2019 Melges 24 North American Championship Gets Serious on Day Two

Travis Weisleder’s Lucky Dog/Gill Race Team got serious on Day Two winning both races and moving up the leaderboard to second place overall. – © Bill Crawford – Harbor Pictures Company

August 17, 2019 – Traverse City, Michigan, USA – Day Two at the 2019 Melges 24 North American Championship (NAC) got off to a slightly slower start. An initial general recall on the first attempt to start Race Four resulted in a two hour, on-the-water postponement. During that time, PRO Jeff Maier and his dedicated GTYC Race Committee picked up shop and moved further south. Teams waited for the breeze to build.

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Western Circuit – AY Race Report 1

22nd SMU-RM Western Circuit Sailing Regatta 2019

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Great start to 22nd Western Circuit…
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August 17th 2019, Raffles Marina, Singapore: Although an overcast sky, was followed by a heavy downpour in the morning, it left behind a gusty 12 to 16 knot Southerly breeze, which turned into sunny, hazy conditions for the rest of the day. This allowed the Race Officers on 4 courses, to run multiple races and get the 22nd edition off to a flying start from Day 1. At the skippers briefing, PRO Jerry Rollin issued some Special Instructions and course alterations, in case the forecast breeze came across the Western Johor Strait and paved the way for smoother operations on the water. All the skippers and crew in 14 classes, were keen to get going and put an end to all the speculation. Check out the AY Photo Gallery

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Zingara Takes the Melges 24 North American Championship Lead

Richard Reid’ s Zingara with Scott Nixon as tactician triumphed on Day 1 with an impressive 1-2-2 scoreline. – 

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August 16, 2019 – Traverse City, Michigan, USA – Opening day at the 2019 Melges 24 North American Championship (NAC) produced three great races leaving Canada’s Richard Reid at the helm of Zingara with a significant 11-point lead over Mike ‘Flow Master’ Dow’s Flying Toaster in second place. Jack Jenning’s Pied Piper/National Marine Melges 24 got a warm welcomed back from the fleet ending the day in third.

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SMU-RM Western Circuit – AY Pre-Regatta Report

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Bring on the 22nd Western Circuit racing action…
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August 16th 2019, Raffles Marina, Singapore: The long running Western Circuit is ready for the 22nd edition, with over 90 sailing craft lining up in multiple classes, for Singapore’s premier racing event. Organised by the Singapore Management University and Raffles Marina the big boat classes consist of keelboats, multihull’s, SB20’s, PY and J24’s, are joined by Access 2.3’s for disabled sailors, plus seven men’s and women Windsurfing classes, over two weekends (Aug 17, 18 & 24), for the annual sailing bonanza. Each year the SMU organising team is brimming full of youthful enthusiasm and combined with Raffles Marina excellent facilities, have built a reputation for lively fleet racing and fun filled post race parties. Up for grabs this weekend is, the SMU President’s Cup, SB20 International Cup and the Inter-Tertiary Windsurfing Championship (ITWC) 2019 titles.

 

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White Paper: Pollution Prevention for Bilges of Ships

White Paper: Pollution Prevention for Bilges of Ships
The shipping industry worldwide is acting in good faith to comply to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Resolution MEPC.107(49) for pollution prevention equipment for machinery spaces of bilges of ships. Alfa Laval’s latest white paper on bilge water compliance issues and oily water separation offers readers insights into why compliance with bilge water regulations can be difficult. The paper also examines what maritime authorities, ship owners and operators, and bilge water treatment system suppliers can do to promote compliance.
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2019 Melges 24 North American Championship Gets Serious

Melges 24 fleet in Grand Traverse, Michigan – photo © Grand Traverse Yacht Club

August 14, 2019 – Traverse City, Michigan, USA – The International Melges 24 Class Association (IM24CA) is just hours away from the start of its North American Championship (NAC), and forty-two, super-tough Melges 24 teams are over-the-top excited about the highly-competitive, big-fleet racing action that lies ahead. Loaded to the gills with some of sailing’s biggest industry sponsors and partners, the NAC is destined to be the finest Melges 24 regatta on the North American continent in 2019.

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