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Wizard continues magical journey with Transatlantic Race victory

by Bill Wagner courtesy Capital Gazette David Askew has logged an awful lot of miles as an offshore sailor – traversing the Atlantic, Pacific and Caribbean oceans. Considering that experience, Askew has often wondered if he could handle an around...

Five Irish Sailors Participate in 12 Metre World Championship Victory

The 12 Metre Crew that included five Irish sailors Courtesy of AFLOAT website ... After five days of close match racing, America II (US 42), owned by the New York Harbour Sailing Foundation, pulled out a win in the last race on Saturday the 13th of...

12 Metre World Championship

12 Metre World Championship Event Marks Largest-Ever Gathering of Historic 12 Metres in North America WHO: America’s Cup, Olympic and World Champions 22 teams from six countries (Canada, Denmark, Finland, Italy,...

Plastic Bag Ban Bill Has A Downside

We have all worked hard to eradicate plastic bags from Aquidneck island and helped our neighboring communities to establish uniform and consistent ordinances to eliminate plastic bags, and promote stewardship of the environment. Rhode Island is proud...

Trump brings up new restrictions over travel to Cuba

The Trump administration clamped down on US tourist visits to Cuba Tuesday, aiming to cut the flow of dollars to a country that Washington accuses of helping prop up Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. The Treasury Department banned group...

On the Watch for Whitehawk

The 105’ Whitehawk, entered in the 2019 Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race, is making her way from Newport, R.I., where for many years she has been a familiar sight among other traditionally designed sailing megayachts, to the Great Lakes where such...

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...

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