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Keep Your Weed Off The Waterways; Land Laws Don't Always Apply

By WeedMaps News' Thor Benson, provided exclusively to Benzinga Cannabis. Massachusetts lawmakers recently warned residents that though marijuana is legal in the state, it's still not legal to smoke weed out on the water. Indeed, across the United...

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...

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...

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...

Hurricane Season for 2019

Outlook increases for 2019 storms Courtesy of NOAA  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) forecasters monitoring oceanic and atmospheric patterns say conditions are now more favorable for above-normal hurricane activity since El...

17th Annual CJ Buckley Regatta

SETTING SAIL: Over 150 sailors from across 12 states made the trip to the 17th annual CJ Buckley Regatta on Monday and Tuesday at Goddard Park and the East Greenwich Yacht Club. The yearly event was created by a small group of locals to honor Buckley,...

Ida Lewis Distance Race

Coronet and Aloha Divisions Announced for PHRF Teams in Upcoming Ida Lewis Distance Race NEWPORT, R.I. (August 3, 2019) – With an August 5 deadline for registration (to avoid a $100 late fee), entries are coming in at a rapid pace for the Ida Lewis...

Applications for the C. Thomas Clagett Regatta

C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta Applications are open for the 2019 Clagett Boat Grant Program NEWPORT, R.I. (August 1, 2019) – The C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic...

The Eagle Class 53

Is this the future of sailing? The Eagle Class 53 is a wing-masted cruising catamaran designed to fly on T-foils Not everything that flies is destined to scorch around an America’s Cup course. The future for sailing hydrofoils is surely about more...

Boat sinks at Aquapalooza in Potters Cove

courtesy WPRI Eyewitness news... see the whole story here VIDEO NOW: Boat sinks at Aquapalooza PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (WPRI) — Hundreds of boaters descended on Potters Cove in Portsmouth Saturday to celebrate ‘boating life.’ For one mariner, it led to a...

America's Cup Delays and Reshuffle

Am Cup Rialto: Arms delay..Schedule reshuffle..Counting superyachts by Richard Gladwell Sail-World NZ 23 Jul 06:14 PDT 24 July 2019 The America's Cup continues to simmer away, with the teams saying little, publicly, after a round of meetings in...

Metal Manta Feeds On Narragansett Bay Plastic Program

A manta trawl, so named because it resembles a manta ray, is a net system for sampling the surface of the ocean. It’s useful for collecting plastic pieces, both large and small. (Frank Carini/ecoRI News photos) By FRANK CARINI/ecoRI News staff ...

Boaters alerted to look out for sea turtles in local waters

Courtesy Yarmouth Wicked Local see the story here Sea turtles have returned to forage in Cape and Islands waters and local sea turtle conservationists are asking boaters to be keep an eye out for them and to report their sightings. Two...

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