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Powerboats for Sale

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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

 

Willard Trawler 

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 pilothouse 

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.

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Video: Sailing Across Yellow Bank Bahamas

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.

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From the Log of Argon: Turks & Caicos - A Complicated Relationship with Sailors

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.

ArgonReaders 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.com
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RIMTA Launches Superyacht Crew Training Program

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.

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Whither The Weather, Heather?

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.

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Welcoming Change

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!

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Block’s Onrust Coming to the Connecticut River Museum

Onrust CT RiverThe 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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Sailing by the Numbers

By Joe Cooper

Chase MulvaneyLast 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
 
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Preparation and Success in High School Sailing

By Clemmie Everett

Preparation and Success in High School SailingThere 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 Everett
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From the Log of Persevere: Land Ho and a New Home…not quite yet

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.

PersevereWe 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.com
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