Larchmont Yacht Club in Larchmont, NY has completed an extensive update of their Junior Clubhouse. The building, originally the barn and stable for the Carver home (the current Clubhouse), has served generations of LYC junior sailors since 1952. Under the guidance of Junior Sailing Committee cochairs Steve Leicht and Dorsey Roseberry and General Manager Layosh Toth, LYC Sailing Director Lincoln White and his team spent the winter updating the second floor – previously a storage loft – into a fully-functional instructional and training center for LYC’s juniors.
Intrepid Marine Electronics is now conveniently located at Norwalk Cove Marina in Norwalk, CT. “Norwalk Cove Marina is the only full-scale marina in the area, so it has always been our goal to behere,” said Duncan Nevard, President of Intrepid Marine Electronics. “We have completely renovated our building and created a comfortable, accommodating display and consultation space. Some walls needed to go up and others had to come down, but now we have a great showroom, workshop and office. After so many moves in recent years, we finally feel at home.”Read more
Front Street Shipyard in Belfast, ME has increased its capacity by adding a new facility in the neighboring town of Bucksport. The building houses a team of composites experts who are currently beginning construction on a line of 30-foot multihull boats for Trefoil Marine. Reserved exclusively for Front Street Shipyard’s production arm, the Bucksport facility will continue to take on new construction opportunities as they arise.
Organizers of the Fourth Annual Penobscot Bay Rendezvous (PBR), to be held August 14-17 in Camden, Thomaston and Rockland, ME, have named LifeFlight of Maine as the event’s first beneficiary. Presented by Wayfarer Marine and LymanMorse Boatbuilding and recognized by Yachting Magazine as one of the best sailboat and powerboat regatta events on the East Coast, PBR has been building participation and working with local partners and sponsors to grow the event to a point where monies could be donated to a local charity.Read more
On Saturday May 10, five teams will set sail from Charleston, SC to compete in the only dedicated Class40 race in the United States, The Atlantic Cup presented by 11th Hour Racing. The Atlantic Cup is the longest offshore race on the East Coast of the U.S. this year, and it is also the most environmentally sustainable sailing race in the country.
A lot of cruising boat owners would love to race their boats, but find “crew wrangling” more trouble than it’s worth. Spending days on email or the phone to recruit a full crew is a drag…not to mention the food and bar bills that come with having eight to ten crew on the rail. Then there’s the grousing about being railmeat with not enough to do. Adam Loory, a member of Huguenot Yacht Club and General Manager of UK Sailmakers in City Island, NY, came up with a solution to this problem: Plus-One divisions.
This summer, the Ida Lewis Distance Race will celebrate its tenth anniversary doing what it does best: presenting sailors with an exciting overnight offshore experience that covers hallowed sailing ground and is just the right length – not too short, not too long – for all types of competitors. On Friday, August 15, the race starts off Ida Lewis Yacht Club in Newport, RI and takes its fleet of IRC, PHRF, One-Design, Double-Handed and Multihull boats on coastal courses chosen from four options with distances between 104 and 177 nautical miles. Among the iconic waypoints are Castle Hill, Brenton Reef, Block Island, Montauk Point, Martha’s Vineyard and Buzzards Bay.Read more
By Sandy Waters
On April 12, 16 sailors representing nine yacht clubs from Long Island, Westchester County, New York and Connecticut raced nine-foot Dyer Dhows in the annual Yacht Racing Association of Long Island Sound Frostbite Championship, first held 60 years ago. The perpetual W. J. H. Dyer Frostbite Trophy is awarded to the winner. Names such as Sutphen, Knapp and Shields are engraved on the trophy, which goes back to 1954.
By Pedro Lorson
Manhasset Bay Yacht Club in Port Washington, NY hosted the 2014 Interclub Nationals on April 5 & 6. A front greeted the sailors on Saturday morning with wind gusts pushing into the mid to upper 20-knot range, so the Race Committee postponed until 1:30pm. At that time, the RC found a small window of time to get two races in before the return of the “20-plus” conditions. Sunday’s conditions were quite different, as competitors sailed out to the racecourse in a 5 mph northwesterly only to see it die. A few waves of 2-4 mph west/ northwest breeze allowed the RC to squeeze in two more races over the course of the day.Read more
By Tish Fontanella, Sales Coordinator at McMichael Yacht Brokers, Ltd.
Buying and selling a boat can be a pleasant experience, but it must be done in a professional manner by someone that knows the shoals or you can end up on the rocks with the local marine authority and Department of Motor Vehicles. Your yacht broker should ensure that important papers do not fall between the cracks and cause a delay in the transfer of ownership that could stall the start of your boating season.Read more