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    Published on 10-21-2021 12:34 PM
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    Linda Ambrose, Harborside Director

    What a difference a day makes. On Friday while stepping masts at the Sailing Center crew were in shorts and tee shirts with the sun out and the thermometer hitting 82 degrees. Saturday morning was still beautiful with predicted 70+ weather but the ...
    Published on 09-16-2021 08:47 AM
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    Lovell, Southern YC Drive Into the Lead on Day 2
    NEWPORT, R.I. — It was just the sort of moment that the founders of the Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup envisioned more than a decade years ago when they created the event. Two identical boats crewed by amateur ...
    Published on 06-18-2021 08:45 AM
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    BOSTON — The crew of a good Samaritan vessel rescued an 81-year-old sailor aboard their disabled 36-foot sailing vessel approximately 400 miles south east of Long Island, New York.

    Coast Guard 1st ...
    Published on 06-10-2021 09:36 AM
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    The search for 52 year old Britt Taylor of Newport Rhode Island has been suspended.
    Britt was originally from Sydney, Australia where she learned to sail before relocating to the US.


    Jun 5
    #UPDATE - After searching more than 63 hours, covering 18,140 square miles, nearly the size of Costa Rica, the #USCG has suspended the active search ...
    Published on 06-08-2021 11:33 AM
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    The Singlehanded, "down hill" portion of the Bermuda 1-2 nears completion as Michael Hennessy's Classe 40 Dragon prepares to finish and take the vaulted
    line honors trophy, Joe Harris in sister ship Gryphon Solo in a dead heat with Stanley Paris's FC53' Kiwi Spirit II 23 miles aft. The remainder of the 21 boat
    fleet are spread out for 140 nm, with Richard Rohrer's J-109 Rocinante bringing up the rear. There are 6 division's in the fleet, so plenty of bling to go around yet!

    The return trip back to Newport starts ...
    Published on 05-03-2021 02:57 PM
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    RYE, NEW YORK (May 3, 2021): The Melges IC37 Class traveled to a new venue for the East Coast Championship April 30-May 2, 2021. The spring regatta hosted in Rye, NY by American Yacht Club was the first event of the class’s one-design season.

    A mix of race leaders and sporty conditions kept sailors on their toes. ...
    Published on 04-12-2021 10:37 AM
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    It turns out you can safely and successfully conduct a grand prix sailboat racing regatta amidst a pandemic.

    While major regattas around the world are still getting canceled because of coronavirus, Charleston Race Week elected to press forward with its 25th anniversary celebration. It came one year late since the 2020 edition was canceled due to the developing pandemic last April.

    Mass vaccinations combined with a decrease in positive cases throughout most of the United States prompted longtime event director Randy Draftz to forge forward with a Charleston Race Week 2021.

    Regatta management did so with an abundance of caution and numerous precautions were put into place to ensure the event was held in a safe and responsible manner. All participating sailors were encouraged to get tested before attending the regatta and that provision did lead to some positive tests that caused ...
    Published on 02-18-2021 05:18 PM
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    © Caroline Chaney/Facebook The roof of a dock sits collapsed in Blue Turtle Bay Marina in Old Hickory, Tenn., Feb. 18, 2021.

    12 rescued from houseboats after winter storm causes dock collapse

    A dozen people were ...
    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.