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

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

Thursday, June 11, 2020

This is the 127th Annual ILYA (Inter-lake Yachting Association) Regatta. Unfortunately Junior Bay Week has been canceled but the adult regattas are going on as planned. The Put-in-Bay Yacht Club is again the host club for the events and the social center of the regatta. COVID-19 will play a role in this year's event for certain,

tags: Events, Kids & Pets, Lake Erie, Racing, Sailing

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

The National Sailing Hall of Fame and Herreshoff Marine Museum & America’s Cup Hall of Fame recently announced their partnership to open an America’s Cup Hall of Fame location in Newport, Rhode Island. Every sport has its legends, comprised of people who provide inspiration to take on new challenges and achieve new

tags: Sailing, America's Cup World Series, Awards, East Coast, History, Racing

Friday, May 29, 2020

Margaret Pommert of Seattle, Washington, has been named recipient of the 2020 BoatUS/National Women’s Sailing Association (NWSA) Leadership in Women's Sailing Award. The award annually recognizes an individual with a record of achievement in inspiring, educating, and enriching the lives of women through sailing. “Margaret

tags: Awards, Racing, Sailing, West Coast, Women In Boating

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