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The immense new catamaran Skylark will battle storms and circle the globe, but few of the challenges to come will compare to those posed by the first couple miles. At 4 a.m. on a recent October … more
Scott Brown shot this video of a large waterspout over the Sakonnet River and harbor Tuesday. more
PORTSMOUTH — The R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) is considering an application to build and maintain a three-acre oyster farm in the Sakonnet River. The proposal, by … more
Three days before, the as-yet unnamed lobster had been patrolling the way-offshore ocean bottom out near the continental shelf drop-off. But Wednesday afternoon, the brilliant blue creature found … more
They won four years ago in Newport and now Portsmouth’s Will Welles and crew have captured the J/24 world championships once more, this time on a lake in Italy. Competing in a fleet of 89 boats, … more
Eric Hall was once president and CEO of thriving Bristol-based spar and rigging maker Hall Spars, the firm he founded that supplied masts around the globe for maxi-racers, cruisers, Cup … more
Famed ocean racer Hap Fauth liked the job done by New England Boatworks on his last maxi racers enough that he has returned to the Portsmouth firm with his third Bella Mente order. Mr. Fauth … more
The frigid weather of late brings to mind one of the saddest of all New England sea ice sagas, the loss one century ago this winter of the Cross Rip Lightship (LV-6). The Cross Rip, one of several … more
The around-the-world race boat he skippers was neck and neck in the middle of the pack somewhere east of Australia last Friday but Charlie Enright was back home in Bristol, overseeing nap time for … more
Alerion Yachts has emerged from the dissolution of Warren’s US Watercraft with a new, well-known owner and a familiar builder. Peter Johnstone stepped up recently to buy the luxury daysailing brand out of … more
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