Races and Regattas

Marion Bermuda Race Wrap up

By Chris Szepessy

Marion Bermuda Race Wrap up

By Talbot Wilson Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club (RHADC) BERMUDA, June 23, 2019:  The 2019 Marion Bermuda Race is in the books. Thirty-nine Founders Division entries and two Classic Division boats lined up for their starts in Buzzards Bay on Friday, June 14. One of the classics failed to start, but sailed with the fleet heading south in Buzzards Bay for the finish in Bermuda and the hospitality of the Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club.   The race…

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Milford USCG Auxiliary Charts, Navigation & GPS Course is July 20

By Chris Szepessy

Milford USCG Auxiliary Charts, Navigation & GPS Course is July 20

Our friends at the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Milford Flotilla are offering the Charts, Navigation and GPS course on Saturday, July 20. The course ties together electronic navigation and the method of plotting a course on a paper chart. Instructions on basic satellite navigation (GPS) and its functions are presented, as well as pros and cons of relying on electronic navigation devices. Students will be instructed how to interpret and use information printed on charts as well…

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Sail Newport Salutes the Newport Pell Bridge 50th Anniversary with a Family Sailing Festival on June 28

By Chris Szepessy

Sail Newport Salutes the Newport Pell Bridge 50th Anniversary with a Family Sailing Festival on June 28

NEWPORT, RI (June 20, 2019) – Sail Newport will hold a public sailing festival to salute the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority’s 50th Anniversary celebration of the Newport Pell Bridge on Friday, June 28 from 2 – 6 p.m. The event will provide guests with the opportunity to experience sailing, see Newport and the Newport Pell Bridge from the water, and enjoy Narragansett Bay.  All ages are invited to enjoy sailing aboard the not-for-profit sailing center’s J/22 sailboats. Experienced skippers…

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Races and Regattas

Sail Newport Hosting JFest New England Regatta August 9-11

By Chris Szepessy

Sail Newport Hosting JFest New England Regatta August 9-11

The third annual JFest New England Regatta will be hosted by Sail Newport in Newport, Rhode Island August 9 -11. This highlight of the summer racing calendar is open to all J Boat owners, crew and enthusiasts. Racing will take place in the beautiful waters of Narragansett Bay and Rhode Island Sound. This exciting weekend of racing will kick off Friday, August 9 with skippers meeting and a local sailing and weather brief by one of JFest’s…

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Press Release

In-Command Seamanship Training Announces The Skipper Club™: A Safe Boating Program for Teens

By Chris Szepessy

In-Command Seamanship Training Announces The Skipper Club™: A Safe Boating Program for Teens

Wickford, Rhode Island – In-Command Seamanship Training offers on-the-water powerboating skills as well as classroom instruction for teens in its Skipper Club™ program. “Our Skipper Club teaches teens ages 13-19 the necessary on-the-water boating skills and classroom instruction for the RI Boating License,” says Capt. Carol Beecher, Program Director for In-Command. “Through these valuable lessons for teens, we are helping prepare the next generation of safe boaters.”  The National Safe Boating Council, in partnership with In-Command Seamanship Training and the…

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The Atlantic Cup is Back!

By Chris Szepessy

The Atlantic Cup is Back!

NEWPORT, RI (June 19, 2019) – Manuka Sports Event Management announced today the seventh edition of The Atlantic Cup. The longest offshore race in the Western Atlantic dedicated to the Class40 will start from Charleston, South Carolina on June 10, 2020 and culminate the weekend of June 20-21 in Portland, Maine. Defending 2018 champion Eärendil has confirmed their entry along with three other teams with many more expressing interest. In addition, Sea Bags Maine will return as an official sponsor. The 2020 Atlantic Cup will start…

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Press Release

Mystic Seaport Museum Announces Projects to Complement Mission and Enhance Grounds

By Chris Szepessy

Mystic Seaport Museum Announces Projects to Complement Mission and Enhance Grounds

Our friends at Mystic Seaport Museum in Mystic, Connecticut have announced proposed changes to its grounds that will advance the Museum’s role as a leader in the maritime heritage field. The three projects include construction of an underwater research and education center in partnership with the Global Foundation for Ocean Exploration (GFOE), the expansion of public display of its watercraft collection, and construction of a restaurant and boutique hotel. The Global Foundation for Ocean Exploration is a…

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Bitter End Yacht Club Announces Rebuilding Underway

By Chris Szepessy

Bitter End Yacht Club Announces Rebuilding Underway

Our friends at the Bitter End Yacht Club in Virgin Gorda, BVI are excited to announce that after more than 20 months of demolition and cleanup from Hurricane Irma related damage, including the removal of over 100 structures and remediation of more than 64 acres, the process of rebuilding Bitter End is now underway. Launched in 1969 as a remote island outpost that catered to visiting yachtsman, Bitter End will soon revisit its origins as a rollicking…

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NARC Rally Celebrates 20th Anniversary, Starts from Two Locations in October

By Barby MacGowan

NARC Rally Celebrates 20th Anniversary, Starts from Two Locations in October

HUNTINGTON, N.Y. (June 10, 2019) — The “North American Rally to the Caribbean” (NARC), which is free for participants to join, will celebrate its 20th Anniversary in 2019 when it once again brings together boats on their annual pilgrimage south to the Caribbean from the U.S. East Coast, organizing socials, discounts and shared weather routing. Scheduled for October 26 (or the best weather window near that date), the 20thAnniversary NARC Rally will offer departures from the longstanding participating port of Newport,…

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Kiwi Spirit: A Family Scratch Boat for the Marion-Bermuda Race

By Chris Szepessy

Kiwi Spirit: A Family Scratch Boat for the Marion-Bermuda Race

By Talbot Wilson Marion MA, June 12, 2019: The Class ‘A’ boats in the 2019 Marion-Bermuda Race, which starts Friday, June 14, hope that the new handicapping ‘Anti-Bias’ adjustment added to this edition of the race will give them a better chance of winning the Founders Trophy for first place on corrected time. However that settles out, they still have their sights set on the Blue Water Sailing Club Board of Governors Trophy for shortest elapsed time for the 645-nautical…

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