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House of Representatives
passed bill that would
block spending on E15
The US Environmental Protec-
tion Agency recently approved
E15 gasoline for automobiles
from model years 2001 and up
completely ignoring arguments
from the lawmakers, industry,
and environmental and con-
sumer groups to consider seri-
ous safety issues. However The
House of Representatives re-
sponded by passing a bill
amending federal spending leg-
islation that prohibits the EPA
from using funding from this
fiscal year to implement its
waiver on the introduction of
fuels containing E15.
In December 2010, the NMMA
and its partners in the Engine
Products Group filed suit against
the EPA for its decision to move
ahead in approving the 50% in-
crease of ethanol because these
groups claimed that insufficient
testing was done to prove that
E15 would not damage and not
enough precautions were in
place to guard against misfuel-
ing.
Source: Soundings Trade Only Today
2/25/2011
ABYC to hold annual meet-
ing in Annapolis
Posted on February 25, 2011
The American Boat & Yacht
Council will hold its 2011 annual
meeting at 5:30 p.m. March 24
at the historic Annapolis Mari-
time Museum on the shores of
Back Creek in Annapolis, Md.
ABYC's membership, which in-
cludes boatbuilders, surveyors,
boatyards, insurance compa-
nies, marinas, dealerships and
manufacturers, will gather to
welcome new board members,
recognize departing ones and
present service awards.
"This is a unique opportunity for
members to network with many
different factions of the marine
industry while learning about
new and updated standards,
work force certifications and
marketing developments
planned for 2011," ABYC presi-
dent Skip Burdon said in a
statement.
The ABYC Board of Directors
meeting will be held on March
24th prior to ABYC annual
meeting. The Annapolis Mari-
time Museum will host the ABYC
annual meeting at 5:30 PM on
the 24th and all members are
welcome and encouraged to at-
tend.
Space is limited. Please RSVP to
sburdon@abycinc.org
if you
plan to attend.
Source: American Boat and Yacht
Council.
America's Cup boat cap-
sizes in strong wind gust
.
An unexpected gust of wind
knocked down AC45 class Amer-
ica's Cup multihull prototype on
Auckland's Hauraki Gulf.
The revolutionary yacht sus-
tained severe damage to its
right wing and possible further
structural damage after capsiz-
ing near Rangitoto Island on
this afternoon.
According to AC
official Troy Tin-
dall the yacht was
being crewed by
the Swedish challengers, Arte
mis Racing, when the capsize
occurred.
While Tindall and Santi Lange
Artemis Racing’s helmsman s
the damage caused by the ca
size looked significant, they
were hoping to get the boat
back in a few days. Tindall sai
"We have to get the wing dow
and assess the damage,'' and
"We have to have a look at all
the framework.”
Source: Stuff.co.nz 2/21/2011
Yacht Hits Jetty
Palm Beach Shores, FL: A yac
trying to enter Lake Worth Inl
from the Atlantic at night,
struck the jetty and ran hard
aground on Sunday, February
27. Salvage crews were able t
remove the boat early Monda
morning. According to the
Pal
Beach News
, authorities said
that the captain was not injur
in the crash.
Source: West Palm Beach News
Feb 27 2011
Photo credit: Norm Nudelman