The Snail, Technology and Duty of Care
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.
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.
America’s Cup Endeavour Community Program embraces RS Feva, O’Pen Bic
Just months after announcing a collaboration of commitment to Adventure Sailing in North America, RS Sailing and BIC Sport North America meet again, this time supporting the America’s Cup Endeavour Community Sailing Program.
America's Cup – PwC pitches in for Endeavour Project + Video
America's Cup – An abundance of enthusiasm and teamwork made the inaugural Community Day for the Endeavour Program a tremendous success.
METSTRADE show calls for DAME 2015 entries
Sigrid van der Wel
DAME Design Award – the world’s most prestigious design competition for new marine equipment and accessories – is now open for entries. This year marks the silver jubilee edition and will be especially beneficial for the nominees in terms of media publicity. The winners will be announced on the first day of the METSTRADE show, Tuesday 17 November.
Clipper Round the World Race – New team sponsor announced
Visit Seattle will be a first-time Team Sponsor in Clipper 2015-16 Round the World Yacht Race, using the race’s global marketing platform to promote itself as a tourist and business destination.
The Snail, Technology and Duty of Care
Back in 1928 in Scotland, Mrs May Donoghue drank a bottle of Ginger Beer in a green bottle manufactured by Mr David Stevenson. Having drunk some of the contents of the bottle, she claimed that the remnants of a decomposing snail were found in her glass. Donoghue then contracted gastroenteritis and sued Stevenson for the serious sum then of 500 Pounds.
Going Virtual - How do you want your aids to navigation?
For recreational boaters, the waterway signposts known as aids to navigation are critical for a safe journey. But what if an aid to navigation (ATON) such as a floating buoy marking the edge a deep-water channel could only be seen on an electronic screen and not by the naked eye?
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.