MSSA American Cancer Society Regatta is August 17

by Stewart Arnold

The Mount Sinai Sailing Association in Mount Sinai, NY is hosting the 32nd Annual American Cancer Society Regatta on Saturday, August 17 in Long Island Sound. The second ...

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Checking In... July 2013

IYRS Students Launch Careers and Boats on Graduation Day


On Saturday, June 1, graduates of the International Yacht Restoration School’s (IYRS) Boatbuilding & Restoration Program – along with family, friends and IYRS fans – launched the plank-on-frame boats they restored this year in Newport, RI.

© Jack Renner

 

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Letters - July 2013

Brewer Alive and Well in Stamford

The Stamford Harbor Update in the June edition of WindCheck did a good job of providing information to interested boaters and we thank you for the coverage.

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Checking In... June 2013

Rozalia Project Launches Mission Atlantic

 

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Rozalia Project for a Clean Ocean launched their Mission Atlantic 2013 initiative at North Cove Marina in New York, NY in May, during the New York stopover of The Atlantic Cup presented by 11th Hour Racing. Rozalia Project, a Granville, VT-based non-profit organization with a mission “to find and remove marine debris, from the surface to the sea floor, through action, technology, outreach and research,” invites everyone – particularly educators – to sign on as “virtual crew” aboard their 60-foot research vessel American Promise

 

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Stamford Harbor Update

 


The fate of the former Brewer Yacht Haven site in Stamford, CT, closed since 2011, remains uncertain.

 

When Brewer Yacht Haven, a full-service marina in Stamford, CT, closed suddenly in 2011, many boat owners in the region were forced to look elsewhere for service and winter storage. The owner of the 14-acre property off Bateman Way, a real estate development company called Building and Land Technology (BLT), subsequently announced a plan to develop the site as the headquarters of a hedge fund company called Bridgewater Capital.

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Checking In... May 2013

Race Rock by Yves Parent is available for $420.

Yves Parent Paintings at Lyme Art Association

The Lyme Art Association in Old Lyme, CT will have paintings by the late Yves Parent on display and available for sale in their downstairs gallery starting June 21. “While many maritime art enthusiasts have been transported by Yves’ maritime paintings, they may not know of his considerable experience in offshore sailboat racing,” said Executive Director Susan Ballek. “He crewed aboard Kriter IX, the French entry in the 1981-1982 Whitbread ‘Round the World Race, as well as many offshore races between 1962 and 1980. He sailed in eight Fastnet Races and Single-handed Transatlantic Races which took him from France to the Caribbean in 1978 and 1982.”

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Letters May 2013

April On Watch

Very nice article about Linc [On Watch: Linc Schoenberger, April 2012]. Many thanks to WindCheck for recognizing a great person in our sport

.Judy Gibbs, New London, CT

Editor’s note: Judy Gibbs is the Eastern Connecticut Sailing Association’s Race Management Seminar Chairman.

I just got home after a week in Vancouver, and found the April WindCheck in the mail.

What a surprise and honor! I can only say that important, longtime friends like you and John [McArthur] mean more to me than you can possibly know.

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BOUTIQUE BOAT SHOW RETURNS TO MILFORD, CT

SAILQUEST BOAT SHOW TO MAKE A SPLASH IN MILFORD, CT MAY 17-19, 2013

Land and water vendors for all recreational water enthusiasts

Bridgeport, CT - (May 8, 2013) SailQuest Boat Show will make a splash at Milford Lisman Marina next weekend, May 17-19, 2013.  This unique and family-oriented show will feature new sailboats, trawlers, downeast-style powerboats, catamarans, kayaks, paddle boards and select brokerage yachts for sale, from 12 to over 50 feet long. Additionally, a variety of companies will be on-site offering small boats, gear and other products and services, including financing and insurance. The show is easily accessible from I95 and the Metro North train. Admission and parking are free. Hours are 10am-5pm.

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Springtime Lament

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SailQuest Boat Show is May 17 - 19

The SailQuest Boat Show returns to Milford Lisman Landing Marina in Milford, CT the weekend of May 17 - 19. This unique, family-oriented show will feature new sailboats, trawlers and downeast-style powerboats, and select brokerage yachts from 20 to over 50 feet.

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