Prestige 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.Read more
‘Tis the season for celebration, and there are lots of family-oriented, boating-related festivities throughout the coastal Northeast.
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When 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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All 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.
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An Evening with Dave Perry- Learn about the NEW Racing Rules of Sailing for 2017-2020
November 16, 7pm
Mystic Yachting Center
100 Essex Street, Mystic, CT
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Seminar To Address Sourcing Weather Data and How To Use It
The topic of weather is such a common part of daily conversation that everyone from author Samuel L. Clemens to television personality Willard Scott have repeated Charles Dudley Warner’s famous remark “Everyone complains about the weather, but nobody ever seems to do anything about it.”
H L Devore, navigator on the 2016 St David's Lighthouse trophy winning yacht WARROR WON, shares computer weather and Gulf Stream data with other navigators Photo Barry Pickthall/PP
In the wake of the 50th running of the Newport Bermuda Race, however, the Cruising Club of America (CCA) is taking steps to change that perception. Armed with feedback from a survey of race participants – most of whom indicating they wished they had spent more time studying weather forecasting on their own – the CCA’s New York Station, along with The North American Station (NAS) of the Royal Scandinavian Yacht Club and Nyländska Jaktklubben, have joined together to present a weather seminar on Saturday, November 19, 2016 from 10:00-4:00 at Larchmont Yacht Club in Larchmont, N.Y.Read more
New outright record of 53 minutes and 37 seconds for the 17.8nm course takes down Phaedo3’s record set in June 2015
October 28, 2016 – Newport, RI – A new outright record was set Friday, October 28 for the Mount Gay Rum Around Jamestown Record. Zach Marks of St. Petersburg, Florida, rode his foiling kiteboard around Jamestown with an elapsed time of 53 minutes and 37 seconds. This bests the previous record of 00:56:33, held by Lloyd Thornburg’s Mod70 Phaedo3, by 2 minutes and 56 seconds.Read more
Newport Exhibition Group, owners and producers of the Newport International Boat Show, announced today that its 2016 Show was a tremendous success. Attendance was up over last year, and as in the past, Thursday and Friday brought in a significant number of serious buyers.
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Budget-minded boat owners looking for hard-to-find parts for a refit or restoration project have a new online resource. Created by Doug McQuilken, who is restoring a vintage wooden catboat, boatusedpartsearch.com (aka BUPS) has helped thousands of boat owners locate parts.
This catboat restoration project inspired Doug McQuilken to launch boatusedpartsearch.com.
BUPS maintains active inventory from hundreds of websites, and sends daily email (text in the future) alerts for “fresh” listings meeting user-defined criteria.Read more
Landfall, a marine outfitter and safety expert in Stamford, CT, has announced two new executive appointments. Frederick (Fred) Lorthioir will assume the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO), and John Stanton is the new Digital Marketing Director.