Yacht Basin Drive work to go on as weather clears

The plan to raise the level of the roadbed next to Southport’s Yacht Basin would start very soon, after being held up by bad winter weather, said the city manager Kerry McDuffie on Tuesday.  McDuffie stated that if you are looking for a long-term, good quality job, the warmer it is, the better the paving will be. Paving during the winter is quite tough, even if it is the best time for them.
Last year, the city decided to raise the level of the mineral pitch on Yacht Basin Drive so that they could battle periodic tidal flooding which has plagued the region for many years.
Officials anticipate the higher road as well as modified drainage to ameliorate flooding in 90 to 95 percent of the examples of high water. Elixson and Sons Inc. will be in-charge of the work that must take 5 to 7 days to finish. McDuffie added that they have already issued permits. They are just waiting for the asphalt plant to open, and it must be very soon.

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Aguilar Match Race to see elite field

9 open squads constituting some of the best men and women racers in Caribbean, United States and World, are affirmed to compete in seventh Annual Carlos Aguilar Match Race, which is fixed for 3rd to 6th December, 2015.

Bill Canfield, the regatta director, said that they are set to bring world class match racing to St Thomas. Todays young stars would compete against each other and former world champions as well as Americas Cup sailors. This is perhaps the most obliging match racing event in the world this year. Continue Reading

Persico Marine fixes deal for Volvo Ocean 65s

Persico Marine, the Italian boatyard, has battened down the deal to make a new 1-design Volvo Ocean sixty-five boats, depending on their orders, for the next edition of Volvo Ocean Race, i.e. 2017-18 season.

The farm, bases in Bergamo, was part of the consortium that built the first seven Volvo Ocean 65 one-design boats that contested the 12th edition finishing in June this year. Persico Marine also had carried out the full rebuild of the tattered Team Vestas Wind boat in just 4-and-a-half months after the crew of Chris Nicholson struck a reef in Indian Ocean during the second leg in November previous year. Vestas Wind took part the final 2 legs of the 9-month offshore marathon.Continue Reading