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US Sailing Honors Association Awards

On Thursday February 7th the US Sailing Awards Night Celebration took place on the USS Midway in San Diego. Award winners were chosen based on their contributions to sailing in the United States. The honorees were celebrated as a part of the 2020...

Construction of new boat launch set to begin at Quonochontaug Pond

Construction of new boat launch set to begin at Quonnie Pond Courtesy of  Cynthia Drummond and The Westerly Sun See full story Here CHARLESTOWN — Equipment is in place at Quonochontaug Pond to begin construction of a new boat launch at the...

The 2020 Clagett/Oakcliff Match Race Clinegatta

The Clagett’s mission is to provide sailors with disabilities “the opportunity to improve their skills and reach personal goals through world-class coaching and competition.” The Clagett /Oakcliff Match Race Clinegatta is no different. The clinic is...

National Sailing Hall of Fame To Benefit From New Jobson Book

NATIONAL SAILING HALL OF FAME TO BENEFIT FROM NEW JOBSON BOOK LEGENDS OF AMERICAN SAILING 50 Men and Women Who Shaped the Sport Newport, R.I. (December 3, 2019) – With the holiday gift-giving season upon us, the newest book by renowned...

Celebrating the 2019 J/70 Open Division and Corinthian World Champions

Courtesy Sail World  Darwin Escapes 2019 J/70 World Championships - Day 4 © Sportography.tv by David Schmidt The J/70 arrived in 2012, forever changing the one-design racing scene. In just seven years, J/Boats has sold more than 1,500 of these...

Sail for Hope to Raise Funds for RI Red Cross

2019 will mark the 18th anniversary of the original Sail for Hope. This year we will raise funds for The Rhode Island Red Cross, the Warrior Sailing Program and the Tad Sanchez Youth Sailing Program at SN. In 2001, in the wake of the terrorist attacks...

America’s Cup: Run, Walk, and Sit

Courtesy Sailing Scuttlebutt Published on September 11th, 2019 With racing for the America’s Cup teams to begin April 2020, the curtains are now pulled on what the new breed of AC75 yacht will look like with recent launches by the kiwi defender...

Newport International Boat Show Leads Overflowing With Exhibits

Gates Open September 12th at 10 A.M. Newport, R.I. – Newport Exhibition Group, owners and producers of the Newport International Boat Show, announced today that it has organized more educational activities and attractions for showgoers than ever...

12 Metre Around the Globe

A Connection for Historic 12 Metres Around the Globe Courageous Wins Inaugural ROAD TO THE WORLDS Waypoints Series Courtesy of Barby MacGowan NEWPORT, R.I. (August 29, 2019) – In the first-ever ROAD TO THE WORLDS Waypoints Series, it came down to...

Nacra Class Safety Statement

Nacra 17 Class Safety Statement Courtesy of International Nacra 17 Class Association Marcus Spillane, President of the International Nacra 17 Class Association, issued this statement on August 27, 2019. A safety incident occurred in training just...

Recreational Boating Accidents

2018 USCG Boating Safety Statistics Courtesy of the United Coast Guard Every year, the U.S. Coast Guard compiles statistics on reported recreational boating accidents. These statistics are derived from accident reports that are filed by the...

Annual Harbor Lights Newport

First Annual Habor Lights Courtesy of Matt Gineo The First Annual Harbor Lights Newport will take place on September 20-21, 2019.  We encourage all marinas, docks and waterfront venues to decorate in a festive manner with lights and decor. We're...

Setting the Spinnaker

NORTH SAILS NEWS Nothing takes as much teamwork and practice as spinnaker handling. Here we’ll cover the skills and techniques needed to handle and control conventional spinnakers, set from poles. Throughout the discussion the Divide and Conquer...

World's Best at World Cup Series

World’s Best at World Cup Series Enoshima Courtesy of SourceWorld Sailing and US Sailing and Scuttlebutt Published on August 26th, 2019 Enoshima, Japan (August 26, 2019) – Racing is set to begin at the 2020 Hempel World Cup Series Enoshima. Over 490...

American Magic Backs Sail Newport

American Magic backs Sail Newport Supporters of Sail Newport gathered for “Celebrate Community Sailing,” a fundraiser for the nonprofit organization. Sail Newport is a community partner of the Rhode Island-based America’s Cup entry NYYC (New York...

2019 Newport International Boat Show

IF YOU HARBOR A PASSION FOR BOATING, THERE’S ONLY ONE PLACE TO BE… The Newport International Boat Show encompasses thirteen acres of Newport’s downtown waterfront. Join us on September 12-15, 2019 to view exhibitors from near and far offer a full...

Siren announces managerial promotions

Courtesy of Trade Only Sam Handy Newport, Rhode Island-based Siren Marine has recently promoted two team members to key managerial positions to help meet growing demand for its Connected Boat® technology. As adoption of Siren Marine technology...

Excavation of the Endeavour

PREPARATION FOR 2019 THE EXCAVATION AT THE POTENTIAL ENDEAVOUR SITE The Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project (RIMAP), the Australian National Maritime Museum (ANMM), and the Silentworld Foundation (SWF) have again partnered to continue the study of...

Ida Lewis Distance Race

Ida Lewis Distance Race Names Winners in Five Classes Courtesy of Barby MacGowan Prospector, Cepheus, Tiger, Breakaway, and Irie 2 Take Class Trophies; Temptation-Oakcliff Wins Collegiate Team Competition NEWPORT, R.I. (August 19, 2019) –...

Explosion on Narragansett Bay

TRAGEDY ON NARRAGANSETT BAY  Courtesy of Ron Dunbar A few days ago I was sailing my Hobie Wave catamaran upwind in the narrows of Halifax Harbour where the 1917 Halifax Explosion occurred. The 1917 explosion occurred when two commercial boats (one...

The Rules of Racing are Changing

Updating the Racing Rules of Sailing Courtesy of Scuttlebutt The Racing Rules of Sailing are revised every four years, with refinements for the 2017-2020 edition to be released after the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Aside from any glaring and...

Sailing Hall of Fame

NATIONAL SAILING HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCES 2019 INDUCTEES Courtesy of Jan Harley Clockwise from top left: John Bonds, Thomas Day, Robbie Doyle, Buddy Friedrich, Allison Jolly, Arthur Knapp Jr., Donald McKay, Everett Pearson, Doug Peterson, Everett...

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