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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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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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