Letters

SYRF’s Up!

Nice job promoting SYRF [Sailing Yacht Research Foundation; Advancing the Science of Sailboat Racing, March 2013]. One point to bring out: the traditional source of technological advances has been the America’s Cup, but the recent shift in its focus to multihulls and winged sails has made its technology much less relevant to mainstream offshore sailing. Therefore SYRF’s mission to support the advance of science and technology in sailing is more important now than ever. Thanks again, nice piece.

Dobbs Davis, HPR Communications

Dobbs – Thank you for the kind words. We're sure you'll appreciate “Coop’s Corner” on page 67, with Joe Cooper’s thoughts on a wellspring of offshore sailing advancement.

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Checking In... February 2013

Bill Munger Receives ABBRA Award

 

 

Bill Munger Receives ABBRA Award

At the recent Boatyard Business Conference Awards Dinner & 70th Anniversary Celebration in Fort Lauderdale, FL, the American Boat Builders & Repairers Association (ABBRA) presented William “Bill” Munger, founder and owner of Conanicut Marine Services in Jamestown, RI, with the prestigious Dennis Snow President’s Award. The award is given for significant and lasting contributions to the boatyard and marine service/repair industry.

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Keen Named Developmental Coach of the Year

Keen Named Developmental Coach of the Year

 

US Sailing’s Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC) has named Steve Keen of Stamford, CT as the Developmental Coach of the Year. As the C420 and I420 Head Coach at LISOT (Long Island Sound Youth Sailing Team) for the past five years, Keen has coached an unprecedented number of sailors to national and international podium finishes. In addition to coaching LISOT sailors, in 2012 Keen served as the double-handed coach for US Sailing’s Youth World Team at the ISAF Youth World Championship, and as a coach for the U.S. team at the I420 World and I420 Junior European championships.

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Atlantic City Boat Show is February 6 - 10

The 2013 Progressive Insurance Atlantic City Boat Show will be held at the Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City, NJ from February 6 - 10. Hundreds of new boats for all budgets and lifestyles will be on display, including luxury motor and sailing yachts, sport fishers, performance boats, and personal watercraft.

 

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Bailey and Wurzbacher Join OHPRI

As Rhode Island’s Tall Ship, SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, enters its final phases of construction, the non-profit organization Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island (OHPRI) has named Captain Richard Bailey as the ship’s Master and Jessica Wurzbacher as the Education Director.

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Marion Bermuda Race Information Sessions

Information Sessions to help you prepare for an offshore race to Bermuda will be presented by the Marion Bermuda Race team at West Marine stores throughout New England in January. Many sailors, racers and cruisers alike, want to make the passage to Bermuda and the Marion Bermuda Race is a great way to go, but there are many questions that must be answered.

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