By John K. Fulweiler, Jr., Esq.
I’m an admitted consumer of “boat porn.” It’s not the salacious viewing you’re conjuring. Boat listings (both print and online), boat ‘fail’ videos (including the grainy, but always amusing trailer launch mishaps) and YouTube’s offerings of those living aboard their sailboats are the images I steal away to view. If you watch enough of this stuff, you’re left with the impression that a lot of folks do stupid things and get away unscathed, that luck favors the novice, and that nobody seems much to care about the elements of good seamanship. I’m hoping not to see you, the prudent mariner, in any of this boat porn and here’s a few thoughts for avoiding such a fate.Read more
UK Sailmakers Metro New York, Inc. has opened a new state-of-the-art sail loft in Port Chester, NY. UK Metro NY was taken over by new management led by Constantine Baris, a lifelong sailor who is now pursuing his passion for sailing by building the UKNY business into a more robust and broader reaching offering for cruisers and racers alike. His longtime friend, business associate and sailing buddy Kevin Crouchley will manage loft operations and sales in an effort to produce UKNY 2.0.Read more
The new Brand Manager for Magic Marine North America is Jeff Earl, who will be directly overseeing all aspects of Magic Marine in North America including strategic sales and market development. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Magic Marine is a performance-based sailing gear brand that was originally conceived by a group of avid catamaran sailors.Read more
Next generation of offshore sailors preparing for Newport Bermuda
A new non-profit organization with a mission to provide opportunities for high school and college sailors in competitive offshore sailing, the Young American Sailing Academy, Inc. (YASA) has announced two entries for the 51st Newport Bermuda Race, which starts Friday, June 15, 2018. Twenty-two young sailors on two boats will improve their offshore skills in the iconic, 635-mile offshore race.
The Young American Junior Big Boat Sailing Team made yacht racing history in the 2016 Newport Bermuda Race. © John RousmaniereRead more
Prestige Yacht Sales has announced the opening of their new East Greenwich location at Prime Marina (formerly Norton’s Marine) in East Greenwich, RI. Prestige is one of New England’s most established yacht brokerage firms, and for almost 30 years they’ve offered excellent support in sales and conscientious service for new and select brokerage boats.Read more
As part of the Storm Trysail Club’s efforts to engage younger sailors in the offshore component of yacht racing, the Tri-State Youth Offshore Challenge has been created which includes a series of regattas in eastern Connecticut, Rhode Island and Shelter Island, New York.
Sailing in the Youth Challenge division with members of the Grimes and Moffet families comprising her crew, Paul Grimes’ J/35 Breakaway took third in PHRF Spinnaker 2 in the 2016 Ida Lewis Distance Race. © Cate Brown/ catebrownphoto.comRead more
Latitude Yacht Brokerage, LLC, headquartered in Newport, RI, has announced that Jeffrey Jadul has joined the firm, continuing their growth in the yacht sales market in New England with expanded presence in Massachusetts. Based in the Boston area, Jadul will cover from Southern New Hampshire to Cape Cod and the Islands. Jadul brings a wealth of industry knowledge and experience to latitude, having spent nearly 25 years in the industry, while owning his own yacht brokerage firm for the last 15 years.Read more
The Salty Dawg Sailing Association™ (SDSA), a non-profit organization based in Middletown, RI, invites all sailors to join a cruising rally from the Chesapeake to Maine and then, for the first time, a second rally from Maine to Nova Scotia. The Salty Dawg Rally to Maine will leave the Chesapeake Bay on July 8, 2018.
The Rally to Nova Scotia departs Rockland, ME August 8. Stops along the way to enjoy quaint villages, local cuisine and maritime lore are part of each rallyRead more
The Moorings, a yacht charter company based in Clearwater, FL, has partnered with Tropic Ocean Airways, the leading seaplane operator in the eastern United States, to offer a one-of-a-kind travel experience in the Bahamas.
The “Fly & Sail” service allows yacht charterer to reserve a private flight directly to their desired Bahamas destination out of Tropic Ocean Airways’ lounge at the Fort Lauderdale International Airport’s private FBO, Sheltair, or the Miami Seaplane Base – centrally located between downtown Miami and South Beach on Watson Island. Upon arrival, the private Sail, Power, or all-inclusive Crewed Moorings yacht of choice will be prepped and ready for exploring the Abacos or Exumas.Read more
The Cruising Club of America (CCA) is presenting a seminar two days before the start of the 51st Newport Bermuda to ensure entrants receive required safety training. Newport Bermuda Race rules require that 30 percent of each crew complete vital safety training. That requirement, combined with a rising demand for safety training generally, has maxed out seminar capacity and prompted the CCA to open additional capacity with a Safety at Sea Seminar in Newport, RI on June 13, 2018.
© CCA/Ernie GodshalkRead more
The Blue Water Sailing Club (BWSC) has announced its cruising schedule for the 2018 sailing season. A limited number of guest boats are invited to join for all or part of any BWSC cruise, provided the guests have a boat greater than 20 feet LWL, preregister, and sign a waiver of liability. Cruising with BWSC provides an opportunity to connect with other sailors and perhaps expand one’s cruising options. It also gives sailors a chance to check out BWSC and consider membership.Read more
By Peter Linderoth, Water Quality Program Manager for Save the Sound
Scientists are taking a new look at the way they collect data in local harbors. Under the leadership of Save the Sound, the new Unified Water Study brings together citizen groups to consistently measure the ecological health of bays and harbors around Long Island Sound. Together, we expect to monitor 36 bays and harbors in New York and Connecticut this summer. These groups run the gamut from local environmental groups to municipal and federal organizations. There’s a camaraderie among the participants that contributes to the success of the sampling season.
The author and Save the Sound Environmental Analyst Elena Colón testing water quality in Mamaroneck Harbor. Water testing demonstrations by “Sound Sleuths” in Long Island Sound are ongoing. TV crews and reporters are welcome to film dockside or on board the test boats. Contact Burns Patterson at 917-575-9155 to schedule. © Save the Sound
As a Program Manager for 11th Hour Racing, a Newport, RI-based organization focused on sustainability in the sailing and maritime community, Michelle Carnevale is using a lifelong love of the ocean to help save it.
“I grew up in West Sand Lake, NY, a small town outside of Albany,” says Michelle, who lives in Raynham, MA. “Every summer, my parents would take us to Cape Cod. I looked forward to that one-week trip every year. Whether it was the six-hour whale watching trip or long walks on the tidal flats picking up Moon Snails, those memories forged my love of the ocean and all the fascinating species that live there. At Cornell University, when it came time to select a major, the advice ‘do what you love’ stuck with me and I knew I had to do something to protect the ocean so I chose to study Marine Ecology.”Read more
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8' Trinka sailing dinghy - Navy blue hull w/sail kit, self-bailer, SS molding on forefront, skeg, and skeg/transom. Lift system for davits, bronze cleats, kick-up rudder, oak bottom skids, floorboards. Very good condition $950.00. (sistership photo above) Clinton, CT. Claus Morch 203-606-7955 email@example.com
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 $11,000. 860-227-6135
26’ Donovan GP26 – Very Fast 26 Footer! The GP26 is a great boat for both PHRF and One design racing. Both the designer and builder have created a super boat that is easy and fun to race! This boat is ready to Go. Carbon rig and frame, North 3dl sails with full complement of gear and hi-tech rigging. Includes a Custom Triad Trailer. $49,800 Call for full inventory and with questions. Doug - 631-300-7694
28’ O'Day 1980 - Great boat. Fantastic weekender. Re-powered 7 years ago with a new 13 hp Beta Marine Engine, low hours. Sleeps 5. Auto helm. Well maintained by NVBY. Two sets of sails + Spinnaker. Will include the balance of the season on mooring at Noank Village Boat Yard, Noank, CT. Asking $12,500. Call Bob @ 860-383-5405
30' Oday 1980 - Well maintaned. 16hp Universal diesel, new injectors, new fuel tank, Hood main and 150 genoa, roller furl, bottom soda blasted 2014, S/T winches, VHF, autopilot, dodger, bimini, cockpit cushions, table and stereo. Sleeps 6. Great coastal cruiser. Branford Ct. Larry 203 430 7746 $14,000.
30’ Tartan 1977 - BEST 30 FT SAILBOAT PER PRACTICAL SAILOR - And best example of this S&S design. Upgraded in all ways: Yanmar 2GM; folding prop; selftailing winches; New Cushions; new stove, new port lights(!), North kevlar #1; mylar #2, North Dacron Main, #3, and Shore #4; upgraded main controls; internal halyards; professionally repainted cockpit; complete electronics. Looks great and placed 2nd in Around Long Island Race. $8,100. Call Rob at 203-972-0000 or rdocters@AbbeyLLP.com
30' Beneteau First 305 1987 (LOA 30.5ft.) - Great boat, loaded for racing/cruising. Sleeps 6, enclosed aft cabin and large aft head. All lines running aft. 13 sails, autopilot, upgraded wind/depth/speed, JRC radar, Harken furler, self-tailing winches, inverter, bemini, macerator. A nice, ready to go, dual-purpose boat. $15,000. Contact Arseni firstname.lastname@example.org 513-827-0654
31 ‘ Island Packet 1988 - Well maintained with recent barrier coat and brightwork. Cutter rigged with 130 % Genoa and full battened main. Yanma diesel. Full instruments plus radio and GPS. Dinghy davits for Achilles dinghy (included). Located Milford CT. Asking $55,000. Call 203 261 8553
32’ Catalina 320 1998 – With this Catalina’s attention to detail racers and cruisers will all be happy. The 320 is a fast boat while the interior is large and luxurious with teak, ash, and maple hardwoods. $49,999 (RI) Latitude Yacht Brokerage, Tim Norton, CPYB, 401-575-8326 email@example.com
33’ Beneteau 331 2003 – Competition version of popular 33, a true performance cruiser. She has a classic main with full roach and two reefs, full length battens, main, jib and asymmetrical spinnaker, feathering Max Prop. Always yard maintained. Used only as a daysailer by the current owner. Very clean boat. Asks 68K Prestige Yacht Sales, George 203-353-0373
33’ Hunter 33 2008 - One of Hunter Marine's most successful models. Capable Coastal Cruiser with comfortable, full accommodations. One owner model, fully equipped - including air conditioning & heat plus inflatable & outboard. Although a 2008 model, she was first commissioned in the spring of 2009. Asks 79.9K Prestige Yacht Sales, Fletcher 860-625-2456
34’ Hunter 1983 - Early version with beautiful hull, and deck. Built with a rare metal plate under the mast-step for strength. Comes with the full electronics package; GPS chart-plotter, Windex and wind instruments. Price negotiable for quick sale. Asking $16,000 Contact Fred: 347-927-3350.
36' Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 1990 sloop - Updated electrical system, new GPS and RADAR, shore power, new batteries, replaced Harding mainsail, all roller furling. 27 HP Perkins. 20" flat screen digital TV/DVD. New SEADEK on Swim deck. $52K. Ready to cruise. 508-264-3167
36’ Gozzard Cutter 1995 – Raven’s Nest is owned by its original owner. She has all new electronics and has been re-varnished throughout. Her 2013 Yanmar 50Hp Diesel Engine has only 427hrs. $149,900 (MA) Latitude Yacht Brokerage, Matt Leduc, CPYB, 401-226-1816 firstname.lastname@example.org
37’ Beneteau 373 2006 - Well equipped with very light use - this is a great opportunity to get this sought after model. Traditional main, bottom just media blasted, barrier coated and painted. Professionally maintained by Oyster Bay Marine Center. This boat is a must see! $108,000 Contact Cameron Campbell at McMichael Yacht Brokers 631-974-3099
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 and fast, fully equipped for racing, day sailing or to places more distant. Twelve sails. Many pictures, low price($29,900) and detailed specs at www.Baltic37.com 917-473-0606
38’ Beneteau First 1985 - Racer/Cruiser set up single-handed or crewed, 45 HP Perkins, 3 Staterooms/2 Heads . Autopilot, Electronics, Various sails. Priced far lower than others to sell by June 1 or it comes off market. Asking $39K, Prestige Yacht Sales Call/text Jonathan Smith, 860-514-3763
38’ Catalina 387 2005 – Serenity offers two large private staterooms and a full sized head with a separate shower. She is outfitted with top of the line electronics and a 40Hp engine with only 500hrs on it. $149,900 (RI) Latitude Yacht Brokerage Matt Leduc, CPYB, 401-226-1816 email@example.com
40’ J/120 three available - The J/120 has a rightful reputation for being a great racer and cruiser, still competitive on the race course while also an ideal boat for family cruising. 1996 model priced at $135,000, 1998 model priced at $129,000, and 1999 model priced at $149,000. Contact McMichael Yacht Brokers at 914-381-5900
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. Three available from $139,900. Call Willis Marine 631-421-3400
40’ Sabre 402 2000 -As beautiful to sail as she is to look at, this boat has primarily been used as a day sailor by her owner of 10 years. Interior and exterior cosmetics are top-notch, with no deck crazing. All bright work is in Bristol condition and will need only routine maintenance coats each season. $199,000 Contact Michael Beers at McMichael Yacht Brokers 718-764-7215.
41’ Globe CC Ketch 1980 - Here is a rare Blue Water Classic design that has been carefully improved by the same family for the past 18 years. Many upgrades over the years include NEW YANMAR ENGINE; NEW SAILS; BOTTOM SODA BLASTED AND BARRIER COATED; and more!! Asks 89K Prestige Yacht Sales 860-245-5551 John Z
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. $249,000. Call Willis Marine 631-421-3400
42’ Jeanneau DS 2008 - The 42 DS has a king size berth in the master stateroom making it ideal for a cruising couple. Fully outfitted and ready to be sailed away. $154,900 Contact Cameron Campbell at McMichael Yacht Brokers 631-974-3099
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. $399,000. Willis Marine Center 631-421-3400 willismarine.com
45’ Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 2003 - Immaculate 1 owner vessel here in our harbor! Well equipped with roller furling main and genoa, oversized winches, beautiful rich wood interior and teak decks. $199,000. Willis Marine Center, Huntington, NY 631-421-3400
45' Hirsh Gulfstar Center Cockpit Sloop - Second owner. Getting out of boating. On the hard since 2010. Needs new electronics. Sails are fine for coastal cruising. Slight cabin leak in the salon needs repair. Enjoyable boat that shouldn't take much in the way of repairs/refurbs to cast off. Selling "As Is" $50,000. No donations, trades, leases, financing, etc. Located Branford, CT. Gulfstar45sloop@gmail.com
45’ Fuji 45 1975 - A true classic blue water boat. Awlgripped hull, generator, lots of room for a long passage. Asking $65,000 Willis Marine Center 631-421-3400
47’ Beneteau 473 2005 – Lakota is featured with a Westerbeke 8Kw diesel generator, a full suite of marine navigation electronics. She has been outfitted to cruise in comfort and to handle long periods of time off the dock. $194,900 (MA) Latitude Yacht Brokerage, Matt Leduc, CPYB, 401-226-1816 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. $379,000 Willis Marine Center 631-421-3400 www.willismarine.com
48’ Beneteau Oceanis 2014 – Loaded with gear including Dock & Go. Many extras. Must be seen to be appreciated. Asking $435,000. Contact David Willis at Willis Marine Center 631-421-3400.
50’ Alden 1989 - We are proud to represent Symphony, a stunning aft cockpit Alden 50, known for their "yacht like" good looks as well as being proven performance cruisers. Symphony does the 50 series proud in any harbor. This pedigree yacht must be seen to appreciate the many custom upgrades/additions. Asks 319K Prestige Yacht Sales 203-353-0373
51’ Dufour 512GL 2017 – Cruising World’s “Boat of the Year-Best Full Size Cruiser” – 3-cabin/3-head – genset, AC/heat, full electronics, electric winches, teak cockpit and fold down swim platform, dual helm, cockpit fridge and grill, full canvas. Portsmouth, RI. $449,000. 401-683-9200. http://www.northstaryachtsales.com/boat/2017/dufour/512gl/1621/
54’ Amel – two available - Two available. These Amel 54s are ready to launch in the Caribbean. 2006 yacht in Antigua priced at $550,000. 2007 yacht located in Panama priced at €530,000. Contact Cameron Campbell at McMichael Yacht Brokers 631-974-3099.
55’ Beneteau Oceanis 2015 - One of the finest examples of a Beneteau Oceanis 55 you will every encounter! No expense has been spared! Electronics and canvas have been updated. Decks hull, interior, and hull are spotless. This fine vessel is being offered far below replacement cost. Asking 675K Prestige Yacht Sales 203-353-0373
57’ Hanse 575 2015 Modified - Owner supervised construction. Yacht modified for single handed sailing GMT Carbon Mast, In-boom electric furler, rod rigging, B&G H5000 System, 3 MFP’s, Forward looking sonar, digital radar. Many factory options, Custom woodwork. Teak. North Sails 3DI. Lightly used, 850k 516-250-2456
Race Village Opens May 8
The world’s most exciting ocean race is on its way to Newport, Rhode Island. This is the only North American Stopover for the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18, and the 7-boat fleet is expected to arrive around May 10 and 11, 2018.
Orange you glad we’re here? These smiling sailors did the Newport in-Port Race with Team Alvimedica in 2015. ©Amory Ross/Volvo Ocean Race
As in 2015, Fort Adams State Park will be the site of the Race Village, and the Port Co-Hosts for the 13-day public celebration include Sail Newport, the State of Rhode Island, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Discover Newport, and the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation. More than 130,000 fans visited the Newport Race Village in 2015, and this year’s Stopover is on track to be bigger and better.Read more
Well, that was brutal. After a teasing thaw in February, enough to even get in a first round of golf, March and April have not been much fun for us in the Northeast. And while this is typical, it’s definitely upset some schedules as we prepare for the season. Hopefully, some of you got south to Sperry Charleston Race Week or further south to race in Miami or the Caribbean for a break! Now the sun is working and it’s going to be full on to get ready. May is going to be very busy regardless of the weather.Read more
The Power of Faith, Hope & Determination
By Meg Keeshan McGovern
Published by Morgan James Publishing 180 pages paperback and eBook
The 10th Annual Robie Pierce One-Design Regatta will be sailed June 1- 3, 2018 at Larchmont Yacht Club, and you’ll find no competitor in this wonderful event for sailors with disabilities with greater determination to win than Chris O’Brien of Trumbull, CT.Read more
On March 23, President Trump signed a budget that includes historic funding for Long Island Sound programs. The Fiscal Year 2018 package includes $12 million for the Sound under the National Estuary Program, a 50 percent increase over last year’s $8 million. Fishing, shipping, tourism, and other Long Island Sound industries generate over $9 billion in economic benefits for the region every year.
Hammonasset Beach State Park, Madison, CT © Sue PranulisRead more
By Joe Cooper
As a kid, when I was home from school with some illness, my favorite pastime was reading comics. I guess it was the fantasy land of another world that took me away from feeling crappy that did the trick. I was reminded of this escapist vein last week.Read more
By Vincent Pica, Commodore, First District, Southern Region (D1SR), United States Coast Guard Auxiliary
When the perfectly calm day sneaks up on you while you are daydreaming and turns into a snarly, life-stealing beast, all your training rushes to the front of the “screen.” But sometimes, all your skill isn’t going to get you home. And sometimes the boat itself is what betrays you as she threatens to slip away beneath you. You are going to be hard to find – unless you are sending a personal signal to the satellite that will call the U.S. Coast Guard for you. This column is about that.
This pocket-sized device just might save your life. © acrartex.com
Launch Operator, Old Saybrook, CT
The North Cove Yacht Club in Old Saybrook, CT is looking for launch operators for 2018 season. Requirements: USCG Launch License, pass drug testing and background check, possess boating knowledge, personable, and perform light housekeeping. $15/hour.
Contact Fred at 860-510-3329
USCG Licensed Launch Operator, Fayerweather Yacht Club Black Rock Harbor, Bridgeport CT
$12.50-$15.00/hour Full/Part time Seasonal
Duties: include but not limited to: Operate 26’ inspected motor launch to bring members and guests to and from their boats. Daily safety checks and cleaning of the Motor Launch, Daily Mooring field check, Assist Dock staff with daily duties.,MUST be available days, evenings, weekends and holidays Minimum certifications: USCG licensed Launch operator, First Aid and CPR Contact: Michael D McCarthy - Shore Captain Shorecapt@FYCct.org 203-788- 2853 Or Mark Michael - Dock Master email@example.com 203-922- 2754
Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at 6:00pm Stonington Harbor Yacht Club is excited to host a multimedia presentation from Tucker Thompson about the Volvo Ocean Race.
© Amory Ross
Tucker Thompson was the official Host of the 35th America’s Cup. He is an award-winning TV commentator, producer, and public speaker and has hosted over 1,500 sailing shows including three America’s Cups, the Volvo Ocean Race, and the World Match Racing Tour. A former champion sailor, Tucker sailed with America True during the 2000 America’s Cup in New Zealand.Read more
World-class sailor and television commentator Gary Jobson has participated in all types of sailing events – Don’t miss this opportunity – Gary’s an excellent storyteller. Topics include tactics, strategy, boat handling, Rio Olympics, America’s Cup, making it fun and more….
Beer, wine, rum drinks, and pizza. $10 per person / advance, $15 per person / door
At Shennecossett Yacht Club, 1010 Shennecossett Rd, Groton, CT, 5:55pm, May 3
Sponsored by the Mudheads, Eastern Connecticut Sailing Association, Real McCoy Rum and Quantum Sails. Register at http://mudhead.org/dev/wp1/events/spring-sailing-seminar/
By Joan de Regt
My husband John and I were making the run from Isles of Shoals to Provincetown, heading back to our homeport of Rowayton, Connecticut after spending a month in Maine. Both of us were a bit wistful that our cruise was coming to an end, but we were enjoying a lovely day in August, about 10 miles offshore, with no other boats in sight. There was no wind, so we were motoring along at about 7 knots on our Cambria 46 Starlight. (Fun fact, her first owner was Christopher Reeve, who had her built in 1989 and named her Sea Angel.)