Archive for the ‘Sports’ Category

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  23-Nov-2017 AROUND THE ISLAND ROWING BOAT RACE AND CANOE RACES Hong Kong STRONG WINDS HALT PORT OPS Dammam, Saudi Arabia PORT CLOSED FOR BERTHING AND SAILING Jubail, Saudi Arabia CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR WORKING ARRANGEMENTS ANNOUNCED Melbourne, Australia Around the Island Rowing...
November 23rd, 2017 | Canals, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Sports, Weather | Read More

Double triumph for GAC at Global Freight Awards

Double triumph for GAC at Global Freight Awards
GAC Pindar’s Beth King with the Specialist Freight Solutions Provider award and Group Sales Director, Neil Godfrey, with the Project/Heavylift Forwarder prize. Group recognised for their project, marine sport, leisure and events logistics excellence Grangemouth, United Kingdom, 23 November 2017 –...
November 23rd, 2017 | Awards, Events, Logistics, Ship Agencies, Sports | Read More

Hot Port news from GAC

Hot Port news from GAC
  16-Nov-2017 CANOE RACES FROM CLEAR WATER BAY TO STANLEY MAIN BEACH Hong Kong PROHIBITION OF VESSELS ARRIVING FROM/CALLING AT CRIMEAN PORTS Turkey Canoe Races from Clear Water Bay to Stanley Main Beach Thursday, November 16, 2017, Hong Kong Canoe races will take place during...
November 16th, 2017 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Rowing, Sanctions, Sports | Read More

The path to glory

The path to glory
– ETA for Ian Lipinski, Tuesday 14 at around 15:00 UTC – Vedran Kabalin’s boat has dismasted – 500 miles of lateral separation between the competitors’ most extreme options Less than twenty-four hours from the finish, Ian Lipinski looks to be heading towards an historic double....
November 13th, 2017 | Sailing, Sports | Read More

A friend indeed

A friend indeed
To note: – The front runners expected to make landfall in Martinique on Tuesday 14 – Aurélien Poisson becomes a dad while racing – Tricks for boosting competitors’ morale Whilst the fleet carves out a route between the latest squalls in what is a very shifty trade wind, each of the...
November 12th, 2017 | Associations, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

World Sailing Council looks to the future

World Sailing Council looks to the future
A week of discussion and debate from delegates at World Sailing’s Annual Conference in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico culminated in a two-day meeting of World Sailing’s Council.   The submissions that proposed change, made in advance of the conference and the subsequent recommendations made by...
November 12th, 2017 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Sailing, Sports | Read More

World Sailing launches revolutionary eSailing World Championships

World Sailing launches revolutionary eSailing World Championships
.. World Sailing, the world governing body, has moved into the world of eSports with the launch of the first virtual World Sailing Championships. In partnership with the leading digital sailing platform, Virtual Regatta, the eSailing World Championships will be held every year starting from 2018. The...
November 11th, 2017 | Associations, Communication, Sailing, Sports | Read More

No lasting armistice out on the ocean…

No lasting armistice out on the ocean…
99 years ago, the armistice of 11 November 1918 heralded the end of the First World War. This Saturday, on this its anniversary on the great Atlantic chessboard, by way of a nod to history, the battle is continuing to rage among the Mini-Transat La Boulangère ranks. Notably so at the front of the fleet,...
November 11th, 2017 | Maritime History and Museums, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  08-Nov-2017 AROUND THE ISLAND YACHT RACE Hong Kong PORT EXEMPT FROM CLOSURE Aden, Yemen Around the Island Yacht Race Wednesday, November 8, 2017, Hong Kong A large-scale yacht race will take place around Hong Kong Island on 12 November 2017 (Sunday). About 250 yachts are...
November 8th, 2017 | Port Conditions, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Not a nice start for the BDI.,..

Not a nice start for the BDI.,..
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost three points as the Supras tumbled… Geopolitics remain the same and only Tourism sends a glimpse of hope… John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: So at 1,473 points the BDI remains still an enigma as to what comes next… The Capers’ BCI was up eight points...
November 6th, 2017 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, IMIF, Markets, Sailing, Shipmanagement, Shipping Indices, Sports, Tourism | Read More

The funnel settles the accounts

The funnel settles the accounts
– The first competitors are between Santo Antao and Sao Vicente – The bulk of the fleet is approaching the Cape Verde islands – A provisional ranking prior to the Atlantic Between the islands of Santo Antao and San Vicente, the competitors have to make their way along a channel spanning...
November 5th, 2017 | Sailing, Sports | Read More

Mindelo, last chance for a pit-stop before the Atlantic expressway

Mindelo, last chance for a pit-stop before the Atlantic expressway
– The first competitors at Cape Verde by tomorrow morning – Ian Lipinski has extended away from the fleet – Whether or not to make a pit-stop… the dilemma Ian Lipinski (Griffon.fr) is set to enter the channel between the islands of Santo Antao and Sao Vicente in the early hours of...
November 4th, 2017 | Sailing, Sports | Read More

Sheboygan to host 2018 Para World Sailing Championships and bid process for 2019 opens

Sheboygan to host 2018 Para World Sailing Championships and bid process for 2019 opens
From 16-22 September 2018, the US Sailing Center of Sheboygan in Sheboygan, USA will host the 2018 edition of the Para World Sailing Championships.   The Para World Sailing Championships is the definitive guide to the best-of-the-best in Para Sailing with clear objectives to showcase and develop paralympic...
November 3rd, 2017 | Associations, Sailing, Sports | Read More

Misfortunes at sea

Misfortunes at sea
– Breakage colours play – Ian Lipinski consolidates his lead – Steady wind as far as Cape Verde After two days of racing in this second leg of the Mini-Transat la Boulangère, the fleet is already lamenting a number of issues. For some, there’s nothing irremediable and they should...
November 3rd, 2017 | Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

World Sailing uniting the sport at 2017 Annual Conference

World Sailing uniting the sport at 2017 Annual Conference
The world of sailing will come together in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico from 4-12 November for World Sailing’s 2017 Annual Conference. The overarching theme of the 2017 Annual Conference is ‘Uniting Our Sport’. Sailing’s stakeholders will be working together to seek ways to grow...
November 1st, 2017 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

The dream life of the Mini sailor

The dream life of the Mini sailor
– Perfect conditions for setting sail – The fleet under spinnaker in a light trade wind – First strategic choices ahead: offshore or hugging the African coast Naturally there was a fair amount of emotion at the start of this second leg. Indeed, you’re unlikely to set off across the...
November 1st, 2017 | Sailing, Sports, Weather | Read More

Inaugural World Sailing Awards one week away

Inaugural World Sailing Awards one week away
In just one week (7 November), some of the biggest names in sailing will be celebrated in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico at the inaugural World Sailing Awards evening.   The World Sailing Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of the world’s leading sailors and recognises the exceptional contributions...
October 31st, 2017 | Associations, Awards, Sailing, Sports | Read More

Wisdom prevails

Wisdom prevails
– The risk of a tropical storm on the northerly route – Change of course announced by Race Management – A decision that changes the tone slightly Midway between the Bahamas and the Azores, a tropical wave is taking shape as an active storm formation looms. For the time being, the associated...
October 31st, 2017 | Sailing, Sports, Weather | Read More

Leading marine retailer to exhibit at London Boat Show 2018

Leading marine retailer to exhibit at London Boat Show 2018
Leading marine retailer to exhibit at London Boat Show 2018 One of the UK’s leading marine clothing and performance gear retailers, Andark Diving & Watersports, has signed up to exhibit at the new five-day London Boat Show in January 2018.  An established retailer at the Show, Andark...
October 31st, 2017 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Marinas, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Tourism, Sailing, Sports, Tourism, Yachting | Read More

Suisse and Tunisia first two nations qualified for the Nacra 15 Youth Olympic Games 2018

Suisse and Tunisia first two nations qualified for the Nacra 15 Youth Olympic Games 2018
.. After 14 races in great conditions the Suisse Nacra 15 team Max Wallenberg & Amanda Bjork-Anastassov and the Tunisia Nacra 15 team Chaima Chamari & Sami Arjoun have qualified their countries to participate in the Youth Olympics 2018 in Argentina. With 28 Nacra 15’s from 13 countries at the...
October 27th, 2017 | Associations, Sailing, Sports | Read More

World Sailing launch consultation on ambitious sustainability targets

World Sailing launch consultation on ambitious sustainability targets
World Sailing will launch a bold ambition for sailing’s contribution to global sustainability at its Sustainability Forum in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico on Tuesday 7 November 2017.   At the Forum, World Sailing will launch its Sustainability Agenda 2030 which sets out World Sailing’s commitment...
October 25th, 2017 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Sailing, Sports | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  23-Oct-2017 MARINE WORKS INSIDE CAUSEWAY BAY TYPHOON SHELTER Hong Kong REMOVAL OF WRECK OFF BROTHERS POINT, TAI LAM CHUNG Hong Kong SEAWALL ENHANCEMENT WORKS TO THE EAST OF THE RIVER TRADE TERMINAL Hong Kong YACHT RACE FROM HONG KONG TO DAYA BAY Hong Kong CREATION OF RENDEZVOUS POSITION...
October 23rd, 2017 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Sailing, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Sports, Weather | Read More

First Nacra 15 Youth Olympics Qualifier starts Tuesday 24th in Medemblik

First Nacra 15 Youth Olympics Qualifier starts Tuesday 24th in Medemblik
A line up; photo credits Laurens Morel – Salty Colours Right now in Medemblik (Netherlands), 28 eager Nacra 15 teams representing 13 Nations and four continents are preparing their first Nacra 15 Youth Olympic Qualifying event. In October 2018 the Nacra 15 will be the youth sailing boat during the...
October 23rd, 2017 | Sailing, Sports | Read More

Typhoon Lan approaches as five more World Cup Japan champions crowned

Typhoon Lan approaches as five more World Cup Japan champions crowned
Agnieszka Skrzypulec & Irmina Mrózek Gliszczynska (POL) – Women’s 470 Champs Daniel Smith – World Sailing writes: Five more World Cup Series Japan champions were decided in Gamagori as the inaugural World Sailing event in the land of the rising came to a close.   As Typhoon...
October 22nd, 2017 | Associations, Sailing, Sports, Weather | Read More

Typhoon approaches as first medals decided

Typhoon approaches as first medals decided
 Daniel Smith – World Sailing writes: The first medallists at the inaugural World Cup Series event in Japan have been decided after a wet Saturday in Gamagori. Typhoon Lan is expected to hit Japan late on Sunday 22 October, well after competition has concluded in Gamagori, but in advance of...
October 21st, 2017 | Associations, Sailing, Sports, Weather | Read More