The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA) has named Kim Hapgood of Newport, RI, the Program Director at Sail Newport, its 2018 Boater of the Year.
Photo courtesy of Sail Newport
The award was presented at RIMTA’s Industry Breakfast on the opening morning of the Providence Boat Show. Presented annually, the John H. Chafee Boater of the Year Award recognizes an individual who has contributed to the success of the recreational boating industry in Rhode Island or championed the cause of bringing recreational boating to the public.Read more
The Connecticut Spring Boat Show will be held Friday, May 4 - Sunday, May 6, 2018 at Brewer Essex Island Marina, 11 Ferry Street, Essex, CT. The show is a production of WindCheck Magazine and is sponsored by Brewer Essex Island Marina, Essex Boat Works, Yacht Brokers Association of America, and YachtWorld. This year, 100% of attendee gate proceeds will go to SailsUp4Cancer.Read more
Clearwater, FL — (January 25, 2018) The Moorings and Sunsail announce the reopening of charter operations in St. Martin beginning February 1st, 2018, just four months after the Caribbean’s record-breaking hurricane activity and just in time for the sold-out Heineken Regatta.
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Kayak Fishing, Paddle Board Tips for Beginners, Tricks for Catching Fluke, Seabass and Cod, and Outboard Motor Basics Among Free Educational Sessions
ESSEX, CT - JANUARY 24, 2018 - Want to improve your chances of catching more fluke, seabass and cod this season? Ever paddled a kayak with your feet? Still want to try paddle boarding? Learn the tips and tricks of kayak fishing, improving your fishing skills, how to use sonar, the basics of outboard motors, beginners paddle board skills, and more, at over 27 educational sessions running throughout The Hartford Boat Show February 8-11, 2018 at the Connecticut Convention Center.
Students from the Thompson Public School District will be bringing their boat building project to the Hartford Boat Show, February 8-11.Read more
Scheduled for Super Bowl Weekend, the three-day Providence Boat Show presented by Washington Trust plans on joining in the spirit of the “Big Event” with an appearance by former New England Patriots Defensive Lineman and two-time Super Bowl Champion Jarvis Green.
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Green will be cooking up his Oceans 97 Shrimp at the show’s “Sea to Table” demonstrations on Friday and Saturday (February 2 and 3) and signing autographs. The show, operated by Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA), starts Friday (February 2) and offers one-stop shopping at the Rhode Island Convention Center for every kind of boating enthusiast.Read more
The Connecticut River Museum (CRM) located in the historic Steamboat Dock building in Essex, CT, has once again partnered with Connecticut River Expeditions to offer Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises in February and March. These popular trips are a chance to get out on the River in winter to see bald eagles, as well as other winter species that visit the estuary such as harbor seals.
A harbor seal lounges on the Connecticut River ice. © Bill YuleRead more
Captain Henry Marx of Stamford, CT is the recipient of the Storm Trysail Club’s 2018 Owen C. Torrey Memorial Trophy. The presentation was made at the club’s Long Island Sound Station Holiday Party in Larchmont, NY. The trophy is awarded annually to the person who, in the opinion of the Flag Officers and Board of Governors, has rendered “Outstanding Service” to the Storm Trysail Club.
Leggie Torrey, Storm Trysail Club Commodore Lenny Sitar, and Captain Henry Marx with the 2018 Owen C. Torrey Memorial Trophy © Howard McMichaelRead more
By John K. Fulweiler
When you read this, the holiday wrapping and New Year’s happenings will be lost in a frothy wake of tinsel and eggnog. Memories of your overstuffed cousin and cloying father-in-law (“Call me ‘Pop’”) are harder to shake. Sometimes, you get marked up most by things you have to tolerate with a grin and a nod, which observation brings me neatly around the windward mark and headed downwind. Staggering upright, let me list the annoyances flooding past my legs during last year and, yeah, you legal wonks, I worked a few maritime legal bytes into the mix, so go grab a can of bulkhead remover and relax.Read more
The Blue Water Sailing Club is hosting three off-water seminars designed to enhance the enjoyment and safety of cruisers and offshore sailors. The first is DIY Solar Panel and Refrigeration: Planning and Installation. BWSC member Bernie Coyne will discuss his recent project of adding solar panels and new refrigeration to his J/46 Mystic Rose. The seminar is January 13 from 9:15am - 12pm at the Jubilee Yacht Club in Beverly, MA. Coyne will be joined by BWSC member Steve Lee, who will discuss a simpler, out-of-the-box approach to solar. The cost is $10 per person. Participants are required to register by January 10 at bluewatersc.org.Read more
From exciting educational opportunities and the builder of some of the loveliest boats on the water being acquired by a marine industry veteran to the return of a favorite biennial race week, new partners for the longest offshore race in the Western Atlantic and the announcement of a campaign to bring the America’s Cup back where it belongs, there are plenty of great stories for the new year.....Read more