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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...

Rhode Island Boat Show & Demo Days

MarineMax Warwick wants you to join us at Safe Harbor’s Cowesett Marina for the MarineMax Rhode Island In-Water Boat Show & Demo Days. Step aboard, tour and demo boats of all shapes and sizes including the latest models from your favorite brands...

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,...

Introducing BoaterBoard

Need a more reliable crew? Post your task FREE for now on marinemotion®'s new BoaterBoard app!   Post Events, Jobs, Stuff for Sale and  more and share it around the world. We just launched this month and we're inviting you to check it out and post for...

Industry Get-Together tonight

A reminder make plans to join your marine industry colleagues tonight (4/17) from 5:30-7:00 PM at the Clarke Cooke House for our Marine Industry Get-Together! This week's event is sponsored by Dockwa and Freedom Boat Club. The first 20 people to...

Boys & Girls Club of Newport County Hosts Yacht Hop, Dinner, & Dancing

Newport, RI -  Boys and Girls Club of Newport County To Host Newport Yacht Rendezvous  This event takes place at the Newport Shipyard on Friday, August 9 from 5:30 - 10:30 p.m. and generates support for programs that give young people the guidance and...

Oliver Hazard Perry Completes First Program of 2019 Season

NORTH KINGSTOWN, RI - In an exciting proof of concept, Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island (OHPRI) recently completed the first of what will be several innovative new programs this season aboard the Tall Ship Oliver Hazard Perry (OHP). Working under a new...

Producing Future Leaders Through Sailing

In 1945, at age 17, Malin Burnham became the youngest ever to win the Star World Championship. It was his springboard toward great accomplishments in sailing and business, which led to his induction in the National Sailing Hall of Fame. Malin remains...

Ocean State Grapples With How And Why Of Beach Closures

NEWPORT, R.I. — Nearly 100 times between 2015 and 2017, or about once every three days, water sampled at Easton’s Beach tested high for fecal matter. The popular beach, however, was only closed on four separate occasions for a total of six days. The...

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...

Edgartown Race Weekend - Calling All J/Boats

EDGARTOWN, MASS. — J/Boat teams are always a big part of the action at Edgartown Yacht Club Race Weekend, and this year organizers are putting out an all-call to J Fest participants and others who own J/Boats, inviting them to join the fun on Martha’s...

Matching $500,000 Grant Awarded to Sail Newport

NEWPORT, RI - Sail Newport announced today that it has won a $500,000 matching grant from the Alletta Morris McBean Charitable Trust, the largest matching grant awarded since the not-for-profit organization was founded in 1983. “The Alletta Morris...

Lessons Learned From Marine Accidents

The Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) examines and investigates all types of marine accidents to or on board UK vessels worldwide, and other vessels in UK territorial waters. Their distribution of MAIB Safety Digest 1/2019 provides a...

Turning Youth Sailors Into Life Sailors

The best way to insure youth sailors continue in the sport is to expose them to the sport beyond youth boats and age-based competition. This is an initiative in which every active boat owner can contribute, but a group within the US Etchells Class has...

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...

Casual Vibe For Block Island Race Week

Block Island, R.I. – Storm Trysail Club and Margaritaville Holdings today announced that Margaritaville, the global lifestyle brand synonymous with fun and escapism, will be the first presenting sponsor for Block Island Race Week, one of the premier...

New Navy Towing Ship Will Honor Navajo Nation

The first of the Navy’s new T-ATS class of open ocean towing, salvage and rescue vessels will be named the Navajo, continuing a tradition of naming those ships for Native American nations and people, Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer announced...

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