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    Published on 10-19-2017 09:21 AM
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    OSLO — Norwegian outdoor clothing company Helly Hansen has agreed to buy British sports brand Musto from Phoenix Equity Partners and other shareholders for an undisclosed sum, it said on Thursday.

    Published on 10-18-2017 09:44 AM
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    The 2017 Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image Contest is open.

    Here are 10 of our favorites, however, with no prize money given to the winners, yet they must allow full rights to the contest owners,
    one wonders who the big winner is? The side effect is many photogs entered in contest now head to ...
    Published on 10-18-2017 09:06 AM
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    NPR Reports on Rimas Meleshyus, the Russian solo sailing adventurer with a penchand for fing trouble.

    One thing you can say about Rimas Meleshyus: He's definitely persistent.

    "I'm a very determined person," he told the Whidbey News-Times in 2015. "I'm very strong."

    Meleshyus, who is in his mid-60s, departed Hilo, Hawaii, aboard his 30-foot ...
    Published on 10-17-2017 10:08 AM
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    A just release article by Rob Mundle suggests that the AC 50 Foiling Cats
    MAY have a few more lives left:

    Larry Ellison, whose syndicate lost the America’s Cup to New Zealand in
    Published on 10-14-2017 01:47 PM
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    Hurricane Ophelia Discussion Number 23
    NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL172017
    500 PM AST Sat Oct 14 2017

    Ophelia continues to have an impressive appearance in satellite
    imagery. The eye has remained clear all afternoon, surrounded by a
    very symmetric ring of cold cloud tops. Since the cloud pattern has
    not changed significantly over the past few hours, the intensity has
    been held at 100 kt. Microwave imagery and scatterometer retrievals
    indicate that beneath the cold canopy, ...
    Published on 10-12-2017 01:40 PM
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    Ludde Ingvall’s super maxi CQS is to cross the Atlantic Ocean, instead of returning to Sydney for this year’s Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race. A change to shipping schedule meant that the boat could not get back ...
    Published on 10-09-2017 02:00 PM
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    BBC NEWS reports that Green Marine has gone into liquidation:

    A boat builder, involved with leading yachting events including the Volvo Ocean Race and America's Cup, has gone into liquidation.
    Green Marine, based in Hythe, ...
    Published on 10-09-2017 09:07 AM
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    Many of you will recall the Bora Gulari suffered hand damage while sailing the Nacra 17 a while back, but it was
    unclear how much damage ...
    Published on 09-25-2017 09:17 AM
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    Left to right, top to bottom:
    Presenters Bob Johnstone and Mason Chrisman
    Bill Martin, Robby Naish, Tom Whidden, Corny Shields, Fred Mills, Berny Mills, Sham Hunt
    Randy Smyth and Timmy Larr


    Sharing Knowledge and Access is Hallmark of Seventh Annual Induction Weekend
    NEWPORT, R.I. (September 25, 2017) – The National Sailing Hall of Fame (NSHOF) celebrated its seventh class of Inductees on Sunday, September 24, during ceremonies hosted by New York Yacht Club at their magnificent ...
    Published on 09-21-2017 09:32 PM
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    World Sailing, the international federation for the sport, and Rolex are proud to announce a diverse lineup of nominees for the Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards 2017.

    The 2017 nominees feature sailors drawn from the America's Cup, Vendee Globe, Windsurfing, Offshore and Olympic Class racing, highlighting the breadth and depth of the sport.

    The Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards is the most prestigious award of recognition in the dynamic sport of sailing. Since the awards' inception in 1994, the trophy has proudly accumulated the names of those who have demonstrated unparalleled, performance, endurance and accomplishment in sailing.

    More than 80 nominations were received for the 2017 Award for sailors demonstrating outstanding achievement in the sport of sailing between 19 September 2016 and 31 August 2017. ...
    Published on 09-19-2017 09:44 AM
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    Hurricane Maria Discussion Number 14
    NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL152017
    1100 AM AST Tue Sep 19 2017

    Reports from an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter Aircraft indicate
    that Maria regained category 5 status shortly after the last
    advisory, and that it is currently maintaining an intensity near 140
    kt with a central pressure near 927 mb. The aircraft data suggests
    an outer wind maximum that could be the start of an eyewall
    replacement cycle, but this feature ...
    Published on 09-18-2017 09:14 AM
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    Hurricane Maria Discussion Number 9
    NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL152017
    1100 AM AST Mon Sep 18 2017

    Reports from an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate
    that Maria is undergoing rapid intensification. The aircraft
    reported 700-mb flight-level winds of 115 kt in the northeastern
    eyewall, along with reliable-looking surface wind estimates from the
    Stepped Frequency Microwave radiometer as high as 104 kt. In
    addition, the estimated central ...
    Published on 09-12-2017 03:59 PM
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    Less than 2 weeks after his Nacra 17 accident, Bora has managed to climb back on the saddle
    and begin therapy that will enable him to ...
    Published on 08-30-2017 01:58 PM
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    Portsmouth, R.I. – US Sailing Team Nacra 17 athlete and Rio 2016 U.S. Olympian Bora Gulari (Detroit, Mich.) suffered an injury during a training incident on Wednesday, ...