UK Sailmakers Metro New York, Inc. has opened a new state-of-the-art sail loft in Port Chester, NY. UK Metro NY was taken over by new management led by Constantine Baris, a lifelong sailor who is now pursuing his passion for sailing by building the UKNY business into a more robust and broader reaching offering for cruisers and racers alike. His longtime friend, business associate and sailing buddy Kevin Crouchley will manage loft operations and sales in an effort to produce UKNY 2.0.Read more
The new Brand Manager for Magic Marine North America is Jeff Earl, who will be directly overseeing all aspects of Magic Marine in North America including strategic sales and market development. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Magic Marine is a performance-based sailing gear brand that was originally conceived by a group of avid catamaran sailors.Read more
Prestige Yacht Sales has announced the opening of their new East Greenwich location at Prime Marina (formerly Norton’s Marine) in East Greenwich, RI. Prestige is one of New England’s most established yacht brokerage firms, and for almost 30 years they’ve offered excellent support in sales and conscientious service for new and select brokerage boats.Read more
Latitude Yacht Brokerage, LLC, headquartered in Newport, RI, has announced that Jeffrey Jadul has joined the firm, continuing their growth in the yacht sales market in New England with expanded presence in Massachusetts. Based in the Boston area, Jadul will cover from Southern New Hampshire to Cape Cod and the Islands. Jadul brings a wealth of industry knowledge and experience to latitude, having spent nearly 25 years in the industry, while owning his own yacht brokerage firm for the last 15 years.Read more
The Cruising Club of America (CCA) is presenting a seminar two days before the start of the 51st Newport Bermuda to ensure entrants receive required safety training. Newport Bermuda Race rules require that 30 percent of each crew complete vital safety training. That requirement, combined with a rising demand for safety training generally, has maxed out seminar capacity and prompted the CCA to open additional capacity with a Safety at Sea Seminar in Newport, RI on June 13, 2018.
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By Peter Linderoth, Water Quality Program Manager for Save the Sound
Scientists are taking a new look at the way they collect data in local harbors. Under the leadership of Save the Sound, the new Unified Water Study brings together citizen groups to consistently measure the ecological health of bays and harbors around Long Island Sound. Together, we expect to monitor 36 bays and harbors in New York and Connecticut this summer. These groups run the gamut from local environmental groups to municipal and federal organizations. There’s a camaraderie among the participants that contributes to the success of the sampling season.
The author and Save the Sound Environmental Analyst Elena Colón testing water quality in Mamaroneck Harbor. Water testing demonstrations by “Sound Sleuths” in Long Island Sound are ongoing. TV crews and reporters are welcome to film dockside or on board the test boats. Contact Burns Patterson at 917-575-9155 to schedule. © Save the Sound
On March 23, President Trump signed a budget that includes historic funding for Long Island Sound programs. The Fiscal Year 2018 package includes $12 million for the Sound under the National Estuary Program, a 50 percent increase over last year’s $8 million. Fishing, shipping, tourism, and other Long Island Sound industries generate over $9 billion in economic benefits for the region every year.
Hammonasset Beach State Park, Madison, CT © Sue PranulisRead more
Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at 6:00pm Stonington Harbor Yacht Club is excited to host a multimedia presentation from Tucker Thompson about the Volvo Ocean Race.
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Tucker Thompson was the official Host of the 35th America’s Cup. He is an award-winning TV commentator, producer, and public speaker and has hosted over 1,500 sailing shows including three America’s Cups, the Volvo Ocean Race, and the World Match Racing Tour. A former champion sailor, Tucker sailed with America True during the 2000 America’s Cup in New Zealand.Read more
World-class sailor and television commentator Gary Jobson has participated in all types of sailing events – Don’t miss this opportunity – Gary’s an excellent storyteller. Topics include tactics, strategy, boat handling, Rio Olympics, America’s Cup, making it fun and more….
Beer, wine, rum drinks, and pizza. $10 per person / advance, $15 per person / door
At Shennecossett Yacht Club, 1010 Shennecossett Rd, Groton, CT, 5:55pm, May 3
Sponsored by the Mudheads, Eastern Connecticut Sailing Association, Real McCoy Rum and Quantum Sails. Register at http://mudhead.org/dev/wp1/events/spring-sailing-seminar/
Connecticut Spring In-Water Boat Show Features Innovations in Boating, Gear and Fundraising for Sails Up 4 Cancer May 4-6, 2018
Three-Day Show Will Inspire Boaters for the 2018 Season While Supporting a Great Cause
Essex, CT (April 23, 2018) -The 3rd Annual Connecticut Spring Boat Show will take place May 4-6, 2018 at Brewer Essex Island Marina located in Essex, CT. The in-water boat show has announced Sails Up 4 Cancer, a non-profit organization supporting cancer care, education, prevention and research, will benefit from the $5 entrance donation to attend the show.