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M32 Class North America Midtown Cup Series in Newport

By Chris Szepessy

M32 Class North America Midtown Cup Series in Newport

Report and photos by Paul L. Roberti Despite what is going on in the world with COVID-19, the M32 catamaran fleet in Newport, RI has been able to consistently race this summer because of the formatting of the regattas, which are collectively organized by the fleet.     Designed to provide fun and competitive year-round racing for M32 owners and crews, the M32 Series North America comprises events in Newport, Miami, FL, and Chicago, IL. The most…

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An Interview with Brian Porter, New York Yacht Club American Magic Production Team

By Chris Szepessy

An Interview with Brian Porter, New York Yacht Club American Magic Production Team

A former apprentice at Arey’s Pond Boat Yard and a graduate of The Landing School, Brian Porter is a member of the team that built the AC75 that the American Magic Sailing Team will be using to bring the America’s Cup back home.   WindCheck: Where did you grow up, and how old were you when you started sailing? Brian Porter: I grew up in Orleans, Massachusetts on Cape Cod and still call it my home. I…

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The 4th Annual Storm Trysail Club Ted Hood Regatta had Something for Everyone

By Chris Szepessy

The 4th Annual Storm Trysail Club Ted Hood Regatta had Something for Everyone

As befitting a regatta named after the multi-faceted Ted Hood – sailmaker, yacht designer, inventor, yacht builder, and America’s Cup-winning skipper, designer, sailmaker and builder – the Storm Trysail Club’s Ted Hood Regatta, sailed August 21 – 23 in Marblehead, MA, had a wide variety of courses, sizes and types of yachts. The 45 participating boats included everything from a Rhodes 19 one-design fleet, to larger keelboat one-designs (J/105’s and Etchells 22’s), inshore course ORRez big boat…

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The 2020 Ms. Race Stayed the Course

By Chris Szepessy

The 2020 Ms. Race Stayed the Course

By Diane Kropfl & Eileen Campbell, Ms. Race Co-Chairs The Atlantic Highlands Yacht Club (AHYC) in Atlantic Highlands, NJ hosted their 16th annual Ms. Race on Saturday, August 22, a race hosted by and for women sailors. The theme of this year’s race was “Stay the Course” in deference to the unprecedented times for this charity event that benefits 180 Turning Lives Around, a charity dedicated to protecting, advocating and supporting victims of domestic violence and rape…

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The 2020 Vineyard Race

By Chad Corning

The 2020 Vineyard Race

By Chad Corning aboard Argo Editor’s note: Ninety boats competed in the 86th running of Stamford Yacht Club’s Vineyard Race on the weekend of September 4 – 6. Jason Carroll’s MOD70 trimaran Argo (New York, NY) set a new course record, breaking the one she set in 2018 by 4 minutes and 24 seconds. Finishing with an elapsed time of 14 hours, 53 minutes and 55 seconds, Argo topped the five-boat Multihull class and captured the Nina…

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American Magic in Auckland!

By Chris Szepessy

American Magic in Auckland!

New York Yacht Club American Magic, the United States Challenger for the 36th America’s Cup presented by Prada, is currently testing and practicing aboard their AC75 yacht Defiant in Auckland, New Zealand. With the Cup regatta scheduled for March, 2021, we have an update from Will Ricketson, the team’s Communications Director.    

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The Cuttyhunk Race

By Chris Szepessy

The Cuttyhunk Race

By Nick Bowen The Twenty Hundred Club had their third race of the season on Saturday, July 25. The first of the club’s two destination races, the Cuttyhunk Race starts just south of Rose Island near the “G3” Gong, and takes the sailors about four nautical miles (nm) south to buoy “R2” at Brenton Reef. This mark is about two nm south of Castle Hill and there the boats turn east for a 19.5 nm run across…

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The NBYA Summer Regatta

By Chris Szepessy

The NBYA Summer Regatta

Pent Up Demand for Racing On Narragansett Bay By David Schwartz The Narragansett Bay Yachting Association (NBYA) held its largest event in more than a decade on Sunday, July 26, showing that sailors hunger for the chance to get out of their homes and enjoy racing safely on a beautiful day on the bay. The fleet ranged from a TP52 to a fifty-foot schooner built a hundred years ago. In between were sportboats, Herreshoff S Boats, and…

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The Twenty Hundred Club Block Island Race

By Chris Szepessy

The Twenty Hundred Club Block Island Race

By Nick Bowen   The Twenty Hundred Club had their fourth race of the season on Saturday, August 1. The second of the club’s two destination races, the Block Island Race starts just south of Rose Island near the G3 Gong, takes the sailors about 17.1 nautical miles (nm) south to buoy 1BI just north of Block Island. This mark is 3.5 nm north of the finish mark, R “2” at the entrance to New Harbor. The…

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Getting It Right: Edgartown Yacht Club’s ’Round-the-Island Race

By Barby MacGowan

Getting It Right: Edgartown Yacht Club’s ’Round-the-Island Race

By Barby MacGowan, Media Pro International Photos by Stephen R Cloutier Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (Chilmark, MA) claimed the coveted Venona Trophy at Edgartown Race Weekend’s 82nd ‘Round-the-Island Race, sailing his classic Alden Cutter 44 Lark to win his class and post the best corrected time from among all entrants in the Spinnaker Division.   A of 46 boats competing in eight classes started and finished its circumnavigation of Martha’s Vineyard on Saturday, August 1. In…

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