Boat Life

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

Cover photo: This bonkers 115-foot submarine was designed to host parties underwater. U-Boat Worx’s newest fleet member takes the festivities to a whole new level. The first of its class, the singular sub can dive some 650 feet below the waterline. “The UWEP will shake up both the submarine and hospitality industry and lead the way in bespoke underwater events,” U-Boat Worx’s founder and CEO Bert Houtman said in a statement. – Robb Report | Photo courtesy of Peek Creative Studios | Cape Cod, Massachusetts- 6/12/2022 – ‘Wet, exhausted — and strangely happy”: Thinking about the Figawi, Cape Cod race […]

Sailing

Lisa Blair set to break record for circumnavigation of Antarctica – One more sleep until finish line

Albany Harbour, Australia – 5/27/2022 – By Lisa Blair – Blog Day 92 – OMG, I have just had the most intense and exciting 48 hours and there is so much to share with you all. Day 91 was going to be my last full day at sea, and I still had over 150 nm left to sail in the morning. 5/23/2022 USA EDT – by Lisa Blair – From her blog post | Blog Day 90Latitude 38 29.09SLongitude 113 52 45EBarometer 991Air Temp 13cLIVE TRACKER Hi All, I honestly can’t believe that I have now spent 90 days at […]

SailGP

Get ready for SailGP 3.0 this weekend

Cover photo: Bermuda – 5/8/2022 – Canada SailGP team in action during a practice session ahead of Bermuda SailGP presented by Hamilton Princess, Season 3. Photo by Simon Bruty. | SailGP expanded Season 3 opens with the Bermuda Sail Grand Prix presented by Hamilton Princess, May 14-15 More Speed. More Adrenaline. More Rivalries. More Impact. Bermuda – 5/8/2022 – SailGP Season 3 launches on May 14-15 and is back bigger and bolder, with an expanded season, new national teams, innovative tech, world-class athletes, and even more impact. All of which will guarantee high speeds, fierce rivalries, and some breath-taking action […]

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 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 […]

SailGP

Danish team celebrate first win in front of home crowd in Aarhus

Cover photo: Nicolai Sehested led the Denmark SailGP Team presented by ROCKWOOL to an incredible Race 1 finish, putting to bed any doubts about his drive to win at SailGP. Aarhus, Denmark – 8/20/2021 – by SailGP – The City of Smiles, Aarhus, now has a little more to be happy about as the hometown crowd was greeted with a first-ever win by the home team. Nicolai Sehested led the Denmark SailGP Team presented by ROCKWOOL to an incredible Race 1 finish, putting to bed any doubts about his drive to win at SailGP. The inaugural ROCKWOOL Denmark Sail Grand […]

SailGP

Spain ruled out of ROCKWOOL Denmark Sail Grand Prix Race Day 1 after pre-race capsize

Cover photo by SailGP Aarhus, Denmark – 8/20/2021 – By SailGP – Just an hour before racing was due to begin in Aarhus, Spain’s F50 Victoria keeled over and sustained too much damage to its foil to take part in Friday’s three fleet races. All athletes have been accounted for and are safe. The Spanish, who sit sixth in the Championship heading into the fourth event of Season 2, were last time out shown the first ever Black Flag in SailGP, having had a risky starting maneuver protested by both the United States and Denmark in Plymouth. Ahead of the […]

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 […]