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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 »

Melges 24 U.S. Nationals Get Underway

Twenty-four Melges 24 teams could not have asked for more spectacular racing conditions on opening day at the 2017 Melges 24 U.S. National Championship hosted by the Charleston Yacht Club (ChYC). Plentiful sunshine, a shifty 20-25 knots of breeze and relatively moderate seas allowed for three races to be completed. ... Read More »

America’s Cup has already been won

If you like auto racing, you’re going to love the 35th America’s Cup. Round and round they will go on the track, with winning decided by what lies under the hood. And while the America’s Cup may not start until next month, make no mistake – the winner has already ... Read More »

The New Heyday of the J Class

Toby Hodges reports for Yachting World why this illustrious class is now more popular than ever. The nine current Js have all been redesigned by Dutch design firms, most have been built or rebuilt in Dutch shipyards at some stage and multiple owners are or have been Dutch. Jeroen de ... Read More »

Reviewing Volvo Ocean 65 mast failure

MAPFRE, which broke their mast on March 30 while training for the Volvo Ocean Race 2017, will be back sailing by mid-April. The Volvo Ocean 65 crew have been meeting with Volvo Ocean Race’s Chief Technical Development Officer, Nick Bice, and Head of the Boatyard, Neil Cox, in Sanxenxo to ... Read More »

Ian Walker named RYA Director of Racing

Royal Yachting Association (RYA), the national body for all forms of boating in the United Kingdom, will have an experienced new hand at the helm with the announcement that Ian Walker MBE is to take up the Director of Racing position this autumn. Ian Walker MBE The double Olympic medallist, ... Read More »

Nautifest 2017 Update


Nautifest 2017 is a new event being run by The Islander’s events team at The Boathouse, Palma. The event is basically two events in one; rstly, a Crew and Superyacht Services show on the a ernoon/ evening of the 20th and then all day Friday the 21st with a big ... Read More »

America’s Cup: How to Change the Game

The challenge nature of the America’s Cup can keep the event format fluid, but changes occur only through proper procedures. The America’s Cup Event Authority seeks to explain recent changes in this report. To change any rule of the Protocol requires both the Defender and a majority of Challengers to ... Read More »