumn of 1997.

The 1Q2016 earnings report is expected to be released Monday May 9, 2016 before NYSE opening.

The Portuguese surfer, Frederico Morais, winner of the second Martinique Surf Pro


Top class world surfers, the best waves possible, huge crowds enjoying the show. Everything came together on Sunday at Basse-Pointe for an exciting final day at the Martinique Surf Pro. In the end, it was the Portuguese surfer Frederico Morais (24), who won the only Caribbean leg in the Qualifying Series (QS) in 2016. He won the final against the Spaniard, Gonzalo Zubizarreta (30). Eliminated in the semi-final, the Brazilian, Deivid Silva (21) and the Australian Luke Hynd (20) took joint third place. Thanks to these great performances in a QS 3,000 event, these four surfers will leap up the rankings of the world surf qualifying circuit.

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Sixteen in contention for victory. The verdict on Sunday.


At the end of a pleasant day on Saturday, there are only sixteen left in the Martinique Surf Pro: four Brazilians, three Frenchmen (including two from Guadeloupe), two Americans, two Spaniards, two from Portugal, an Australian, a Peruvian, and a South African. Today, the organizers opened the fifth round bringing together 32 competitors. Tomorrow (Sunday), the sixth round, the quarter finals, the semi finals and the final will take place to determine the winner of the the 2016 edition of what is the only Caribbean leg in the Qualifying Series (QS) and therefore, who will follow in the footsteps of the Hawaiian, Joshua Moniz. There is a lot at stake, as the winner of the event in Martinique will pocket 3000 points in the QS, the world surf qualifying circuit.

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Final climax this weekend in the 2016 Martinique Surf Pro


It’s going to be a busy weekend at Basse-Pointe. The 32 surfers competing in the fifth round of the Martinique Surf Pro will be back out on the long and powerful right-handers in Martinique, which are now known the world over. This will be followed by the sixth round bringing together the final sixteen competitors. Then, the serious stuff begins with the quarter finals, the semis and the final itself, which on Sunday will determine the winner of the second Martinique Surf Pro, who will follow in the footsteps of the Hawaiian, Joshua Moniz. Taking into account the great show we saw in the first four rounds, we can look forward to a very high standard in the final section of this event.

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