Programs

Prep For A Safe Boating Season Now

Boatyards, marinas and clubs are waking up after a long winter’s nap, and boaters have begun preparing their vessels for the season. While the boat needs to be looked at and readied for a summer of fun, so does your safety. The BoatUS Foundation for...

Study Shows Rogue Waves Are Becoming More Extreme

They are every mariner’s worst nightmare. A wave twice the height of the average sea state that seemingly comes out of nowhere. Rogue waves have been blamed for countless lost vessels throughout history, but not only are they dangerous to ships and...

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...

Caribbean Comeback-Update 11/20/17

Your Guide to the Restoration of the Caribbean  After a strong hit by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the Caribbean Islands are making great strides towards restoring their infrastructure and businesses in hopes of soon regaining the lost tourism of...

Christmas Returns to the Newport Mansions

(Newport, RI) – Christmas at the Newport Mansions, an annual celebration that delights visitors and helps to create unforgettable family memories, will begin this Saturday, November 18, 2017 and continue through January 1, 2018. The Breakers, The Elms...

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...

Beautiful Racine, Wisconsin

It's Racine for Great Lakes Fun! Beautiful Racine, Wisconsin, nicknamed the Belle City on the Lake, welcomes the Antique & Classic Boat Society’s 42nd Annual International Meeting and Boat Show, Sept. 6 through 9. Real Racine (Racine County's...

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...

Oswego County, NY

Oswego County, NY  HAS RECREATION and FUN FOR EVERYONE! Named for an Iroquois word meaning “place of the pouring out,” Oswego County, NY is located on the southern shore of Great Lake Ontario and the edge of central New York's Tug Hill...

Lake Superior's Thunder Bay, Ontario

Thunder Bay, Ontario - Superior by Nature Thunder Bay is one of Ontario’s largest cities, positioned beautifully on Lake Superior, and is also close to the US border. Thunder Bay hosts year-round events such as the Live on the Waterfront concert...

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