Upcoming Events

Plimoth Plantation to Launch Mayflower II at Mystic Seaport Museum on September 7

By Chris Szepessy

Plimoth Plantation to Launch Mayflower II at Mystic Seaport Museum on September 7

Plimoth Plantation will officially launch Mayflower II, the acclaimed living history museum’s historic tall ship, on Saturday, September 7 at Mystic Seaport Museum’s Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard in Mystic, Connecticut. The ceremony, which begins at 2:00 p.m., includes performances, remarks, and the ship’s christening with water from all fifty states as well as Plymouth, U.K. and Leiden, Netherlands, before Mayflower II is lowered into the Mystic River to float for the first time in three years….

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Upcoming Events

New three-year deal announced for Dream Yacht Charter and Antigua Sailing Week

By Chris Szepessy

New three-year deal announced for Dream Yacht Charter and Antigua Sailing Week

Our friends at Dream Yacht Charter have announced a new three-year partnership with Antigua Sailing Week as the official exclusive bareboat sponsor for one of the world’s best sailing regattas. The three-year deal, which will run through to May, 2022, has been launched in time to support Antigua Sailing Week’s ‘Road to 2020’ campaign, which will consist of three major worldwide events in Hamble, the home of Dream Yacht Charter’s base in the UK, the Hamptons in the USA and…

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Races and Regattas

Noroton Reclaims Top Spot at Hinman Team Race

By Chris Szepessy

Noroton Reclaims Top Spot at Hinman Team Race

Winning its final four races in the Hinman Masters Team Race put the crew from Noroton Yacht Club (Darien, Connecticut) in a strong position for the overall title, but it didn’t quite seal the deal. With Noroton done for the day and resting on 14 wins from 21 races, the outcome of the regatta hung on a race featuring the squad representing the host New York Yacht Club and the defending champion Southern Yacht Club from New…

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Upcoming Events

Don’t miss the second Essex Yacht Club Ocean Racing Forum on August 28

By Chris Szepessy

Don’t miss the second Essex Yacht Club Ocean Racing Forum on August 28

Our friends at the Essex Yacht Club in Essex, Connecticut are pleased to announce the second in their series of Ocean Racing Forums for 2019, a presentation by Ocean Racers, on Wednesday, August 28. “The Ocean Racers team, led by Morgen Watson and Meg Reilly, currently sail Hermes, a Pogo 12.50, and they have raced more than 180,000 ocean miles,” said Phil Dickey of the EYC Regatta Committee. “Morgen and Meg will show their recent movie Surviving…

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Upcoming Events

Eating with the Ecosystem: A Lecture by Kate Masury on August 14

By Chris Szepessy

Eating with the Ecosystem: A Lecture by Kate Masury on August 14

Our friends at the Seamen’s Church Institute in Newport, Rhode Island are celebrating the organization’s 100th anniversary this year, and they are presenting a series of lectures featuring individuals distinguished in diverse areas of maritime activity and community service. On Wednesday, August 14, Kate Masury, the Program Director at Eating with the Ecosystem, will present a lecture on how we can support our local marine ecosystems and fishing communities by diversifying our seafood diets. Based in Warren,…

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Races and Regattas

Duck Island Yacht Club Wins the Essex Rum Challenge Club Trophy

By Chris Szepessy

Duck Island Yacht Club Wins the Essex Rum Challenge Club Trophy

D The team representing Duck Island Yacht Club in Westbrook, Connecticut won Essex Yacht Club’s new trophy by defeating teams from the Off Soundings Club, Essex Yacht Club, and Essex Corinthian Yacht Club. The trophy was awarded on Saturday, July 27 during the awards ceremony for the Essex Rum Challenge Regatta, which is an annual event in late July. The Essex Rum Challenge Regatta is an Eastern Connecticut Sailing Association (ECSA) sanctioned event and is one of…

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Fundraising Events

Paddle for Plum Island on August 17!

By Chris Szepessy

Paddle for Plum Island on August 17!

As regular WindCheck readers know, our friends at Save the Sound are engaged in an ongoing campaign to preserve Plum Island, an 840-acre, federally owned island in the eastern end of Long Island Sound. They’re hosting the second annual Paddle for Plum Island on Saturday, August 17, and you are cordially invited! Concerned citizens will kayak and paddleboard around Orient Beach State Park to raise awareness and funds to support the Plum Island envisioning process. Building on…

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Races and Regattas

Invitations are open for the fourth Clagett/Oakcliff Match Racing Clinic and Regatta

By Chris Szepessy

Invitations are open for the fourth Clagett/Oakcliff Match Racing Clinic and Regatta

Invitations are open for the fourth annual Clagett/Oakcliff Match Race Clinic and Regatta for skippers with adaptive needs on September 19 – 22, in Oyster Bay, New York.  The event is hosted by Oakcliff Sailing and Sagamore Yacht Club, with Sonars provided by the WaterFront Center.  Spaces for this highly popular clinic and regatta are filling fast. Interested sailors can learn more or apply for an invitation here. If you have questions, you can contact Oakcliff Race Program…

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Workshops & Seminars

Don’t miss Onne van der Wal’s last Photographic Workshop on the Water of the year!

By Chris Szepessy

Don’t miss Onne van der Wal’s last Photographic Workshop on the Water of the year!

Onne van der Wal, an award-winning nautical photographer, Canon Explorer of Light, winner of the 1981-’82 edition of the Whitbread Round the World Race aboard Flyer (and, we note with pride, a frequent WindCheck contributor!), is hosting his final Workshop on the Water of 2019 in the waters off Newport, Rhode Island on Sunday, September 1 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, during the Classic Yacht Regatta/Around the Island Race.   This is an opportunity to photograph the…

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Fundraising Events

The Michael Cavanaugh Memorial Golf Tournament is September 6

By Chris Szepessy

The Michael Cavanaugh Memorial Golf Tournament is September 6

Our friends at the Mystic River Mudhead Sailing Association are holding their Annual Golf Tournament on Friday, September 6 at the Pequot Golf Club in Stonington, Connecticut, and you are cordially invited. The price is $68 per golfer, and $270 per foursome. This tournament honors the memory of Michael Cavanaugh, a Mudhead who fought valiantly against ALS. The Mudheads work with the Connecticut Chapter of the ALS Association, and thanks to supporters like you have donated over…

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