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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

The Lake Michigan Sail Racing Federation offers more than a membership. From boat/crew matching to education to youth events, read about this community and all its benefits.

tags: Lake Michigan, Racing, Sailing, Boat Club

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

When the 116 year old ketch, Katwinchar, crossed the finish line in the 2019 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race after a grueling four days and six hours at sea a fire was ignited in the heart Australian boating industry legend and ketch owner, Bill Barry-Cotter. And that moment culminated this week in a major event involving Gold Coast

tags: Racing, Sailing

Friday, October 23, 2020

Nearly one year has passed since Maritimo Racing crossed the finish line of a Powerboat Grand Prix - The year 2020 and the Covid-19 pandemic has seen almost all classes of international powerboat racing put on hold until further notice. Even with no international racing on the horizon for 2020, Maritimo Racing are busily preparing

tags: COVID-19, Racing, Sailing

Thursday, October 1, 2020

With summer winding down and no real relief from travel restrictions in sight, this year’s offseason seems a bit more daunting than usual. So, how can Great Lakes sailors quench their thirst for wind-powered fun during the upcoming cold weather months? It’s easy: Radio Control (RC) sailing. Increasingly popular, these

by: Ken Quant

tags: Racing, Sailing, Water Toys

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Helly Hansen, a global leader in technical sailing apparel, announced its partnership with The Ocean Race, sailing’s toughest team challenge. With over 140 years of knowledge, experience and expertise in developing performance-driven apparel, the Norwegian-based brand is trusted by professionals around the world and will be the

tags: Beyond the Lakes, Clothing & Shoes, Racing, Sailing

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

The National Sailing Hall of Fame announced today that its new home will be named The Sailing Museum, offering an innovative multi-media experience dedicated to celebrating sailing’s heritage, showcasing its heroes and inspiring generations of sailors to come. Situated in the historic Armory building on the waterfront in

tags: Awards, East Coast, History, Racing, Sailing

Sunday, July 26, 2020

US Sailing and the U.S. Match Racing Championships Committee have announced the cancellation of the 2020 U.S. Match Racing Championship, originally scheduled to be hosted by the Rochester Y​acht Club in Rochester, NY. The U.S. Match Racing Championship Committee had plan​ned to issue invitations at the end of June, but

tags: COVID-19, Events, Lake Ontario, Racing, Sailing, West Coast

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

The National Sailing Programs Symposium (NSPS) has been postponed to January 27-29, 2022 and will be hosted by The DeSoto in historic Savannah, Ga. The premiere event for sailing education in the United States was originally scheduled for January 28-30, 2021 at The DeSoto. The decision to postpone the event to 2022 is due to expected

tags: COVID-19, East Coast, Events, Kids & Pets, Racing, Sailing

Thursday, July 2, 2020

The 2020 U.S. Para Sailing Championships was originally scheduled to take place in conjunction with the Doolin Cup and the Special Olympics North and South American Championships at Sea Star Base Galveston (Texas) on September 25-27, 2020. Unfortunately, due to safety concerns caused by COVID-19, these combined events will be

tags: COVID-19, Events, Racing, Sailing

Monday, June 22, 2020

For America’s boat and yacht clubs and other groups organizing sailboat racing this summer, the rules have all changed with COVID-19. Captains know that having success with COVID-19’s social distancing could mean having fewer (nonrelated) crew aboard this racing season. However, fewer crew could also mean fewer hands

tags: COVID-19, Racing, Safety, Sailing


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