Melges 24 European Championship 2018 – The Final Countdown to 2018 Melges 24 European Championship Starts Now

July 28, 2018 – Riva del Garda, Italy – Melges 24 International Class most prestigious 2018 event in Europe – Melges 24 European Championship – begins in exactly one week. The event will be hosted by the Event Factory – Fraglia Vela Riva in cooperation with the International Melges 24 Class Association (IM24CA) and the Italian Melges 24 Class Association from August 3rd to 10th. We have 73 entries hailing from 18 countries and we can’t help but say it is shaping up to be a fantastic regatta!

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Balestrero Stays on Top at 2018 Melges 32 World League in Riva del Garda

2018 Melges 32 World League, European Division – Riva del Garda

Riva del Garda, Italy (July 27, 2018) – For a second consecutive day, Matteo Balestrero and his GIOGI team remain atop the field of sixteen boats participating at the 2018 Melges 32 World League event in Riva del Garda. Holding firm in second place is Edoardo Lupi and Massimo Pessina sailing TORPYONE. One point further back, completing the daily podium is reigning World Champion Pavel Kuznetsov aboard TAVATUY.

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July AYGP News – It’s lift-off for 2018-19 Season

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2018/2019 AYGP Skipper & Yacht of the Year
“Hardest sports trophy to win in Asia”

It’s lift-off for the 2018-19 AsianYachting Grand Prix…
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July 27th 2018: With the SW’ly trade wind in the high teens, Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek, kicked off the 17th edition of the AsianYachting Grand Prix (AYGP) with a bang and in grand style. All 36 Skippers and Yachts buckled down in heavy going conditions, for an eight race program over 4 days and based on their overall class placing’s, have scored valuable points in the AYGP Rankings. With a polished crew performance, Ray Roberts TP52 Team Hollywood scored 8 bullets to defend the IRC 1 class title for the third time and send themselves directly to the top the annual AYGP Rankings, for an early lead in the race for the 2018-19 AYGP Skipper and Yacht of the Year titles.

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Three Up, Three Down Gives Balestrero the Melges 32 Edge in Riva del Garda

2018 Melges 32 World League, European Division – Riva del Garda

Riva del Garda, Italy (July 26, 2018) – Three spectacular races were held on Lake Garda in 14 knots of breeze today. The stunning race conditions ultimately inserted Italy’s Matteo Balestrero at the helm of GIOGI in first place overall at the third Melges 32 World League event of 2018.

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COSCO Shipping comes under cyber attack; Duck boat law based on ignored 1999 NTSB findings in works

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Duck boat law based on ignored 1999 NTSB findings in works
July 25, 2018 — The duck boat accident that claimed 17 lives when a Ride the Ducks Branson vessel sank in Table Rock Lake in Stone County near Branson, MO, June 19, is far from being the first such incident involving the refurbished World War II DUKWs.

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KVH Videotel Launches Tasked-based Competency

New feature is designed to enhance evaluating and documenting seafarer skills as part of Videotel Performance Manager
KVH Videotel announces a new feature of its innovative Videotel Performance Manager service that provides the ability to structure task-based competency assessments for seafarers on any given subject and monitor progress as they develop their skills. Evaluating and documenting the competency of seafarers and enabling them to perform at the peak of their abilities are of critical importance to ship operators.

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