• How many races per day? 10/12/2018
    How many races to be held each day is a contentious question. Better sailors tend to want more, whereas other want to balance the sailing with the socializing. Racing in 10 knots is comparatively easier than half as much or twice as much. Each starting sequence is stressful… how much stress is too much for [&hellip
  • ORC World Championship in Croatia 10/12/2018
    The 2019 D-Marin ORC World Championship expects to attract around 150 sailboats and 1,000 sailors from all over the world when the competition is held on June 3-8 in Sibenik, Croatia. The 6-day regatta will be divided in one long and one short offshore navigational races with the remainder of the program being buoy racing on two course areas. Details.
  • The Record Breaking Waiting Game 10/12/2018
    With the help of crowdfunding, Alex Alley is aiming to break the Solo Non-Stop Around the World Record in his 40′ yacht – Pixel Flyer. His goal is to better the 2013 record set by Guo Chuan of 137d 20h 01m 57s. But before he crosses the English Channel start line between the Créac’h lighthouse [&hellip
  • Race Management Best Practices Forum 10/12/2018
    The inaugural Race Management Best Practices Forum will be held January 12 at the Charleston Yacht Club in Charleston, SC. The 2019 Forum will be moderated by Randy Draftz, US Sailing Race Administration Chair, and the format will consist a round table discussion consisting of judges, race officers, and sailors (amateurs, pros, and coaches). Details.
  • Best Round the County ever? 10/12/2018
    To those in the lower latitudes, November sailing off the coasts of Washington and British Columbia would hardly seem like the time of year to maximize participation in a race. But as Doug Hansen of Northhwest Yachting describes, this isn’t just any race: Round the County is considered by many to be the ultimate Northwest [&hellip
  • Sailing Convention for Women 10/12/2018
    The Sailing Convention for Women presented by Gail Hine will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club in Corona del Mar, California. The daylong, ladies-only series of shore-and-boat-based workshops offer beginners to experts a welcoming environment to learn more about all topics sailing. Details.
  • Nominating women in boating industry 10/12/2018
    The Boating Industry publication is now accepting nominations for its 2019 Women Making Waves special section, which will publish in the magazine’s March/April issue. Women Making Waves is Boating Industry’s effort to recognize the numerous women in the boating industry who have made large contributions to its success, propelled its growth and led their orga […]
  • VIDEO: J/70 World Championship 2018 10/12/2018
    2018 West Marine J70 World Championship held September 25-29 in Marblehead, MA. Video published on Dec 10,
  • Training for disabled sailing community 10/12/2018
    It has been confirmed that the fourth annual Clagett/Oakcliff Match Race Clinic and Regatta for sailors with disabilities will be held September 20-22, 2019. Hosting the clinic and regatta for the second year will be the Sagamore Yacht Club in Oyster Bay, NY. Details.
  • If you want PFD safety 10/12/2018
    Scuttlebutt encourages commentary from our readers, and while we may not at that time be able to include them all in the publication, we hold on to some in hopes we can. This letter from Tim Tunks comments on inflatable PFDs: I wrote a story in the Mariner Magazine (#129 Nov. 2013) about the Uncontrollable [&hellip