Book Review

Uncharted Waters

By Chris Szepessy

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With an abiding, lifelong love of Lake Michigan inspired by the gift of A Childs’ Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson when she was a child, Mary McKSchmidt met the man she would marry, a self-described “boataholic” named Rubin, shortly after graduating from Michigan State University and was soon crewing on his Hobie Cat. Larger boats and adventures throughout the lakes would follow over the next three decades.

Book Review

The Complete Day Skipper

By Chris Szepessy

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You’d do well, however, to increase your knowledge of the subject by reading good books, and The Complete Day Skipper by Tom Cunliffe, originally published in 2002 and now in its 5th edition, is among the best.

Book Review

The Medal Maker

By Chris Szepessy

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Sailors coached by Victor Kovalenko have won ten medals in eight Olympic Games, six of them gold. As John Bertrand (who skippered Australia II to victory in a certain regatta in the waters off Newport, RI in 1983) observes in the Foreword, Kovalenko is the most successful Olympic sailing coach the world has ever seen.

Book Review

We’re Good

By Chris Szepessy

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The 10th Annual Robie Pierce One-Design Regatta will be sailed June 1- 3, 2018 at Larchmont Yacht Club, and you’ll find no competitor in this wonderful event for sailors with disabilities with greater determination to win than Chris O’Brien of Trumbull, CT.

Cruising

The Atlantic Crossing Guide

By Chris Szepessy

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Now in its 7th edition, The Atlantic Crossing Guide is well established as the standard reference for sailors planning an Atlantic voyage, whether from the USA to Europe or via the trade wind route to the Caribbean. Packed with the collective wisdom of cruising sailors from more than four decades, this new edition includes updated advice on a variety of topics.

Book Review

Water Safety

By Chris Szepessy

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Every year, approximately 3,500 people drown in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control, drowning is the leading cause of accidental death in children under age 14, and it’s also one of the top causes of death for young men in their teens and twenties.

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