Art Exhibits

Lyme Art Association presents Ships to Shore: A Marine Show and The Hudson Valley Art Association 88th Annual Exhibit, on view from May 21 through July 22

By Chris Szepessy

Lyme Art Association presents Ships to Shore: A Marine Show and The Hudson Valley Art Association 88th Annual Exhibit, on view from May 21 through July 22

Our friends at the Lyme Art Association in Old Lyme, Connecticut are pleased to present Ships to Shore, a marine-themed member artist show that celebrates life on the coast and on the water. The juror for this exhibition is J. Russell Jinishian, owner of the J. Russell Jinishian Gallery in Stonington, Connecticut. Regarded as the Nation’s Leading Authority on Contemporary Marine Art, Jinishian is also a longtime WindCheck friend and contributor. And the LAA is pleased to welcome back the prestigious Hudson…

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What's New

Padanaram Boatworks Opens in Portsmouth, RI

By Chris Szepessy

Padanaram Boatworks Opens in Portsmouth, RI

A new wooden boat restoration shop has opened in Portsmouth, Rhode Island and they’re already busy with projects even though they still haven’t finished unpacking. Padanaram Boatworks, owned by David Strecker and Keith Brown, is dedicated to the restoration and preservation of wooden boats. They offer services for boat owners from seasonal maintenance and repair to full restorations, and all aspects of marine carpentry. At the moment, Strecker and Brown are busy with a number of projects,…

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What's New

ECSA Encourages Cruisers to Go Racing

By Chris Szepessy

ECSA Encourages Cruisers to Go Racing

Our friends at the Eastern Connecticut Sailing Association (ECSA) have introduced improvements to the handicap system that make cruising sailboats competitive with racing boats. “If you have ever thought about racing but never tried, there are few ECSA initiatives this year to bring more sailors to Eastern Connecticut events,” said Bob Bruno, PHRF of Eastern Connecticut Chief Handicapper. “Non-Spinnaker boats equipped with Dacron (or similar) cruising sails and furling systems for headsails and mainsails now get bonus…

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Up to Speed & Smarts with Dells

Variety Adds Spice to Ida Lewis Distance Racing: Something for Everyone OFFSHORE and IN BAY

By Barby MacGowan

Variety Adds Spice to Ida Lewis Distance Racing: Something for Everyone OFFSHORE and IN BAY

The 17th edition of the annual Ida Lewis Distance Race, scheduled for August 19-21, literally offers something for every type of big-boat sailor. Not only are there classes for ORC, PHRF (including Cruising Spinnaker) and Double-Handed (Mixed Gender and Open) but also there are Youth and Collegiate challenges. As well, entrants have a choice of racing in either the traditional OFFSHORE distance race, starting on Friday (August 20) and requiring overnight sailing, or the shorter IN BAY distance race, starting…

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What's New

TRADER Sailing Highlights Opportunities Offshore with The Magenta Project

By Chris Szepessy

TRADER Sailing Highlights Opportunities Offshore with The Magenta Project

The Transpac 2021 campaign has been named TRADER: Racing with The Magenta Project Honolulu, Hawaii – TRADER Sailing, a military veteran outreach sailing program, is pairing with international sailing charity The Magenta Project for the 2021 Transpacific Yacht Race. For the 2021 campaign, TRADER Sailing has created a mixed-gender entry composed of core military veteran crew paired with four female offshore sailors from the east coast of the United States. To highlight the importance of developing women’s…

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Races and Regattas

Statue of Liberty 12 Meter Cup is June 3 – 6

By Chris Szepessy

Statue of Liberty 12 Meter Cup is June 3 – 6

Our friends at the Manhattan Yacht Club in Jersey City, NJ are hosting the Statue of Liberty 12 Meter Cup, the first 12 Metre regatta ever held in New York Harbor, on June 3 – 6, 2021. There will be three days of racing with two races each day. Racing will take place in the Upper Bay between Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty and the West Side of Manhattan. Four boats have currently entered, and the…

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Races and Regattas

Tiedemann Classics Regatta Kicks Off the 2021 CYOA Challenge Series

By Chris Szepessy

Tiedemann Classics Regatta Kicks Off the 2021 CYOA Challenge Series

Our friends at the New York Yacht Club have announced dates for this year’s Robert H. Tiedemann Classics Regatta, which will be held in Newport, RI the weekend of June 26 & 27. For the first time in its history, the regatta—traditionally held in July—will be the first event in the 2021 Classic Yacht Owners Association’s Challenge Series. “We are excited to activate the classic sailing community earlier in the summer,” said NYYC event chair Jesse Terry,  “and there…

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Boat Shows

The 2021 CT Spring Boat Show in Essex, CT is On

By Benjamin Cesare

The 2021 CT Spring Boat Show in Essex, CT is On

Essex, CT  (March 16, 2021)  The 5th Connecticut Spring Boat Show will take place Friday April 30th, Saturday May 1st and Sunday May 2nd-at Safe Harbor Essex Island, 11 Ferry Street, Essex, CT. The Boat Show is a production of WindCheck Magazine and is sponsored by Safe Harbor Essex Island, Yacht Brokers Association of America, Essex Boat Works, Essex Steam Train and Riverboat and YachtWorld.  50% of the proceeds from ticket sales will go to Sails Up 4 Cancer; over the past several years,…

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Upcoming Events

The Clagett Announces the Spring Session of The Daves Online Coaching Clinic

By Sam Crichton

The Clagett Announces the Spring Session of The Daves Online Coaching Clinic

NEWPORT, R.I. (March 8, 2021) – After the success of the 2020 spring and fall series of online coaching provided by “The Daves”, Dave Perry and Dave Dellenbaugh, the C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta is pleased to announce the return of these online coaching sessions starting April 5, 2021 which will run for four weeks hosted via Zoom from 7:30pm-9pm EDT.   “We are thrilled that after the success of the two sessions of…

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Upcoming Events

The Rules From Start to Finish: An Interactive, Fun & Educational Webinar with Dave Perry on Wednesday, March 24 from 7:30pm – 9:30pm

By Chris Szepessy

The Rules From Start to Finish: An Interactive, Fun & Educational Webinar with Dave Perry on Wednesday, March 24 from 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Our friends at Lloyd Harbor Yacht Club and Centerport Yacht Club are sponsoring a complimentary webinar about the Racing Rules of Sailing with Rules expert Dave Perry on Wednesday, March 24 from 7:30 to 9:30 pm. Dave Perry is well known for his enthusiastic and engaging teaching style for sailors of all ages and levels, as well as highly respected for his deep knowledge of the sport of Sailing. He is one of the sport’s leading coaches…

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