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Friday, March 2, 2018

Sometimes sailing is just in your blood. This is certainly the case for young Alison Kent. Raised in a family of Lake Michigan sailors, she has pretty much been sailboat racing since birth. Her family were regular fixtures on the local race circuit and her father, Tim Kent, even skippered an Antrim Open 50 named Everest Horizontal to

by: Ken Quant

tags: Sailing, Lifestyle, Racing

Friday, October 27, 2017

My name is Emanuele Bianchi. I live in Chicago, although I grew up in Sardinia, Italy. I am part of a large, extended group of boating men and women. We are a mix of fun, avid sailors, mostly based in the Great Lakes, peppered with East and West Coast, Canadian, and European flavor. Our group is comprised of highly competitive,

tags: Racing, Sailing, Caribbean Islands, Charters

Monday, September 25, 2017

Remember the excitement created by the America’s Cup back in 2013 when the first foiling cats strutted their stuff along the San Francisco shore? It felt like the dawn of a new era for sailboat racing. Even the most hardened critics of the giant catamarans had to admit that it was a pretty cool event. The racing was exciting;

by: Ken Quant

tags: America's Cup World Series, Racing

Monday, August 28, 2017

The Moorings, the world’s premier yacht charter company, has been participating in the Leukemia Cup Regatta for more than 10 years. This year, they are proud to serve as an official national sponsor of this charitable sailing event. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s annual Leukemia Cup Regatta is a series of lively

tags: Charters, Racing, Sailing, Travel, Beyond the Lakes, Charity

Monday, May 29, 2017

Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race, the longest consecutively run freshwater race in the world, is proud to give back to the community and environment by supporting two organizations in 2017: Set Sail for Autism (SSA) and Alliance for the Great Lakes. On June 15th, 20 young autistic adults and their chaperones will board five to

tags: Charity, Racing

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Wednesday, June 7: 2016 Awards Banquet Thursday, June 8: TYC Mills Party Friday, June 9: Mills Trophy Race Sunday, June 11: PIB Flag Awards The Toledo Yacht Club and the Storm Trysail Club will host the 94th running of the Mills Trophy Race on Friday, June 09, 2017. The race from the Toledo Harbor Light to Put-in-Bay will be sailed

tags: Lake Erie, Racing

Friday, July 29, 2016

Visit Michigan City LaPorte is happy to announce the return of the “Great Lakes Grand Prix”. 2016 will be year eight for what has turned into the “signature” event for Michigan City and all of LaPorte County. “Last year’s race injected over nine million dollars into the local economy and we expect

tags: Boat Show, Racing

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Offshore Passage Opportunities (OPO) has announced that registration for its “Rally to the Cup” is now open. The Rally departs from several East Coast ports on June 7th, 2017 to allow enough time for arriving in Bermuda before the June 17 start of the finals for the 35th America’s Cup. It will provide dock space at

tags: South Coast, America's Cup World Series, Racing

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

On June 17, Newport, Rhode Island will be the host for more than 200 seaworthy yachts and ambitious crews about to experience the 50th “Thrash to the Onion Patch.” When the cannon blasts at ten minutes past noon, you can track your favorites — compliments of Pantaenius Yacht Insurance, the official tracking sponsor

tags: Software & Apps, Insurance, Racing

Friday, May 29, 2015

The regattas run from spring through fall, in locations from Connecticut to California, and Toronto to Tennessee. The Great Lakes boast the highest regional concentration of events, and this year will play home to the championship for the fourth time. The first Hospice Regatta was held in Annapolis in 1982, organized by Virginia

tags: Racing