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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...

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...

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...

C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta

NEWPORT, R.I. (February 28, 2019) – The C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta, being held June 18-23 at Sail Newport in Fort Adams State Park, is pleased to announce that the 2019 Clagett will include the Martin 16 class, a single handed...

America’s Cup challenger partners with IYRS

IYRS graduate and American Magic boatbuilder James Allsopp of Annapolis, MD work at the team's production facility in Bristol [photo by Armory Ross/American Magic Courtesy Newport Daily News NEWPORT — The Rhode Island-based America’s Cup challenger,...

A chance to sail into a new career

NEWPORT — More than a decade ago, the IYRS School of Technology & Trades held informal gatherings matching students and alumni with employers in the marine trades. It went so well, the boat-building school opened the event to the public, and it has...

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12 Metre World Championship Set for Newport in July

With a little over eight months to go, Ida Lewis Yacht Club, the International Twelve Metre Association (ITMA) America’s Fleet and the 12 Metre Yacht Club are gearing up for the largest-ever gathering of historic 12 Metre yachts in the U.S. at the 2019...

Siren Marine Partners with Freedom Boat Club of Rhode Island

Dick Cromwell of Freedom Boat Club RI at the helm of one of the newly Siren Marine System equipped club boats. Siren Marine, owner of the trademark for Connected Boat®, has partnered with Freedom Boat Club of Rhode Island to provide its advanced MTC™...

IRC/ORC World Championship in Newport 2020

The Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) working in cooperation with the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) and Union National Course au Large (UNCL), founding partners of the IRC rating system, are pleased to announce the approval of the New York Yacht Club to...

Discovery Deck Opening November 2018

Seamen’s is pleased to announce the grand opening of The Discovery Deck on the 2nd floor of our building in November 2018! The Discovery Deck is an interactive, educational exhibit showcasing the maritime industry of Newport and Narragansett Bay. ...

American Magic Taps Airbus Expertise

Airbus New York/Toulouse – New York Yacht Club American Magic, the U.S. Challenger for sailing’s 36th America’s Cup, set to be held in 2021, today announced aerospace pioneer Airbus as its innovation partner. As Official Innovation Partner, Airbus...

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