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Women on the Water: Martha Parker

By Joe Cooper

Women on the Water: Martha Parker

Editor’s note: A few months ago, Contributing Editor Joe Cooper pitched an article titled “The Girls of Newport” about the outstanding women sailors residing in the City by the Sea. Ben and Zep loved the idea, of course, but soon realized that story would fill this entire magazine. After changing tacks in favor of monthly Q&As (with sailors throughout the WindCheck region), we agreed unanimously on our first interviewee. The founder and owner of Team One Newport…

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Herreshoff Designs in Quissett Harbor

By Chris Szepessy

Herreshoff Designs in Quissett Harbor

By Ted Burt, Alan Haigh and Douglas Cooper Editor’s note: This article is the second in a series we’re publishing throughout 2021, showcasing iconic Herreshoff fleets and their owners as important stewards of Herreshoff boats, originals and replicas alike. Our friends at the Herreshoff Marine Museum in Bristol, RI are celebrating their Golden Jubilee year – the 50th anniversary of the museum’s founding, and WindCheck is honored to be the official Jubilee Media Partner. The Herreshoff Marine Museum is…

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Ice Windsurfing

By Chris Szepessy

Ice Windsurfing

By Rick Dyer As I glide along a frozen lake carving long, graceful arcing gybes, I ask myself, “Is this an extreme sport?” “Ice Windsurfing” sounds extreme, but it feels more like figure skating! Then paradoxically realize I am wearing every bit of protective gear that I own, from helmet and kneepads to the padded seat harness affectionately known as a speed diaper. As anything, ice windsurfing can be taken to extreme, although it’s one of the…

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Still Running Strong: The Legacy of Captain Nat’s Herreshoff Twelves

By Chris Szepessy

Still Running Strong: The Legacy of Captain Nat’s Herreshoff Twelves

By Tracy McNeil & Anne T. Converse Editor’s note: Our friends at the Herreshoff Marine Museum in Bristol, RI are celebrating their Golden Jubilee year – the 50th anniversary of the museum’s founding in 1971, and WindCheck is honored to be the official Jubilee Media Partner. The Herreshoff Marine Museum is located on the grounds of the former Herreshoff Manufacturing Company where more than 2,000 yachts were built over more than six decades, including eight consecutive America’s…

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Model Classics, Instant Classic

By Tom Darling

Model Classics, Instant Classic

Radiosailing Takes Off with DragonFlite 95 at Nantucket Race Week 2020 By Tom Darling This piece brings you something old and something brand new, but both right in line with the sailing history of their day. In the deep summer of COVID, I stumbled into a mega-trend of sailors trying to figure out how to have fun with boats in the age of masks, social distancing, and PODS. It is sailing gone “small.” Bring your beach chair,…

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Not So Serious Sailing Terms

By Chris Szepessy

Not So Serious Sailing Terms

By Anthony Pozun, RN Ahoy The first in a series of four-letter words commonly exchanged by skippers as they approach one another. Anchor Any of a number of heavy, hook-shaped devices that are dropped over the side of a vessel on the end of a rope and/or chain, and which are designed to hold said vessel securely in place until, a: the wind exceeds 2 mph, b: the owner and crew depart, or c: 3 am. Bar…

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Singles Under Sail is Doing Its Part!

By Chris Szepessy

Singles Under Sail is Doing Its Part!

By Ronnie Ross On patrol are Gary Silberberg – the leader in Singles Under Sail’s search for balloons – and Teresa Nilla.   © singlesundersail.org Singles Under Sail, an active group of sailors and folks who love Long Island Sound, has been busy fishing. No, not for fish, but for balloons!!! Every time one of our boats is out sailing, we look for and scoop up balloons – the number we find is astounding! Last Saturday, five people…

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Work Vessels for Vets: Equipping veteran-entrepreneurs for success

By Chris Szepessy

Work Vessels for Vets: Equipping veteran-entrepreneurs for success

“There’s something very therapeutic about being our on the ocean with the salt water running through your hair and your veins,” observed U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 1C Marc Harrell of Niantic, Connecticut. “My whole idea is to get guys and gals who served our country out there on the water and let them experience that through hard work, and through understanding how shellfish grow and how kelp is developed, I can be a part of their…

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Warrior Sailing: Educating, Encouraging, and Empowering

By Joe Cooper

Warrior Sailing: Educating, Encouraging, and Empowering

By Joe Cooper Of all the aspects of sailing that are constant across every discipline of the sport, it is the community we find ourselves in that most often becomes the standout component. The mates, the stories, the highs and the lows, the fear and the high fives, the shared experiences are the fundamental glue we all have in common in the sailing milieu. Think for a moment on what other aspects of our lives offer the…

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