Boat Life

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

Cover photo: Boats are left scattered on land near a marina after Hurricane Ian. Photo by WINK News. | Dubai – 11/16/2022 – Luxury yachts and ‘real VIPs’ as Dubai readies for World Cup – France 24 | Fond Du Lac, Wisocnsin – 11/15/2022 – Mercury Marine introduces the industry’s first V10 outboards — the all-new 350 and 400hp Verado engines. – Southern Boating Florida – 11/15/2022 – Post-Ian grace period to claim derelict boats in SWFL ends Tuesday – WinkNews Bermuda – 11/15/2022 – Photos: Warwick Academy Cardboard Boat Heats. – BerNews | Cardboard boat builders set for ‘sink […]

37th America's Cup

THE SPYING GAME

7/18/2022 – In John Bertrand’s seminal tome ‘Born to Win’ that brilliantly documented Australia II’s dramatic win in Newport, Rhode Island in 1983 to end 132 years of Cup dominance by the USA, there’s a line about spying: “…there was an uproar down at our dock just as the crew was awakening. Our guards caught an underwater cameraman in a wetsuit photographing the keel of Australia II. Phil Judge, our tender skipper, jumped into the water fully clothed, dragged him out, and turned him over to Newport police. We dropped charges when the film was handed over and we had […]

Racing

United States Driver Jimmy Spithill has said home fans ‘deserve better’ after the team floundered in the first day of racing in Chicago

Chicago, Illinois – 6/18/2022 – By Miranda Blazeby, Digital Editor – SailGP – The U.S. SailGP Team finished the day with a 8-9-7 racing record and at the bottom of the leaderboard in a performance littered with errors. Meanwhile, Phil Robertson’s Canada finished at the front of the pack, followed by Great Britain and New Zealand. Teams battled tricky conditions of choppy waters and unpredictable wind shifts that saw Chicago live up to its name as the ‘Windy City’. Reflecting on the day, Spithill said the team would ‘regroup, learn the lessons and move on’ ahead of racing resuming tomorrow. “We’re really […]

Global Solo Challenge

Women who marked the history of offshore sailing

Global Solo Challange – 3/21/2022 – by Helena De La GandaraIt – It may not be very common to see women accepting – or having the opportunity to accept – challenges such as that of sailing single-handed around the world non-stop, but more and more are following in the footsteps of some brave female sailors who broke all sorts of barriers. Ocean sailing accounts for many great sailors who for one reason or another have earned a place in history. However, it is striking how few female seafarers embark on such great adventures and, in most cases, their little visibility. […]

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 […]

Canada

Antonia and Georgia Lewin-Lafrance post the best Canadian performance ever at the 2021 49er fx world championships in sailing

Kingston, Canada – 11/21/2021 – Sisters Antonia and Georgia Lewin-LaFrance from Chester, N.S., took the 6th spot in overall and final standings at the 2021 49er FX Sailing World Championships held from Tuesday to Sunday in Oman, posting the best Canadian performance ever at this competition that has been held since 2013. On Sunday, Antonia and Georgia Lewin-LaFrance became the first Canadians ever to qualify for the medal race of the 49er FX Sailing World Championships, which features the teams that rank among the top 10 following the first 15 preliminary races, after coming up with two first-place and three […]

Racing

Australia win Spain Sail Grand Prix on dramatic day in Cadiz as Spanish F50 seriously damaged and Great Britain capsize during Final

Cover photo: Australia SailGP Team helmed by Tom Slingsby celebrate victory on Race Day 2 at Spain SailGP, Event 6, Season 2 in Cadiz, Andalucia, Spain. Photo by Thomas Lovelock for SailGP. … Cádiz, Andalusia, Spain – 10/10/2021 – A dramatic afternoon in Cadiz ended with Australia winning the Spain Sail Grand Prix to return to the top of the SailGP Season Championship ahead of their home event in Sydney. The Aussies, who have now won three events this season, beat the United States and Great Britain in the winner-takes-all Final, aided in part by the Brits’ early capsize which […]

Racing

Australia crowned ROCKWOOL Denmark Sail Grand Prix champions and celebrate successive Season 2 event wins

Cover photo: Australia SailGP Team spray champagne as they celebrate their win in the final race on Race Day 2 at Aarhus, Denmark. Photo and copyright by Ian Roman for SailGP. … Aarhus, Denmark – 8/21/2021 – by SailGP – Australia has extended its lead at the top of the SailGP Season Championship with victory in the ROCKWOOL Denmark Sail Grand Prix. Having won the previous event in Great Britain, Tom Slingsby’s team headed to Aarhus leading the overall rankings, and beating Japan and the Brits in the winner-takes-all Final saw the Aussies move two points clear of Ben Ainslie’s […]

Olympics 2020

Evening Report: 470 Gold Medals for Australia and Great Britain

Cover photo  Men’s Two Person Dinghy – 470 Medals: Mat Belcher and Will Ryan (AUS) won gold in the 470 Men, with Anton Dahlberg and Fredrik Bergstrom (SWE) taking silver and Jordi Xammar and Nico Rodriguez (ESP) bronze. Photo © Sailing Energy / World Sailing ….. Enoshima, Japan – 8/4/2021 – Andy Rice, World Sailing – All photos © Sailing Energy / World Sailing – The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition concluded with two Medal Races in the 470 Men and 470 Women. With the 470 becoming a Mixed Event for Paris 2024, today was the last time that these partnerships would […]

Olympics 2020

McNay/Hughes of U.S. team finished 9th overall

Cover photo: Stu McNay (Providence, RI) and Dave Hughes (Miami, Fla.) August 4, 2021, photo © Sailing Energy / World Sailing Enoshima, Japan – August 4, 2021 – By U.S. Sailing – Team USA’s Stu McNay (Providence, R.I.) and Dave Hughes (Miami, Fla.) competed in the Men’s 470 medal race on Wednesday, the final day of sailing events at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. McNay and Hughes finished 4th in the double-points medal race, which lifted them to 9th overall. “Prior to the start, we did our homework with the current readings, but we felt like it would be evolving […]