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Women’s Sailing Conference Slated for June 3 in Marblehead

Women sailing conferenceThe National Women’s Sailing Association (NWSA) is excited to announce the 16th Annual Women’s Sailing Conference, slated for Saturday, June 3, 2017 at the Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead, MA. The event, which features hands-on land- and water-based workshops and seminars, offers women a fantastic opportunity to learn or hone sailing skills, network with other women sailors; and gain the confidence necessary to become better sailors.

The 16th Annual Women’s Sailing Conference is a full day of workshops, seminars and demonstrations, with activities on and off the water.   © BoatUS.com
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US Sailing Recognizes Outstanding Contributors to the Sport

Herreshoff Trophy Oakcliff SailingIndividuals and organizations in the Northeast are among the recipients of US Sailing’s annual awards, which were presented at the National Sailing Programs Symposium in Austin, TX.

A quartet of Herreshoff Trophy winners gathered at Oakcliff Sailing in February From left to right are Hunt Lawrence, Mary Savage, Timmy Larr and Betsy Lawrence.   © Ethan Johnson/Oakcliff Sailing

 

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Deb Marlor Joins Offshore Sailing School

Deb MarlorDeborah (Deb) Marlor, an Offshore Sailing School graduate from 38 years ago, has joined the company as Vice President of Sales. Marlor has served as a sales and process consultant with the company since August 2016.

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Jane Leipold Joins NESS

Jane LeipoldNew England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS), a non-profit ocean adventure education organization in Stonington, CT, has appointed Jane Leipold to its Board of Directors. Leipold is an accomplished global executive with well over 30 years of business experience in engineering, operations, and human resources. Over the past ten years, she served as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for TE Connectivity, a $13 billion global technology leader.

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Lynn Lynch to Lead NYYC Sailing Program

Lynn LynchThe New York Yacht Club has announced that Lynn Lynch will take over for the retiring Brad Dellenbaugh as Sailing Director. “We feel extremely fortunate that we have found such a talented, experienced and respected individual to step into the rather large shoes that will be left behind by Brad Dellenbaugh,” said NYYC Commodore Philip A. Lotz.

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Eva Touhey Named Program Manager at Clean Ocean Access

Eva TouheyClean Ocean Access (COA), a non-profit organization with a mission of “action today so future generations can enjoy ocean activities” with an exclusive focus on the Aquidneck Island communities of Newport, Middletown and Portsmouth, RI, has announce the appointment of Eva Touhey as its Program Manager.

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Providence Boat Show Presented by Washington Trust Sees Strong Sales, Increased Attendance

Show Organizers Successfully Capitalized on Easy, Affordable Pathways into Boating

KMouligne_Striper_Marina_DSC_low_res.JPGFebruary 7, 2017 – The Providence Boat Show presented by Washington Trust, which was held over the February 3-5 weekend, saw strong sales and increased attendance. Compressed this year from four to three days, the show drew a crowd that was 10 percent larger than last year’s attendance. Among the show-goers were boat buyers who used this Rhode Island expo to explore new pathways into boating and get a jump on the season by purchasing boats. 

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2017 Northeast Spring Safety at Sea Seminars/Training

March 11-12 - Safety at Sea Symposium - Boston

safety at sea marion bermudaThis event is the result of the collaboration of efforts by a number of organizations interested in promoting safety at sea. It is sponsored by the Marion Bermuda Cruising Yacht Association and organized by the Blue Water Sailing Club, one of the three sponsors of the Marion Bermuda Race along with the Royal Hamilton Amateur Dingy Club and the Beverly Yacht Club. The Marblehead to Halifax Ocean Race also has participated in the planning of the event and has encouraged their members to attend.

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Northeast 2017 Winter Boat Show Schedule

Hartford Boat Show 17 Powered by Evinrude  

February 9 - 12, 2017, Connecticut Convention Center, 100 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford, CT

The Connecticut Marine Trades Association presents this popular show, where you’ll find hundreds of new powerboats, sailboats, kayaks, inflatables, engines, electronics and fishing equipment.

In addition to a full schedule of boating and fishing seminars, you’ll have an opportunity to meet Shelby Ebert, the Fastest Woman on the Water. This 21-year-old is the only professional female driver to run the entire Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series, and the youngest ever. The amazing SeaBreacher Killer Whale boat, which jumps out of the water and dives under by nearly ten feet, will be on display. Talk with the owner about how it was built and what it’s like to go for a ride!

Show hours are Thursday from 3 to 8 pm, Friday from noon to 8 pm, Saturday from 10 am to 8 pm, and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.hartfordboatshow.com.

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Safe Harbor Marinas Announces Acquisition of Brewer Yacht Yard Group

Combined company will be the largest owner and operator of marinas with 63 properties across 17 states

DALLAS, Jan. 23, 2017 -- Safe Harbor Marinas ("Safe Harbor") today announced that it has acquired Brewer Yacht Yard Group ("Brewer"), the iconic marina company led by industry veteran Jack Brewer. The transaction makes Safe Harbor the largest owner and operator of marinas in the world with 63 properties housing over 30,000 members' boats. The financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.

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