Rhode Island Youth Sailing Program Needs Help

2/10/2011 - On January 12th, 2011, during one of Rhode Island's worst blizzards in a decade, the Edgewood Yacht Club, in Cranston Rhode Island, burned down to the water, taking with it all of the Optimist sails, blades, spars, airbags and lines with it. Edgewood Yacht Club has a not-for-profit sailing organization… SEE MORE
Photo: J-Class Association

J-Class Events Return to Newport

1/28/2011 - This June will see three J-Class yachts racing against each other on the waters of Narragansett Bay for the first time in nearly three-quarters of a century. At a meeting held January 27 at the Jane Pickens Theater in Newport, representatives of the J Class Association, Sail Newport, and Governor… SEE MORE
Matinicus Rock Light, NOAA Weather Station MISM1 restored. (Photo courtesy Congresswoman Pingree's office)

Service Restored To Matinicus Rock Weather Station

1/27/2011 - Congresswoman Chellie Pingree announced on January 27th, 2011 that federal officials have restored a weather station on Matinicus Rock (NOAA Station MISM1), which provides critical weather information for boats on Penobscot Bay. Pingree had urged officials to repair the station, which hasn’t provided data for two years. “Having this station… SEE MORE
Front Street Shipyard partners - L to R: JB Turner, Lucia Michaud, Steve White, Taylor Allen, and Ken Priest

New Marine and Composites Facility to Open in Belfast

1/23/2011 - A new custom boatbuilding facility/service yard/composites manufacturing facility on the Belfast, Maine, waterfront is well on its way to becoming a reality according to a press release received on January 18, 2011. The facility will be called Front Street Shipyard, and will be sited on the former Stinson canning factory… SEE MORE
Sailing on Penobscot Bay

Wayfarer Marine Announces the Penobscot Bay Cup

1/3/2011 - Wayfarer Marine, Camden Yacht Club, several local boatyards and boat builders are organizing a regatta for boats of all shapes and sizes. The Penobscot Bay Cup will be held the weekend of August 20-21, 2011. The event organizers have the support of local business communities and yacht clubs in and… SEE MORE
Courageous, on the docks at IRYS, Newport RI

12-Meter Reunion in Newport

12/31/2010 - As we wait for the America's Cup venue for 2013 to be announced, a look at the reunion that celebrated the heady days of the America's Cup in Newport. In the 1977 America's Cup, Ted Turner skippered the 12-Meter Courageous to victory in Newport, Rhode Island. In September 2010 some… SEE MORE

Cup Venue Reaction: Brad Read, Sail Newport

12/31/2010 - U.S. Harbors received a statement from Brad Read, Executive Director of Sail Newport on the decision to hold the 2013 America's Cup Final in San Francisco. Brad was one of many Rhode Island business people who went to great lengths to demonstrate that Narragansett Bay remains one of America's top… SEE MORE