The new Safety at Sea Online course is launched by the US Sailing, the National Governing Body for the Sailing. The US Sailing Safety at Sea Committee Chairman, Chuck Hawley, said that the new Safety at Sea Online course is a very good course for anyone interested in sailing right from the novices to the sailing experts.

It is made in accordance with the hands-on sessions offered by leading clubs and academies all over the country. The sailors have been asking for a course that they can take at their own pace and this is why the US Sailing came out with this online course. The sailors’ request for learning the skills from their homes and spending less time in the classroom has become a reality through this online course, said Hawley. (more…)


The 2016 National European Championships is one of the most looked forward to event by the European sailors. The date for this year’s nationals is announced and it will be taking place on the 10th and 11th of September and will be hosted by the Dalgety Bay SC. This event will be combined with the annual regatta of the club.

The entries for the event have been pouring in and it is more than what we had seen in the 2015 event. There will be a large contingent of Scottish sailors making their presence at Dalgety Bay SC on the race days. They will be trying to make the most of their chance to sail close to their homes. There is also a boost given to the European class for this event, thanks to the participation of many UK sailors. (more…)


The C&C 30 One Design class would arrange their very first North American Championship this summer as part of the New York Yacht Club Race Week at the Newport offered by Rolex. The meet happens from 13th to 16th July, in Newport.

The class has steadily grown since 1 design racing started in the year 2015; eleven teams recently took part at this year’s edition of Quantum Key West Race Week. With yachts in build for early 2016 delivery, the pack is anticipated to number at least twenty for the July event. (more…)


The Southern Yacht Club, overlooking Lake Pontchartrain, founded in the year 1849, has been inherent to the world of sailing. The club arranged a fundraiser on 5th March, Saturday, gaining their junior program, assuring a next generation of sailing devotees.

Over two-hundred-seventy-five people attended the event, including event co-chairs Katy Lovell and Kelly Alfortish, who has tied the knot to John Lovell, a 4 time Olympic challenger in sailing, and in the year 2004, he won the silver medal with Charlie Ogletree in Tornado class.

Among the gala magnets was music by Rockin’ Dopsie and the Zydeco Twisters, silent and live auctions and cuisine prepared by chef Kevin Vizard.

Meanwhile, the Perini Navi has successfully introduced sailing yacht Dahlak after her mast stepping operation previous week. After the 51.40 meter carbon fibre mast – blended with a 14 meter furling boom as well as composite standing rigging for a sail plan surface region which exceeds 1870 square meter joined the hull previous week, then Dahlak was launched on 5th March.

With hull lines handed by Philippe Briand and made wholly on site at Perini Navi Group’s Picchiotti shipyard in La Spezia, the brand new sloop takes her name from Red Sea ground where her owner sailed as a boy.

Made for easy and fast sailing, the yacht is made of Sealium aluminium alloy and it boasts many technical inventions that exemplify Perini Navi’s commitment to offering owners with the newest technology which enhances sail handling, performance, as well as onboard comfort, including electric captive winches masterminded in-house as well as a Lithium polymer battery arrangement for silent running.