37th America's Cup

New York Yacht Club American Magic returns to Pensacola

Newport, Rhode Island  –  4/21/2022 – New York Yacht Club American Magic is set to return to Pensacola, Florida for training later this year. This marks the team’s third winter training on the Gulf Coast. In 2018, American Magic was the first America’s Cup team to train in Florida since 1970. The Mule, a 38-foot test boat, first took to the Gulf waters in 2018 and then in 2019 on DEFIANT, the team’s AC75 – a 75-foot monohull. American Magic plans to build out the team’s base this summer in advance of winter training. The team will move to Pensacola in September […]

Boat US Tips

Whoa, boaters! Slow down on the recent E15 news.

It may not be as good as you think Springfield, Virginia – 4/18/2022 – There’s been a lot of pain at the pump lately with gas prices. The Biden administration’s April 12 move to give a waiver from the Clean Air Act to allow the sale of gasoline containing 15% ethanol (E15) during the summer months is intended to lower costs and stretch the nation’s fuel supply. However, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) says the unintended consequence of the waiver could inadvertently put a harmful fuel prohibited for use in recreational vessels into your boat’s gas tank. BoatUS notes […]

Boat US Tips

Does Your Boat Meet All the New USCG Safety Regulations? A Vessel Safety Check Can Help.

A Vessel Safety Check Will Keep Your Boat Up-to-Date with New Boating Safety Equipment Regulations. A no-cost, no penalty vessel safety check ensures you’re in compliance. | Springfield, Virginia – 4/11/2022 – How do you know your boat is ready for a safe summer boating season and complies with new U.S. Coast Guard regulations? A no-cost, no penalty vessel safety check from the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and U.S. Power Squadrons can help, and to get one all you have to do is go to cgaux.org/vsc. Appointments can be made for a vessel examiner to come to your boat or you […]

Boat US Tips

3 Clean refueling tips for boaters for Earth Day and every day

Annapolis, Maryland – 4/12/2022 – At the first-ever Earth Day celebration in 1970, pollution was commonly accepted as the price of prosperity, and many Americans remained unaware of environmental concerns. Recreational boaters, however, could see the damage firsthand. “Boaters have always had a close relationship with the water,” said BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water Assistant Director of Boating Safety Ted Sensenbrenner. “We swim, fish and recreate in it, so clean water has always been important to us.” Today in honor of Earth Day, April 22, the BoatUS Foundation offers three marina or gas dock refueling tips that can prevent spills all […]

Global Solo Challenge

Global Solo Challenge 2023-2024 sailing race now has 45 participants

Participants to gain the bragging rights of becoming a member of an elite group of sailors | New York, New York – 4/7/2022 – The Boating Chronicle – These days there is an explosion of sailing races taking place all around the world. However, there is one with a unique format—the Global Solo Challenge (GSC), a single-handed (meaning that there’s only one person on each boat), without assistance, non-stop, around the world sailing event. In principle, the GSC bridges the gap between high-budget, professional events and the very human, yet common, dream of a single-handed circumnavigation. It is designed for […]

37th America's Cup

The new location of the 37th America’s Cup steers up controversy. Has New Zealand’s sailing championship pride been squandered?

New York, New York – 4/4/2022 – by The Boating Chronicle – In an April 1 radio interview, Sir Humphrey Michael Gerard Fay, one of the ten richest men in New Zealand, strongly reacted to New Zealand’s loss of the 37th America’s Cup to Barcelona, Spain.  In the interview, Sir Michael said that The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron had failed the country by letting the defense of the America’s Cup go to Barcelona. He made the comments on Checkpoint, Radio New Zealand’s weekday drive-time news program hosted by Lisa Owen.   Who has the control, the sponsoring club or an […]