Subic Bay Cup – AY Race Report 2

 

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AY Race Report 2

2017/18 AY Grand Prix Event

Subic Bay never disappoints sailors
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
28:02:2018 Subic Bay, Philippines: The combination of a brisk North Easterly trade wind, this time of the year and the wide expanse of Subic Bay, are the perfect place to hold a regatta. Warm sunshine, clear blue sky, good breeze and flat water are a sailors delight. Two windward/leeward races for the IRC and FarEast 28 classes, plus one long passage race for the Cruising Class, went off without a hitch and back in time for a late lunch. Crews are also getting into the swing of things and a few changes in placing’s, has resulted in tightening the gap in the overall stakes and all to play for. Check out the AY Photo Gallery

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Subic Bay Cup – AY Race Report 1

 

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AY Race Report 1

2017/18 AY Grand Prix Event

Inaugural Subic Bay Cup off to a flying start…
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
27:02:2018 Subic Bay, Philippines: The forecasted strong North Easterly lived up to its reputation and provided powerful racing for the entire fleet, to be back in the marina by 1400. Equipment breakages during the Subic Bay Verde Island Race have hurriedly been repaired and although the IRC classes are down on numbers, six competitive one-design FarEast 28 racers made up for it. One 21nm passage race for the IRC classes and a two lap windward/leeward race, followed by a shortened 18nm passage race for the FarEast 28 class, proved to be a good workout on Day 1.

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Corvus solution picked for SEACOR PSV retrofits; North Korea sanctions target shipping

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Corvus solution picked for SEACOR PSV retrofits
February 26, 2018 — Richmond, B.C., based Corvus Energy says that it has been selected by SEACOR Marine and Kongsberg Maritime as the supplier of lithium ion-based energy storage systems (ESS) for four platform supply vessels (PSVs) being retrofitted with a start-of-the-art hybrid power system.

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Exmouth RNLI Crew volunteers rescue a dog and a kite-surfer in one weekend

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PR260218 Inshore lifeboat George Bearman II recovers after kite surfer rescue.

On 24 February, inshore lifeboat George Bearman II launched at 2pm to a dog in difficulty at Langstone Rock, Dawlish Warren. At 12.10pm on 25 February, volunteers self-launched after witnessing a kite-surfer in difficulty, in sight of the lifeboat station.

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Subic Bay Verde Is Race – AY Race Report 2

 

Line Honours for Antipodes, Overall IRC to Mandrake III
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
25:02:2018 Subic Bay, Philippines: All race it was a nip and tuck affair, between Geoff Hill’s Smith 72 Antipodes and Ernesto Echauz’s TP 52 Standard Insurance Centennial III. After a quick exit from Subic Bay, Antipodes caught up with Centennial III in the wind shadow of the Bataan Mountain Range, then battled it out all the way down to the Verde Passage. Antipodes led around Verde Island and extended on the return leg. Taking an inshore course on the return leg slowed Antipodes and by morning were within Centennial III’s sight. Capture the action in the AY Photo Gallery

 

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Subic Bay Verde Is Race – AY Race Report 1

 

Up, up and away on inaugural Subic Bay Verde Is Race…
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24:02:2018 Subic Bay, Philippines: With the North Easterly blasting in at 20 to 25 knots, the fleet carefully approached the downwind start line as the horn sounded and the inaugural Subic Bay Around Verde Island Race got underway in earnest. As the ‘All Clear’ came across the radio, from the pin end it looked as if it was a toss up between Geoff Hill’s Smith 72 Antipodes and Ernesto Echauz’s TP 52 Standard Insurance Centennial III to be first across the line.

 

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Historic tall ship to add batteries; Seventy-four year old tugboat sinks under tow

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Historic tall ship to add batteries
February 23, 2018 — Built over a century ago, in 1914, the Norwegian sail training ship Statsraad Lehmkuhl is the oldest of the large square riggers still in operation today, but she is soon to get a transplant of 21st century technology in the shape of a hybrid power system that will enable the ship to cruise out of Bergen harbor without any greenhouse gas emissions.

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Arranmore RNLI station gets new President.

Photos by Nora Flanagan

1. Sebastian Sebo. Majella O’Donnell

2. Erin Mc Cafferty, Majella O’Donnell, John Mc Cafferty.

3. Coxswain Jimmy Early, Majella O’Donnell

4. Jimmy Early, Nora Flanagan, Majella O’Donnell. John Mc Hugh, John Mc Cafferty, Erin Mc Cafferty, Sebastian Sebo

5. Jimmy Early, Sharon O’Donnell

6. John Mc Hugh showing the ropes and knots to the new crew

Majella O’Donnell, wife of Singer Daniel is now the President of Arranmore RNLI Lifeboat Station.

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Time Charter coverage for NAT vessels in focus with major oil companies in the West and the East

Nordic American Tankers Ltd (NYSE:NAT)

In the autumn of 2017, we advised you of our time charter activities/contracts with oil companies such as Shell, BP, ExxonMobil and other major oil companies in the West and in the East. The contract with ExxonMobil has expired but we do work for them on a regular basis.

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