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Alex Thomson and the IMOCA 60 Hugo Boss In New York City

Alex Thomson and the IMOCA 60 Hugo Boss In New York City

Alex Thomson brought his IMOCA 60 HUGO BOSS to New York for his final stop of a North American Tour.  This was his first stop in New York since the 2016 New York Vendée race. Having previously set the monohull singlehanded 24 hour distance record of 536.8 miles in just 24 hours in 2017 Thomson has set his eyes on the prize again with a new upcoming new boat for the next Vendée Globe Race. Challenge... [Read more]



Draken Harald Hårfagre sets sail from Mystic Seaport for East Coast Tour 2018

Draken Harald Hårfagre sets sail from Mystic Seaport for East Coast Tour 2018

  Draken Harald Hårfagre Expedition America – East Coast Tour 2018 started July 9 by Draken leaving Mystic Seaport, CT, to head for the ship’s first stopover. During the tour Draken will visit 14 harbors across the East Coast of the U.S. spanning from Maine to South Carolina. Challenge and Adventure was onhand to watch her leave Mystic Seaport enroute to her first stop in Boothbay... [Read more]



Barrett-Jackson Northeast 2018  is a Record Breaking Success

Barrett-Jackson Northeast 2018 is a Record Breaking Success

The Dodge Brothers on the auction block at Barrett-Jackson Northeast 2018 (Photo © George Bekris ) UNCASVILLE, CONN. – June 25, 2018 – Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, delivered another incredible record-breaking automotive celebration during its 3rd Annual Northeast Auction, June 20-23, 2018, at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. During the four-day event, 662... [Read more]



Majority of samples taken during Volvo Ocean Race contain microplastics, new data reveals

Majority of samples taken during Volvo Ocean Race contain microplastics, new data reveals

Leg 3, Cape Town to Melbourne, day 10, on board Turn the Tide on Plastic. Photo by Jeremie Lecaudey/Volvo Ocean Race. 19 December, 2017. The Volvo Ocean Race Science Programme reached a significant milestone when the race completed a global circumnavigation following its arrival into Cardiff, Wales in May 2018, eight months after departing from Alicante, Spain. Out of a total of 68 samples taken during... [Read more]



51st Newport Bermuda Race Prize-Giving Highlights Family, Youth, Diversity

51st Newport Bermuda Race Prize-Giving Highlights Family, Youth, Diversity

Grundoon, Jim Grundy, St. David’s Lighthouse Trophy; Glenn Family at prize giving Nic Douglass – AdventuresofaSailorGirl.com)   The St. David’s Lighthouse Trophy, Gibbs Hill Lighthouse Trophy, and 100-plus more awards were presented to conclude the 2018 Newport Bermuda Race. (Hamilton, Bermuda, June 24, 2018)—His Excellency, the Governor of Bermuda, John Rankin, hosted the... [Read more]



Dongfeng Race Team win the overall Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 with a stunning last leg win

Dongfeng Race Team win the overall Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 with a stunning last leg win

Dongfeng Race Team (Photo © George Bekris) The Chinese-flagged Dongfeng Race Team has won the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18… Dongfeng Race Team has won the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 in the closest finish in race history. Skipper Charles Caudrelier led his team to victory on the final leg of the race, a 970-mile sprint from Gothenburg, Sweden to The Hague. Incredibly, it marked the first leg win... [Read more]



Yann Guichard and Maxi Trimaran Spindrift 2 set off on Transatlantic training passage to Newport, RI

Yann Guichard and Maxi Trimaran Spindrift 2 set off on Transatlantic training passage to Newport, RI

With the Mirabaud Bol d’Or now behind them and the Maxi Trimaran ready for competition, the Spindrift Racing Team is back in training mode, and Yann Guichard and his crew have today set off to complete a Transatlantic passage between two world sailing hub – La Trinite’-Sur-Mer in Brittany and Newport, Rhode Island, USA. The crew of twelve met at Spindrift racing’s base in St Philibert... [Read more]



Rhode Island National Guard Airshow once again takes to the skies June 9-10 at Quonset, RI

Rhode Island National Guard Airshow once again takes to the skies June 9-10 at Quonset, RI

The Rhode Island National Guard Open House Air Show comes to Quonset this weekend. Admission is free, and the gates open at 9 a.m. on Saturday. The flying starts at 11. The Blue Angels are back for this year’s show. Here are all the performers, according to the show’s website. Rhode Island National Guard Airshow 2017 ( Photo © George Bekris ) Who’s Flying USN Blue Angels USAF... [Read more]



A successful conclusion to the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance 2018

A successful conclusion to the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance 2018

Larry and Jan Pfitzenmaier brought their Cunningham C-4R ( Photo © George Bekris ) Greenwich Connecticut was buzzing with activity this weekend with the 2018 Greenwich Concours d’Elegance. The annual event draws attendees from all over the world for a glimpse on some of the rarest of the rare in the automotive industry and is a Northeastern USA must see for many automobile aficionados and collectors. The... [Read more]



52 SUPER SERIES Opener in Croatia sees Quantum Racing taking an early lead

52 SUPER SERIES Opener in Croatia sees Quantum Racing taking an early lead

Quantum Racing – TP52 Super Series from Sibenik, Croatia (Photo © Max Ranchi www.MaxRanchi.com )   (Wednesday 23rd May, Sibenik) – From the high tension and great expectations that prevailed amongst the crews of the 12 TP52s, who contested an exciting first day of the 2018 52 SUPER SERIES, it is three-time champions, Quantum Racing who emerge with the tiniest possible lead at the Sibenik... [Read more]



Cars of Briggs Cunningham to headline 23rd annual Greenwich Concours d’Elegance in June

Cars of Briggs Cunningham to headline 23rd annual Greenwich Concours d’Elegance in June

Original Cunningham race and street cars, cars of John Fitch, Jaguar SS Cars and Competition Motorcycles to be featured GREENWICH, Conn.    Recognized as one of the most prestigious classic car shows in the United States, the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance will celebrate its 23rd year of showcasing significant cars, motorcycles and one-off automotive creations on June 1-3, 2018. Production... [Read more]



Official Timekeeper of the Volvo Ocean Race, OMEGA unveils The Seamaster Planet Ocean Deep Black “Volvo Ocean Race” Limited Edition Watch

Official Timekeeper of the Volvo Ocean Race, OMEGA unveils The Seamaster Planet Ocean Deep Black “Volvo Ocean Race” Limited Edition Watch

Official unveiling of the OMEGA Seamaster Planet Ocean Deep Black “Volvo Ocean Race” Limited Edition timepiece (Photo © George Bekris) As the Official Timekeeper of the Volvo Ocean Race, OMEGA has been keeping a precise eye on this year’s action at sea. The sailors have now stopped in Newport, Rhode Island, to complete Leg 8 of the race, and OMEGA celebrated the moment by unveiling... [Read more]



North by North West Antigua Bermuda Race Day Two

North by North West Antigua Bermuda Race Day Two

The most westerly team in the Antigua Bermuda Race is Arnt Bruhn’s German Class40 Iskareen © Ted Martin After the first night at sea for the international fleet in the Antigua Bermuda Race the pace is relentless. The leading teams Warrior and Varuna are now over 300 miles offshore, blast reaching through two metre swell in the Atlantic Ocean. Warrior was observed to be hitting a top speed of... [Read more]



Volvo Ocean Race Boats have all arrived in Newport and Governor Gina Raimondo Officially Opens Race Village

Volvo Ocean Race Boats have all arrived in Newport and Governor Gina Raimondo Officially Opens Race Village

Ribbon cutting for opening of Newport Race Village (Photo © George Bekris)   NEWPORT, RI (May 8, 2018) – A 5,700 nautical mile race leg from Itajai, Brazil to Newport finished off Fort Adams State Park this morning with a come-from-behind win of Leg 8 by MAPFRE in the global Volvo Ocean Race. Just a day ago, MAPFRE was in fifth place. As Tuesday morning dawned in New England and delivered... [Read more]



MAPFRE wins Brazil to Newport Leg 8 of the Volvo Ocean Race in a come from behind Victory

MAPFRE wins Brazil to Newport Leg 8 of the Volvo Ocean Race in a come from behind Victory

Leg 8 from Itajai to Newport. Arrivals. 08 May (Photo by Jesus Renedo/Volvo Ocean Race) The Spanish team MAPFRE stunned the Volvo Ocean Race fleet on Tuesday morning by stealing a win in Leg 8, with a shocking come-from-behind victory into Newport, Rhode Island. On Monday, with just 300 miles to go, MAPFRE was in fifth place. Leg 8 from Itajai to Newport. Arrivals. 08 May (Photo by Jesus Renedo/Volvo... [Read more]



Team Brunel narrowly holding onto their lead as the field tightens up nearing Newport in the Volvo Ocean Race

Team Brunel narrowly holding onto their lead as the field tightens up nearing Newport in the Volvo Ocean Race

Leg 8 from Itajai to Newport, day 15 on board Brunel. Peeling in the North Atlantic one day out from Newport. 06 May, 2018. (Photo © Sam Greenfield/Volvo Ocean Race) Team Brunel were on the brink of Leg 8 victory on Monday as they led the seven-strong Volvo Ocean Race fleet towards Newport, USA, with a 14-mile advantage. The Dutch crew, skippered by esteemed round the world yachtsman Bouwe Bekking,... [Read more]



Leaders under pressure as the Volvo Ocean Racers close up on the push to Newport

Leaders under pressure as the Volvo Ocean Racers close up on the push to Newport

Leg 8 from Itajai to Newport, day 12 on board Dongfeng. 03 May, 2018. Bouwe Bekking’s Team Brunel continues to lead the Volvo Ocean Race fleet towards the Leg 8 finish in Newport, USA, as the teams enter the final 1,500 miles. Bekking’s Dutch-flagged crew jumped into the top spot on May 1 after exiting the Doldrums and have so far defended their position despite spirited attacks from their rivals. Twelve... [Read more]



MAPFRE wins in Itajaí to extend In-Port Series lead in the Volvo Ocean Race

MAPFRE wins in Itajaí to extend In-Port Series lead in the Volvo Ocean Race

  Itajai stopover.In-port Race. 20 April (Photo © Pedro Martinez/Volvo Ocean Race) MAPFRE takes a close win over team AkzoNobel and Dongfeng Race Team in Brazil In Port Race, while SHK/Scallywag race the clock to be on the start line on Sunday… Itajai stopover.In-port Race. 20 April Pedro Martinez/Volvo Ocean Race The Spanish team MAPFRE won the Itajaí In-Port Race on Friday in Brazil,... [Read more]



John Williams, J-Class J/5 Ranger Owner, Passes Away

John Williams, J-Class J/5 Ranger Owner, Passes Away

  John Williams, Owner of J-Class yacht J/5 Ranger. (Photo © George Bekris)   The sailing world is saddened by the sudden passing of  John  Williams, owner of the J-Class yacht Ranger. Mr. Williams passed away on Monday, 16th April. J-Class yacht J/5 Ranger. J-Class Regatta 2017 Newport, RI (Photo © George Bekris) John, a prominent property developer in Atlanta, Georgia, was a leading... [Read more]



195 Entries for 51st Newport Bermuda Race at Deadline: Safety emphasis balances with openness to evolving technology

195 Entries for 51st Newport Bermuda Race at Deadline: Safety emphasis balances with openness to evolving technology

A view of a recent Newport Bermuda Race send-off for Class 3 of the St. David’s Lighthouse Division. Photo: Daniel Forster/PPL The 195 boats that submitted entries before the 2018 Newport Bermuda Race“application for entry” deadline are anchored by the usual excellent turnout of nearly 150 cruiser- and cruiser/racer-style boats sailing in the St. David’s Lighthouse and Finisterre (Cruiser)... [Read more]