All eyes on 165th Annual Regatta:
The return of the Swan American Regatta and the inaugural season of racing in the new Melges IC37 fleet are two of the many reasons why the 165th edition of the New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta is seeing a significant upswing in entries.
With just shy of 150 entries, and a few days still remaining until the first gun, this year’s running of North America’s oldest regular sailing competition will be one of the biggest in history. The 2019 edition will run June 14 to 16 out of the New York Yacht Club Harbour Court in Newport, R.I.
All classes will enjoy the traditional race around Conanicut Island on Friday, June 14, followed by two days of buoy and navigator racing over…
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Boat education now bilingual:
A 2017 study published by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF), and Discover Boating revealed that Hispanic boaters in the USA represent a fast-growing, emerging market of first-time boat buyers.
To meet this growth and expand on its mission to provide education to responsible boaters, the United States Power Squadrons have released its comprehensive, all-encompassing America’s Boating Course in Spanish.
The course has helped thousands of boaters across the United States achieve state boating licensure and seeks to ensure that new boaters are well-prepared and practicing safe standards on the water. Now the Co…
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