Report from the 2016 J/105 North American Championship

J105 North American ChampionshipThirty-seven teams representing Bermuda, Canada, Great Britain and the USA are racing on Long Island Sound October 20-23, 2016 for the 2016 J105 North American Championship.

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America’s Cup 2017 Schedule Released

May 26 – about June 27

America's Cup New York World SeriesThe opening race of the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda will be race one of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers between the Defender, ORACLE TEAM USA, with two time America’s Cup winner Jimmy Spithill and his crew looking to start their defense of the cup against Groupama Team France, led by Franck Cammas.

Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series New York, 2016 © Stephen Cloutier/
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Heidi Benjamin Drives Spookie to Historic Queen’s Cup Win

By Stuart Streuli, New York Yacht Club Communications Director

Heidi BenjaminIn becoming the first female skipper to win the Queen’s Cup, one of the New York Yacht Club’s most prestigious yachting trophies, Heidi Benjamin of South Norwalk, CT relied on her yacht, her crew and two distinct sources of inspiration.

Benj & Heidi share a quiet moment at Harbour Court after the day’s competition.
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Challenging Legs & Cape Breton Hospitality

Race the Cape Delivers in 2016!

By Monica Matheson

Race the capeParticipants in Race the Cape 2016 experienced the excitement of a challenging point-to-point race on Canada’s inland sea, the Bras d’Or Lake.  With adventure at every wave and fun activities each evening, July 18 - 24, 2016 was definitely a week of serious fun in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. 

There was plenty of breeze on Bras d’Or for Race the Cape 2016. ©
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Winter Laser Racing in New Rochelle, NY

By Jason Viseltear, HYC Laser Frostbiting Fleet Captain

Laser frostbiting New RochelleHuguenot Yacht Club in New Rochelle, NY would like to invite you to join us on the beautiful winter waters of Western Long Island Sound for our 2016-17 Laser Frostbiting Season. We get underway Sunday, November 6 and will be running races as the rest of the world hibernates, through April 2, 2017.

Laser racers of all ages and abilities are invited to compete in Huguenot YC’s 2016-17 Laser Frostbiting Season.
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October 2016 Comic - Hudson River Tales

october 2016 comic dave foster

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Marion Bermuda Race starts June 9, 2017

Presentation Series this fall…and front row seats for the Cup!

Marion BermudaSo, You Want to Race to Bermuda? That’s the title of the Marion Bermuda Race Presentation series happening this fall in locations around New England. Many sailors, racers and cruisers alike, want to make the offshore passage to Bermuda and the Marion Bermuda Race is a great way to go.

The 21st edition of the Marion Bermuda Race starts June 9, 2017.   ©
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Offshore Sailing School BVI Racing Clinic

WindCheck_October_2016_web_page11_image12.jpgOffshore Sailing School is adding a new venue for its popular racing programs, at the Marriott Autograph Collection® Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina in the British Virgin Islands. Scheduled for December 4-9, 2016, this new four-day clinic is hosted by National Sailing Hall of Fame Inductee Steve Colgate, with instruction by veteran Offshore Performance Race Week coaches led by Mumm Worlds Champion Rob (Bobby) Brooks.

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2016 ECSA Leukemia Cup Regatta Raises Over $65,000

ecsa leukemia cupThe 2016 ECSA Leukemia Cup Regatta weekend was held on Friday, August 26th and Saturday, August 27th hosted by North Cove Yacht Club (NCYC), Duck Island Yacht Club (DIYC), Essex Corinthian Yacht Club (ECYC) and Pilots Point Marina (PPM). The charitable fundraising event for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) combined social and racing activities for all, including a pot-luck appetizers/cocktail party and auction on Friday night at NCYC and exciting offshore PHRF and One- Design racing on Saturday. The weekend culminated in a post-race party at Pilot’s Point Marina Saturday evening with race awards, live music, and food and drinks from sponsors including: Saldamarco’s, Cindy’s Wine and Spirits, Two Roads Brewing Company, Gosling’s Rum, Hartford Flavor, Flour Foods, and Seaflour Foods.

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September 2016 Comic by Dave Foster - Hudson River Tales

September Comic

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