This is the Google+ page for Scuttlebutt Sailing News, where random bits and pieces get posted. Check out the website and the free e-Newsletter for a digest of major sailing news, commentary, opinions, features and dock talk . . . with a North American focus.
Scuttlebutt Sailing News was first launched in 1997, well before regatta organizers and the sailing media had embraced the Internet. The early focus of the e-Newsletter was Southern California, but as interest in the publication grew both nationally and internationally, so did the content. Rather than waiting each month for the print magazine, sailors could now enjoy daily email updates in near real time. The manner in how the sport of sailing would be reported was forever changed.
Much has changed since those early days. The website was started in 2003, which provided another means for sailors to view the newsletter, plus it has become a valued source for archived news. Now the website posts the news in near real time, with the e-Newsletter distributing the top stories at the end of each day. Additional website features can be found in the navigation area.
Despite the globalization of the sport, our roots remain in North America, with content selected to emphasize the events and stories of most interest to sailors on this continent. We strive to update the website daily, and distribute the e-Newsletter on Monday through Friday (excluding holidays), with each edition generally published by 6 pm PT (Sun-Thurs).
Details on how to subscribe to the free e-Newsletter is at the website, along with the archived newsletters and all the other special features.