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California Offshore Race Week

Monterey, CA May 25 - June 1

2019 California Offshore Race Week, back by popular demand! Encinal Yacht Club, Monterey Peninsula Yacht Club, Santa Barbara Yacht Club and San Diego Yacht Club are excited to bring back the CA Offshore Race Week, connecting three distances races into a full offshore race week series. SEE MORE

Portland Schoonerfest & Regatta

Portland, ME June 21 - June 24

Portland's own spring regatta for traditional sail, Portland SchoonerFest and Regatta kicks off the summer sailing season the solstice weekend of June every year featuring 7 large, traditional schooners racing and parading under sail together in Portland Harbor with passengers participating onboard and viewing from shore. The 2018 event featured… SEE MORE

2019 12 Metre World Championship

Newport, RI July 8 - July 13

The International 12 Metre Class’ 2019 World Championship will be held in Newport, Rhode Island (USA) from July 8- 13, hosted by the Ida Lewis Yacht Club and the 12 Metre Yacht Club. It will be the largest-ever gathering of 12 Metre yachts in the United States featuring more than… SEE MORE

47th Annual Buzzards Bay Regatta

Padanaram, South Dartmouth, MA August 2 - August 4

Hosted jointly by the Beverly Yacht Club and the New Bedford Yacht Club, the 47th edition will feature Shields, J 80s, H12s and Bullseyes Racing in Marion and, in Padanaram, there will be racing for PHRF Race and Cruise, NEMA Multihulls, F 18 catamarans, Etchells, Laser Masters, 505s, Marshall 15s… SEE MORE

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St. Patrick's Day Parade

The Oldest St. Patrick's Day Festival in the World is in St. Augustine, Florida

3/17/2019 by US Harbors

By Frances Mulraney Boston and New York have long laid claim to being the centers of Irish immigration that saw the very start of St. Patrick’s Day parades before they had even started in Ireland itself with start-up dates of 1737 and 1762 respectively. In truth, St Augustine in Florida… SEE MORE

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Taking Better Photographs on the Water

2/11/2019 by US Harbors

Certain environments lend themselves as better photographic subjects than others. The waterfront is one such environment, whether it's the vast oceans, calm bays, lazy rivers or busy harbors. So the next time you find yourself and your camera on the waterfront—at a marina, pier or shoreline, follow a few simple… SEE MORE

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Unique Harbors Around the US

2/1/2019 by US Harbors

In honor of the Best Harbors 2019 contest we wanted to share a few of our nominees who are known for being the most, best or least…the southernmost, northernmost, largest, smallest, foggiest, most successful and the busiest. Southernmost Harbor in the US mainland: Key West, Florida As part of the… SEE MORE

Spirit of Tradition design

THE DNA OF THE SOT: Part 1 - The 8 Rules of Spirit-of-Tradition Yacht Design

1/30/2019 by Stephens Waring Yacht Design

The key to a successful SOT design (that is short for Spirit of Tradition) is to set your sights on interpreting a specific vernacular, as they say in traditional architecture. And never take your eye off that design ball. Whether it’s a slavish recreation of hull and style, right down… SEE MORE

Home sweet home. Doughdish No. 536 rests on her mooring in Vinalhaven.

New Doughdish Sloop Finds a Home on Penobscot Bay

1/30/2019 by Doughdish LLC

Doughdish No. 536 has been launched and happily placed on her island mooring on Vinalhaven. She is right at home among the Herreshoff 12.5s, Stuart Knockabouts, and other classic yachts that sail among the islands, both large and small, of Penobscot Bay. SEE MORE

A Great Island Boat Yard Haiku

1/30/2019 by Great Island Boat Yard

Orr’s Cove iced over. Last night, the snow fell softly. Winter wonderland! SEE MORE

The not-so-traditional design of Rapture by Stephens Waring

THE DNA OF THE SOT: Part 3 - 14 boats that aren't in the Spirit-of-Tradition (but are fascinating nonetheless)

1/30/2019 by Stephens Waring Yacht Design

For our final “Spirit-of-Tradition” post we share a few boats that did not make the cut. All beautiful vessels in their own right but a touch too modern to be considered proper SoT boats. Botin 55: Botin Partners — To Be Launched Spring 2019. Hull: Strong, dead-straight plumb bow and… SEE MORE

Spirit of Tradition design abound in Stephens Waring's Anna

THE DNA OF THE SOT: Part 2 - 14 examples of successful Spirit-of-Tradition design

1/30/2019 by Stephens Waring Yacht Design

Yesterday we shared the 8 Rules of Spirit-of-Tradition Design. Below are some examples of successful SoT navel architecture in practice. harp Christoffel’s Lighthouse: Dykstra Naval Architects — Launched 2003. Hull: Hefty and beamy, the hull is a sea-worthy configuration that is enhanced by a naturally shaped plumb bow and broad… SEE MORE