Front Street 130

Front Street Shipyard Unveils New Sparkman & Stephens Designs

9/21/2011 - Front Street Shipyard is unveiling initial plans for the Sparkman & Stephens-designed Front Street 118 and Front Street 130 sloops. The yachts have traditional hull lines and trademark S&S sheers, invoking a classic aesthetic from yachting's golden area. The construction will be of advanced composite materials using the most modern… SEE MORE

Sportster, Display Lead to Five-Star Award in Newport

9/21/2011 - We were thrilled to hear that Grey Barn Boatworks took home the Best in Show award at the Newport International Boat Show last weekend, earning themselves a nice $1,000 discount on next year’s show and an impressive plaque from Edson International, the contest’s sponsor. There’s no doubt that the potted… 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

Isobel: Racing, and Cruising, Fast and with Class

9/13/2011 - One of the best things about living practically next door to some of America’s best boatbuilders is that we’re usually among the first to hear about the latest yacht designs. We try to attend as many boat launches as we can (seriously, there are only so many hours in the… SEE MORE
Just over an hour away by ferry, Maine islands offer an easy daytrip - and escape.

There and Back: A Maine Island Escape

9/11/2011 - No matter where on the coast you live, it can be far too easy to forget the little things that make life in your chosen spot of earth and sea so special. Which is precisely why the crew was thrilled to convene a quick staff meeting recently aboard a… SEE MORE

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