NYYC Annual Regatta Recap

By Buttons Padin  Pictures by: Daniel Forster Northeast Sailing Season Now In High Gear   With the conclusion of the NYYC 170th Annual Regatta (June 14-16) and the coming start of the Newport to Bermuda Race (June 21), the northeast’s sailboat racing season is in full swing. At […]

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US Sailing Advisory on Lighted Lifesling

US Sailing Safety at Sea Committee Advisory: Recommendations Regarding Use of the Lifesling at Night US Sailing just released an advisory on lighted Lifeslings:   “US Sailing’s Safety at Sea Committee tested a range of MOB recovery techniques at an MOB Symposium in June 2023 off Newport, RI.  […]

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Hanse Fast Lane Offer 2024

  If you have been considering a new Hanse, take advantage of the FAST LANE offer this Summer to make a significant saving. Until the end of June, each model is available with a selection of upgrade packages to enhance the specification of your new Hanse at no […]

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The Block Island Race

By Buttons Padin & Butch Ulmer The Storm Trysail Club’s annual Block Island Race starts this Friday off Stamford, CT. There are 81 boats registered – not the biggest fleet ever, but keenly competitive. The boats range from Matt Stainback’s 30’ Beneteau First 305 to Art Santry’s JV […]

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LIS racing season now in full swing

By Buttons Padin With the conclusion of the American Yacht Club’s Spring Series and Larchmont Yacht Club’s Edlu Race, big-boat racing on the Sound is now well under way with lots of races to add to your calendar. Here’s a look at some of the upcoming races and […]

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Love My Tender

An inflatable tender can make cruising more fun, but it’s important to choose the right one. Here are some tips. Mike Smith | Soundings Magazine Boating is often better with a tender, a jack-of-all-trades dinghy that serves as a gofer for the mothership. But there are dozens of […]

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Spring 2024 Sailing Calendar

The Sailing Season Is Starting! By Buttons Padin  Photo: Steven Cloutier April is when the regatta season heats-up in the northeast. If you haven’t already, now is the time to register for the regattas you wish to sail, get your crew together, and check with McMichael if you […]

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US Sailing recognizes Bob Johnstone

  Robert L. Johnstone, lll has been named the 2023 recipient of the Nathanael G. Herreshoff Trophy, US Sailing’s most prestigious annual award, going to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the sport of sailing in this country in any associated activity. Presentation of the […]

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SHE DID IT!

NY skipper Cole Brauer becomes the first US woman to sail solo around the world.  By Buttons Padin  NY skipper Cole Brauer, 29, hugs family, pops champagne as she becomes first US woman to sail solo around the world. She sailed her way into the history books.   […]

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Cole Brauer Nears Finish

Positioned to become the first American woman to singlehandedly circumnavigate the Earth. By Buttons Padin  The media has been abuzz with updates on this young sailor – and not just the sailing media but also Forbes, People Magazine, the NY Times, NBC News, and many other media outlets. […]

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North Sails Announces NPL RENEW

North Sails have announced a new sustainable sailcloth for cruising. McMichael Staff Editors    From North Sails: “North Sails RENEW is a sustainable sailcloth for cruising boats 25-45 ft. RENEW sailcloth is constructed with more than 90% raw materials from alternative bio-based sustainable sources, with no sacrifice in […]

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COMING SOON: Hanse 360

Hanse recently unveiled their newest vessel, the Hanse 360 By McMichael Staff Editors  Exciting news! Hanse Yachts have unveiled their latest vessel, the Hanse 360. This is the fourth collaboration between Hanse and the well known designers at Berret-Racoupeau.   The team at Hanse tell us her, “cutting-edge […]

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Top 10 Best Boats Review: J/45

This evolution of a larger J/Boat promises all-around performance in a handsome package. CHARLES J. DOANE UPDATED: MAY 30, 2023 ORIGINAL: APR 3, 2023 It has been nearly 20 years, a full generation, since J/Boats has produced an offshore-capable boat that can be both raced and comfortably cruised. […]

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New DH Race Ends LIS Sailing Season

Buttons Padin | McMichael Yacht Yards & Brokers Photo Credit: Doug Reynolds  Reflecting the increasing popularity of doublehanded racing, LYC and the Storm Trysail Club created the Bitter Ender, a season-closing doublehanded regatta sailed for the first time last Friday night, October 13. Starting off the Breakwater, for […]

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Mercury Racing Unveils 500-hp Outboard

  By Eric Colby | Originally published June 15th, 2023 The high-performance division of Mercury Marine marked its 50th anniversary with the introduction of the supercharged V-8 outboard. Mercury Racing marked its 50th anniversary June 14 by unveiling a V-8 500R outboard during a black-tie gala in Charleston, […]

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B&G® Debuts New Hercules® Sailing Processor Range Offering Increased Connectivity and Compatibility

  Southampton, UK – (June 8, 2023) – B&G®, the world’s leading sailing electronics manufacturer, today announced the launch of the Hercules® sailing performance processor, delivering advanced data in an instant, with enhanced settings, and maximized connectivity and compatibility. Additionally, B&G is introducing a new Hercules expansion module, allowing sailors […]

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Coming Soon: Hanse 410

Exciting news is on the horizon at Hanse Yachts. The latest addition to the Hanse family, the Hanse 410, will be unveiled later this summer. This latest model again combines impressive innovative design with the essential Hanse values: fast cruising and easy sailing. Designed with the modern sailor […]

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2015 Riva 63′ Virtus – $1,650,000

Meticulously Maintained Riva Virtus! $35,000 Engine Service Just Completed!!!! This Riva has always been a northern boat and stored inside a heated facility September thru April. The design of this Riva Virtus is an exciting mix of Luxury and High Performance. She is a true eye catcher out on […]

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Mercury Sales and Service

McMichael Yacht Yards & Brokers is proud to announce we are now a certified Mercury Marine sales & service dealer. Mercury has been leading the way in outboard engine innovations with many new and exciting products. Many of our boat owners and customers have boats powered by Mercury, […]

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Seahorse Magazine Praises New J/45

Nobody Does It Better (Really) With great performance and a comfortable as well as practical interior, the new J/45 offers sparkling cruising performance as well – should you so wish – as giving you a genuine shot at the racing silverware Mention the phrase “performance cruiser” to a […]

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