RCS Wins PBLR The Season’s First

Under perfect conditions, in the Pen Bay League the Rockland Community Sailing team of The Apprenticeshop won the season’s first regatta on April 23.


Twenty-four sailors participated in the event from different clubs and schools that took place on April 23. The teams were Boothbay Region Sailing Club (BRSC), Isleboro/Big Tree Boating, Camden Hills Regional High School (CHRHS) and Rockland Community Sailing. And the venue of the event was the Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club.

The Isleboro/Big Tree Boating coach Mike Horn said about the event that “In the league, this was the best sailing yet and the league is for this only”.

This is the first Pen Bay League (PBL) event of the year 2017 and it will be followed on May 6. On May 6 at the annual Hospice Regatta there will be a team race and the race is hosted by The Apprenticeshop. (more…)

The Warrior Sailing Program

The Warrior Sailing Program is a novel, sailing program where it helps veterans and military personnel to learn the sport where they come in with varying disabilities.


The program includes a basic competition, which is being organized along with the San Diego Yacht Club. There would be a training camp that would be intense and for three days. Here the skills of sailing are taught where the competitive spirit is harnessed along with teamwork and a sense of camaraderie. The program was organized at the Malinnham Sailing Center of SDYC. Here there were practical as well as classroom sessions held with J/22 category of sailboats.

The program has the ultimate aim of developing a team unit that will have an experienced coach. With the high coaching levels, it is expected that the graduates will showcase outstanding performance at the end of the program. Warrior Sailing was formed by the director of the USMMA Sailing Foundation who has also been a veteran in the America’s Cup, Ralf as well as his partner Jen French who has been a Paralympic silver medalist. They formed this program to be able to give back to service members who are wounded and to help them find a vocation that is therapeutically healing. (more…)

Sardinia sees an upstart Yacht Club

Two old clubs saved the top of global yachting world in the year 1983 – the Royal Yacht Squadron and the New York Yacht Club, on England’s Isle of Wight. The stone bases of the clubhouses on the opposite sides of Atlantic matched mini-forts fighting for their traditions from modern world. New York was also battling for something equally precious – the America’s Cup.
Therefore, the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, established in the year 1967 by the Aga Khan, lifted more than a few eyebrows when they stationed sent a challenger to the Newport, Rhode Island, for the 1983 America’s Cup series, a red diamond prevailing its burgee as well as young and spirited Italian sailors on board. But the squad put on a strong showing and went on to act on their Azzura race campaigns into the modern Grand Prix sailing world.
Meanwhile, the America’s Cup affair is just a blip, however, in the history of the club, which is considerably much shorter than that of the most important American and European yacht firms, all established between the middle of 1800s and early 1900s. In its little existence, Yacht Club Costa Smeralda has tempted not just the type of racing which members of the venerable clubs as well as other sailors in the yacht establishment love, but also the level of service as well as hospitality on shore that is now standard at all large yachting events.

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Round the world yacht race in Newport

Volvo Ocean Race yachts are all set to come in Newport on Thursday or Friday, the 7th leg of the round-the-world sailing presentation which started on 11th October, 2014 in Alicante, Spain, and would make its path toward Gothenburg in Sweden and the end line in June.

7, sixty-five foot boats set sail, but one ran aground in Indian Ocean and had to give up. The racers will hit Newport for around ten days. Non-profit Sail Newport’s Executive Director Brad Read, who is also a member of the host committee which arranged the Newport stop-over, told that they get to welcome them, just like sailors and people here have done since the 1600’s, we’re welcoming people from the ocean.

A virtual village is being made at the Fort Adams, Newport, including marquees for each of the teams as well as their corporate sponsors, with around sixty thousand travelers anticipated in ten days. Sailing writer and spokesperson for the race Sean McNeill told that they anticipate a huge crowd they are really looking forward to this. He added that it would be over the course of 2 weekends here in town, and the re-start will take place on 17th May, and they are expecting big crowds. (more…)

Country’s well known yacht clubs located in Collier

If you still require any confirmation that people live in a top boating places in the country, you have got this now. An esteemed list of best yacht clubs in the United States has named 3 in Collier County to their list of Top-20.

The clubs are venerable Naples Yacht Club, located on Naples Bay in downtown Naples; the Pelican Isle Yacht Club, just 5 minutes from Gulf of Mexico at Wiggins Pass on Cocohatchee River; and Marco Island Yacht Club on the Marco River. All these 3 were chosen for Platinum Clubs of America 2014-2016 list of Top-20 yacht clubs, in which Naples is at No. 8, while Pelican Isle is at No. 14 and Marco Island is at No. 16. (more…)