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Sailboats take to the shores of Lake Pend Oreille for 74th annual Thistle Nationals

On a windy, cool Monday morning that was not predicted to be so, 66 sailboats raced not far from the shores of Lake Pend Oreille as part of an event …


National regatta to be held in Sandpoint next week

Thistles, some stacked on trailers two or three high, were already arriving Thursday afternoon as a stiff breeze moved through Sandpoint.


Sailing harmony for Spokane music teachers

Longtime Spokane music teachers sail into next chapter after retirement to live full-time on a catamaran.


British sailor to mark 50th anniversary of circumnavigation

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston of Britain will soon be celebrating the 50th anniversary of becoming the first man to sail alone around the world nonstop. He finished his legendary voyage on …


Larry Ellison’s new SailGP sailing league set to hit the water

The new sailing league founded by tech billionaire Larry Ellison and five-time America’s Cup winner Russell Coutts will leap from concept to reality next month when six souped-up catamarans hit …


A picture of resilience: Severe electrical shock nearly claimed David Olsen’s life

David Olsen will never forget Thanksgiving 1981. That’s the day he returned home following a four-month hospital stay – the result of a near fatal boating accident.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 9:14 a.m.

Spokesman-Review writer learns the ropes while sailing a boat between Hawaii and Oregon

I can’t see the waves, but I can feel them.


Grip on Sports: It’s not a stretch to say last night’s win was crucial for the Mariners

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Sometimes it only takes one improbable win to propel a team to heights unexpected. And other times that unexpected victory is just a footnote in …


Team New Zealand completes rout of Team USA to claim America’s Cup

Redemption for a gutty crew of five New Zealanders and one Australian came on the turquoise waters of Bermuda’s Great Sound, four years and 3,000 miles removed from one of …


Team New Zealand moves to brink of America’s Cup victory

Emirates Team New Zealand’s Peter Burling wheeled his 50-foot catamaran into controlling position in the prestart of Race 8 of the America’s Cup and then gave a quick wave with …


Jimmy Spithill, Team USA earn 1st win at America’s Cup

Skipper Jimmy Spithill has his swagger back, meaning it’s game on in the America’s Cup on the Great Sound.


New Zealand continues strong start against U.S. in America’s Cup

Jimmy Spithill and his mates with Oracle Team USA might need to start tapping out an SOS from the Bermuda Triangle.


UPDATED: Sat., June 17, 2017, 2:49 p.m.

Kiwis beat Oracle in 1st 2 America’s Cup races in Bermuda

Peter Burling and Emirates Team New Zealand survived two heartstopping moments to win the first two races of the 35th America’s Cup. They beat Jimmy Spithill and two-time defending champion …


Oracle skipper Jimmy Spithill tough on, off water in America’s Cup

The 35th America’s Cup will be a grudge match between Emirates Team New Zealand and defending champion Oracle Team USA, contested between space-age catamarans flying on hydrofoils above the turquoise …


Frenchman sets round-the-world sailing record: 49 days

A little over 49 days – that’s all it took Frenchman Thomas Coville to sail around the world alone, to set what French officials say is a new world record.


Spokane sailors complete 26,000-mile odyssey

Charlie Simon couldn’t imagine a better way to turn 60 than to sail around the world with his wife. So that’s what the retired Spokane couple did. They named their …


Smith scores 21 points in debut with Rockets

NBA: James Harden had 32 points and 10 assists, Josh Smith scored 21 points in his Rockets debut, and Houston beat Memphis 117-111 in overtime Friday at Memphis, Tennessee. The …


Nine crewmen rescued

Volvo Ocean Race officials say nine crewmen from Team Vestas Wind have been rescued after abandoning their 65-foot racing sloop that ran aground on a reef off Mauritius in the …


Olympics sailing venue polluted

RIO DE JANEIRO – Sailors, coaches and the mayor of Rio de Janeiro acknowledge the problem: Guanabara Bay, the venue for sailing at the 2016 Olympics, is badly polluted. Some …


Next America’s Cup could be in Hawaii or San Diego

America’s Cup officials are looking at Hawaii, San Diego and other venues as possible alternatives to San Francisco for hosting sailing’s marquee regatta in August 2017. Russell Coutts, the CEO …


Front and Center: John Livingston keeps region’s weather on his radar

From 1930 to 1983, the America’s Cup yacht race was contested in the waters off Rhode Island. So it’s not surprising that John Livingston, a native of Providence, grew up …


Oracle still making waves in America’s Cup

Sailing: Skipper Jimmy Spithill and defending champion Oracle Team USA accelerated off the starting line and stayed ahead of Emirates Team New Zealand to win its fifth straight race and …


Stenson holds lead at Tour Championship

Golf: Henrik Stenson was so flawless that he built a nine-shot lead at the turn Saturday in the Tour Championship in Atlanta. Only a few glitches in his game put …


Stenson strengthens Tour Championship lead

Golf: Henrik Stenson made three early birdies to seize control at the Tour Championship in Atlanta on Friday. Stenson quickly expanded his one-shot lead at East Lake with three birdies …


Stenson opens Tour Championship with 64

Golf: Henrik Stenson looked like he couldn’t miss Thursday in the Tour Championship in Atlanta. Tiger Woods, on the other hand, didn’t make a thing.


Furyk hangs on to lead over Stricker

Golf: Jim Furyk recovered from a sluggish start with three birdies in a five-hole stretch Saturday in the third round of the BMW Championship in Lake Forest, Ill. A three-putt …


No shortage of storylines for Cup series

SAN FRANCISCO – There’s nothing like the first leg of the first race of the America’s Cup, when teams get an idea of whose boat is fastest and who might …


Oracle hearings begin

An international jury has begun hearings into what could be one of the biggest scandals in the 162-year history of the America’s Cup. The panel is investigating an admission by …


Japan earns second straight LLWS title

Baseball: Ryusei Hirooka lined a decisive two-run double in the bottom of the fifth inning, Shunpei Takagi hit two solo home runs, and Tokyo beat Chula Vista, Calif., 6-4 in …


Canadians overshadow top seeds

Tennis: Milos Raonic and Vasek Pospisil set up a semifinal showdown at the Rogers Cup, overshadowing two-time defending champion Novak Djokovic and Spanish star Rafael Nadal. Canada’s top two singles …