Racing

Go Gus!

By Chris Szepessy

Go Gus!

Going strong at age 87, Rhode Island resident August “Gus” Miller is the oldest person ever to sail a Finn Gold Cup. Representing the Storm Trysail Club, Gus finished 53rd overall in the 2023 edition, hosted by the Coconut Grove Sailing Club in Miami, FL January 24-31. With 58 sailors from 16 countries, this event is the International Finn Class World Championship. Results are posted at https://yachtscoring.com/event_results_cumulative.cfm?eID=15268. Sailing Scuttlebutt reports: “The highlight was Race 7 when [Gus]…

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What's New

Call for Captain and First Mate with Rozalia Project

By Chris Szepessy

Call for Captain and First Mate with Rozalia Project

Our friends at Rozalia Project for a Clean Ocean are looking for a Captain and First Mate for their flagship research vessel American Promise. Here’s the info from Gigi Veve, Rozalia Project Visual Arts and Media Director: Hi Friends! Happy New Year! We hope everyone is having a fantastic start to 2023. As we spend the winter months preparing and planning, our expedition season begins to take shape with an exiciting schedule on the horizon that continues our work impacting…

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Cruising

David Tunick Named Far Horizons Award Winner by the Cruising Club of America

By Chris Szepessy

David Tunick Named Far Horizons Award Winner by the Cruising Club of America

By Steve James Veteran sailor made two single-handed transatlantic passages and multiple contributions to the CCA and the international sailing community during 22 years of cruising in foreign waters. (NEW YORK, January 3, 2023)—The Far Horizons Award recognizes Cruising Club of America (CCA) members for a particularly meritorious cruiser or series of cruises. In receiving the 2022 award, David Tunick, of Stamford, Connecticut, gains recognition for a pair of transatlantic passages solo aboard his 55-foot Sparkman &…

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Obituary

Eight Bells: Mary M. Savage

By Chris Szepessy

Eight Bells: Mary M. Savage

Mary, age 86, a lifelong resident of Larchmont, New York, died December 13, 2022 at home surrounded by family. Born in Carbondale, Pennsylvania to Roy and Norma (Hemelright) Male, she graduated from Connecticut College and attended Iona College pursuing an MBA. Mary was a talented classical pianist, gifted modern dancer, fiercely competitive tennis and paddle tennis player, and avid sailor as well as an exceptional sailing rules judge and umpire. She was deeply engaged in her community,…

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Boat Shows

Boats and Fun are Back at the Hartford Boat Show

By Chris Szepessy

Boats and Fun are Back at the Hartford Boat Show

The first boat show of the year in the northeast returns to Mohegan Sun January 19-22, 2023 HARTFORD, CT (December 14, 2022)– Tickets are on sale now for the first Hartford Boat Show since 2020.  Boat, engine and accessories inventory was hard to find during the pandemic, but will be back with abundance as new model boats are introduced by dozens of brands for the first time in the northeast.  The show will boast the most boat…

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Save the Sound

Save the Sound Commends NEFMC for Adding River Herring Issue to Priorities for 2023

By Chris Szepessy

Save the Sound Commends NEFMC for Adding River Herring Issue to Priorities for 2023

Council will discuss factors contributing to the depletion of this cornerstone species in Long Island Sound and its rivers Larchmont, NY—The 18 members of the New England Fishery Management Council refined the language of priorities   important to reducing river herring bycatch on Thursday afternoon, then voted to include them on its list of priorities for 2023. “It’s a great day,” said Long Island Soundkeeper Bill Lucey of Save the Sound, who testified to the Council remotely in…

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Community

Six White Boomers

By Joe Cooper

Six White Boomers

Being the land bound sea story of the history of how six kangaroos became part of the Aussie Christmas story (aka how Aussie kids get their prezzies) By Joe Cooper December is summertime in Australia. Growing up there, in Sydney, the idea of snow, pine trees, skating, sleighs, jingling bells on said sleighs and all the trimmings of “classic” Christmas was frankly a mystery to me and my mates. Most days in December the afternoon temperature was…

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Ship's Log

2022 LONG ISLAND SOUND REPORT CARD RELEASED BY SAVE THE SOUND WATER QUALITY IMPROVEMENT LEVELING OFF , RISING WATER TEMPS RAISE CONCERN

By Ben

LARCHMONT, New York/NEW HAVEN, Connecticut—November 17, 2022–Regional nonprofit environmental organization save the Sound released the findings of its 2022 Long Island SoundReport Card on November 17. The biennial report has now compiled 14 years of water testing results in the open waters of Long Island Sound and four years of testing more than 50 bays and bay segments in the region. After previous years of improvement, the 2022 report raised concerns for the future, finding that trends…

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What's New

National Sailing Hall of Fame Class of 2022

By Chris Szepessy

National Sailing Hall of Fame Class of 2022

National The National Sailing Hall of Fame inducted thirteen sailors as its Class of 2022 on November 5 in Newport, Rhode Island. This was the U.S. institution’s 12th ceremony, with the new members joining 101 current inductees, all of whom are featured in the Legends of Sailing exhibition at The Sailing Museum, which recently opened in Newport. Providing introductory and congratulatory remarks, US Sailing President Richard Jepsen welcomed inductees and guests. “Recognizing sailors who history would otherwise…

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What's New

Team Clagett to compete at the 2.4mR World Championship

By Sam Crichton

Team Clagett to compete at the 2.4mR World Championship

NEWPORT, R.I. (November 1, 2022) – Next week, representatives from the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean will be putting on Team Clagett colors to represent Clagett Sailing, which has supported disabled sailing in North America for the last 20 years at the C. Thomas Clagett Jr., Memorial Clinic and Regatta. “Clagett Sailing is thrilled to be able to introduce the members of the inaugural Team Clagett. These sailors earned their place on this team through perseverance and…

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