World-class sailor and television commentator Gary Jobson has participated in all types of sailing events – Don’t miss this opportunity – Gary’s an excellent storyteller. Topics include tactics, strategy, boat handling, Rio Olympics, America’s Cup, making it fun and more….
Beer, wine, rum drinks, and pizza. $10 per person / advance, $15 per person / door
At Shennecossett Yacht Club, 1010 Shennecossett Rd, Groton, CT, 5:55pm, May 3
Sponsored by the Mudheads, Eastern Connecticut Sailing Association, Real McCoy Rum and Quantum Sails. Register at http://mudhead.org/dev/wp1/events/spring-sailing-seminar/
Connecticut Spring In-Water Boat Show Features Innovations in Boating, Gear and Fundraising for Sails Up 4 Cancer May 4-6, 2018
Three-Day Show Will Inspire Boaters for the 2018 Season While Supporting a Great Cause
Essex, CT (April 23, 2018) -The 3rd Annual Connecticut Spring Boat Show will take place May 4-6, 2018 at Brewer Essex Island Marina located in Essex, CT. The in-water boat show has announced Sails Up 4 Cancer, a non-profit organization supporting cancer care, education, prevention and research, will benefit from the $5 entrance donation to attend the show.
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.
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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.
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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
By Amanda Yanchury and Megan Herzog, Conservation Law Foundation
Momentum in clean, renewable energy
Last year, the first offshore wind farm in the United States began producing power in the waters just off of Rhode Island in a historic moment for New England and for the country. Deepwater Wind’s 30-megawatt, five-turbine farm now powers more than 17,000 Rhode Island homes.
Deepwater Wind’s Block Island Wind Farm is generating electricity for more than 17,000 homes in the Ocean State. ©seagrant.gso.uri.edu
Many years in the making, the success of this project is the start of a new chapter for the health of our environment, economy, and for all of us. As rising seas, intensifying storms, and climbing temperatures threaten our coasts, marine life, and communities, cutting fossil fuel emissions and investing in renewable energy sources is critical and urgent in the fight against climate changeRead more
Dwyer Aluminum Mast Company, a manufacturer of high-quality sailboat spars, rigging, blocks, extrusions, and hardware out of Branford, CT, has sold their assets to the owner of Zim Sailing. The new company is Dwyer Mast and Rigging and will be relocated to Bristol, RI.Read more
The 17th Annual Women’s Sailing Conference, a program of the National Women’s Sailing Association, will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead, MA. With a focus on fun, education and camaraderie, this all-day event is a fantastic opportunity for women of all skill levels to learn or enhance a variety of recreational sailing skills through land and water-based workshops led by some of the top women sailors in the sport. Sailors of all abilities are welcome, and prior experience is not required.
The Women’s Sailing Conference is an opportunity for women from around the country to sharpen their sailing skills and gain confidence in their own abilities. © BoatUS.comRead more
Sailors for the Sea, a Newport, RI-based ocean conservation organization that engages, educates, inspires and activates the sailing and boating community, and Oceana, the world’s largest international conservation organization focused solely on protecting and restoring the world’s oceans, are joining forces.
Sailors for the Sea team members (l – r) Education Director Shelley M. Brown, Ph.D; Development Manager Amber Stronk MAS; and Sustainability Director Robyn Albritton MNR © sailorsforthesea.org
“Our board, staff and all of us are so pleased to be joining Oceana’s team,” said David Rockefeller, Jr., who co-founded Sailors for the Sea in 2004 in partnership with Dr. David Treadway. “This will strengthen our ability to help sailors and power boaters make a difference in saving the oceans they depend on.”Read more