STOP PRESS – Mark Slats faces time penalty for breach of Satellite communication rules


STOP PRESS –  Storm clouds surround Mark Slats

Dutchman faces time penalty for breach of Satellite communication rules  

Dateline: 18:03 UTC  28. 01. 2019 – Les Sables d’Olonne, France

Mark Slats faces time penalty for actions taken by his Team Manager in controvention of Race Rules.

Slats  is now heading for La Corunna to ascape a storm due to hit the Bay of Biscay on Thursday.

Second placed Golden Globe Race skipper Mark Slats tonight is facing a time penalty for a breach of satellite communication rules, and direct outside assistance from his Dutch team manager Dick Koopmans.

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Shell bunkers first LNG fueled vessel in CMA CGM Group; NCDOT ferry to start Ocrakoke Island service

Fuel transfer turns deadly
January 28, 2019 — The 1,400 TEU Containerships Nord, was delivered to CMA CGM subsidiary Containerships, by Wenchong Shipyard, Guangzhou, China, last month. It is the first of four LNG dual fueled containerships on order at the shipyard for the CMA CGM subsidiary.

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GGR Day 211 – Van Den Heede Van Den Heede ETA 08:00 UTC Tuesday

Day 211 –  Van Den Heede – Last 100 miles to finish

  • ETA – 08:00 UTC Tuesday 29th January
  • 2nd placed Mark Slats trails 321 miles 

Dateline: 11:00 UTC  28. 01. 2019 – Les Sables d’Olonne, France

Jean-Luc Van Den Heede running towards the finish line.

Mark Slats has beeb pushing hard, but faces one last storm on Wednesday and is expected to reach the finish late Thursday. 
A huge crowd will gather to welcome the first two finishers in the Les Sables d’Olonne GGR Race Village.

Jean-Luc Van Den Heede endured another tough night with 45knots winds and 6-7m seas but  his Rustler 36 Matmut is now within 100 miles of the finish line at Les Sables d’Olonne and the 73-year old Frenchman is  expected to  arrive to a huge welcome at 08:00 UTC tomorrow (09:00 French time)

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Nongsa Regatta – AY Race Report 3

4th Nongsa Regatta 2019

AY Race Report 3 & Summary

Waka Tere claims their 3rd Nongsa Regatta title…
By AY MultiMedia
January 27th, Batam, Indonesia: What a way to finish a regatta. Pumping 20 knot North Easterly, blue sky and warm sunny conditions, often described as T-Shirt and shorts sailing weather. Although there have been many equipment failures over the three days of racing, these have been sent to test the sailors resilience and sailing gear. That is precisely why they cross the Strait to experience these conditions, as they are not available in Singapore. Although Kurt Metzger’s Nelson 10 Waka Tere, was sitting in the box seat, three more windward/ leeward races to finish the regatta, were scheduled and judging by the earlier races, anything could happen and usually does. Check out the AY Photo Gallery

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Nongsa Regatta – AY Race Report 2


4th Nongsa Regatta 2019

AY Race Report 2

The rich get richer, while others gain valuable experience
By AY MultiMedia
January 26th, Batam, Indonesia: Although the NE’ly trade wind moderated a little today, the confused, choppy sea remains, which makes it extremely difficult to get into the grove on the downwind rides. Three windward/leeward races were conducted and the yachts that have come prepared to battle the elements, have risen to the top, while the lesser experienced crews are getting their teamwork together and controlling the boat better. For safety reasons, Clement Lim’s SMUMAD has become the second casualty from the regatta, reducing the keelboat fleet to 7 and the crew have joined other yachts, to increase the weight on the rail. While the Optimist and Laser 4.7’s continued racing within the confines of the marina. Check out the AY Photo Gallery

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