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23' Albemarle - V-8 Volvo, inboard outdrive, Center console, Sharp, fast. Great sea boat. Asking $35,750. Call Bruce 860-235-5035
30’ Custom Willard Trawler - Abenaki is a custom 30ft down east style Willard trawler. 62hp Perkins diesel, heavy displacement. Bronze opening ports and cowl vents provide light and air below. Modern electronics, dinghy. $69,500 Andrew Galasso: 631-325-1138.
32’ Nordic Tug 32 Pilothouse 2008 - Pristine, 2 A/C's, Volvo 280, 400 hrs, Onan 5kw Genset, 2 Solar Panels, LED bulbs, Raymarine Electronics, Bow Thruster, Inverter, Fresh water head, Propane oven/stove, Seagull water purifier, Pedestal bed, Cockpit shower, Dinghy/o/b. $249,900. 860-550-3408.
We have been exploring the Caribbean all winter on our Tartan 4000, Argon. After recently enjoying the pristine waters of the southern Bahamas, it was time to continue our northward path from Highbourne Cay in northern Exuma across the Yellow Bank.Read more
By Captain Linda Perry Riera
Editor’s note: This is the third installment in a series of dispatches from Linda and her husband, Captain Bob Damiano, who are finishing up the island portion of their one-year sailing voyage aboard their Tartan 4000 Argon.
Readers of our Caribbean sailing experiences this past winter know that we have especially enjoyed some of the less traveled, more remote islands. Thus I was not deterred by the obviously more technical sailing required by the extensive reefs and shallows around Turks & Caicos (TCI). Even the occasional critical comment (in person or online) from fellow cruisers did not deter me from wanting to experience the country’s pristine waters, unique coral, copious wildlife, and extensive beaches.
Magical in settled weather, horrendous in high blows, Pine Cay on the north side of Providenciales was appropriate for just one night before the 30+knot winds kicked in. Bob is taller than most of country, and with extensive reefs and shallows there are scant options for protected anchorages. Gone are the volcanic and mountainous islands we explored south of here the past several months. © ArgonSailing.comRead more
Free Four-Week Program Gives Participants Entry-Level Skill for Luxury Yacht Jobs
Newport (RI) May 11, 2017 – Individuals who would love to work on the luxury superyachts that visit Newport each summer before taking off for warm-water ports come fall now have a free training program to give them the skills needed for entry-level jobs in the charter-yacht industry.Read more
By Vincent Pica
Chief of Staff, First District, Southern Region (D1SR)
United States Coast Guard Auxiliary
With dozens killed in the southeast of our country, it puts into perspective our complaints about heavy fog, drenching rain and the largely cold and damp spring that we’ve had until of late. But, like hurricanes vs the tails of hurricanes, weather like we’ve been seeing is far more likely to affect us and thus we should understand the forces at play. This column is about that.Read more
There are few moments so rewarding as completing a complex or difficult task. And when that task is completed to expectation or above, we are rewarded with a big exhale of relief and accomplishment…and maybe even a cold beer. I know it’s already May and the time for bellyaching about getting the boat ready should be well behind us, but as we often experience here in the Northeast, our weather this spring was less than predictable; Mother Nature despondently holding onto the cold and wet far too long. But, as soon as the needle on the seasonal barometer rises and the temp on the thermometer signals a green light, it’s time to exhale, pull the sails and summer clothes out of the closet and chuck the skis and sweaters to the back. I would normally be sharing these sentiments in our April issue, but this year we seemed to be mired down in winter well into commissioning season and go-time hurried in quickly. No time to exhale (or have that cold beer) yet!Read more
The Connecticut River Museum in Essex, CT has announced that the Onrust, a replica of the first European vessel to explore and chart the Connecticut River, will rediscover the river this summer. “We cannot be more thrilled to host this remarkable vessel that has such historic relevance to our region,” said Connecticut River Museum Executive Director Christopher Dobbs.
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By Joe Cooper
Last month, I attended a yacht design contest at the Paul Cuffee School in Providence, Rhode Island. The Cuffee School is named for one of the early successful black businessmen in the New Bedford whaling industry. As befits most inner city populations today, a vast swath, the bulk I’d guess, of the middle school population in Providence are not Anglo Saxon by ancestry.
Chase Mulvaney, a senior at Rocky Hill School in East Greenwich, RI, rigs up at a recent Friday Night Lights regatta at Sail Newport. © Matthew Cohen Photography
By Clemmie Everett
There are many factors that affect your performance in a race: boatspeed, strategy, tactics, and of course, a little bit of luck. But don’t overlook the importance of preparation: making sure you have everything you need to help you perform at your best and sail with maximum speed. In high school sailing, the work done to prepare before you even get to the starting line is often the difference between the top of the fleet and the middle (or worse).
Well prepared, well rested racers always perform better than those that left an important piece of gear at home or stayed up late the night before a regatta. © Clemmie EverettRead more
By Colin Rath
Editor’s note: This is the penultimate installment in a series of dispatches from the Rath family (Colin & Pam and daughters Breana, Mariel and Nerina), who departed Stamford, CT in the fall of 2014 for a worldwide cruise aboard their Hanse 545 Persevere. You’ll find previous articles linked below.
We had to do some house cleaning prior to our final voyage to New Zealand. First, we had to resettle a few of our new furry passengers to a friendly home on land (not to be confused with re-accommodate) before we left Neiafu, on the island of Vava’u in Tonga and headed to Nuku Alofa, Togatapu (also in Tonga). The kittens would not be allowed into New Zealand because they do not have the shots and they are not old enough to get the shots, so we decided to find a home for them in Tonga.
Despite a soaking rain, Breana and Pam smile as Persevere crosses the Hauraki Gulf. © persevere60545.comRead more
Last winter, Around Long Island Regatta Co-Chairmen Jim Aikman and Doug Wefer got to thinking about how to make the 40-year-old race even more spectacular, more accessible and dynamic. Their solution? To relocate the start to New York Harbor. For the first 40 years the Around Long Island Regatta (ALIR) has started well south of the Verrazano Bridge, out of sight of those on land. In 2017, the ALIR will start very much within sight of the New York City shoreline.
John Kedzierski’s Maxi 82 Fazisi, representing the Polish Yachting Association in the 2015 Around Long Island Regatta, was built for the 1989-90 Whitbread Round the World Race. © ALIR.orgRead more
By Martin van Breems
With a crew of 10, including six members or students and four instructors, Team Sound Sailing Center (SSC) managed a hard fought win in the 44th St. Thomas International Regatta on our VAr 37 VAruna.
Team Sound Sailing Center sailed VAruna to first place in the Non-Spinnaker class in the 44th St. Thomas International Regatta. © STIR/www.ingridabery.com
Yours truly, founder of SSC and Dutchman, was the Captain (that’s me with the pith helmet in the photo, as always!). Working forward on the rail is Sean Hussey of Norwalk, CT, Sound Sailing’s Operations Manager and Instructor, followed by Bill McGowan of Greenwich, CT and the Old Greenwich Yacht Club, who served as our Head Relationship Coach and was at the Mast with Sean. Next to Bill is Dr. Jim Boyle, a UConn Professor of Meteorology and longtime SSC Instructor and Navigator. SSC member Thomas Murphy of Eastchester, NY is fourth in the row, and was a Genoa Trimmer. In the middle, longtime SSC student, member, and brokerage customer Dr. Richard DeBenedetto of New York was on Mainsheet. Rick has done numerous St. Thomas Regattas, which SSC started doing back in 1999! Next is Geoff McCuskey of Cincinnati, OH, a former SSC Instructor, who covered Tactics and is hard at work keeping an eye on things. Looking at you is Colette Pervais van Breems, my wife and an HR professional at Unilever. Colette and I doublehanded VAruna back to Norwalk from Bermuda, so she’s pretty seaworthy! SSC Member and troop leader John Kupsch covered Foredeck with Sean and kept everyone on the ball, and is busy strategizing with John Roberts, also of the Old Greenwich YC and a SSC student.Read more
Every sailor has heard of the infamous St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, held every March in St. Maarten, FWI. Crystal clear waters, a truly international sailor base with over 2,500 participants, and the world’s elite of sailing yachts. What more can a crew eager to go racing ask for?
Philippe, Gregor and Victor Tarjan share a moment aboard FLO 2 during the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta. © Flo TarjanRead more
As a coach at Sail Black Rock in Black Rock, Connecticut and the Head Instructor at Pequot Yacht Club in nearby Southport, Jill Fattibene truly loves her work.
After somewhat inauspicious beginnings in Pequot YC’s junior sailing program, a talented coach showed Jill how to enjoy the sport. “At first I didn’t like sailing, nor did I even understand the Optimist. Matt Conover, my Opti coach at Pequot, worked with me when I was little, moving up from Opti 1 up through Opti 3. One day, my friend Kate Zylstra and I were goofing off and luffing our sails, and we didn’t want to sail in. Matt said, ‘OK, you guys can stay out here. I’m going in with the class’…and he did! I look back on that with fondness because we were content, but I was like, ‘Wow, he actually left us!’”Read more
The Greenwich Sail & Power Squadron in Greenwich, CT is presenting a variety of boating courses and recreational opportunities this season. They’re offering a one-day safe boating class called America’s Boating Course on Saturday, May 6 and Saturday, June 10 at Greenwich Police Headquarters. Passing a test at the end of the 8-hour course qualifies for a Connecticut or New York Safe Boating Certificate (including Personal Watercraft). The $80 fee includes coffee and a sandwich lunch.Read more
Dexter Alden Holaday, a lifelong resident of Noank, CT, crossed the bar on April 10. He was 72.
A nationally and internationally known yacht surveyor, Holaday was a U. S. Navy veteran who served aboard the submarines USS Tusk and the USS Angler during the Cold War. He attended the University of Connecticut, the University of Rhode Island, Mitchell College, Middlesex College, Suffolk University Law School, Three Rivers College and the Westlawn School of Yacht Design. He received a Masters Degree in Marine Surveying from the State of Connecticut and held a U. S. Coast Guard license for over 40 years. Additionally, he spent many years as a service/yard manager at several marinas in southeastern Connecticut.Read more
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Derek Rupe’s article “Adventures in Docking” [April 2017].
It reminded of the words my father told us when we grew up sailing out of Norwalk, CT. He said there are two ways to dock a boat. The first is to come in like the summer blockbuster that everyone remembers, and the second is to come in like that B movie that everyone forgets. He’d say, “Let’s try to be that B movie! I’ve shared that story with my children and over the years I am very thankful they “make me look good” coming in.
Carleton Mitchell, an American yachtsman, is quoted in saying: “The trickiest part of a voyage or cruise may turn out to be the short leg between any harbor entrance and dock, both on the way in and the way out.”
Alan H. Liebnick, Fleet Captain, Milford Yacht Club, Milford, CT
Editor’s Note: Many readers enjoyed our interview with author and safety at sea advocate John Rousmaniere and we recently received this letter:
Dear Mr. Rousmaniere,
Wonderful interview and much appreciated emphasis on safety. I just finished reading Fastnet, Force 10. Thank you for the poignant and riveting story of the Fastnet Race of 1979. As a “landlubber,” your account gifted me a better understanding of the sport of sailing, while imparting to me a profound respect for those men and women who fully engage their love of sailing, providing us armchair sailors with a sense of something we’ve never experienced.Read more
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10’ Dyer Dink 2008 - Sailing version, original owner, mint, light summer use only, teak trim & seats, tilt-up rudder, spar envelope, SEITECH dolly, boat cover. Same boat used by Riverside Frostbiting Association in CT. Asking $4,600-Warren, RI 401-245-3300.
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.
2001 Schock Harbor 20, keel boat, great single-hander, great condition - roller-furling foil, jib, internal halyards, cockpit cover, outboard (Mercury, 4-stroke, 3.5hp) all new over last 1-3 years. Cushions, jib sock, solar panels, 2 coolers, depth finder, asymmetrical spinnaker (never used) included. $12,500 negotiable, 631-258-8028.
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
22’ Cal - Located in Milford CT. Great family or couples daysailer with Triad trailer for convenient dry sailing/storage. Roller furling jib for easy sailing. Large, sit in cockpit. Nice condition. Johnson outboard engine. $1700 Priced to sell! Located in Milford, CT Contact John at (203) 530-2550.
23’ O'Day 23-2 1978 - Keel-centerboard completely re-conditioned with all new sails, 3 jibs, 2 spinnakers. Sleeps 4. Full galley. New bulkheads, electric, water system, head. Race finish bottom. Harken roller furling, adjustable backstay, Antal winches. 7 HP Mercury outboard. An ideal pocket cruiser. Tabernacle Mast. Trailer included. $7000 Stonington, CT 860-705-1500
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
23’ Beneteau First 235 - This is a fine example of a Liberty Edition well cared for. Cabin excellent condition. Doyle Mainsail and 150% Custom Racing Jib new 2014, bottom and keel taking down to gel coat and faired 2013, keel no rust por-15 coating $8,200 Call 516-996-1529
24’ Pacific Seacraft Dana 2003 - The Pacific Seacraft Dana sets a new standard in a small format cruiser. Superior construction and design, this vessel is equally at home sailing your local waters or crossing the oceans of the world. Professionally maintained. Asks 74.9K Prestige Yacht Sales, Peter Thorsby 203-353-0373
25' Dufour 1800 1983 - In great shape, sails in good shape, new Sunbrella interior cushions, very reliable 3hp Johnson outboard, versatile, fast, and easy to sail, winter storage paid, ready to go
asking $3,500. Call Peter 203 410-7065
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 email@example.com or 973-214-0093
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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’ 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 - $12,500. Contact: Larry Fullerton 203-400-2085 or Lfullerton@blackrock.org
27’ J/27 - Professional maintained, race ready, proven winner. 2016/2015 Doyle racing sails, 2012 club racing sails plus older sails. New standing rigging, Tacktick electronics, lights rewired. 3.3 HP Mercury Long Shaft OB. Asking $18,500. Located Warwick, RI. Details: email@example.com or 401-573-3020
28’ Capital City Yachts Newport 1982 - Inboard Yanmar,teak interior, hot water heater,Bimini,Edson wheel,many extras…a Steal at $6,000 631-751-1957.
30’ Soverel 30 MH 1981 - "Scarecrow" is a versatile and easy to sail 30 foot racer/cruiser that has been meticulously maintained and upgraded. This Mark Soverel designed boat is ready to cruise or race (PHRF 126) and has all new gear. She is in Black Rock, CT. More details and photos @ www.sailscarecrow.weebly.com or call Jim @ 973-368-7342. Winter storage has already been paid for. Asking $21,000.
30’ Olson 911SE 1988 - Highly regarded cruiser / racer design. 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’ 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’ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
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 $24,500, Winter storage included. For more, contact Fred: 347-927-3350.
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
34’ Catalina 34 MK II 2006 - Excellent condition. Two private cabins, plus room for 3 more to sleep. Super-spacious, well-lit and airy interior makes this a great boat for family cruising. In-mast main furling makes her a breeze to sail short-handed. Asks 96.5K Prestige Yacht Sales 203-353-0373
34’ Hunter 1983 - Well equipped for cruise or race. Professionally maintained Yanmar engine. Recent upgrades to standard rigging, jib furler, radar, GPS, microwave, auto helm, refrigerator. Beautiful boat. $10,500. firstname.lastname@example.org - Mike 516-623-6256
34’ Tartan 3400 2006 - Oasis is extremely well equipped, has been treated to all necessary upgrades, and has been cared for meticulously! A turnkey cruiser that performs and you can feel comfortable and safe going anywhere. Barrington, RI $159,900. Contact Jim Spiro 401-258-2625 email@example.com
34’ Sabre 34 MK II 1987 - White hull, freshly varnished brightwork. Westerbeke 27 HP -1,944 hours . Sails are in good shape, with lazy jacks on the main. New in 2016: fuel tank, halyards, jib sheets, cowls, new hatch over V-berth. Freshly painted bottom. Asks 38K Prestige Yacht Sales 203-353-0373
35’ Catalina 350 2003 -PRICED TO SELL NOW. 2013 replaced radar, chart-plotter, added battery capacity, inverter/charger, propane heater, cabin fans and much more in preparation for cruising. In-mast furling mainsail, dodger/bimini, and mostly new running rigging. Barrington, RI $99,900 Jim Spiro at 401-258-2625 firstname.lastname@example.org
36’ Fountaine Pajot Mahe Evolution 2010 - FUN! SPACIOUS COMFORTABLE EXCITING! Add immaculate, well equipped, well cared for but you must take a look.THREE CABINS and more! Barrington, RI $239,900 Contact Jim Spiro 401-258-2625 email@example.com
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. $54,500 (RI) Call Tom Miller 401-835-7215
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. $94,900 (RI) Call Matt Leduc: 401-226-1816
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. $62,750 (RI). Call Matt Leduc: 401-226-1816
37’ Tartan 372 1990 - Two private cabins, efficient galley and spacious salon make for easy living. The boat is very well equipped and in excellent condition. Engine was rebuilt in 2012. Bottom has been stripped and barrier coated. Varnish is in top shape. Asks 99.5K Prestige Yacht Sales 203-353-0373
38’ Irwin 38 MKII 1990 - Sturdy yet swift, this modern classic offshore yacht is ready for coastal or blue water, having already completed a trans-Atlantic passage. Her owner has been diligent about her upkeep and maintenance. Much new and upgraded equipment. Asks 79K, Prestige Yacht Sales, Jonathan Smith 860-514-3763
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
40’ Sabre 402 1997 – “CALLIDORA” is a 1997 Sabre 402 that is stored indoors and lightly used. Notable features: Garmin touchscreen chartplotter, electric winches, mainsail with Doyle Stackpack (2007), genoa (2007), Awlgrip (2006), chartplotter, radar, autopilot & wind/speed/depth. $195,000 (MA) Ryan Miller, CPYB, 401-835-0069, www.latitudeyacht.com
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 269-985- 8000
41’ Beneteau Oceanis 2016 - Owner moved up! Great chance to get a nearly new Platinum Edition outfitted with B&G instruments, Harken electric winches, air conditioning and many more factory options. This boat needs absolutely nothing to hit the water! Asking $265,000. Call Willis Marine 631-421- 3400 www.willismarine.com
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
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
42’ J/42 L 2001 - Single owner boat. Starlight is extremely well equipped for blue-water sailing, is setup for single person watches, and is cared for meticulously with many system upgrades! It will be worth your while to examine this treasure. Barrington, RI $179,500. Contact Jim Spiro 401-258-2625 email@example.com
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
44’ J/44 1989 - Impeccable condition, fresh Awlgrip & varnish, huge sail inventory, updated electronics, winning race record. Ready to race or cruise. Asking $180,000. Willis Marine Center, 631-421-3400 www.willismarine.com
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. - $89,900 (MA) Call Matt Leduc: 401-226-1816
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. firstname.lastname@example.org 860-823-7952
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 email@example.com
47’ Beneteau 473 2005 -This is a Beneteau 473 two cabin layout. The solar panel and wind generator supply power for refrigeration. She also features a Westerbeke 8Kw diesel generator, SatTV, 2 Zone AC/Heat, davits and dodger and bimini. $229,900 (MA) Call Matt Leduc 401-226-1816
47’ Beneteau 473 2001 - The Beneteau 473 combines extraordinary interior comfort, volume and light with Blue water strength. New Dodger Bimini and interior. New equipment, rebuilt Windlass, new galley stove, new HMC mattress in forward stateroom, new winter cover. $182,500 (NY) Tim Norton 401-575-8326
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
By Colin Rath
Editor’s note: This is the nineteenth installment in a series of dispatches from the Rath family (Colin & Pam and daughters Breana, Mariel and Nerina), who departed Stamford, CT in the fall of 2014 for a worldwide cruise aboard their Hanse 545 Persevere. You’ll find previous articles linked below.
We enjoyed Niue for multiple reasons. It has some of the best diving in the Pacific, with caves and deep chasms to explore. The water is crystal clear except where the cold springs from the island spill into the ocean and make the water look icy. It’s real cool underwater, like a frost spreading slowly within the water.
Swimming with whales was among the most memorable experiences of the Rath’s two-year voyage. © persevere60545.comRead more
By Derek Rupe
Captains learn to recognize fear in eyes of the crew. I’ve seen fear, deep fear, white eyes and long stares. I wish these moments were always on hard crossings, rough groundings, or the occasional dismasting. But alas, terror is most likely experienced during the mundane task of leaving or returning to the slip. This is especially prevalent in people who grew up boating and have developed a Pavlovian fear response to being in the vicinity of a docking boat.
Too many boats are seldom used, the author reckons, because a lot of sailing couples haven’t mastered the nuances of incident-free docking.Read more
By Helen A. Jankoski
When Debby and Ed Dear were looking to relocate up the coast from Fairfield County, Connecticut in 1995, it was a community sailing poster in a Stonington Borough shop window that helped make their decision. “Here was an invitation for everyone to show up on the starting line in Stonington Harbor, with dinner afterward,” said Ed. “I did small boat racing in Old Greenwich, but it was a little more complicated.”
A Montgomery 10, Lasers and an Ideal 18 wait for the start of a Stonington Dinghy Club Wednesday night race. © Helen JankoskiRead more
By Molly Mulhern
Not many people go sailing in our neck of the coast early in the season when the wind is blowing over 20 knots. I can understand why. Small Craft Warnings are issued, and well, it is windy! I would not want to go out either, except…
A happy helmsman – the sun is out and the wind is blowing! The J/34C is very well balanced when sailed well, requiring a very light touch on the helm when the sails are trimmed properly. © Molly MulhernRead more
When thousands of sailors arrive at Sail Newport in Newport, RI over the spring and summer months, they will see the new 8,500 square foot building near completion after five years in the making. On March 5, Sail Newport celebrated the milestone of placing the highest point on the new Marine Education and Recreation Center in Fort Adams State Park.