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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Like everyone in the world, the America’s Cup is not untouched by the effects of the COVID19 Coronavirus. Very quickly it became apparent that the unavoidable but regrettable cancellations of the much-anticipated ACWS events in Cagliari and Portsmouth would have to happen. In a parallel world, all of the teams would be

tags: Racing, Sailing, America's Cup World Series, COVID-19

Monday, March 30, 2020

Bayview Yacht Club, one of the nation’s most storied and historic sailing clubs, today announced that Atwater Brewery is a presenting sponsor for its 2020 Bayview Mackinac Race, the 96th consecutive running of the Race. Ryan Farrell, 2020 Bayview Yacht Club Commodore, made the announcement. As part of the partnership, Atwater

tags: Lake Huron, Racing, Sailing, Events

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

With the inclusion of offshore sailing into the 2024 Olympics, a new spotlight shines onto a previously established area of our sport. Veteran doublehanded offshore sailors can now fight for Gold, and Olympic hopefuls can forge a new pathway to their dream. A vast majority of sailors may also see a fresh opportunity to get out on the

by: Kate Wilson

tags: Law & Politics, Racing, Sailing

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

It’s not hard to blame any sailor for completely forgetting about the America’s Cup. After all, it’s already been two and a half years since the snooze in Bermuda, and the next event is still over a year away. Any general market momentum gained during the exciting 2013 foiling cat event in San Francisco has also long

by: Ken Quant, Broad Reach Marketing

tags: America's Cup World Series, Racing, Sailing

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Following a successful mediation, the America’s Cup Defender and Challenger of Record have come to an agreement on the Match Conditions for the 36th America’s Cup presented by Prada. The two sides came to a consensus after engaging in an official mediation process run by the America’s Cup Arbitration panel chairman

tags: Sailing, America's Cup World Series, Beyond the Lakes, Events, Racing

Monday, February 17, 2020

The new Mercury Racing 60R outboard is a brilliant performance solution for technical flats skiffs. The only outboard in its class with a 15-inch midsection, the Mercury Racing 60R fits perfectly on the transom of these compact performance skiffs and offers the added benefits of a high-thrust gearcase. This lightweight, compact

tags: Engines, Racing

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

It’s never too early to start planning ahead for the summer sailing season. US Sailing is excited to release the schedule for the 2020 Youth National Championship Series. US Sailing has been organizing National Championships for youth sailors since 1921, attracting the best young American sailors for quality competition, expert

tags: Events, Kids & Pets, Racing, Sailing

Friday, December 27, 2019

There are two kinds of people living in the Great Lakes region: those who complain about winter and those who find recreation in it. Ice boaters fit the latter type — each fall, hoping for a nice, long, frozen winter ahead, so that they can enjoy zooming along lake ice in their boats-on-blades as much as possible.

by: Melissa Walsh

tags: Education, Racing, Sailing

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

The Offshore Racing Association (ORA), owner of the ORR rating rule, and US Sailing have launched a new initiative to significantly improve data collection, input processes and quality control measures of boat measurement data in US Sailing’s sailboat-measurement database. Together, the ORA and US Sailing will design and

tags: Racing, Sailing

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

On July 15th, 2019, I sailed across the finish line just off Mackinac Island. 51 hours earlier, I started off the skyline in Chicago, for the 111th running of “The Chicago to Mackinac” sailboat race. With 266 boats entered and approximately 2200 sailors, I was excited to be starting a long-time bucket list item. As I

by: Mike Schnitzka

tags: Lake Michigan, Lifestyle, Racing, Sailing

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