SAN DIEGO (AP) — Roy Pat Disney was just getting out of his bunk at 2:30 a.m. Monday when he heard a distress call from another sailboat in the 50th Transpac Race from Los Angeles to...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A year after winning line honors aboard a modern racing machine in the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac, businessman Peter Thornton plans to take a slower, more comfortable...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The lure of sailing a 12 meter yacht again in Newport, Rhode Island, was too much for Dick Enersen to pass up.
Enersen, 76, will be at the helm of Defender in the 12 meter...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Australian skippers Tom Slingsby and Nathan Outteridge are good mates off the water.
In the fledging SailGP global league, there's a nice little rivalry developing between...
Pioneering sailmaker Lowell North dies at 89.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Lowell North, a pioneering sailmaker who won an Olympic gold medal and four world championships in the venerable Star Class, has died. He was 89.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tom Slingsby skippered Australia to victory over Japan on San Francisco Bay on Sunday in the match-race final of the U.S. debut of the SailGP global league.
NEW YORK (AP) — New York Mets right-hander Jacob Rhame has been suspended for two games for sailing two fastballs over the head of Rhys Hoskins during a tense series with the Phillies.
Home-court advantage? Warriors had it, now 76ers need it
Opening day of the NBA postseason was no time to be home.
Not home for the summer. Home for a game.
Only the Golden State Warriors managed to win there Saturday in a rough day for the...
Mule a speedy workhorse for American Magic sailing crew
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Out on Pensacola Bay, the combination of a fantastical-looking test boat called the Mule and technology from aviation giant Airbus is giving the New York Yacht Club's American...
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Officials from the National Sailing Hall of Fame and the city of Newport expect to finalize the sale of most of the municipal Armory later this month.
Japan, Australia dominate 1st day of SailGP in Sydney
SYDNEY (AP) — Olympic gold medalists Tom Slingsby and Nathan Outteridge dominated the opening day of the inaugural SailGP races for their respective teams in light winds on Sydney Harbour.
Skippered by 2012 Olympic Laser champion Slingsby, Australia finished fourth out of six in the first race on Friday before winning the last two. Japan, skippered by Outteridge, won the opening race and also recorded two second placings to take the lead after the first day.
High-tech SailGP series hits the water on Sydney Harbour
SYDNEY (AP) — Boats skippered by Australian Olympic gold medalists Nathan Outteridge and Tom Slingsby are among the favorites in the inaugural SailGP races starting on Sydney Harbour on Friday.
A fleet of six super-charged F50 catamarans capable of reaching speeds up to 90 kilometers per hour (55 mph) will represent different nations in the two-day, six- race event, with Slingsby leading the Australian boat and Outteridge the Japanese entry.
Not plane sailing: Jumbo jet crawls through Dutch fields
AMSTERDAM (AP) — A Boeing 747 has begun its final journey — making its way at walking pace rather than jet speed — from Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport to the grounds of a nearby hotel, where it will be turned into a visitor attraction.
America’s Cup helmsman Canfield joins US SailGP Team
SAN DIEGO (AP) — In an interesting crossover, Taylor Canfield of the America's Cup challenger Stars & Stripes Team USA has joined the U.S. team in the fledgling SailGP league just two weeks before the inaugural regatta in Sydney, Australia.
The U.S. SailGP team announced the addition of Canfield as flight controller-tactician a day after launching its 50-foot foiling catamaran on Sydney Harbor.
The opening regatta in the six-country league is Feb. 15-16.
Stars & Stripes Team USA plans to sail with a coed crew
SAN DIEGO (AP) — America's Cup challenger Stars & Stripes Team USA says it will have a coed crew when it competes for the oldest trophy in international sports in New Zealand in 2021.
As well as opening its recruiting process to women, Stars & Stripes Team USA is seeking athletes from a cross-section of sports who can fill out the all-American crew aboard its physically demanding 75-foot foiling monohull.
73-year-old Frenchman wins solo round-the-world sailing race
LES SABLES D'OLONNE, France (AP) — A 73-year-old French sailor has won an unusual, around-the-world yacht race after 212 days alone at sea without modern instruments — his first sailing victory.
Jean-Luc Van Den Heede arrived Tuesday in the harbor of Les Sables d'Olonne in western France in his Rustler 36, the first to finish the 30,000-mile Golden Globe race. Of the 19 sailors who started out last July, only five were still in the race Tuesday.
Ellison’s new SailGP sailing league set to hit the water
SAN DIEGO (AP) — SailGP, the new sailing league founded by tech billionaire Larry Ellison and five-time America's Cup winner Russell Coutts, will leap from concept to reality next month when six souped-up catamarans hit the starting line off Shark Island in Sydney Harbor.
Disney Cruise Line to sail more ships from Galveston
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Galveston can expect to see double the number of Disney cruises sailing from the city on the Gulf of Mexico over the next five years, according to port officials.
Wild Oats XI keeps line honors after protest dismissed
HOBART, Australia (AP) — Wild Oats XI has kept its Sydney to Hobart line honors victory after a protest against the yacht was dismissed by a five-person international jury on Saturday.
Runner-up Black Jack claimed after the race ended that Wild Oats XI did not have its Automatic Identification System (AIS) switched on and that they were disadvantaged because they did not know where the yacht was sailing.
Dutch syndicate becomes sixth challenger for America’s Cup
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A sixth challenge has been accepted for sailing's America's Cup which will be contested for the 36th time on Auckland's Hauraki Gulf from January to March, 2021.
The Dutch challenge, from the Royal Netherlands Yacht Club Muiden and Royal Maas Yacht Club, was accepted Friday by defender Team New Zealand and the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron.
The Latest: Ship rescues British sailor in Southern Ocean
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the rescue of a British sailor in the Southern Ocean. (all times local):
A cargo ship has rescued a British woman who was dismasted by a violent storm in the Southern Ocean while sailing solo in a round-the-world race.
Malta becomes smallest nation to challenge for America’s Cup
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Mediterranean archipelago of Malta has become the smallest country to challenge for the America's Cup, adding an intriguing element to the competition for sailing's biggest prize even if it faces extremely long odds to win the oldest trophy in international sports.
The Royal Malta Yacht Club's challenge has been accepted by the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, making it the fourth challenger for the 36th America's Cup in 2021 in Auckland.
UK round-the-world sailor being rescued after losing mast
LONDON (AP) — A British woman sailing solo in a round-the-world race is being rescued after losing her mast and being knocked unconscious in a vicious storm in the Southern Ocean.
Golden Globe Race officials said Thursday on the race website that they have been in regular radio contact with Susie Goodall since she regained consciousness.
8 late challenges received for America’s Cup
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Defender Team New Zealand could face as many as 11 challengers for sailing's America's Cup when the 36th contest for the trophy takes place off Auckland in early 2021.
Eight new challenges were received before the cutoff for entries at 5 p.m. New Zealand time on Friday, joining the previously accepted challenges from Italy's Luna Rossa, American Magic and INEOS Team UK.
Sailing Hall of Fame will leave Maryland for Rhode Island
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The National Sailing Hall of Fame will officially leave Maryland for Rhode Island, barring any last-minute discoveries.
Ex-America’s Cup champs Coutts, Ellison launch SailGP league
SAN DIEGO (AP) — New Zealander Russell Coutts is moving past the America's Cup to help launch what he hopes is a commercially sustainable sailing league using supercharged foiling 50-foot catamarans capable of zipping across the tops of waves at 53 knots (60 mph).
Coutts and American software tycoon Larry Ellison announced their SailGP global racing league Wednesday in London.
Man suffers head injury while sailing off Nantucket
BOSTON (AP) — Coast Guard officials rescued a man who injured his head while he was sailing off the coat of Nantucket.
The Coast Guard said a crew from Station Brant Point responded to a call Thursday afternoon and found the 49-year-old man, who had been struck by the boom on his sailboat.
The Coast Guard says the crew escorted the sailboat to safety and the man was taken to the hospital for further treatment. He was not identified.
Moscow: US man accidently sails to Russia from Alaska
MOSCOW (AP) — A U.S. citizen has been detained in Russia's Far East after accidently sailing there from Alaska on a small boat, officials said Friday.
John Martin had been traveling down the Yukon River across Alaska on a one-person boat when he ended up in the open Bering Sea, said Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova. He spent several days at sea in bad weather and eventually washed up on Russian shores.
LONDON (AP) — Australian sailor Wendy Tuck has become the first woman to skipper the winning vessel in the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race.
Tuck, 52, from Sydney, led the Sanya Serenity Coast team to victory in the race that finished in Liverpool on Saturday. Her team beat 25-year-old British skipper Nikki Henderson's Visit Seattle yacht by four points.
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Officials in Newport have approved the sale of a building for the National Sailing Hall of Fame.
The Newport Daily News reports approved the sale of the Armory building Wednesday for a price of $1,685,000.
Wisconsin teens have Olympic sailing goal
LAKE GENEVA, Wis. (AP) — Two 17-year-old sailors from southern Wisconsin are beginning a European tour in their quest to earn a spot on the U.S. sailing team for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
Harry Melges IV and Finn Rowe live in Lake Geneva but have embarked on a tour with several marquee regattas, including the ISAF World Championships in Denmark that starts July 30 and the Junior World Championships in France in late August.
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Harry Price of Australia solidified his status as the world's top-ranked match racer by winning the Governor's Cup on Saturday, rallying to beat No. 20 Leonard Takahashi of New Zealand, 3-2.
Price, 22, showed his prowess in boat handling and tactics to win the world's oldest youth match racing championship for the second time in four years.
BOSTON (AP) — A 175-foot cruise ship with more than 300 passengers that briefly lost power and drifted into several moored sailboats on Boston Harbor, sending one man scrambling for safety, has been cleared to resume operations.
WFXT-TV reported Friday that the Coast Guard cleared the Odyssey after a sea trial.
No injuries and no significant damage were reported when the vessel struck six sailboats Thursday.
Coast Guard rescues couple from sailing vessel
WARRENTON, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says it rescued a husband and wife from a sailing vessel 180 miles (290 kilometers) off the coast of Grays Harbor, Washington.
Officials say an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew on Saturday morning hoisted the couple from the vessel and transported them to the Coast Guard station in Warrenton, Oregon.
French-Italian crew wins Leg 1 of Atlantic Cup
NEW YORK (AP) — A French-Italian crew has won the first leg of the Atlantic Cup by reaching New York an hour and a half ahead of an American crew after sailing 648 nautical miles from Charleston, South Carolina.
Skipper Catherine Pourre and Pietro Luciani on Earendil sailed into New York ahead of the American crew of Amhas, Micah Davis and Rob Windsor.
Team Brunel has won Leg 9 of the Volvo Ocean Race with a margin of just more than 4 minutes over another Dutch crew, team AkzoNobel, after sailing 3,300 nautical miles across the Atlantic Ocean from Newport, Rhode Island, to Cardiff, Wales.
This time, Team Brunel was on the winning side of a close finish. It was passed in the last 500 yards of Leg 8 into Newport and lost by 61 seconds to overall leader MAPFRE of Spain.
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Between the kitesurfing and the paddling and the three times sailing around the world in the Volvo Ocean Race, Liz Wardley figures she spends more time on the water than on land.
And she's worried about what she sees.
Plastic bottles floating by. Food wrappers. Fishing nets. And perhaps most troublesome: Microplastics that take thousands of years to degrade — a scourge for sea life and everything on up the food chain — permeating even the most remote oceans on earth.
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — With the Volvo Ocean Race fleet ghosting toward the finish of Leg 8 in light, shifty wind, Spanish team MAPFRE emerged from the fog at dawn Tuesday, trailing Team Brunel with about 550 yards to go.
MAPFRE caught a puff of breeze on the approach to the final turning mark and passed Team Brunel to win the leg and cap a stunning comeback.
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The yachts sailing in the Volvo Ocean Race are expected to arrive for a scheduled stopover in Newport, Rhode Island.
Brad Read, executive director of Sail Newport, which is hosting the stopover here, tells The Newport Daily News that the vessels have taken advantage of favorable weather conditions and are expected Monday night, two and a half days early.
Group eyes all American effort for 2021 America’s Cup
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A group of professional sailors, industry leaders and financial backers is working to put together an all American challenge for the 2021 America's Cup in New Zealand.
The unnamed group would become the second American challenger for the 2021 America's Cup in New Zealand. The New York Yacht Club, which once held the Auld Mug for 132 years, announced in October that it would challenge for the first time since 2002-03. Its crew has several sailors from New Zealand.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Volvo Ocean Race keeps knocking down Vestas 11th Hour Racing, and the joint American-Danish team keeps figuring out ways to make its way around the world.
Vestas 11th Hour Racing replaced its broken mast on Wednesday, two days after the 65-foot sloop arrived in Itajai, Brazil, following a journey of 1,200 nautical miles from the remote Falkland Islands under a jury rig.
From Lake Calhoun to the seven seas: Chaska native set to race around the world
When Chaska native Nabil Amra stepped off his sailboat and onto a dock in Portland, Maine, in May 2017, he worried he’d made a mistake.
Amra had just completed a 2,000-mile solo cruise from Puerto Rico, enduring 23 days of freezing temperatures, storms and isolation during his longest sailing trip to date. The journey was Amra’s qualifier for the 2018 Golden Globe Race around the world, but it also made him doubt his decision to sign up for the competition.
Volvo Ocean Race yacht dismasts in Atlantic Ocean
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A yacht in the Volvo Ocean Race dismasted Friday in the Atlantic Ocean and another boat slowed to check on unspecified damage to its rigging, bringing more mayhem to a fleet already stunned by the loss of a sailor at sea.
Airport officials working on advising flyers: Early arrival to the airport makes for smooth sailing
SCOTTSBLUFF — Passengers at Western Nebraska Regional Airport are used to arriving at the airport with less than 30 minutes before their flights depart. Airport officials are urging those flying out of Scottsbluff to arrive early at the airport so there is plenty of time for bags to be checked.
The Foundry to host U.S. Sailing team championships
The Foundry to host U.S. Sailing team championships
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The U.S. Sailing team championships are coming to Cleveland Sept. 27-30.
The championships will bring about 100 of the country's best sailors to Old Coast Guard Station, hosted by the Foundry Rowing & Sailing Center. Teams of six -- two each on three boats -- will compete for the George R. Hinman Trophy and the chance to enter the 2019 World Sailing Team Racing Championship.
Australian man sailing in homemade boat rescued off Maui
HONOLULU (AP) — An Australian man sailing alone in a homemade boat was rescued off the coast of Hawaii after he was blown off course on a journey home from Panama, the Coast Guard said.
The 62-year-old man was in a 30-foot (9-meter) sailboat and flagged down a commercial passenger boat nearly 4 miles (6 kilometers) from Maui on Sunday afternoon, Coast Guard officials said.
French sailor Gabart sets new solo round-the-world record
BREST, France (AP) — French sailor Francois Gabart broken the record Sunday for sailing around the world alone, circumnavigating the planet in just 42 days and 16 hours.
That is more than six days faster than the last record, set by fellow Frenchman Thomas Coville last year.
The organizers, tracking his journey by satellite, tweeted that 34-year-old Gabart reached the finish line near Ouessant island off France's western coast on his trimaran called "Macif" before dawn Sunday.