Coronavirus and Force Majeure

On Thursday 30 January, the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade released a statement confirming that China was offering force majeure certificates to local companies unable to fulfil their international contractual obligations due to the coronavirus outbreak.  The relevant directives and certificates do not, for the time being, apply to Hong Kong law contracts where the counterparty is a non-Chinese entity.

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MCTC SCORES ANOTHER CLIENT SUCCESS

MCTC, the leading international catering and training provider, has secured another success by taking on a new client, the ship owner and manager, the Döhle Group. MCTC will work in partnership with Döhle and implement its bespoke catering and training programmes onboard its fleet of more than 100 vessels.

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Inside Melges · The February Issue

MELGES IC37
BACK-TO-BACK WINS FOR PACIFIC YANKEE
Drew Freides and Bill Ruh’s Pacific Yankee won the Melges IC37 Lauderdale Cup hosted by Lauderdale Yacht Club January 23-26. Pacific Yankee was helmed by Freides for the second event of the Winter Series after Ruh brought home a first at the Fall Cup. “Of course, the pressure was on after Bill won the first event,” said Freides. “I had to live up to his expectations.”

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Death of CG66

As the 2020 sailing season approaches, the Regulations and Technical Services committee (RATS) of the Cruising Association (CA) reminds cruising sailors that the voluntary safety information scheme known as CG66 (after the form that owners completed to register) ceases in July 2020. Now is the time to make sure you’ve registered with its replacement which is RYA SafeTrx.

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The Ocean Race – Yoann Richomme announced as Skipper for Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team’s 2021 The Ocean Race campaign

The Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team has announced its skipper for The Ocean Race campaign. Hitting the water more than 18 months ahead of the start of the race, the Portuguese team will now begin to build a team of sailors capable of winning the prestigious event. The entry is backed by The Mirpuri Foundation to take the message of sustainability – Racing for the Planet – around the world. 

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