Upcoming Events

The Inaugural Quahog Cup, a Virtual Regatta for the Entire Family, starts Sunday, March 22 at 9 A.M.

By Chris Szepessy

The Inaugural Quahog Cup, a Virtual Regatta for the Entire Family, starts Sunday, March 22 at 9 A.M.

Our friends at Sail Newport in Newport, Rhode Island are joining forces with sailonline.org to hold a purely entertaining virtual regatta series starting on Sunday, March 22 at 9 a.m. There’s no registration fee, no entry fee, no one will get a sunburn, and there will be no need to leave your house. Race with fellow sailors as we weather this challenging time together.   This series of races will be held until we can all get back on the water. The first race…

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Upcoming Events

24th Annual Defender Warehouse Sale Switches to Online

By Chris Szepessy

24th Annual Defender Warehouse Sale Switches to Online

Our friends at Defender Industries in Waterford, Connecticut have announced that this year’s edition of their popular Warehouse Sale will be an online-only event. “Many enthusiastic mariners know that a tell-tale sign of spring is Defender’s annual Warehouse Sale, and this year is no different,” said Stephan Lance, President of Defender Industries. “Spring is only days away and for many boaters the season has already begun. As in the past, Defender’s Annual Warehouse Sale – this will…

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What's New

Announcing Youth Essay Contest 2020: “Why I Want to Push My Limits and Sail Offshore”

By Chris Szepessy

Announcing Youth Essay Contest 2020: “Why I Want to Push My Limits and Sail Offshore”

Your first offshore race is a rite of passage that will provide wonderful memories for a sailing lifetime. Our friends at Sail Black Rock, Oakcliff Sailing, the Storm Trysail Foundation and Gill have partnered with WindCheck to present our second annual youth essay contest, featuring a truly amazing prize!  The winning essay will appear in an upcoming issue of WindCheck (No, that’s not the prize!), and the author will receive a very nice set of Gill foul…

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Upcoming Events

The Ocean Race is Returning to Newport!

By Chris Szepessy

The Ocean Race is Returning to Newport!

Our friends at Sail Newport and The Ocean Race have announced that for the third consecutive edition of the competition, The Ocean Race (formerly the Volvo Ocean Race) will make its only North American stopover in Newport, Rhode Island in the spring of 2022. The Newport stopover will be one of ten during the eight-month, 38,000-nautical mile race around the world, which starts in Alicante, Spain in October 2021 and finishes in Genoa, Italy in June 2022….

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Upcoming Events

Brooklyn Boatworks Spring Celebration is May 14

By Chris Szepessy

Brooklyn Boatworks Spring Celebration is May 14

Our friends at Brooklyn Boatworks in Brooklyn, New York are holding their Spring Celebration on Thursday, May 14 aboard the historic cargo ship Wavertree at South Street Seaport Museum, and you are cordially invited! This event honors Leslie Koch, President of the Robert O. Perelman Performing Arts Center, as well as the outstanding student boatbuilders of Brooklyn Boatworks. The party starts at 6:30 pm, and there will be cocktails, light bites, live music, and a silent auction. The…

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Upcoming Events

NWSA Women’s Sailing Conference Comes to Marblehead, June 6

By Chris Szepessy

NWSA Women’s Sailing Conference Comes to Marblehead, June 6

Beginning and experienced women sailors can jump-start their sailing lives by heading to the National Women’s Sailing Association (NWSA) 19th Annual Women’s Sailing Conference slated for Saturday, June 6, 2020, at the Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead, massachusetts. The event, which features hands-on land- and water-based workshops and seminars, offers women a fantastic opportunity to learn or hone sailing skills, network with other female sailors from all over the United States, and gain the confidence necessary to…

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Races and Regattas

Young American Sailing Academy Seeks Co-Skippers for the Mixed Double-Handed Division of the Newport Bermuda Race

By Chris Szepessy

Young American Sailing Academy Seeks Co-Skippers for the Mixed Double-Handed Division of the Newport Bermuda Race

Mission The Young American Sailing Academy (YASA) is seeking interested sailors to join the YASA sailing team and participate in a mixed double-handed offshore program. The first step of this program is sailing the 2020 Newport Bermuda Race as mixed double-handed entries. Do you have the passion and the skills to be part of a winning team, sailing mixed double-handed offshore for three to four demanding days? If this is your calling, please apply with YASA. Newport…

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Press Release

US Sailing Honors Association Award Winners for Contributions to the Sport

By Chris Szepessy

US Sailing Honors Association Award Winners for Contributions to the Sport

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (February 7, 2020) – The annual US Sailing Association Award winners were celebrated Thursday evening aboard the USS Midway in San Diego at the US Sailing Awards Night Celebration. Award winners were honored for their contributions to the sport of sailing in the United States. To celebrate the accomplishments of these individuals and organizations, US Sailing recognized them as part of the 2020 Sailing Leadership Forum in San Diego this week. US Sailing Association…

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Press Release

Community Sailing, National One-Design Award Winners Recognized at Sailing Leadership Forum

By Chris Szepessy

Community Sailing, National One-Design Award Winners Recognized at Sailing Leadership Forum

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (February 6, 2020) – US Sailing is proud to announce the winners of the annual Community Sailing and National One-Design Award, who have been chosen for their contributions to the sport of sailing in the United States. To celebrate the accomplishments of the individuals and organizations responsible for advancing sailing within both their respective areas of focus and their communities, US Sailing recognized these contributors on Thursday, February 6 2020, at the 2020 Sailing…

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Workshops & Seminars

New York Yacht Club and Cruising Club of America Form Safety Partnership

By Stuart Streuli

New York Yacht Club and Cruising Club of America Form Safety Partnership

The New York Yacht Club and the Cruising Club of America announced today that they have joined forces in co-sponsoring an International Offshore Safety at Sea seminar sanctioned by US Sailing. The seminar will offer hands-on training for full certification in offshore ocean races, but is equally valuable for cruising and deliveries, power or sail. The seminar consists of two parts: an online Offshore Safety at Sea video course followed by a one-day hands-on course. The hands-on…

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