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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...

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...

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...

Study Shows Rogue Waves Are Becoming More Extreme

They are every mariner’s worst nightmare. A wave twice the height of the average sea state that seemingly comes out of nowhere. Rogue waves have been blamed for countless lost vessels throughout history, but not only are they dangerous to ships and...

Newport International Boat Show Announces 2019 Dates

Newport Exhibition Group announced today that its 49th Annual Newport International Boat Show will take place September 12 - 15, 2019 at the Newport Yachting Center in downtown Newport, Rhode Island. One of the largest in-water boat shows in the...

12 Metre Worlds Will Harken Back to America's Cup Days in Newport

NEWPORT, RI  – When the 12 Metre World Championship comes to Newport, R.I. this summer (July 8-13), the significance of the venue will not be lost on sailing buffs, or for that matter, on sports historians in general. The America’s Cup, one of the...

TransAtlantic Race 2019

The Transatlantic Race 2019 starts from Newport, R.I., on June 25, 2019, and finishes off Cowes, England. The course length of 2,960 nautical miles makes this event one of the longest yacht races open to both professional and amateur sailors. It will...

Returning the America's Cup To The USA

Newport, RI - New York Yacht Club has been absent from the  America’s Cup since the 2003 edition in Auckland, New Zealand. But now with the launch of their American Magic team, they are returning in 2021 to the event and the venue to return the trophy...

Newport council delays vote on new mooring rules

Courtesy of NewportRI.com  Read the full story here Because there have been revisions of revisions, the council members wanted to make sure they had the regulations as they were worded in February in front of them. By Sean Flynn Daily News staff...

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...

Helly Hansen Presenting Partner for 2019 Newport Charter Yacht Show

Newport, RI - Newport Shipyard is proud to announce that Helly Hansen Newport, the oldest Helly Hansen licensed store in North America, owned by Jay Lasky, has signed on for the fourth straight year as the presenting partner of the 2019 Newport Charter...

A year in review, with more to come

We had a pretty huge year in 2018.. from the Providence Boat Show to the Newport Boatshow, here are a few highlights.  CHECK OUT THE VIDEO BELOW...

December at Discovery Deck

Seamen's Church Institute- Stop in for some children's holiday crafts!

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™...

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