Luca Perego’s Maidollis ITA854 with Carlo Fracassoli helming took two more bullets today in Marstrand. Photo (c) Anna Bergkvist
June 17, 2017 – Marstrand, Sweden – Would be hard to ask better weather conditions for sailing than they were in Marstrand today. Comparing to the first day of Melges 24 Swedish Open and Nordic Championship yesterday, The sailors met lovely sunshine and consistent western winds of ten to twelve knots today – just perfect day! These conditions made the mission easier for the Race Committee of the Marstrands Segelsällskap who managed four great races for Melges 24 teams being on the same race course today with the Dragon class having here the historical Apply Emtunga Cup. Two Italians – Maidollis ITA854 and Taki 4 ITA778 – had the main battle today being now top two boats on the scoreboard with a nice margin ahead of Gill Race Team GBR694.
‘Selkie’, Chip Bradish’s 1988 Morris Ocean 32.5 footer from Boston was the overall corrected time winner of Class D and the entire 40th Anniversary Marion Bermuda Race. She was the smallest boat in the race and was sailed using only celestial navigation winning the Beverly Yacht Club Polaris Trophy. Sailing with Bradish were Max Mulhern (Navigator), George Dyroff (Watch Captain) and Peter Sidewater (Crew). Photo by SpectrumPhoto/Fran Grenon
“Selkie” big winner in Marion Bermuda 40th Anniversary Race
By Laurie Fullerton
RHADC Bermuda- June 19, 2017: Bostonian G.J. “Chip” Bradish and his crew of three—Max Mulhern (Navigator), George Dyroff (Watch Captain) and Peter Sidewater (Crew) topped the overall awards list this year with the performance of his Class D, “Selkie”, a Morris Yachts Ocean. They took home the Founders Trophy, awarded to the yacht with the best overall corrected time, and BYC Polaris Trophy awarded to the yacht with the best celestially-navigated performance.
June 16, 2017 — Demand for New York City’s new NYC Ferry public system has been so strong that the service is already having to charter in additional boats, according to local media reports. In addition, the size of the last three boats of the 20 being built for the service is being increased from 149 passenger capacity to 250 passengers, with a commensurate increase in installed horsepower.
Luca Perego’s Maidollis ITA854 with Carlo Fracassoli helming took the lead at the early stage of the event in Marstrand. Photo (c) IM24CA/Piret Salmistu
June 16, 2017 – Marstrand, Sweden – Tricky conditions were the keywords of the first day of the Melges 24 Swedish Open and Nordic Championship, considered also as the third event of the 2017 Melges 24 European Sailing Series. The race committee of the Marstrands Segelsellskäp led by Petter Vedin managed to execute three races for thirty Melges 24 teams from eight nations. Getting two bullets from three races today, Luca Perego’s Maidollis ITA854 with Carlo Fracassoli helming took the lead at the early stage of the event. The leader of Corinthian division is another Italian team, Marco Zammarchi’s Taki 4 ITA778 with Niccolo Bertola in helm.
Delivering a host of FUNdraising, Educational & Inspirational activities
at Lendy Cowes Week (29 July – 5 August)
From its high profile Golden Ticket Draw to hosting a Careers Café for young people at Shepards Wharf, the Andrew Simpson Foundation (ASF), this year’s official charity at Lendy Cowes Week, promises to leave no stone unturned and leave no-one out of their packed programme.
June 15, 2017 — The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) issued three recommendations to improve passenger vessel safety resulting from its investigation (M15P0347) into the fatal October 2015 capsizing of the passenger vessel Leviathan II, owned by Jamie’s Whaling Station Ltd., in Clayoquot Sound, British Columbia.
June 14, 2017 — Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises is adding a series of three new 600-passenger ferries, the first two of which were christened yesterday by actress Brooke Shields and a representative from New Heights Youth, a non-profit sports-based youth development and educational organization based in New York. Part of the new Empire Class, the two new boats were christened The Circle Line Staten Island and TheCircle Line Bronx. The Empire Class of sightseeing vessels were built by Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation, Somerset, MA.
June 15, 2017 – Marstrand, Sweden – After first two events of the 2017 Melges 24 European Sailing Series in Southern Europe, the International Melges 24 fleet is heading to the North. Third event of the series will be held in the Swedish sailing hot spot – on the west coast, in picturesque Marstrand on June 16-18. Melges 24 Swedish and Nordic champions will be found out during the regatta hosted by the Marstrands Segelsellskäp in co-operation with the Melges 24 Swedish Class Association and International Melges 24 Class Association (IM24CA).