Singles Under Sail is Gearing Up for a New Season on the Sound!
We’ve got Skippers looking for crew!
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If you are single and fit into any of these categories, you need to check us out!Read more
New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS) in Stonington, CT is looking for young artists to participate in a drawing contest for a calendar entitled “Long Island Sound and Its Watershed: What It Means to Me.” The contest is designed to engage youth in environmental stewardship and watershed conservation and is open to all Connecticut students currently in grades K-6. A panel of judges will choose two first place and two honorable mention winners from each grade as this year’s award recipients. Their artwork will be featured in a calendar in 2019.Read more
The directors of the Classic Yacht Owners’ Association (CYOA) have welcomed Bill Lynn as the organization’s new Managing Director. The membership-driven, non-profit CYOA was formed in 2015 to encourage fellowship amongst those who are dedicated to owning, maintaining, and racing both classic yachts and newer yachts designed and built in the spirit of the classics. Lynn will oversee day-to-day operations of the association.
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The Riverport Women’s Sailing Conference will be held on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at the Riverport Wooden Boat School, which is located at the Hudson River Maritime Museum (HRMM) at 50 Rondout Landing in Kingston, NY.Read more
Andy Tyska, President of Rhode Island-based Bristol Marine, has acquired Boothbay Harbor Shipyard in Boothbay Harbor, ME. Located at the head of Boothbay Harbor, the yard joins Bristol Marine’s two other locations of working waterfront, including facilities in Bristol, RI and Somerset, MA.
Andy Tyska (left) and Eric Graves at Boothbay Harbor Shipyard © Robert MitchellRead more
Darien, CT (March 6, 2018) WindCheck Magazine, published by Maritime Publications, LLC of Stratford, CT for the past sixteen years, has been purchased by Cat’s Paw, LLC with offices in Darien, CT.
WindCheck publishes 30,000 issues ten times per year and is distributed to over one thousand locations in coastal communities from Barnegat Bay, NJ, through Manhattan, up both sides of Long Island Sound and east to Narragansett Bay, RI and Buzzards Bay, MA. Maritime Publications, owned by Publisher Anne Hannan and Editor-and-Chief Christopher Gill, of Stratford, and Milford CT, respectively, produced their final issue, #171 in February, before starting the transition process to Ben Cesare, resident of Norwalk, CT and co-owner of Cat’s Paw, LLC.Read more
McConaghy Boats has appointed Aeroyacht Ltd., a multihull specialist and international catamaran dealership in East Setauket, NY, to represent McConaghy Multihulls as an importer in North America and South America.
Jason Ker of Ker Yacht Design drew the McConaghy MC50’s stunning lines. © mcconaghyboats.com
“The sector of high performance luxury catamarans is on a growth path, and the exciting new range of McConaghy Multihulls starting from the MC50 all the way to the MC90 are an excellent addition to our current range of Bavaria and Sunreef catamarans,” said Gregor Tarjan, CEO and Founder of Aeroyacht. “They offer innovations such as safe, retracting centerboards, a very sporty flybridge and an amazing open-floorplan luxury interior. The McConaghy brand really set themselves apart from other builders in this sector. McConaghy multihulls are all about lifestyle defining features and provide a unique experience to the owner. We feel privileged and excited that we can represent this beautiful brand in the U.S.”Read more
KINGSTON, R.I. – February 26, 2018 – The University of Rhode Island will bring the world’s premiere off-shore sailing race, the Volvo Ocean Race, to campus on March 20, 2018 through a live video broadcast with sailors as they race across the Pacific Ocean between New Zealand and South America. The event, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 7 p.m. in Edwards Auditorium on URI’s Kingston campus.Read more
Over the past few years, two-time America’s Cup winning navigator Peter Isler and North U have produced a series of highly acclaimed webinars on the use of Expedition software for Navigation and Yacht Racing all over the world. Now, North U, Landfall and Isler Sailing International have teamed up to present Expedition 201, the first ever Expedition seminar specifically for sailors who want to win races on Long Island Sound and Block island Sound. This full-day, hands-on event will be held at SUNY Maritime College’s MAC Maritime Academic Center in the Bronx, NY on Saturday, April 7 from 9 am to 4 pm.
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The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA) has named Kim Hapgood of Newport, RI, the Program Director at Sail Newport, its 2018 Boater of the Year.
Photo courtesy of Sail Newport
The award was presented at RIMTA’s Industry Breakfast on the opening morning of the Providence Boat Show. Presented annually, the John H. Chafee Boater of the Year Award recognizes an individual who has contributed to the success of the recreational boating industry in Rhode Island or championed the cause of bringing recreational boating to the public.Read more