The 17th Annual Women’s Sailing Conference, a program of the National Women’s Sailing Association, will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead, MA. With a focus on fun, education and camaraderie, this all-day event is a fantastic opportunity for women of all skill levels to learn or enhance a variety of recreational sailing skills through land and water-based workshops led by some of the top women sailors in the sport. Sailors of all abilities are welcome, and prior experience is not required.
The Women’s Sailing Conference is an opportunity for women from around the country to sharpen their sailing skills and gain confidence in their own abilities. © BoatUS.comRead more
Sailors for the Sea, a Newport, RI-based ocean conservation organization that engages, educates, inspires and activates the sailing and boating community, and Oceana, the world’s largest international conservation organization focused solely on protecting and restoring the world’s oceans, are joining forces.
Sailors for the Sea team members (l – r) Education Director Shelley M. Brown, Ph.D; Development Manager Amber Stronk MAS; and Sustainability Director Robyn Albritton MNR © sailorsforthesea.org
“Our board, staff and all of us are so pleased to be joining Oceana’s team,” said David Rockefeller, Jr., who co-founded Sailors for the Sea in 2004 in partnership with Dr. David Treadway. “This will strengthen our ability to help sailors and power boaters make a difference in saving the oceans they depend on.”Read more
Four sailors from the yacht Disco Volante, Co-Captains Wim Jessup and Martin van Breems and crew members Mike McCormick and Brad Freeman, received Meritorious Public Service Awards from the Commandant of the United States Coast Guard for their courageous actions to save nine people from an overturned motor vessel in Buzzards Bay.
The Meritorious Public Service Awards were presented at Landfall Navigation in Stamford, CT. From left to right are LCDR Matt Baker, Chief, Incident Management Division, USCG Sector Southeastern New England; Captain Richard Schultz, USCG Sector Southeastern New England, S/V Disco Volante Co-Captain Martin van Breems; S/V Disco Volante Co-Captain Wim Jessup; Mike McCormick; and Brad Freeman. © LandfallNavigation.comRead more
The National Lighthouse Museum in Staten Island, NY is hosting a series of tours aboard the 120-foot Majestic Princess this season. The first tour, “Circumnavigate the Island Of Staten” on Saturday, May 19, 2018 will cruise along the New York and New Jersey shorelines and pass under the Bayonne, Goethals, Outerbridge and Verrazano bridges.
The Midweek New York Harbor and Raritan Bay Lighthouse Boat Tour on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 will pass at least 10 lighthouses, most not visible from land. Next up is a Sunset Harbor and Bay Tour of New York Harbor and Raritan Bay on Saturday, June 23, 2018. The tours above depart from Pier 1, adjacent to the National Lighthouse Museum, while some other upcoming tours (which run through Saturday, October 20) depart from the World Financial Center Pier in Lower Manhattan.Read more
Singles Under Sail is Gearing Up for a New Season on the Sound!
We’ve got Skippers looking for crew!
We’ve got Crew looking for a boat to sail!
We’ve got people hoping to get out on the water and learn how to sail!
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