Remote controlled ships could sail Baltic within three years; Start-up containership company buys its first 7 ships

Remote controlled ships could sail Baltic within three years
Remote controlled ships could sail Baltic within three years
May 22, 2017 — Fully remote controlled vessels could be operating in the Baltic Sea in three years, with autonomous commercial traffic following by 2025. That’s the vision of the One Sea Autonomous Maritime Ecosystem. Founded last year, One Sea is led by Helsinki, Finland, headquartered DIMECC Oy.

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Samui Regatta – AY Race Report 1

 

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Goto AY Race Report 1Samui Regatta – Crews searching for speed advantages…
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May 22nd, Koh Samui, Thailand: After a very entertaining Opening Day party, at Zico’s Brazilian Bar & Grill, the sailors got down to the serious business of racing, under a magnificent blue sky and a brisk 12 to 14 knot South Westerly. As many of the yachts have come over 1500nm to compete here, the crews were ready to strut their stuff, right from the very start and keen to find some speed advantage over their competitors. With the wind predicted to fade away in the next couple of days, PRO Ross Chisholm fired away three windward / leeward races in quick succession and got the regatta off to a flying start. Goto AY Race Report 1 and Photo Gallery for the latest images.

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Arranmore Lifeboat rescues two people off Glen Head

By Nora Flanagan, Arranmore Lifeboat Press Officer
 The RNLI Arranmore lifeboat was called out to assist two people in a boat with engine failure off the coast of Glen Head, County Donegal on Saturday evening 20th May at 8 35pm. The boat which had left Bunbeg and was on its way to Sligo, developed engine trouble and was taking in water  and had to drop anchor off Glen Head until the lifeboat secured a tow rope. The lifeboat proceeded to tow the stricken vessel to Burtonport where it was placed in dry dock for repair. Jimmy Early, coxswain of the lifeboat said the crew did the right thing calling out the lifeboat and as we approach the summer that people should be aware or the RNLI’s Respect The Water Campaign.

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2017 Melges 24 European Sailing Series in Riva Final Day – Maidollis and Taki 4 are the crowned winners in Riva

 

Gianluca Perego’s Maidollis ITA854 helmed by Carlo Fracassoli – the winner in the overall ranking in Riva – photo (c)IM24CA/ZGN/Mauro Melandri

 

May 21, 2017 – Riva del Garda, Italy – The second event of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series goes off with a strong Ora wind around of 18 knots that leads Gian Luca Perego’s Maidollis ITA854 (1-5-DNS today) on top of the podium of the event valid also as Melges 24 Italian Open Nationals hosted by Fraglia della Vela Riva in co-operation with the Italian Melges 24 Class Association and International Melges 24 Class Association.

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FOILING BAY: Winners keep the lead!

 

Key points:
– The first french event 100 % dedicated to foiling boats and boards.
– 4 days of unique regattas dedicated to foiling from May 18th – 21st.
– 5 disciplines on the same body of water.
– More than 100 competitors of 9 different nationalities.
– 1st World Foiling Stand Up Paddle Event.
– Various onshore activities and entertainment.
– Rights-free photos and videos are available daily during the event.

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One week to go!

 

One more week to go until the start of the Vuurschepen Race and the opening of the North Sea Regatta Week on 27 May 2017! At this moment we see 64 yachts on the entry list for the offshore race from Scheveningen to Harwich of which 39 fully crewed and 15 TwoHanded. At this moment nearly 200 boats are registered for the inshore races on 2, 3 and 4 June, including almost 40 participants for the J22 Worlds. With 67 on the North Course and a whopping 121 on the South Course we are really happy with the entry level! We’re proud to announce that Cornelis Vrolijk is the new sponsor for the Vuurschepen Race for the next few years. Welcome on board!

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Super Steady Platoon Win Rolex TP52 World Title

(Saturday 20th May, Scarlino) – Harm Müller-Spreer’s Platoon crew got the better of the five-time title holders Quantum Racing during an exciting winner takes all final day showdown to win the Rolex TP52 World Championship title for the first time. Their seemingly unerring consistency across the challenging, hard-to-read conditions proved telling. Though they did not win a race, only once in eight contests did Platoon finish out of the top three, counting five second places. Third in 2008, losing out on the final day in Puerto Portals to finish third, this time the Platoon crew stayed super focused and closed out their first world title together.

 

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2017 Melges 24 European Sailing Series in Riva Day Two – The Wind Factory is back in action on Lake Garda

 

Claudio Ceradini’s Altea ITA722 helmed by Andrea Racchelli, also boat of the day on Day 2 in Riva (c) IM24CA/ZGN/Mauro Melandri

May 20, 2017 – Riva del Garda, Italy – After a not so generous first day, the Wind Factory is back in action in Riva del Garda. Starting from the early morning, a steady Peler of variable intensity between 8 and 15 knots allowed the completion of three very fast races: in the end, a perfect day for the second event of the 2017 Melges 24 European Sailing Series and Italian Open Nationals.

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Samui Regatta – AY Pre-Regatta Report

 

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Big boys back together at 16th Samui Regatta…
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May 20th, Koh Samui, Thailand: Regatta attendance this season has been up and down, but the lure of some fun, on a tropical Thai island, is hard to resist and continues to attract top level International teams, that over the years have put Samui Island on the map, as a world-class sailing destination. This is also the season ending 2016-17 AsianYachting Grand Prix (AYGP) scoring event and although Anthony Root and Steve Manning’s Ker Custom 42 Black Baza, have already mathematically defended the title, they will be officially awarded the 2016-17 AYGP Skipper and Yacht of the Year awards, at the combined Samui Regatta prize presentation.

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FOILING BAY: Over 15 races held across the fleets

Key points:
– The first french event 100 % dedicated to foiling boats and boards.
– 4 days of unique regattas dedicated to foiling from May 18th – 21st.
– 5 disciplines on the same body of water.
– More than 100 competitors of 9 different nationalities.
– 1st World Foiling Stand Up Paddle Event.
– Various onshore activities and entertainment.

Conditions were perfect on the first official day of racing with 15 races for all entries. With 14 boats having entered, the Flying Phantom races have been really intensive right up until the last leg. The Race Directors of each class have made the most of the sailing area by setting up short and technical races suitable for each craft, offering an outstanding show.

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