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Simrad Yachting receives Top Honors at the Newport International Boat Show

October 21, 2010

Written by Chelsea Smith

Simrad Yachting received two awards at the 2010 Newport International Boat Show. The Simrad NSE navigation system with 2.0 software was named “Best New Boating Product” and Simrad Yachting received the Five Star Award for its “Best in Show” booth display. ... read full story

Volvo Ocean Race: Puma Ocean Racing to build Volvo 70 sailing yacht in Newport, RI, USA.

August 30, 2010

Written by Chelsea Smith

New England Boatworks Inc. has been contracted to build PUMA’s new Volvo 70 for the upcoming VOLVO OCEAN RACE 2011-2012. Design for this latest generation round the world race yacht will be provided by Valencia based Naval Architecture firm Juan Yacht Design. ... read full story

Newport Shipyards new 100 BFMII Superyacht Travelift

August 27, 2010

Written by Chelsea Smith

Newport Shipyard of Newport, Rhode Island, has acquired one of Marine Travelift Inc.’s 100 BFMII mobile boat hoists for race boats, catamarans, motor and sailing yachts up to the 90- and 100-foot range. The new machine joins another Marine Travelift hoist already on site. ... read full story

31st Annual Panerai Classic Yacht Regatta sails into Newport

August 23, 2010

Written by Chelsea Smith

The Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge returns to Newport, RI, for the final leg of the American circuit with the Museum of Yachting (MoY) Classic Yacht Regatta on September 4th and 5th. The highly anticipated annual event is sponsored by Panerai and presented by Land Rover. The event brings enthusiastic vintage and classic yacht owners and skippers to Narragansett Bay for what promises to be one the most exciting classic yacht regattas ever held in the United States. ... read full story

NYYC Race Week at Newport Presented by Rolex: Vela Veloce overall winner

July 26, 2010

Written by Chelsea Smith

New York Yacht Club’s seventh biennial Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex finished on the 24th of July after 4 days of racing. The Southern Cross 52 Vela Veloce was determined the best performing boat and was named the 2010 Rolex US-IRC National Champion. ... read full story

Fog and humidity kicks off the second half of the Rolex New York Yacht Club Race Week

July 22, 2010

Written by Eva Belanyiova

The Rolex presented NYYC Race Week in Newport, England begun with fog, humidity and light wind. As the morning progressed at 11 am the wind reported by the NYYC Race Committee was at 6-8 knots, which stayed at the same level for the rest of the day. ... read full story

CARINA Wins the St. David’s Lighthouse Division Trophy at the Newport Bermuda Race 2010

June 23, 2010

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Carina a 48-foot sloop designed by McCurdy & Rhodes, she won on corrected time under the Offshore Racing Rule by the very large margin of 3 hours, 35 minutes over Gregory B. Manning’s Sarah (Warwick, RI). In third place, seven minutes behind Sarah, was Belle Aurore, a Cal 40 owned by R. Douglas Jurrius (Easton, MD). ... read full story

Newport Bermuda Race: Speedboat leads Fleet

June 21, 2010

Written by Chelsea Smith

As expected because of her 100-feet length overall, Speedboat continues to lead the 183-boat fleet in the Newport Bermuda Race. At 14:35 EDT she was 125 nautical miles from Bermuda sailing at 13 knots. ... read full story

184 Yachts to Sail in Newport to Bermuda Race

June 18, 2010

Written by Mike Smith

It was a sight that can be found only in Newport. Sailors of every vintage – the tall, tanned, Fabio-looking crews of the carbon maxis, and the Topsider-wearing men and women with the requisite polo shirts – lined the street in front of the marquee at the Jane Pickens Theater for the Bermuda Race skippers meeting. Old friends were shaking hands, not having seen each other since the 2008 race. Wide-eyed newcomers were eagerly poking their heads inside the historic building in the heart of Washington Square. ... read full story

New York Yacht Club Annual 2010 Rolex Sailing Regatta a Success

June 14, 2010

Written by Mike Smith

Known as the longest running regatta in America, the New York Yacht Club’s 156th Annual Regatta presented by Rolex also has the distinction of kicking off the sailing season in New England. This past weekend, June 11-13, over 1,000 sailors on 111 boats gathered from across the U.S. and Europe for three days of racing on Narragansett Bay and Rhode Island Sound. ... read full story

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