US Secretary of Interior Zinke Speaks on Boating Access, Infrastructure on Federal Lands

Just as outdoor enthusiasts enjoy federal lands, recreational boaters need access to federal waters. Access, however, can be threatened due to aging marina infrastructure, lack of funds for ramp and dock maintenance, or government will. The Department of Interior oversees about one-fifth of the nation’s land, including the national parks. Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) was eager to sit down with U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke yesterday at an event in Washington to discuss his agency’s support for maintaining boating infrastructure and growing access to federal waters.

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The 3rd Annual Secor Volvo Fishers Island Sound Race

Secor Volvo Ocean RaceOn July 7 & 8, 2017, 100 sailors between the ages of 12 to 18 and representing 15 yacht clubs competed in what has become one of the most eagerly anticipated  races in the Northeast. Sponsored by Secor Volvo in New London, CT and sailed in 420s, the Secor Volvo Fishers Island Sound Race is a challenging, two-day, club-to-club race along the shorelines of three states.

Eli Gleason and Kristen Healy of Niantic Bay YC are this year’s winners.  
© Julia Parker Cronin/Outrageous Photography

Modeled after the ‘round-the-world Volvo Ocean Race by founder and chairman Brandon Flack, this one-of-a-kind event includes “stopovers” at yacht clubs along the route.

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America’s Cup Endeavour O’Pen BIC: The Experience of a Lifetime!

By Nevin Sayre

AC Endeavor With the backdrop of the 35th America’s Cup, 32 O’Pen BIC sailors, ages ten to fifteen, participated in the America’s Cup Endeavour O’Pen on Bermuda’s Great Sound June 15 -18, 2017. The kids and parents represented ten different nations from around the world, and all hailed the event as the “experience of a lifetime.”

The enthusiastic crowd at the America’s Cup Village loved the O’Pen BIC Freestyle Exhibition.   ©photoMagiFoster
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Yacht Broker

McMichael Yacht Brokers is adding to our team of yacht sales professionals. Join an industry leader, representing the most established brands: J/Boats, MJM, Hanse, Dehler, Amel and Release. Our ideal candidate is based in the Westchester/Greenwich area or on Long Island. Contact Michael Beers, michaelb@mcmyacht.com or (914)381-5900.

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Sailing Your Own Race: Lessons from Junior Sailing

By Robert N. Rossier

Sail your own raceAll of us who are parents want to do a good job at it, but parenting doesn’t come with an instruction manual. Sometimes we make bad choices; other times we do better. Along the way we’re bound to worry which is which, and we ask ourselves, “Am I being a good parent?”

Ethan Rossier prepares for competition at the 2010 WestMex regatta in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico.   © Robert N. Rossier

Getting my son into junior sailing seemed like a good idea – an opportunity for him to learn responsibility, gain independence, make a network of friends and have real fun. We had recently moved to Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico, and it would be a great way for him to integrate into the local community. Okay, so maybe I was projecting my own interests, but really, what was the down side?

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Take Care of Your Gear!

By Clemmie Everett

Take care of your gear junior sailingAn important part of success on the racecourse is to be properly prepared with the right gear. Once you have the right gear, of course, you need to know how to properly care for equipment and to be disciplined in doing such.

Keeping your boat and gear in top condition will pay dividends on the racecourse.  ©Spectrum Photo/Fran Grenon

Sun and salt are the worst things for most sailing equipment, which, frustratingly, are also elements constantly present on most racecourses. At the end of each sailing day, try to hose off your boat with fresh water, paying close attention to lines and metal fittings. If you’re sailing a Laser, Sunfish or other boat with a small cockpit, you can partially fill that cockpit with fresh water to give each line a good dousing. Store lines in a bag or inside when not using them, since UV rays will degrade lines over time. When storing for a long time, be sure the lines are dry to prevent mold and mildew.

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Hurricanes May Miss Us - HOWEVER They Leave Deadly Rip Tides

By Vincent Pica, Commodore, First District, Southern Region (D1SR), United States Coast Guard Auxiliary

Rip tidesWe read often about hurricanes, great and small. Of note, forecasters predict a 70 percent likelihood of 11 to 17 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which five to nine could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including two to four major hurricanes (Category 3, 4 or 5; winds of 111 mph or higher) for this season. An average season produces 12 named storms of which six become hurricanes, including three major hurricanes.

Courtesy of Michigan Sea Grant College Program

The 2016 season was the most active since 2012, with 15 named storms, including seven hurricanes and four major hurricanes. This column is about rip tides, rip currents and undertows – which are what distant storms often leave us. Lest one of us comes to grief…

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Sail Black Rock Takes the Silver!

Sail Black RockNo, not that kind of silver. The New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association’s Freshman Championship – The Priddy Trophy – hosted by Sail Black Rock (SBR) at Captain’s Cove Seaport in Bridgeport, CT on April 22, 2017 has earned silver certification as a Clean Regatta from Sailors for the Sea.

Jenna Hannafin (right) University of New Hampshire Class of 2020, raffle winner of ORACLE TEAM USA cap autographed by skipper Jimmy Spithill with her crew Kailee Bodoh, UNH ’20  ©Dave White
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Sponsored by the Jamestown Yacht Club

Jamestown FoolsThe 40th Annual Fools’ Rules Regatta will be held on Saturday, August 12, 2017 on the Town Beach, East Ferry in Jamestown, R.I. with the rain date the following day.  The cannon will be fired at 9:00 AM to begin construction of the “vessels.”  Entrants are allowed two hours to construct a sailing craft (course is down-wind) on the beach, which must be made of non-marine items only.  The craft may be pre-constructed, but must be disassembled and built again on the beach.  Races begin at 11:00 AM with the firing of a cannon marking the start of the Class 1 race.

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An Inexplicable Attraction: My Fifty Years of Ocean Sailing

By Eric B. Forsyth

Published by Green Ocean Race Productions   392 pages   paperback   $34.95

Inexplicable AttractionSailing out of Weeks Yacht Yard in Patchogue, NY, Captain Eric Forsyth has logged approximately 300,000 nautical miles, many of them aboard his Westsail 42 Fiona. (An amusing story about how Forsyth’s late wife Edith named this sturdy cutter can be found at yachtfiona.com.)

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Moonshade and Other Summer Surprises

By Richard C. Ilse

Eclipse post officeGot a minute? How about 1,440 of them? That may seem like a lot, but when you add them all up they equal a single day.

If you liked the U.S. Postal Service’s Star Trek commemorative stamp, you’re going to love their Total Eclipse of the Sun.   © U.S. Postal Service

This summer, there is a day that may have you questioning time itself. Imagine waking up in the cockpit from a brief midday nap and it looks kind of dark out. You check the time – it’s mid-afternoon – and then look to the sky. The sun is there, but yet it’s not! What on earth is happening?

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Secretary Zinke Releases Boating Infrastructure Grant Funds

Program channels boater taxes into user facility improvements

YORKTOWN, Va., July 7, 2017 – In a ceremony held today in Yorktown, Virginia, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke shared a $14.7 million check with Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) Vice President Heather Lougheed, who accepted on behalf of America’s recreational boaters. The amount represents 2017-18 funding for the federal Boating Infrastructure Grant (B.I.G.) program, which funnels user taxes paid by boaters to develop transient boating projects.

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From the Log of Argon: Sailing Offshore - Ruminations of a Coastal Cruiser

By Captain Linda Perry Riera

Editor’s note: This is the fourth installment in a series of dispatches from Captain Linda and Captain Bob Damiano, who have completed the island portion of their one-year sailing voyage aboard their Tartan 4000 and are now sailing familiar waters along the coast of New England.

argonLong periods of physically draining boredom…

Veiled by a haze of exhaustion…

Interrupted by brief spurts of wonder and terror...

Crashing into blackness struggling to stay oriented with no discernible horizon…

Squinting, straining and then silently rejoicing as the initial signs of another first light are revealed.

The outboard motor is mounted to the stern rail and the dinghy is lashed onto the foredeck. The davits are only for coastal cruising, since large following waves can smash up against or wash into a dinghy on davits and cause major damage.  © ArgonSailing.com


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NESS Celebrates 15 Years of Serving the Community

By Caroline Knowles 

NESSThe New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS) is celebrating 15 years of serving the community this summer. NESS is an ocean adventure nonprofit that provides STEM-based education programs, on the water and off, for students from all walks of life.

New London students enjoy an afterschool sail in Stonington Harbor. © Caroline Knowles

NESS uses marine science, adventure sports, powerboating and sailing as platforms for inquiry-based learning, personal discovery, teaching respect and responsibility for the sea, and creating connections with the community. NESS operates year-round with families, schools, and organizations to provide high quality programs that blend an innovative curriculum with exciting aquatic activities.

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Summer Reading

By Joe Cooper

July_17_web_page56_image1.pngEarly June: Summer is here, pretty much, for sure, I’m certain, I think. If it is here, it is a great time to stretch out on the cockpit seats and catch up on all the bestsellers you’ve been missing out on. Or if you’re like me (and yes, that phrase did give me pause), you might dig back into some of your favorite books…on sailing of course. Some of mine are discussed this month.

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K9 Safety at Sea

What to Know Before Setting Sail

By Meg Marrs, Founder and Senior Editor at K9 of Mine

Dog safety at seaMany dogs love sailing just as much as their humans. With the wind in their fur and the smell of salty air on their noses, dogs are just as drawn to the ocean as their two-legged shipmates. However, it’s easy to forget that even dogs need to be suited up with the right safety gear before heading out on the open waters. For example, even the most water-loving Labrador should wear a dog life jacket, as rough waters can pull under any canine. There are plenty of considerations to keep in mind when you bring your furry skipper out for a sail.

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Pauline Dowell Wins It All at The Robie

By Jan Hodnett

Robie Pierce Pauline DowellPauline Dowell, a blind sailor who lives on a boat in Boston Harbor, was victorious in both events at the 9th Annual Robie Pierce Regatta, winning the 2017 Robie Pierce Women’s Invitational and the Robie Pierce One-Design Regatta.

Skipper Pauline Dowell (yellow shirt), Katherine Kern and Grace Olsen won the Robie Pierce Women’s Invitational and the Robie Pierce One-Design Regatta.  © Jim Reilly

Named after one of the founding fathers of adaptive sailing, this event for sailors with disabilities was held June 1 - 4 at American Yacht Club in Rye, NY. Run jointly by American Yacht Club and Larchmont Yacht Club in nearby Larchmont, the regatta alternates yearly between the two clubs. Over the years, “The Robie” has become one of the country’s foremost events for sailors with a broad array of disabilities including physical, neurological and visual impairments. Wheelchairs are left on the dock as competitors sail in specially adapted Ideal 18s.

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Strong Bonds

WindCheck July coverScuttlebutt Sailing News recently published a write-up about WindCheck (issue 4860).  Being recognized as a vital part of the sailing community by such a well respected publication and Editor as Scuttlebutt and Craig Leweck is humbling, to say the least. It makes me proud. The title of the piece is “The Ties That Bind.” It got me thinking of all the ties that I have with the great contributors, advertisers and sailors featured on the pages of this magazine, some of whom I have known for years; others as a result of the work we do at the magazine. Sailing has given me some of the closest and most valued friendships in my life and WindCheck has contributed greatly to that.

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Linda Lindquist-Bishop Receives BoatUS/NWSA Leadership in Women’s Sailing Award

National Women's Sailing AssociationLinda Lindquist-Bishop, a trailblazer in women’s sailing, was awarded the BoatUS/National Women’s Sailing Association (NWSA) 2017 Leadership in Women’s Sailing Award at the NWSA Women’s Sailing Conference in Marblehead, MA on June 3. The award, which recognizes an individual with a record of achievement in inspiring, educating, and enriching the lives of women through sailing, was presented by NWSA President Linda Newland. 

(l  - r) Women’s Sailing Conference Committee Chair Joan Thayer, Leadership in Women’s Sailing Association Award honoree Linda Lindquist-Bishop, and National Women’s Sailing Association President Linda Newland   © BoatUS.com

BoatUS is a strong partner of NWSA, a program of the Women’s Sailing Foundation, which is an organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of women and girls through education and access to the sport of sailing.

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On Watch - Don Miller

By Joe Cooper

Don MillerDon Miller did not enter sailing through a yacht club or time with his parents on the family boat. Rather, he came to it almost literally up through the hawse-pipe. Hailing from north New Jersey, Don arrived home one afternoon in 1967 to find his call-up papers waiting for him. When he called the phone number on the paper and told the voice at the other end, “Well, I just enlisted in the Navy today, so you’re too late,” the fellow laughed and said basically, “No worries.”

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Norwalk Cove Marina Acquires Hathaway Rigging

Norwalk Cove Rigging HathawayWhen the crew at Norwalk Cove Marina in Norwalk, CT heard of the retirement of the principals at sailmaker and rigging company Hathaway, Reiser & Raymond in nearby Stamford, the initial reaction was sadness that another iconic stalwart of the industry was gone. The second reaction was of opportunity, and the third was a question: How can we help preserve the legacy of Hathaway?

Hathaway Rigging at Norwalk Cove is continuing the proud tradition of the company that built sails and rigging for such legendary yachts as Reliance, pictured here in the 1903 America’s Cup.
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Sailboats for Sale

To place a boat for sale in print and online, please send up to 45 words and a photo to contactus@windcheckmagazine.com by the 10th of the month for the next issue. (The monthly cost is $35.) Or, please call us at 203-332-7639.



12 1/2 Doughdish 16 Herreshoff gaff rigged sloop - Yard maintained, boom tent, Excellent condition. Asking $16,750 Call Bruce: 860-235-5035, or Dana: 860-912-0042


14’ Force 5 – Good condition with a cradle for trailer or beach. Be ready for Force 5 Nationals at Thames YC, New London, CT, July 26-29. $700 Call Rich 860-798-3462.


14’ Laser 1992 - Hull in very good condition. All accessories included: Spars (standard rig upper and lower, boom), sail in great shape, all running rigging, blades, tiller and tiller extension. New, unused extra centerboard included. $1,100. Located in Milford, CT. Call Chris: 203-895-0083.



22’ Etchells 1998 - Pacesetter # 1086, 2 sets Doyle sails, open sail card, North full boat cover, 3 spin poles, forward ring frame, Tack Tick compass, double axle trailer w/ sail box, new axles 2005, new brakes, bearings 2014 $12,000. 860-227-6135


O'Day 22

22’ ODay 1973 - Good condition. Johnston 9.9 hp outboard, main and self furling jib. Great family sailing boat .Located in Mamaroneck Harbor. $ 2,500.  914-329-4132..



23’ Com-Pac 23/3 1988 - Good condition, lightly used, nicely rigged. 130% genoa, Harken roller furling. 2000 8hp Johnson w/ alternator, very low hours. $6,900. Trailer available separately. Galvanized frame in excellent condition, new keel rollers. Needs some additional work, can provide parts and labor as part of purchase. More info/photos contact: ctmellorbldr@aol.com


25’ Merit 1982 – Race or daysail. Five roller furling headsails, two spinnakers with companionway launching turtle, pole, two mains. Harken windward sheeting traveler, adjustable backstay with flicker, professionally installed Harken 35 two speed self tailing winches, four other winches. KVH Sailcomp103AC electronic compass. Built in Standard VHF, AGM battery, solar panel, depth sounder and speedo. Anchor and chain-nylon rode, fenders and dock-lines, tiller extension, boarding ladder, cabin cushions and life jackets. City Island, NY. Possible Eastchester Bay mooring. Asking $6,900. Bob at 10464sailor@gmail.com or 973-214-0093


Pearson 25 

25’ Pearson 1985 - TimeOut is well loved and maintained. 2008 mainsail, 2008 Mercury 9.9 outboard, 2010 cabin cushions and upholstery. Also includes jib, 168% genoa, spare mainsail. Draft 4’8”  LWL 21’5”  Beam 8’. Asking $5,999, Mamaroneck, NY, email 1985timeout@gmail.com.  


noe 27

27’ Custom Noe - EnCharette is a legendary race winner that has been meticulously maintained and upgraded throughout her stellar career. Two time ECSA Overall Champion, wins at Off Soundings, BIRW, plus many other local regattas. Huge North Sails inventory, custom Triad Trailer, 5Hp Honda. Located in Branford. Call Paul at 203-214- 5696. Asking $20,000.



27’ O’Day 1986Harmony is a pleasure to sail. 2011 Tohatsu 9.8hp long-shaft, 2007 main & 130% genoa, 2007 roller furler, Icom VHF radio (DCS functionality), tiller autohelm. Located in Bridgeport, CT.  Contact Craig 203-505-9614 crgmeza@gmail.com.  Asking $10,500


C&C 27 

27’ C&C Mark V 1984 - Strong racing and cruising credentials. Chosen by Sailing World as top 27 foot PHRF racer. Newly rebuilt Yanmar engine. New bottom paint (2017). Custom trailer. Large sail inventory. Sleeps 6. Located in Trumbull, CT. Quality boat for racing or family - $11,000. Contact: Larry Fullerton 203-400-2085 or Lfullerton@blackrock.org


27 oday 

27’ O’Day 1986Harmony is a pleasure to sail. 2011 Tohatsu 9.8hp long-shaft, 2007 Main & 130% Genoa, 2007 roller furler, Icom VHF radio (DCS functionality), tiller autohelm.  Located in Bridgeport, CT.  Contact Craig 203-505-9614 crgmeza@gmail.com.  Asking $10,500


Olson 30 sailboat

30’ Olson 911SE 1988 - Highly regarded cruiser / racer design. BADGER is well-maintained and upgraded, including recent carbon aramid sails - main (‘14) and two headsails (‘15). Competitive PHRF racer and comfortable family cruiser. $29,900. Lying Westbrook, CT. Mike 203-903-3957.



30’ Alberg 1967 - Well maintained fresh water cooled Atomic Four engine, new exhaust, mast step and aluminum mast bulkhead support upgrade. Self tailing winches, 3 head sails, all sails in excellent condition. Barrier coated hull. 6'3" cabin head room with memory foam cushions and comes with cradle. Holds several regatta trophies (Long Island, NY). Asking $11,000 Contact Gary (516) 443-1878 or ACGEQU716@gmail.com

Pearson 30 

30’ Pearson 1976 - Bill Shaw Design cruiser racer great sailing boat Atomic 4 engine and hull professionally maintained asking $7,200. Contact Carmine 631 896-0983 or carmine811@aol.com



30’ PEARSON 1973 - This was one of Pearson’s best selling cruiser/racer models. Boat in clean, good condition, has an inboard 30hp Atomic4 gas engine, lots of loose gear incl. sails, a new KVH compass, lines, etc. $4800. Located in Warren, RI call 401-245-3300.



31' Island Packet 1985 - New rigging, roller furling. Yanmar diesel, new Awlgrip paint. Freshly refurbished. Asking $46,500. Call Bruce 860-235-5035 or Dana 860-912-0042


tashiba pilothouse 

31’ Tashiba Pilothouse Cutter 1987 - Beautiful all weather Bob Perry design. One-of-a-kind pilothouse model. Well-maintained. Full teak decks, spacious bright teak interior. Galley w/stove. Two piloting stations, sail outside or inside. Listed at $75,000. For more info pictures, contact john.salacain@gmail.com


O'Day 31

31’ O’Day 1986 - Very well maintained, inside and out. Comes with many upgrades that others just don’t have. Radar, chart plotter, wind & speed instruments, autopilot, dodger & bimini, Very stable pleasure to sail and cruise. $21,000 Contact Don: dromard@optonline.net


Pearson 31

31' Pearson 1978 - Fractional rig, fin keel, spade rudder, Bill Shaw design. North Sails, Universal diesel with 540 hours, barrier coat and VC Offshore bottom, consistent race winner, PHRF 174. Asking $12,500. Located in Westport, CT. Call Rich Engel 860-355-1906



33’ Kalik - Beautiful sailing yacht with sleek long lines and unrivaled responsiveness.  Well-maintained, one owner.  Equipped for racing and cruising.  Full teak decks, welcoming and spacious teak interior, sleeps 7, large galley w/stove/oven, dedicated Nav station, large sail inventory.  Competitive race record when actively raced.  Listed at $19,500 OBO.  For more, contact Fred: 347-927-3350.



33’ Dehler Optima 101 1986 - German built open transom fractional racer cruiser. Recent Yanmar, North Sails, barrier coat, rigging , many upgrades. Light , fast and exceptionally well designed and built with cruising amenities. If you are looking at Sabre and J, check this out. Mystic, CT. $28,000 christones@aol.com  860-857-9987



33’ Ranger 1975 - Good condition,1998 Yanmar 3GM,FWC. Decent sails, Matrix VHF with AIS, Garmin gpsmap 740s plotter with depth, speed, and wind. All halyards led aft to clutches, 6 winches, 2self tailing. Towable genoa cars, boomkicker vang. Orig. non-pressure alcohol stove. $8,650 203-224-0448


Catalina 34

34’ Catalina 1989 tall rig wing keel- a modern design with low heeling angles and a PHRF rating of 150. Frank Butler designed a great boat with a spacious layout - queen size aft berth, wide modern main salon and roomy cockpit. Excellent mechanical condition with newer electronics. Asking $37K Owner 203-579-1500


Pearson 36

36’ Pearson 36-2 1985 - Balanced, well mannered, sturdy, safe and extremely comfortable. Her cockpit is large 7.5' in length, uncluttered and exceptionally comfortable. The interior offers two large private cabins, a full galley, a sizable head, a spacious salon. $49,900 (RI)  Call Tom Miller 401-835-7215


Catalina 36

36’ Catalina MKII 2000 - You will not find a Catalina 36 on the market today with the amount of new gear. Along with NEW electronics and autopilot, NEW standing rigging, halyards, life lines. NEW bimini, dodger, sailcover, helmcover and hatchcovers. $89,900 (RI) Call Matt Leduc: 401-226-1816


Hunter 37

37’ Hunter 37.5 1995 - She has had many upgrades. Refit in 2012 and new gear in 2013-2014 include: new Selden Mast, boom, standing and running rigging, radar, plotter, bimini, dodger, head, holding tank, dinghy davits and hot water heater. $69,900 (RI). Call Matt Leduc: 401-226-1816


Baltic 37

37’ Baltic Racer/Cruiser - Built in Finland to Baltic’s renown standards. Unusually well-equipped, maintained and updated. Sleeps 7-8 in three teak cabins. She’s strong, light, fully equipped for racing, day sailing or to places more distant. Many pictures, low price and detailed specs at www.Baltic37.com  



38’ Cabo Rico 1990 Cutter Rig - Three anchors with rodes. Windlass. 150 gallons of water. Watermaker. Cabin heater. Dodger. Bimini. Head, shower, cockpit shower and double galley sink. Regrigerator/freezer. VHF, GPS, autopilot, radar, solar panels, wind generator. $109,000. Call Bob Kleid 203-394-1838



38’ Hunter 386 2003 - Located in East Greenwich, RI. Well-lit and airy interior. Great family boat for week or more well equipped with HVAC, dodger, bimni, auto pilot, radar. All top brand equip from Pro furl, Raytheon, Lewmar, Yanmar. Many improvements over the winter, Ready to sail away. Asking $115,000. Contact Anthony at 401-954-1172.



38’ Hunter 2006 – Full suite of electronics for navigation & entertainment, bimini and dodger to shade and protect the cockpit, dinghy davits, NEW (2016) North 3DL full vertical batten mainsail & jib, solar panel and many more options that make her a comfortable and easy boat to sail and relax. $127,500 (MA). Latitude Yacht Brokerage, Matthew Leduc, 401-226-1816  latitudeyacht.com


Ericson 38

38' Ericson 1995 -Must see Ericson 38-200, top quality Pacific Seacraft build. Re-powered in 2012 with 38 HP Yanmar, up-dated sails and canvas, bimini, self-feathering prop. Very clean and well maintained at excellent yard. Yacht quality teak interior with two stateroom layout and stall shower. A rare opportunity to get a great sailing yacht with many up-grades, price reduced $15,000 by her two boat owner. Asking $99,000. Jim Munro, New Wave Yachts, 508-972-2044.


Saga 40

40’ Saga 409 2005 - The Saga 409 is the definition of a performance cruiser. Impressive 6'9" headroom in the main salon along with windows and hatches that let in lots of natural light. Recent Awlgrip "Stars & Stripes Blue". $185,000 (NC) - Call Tom Miller: 401-835- 7215


Beneteau Oceanis

40’ Beneteau Oceanis 2011 - A rare find to find one newer than 2010 and in such great condition. NEW (2014) salon cushions, pillows and mattresses. Full electronics package, bow thruster, furling mainsail and genoa, dodger and bimini make her easy to sail and a beautiful boat to entertain and relax aboard. $199,900 (RI). Latitude Yacht Brokerage, Matthew Leduc, 401-226-1816  latitudeyacht.com


Beneteau 40

40’ Beneteau - The Beneteau 40 offers a great combination of performance, ease of handling and interior comfort that make her a perfect choice for cruising couples or families. Two available from  $168,000. Call Willis Marine 631-421-3400


Gulfstar 41 

41' Gulfstar Center Cockpit 1974 - Sloop owned by a marine industry professional for over 40 years and lovingly maintained. Major upgrades including repower with Yanmar 51 HP Diesel - re-powered 1999 and electronics. Ready to sail over the horizon! $50,000. Call Michael Beers, McMichael Yacht Brokers. 718-764-7215.


Class 40 

40’ Class 40 2007 - First Light is a 2007 Owen/Clarke design built by Jazz Marine. Complete refit in 2015, sparing no expense, including a complete repaint inside and out. Refitted with all new deck hardware including Harken winches, Spinlock rope clutches. All instruments replaced with B & G w/repeaters in the cockpit. New in 2014 is all the running rigging including the runners and spinnaker gear. All sails are 2014 or newer / lightly used. First light is a fine example of a class 40 - motivated seller as he has taken delivery of a new Class 40. For complete equipment list and photos, contact Jimmy Carolla jcarolla395@gmail.com 269-985- 8000


42 Beneteau First

42’ Beneteau First 42s7 1995 - Bruce Farr Design.  Owners’ model, 6’5” headroom, A/C.  Extensively outfitted for coastal and offshore cruising. 6 man liferaft.  2015 upgrades include: Raymarine radar and instruments, new lenses for ports and hatches, 135% genoa. Very Good Condition. $85,000. Contact: Don at 203-247-1695


Sabre 42

42’ Sabre 426 2004 - Fresh Awlgripped in 2014 flag blue with a white boot top. New sails in 2012. She looks beautiful and is ready for a new owner.  $260,000. Call Willis Marine 631-421-3400



42’ Beneteau 423 2004 - This model nicely offers a blend of comfort, speed, and graceful lines. “Endless Summer” has been owned and operated by a 5 star rated charter company and is fully equipped to go cruising! $99,950 (RI) Call Ryan Miller, CPYB, 401-835-0069, www.latitudeyacht.com


beneteau 423

42’ Beneteau 423 2003 - The Beneteau 423 has been named "Boat of the Year" by Cruising World Magazine and also won SAIL Magazine's Top 10 Sailboats for 2003. The 423 is one of the most popular Beneteau models. $134,900 (MA) Call Ryan J. Miller CPYB: 401-835-0069


Catalina 42

42’ Catalina MKII 2004 - This three-stateroom model with centerline queen and private head in the owner’s stateroom and shared head off the salon provide comfortable accommodations for six adults. $154,000 (RI)  Call Tim Norton (401-575-8326) or Ryan Miller (401-835-0069) www.latitudeyacht.com


Jeanneau Sun Magic 44

44’ Jeanneau Sun Magic 1989 - Dispensation is very well outfitted and is seriously for sale. She was updated in 2003 with NEW: canvas, sails, cushions and Yanmar Diesel Engine. She is a two cabin, two head layout. - $79,900 (MA)  Call Matt Leduc: 401-226-1816



45’ Beneteau Oceanis 2017 - Change in plans has this brand new boat on the market. Extensive factory options including electric winches, furling main, air conditioning, generator, B&G instruments and performance sail package.  Asking $425,000. Willis Marine Center 631-421-3400 willismarine.com



46’ Baltic 46 – MERRYTHOUGHT Finnish quality throughout in this well found and very able racer-cruiser. Close-winded, fast and comfortable with full teak interior, good electronics and large sail inventory. Single hand cruise or full crew race this exceptional design. Sell or trade. sailmyles@aol.com 860-823-7952


beneteau 47

47' Beneteau First 47.7 2001 - (2) cabin layout, extremely well equipped, One owner, set up for offshore short handed cruising. Many upgrades: in-boom furling, solar panels, wind generator, electric winches, additional refrigeration and the list goes on. Asking only $199,000 Call 401-683-9200 or jp@northstaryachtsales.com



47’ Beneteau 473 2005 - The Beneteau 473 was awarded 2001 Boat of the Year for Best Production Cruiser. She has been very well cared for by her original owner. Well outfitted/maintained. Westerbeke 8Kw diesel generator, full suite of navigation electronics, SatTV, entertainment, 2 Zone AC/Heat, davits and beautiful dodger & bimini. $219,750 (MA). Latitude Yacht Brokerage, Matthew Leduc, 401-226-1816  latitudeyacht.com



48’ Beneteau Oceanis 2015 - Just arrived at our moorings! This boat is fully equipped including A/C, generator, electric winches and many more factory options. Owner has moved up. Asking $399,000 Willis Marine Center 631-421-3400 www.willismarine.com


amel 53

53’ Amel Super Maramu 1998 – Quintessential offshore vessel ready for world cruising. Well equipped and clean. $229,000. Willis Marine Center 631-421-3400


Hanse 54

54’ Hanse 545 2011 – World cruiser/racer. Carbon mast, racing and cruising sails, full safety equipment (including 2 liferafts), extensive navigation equipment, many upgrades – Persevere has sailed the world. $525K. Click here to view full listing. Contact colin@waiparawinds.co.nz 

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Sag Harbor Regatta to Award Antigua Sailing Week Trip!

Hamptons Antiqua RegattaSag Harbor, NY - The Antigua Barbuda Hamptons Challenge Regatta will return to Long Island Saturday, July 22, 2017 and provide the biggest sailing prize in the Northeast to the winner. The winning Captain and Crew of 5 win an all-expense paid trip to Antigua to sail in Antigua Sailing Week 2018, regularly named in the top 5 regattas in the world.

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Emirates Team New Zealand win the 35th America's Cup

Another dominant race win for Peter Burling and Emirates Team New Zealand in race nine of the America’s Cup Match, presented by Louis Vuitton, gave the Kiwi team victory on the Great Sound in Bermuda, sparking wild celebrations on board their America’s Cup Class (ACC) boat, and the team’s support boats on the Great Sound. Burling now adds the 35th America’s Cup to the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup trophy he won in San Francisco, 2013.

VIDEO: Emirates Team New Zealand, winners of the 35th America's Cup
Emirates Team New Zealand's path to winning the 35th America's Cup was paved with adversity, and scars of the past, but in the end there was no doubt that they were the better team. Through incredible innovation and a single minded determination they have earned their place in history and will bring the oldest trophy in international sport home to New Zealand.
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Refit of "Scaramouche"

Part 1

By Andrew Cooley

ScaramoucheWelcome to the first in a series of articles detailing one of our most current projects at Cooley Marine Management, the refit of s/y Scaramouche. We will follow along in real time as our team works to restore this iconic vessel.

There’s plenty of work to do on deck, but Phase 1 of Scaramouche’s refit began below the rubrail.    © cooleymarine.com
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