2015 Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image officially launched
2015 Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image officially launched
Started in 2010, the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image is the world’s premier photography competition dedicated to the sport of sailing. The prestigious trophy will be awarded during the Yacht Racing Forum in Geneva, on December 8, 2018.
Not the Official Release from the VOR Press Conference.
Guy Nowell, Sail-World.com
The latest edition of the Volvo Ocean Race finished in Gothenburg in the last week of June this year, and the Italian press (described as “knowledgeable” in a VOR press release) are asking Knut Frostad whether there will be an Italian entry on the next race? C’mon, guys, do you really think he has a yes/no answer to that? And there was someone asking about the possibility of a German entry...
Sailing to Cuba - Now easier as U.S. eases restrictions
The Department of the Treasury and the Department of Commerce are announcing additional revisions to the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR), building off the changes put into place by Treasury and Commerce on January 16, 2015 and further delivering on new direction toward U.S. relations with Cuba that President Obama laid out last December.
Great success at the Newport International Boat Show
Newport Exhibition Group, owners and producers of the Newport International Boat Show, announced today that its 2015 Show was a rousing success. Attendance was up over last year, and as in the past, Thursday and Friday brought in serious buyers.
Winterizing boat batteries safely
Cold weather can be hazardous to the health of lead acid batteries, especially boats and recreational vehicles stored in hibernation until the spring thaw.
Should you add ice and freeze coverage to your boat policy now?
Many boat owners think they don’t have to worry about freeze damage if they live in temperate states or if they keep their boat in an indoor, heated storage area in Northern climates. But they may want to rethink that.
Newport International Boat Show – Edson Awards winners announced
Newport Exhibition Group, owners and producers of the Newport International Boat Show, announced today the results of this year’s Edson Awards for Excellence in Portraying Company Image.
Agenda set for Sail America industry breakfast
Sail America has set the agenda for its annual industry breakfast, scheduled for 7:45 am on Friday, October 9, 2015, at the Marriott Waterfront in Annapolis, Maryland. Coinciding with the US Sailboat Show in Annapolis, the breakfast meeting will include best in show award presentations and a discussion on Sail America's 2015/16 initiatives.
No-cost “Boater’s Guide To Winterizing” offered by BoatUS
Water expands in volume by about nine percent when it freezes, creating a staggering force that can crack a boat engine block, damage fiberglass, split hoses, or destroy a boat’s refrigeration system overnight.
Round the Island Race will enter a new era from 2017
The Island Sailing Club invites tenders for title sponsorship of the Round the Island Race™ from 2017 onwards, as J.P. Morgan Asset Management announces the successful conclusion of its 12 year sponsorship of the Race in 2016.
Extreme Sailing Series secures new broadcast deals
Extreme Sailing Series
Extreme Sailing Series™ organisers OC Sport and Sunset+Vine, the UK independent TV sports production and media company, part of the Tinopolis Group, have together confirmed two new broadcast deals for the Extreme Sailing Series™.
Can you help get sailing research vessel back to the USA?
Shipwright Technical Services
The 915 students of Connecticut’s Region Four Middle and High Schools are looking for help in returning their stranded oceanic current research vessel to Connecticut from Georgetown, Guyana where it has been ashore since December 14, 2014.
Boater assists increase at TowBoatUS old Saybrook
This year, Eastern Long Island Sound and Connecticut River boaters have been seeing new faces at the helm of the red towboats that provide assistance when they run aground, have an engine breakdown, need fuel or a battery jump.
Volvo Ocean Race – Persico to build new Volvo Ocean 65s
Volvo Ocean Race
Italian boatyard Persico Marine has won the prestigious contract to construct new one-design Volvo Ocean 65 boats, depending on orders, for the next edition of the Volvo Ocean Race in 2017-18.
Newport International Boat Show announces activities and highlights
Newport Boat Show
Newport Exhibition Group, owners and producers of the Newport International Boat Show, announced today activities and amenities for those planning to attend its 45th annual show.
BoatUS survey shows 91% of boaters want ethanol-free gas
As boaters head into the Labor Day weekend and fill up their boat’s gas tank for one last hurrah of the season, a vast majority say they want ethanol-free gas, but only about half surveyed by the Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) say it is available to them at marinas and gas stations.
Coast Guard Foundation announces Tribute in Fort Lauderdale
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 its 22nd Annual Tribute to the United States Coast Guard Seventh District will take place in Fort Lauderdale.
35th America’s Cup reaches big commercial and broadcast partnerships
Since Bermuda was revealed as the host venue of the 35th America’s Cup on December 2, 2014, a flurry of significant commercial partnerships and broadcast agreements have been reached, including with Louis Vuitton, who return to extend one of the longest title partnerships in international sport.
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35th America's Cup – ESPN acquires the rights
ESPN has acquired the exclusive multiplatform rights to the 35th America’s Cup in more than 40 territories, including Mexico, Central America and South America, and non-exclusive rights in the Caribbean.