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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: Racing, Sailing, Lake Huron

Thursday, June 13, 2019

More than 100 women sailors gathered recently at Corinthian Yacht Club (CYC) for the National Women’s Sailing Association (NWSA) 18th annual Women’s Sailing Conference and honored one of their own, Pat Dieselman of Ipswich, Massachusetts, with the 2019 BoatUS/NWSA Leadership in Women’s Sailing Award. The honor

tags: Sailing, Women in Boating, Awards

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Cleveland Race Week (CRW) is the largest sailing regatta on Lake Erie and has become one of the largest in the country. The annual event, now celebrating its 39th year, attracts over 300 boats from across the U.S., Canada and internationally. Nationally, Cleveland Race Week ranks as one of the largest sailing events based on number of

tags: Lake Erie, Racing, Sailing

Monday, June 3, 2019

The first LYRA race week was formed in 1884 at the Queens Hotel in Toronto. It is believed that LYRA is the oldest association of yacht clubs on the continent; no other similar body is known to exist in North America in 1884. The original constitution stated “The object of the Association shall be to encourage yacht building and

tags: Lake Ontario, Racing, Sailing

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Nobody thinks they are going to be the one that goes overboard, but that’s exactly what happened to Meridian X crewman, Mark Wheeler, during the 2017 “Chicago Mac” race. In moments, he went from racing to survival as he found himself thrown overboard into Lake Michigan at night. Amazingly he was recovered, but his

by: Ken Quant, Broad Reach Marketing

tags: Boating 101, Safety, Sailing

Monday, May 13, 2019

The Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race, America’s greatest and longest-consecutively held freshwater sailing competition, is readying for its 95th edition on July 20, and organizers are working to “keep it safe, keep it fun, and keep it real.” “With a June 4 deadline for entry, we have crossed the

tags: Event, Lake Huron, Racing, Sailing

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

The Toledo Yacht Club and the Storm Trysail Club will host the 96th running of the Mills Trophy Race on Friday, June 7, 2019. The race from Toledo Harbor Light to Put-in-Bay will be sailed on the Mills Trophy Course, the Governor’s Course, or the President’s Course depending on the entrant’s class. The first class is

tags: Event, Lake Erie, Racing, Sailing

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Highfield Boats, the world’s largest manufacturer of aluminum-hull rigid inflatable boats (RIBs), is proud to announce its appointment as the Official RIB Sponsor of the 2019 Helly Hansen National Offshore One-Design Regatta Series. With the partnership, Highfield will provide the media boat for the NOOD Regattas at each of the

tags: Company Expansions, Inflatable Boats, Racing, Sailing

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

So, you’re sitting in a waterfront bistro after a great day’s sail, downing your favorite libation and loving life, when you happen to hear the conversation at the next table. A young couple are discussing the beauty of sailing, and talking about the boats they had looked at that day. Being a helpful kind of person, you

by: Bob Bitchin

tags: Lifestyle, Sailing

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Newport Exhibition Group, owners and producers of the Newport International Boat Show, announced today that the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Leukemia Cup Regatta is its official Charitable Partner for the 49th Annual Newport International Boat Show. The organization will receive complimentary exhibit space at the

tags: Racing, Sailing, Boat Show, Charity, East Coast