Team Oman Air readies for the 2019 GC32 Racing Tour with a new-look crew

The GC32 2018 World Championships. Riva Del Garda, Italy.
Photo by Lloyd Images

Team Oman Air is returning to high-speed action this year after joining the international GC32 Racing Tour where they will compete against at least nine other teams in a series of high-profile events. The team is based around the core crew which competed very successfully in the Extreme Sailing Series for many years, winning the title four times racing the foiling catamarans.

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Big fleet racing in store for U.S. Melges 24 National Ranking Event No. 2 — 2019 Sperry Charleston Race Week

Big fleet racing in store for 2019 Melges 24
U.S. National Ranking Event No. 2 —
2019 Sperry Charleston Race Week
(Charleston, S.C. USA – April 9, 2019) – The start of the second event of the 2019 U.S. Melges 24 National Ranking Series is just days away with thirty-seven teams registered for the Sperry Charleston Race Week regatta. Melges 24s from all over the country are excited to be traveling to Sperry Race Week, an event well known for being supported by a massive league of dedicated volunteers, offering the finest in race and regatta management, loaded with tons of southern hospitality. Spectacular shoreside activities include beach parties, an open Goslings Rum Bar and live music each day that keeps teams faithfully returning every year.


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Licence to Sail for Edinburgh Marina


[London: 9 April 2019]: Edinburgh Marina, Scotland’s premier new waterside destination development, confirmed today that it has now been granted its marine works licence by Marine Scotland for the new world-class Edinburgh Marina located less than 2.5 miles from Edinburgh city centre. The grant of this licence paves the way for the construction of the new state-of-the-art 373 berth Edinburgh Marina which, once complete, will provide 24/7 access to the sea at all states of tide.

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Interlake orders newbuild Great Lakes bulker; ABB to supply solutions for second Lindblad icegoing cruise ship

April 9th 2019
April 9, 2019 — Under an agreement recently signed with the Interlake Steamship Company, Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding is to construct the first U.S.-flagged Great Lakes bulk carrier to be built in more than 35 years. The new 28,000 dwt River-Class self-unloading bulk carrier will measure 639 feet in length with a beam of 78 ft. Delivery is scheduled for mid-2022.

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Sad news from Seahouses RNLI

It was with great sadness that we announce the sudden death of Fleet Staff Coxswain Francie Morgan, who has supported Seahouses RNLI over the last 14 months. He returned home to Newcastle in Northern Ireland on Sunday, and was to perform a short period of cover at Ballyglass. He was walking his dog “Murphy” this morning (Monday 8th April 2019), when he collapsed and died. A true gent. We owe him so much. Our thoughts are with his family and friends, and his former home RNLI station at Newcastle, Northern Ireland.
                            “Wrap me up in me oilskin and jumper

              No more on the docks I’ll be seen

             Just tell me old shipmates

             I’m taking a trip, mates

            And I’ll see you one day in Fiddler’s Green”

Francie MORGAN RIP !


Jensen to design new series of Moran tugboats, Foss names Sloane Perras to leadership role

April 8th LEead
April 8th, 2019 — To be built at the Washburn & Doughty Shipyard in East Boothbay, Maine, the new boats will be the latest in a series of tugboats designed by Jensen for Moran over the past decade. New features include upgrades to meet the latest ABS rules, U.S. Coast Guard subchapter M regulations, and U.S. EPA Tier IV requirements.

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