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Newport Boating Community Unites for Memorial Boat Parade

By Chris Szepessy

Newport Boating Community Unites for Memorial Boat Parade

NEWPORT, RI (May 5, 2021) – A group of community boaters is organizing a Newport Harbor Memorial Boat Parade for Sunday, June 6, starting at 5:30 p.m. The parade will pay tribute to members of the community who passed away in 2020 and 2021.  “We’ve lost so many people over the past year who had an enormous impact on our community. The boat parade will be a meaningful tribute to those we have lost and an opportunity for all of us to spend…

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Races and Regattas

The C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta to host the 2021 U.S. Para Sailing Championships

By Sam Crichton

The C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta to host the 2021 U.S. Para Sailing Championships

Our friends at the C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta and US Sailing are excited to announce that the 2021 U.S. Para Sailing Championships will be hosted by The Clagett Regatta at Sail Newport in Newport, Rhode Island on August, 24-29, 2021.  “This year The Clagett is looking forward to hosting the U.S. Para Sailing Championships again at our annual regatta in Newport R.I. We have had a very long working relationship with US Sailing and…

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Upcoming Events

Singles Under Sail “Meet the Skippers” is Saturday, May 1

By Chris Szepessy

Singles Under Sail “Meet the Skippers” is Saturday, May 1

Our friends at Singles Under Sail are hosting their annual “Meet the Skippers” event on Saturday, May 1 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at Ponus Yacht Club, located at 41 Bateman Way in Stamford, Connecticut. You are cordially invited to come find out what SUS has planned for the upcoming season, meet our skippers, sign up to join the club and go sailing. Skippers will have tables set up with information about their boats, including what type of boat they own,…

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What's New

More than Just Another Race Team

By Chris Szepessy

More than Just Another Race Team

The crew of TRADER sits down with Nobleman Sailing Media to explain their takes on opportunity afforded by the Transpac Youtube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxdITb_bc-Q Video by Nobleman Sailing Media Honolulu, Hawaii – TRADER Sailing is more than just another sailing team. One month out from their training session in Honolulu, the team took a break from boat work and work-outs to explain what makes this team unique. The blended team of military veterans and young offshore women are…

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Art Exhibits

Lyme Art Association presents Ships to Shore: A Marine Show and The Hudson Valley Art Association 88th Annual Exhibit, on view from May 21 through July 22

By Chris Szepessy

Lyme Art Association presents Ships to Shore: A Marine Show and The Hudson Valley Art Association 88th Annual Exhibit, on view from May 21 through July 22

Our friends at the Lyme Art Association in Old Lyme, Connecticut are pleased to present Ships to Shore, a marine-themed member artist show that celebrates life on the coast and on the water. The juror for this exhibition is J. Russell Jinishian, owner of the J. Russell Jinishian Gallery in Stonington, Connecticut. Regarded as the Nation’s Leading Authority on Contemporary Marine Art, Jinishian is also a longtime WindCheck friend and contributor. And the LAA is pleased to welcome back the prestigious Hudson…

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Padanaram Boatworks Opens in Portsmouth, RI

By Chris Szepessy

Padanaram Boatworks Opens in Portsmouth, RI

A new wooden boat restoration shop has opened in Portsmouth, Rhode Island and they’re already busy with projects even though they still haven’t finished unpacking. Padanaram Boatworks, owned by David Strecker and Keith Brown, is dedicated to the restoration and preservation of wooden boats. They offer services for boat owners from seasonal maintenance and repair to full restorations, and all aspects of marine carpentry. At the moment, Strecker and Brown are busy with a number of projects,…

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ECSA Encourages Cruisers to Go Racing

By Chris Szepessy

ECSA Encourages Cruisers to Go Racing

Our friends at the Eastern Connecticut Sailing Association (ECSA) have introduced improvements to the handicap system that make cruising sailboats competitive with racing boats. “If you have ever thought about racing but never tried, there are few ECSA initiatives this year to bring more sailors to Eastern Connecticut events,” said Bob Bruno, PHRF of Eastern Connecticut Chief Handicapper. “Non-Spinnaker boats equipped with Dacron (or similar) cruising sails and furling systems for headsails and mainsails now get bonus…

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Up to Speed & Smarts with Dells

Variety Adds Spice to Ida Lewis Distance Racing: Something for Everyone OFFSHORE and IN BAY

By Barby MacGowan

Variety Adds Spice to Ida Lewis Distance Racing: Something for Everyone OFFSHORE and IN BAY

The 17th edition of the annual Ida Lewis Distance Race, scheduled for August 19-21, literally offers something for every type of big-boat sailor. Not only are there classes for ORC, PHRF (including Cruising Spinnaker) and Double-Handed (Mixed Gender and Open) but also there are Youth and Collegiate challenges. As well, entrants have a choice of racing in either the traditional OFFSHORE distance race, starting on Friday (August 20) and requiring overnight sailing, or the shorter IN BAY distance race, starting…

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What's New

TRADER Sailing Highlights Opportunities Offshore with The Magenta Project

By Chris Szepessy

TRADER Sailing Highlights Opportunities Offshore with The Magenta Project

The Transpac 2021 campaign has been named TRADER: Racing with The Magenta Project Honolulu, Hawaii – TRADER Sailing, a military veteran outreach sailing program, is pairing with international sailing charity The Magenta Project for the 2021 Transpacific Yacht Race. For the 2021 campaign, TRADER Sailing has created a mixed-gender entry composed of core military veteran crew paired with four female offshore sailors from the east coast of the United States. To highlight the importance of developing women’s…

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Races and Regattas

Statue of Liberty 12 Meter Cup is June 3 – 6

By Chris Szepessy

Statue of Liberty 12 Meter Cup is June 3 – 6

Our friends at the Manhattan Yacht Club in Jersey City, NJ are hosting the Statue of Liberty 12 Meter Cup, the first 12 Metre regatta ever held in New York Harbor, on June 3 – 6, 2021. There will be three days of racing with two races each day. Racing will take place in the Upper Bay between Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty and the West Side of Manhattan. Four boats have currently entered, and the…

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