Author: Benjamin Cesare

Cruising

Selecting the Right Line for Your Boat

By Benjamin Cesare

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Presented by Samson Ropes Editor’s note: If the lines on your boat are ready for replacement, the variety of marine rope on the market can be bewildering. To help you make the right choices, our friends at Samson, the worldwide leader in high-performance rope, kindly shared these basic guidelines.   Accurately assess your working load….

Publisher's Log

Ready for Spring!

By Benjamin Cesare

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When you get ready to go frostbiting on a March day, a number of things hit you that are big pluses. The sun’s up for around seventy minutes longer, but it feels like hours compared to December. Birds are singing. Baseball has begun in Florida. Even though the water’s really cold, the sun actually works,…

Publisher's Log

Happy New Year!

By Benjamin Cesare

This issue rocks! Call me biased and yes, I nearly broke my arm patting our team and all the contributors on the back in December. But this one has content that the WindCheck Community truly represents from cover to cover. I’m thinking about adding distribution at ski areas this month so folks have something to…

Juniors

Keeping Kids in Sailing

By Benjamin Cesare

By Ben Cesare In our September issue, my Publisher’s Log made a case against the Optimist as a training boat. In October, we published some letters that agreed with the premise. This month there are some letters in defense. Beyond those, we have gathered many points of view…frankly it’s been exhausting as the topic generates…

Long Island Sound Report Card Reveals Substantial Improvement

By Benjamin Cesare

By Tracy Brown, Director of Save the Sound The non-profit organization Save the Sound released results of the 2018 “Long Island Sound Report Card.” The biennial report contained remarkable evidence of improvement in Long Island Sound water quality. The report marked a welcome stamp of approval for more than a decade’s worth of federal and…

Cruising

What’s in a Name?

By Benjamin Cesare

By Felix Kloman “What shall I call thee?” asked William Blake many years ago. It has been a lifelong question of mine, as the owner of many boats. Her name: Dianthus, and she has carried me on Long Island Sound, the Connecticut River, Tenants Harbor, Rockland Harbor, and Penobscot Bay. A perfect flower of a…

Checking In

What’s New at Noroton Yacht Club?

By Benjamin Cesare

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Well…probably the most recognizable change in its ninety years. Founded in 1928, Noroton Yacht Club in Darien, CT is considered one of the premier yacht clubs on Long Island Sound and has a rich sailing tradition. The original clubhouse, first opened in 1929, was severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy and was demolished in 2016. This paved the way for the club’s symbolic rebirth with a spectacular new clubhouse, designed by Burgin Lambert Architects in Newport, RI.

Spitfire Wins Sonar NAs

By Benjamin Cesare

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Thirty-seven boats contested the 2018 Jaguar Range Rover Sonar North American Championship, which was hosted by Noroton Yacht Club in Darien, CT September 13 – 16. Four races were sailed on Friday, but racing was cancelled Saturday and Sunday due to lack of wind.

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