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

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The JYRALIS Reunion: You Can Go Home Again

By Bill Sandberg

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Over 120 former members of the Junior Yacht Racing Association of Long Island Sound gathered on Saturday, September 8, 2018 under the Pandemonium at Larchmont Yacht Club, scene of many great dances during their junior sailing days. The day began, naturally, with racing in Ideal 18s provided by LYC. Each team had a special connection…

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Newport Bermuda Race Wins Gold Level Clean Regatta Certification

By Chris Szepessy

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The Bermuda Race Organizing Committee is proud to announce the race has earned gold-level certification from Sailors for the Sea’s Clean Regattas program, a race of its own aimed at restoring ocean health. Administered by Newport, RI-based Sailors for the Sea, Clean Regattas is a certification system with five levels – Participant, Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum – enabling sailors to protect their local waters with as many of 25 best practices as possible, making sustainability approachable and easy. The race earned Clean Regattas certification previously, in 2014 and ‘16, but 2018 was the first year the race reached the Gold level.

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CYOA Announces 2019 Classic Yachts Challenge Series

By Chris Szepessy

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The Classic Yacht Owners Association (CYOA) has announced a plan to continue and expand the series formerly known as the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge into 2019. With Panerai’s recently announced intention to discontinue their support of classic yachting events in both Europe and the U.S., the series was left without an Organizing Authority. This is one…

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Nick Ewenson Joins Sail Newport

By Chris Szepessy

Sail Newport, Rhode Island’s Public Sailing Center, has appointed Nick Ewenson (Newport, RI) as Race Programs Manager. Ewenson will be responsible for developing youth racing programs and racing sailors on all age levels, managing the coaching staff and overseeing youth regatta participation at Sail Newport and for travel events. Sail Newport’s high-performance Brooke E. Gonzalez…

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RACE Coastal Engineering Joins Connecticut Maritime Coalition

By Chris Szepessy

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RACE Coastal Engineering, a waterfront structural, geotechnical and regulatory consultation and design firm in Stratford, CT, has joined join the Connecticut Maritime Coalition (CMC), the State’s maritime industry advocate. Comprising 23 member businesses that share market knowledge and expertise and work together with government, businesses and private organizations to solve issues, CMC develops strategies to…

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Sailing Hall of Fame Coming to Newport!

By Chris Szepessy

The National Sailing Hall of Fame, currently located in Annapolis, MD, is relocating to Newport, RI. Executive Director Gary Jobson said the Sailing Hall of Fame hopes to welcome visitors at its new location in the Armory building, located at 365 Thames Street, in May 2020. Jobson said the Sailing Hall of Fame would enter…

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Italia Yachts U.S.A. Opening an Office in Milford, CT

By Chris Szepessy

Italia Yachts, headquartered in Venice, Italy, has expanded its international footprint with the opening of Italia Yachts U.S.A. in Milford, CT. Building on its existing European and Australian customer bases, Italia Yachts’ presence in the U.S. will enable it to better serve a growing client base in this region and meet rapidly expanding demand for…

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Potts and Ferrarone Win Ideal 18 NAs

By Chris Szepessy

Extremely light winds prevailed for the 2018 Ideal 18 North American Championship, hosted by Larchmont Yacht Club in Larchmont, NY on September 29 & 30. Thirty-seven teams competed, and when the dust had cleared one of the 12 teams from the host club stood atop the podium. Cardwell Potts was at the helm with Ted…

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Block Island Race Week XXVIII is June 23 – 28

By Chris Szepessy

The 28th edition of the Storm Trysail Club Block Island Race Week will be held Sunday, June 23 through Friday, 28, 2019. The plan is for four days of racing, bringing back the popular lay day (if weather permits). The highlight of this event is the Around Block Island Race in which the entire fleet…

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