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Over $58,000 Raised for Sails Up 4 Cancer at the Gowrie Group CT River One-Design Regatta presented by Cooper Specialty Salvage

By Chris Szepessy

Over $58,000 Raised for Sails Up 4 Cancer at the Gowrie Group CT River One-Design Regatta presented by Cooper Specialty Salvage

Over $80,000 was raised in conjunction with the CT Spring Boat Show at Safe Harbor Essex Island the same weekend. Essex, CT  (June 30, 2022) – The fundraising tally is in for the 2022 Gowrie Group CT River Regatta One Design Regatta, held this year on April 30. $58,000.00 was raised through sailing team’s, entry fees, the fundraising party and the silent and live auctions. This event was put on by five area clubs, the Essex, Essex Corinthian,…

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Races and Regattas

Team Argo Crushes Newport Bermuda Race Record

By Chris Szepessy

Team Argo Crushes Newport Bermuda Race Record

MOD70 trimaran is the first Saturday finisher in history of storied race HAMILTON, Bermuda (June 19, 2022)—Jason Carroll (New York City) and the crew of the MOD70 Argo outran every elapsed-time record associated with the Newport Bermuda Race when they completed the 52nd edition Saturday night at 2320:09 (ADT). Argo’s elapsed time of 33 hours, 0 minutes and 09 seconds is more than 30 hours faster than Carroll’s Gunboat 62 Elvis set in the first multihull division in the 2018 Bermuda…

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Races and Regattas

IC37 Class Kicks Off Most Competitive Season Yet at NYYC 168th Annual Regatta

By Stuart Streuli

IC37 Class Kicks Off Most Competitive Season Yet at NYYC 168th Annual Regatta

Ready or Not, IC37 Class Jumps into Most Competitive Season Yet Newport, R.I. — The 2022 summer season for the IC37 class officially starts on Friday, June 10 with Day 1 of the New York Yacht Club’s 168th Annual Regatta. But the half of the fleet that sat out last weekend’s training session is already behind, according to IC37 class coach Moose McClintock. “The guys that didn’t sail last weekend, they’re going to be at a disadvantage not…

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Races and Regattas

Sailonline to provide virtual race mirroring the 52nd Newport Bermuda Race

By Chris Szepessy

Sailonline to provide virtual race mirroring the 52nd Newport Bermuda Race

Virtual competitors in the 2022 Online Newport Bermuda Race can choose to compete in any one of four divisions NEWPORT, RI (June 8, 2022)—The Bermuda Race Organizing Committee (comprised of members of the Cruising Yacht Club of America and the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club) has teamed with Sailonline, a community-owned navigation-simulator game, to provide a virtual race that will mirror the 52nd Newport Bermuda Race, scheduled to start Friday, June 17. The 2022 Online Newport Bermuda Race offered…

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Community

‘Capture the Power,’ Urges BoatUS/NWSA Award Honoree Linda Newland

By Chris Szepessy

‘Capture the Power,’ Urges BoatUS/NWSA Award Honoree Linda Newland

SPRINGFIELD, Va., June 8, 2022 – Nearly four decades ago, Linda Newland, a greenhorn sailor, found herself alone on a sailboat with a sorry lack of nautical know-how. She became determined not to have the humbling event define her sailing. Now with thousands of Pacific Ocean sailing miles under her keel and extensive cruising in the Pacific Northwest, Newland made that lonely day on the water a turning point on her a journey to competency, racing, record-setting…

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Community

Gowrie Group Makes $50,000 Donation to US Sailing’s Siebel Sailors Program to Support Diversity & Inclusion in the Sport of Sailing

By Chris Szepessy

Gowrie Group Makes $50,000 Donation to US Sailing’s Siebel Sailors Program to Support Diversity & Inclusion in the Sport of Sailing

In support of their longtime partnership with US Sailing, the national governing body of the sport of sailing, our friends at Gowrie Group are proud to make a $50,000 donation to the Siebel Sailors Program. The Thomas & Stacey Siebel Foundation is matching, dollar for dollar, up to $5 million, all gifts made to the Siebel Sailors Program.  This generous match from the Siebel Foundation has doubled the impact of Gowrie’s donation.  Established in 2019, the Siebel Sailors Program increases opportunity, access,…

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Community

Maiden’s All-Female Crew Arriving in New York City Today, June 1

By Chris Szepessy

Maiden’s All-Female Crew Arriving in New York City Today, June 1

Three-Year World Tour to Empower Girls Through Education New York—May 31, 2022 The Maiden Factor’s mission is to work with, raise funds for and support communities around the world to enable girls into education and empower and support them to remain in school through their teenage years to reach their full potential and create better futures.   Global logistics leader DP World, the title sponsor of Maiden’s 2021-2024 World Tour, employs a strategy of ‘Our World, Our Future,’…

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Sound Environment

Save the Sound releases updated Sound-wide Beach Grades

By Chris Szepessy

Save the Sound releases updated Sound-wide Beach Grades

Our friends at Save the Sound have released their latest Beach Grades for more than 200 Long Island Sound beaches. Based on 2021 water quality testing data, the Grades are now live on Sound Health Explorer. Dive into those grades—and in many instances the waters they represent—for a clear picture of how your favorite beaches compare to others along the Long Island Sound shoreline. See how your beach stacks up Save the Sound developed this beach grading…

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Races and Regattas

Boston College Wins Women’s Fleet Race Nationals

By Chris Szepessy

Boston College Wins Women’s Fleet Race Nationals

New Orleans, LA (May 26, 2022) – After four days of racing on Lake Pontchartrain with tricky conditions and thunderstorms threatening a shortened Championship, Boston College came away victorious for the College Sailing Women’s National Fleet Racing Championship. Overall Standings:1. Boston College 2. Yale University 3. Stanford University 4. Harvard University 5. Brown University 6. Tulane University 7. United States Naval Academy8. Cornell University 9. Massachusetts Institute of Technology 10. Bowdoin College11. Dartmouth College 12. Jacksonville University 13. University of Pennsylvania 14. Georgetown University 15. United States Coast Guard Academy 16….

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Upcoming Events

Immerse Yourself in the Culture of Professional Sailing and Celebrate our Blue Planet at #OceanHour Week with 11th Hour Racing

By Chris Szepessy

Immerse Yourself in the Culture of Professional Sailing and Celebrate our Blue Planet at #OceanHour Week with 11th Hour Racing

NEWPORT, R.I., U.S., May 26, 2022 — Our friends at 11th Hour Racing will host a free week-long, ocean-themed initiative in Newport, R.I., from June 12 to 18, to celebrate 11th Hour Racing Team’s return to Narragansett Bay, the organization announced today. Visitors will see how Newport-based organization, 11th Hour Racing, harnesses the power of sport to inspire action for ocean health. The week-long initiative, named #OceanHour Week, will be held at Fort Adams State Park. The feature exhibit will…

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