2017 Melges 24 European Sailing Series – Maidollis Takes Early Lead in Luino on Day One of Lino Favini Cup

Melges 24 fleet in Luino led by Maidollis ITA854 – photo (c) IM24CA/ZGN

October 13, 2017 – Luino, Italy- Lake Maggiore doesn’t disappoint expectations and the Melges 24 fleet starts the last event of the 2017 European Sailing Series at full rhythm: a day of springy conditions, with the local southern breeze called Inverna blowing between 10 and 13 knots, grants the conclusion of the first three races of Lino Favini Cup, event that celebrates this year its 14th anniversary, hosted by the Associazione Velica Alto Verbano and promoted by Melges 24 International Class Association with the support of Melges 24 Italian Class.

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Tit For Tat – Rombelli Takes The Lead In Valencia

Rombelli takes full advantage of two additional light air races to acquire the lead at 2017 Melges 40 Valencia Grand Prix

(12 October 2017 / Valencia, Spain) – The second day of the 2017 Melges 40 Grand Prix in Valencia, Spain hosted by Real Club Nautico de Palma in collaboration with La Marine de Valencia delivered light air conditions and a new overall event leader – Alessandro Rombelli’s STIG with tactician Francesco Bruni.

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World first conversion takes LNG-fueled OSV hybrid; AFL-CIO to Senators: Jones Act not the problem in Puerto Rico

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VIDEO: World first conversion takes LNG-fueled OSV hybrid
October 13, 2017 — Eidesvik Offshore’s Viking Princess has become the world’s first offshore vessel to use battery power to reduce the number of generators on board. The five year old Norwegian vessel now runs on a combination of a battery pack for energy storage and three LNG-fueled Wärtsilä engines.

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Head of London Southend Airport calls for Government action to solve capacity crisis

Glyn Jones, CEO of Stobart Aviation, owners of London Southend Airport, has today called for the UK Government to support ways to free up spare capacity at smaller airports across the UK. This will help alleviate the capacity crisis in the UK aviation industry. Airport capacity is now a significant issue at five out of London’s six airports (Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and City) with all of them near to full. Punctuality figures from the CAA showed up until the end of August 2017, 27% of flights were delayed at Heathrow and almost 50% at Gatwick(1).

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Hurricane Ophelia

Hurricane Ophelia

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  • Title Hurricane Ophelia
  • Released 12/10/2017 4:00 pm
  • Copyright contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2017), processed by ESA, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO
  • DescriptionThe Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite captured this image on 11 October 2017, when Hurricane Ophelia was about 1300 km southwest of the Azores islands and some 2000 km off the African coast.

 

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Sail Aid UK News: Sail Aid UK gathers momentum & announces first Caribbean charities to support

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Sail Aid UK campaign gathers momentum!
 
TV personality and keen amateur sailor Nick Knowles, lends his support to Sail Aid UK.


  • Website launch
  • Promo video pulls at the heart strings
  • SAUK announces first Caribbean charities to support
  • I’m in! #sailaiduk Social media campaign gains traction
Sail Aid UK, set up in September in the immediate aftermath of Hurricanes Irma, Jose and Maria wreaking violent havoc across so much of the Caribbean, reports that its first major fundraising platform, the Black Tie/Loud Shirt Dinner at Land Rover BAR’s Flight Deck in Portsmouth on 11th November, was virtually sold out within days of announcing it, however there are still a limited number of tickets available. Booking enquiries to: simon@sailaiduk.com.

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Pilot who died after fall during transfer had been drinking; VIDEO: Crowley continues round-the-clock Puerto Rico response

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Pilot who died after fall during transfer had been drinking
October 12, 2017 — The U.K. Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has published a report on an October 2016 incident in which a Port of London Authority sea pilot died after falling during a transfer from a pilot launch to a general cargo ship.

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