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Captain of yacht Morgan of Marietta loses life after going overboard in Newport Bermuda Race

Hamilton, Bermuda – 6/19/2022 – by The Bermuda Race Organizing Committee – We regret to report that our Fleet Communications Office for the 52nd Bermuda Race received a report of a crew overboard on the racecourse this afternoon.  The crew of the yacht Morgan of Marietta, a 42-foot sloop, reported that its captain, Colin Golder of New Providence, N.J., went overboard early this afternoon in strong winds, approximately 325 miles from Bermuda, and did not survive. After extended effort, Mr. Golder’s body was recovered by the vessel’s crew, and the vessel is returning to the mainland. Next of kin have been informed. The […]

SailGP

Extraordinary comeback sees Australia storm to victory in Chicago

Chicago, Illinois – June 19, 2022 – The Australia SailGP Team continues to set the championship benchmark in SailGP Season 3, as Tom Slingsby, CEO and driver of Australia SailGP Team pulled off an impressive recovery to not only steal a last-minute spot in the event final but overcome Great Britain and Canada to win the T-Mobile United States Sail Grand Prix, Chicago at Navy Pier.  Australia had looked set to miss its first event final since the France Sail Grand Prix in Saint-Tropez last September – after a last place finish in the day two opener – but went […]

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 […]

SailGP

SailGP newcomer Canada have built on their impressive season debut by triumphing in the first day of racing in Chicago

Chicago, Illinois – 6/18/2022 – By SailGP – Driver Phil Robertson battled choppy waters and unpredictable wind shifts as Chicago lived up to its name as the ‘Windy City’ to claim two race wins and finish the day with 27 points. Robertson’s team saw off fierce competition from Ben Ainslie’s Great Britain, who finished in close second with 26 points, and Peter Burling’s New Zealand, who finished third overall with 23 points. It was a tricky day for flight controllers, who battled the unique challenges of freshwater racing and wind speeds of 32 km/h, with many struggling to keep their […]

SailGP

SailGP prepares for a weekend of firsts at Chicago’s Skyline Stadium 

Chicago, Illinois – 6/17/2022 – SailGP’s nine teams will be navigating new conditions, a tighter racecourse, and a noisy home crowd sitting right on the waterfront as the global, purpose-led league makes its freshwater racing debut this weekend at the inaugural Chicago event on Lake Michigan.  Navy Pier will offer fans a fantastic vantage point from which to watch the second event of SailGP Season 3. Australia, led by Tom Slingsby, enters the weekend not only as the league’s two-time defending champions but fresh from victory in the Bermuda Sail Grand Prix presented by Hamilton Princess last month. Jimmy Spithill’s […]

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 […]

Venice Boat Show

Venice Boat Show at the home of great boating to take place May 28 – June 5

Buy your tickets now Nine days will be dedicated to the passion for navigation, between yachts and superyachts, water trials, conferences, exhibitions and regattas. The third edition of the Venice Boat Show, the sustainability laboratory, returns to the Arsenale of Venice from 28 May to 5 June. For the third time, the ancient ship factory of the Serenissima will be the site of the Venice Boat Show , which consolidates its position in the context of major exhibitions dedicated to boating. A point of reference for the Adriatic and the whole long route from Venice to Istanbul along the Eastern Mediterranean . For the Mayor […]

Global Solo Challenge

The youngest entry so far in the Global Solo Challenge is American Gardner LaMaurice, who turns 25 this month

United Kingdom – 5/19/2022 – By GSC – Gardner LaMaurice, who will turn 25 this month, is now the youngest entry so far in the Global Solo Challenge 2023-2024. With his entry the young American wants to break the stereotype of sailing only being accessible to rich retired people and hopes to inspire others to follow his example. Gardner was already in the process of preparing his boat to complete a circumnavigation when he discovered the GSC and decided to enter. He believes that the added motivation of an organised event and a framework of regulations to comply with will make his project safer. As organisers we […]

SailGP Season 3

Australia still the team to beat as Tom Slingsby claims SailGP Season 3 opener in Bermuda

Defending champions defeat Sir Ben Ainslie’s Great Britain and Phil Robertson’s Canada in event final in stunning conditions on Bermuda’s Great Sound Bermuda – 5/15/2022 – Tom Slingsby’s Australia SailGP Team appears to have lost none of the momentum from its Season 2 Grand Final victory in San Francisco in March, as it dominated the podium race of the Bermuda Sail Grand Prix presented by Hamilton Princess to claim the opening title of the season Racing on the second day of the season took place in perfect conditions. Bermuda’s Great Sound sparkled under clear skies with fans packing the shoreline […]