WoodenBoat Show 2018

Boat Porn Lessons: Making Salty Adventures Safer

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.

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UK Sailmakers Metro NY Opens Loft in Port Chester

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.

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Jeff Earl Joins Magic Marine North America

May2018web_page16_image2.jpgThe 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.

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Young American Sailing Academy

Next generation of offshore sailors preparing for Newport Bermuda

Young American Sailing AcademyA 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 Rousmaniere
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Prestige Yacht Sales Announces New Location

Fletcher RyanPrestige 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.

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Introducing the Tri-State Youth Offshore Challenge

Tri-State Youth Offshore ChallengeAs 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.com
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Jeff Jadul Joins Latitude Yacht Brokerage

Jeff Jadul Latitude Yacht SalesLatitude 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.

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Salty Dawg Sailing Association™ Summer Rallies to Maine & Nova Scotia

Salty Dawg RalliesThe 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.

© SaltyDawgSailing.org

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 rally

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The Moorings Teams Up with Tropic Ocean Airways for “Fly & Sail” Vacations in the Bahamas

Moorings BahamasThe 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.

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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.

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Safety at Sea Seminar in Newport June 13, 2018

Safety at Sea Seminar.jpgThe 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 Godshalk
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