Strictly Sail

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.

Summer Sailstice debuts new website

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

B&G offers online sailing courses

B&G, a maker of marine instruments, autopilot systems and tactical software, launched a free online sailing academy. Designed to help sailors at any level brush up on sailing theory and improve technique, the B&G Academy consists of e-learning tutorials designed by sailing instructors. The tutorials use animated video to cover subjects that include wing triangle,…more

Strictly Sail show organizers report attendance gain

Thousands attended this year’s Strictly Sail Pacific Boat Show, held April 11-14 in Oakland, Calif., and 5,500 people participated in 110 free and paid seminars and hands-on workshops. “The combination of increased attendance and exhibitor sales exceeded our expectations for this event and the seminars had their best year ever,” Sail America association manager Peter…more

A crow’s nest — literally — on sailboat’s mast

A family of crows has taken the nautical term crow’s nest literally and built a home on top of a sailboat’s mast at a marina in Aberystwyth, a port town on the northwest coast of Wales. Yacht owner Mick Fothergill said he felt privileged that the crows chose his vessel from dozens of others moored…more

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Cape Cod Shipbuilding marks 50th anniversary of Shields sailboat

The Shields One Design sailboat, built by Cape Cod Shipbuilding Co., is turning 50. The first 20 Shields sailboats, 30-foot fiberglass sloops with an active One Design Association, were built in 1963. The Shields was conceived by Cornelius Shields, who turned to Sparkman & Stephens to create a strict one-design sailboat for maritime cadets to…more

Strictly Sail Pacific continues through the weekend

Strictly Sail Pacific, the West Coast’s largest all-sailboat show, opened Thursday and continues through Sunday at Jack London Square in Oakland, Calif. The show’s offerings range from free dockside seminars and sailboat rides to special presentations from America’s Cup Red Bull Youth Sailing Force team members, “This year’s show is packed with hands-on activities and…more

Strictly Sail Pacific plans events for April show

Strictly Sail Pacific, the West Coast’s largest sail-only boat show, is gearing up its special events for the Oakland, Calif., show, which takes place April 11-14. Here are some of the highlights planned for this year’s show: VIP day: Guests that purchase a VIP ticket for April 12 will receive a well-stocked West Marine VIP…more

Sisters under Sail seek scholarship applicants

An all-women tall ship initiative is seeking American and Canadian daughters of the military to apply for a cross-border sailing scholarship. In commemoration of a watershed in North American history, Sisters Under Sail, a non-profit organization that runs leadership programs for teen girls aboard a tall ship, is seeking applications from teenage daughters of U.S.…more

Sailing summit will meet in San Francisco

The International Sailing Summit will take place Aug. 18-20 in San Francisco. Since its inception at the 1999 World Championships in Geelong, Australia, the International Sailing Summit has become the networking event for the sailing industry, cementing itself internationally with a total of nine summits taking place around the world, attracting many of sailing’s industry…more

Scuttlebutt debuts new website

The popular Scuttlebutt sailing newsletter recently launched a new website. The Scuttlebutt newsletter was launched in 1997 and the website followed in 2003, organizers said. “A lot has happened since then and it is time for these two platforms to get a well-needed makeover,” according to Scuttlebutt. The new site hit the Web today. Click…more

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