Consistency the name of the game for Oman Air crew on tricky Extreme Sailing Series San Diego opening day

The Extreme Sailing Series 2017. Act 8. 19th – 22nd October 2017. San Diego, California, USA. The ‘Oman Air’ race team shown in action close to the shore, skippered by Phill Robertson (NZL) with team mates Pete Greenhalgh (GBR), Ed Smyth (NZL/AUS), James Wierzbowski (AUS) and Nasser Al Mashari (OMA)

The Oman Air crew ended a tricky first day in San Diego content with a consistent performance in the penultimate Act of the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series.

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Bollinger awarded NCDOT ferry contract; Newport News Shipbuilding makes leadership team promotions

Bollinger awarded NCDOT contract
Bollinger awarded NCDOT ferry contract
October 19, 2017 — The North Carolina Department of Transportation has awarded Bollinger Shipyards of Lockport, LA, a $9.7 million contract for construction of a new river class vehicle ferry for the N.C. Ferry Division. Due to be delivered by March 1, 2019, the new ferry will be 183 feet long and have room for 38 regular-sized vehicles.

Newport News Shipbuilding makes leadership team promotions
“The entire Newport News Shipbuilding team is working hard to put the right leaders in the right positions as we work toward transforming our business in support of the Navy,” said NNS President Jennifer Boykin.
John Deere adds three new marine engines to its line-up

The new 4.5 liter PowerTech 4045SFM85 offers high power to weight ratio for repowering and new boat construction, and is well-suited for planing and semi-displacement hulls. Two new auxiliary engines, the 6090HFM85 and 6135HFM85, are specifically designed for radiator-cooled marine gen-set and auxiliary applications.
Hyundai Vinashin launches d’Amico LR1 trio

Thanks to their innovative hull design and energy-efficient engine, the LR1s deliver significant daily fuel savings, already meeting 2020 international standards.
Consultancy sees “constructive shifts” in tanker market

Turbulence has been impacting the spot market while time charter rates remained stable, reflecting weak fundamentals.


VIDEO: World’s first floating offshore wind farm starts operation
October 18, 2017 — Hywind Scotland, the world’s first floating offshore wind farm, has started to deliver electricity to the Scottish grid. Operated by Statoil in partnership with Masdar, the 30 MW wind farm consists of five 6 MW turbines and is located 25 kilometers offshore Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, Scotland and will power approximately 20,000 households.

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19 Oct 2017 | Australian Sailing Team’s Olympic medallists confirmed for Sail Melbourne International

The Australian Sailing Team, including its Olympic medallists, will head to Melbourne at the end of November for the 2017 edition of the Sail Melbourne International Regatta. This year, the event will be hosted out of the newly renovated Royal Brighton Yacht Club from 27 November to 3 December 2017.

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Team ENGIE’s Sébastien Rogues at the foot of the podium of the GC32 Racing Tour 2017 overall ranking


Team ENGIE’s Sébastien Rogues at the foot of the podium of the GC32 Racing Tour 2017 overall ranking

By crossing the finish line of the eleventh race of the Marseille One Design, Sébastien Rogues and his crew have sailed the last miles of their adventure in the GC32 catamaran that has seen him in partnership with the ENGIE group for the past three years. This unique experience on this high-tech boat has provided the French skipper with irreplaceable experience and enabled him to gain mastery in racing on a foiling catamaran. Team ENGIE were not able to climb onto the third step of the podium, the objective of this 2017 season, during this last event in Marseille. Disappointed but very happy to have been able to take part with the world’s elite in a page of the discipline’s history, Sébastien Rogues runs us through these three years of competition.

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Exmouth RNLI volunteers called out on service in Storm Ophelia


PR171017 Volunteers launching on service in Storm Ophelia (credit: John Ford)

PR171017 Recovery at Exe Sailing Club (credit: Exmouth RNLI)

Exmouth’s inshore lifeboat launched at 4.19pm on 16 October to a man on board a 21’ cabin cruiser in the river Exe, during Storm Ophelia.

Crew volunteers were on scene near the Exe Sailing Club within 12 minutes in Force 6 conditions. The local man was attempting to secure his boat onto a mooring after the storm increased. A damaged propeller, along with strong waves and wind caused difficulties in positioning the boat, so a Crew volunteer was put on board to secure the cabin cruiser successfully. The casualty requested to stay on board. Because of the challenging conditions in front of the lifeboat station, recovery took place at Exe Sailing Club.

Helm, David Preece said:

‘It seems the casualty had reached his boat from near the railway line as he was concerned for his property and wanted to protect it in the increasing weather conditions. There was always a danger he would find himself unexpectedly in the water and wasn’t wearing a lifejacket. We would advise boat owners to check their moorings are secure in all weathers.

British Transport Police and National Police Air Service (Exeter) were also tasked following calls from concerned members of the public.


A varied weekend for Exmouth RNLI volunteers: Fish Supper, carnival and celebrations

Photos: PR161017 Carnival Group photo

PR161017 Carnival assembly, just before pagers sounded

PR161017 Fish Supper

PR161017 Shop volunteers celebrating at Guildhall, London

Crew, Fundraising and Shop volunteers from Exmouth were busy supporting and representing the charity that saves lives at sea in various methods and places on 13 and 14 October.

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Mid October AYGP News

Mid October 2017 – AsianYachting Grand Prix – NewsGoto 2017-18 AYGP Microsite

2017/2018 AYGP Skipper & Yacht of the Year
“Hardest sports trophy to win in Asia”

Eastern AYGP Circuit join the fun and games…
Goto AYGP MicrositeBy AY MultiMedia
Image credits to RHKYC / Guy Nowell
October 17th 2017: Despite the Volvo China Coast Regatta being cut short by the passing Tropical Storm Khanun, the RHKYC race committee were forewarned and fired away 6 races on the first two days, to complete the series before the Typhoon warning was raised. The sailors enjoyed close racing in building conditions and despite turning into a low scoring round, some Eastern Circuit Skippers and Yachts have entered the AsianYachting Grand Prix (AYGP) Rankings in good order.

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