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Stamford Yacht Club Frostbiting

By Chris Szepessy

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Story & photos by Rick Bannerot Around the office water cooler, it’s one thing to talk about sailing in Key West Race Week in January on a J/105, but for real sailing creds, nothing beats talking about having just been frostbite sailing in Long Island Sound in the middle of winter, in 15-foot dinghies, in…

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Argo Smashes Pineapple Cup Course Record

By chris.szepessy

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Jason Carroll’s MOD 70 trimaran Argo (Larchmont, NY) continued her winning ways in the 34th Pineapple Cup – Montego Bay Race, taking line honors on January 30 and setting new the multihull and outright course record at 2 days, 0 hours, 7 minutes and 44 seconds. Sailing a distance of 869 nautical miles at an…

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A Summer of “Twelves”

By Barby MacGowan

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Ida Lewis Yacht Club in Newport, RI, the International Twelve Metre Association (ITMA) America’s Fleet and the 12 Metre Yacht Club are gearing up for the largest-ever gathering of historic 12 Metre yachts in the U.S. The 2019 12 Metre World Championship, scheduled for July 8 – 13, will host 24 teams from seven countries including Patrizio Bertelli’s US-12 Nyala, the defending…

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Experience Trumps Youth in the Sea Dog Frostbite Championship…Just Barely

By Greg Phipps

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By Greg Phipps The friendly rivalry between the Sachem’s Head Frostbite Fleet (Guilford, CT) and Wickford Frostbite Association (Wickford, RI) has been held annually around Thanksgiving, since the early 1960s, alternating between the two host clubs. Informally known as the Sea Dog Worlds, the tradition continued on Saturday, December 8 at Wickford Yacht Club. Thirty-six…

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A Shot at Greatness

By Francis George

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It was still dark when the sound of alarm clocks filled the Oakcliff bunkhouse in Oyster Bay, NY. Staff and graduates gathered in the office fidgeting in their seats as they waited. It had finally arrived, the day we’d all been waiting for: Tryouts & Training with American Magic, New York Yacht Club’s challenge for the…

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25 Years of Whitebread

By Andrew Shemella

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Photos by Rich LaBella, RJLaBellaPhotos.com The 25th edition of the Peconic Bay Sailing Association’s Twin Forks classic on Saturday, September 29 proved to be another memorable experience for the 70+ boats that crossed the starting line. Hundreds of East End sailors were looking forward to a beautiful day of sailing in 10- to 12-knot winds….

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Champions Crowned at the Clagett/Oakcliff Match Race Clinic and Regatta

By Sam Crichton

Twenty-four sailors with adaptive needs gathered in Oyster Bay, NY for the third annual Clagett/Oakcliff Match Race Clinic and Regatta, which was hosted by Sagamore Yacht September 28 – 30. The WaterFront Center donated their Sonars for use in the event, and Warrior Sailing Program rigged them with the adaptive equipment. Five-time U.S. Match Racing Champion Dave…

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