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5 Mistakes That Can Cost Boaters

Lessons learned from cases taken out of the BoatUS Consumer Protection Dispute Resolution Program files ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 5, 2018 – For the past 28 years, the Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) Consumer Protection Dispute...

Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race

A Range of Ages and Experience DETROIT, MICH. (July 5, 2018) – Now that registration has closed and the numbers are in, 197 teams are preparing to compete in the 2018 Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race, scheduled for July 14. With 93 years of...

Sailors for the Sea named an Environmental Innovator of the Year

by the Green Sports Alliance Newport, Rhode Island (July 5, 2017) – Sailors for the Sea, the leading conservation organization that engages, educates, inspires and activates the sailing and boating community toward healing the ocean, is proud to...

Emirates Team Wins 35th America's Cup

PETER BURLING AND EMIRATES TEAM NEW ZEALAND WIN THE 35TH AMERICA'S CUP Photo provided by the America's Cup Event Authority, Emirates Team New Zealand celebrates with the America's cup trophy after defeating Oracle Team USA. A dominant Emirates Team...

US Sailing Rule Changes

 Significant Rule Changes in the 2005-2008 Racing Rules of Sailing A QUICK OVERVIEW of the SIGNIFICANT RULE and GAME CHANGES in the 2017-2020 RACING RULES OF SAILING by Dave Perry The following is a list of the significant changes in the 2017-2020...

“Courageous,” Ted Turner’s victory in the 1977 America’s Cup

Ted Turner honored by New York Yacht Club 40 years after America's Cup victory By Neil Best  Photo:Billy Black Ted Turner is 78, and age and illness have slowed the man once known as “The Mouth of the South” and “Captain Outrageous.” But he still...

Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Challenger Playoff Semi-Final

Ben Ainslie: "The most exciting, exhilarating day of sailing I've ever been involved in" Peter Burling’s Emirates Team New Zealand suffered a major capsize in their second Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Challenger Playoff Semi-Final race of the day...

US Sailing Reach Initiative

11TH HOUR RACING AWARDS GRANT TO US SAILING’S REACH INITIATIVE PORTSMOUTH, R.I. – US Sailing, the National Governing Body of the sport, is proud to announce a multi-year partnership with 11th Hour Racing, a program of The Schmidt Family Foundation...

Sir Russell Coutts, five-time winner of the America’s Cup

Russell Coutts: Transforming the America’s Cup Sir Russell Coutts, five-time winner of the America’s Cup, now holds the chief executive role of the America’s Cup Event Authority that is hosting the 35th America’s Cup. Russell pens for The Telegraph...

12 Metre Class Announces Waypoint Regattas in ROAD TO THE WORLDS Series

NEWPORT, R.I. (May 22, 2017) – The International 12 Metre Class (ITMA) has released locations and dates for the ROAD TO THE WORLDS WAYPOINTS Series, a three-year international 12 Metre (12mR) yacht competition starting in May of 2017 and culminating...

RI Applauds NEB as Clean Marina

RI's Largest Clean Marina New England Boatworks Tackles Global Problem Locally When New England Boatworks (NEB) was crowned the largest "Clean Marina" in a ceremony on May 5, it was surely statewide news. But Volvo Ocean Race Skipper Charlie Enright...

The 2017 IBEX Innovation Awards

2017 IBEX Innovation Awards Program Open for Entry The 2017 Innovation Awards program is open for entry, one of the marine industry’s most prestigious honors recognizing top visionaries and new boating products. The IBEX Innovation Awards showcase...

Demo with Savannah

i added this Wax On, Wax Off. Wax On, Wax Off. Wait, Leave it On! Smoove Products looks at boat wash a little differently. The guys that developed this product are actually professional marine detailers in the Chesapeake Bay area. Like most...

Petoskey, MI-New Center for the Arts

The Great Lakes Center for the Arts set to Open July 2018 A New Northern Star on Lake Michigan Petoskey, MI – Traveling to a world-class performing arts center by boat is a special experience not found in many communities around Michigan or the...

Newport International Boat Show 2017 Dates

DATES AND HIGHLIGHTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 47th ANNUAL NEWPORT INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW Boat Show Takes Place September 14-17, 2017 Newport, R.I. – Newport Exhibition Group announced that its 47th Annual Newport International Boat Show will take place...

2017 Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race

Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race Makes it EZ to Love ORR March 2017 (Photo Credit: Martin Chumiecki/Bayview Yacht Club) The Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race, which crosses the mighty Lake Huron, has been called the world’s most challenging...

Senate passes Water Resources Development Act

Senate passes Water Resources Development Act BY JONATHAN SWEET By a 95-3 vote, the U.S. Senate has reauthorized the Water Resources Development Act, a key program for the recreational boating industry that funds improvements and maintenance of...

WMRT Live &Newport Race Schedule

2016 World Match Racing Tour OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, NO ADMISSION FEE FREE PARKING AT FORT ADAMS STATE PARK High-speed Racing within yards of shoreline at Fort Adams 20 Teams of the top match racing sailors Live narration and play-by-play ...

Boat US celebrates 50th in Port Townsend, WA

PORT TOWNSEND, Wash.– It was 50 years ago that Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) got its start as the result of one man’s desire to make recreational boating better for boaters, sailors, and anglers. To celebrate this milestone, the...

Tawas Point Lighthouse Keepers Program offers opportunities in 2016

Published Thursday, February 4, 2016 Lighthouse enthusiasts are invited to serve as volunteer lighthouse keepers at the Tawas Point Lighthouse, in Tawas Point State Park, this summer. Keepers will receive lodging on-site in exchange for conducting...

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