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Wednesday, December 23, 2020

US Sailing and the National Women’s Sailing Association (NWSA) are enthusiastic about working together on a new collaboration to promote participation, education, and engagement opportunities for female sailors. The NWSA is a membership program of the Women’s Sailing Foundation (WSF), a national nonprofit organization

tags: Sailing

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

When the 116 year old ketch, Katwinchar, crossed the finish line in the 2019 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race after a grueling four days and six hours at sea a fire was ignited in the heart Australian boating industry legend and ketch owner, Bill Barry-Cotter. And that moment culminated this week in a major event involving Gold Coast

tags: Racing, Sailing

Thursday, December 3, 2020

As the famous sailing quote goes, “gentlemen don’t sail to weather.” Certainly good advice for a civil cruiser, but any experienced sailor also knows downwind sailing is not always a picnic. Depending on the strength of the wind and sea-state, it can be either the sail of dreams or highly, highly annoying. In

by: Ken Quant, Broad Reach Marketing

tags: Retrofitting, Sailing

Thursday, November 26, 2020

It was a great day boating and another majestic sunset. Rounding the bend heading for their slip, Captain Murray was thinking about that glass of Chardonnay back at the yacht club. Then a powerboat went speeding by a little too close, which caused a big wake and knocked Crewmember Dave overboard while he was taking down the sails.

by: Robin G. Coles

tags: Safety, Sailing

Sunday, November 22, 2020

As we all know, boaters are a special group of people. Whether anglers, cruisers, or sailors, we all have our particular quirks. While by nature we are very adaptable to the conditions and able to easily deal with inclement weather or heavy shipping traffic, we usually get comfortable with our equipment and don’t often like

by: Jordan Balbresky

tags: Electronics, Sailing

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Hylas Yachts is busy these days. The Hylas facilities at Queen Long Marine in Taiwan, are currently working on six between sailing and motorboats. "The global pandemic has affected us all in some way and each of us have to modify his own behavior a little," commented Andy Huang, CEO of Hylas Yachts. "We have been fortunate in Taiwan

tags: New Boat Models, Sailing

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Following recent announcements from World Sailing regarding changes to the dates and venues for the 2021 and 2022 Youth Sailing World Championships, US Sailing is planning an expanded training schedule and regimen to continue raising the bar for high-performance sailing in 2021. With support from the America One Foundation and Quantum

tags: COVID-19, Education, Sailing

Friday, October 23, 2020

The First range has big ambitions this autumn, with the development of a simpler, more manageable version of the First 14, 24 and 27. Aluminium masts, North Dacron sails, and jib furling systems are just a few of the changes that will make these lightning-fast planing hulls more accessible to a larger public. Die-hard racers will

tags: New Boat Models, Sailing

Friday, October 23, 2020

Nearly one year has passed since Maritimo Racing crossed the finish line of a Powerboat Grand Prix - The year 2020 and the Covid-19 pandemic has seen almost all classes of international powerboat racing put on hold until further notice. Even with no international racing on the horizon for 2020, Maritimo Racing are busily preparing

tags: COVID-19, Racing, Sailing

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

The US Sailboat Show would have kicked off in Annapolis, MD, on October 8 but like most events in 2020 that attract a large audience, the Show has been postponed until October 2021. However, Offshore Sailing School’s founder/owners Steve and Doris Colgate are pleased to announce their company’s 2020 Boat Show Bonanza just

tags: Coupons & Discounts, Education, Sailing

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