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    Published on 04-03-2020 11:05 AM
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    Adrenaline junkies are starting to twitch... ...
    Published on 03-18-2020 08:26 AM
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    After much thoughtful consideration surrounding the Coronavirus, we have to regretfully announce that the 25th edition of Sperry ...
    Published on 03-16-2020 08:54 AM
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    March 16, 2020 - Charleston, S.C. USA - The Organizing Committee announces the cancellation of the 2020 Melges 24 World Championship, that was expected to be held in Charleston, SC, USA on May 1-9, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

    The organizers deeply regret ...
    Published on 03-10-2020 09:45 AM
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    Sail Newport and The Ocean Race announced today that for the third consecutive edition of the competition, The Ocean Race will make its only North American stopover in Newport, Rhode Island, in the spring of 2022.

    The Rhode Island stopover will be one of ten stops during the eight-month 38,000 nautical-mile race around the world, which begins in Alicante, Spain, in October of 2021 and finishes in Genoa, Italy, in June of 2022.
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    Published on 01-24-2020 09:56 AM
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    MIAMI, Fla. (January 23, 2020) – Through four days of action-packed racing on Biscayne Bay, the athletes competing at the 2020 Hempel World Cup Series Miami have experienced a vast array of conditions. Cold temperatures, wind chill, rain, strong breeze, and more typical South Florida conditions have challenged the 182 sailors from 45 nations.

    The challenge has been real on the Bay and this has created exciting ...
    Published on 12-09-2019 03:50 PM
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    Cindy Harnett of the Times Colonist writes:

    The provincial government has launched a civil suit in B.C. Supreme Court against the Disabled Sailing Association, the federal government and others related to the death last year of a disabled teenager.

    On the afternoon of June 21, ...
    Published on 10-23-2019 09:43 AM
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    Steve Flynn of Newportri.com Reports

    Law enforcement officers investigated the accident and DEM released their findings last week. They found no evidence Frank Teixeira, 75, of Portsmouth, intended or foresaw the consequences of his operations, knew his actions were wrong but proceeded anyway, or willingly acted recklessly knowing it would cause a death.

    NEWPORT – Alex Byczko of Ontario, Canada, was sitting on the left pontoon of the catamaran, the port side, while Sandra Tartaglino of Tiverton, was on the right pontoon, starboard, ...
    Published on 10-07-2019 10:26 AM
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    The DEM’s Division of Law Enforcement Marine Unit is responsible for investigating the boat crash that killed Sandra G. Tartaglino, 60, of Tiverton.

    NEWPORT — A decision on whether the driver of the powerboat that collided with a sailboat in Narragansett Bay in August— resulting in one fatality— ...
    Published on 09-30-2019 09:20 AM
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    Story FromNew York Post

    It’s a wheel of misfortune.

    A 21-year-old man behind the wheel of a sailboat named “Vanna White” ran the boat aground in Montauk on Thursday — just one day after he bought it on eBay for $700.

    Now the sailor, Matthew Hunt, who hails from land-locked Arizona, is homeless — because he planned ...
    Published on 09-12-2019 05:06 PM
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    Newport, RI (September 12, 2019) – The IC37 by Melges sailboat may be new to them, but the breezy and lumpy conditions on Rhode Island Sound for Day 3 of the Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup were old hat for the teams from Australia’s Royal Sydney Yacht Club, Ireland’s Royal Cork Yacht Club, and the Royal Canadian Yacht Club.

    Those three teams shined brightest through two races on a gloomy, overcast day that saw many crews struggle to keep their feet and their keels under ...
    Published on 08-12-2019 10:56 AM
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    A 60 year old female competitor aboard a Nacra MKII was involved in a horrible collision with a powerboat while participating in a long distance beach cat race on Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island.


    NEWPORT, R.I. (WJAR) — A 60-year-old woman from Tiverton was killed Sunday when the sailboat she was racing in ...
    Published on 07-15-2019 09:10 AM
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    12 Metre World Championship:
    World Titles Claimed in Four Divisions
    NEWPORT, R.I. (July 13, 2019) – It couldn’t have been any more exciting on the fifth and final day of the 2019 12 Metre World Championship hosted by Ida Lewis Yacht Club and organized by the International Twelve Metre Association’s (ITMA) Americas Fleet. With Nyala (US-12) having clinched her series early in the Vintage Division after a sweep of yesterday’s two races, it came down to today’s single race to determine World Champions in Grand Prix, Modern and Traditional Divisions. ...
    Published on 07-11-2019 06:23 PM
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    NEWPORT, R.I. (July 11, 2019) – Two races in 11-14 knot breezes today proved that winning will be no easy task at the 2019 12 Metre World Championship hosted by Ida Lewis Yacht Club and organized by the International Twelve Metre Association’s (ITMA) Americas Fleet. Champions will be crowned in five divisions on Saturday after the completion of a nine-race series (weather permitting) that started on Tuesday in Newport, R.I. The fleet of 21 12 Metres from six nations sailed in the “upper Bay” north of the iconic Pell Bridge instead of “outside” on Rhode Island Sound where it was sailed for the first two days of ...
    Published on 07-10-2019 08:48 AM
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    12 METRE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP: AND THEY’RE OFF!
    NEWPORT, R.I. (July 2019) – After a postponement ashore and then on the water this morning, a light breeze filled in nicely for the most part of two races on Rhode Island Sound at the 12 Metre World Championship hosted by Ida Lewis Yacht Club and organized by the International Twelve Metre Association’s (ITMA) Americas Fleet. The five-day event started today amidst much anticipation and excitement for the spectacle of such a large gathering of 12 Metres on one stage. Racing were 21 of the historic yachts, with many of those having ...
    Published on 07-08-2019 09:36 AM



    Lightning quick reflexes by Harry Minucci caught this strike in Boston Harbor
    on Saturday was a series of thunderheads ...
    Published on 07-08-2019 09:22 AM
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    12 METRE PRE-WORLDS: LAST BLAST BEFORE THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
    NEWPORT, R.I. (July 2019) – In preparation for next week’s 12 Metre World Championship (July 8-13) in Newport, R.I., a fleet of 16 12 Metres competed in Sail Newport’s annual Newport Regatta and counted it as their official 12 Metre Pre-Worlds. After five races over two days (July 6-7), New Zealand (KZ-3), Victory ’83, (K-22) Columbia (US-16) and Nyala (US-12) became the names to beat, winning their respective divisions, but not without a fight. This regatta foreshadowed the intense competition to come when 22 of these yachts – considered ...
    Published on 07-01-2019 02:33 PM
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    Article by LISA McCURDY/Newport Life


    The 12 Metre World Championship July 8–13 will be the largest gathering of 12 Metre yachts in U.S. history, and the second largest in the world, ever.

    A sailor perches on the foredeck of a 12 Metre–class yacht, ignoring the deafening din of flapping sails and fluttering rigging that engulfs him. The bowman wedges himself onto the forwardmost portion of the deck, craning his neck over the bow as his eyes sweep left to right and back ...
    Published on 07-01-2019 02:09 PM
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    NEWPORT TROPHY REGATTA SHOWDOWN WON BY COLUMBIA, CHALLENGE XII AND NEW ZEALAND
    NEWPORT, R.I. (June 30 2019) – The Newport Trophy Regatta hosted by Ida Lewis Yacht Club and held this weekend (June 29-30) for ten 12 Metres, gave a sneak preview of the intense racing to come in July’s 12 Metre World Championship, where ...
    Published on 06-28-2019 10:22 AM
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    Transatlantic Race 2019 Fleet Contending with Light Patches and Gulf Stream


    NEWPORT, R.I. — The conditions on the open Atlantic Ocean are far from white knuckle, but the tactics playing out in the Transatlantic Race 2019 are never more interesting.


    It’s perhaps due to the lack of screaming conditions that the action is so compelling. Rather than dodging waves and squalls, the fleet is scampering around light patches while setting up for the effects of the Gulf Stream.

    At the head of the fleet the supermaxi SHK Scallywag, skippered by Australian David Witt, seems to have sailed ...
    Published on 06-24-2019 08:58 AM
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    NEW YORK – June 22, 2019 – In front of large crowds lining the waterfront in downtown Manhattan, the Japan SailGP Team – helmed by double Olympic medalist Nathan Outteridge – beat off strong competition from Tom Slingsby’s Australia SailGP Team to win its first event in the inaugural SailGP season.

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