The 40th annual Cleveland Race Week, the largest sailing regatta on Lake Erie and one of the largest in the country, has been postponed from June to August because of the coronavirus. The nine days of racing usually attracts more than 300 boats from across the United States, Canada and internationally. The event includes a popular…

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J/70 sailboats are coming from across North America to race at Edgewater Yacht Club Sept. 25-28. The club is hosting the North American championships, with the Cleveland (215) Regatta serving as a tune-up Sept. 20-22. “People don’t know they should be proud, the events we’re hosting, the regattas we’re competing in,” organizer Caroline Sundman said.…

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The Picton Castle, a barque that sails under a Cook Islands flag and calls Nova Scotia home, is headed to Cleveland. After the three-masted ship finishes its seventh world voyage, anyway. We’re counting down the 10 weeks to the Cleveland Tall Ships Festival with details of the 10 ships that will dock at North Coast…

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Kick off the Cleveland Sailing Association’s summer regatta series with a breakfast April 7. The $10 meal begins at 8:30 a.m. at Lakeside Yacht Club, with a presentation about the proposed wind turbines in Lake Erie by LEEDCo. Engineer Ed Verhamme. The Lake Erie Energy Develop Co. hopes to build six turbines 8 miles north of Cleveland in…

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The U.S. Coast Guard moved out of the old station at the tip of Whiskey Island in 1976. In the last few years, the Foundry and the Cleveland Metroparks have transformed the space into a sailing center.   The Coast Guard visited recently to share cold water survival tips. “These are some tough kids, learning to be…

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Heidi Backus Riddle of Vermilion has been sailing since she was 10. A former Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year, she’s still sailing — and winning. See what she has to say about the male-dominated world of sailing and her boat, Nuts, on our sister website, cleveland.com.

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The Foundry, the sailing center at Cleveland’s Old Coast Guard Station, is hosting the U.S. Sailing Team Racing Championships Sept. 28-30. That’s a big deal for Lake Erie, and Cleveland. See the full story on RocktheLake’s sister site, cleveland.com.

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Enjoy 10 days of sailboat races at Cleveland Race Week, the  largest sailing regatta on Lake Erie and one of the largest in the country. The 38th annual event attracts more than 300 boats from across the United States, Canada and internationally. Events Include: One Design Weekend Women’s and Double Handed Junior Day Remote Control…

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I always wanted to sail and row. Blame it on reading too many books about East Coast boarding schools as a kid, but both sports seemed to embody a storied mystique. Each with its own vocabulary. Each a vaunted, exclusive club. Rowing and sailing were on my bucket list, activities I hoped to try in…

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For six days, 19 Northeast Ohio teenagers sail on a Tall Ship, from Milwaukee to Cleveland, learning teamwork and gaining confidence. The Rotary Club of Cleveland has been sponsoring the trip, called Project YESS, and selecting the students  since 2010, when the first Tall Ship Festival came to Cleveland. “The main goal is not to…

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