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The Latest Adventures of Dorade

Over the past 86 years, the iconic Sparkman & Stephens classic yacht Dorade has sailed hundreds of thousands of nautical miles across open water and won more ocean races than any other yacht in history. And she is not showing any signs of slowing down. This year marks yet another ... Read More »

Coming of Age for J/111 Class

Since launching in August of 2010, the J/111 class has enjoyed steady, sustainable growth for a high-end, mid-sized keelboat, with more than 120 boats now sailing in over 12 countries. The class debuted their World Championships in 2014 in Cowes, UK, then in Newport, Rhode Island for 2015 before returning ... Read More »

Where Are All The Women In Sailing?

Shirley Robertson is a two-time Olympic champion sailor and presenter of Mainsail, CNN’s monthly sailing show. Here she reports on the April program. Shirley Robertson Making this month’s Women in Sailing edition of Mainsail has been something of a personal voyage. It was an idea that began last year, during ... Read More »

Knowing How to Play Nicely

In SpinSheet magazine, Kim Couranz discusses how there is a time and place for aggressive tactics. Knowing when and when not to crush your opponent keeps the sport fun and strong for everyone. Just because you can do something doesn’t always mean you should. That “just one more” rum and ... Read More »

Promoting Women’s Match Racing

The US Sailing Match Racing Committee has put together a Women in Match Racing working group and I have been asked to lead it. We have been tasked with “promoting women in match racing and creating and inspiring programs to increase the number of women participating in match racing in ... Read More »

America’s Cup: New World for Everyone

While five of the America’s Cup teams have been training in the fickle winter weather on the Great Sound of Bermuda, Emirates Team New Zealand took advantage of their summer winds in Auckland to learn about their boat. They have watched the three practice race sessions the other teams have ... Read More »

Nick Jacobsen: King of the Air

Many people couldn’t believe their eyes as professional kitesurfer Nick Jacobsen launched himself off the world-famous Burj Al Arab in Dubai – one of the tallest buildings in the world. Residents and tourists held their breath as Nick sailed down the 1000 foot drop; and cheers of awe and joy ... Read More »

Preserving Our Playground

Adam Corpuz-Lahne, Head Sailing Coach at St Francis Yacht Club, is taking on his local pollution problem with action and an appeal. As San Francisco sailors, we are intimately connected with the Bay itself. When we look at the water, we see things that non-sailors don’t see. We see the ... Read More »

First-Time Boat Buyer Research

Grow Boating released today the full study on the First-Time Boat Buyer (FTBB). With changes in consumer shopping and online behavior over the last decade, the study was commissioned by the Grow Boating Board of Directors to better understand today’s first-time boat buyer and determine how manufacturers, dealers and the ... Read More »