A well-designed emergency action plan could save a life
By Clemmie Everett
Imagine this: it’s a summer day, and you’re in your junior sailing office calling 911. What happened? With a junior sailing program, regardless of the effort you put into prevention, there are myriad possibilities that could lead to a crisis.
Any one of your instructors might have to initiate your EAP, so it’s essential that they’re all trained in every step of the process. Drew Leibrock, lead mechanic at American Yacht Club, shares some powerboat wisdom. © Kevin BroomeRead more
The Newport Bermuda Race Organizing Committee has announced two new efforts to recognize the younger members of the fleet, as has been done in the Marion Bermuda and other races.
Olin Stephens (second from left) and his brother Rod (third from right) and their crew relax before Dorade starts the 1931 Transatlantic Race. With the exception of their father (far left), the crew’s average age was 22. They won the race by two days. © Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection
MudRatz, a youth sailing team in Southeastern Connecticut founded “to complement the local sailing programs offered by the yacht clubs of the region by enabling enthusiastic sailors to practice in the spring and fall as well as travel as a team to regattas around the country,” is the lucky recipient of a donated Melges 24.
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New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS) in Stonington, CT is looking for young artists to participate in a drawing contest for a calendar entitled “Long Island Sound and Its Watershed: What It Means to Me.” NESS is working closely with the Long Island Sound Foundation, which has overseen the contest for the past 19 years, to assist them in the transition of the drawing contest program. “We are looking forward to overseeing the drawing contest,” said NESS’s Executive Director Cindy Nickerson. “It’s a wonderfully creative way for students to learn about Long Island Sound, marine science, and the environment.”Read more
By Sarah Barnaby
As newspaper columnist George Matthew Adams once said, “Sailing a boat calls for quick action, a blending of feeling with the wind and water as well as with the very heart and soul of the boat itself. Sailing teaches alertness and courage, and gives in return a joyousness and peace that but few sports afford.”
The Greenwich High School Varsity Sailing team strikes a pose with the truck that delivered their new fleet of Zim C420s. © John SchintoRead more
For nearly two decades, the Bayfront Maritime Center (BMC) in Erie, Pennsylvania, has been using innovative programming and out-of-the-box thinking to get students and community members engaged and on the water. BMC’s latest initiative is true to form – the Center is creating a representation of an historic gunboat schooner called Porcupine from a semi-finished fiberglass hull it received as a donation in September, 2014. Construction is rolling along, and BMC plans to have Porcupine sailing as a “Schoolship” by this summer.
The plans for Porcupine’s transition from a Spray 40 hull to a representation of an historic gunboat schooner are the work of Naval Architect Iver Franzen. © 2015 Iver C. Franzen & AssociatesRead more
Young participants in the America’s Cup community sailing initiative, Endeavour, will learn to harness the power of wind wherever they are with the addition of Blokart International ltd. as an Official Supplier. The high performance wheeled land sailing karts will be used for training and racing.
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On October 21, 2015 the Junior Sailing Association of Long Island Sound (JSA) awarded two of its seasonal perpetual awards, the Clinton M. Bell Trophy and the Thomas W. Fowler, Jr. Trophy, to the 420 team of Julia Reynolds and Hobi Lew of Pequot Yacht Club in Southport, CT. The awards were presented at the JSA general meeting at Larchmont yacht Club in Larchmont, NY.
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Two fishermen in the water and holding onto their capsized dinghy were rescued by SAIL BLACK ROCK coaches Ginny Perry Worcester and Dave White during the hosting of the Sacred Heart Invitational Intercollegiate Regatta, off St. Mary’s Point at the mouth of Black Rock Harbor in Bridgeport, CT on Saturday, September 19, 2015.
The winning Tufts team of (l – r) Isabelle Sennett (Class of 2017), Ryan Epprecht (’18), Pere Puig (’19), Julien Guiot (’18), Sarah Bunney (’19), Nick Giacobbe (‘19), Florien Eenkema Van Dijk (’19), and Taylor Hart (’19) with the beautiful Sacred Heart Invitational Trophy, a half-hull of the yacht Atlantic. © Dave WhiteRead more
By Sean Engel
SUNY Maritime College in Throggs Neck, NY hosted 19 high school sailing teams from throughout the region for a regatta on Saturday, September 27, 2015. The teams represented Mid-Atlantic Scholastic Sailing Association District’s MDISA, NJISA and NYISA-SE leagues.
Under beautiful sunny skies with gusty 10-15 mph winds from the NNE, teams sailed a W4 course in the East River’s infamous current. Maritime College’s Waterfront and Maritime Academic Center on the banks of the river provided great vantage points for spectators to view the day’s races, with the Throgs Neck Bridge, Whitestone Bridge and New York City skyline as a backdrop.Read more