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Wizard continues magical journey with Transatlantic Race victory

by Bill Wagner courtesy Capital Gazette David Askew has logged an awful lot of miles as an offshore sailor – traversing the Atlantic, Pacific and Caribbean oceans. Considering that experience, Askew has often wondered if he could handle an around...

Five Irish Sailors Participate in 12 Metre World Championship Victory

The 12 Metre Crew that included five Irish sailors Courtesy of AFLOAT website ... After five days of close match racing, America II (US 42), owned by the New York Harbour Sailing Foundation, pulled out a win in the last race on Saturday the 13th of...

12 Metre World Championship

12 Metre World Championship Event Marks Largest-Ever Gathering of Historic 12 Metres in North America WHO: America’s Cup, Olympic and World Champions 22 teams from six countries (Canada, Denmark, Finland, Italy,...

Private moorings in public harbor roil state officials

Courtesy Providence Journal By Sean Flynn Daily News staff writer NEWPORT — Can high-value commercial mooring permits in Newport Harbor be sold like liquor licenses? City Solicitor Christopher Behan is in the process of answering that question in...

Wizard setting the pace in Transatlantic Race

Courtesy of the Providence Journal By Sean McNeill / Special to the Journal Outside Images - Paul Todd NEWPORT — David and Peter Askew’s Wizard, with Charlie Enright of Barrington as sailing master, continues to set a blazing pace and leads the...

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.

Newport Charter Yacht Show presented by Helly Hansen Newport

Industry Gathering Showcases Luxury Yachts for Charter in New England NEWPORT, R.I. (June 5, 2019) – For charter yacht brokers, lots of homework goes into finding the perfect match for clients who wish to book a week’s vacation or extended trip on a...

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...

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...

Bermuda 1-2 takes off

Solo preperation work ahead of the 2017 Bermuda One-Two © Image courtesy for the Bermuda One-Two/Bill Shea An interview with Roy Guay about the 2019 Bermuda One-Two   by David Schmidt For most sailors, racing to Bermuda and then delivering the boat...

New York Yacht Club 165th Annual Regatta

Photo by Rolex / Daniel Forster https://nyyc.org/165-annual-regatta North America's oldest annual regatta will feature three great days of racing including the separately scored Around-the-Island Race on Friday, June 14, two awards parties and one...

Plastic Bag Ban Bill Has A Downside

We have all worked hard to eradicate plastic bags from Aquidneck island and helped our neighboring communities to establish uniform and consistent ordinances to eliminate plastic bags, and promote stewardship of the environment. Rhode Island is proud...

Herreshoff Classic Yacht Regatta

The 2019 Herreshoff Classic Yacht Regatta & Newport-to-Bristol Feeder Race Part of the CYOA Classic Yachts Challenge & the Herreshoff S Class Centennial Series August 23-25, 2019 The 2019 Herreshoff Classic Yacht Regatta will take place...

Trump brings up new restrictions over travel to Cuba

The Trump administration clamped down on US tourist visits to Cuba Tuesday, aiming to cut the flow of dollars to a country that Washington accuses of helping prop up Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. The Treasury Department banned group...

On the Watch for Whitehawk

The 105’ Whitehawk, entered in the 2019 Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race, is making her way from Newport, R.I., where for many years she has been a familiar sight among other traditionally designed sailing megayachts, to the Great Lakes where such...

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