The Bermuda Race Organizing Committee (BROC) has named Safe Harbor Marinas as the Official Boat Preparation Resource for the 2018 Newport Bermuda Race.
Photo courtesy of Brewer Yacht Yards
Said Bermuda Race Organizing Committee Chairman Jonathan Brewin, “We are very happy to welcome back Brewer Yacht Yards, now owned by Safe Harbor Marinas, as members of the sponsor family for the 51st Bermuda Race. BROC is especially pleased that Safe Harbor Marinas will again bring its expertise to sailors with its race-preparation seminar.”Read more
Katadyn Desalination LLC has selected Headsync, LLC, a Newport, RI-based marine service company that specializes in marine plumbing systems, as the sole distributor for Spectra Watermakers in New Jersey. This expands Headsync’s distributorship of the systems from Rhode Island southward and into New Jersey. Boaters favor Spectra Watermakers for their ease of use and energy efficiency. Headsync has extensive experience with these systems, following a decade of service, and installations for customers throughout the Northeast.Read more
From: Jack Gierhart, CEO of US Sailing
As many of you are aware, the sailing community experienced several tragic incidents on the water over the past several months that have impacted the broader boating community around the county and the entire marine industry. All of us at US Sailing – our staff, Board of Directors, and volunteers – are deeply saddened be these tragedies. Our thoughts go out to affected families and communities as they navigate through these very difficult times. We will look to assist these sailing communities as they assess the accidents, and work together to prevent incidents like this in the future.Read more
47th Annual Newport International Boat Show
September 14 - 17, 2017 in Newport, RI
The Newport International Boat Show kicks off the 2017 fall boat show season. ©NewportBoatShow.com
One of the largest and most prestigious boat shows in the country, the Newport International Boat Show spans 13 acres of the City by the Sea’s downtown waterfront. Hundreds of domestic and international companies participate and offer a full range of powerboats and sailboats, plus an extensive array of marine products and services to enhance the nautical lifestyle. Special events, educational seminars and hands-on training courses for the whole family are offered throughout the show.Read more
Save the Sound has announced that William G. Lucey is Long Island Sound’s new Soundkeeper. Long Island Sound had been without its iconic on-the-water watchdog since Soundkeeper, Inc. co-founder Terry Backer passed away in late 2015. In anticipation of its upcoming merger with Soundkeeper, Inc., Save the Sound is putting the new Soundkeeper on the water.
Bill Lucey © Save the SoundRead more
On Wednesday, July 26, 2017 a group of students and two instructors from Sound Sailing Center in Norwalk, CT were en route to Portland, ME on the Hanse 400 Disco Volante when co-captain Wim Jessup, one of the instructors, spotted an overturned powerboat and a large group of people in the water off Wareham, MA. Jessup sent out a Mayday call while the second instructor, Sound Sailing Center President Martin van Breems, and the four adult students started a rescue operation.
The crew of the Disco Volante rescued nine boaters whose boat had overturned near the Cape Cod Canal. © Sound Sailing CenterRead more
Governor Gina Raimondo Led Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to Open Sail Newport's New Mid-Park Marine Education and Recreation Center
Center provides more facilities for classrooms, regattas and marine education activities at the non-profit Sailing Center
NEWPORT, RI (August 30, 2017) - Sail Newport, along with a slate of dignitaries, officials and supporters, celebrated the opening of its new Mid-Park Marine Education and Recreation Center today. Over 200 people joined Executive Director Brad Read for a ribbon cutting ceremony, including Governor Gina Raimondo, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) Director Janet Coit, former Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed, Representative Marvin Abney and Rob MacMillan, co-founder of 11th Hour Racing among other city and state leaders.Read more
San Juan Yachts Downeast styling heads back to the East Coast through new dealer relationship with Essex Boat Works
Essex, CT: Essex Boat Works, recently named as San Juan Yachts exclusive Northeast dealer, will show the newly built, luxury San Juan 40 at 2017 Newport Boat Show. On display will be the latest SJ40 Sedan, featuring Volvo IPS propulsion with Joystick Control and a Dynamic Positioning System. The powertrain features exceptional handling, speed and economy for boats of this type cruising in excess of 30 knots. Boat show attendees will be introduced to the elegant style, sophistication and cutting edge technology San Juan Yachts is known for which includes the refinement their one hundred percent composite hull. The light weight construction of the hull consists of E-glass, Kevlar® and Corecell® foam core structure resin infused with vinlyester resin for superior strength and ease of response. San Juan boats are available with conventional Inboard, POD or Water Jet propulsion.Read more
Friendly Competition Benefits Mather Hospital’s Palliative Medicine Program andThe Lustgarten Foundation’s Pancreatic Research
View Memorial Parade of Boats at Harborfront Park Prior to Regatta Port Jefferson, NY
Actor and local resident Ralph Macchio will again act as a community ambassador for the eighth annual Village Cup Regatta on Saturday, September 9, 2017. Presented by the Port Jefferson Yacht Club, the friendly competition between John T. Mather Memorial Hospital and the Village of Port Jefferson raises funds for Mather’s Palliative Medicine Program and The Lustgarten Foundation, which funds pancreatic cancer research. The event has raised more than $377,000 for the two organizations.Read more
Performance Yacht Sales, headquartered in Coconut Grove, FL, has opened its newest office at Brewer Stratford Marina in Stratford, CT. Offering a large selection of new sail- and powerboats from Bavaria, Performance Yacht Sales North East will also have select brokerage boats. “With the opening of our new boat sales and select brokerage office,” said Performance Yacht Sales President Alex Sastre, “We will be offering sailors and powerboaters from Maine to Maryland the extensive range of Bavaria boats, known for designs of the highest quality, with excellent attention to detail and value.”Read more