Press Release

78th “Moosehead Awards” Concluded. Honorees and “Dis-Honorees” Awarded Citations.

By Ron Weiss

78th “Moosehead Awards” Concluded. Honorees and “Dis-Honorees” Awarded Citations.

(From an Undisclosed Location, November 24, 2019) – For almost eight decades, a “secret association” of sailboat racers called “The International Society for the Perpetuation of Cruelty to Racing Yachtsmen”(ISPCRY) has recognized both excellence in race committee work in Long Island Sound, as well as gaffes that will “live in infamy.” Affectionately known (or not-so-affectionately, depending on which end of the moose you’re on!) as the Moosehead Committee, the group convenes at the end of each racing…

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Press Release

Storm Trysail Foundation’s Annual Legacy Fundraising Dinner Honoring Carina Raises $110,000+

By Ron Weiss

Storm Trysail Foundation’s Annual Legacy Fundraising Dinner Honoring Carina Raises $110,000+

By Ron Weiss, Chair, Storm Trysail Club Sponsorship and Communications Committee The final numbers are in for Storm Trysail Foundation’s Annual Sailing and Legacy Fundraising Dinner – Honoring 50 Years of Carina – and the results are truly as impressive as the race record of the yacht being recognized; a net of $110,000 was tallied via ticket sales, as well as silent, online, and live-bidding auctions. The event was held on November 15 at Indian Harbor Yacht…

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Juniors

Top Ten Reasons Your Kids Should Sail

By Chris Szepessy

Top Ten Reasons Your Kids Should Sail

By Daniela Clark Editor’s note: One of the best things you can do for your children is sign them up for sailing lessons. Daniela Clark, former Operations Manager at Longshore Sailing School in Westport, Connecticut, a U.S. Coast Guard licensed Master and the co-owner of PhotoBoat.com and BoatTalent.com, outlines the important life lessons that children learn while they’re having fun on the water. This article was previously published as “5 Reasons Your Kids Should Sail” and “5…

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Upcoming Events

Don’t miss this screening of Maiden with special guest Dawn Riley on November 20!

By Chris Szepessy

Don’t miss this screening of Maiden with special guest Dawn Riley on November 20!

Our friends at the Fairfield Theatre Company (FTC), a non-profit center for the arts and culture located in the heart of Fairfield, Connecticut, are hosting a special screening of Maiden, the award-winning documentary about the first all-women team to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race, on Wednesday, November 20. Directed by Alex Holmes, Maiden is the story of how Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook in charter boats, became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew…

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Upcoming Events

The Classic Yacht Owners Association’s Annual Meeting and Fall Classics Party is November 9

By Chris Szepessy

The Classic Yacht Owners Association’s Annual Meeting and Fall Classics Party is November 9

Our friends at the Classic Yacht Owners Association (CYOA) are inviting their membership to wrap up the season in style at the New York Yacht Club’s Harbour Court clubhouse in Newport, Rhode Island on Saturday, November 9. Their 2019 Annual Meeting and Fall Classics Party is presented by Pure Insurance and Gowrie Group. “We’ll transact a bit of business including the election of CYOA officers for 2020, and then we’ll get right into the real reason you’re coming to…

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Maintenance

13 Little Secrets to Winterizing a Boat

By Chris Szepessy

13 Little Secrets to Winterizing a Boat

Free BoatUS Guide to Winterizing Available Boaters across the country are getting ready to put their boats to bed for a long winter’s nap, but not every boat owner knows all the secrets of winterizing a recreational boat. Our friends at the Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) have some quick tips to ensure safe storage until next season. 1.  California, Florida and Texas have the most engine winterizing claims. Boaters in northern climates know to winterize,…

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What's New

11th Hour Racing Continues Support of All-Women eXXpedition Round the World 2019-2021 Voyages

By Chris Szepessy

11th Hour Racing Continues Support of All-Women eXXpedition Round the World 2019-2021 Voyages

Our friends at 11th Hour Racing are proudly continuing their support of eXXpedition with a grant that will fund the organization’s next set of voyages, eXXpedition Round the World 2019-2021. This all-female pioneering ocean sailing expedition will circumnavigate the globe, raising awareness of and explore solutions to, the devastating environmental and health impacts of single-use plastics and toxic substances in the world’s oceans. “eXXpedition has proven to be a powerful force for change, empowering hundreds of women who have…

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Workshops & Seminars

Offshore Sea Survival Course in New York, New York on October 19 & 20

By Chris Szepessy

Offshore Sea Survival Course in New York, New York on October 19 & 20

Our friends at Ocean Racers and North Cove Sailing have teamed up to present an exclusive offering of Sea Survival.ca’s Offshore Sea Survival course in the heart of New York City, on Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 20.  This course comprises two full days of heavy weather seamanship, ocean safety and best practices for cruisers and offshore racers. The training includes two hours of demonstrations and wet drills in a pool with a life raft. Participants…

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Races and Regattas

Third time’s the charm for winners of the fourth Clagett/Oakcliff Match Racing Clinic and Regatta

By Sam Crichton

Third time’s the charm for winners of the fourth Clagett/Oakcliff Match Racing Clinic and Regatta

Sailors with disabilities competed in the fourth Clagett/Oakcliff Match Racing Clinic and Regatta, which was co-hosted by Sagamore Yacht Club and Oakcliff Sailing in Oyster Bay, New York September 20 – 22, and there is a new team crowned the winners, Sarah Everhart Skeels (Little Compton, RI) and her crew of Cindy Walker (Falmouth, MA) and Spencer Raggio (Malta, NY). In the finals, Pauline Dowell got a penalty in the prestart against Sarah Everhart Skeels. Dowell put Skeels…

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Upcoming Events

Harnessing the Power of Sport to Create Change: A presentation by Michelle Carnevale of 11th Hour Racing

By Chris Szepessy

Harnessing the Power of Sport to Create Change: A presentation by Michelle Carnevale of 11th Hour Racing

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, October 9, Michelle Carnevale, the Program Manager at 11th Hour Racing, will speak on the topic of “Harnessing the Power of Sport to Create Change.” 11th Hour Racing works with the sailing community and maritime industries…

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