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How To Cross The Atlantic From The Caribbean To Europe: A Primer

By early summer the peak Caribbean season is coming to a close, ushered out by a fusillade of big regattas. Then, with summer returning to the northern latitudes, crews begin the return leg of their migration back home. While most people focus on...

Spring commissioning

 Chaton got a huge makeover this season, while the Captain pretty much got a huge work-over :) But in the end we now have a new genset, some new interior coverings, a new pedestal guard, some new lighting, plumbing, and so much more.  Best thing...

IYRS Workshops Scheduled

The ability to diagnose and remedy the problems that occur in composites molding operations is a key element of quality and profit. This course details the problems that occur in composites manufacturing and the technical elements that contribute to...

One Hull Or Two?

Cats vs. monos. This subject has never been addressed before, right? No? Good, then I’ll be the first to cover it. My wife, Ali, and I sailed around the world on Bumfuzzle, a 35-foot catamaran. We returned, sold the boat, drove around for a couple of...

Top Causes of Boating Accidents

Boating accidents make news. Maybe it’s a throwback to the great tales of misadventure at sea. Maybe it’s their novelty; many mundane activities are statistically riskier. But beyond the headlines, one or more of a relative handful of causes are...

New Leadership For National Sailing Hall of Fame

NEWPORT, RI - The US National Sailing Hall of Fame (NSHOF) Board of Directors has elected a new leadership team to guide the organization as it begins operations at its new home in the Newport Armory building. The new slate, all directors of the NSHOF,...

Recycling Fiberglass Boats

When Earth Day was created in 1970, mainstream America was largely tuned out to the benefits of recycling. Fast forward nearly half a century, however, to Earth Day 2019 (April 22) and it’s fairly common to see local paper, glass, and plastic recycling...

U.S. Sailing Announces 2019 Pan American Games Sailing Team

BRISTOL, R.I. -  US Sailing has named the 17 sailors that will be representing the United States at the XVIII Pan American Games. The Pan American Games (Pan Am Games) take place every four years, in the year preceding the Olympic Games. The Pan Am...

Legislation Introduced To Increase Duck Boat Safety

WASHINGTON - Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley has introduced legislation aimed at increasing safety on duck boats after last year's accident on Table Rock Lake near Branson killed 17 people. It's similar to legislation introduced last July by Hawley's...

Deal Closed On Hall of Fame Home

Newport, RI - After months of negotiations and waiting for the approval process, the sale of the top two floors of the Armory building, a Newport landmark on Lower Thames Street, is now complete and will become the new home of the National Sailing Hall...

Prep For A Safe Boating Season Now

Boatyards, marinas and clubs are waking up after a long winter’s nap, and boaters have begun preparing their vessels for the season. While the boat needs to be looked at and readied for a summer of fun, so does your safety. The BoatUS Foundation for...

Newport International Boat Show Announces 2019 Dates

Newport Exhibition Group announced today that its 49th Annual Newport International Boat Show will take place September 12 - 15, 2019 at the Newport Yachting Center in downtown Newport, Rhode Island. One of the largest in-water boat shows in the...

12 Metre Worlds Will Harken Back to America's Cup Days in Newport

NEWPORT, RI  – When the 12 Metre World Championship comes to Newport, R.I. this summer (July 8-13), the significance of the venue will not be lost on sailing buffs, or for that matter, on sports historians in general. The America’s Cup, one of the...

7 Tips for the beginner sailor

There are the obvious things you need when you go sailing: sunscreen, a hat, a windbreaker, non-skid shoes, and wind. However, what do you really need to be ready to head out on the water? These are a few sailing tips to keep you safe and that ensure...

Ida Lewis to host 12 Meter World Championship

NEWPORT, RI - The 12 Metre Pre-Worlds Regatta and 12 Metre World Championship (organized by the International Twelve Metre Association (ITMA) America’s Fleet and hosted by Ida Lewis Yacht Club and the 12 Metre Yacht Club) promises the largest-ever...

America's Cup: Dry laps in the Mule

Top America's Cup correspondent, Bernie Wilson spoke with NYYC American Magic skipper and CEO, Terry Hutchinson to get an update on the team's progress at their Florida winter base. The New York Yacht Club team is working up towards the 36th America's...

50 days to 50 knots: The countdown to San Francisco SailGP starts now

See the full story here: San Francisco SailGP © SailGP In just under 50 days, SailGP will debut on U.S. waters, expecting to break sailing's elusive 50-knot barrier (60 mph) when its six supercharged F50s take flight on San Francisco Bay. SailGP...

RI Marine Archeology Project Meeting - Portsmouth

RIMAP ANNUAL MEETING SET​ Saturday, March 30, 2019 3-4:30 p.m. Town Council Chambers, Portsmouth Town Hall  2200 East Main Road, Portsmouth, RI  Agenda includes: General business meeting Review of 2018 activities and 2019 plans Volunteer awards...

Returning the America's Cup To The USA

Newport, RI - New York Yacht Club has been absent from the  America’s Cup since the 2003 edition in Auckland, New Zealand. But now with the launch of their American Magic team, they are returning in 2021 to the event and the venue to return the trophy...

Registration Announced For Pan American Games

BRISTOL, R.I. (March 15, 2019) – In an effort to ensure the proper, fair inclusion of qualified sailors at the XVIII Pan American Games (PAGs), US Sailing is announcing an important requirement for individuals interested in competing at the event. ...

Ida Lewis Distance Race

NEWPORT, R.I. (March 6, 2019) – A late-summer sailing tradition loved by grand prix racers and cruising sailors alike, the annual Ida Lewis Distance Race is scheduled to start on Friday, August 16, 2019. Classes for IRC, PHRF, One Design, Multihull and...

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