Aeroyacht Now Representing McConaghy Multihulls

McConaghy MultihullMcConaghy 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.”

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Live Volvo Ocean Race Broadcast at University of Rhode Island

Volvo Ocean Race broadcastKINGSTON, 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.

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Long Island Sound - Expedition 201 Seminar is April 7, 2018

Peter IslerOver 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.

 

 Peter Isler   © islersailing.com
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Kim Hapgood is RIMTA’s Boater of the Year

Kim HapgoodThe 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.

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CONNECTICUT SPRING IN-WATER BOAT SHOW ANNOUNCES 2018 SHOW DATES AND CHARITY BENEFIT

CT Spring Boat ShowThe Connecticut Spring Boat Show will be held Friday, May 4 - Sunday, May 6, 2018 at Brewer Essex Island Marina, 11 Ferry Street, Essex, CT. The show is a production of WindCheck Magazine and is sponsored by Brewer Essex Island Marina, Essex Boat Works, Yacht Brokers Association of America, and YachtWorld.  This year, 100% of attendee gate proceeds will go to SailsUp4Cancer.

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The Moorings & Sunsail Announce the Return of Yacht Charter Operations in St. Martin

Moorings Sunsail St. MartinClearwater, FL — (January 25, 2018) The Moorings and Sunsail  announce the reopening of charter operations in St. Martin beginning February 1st, 2018, just four months after the Caribbean’s record-breaking hurricane activity and just in time for the sold-out Heineken Regatta. 

Photo by William Torrillo
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LEARN WHY LIFE IS BETTER WITH A BOAT AT THE HARTFORD BOAT SHOW FEBRUARY 8-11

Kayak Fishing, Paddle Board Tips for Beginners, Tricks for Catching Fluke, Seabass and Cod, and Outboard Motor Basics Among Free Educational Sessions

Hartford Boat Show 2018ESSEX, CT - JANUARY 24, 2018 - Want to improve your chances of catching more fluke, seabass and cod this season? Ever paddled a kayak with your feet? Still want to try paddle boarding? Learn the tips and tricks of kayak fishing, improving your fishing skills, how to use sonar, the basics of outboard motors, beginners paddle board skills, and more, at over 27 educational sessions running throughout The Hartford Boat Show February 8-11, 2018 at the Connecticut Convention Center.

Students from the Thompson Public School District will be bringing their boat building project to the Hartford Boat Show, February 8-11.
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2018 Providence Boat Show Set for Super Bowl Weekend

Providence Boat ShowScheduled for Super Bowl Weekend, the three-day Providence Boat Show presented by Washington Trust plans on joining in the spirit of the “Big Event” with an appearance by former New England Patriots Defensive Lineman and two-time Super Bowl Champion Jarvis Green.

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Green will be cooking up his Oceans 97 Shrimp at the show’s “Sea to Table” demonstrations on Friday and Saturday (February 2 and 3) and signing autographs. The show, operated by Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA), starts Friday (February 2) and offers one-stop shopping at the Rhode Island Convention Center for every kind of boating enthusiast.

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Connecticut River Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises

Connecticut Rier Winter Wildlife CruisesThe Connecticut River Museum (CRM) located in the historic Steamboat Dock building in Essex, CT, has once again partnered with Connecticut River Expeditions to offer Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises in February and March. These popular trips are a chance to get out on the River in winter to see bald eagles, as well as other winter species that visit the estuary such as harbor seals.

A harbor seal lounges on the Connecticut River ice.   © Bill Yule 
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Captain Henry Marx Receives Owen C. Torrey Memorial Trophy

Henry MarxCaptain Henry Marx of Stamford, CT is the recipient of the Storm Trysail Club’s 2018 Owen C. Torrey Memorial Trophy. The presentation was made at the club’s Long Island Sound Station Holiday Party in Larchmont, NY. The trophy is awarded annually to the person who, in the opinion of the Flag Officers and Board of Governors, has rendered “Outstanding Service” to the Storm Trysail Club.

Leggie Torrey, Storm Trysail Club Commodore Lenny Sitar, and Captain Henry Marx with the 2018 Owen C. Torrey Memorial Trophy   © Howard McMichael
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