GGR Day 227 – The race for 3rd place continues


Day 227 – The Race for 3rd continues

  • Uku Randmaa overcomes rigging failure and sliced finger, but sees lead over Istvan Kopar shrink
  • Kopar struggling with emergency steering and health issues
  • Tapio Lehtinen makes most ground after rounding Cape Horn but now faces a fishing blockade and calms

Dateline: 14:00 UTC  – 13/02/2019 Les Sables d’Olonne. France

Uku Randmaa – still smiling despite a badly cut finger

Istvan Kopar now wearing a harness day and night to avoid tripping over new emergency tiller and falling overboard.
Tapio Lehtinen – facing a massive fleet of trawlers ahead of him

There has been good and bad news from 3rd placed Uku Randmaa and his Rustler 36 One and All. Now within 2,500 miles of the Les Sables d’Olonne finish line, the Estonian skipper has solved his immediate hunger problems by catching two large marlin during the past week, which should extend his meagre supplies of basic freeze dried food to the end of the race.


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Showdown in Salalah looms after EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour’s close encounters of the Duqm kind

EFG Sailing Arabia The Tour 2019
Photo : Vincent Curutchet / LLOYD IMAGES / Oman Sail

EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour returned to the cut and thrust of intensive Stadium racing in Duqm on Wednesday, with the impressive port’s inner harbour the arena for five high-speed encounters between the international teams. A solid breeze of up to 24 knots powered the Diam 24 trimarans around the tight courses, with four different winners again highlighting the competitive nature of the world-class fleet.

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Powerful new fireboat is Schottel equipped; Zero-emission, zero-crew box ship to have PG Flow Solution pumps

February 12th, 2019 — The Branddirektor Westphal, Europe’s most advanced fireboat, will soon enter service in the Port of Hamburg with a pumping capacity three to four times greater than the port’s existing fireboats. To ensure maximum maneuverability and optimal efficiency, the boat is fitted with two Schottel Rudderpropellers and two Schottel Transverse Thrusters.

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The Swedish Club Delivers Expert Advice on Dealing with the Sulphur Cap 2020

On 1 January 2020 vessel owners must have made the decision to install exhaust gas scrubbers or to burn low sulphur or alternative fuels. The cost implications of any decision will be difficult to predict and there is no shortage of opinions in the marketplace.  To assist the shipowner, The Swedish Club has cut through the chatter and obtained expert advice from a leading marine engineering consultancy and from experts in contract law.

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All American Marine launches hybrid electric cat for Kitsap Transit; World’s largest LNG bunker vessel christened in Hamburg

Feb 11th 2019
February 11th, 2019 — Designed by Glosten, Seattle, the 150 passenger aluminum catamaran Waterman has been built for Kitsap Transit and will operate during peak times on Kitsap’s Bremerton-Port Orchard or Bremerton-Annapolis routes. It is the second hybrid electric vessel built by All American Marine, its first was the 128 ft x 30 ft monohull tour boat Enhydra, delivered to San Francisco’s Red and White Fleet in September last year.

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