RI Yachting


J/Teams dominate in Annapolis to Newport Race

Picture-perfect conditions greeted the Friday fleet of starters for the 2019 Annapolis-to-Newport Race, which got under way at 11:00am on the Chesapeake Bay.

New England Boatworks sold for $27 million

PORTSMOUTH — New England Boatworks has sold its roughly 28-acre property in Melville, Rhode Island, along with the rights to more than 360 deep-water berths for $27 million to Safe Harbor Marinas.

Swan American Regatta - Return of the Swans

This week sees the return of a popular institution, the Swan American Regatta, taking place from 14 - 16 June in Newport, Rhode Island, within the New York Yacht Club's 165th Annual Regatta. Swan yachts will race as a single class, with a separate start...

Column: A way to speak up for Massachusetts' rivers

At long last, a recent weekend presented one of those pristine days that remind us here in Massachusetts why we endure those winters. With warm spring weather finally here, many of us hit the water for the first time this year, visiting local rivers....

Formula that won Annapolis to Newport

The 2019 Annapolis-to-Newport Race featured staggered starts on June 7 and 8, with the slower boats in ORC 2, Performance Cruising, PHRF Classic, ORR 2 and Doublehanded getting the jump on the five remaining classes: ORC 1A, ORC 1B, PHRF Racing 1, PHRF...

Northern Yacht Club Casts a Wider Net for Clientele

Investing in infrastructure better positions rural communities to host tourism events, contributes to their overall economic success and enhances the quality of life for residents. Every summer, the Northern Yacht Club attracts boaters from all over the...

Beauregard and Barclay win convincingly in Newport

Southport sailors Ella Beauregard and Hamilton Barclay raced the Youth Challenge Regatta in Newport Rhode Island June 8-9. The young sailors tested their preparation against six teams from New England, New Jersey, and Florida in the northeast’s first...

SK hopes to curb spread of invasive species

The South Kingstown Conservation hopes to curb the spread of invasive species this summer by posting informative signs at the boat ramps near several bodies of water.

Spinnakers Flying for Annapolis to Newport

Picture perfect conditions greeted today’s fleet of starters for the 2019 Annapolis-to-Newport Race, which got underway at 11 a.m. on the Chesapeake Bay. North-northeasterly winds ranging from 8 to 12 knots enabled the 23 boats in five classes to enjoy...

Scituate Harbor boat fire deemed accidental

The June 4 boat fire in Scituate Harbor was accidental according to Scituate Fire Chief John P. Murphy, Scituate Police Chief Michael Stewart, Lt. Colonel Anthony Abdal-Khabir of the Massachusetts Environmental Police, and State Fire Marshal Peter J....

Regulators Contend Yacht Club Mooring Purchase Illegal

The rights to more than 20 Newport rental moorings have been sold by permit holders in illegal transfers in recent years, including 17 that were purchased by the New York Yacht Club, according to the Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC), the...

Engaging Youth in Offshore Sailing

The Storm Trysail Club announced the second annual “Tri-State Youth Offshore Challenge” which includes a series of regattas in Long Island Sound, Rhode Island and Shelter Island, NY. As part of the Club’s efforts to engage younger sailors in the...

RI Yacht Club opens season at 144th Commissioning Ceremony

RI Yacht Club opens season at 144th Commissioning Ceremony Bright skies and the bay’s sparkling blue waters greeted Rhode Island Yacht Club members and Cranston officials Saturday as the historic waterfront group celebrated its 144th Commissioning...

Tuesday night at the races becomes tradition

While the Volvo Ocean Race arrived in Narragansett Bay in 2018 and the majestic J Class fleet will challenge for the world championship on local waters in August, these regattas travel around the world.

Local sailor joined Volvo Ocean Race to promote cleaner oceans

That same conviction led some of the teams in the most recent edition of the Volvo Ocean Race (now officially called just The Ocean Race), held from October 2017 to June 2018, to organize around raising awareness about ocean pollution, especially...


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Yacht Rock the Dock

Seamen’s annual Rock the Docks summer party has a fresh look and location for the organization’s Centennial year: get ready to YACHT ROCK THE DOCK at IYRS’ Restoration Hall on June 29th.

RI's Ambassador of Sailing

Video Feature! marinemotion® caught up with Brad Read, executive director of Sail Newport, and got a little background on how the organization has grown, what's up for the summer, and his thoughts on the future of sailing in Rhode Island.

A Celebration of Yachting History

Decades Later, Champions Return to Claim 12 Metre World Title NEWPORT, R.I. (May 14, 2019) – When the 12 Metre World Championship takes place in Newport over July 8-13, it will celebrate one of the greatest classes in world sailing history. The...

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