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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...

Leukemia Cup Regatta

Take part in this year's 'Leukemia Cup Regatta'! https://www.leukemiacup.org/events/rhode-island-leukemia-cup-regatta Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Rhode Island is preparing for its annual Leukemia Cup Regatta! Get involved and help LLS achieve...

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...

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,...

Wednesday Night's Marine Industry Get-Together!

Make plans to join your marine industry colleagues this Wednesday night, May 1, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at Clarke Cooke House on Bannister's Wharf. This week's event is sponsored by Newport Shipyard, Harken, and Bank Rhode Island.  The first 20 people...

Newporter Leads U.S. Team In SailGP Races

NEWPORT — Rome Kirby started sailing at the age of 7 at Sail Newport; now he’s at the forefront of the new SailGP races, leading the U.S. team as helmsman in a new nation-versus-nation format. “I’m driving the boat and am CEO of the team,” he said...

Sail Newport Makes Pitch To Host Ocean Race

NEWPORT — Sail Newport is preparing a bid to become a host city for The Ocean Race in 2022, after successfully hosting the Volvo Ocean Race in 2015 and 2018. The race would begin in late 2021. Volvo sold the event to new owners who are re-launching...

Port of New Bedford Installs Skimmer To Improve Ocean Health

New Bedford, M.A. — Edward Washburn, Executive Director at New Bedford Port Authority, joined decision makers, partners and stakeholders to announce the installation of the Port of New Bedford Marina Trash Skimmer. This installation in New Bedford...

Spring Commissioning Time

Spring Commissioning means summertime fun. Before you head out to the water, head in to Maritime Solutions in Portsmouth RI and get your boat running right, reliably, and safely. 

Bermuda One-Two Race Set For June

NEWPORT - On June 18, 1977, 20 solo sailors crossed the starting line at Newport, Rhode Island and nosed out into the North Atlantic to challenge the ocean and each other in a grueling 635-mile single-handed race to St. George’s, Bermuda. In boats...

Blind Sailor Mitsuhiro Iwamoto Makes Historic Achievement

NEWPORT, R.I. (April 23, 2019) – The C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta congratulate Clagett alumni, Japanese blind sailor Mitsuhiro Iwamoto, on his historic achievement having sailed non stop from San Deigo, California to Iwaki, Japan...

IYRS Workshops Scheduled

The ability to diagnose and remedy the problems that occur in composites molding operations is a key element of quality and profit. This course details the problems that occur in composites manufacturing and the technical elements that contribute to...

Rhode Island Boat Show & Demo Days

MarineMax Warwick wants you to join us at Safe Harbor’s Cowesett Marina for the MarineMax Rhode Island In-Water Boat Show & Demo Days. Step aboard, tour and demo boats of all shapes and sizes including the latest models from your favorite brands...

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