HC Rejected To Detain BW Maple From Sailing Out Of Chennai

On Tuesday, The Madras High Court refused to intervene with a No Objection Certificate (NOC) permitting BW Maple.


The NOC was issued by the Director General of Shipping (DGS) on 14th of September 14 which allowed the BW Maple, this is one of the two vessels which is involved in the collision that lead oil spill to a large scale at the port of Kamarajar in Ennore on 28th of January, to sail out of the port.

The first Division Bench of Indira Banerjee (Chief Justice) and M. Sundar (Justice) also recorded the Ennore police submission that they do not need the vessel continued detention as the investigation into a registered criminal case with regards to the incident was in the final stage and the charge sheet for the same would be filed very soon.

The advocate S. Raghunathan, agreeing to a request made by BW Maple owners, to fix a frame of time for completing this criminal investigation, and also the internal inquiry being executed by the DGS, the judges gave the order that proceedings for both should be finished within the four weeks from the court ordered date of receipt. Continue reading “HC Rejected To Detain BW Maple From Sailing Out Of Chennai”

Camden Classics Cup From July 27-29

The 2nd edition of the Camden Classics Cup is all set to take place in New England on July 27 to 29.


This is one of the popular vintage and classic races where traditional boat owners can enjoy the best of the sailing in the New England waters. The 2016 annual Camden Classics Cup was a great hit and it is expected that the 2017 annual event will be an even bigger success. The race will be held in Maine and its event opens the classic yacht racing season in Maine.

A very good lineup of the fleet came to the waters of Penobscot Bay for the inaugural Camden Classics Cup and sailed into the Camden Harbor. The event will include 2 days of CRF, PHRF and the Spirit of Tradition boat racing. There will also be the customary post-race celebrations. Continue reading “Camden Classics Cup From July 27-29”

Sails Of Vendee Globe Fleet

It might be easy to ride the winds when the pressure is high, but areas of low pressure often put challenges for boats.


This was felt by the Vendee Globe fleet that was out there in the South Atlantic waters. The conditions represented low pressure on Saturday morning and it definitely puts up a test for the skippers there who had to regulate the speed as well as how to attack the race. The weather conditions included winds at 25 kts with water at flat levels. The race by Alex Thomson and his leading boat Hugo Boss was trying to maintain speed at 24 to 25 kts. This was along with the British skipper’s tries to stay ahead of the second boat. It definitely helped them in the early morning run.

Race Direction was being briefed by Vincent Rious of PRB who stated that the conditions of the waters proved ideal for the boats to sustain themselves at a record pace for 24 hours. Continue reading “Sails Of Vendee Globe Fleet”