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New Zealand pitchpoles during race 4 of the Louis Vuitton America's Cup

America’s Cup Media: Emirates Team New Zealand pitch-poled at high-speed moments after the start, the bows digging in and boat tumbling forward, its sterns in the air, three crew pitched into the water, the rest hanging on in the cockpits.

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Sailors from Around Long Island Invited to Participate in Fast-Growing Alzheimer’s Regatta Fundraiser on June 17

Alzheimers RegattaA record turnout is expected at Sagamore Yacht Club’s 5th Annual Alzheimer’s Regatta this summer. Cruisers and racers from Oyster Bay, NY and nearby ports are invited to sign up to participate in the race, which will be held on Saturday, June 17, 2017 in Oyster Bay. The Skippers Meeting is at noon at Sagamore YC, and the first gun is set for 1 pm. 

Proceeds from the Alzheimer’s Regatta (and concurrent events for rowers, kayakers and paddle boarders) support the programs and services of the Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center.   photo © Kirk Larsen 2013
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Celebrate National Marina Day at Branford Yacht Club June 10

Eric StoneAs part of a nationwide observance, Branford Yacht Club in Branford, CT is celebrating National Marina Day on Saturday, June 10 from 10 am to 4 pm. Sponsored by The Real McCoy, this event is free and open to the public.

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Activities include seminars and in-water demonstrations by the U.S. Coast Guard Museum, Joy Ride Charters and Soul Paddle, tours of the Branford Police boat, Branford Fire boat and a U.S. Coast Guard buoy tender, a marine tag sale, marine vendors, motorcycle dealers, food trucks, kids’ activities, live music by tropical troubadour Eric Stone and more.

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Port Sailing School Teams Up with Echo Bay Yacht Club

Echo Bay Yacht ClubJust off Hudson Park in New Rochelle, NY lies Echo Island. The island has been the home of the Echo Bay Yacht Club for over 100 years and with changing times and a decline in membership, the club reached out to Port Sailing School, based at the New Rochelle Municipal Marina, to provide additional services. These services will include a children’s sailing program, adult sailing lessons, a racing program and use of sailing school boats.

Echo Island is one of the beauty spots on Western Long Island Sound.   © Emmanuel Bastien
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The America’s Cup Opening Day Postponed ‘til Saturday, May 27

Due to Bermuda wind forecasts of gusts over 30 knots, Opening Day Ceremonies and the first day of the America's Cup Qualifiers is postponed until Saturday, May 27th. Saturday racing is due to take place between 2pm and 5pm and the Official Opening Ceremony of the 35th America’s Cup will now take place on Saturday at 8.30pm.

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Although racing was cancelled today, a few teams practiced for the America’s Cup Qualifier Series postponed until tomorrow. Photo © SE Benton

How to watch:

United States Television – NBC Sports Network – Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28, 1-3 pm ET  Check NBC Sports Network for Most up to date schedule

The America's Cup Mobile App (iOS & Android)
Live coverage is available on mobile devices from the AC App.

Website - www.americascup.com,

Social Media

Facebook: /AmericasCup
Twitter: @AmericasCup
Instagram: @AmericasCup

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Key West Race Week Cancelled

LARCHMONT, N.Y., May 25, 2017 - After extensive discussion and deliberation the Storm Trysail Club has decided not to organize and hold Key West Race Week in January 2018. Many factors led to this difficult decision. The bottom line is that with declining participation, the event has become heavily dependent upon sponsorship making the event unsustainable in its current format. Our primary sponsors remain very supportive and the Storm Trysail Club is committed to exploring alternative formats for the future that address changing conditions in our sport. The club anticipates that this could lead to another edition as soon as 2019. For more information, visit Storm Trysail Club's website.

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RIMTA Launches Superyacht Crew Training Program

Free Four-Week Program Gives Participants Entry-Level Skill for Luxury Yacht Jobs

Newport (RI) May 11, 2017 – Individuals who would love to work on the luxury superyachts that visit Newport each summer before taking off for warm-water ports come fall now have a free training program to give them the skills needed for entry-level jobs in the charter-yacht industry.

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Block’s Onrust Coming to the Connecticut River Museum

Onrust CT RiverThe Connecticut River Museum in Essex, CT has announced that the Onrust, a replica of the first European vessel to explore and chart the Connecticut River, will rediscover the river this summer. “We cannot be more thrilled to host this remarkable vessel that has such historic relevance to our region,” said Connecticut River Museum Executive Director Christopher Dobbs.

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New Offerings at Greenwich Sail & Power Squadron

The Greenwich Sail & Power Squadron in Greenwich, CT is presenting a variety of boating courses and recreational opportunities this season. They’re offering a one-day safe boating class called America’s Boating Course on Saturday, May 6 and Saturday, June 10 at Greenwich Police Headquarters. Passing a test at the end of the 8-hour course qualifies for a Connecticut or New York Safe Boating Certificate (including Personal Watercraft). The $80 fee includes coffee and a sandwich lunch.

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Sail Newport Tops Off New Education Center

Sail Newport Education CenterWhen thousands of sailors arrive at Sail Newport in Newport, RI over the spring and summer months, they will see the new 8,500 square foot building near completion after five years in the making. On March 5, Sail Newport celebrated the milestone of placing the highest point on the new Marine Education and Recreation Center in Fort Adams State Park.

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