Rozalia Project, a Granville, VT-based non-profit organization with a mission to clean and protect our ocean, is seeking volunteer crew members for expeditions this summer aboard the greenest sailing research vessel in the world, the 60-foot American Promise.
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Pettipaug Sailing Academy in Essex, CT is offering two US Sailing Safe Powerboat Handling courses this season. “Our two-day Basic Safe Powerboat Handling course is for anyone who wants to learn more about boats, the ‘how and why’ about various boat types and motors, the basics of navigation and charts, on-water communication and of course, to become better at operating small powerboats,” said John Kennedy, Pettipaug’s Director of Powerboat Instructional Program.
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McMichael Yacht Brokers of Mamaroneck, NY has announced that John Glynn has joined its team of yacht sales professionals. Many will know Glynn from his long tenure as the U.S.-based Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Bitter End Yacht Club, the well-known sailing and water sports resort in the British Virgin Islands. He looks forward to continuing his warm relationship with BEYC (and all the wonderful guests he has met over the years) as they rebuild their future.Read more
The 3rd Annual Connecticut Spring Boat Show, produced by WindCheck and sponsored by Brewer Essex Island Marina, Essex Boat Works, YachtWorld, and the Yacht Brokers Association of America, welcomed over 50 boats from 20 to 75 feet to Essex, CT last month. A $5 suggested donation was collected at the entrance of this year’s show to benefit Sails Up 4 Cancer (SU4C), a Connecticut-based non-profit organization dedicated to funding research in the education, prevention, care and cure for all types of cancer through the art and enjoyment of sailing.Read more
Last month, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy signed a revised state budget that reduces the state sales tax on boats, engines and trailers. The new sales tax rate of 2.99 percent, a reduction from the previous 6.35 percent, goes into effect July 1, 2018.Read more
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.