The Huntington Lighthouse Preservation Society has announced that Lighthouse Music Festival will be held in Huntington Bay, NY on Saturday, September 1, 2018. This unique fundraising event, the only music festival in the world held on top of a working lighthouse in the middle of the water, supports the non-profit organization’s mission to restore and preserve the historic lighthouse.
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In its first full year under new ownership, GMT Composites, Inc. in Bristol, RI has seen continued success in both marine and industrial segments. Jonathan Craig, who started at GMT as Director of Sales and Marketing in 2011 after more than a decade with Fiberspar, took over as President and owner 18 months ago. The company enjoyed strong sales through the year, and has made its first full time hire with Nate Williams as the new Director of Sales and Marketing.
GMT Composites President and owner Jonathan Craig (left) and Nate Williams, Director of Sales and Marketing © gmtcomposites.comRead more
In-Command Seamanship Training, located at Wickford Boat Rentals in Wickford, RI, has been certified as a US Powerboating Training Center, one of only 34 in the continental United States. In-Command Seamanship Training Center supports the mission of US Powerboating by providing recreational boaters of all skill levels with access to hands-on, on-the-water training and educational courses.Read more
By John Delaney
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) kicked off its Give a Sip campaign in May to support a bill introduced by Councilman Rafael Espinal that will eliminate the use of most single-use plastic straws in New York, NY. Give a Sip asks New York City consumers, restaurants and businesses to support the legislation to stop using single-use plastic straws, which contribute to plastic pollution that harms a wide array of marine wildlife from whales to sea turtles.Read more
By Joan Thayer
More than 100 women sailors, from amateur day sailors to experienced offshore cruisers, arrived at the Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead, MA on Saturday, June 2, 2018 to share their expertise and learn new skills at the 17th NWSA (National Women’s Sailing Association) Women’s Sailing Conference. Participants, who came from 12 states, chose from 20 different classroom and on-water workshops.
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Essex Corinthian Yacht Club in Essex, CT, in cooperation with Pettipaug Yacht Club (also in Essex), is hosting the 2018 Connecticut River One-Design Leukemia Cup Regatta on Saturday, August 11, 2018.
“Following in the footsteps of past Leukemia Cup events on Long Island Sound, the new Connecticut River One-Design Leukemia Cup Regatta is bringing together sailors and their friends from all over the lower Connecticut River and Eastern Connecticut shoreline,” said Event Chair and ECYC Commodore Ruth Emblin. “This re-designed charity event was created to advance the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s mission to cure leukemia, Hodgkins and non-Hodgkins lymphoma and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.”
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Hinckley Yachts celebrated the grand opening of its seventh yacht service location in the U.S., at Harbor Landing in Stamford, CT, last month. Harbor Landing is a mixed-use waterfront development owned and operated by Stamford-based Building and Land Technology (BLT).Read more
Mystic Seaport in Mystic, CT has announced the launch of its new brand identity, with the introduction of the addition of Museum to its name and a redesigned logo, website, and large-scale ad campaign. The launch is a key element of the Museum’s strategic plan to expand the reach and relevance of the Museum by positioning itself as a more modern and relevant cultural center that strives to inspire an enduring connection to the American maritime experience.Read more
A re-envisioned Soundkeeper patrol season has officially begun. Save the Sound launched its patrol boat, the Terry Backer, on May 11 at Brewer Essex Island Marina in Essex, CT and patrolled to Captain’s Cove Seaport in Bridgeport, the vessel’s homeport. This represents Soundkeeper’s 31st season since its beginning in 1987, although it’s Long Island Soundkeeper Bill Lucey’s first full season.
Soundkeeper Bill Lucey at the helm of his patrol boat last year with Waterkeeper Alliance President Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and CFE/Save the Sound board member Kiki Kennedy, MD ©savethesound.orgRead more
The 51st Newport Bermuda Race starts Friday, June 15, 2018 and the event is again proud to join the race to restore ocean health with the Sailors for the Sea Clean Regattas program. The ocean is in crisis – every year, 8 million metric tons of plastic enters the ocean from land, and 40% of the oceans are heavily affected by human activity, including pollution, overfishing and destructive fishing practices, and the loss of coastal habitats.