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 […]

SailGP Season 3

Australia pull off an incredible win to take control of SailGP Season 3

Dubai – 11/13/2022 – Tom Slingsby’s Australia SailGP Team delivered one of the more remarkable victories seen in SailGP to dramatically overtake both France and Great Britain from what had seemed respective winning positions to storm back onto the winner’s podium. At the close of the Dubai Sail Grand Prix presented P&O Marinas, Australia now leads the championship by nine points from New Zealand, with France one point further back, maintaining its position in the crucial top three placings. A good result from Great Britain in Dubai sees it just two points out of the Grand Final currently with four […]

SailGP Season 3

it’s here! SailGP has arrived in the Middle East for the first time ahead of the Dubai Sail Grand Prix presented by P&O Marinas this weekend

11/10/2022- After a six-week hiatus, the SailGP fleet is gearing up for its last event of 2022 as the second half of Season 3 gets underway on the perilously tight racecourse of Port Rashid. With just 10 points separating New Zealand in second and Denmark in the sixth, Dubai will prove a crucial event for the mid-fleet teams contending for a podium position. Racing will take place between 15:00-16:30 GST with SailGP’s nine cutting-edge F50s flying past spectators, proving Dubai is the ultimate close-to-shore racing venue. Cover photo: Dubai, UAE – 11/10/22 – USA SailGP Team helmed by Jimmy Spithill […]

Boat US Tips

A month after landfall, TowBoatUS hurricane Ian recovery crews face challenges

Pine Island, Florida – 10/27/2022 – Nearly one month after making landfall September 28 as a Category 4 storm, Hurricane Ian is still challenging TowBoatUS cleanup crews tasked with salvaging thousands of recreational vessels damaged or destroyed by the historic storm – one of the deadliest in the state’s history. The TowBoatUS on-water towing fleet from Naples to Venice, which typically handles routine on-water assistance for recreational boaters, is now at the center of the recovery effort to remove vessels from waterways, backyards, parks, roads, docks and boat lifts. “Based on the destruction we are seeing, Hurricane Ian was ten […]

37th America's Cup

Iain Murray and Richard Slater in key roles for the 37th America’s Cup In Barcelona

9/27/2022 – In a double announcement by it is confirmed today that Iain Murray has been appointed as Independent Regatta Director for the 37th America’s Cup in Barcelona alongside Richard Slater who continues in the role as Chief Umpire, positions they both occupied for the 36th America’s Cup in Auckland. Murray’s role will see him take charge of all aspects on the water of the 37th America’s Cup and all AC World Series Events in the lead up to the regatta’s start in September 2024. Richard Slater, one of the architects of many of the rules governing high-performance foiling, will […]

Rolex Big Boat Series

Sensational Rolex Swan Cup concludes the 2022 ClubSwan Racing season

San Francisco, California – 9/18/2022 – The 2022 Rolex Swan Cup signed-off in style on Sunday with deciding races across all the classes settling the final positions after a week of intense but friendly racing. Teams competing in the four ClubSwan One-Design classes settled matters with two closely fought windward-leeward races, while the varied and diverse 56-strong fleet of Swans taking part in the Rating classes took on a long coastal race around the La Maddalena archipelago, taking in the islands of Santo Stefano, Caprera and La Maddalena itself. The level of competition across all classes was self-evident, from the […]

Rolex Big Boat Series at St. Francis Yacht Club

Consolidation at the Top at Day 3 of the 2022 Rolex Big Boat Series at St. Francis Yacht Club

San Francisco, California – 9/17/2022 – San Francisco Bay presented a morning ebb tide that ran smack-dab into an escalating westerly breeze, stirring up square-faced chop for the first race of Day 3 at Rolex Big Boat Series in San Francisco, California. Breeze continued to build as the afternoon progressed, but a flooding tide dulled the whitecaps during the day’s second race, with all 76 competing boats finishing within cheering distance of the Race Deck of St. Francis Yacht Club. Racing has been competitive across all eight classes, especially as today’s wind freshened, but with only one race to go […]

SailGP

What Does it take to go pro with SailGP?

USA – 9/13/2022 – At the Range Rover France Sail Grand Prix last week, the United States SailGP Team participated in SailGP’s Inspire Program by hosting youth athlete Lu Vivaldi as the team’s intern in Saint-Tropez. In addition to keeping the team’s F50 in top flight shape, Lu also found time to spend reviewing performance data with U.S. SailGP Team Coach Philippe Presti and grabbed the opportunity to ask him several questions about what it takes to make it on a SailGP team. What sailing background do most SailGP athletes come from? Most of our athletes come from Olympic campaigns, […]

SailGP Season 3

France set new SailGP speed record of 99.94 km/hour on crazy day in Saint-Tropez

Saint-Tropez, France – 9/11/2022 – The France SailGP Team has broken the SailGP racing speed record, hitting 99.94 km/hour during the third Fleet Race of the Range Rover France Sail Grand Prix | Saint-Tropez. Incredibly strong wind speeds – surpassing 40 km/h during racing – resulted in the record-breaking performance by the French at their home event. Great Britain had earlier set a new speed record of 99 km/h in the opening race of the day, before Quentin Delapierre’s team’s record-setting showing just a short while later. Remarkably, due to the conditions, every single team surpassed the 90 km/h mark […]

SailGP Season 3

New Zealand dominate packed day of racing in Copenhagen

Peter Burling’s team wins second event in a row, winning every race of the day at ROCKWOOL Denmark Sail Grand Prix and defeating France and Denmark in final | Copenhagen, Denmark – 8/20/2022 – The New Zealand SailGP Team has comprehensively established itself as the new form team of SailGP Season 3, winning three fleet races and dominating the event final at the ROCKWOOL Denmark Sail Grand Prix | Copenhagen. On a bumper day of racing in front of packed grandstands, Peter Burling sailed to victory in front of an impressive France team led by Quentin Delapierre and Nicolai Sehested’s […]