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FUELing the Future: Black Dog Tall Ships Donating Shenandoah to Martha’s Vineyard Nonprofit

By Chris Szepessy

FUELing the Future: Black Dog Tall Ships Donating Shenandoah to Martha’s Vineyard Nonprofit

By David F. Guertin, Jr. After fifty-seven years at the helm of his iconic schooner Shenandoah, Captain Robert S. Douglas and his family have announced their intention to pass down Captain Douglas’ beloved ship to the Foundation for Underway Experiential Learning (FUEL). Based in Vineyard Haven, MA, FUEL is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded by two of Douglas’ protégés, Captain Ian Ridgeway and Captain Casey Blum, LCSW. “Sailing Shenandoah is what I wanted to do with my life more than anything…

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Get Ready for the Spring Boat Shows!

By Chris Szepessy

Get Ready for the Spring Boat Shows!

  33rd Annual Maine Boatbuilders Show March 20 – 22 at the Portland Sports Complex in Portland, Maine Proudly produced by Joanna & Phin Sprague of Portland Yacht Services, this gathering of the finest fiberglass and wooden custom boatbuilders on the East Coast features everything from small rowing boats, kayaks and canoes to sailboats and powerboats of all sizes. Unlike other shows, the Maine Boatbuilders Show offers attendees an opportunity to speak with the people who actually…

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What’s New for 2020

By Chris Szepessy

What’s New for 2020

With several friends in the WindCheck Community doing very exciting things in the sport, we’ve got a feeling Twenty-Twenty’s going to be a good year! New Hand on the Helm at Alerion Peter Eastman, owner of Eastman Boats and Howard Boats, has purchased Alerion Yachts from Peter Johnstone. Eastman plans to extend the Alerion brand across new models and a broader size range, and further grow sales and production beyond Alerion’s recent business turnaround. “I have loved…

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What’s New for 2019

By Chris Szepessy

What’s New for 2019

United States SailGP Team Five very talented American sailors comprise the United States SailGP Team, who’ll be competing against five other international squads in the inaugural SailGP season. Billed as “sailing redefined,” SailGP was created “to engage and excite global sports fans year-round in a supercharged, fast-paced version of sailing aimed at increasing its mainstream popularity, introducing the next generation to the sport and creating a career path for extraordinary athletes.” The United States SailGP Team roster…

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What’s New for 2018

By Chris Szepessy

What’s New for 2018

From exciting educational opportunities and the builder of some of the loveliest boats on the water being acquired by a marine industry veteran to the return of a favorite biennial race week, new partners for the longest offshore race in the Western Atlantic and the announcement of a campaign to bring the America’s Cup back where it belongs, there are plenty of great stories for the new year….. Peter Johnstone Takes the Helm at Alerion Yachts Alerion…

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What’s New for 2017

By Benjamin Cesare

What’s New for 2017

What’s new for 2017: Block Island Race Week, Warrior Sailing, SailAhead, Marion Bermuda, Oakcliff, Offshore Sailing School, clean regattas, NESS, Moorings, BVI Airways, Lake Champlain Sailing, Safety at sea videos, One Simple Question

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What’s New for 2016

By Chris Szepessy

What’s New for 2016

From an exhibition building at the Museum of America and the Sea and a scholarship that will provide sailing opportunities for young women to a professional match racing event in high performance boats, a youth trophy at North America’s premier winter regatta, the return of America’s Cup racing to New York Harbor and more, there is much to look forward to this year!

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What’s New for 2015

By Chris Szepessy

What’s New for 2015

There are plenty of exciting things on the horizon for Twenty-fifteen, including a new ocean racing series, a new multi-format regatta, new initiatives for both a venerable distance race and the 50th anniversary of a popular race week, the restoration of an historic ship, a gorgeous new runabout and more…

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