Offshore Sailing School BVI Racing Clinic

WindCheck_October_2016_web_page11_image12.jpgOffshore Sailing School is adding a new venue for its popular racing programs, at the Marriott Autograph Collection® Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina in the British Virgin Islands. Scheduled for December 4-9, 2016, this new four-day clinic is hosted by National Sailing Hall of Fame Inductee Steve Colgate, with instruction by veteran Offshore Performance Race Week coaches led by Mumm Worlds Champion Rob (Bobby) Brooks.

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The Moorings Announces New Charter Destination in Puerto Rico’s Spanish Virgin Islands

The Moorings, Puerto RicoThe Moorings has announced its newest charter destination in Puerto Rico, available to book now for vacations beginning in January 2017.

© Sean McGee

The cruising grounds of Puerto Rico and the surrounding Spanish Virgin Islands will offer vacationers a pristine, Caribbean charter experience with convenient access, including direct flights from many cities and no passport required for U.S citizens. Options include all-inclusive crewed sail and power yacht charters complete with captain and chef, as well as bareboat power yacht charters aboard the Moorings 514 Power Catamaran.

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Letter: The persona of the Finn

Coop’s Corner in the September issue made my day. It was about one of my favorite boats. I picked up an old Vanguard Finn some years back. Over the years I made most of the worthwhile upgrades to it, all increasing the pleasure of sailing it. The Finn is just an awesome little boat that gets a lot of ‘bad’ press.

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Letter: Steering the right course

Steering the right course

Thank you so much for the very nice article on Paul and the new award [“New Sportsmanship Award Honors Paul Risseeuw”]. I think the award will go a long way to steer junior sailors in the right direction for all sports and life in general.

Mary Risseeuw, Ivoryton, CT

Mary – We are honored to have known Paul, and have fond memories of the stories he shared during the interview for our ‘On Watch’ article about him.

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Letter: A guiding hand

A guiding hand

Rick Bannerot photo essayWhile I was glancing through the September issue, I happened upon the article “A Skipper is Born.” I was really struck by the photos. They were so sharp and colorful, but most importantly they really captured great expressions.

Good job to Rick Bannerot.

Bill Wagner, Huntington, NY

© Rick Bannerot

Bill – We at WindCheck are fortunate to have many superb photographers among our regular contributors, and Rick is certainly one of the best. Likewise, the young sailors at Stamford Yacht Club are lucky to have excellent instructors like Julia Wilson.

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Boojee Boating: The Vessel Owner’s Rights In Seeking Refuge from a Storm

By John K. Fulweiler

If you’re an old barnacle with a massive motor vessel measured in tens of meters, platoon of polo wearing plebes and the luck of a society currently rewarding masters of the market, I’ve got something to remind you. There’s like 19,000 kids in Massachusetts that don’t have a home. I say sell your ship! Come on, with those sales proceeds you could do some good for those kids that’d really mark-up history. Plus, your squared off tin can isn’t even good looking – empirically.

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New Search Engine for Used Boat Parts

used boat parts searchBudget-minded boat owners looking for hard-to-find parts for a refit or restoration project have a new online resource. Created by Doug McQuilken, who is restoring a vintage wooden catboat, (aka BUPS) has helped thousands of boat owners locate parts.

This catboat restoration project inspired Doug McQuilken to launch

BUPS maintains active inventory from hundreds of websites, and sends daily email (text in the future) alerts for “fresh” listings meeting user-defined criteria.

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Letter: Adopt a Crew!

I like the idea of mentoring [“Sailors Growing Sailors” by Molly Mulhern;], and have a suggestion with a slightly different twist. As we age and tasks aboard our boat become more taxing, I would like to start a program called “Adopt a Crew.” We, as boat owners, would share our knowledge and our boat with someone younger in exchange for crew duties. It would be a win-win arrangement. Is anyone aware of such a program in the Long Island Sound area?

Eileen Hawe, via email

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Letter: Joy of the Open Sea

letter high noon bermudaThe 2016 Newport to Bermuda Race has been a summer highlight, and I had the pleasure of following the race with special interest for all the participating junior sailors, especially the Young American Junior Big Boat Sailing Team from American Yacht Club. [“The Newport Bermuda Race Aboard High Noon” by Carina Becker appeared in our August issue]

© Barry Pickthall/PPL
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New Executives at Landfall

FredLorthioirLandfall, a marine outfitter and safety expert in Stamford, CT, has announced two new executive appointments. Frederick (Fred) Lorthioir will assume the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO), and John Stanton is the new Digital Marketing Director.

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Marine Technician

Marine Technician - Port Milford Marina is seeking to hire a marine technician to service all makes and models of power and sailboats. Join our busy, year-round service team. Please send your resume to

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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 by the 10th of the month for the next issue. (The monthly cost is $35.) Or, please call us at 203-332-7639.



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. This is the same boat used by Riverside Frostbiting Association in CT. Asking $4,400-Warren, RI 401-245-3300.



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



19' Rhodes Mariner 2005  - Centerboard model, 3.5 hp Tohatsu  4 stroke outboard, cabin and cockpit cushions, porta-potti- new-never used, roller furled jib-100%,  mainsail cover, cockpit bimini,  tiller extension and lock, custom sling,  trailer 2005 - very little use with new spare tire.  Located at Milford Yacht Club.  $10,000.  Contact Steve at 203 506-6825.



Schock Harbor 20 - Keel boat, hull #136.  In great shape - 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. Asking $14,500, 631-258-8028.


oday 22

22’ ODay 1973 - Good condition. Johnston 9.9 hp outboard, main and self furling jib. Great family sailing boat .Located in Mamaroneck Harbor. $ 2000  914-329-4132.



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 $14,000. 860-227-6135



22’ Marshall 1974 - Bristol condition throughout.  Paneled Herreshoff-style interior,  enclosed  head,  2015 Quantum/Thurston traditional “Egyptian Cotton” color sail.  Brightwork  is varnished teak. 110V 1100W power inverter, pressure water, butane stove, anchor & rode plus plenty of stowage space.  Rebuilt Palmer gas engine with less than 10 hours. Asks 32.9K  Call Prestige Yacht Sales 860-767-0528


 Com-Pac 23

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. $6900. 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:


C&C 24

24' C&C 1976 - Dark Blue. Well Maintained. Main and furling 150% Genoa by Kappa Sails. 8hp Johnson Sailmaster Outboard. Comes with slip on floating dock in Westbrook for the 2016 season. Small enough to sail single handed; sleeps four. $5,000.  e-mail:


Santa Cruz 27

27’ Santa Cruz 1977 - Is a complete package – newly painted, large sail inventory, Honda 4-Stroke, yard trailer. Tiller steering, deck mounted mast sloop. Harken furler, sail covers, tiller cover, and instrumentation. $9500 Call for details 631-987-9989



28’ O’Day - Diesel engine, pressurized water, dodger, bimini (2014), Garmin GPS chart plotter (2014), full set “Bottomsider” cockpit cushions (2015), new bow hatch (2015), VHF radio, Flat-screen swing-out TV, AM/FM CD radio, built-in microwave, CDI roller furler (2014). Excellent condition. In water at Cedar Island Marina, Clinton, CT. $14,900 Call Jeff at 860-227-7585


Tartan 28 

28 Tartan 1985 - Beautiful and seaworthy. Lots of interior space for a 28 foot boat. Very well equipped Cruiser/Racer. $25,900  Port Milford, / 203-877-7802


cal 28

28’ Cal 1986 – This well maintained boat is in excellent condition. Can be seen at Fayerweather Boat Yard, Bridgeport, CT.  $15,000. Contact Anne at 203-209-3577



28’ Beneteau First 285 1988 - Fresh sails on  this Beneteau First 285 are a big plus. This boat is ready to sail, having been well maintained, with many recent components replaced/upgraded including new head, water pump, refinished cabin sole, and more.  Asks 25K Call Prestige Yacht Sales  203-353-0373



28’ Catalina 1996 - Owned since launch by a sailing instructor. Very well maintained because of his expertise. Asking $36,900. Call John Z 413-531-3348 or email


beneteau 29

29’ Beneteau First 1986 Racer/cruiser - Two cabins, six berths, stereo, CQR/300’ rode, dodger, roller furling jib, recent UK racing genoa and main, spinnaker, rod rigging, Raymarine ST2000 autotiller, Nexus speed, depth and compass, windward sheeting traveler, all lines led to cockpit, and much more. 18 HP Volvo Penta diesel. Great operating condition, but numerous cosmetic issues. In water, Jamestown, RI, ready to sail. Priced to sell $7000. Bob:  202-714-4975 (call or text) ”



30' Nonsuch 1983 Classic #170 - New engine ,shaft, Windlass, Autopilot, Radar, Bimini, Many extras.
Hard Bottom 10' inflatable, 6HP 4 stroke. 2012 International Rendezvous Champion.
Connecticut $35K  203-231-6136.



30’ Hinterhoeller Nonsuch Ultra 1988 - Carpe Diem is a 1988 Hinterhoeller Nonsuch 30 Ultra. Her simple Cat rig is easy to sail and her spacious interior layout is unmatched in today's fleet. She has had numerous upgrades through the years and was recently awlgripped. $59,900  Call Matt Leduc, CPYB, 401-226-1816 –


Soverel 30 

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 @ or call Jim @ 973-368-7342. Winter storage has already been paid for.   Asking $24,950.


Catalina 310 

31’ Catalina 310 2001 - Very popular wing keel model. Great for the cruising couple or small family. Original owner selling boat. Excellent condition. Fully battened main and roller furling genoa. $59,900 Port Milford, / 203-877-7802



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



31’ Hunter 2007 - This is a very special Hunter 31. Launched in 2009 and used lightly, the condition of "Wind River" reflects that light use. Very well equipped for either a quick evening sail or an extended voyage.  Asks 69.9K  Call Prestige Yacht Sales  860-245-5886



33’ Kalik - 'One-owner Kalik 33, well-maintained Dutch design sailing yacht. Full teak decks, race-rigged, huge sail inventory, sleeps 7, large galley, 3-burner stove w/ oven, dedicated nav-station w/ chair. Competitive race record when actively raced. Listed at $29.5k. For more, contact Fred: 347-927-3350 '


Abbott 33 for sale

33’ Abbott 1983  “PIRATE” - Fractional rig easy to handle sail plan and narrow hull form make the Abbott 33 a great all around racer and has a finished cabin for overnights.  The sail inventory includes Doyle race sails and new asymmetric spinnaker. Double axel Triad trailer. $17,000 772-285-0877



33’ Hunter 2013 (2 available) - When this model Hunter 33 was introduced in 2012 she won Cruising World's Best Boat Award. Her redesigned hull, deck, cockpit and rich interior are a huge step forward from the previous Hunter 33s. $129,900 (RI). Call Matt Leduc, CPYB, 401-226-1816 –


Soverel 33 

33’ Soverel 1984 – Republic built.  Race ready! $8,000.  2015 Yamaha T9.9 outboard available separately for $2,800. Optimized with 145% genoa, penalty spinnaker pole and larger kites, she rates 90 in the WLIS. Ready to win, with a current and extensive sail inventory, professionally faired bottom 2011 and lots of other recent upgrades. Clean and ready to continue collecting silver.  Located in the water in Greenwich, CT.  Call Patrick at 914-263-4850    Additional details available at


cheoy lee 33

33’ Cheoy Lee Clipper, Cutter, Ketch, 1977 - 30HP Yanmar diesel engine, 240 hours. Fiberglass decks. Teak cockpit. Fiberglass hull. Wood masts. Bluewater sailing. For Sale $25,000. Or for share half ownership $12,000, choice of weekends, weeks or months. John 203-876-1417


Pearson 10M

33’ Pearson 10M 1976 - Beta Marine 25 diesel with less than 100 hours. November 2015 surveyor said, “Good to very good condition with high level of equipment”. Hard-bottom dinghy and Tohatsu 3.5 new in 2014. Steady upgrades by 12 year owner. $27,500. Call 401-935-9084


Hunter 34

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.   $18,500. - Mike  516-623-6256



34’ Ericson 1989 - A performance cruiser as comfortable as she is fast. Spacious cockpit and a two-stateroom interior are just the beginning of her list of attributes. Quality strength in construction and a beautifully finished teak interior. The sellers are extremely motivated! $34,900 (NJ) Call Tom Miller, 401-835-7215 –


Island Packet 35

35’ Island Packet 1991 – Winter cover by Fairclough. Cold plate. Price at $79,900 or best offer. Call 860-729-3314


Catalina 35

35’ Catalina 350 2004 - The 350 is a perfect cruiser or live aboard vessel. With two queen-sized cabins, owner’s stateroom, double entry head with separate stall shower, a large main salon with sleeping capacity for three more if desired. $95,000 (RI) Call Tim Norton, CPYB, 401-575-8326 –



35’ Beneteau 350 1989 - Midsized Beneteaus, no matter what year are known for ingenuity and comfort. This 350 has been well cared for with new electronic and all canvas. She has davits, dinghy and outboard are included.  Asks 42K  Prestige Yacht Sales 203-353-0373


Sweden 36

36’ Sweden Yachts 1986 - Sweden Yachts, the renowned builder of beautiful quality yachts has been known in the sailing community as not only gorgeous boats, but good sailing boats also. Custom "Stars and Stripes" blue hull, teak decks, and stunning mahogany interior woodwork round out this offering.  Asks 65K Call Prestige Yacht Sales 203-353-0373


Tartan 37

37’ Tartan 372 1990 - Performance and comfort !  A Scheel keel gives you moderate draft to explore coves. Two private cabins. The boat is very well equipped and in excellent condition. Engine was rebuilt in 2012. The Bottom has been stripped and barrier coated. The Varnish is in top shape.  Asks 99.5K – Call Prestige Yacht Sales 203-353-0373


Beneteau 38

38’ Beneteau Oceanis 2014 - This is a great opportunity to purchase a lightly used Oceanis 38.  The owners have changed plans so the opportunity to own one of the best sailing boats that Beneteau has ever made is possible.  She is nicely appointed with all of the popular options & fitted winter cover.  Asks 215K Call Prestige Yacht Sales 203-353-0373


Island Packet 38

38’ Island Packet 1986 -  Long range cruising capable. Many upgrades. Asking $199,900. Please see the listing at (or) call John Z at 413-531-3348.


Hunter 39 

39’ Hunter 39 2010 - Fair Winds is a 2010 Hunter 39. She features Radar, Chartplotter with AIS, Speed, Depth, Wind, VHF, after market Bimini and Dodger, upgraded 40Hp Yanmar Diesel, Inner Spring Mattresses and Ulta-Leather Buckskin Fabric in the Salon.  $168,450 (MA). Call Matt Leduc, CPYB, 401-226-1816 –


ODay 39

39’ O’Day 1982 - Victory One is a 1982 O'Day. A great family boat and club racer with a Large Roomy Cockpit, Forward Facing NavStation Table, Newer Doyle Mainsail and Genoa, standing and running rigging have been replaced and Solid Glass Hard Dodger. $39,900 (RI) Call Matt Leduc, CPYB, 401-226-1816 –


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 269-985- 8000


Jeanneau 40  

40’ Jeanneau Sun Odyssey - Devante’s Dream spends her summers cruising New England and when not in use she participates in a local bareboat charter fleet. This is a nicely appointed 3 Stateroom vessel with Generator, AC/Heat, Refrigeration, Raymarine Electronics and many cruising comforts. $129,000 (RI). Call Ryan Miller, CPYB, 401-835-0069 –


hallberg rassy 42 

42’ Hallberg-Rassy 1982 Enderlein Ketch - "Ocean Skye" is a very special vessel built for long-term comfort. The traditional teak has been replaced by non-skid and Awlgrip. Other Improvements: New Interior Upholstery, New Garmin Chartplotter, New Garmin Wind/Speed/Depth, Integrated AIS with Transceiver. $149,000 (RI) Call Ryan Miller, CPYB, 401-835-0069 –


Pearson 42

42’ Pearson 1980 Ketch - This yacht has been given a more modern Scandinavian touch by her owners. JUNO has been upgraded over the years. The old engine was replaced with a Perkins Prima recently. Has spent short time in water during last 8 seasons. $79,900 (RI). Ryan Miller, CPYB, 401-835-0069 –


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.  $273,500. Call Willis Marine 631-421-3400


Grand Soleil 

43’ Grand Soleil 2003 - From Europe's most modern production yard, comes a yacht with elegant lines and outstanding performance. This stunning yacht, with perfect balance between hull and deck offers a large and well-protected cockpit. - $198,000 (RI) Call Ryan Miller, CPYB, 401-835-0069 –   



43’ Jeanneau 2003 Deck Salon - Continually refitted by her current owners she has a 24v Bow Thruster (2015), Raymarine C120 Chartplotter/Radar (2013), Interior Decor (2012), Dinghy Davits (2012) and more! FOR THE GREAT FALL SAILING SEASON IN NEW ENGLAND!  Asks 175K   Prestige Yacht Sales  860-245-5886


Beneteau 46 

46’ Beneteau 46 2009 - Loaded & immaculate two cabin boat. Generator, A/C, Elec. Winches, Bow thruster. Full canvas & electronics.  Asking $235,000. Willis Marine Center 631-421-3400



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. 860-823-7952


beneteau 473

47’ Beneteau 473 2009 - One-owner boat with only 310 hours on engine & 181 hours on generator! Exceptional options include: Full cockpit enclosure, KVH satellite system for 2 TV's,  Bow Thruster, Max Prop, Winter Cover, , Air Conditioning. Recent upgrades include new running rigging, new Neil Pryde Genoa, new refrigeration.  Asks 209K  Call Prestige Yacht Sales  860-245-5551


Hunter 49 

49’ Hunter 2007 - Very well equipped. Gen, A/C, bow thruster, cutter rig, davits. One Owner boat. Asking $215,000 with storage Included. Willis Marine Center 631-421-3400


Beneteau Sense 50 

50’ Beneteau Sense 2012 – Grey metallic Awlgrip, bow Thruster, generator. Well equipped and clean. $419,000. Willis Marine Center 631-421-3400



57’ Swan 1982 044 - Extremely well maintained & updated. Engine, generator, decks, hull Awlgripped, bottom redone. No expense spared. She shows much newer than her age. Asking $345,000. Willis Marine Center 631-421-3400

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2016 ECSA Leukemia Cup Regatta Raises Over $65,000

ecsa leukemia cupThe 2016 ECSA Leukemia Cup Regatta weekend was held on Friday, August 26th and Saturday, August 27th hosted by North Cove Yacht Club (NCYC), Duck Island Yacht Club (DIYC), Essex Corinthian Yacht Club (ECYC) and Pilots Point Marina (PPM). The charitable fundraising event for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) combined social and racing activities for all, including a pot-luck appetizers/cocktail party and auction on Friday night at NCYC and exciting offshore PHRF and One- Design racing on Saturday. The weekend culminated in a post-race party at Pilot’s Point Marina Saturday evening with race awards, live music, and food and drinks from sponsors including: Saldamarco’s, Cindy’s Wine and Spirits, Two Roads Brewing Company, Gosling’s Rum, Hartford Flavor, Flour Foods, and Seaflour Foods.

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The Progressive Norwalk Boat Show is this Weekend

Norwalk Boat Show

41st Annual Progressive® Norwalk Boat Show

September 22 - 25 at Norwalk Cove Marina, Norwalk, CT

There’s something for everyone at the Progressive Norwalk Boat Show, with an incredible line-up of boats, boating education, entertainment and special attractions, including on-the water demos and boat handling workshops, fun kids’ activities and more.




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September 2016 Comic by Dave Foster - Hudson River Tales

September Comic

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Flawless Final Day Lifts Southern Yacht Club to 2016 Resolute Cup

Resolute cupNEWPORT, R.I. (September 17, 2016) — The competition for the 2016 Resolute Cup, a Corinthian Championship for U.S. Yacht Clubs, ended long before the final race. The team from Southern Yacht Club (New Orleans, La.) was so dominant they would've won the regatta even if they didn't sail the final two races.

Photo courtesy of Paul Todd/

Marcus and Andrew Eagan, along with Jackson Benvenutti, did sail those two races—which they won, just like every other Gold Fleet race today—and the final margin of victory was 28 points, against a total score of 13. The 2016 Resolute Cup is sponsored by Porsche Cars North America, Helly Hansen and Melges Performance Sailboats.

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2016 U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Sailing News

caleb paine Below we'll follow the 15 sailors who will represent the United States at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in August, and the six who will represent the United States at the Paralympic Games in September.

U.S. Olympic Team sailor Caleb Paine (San Diego, Calif.) has won a bronze medal in the Finn class, the Men's Heavyweight Dinghy. Rio 2016 is the first career Olympic Games appearance for Paine, 25.



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Marion to Bermuda with the Mass Maritime Women’s Sailing Team

By Carole Heller

Marion BermudaI was about to dock my boat late in the afternoon of Wednesday, June 17, 2015 when I saw a message on my cell phone. When I retrieved it, I found that Chuck Fontaine, the Program Director at Massachusetts Maritime Academy in Bourne, MA, was asking if I could replace a departing coach on their Women’s Sailing Team for the Marion Bermuda Race…two days hence. I called back to get some details, and being the ocean junkie that I am the answer was “YES!” Chuck told me I would be picked up the next morning.

The team heads out of Buzzards Bay, unaware that Spirit’s mainsail would not last much longer.   © Spectrum Photo/Fran Grenon
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Keep on Growing

I am continually amazed at the number of ‘We must grow the sport of sailing’ articles and letters out there. Yet, each and every month the pages of this magazine are filled with articles detailing that very thing. I suppose I would understand if the letters and articles read ‘Let’s continue growing the sport of sailing’ instead because collectively, I think we’re doing a spectacular job of increasing accessibility to the sport as well as decelerating the decline in participation in the ‘aged-out’ and ‘bored-out’ categories of junior sailors. Certainly there will always be attrition in the high school and college years, but with the multitude of truly exciting opportunities available to young sailors today, boredom can scarcely get a toehold. 

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Heavy Weather Sailing

By Peter Bruce

Foreword by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston

7th Edition published by Adlard Coles Nautical, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 310 pages   hardcover   $50

Heavy Weather SailingMore than half a century ago since it was originally published, Heavy Weather Sailing remains the definitive tome on the subject. We’d wager that WindCheck Contributing Editor Joe Cooper had this book when he was a lad in Australia… and that he still owns that same well-worn copy!

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CT Marine Career Fair at the Norwalk Boat Show

CMTA is partnering with the Progressive Norwalk Boat Show to promote the Industry's career opportunities and job availability.  On Friday, September 23, 2016 from 3 to 6pm, the Show will host a Career Fair inviting all marine businesses who have jobs to fill to display and meet and greet job seekers. 

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PureWater+ by Forespar to Debut at the 2016 Newport Boat Show

Forespar PureWater September 7, 2016 - Forespar Performance Products of California, for 50 years a leading international sailing and powerboat hardware and plumbing systems manufacturer, is pleased to announce the debut of the PureWater+ system at next week's Newport International Boat Show. 

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Canvas Worker, Sewing Machine Operator

Position Available – NY City sail loft seeking experienced canvas worker/sewing machine operator.  Email resume to

Phone: 718 885 2295

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From the Log of Persevere: The Lost Land of Galapagos

By Colin Rath

Editor’s note: This is the fourteenth installment in a series of dispatches from the Rath family (Colin & Pam, 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.

Sea Lions GalapagosI have sailed my whole life on the East Coast of the USA and the Atlantic Ocean…up to now. We found out immediately that the Pacific Ocean is a completely different animal as we set sail from Panama City. In fact, Pam and Nerina, who had been using Scopoderm daily since we left New England, stopped taking them and only used them in rough weather after our first day of sailing in the Pacific. Which is a big huge with the crew aboard Persevere. A happy crew makes life so much easier.

The sea lions in Galapagos are friendly, but soon wear out their welcome.   ©
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My Gift from the Sea

By Hannah Alexander

Oliver Hazard PerryThe 200-foot Oliver Hazard Perry is America’s newest Tall Ship. She’s also Rhode Island’s Official Sailing Education Vessel, and I can’t wait to get aboard her!

The 200-foot Oliver Hazard Perry shows her stature next to the Claiborne Pell Newport Bridge, jet skis and the 12 Metre American Eagle in Narragansett Bay.   © George Bekris

I have sailed on Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island’s voyages for two years in a row now. These were weeklong education-at-sea programs that took place aboard the Tall Ship Mystic, because the Perry was still under construction. This summer will be my third time to go, and it will be aboard the Tall Ship that everyone has waited for eight years to see completed and sailing.

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