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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: Sailing, Events, Lake Michigan, Racing

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: Lake Huron, Racing, Sailing

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: Canada, Lake Ontario, Racing, Sailing

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: Events, Racing, Sailing

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: Lake Erie, Racing, Sailing

Friday, July 6, 2018

Steve & Doris Colgate’s Offshore Sailing School has announced five new, exotic sailing vacation trips in keeping with the growing interest in adventure and transformational vacations. “Recent travel and leisure industry research indicates that adults, families, millennials all want to experience something on vacation.

tags: Education, Sailing, South Coast

Friday, June 29, 2018

Colgate 26 keelboat designer and company owner Steve Colgate, announced that the website to support the Colgate 26 has been updated with new content, photos, and owner testimonials. “We’ve had the same website for many years and knew it was time to update the design and content to make it more contemporary, easy to

tags: South Coast, Company Expansions, Education, Sailing

Thursday, June 7, 2018

The Queen’s Cup Race, one of the oldest trophies in world yachting, dates back to the British Victorian era. Queen Victoria first offered the cup as a prize in a sailing race in 1853. History was a little sketchy up until the turn of the 20th Century, until it was discovered in Walter Hull’s attic. Walter Hull treasured

tags: Events, Lake Michigan, Racing, Sailing

Thursday, June 7, 2018

If you are not one of the 1500+ sailors wrapping up preparations for the start of the 51st Newport Bermuda Race onFriday, June 15, 2018, then you have less than a week to plan how to watch one of the greatest sailing spectacles held on Narragansett Bay. Organized by the Cruising Club of America and the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club, the

tags: East Coast, Racing, Sailing

Friday, April 20, 2018

The 2018 Lake Ontario Offshore Racing Guide is now available in hard copy and online at our website loor.ca. Distributed to most yacht clubs, marinas and chandleries surrounding Lake Ontario, the 2018 edition provides sailors – both racers and cruisers – with a variety of articles and resources on numerous nautical

tags: Great Lakes, Lake Ontario, Sailing