On Watch

You’ll meet a noteworthy sailor in every issue of WindCheck, particularly those who are giving something back to the sport or working to preserve our marine environment.

On Watch

On Watch – Jessica Frascotti

By Chris Szepessy

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Bringing an abiding love of the sea to a grassroots organization dedicated to eliminating marine debris, improving coastal water quality and preserving shoreline access, Jessica Frascotti is the Program Coordinator at Clean Ocean Access in Middletown, RI. “I have always been drawn to the ocean,” says Jessie, who lives in Newport. “The vastness and beauty…

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On Watch – Bill Simon

By Chris Szepessy

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As the Race Program Director at Oakcliff Sailing in Oyster Bay, New York, Bill Simon has an essential role in the non-profit organization’s mission of putting American sailors atop podiums around the world and building American leaders through sailing.     “I grew up in Port Washington and learned to sail from my father and…

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On Watch – Sam Crichton

By Chris Szepessy

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An event management consultant who lives in Newport, Rhode Island, Samantha Crichton grew up on her family’s 55,000-acre station (ranch) in the Australian Outback, a long, long way from the City by the Sea and the world of sailing.

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On Watch – Carmen & Emma Cowles

By Chris Szepessy

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Representing Larchmont Yacht Club in Larchmont, NY, twin sisters Carmen and Emma Cowles, 18, won seven of nine races in the 420 Girls class at the Youth World Sailing Championships in Corpus Christi, TX this summer, garnering their second consecutive world championship title.

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On Watch – Ben Cesare

By Chris Szepessy

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As of this issue, the helm at WindCheck is in the sure hands of Ben Cesare, an affable and accomplished sailor who acquired the magazine last month from co-founders Anne Hannan and Christopher Gill, who launched ‘The Magazine by and for Long Island Sound Sailors’ in 2002.

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