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

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Women’s Sailing Conference is June 1

By Chris Szepessy

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Beginning and experienced woman sailors can jump-start their sailing lives by heading to the National Women’s Sailing Association (NWSA) 18th Annual Women’s Sailing Conference slated for Saturday, June 1, 2019 at the Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead, MA. The event, which features hands-on land- and water-based workshops and seminars, offers women a fantastic opportunity to…

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Powerboat Training Courses in Rhode Island

By Chris Szepessy

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Want to learn the basics of powerboating or brush up on your boat handling skills? The non-profit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water has teamed up with In-Command Seamanship Training in Wickford, RI to offer a choice of three fun and affordable on-water boat training courses taught aboard single-engine powerboats: Intro to Boating, Precision Docking & Boat Handling, and…

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Lady Liberty Regatta is June 8 & 9

By Chris Szepessy

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Sponsored by the New York Harbor Sailing Foundation and hosted by the Manhattan Yacht Club, the Lady Liberty Regatta will be held June 8 & 9 in New York Harbor. The purpose of the event is to support and promote amateur women’s sailing in the United States by bringing top women sailors together. The Lady…

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Salty Dawg Rallies for 2019

By Chris Szepessy

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The non-profit Salty Dawg™ Sailing Association (SDSA) has opened registration for its Spring Rally from the Virgin Islands to the U.S. as well as three additional Salty Dawg rallies scheduled for 2019. The Spring Rally departs May 4 from Crown Bay Marina in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, USVI, heading to Blue Water Yachting Center in…

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Patrick McLoughlin Named VP of Operations at Bristol Marine

By Chris Szepessy

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Bristol Marine, which operates four full-service yacht yards in three states, has promoted Patrick McLoughlin to Vice President of Operations. McLoughlin’s primary responsibilities will include oversight of all business operations at Bristol Marine’s locations in Bristol and Newport, RI, Somerset, MA and Boothbay Harbor, ME. He will also continue to implement Bristol Marine’s many education…

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Sail Newport Partners with American Magic

By Chris Szepessy

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New York Yacht Club American Magic, a U.S. Challenger for the 36th America’s Cup, has named Sail Newport, Rhode Island’s Public Sailing Center, as a Sailing Community Partner. Joint events, programs and projects to boost sailing in Rhode Island and New England will continue through the Newport-based team’s participation in the America’s Cup competition in…

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Northeast Contributors to the Sport Honored by US Sailing

By Chris Szepessy

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An especially large number of individuals and organizations from the Northeast were recognized this year by US Sailing for their contributions to the sport of sailing in the United States. The organization’s 2018 Association Awards, Community Sailing Awards and One-Design Awards were presented during the National Sailing Programs Symposium (NSPS) in Jacksonville, FL in January….

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SHYC Ranked in Top 3% of Marinas Nationwide

By Chris Szepessy

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Stonington Harbor Yacht Club (SHYC) in Stonington, CT has been named a Boaters’ Choice Award Winner by Marinas.com, the world’s most extensive online marine directory. This recognition places the club in the top 3% highest-rated marinas. “We are delighted to accept this award,” said Joseph Williams, incoming SHYC Commodore. “The credit goes to the beautiful…

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PBSA Supports Youth Sailing

By Chris Szepessy

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At the annual Peconic Bay Sailing Association (PBSA) winter holiday party last December, East End Youth Sailing and the Old Cove Youth Sailing Foundation, both based in Cutchogue, NY, each received checks for $1,500 to support their respective programs on Long Island’s North Fork. The funds were donated by the membership of PBSA with proceeds…

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Andrew Burton’s Adventure Sailing is Back!

By Chris Szepessy

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For a decade in the 1990s, Andrew Burton’s Adventure Sailing was one of the best ways for a coastal sailor to get offshore under somewhat controlled circumstances. The fleet of charter boats from Nautor’s Swan was sold off and Adventure Sailing went on hiatus, but Burton never stopped helping sailors on their own boats gain the confidence…

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