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America’s Cup News

By Hank Schmitt

America's CupThe America’s Cup Qualifiers and Finals in Bermuda are rapidly approaching. Qualifier action begins May 26, 2017 and the Finals run over two weekends, June 17 & 18 and 27& 28.

© ACEA 2015/Photo Ricardo Pinto
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What's New for 2017

Multihulls Coming to Block Island Race Week XXVII

Block Island Race WeekThe Storm Trysail Club’s Block Island Race Week is a New England summer tradition for hundreds of sailors, and several class championships are up for grabs.   

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With an invitation from the Storm Trysail Club to catamaran and trimaran owners to compete in Block Island Race Week, the 27th running of this biennial event, scheduled for June 18 - 23, 2017 in Block Island, RI, may be the most exciting one yet. “I’ve heard plenty of positive responses to the multihull division offering and have unofficially heard forecasts that we will have classes of multihulls,” said AJ Evans, Block Island Race Week Chairman and Storm Trysail Club Rear Commodore. “I’m looking forward to the yacht club bar chatter turning into entries. There’s still plenty of time for that to happen.” 

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CONNECTICUT SPRING IN-WATER BOAT SHOW ANNOUNCES 2017 SHOW DATES

ct boat showEssex, CT  (January 12, 2017)  The Connecticut Spring Boat Show will be held Friday, May 5 - Sunday, May 7 at Brewer Essex Island Marina, 11 Ferry Street, Essex, CT. The show is a production of Windcheck Magazine and is sponsored by Brewer Essex Island Marina, Essex Boat Works, and the Yacht Brokers Association of America (YBAA).

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Northeast 2017 Winter Boat Show Schedule

111th Progressive® Insurance New York Boat Show

January 25 - 29, 2017, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, 635 W. 34th Street, New York, NY

As the oldest boat show in the world and a New York tradition since 1905, the

Progressive® Insurance New York Boat Show kicks off the winter show season in style. Produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association, this family-oriented event is recognized as the place to see the latest and greatest in boating.

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Holiday Video from the 2016 Mystic Boat Parade

Video from the Mystic Holiday Boat Parade

To view full screen go to https://player.vimeo.com/video/193574699

Sponsored by the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce, the holiday lighted boat parade is a Mystic View not to be missed. Every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

Video courtesy of MysticView.TV

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Industry Leaders Set Career Example for Next Generation

Rives PottsIf you are a young marine trades professional plotting your career path, there's no better way to do that than learning from someone who has successfully traveled that road.

That's the idea behind the RIMTA Future Speaker Series--a series of events with industry leaders targeted to Millennial-aged and younger industry professionals. The next event in the series takes place on the evening of January 11, 2017 at Newport Yacht Club with Brewer Yacht Yards President & COO Rives Potts.

Brewer Yacht Yards President & COO Rives Potts
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Fletcher Ryan Joins Prestige Yacht Sales

Prestige Yacht SalesPrestige Yacht Sales has announced that career broker Fletcher Ryan has joined the sales team at the company’s Essex, CT office. Working on behalf of buyers and sellers for over 25 years, Ryan has represented many wonderful clients in hundreds of transactions. A past recipient of Beneteau’s Top Gun Award, he has been acknowledged by other boat manufacturers for his performance and commitment to customer service. 

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2016 Holiday Events Planner

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‘Tis the season for celebration, and there are lots of family-oriented, boating-related festivities throughout the coastal Northeast.

 

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Rich Wilson Sailing Around the World with 500,000 Students

Rich WilsonWhen Rich Wilson of Marblehead, MA sets sail in the Vendée Globe non-stop solo ‘round the world race on Sunday, November 6, 2016, he might be alone on the boat, but more than 500,000 school kids will be tracking his progress. The 28,000-mile Vendée starts and finishes in Les Sables d’Olonne in Brittany, France after rounding the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa, Cape Leeuwin in Southern Australia and the infamous Cape Horn at the tip of South America.

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Open Forum Nov. 16: “Shaping a ‘Sound’ future with the Long Island Sound Blue Plan”

Blue PlanAll who use Long Island Sound – for swimming, boating, fishing or commerce – are urged to attend a public forum on Wed., Nov. 16, 2016 at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk to discuss a plan being developed to guide the Sound’s future uses.

Photo courtesy of The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
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