Kite wars continue - IKA terminates agreement with PKRA
Writing Sailing Books to Win
Jon Emmett, a top-level British Laser sailor from the mid 90’s, campaigned for Olympic selection until he suffered a long term injury, but since then he has made his mark as a high-performance coach and author.
Kite wars continue - IKA terminates agreement with PKRA
The International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) regrets to announce that the contract between IKA and the Professional Kiteboard Riders Association (PKRA) has been terminated. All World Championship rights for all kiteboarding disciplines including Freestyle, Big Air, Wave and Slalom immediately revert to IKA.
2015 Newport International Boat Show – Kick off Fall in New England
Newport Boat Show
2015 Newport International Boat Show – Beyond the beauty of its coastline, Newport is a destination rich in history and culture. From the majestic mansions along Bellevue Avenue to its thriving downtown waterfront with cobblestone streets, there is much to see and do – especially during the fall when the landscape turns to amber and the summer crowds have dispersed.
Record number of scholarships awarded for 2015
The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced today that in 2015 it has awarded a record 86 scholarships with a value totaling just over $400,000. In just over 20 years, the Foundation's scholarship program has paid out more than $3 million to help families of Coast Guard members
2015 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Audi TT Coupe is major prize
To celebrate Audi’s 10-year partnership with Australia’s premier regatta, Audi Hamilton Island Race Week, any yacht owner or charterer entered for this year’s event will be eligible to walk away with the keys to the award-winning Audi TT Coupe prize car.
New online course for boaters - All about Marine Radio
If you put 10 boaters in a room with a working marine VHF radio, how many could call for help, call a friend, or share a navigational hazard with nearby boaters?
Changes ahead for World Sailing - Interview with new ISAF CEO.
Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team
Last week ISAF announced the appointment of a new CEO, Peter Sowrey. He is not a long time ISAF face, as his predecessor Jerome Pels was, little is known of him in the wider sailing world.
C. Thomas Clagett Regatta launches Boat Grant Program
Known as an organization that is a leader in providing opportunities for disabled sailors and participants, the C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta launched The Clagett Boat Grant Program initiative at the Sail Into Summer Cocktail Party and Auction fundraiser, held in Newport, RI on June 4th.
Volvo Ocean Race museum growing fast on third birthday
Volvo Ocean Race
The Volvo Ocean Race Museum in Alicante registered 61,310 visits in its third year – an increase of more than 75% on the previous 12 months.
Early registration opens for Sailing Leaderships Forum 2016
Join us for Sailing Leadership Forum 2016, a US Sailing signature event, at the Hilton San Diego Resort, February 4-6, 2016. The Early Registration Sale ends August 15, 2015. Sailing Leadership Forum 2016 offers a unique experience for leaders representing all areas of sailing to connect on important issues facing our sport.
Swansea Bay tidal lagoon project gets green light
Sailors in areas of the world with big tidal ranges need to follow this subject. The building of a tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay has been given planning consent by the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change. This is the first tidal lagoon project to be examined by the Planning Inspectorate.
Sea Shepherd welcomes the Farley Mowat and Jules Verne to its fleet!
In January, Sea Shepherd USA purchased two recently decommissioned U.S. Coast Guard patrol vessels, the USCG Block Island and the USCG Pea Island. Both are 110-foot Island-class fast patrol vessels.
Sally Helme honored with Leadership in Women’s Sailing Award
Sally Helme, of Newport, RI and publisher of Bonnier Corp.’s Cruising World and Sailing World magazines, has been honored with the 2015 Leadership in Women's Sailing Award.
Volvo Ocean Race - Sailing needs more sponsors like Vestas Wind
Rob Kothe and Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com
The Volvo Ocean Race is about to start Leg 8, with the fleet expanding to seven boats with the re-entry of Team Vestas Wind. And the their comeback is one of the remarkable stories of sailing. When Team Vestas Wind ran aground most observers felt that was the end of the journey for Vestas in yachting sponsorships, but they did not count on the determination of sponsors and team.
Focus on growth and development in relaunched OK Dinghy Magazine
The growth and development of the OK Dinghy class worldwide features highly in the brand new international class magazine, which was re-launched in May 2015 after a 40-year hiatus.
ICOMIA World Marinas Conference 2016 to be held in Amsterdam
Sigrid van der Wel
Amsterdam RAI has announced that – for the second time in a row – it will organise the biennial ICOMIA World Marinas Conference (WMC). Hosted by HISWA, the Holland Marine Industry Association, the conference will be held during METS 2016 from 17 to 19 November in Amsterdam RAI. The RAI organised WMC2014 in Istanbul on behalf of ICOMIA.
Call for entries - 2015 SHIPPINGInsight Award
Entries are now being accepted for the 2015 SHIPPINGInsight Award, which will be presented at the SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization Conference and Exhibition, Oct. 13 in Stamford, Conn.
America's Cup announces title sponsor
Louis Vuitton’s longest standing partnership is one that over the years, has become synonymous with audacious endeavors and a quest for excellence.
Thomas Clagett, Memorial Regatta – New chairman of ISAF DSC announced
C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Regatta – The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has announced that the Disabled Sailing Committee (DSC) has been reconstituted and has named Betsy Alison (Newport RI, USA) as the new Chairman.
35th America’s Cup - Omega introduces new Seamaster timepiece
35th America’s Cup - Omega has long supported the able yachtsmen of Emirates Team New Zealand and the Seamaster Diver 300M ETNZ boldly celebrates the brand’s relationship with the renowned sailing team.