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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

Saturday, June 27, 2020

The National Sailing Hall of Fame (NSHOF) announced today nine sailors comprising its 10th anniversary class of inductees. The Class of 2020 includes: James E. Buttersworth, the renowned 19th century maritime painter; Gordon Douglass, designer of the Thistle, Highlander and Flying Scot one-design boats; Robbie Haines. Jr., Olympic

tags: Awards, Sailing

Friday, June 26, 2020

US Sailing, the National Governing Body for the sport of sailing, and the BoatUS Foundation who aim to keep boating safe through reduced boating accidents and fatalities, and increase stewardship of our waterways, have joined together to provide unique online educational opportunities for their respective members. During the month of

tags: Coupons & Discounts, Education, 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: Racing, Safety, Sailing, COVID-19

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

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: Racing, Sailing, West Coast, Women in Boating, Awards

Friday, May 22, 2020

Offshore Sailing School’s founder and owners Steve and Doris Colgate, are offering free 2-hour sailing lessons for first responder/frontline healthcare workers and their families of up to five on Wednesdays in May from the Pink Shell Beach Resort and Marina on Fort Myers Beach, Fla. “We appreciate everything our selfless

tags: Promotions & Giveaways, Sailing, South Coast, COVID-19, Education, Feel Good Story

Monday, May 18, 2020

By offering the ability to privately own, Riverfront Yacht Sales and Services has been providing the opportunity to enjoy boating at a reasonable cost for many years. Now, local area individuals, families, and corporations have the added opportunity to enjoy boating at a reasonable cost and with a reduced time commitment through a

tags: Fractional Boat Ownership, Lake Erie, Sailing

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Sailing has always been the perfect small-group activity. You skim along the lake in a fresh breeze with just you and your crew; maybe you choose a place to drop anchor and take a swim with the kids, and then spend the night on the boat. It’s the perfect small adventure, but the most fantastic part of this imagined scenario is

tags: Sailing, Fractional Boat Ownership, Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair

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