Upcoming Events

Meet the Author and Book Signing Events with Greg Gilmartin

By Chris Szepessy

Meet the Author and Book Signing Events with Greg Gilmartin

Authorpreneur Greg Gilmartin will be making several appearances this winter to talk about his new novel Spy Island and his life as a writer, TV producer, broadcaster and Russian linguist. There will even be chatter about sailboat racing, pet rocks and ancient faces. The first opportunity to meet Greg is scheduled for Tuesday, January 21 (tonight!) at 6:30 pm at the Waterford Public Library. The second event is in Mystic at Bank Square Books on Wednesday, February…

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Upcoming Events

Plan a Break from Winter at the Hartford Boat Show January 16 & 17

By Chris Szepessy

Plan a Break from Winter at the Hartford Boat Show January 16 & 17

With over 400 Watercraft, First Boat Show of the Winter Season in the Northeast to Feature All Aspects of Boating Fun Under the Sun Indoors at Mohegan Sun ESSEX, CT – JANUARY 9, 2020 – Featuring all aspects of Boating Fun Under the Sun in Connecticut, the Hartford Boat Show (HBS20) will lead the prominent Northeast winter boat show schedule when it harbors at the Earth Expo Center at Mohegan Sun January 16-19, 2020. This is the…

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Press Release

Safe Harbor Marinas Returns as 2020 Bermuda Race Official Yacht Preparation Resource Sponsor

By Chris Szepessy

Safe Harbor Marinas Returns as 2020 Bermuda Race Official Yacht Preparation Resource Sponsor

NEWPORT, RI (Jan. 10, 2020)—The Bermuda Race Organizing Committee (BROC) has named Safe Harbor Marinas, the largest owner and operator of marinas in the world, as Official Yacht Preparation Resource for the next edition of the Newport Bermuda Race.  Safe Harbor’s premier network now includes several full-service locations on Narragansett Bay, further amplifying the same sponsorship role they filled in 2018. “We are extremely pleased to welcome Safe Harbor Marinas back as a member of the sponsor family…

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Obituary

Eight Bells: Tom Bobbin

By Chris Szepessy

Eight Bells: Tom Bobbin

We report with great sadness that our friend Tom Bobbin has crossed the bar. From the Connecticut Post: Thomas “Tom” Bobbin November 4, 1962 ~ December 26, 2019 (age 57)     Thomas “Tom” Patrick Bobbin, age 57 of Redding, CT, passed away on December 26, 2019.  He was the loving husband of Catherine P. Wall and father of Trevor P. Bobbin, 9.  Tom was born on November 4, 1962 in Dallas, TX, the son of George…

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Upcoming Events

The Riverport Women’s Sailing Conference in Kingston, New York is March 28

By Chris Szepessy

The Riverport Women’s Sailing Conference in Kingston, New York is March 28

Our friends at the Hudson River Maritime Museum’s Wooden Boat School in Kingston, New York are hosting the annual Riverport Women’s Sailing Conference on Saturday, March 28. This one-day event runs from 9 am to 5 pm. The conference allows participants to choose four options from a dozen hands-on and classroom workshops. Women sailors of all ability levels are invited to learn about safety around large vessels, navigation, maritime communications, outboard engine troubleshooting, marine electrical systems, sail care,…

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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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