Record breaking run to Fishhead Island…
Record breaking run to Fishhead Island…
26 teams started the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge – the toughest rowing race in the
world. The teams left Gomera, part of the Canary Islands, on the 14th December 2017 to
row 3,000 miles to Antigua. 2 hours on, 2 hours off, non-stop for up to 60 days. Among
the 10 teams rowing as a pair were The Oardinary Boys – 22 year-olds George Randell and Oliver Glanville. They were aiming to raise £60,000 for their two charities, The Against
Malaria Foundation and Alzheimer’s Research UK.
Another breezy day on Biscayne Bay brings the second stage of the 2017-18 Miami Winter Series to an end, Freides is stage winner and overall ranking leader
MIAMI, Fla. (Feb. 11, 2018) – Sunshine and big breeze ushered in the final day of competition at the 2017-18 Miami Winter Series hosted by Coconut Grove Sailing Club (GCSC). With idyllic, simply spectacular racing conditions in place for a third day in a row, it’s no surprise Drew Freides’ PACIFIC YANKEE took the overall win alongside of team members Morgan Reeser as tactician and Charlie Smythe.
Three additional races in beautiful conditions enable Freides to further secure the lead
MIAMI, Fla. (Feb. 10, 2018) – The second day of racing at the 2017-18 Melges 20 Miami Winter Series hosted by Coconut Grove Sailing Club (CGSC) spawned another fantastic three races to bring the total completed to six. And, with the sixth race counted, the typical lowest score of each team is discarded making the day all the more worthwhile, keeping spectators in suspense.
Racing to meet King Neptune at the Equator…
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
11:02:2018 Batam, Indonesia: When was the last time, you picked up the hand bearing compass to see if the boat is making progress, into the strong tidal current or if your on a collision course with passing traffic? This is part of the navigators duty, while the rest of the crew are changing/trimming sails to suite the circumstances and having fun, pushing the boat along as fast as they can.
Another day of perfect conditions in Miami enables Freides’ PACIFIC YANKEE team to rocket to the lead with a three-bullet day
MIAMI, Fla. (Feb. 9, 2018) – As if on repeat from the 2017 December event, the first day of the February Miami Winter Series dialed up near perfect conditions with great breeze, sunshine and warm temps to give northern sailors a much needed break from the cold. Starting on-time, PRO Blake Middleton along with his stable of volunteers from the Coconut Grove Sailing Club (GCSC) set a square, 1.2nm race course and the fleet got underway.
The 2018 Melges 20 racing season kicks off on both sides of the pond this weekend – Event No. 2 in Miami, and the elegant Primo Cup in Monaco
MIAMI, Fla. (Feb. 8, 2018) – Closing in on the tenth season of Miami Melges 20 racing, the second event of the 2017/18 Winter Series looks to be hotly contested under what is forecasted to be near perfect Miami conditions; 80 degrees, sunny and breeze in the 9-15 kts range. A solid core of Melges 20 sailors from around the globe are prepared to do battle, and it looks like eight races will get completed. The only uncertainty is which team will be crowned champions.
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has signed a new partnership agreement with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The agreement will help promote sustainable shipping through a range of safety- and environment-focused capacity-building activities in the maritime and port sectors in selected countries.
It brings together IMO, the United Nations maritime agency which sets global standards for safe, secure, efficient and environment-friendly international shipping, and the multilateral development bank EBRD, which has experience in supporting comprehensive transport related development activities and practices in the maritime and port sectors.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on Thursday (8 February) by IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim and the First Vice President of the EBRD, Phil Bennett. (Photos here.)
“This strategic partnership, combining IMO’s global mandate and outreach and EBRD’s experience and expertise on investment and finance, is expected to contribute a great deal to sustainable maritime transport and the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals,” said Secretary-General Lim.
As part of the United Nations family, IMO is actively working towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the associated SDGs. Most of the elements of the 2030 Agenda will only be realized with a sustainable transport sector supporting world trade and facilitating the global economy.
The IMO/EBRD MoU represents the first such arrangement to be established between IMO and a multilateral development bank.
In addition to providing investment financing, IMO and EBRD will work together under the agreement to provide technical advisory services, project preparation and planning, capacity building and institutional development, focusing initially on joint projects with the national authorities of Azerbaijan, Egypt, Georgia, Morocco, Tunisia and Turkey.
Gap analysis will be carried out with specific projects likely to focus on a range of safety- and environment-related issues, centred on implementing and enforcing IMO regulations. These projects could include: