by VINCENT PICA
If there is any discipline that has more ancient roots than voyaging over the seas, and whose ancient ways still work today, I’d like to know. Since time immemorial, even in an age of GPS and knowing where you are on the planet within feet, the ways of the ancient mariners still are useful today – especially when your GPS fails on a dark and rainy night.Read more
I was on the phone with my friend Carl the other day. He is a boat broker in Connecticut and we talk often. Generally, after we exhaust all of our stories of last weekend’s antics, our conversations default to work – boat sales and magazines. I often tell Carl about the right kind of buyers and sales approach for his boats and he gives me editorial advice. In our conversation, Carl suggested that I write an article about a recent cruise that I’d been on. ‘Because people like to read about stuff like that,” he offered. “You know, they want to read about the things they like to do.” Of course they do, Carl.Read more
by LEAH SCHMALZ AND KYLA MILES
In January, Save the Sound, a program of Connecticut Fund for the Environment, released its 2011 State of the Sound Report. The first of its kind, the report issues grades measuring the efforts put forth by Connecticut and New York to protect and preserve Long Island Sound.
New England Science & Sailing (NESS), a US Sailing-certified community sailing center in Stonington, CT that also teaches marine science and adventure water sports to students from age 4 to adult, is fortunate to have Mistral Dodson and Michael Smith on staff. Mistral and Mike have strong backgrounds in outdoor education and have been with NESS since its inception in 2008. She is the Marine Science and Adventure Sports Program Director and he’s a Marine Science Program Director.Read more
As Rhode Island’s Tall Ship, SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, enters its final phases of construction, the non-profit organization Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island (OHPRI) has named Captain Richard Bailey as the ship’s Master and Jessica Wurzbacher as the Education Director.Read more
by VINCENT PICA
For many years, we referred to life jackets as “PFDs” – Personal Flotation Devices. Jeesh, can the lawyers get over it? OK, not everyone in a life jacket survives. Roughly only 15 out of 16…Conversely, if you go in the water without a life jacket, only one guy comes out. The other 15 were fatalities. Let me rephrase that. A fatality is a death – let’s not mince words like “PFDs.” Life jackets save lives. This column is about that.Read more
by CHRISTOPHER GILL
Ten years is a long time. Jeez - I was still in my twenties.
When they’re not out on the water experiencing the adventure of sailing, twenty-something’s love the adventure portrayed in a good, unrealistic action movie.Read more
Italian design and built high performance dinghy, combining traditional wood with a modern fast hull shape and high tech. materials.
Exceptional performance, clean lines , modern rigging and Italian style make the Truc 12, more than just a sport Dinghy, she is truly the world’s smallest yacht!Read more
By Nicole Jacques
Whether you own a boat or will be chartering one, it’s time to start planning your mid-season getaways. We have a selection of fun events at great places this month, including a festival for buccaneers of all ages in the Chesapeake, a wooden boat regatta and a rendezvous for sail- and powerboats in Downeast Maine, and an Independence Day celebration in the Bermuda of the North. We’ll visit more summer destinations and events in our may Issue.Read more