Mar Mostro heads to Cape Town from the island of Tristan da Cunha. Photo by Amory Ross/Puma Ocean Racing powered by BERG.

Volvo Race Team Reaches Cape Town, Prepares for Leg 2

12/6/2011 - After 31 days at sea, a dismasting, and a stopover on one of the most remote islands on earth, Newport's Kenny Read and the rest of the crew of the Puma-sponsored Mar Mostro racing team have finally arrived in Cape Town, South Africa. Their arrival puts them on track to… SEE MORE
Skipper Ken Read, at right, oversees the recovery of the mainsail. Photo by Amory Ross/PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG

Newport-based Team Retires from Leg 1 of Volvo Race

11/22/2011 - The ocean racing yacht Mar Mostro, sponsored by PUMA and BERG Propulsion and led by Newport native Ken Read, was dismasted November 21 in the South Atlantic while racing from Spain to Cape Town, South Africa. No one was injured in the incident, but the team has been forced to… SEE MORE
Courageous, USA and Victory compete at the 2011 12 Metre North American Championships. Photo by Billy Black.

Turner, 12-Meter Regatta Brings Back Cup’s Glory Days

10/3/2011 - We've been hearing a lot lately about the "new" America's Cup, and we're certainly excited to see the incredible new catamarans that have been created (and some giant ones that have yet to be launched) for this incarnation of the Cup. Call us nostalgic, perhaps, but to our minds there… SEE MORE

Scenes from the 2011 Newport Boat Show

9/16/2011 - The weekend forecast for Newport is for the same kind of weather we had on Friday — and the weather Friday was simply epic — so if you can find the time to get to Newport International Boat Show this weekend, do it. Here are some scenes from out on… SEE MORE
Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee checks out a J/111 at the Newport International Boat Show.

New America’s Cup to Bring 400 Jobs, $72 Million to RI

9/15/2011 - Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee came to Newport on September 15 to tout the economic benefits of sailing, and the America's Cup in particular, on the state's economy and afterward he almost looked ready to practice what he preached. Climbing out of the companionway of a J/111 at the Newport… SEE MORE
NOAA Storm Surge prediction of 3ft or more for the Southern New England coast

Hurricane Irene Prep: Understanding Storm Surge

8/27/2011 - Though Hurricane Irene’s winds weakened slightly, to 75 knots, as the storm passed over North Carolina’s Outer Banks, the destructive power of Irene’s storm surge is already coming into full view. For Rhode Islanders, understanding the dynamics of storm surges is of particular interest, as the latest forecasts call for… SEE MORE
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Newport to Host 2012 America’s Cup World Series Regatta

8/12/2011 - The America’s Cup Event Authority, Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chaffee, and local sailing officials announced August 12 that Newport will be the host city for an America’s Cup World Series Regatta June 23-July 1, 2012. The regatta, sailed in AC45 catamarans, will feature nine days of racing in Narragansett Bay.… SEE MORE
VOR 70, Team PUMA's Mar Mostro rolling out of the shed at New England Boatworks. Photo courtesy PUMA Racing

PUMA’s Mar Mostro Out of the Shed

4/26/2011 - PUMA's Mar Mostro moved to another shed at New England Boatworks to "have the keel put on and the remaining big bits and pieces installed." Later this week the completed boat will be out of the shed to have the mast stepped and the team should be test sailing by… SEE MORE
A 2009 Hinckley Talaria 29R will be on-display at the Rhode Island Boat Show

One Last Boat Show Before Launch?

4/13/2011 - Temperatures are warming and the sound of grinders and sanders outside means boaters are getting things ready for an early spring launch. And after the winter we’ve had in New England, we deserve to have some fun out on the water! But if you can’t launch just yet – or… SEE MORE
The New England Institute of Technology offers an Associate Degree in Marine Technology

Warwick School Named to ABYC Marine League

3/19/2011 - As boats become increasingly complex and sophisticated, keeping them running in tip-top shape has become a more challenging task. Today’s engineers and technicians are called upon to stay current with the latest machinery and boatbuilding techniques while also mastering the basics of boat maintenance and operation. Since 1940 the New… SEE MORE