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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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West Marine J/70 World Championship

By Chris Szepessy

Ninety-one teams from 18 different countries competed in the 2018 West Marine J/70 World Championship, hosted by Eastern Yacht Club in Marblehead, MA September 22 – 29. The depth of talent in the fleet was unprecedented, with Olympic gold medalists, America’s Cup winners and world champions duking it out in 11 fiercely competitive races.  …

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College of Charleston Wins the Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta

By Chris Szepessy

By Ron Weiss The Storm Trysail Foundation’s 2018 Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta (IOR) enjoyed reasonably good sailing conditions on October 6 & 7. Conditions were gray and misty but with winds that, albeit shifty, were generally 6 to 10 knots for the five-race series, which was hosted by Larchmont Yacht Club in Larchmont, NY. Sailing a…

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