The Battle Begins

THE BATTLE BEGINS
FOR THE 2018 MELGES 20 WORLD LEAGUE
The schedule is locked in for the 2018 Melges World League. The championship system ranks Melges 20 teams from around the world. Get ready for eleven months of racing that will feature the best, most fun teams in One Design sailing.
The first points of the season were awarded this past weekend at a fleet-favorite venue of Miami USA. Watch the video.

 

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Shenanigans likely to cost NYK Line $18.7 million; PODCAST: Offshore wind: Which way is the wind blowing?

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MME Group solutions picked to protect MV Werften cruise ships
February 14, 2018 — Ridderkerk, Netherlands, based MME Group has secured orders for solutions that protect the newest generation of luxury cruise vessels built by German shipbuilder MV Werften against corrosion and marine growth. The shipyard’s Global Class and Endeavor Class vessels will each be outfitted with MME Group systems.

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Maritime Industry Readies for a New Era of Choice with Iridium Certus(SM) Global Launch Partners

Industry Leaders Ready to Offer Next-Generation Pole-to-Pole Satellite Broadband Connectivity for Maritime Applications

MCLEAN, Va., February 14, 2018 – Iridium Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:IRDM) announced today that Marlink, Speedcast, Applied Satellite Technologies Ltd (AST) and Satcom Global are the initial global maritime launch partners for Iridium Certus.  The first regional maritime launch partner, Arion, will focus on delivering Iridium Certus to the Asian market. These commitments represent a major milestone for the Iridium Certus program, allowing each company to deliver a new choice in the maritime industry and offer what will soon become the market’s fastest L-band satellite connectivity.

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Navy asks for ten battle force ships in FY 2019 budget request; DHS seeks $750 million for Polar icebreaker program in FY2019

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Bourbon reorganizes: Will take $210 million loss on sale of 41 vessels
February 13, 2018 — Paris headquartered offshore services provider Bourbon Corporation is to shed 41 of its 65 oldest vessels and take an expected impairment loss of about €170 million (about $210 million) on their sale. The sale is part of an action plan, called “#BOURBONINMOTION,” approved by the company’s board yesterday.

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NASA Engineer and Underwater Researcher Explores Lost Tuskegee Airman’s Aircraft and Shipwrecked Slave Ship

Erik Denson inspires students and supports the legacy of the first African-American fighter pilots

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. ­—  Finding an aircraft wing, machine guns, cannon balls, shackles, a cock pit door and other artifacts from a crashed Tuskegee Airman’s aircraft in the cold waters of Lake Huron and a wrecked slave ship near Key Largo buried on the ocean floor may not sound as glamorous as treasure hunting for gold or silver.

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President’s Infrastructure Plan Falls Short on Inland Waterways; Schulte Group gets nod for PRONAV acquisition

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President’s Infrastructure Plan Falls Short on Inland Waterways
February 12, 2018 — Inland waterways interests were singing the praises of President Trump after he visited the Ohio River last year and vowed to fix the nation’s crumbling infrastructure including its neglected system of locks and dams with a massive infrastructure initiative. Now, however, their tune seems to have changed after seeing the President’s FY2019 budget request.

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Neptune Regatta – AY Race Report 1

 

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8th Neptune Regatta
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AY Race Report 1

2017/18 AY Grand Prix Event

Record breaking run to Fishhead Island…
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12:02:2018 Fishhead Is, Indonesia: After setting a new record for the Round Bintan course at 10 hours 28 minutes last weekend, Robert van Paridon’s 12.81m trimaran Tantrum Too is on a roll and set a new record for Leg 1 Batam to Fishhead in 3:23:43, taking 29mins 15secs from the inaugural record set by Alan Hodges Kaze 3 in 2015. The prevailing North Easterly pumping in at 18 to 23 knots provided quick times for everyone and also a few incidents with over powering and sail choices. This is the 4th year that Todd Keeler and the gang have hosted a stopover at Fishhead Is and each year significant improvements have been made and this year the finish line has a swimming pool with reclining lounge chairs and wi fi connection, a far cry from the original building site.

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The Oardinary Boys beat World Record in the toughest rowing race in the world

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.

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Freides Captures Melges 20 Miami Winter Series Regatta Win

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.

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