Veteran Solo Sailor Wins the Golden Globe Race

The British sailing magazine Yachting Monthly reports this morning on the winner of the Golden Globe around the world race in an article by Katie Strickland.  Veteran solo skipper Jean-Luc Van Den Heede has won the Golden Globe Race, crossing the finish line aboard his Rustler 36, Matmut this morning at Les Sables

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Coast Guard Back in Business: Will Get Paid!

The US Naval Institute New brings us this update on where the Coast Guard and civilian contractors stand after the 35-day government closure.    Financial compensation is coming soon to the U.S. Coast Guard active duty and civilian personnel who for weeks either worked without pay or were furloughed during

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New Beneteau First Yacht 53 To Launch in 2019

Beneteau recently announced the creation of an all-new 53-footer that will be the flagship of the completely re-imagined First line of performance cruisers. The First brand has long been popular worldwide because the designs –36.7, 40.7, 47.7 among them—can be raced in one design fleets, can compete successfully in rated

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Four Sailors Rescued off North Carolina

On November 29, four experienced sailors who were delivering a 55-foot sloop from Annapolis to Florida ran into trouble. The Coast Guard came to their rescue. Read Bill Wagner's article in the Capitol Gazette below.    Four sailors attempting to deliver a 55-foot sailboat from Annapolis to Miami were rescued

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Beneteau Launches Fall Season: Showcases New Boats

BWS just spent two lovely days sailing new boats on Narraganset Bay. Group Beneteau launched their U.S. fall season by bringing five new boats to Newport and then inviting yachting journalists from all over the world to come and try them out.  Of note for all cruisers is the brand

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Maverick’s Atlantic Adventure Last Blog

Landfall in Cowes after 3,100 Miles from Newport The sun was just rising as we closed in on the Needles, those chalky, wave-worn cliffs that mark the western entrance to the Solent, the Isle of Wight and Cowes, which marked the end of our 3,100-mile transatlantic passage aboard Maverick. For

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Maverick’s Atlantic Adventures: Day 5

Newport, RI to Cowes, England: Now 896 miles from Newport, RI, and south of the Grand Banks, this is not the North Atlantic we imaged…are we headed to England or Antigua?   Yesterday morning (Saturday June 30), something unusual happened that tells you precisely the puzzlement we are all experiencing

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