Press Release

BoatUS offers updated Hurricane Preparation Guide

By Chris Szepessy

BoatUS offers updated Hurricane Preparation Guide

If you want to know how to best protect recreational boats from damage in a hurricane, ask the experts who’ve been tasked with cleaning up the mess for nearly 40 years: our friends at BoatUS! They’re the ones who’ve seen the evidence after the storm passes: a lack of preparation, poorly maintained docks, low seawalls, fallen boat lifts, and destroyed marinas. So what can you do to protect your boat during the 2019 hurricane season? The editors of…

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Upcoming Events

Impossible Dream, the world’s first wheelchair-accessible sailing catamaran, will be in Newport from August 25 to September 1

By Chris Szepessy

Impossible Dream, the world’s first wheelchair-accessible sailing catamaran, will be in Newport from August 25 to September 1

Impossible Dream is a 60-foot, wheelchair-accessible sailing catamaran that sails the entire East Coast of the United States offering sails to people with disabilities, and she’ll be visiting Newport, Rhode Island from Sunday, August 25 to Sunday, September 1. Newport is the ninth stop of the Impossible Dream’s Summer Voyage, encompassing 4,000 miles along the East Coast with stops at 15 destinations. Since departing Miami, Florida on May 29, the vessel has stopped at eight ports and…

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Fundraising Events

Celebrate Community Sailing with Sail Newport and New York Yacht Club American Magic on August 22

By Chris Szepessy

Celebrate Community Sailing with Sail Newport and New York Yacht Club American Magic on August 22

Our friends at Sail Newport, Rhode Island’s Public Sailing Center, are hosting a waterside celebration of community sailing on Thursday, August 22 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., and you are cordially invited! Enjoy cocktails, bites, magnificent views of Newport Harbor, and meet members of Rhode Island’s home team in the 36th America’s Cup presented by Prada, New York Yacht Club American Magic. This is a fundraiser for Sail Newport’s community access sailing programs for youth and adults….

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Upcoming Events

Coast Guard Auxiliary Band to Host 80th Anniversary Concert on Friday, August 30

By Chris Szepessy

Coast Guard Auxiliary Band to Host 80th Anniversary Concert on Friday, August 30

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Band, aka “The Commodore’s Own,” will hold a free outdoor concert at the John Philip Sousa Memorial Band Shell in Port Washington, New York on Friday, August 30, starting at 8:00 p.m. The concert will celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Auxiliary. Attendees are urged to bring a lawn chair to enjoy the concert. The concert duration will be approximately 1.5 hours. The concert will also be stream live on the shell’s…

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Press Release

Eighty-six paddlers enjoyed the 2nd Annual Paddle for Access to bring awareness and raise over $8K for Clean Ocean Access

By Chris Szepessy

Eighty-six paddlers enjoyed the 2nd Annual Paddle for Access to bring awareness and raise over $8K for Clean Ocean Access

From seven states across the region, 86 paddlers advanced the mission of Clean Ocean Access on August 17, 2019 by paddling around Rose Island and Goat Island to bring awareness to the importance to protect and preserve shoreline access as part of the 2nd Annual Paddle for Access, hosted by Newport Shipyard in Newport, Rhode Island. The combined effort generated over $8,000 to be used directly to take action to adopt all the rights of way on…

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Upcoming Events

Plimoth Plantation to Launch Mayflower II at Mystic Seaport Museum on September 7

By Chris Szepessy

Plimoth Plantation to Launch Mayflower II at Mystic Seaport Museum on September 7

Plimoth Plantation will officially launch Mayflower II, the acclaimed living history museum’s historic tall ship, on Saturday, September 7 at Mystic Seaport Museum’s Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard in Mystic, Connecticut. The ceremony, which begins at 2:00 p.m., includes performances, remarks, and the ship’s christening with water from all fifty states as well as Plymouth, U.K. and Leiden, Netherlands, before Mayflower II is lowered into the Mystic River to float for the first time in three years….

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Upcoming Events

New three-year deal announced for Dream Yacht Charter and Antigua Sailing Week

By Chris Szepessy

New three-year deal announced for Dream Yacht Charter and Antigua Sailing Week

Our friends at Dream Yacht Charter have announced a new three-year partnership with Antigua Sailing Week as the official exclusive bareboat sponsor for one of the world’s best sailing regattas. The three-year deal, which will run through to May, 2022, has been launched in time to support Antigua Sailing Week’s ‘Road to 2020’ campaign, which will consist of three major worldwide events in Hamble, the home of Dream Yacht Charter’s base in the UK, the Hamptons in the USA and…

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Races and Regattas

Noroton Reclaims Top Spot at Hinman Team Race

By Chris Szepessy

Noroton Reclaims Top Spot at Hinman Team Race

Winning its final four races in the Hinman Masters Team Race put the crew from Noroton Yacht Club (Darien, Connecticut) in a strong position for the overall title, but it didn’t quite seal the deal. With Noroton done for the day and resting on 14 wins from 21 races, the outcome of the regatta hung on a race featuring the squad representing the host New York Yacht Club and the defending champion Southern Yacht Club from New…

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Upcoming Events

Don’t miss the second Essex Yacht Club Ocean Racing Forum on August 28

By Chris Szepessy

Don’t miss the second Essex Yacht Club Ocean Racing Forum on August 28

Our friends at the Essex Yacht Club in Essex, Connecticut are pleased to announce the second in their series of Ocean Racing Forums for 2019, a presentation by Ocean Racers, on Wednesday, August 28. “The Ocean Racers team, led by Morgen Watson and Meg Reilly, currently sail Hermes, a Pogo 12.50, and they have raced more than 180,000 ocean miles,” said Phil Dickey of the EYC Regatta Committee. “Morgen and Meg will show their recent movie Surviving…

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Upcoming Events

Eating with the Ecosystem: A Lecture by Kate Masury on August 14

By Chris Szepessy

Eating with the Ecosystem: A Lecture by Kate Masury on August 14

Our friends at the Seamen’s Church Institute in Newport, Rhode Island are celebrating the organization’s 100th anniversary this year, and they are presenting a series of lectures featuring individuals distinguished in diverse areas of maritime activity and community service. On Wednesday, August 14, Kate Masury, the Program Director at Eating with the Ecosystem, will present a lecture on how we can support our local marine ecosystems and fishing communities by diversifying our seafood diets. Based in Warren,…

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