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  • commented 2018-06-20 11:28:19 -0400
    Looking for rates to post help wanted for a Yard Manager Position


    Please advise/ thanks.
  • commented 2018-06-15 13:02:42 -0400
    Why did we stop receiving your magazine

    We are City Island Yacht Club
  • commented 2018-06-09 16:43:23 -0400
    I would like to get Wind Check Magazine sent to my home. I live with my wife Germaine at 126 Sharon Road, Lakeville, CT 06039. We recently bought a Cutwater 302 Coupe. “302” means the boat is 30 feet long with two (2) Yamaha outboard 300 hp engines. We did training at SUNY Maritime Institute two weeks ago and it was very helpful.
  • commented 2018-04-19 19:08:55 -0400
    Hey there,


    I have some exciting updates for the 2018 season! We are adding a new 2 person inflatable dinghy to our lineup of dropstitch floor boats: the Carmel. I think you’ll find it’s superior durability and stability a vast improvement from the small inflatables currently on the market, and offers better value than the competition at $699. Last year, we went looking for a quality small inflatable that was built to withstand the rigor of daily use, but were underwhelmed by what we found. At Newport Vessels, we don’t think because something is small, it shouldn’t be made to last; we strive to always create the highest quality products for our customers, and the Carmel is no exception.


    The Carmel features Korean PVC, German adhesive, top quality accessories, and premium heat welded construction. We beefed up the hull with rub strakes, double layered PVC, and drag wear patches for beaching or transport. To increase stability on the water, we increased our tube diameter to 14.5in, to keep passenger dry we added transom splash guards, and a 360 degree grab rope with splash guard. This little dinghy is ready for anything, it’s towing bridle ready, and has 6 stainless steel D-rings for bimini tops or other accessory attachments.


    We are excited to announce this new addition to our line of inflatables, and hope you will help us spread the word. The inflatable market has a wide variety of shapes and sizes, however the two person dinghy market has been underserved in quality, and selection. The Carmel sets a new standard for small inflatables, and will continue to drive the industry towards a better future.

    Order with the code CARMEL2018 before May 15th and we’ll ship your new boat for free!


    Read and share our full press release, for immediate use: http://newportvessels.com/content/Newport-Vessels-Carmel-Dinghy-PR.pdf

    Please use this content for your benefit, and share with your readers if you think this will interest them!


    Best,

    Joshua
  • commented 2018-04-09 10:21:08 -0400
    Dear Ann, Did you get my emails with attached music/videos? Did you look us up? Any interest? Thank you, Janna. THE CURL DADDYS (California Surf), Dino Pelletier, Solo, Duo, Trio or EAST COAST BLUES (Rock/Blues)
  • commented 2018-04-02 13:04:50 -0400
    Can you post our 5/12 (11:30AM – 2:30PM) Cedar Point Yacht Club (CPYC) Open House to your calendar page? We will have static boat displays, boat rides (weather dependent), food, speakers, bouncy / kid’s activities, RC boat demo, membership info, and participation from other boating related organizations. CPYC address is: 1 Bluff Point, Westport, CT; link to flyer is pasted below:

    http://www.cedarpointyc.org/default.aspx?p=.NET_ArticleView&tview=0&plugid=1083403&ssid=&qfilter=RSC30&itemID=50290
  • commented 2018-02-06 15:31:33 -0500
    Hello,

    I’m sailing south with my wife and two dogs on our 28 foot Freedom. We live aboard as well. I have been selling my drawings on the way down to help pay for our adventure and was wondering if your magazine would be interested in publishing cartoons or illustrations?

    I’ve had couple published in the New Yorker Magazine!

    Samples of my work can be found on my website – www.JulianRowe.com


    Cheers and fair winds,

    Julian
  • commented 2018-01-11 20:33:47 -0500
    Hi Anne, I’d like to list a sailboat in your classifieds for LI. I have a 2015 57’ Hanse 575 [Modified] Could you send me information on how to? Thank you!
  • commented 2017-12-23 09:04:28 -0500
    Blue Water Sailing Club is hosting several seminars that may be of interest to your readers. I would like to them listed on your calendar but do not see how to submit information. Please advise. Thank you.
  • commented 2017-12-14 10:12:21 -0500
  • commented 2017-12-10 20:33:59 -0500
    Hello

    I run a community sailing center, we are looking for ways for are adult students to connect to clubs and boats that need crew. I have been trying to work with your Crew connect but find that the filters do to little.

    I understand that the design side is the challenge and the expense, but could it be developed more?


    thanks, ben
  • commented 2017-12-10 20:33:57 -0500
    Hello

    I run a community sailing center, we are looking for ways for are adult students to connect to clubs and boats that need crew. I have been trying to work with your Crew connect but find that the filters do to little.

    I understand that the design side is the challenge and the expense, but could it be developed more?


    thanks, ben
  • commented 2017-11-20 06:51:59 -0500
    Hi,


    We run www.plainsailing.com, a website that helps users charter yachts in the Uk, Greece & Croatia.


    Our SEO company have told us we need more links from other sailing sites, so I wondered whether it would be possible to get a link from your website – we’re happy to give you a link back in return, provide and article to post the link in, and even pay you a small fee for your time if need be.


    Would that be at all possible? :)
  • commented 2017-11-11 13:35:25 -0500
  • commented 2017-11-09 19:07:11 -0500
    Hi,


    First, I like your website. It is very helpful. Btw, I single-handedly sail a 50ft sloop, offshore as well as coastal passages.


    I’d like to discuss the following page: http://www.windcheckmagazine.com/easy_upgrades_for_safer_shorthanded_sailing_part_ii_the_mainsail

    In particular, the section on mainsheets. At the end of the section there is a photo and a brief description:


    “On this properly set up mainsheet, you can see here that the last fall of the sheet renders through a stand-alone block, thus not restraining the traveler car as in the earlier images. Another detail to contemplate is that the traveler can only slide to leeward a distance equal to the radius that is the distance between the last block on deck and the boom.”


    Now, I have a variant of this layout on my boat, and the traveler does not work worth a damn. I’d be really happy if the traveler moved equal to the radius from the last block on deck and the boom, a distance of about four feet. Instead it moves only a few inches, and then I have to crank the ‘other’ traveler control line on to a winch. It is not friction that causes the problem.


    Here is what happens with the setup in your photo. Imagine the mainsheet is pulled in tight, on the centerline, and cleated. A gust hits, and instead of releasing the mainsheet, the highly trained crew uses the traveler control. The goal is to dump air by easing the traveler to leeward. For this to happen, the boom must move with the traveler. We’ll assume the distance between traveler blocks and boom blocks remains constant to maintain leech tension—this actually requires a curved traveler with radius = distance to the mast. However, as the boom/traveler moves away from the centerline, the distance between the last block on the deck and the next block on the boom must increase. Since the line is cleated, the length cannot increase. ergo, there is very little traveler movement without releasing the mainsheet.


    If you assume no stretch, the boom and traveler 4 feet apart (vertically), the last block is on the boat’s centerline (like your photo), and at the same horizontal plane as the traveler; for the boom to move 2 feet to leeward, the mainsheet has to be released by 5.6 inches (simple Pythagorean triangle math). To move the traveler to leeward by four feet, the mainsheet has to be released 20 inches. Haul on the traveler control lines as much as you want, but you’re fighting that mainsheet all the way.


    Playing with the position of the blocks on the boom might change this slightly if the traveler is straight. The point is that unless the mainsheet is cleated at the traveler, or brought to the mast (and back to the cockpit), the traveler has varying degrees of effectiveness. In my case, the manufacturer had the last block several feet to starboard of the centerline, and the fixed end of the mainsheet attached to the coach house, several feet to port of the centerline. The expensive ball-bearing traveler is a total waste—the boom is effectively triangulated in tension!
  • commented 2017-09-27 01:45:16 -0400
    Hi,


    I am Blogger at www.ballychohantraveltips.com and I want to know if you allow me to do a guest post on your blog.


    Following are some samples and I am sure you and your readers are going to like it.


    http://www.ballychohantraveltips.com/2017/09/15/step-by-step-instructions-by-bally-chohan-to-do-the-everest-base-camp-trek-in-spite-of-ams/

    http://www.ballychohantraveltips.com/2017/08/30/bally-chohan-travel-blog-different-types-of-travellers/

    http://www.ballychohantraveltips.com/2017/08/18/why-we-choose-adventure-travel-bally-chohan/


    Please Let me know.


    Regards,

    Bally Chohan

    chohanbally0@gmail.com
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  • commented 2017-08-29 10:53:41 -0400
    I’m seeking articles/photos from Windcheck issues from the early 2000s about the sailing community’s support of the building of Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, part of Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla NY. The American Yacht Club and others were very supportive of our efforts – we’re honoring them in October and I could use some ‘history.’ anything? thanks, Kevin Cook
  • commented 2017-08-02 08:33:13 -0400
    Can you ease send me a copy of your July issue? I believe you did a story on the Marion Betmuda race and my boat, Selkie. I’d love to read it. Thank you!
  • commented 2017-08-01 09:06:35 -0400
    I’d like to list my tartan boat
  • commented 2017-07-29 14:38:15 -0400
    I would like to submit a beautiful photo taken of the “BOSS Racer” with the New York City skyline in the background, but I don’t know how to do it… there is no submission button to click on the submission page. Please advise.
  • commented 2017-07-19 14:14:28 -0400
    Press Release


    For Immediate Release

    Contact : Leslie Streuli

    401-847-4260



    “Rock the Docks” Lobsterfest Fundraiser to Benefit Seamen’s Institute


    “Rock the Docks” is an annual fundraiser to benefit Seamen’s Church Institute and its mission to protect, preserve and enhance the maritime culture of Newport and Narragansett Bay by providing education, hospitality and a safe haven for those who work, live and play on or by the sea. The event includes an open bar, lobster dinner, music, and live auction and takes place at the Newport Shipyard on Sunday, August 13 from 6-9 pm. Tickets are $100 per person. Please call 401-847-4260 or email leslie@seamensnewport.org for tickets and information.
  • commented 2017-07-14 19:42:32 -0400
    hi,

    i think there s a mistake between the two beneteau 40 . which kind of boat is the first one ?

    in advance thanks .

    roger
  • commented 2017-06-12 12:28:07 -0400
    Dear Windcheck editors:


    I am a freelance travel writer and will be heading to Bermuda 🇧🇲 to watch the racing June 14-19: J class, super yacht, and 2 days of America’s cup. I will have the opportunity to interview Oracle team members.

    I was wondering if you would be interested in seeing the article when it’s finished on June 20th. Please let me know!


    All my best,

    lisa duBusc miller

    Lisa@dubusc.com

    Cell: 914-217-0777
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  • commented 2017-06-02 13:49:44 -0400
    How do I place an ad for my sailboat
  • commented 2017-05-26 16:18:38 -0400
    What is the procedure for placing an ad to sell my sailboat?
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    We are interested to increase traffic to your website, please get back to us in order to discuss the possibility in further detail.
  • commented 2017-05-17 08:29:55 -0400
    What is your e-mail address
  • commented 2017-05-15 21:10:53 -0400
    Is it possible to get a copy of your May cover? My son, Patrick, is featured.
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