By Joan de Regt
My husband John and I were making the run from Isles of Shoals to Provincetown, heading back to our homeport of Rowayton, Connecticut after spending a month in Maine. Both of us were a bit wistful that our cruise was coming to an end, but we were enjoying a lovely day in August, about 10 miles offshore, with no other boats in sight. There was no wind, so we were motoring along at about 7 knots on our Cambria 46 Starlight. (Fun fact, her first owner was Christopher Reeve, who had her built in 1989 and named her Sea Angel.)
The author shares a moment with “Goldie.” © John De RegtRead more
The 2018 Robie Pierce One-Design Regatta, with the largest fleet of single design boats racing in an adaptive regatta in the country, is open for registration. Registration is also open for the Eighth Annual Robie Pierce Women’s Invitational, the first and still the only regatta for women with disabilities. Both will be held at Larchmont Yacht Club in Larchmont, NY, with the Women’s Invitational on Thursday, May 31, 2018 and the One-Design Regatta June 1-3, 2018. For more information and to sign up, go to robiepierceonedesignregatta.com.
Many participants in the Robie Pierce Regattas are returning sailors who left the sport after sustaining a serious injury. © Jim ReillyRead more
The 42nd Around Long Island Regatta starts July 26, 2018
The Sea Cliff Yacht in Sea Cliff, NY is happy to announce that the 2018 Around Long Island Regatta (ALIR), scheduled for July 26 through July 29, 2018 will once again start in New York Harbor. After decades of starting the race off The Rockaways, event co-chairs Doug Wefer and Jim Aikman decided last year to shake things up and moved the start to the epicenter of marine activity, New York Harbor.
Pre-start smiles from the rail on Mark DiSanti and Craig Albrecht’s Farr 395 Avalanche. Photo courtesy ALIR.Read more
Photographers who want to shoot the In-Port Race during the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18’s stopover in Newport, RI on Saturday, May 19, 2018 have a unique opportunity to do so with guidance from one of the finest photographers on the water. Onne van der Wal is chartering the 50-foot Northeastern, a downeast-style converted lobster boat to shoot the seven Volvo Ocean 65s in action on Narragansett Bay and is inviting keen amateur shooters to join him. The Northeastern will be flying a press flag that will give workshop participants excellent access to the racecourse, and enrollment is limited to only 12 photographers for plenty of “one on one” instruction time with van der Wal.
© VanderWal.comRead more
By Buttons Padin
Larchmont Yacht Club in Larchmont, New York is the oldest yacht club on Long Island Sound, and one of the oldest in the country. Located in picturesque Larchmont Harbor towards the western end of the Sound, Larchmont’s historic Victorian clubhouse has been the home of yachting history, legendary sailors, and world-class regattas since the Club was first organized 138 years ago in 1880.
Organized in 1880, Larchmont Yacht Club is the oldest yacht club on Long Island Sound.
Over the century-plus of its operation, much has changed at LYC, yet as much has purposefully stayed the same.Read more
Manhattan Yacht Club in New York, NY is hosting the Mount Gay Rum Corporate Championship in New York Harbor this season. This will be a ladder event beginning with a series of eight Industry Regattas sailed in J/24s. The top two teams in each Industry Regatta will advance to the Corporate Finals, then the top two teams in the Finals will meet on America’s Cup 12 Metres to match race for the Championship.
All sailors in the New York/New Jersey and Connecticut region are invited to enter their companies. The Notice of Race is now available. To request one, send an email detailing your name, company and industry to firstname.lastname@example.org.Read more
Morris Yachts, headquartered in Northeast Harbor, ME, have announced an update to the flagship M-Series lineup. Both M-Series and M-Series X-Type yachts will now be built in epoxy-infused carbon from bow to stern. The move to epoxy will increase resin strength by 40%, improving upon the lively performance, stiffness and rigidity of these iconic Sparkman & Stephens-designed yachts.
The Morris M36X © MorrisYachts.comRead more
By Joe Cooper
In mid-March, I was at home riding out the third blow in as many weeks. Absent electricity for a few hours, I was looking for a simple read. I discovered a little book that had floated to the surface recently. It is thin, just merely 56 pages so, just the right size, and a lovely read, by E.B. White. This little picture window in words is called Here is New York. Reading this lovely little snapshot of New York City, I was reminded the first time I was there, late May of 1980.Read more
Niantic Bay YC Early Bird & Thames YC Commodore’s Trophy Race
By Judy Gibbs
The Pre Off Soundings Cup is the newest premiere trophy you’ll want to win on the Eastern Connecticut Sailing Association Offshore Circuit. This new adventure is a collaborative effort of Niantic Bay Yacht Club in Niantic, CT and Thames Yacht Club in New London, CT, who will each host a race the weekend before the Off Soundings Club’s Spring and Fall Series, respectively.
Seville Simonds’ Herreshoff Newport 29 Rogue (Guilford, CT) is an Off Soundings class winner. © David FasuloRead more
By John K. Fulweiler, Jr., Esq.
My birthday is in March. Spring’s promise and the ever-brightening arc of the morning sun makes March an optimistic month to mark passing time. On the other hand, March is a sketchy son-of-a-gun, tempting buds and blooms with warming temperatures and then pulling any promise of prematurity with plunging mercury and cutting winds. Many a childhood birthday was spent holding the handlebars of a new bike in ankle deep snow! Still, statistics favor the sailor this time of season and we’re all about to encounter a contract or two, whether it’s for a new engine installation, dockage, or a yacht policy.Read more