Freides Wins 2017/18 Melges 20 Miami Winter Series Season Opener

2017-2018 Melges 20 Miami Winter Series: Drew Freides, PACIFIC YANKEE

Freides Wins 2017/18 Melges 20 Miami Winter Series Season Opener

Reigning World Champ Freides continues his Melges 20 dominance with another win despite a stacked, deep fleet of Melges 20 teams in Miami

MIAMI, Fla. (Dec. 3, 2017) – There are times when a venue doesn’t show its best. When it is cold, rainy, the wind won’t cooperate or other adverse weather conditions make for a tough weekend of sailing. There are also times when a venue shines and you feel lucky to experience it. For the first event of the 2017/18 Melges 20 Winter Series, Miami was about as near perfect as a sailor could want with breeze in the 10-13 kt range, smooth water and sunny, warm temps.  Throw in a ultra deep fleet with eight awesome races and it was easy to see why Melges 20 sailors wore satisfied, sunbaked smiles at the awards ceremony.

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King’s Cup – AsianYachting Pre-Regatta Report

 

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31st Phuket King’s Cup Regatta 2017

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2016/17 AY Grand Prix Event

Changes in store for 31st edition…
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
3rd December 2017: For three decades, Phuket King’s Cup Regatta has been the pinnacle of international regattas in Asia, initially dedicated to HM the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej for his passion and support for the sport of sailing and now in honor of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun. The longstanding spiritual home of the King’s Cup, Kata Beach Resort and Spa has been re-branded into the stylish Beyond Resort Kata. After winning the 2016 Asia Boating Awards, for the Best Asian Regatta, the emphasis this year, is on growing the sport of youth sailing in Thailand into the future.

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Windy Sail Melbourne International wraps up (29 Nov – 3 Dec 2017)

Optimist Open Fleet | Photo Gordon Hyde

Windy Sail Melbourne International wraps up (29 Nov – 3 Dec 2017)

Another day of strong winds for the final day of Sail Melbourne International (29 November to 3 December 2017) meant an early finish to the event with the last day of Invited class racing called off (Sunday, 3 Dec). Olympic classes also finished one day early and wrapped up on Saturday, 2 December with medal winners decided after a three-day race series (29 Nov to 1 December 2017).

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Team Oman Air steady in second as Extreme Sailing Series season reaches its Mexican showdown

ISLA SAN JOSE, MEXICO – DECEMBER 02: Race team ‘Lupe Tortilla Demetrio’ shown her in action with Oman Air and Land Rover BAR Academy during the Extreme Sailing Series on December 2, 2017 in Isla San Jose, Mexico. (Photo by Lloyd Images/)

The Oman Air crew maintained their second place on the leaderboard as the Extreme Sailing Series headed into its final day showdown in Mexico.

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Team Oman Air’s fighting spirit halts Alinghi juggernaut at Extreme Sailing Series finale in Mexico

The Extreme Sailing Series 2017. Act 8. 30th November- 3rd December 2017. Los Cabos Mexico, Cabo San Lucas Resort.The ‘Oman Air’ race team shown in action close to the shore, skippered by Phill Robertson (NZL) with team mates Pete Greenhalgh (GBR), Ed Smyth (NZL/AUS), James Wierzbowski (AUS) and Nasser Al Mashari (OMA)

The Oman Air team overcame the challenges of a tricky day on the water to reach the half-way point of the Extreme Sailing Series finale in Mexico in contention for the title and ahead of arch-rivals and overall season leaders SAP Extreme Sailing Team.

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Raging Russian Bogatyrs

 

Three up, three down on Day One at 2017-18 Melges 20 Miami Winter Series results in a European top podium line-up

MIAMI, Fla. (Dec. 1, 2017) – The first day of the 2017/18 Melges 20 Miami Winter Series opened with near perfect conditions. A pleasant 11-15 kts out of the Northeast and sunny Florida skies provided three great, tricky races. PRO Blake Middleton and his legion of volunteers from the Coconut Grove Sailing Club did a great job getting off racing on time and in efficient fashion.

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Sailors brave weather front at Sail Melbourne Internationalat Sail Melbourne International (29 Nov – 3 Dec 2017)

After two days of braving the Melbourne heat, the third day of Sail Melbourne International (Friday, 1 December 2017) posed a whole new range of challenges to sailors with temperatures dropping and the first part of the much talked about Victorian weather front moving in. It was a busy day for sailors and race committee alike, managing over 360 sailors with race postponements and a couple of race cancellations after the Olympic classes were joined on their third and penultimate day of racing by the Invited Classes.

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Melbourne Storm blows out penultimate day of Sail Melbourne | International Olympic medallists take wins on home waters after

 Sail Melbourne International | 2 December 2017

Finn podium Tom Slingsby, Jake Lilley, Oliver Tweddell | Photo Gordon Hyde

Melbourne Storm blows out penultimate day of Sail Melbourne International (29 Nov – 3 Dec 2017)

Olympic medallists take wins on home waters

Strong winds and a difficult sea state forced the Sail Melbourne International Race Committee to call off racing on the penultimate event day of Sail Melbourne International (29 Nov – 3 December 2017), which was the final day of Olympic class racing (29 November – 2 December). The Invited Classes still have one day of racing left on Sunday, 3 November 2017 with the Race Committee continuing to monitor the weather conditions at Royal Brighton Yacht Club. For the Olympic classes the cancellation of racing on their final day meant that medal winners were decided on race results from the three previous days of racing.

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NAT – Full Financing of the Three Newbuildings is in place.

Hamilton, Bermuda, December 1, 2017

 In our message of November 3, 2017, we informed shareholders about the schedule for financing of the three NAT newbuildings under construction at Samsung shipyard in South Korea.  We are now pleased to announce that NAT has entered into final agreements with a subsidiary of Ocean Yield ASA for the financing of the outstanding commitments of $39 million per ship, due on delivery.

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