Harvey and Irma Damage or Destroy More Than 63,000 Recreational Boats

“It could have been much worse”

ALEXANDRIA, Va., November 7, 2017 – Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), the nation’s largest advocacy, services and safety group for recreational boaters, estimates that more than 63,000 recreational boats were damaged or destroyed as a result of both Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, with a combined dollar damage estimate of $655 million (boats only). These numbers are strikingly close to 2012’s Hurricane Sandy, which remains the single-largest industry loss with more than 65,000 boats damaged and more than $650 million in estimated losses.

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“Women Offshore” Presentation/Dinner

Offshore Sailing WomenThe Riverside Yacht Club Theatre presents “Women Offshore” a video produced by the Storm Trysail Foundation narrated by Gary Jobson November 19, 2017 5:30 p.m.

Screening to be followed by a casual buffet supper.

  • Ticket price $35.00 (includes one drink)
  • Student Ticket price $25.00 (includes one drink) (college, high school and middle school students)

Cash Bar will be available.

RSVP to the Front Desk at RYC (203) 637-1706. 102 Club Road•Riverside, CT

Give your club affiliation, if you have one. Those without may pay by check or cash at the door. Any questions, contact Cynny Smith: ccs7@mac.com

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Craig Mello Promoted to NEB Paint Department Head

Craig MelloNew England Boatworks Inc. (NEB) a full-service marina and builder of custom sailing and power yachts in Portsmouth, RI has promoted longtime paint foreman Craig Mello to Head of the Paint Department. “As the-floor leader of the paint department at NEB for many years, Craig’s proven ability as a skilled yacht painter and team leader makes him the perfect candidate to take on this larger role,” said Abby Smith, NEB’s Marketing/Projects Manager.

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Dream Yacht Charter Announces New Cabin Cruising Routes, Bases & Fleet

Dream Yacht ChartersWith more than 45 destinations and a fleet of more than 900 yachts, Dream Yacht Charter has grown hugely since its six-yacht fleet in 2001. The Annapolis, MD-based company has announced further expansion for next year with the addition of three new bases, three new cabin cruising routes and 100 new boats.

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OPO Organizes Relief Efforts for St. Maarten & Dominica

Offshore Passage Opportunities Hurricane ReliefAs hurricane relief efforts from Irma and Maria continue in the Caribbean, Offshore Passages Opportunities (OPO), the largest crew networking service in North America, is using the power of its membership to make a difference in St. Maarten and Dominica. Through its Friends of St. Maarten Relief Fund and Caribbean Mooring Field Development Foundation, OPO has raised almost $30,000 in funds that will be used 100% toward recovery on the islands, and organized the Irma Relief Crew for St. Maarten Recovery program to provide “boots on the ground” assistance.

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Elena T. Kissel Joins Clean Ocean Access

Elena KisselClean Ocean Access (COA), a Middletown, RI-based environmental organization, has announced the selection of its new Director of Development, Elena T. Kissel. Kissel, who officially started on July 21, is guiding all of COA’s fundraising initiatives and developing new relationships to build the organization’s visibility, impact, and financial resources.

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New York Yacht Club Will Challenge for the 36th America’s Cup

Released by NYYC 10/5/17 - After a decade and a half away from sailing's flagship competition, the New York Yacht Club, represented by Bella Mente Quantum Racing Association, will challenge for the 36th America's Cup. The New York Yacht Club held the ornate silver trophy from 1851, when it was won by the yacht America (above), through 1983—a run often known as the longest winning streak in sports. The Club regularly challenged for the trophy in the years that followed the historic loss to Australia II off the coast of Newport 34 years ago, but had remained on the sidelines since its last challenge with Team Dennis Conner for the 2002-'03 America's Cup.

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McMichael Adds New Brokers in Mamaroneck and Long Island

McMichael Yacht Brokers of Mamaroneck, NY, announced today that it has added Cameron Campbell and Bill Biebel to their team of yacht sales professionals. “I am pleased to welcome Cameron and Bill to McMichael as they bring a wealth of sail and power boat experience to our sales team, expanding the depth and breadth of the services we can provide our customers,” said Howard McMichael, President.

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Lime Charters Teams Up with Aeroyacht

Catamaran sailing charters coming to New York and Long Island Sound

Lime Yacht ChartersA newly formed partnership between Lime Charters, a Port Jefferson, NY-based charter company, and Aeroyacht Ltd., a veteran yacht dealer specializing in luxury sailing catamarans, will be offering both bareboat and captained yacht charters in waters from New York through Long Island Sound and Cape Cod starting in the spring of 2018. Business operations for Long Island’s very first catamaran charter base are centrally located in Port Jefferson.

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Newport Exhibition Group Receives Anchor Award

Newport Exhibition GroupThe Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA) has honored Newport Exhibition Group as the 2017 recipient of the RIMTA Anchor Award. The award was presented at the RIMTA’s annual Industry Partnership Breakfast sponsored by Gowrie Group Saturday, September 16 at the Newport International Boat Show in Newport, RI.

Accepting the RIMTA Anchor Award are Newport Exhibition Group employees (l – r) Nancy Piffard (Newport International Boat Show Manager), Lisa Knowles, Caroline Flynn, Jocelyn Emory, Gail Alofsin, Luke Peckham, Liz Nittmann and Chuck Moffitt.   © rimta.org
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