Sail for Pride Regatta Returns to Honor 9/11 Victims

9/8/2011 - In the days following 9/11, Rhode Island sailors came together to honor the victims of the terror attacks in the best way they knew how: they held a regatta. Incredibly, that first Sail for Pride race, hosted by Sail Newport, saw 180 boats on the start line and raised $110,000… SEE MORE
The first annual Penobscot Bay Rendezvous had great weather, great racing, and good fun

First Penobscot Bay Rendezvous Will Not Be the Last

9/1/2011 - We all know that shakedown cruises sometimes don’t go exactly according to plan, so we were ready to cut the folks running the inaugural Penobscot Bay Rendezvous a bit of slack this first time around the proverbial marks. But Wayfarer Marine, Lyman-Morse, and the rest of the boatbuilders, designers, and… SEE MORE
Camden Harbor

Irene Arrives in Maine

8/28/2011 - Hurricane Irene – now known as Tropical Storm Irene – has in the past couple of hours arrived in Maine, packing less of a punch than many feared just a day or two ago. Nonetheless, those boats who did not head to a hurricane hole or get hauled onto dry… 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
NOAA Storm Surge prediction of 3ft or more for the Southern New England coast

Understanding Storm Surge Key to Hurricane Prep

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. Maine looks like it’ll be spared the huge storm surges that are predicted for southern New England this weekend,… SEE MORE

Herreshoffs, New Classics Dominate

8/25/2011 - The historic face-offs between three of Nathanael G. Herreshoff’s most famous designs lived up to the hype this August in the waters in and around Penobscot Bay, with the impressive 72’ New York 50 Spartan taking class honors in both the Castine Classic Yacht Race and the Eggemoggin Reach Regatta.… SEE MORE
The storm track prediction of Hurricane Irene by Storm Pulse

Hurricane Irene Takes Aim at East Coast

8/24/2011 - For many East Coast boaters, summer is about to experience an unpleasant interruption. Hurricane Irene, which as of the August 24 mid-afternoon report is up to a Class 3 hurricane with sustained winds of 105 knots, seems hell-bent on hitting the U.S. mainland harder than any storm has in several… SEE MORE