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Sailing Industry Profile: Gill Sailing Gear

News Flash: Gill NA is HIRING! Nick Gill founded our brand over 40 years ago in 1975. A lot has changed in the production of technical sailing clothing since that time, so we thought we’d revisit the past in a series of posts looking at the … [Read More...]

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2016 Buzzards Bay c420 Championship Report & Results

New Bedford, MA (August 7, 2016)- The first ever Buzzards Bay c420 championship was one of the biggest c420 regattas, 173 Boats, the class has seen in it’s history. The massive fleet was stored away in the beautiful Ft. Taber Park with The Community Boating … [Read More...]


2016 505 World Championship Results

In a strong position coming into the last day, Mike Martin and Adam Lowry put in another superb performance to take the 2016 505 World Championship crown. Michael Wilson and Phil Hardisty took the inaugural Classic Championships, having put in two strong … [Read More...]


2016 Club 420 National Championship Results & Report

FALMOUTH, MASS. (July 24, 2016) – The 2016 U.S. Club 420 National Championship finished up today hosted by the Falmouth Yacht Club with the Club 420 Association on Nantucket Sound. One hundred and fifty boats competed in the event. After yesterday’s racing … [Read More...]


Profiles in Pro Sailing: Lior Lavie

Sail1Design sat down with Lior Lavie, coach of the US Optimist World Champion Team Race Team (see article). This is the first time a US team has won the team race worlds! Tell us a bit about yourself. Where are you from, how did you start sailing, and how … [Read More...]

Profiles in Pro Sailing: Roy Williams

Profiles in Pro Sailing: Roy Williams

By Joe Cooper When I read that one of Newport’s local powerhouses in high school sailing, St.. Georges, had won the National Team Racing the Baker Trophy, it was an easy call to contact Roy Williams their head coach to check in. S1D: Roy, congratulations … [Read More...]


The First Years as a Sailing Coach

By Northeast Airwaves writer Paige Hoffman With summer sailing in full swing, the peak of competitive sailing is at its height. Summer race teams and recreational classes alike are running all over the country. Everyone remembers the first time they started … [Read More...]


ILCA Boat Grant Recipients win Lightning ACC’s

This weekend the International Lightning Class held their Atlantic Coast Championship on waters off Wrightsville Beach, NC.  Carolina Yacht Club hosted the event and certainly demonstrated true southern hospitality throughout the event in preparation of … [Read More...]


Ida Lewis: the Stories Behind the Podium

By Airwaves writer Sammy Pickell The 2016 U.S. Junior Women’s Doublehanded Championships in Mississippi welcomed its sailors with the famous Bay St. Louis presence of both humidity and southern hospitality. The event offered 29 competitive teams from all … [Read More...]