Portsmouth, R.I. (August 31, 2015) – In this week’s episode of “The Beat”, Katy Nastro takes us to Annapolis, Maryland as we highlight Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating (CRAB). CRAB’s mission is to make the therapeutic benefits of sailing and the freedom it provides a reality for physically and/or developmentally-challenged individuals and their families regardless of

Created with flickr slideshow.     SAN DIEGO, Calif. (August 29, 2015) – Saturday’s final day of racing capped a fun week of good competition and quality instruction for these inspiring athletes at the 2015 U.S. Disabled Sailing Championship, hosted by the Southwestern Yacht Club. In the end it was the team of Ryan Porteous

Portsmouth, R.I. (August 27, 2015) – US Sailing, the national governing body of the sport, and Sunsail, a vacation industry leader in sailing and watersports, have agreed on a new multi-year sponsorship deal. Sunsail will continue to be an official sponsor of US Sailing. “US Sailing and Sunsail share a strong passion for sailing,” said

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (August 26, 2015) – The spirit of sailing will be in full color this week in San Diego at the U.S. Disabled Sailing Championship, hosted by Southwestern Yacht Club. Doublehanded teams will race in the Martin 16 class sailboat for the Chandler Hovey Trophy on North San Diego Harbor this Thursday, August 27

US Sailing Awards Hanson Rescue Medals to Crew on Light O Mobile and Larry Goolsby PORTSMOUTH, RI (August 24, 2015) – The US Sailing Safety at Sea Committee will award the Arthur B. Hanson Rescue Medals to a sailboat’s crew and to a skipper of another capsized sailboat for their heroic efforts displayed during a

Newport Beach, Calif. (August 16, 2015 ) – Newport Beach offered another spectacular backdrop for match racing once again this weekend, as the U.S. Women’s Match Racing Championship came to a climactic finish on Sunday. Janel Zarkowsky and Nicole Breault clashed in a winner-take-all final series after Sunday’s semifinal knock-out round and two round robin

Newport Beach, Calif. (August 12, 2015 ) – The Newport Beach, California area will once again play host to a major match racing event. The Newport Harbor Yacht Club will host the 2015 edition of the U.S. Women’s Match Racing Championship this Friday, August 14 through Sunday, August 16. Seven talented teams of four will

Sailors are often required to sign release of claims agreements when they register for regattas. The following analysis is designed to clarify what language is acceptable and what is not. Indemnification and hold harmless agreements are prohibited in The Racing Rules of Sailing. For a more detailed discussion, please refer to the Indemnification section of

Portsmouth, R.I. (August 11, 2015) – Katy comes to us from the Rocky Mountains of Colorado in this episode of “The Beat” to visit with the kids racing at the USA Junior Olympic Sailing Festival, hosted by Community Sailing of Colorado in Denver. Also, a few lucky young sailors went on a field trip to

Helmsmen Michael Easton and Ravi Parent went head-to-head this weekend in their Formula 18 catamarans at the 43rd Buzzards Bay Regatta. For the first time in history, the U.S. Multihull Championship for the Hobie Alter Trophy was decided at this historic New England Regatta.

The 2015 Chubb U.S. Junior Sailing Championships, hosted by Wianno Yacht Club, wrapped up on Thursday with one race in each of the three championship fleets.

Portsmouth, R.I. (August 6, 2015) – The 43rd Buzzards Bay Regatta, hosted by New Bedford Yacht Club, will once again play host to a bevy of outstanding racing in 12 highly competitive classes this Friday, August 7 through Sunday, August 9. For the first time in history, the U.S. Multihull Championship for the Hobie Alter

Osterville, Mass. (August 5, 2015) – All three Championship fleets finished another three races on Nantucket Sound Wednesday afternoon. Thursday represents an opportunity for over 100 young sailors to improve their position in the standings and work on their skills and teamwork at the 2015 Chubb U.S. Junior Sailing Championships. Following a morning postponement due

Portsmouth, R.I. (August 5, 2015) – The National On-Water Skills Standard Grant Management Team is pleased to announce the establishment of a national recognition program for On-Water Skills Standard Evaluators recognized by the US Coast Guard. On-Water Skills Standard Evaluators who complete a targeted skills training program and meet minimum boating safety instruction educational experience will

Osterville, Mass. (August 4, 2015) – Tuesday’s weather in Cape Cod, and in most of Southern England, featured a line-up of variety from morning ominous thunderstorms to a sun-splashed afternoon on the waters of Nantucket Sound. Sailors racing on the second day of competition at the 2015 Chubb U.S. Junior Sailing Championships experienced a tremendous

Osterville, Mass. (August 3, 2015) – The 2015 Chubb U.S. Junior Sailing Championships is underway this week for four days of racing at one of the country’s most preeminent maritime venues – Cape Cod. The Wianno Yacht Club in Osterville, Mass. will host this year’s championships that feature a talented collection of the top young

Friday featured another day of fantastic Laser sailing on Little Egg Harbor Bay for the competitors at the Laser U.S. National Championships and U.S. Singlehanded Championships.

Portsmouth, R.I. (July 22, 2015) – Katy Nastro takes you off the traditional sailing path from Martha’s Vineyard in this week’s episode of “The Beat”. Katy takes a lesson in Kiteboarding with Rob Douglas, one of the fastest sailors in the world. And it’s all about fun and games, as Katy gets wet and wild

Brant Beach, N.J. (July 20, 2015) – A strong fleet comprised of experienced Laser class sailors with impressive resumes combined with a new infusion of talented men and women will be at the forefront of this week’s U.S. Singlehanded Sailing Championships, held in conjunction with the Laser Class U.S. National Championship. The men’s Laser Full

Rochester, N.Y. (July 19, 2015) – The fleet of 30 Laser Radial sailors put on quite a show this weekend on Lake Ontario at the 2015 U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship, hosted by the Rochester Yacht Club. In the end, it was Louisa Nordstrom (Osprey, Fla.) who held back several worthy contenders throughout the three

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