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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Upcoming Events

Jenifer Clark’s Gulfstream Comes to the Essex Yacht Club Ocean Racing Forum on February 22

By Chris Szepessy

Jenifer Clark’s Gulfstream Comes to the Essex Yacht Club Ocean Racing Forum on February 22

The Regatta Committee of the Essex Yacht Club in Essex, Connecticut is hosting their first Ocean Racing Forum of 2020 on Saturday, February 22. “Our speakers will be Jenifer & Dane Clark,” said Phil Dickey of the EYC Regatta Committee. “Affectionately known as “The Gulfstream Lady,” Jenifer has over 40 years of experience in predicting the elements of the Gulf Stream that are important to racing sailors. Her husband Dane is an experienced meteorologist whose work compliments…

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Workshops & Seminars

McMichael “Bash to Bermuda” Seminar Series Starts January 30

By Chris Szepessy

McMichael “Bash to Bermuda” Seminar Series Starts January 30

Our friends at McMichael Yacht Yards & Brokerage in Mamaroneck, New York are hosting a series of special evenings created to prepare yourself, your crew and your boat for the 2020 Newport Bermuda Race, which starts Friday, June 19. You’ll find more details at https://www.mcmichaelyachtbrokers.com/event-calendar. Seminar #1 – Bermuda Race Safety and Performance  Thursday, January 30, 2020 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at McMichael Yacht Yards & Brokers 447 East Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck, NY 10543 Shift your…

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Upcoming Events

Meet the Author and Book Signing Events with Greg Gilmartin

By Chris Szepessy

Meet the Author and Book Signing Events with Greg Gilmartin

Authorpreneur Greg Gilmartin will be making several appearances this winter to talk about his new novel Spy Island and his life as a writer, TV producer, broadcaster and Russian linguist. There will even be chatter about sailboat racing, pet rocks and ancient faces. The first opportunity to meet Greg is scheduled for Tuesday, January 21 (tonight!) at 6:30 pm at the Waterford Public Library. The second event is in Mystic at Bank Square Books on Wednesday, February…

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Upcoming Events

Plan a Break from Winter at the Hartford Boat Show January 16 & 17

By Chris Szepessy

Plan a Break from Winter at the Hartford Boat Show January 16 & 17

With over 400 Watercraft, First Boat Show of the Winter Season in the Northeast to Feature All Aspects of Boating Fun Under the Sun Indoors at Mohegan Sun ESSEX, CT – JANUARY 9, 2020 – Featuring all aspects of Boating Fun Under the Sun in Connecticut, the Hartford Boat Show (HBS20) will lead the prominent Northeast winter boat show schedule when it harbors at the Earth Expo Center at Mohegan Sun January 16-19, 2020. This is the…

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Press Release

Safe Harbor Marinas Returns as 2020 Bermuda Race Official Yacht Preparation Resource Sponsor

By Chris Szepessy

Safe Harbor Marinas Returns as 2020 Bermuda Race Official Yacht Preparation Resource Sponsor

NEWPORT, RI (Jan. 10, 2020)—The Bermuda Race Organizing Committee (BROC) has named Safe Harbor Marinas, the largest owner and operator of marinas in the world, as Official Yacht Preparation Resource for the next edition of the Newport Bermuda Race.  Safe Harbor’s premier network now includes several full-service locations on Narragansett Bay, further amplifying the same sponsorship role they filled in 2018. “We are extremely pleased to welcome Safe Harbor Marinas back as a member of the sponsor family…

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