Checking In

This monthly roundup includes sailing and marine industry news from around the Northeast.

Checking In

Riverport Women’s Sailing Conference is March 28

By Chris Szepessy

Riverport Women’s Sailing Conference is March 28

Our friends at the Hudson River Maritime Museum’s Wooden Boat School in Kingston, NY 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, race…

Checking In

Free Billiards Party for the Southern New England Sailing Community

By Chris Szepessy

Free Billiards Party for the Southern New England Sailing Community

Our friends at Rhode Island Billiard, Bar & Bistro in North Providence, RI are hosting a free sailors’ billiards party on Friday, February 28 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. If you love sailing and reside anywhere between Boston and Block Island, you are cordially invited. “This is a FREE event,” said Anthony “Tony” Costanzo, Jr., a fourth generation proprietor whose family has operated a pool hall in greater Providence since 1909. “Rhode Island Billiard, Bar & Bistro…

Checking In

Henri-Lloyd Appoints Atlantic Marketing

By Chris Szepessy

Henri-Lloyd Appoints Atlantic Marketing

Henri-Lloyd, one of the oldest and most respected marine clothing brands in the world, has chosen Atlantic Marketing Company, headquartered in Stonington, CT, to represent the company’s technical marine products in the United States and Canada. “Henri-Lloyd is widely recognized as one of the most trusted and strongest brands in the world,” said Atlantic Marketing President, Brandon Flack. “It’s a unique opportunity to be part of such an iconic company at a time when they are redefining technical outerwear in…

Checking In

Gowrie Group Launches Matching Challenge with $30,000 Donation Benefits Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries

By Chris Szepessy

Gowrie Group Launches Matching Challenge with $30,000 Donation Benefits Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries

Every year between November 1st and December 31st, Gowrie Group, a prominent specialty insurance agency, challenges their local community of businesses and friends to team together to raise money to benefit The Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries (SSKP). This year, Gowrie Group has set an ambitious goal of raising $175,000 for the SSKP through their annual challenge. Since the Gowrie Challenge began 15 years ago, this effort has raised more than $1,650,000 to benefit the SSKP. Donations…

Checking In

Special screening of Maiden with special guest Dawn Riley

By Chris Szepessy

Special screening of Maiden with special guest Dawn Riley

Our friends at the Fairfield Theatre Company (FTC), a non-profit center for the arts and culture in Fairfield, CT, 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 to enter the Whitbread, in 1989….

Checking In

Safe Harbor Marinas acquires Newport Shipyard

By Chris Szepessy

Safe Harbor Marinas acquires Newport Shipyard

  Safe Harbor Marinas, LLC, headquartered in Dallas, TX, has acquired Newport Shipyard in Newport, RI and increased its portfolio of assets to 85 facilities across 19 states in the USA. The addition of Newport Shipyard is part of the company’s ongoing strategic expansion and diversification of its holdings. The company owns and operates North America’s premier network of marinas. “We’re so pleased to add Newport Shipyard to our portfolio,” said Jason Hogg, Senior Vice President of…

Checking In

WindCheck’s First Annual On The Hook Food Contest

By Chris Szepessy

WindCheck’s First Annual On The Hook Food Contest

Before we divulge who is winning the first annual “WindCheck On The Hook Food Contest”, 1st prize being a sweet cutting board from Soundview Millworks, we are giving one last chance for entries. Send them to contactus@windcheckmagazine.com. While you are at it, sign up for our E-News to get early notice of the winners. You can do that at no cost to you at windcheckmagazine.com. ■

Checking In

Premiere Sailing League USA to Debut at U.S. Sailboat Show

By Chris Szepessy

Premiere Sailing League USA to Debut at U.S. Sailboat Show

The Premiere Sailing League USA will debut its concept for an organized, national fleet racing league during the United States Sailboat Show in Annapolis, MD October 10-14. Modeled after the league in Europe that has taken off globally, the Premiere Sailing League USA (PSL) will supply a fleet of identical RS21 keelboats that will be raced on inshore, short course, stadium-style races at select venues across the country. Show attendees can experience firsthand the new RS21s in…

Checking In

Sail Black Rock: New ice cream really “rocks”

By Chris Szepessy

Sail Black Rock: New ice cream really “rocks”

By Dave White, Sail Black Rock Program Director The ice cream shop on the boardwalk at Captain’s Cove Seaport in Bridgeport, CT has slowly woven itself into the fabric of Sail Black Rock, whose sailing classroom building is directly opposite. Fairfield University and Sacred Heart University sailing team members would often line up before and after FJ practices for delicious cones, thick shakes and occasionally, the classic, cherry-topped banana split. After a hot summer’s evening of Wednesday…

Checking In

Sheila McCurdy will discuss the Newport Bermuda Race at Essex Yacht Club’s Ocean Racing Forum

By Chris Szepessy

Sheila McCurdy will discuss the Newport Bermuda Race at Essex Yacht Club’s Ocean Racing Forum

The Regatta Committee of the Essex Yacht Club in Essex, CT are pleased to announce the third and final Ocean Racing Forum for this year, Newport Bermuda Night, on Saturday, October 5. “Our speaker will be Sheila McCurdy, Past Commodore of the Cruising Club of America, who is an experienced ocean racer,” said Phil Dickey of the EYC Regatta Committee. “Commodore McCurdy will speak on behalf of the Newport Bermuda Race Organizing Committee and she will talk…

We're glad you're enjoying WindСheck! Create a free account today to get access to more features.Already a subscriber? Sign in

It looks like you are using an ad-blocker! Please disable your ad-blocker to help support local advertisers