The National Sailing Hall of Fame announced that Stephen Colbert joined its honorary advisory board.
Strictly Sail shows in Chicago, Miami and Oakland, Calif., are produced by Sail America, the trade association for the U.S. sailing industry. It is dedicated to promoting the health and growth of sailing.
US Sailing is accepting nominations for its 2013 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year awards. Through Nov. 30, each member of US Sailing can nominate the one male and one female sailor they believe has turned in the most outstanding on-the-water performance during the 2013 calendar year. Established in 1961 by US Sailing and…more
The 2014 Strictly Sail Pacific boat show is returning April 10-13 to Jack London Square in Oakland, Calif. Now in its 19th year, Strictly Sail Pacific will continue to highlight sailing products and it expects to draw thousands of consumers from throughout the country to see the national brands they expect for their boats. According…more
Sail America opens its International Sailing Summit Aug. 18 in San Francisco in conjunction with the America’s Cup racing that’s under way. The summit will open with a welcome reception from 6 to 8 p.m. at the St. Francis Yacht Club, following an optional afternoon of Louis Vuitton challenger races viewed from a special roped-off…more
The International SeaKeepers Society will honor the Sargasso Sea Alliance at its 2013 Bal de La Mer ceremony in September. The event, which had been held at the Monaco Yacht Show in previous years, will be held Sept. 9 at the St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco in conjunction with the America’s Cup regatta.…more
The tight-knit community of bluewater adventure sailors is buzzing with activity this summer. A new record for a monohull crossing the North Atlantic was set in June and an attempt at the Transpacific Yacht Race record is scheduled to begin Saturday. On June 6, French sailor Marc Guillemot smashed the solo North Atlantic record for…more
After nine successful years with its Sail for a Fiver program, which introduced more than 10,000 British children to sailing, the program was extended to offer water sports opportunities to adults with disabilities. Funded by the Chesil Trust sailing and seamanship training program in partnership with the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, the new…more
Summer Sailstice, the worldwide sailing event that seeks to get as many people sailing as possible on the weekend closest to the Summer Solstice, begins today. The annual Summer Sailstice is free to participants and has grown to nearly 5,000 boats today from 200 when John Arndt, publisher of Latitude 38, launched the initiative in…more
The countdown is under way for the launch of Sail Nauticus, a Norfolk, Va.-based community sailing initiative of the Nauticus Foundation. Grand-opening celebrations are scheduled for June 12, including a launch party for supporters and sponsors, as well as Norfolk Mayor Paul Fraim and philanthropist Jane Batten. With offices in the former rear annex of…more
The Summer Sailstice launched a new website where participants can post sailing plans or events. “Organize an event” and “find an event” buttons give visitors the tools and ability to easily enter club, class or sailing plans for the 2013 Sailstice, which takes place during the weekend of June 22. Events that include the DelMarva…more