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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 24. For such a windy fall day we were quite pleased to have twenty-seven boats competing in five classes. Fifteen spinnaker boats were signed up to race, but because of a high wind forecast and general difficulty raising crews in late September, we had three (of seven registered) boats race in Spin-A and six (of eight registered) in…

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The 2022 Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta – One to Remember

By Ron Weiss

The 2022 Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta – One to Remember

Wisconsin Badgers dominate, and College of Charleston’s first-ever all-women team win their division By Ron Weiss Photos by Stephen R Cloutier After the Storm Trysail Club’s 2020 Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta (IOR) was canceled due to COVID, hopes were high for 2021, but were dashed when racing was called off due to strong wind and waves. Fortunately, this year’s event, hosted by Larchmont Yacht Club in Larchmont, NY on October 8 & 9, was sailed in beautiful fall…

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Princeton Sailing Finds a New Home at Anchor Yacht Club

By Tom Darling

Princeton Sailing Finds a New Home at Anchor Yacht Club

By Tom Darling, Conversations with Classic Boats Photos by the author, Princeton 1975, and Hali Liu, Princeton 2025 Princeton University Sailing, which lays claim to being the oldest intercollegiate sailing team, has entered into an innovative collaboration to house its dinghy sailing activities at Anchor Yacht Club, a member owned and maintained club on the Delaware River.   The collaboration, or CoLo (“Co-Location”) as I call it, went into its second year in September 2022 with the…

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Alerion Shootout at the Opera House Corral

By Tom Darling

Alerion Shootout at the Opera House Corral

Have you ever, in the dead of winter and a long way from sailing, looked back to a stretch in the prior racing season where it seemed you could do no wrong? This was midsummer 2022. The place was Nantucket, Harbor and Sound. The boat was a Nathanael Herreshoff design, the Nantucket Alerion, a boat we profiled in our second Conversations with Classic Boats podcast exactly two years ago. The story of the modern evolution of this…

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Jumping Joe

By Chris Szepessy

Jumping Joe

By Greg Gilmartin I still remember one of the first sayings I learned when I tried out sailboat racing. “One hand for you, one hand for the boat!” Couple that with a legendary comedy bit where the punch line was God asking Noah, “How long can you tread water?” These sayings are still with me and through nearly fifty years of setting sails, running races, and watching some of the very best sailors, I still believe that…

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The Atlantic Nationals

By Chris Szepessy

The Atlantic Nationals

By Ted Decyk Photos by Fran Grenon, Spectrum Photo This August brought the 93rd Atlantic Nationals to Niantic Bay Yacht Club in Niantic, CT. The Atlantic, a 30-foot Starling Burgess design primarily built by Cape Cod Shipbuilding in Wareham, MA, loves the wind, but as we know, the dog days of summer in Connecticut can deny us a breeze and that’s exactly what happened on day one. The 23-boat fleet and crew sat at the dock telling…

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2022 Ms. Race Women Turn Out in Force

By Chris Szepessy

2022 Ms. Race Women Turn Out in Force

By Diane Kropfl & Emily Smith, Ms. Race Co-chairs The Atlantic Highlands Yacht Club (AHYC) in Atlantic Highlands, NJ hosted the 18th Annual Ms. Race on Saturday, August 20 on Sandy Hook Bay under clear skies and a favorable breeze. A record showing of accomplished women racers from five New Jersey Bayshore yacht clubs raised their sails to pay tribute to the life and legacy of Eileen Campbell, a woman who had participated in every Ms. Race…

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Ida Lewis Distance Race a Tricky One

By Barby MacGowan

Ida Lewis Distance Race a Tricky One

Good Decisions Yield Winners in Four Classes Fully expecting light and variable breezes overnight, forty-three sailing teams started the 2022 Ida Lewis Distance Race presented by Bluenose Yacht Sales on Friday, August 19 and returned throughout the day Saturday, August 20 to complete the event’s 17th edition. The wind conditions wound up ranging from 8-10 knots at the start to high teens and 20s out near Block Island to nearly nothing at points near the finish, making…

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Double Trouble Continues

By Chris Szepessy

Double Trouble Continues

The Mixed Offshore Doublehanded European Championship By Barbara “Basia” A. Karpinska Between the pandemic and tough competition for new Olympic sports, we now know that the efforts pioneering Mixed Offshore Doublehanded as a new discipline in Olympic Sailing will need to continue beyond the Games in Paris 2024. Initiated in 2019 in a one-design boat called the L30 (developed by Rodion Luka and designed by Andrej Justin), over the course of the last three years the event…

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Rips, Burns (and Smiles!) in the ‘Round the Bay Race

By Chris Szepessy

Rips, Burns (and Smiles!) in the ‘Round the Bay Race

By David Schwartz The Narragansett Bay Yachting Association held its annual ‘Round The Bay race on Saturday, July 30. NBYA worked with The Nature Conservancy, a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Working in this state for fifty years, The Nature Conservancy has helped to conserve 35,000 acres of land in Rhode Island and to protect the quality of the waters we sail in. The seventeen boats racing…

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