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Newport’s 12 Metre North American Championship

Newport’s 12 Metre North American Championship

Action aboard Victory ’83 at last year’s 12 Metre North American Championship. (Photo © Richard Schultz)   Season’s Grand Finale for the Americas Fleet Starts Sept. 22 NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND (September 16, 2017) – Ten historic 12 Metres are sailing their North American Championship off Newport, R.I. over Sept. 22 -24 and promising a spectacular finish to their 2017 sailing season. The event,... [Read more]



Two bullet day for Momo in Porto Cervo at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

Two bullet day for Momo in Porto Cervo at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

Maxi 72 start race © Carlo Borlenghi   As Bryon Ehrhart, owner of Lucky, put it: “Today was great sailing – Chamber of Commerce stuff!” After difficult conditions for some of the seven classes at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup yesterday, there was solid breeze for day three of racing. Winds ranging from 10-20+ knots enabled the Maxi 72s and Wallys successfully to sail two windward-leewards,... [Read more]



Lionheart Wins the 2017 J Class World Championship and become the Toast of Newport

Lionheart Wins the 2017 J Class World Championship and become the Toast of Newport

J Class Lionheart, Winner of the 2017 J Class Championship (Photo © George Bekris) On the same Newport, Rhode Island waters where the legendary Ranger cleaned up 4-0 in 1937, the last time ever that the mighty J Class raced for the America’s Cup, the first J Class World Champions are Lionheart, the owner driven Dutch-flagged modern day Ranger descendent. Displaying solid consistency... [Read more]



2017 Melges 32 Boero World Championship – Cala Galera, Italy

2017 Melges 32 Boero World Championship – Cala Galera, Italy

Melges 32 Worlds (Photo by Max Ranchi) Cala Galera, Italy (Aug. 24, 2017) – The 2017 MELGES 32 BOERO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP hosted by CIRCOLO NAUTICO E DELLA VELA ARGENTARIOcame to life today, adding three more fierce races to the scoreboard under slightly breezy conditions. Standing firm at the top once again is Russia’s Pavel Kuznetsov at the helm of TAVATUY (Evgeny Neugodnikov, tactician).... [Read more]



Hanuman Extend Their World Championship Lead in Newport

Hanuman Extend Their World Championship Lead in Newport

Hanuman © George Bekris After winning Tuesday’s 20 nautical miles opening race, Hanuman paired an initial fourth place to victory in the second of the two windward-leeward races today. They open up their leading margin at the J Class World Championship in Newport RI to three points ahead of the consistent Lionheart which has scored now three third places. Although Hanuman lead across the finish... [Read more]



The 38th Annual Panerai Newport Classic Yacht Regatta Presented by IYRS in Newport this Weekend

The 38th Annual Panerai Newport Classic Yacht Regatta Presented by IYRS in Newport this Weekend

Tilly XV @ George Bekris The 38th Annual Panerai Newport Classic Yacht Regatta returns August 26thand 27th to celebrate classic yachts, both power and sail. Immediately following the Panerai Herreshoff Classic Yacht Regatta on Friday, August 25th, the Panerai Newport Classic Yacht Regatta will include a race from Bristol to Newport on Saturday, August 26th, along with racing on lower Narragansett... [Read more]



Hanuman takes the first day of the J-Class World Championship

Hanuman takes the first day of the J-Class World Championship

Hanuman Day 1 Winner (Photo © George Bekris)   Hanuman, skippered and steered by local ace Ken Read with his brother Brad among the afterguard, stole the show on a spectacular opening day of the first ever J Class World Championship on the waters of Newport, Rhode Island where J Class yachts made their America’s Cup debut way back in 1930 and where the Reads cut their teeth in competitive... [Read more]



Classic upwind start for record breaking Rolex Fastnet Race

Classic upwind start for record breaking Rolex Fastnet Race

Fastnet 2017 Start ( Photo © Barry James Wilson ) Sunday 6 August 2017 The Solent laid on ‘classic’ conditions for the start of the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s 47th Rolex Fastnet Race. In brilliant sunshine and with brisk westerly winds gusting up to 20 knots, the giant fleet tacked up the western Solent before compressing through the usual bottleneck at Hurst Narrows. A record-sized fleet of... [Read more]



World records smashed in the Sevenstar Triple Crown series at Lendy Cowes Week

World records smashed in the Sevenstar Triple Crown series at Lendy Cowes Week

Mapfre, Volvo Ocean 65 – © Tom Gruitt/CWL   Two world speed sailing records fell today in the Sevenstar Triple Crown series at Lendy Cowes Week, subject to ratification by the World Speed Sailing Record Council. The Spanish Volvo Ocean 65 Mapfre completed the 50 mile course around the Isle of Wight in 3 hours, 13 minutes and 11 seconds, setting a new outright Around Isle of Wight world... [Read more]



Deserving Victory for BEQUIA in the 2017 Candy Store Cup

Deserving Victory for BEQUIA in the 2017 Candy Store Cup

Bequia – Candy Store Cup 2017 Overall and Class B winner (Photo © George Bekris)    NEWPORT, R.I. (July 31, 2017) – Sailors couldn’t have asked for a sweeter experience at the 2017 Candy Store Cup Superyacht Edition. The event showcased some of the world’s most spectacular and technologically sophisticated luxury sailing yachts racing off Newport, R.I. on Thursday through... [Read more]



Rolex Fastnet Race 2017 brings out the Ocean racing big guns

Rolex Fastnet Race 2017 brings out the Ocean racing big guns

Skippered by Charles Caudrelier, the Chinese Dongfeng Race Team will compete in the Rolex Fastnet Race as Leg Zero of the Volvo Ocean Race © Benoit Stichelbaut   Among the 400 boat fleet setting off from the Solent on 6 August in the Rolex Fastnet Race will be three of offshore racing’s most prestigious classes. Grabbing the headlines will be the one design VO65s as the Rolex Fastnet Race... [Read more]



The Candy Store Cup 2017 is Showcasing Stunning Superyachts in Newport for the 2nd Year

The Candy Store Cup 2017 is Showcasing Stunning Superyachts in Newport for the 2nd Year

Meteor © George Bekris For the second year running, the Candy Store Cup Superyacht Edition will showcase some of the world’s most spectacular yachts racing in a regatta designed specifically for them. The event, scheduled for Thursday through Saturday, July 27-29, is organized and hosted by Newport Shipyard and Bannister’s Wharf, which partnered last year to consolidate the Newport Bucket... [Read more]



Thomas Coville breaks Francis Joyon’s newly set solo North Atlantic record on Sodebo Ultim’

Thomas Coville breaks Francis Joyon’s newly set solo North Atlantic record on Sodebo Ultim’

Thomas Coville, skipper of maxi trimaran Sodebo Ultim’, July 4, 2017 NYC ( Photo © George Bekris )   THOMAS COVILLE Beats the North Atlantic solo record and also comes in under the 5 day mark. 4 DAYS 11 HOURS 10 MINUTES 23 SECONDS * The World Tour recorder crossed the North Atlantic in less than 5 days. The skipper of the trimaran Sodebo Ultim’ , Thomas Coville, set a new record... [Read more]



Francis Joyon on Maxi Trimaran IDEC SPORT breaks his own Solo North Atlantic record

Francis Joyon on Maxi Trimaran IDEC SPORT breaks his own Solo North Atlantic record

Francis Joyon before leaving NYC to break his own Solo Transatlantic Record on IDEC SPORT (Photo by George Bekris) Francis Joyon comes early this morning to add a new line to his legend. He beat his very own solo crossing record set in June 2013 on his old 29-meter IDEC trimaran by exactly 49 minutes. He repeated this weekend aboard the maxi-trimaran IDEC SPORT, the same plan VPLP on board which... [Read more]



The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race race entry “Visit Seattle” looking for Washington State residents want to join the team

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race race entry “Visit Seattle” looking for Washington State residents want to join the team

  The Clipper Fleet 2015 © onEdition The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, the biggest event of its kind and one of the world’s most incredible endurance challenges, is looking for adventurous Washington State residents to take on the challenge of a lifetime and achieve something extraordinary in its next edition. The Clipper 2017-18 Race will feature a Visit Seattle team entry for the... [Read more]



François Gabart and the Crew on MACIF win in THE BRIDGE 2017 Ultime Trimarans Transatlantic Race – Centennial Transat

François Gabart and the Crew on MACIF win in THE BRIDGE 2017 Ultime Trimarans Transatlantic Race – Centennial Transat

MACIF arrives in New York City, July 3, 2017 (Photo © Thierry Martinez / Sea&Co.) François Gabart and the crew on MACIF win THE BRIDGE 2017 Ultime Trimarans – Centennial Transat race as they crossed under the The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge on July 3rd at 13:31 EST. The crew consisting of François Gabart – skipper, Pascal Bidégorry, Guillaume Combescure, Antoine Gautier, Benoît Marie... [Read more]



The Queen Mary 2 crosses under Verrazano-Narrows Bridge to take Line Honors and Win THE BRIDGE 2017

The Queen Mary 2 crosses under Verrazano-Narrows Bridge to take Line Honors and Win THE BRIDGE 2017

Start of the Centennial Transat THE BRIDGE (Photo © Thierry Martinez / THE BRIDGE ) The Queen Mary 2 left France on July 25th UTC amid great fanfare and crowds who gathered to watch the spectacle of this first of it’s kind race. This event is celebrating a century of friendship and unity between France and America. The event commemorated the centennial of the United States entering World War... [Read more]



The 2017 Round the Island was four seasons in one amazing day

The 2017 Round the Island was four seasons in one amazing day

( Photo © Barry James Wilson )   Author: Toby Heppell/Peta Stuart-Hunt Four seasons in one day, a game of two halves, a bit of everything; you can pick your cliche, but the 2017 Round the Island Race in association with Cloudy Bay has certainly delivered on all levels. Ultimately, it will be the MOD70, Concise 10 taking the lion’s share of the headlines, and rightly so as Ned Collier Wakefield... [Read more]



The always exciting Round the Island Race in association with Cloudy Bay is on for this Saturday

The always exciting Round the Island Race in association with Cloudy Bay is on for this Saturday

Author: Peta Stuart-Hunt How best to describe the annual Round the Island Race in association with Cloudy Bay in one word, one that neatly encapsulates the passion, competition, thrills and enjoyment shared by thousands of sailors each year? It’s always EXCITING! The Race Management team led by Rear Commodore Sailing Dave Atkinson at the Island Sailing Club in Cowes on the Isle of Wight, is making... [Read more]



Barrett-Jackson Northeast 2017 Mohegan Sun Wrap-Up

Barrett-Jackson Northeast 2017 Mohegan Sun Wrap-Up

Photo by George Bekris Barrett-Jackson kicked of their Northeast 2017 festivities early this year by sponsoring the New England Concours d’Elegance and adding it to their summer docket. This extends the high end automotive extravaganza to a two weekend affair. They hosted the competition on Saturday and Sunday, June 17 and 18 outdoors on the Mohegan Sun grounds in Uncasville, Connecticut where thousands... [Read more]



Queen Mary 2 Retraces History and Takes on the Trimarans as The Centennial Transat Begins

Queen Mary 2 Retraces History and Takes on the Trimarans as The Centennial Transat Begins

Photo © Thierry Martinez / THE BRIDGE   The Centennial Transat – The Bridge – from Saint-Nazaire to New York started in uniquely spectacular fashion at 19:00 today, one hundred years after American troops arrived on the coast of France.  This time the cannon shots were sounds of fraternity to begin the race between the Queen Mary 2 and four of the largest and fastest trimarans in... [Read more]



Lionheart Wins The America’s Cup J-Class Regatta

Lionheart Wins The America’s Cup J-Class Regatta

  Lionheart wins the J-Class regatta Bermuda © Ingrid Abery Photography. www.ingridabery.com What a day, what a race, what a yacht – Lionheart has won the America’s Cup J Class Regatta. The win comes after her triumphant performance in the America’s Superyacht Regatta where she was awarded the Boat International America’s Cup Superyacht Regatta Trophy. And we couldn’t be... [Read more]



Barrett-Jackson Northeast Preview Day and Automobilia Auction

Barrett-Jackson Northeast Preview Day and Automobilia Auction

Mohegan Sun kicked off it’s Barrett-Jackson Northeast with a Preview Day and Automobilia Auction. The crowds were beginning to gather and gaze at the tents and garage filling up with vintage autos, hot rods, and pretty much something to match the expectations of most auto and truck enthusiasts. Share on Facebook Share on Facebook ... [Read more]



Sail Boston 2017 is One Week Away

Sail Boston 2017 is One Week Away

New Bleacher Seating Added Still haven’t scored your ticket for the Parade of Sail? Well, this just in! We’ve added more seats – there are additional bleacher seats available at the Seaport waterfront. Tickets are limited, get yours before they’re gone! BUY TICKETS Enjoy Sail Boston with Two Cold Ones Sail Boston... [Read more]



50 yachts start 40th Anniversary Marion Bermuda Race 2017

50 yachts start 40th Anniversary Marion Bermuda Race 2017

Marion Bermuda Race Start (Photo by Talbot Wilson)   By Talbot Wilson Marion MA- June 9, 2017: Fifty boats are now hard on the wind in Buzzards Bay or just reaching the Atlantic Ocean. They are racing from Marion to Bermuda in the 40th Anniversary of the Marion Bermuda Race. This classic ocean race is always a challenge. Paul Hubbard skipper of ‘Bermuda Oyster’ (435) the only Bermuda boat... [Read more]