Only eight ships in FY2018 Navy shipbuilding budget; First European Built LNG Bunkering Tanker Named

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Only eight ships in FY2018 Navy shipbuilding budget
May 24, 2017 — If you thought the Trump Administration would kickstart the path to a 355 ship Navy in its FY 2018 budget submission, think again. Though the overall Navy budget is up, this year’s shipbuilding request actually asks for fewer ships than were funded for FY 2017. Notably, just one LCS is requested. How all this fits with keeping those “hot production lines” at shipyards remains to be seen.

 

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Melges 14 Stadium Sailing High School Challenge brings the sport of sailing to the masses

 

GROSSE POINTE, Mich. (May 21, 2017) – High school sailors battled it out this weekend at the Melges 14 Stadium Sailing High School Challenge. With cheers and camera clicks from the audience on the bleachers, the Melges 14 put on a big show for the crowd. It was the perfect boat for Stadium Sailing, a brand new format designed to bring the sport of sailing closer to the public eye—literally.

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Samui Regatta – AY Race Report 3

 

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Intensity grows as we reach the half way mark…
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May 24th, Koh Samui, Thailand: Already some ole rivalry’s have emerged and bound to intensify, as we reach the half way mark and go into the final days. Nothing more serious than the Mandrake versus Black Baza battle. While Black Baza has won all the blue water offshore classics to claim the AYGP Skipper and Yacht of the Year awards, for the last two seasons, Mandrake has beaten them in most the multi race regattas, they have contested and are claiming a moral victory. The AYGP point scoring system, is already under review for next season and likely changes are in the wind. Luck was again on PRO Ross Chisholm‘s side, as the wind spotters found 8 to 12 knots on the North East of Samui and the race makers quickly swung into action and fired off 2 windward / leeward races, before the wind faded away. Seven races have now been completed out of a 10 race program and its the first time ever, that the drop race has been introduced after 2 days of racing.

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LCS 12 completes acceptance trials; Samsung Heavy books $100 million LNG carrier order

LCS 12 completes acceptance trials
May 23, 2017 — Naval Sea Systems Command reports that the Navy’s future USS Omaha (LCS 12) successfully conducted its acceptance trials May 12 after completing a series of graded in-port and underway demonstrations for the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV). During the trial, the Navy conducted comprehensive tests of LCS 12 intended to demonstrate the performance of the propulsion plant, ship handling, and auxiliary systems.

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FOILING BAY: Julien Villon crowned 2017 King of The Bay 2017!

 

Key points:
– The first French event to be 100 % dedicated to foiling boats and boards.
– 4 days of racing on foils from 18th – 21st May.
– 5 disciplines on the same race area.
– Over 100 competitors from 9 different nations.
– 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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Marion Bermuda Race to the Rock

 
Marion Bermuda Race to the Rock
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Marion MA- May 23, 2017: Entry closes for the 40th anniversary and 21st biennial Marion Bermuda Race this Saturday, May 27, 2017 and all information required on the entry forms must be completed by then. Entries now stand at 51 yachts. The start of this blue-water classic is June 9 from Marion, The race finishes in the midst of America’s Cup activity in Bermuda some four or five days later.

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Samui Regatta – AY Race Report 2

 

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Skippers looking for consistency
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May 23rd, Koh Samui, Thailand: Despite the grim looking weather forecast and the mirror like surface in Chaweng Bay this morning, the early wind scouts found 12 to 15 knot Westerly, blowing down the Strait between Samui and Koh Phangan. The tropical depression formed over the Nicobar Islands to the West of Phuket, is moving slower than expected and producing the Westerly flow we’re experiencing. With a smile on the dial, PRO Ross Chisholm fired away one windward / leeward race, then the IRC Racers and Multihull’s joined the Cruising Class, on a 26nm Coastal course between the islands. After yesterdays opening rounds, things are getting serious, with crews more than ever determined to please the skippers in their quest for consistency and the elusive silverware, for their trophy cabinets. Goto AY Photo Gallery for the latest images.

 

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Exmouth RNLI volunteers officially name their new ‘workhorse’ George Bearman II

Photos: (Credit Simon Culliford)

PR220517-1 Pauline Smith names George Bearman II with Helm, Roger Jackson.

PR220517-2 Molly Stott presents to Pauline Smith and receives flowers from Martin Gregory.

A Naming and Dedication ceremony took place at Exmouth lifeboat station for the second D class lifeboat provided by Pauline Smith, in memory of her grandfather, George Bearman.

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