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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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

New PHRF Perpetual Trophy for Ida Lewis Distance Race

The Steve Benjamin’s (Norwalk, Conn./Jamestown, R.I.) TP52 Spookie, winner of IRC Class at the 2018 Ida Lewis Distance Race. (Photo credit: Michele Almeida/MISTE Photography) Click image to download The Swan 48 Dreamcatcher (left) from Mystic, Conn....

C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta

Cindy Walker sailing the RS Venture Connect at the 2018 Clagett Regatta credit Clagett Regatta/Ro Fernandez C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta Four weeks until sailors at the 17th Clagett Regatta hit the water in Newport ...

Candy Store Cup Showcases Spectacular Superyacht Racing

The Candy Store Cup 2019 Superyacht Regatta is hosted and organized by Newport Shipyard and Bannister's Wharf and will take place July 25-27, 2019 in Newport, RI. The Candy Store Cup carries forward the tradition of the Newport Bucket and invites...

Third Annual JFest Regatta Highlight Of Summer

NEWPORT - The third annual New England J/Fest Regatta is being hosted by Sail Newport the weekend of August 9-11th 2019. This sailing regatta provides opportunities to promote both local businesses and the national boating community. This is the...

The Figawi Race: A New England Classic

CAPE COD - The Figawi sailing regatta is held every Memorial Day Weekend. The schedule begins on Friday, May 24 at 3 p.m. in Hyannis with the Kickoff Summer Party that includes registration for the race and merchandise sales. Saturday morning,...

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...

America's Cup: Dry laps in the Mule

Top America's Cup correspondent, Bernie Wilson spoke with NYYC American Magic skipper and CEO, Terry Hutchinson to get an update on the team's progress at their Florida winter base. The New York Yacht Club team is working up towards the 36th America's...

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...

Registration Announced For Pan American Games

BRISTOL, R.I. (March 15, 2019) – In an effort to ensure the proper, fair inclusion of qualified sailors at the XVIII Pan American Games (PAGs), US Sailing is announcing an important requirement for individuals interested in competing at the event. ...

Ida Lewis Distance Race

NEWPORT, R.I. (March 6, 2019) – A late-summer sailing tradition loved by grand prix racers and cruising sailors alike, the annual Ida Lewis Distance Race is scheduled to start on Friday, August 16, 2019. Classes for IRC, PHRF, One Design, Multihull and...

America's Cup: Debunking The Myth

We have read the story many times. Of how the schooner America, newly arrived from across the Atlantic in the year of the Great Exhibition, trounced the best of British yachting in a race around the Isle of Wight. And of how her owner, Commodore John...

Ficker Cup: A Bridge To The Show

While the Match Racing World Championship and the World Match Racing Tour might be in shambles with no plan for 2019, elite match racing is alive and well in Southern California as the 55th edition of the Congressional Cup prepares to host the Grade 1...

C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta

NEWPORT, R.I. (February 28, 2019) – The C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta, being held June 18-23 at Sail Newport in Fort Adams State Park, is pleased to announce that the 2019 Clagett will include the Martin 16 class, a single handed...

Edgartown Race Weekend

MARTHA'S VINEYARD - Edgartown Race Weekend Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. Thursday - Saturday July 25-27, 2019  This three-day competition starts with ’Round-the-Buoy races on Thursday and Friday and concludes with two independently scored distance...

12 Metre World Championship Set for Newport in July

With a little over eight months to go, Ida Lewis Yacht Club, the International Twelve Metre Association (ITMA) America’s Fleet and the 12 Metre Yacht Club are gearing up for the largest-ever gathering of historic 12 Metre yachts in the U.S. at the 2019...

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