Ship’s Log

Here you will find the latest Northeast sailing news and articles, some of which did not make it into the hard print edition.

Upcoming Events

Zoom into Shoreline Sailing Club’s Speaker Series Featuring Captain Michael Turdo, Commanding Officer of the USCGC Eagle —”America’s Tall Ship,” Thursday, April 1 @ 7 PM

By Chris Szepessy

Zoom into Shoreline Sailing Club’s Speaker Series Featuring Captain Michael Turdo, Commanding Officer of the USCGC Eagle —”America’s Tall Ship,” Thursday, April 1 @ 7 PM

Effortlessly and gracefully, the 295-foot Eagle drives under full sail in the open ocean at speeds up to 17 knots, and to maneuver it, the crew must handle more than 22,000 square feet of sail, five miles of rigging and over 200 lines. Join us as Captain Turdo helps us learn more about this very special Coast Guard cutter. For instructions on zooming into the meeting, please visit our home page at www.shorelinesailingclub.camp8.org/  Shoreline Sailing Club is the premier…

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Community

New Avengers are Coming to Aquidneck

By Chris Szepessy

New Avengers are Coming to Aquidneck

Our friends at Clean Ocean Access, an organization whose mission is “action today so future generations can enjoy ocean activities with a vision of a healthy ocean that is free of marine debris with water that is safe for all ocean activities and a shoreline that is accessible for everyone,” have launched an exciting new program. The Clean Ocean Avenger Club is an engaging way to teach children how they can care for our oceans by developing responsible environmental behaviors, no…

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What's New

The Marina at Brown & Howard Wharf Welcomes the International Yachting Community to Newport, RI for the 2021 Season

By Chris Szepessy

The Marina at Brown & Howard Wharf Welcomes the International Yachting Community to Newport, RI for the 2021 Season

Recent renovations, meticulous adherence to COVID-19 guidelines, and appealing amenities and services for yacht captains, owners and crew make The Marina the place to berth for the 2021 season  For yacht captains and owners seeking entry into the Sailing Capital of the World, The Marina at Brown & Howard Wharf is the place to berth. Located at the historic heart of the coastal city within walking distance of an impressive array of attractions from trendy restaurants to galleries and…

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What's New

Sparkman & Stephens Breathes New Life into Downeast Peapods

By Barby MacGowan

Sparkman & Stephens Breathes New Life into Downeast Peapods

Tradition of the Past Meets Innovation of Today Through a collaboration with Sparkman & Stephens (S&S), the Downeast Peapod company (a wholly owned subsidiary of W-Class™ Yacht Company in Newport, R.I.) has given its namesake double-ended rowboat a 21st Century makeover. To stay true to the design and thus the heritage of these historic wooden boats, S&S (also located in Newport) scanned the original lines of a Jimmy Steele Downeast Peapod, which was built with plank-on-frame construction over 20 years…

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What's New

TRADER Sailing Announces Mixed Military Veteran and Female Sailor Campaign for Transpac 2021

By Chris Szepessy

TRADER Sailing Announces Mixed Military Veteran and Female Sailor Campaign for Transpac 2021

The mixed crew will be racing aboard the Hawaii-based Andrews 70 Sailing Yacht TRADER Honolulu, Hawaii – TRADER Sailing, a military veteran outreach sailing program based out of Honolulu, Hawaii, has announced their campaign to race in the 51st edition of the Transpacific Yacht Race (Transpac). Skipper and retired U.S. Marine Doug Pasnik has compiled a national team of military veterans and rising female offshore racers from all corners of the United States, including Hawaii, California, Utah,…

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Juniors

Enter the NESS Recycle Regatta!

By Chris Szepessy

Enter the NESS Recycle Regatta!

In an effort to bring ocean-based experiential learning to students and families at home, our friends at the New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS) in Stonington, Connecticut, in partnership with Educational Passages (EP) and the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), are sponsoring the second annual virtual Recycle Regatta!  Participating K-12 students will design and engineer a sailboat out of common recycled materials. Students will test their boats and calculate nautical speed using mathematical applications….

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What's New

Conversations with Classic Boats Season 2, Episode 01, “Dawn of the Sixes: Seawanhaka and the International Rule,” is Online

By Chris Szepessy

Conversations with Classic Boats Season 2, Episode 01, “Dawn of the Sixes: Seawanhaka and the International Rule,” is Online

Season 2, Episode 01 of Conversations with Classic Boats, a popular podcast created by our friend and longtime WindCheck contributor Tom Darling, is now online. “Dawn of the Sixes: Seawanhaka and the International Rule” isPart I of a three-episode series on the history of the first international development class. This first episode covers the design evolution and designers of the earliest Sixes up to 1920. Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club in Oyster Bay, New York was the epicenter of the Six Metre movement….

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What's New

Safe Harbor Race Weekend is August 13 – 15

By Chris Szepessy

Safe Harbor Race Weekend is August 13 – 15

Our friends at Safe Harbor Marinas are presenting the inaugural Safe Harbor Race Weekend, a three-day sailing regatta in and around Narragansett Bay, on the weekend of August 13-15. With shoreside activities hosted by Safe Harbor Marinas in Newport, Portsmouth, and Jamestown, Rhode Island, this event is geared toward the enjoyment of boat owners, families, and crew. “We hope you’ll join us this summer for some exciting racing, live entertainment, tasty food and plenty of laughs at…

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Upcoming Events

Rhode Island Marine Trades Future presents an Evening with Charlie Enright on Tuesday, February 9 at 6 PM.

By Chris Szepessy

Rhode Island Marine Trades Future presents an Evening with Charlie Enright on Tuesday, February 9 at 6 PM.

Join Charlie Enright, skipper of the 11th Hour Racing Team, for a virtual chat covering topics such as getting his start, major mentors, and lessons learned, in a discussion facilitated by RIMTAF (Rhode Island Marine Trades Future).   This virtual event takes place on Tuesday, February 9, starting at 6:00 PM.   At the age of 35, Charlie has two round-the-world campaigns under his belt and over a decade-worth of experience in offshore racing. Born and raised in the…

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Races and Regattas

The Prince Henry Navigator Race

By Chris Szepessy

The Prince Henry Navigator Race

The Prince Henry Navigator Race By Nick Bowen Editor’s note: We didn’t have room for this race report in our October 2020 print edition and, well, it sorta fell between the cracks… The Twenty Hundred Club had their fifth race of the season on Sunday, August 23. Prince Henry was the Portuguese explorer Dom Henrique, who lived from 1394 to 1460. He pioneered Portugal’s early maritime expansion. His first capture was Madeira, about 400 miles east of…

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