2018 Melges 24 European Sailing Series: a full series leads War Canoe on top of the podium, Lenny wins among the Corinthians and gets silver medal in overall

The American entry War Canoe USA841 of Mike Goldfarb affirmed itself as a winner of the event in Portoroz. Photo ©ZGN/IM24CA

Estonian team Lenny EST790 by Tõnu Tõniste is not only silver medal in the overall podium, but also the winner in the Corinthian division. Photo ©ZGN/IM24CA
April 29, 2018 – Pdrtoroz, Slovenia – It has been a weekend of light sea breeze in the bay of Piran and Portoroz, but still the Melges 24 fleet, composed for this occasion of twenty-five boats from eleven countries, managed to complete a whole series of scheduled nine races for the second event of the 2018 Melges 24 European Sailing Series.

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A Finnish water sports professional attempts a world record powered by solar energy

Erkka Lehtonen, a Finnish wakeboarding professional, aims for a 12-hour continuous performance in wakeboarding. The attempt will take place in water sports centre Laguuni. Laguuni’s cable wakeboarding track is powered by a solar electricity system with 20 solar panels, provided by the Finnish clean-energy company Fortum.

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Top of the Gulf Regatta – AY Race Report 2

 

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23rd Coronation Cup
43rd National Optimist Championship

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2017/18 AY Grand Prix Event

Difficult day all round…
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
29th April 2018:
The full scope of conditions, from dead calm for a few hours, to squally rain storms, 90 degree wind shift blowing off the first race, and eventually settling down to a fading Southerly. Kept the race committee busy relaying courses and a long day on the water for the sailors. PRO Simon James sent the IRC Classes on a long passage race and managed to complete two races for the One-Design Platu 25 Class, contesting the Coronation Cup. Almost 200 dinghies, Optimists, radio controlled boats, kite boards for the first time and launching the S\V14 for people with disabilities with display sailing, took place in a festival of sail, despite the conditions at Ocean Marina Yacht Club. Goto AY Photo Gallery

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2018 Melges 24 European Sailing Series: Corinthians Ruling on the Second Day in Portoroz

Boat of the day was the Estonian entry Lenny EST790 competing in the Corinthian division with the twice-olympian Tonu Toniste in helm. Photo ©ZGN/IM24CA
April 28, 2018 – Portoroz, Slovenia – Second day of light breeze on the bay of Portoroz, where the Melges 24 Fleet is competing for the second act of the 2018 Melges 24 European Sailing Series. Despite the AP flag hoisted early in the morning in Yacht Club Marina Portoroz clubhouse, the Race Committee presided by Bojan Gale still managed to benefit at the best from the sea breeze that filled in around midday, adding three more races to the series and making the discard of the worst result of the series come into play.

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Top of the Gulf Regatta – AY Race Report 1

 

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23rd Coronation Cup
43rd National Optimist Championship

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2017/18 AY Grand Prix Event

Rain delays the start of the regatta…
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
28th April 2018:
Waking up to the sound of thunder, lightning and rain, is very demoralizing for sailors to approach the days proceedings. As the radar displayed a widespread pattern, the AP flag was hoisted ashore and left sailors looking out to sea and hoping for a break in the weather. PRO Simon James and the race team were on station and just after 1100 the AP was lowered and sailors headed out wearing wet weather gear, into the drizzling rain. The saving grace was an 8 to 10 knot Northerly that got Race 1 underway and completed but an approaching storm cell signaled no further racing today.

 

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Ex Westpac Express now largest high speed ferry on Irish Sea; Prudential Capital and Crowley complete $100 million private placement

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VIDEO: Ex Westpac Express now largest high speed ferry on Irish Sea
April 27, 2018 — The former Westpac Express, an Austal high speed cat delivered in 2001 and chartered by the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift until January 2018, has now entered service with Irish Ferries as the Dublin Swift, following an extensive refurbishment at the Harland & Wolff shipyard in Belfast. The 100.9 m Dublin Swift replaces a smaller Austal cat, the Jonathan Swift, delivered in 1999, on the Dublin Holyhead route and is now the largest fast ferry crossing the Irish Sea.

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2018 Melges 24 European Sailing Series: On Day One of the Regatta, Portoroz Gets Colored in Stars and Stripes

War Canoe USA841 by Mike Goldfarb affirms itself as most consistent of the day. Photo © ZGN/ IM24CA

April 27, 2018 – Portoroz, Slovenia – The second event of the 2018 Melges 24 European Sailing Series kicks off with a full day of racing in the spectacular Slovenian bay of Piran: after having left the moorings of Yacht Club Marina Portoroz for the start at 12.00 as by schedule, the twenty-five participating crews of eleven nations have completed three races with Northerly breeze that progressively went decreasing in the afternoon.

 

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Three more ships for FY 2019 NDAA?; Tests for ferry autodocking system successful

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House panel would add three more ships to FY 2019 NDAA
April 26, 2018 — The House Armed Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Seapower & Projection Forces is meeting today to mark up its proposal for the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Many of the subcommittee’s proposals will be music to the ears of American shipbuilders. The panel recommends building two more littoral combat ships, along with an additional aircraft carrier.

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