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Take Your Sailing to the Next Level: Sign Up for YASA Today!

By Chris Szepessy

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The Young American Sailing Academy (YASA) is offering junior sailors of Western Long Island Sound two levels of enhanced opportunities for big boat sailing. The YASA offering is designed to complement existing programs at yacht clubs and sailing organizations. Day-Race and Short Distance – Level 100 (ages 14-18) This is the where juniors are given…

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Calling All J/Boats: Lots of Racing Choices and Trophies for Edgartown Race Weekend; Newcomers Welcome!

By Barby MacGowan

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J/Boat teams are always a big part of the action at Edgartown Yacht Club Race Weekend, and this year organizers are putting out an all-call to J/Fest participants and others who own J/Boats, inviting them to join the fun on Martha’s Vineyard over July 25-27. The three-day competition starts on Thursday with two days of ’Round-the-Buoys (’RTB) racing and finishes on…

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Mudhead Spring Seminar: An Evening with Vlad Murnikov

By Chris Szepessy

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This year’s Mystic River Mudhead Sailing Association Spring Seminar, on Wednesday, May 8 at Shennecossett Yacht Club in Groton, CT, features a special presentation by Russian yacht designer Vlad Murnikov. The Soviet Union was in disarray in the mid-1980s, and while Mikhail Gorbachev was speaking of Perestroika, no one knew where that would lead.  Murnikov,…

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