Upcoming Events

Don’t Miss New York SailGP on June 21 & 22!

By Chris Szepessy

Don’t Miss New York SailGP on June 21 & 22!

On the first weekend of summer, the New York City will serve as the backdrop for New York SailGP, a new, global sports championship featuring six nations going head-to-head on identical, supercharged foiling catamarans. New York SailGP will take place between 5-7pm on Friday and Saturday, June 21-22, 2019, just off the Battery and run north toward Rockefeller Park, with Ellis Island and Manhattan’s iconic skyline serving as a stunning backdrop. National teams for the United States, Australia,…

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Obituary

Richard James Matthews, veteran of America’s Cup campaigns in 1958 & 1962, crosses the bar

By Chris Szepessy

Richard James Matthews, veteran of America’s Cup campaigns in 1958 & 1962, crosses the bar

Richard “Dick” Matthews, a world-class sailor who served as navigator for two significant America’s Cup crews, died Saturday, May 11 in Fairfield, CT. He was 88. Dick served as navigator on the New York Yacht Club’s America’s Cup Challenger Vim in 1958, and in the same role with Weatherly in 1962. His brother Don Matthews was on both crews as well. Vim was runner-up in the Challenger trials to the eventual winner Columbia, and Weatherly successfully defended…

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Press Release

Atlantic Hurricane Season Begins June 1: Lessons Learned from 2018 Storms Help Boaters Better Prepare

By Chris Szepessy

Atlantic Hurricane Season Begins June 1: Lessons Learned from 2018 Storms Help Boaters Better Prepare

When a hurricane approaches, recreational boat owners have a big problem. Faced with limited time to protect their homes, and with families to possibly evacuate, what can they do to prepare their boats? The nation’s largest boating advocacy, services and safety group, The Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), says you only need to look at last year’s hurricane season to find answers. And with the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season beginning June 1, BoatUS has…

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Upcoming Events

Captain Breezy Grenier presents ‘Green Tips for Blue Boating’ on Tuesday, May 28

By Chris Szepessy

Captain Breezy Grenier presents ‘Green Tips for Blue Boating’ on Tuesday, May 28

Our friends at In-Command Seamanship Training are hosting their second summer lecture series event at their Training Center in Wickford, Rhode Island on Tuesday, May 28. Captain Breezy Grenier, FRGS will present a ‘Green Guide to Getting Underway.’ Learn about the top 10 trash items littering our oceans and beaches. Discover tips on how to pack green, for a great day out on the water. Develop your own eco-friendly provisioning list, from your personal gear to the…

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Upcoming Events

Discover Sailing at Sound Sailing Center’s Commissioning Day on Sunday, May 19

By Chris Szepessy

Discover Sailing at Sound Sailing Center’s Commissioning Day on Sunday, May 19

Sound Sailing Center in Norwalk, Connecticut is celebrating their 25th Anniversary, and you are cordially invited to attend their annual Commissioning Day on Sunday, May 19 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Hamburgers and salad will be served from 1:00 to 1:30 pm overlooking Norwalk Harbor and the Long Island Sound.   At 1:30, there will be an unveiling of the Arthur B. Hanson Rescue Medal, which was presented by US Sailing on Saturday, May 18 to a team…

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Upcoming Events

The 2nd Annual Sunfish Adventure Raid is June 1 & 2

By Chris Szepessy

The 2nd Annual Sunfish Adventure Raid is June 1 & 2

Our friends at LaserPerformance and Maclaren are presenting a unique race down the Connecticut River on Saturday June 1 & Sunday, June 2, and you are cordially invited. A revival of an event that was extremely popular in the 1970s and ‘80s, the Sunfish Adventure Raid is a two-day race from Rocky Hill to Essex, Connecticut, with an overnight campout in beautiful Hurd State Park in East Hampton. In the best grassroots racing tradition, the Sunfish Adventure…

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The 2nd Annual NESS Adaptive Sailing Demo Day is Saturday, May 18

By Chris Szepessy

The 2nd Annual NESS Adaptive Sailing Demo Day is Saturday, May 18

The New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS) in Stonington, CT is offering free adaptive sailing for people with disabilities on Saturday, May 18 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. This event is free and open to the public, but spots are limited and advanced registration is required. No prior sailing experience is necessary, and NESS will provide a lifejacket, sailing equipment, and a captain. To register, log onto https://nessf.org/events/   NESS’s Assistant Sailing Director Kali Cika is…

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New Art & Music Series at Friar Tuck’s Tavern starts Tuesday, May 21

By Chris Szepessy

New Art & Music Series at Friar Tuck’s Tavern starts Tuesday, May 21

Friar Tuck’s Tavern, now open at 12 Water Street in downtown Mystic, Connecticut, has a wonderful new patio that’s perfect for live music, live art and enjoying the summer months in Mystic! A new series called ART (Art- Rock-Tuck’s) starts on Tuesday, May 21 from 6:00 to 8:00pm, and you are cordially invited to be there to support live, local talent and try a new brew from Friar Tuck’s extensive beer menu. Kicking off this new series…

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The 12th Annual Dark ‘n’ Stormy Benefit is Tuesday, May 14

By Chris Szepessy

The 12th Annual Dark ‘n’ Stormy Benefit is Tuesday, May 14

Hudson River Community Sailing invites you to join them at the Frying Pan on Pier 66 for a night of dancing under the stars. Festivities commence at 7:00 pm, with a unique raffle, live music, great food, and drinks sponsored by Goslings and Brooklyn Brewery. Hudson River Community Sailing, the leading non-profit organization that develops leadership and academic success for underserved New York City youth through sailing education, has improved the lives of thousands of students since its…

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Upcoming Events

Waterworks: Lyme Art Association Marine Show and Hudson Valley Art Association

By Chris Szepessy

Waterworks: Lyme Art Association Marine Show and Hudson Valley Art Association

Hosted by the Lyme Art Association in Old Lyme, Connecticut and on display from Friday, June 14 through Friday, August 2, this ‘two-shows-in-one’ exhibition showcases marine-themed artwork by Lyme Art Association members and the annual members’ show of the prestigious Hudson Valley Art Association. The Lyme Art Association is located at 90 Lyme Street in Old Lyme. The opening reception is Saturday, June 22 from 5 to 7pm.  Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 10am to 5pm, and by appointment.  Admission is…

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