Saturday, December 26, 2009
Beautiful new J-Class yacht K6 Hanuman (Endeavour II replica) sails off Newport at the time of the 12-Meter Worlds in September. The original Endeavour II was defeated in the America's Cup in 1937 by Ranger, which has also been replicated recently.
Link here to learn more about the Hanuman and the other Js now sailing or being built or planned. There may be as many as 10 of these stunning J-Class yachts sailing in a few years.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Friday, October 09, 2009
Tuesday, October 06, 2009
Saturday, October 03, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Friday, September 04, 2009
Schooners Aurora and Mystic Whaler pass near Castle Hill in Newport.
Click here to read more about the opportunities to sail onboard the Mystic Whaler. They have lobster dinner cruises, daysails and 3 abd 5 -day cruises -- great food from what I have heard.
Guest photo by Rudi -- taken while onboard the Sweet Escape.
Sunday, August 30, 2009
The 61-foot Schooner Brilliant, designed by Sparkman & Stephens and built in 1932 at the Henry B. Nevins yard on City Island, is owned by the Mystic Seaport Museum and has wonderful programs for young people. Link here to learn more about the teen programs on Brilliant.
And link here to see two more nice photos of her underway.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Friday, August 07, 2009
Sunday, August 02, 2009
Built in 1938, the beautiful 12-meter Northern Light is still active as a charter vessel in Newport. Here she is sailing in front of Clingstone, the house on the rock off Jamestown.
To learn more about the Northern Light, click here and to see some great interior and exterior photos of the 103-year-old Clingstone Mansion, click here.
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Friday, July 03, 2009
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
These two boats to leeward are our main competition -- the Nonsuch is leading the series and the Freedom is always in the fight, but has trouble sailing to its rating. I sail on a nice old wooden 8 meter and we are a bit erratic, but have had a good start this season with a 1st and 2nd.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Two twelve-meter yachts gear up for the season in Newport.
This is the 12 Meter 'Golden Year' -- 50th anniversary of the founding of the class -- link here to see the amazing schedule of events for 12 meters this year in the northeast including the 12-meter worlds in Newport September 22-26.
More than 30 of these beautiful yachts are expected to participate in events this season.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Friday, June 05, 2009
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Last sailed in 1980, the Wickford Regatta has been resurrected by former Olympic coach Skip Whyte and the Wickford Yacht Club. Classes racing are the International 420, 505, International 14 and Laser. Next year the A Class cats will be included if they don't have another major event conflict.
Link here to learn more about the event.
Friday, May 08, 2009
Saturday, May 02, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Here are some distant photos of the top three Volvo boats in leg 6 from Rio as they pass Gloucester, Mass on the way to the finish this afternoon in Boston. They passed so close to Gloucester because they had to circumnavigate the right whale exclusion zone en route to Boston.
Top is Ericsson 4, winner of the leg.
Ericsson 3 is shown passing Thacher Island; they finished in second place, but only twelve minutes behind Ericsson 4 after 15 days.
And bottom is Telefonica Blue -- they finished only 6 minutes after Ericsson 3.
Click here to visit the Volvo Ocean Race page -- or drive to Fan Pier in Boston to see them in person.
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Sloop Raven is one of the first cruising boats to venture out of Wickford this spring. The Jamestown bridge, Fox Island and Plum Beach Lighthouse are in the background.
The Volvo Ocean race fleet is fast approaching Boston -- updates at www.volvooceanrace.org.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
Rhode Island's new sailing school vessel, the Oliver Hazard Perry, is in Newport waiting for work to start to rig her as a three-masted ship. The hull is 132 feet long and she'll have a sparred length of 207 feet.
To learn more about Tall Ships Rhode Island and to see how she'll look when completed, click here. You can also read about the objectives for this sail training ship.