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American sailor claims round-the-world title

South Carolina ocean racer Brad Van Liew sailed over the finish line of the Velux 5 Oceans on Friday and into the record books, winning every leg of the 30,000-mile challenge for the second time in his solo sailing career.

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British coastguard could undergo changes

Following a 14-week consultation, the British government has said cutting its coastguard stations from 19 to eight, with only three open all hours, will strengthen service.

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Student-built boats to launch in public ceremony

iyrs_0527Students at the International Yacht Restoration School in Newport, R.I., will take part June 4 in the school’s unique graduation rite at the IYRS docks. Instead of picking up diplomas that prove hours of learning, students will launch and showcase the boats they spent the last year building and restoring.

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Kenny Chesney song is an ode to boating

Country music star Kenny Chesney likes boating so much, he wrote a song about it.

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New digital sailing simulator offers fun on rainy days

Maryland-based IGS Software is partnering with Dutch company Stentec Software to become the exclusive North American publisher of Sail Simulator 2011 Deluxe Edition.

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