• York sailor finishes junior sailing career with strong showing on Buzzards Bay
    Skipper Grace Gear of York and crew John Thomas O’Rourke of York and Potomac, Maryland, finished in a tie for fifth place in a fleet of 85 boats at the prestigious Beverly Junior Regatta held on Buzzard’s Bay Aug. 14 and 15.
  • Nations Cup Grand Final 2019 in the USA
    World Sailing’s Nations Cup Grand Final will bring together an elite field of international match race teams for the 9th edition to be held in 2019 from April 9 to 14 in San Francisco, CA. Ten Open and ten Women’s division skippers will be invited with the host nation, USA, entitled to one entry in both. As winners of the last Nations Cup Grand Final, Russia will be entitled to an automatic spot in the Open and USA in the Women’s.
  • My Turn: Life lessons learned sailing the open sea
    Daily Breeze2018-08-31
    It was more than 30 years ago when I signed up for a sailing class with Redondo Beach Parks and Recreation. They used small, two-person, eleven-foot Snarks. But I learned the basics of sailing- parts of the boat, nautical terms, points of the wind, the concept of burdened vessel, sailing techniques and etiquette. This served me well while beating and tacking in Redondo Harbor and going out to sea several times. I did well enough to be asked to teach.
  • Red tide cancels Sarasota Labor Day Regatta
    Organizers decided to cancel the 72nd Sarasota Labor Day Regatta because of the lingering effects of red tide. The event was first held in the 1940s, and is Florida’s and the Southeast’s oldest and largest regional regatta. The last time it was canceled was 1985 because of Hurricane Elena. Herald-Tribune staff photo / Thomas Bender
  • The Art of Getting Good Starts
    For me getting good starts is all about having a feel for the uniqueness of each situation, and this doesn’t come easy, it comes from hundreds of failed starts that we’re oh so close, till one day you feel it and rattle of a bunch of outstanding starts!
  • US Sailing Stakeholders Summit in San Francisco
    The leadership of local sailing organizations will have the opportunity to meet with the leadership of US Sailing to share ideas and concerns at the inaugural Stakeholders Summit to be held at St. Francis Yacht Club on Friday, October 12, 2018 in San Francisco, CA. Discussion topics include retaining young sailors into their twenties, the road to the 2028 Los Angeles Olympic Games, a presentation of the US Sailing strategic plan, and an open round table session.
  • Spokesman-Review writer learns the ropes while sailing a boat between Hawaii and Oregon
    It’s 2 a.m. and I just woke up for my shift. I’m in the middle of the Pacific Ocean inside a 70-foot racing sailboat called Rage. I step into my foul-weather bibs, rubber boots and heavy coat, still wet from the last shift. I strap into my life jacket and step up the stairs into the howling winds. Crashing waves spray saltwater around me.
  • Riccardo Bonadeo: A life of competitive sailing
    For the past 11 years, Riccardo Bonadeo, 80, has run the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda at the seaside resort of Porto Cervo in northern Sardinia. With more than 700 members, the club offers a luxury playground for competitive sailors and hosts the annual Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, which Bonadeo won in 1995 and 2000. As the current commodore of the club, he has turned to working behind the scenes organizing races and club programs. The conversation has been edited and condensed.
  • Golden Globe: No Assistance Required
    There was an era in yachting that if you wanted to complete your journey, you had better be prepared for all forms of adversity. Supplies, seamanship, and strength of character were required. But now that technology provides the means for sailors to activate a distress signal and then sit back and wait for help to arrive, we witness how rescue agencies are being tested far more than those they are asked to save.
  • Where Italy and Canada Meet
    Squamish, a town north of Vancouver in British Columbia, is a three and half hour drive north of Seattle, WA. It’s at the northern tip of the island-dotted Howe Sound, and surrounded by the kind of mountains that are giving Squamish a hefty reputation as Canada’s Lake Garda.
  • Official Film of 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race
    Seven teams, 45,000 miles, 1 trophy. Watch all the highs and lows from sport’s toughest test of a team in the official film of the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race.
  • Tightening at Top of J/24 Worlds
    The leaderboard tightened up today at the J/24 World Championship as Lake Garda again produced fantastic conditions for two more races, bringing the series total to five which now counts a discard. American Will Welles’ Kaster maintained the top spot but only three points seperate the top three teams. Kaster has 18 net points, with Hungarian Tomai Bala’zs’ J.Bond 037 just two points back in second place with 20, and Nobuyuki Imai’s Siesta of Japan launched up to third with 21 points. Both Welles and Bala’zs stumbled in the day’s final race, but benefited from the throw-out.
  • Super Yacht Watch: Sailing Yacht “Adèle” at Yacht Haven
    Built by Vitters in the Netherlands in 2005, Adèle is 179.27 feet in length. She can accommodate up to ten guests in four cabins in addition to seven crew. Both the exterior and interior were designed by Hoek Design Naval Architects.
  • Christopher Columbus Replica Ships Sailing The Ohio River
    Eagle Country2018-08-29
    Replicas of two of 1400’s-era explorer Christopher Columbus’ ships – the Niña and the Pinta – have been on display in Louisville for the past couple weeks. Known as caravels, such Portuguese ships were used by Columbus and many early explorers to discover the new world.
  • Sailing: Oman Air team end Extreme Series in Cardiff with podium place
    Having gone into the deciding last day of four holding third spot by a single point, the Oman Air GC32 crew pushed their immediate podium rival out of contention into fourth place and came within a heartbeat of claiming second overall in the Cardiff Bay showdown.
  • Gadgets to Bring on a Sailing Vacation
    Cruising World2018-08-29
    One of the coolest aspects of the sailing lifestyle is the ability to travel to sun-soaked paradises, charter a boat and enjoy a holiday with your family and friends. These adventures are an opportunity to ply new waters, cultures and gunkholes, as well as the chance to sail a new (to you) boat and use equipment and electronics different from those you might carry aboard your own steed. While this latter point has sometimes led to headaches as charterers master the vessel’s chart plotter or stereo...
  • Keeping Your Eyes on the Prize
    “Focus on your own race and don’t get distracted by unnecessary things, don’t panic when you’re in an unexpected situation and just simulate what you would do if you were in training.” – Jodie Lai, youngest Singaporean Asian Games Gold medalist and a contender at the 2018 Asian Games in the Laser 4.7 class
  • Dr. Crash (Afterhours)
    Sailing World2018-08-29
    Dear Dr. Crash, I think my crew is finally starting to believe me about the depth-perception issues I'm experiencing of late. At a recent regatta I could swear one leeward mark was four boat lengths away, but the guys are telling me now that when I called for the spinnaker takedown, the darn thing was practically on the bow. Do you think we need to work on our timing, or is it me?
  • York sailor finishes junior sailing career with strong showing on Buzzards Bay
    Skipper Grace Gear of York and crew John Thomas O’Rourke of York and Potomac, Maryland, finished in a tie for fifth place in a fleet of 85 boats at the prestigious Beverly Junior Regatta held on Buzzard’s Bay Aug. 14 and 15. In what may have been her final regatta as a junior sailor, Gear finished first among the female skippers. Only three female skippers placed in the top 30.
  • Sail the Great Lakes this September Aboard Tall Ship Manitou
    Guided by a skilled crew, voyages set sail from Grand Traverse Bay aboard a replica of an 1800s cargo schooner. A traditional two-masted, gaff rigged, topsail schooner, Manitou measures 114 feet in length with more than 3,000 square feet of sail. Passengers are free to leave the sailing to the experienced crew, but it’s much more fun to lend a hand and learn the arts of the sailor.