Samui Regatta – AY Race Report 2

 

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Wait, wait, wait at the 18th Samui Regatta…
By AY MultiMedia
May 28th, Koh Samui, Thailand: Sailing has often been described as playing the waiting game. It starts with waiting for the crew to turn up, then the wind to arrive and waiting for the tide to change and other variables, before actually leaving the mooring. Today was one of those days. The crew mustered at an early hour and departed for the offshore starting area. Although there was a light sea breeze at the beach, the further we got out to sea, the less breeze there was. Until we arrived at the start boat, that looked like a painted ship sitting on a glassy surface and PRO Ross Chisholm radioing the mark boats, that were dispatched to the north and southern reaches of Koh Samui, looking for wind. Follow the action in the AY Photo Gallery

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E-Melges 24 – May 2019

The Second Event of the 2019 Melges 24 European Sailing Series Goes for Maidollis.
38 teams from 12 countries were competing in Malcesine on Lake Garda for the event valid also as first act of the Italian Melges 24 Tour On May 3-5. The victory goes to Gian Luca Perego’s Maidollis ITA854 (8 points), with Carlo Fracassoli at helm and Enrico Fonda calling tactics. In the Corinthian division victory goes to Miles Quinton’s Gill Race Team GBR694 with Geoff Carveth at the helm.
Overall TOP 3:
1. Maidollis ITA854 – Carlo Fracassoli 8 pts
2. Altea ITA722 – Andrea Racchelli 13 pts
3. Bombarda ITA860 – Andrea Pozzi 18 pts
Corinthian TOP 3:
1. Gill Race Team GBR694 – Geoff Carveth 35 pts
2. Taki 4 ITA778 – Niccolo Bertola 45 pts
3. Lenny EST790 – Tõnu Tõniste 49 pts
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CA News: CA boosts European Inland Waterways Guides collection

A series of 10 new, full colour guides to moorings on the French inland waterways has been launched by the European Inland Waterways Section (EIWS) of the Cruising Association (CA) and is now available to purchase.
The guides have been produced by Gordon Knight and currently cover the Canal du Centre; Canal du Loing and Canal de Briare; Canal entre Champagne et Bourgogne; Canal Latéral à la Loire; Canal Latéral à la Marne; the River Marne; Canal du Rhône au Rhin; Canal du Rhône au Rhin (Nord) and Canal de Colmar; Canal de la Marne au Rhin (Est) and Canal de la Sarre and River Saar.

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Samui Regatta – AY Race Report 1

 

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Tricky start to the 18th Samui Regatta…
By AY MultiMedia
May 27th, Koh Samui, Thailand: Weather predicting in the equatorial belt, can be a hit and miss science. Daily the predictions are changing from the day before and today was one of those days. On the second lap of the first race, a sheer in the wind appeared across the course. Looking up wind, on the right hand side, the Westerly persisted but on the left hand side, what appeared to be a sea breeze was pushing its way in. In the middle of the course, was a parking lot, so if you found yourself in no mans land, they were left behind and if you wisely clung to the morning breeze side and stayed in the pressure, would romp away with glee and be standing on the podium. A long wait endured for the breeze to settle before the second race got underway, in building strength and steady direction, for the resumption of the expected order of placing’s. Follow the action in AY Photo Gallery

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IRClass hosts multi-stakeholder seminar on IMO sulphur limit compliance and GHG emissions strategy

Indian Register of Shipping hosts multi-stakeholder seminar on IMO sulphur limit compliance and GHG emissions strategy

MUMBAI, INDIA, 28 May 2019 – The Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass), a leading ship classification society, recently hosted a seminar in which industry stakeholders discussed the impending 2020 IMO fuel sulphur regulation and the initial IMO Strategy on reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from ships.

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Goldfarb Wins Melges 24 National Championship, Suddath Named Corinthian National Champ

Fairhope, Ala. USA – May 26, 2019) – The final day of competition at the 2019 Melges 24 Nationals concluded in dramatic fashion with Seattle, Washington’s Michael Goldfarb at the helm of Warcanoe with crew members David Brink, Jonny Goldsberry and Morten Henriksen becoming the new Melges 24 U.S. National Champions!

A total of seven races were completed, and although K.C. Shannon’s Shaka maintained a strong lead for the last two days, it was the discards that mostly helped Goldfarb drop his worst score and take over the lead at the completion of Race Six. Even still, he kept consistent with two more single-digit finishes that earned him the win, and title of 2019 Melges 24 U.S. National Champion.

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Samui Regatta – AY Pre-Regatta Report

 

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Much to celebrate at the 18th Samui Regatta…
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May 26th, Koh Samui, Thailand: It never ceases to amaze me, how International teams rally around after a busy year and come to the Samui Regatta, for the 2018-19 Season ending shoot out. With the lure of some fun in the sun, on a tropical Thai island, both on and off the water, is hard to resist and continues to attract top level International teams, from Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia and Thailand, that over the years have transformed Samui Island into a world-class sailing and sports tourism destination. The regatta has a new home this year and will be headquartered at the stunning 5-star Synergy Samui Resort, which have welcomed everyone with open arms, to a beachfront hub from which to operate the regatta, as well as hosting a number of daily prize giving’s.

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Shakin’ and Bakin’ in Alabama at Melges 24 Nationals

(Fairhope, Ala. USA – May 25, 2019) – An initial on-shore postponement kicked-off the second day of racing at the 2019 Melges 24 U.S. National Championship hosted by the Fairhope Yacht Club in Fairhope, Alabama. The intense heat produced more light air, keeping K.C. Shannon and tactician Jackson Benvenutti on Shaka in the lead for a second consecutive day.

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Melges 24s Fired Up in Fairhope

Melges 24s Fired Up in Fairhope

(Fairhope, Ala. USA – May 24, 2019) – Opening day at the 2019 U.S. Melges 24 National Championship was HOT, with record-breaking temps and light to moderate breezes out of the South-Southwest. Four races were completed with Fayetteville, Georgia’s K.C. Shannon at the helm of Shaka with tactician Jackson Benvenutti taking the overall event lead. Bruce Ayres’ Monsoon with Mike Buckley as tactician finished the day solid in second place.

 

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