RI Yachting

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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...

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...

Connecticut Broker Opens Rhode Island Location

Southpaw Yacht Sales said it has opened a new location at Point View Marina in Point Judith Harbor, Rhode Island. The Greenwich, Connecticut-based brokerage firm said that it is partnering with Steve Arnold, who will manage the location. Arnold has 15...

3/20 Marine Industry Get-Together!

Please make plans to join your marine industry colleagues this Wednesday evening (3/20) from 5:30-7:00 PM at the Clarke Cooke House for our Marine Industry Get-Together! Wednesday night's event is sponsored by Helly Hansen Newport and PowerPay. The...

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...

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...

RI Marine Archeology Project Meeting - Portsmouth

RIMAP ANNUAL MEETING SET​ Saturday, March 30, 2019 3-4:30 p.m. Town Council Chambers, Portsmouth Town Hall  2200 East Main Road, Portsmouth, RI  Agenda includes: General business meeting Review of 2018 activities and 2019 plans Volunteer awards...

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. ...

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...

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...

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