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    Published on 10-15-2017 08:38 PM
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    Rhode Island's tall ship loses power, hits multiple boats before grounding in Newport Harbor

    BOSTON — Coast Guard Station Castle Hill is providing a safety zone ...
    Published on 10-08-2017 11:04 AM
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    Freides Wins Melges 20 World Championship




    With new World Champion Drew Freides atop the overall division, Canada's Quigg goes on to clinch Corinthian World Champ title

    NEWPORT, R.I. (October 7, 2017) - After eight races, eight ...
    Published on 10-07-2017 09:15 AM
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    Change of Pace at Melges 20 Worlds




    A lengthy morning postponement gave way to one light air Melges 20 World Championship race, again shuffling the standings with one final day to go

    NEWPORT, R.I. (October 6, 2017) - After two days of perfect Southwest Newport breeze, Day Three of the Melges 20 World Championship dawned ...
    Published on 10-05-2017 05:30 PM
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    Newport Delivers More of a Good Thing at Melges 20 World Championship

    Day Two of the Melges 20 Worlds featured another Sou'Wester and a near perfect day of sailing. Three challenging races shuffled the standings, but Drew Freides remains in the lead

    NEWPORT, R.I. (October 5, 2017) - As sailors waited at Sail Newport for the Day Two morning announcement on the course location from PRO Peter 'Luigi" Reggio, debates were ...
    Published on 10-05-2017 09:14 AM
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    Melges 20 Worlds kicks off in epic fashion with a perfect Southwest breeze at 18-23 kts, three races were completed in near perfect conditions

    NEWPORT, R.I. (October 4, 2017) - Tourists come to Newport for fall foliage and clam chowder. Sailors come for yachting history and the legendary Newport Sou'wester Breeze which arrived on Day One of the 2017 Melges 20 World Championship. Mixing ...
    Published on 10-02-2017 09:41 AM
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    Runner-up status was on the line during the final day of the 2017 SAP 5O5 World Championship. Having clinched the championship with a tremendous performance on Thursday, Mike Holt and Carl Smit were able to watch the last race from the comfort of a powerboat – no doubt thrilled they did not have determine the title on a light and fluky day.

    After a few false starts, Race 8 got underway in a six knot zephyr that was just barely above the class-mandated minimum. Maneuverability was difficult and principal race officer Sandy Grosvenor had to declare two general ...
    Published on 09-27-2017 09:37 AM
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    ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND – At long last the weather cooperated and organizers of the 2017 SAP 5O5 World Championship took full advantage of a day with steady, consistent wind. Principal race officer Sandy Grosvenor reeled off three races on Tuesday, bringing the series total to four and ensuring this is now an official championship.

    Tuesday proved eventful as the British team of Andy Smith and Roger Gilbert grabbed the overall lead while the German entry of Nikola Birkner and Angela Stenger became the first all-female team to win a race at the SAP 5O5 World Championship.

    Smith and Gilbert won the ...
    Published on 09-26-2017 08:07 AM
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    "Hard day for 505 sailors in Annapolis. Due no wind there were no racing
    The forecast is promising for next days so we hope that the 505 will show
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    Published on 08-24-2017 09:52 PM
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    Lionheart Draws Level With World Championship Leader Hanuman




    The sizeable spectator fleet on the waters off Newport, Rhode Island were treated to another pair of engaging, exciting races at the inaugural J Class World Championship, witnessing the return of one of the pre-regatta title favourites, Lionheart.

    Already counting three third places Lionheart were prowling, poised only three points behind regatta leaders Hanuman going into today's Races 4 and 5 of the championship. The team lead by Bouwe Bekking won the first windward-leeward and then ...
    Published on 08-21-2017 04:38 PM
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    Historic Six Strong J Class Line Up for Inaugural World Championship in Newport

    In the long and storied history of the J Class, Newport Rhode Island is a very special place. It was when the event moved from New York City to Narrangansett Bay for the 1930 regatta that the America's Cup was first raced for the very first time in J Class yachts. The Vanderbilt syndicate's Enterprise prevailed against Shamrock V. Harold S Vanderbilt won again in the colours of the New York Yacht ...
    Published on 08-21-2017 04:13 PM
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    Over the weekend, the 2017 US National Championships (clicky) were decided in Newport, R.I. and the winning
    team, Pacific Yankee took home the title as well as some momentum heading in to the 2017 Melges
    Worlds, also to be held in Newport in the 1st week on October. We tracked down Drew Freides for some insight into
    his program and whats involved at this level of competition:
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    Published on 08-21-2017 09:47 AM
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    Some gorgious imagery via the lens of Carlo Borlenghi as the J-Class yachts gather in Newport ahead of the
    J-Class World Championships












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    Published on 08-11-2017 11:25 AM
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    BOSTON — The Coast Guard is scheduled to be out in full force Friday through Sunday enforcing paddlecraft safety.

    Since April 2017, the Coast Guard has conducted more than 370 paddlecraft boardings and ...
    Published on 08-03-2017 09:04 AM
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    PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard is searching for an overdue French sailor between North Carolina and New York City Wednesday.

    Watchstanders in the 5th Coast Guard District Command Center in Portsmouth received a report at 7 a.m. ...
    Published on 07-18-2017 04:03 PM
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    UPDATED at 5 p.m.: A 12-year-old boy was killed after he was struck by a boat propeller during a sailing lesson in the vicinity of Centerport Yacht Club on Tuesday afternoon, police ...
    Published on 07-09-2017 09:57 AM
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    NEWPORT, R.I. (Jul. 8, 2017) - With a much drier start, Melges 20 teams took to the ‘outside’ race course on Narragansett Bay for Day Two of the 2017 Sail Newport Regatta. With 8-9 knots of breeze out of the Southwest, the fleet got underway with a ...
    Published on 07-05-2017 10:15 AM
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    Justin Wolfe is one lucky sailor. He elaborates in his LATEST ENTRY in his sailing blog. If you recall, Justin was participating
    in the Bermuda 1-2 back in June when he was forced to abandon CLICKY his sailboat the Carl Schumacher 28' built in 2000 by Schooner Creek Boatworks.




    There are bits and pieces of this saga on Facebook and sailing forums, but I thought it would be good to put all of this in one place for ...
    Published on 07-04-2017 12:19 PM
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    The trimaran MACIF crossed the finish line of The Bridge on Monday at 13:31 (17:31pm GMT)

    She secures the win in the crewed transatlantic race between Saint Nazaire and New York in 8 days 31 minutes and 20 seconds

    It's the third victory in three years in a transatlantic ...
    Published on 07-01-2017 09:52 AM
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    The Queen Mary sails into New York Harbor early Saturday morning, well ahead of the 4 French competing trimarans which were competing
    in "The Bridge"...


    THE BRIDGE is an unprecedented challenge: the celebration of 100 years of friendship and solidarity between France and the United States, a historic transatlantic race between Queen Mary 2 and ...
    Published on 06-23-2017 09:14 AM
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    Howie Hamlin and Andy Zinn have cleaned up at the 2017 5o5 North American's in Buzzards Bay.
    The pair's 3rd such victory in 4 years. Howie now 64 and Andy a mere 43, remain a force in the
    classic high performance dinghies even today, despite sailing against sailors often 20 plus years their juniors.
    With a wide variety of conditions, they managed to take 5 bullets and a pair of deuces in the 9 race event.

    When asked how they manage to succeed, Howie indicates "Time on the boat. There are no shortcuts and it takes preparation,
    practice and boat handling, simply put" Howie and Andy travel near and far to compete ...