Racing News

Teams are gearing up for the May 11 afternoon start of the Atlantic Cup in Charleston.

Tragedy on Artemis

by Adam Cort, Posted May 9, 2013
On Thursday, May 9, 2013, Artemis racing crewmember Andrew “Bart” Simpson died when the team’s AC72 catamaran capsized during a training session on San Francisco Bay.
Team “Hospice by the Sea” took first place at the 2013 Hospice Regattas Championship, held at April 12-14 at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club in Florida. The event, presented by the National Hospice Regatta Alliance, brought together the winning crews from 23 regional 2012 Hospice regattas around the country.

Volvo Comes to Newport

by Adam Cort, Posted April 8, 2013
The 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race is fast taking shape, with a U.S. stopover set to take place in Newport, Rhode Island, in May 2015.
Tickets are on sale now for the 34th America's Cup in San Francisco. Spectators will be able to watch the racing from three separate locations.
The first all-female team to compete in the Volvo Ocean Race since 2001-02 has named its first five members. From singlehanded offshore sailing to match racing, these five members bring a wide range of skills to the team.
InfraRed's Bryan Huntley and crew from Sandusky, OH, will be one team out of an expected 290-boat fleet to race in Charleston later this month. 
The 2013 BVI Spring Regatta kicked off in tourist-brochure conditions and ended in an action-packed day of winds gusting to 30-plus knots and blinding rainsqualls. It wasn’t the kind of day you’d want to take the family out in, but it was perfect for hardcore sailboat racing.

U.S. Team on a Roll

by Adam Cort, Posted March 28, 2013
After coming up empty at the 2012 Olympics, US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider did well at the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Miami, taking five gold medals, three silver and three bronze.
Organizers of the biennial Marion Bermuda Cruising Yacht Race have enacted a number of changes for 2013 in an effort to broaden its appeal, at the same time maintaining the Corinthian spirit that has been a hallmark of the event since its founding in 1977. 
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