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

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WindCheck Food Contest

By Benjamin Cesare

WindCheck Food Contest

We are running a contest for the best food to eat while cruising and distance racing as will be considered as well! The point is food on the boat; not ashore at a fancy or divey favorite destination eatery with boat drinks. I’ll provide an example. When we were kids, cruising with my parents on the Menemsha 24, one of the cocktail hour favorites was Vienna sausages. I’m talking about those nasty, semi-firm, two inch long sausages…

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NARC Rally Celebrates 20th Anniversary, Starts from Two Locations in October

By Chris Szepessy

NARC Rally Celebrates 20th Anniversary, Starts from Two Locations in October

The “North American Rally to the Caribbean” (NARC), which is free for participants to join, will celebrate its 20th Anniversary in 2019 when it once again brings together boats on their annual pilgrimage south to the Caribbean from the U.S. East Coast, organizing socials, discounts and shared weather routing. Scheduled for October 26 (or the best weather window near that date), the 20th Anniversary NARC Rally will offer departures from the longstanding participating port of Newport, RI…

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Pat Dieselman Receives Leadership in Women’s Sailing Award

By Chris Szepessy

Pat Dieselman Receives Leadership in Women’s Sailing Award

On June 1, more than 100 women sailors gathered to learn, network and celebrate at Corinthian Yacht Club (CYC) in Marblehead, MA for the National Women’s Sailing Association (NWSA) 18th Annual Women’s Sailing Conference and honored one of their own, Pat Dieselman of Ipswich, MA, with the 2019 BoatUS/NWSA Leadership in Women’s Sailing Award. The award, recognizing an individual with a record of achievement in inspiring, educating, and enriching the lives of women through sailing, was presented by NWSA…

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McMichael Yacht Brokers open Long Island brokerage office

By Chris Szepessy

McMichael Yacht Brokers open Long Island brokerage office

Our friends at McMichael Yacht Yards & Brokers are proud to announce the opening of their newest brokerage office at West Shore Marina, located at 135 West Shore Road in Huntington, New York. The office will be led by Cameron Campbell (pictured) and will offer brokerage services for used boats, as well as McMichael’s full line of new sailboats including J/Boats, Hanse Yachts, Dehler Yachts, Fountaine Pajot catamarans, and Amel luxury passagemakers. McMichael COO Steve Leicht remarked,…

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Adam Werblow Joins Zim Sailing

By Chris Szepessy

Adam Werblow Joins Zim Sailing

Zim Sailing, headquartered in Bristol, RI, is excited to announce that Adam Werblow is the company’s newly appointed Director of Institutional Programs. Werblow will serve as the liaison between the dinghy manufacturer and colleges and high schools. Zim Sailing has established itself as a leader in the marine industry since opening its doors in 2008 and steadily grown. Werblow will assist in product development as Zim continues its effort to provide the best performing boats and meet…

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New Home for Block Island Race Week Village

By Chris Szepessy

New Home for Block Island Race Week Village

After a successful trip to Block Island in May, the Organizing Committee for the Storm Trysail Club Block Island Race Week presented by Margaritaville is excited to announce a new location for Race Headquarters and Village at the Narragansett Inn, just 100 yards away from the former site adjacent to The Oar. “The view is amazing from up here. There isn’t a bad seat in the house,” said STC Vice Commodore and Event Chairman Ed Cesare, looking out on the Great Salt Pond and right up the…

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US Sailing to Launch Siebel Sailors Program for Youth

By Chris Szepessy

US Sailing to Launch Siebel Sailors Program for Youth

US Sailing is set to launch the Siebel Sailors Program, a landmark community sailing program made possible by a ground-breaking donation from the Thomas and Stacey Siebel Foundation, led by tech industry businessman, sailor and philanthropist Tom Siebel. The Program’s purpose is to increase opportunity and diversity in the sport by providing resources and support to youth sailors at public access sailing centers across the country. US Sailing, through the Siebel Sailors Program, will provide fleets of sailboats, equipment, and expert coaching…

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ONE°15 Brooklyn Marina Opens at Full Capacity

By Chris Szepessy

ONE°15 Brooklyn Marina Opens at Full Capacity

New York City’s first new marina in over 50 years is opening at full capacity in Brooklyn Bridge Park. ONE°15 Brooklyn Marina, set on eight acres between Piers 4 and 5 at the mouth of the East River, came with a price tag of over $28 million and involved massive infrastructure work. “ONE°15 is proud to bring to fruition the first new marina in New York Harbor in a generation and to welcome boaters to the calmest waters…

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CT Spring Boat Show a Success!

By Ben

CT Spring Boat Show a Success!

The first weekend in May is becoming a fixture for the WindCheck readership area. For the fourth year in a row, the CT Spring Boat Show was hosted by Safe Harbor Marinas’ Essex Island Marina in Essex, CT. And for the third year in a row, the weather was not great! But also, for the third year in a row, a couple thousand people braved the iffy weather and enjoyed a growing show where a lot of…

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Sound Sailing Center Crew Awarded Arthur B. Hanson Rescue Medal

By Chris Szepessy

Sound Sailing Center Crew Awarded Arthur B. Hanson Rescue Medal

The newest recipients of US Sailing’s Arthur B. Hanson Rescue Medal are Captain Martinus van Breems (founder and President of Sound Sailing Center in Norwalk, CT), Captain Wim Jessup (a Sound Sailing instructor who is also the Executive Director of the Landfall Marine Training Center in Stamford, CT), and crew/students Fred Moy, Brad Freeman, Michael McCormick and Peter Kelly. The medals were presented on behalf of US Sailing by Storm Trysail Foundation Chairman Rich du Moulin at the…

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