US Sailing’s Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC) has named Steve Keen of Stamford, CT as the Developmental Coach of the Year. As the C420 and I420 Head Coach at LISOT (Long Island Sound Youth Sailing Team) for the past five years, Keen has coached an unprecedented number of sailors to national and international podium finishes. In addition to coaching LISOT sailors, in 2012 Keen served as the double-handed coach for US Sailing’s Youth World Team at the ISAF Youth World Championship, and as a coach for the U.S. team at the I420 World and I420 Junior European championships.Read more
The 2013 Progressive Insurance Atlantic City Boat Show will be held at the Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City, NJ from February 6 - 10. Hundreds of new boats for all budgets and lifestyles will be on display, including luxury motor and sailing yachts, sport fishers, performance boats, and personal watercraft.
I always look forward to ringing in the New Year by distributing our January/ February edition of WindCheck. As we compile the content for this issue, I usually come up with some cockamamie list of resolutions. None of mine have anything to do with being nicer to my fellow man, eating fewer Twinkies, or getting in shape. Most of my designs for the year include more experiential treatments for the soul – and most have to do with boating. If I am lucky, I realize the completion or achievement of a few by year’s end. During a rather subdued New Year’s Eve (I was sick with the flu), I had the chance to reflect on 2012 and realized that my grand list of needs and wants for the year went undone – completely undone.Read more
The following excerpt is from Chapter 7 of The Sinking of the Bounty: The True Story of a Tragic Shipwreck and its Aftermath, by Matthew Shaer. The Sinking of the Bounty was released in March by The Atavist, a Brooklyn, NY-based digital publisher. Multimedia versions of the e-book – along with Kindle, Kobo and Nook editions – are available at atavist.com/stories/the-sinking-of-the-bounty/Read more