11th Hour Racing Returns as Environmental Awareness Sponsor of Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals
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by Chris Szepessy
1w ago
Four-time Grammy Award winning bassist Stanley Clarke (right) and his newest project, Stanley Clarke *N* 4EVER, are among the many fine artists performing at the Newport Jazz Festival. 11th Hour Racing returns as the Environmental Awareness Sponsor of the Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals for the third consecutive year, continuing its longstanding support for sustainability initiatives at these landmark events in Newport, R.I. Initiatives supported by 11th Hour Racing The Newport Festivals Foundation plans to collaborate with Sound Future to measure and offset emissions through a reg ..read more
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Sail Newport Celebrates 40 Years of the Newport Regatta This Weekend with 147 Boats Expected
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by Chris Szepessy
1w ago
The VX Ones will be one of the newest fleets racing this weekend. Credit: Rod Harris/Sail Newport/2023 The Newport Regatta has become a Premier East Coast Sailing Event Four Decades After its Launch. NEWPORT, RI (July 12, 2024)—This weekend marks the 40th Anniversary of the Newport Regatta at Sail Newport in Newport, Rhode Island, featuring 147 boats and ten one-design racing classes. The event has grown so successful over the years that sailors from an average of 17 U.S. states and several countries travel to Newport each year to compete.  “Sailors are captivated by s ..read more
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Six Talent-Rich Teams Set to Compete in 4th Edition of Corinthian YC’s Thayer Trophy Women’s Invitational Team Race, June 22-23
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by Chris Szepessy
1M ago
Royal Thames makes event debut, while veteran Chesapeake team could be the favorite With BNY Wealth signing on as presenting sponsor and a deep field of sailing talent across all the rosters, the table is set for the 4th edition of the Corinthian Yacht Club’s National Women’s Invitational Team Race, the only women’s 3v3 team racing event in keelboats with spinnakers. Six teams from across the US and beyond will vie for the Thayer Trophy off the coast of historic Marblehead, MA this weekend in what has quickly become a preeminent team racing event. Chesapeake Bay Yacht Racing Association ..read more
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Dorade Wins Big at Second Rhody Regatta
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by Barby MacGowan
1M ago
Event Raises Funds for RI Community Food Bank By Barby MacGowan, Media Pro International NEWPORT, R.I. (June 3, 2024) – The International Yacht and Athletic Club (IYAC) hosted its second annual Rhody Regatta on Saturday, June 1, and Matt Brooks’s (Freemont, Calif./Jamestown, R.I.) 1929 Sparkman & Stephens yawl Dorade stole the show. Not only was the 52’ classic yacht visually striking by virtue of her sleek lines drawn by famous naval architect Olin Stephens, but she also appeared to be “always in the right place” despite a variety of often-fickle conditions ..read more
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11th Hour Racing Sponsors IMOCA to Further Advance its Commitment to Sustainability and Diversity in Offshore Racing
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by Chris Szepessy
2M ago
Navigating sustainable innovation and equity in competitive sailing NEWPORT, Rhode Island, USA — 11th Hour Racing announced today it will join forces with the International Monohull Open Class Association(IMOCA) to drive sustainable innovation and support opportunities for female sailors within competitive sailing. 11th Hour Racing supports seven programs to source alternative materials, lessen the footprint of new boat builds, empower female leaders in sailing, and protect marine mammals. Credit: Marin Le Roux – polaRYSE / IMOCA With a shared vision for a more sustainable ..read more
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New York Yacht Club American Magic and New England Science & Sailing Release “Sail Locker” Educational Resources
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by Chris Szepessy
2M ago
New York Yacht Club American Magic and New England Science & Sailing (NESS) are delighted to unveil their newly released “Sail Locker” of experiential activities and resources to bring the technology behind American Magic into the classroom. The digital “Sail Locker” includes a comprehensive suite of K-8 activities and content, utilizing American Magic’s campaign as a dynamic learning platform to advance students’ academic achievements and enrich social-emotional development. These resources are tailored for schools and community sailing programs across the United States to increase acces ..read more
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Second Annual Rhody Regatta to Benefit RI Community Food Bank
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by Barby MacGowan
3M ago
NEWPORT, R.I. (April 29, 2024) – All types of boats will be on the line for the second annualRhody Regatta, hosted by the International Yacht and Athletic Club (IYAC) and benefiting the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. The event takes place Saturday, June 1 and, as such, kicks off the 2024 sailing season on Narragansett Bay with one race, approximately 18 miles in length, around Jamestown (Conanicut Island). All types of boats will sail in the second annual Rhody Regatta to benefit the Rhode Island Food Bank. Teams are encouraged to raise funds through a special webs ..read more
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Olympic Hopefuls Find Support at Oakcliff Sailing
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by Chris Szepessy
3M ago
Up to $450,000 in prize grants will be awarded. April 03, 2024 for immediate release (Oyster Bay, New York) The 2024 Triple Crown Series is expanding to five events, significantly increasing domestic competitive training opportunities and prize grants for athletes. The expanded series, jointly hosted by Oakcliff,  Windmark Foundation, and Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club, invites ILCA 6, ILCA 7, 49er, 49erFX, 470, and Nacra 17 sailors to compete in Oyster Bay and The Great South Bay, Long Island this summer.  Up to $450,000 in prize grants will be awarded. Since 2017 ..read more
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Sixteen candidates shortlisted for UpWind by MerConcept; refitted Ocean Fifty touches down!
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by Chris Szepessy
4M ago
American pro sailor Sara Stone makes the Sweet 16! Tuesday, April 2, 2024, Concarneau, France © D. Lupion | MerConcept UpWind by MerConcept, the brand-new, all-female training hub for female sailors launched in February, has announced the shortlist of 16 sailors invited to Concarneau for a week-long selection process. The sailors were whittled down from over 120 applications received from 30 countries including Mexico, Uruguay, France, USA, UK, Poland, and India. The UpWind program, supported by 11th Hour Racing as Founding Sponsor, has been created to develop the skills of fe ..read more
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The Atlantic Cup returns May 25, 2024!
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by Chris Szepessy
4M ago
© Billy Black For the first time since 2018, the only dedicated Class40 race in the United States and the longest offshore race in the Western Atlantic returns. Once again, some of the best Class40 teams will compete in a three-stage race up the Atlantic seaboard from Charleston, SC to Portland, ME with a stop in Newport, RI. After a series of races where the second stop-over was New York City, the 2022 race returns to its roots for a stop-over in Newport. Also new for 2022, once in Portland the race will feature two-days of coastal races.  Hugh Piggin, Race Director, said, “We are ..read more
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