The Melges 32 – A Major League Player In Porto Venere

Melges 32 World League gets underway in Porto Venere, Italy

Porto Venere, Italy (Mar. 30, 2017) – Everything is set and ready for the first official appointment of the 2017 Melges World League (MWL) in Europe – a brand new format featuring the supersonic Melges 32 (March 31 – April 2), but also the wildly successful Melges 20 (April 7-9).

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What’s on: Easter 2017 From Saturday 1 April

Sailor craft in the age of sail

This Easter holiday hone your “sailor craft” skills with our museum team when you make your own ship in a bottle, sea chests, sea maps, and scrimshaw at the craft-making tables. There’s lots of live entertainment too, including enthralling pirate puppet shows and “The Voyage of the Mystery” a spell-binding and truly interactive live show featuring a mix of music, story-telling, drama and role play.

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Successful project to address marine bio-invasions concludes

​The final meeting of the GloBallast Global Project Task Force (GPTF), held in Panama City, Panama (16 to 17 March), highlighted the legacy elements of the GloBallast project, which are expected to be sustained by its main stakeholders following the formal closure of the project in June 2017.


A decade-long project to promote implementation of an international treaty stemming the transfer of potentially invasive species in ships’ ballast water has reached a successful conclusion at a meeting of stakeholders from Governments, industry and UN bodies.

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GE and Noble Corporation to Partner on the Digital Rig(SM) Solution, Aiming to Deliver Significant Operational Productivity Gains across the Fleet

  • GE’s Marine Asset Performance Management Solution is Aimed at Delivering Noble Significant Opex Reductions across the Target Rigs
  • The Long-Term Partnership Will Initially Target Four Rigs for a Period of Five Years
  • This Innovative Shift to ‘Data-Driven Drilling’ Will Have a Transformative Impact on the Entire Drilling Ecosystem

PARIS—March 27, 2017—Today, GE (NYSE: GE) and Noble Corporation plc (NYSE: NE) jointly announced a partnership to collaborate on the Digital Rig(SM) solution, enabling data-driven operational efficiency by using data analytics, with the target of a 20 percent reduction in operational expenditure across the rigs.

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EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT : 2017 U.S. Melges 24 National Championship | April 7-9 | Charleston, SC

2017 Melges 24 U.S. National Championship
All Melges 24s are cordially invited to attend and race the
2017 U.S. National Championship in Charleston, South Carolina on April 7-9.

Seahouses Lifeboat Call Out 25 March 2017 – Holy Island Causeway (again)


At 13.44hr on Saturday 25th February 2017, UK Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat, to go to the assistance of two persons trapped in their vehicle by the tide on Holy Island Causeway. UK Coastguard reported that the two persons were panicking as the water was up to their waists. Holy Island Coastguard Officers had also been mobilised.

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