By John K. Fulweiler, Jr.
The Rhode Islander Who Refused to Drown
Published by Flood Tide Press 72 pages paperback $12.95
By Diane Swintal, R. Steven Tsuchiya and Robert Kamins
ORACLE Team USA’s Incredible Comeback to Defend the America’s Cup
Published by International Marine/McGraw Hill Education 218 pages paperback $24
By Paul Jacobs Photos by Nancy Kaull
Editor’s note: This is the second installment of a two-part article that began last month. If you missed our March issue, you can read Part 1 at windcheckmagazine.com.
By Hugh Lupo
New Devices Automatically Transmit Your Position to Rescuers
by VINCENT PICA - COMMODORE, FIRST DISTRICT, SOUTHERN REGION (D1SR) - UNITED STATES COAST GUARD AUXILIARY
Any school child knows, or at least believes, that a terrible storm or other natural phenomena that causes damage to your property, or causes your property (your boat) to damage someone else’s (another boat), is an Act of God. Behind this “fact” lies protection for the insurance company that may, or may not, have to pay (check the fine print and be sure of what you are paying for) or for you when your boat sets down on someone else’s during a storm and sinks it. Or does it? What are the facts?Read more
Many tall ships with homeports in the Northeast offer sail training programs for young people, ranging from marine science classes for elementary school kids to coastal voyages in New England and offshore passages to exotic locales for young adults. Here’s an overview of programs in our region (listed alphabetically), some of which also offer junior sailing instruction in small boats.
MudRatz, a US Sailing Certified Member Organization created to give keen Optimist sailors in eastern Connecticut an opportunity to become better racers by extending their sailing season, will be sailing out of New England Science & Sailing in Stonington CT this spring, on Sunday evenings from May 11 through June 22.
By Susan Ryan
Learning to sail opens young children to an expanding world of ideas and the possibility of broader horizons.
- Tom O'Connell, the new Chair of the Young Mariners Foundation
Anyone reading this ought to join me in giving Charlie Enright a big round of applause. Who? Unless you follow the vagaries of the high-test ocean racing world, or live in Newport or Bristol, RI, you are probably wondering if this Enright guy is Red Sox or Yankees? By proximity he is Red Sox, but that is irrelevant. So then, why am I applauding? Two reasons: a) He has managed to pull off a lifetime dream in seven years, and; b) That dream is sailing in the Volvo Ocean Race as skipper of the only real live U.S.-crewed boat in the VOR in a long time. (The boat is sponsored by Alvimedica, a medical technology company based in Turkey.) Did I mention he is 29?Read more
By Ed Brown
Last summer, the Fleet 5 Long Island Sound cruise committee decided it was time to revisit Narragansett Bay. To make it interesting, we coordinated the cruise around the WaterFire festival in Providence, RI. Eleven Fleet 5 LIS boats participated in this cruise, including Bob & Marilynn’s The Usual Suspects, Ken & Heather’s Raison D’Etre , Len & Charlotte’s Gone With The Wind, Ed & Kathy’s Celtic Voyager, Bob & Marilyn’s Snowflake II, David & Naomi’s Shalvah, Christian & Marie’s SPIRIT, John & Linda’s Shenanigans, Stanley & Julie’s Frog Prince, Cheryl & Elwin’s Enchante’, and Grif & Carol’s Paramour.Read more