On Watch - Nicholas Alley

Nicholas Alley BrilliantAs master of Mystic Seaport’s schooner Brilliant, Captain Nicholas Alley leads a very successful sail training program aboard one the loveliest boats on the water.

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On Watch - A.J. Evans

A.J. EvansAs the youngest Race Chairman in the history of the Newport Bermuda Race, 34-year-old Alton J. Evans has the helm of the 50th “Thrash to the Onion Patch,” which starts Friday, June 17, 2016.

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On Watch - Carole Heller

Carole HellerHaving sailed across the Atlantic five times and delivered countless boats, expert navigator Carole Heller is a self-described sailing addict.

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On Watch - Shelley Brown, Ph.D.

Shelley Brown Ph.DAs the Education Director at Sailors for the Sea in Newport, Rhode Island, Shelley Brown, Ph.D. has turned a lifelong affinity for sailing and ocean conservation into a rewarding vocation.

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On Watch - Joe Berkeley

Joe BerkeleyA talented writer and keen amateur sailor, Joe Berkeley penned the excellent Team Comanche story on page 53 of this issue, as well as some terrific Volvo Ocean Race stories in recent issues of Newport This Week.

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On Watch - Ray Cullum

Ray and Wendy CullumThe 20th running of the Marion-Bermuda Cruising Yacht Race is this month, and among the competitors is the event’s Marketing Chair and Trustee, Ray Cullum of Marion, Massachusetts.

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On Watch - Matthew Cohen

Matthew CohenWith his love of sailing, keen eye and passion for photography, Matthew Cohen of Newport, Rhode Island is establishing himself as one of the top shooters in the very competitive world of yachting photography.

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On Watch - Joan Thayer

Joan Thayer with AdventureSail skipperYou won’t find a stronger advocate in women’s sailing than Joan Thayer, a passionate one-design racer from Marblehead, Massachusetts.

“I grew up in Marblehead and started sailing in the fourth grade,” says Joan. “My father, Dick Thayer, was a competitive sailor. He had a boat called a Brutal Beast and an International One-Design, and my mother Elli, my two sisters and I crewed for him.

Joan Thayer (left) pictured with an enthusiastic AdventureSail® skipper
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On Watch - J. Russell Jinishian

J. Russell JinishianWith a very large number of paintings, drawings, ship models, sculpture and scrimshaw on display, the J. Russell Jinishian Gallery, located at 1899 Bronson Road in Fairfield, CT, is the nation’s foremost gallery of fine marine and sporting art. While the inventory is indeed spectacular, it’s the knowledge and enthusiasm of the affable owner, America’s leading authority on contemporary marine art, that makes this gallery a truly amazing place.

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On Watch - Zack Leonard

Zack LeonardAs the Head Varsity Sailing Coach at Yale University, Zachary Leonard has led the Bulldogs to several Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association national championships. A champion in team racing and several one-design classes, himself, Zack has coached numerous Olympians and contenders and was US Sailing’s National Coach of the Year in 2007.

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