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Let’s Get Ready to Frostbite! 

By Chris Szepessy

Let’s Get Ready to Frostbite! 

By Allie Padin for the Larchmont Yacht Club Mainsheet   Autumn is upon us and Frostbiters are getting ready to head out on the water for six months of racing on the colder side of the calendar. One could say that winning races in your highly competitive fleet is the mission, but truly, it’s staying warm that’s the real objective. Weatherwise, some days are better than others. While most frostbiting days are cold, others are colder. Eyes…

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The Fall Race Around Prudence

By Chris Szepessy

The Fall Race Around Prudence

By Nick Bowen   The Twenty Hundred Club had their sixth and final race of the season on Saturday, September 19. For such a cold and windy fall day, we were quite pleased to have 29 boats competing in five classes. Twenty spinnaker boats were evenly split between two classes and seven cruising boats also evenly split between two classes. A first for the Twenty Hundred Club was a foiling trimaran class with two TF10s. The race…

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PATRIOT Flying in Auckland

By Chris Szepessy

PATRIOT Flying in Auckland

By Will Ricketson, New York Yacht Club American Magic Communications Director   New York Yacht Club American Magic, the U.S. Challenger for the 36th America’s Cup, completed its first sailing session onboard the newly launched AC75 PATRIOT in Auckland’s Waitematā Harbor. After a 9:00 AM christening event on Friday, October 16 at the team’s base in the Wynyard Quarter, the team engaged in an afternoon of dockside testing. At 4:30 PM in flat-calm conditions, the dark blue AC75 was pulled up onto…

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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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