Press Release

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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All Bows Point Toward Newport for the 165th NYYC Annual Regatta

By Chris Szepessy

All Bows Point Toward Newport for the 165th NYYC Annual Regatta

  By Stuart Streuli   NEWPORT, RI. June 11, 2019 — The return of the Swan American Regatta and the inaugural season of racing in the new Melges IC37 fleet are two of the many reasons why the 165th edition of the New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta is seeing a significant upswing in entries. With just shy of 150 entries, and a few days still remaining until the first gun, this year’s running of North America’s…

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Marion-Bermuda Race starts Friday, June 14: “Win and Have Fun!”

By Chris Szepessy

Marion-Bermuda Race starts Friday, June 14: “Win and Have Fun!”

By Talbot Wilson Marion MA, June 11, 2019 – For Steve Gordon, the 22nd Marion-Bermuda Race will be his first. Starting Friday (June 14) he will race his Alden 50 sloop Elena in the 645-nautical mile  ‘Race to the Rock’ with two goals in mind— win and have fun. He will enjoy all the adventure his first Marion Bermuda Race promises to deliver.   Steve and Elena arrived in Marion on Sunday after a quicker-than-expected delivery trip up the coast…

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Upcoming Events

Watch New York SailGP from the Megayacht Arabella – June 21 & 22

By Chris Szepessy

Watch New York SailGP from the Megayacht Arabella – June 21 & 22

With supercharged foiling catamarans capable of 50 knots and six international teams comprising many of the world’s best sailors, SailGP is our sport’s version of Formula 1 auto racing.  The third event of the inaugural SailGP season is coming to New York City on Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 22, and our friends at the Manhattan Yacht Club are offering an opportunity to watch this spectacular event from the beautiful megayacht Arabella!  Six national teams from…

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Press Release

11th Hour Racing Announces New Grantees for World Oceans Day

By Chris Szepessy

11th Hour Racing Announces New Grantees for World Oceans Day

Our friends at 11th Hour Racing have announced seven grantees focused on restoring ocean health in the United States, the United Kingdom, and New Zealand. Funded by The Schmidt Family Foundation, 11th Hour Racing’s grant program is committed to mobilizing the sailing, marine, and coastal communities to create systemic change for the health of our oceans. “This round of grantees represents an exciting and diverse approach to addressing ocean health issues — from practical solutions in ecosystem…

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Holmgren Subaru Shares the Love with Sails Up 4 Cancer; Celebration Day is Tuesday, June 11

By Chris Szepessy

Holmgren Subaru Shares the Love with Sails Up 4 Cancer; Celebration Day is Tuesday, June 11

Our friends at Holmgren Subaru are proud to donate $30,000 to our friends at Sails Up 4 Cancer through the Share The Love Campaign. The check will be presented during a special Celebration Day on Tuesday, on June 11 at 1:30pm at the dealership, located at 3 New Park Avenue in North Franklin, Connecticut, and you are cordially invited! The money, raised by Holmgren, will go toward funding education, prevention, care and cure for all types of…

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McMichael Yacht Brokers open Long Island brokerage office; Open House on Friday, June 14

By Chris Szepessy

McMichael Yacht Brokers open Long Island brokerage office; Open House on Friday, June 14

Our friends at McMichael Yacht Yards & Brokers are proud to announce the opening of their newest brokerage office at West Shore Marina, located at 135 West Shore Road in Huntington, New York. The office will be led by Cameron Campbell (pictured) and will offer brokerage services for used boats, as well as McMichael’s full line of new sailboats including J/Boats, Hanse Yachts, Dehler Yachts, Fountaine Pajot catamarans, and Amel luxury passagemakers. McMichael COO Steve Leicht remarked,…

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Sailors for the Sea Powered by Oceana is Building a Community of Green Boaters

By Chris Szepessy

Sailors for the Sea Powered by Oceana is Building a Community of Green Boaters

Our friends at Sailors for the Sea Powered by Oceana, the world’s only ocean conservation organization that engages, educates and activates the sailing and boating community toward restoring ocean health, are building a network of engaged conservationists through their Green Boating Initiative. As sailors and boaters, we see firsthand the devastating threats that our oceans face such as plastic pollution, oil spills, overfishing and marine habitat destruction. This Newport, Rhode Island-based organization’s Green Boating Initiative mobilizes the…

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