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Friday, August 23, 2019

The National Sailing Hall of Fame (NSHOF) recently announced the 10 people who will make up its 2019 class of inductees: A passionate sailor whose leadership in establishing safety protocols has had a global impact on offshore sailing, Capt. John Bonds (Annapolis, Md./Charleston, S.C.); Founder, in 1906, of The Newport Bermuda Race

tags: Sailing, Awards

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Sailing teaches you a lot of lessons. From the physics of making the boat go, to the geometry of navigation, it is an activity that offers plenty of educational opportunity. One of the most important of these lessons is the healthy respect for the environment that most sailors take away from their time on the water. The most obvious

by: Ken Quant, Broad Reach Marketing

tags: Environmental Impact, Lifestyle, Sailing

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Producing innovative boats for everyone is definitely BENETEAU’s hallmark, and the builder has scored again with the 30.1, which changes the perception of how a thirty footer can feel and perform. The entry level yacht in BENETEAU’s cruising range, she is trailerable, quintessentially comfortable, and timelessly stylish.

tags: Sailing, New Boat Models

Thursday, August 15, 2019

When I was first getting into the sailing life, I heard about a book called “An Island to One’s Self” written by a man named Tom Neal. He was a New Zealander who had a dream. That dream became an obsession: to find the perfect island and be the only man to live on that island. Over the years, my obsession with

by: Bob Bitchin

tags: Feel Good Story, Lifestyle, Sailing

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

Thursday, July 4, 2019

For a lifestyle that I have pretty much devoted the past 40 years to, I still can’t explain just what a cruiser really is... A friend of mine just flew in to say hi after cruising Mexico for the past six months. He’s been considered a cruiser around here for as long as I can remember, but this had been the first time

by: Bob Bitchin

tags: Lifestyle, Sailing

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: Canada, Lake Ontario, Racing, Sailing

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: Lake Huron, Racing, Sailing