Marine Electronics

Garmin acquires Vesper Marine, a leading provider of marine communication equipment and services

Product portfolio includes award-winning situational awareness and remote monitoring … Schaffhausen, Switzerland – 1/3/2022 – Today, Garmin announced it has acquired Vesper Marine, a privately-held provider of AIS, VHF and vessel monitoring solutions for the marine industry. This acquisition is expected to bolster Garmin’s industry-leading lineup of marine products and technology designed to provide peace of mind and enhanced situational awareness for boaters.   With almost 15 years of experience, Vesper has developed a suite of communication products and solutions for power, sail and workboats, including the award-winning Cortex system. Cortex combines a state-of-the-art VHF radio with Vesper’s unique smartAIS […]

Marine Electronics

Plot your paradise with new Garmin Navionics+ marine cartography

New marine cartography from Garmin delivers all-in-one inland and coastal mapping, access to daily chart updates, new Auto Guidance+ technology and more to Garmin chartplotters … Olathe, Kansas – 1/19/2022 – Garmin® International, Inc., the world’s largest and most innovative marine electronics manufacturer, today announced Garmin Navionics+™ and premium Garmin Navionics Vision+™ for Garmin chartplotters, the newest generation of marine cartography products from Garmin. Wherever mariners choose to plot their paradise, new Garmin cartography products offer an all-in-one mapping solution that integrates detail-rich inland and offshore content, as well as a variety of tools to support smarter and safer navigation. “Garmin Navionics+ and Garmin Navionics Vision+ […]

eSailing

Canadian eSailing Championship Starts January 17 – Finale on April 7

1/13/2022 – Sail Canada announced the launch of the second season of its Canadian eSailing Championship, which will start January 17 and end on April 7 with a live final event. For this second edition, participants will have two opportunities to qualify for the live finals which will showcase 20 participants: Just like last year, participants will be able to earn points through the different races held on the Virtual Regatta Inshore platform. The top 10 Canadians in the overall ranking on March 30 will move on to the Canadian eSailing Championship live finals. The community circuit is a new […]

Boating news chronicle for past 7 days

BOATING WEEK IN THE U.S. AND AROUND THE WORLD

Cover photo – This 233-Foot Superyacht Concept Has a Razor-Sharp Bow to Help It Cut Through the High SeasIt can reportedly reach a top speed of 30 knots at full tilt. – Robb Report … Canada – 1/19/2022 – Ontario Offshore Personal Survival Courses Scheduled for March. – Sailing In Canada Canada – 1/19/2022 – PCYC Learn To Sail Racers “Represent” at This year’s Orange Bowl Regatta in Miami. – Sailing in Canada New Zealand – 1/18/2022 – ‘A sense of entitlement’: Conviction for boating lockdown breach. – Otago Daily Time | – Also see: Covid-19: $500 fine for jet-boating […]

RORC Transatlantic Race

MAGICAL MASERATI MULTIHULL FINISH

Cover photo: Giovanni Soldini’s Multi70 Maserati (ITA) has taken Multihull Line Honours in the 2022 RORC Transatlantic Race Congratulations to the team: Skipper: Giovanni Soldini, Vittorio Bissaro, Oliver Herrera Perez, Thomas Joffrin, Francesco Pedol and Matteo Soldini © Arthur Daniel/RORC … 1/15/2022 – by RORC Transatlantic Race – Giovanni Soldini’s Multi70 Maserati (ITA) has taken Multihull Line Honours in the 2022 RORC Transatlantic Race, crossing the finish line outside Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina in Grenada at 05:51:41 UTC on Saturday 15 January (Corrected: 6d 18h 51m 41s). After eight days of extraordinary racing, Maserati finished ahead of Peter […]

A break from the news

Now, a break from the news

SAILGP Inspire Community – If you are between the ages 9 and 23, you made it. Join the SailGP Inspire Community. The goal of the SailGP Inspire program is to leave a positive legacy and build a sustainable sport – by providing equal, life-changing opportunities and new career pathways for all, regardless of race or socioeconomic background. | Try free Bite Sized Lessons from the American Sailing Association. They know that learning to sail can be overwhelming and there is a lot to take in. In an effort to help they’ve created a series of “Bite Sized Lessons” taken straight […]

37th America's Cup

American Magic to represent the New York Yacht Club in the 37th America’s cup

New York, New York – 1/7/2022 – Today, the American Magic organization confirmed that it intends to compete in the 37th America’s Cup (AC37) and represent the New York Yacht Club (NYYC) against the field of challengers and the Defender Emirates Team New Zealand for the most coveted prize in sailing. “As the longest-standing trustee of the America’s Cup and as our valued partner during the 36th America’s Cup, we are pleased to represent the NYYC once again in our quest to bring back the Cup to its original champion,” commented Doug DeVos, Principal of American Magic. “We enjoyed a […]

Racing

Rolex Big Boat Series to Race Under ORC Rating Rule in 2022

San Francisco, California – 1/4/2022 – This year when handicap fleets line up to compete in the Rolex Big Boat Series on September 15, 2022, they will be racing under rating rules established by the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) rather than the Offshore Rating Rule (ORR). The four-day regatta, hosted by St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco, California, has been racing under ORR since 2014; now in 2022, the handicap divisions will be split according to ORC rules and ORC certificates will be required to compete. “The mission statement of St. Francis Yacht Club is to serve as the […]