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Saturday, August 4, 2018

The 2018 US Junior Sailing Championships begin next week. The 93 registered competitors will arrive at North Cape Yacht Club in LaSalle, MI on Monday, will participate in a clinic and practice race on Tuesday, and the competition begins on Wednesday morning at 10:30AM on Lake Erie, just offshore from the yacht club. US Sailing

tags: Racing, Sailing, Women in Boating, Kids & Pets, Lake Erie

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Tediously light winds made for one of the slowest Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Races in decades. In fact, the 94-year-old distance race, which started Saturday, July 14 on lower Lake Huron, was so slow that at Tuesday’s final party at Mackinac Island’s Grand Hotel, awards were handed out as some competitors were

tags: Racing, Sailing, Awards, Lake Huron

Friday, July 20, 2018

Nominations for the 2018 Sailing Industry Distinguished Service Award are being accepted as of today. Created by the Annapolis Boat Shows in 2014, the award recognizes members of the sailing industry for their high standards of excellence, service, and commitment. Each year the Annapolis Boat Shows honors someone who has distinguished

tags: Awards, Sailing

Friday, July 20, 2018

The results are in. The Team Challenge winners for the Lake Ontario 300 are: In the Main Duck course, sponsored by Sperry First Place - Bronte Harbour Yacht Club with a team composed of: ‘Ruffian’ - Peter Wells ‘It's a Conspiracy’- Adrian Hanley ‘Suspect’- Bryan Sims Second Place - ABYC Team

tags: Racing, Sailing, Awards, Lake Ontario

Monday, July 16, 2018

No yacht? No problem. You can still have a blast this summer with alternative boating, which means getting out on the water with only a minimal dent made to your wallet. Here’s just a sample of how you can enjoy the sun, wind, and waves all season long. Personal Watercraft When is a PWC not a PWC? When it’s a boat.

by: Zuzana Prochazka

tags: Personal Watercraft, Sailing, Water Toys, Canoes & Kayaks, Paddleboards

Monday, July 16, 2018

The 80th running of South Shore Yacht Club’s Queen’s Cup Race from Milwaukee across Lake Michigan was off to a wet and bouncy start. Sailors at the starting line faced winds out of the northeast at over 15 knots with waves running three to five feet. These conditions forced many skippers to make some tough decisions

tags: Racing, Sailing, Events, Lake Michigan

Monday, July 16, 2018

DETROIT, MICH. – The “slowest race in decades” implies and defines the light winds plaguing the Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race, which began on Saturday, July 14, albeit with four postponements that pushed back many of the 16 afternoon start times, some by almost two hours. As of 5:30 this afternoon, only

tags: Sailing, Lake Huron, Racing

Friday, July 13, 2018

Lake Ontario Offshore Racing on behalf of the Port Credit Yacht Club, are excited to announce the return of Esprit De Corps IV to the 2018 LO300 Challenge. The Esprit De Corps IV, a Volvo Ocean Racer 60, took Line Honours in the 2017 LO300 Main Duck Course and Gilles Barbot, founder and CEO of Groupe Esprit de Corps Inc, shares that

tags: Racing, Sailing, Canada, Lake Ontario

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Now that registration has closed and the numbers are in, 197 teams are preparing to compete in the 2018 Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race, scheduled for July 14. With 93 years of tradition behind it, this unique distance race, with two courses that start on lower Lake Huron and finish at Mackinac Island, has a knack for bringing

tags: Sailing, Events, Racing

Friday, July 6, 2018

The Inter-Lake Yachting Association extends an invitation to join us for our 125th Regatta this August at Put-in-Bay, OH. The events begin August 1st and 2nd with deepwater sail racing from Cleveland, Detroit, Sandusky, and Toledo. Races finish at the island sometime on Thursday, August 2 — depending upon wind. That afternoon,

tags: Sailing, Lake Erie, Racing