Author: Chris Szepessy

On Watch

Ed Cesare

By Chris Szepessy

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An accomplished offshore racer and navigator, Ed Cesare has completed five of the World’s Great 600-Milers. “I started sailing aboard our family’s Rhodes 19 along with brother Ben [our intrepid Publisher],” says Ed, who grew up in Norwalk, Connecticut. “The four of us would overnight with a boom tent and air mattresses on the cockpit sole. Later, my parents traded the Rhodes for a Menemsha 24 – sort of a Friendship Sloop copy. This boat had a…

Community

The Saga of Eleven Bridges, Part 3

By Chris Szepessy

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By Paul Jacobs & Tom McDonald Editor’s note: This is the final installment of an epic tale in which the authors acquired a lovely 1964 Graves Constellation and embarked on a 200-mile delivery to her new homeport. If you missed Parts 1 and 2, you’ll find them at: https://www.windcheckmagazine.com/article/the-saga-of-eleven-bridges-part-2/ https://www.windcheckmagazine.com/article/the-saga-of-eleven-bridges   The Adventure Resumed Finally, on 14 May 2022 Tom and I drove to Westport, Connecticut – yet again – and slept aboard. We awoke on the…

Cruising

The 2022 Mariner National Rendezvous

By Chris Szepessy

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By Nate Bayreuther I stood on the bank of my parents’ property overlooking the Niantic River and peered once again through binoculars across the river to the launch ramp in Waterford, CT. It was late afternoon on Thursday, August 4, and I had just arrived to start loading my O’Day Mariner, #1922 Orion, with fuel and gear for the weekend-long Rendezvous beginning the next morning. My first thought, though, was to count how many Mariner masts I…

Save the Sound Dispatch

Making the Grades

By Chris Szepessy

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By David Seigerman, Clean Water Communications Specialist Dr. Caterina Panzeca was unfazed by the technical aspects of collecting water quality data in Westchester Creek. Her initial concern was the early morning timing. “Wrangling college students, at that hour, over the summer . . .” Dr. Panzeca said, not needing to finish her thought. “But the students were actually super excited to get up.”’ Of course they were amped and ready to get on the water. If you’re…

Racing

The Fall Race Around Prudence

By Chris Szepessy

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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…

Community

MSSA American Cancer Society Regatta Raises over $25,000

By Chris Szepessy

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By Doug Dalessio The Mount Sinai Sailing Association in Mount Sinai, NY sponsored its 41st Annual American Cancer Society Regatta on Saturday, September 17. We are very proud that our event is the second longest continuous running charity regatta in the United States. During that time we have raised over a half a million dollars for the American Cancer Society, and this year we raised over $25,000.     We’d like to offer special thanks to two of our…

Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide

By Chris Szepessy

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We had some fun chasing items for this year’s Gift Guide. Some are recommendations from our advertisers and some are simply things we really want! Enjoy and have fun this holiday season!   SAVE THE SOUND MEMBERSHIP This holiday season, share the love with your friends, family, and environment with the gift that gives back – a Save the Sound membership! For just $25, you can make a difference and spread holiday joy with a gift membership….

Community

Sailor Profile: Rich du Moulin

By Chris Szepessy

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By Buttons Padin Adapted from the Larchmont Yacht Club Mainsheet Rich du Moulin is not only renowned for his competitive sailing accomplishments but also his many contributions to the sport of sailing and the maritime shipping industry. Rich grew up in the 1950s and ‘60s sailing at Knickerbocker Yacht Club in Manhasset, NY. The son of Eleanor and Edward du Moulin, he quickly picked up his father’s passion for sailing. Ed raced his series of boats named…

Checking In

Marion Bermuda Race – Back and Better than Ever

By Chris Szepessy

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After the pandemic prohibited the running of the Marion Bermuda Race in 2021, our friends on the committee got to work immediately on improving the 23rd edition of this biennial classic, which starts June 16, 2023.     “First, we created a new class called the Performance Class,” said event chair Ray Cullum. “This new class will be for boats that have an ORR rating of 1.000 and above. They may also have more modern enhancements such…

Checking In

The Ocean Race Returns to Newport in May

By Chris Szepessy

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Make plans to visit Newport next May! The Ocean Race is making its only North American Stopover in Newport, RI, May 11-21, 2023. Considered the most demanding race in the sport, crews onboard high-performance racing vessels will circumnavigate the globe in six months, making stops in eight cities worldwide.   The Ocean Race is an epic test of sailing skill, tactical decisions, navigation, boat handling, and extreme mental and physical challenges. Before reaching the USA, the sailors will have…

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