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

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Marion Bermuda Race – Back and Better than Ever

By Chris Szepessy

Marion Bermuda Race – Back and Better than Ever

After the pandemic prohibited the running of the Marion Bermuda Race in 2021, our friends on the committee got to work immediately on improving the 23rd edition of this biennial classic, which starts June 16, 2023.     “First, we created a new class called the Performance Class,” said event chair Ray Cullum. “This new class will be for boats that have an ORR rating of 1.000 and above. They may also have more modern enhancements such…

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The Ocean Race Returns to Newport in May

By Chris Szepessy

The Ocean Race Returns to Newport in May

Make plans to visit Newport next May! The Ocean Race is making its only North American Stopover in Newport, RI, May 11-21, 2023. Considered the most demanding race in the sport, crews onboard high-performance racing vessels will circumnavigate the globe in six months, making stops in eight cities worldwide.   The Ocean Race is an epic test of sailing skill, tactical decisions, navigation, boat handling, and extreme mental and physical challenges. Before reaching the USA, the sailors will have…

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Charleston Race Week – Back in 2023 Even Bigger and Better

By Chris Szepessy

Charleston Race Week – Back in 2023 Even Bigger and Better

It’s been a few lean years for regattas around the world due to the pandemic, but racing is back and Charleston Race Week should definitely be on your must-do regatta list.   The 2021 event, although smaller than pre-covid years, was a success and demonstrated why sailors come back year after year. They come for the warm weather, high caliber racing among eighteen classes, professional management, educational opportunities and social aspects. There were many newcomers as well,…

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The Hartford Boat Show returns to Mohegan Sun January 19-22

By Chris Szepessy

The Hartford Boat Show returns to Mohegan Sun January 19-22

Our friends at the Connecticut Marine Trades Association are pleased to present the Hartford Boat Show at Mohegan Sun, hosted by the Earth Expo Center at Mohegan Sun resort in Uncasville, CT, on the weekend of January 19-22, 2023.     Be the first to see what’s new for 2023, and climb aboard hundreds of boats from the industry’s top brands. From fishing boats to cruisers, ski boats to pontoons, this will be the largest display of…

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Larchmont Innovation in Frostbiting

By Chris Szepessy

Larchmont Innovation in Frostbiting

The legendary Little Scorpions frostbite program at Larchmont Yacht Club in Larchmont, NY has embarked on a fleet-building initiative to attract sailors of all ages in the tri-state area. Now in its 89th season, LYC’s Winter Sailing fleet has always had an excellent formula, with some years seeing 35 to 40 doublehanded InterClub dinghies on the line Sunday afternoons. With an historic clubhouse and a protected harbor, first races begin at 1:30 with no race after 4:00,…

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1st Annual Connecticut Fall Boat Show is October 7 – 9

By Chris Szepessy

1st Annual Connecticut Fall Boat Show is October 7 – 9

  Our friends at Safe Harbor Bruce & Johnsons Marina in Branford, CT, in partnership with Boatquest, are presenting the inaugural Connecticut Fall Boat Show the weekend of October 7 – 9. Attendees can expect a first-class, impressive in-water selection of new and brokerage powerboats and sailboats along with the latest in marine gear and services. “We are incredibly excited to partner with Active Interest Media Group and present the opportunity for New England boaters and soon-to-be…

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Better Bay Alliance Sounds Alarm for Boating Safety

By Barby MacGowan

Better Bay Alliance Sounds Alarm for Boating Safety

Recent boating accidents on Narragansett Bay, both fatal and near fatal, have prompted local boating enthusiasts to sound the alarm for boating safety. The non-profit organization Better Bay Alliance was formed in January 2020 after racing sailor Sandra G. Tartaglino was struck and killed by a powerboat while helming a catamaran in the New England 100 Regatta. In August of this year, a 30-foot sailboat competing in the Aloha Cup was hit from behind by a larger powerboat and…

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New Kids’ Book Fosters Ocean Stewardship

By Chris Szepessy

New Kids’ Book Fosters Ocean Stewardship

Sarah Anker, a current Suffolk County legislator who lives in Mt. Sinai, NY, has published a children’s picture book on ocean pollution entitled Below the Ocean: Keeping Our Sea Friends Safe. The book targets young children ages 2- 10 years and provides an engaging story about a young seal and her encounters with ocean pollution. “Having raised three children and knowing how important it is to teach our kids about respecting and maintaining our environment, I decided…

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Whitebread 29 is October 1

By Chris Szepessy

Whitebread 29 is October 1

By Tom McKeon   Twenty-nine years is arguably a milestone for any event. This is exactly what will take place October 1, 2022 when the Peconic Bay Sailing Association’s Whitebread 29 race committee’s horn sounds! Like any great event, the Whitebread had humble beginnings. Twenty-nine years ago, after a weekly Wednesday night summer race around Robins Island, a small group of New Suffolk sailors gathered at the Galley Ho restaurant and decided (after a few cocktails, from…

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Meager Muster of “Moose Moments” Mystifies Mariners

By Ron Weiss

Meager Muster of “Moose Moments” Mystifies Mariners

The ISPCRY (International Society for the Perpetuation of Cruelty to Racing Yachtsmen, aka the “Moosehead Committee”) is an organization dedicated to calling attention – in a good-natured way – to the foibles and fumbles of various race committees. For the uninitiated, the perpetrators of the most significant race management moose-demeanors receive real stuffed mooseheads for their troubles. Other less egregious instances are rewarded with mounted body parts of other animals. The ISPCRY also awards citations to those race committees and other…

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