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Celebrating the Watch Hill 15

By Chris Szepessy

Celebrating the Watch Hill 15

By Dick Holliday Photos by Clay Burkhalter Editor’s note: This article is the sixth 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, Rhode Island 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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Ipswich River Craft

By Chris Szepessy

Ipswich River Craft

Pamela & John Tomlin’s handcrafted nautical signs are a hit.   The North Shore of Massachusetts is all about the water – for centuries home to sailors, fishermen, lighthouse keepers and sea captains. In 2020 as the world hunkered down, creativity was sparked in thousands of homes across the country. One was on the North Shore. Pamela Tomlin is an award-winning freelance television producer, and was experiencing the seasonal lull between projects. That’s when she decided to…

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Women on the Water: Suzy Leech

By Joe Cooper

Women on the Water: Suzy Leech

Interview by Joe Cooper   What is the gag about “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?” I caught up with another new Newport Local, Suzy Leech, the self-described bow chick on that legendary Mighty Mary, for a coffee at Belle’s in Newport recently. In addition to the America’s Cup (albeit defeated in the Defender Finals) Suzy’s CV includes a cruise around the world (well, half of it) with the family as a Padawan Learner; an Olympic…

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Western Long Island Sound Herreshoff S Class Association: Centennial Reflections

By Chris Szepessy

Western Long Island Sound Herreshoff S Class Association: Centennial Reflections

  By Wendy Popp-Simmons, Allegro S20   Editor’s note: This is the fifth article 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 located…

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Nat Herreshoff’s Legacy Lives On

By Chris Szepessy

Nat Herreshoff’s Legacy Lives On

  By Holly Ambler Editor’s note: This is the fourth article 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 located on the grounds…

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Women on the Water: Liz Clark

By Chris Szepessy

Women on the Water: Liz Clark

Living a Life of Harmony at Sea By Amber Stronk, Sailors for the Sea powered by Oceana Captain Liz Clark is a passionate conservationist, sailor, surfer and author of Swell: A Sailing Surfer’s Voyage of Awakening, a memoir which details her time sailing in the open sea while developing a profound connection to the earth and committing to a life of sustainability. Liz learned to sail at seven years old in San Diego, California on a small,…

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Women on the Water: Ayme Sinclair

By Chris Szepessy

Women on the Water: Ayme Sinclair

Described by Essence Magazine as a “Fierce Entrepreneur,”Ayme Sinclair (aymesinclair.com) is the CEO and founder of a leading communications agency called Sinclair Social. She is Vice President of the National Women’s Sailing Association, CEO of the largest online community of female sailors, and founder of an online community celebrating cultural diversity on the water. Ayme holds a MA. in Graphic Communication Management from New York University and B.A and a B.S. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State…

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The H12 Fleet of Shelter Island Yacht Club

By Chris Szepessy

The H12 Fleet of Shelter Island Yacht Club

By Whitney and Ted McCarthy Editor’s note: This is the third article 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 located on the…

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The 2021 CT Spring Boat Show in Essex, CT is On!

By Benjamin Cesare

The 2021 CT Spring Boat Show in Essex, CT is On!

The 5th Connecticut Spring Boat Show will take place Friday April 30, Saturday, May 1 and Sunday May 2 at Safe Harbor Essex Island, located at 11 Ferry Street in Essex, CT. This unique show is a production of WindCheck Magazine and is sponsored by Safe Harbor Essex Island, Yacht Brokers Association of America, Essex Boat Works, Essex Steam Train and Riverboat, and YachtWorld. As always, 50% of ticket sales will go to Sails Up 4 Cancer. Over…

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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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