2012 June - Ten Years

by CHRISTOPHER GILL

Ten years is a long time. Jeez - I was still in my twenties.

When they’re not out on the water experiencing the adventure of sailing, twenty-something’s love the adventure portrayed in a good, unrealistic action movie.

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2012 May Editor's Log

Much of my time on the water is spent with family and close family friends

Indeed, many people use their boats in this manner – each different in approach and outcome. For my family, we always focus on fun, whether we’re relaxing with the jib simply rolled out on the furler, or lined up on the rail in a regatta. Sailing stories are what’s most often spoken of and laughed about when we’re all together.

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2012 April - Safety at Sea

I spoke with UK-Halsey’s Adam Loory following the Hands-on Safety at Sea Seminar held at SUNY Maritime last month. Adam, along with Storm Trysail Club Past Commodore Butch Ulmer, was instrumental in getting this year’s seminar underway. We discussed how far along this type of educational experience has come, and the tremendous benefit it provides to crew and vessel safety.

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2012 March - Enjoy Boating…no matter where you are.

I went to high school at Fairfield Prep, in Fairfield, CT. When I attended, it was a small campus with two four-story buildings on either side of a ‘quad.’ (The school has since added an addition linking the two buildings). Prep sits on Fairfield University’s campus, about a mile and a half from Long Island Sound.

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2012 February - A Different Kind of Show

When I used to think of a boat show, what would come to mind first was the waterskiing squirrel, the curious crowd at the atomic tape booth, waiting in a line to walk the dock and feeling rushed to try to fit it all in. As I think about the many shows I have attended more recently, (as both a ‘boater’ and a ‘vendor’) I actually have had a lot of great times at the big ‘international’ shows. But, I still think the smaller, more intimate boutique shows are where it’s at when it comes to the pure desire to buy a boat, talk shop, get a sail quote or just see what’s new. (There are a few of these shows in this issue’s spring events calendar.)

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2012 January - Editor's Log

There are lots of interesting and exciting things happening 

There are lots of interesting and exciting things happening for sailors in the Northeast in the upcoming year. As we looked back upon 2011 in the December issue, we are looking ahead to 2012 in this issue. There will be many local, regional, national and international events taking place in our waters throughout the twenty-twelve season, so have your calendar out as you read this issue – surely some of the events and activities that we showcase will end up on your list of what to do when the boat is back in the water and the warm summer breezes blow!

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