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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

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

The best blind sailors in the world will gather on Lake Ontario at the start of September to compete for the 2019 Blind Fleet Racing World Championship. The teams will race on Shark 24 keelboats, all equipped with North Sails inventories, and representatives of the North Sails Toronto loft will be onsite supporting the event and

tags: Events, Lake Ontario, Racing, Sailing, Canada, Event

Thursday, July 25, 2019

CHICAGO, Ill. – A talented and dedicated group of passionate athletes have convened in the Windy City this week for the 2019 Independence Cup and U.S. Para Sailing Championship, hosted by the Judd Goldman Sailing Center and organized by the Judd Goldman Adaptive Sailing Foundation. These two regattas have a historic connection

tags: Events, Lake Michigan, Racing, Sailing

Friday, July 19, 2019

LYRA 2019 is a GO!! The Oakville Clubs are pleased to announce that despite historic water levels on the Great Lakes, we are on track with 2019 LYRA Race Week and we are planning for an equally historic Regatta. We can accommodate visiting boats and we have a full slate of social activities and events planned. Please join us as we

tags: Lake Ontario, Racing, Sailing

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Cameron Benedict is not aware of any skippers younger than him in this year’s Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race, scheduled for July 20 and now with 220 registered entrants. The Plymouth, Mich. sailor is 26 years old, and last year his father Chris Benedict, who owned the Santana 35 Shape together with Win Cooper

tags: Events, Lake Huron, Racing, Sailing

Monday, July 8, 2019

The new Mercury Racing 450R outboard is purpose designed for the high-performance disciple craving unrelenting power. Steeped in Mercury Racing DNA, the 450R features a 4.6-liter V8 FourStroke powerhead boosted by an exclusive Mercury Racing supercharger to produce 450 peak propshaft horsepower and 40 percent higher torque than the

tags: Company Expansions, Engines, Racing

Monday, July 1, 2019

Thousands of racers have participated in the Lake Ontario 300 Challenge over the past three decades. Some in the actual ‘300’ nautical mile race and others, those without flying sails, in the shorter 180 nautical mile challenge. Whether they were racing the longer Main Duck course or taking the Scotch Bonnet route, the

tags: Racing, Sailing, Canada, Lake Ontario

Friday, June 14, 2019

With an entry deadline of June 4, more than 205 sailboats have registered for the July 20 Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race, and the largest of them is the 105’ custom ketch Whitehawk. When she was built in 1978 in Rockland, Maine, the timeless, clipper-bowed Bruce King design (patterned after the famous 1936

tags: Sailing, Lake Huron, Racing

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

It’s been over a decade since powerboat drivers have raced along the Toledo, Ohio, riverfront, but this summer, the racers will return to make a splash for Rock the River Toledo. A celebration of powerboat racing and community, the free event on Saturday, June 29, 2019, will gather fans in witnessing the action at the 2nd stop

tags: Events, Lake Erie, Racing