Races and Regattas

World Class Sailors Come Together for Oakcliff Doublehanded Offshore Race

By Chris Szepessy

World Class Sailors Come Together for Oakcliff Doublehanded Offshore Race

October 16, 2020 (Oyster Bay, New York) – Oakcliff Sailing’s second Doublehanded Offshore Race of 2020 was won by Ethan Johnson and Barbara “Baisa” Karpinska in the toughest race yet. Johnson, Oakcliff’s Training Director, also won the inaugural Doublehanded Offshore Event in 2019. “It feels great to come back and win this event for the second time,” said Johnson. “We were able to manage our sleep and nutrition well, allowing us to stay alert and focused throughout…

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PATRIOT Competes First Sail in Auckland

By Chris Szepessy

PATRIOT Competes First Sail in Auckland

Auckland, New Zealand – New York Yacht Club American Magic, the U.S. Challenger for the 36th America’s Cup, completed its first sailing session onboard the newly launched AC75 PATRIOT in Auckland’s Waitematā Harbor. After a 9:00 AM christening event on Friday, October 16 at the team’s base in the Wynyard Quarter, the team engaged in an afternoon of dockside testing. At 4:30 PM in flat-calm conditions, the dark blue AC75 was pulled up onto its foils by a chase boat and towed at…

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Upcoming Events

Hudson River Community Sailing to Host 11th Annual Sailing for Scholars Regatta and First-Ever Virtual Celebration

By Chris Szepessy

Hudson River Community Sailing to Host 11th Annual Sailing for Scholars Regatta and First-Ever Virtual Celebration

This year, Sailing for Scholars will honor Tracy Edwards MBE, founder of The Maiden Factor, and all proceeds will directly support HRCS’s mission to help underserved students succeed on and off the water New York, NY—October 14, 2020—Hudson River Community Sailing, a leading nonprofit organization that develops leadership and academic success for New York City youth and provides maritime education and recreation to the community at large, will host its 11th annual Sailing for Scholars Benefit, virtually, and…

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Keep Shenandoah Sailing!

By Chris Szepessy

Keep Shenandoah Sailing!

Martha’s Vineyard Nonprofit raising funds for much needed repairs. After fifty-seven years at the helm of his iconic schooner Shenandoah, Captain Robert S. Douglas and his family have announced their intention to pass down Captain Douglas’ beloved ship to the Foundation for Underway Experiential Learning (FUEL). Based in Vineyard Haven, MA, FUEL is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded by two of Douglas’ protégés, Captain Ian Ridgeway and Captain Casey Blum, LCSW. “Sailing Shenandoah is what I wanted to do with my…

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Races and Regattas

The Oakcliff Harvest Regatta is Back!

By Chris Szepessy

The Oakcliff Harvest Regatta is Back!

Our friends at Oakcliff Sailing in Oyster Bay, New York are celebrating the end of a strange year by digging back into their history and reviving the Harvest Regatta for Oakcliff Supporters on Saturday, October 10.  It will be just like a normal Supporter Open Sail running from 12pm – 5pm, but with a fun twist. At 2pm, sailors will gather at Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club and sail the “Classics course” – starting off of Seawanhaka’s green…

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Races and Regattas

Sail Like a Dane!

By Chris Szepessy

Sail Like a Dane!

Our friends at Stamford Yacht Club in Stamford, Connecticut hosted the 55th edition of one of the best events on Long Island Sound, the Valeur-Jensen Stamford Denmark Race, on September 13. Rick Bannerot of On the Fly Photography shot these great photos, and Race Chairman Ove Haxthausen reports. Vikings Ho! By Ove Haxthausen, Race Chairman On Sunday, September 13 at 10.25 AM, Principal Race Officer (PRO) Ray Redniss aboard On The Line sounded the first signal of…

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Free Safety-At-Sea Seminar up for grabs with Storm Trysail Club’s #IORThenAndNow Photo Contest

By Chris Szepessy

Free Safety-At-Sea Seminar up for grabs with Storm Trysail Club’s #IORThenAndNow Photo Contest

LARCHMONT, N.Y. – With so many colleges restricting organized sports and travel, the Organizing Committee of The Storm Trysail Club’s 2020 Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta (IOR) has reluctantly been forced to cancel the almost 50 year-old event.  Ann Myer, Co-Chair for the event, expressed her disappointment. “Originally 50 schools had signed up, with 56 crews  ready to sail this year. We did everything we could as a committee to hold the event and to make it safe for all the…

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Upcoming Events

NESS Kids & Family Fishing Tournament at New London City Pier Saturday, September 26

By Chris Szepessy

NESS Kids & Family Fishing Tournament at New London City Pier Saturday, September 26

New London, CT — Our friends at the New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS), and event organizer Neff Productions, are hosting a Kids & Family Fishing Tourney at City Pier on Saturday, September 26 from 11:00a.m. to 12:00p.m. This kids’ fishing event is catch-and-release and open to participants with all levels of experience. Parents and guardians are welcome to participate; however, supplied fishing poles will be reserved for participants under age 16. Masks are mandatory, there will…

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Don’t Miss Prestige Yacht Sales’ Fall Open House Weekends!

By Chris Szepessy

Don’t Miss Prestige Yacht Sales’ Fall Open House Weekends!

No Boat Shows?  No Problem! Our friends at the Prestige Yacht Sales team are pleased to host several Fall Open Houses — “On The Docks” in each of the four Prestige locations in Norwalk, Essex, and Mystic, Connecticut and East Greenwich, Rhode Island. EXPERIENCE OUR “RIDE BEFORE YOU BUY” EVENT — BY RSVP APPOINTMENT ONLY Private appointments start THIS WEEKEND at Norwalk Cove Marina September 19 – 20, 2020 “Contact us to schedule your private showing and come aboard to…

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Harken Employees Acquire Harken

By Chris Szepessy

Harken Employees Acquire Harken

There’s a change of watch at one of the best companies in sailing, with longtime employees acquiring ownership of Harken. “Throughout the years, Olaf and I have been approached by lots of good people interested in acquiring our business,” said co-founder Peter Harken.  “The way we decided was simple. We turned down every offer that didn’t present a brighter future for our people than we could create on our own.  We started this company to build the…

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