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    Published on 10-05-2020 03:55 PM
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    Sailing Wins as Nearly 100 Boats Gather for 166th Edition of North America's Oldest Annual Regatta
    NEWPORT, R.I. – Donald Tofias has an expression he's quite fond of. So fond, In fact, he trademarked it and put it on the back of a crew shirt for his W-76 Wild Horses. "Yachting is the winner" it said.

    "The reason we came up with the phrase is when we first started racing the W-76, we didn't win a lot of races," says Tofias, of Newport, R.I. "But when we did win, we'd say, 'Yachting is the winner.'"

    Racing opportunities this summer for Wild Horses, a 76-foot wooden yacht that combines a classic hull form with a modern underbody and construction methods, have been far and few between. It isn't the sort of boat on which you can gather a few friends for a weeknight bash around some government marks. Sailing in a spinnaker division takes a crew of 20. Even racing in a non-spinnaker ...
    Published on 09-24-2020 11:55 AM
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    West Coast Teams Take the Early Lead at Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex, Partnership Announced with Hammetts Hotel

    NEWPORT, R.I. – Southern California sailors are not used to extended breaks in their sailing schedule, the weather being conducive to getting out on the water pretty much year-round. Of course, 2020 hasn’t been a normal year anywhere. For David Team (Newport Beach, Calif.), the owner of the TP52 Vesper, and Bill Ruh (Del Mar, Calif.) and Drew Freides (Los Angeles), co-owners of the Melges IC37 Pacific Yankee, the New York Yacht Club’s Race Week ...
    Published on 08-21-2020 07:46 AM
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    New York Yacht Club Moves 166th Annual Regatta to October

    NEWPORT, R.I. – Sail long enough and you're sure to have a leg where all factors conspire against you: the wind, the tide, the competition, passing motor ...
    Published on 08-06-2020 04:28 PM
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    Onboard update from Amory as the team closes out their third day at sea for their Atlantic crossing training sail from France to Newport, RI:

    48 0.476n
    016 11.906w
    Foggy, sea temp 22C
    13kts of wind, 14kts of boatspeed
    Upwind, flat seas with a long swell
    Published on 07-07-2020 09:46 AM
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    Pandemic Forces Cancellation of 2020 Resolute Cup;
    RS Sailing Renews Commitment for 2022 Edition

    NEWPORT, R.I. – Today, the New York Yacht Club announced that the sixth edition of the Resolute Cup, a Corinthian ...
    Published on 06-22-2020 01:42 PM
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    he Tradition Will Continue: New York Yacht Club's 166th Annual Regatta Set for August 28 to 30

    NEWPORT, R.I. – The most enduring event in North American sailing got off to an inauspicious start on July 16, ...
    Published on 05-21-2020 01:38 PM
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    May 21, 2020, for immediate release.

    COVID-19 Pandemic Forces Cancellation of 2020 ORC/IRC World Championship

    NEWPORT, R.I. – Despite a strong entry list from the United States and abroad, and the exhaustive efforts of the New York Yacht Club along with the governing bodies for ...
    Published on 05-05-2020 11:24 AM
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    BRISTOL, R.I. (May 5, 2020) – The US Sailing Championship Committee Chairs made the decision to officially cancel the US Sailing Championships for youth ...
    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.
    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. ...