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

Harnessing the Power of Sport to Create Change: A presentation by Michelle Carnevale of 11th Hour Racing

By Chris Szepessy

Harnessing the Power of Sport to Create Change: A presentation by Michelle Carnevale of 11th Hour Racing

Our friends at the Seamen’s Church Institute in Newport, Rhode Island are celebrating the organization’s 100th anniversary this year, and they are presenting a series of lectures featuring individuals distinguished in diverse areas of maritime activity and community service. On Wednesday, October 9, Michelle Carnevale, the Program Manager at 11th Hour Racing, will speak on the topic of “Harnessing the Power of Sport to Create Change.” 11th Hour Racing works with the sailing community and maritime industries…

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Press Release

Cynthia Goss receives RIMTA’s Anchor Award

By Chris Szepessy

Cynthia Goss receives RIMTA’s Anchor Award

The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA) has presented its 2019 Anchor Award to Cynthia Goss. The award, which is given to a person or organization who, by their work and efforts, brings international attention to the marine trades industry in Rhode Island, was presented at RIMTA’s 8th Annual Industry Partnership Breakfast at the Newport International Boat Show on Saturday September 14. A writer with a focus on boating and the marine industry, Goss has covered the…

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Press Release

KVH Named Official Supplier of American Magic, Challenger for the 36th America’s Cup

By Chris Szepessy

KVH Named Official Supplier of American Magic, Challenger for the 36th America’s Cup

KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI), a global leader in mobile connectivity and inertial navigation systems based in Middletown, Rhode Island, has been named an Official Supplier of New York Yacht Club American Magic, a Challenger for the 36th America’s Cup. KVH has installed advanced satellite-based and cellular-based communications equipment for the team’s chase boats in order to facilitate high-speed data transmissions. In addition, KVH is providing high-performance fiber optic gyro (FOG)-based sensors to aid in performance metrics for…

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Races and Regattas

Royal Sydney Shines on Challenging Final Day and Takes the Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup Down Under

By Stuart Streuli

Royal Sydney Shines on Challenging Final Day and Takes the Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup Down Under

It all came down to the final race, as it should. Two teams of accomplished and motivated amateur sailors from opposite corners of the globe battling on a lumpy, windy Narragansett Bay for one of Corinthian sailing’s most prized trophies, the 2019 Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup. Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron and San Diego Yacht Club started the 12th and final race separated by six points, which was anything but a safe margin in this…

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America's Cup

Defiant, New York Yacht Club American Magic’s First AC75, is officially launched and named

By Chris Szepessy

Defiant, New York Yacht Club American Magic’s First AC75, is officially launched and named

After an estimated 76,000 combined hours of fabrication and finishing work by the production and shore teams of American Magic, the U.S. Challenger’s first AC75 racing boat was officially named and launched at the team’s base in Portsmouth, Rhode Island on Saturday morning, September 14. Named Defiant, the cutting-edge foiling monohull is the first America’s Cup class boat built to represent the New York Yacht Club in over 16 years. The boat underwent initial testing on Narragansett Bay earlier in the week.   Defiant was constructed at a dedicated facility in Bristol, Rhode…

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Juniors

Selection System for 2020 Youth Sailing World Championships

By Chris Szepessy

Selection System for 2020 Youth Sailing World Championships

US Sailing has released details of the athlete selection system for the 2020 Youth Sailing World Championships, to be held in Salvador, Brazil in December 2020. Age Eligibility: All prospective athletes shall be under the age of 19 years on December 31, 2020 (born after December 31, 2001). Equipment: The USA qualification events to the Youth Worlds will be conducted with the equipment (sailboat classes) listed below. Boys’ One Person Dinghy – Laser Radial Girls’ One Person…

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Fundraising Events

Sail for Hope on September 28 to Aid the Bahamas After Hurricane Dorian

By Chris Szepessy

Sail for Hope on September 28 to Aid the Bahamas After Hurricane Dorian

Our friends at Sail Newport and the organizers of the annual Sail for Hope have announced that the annual fundraising regatta will focus its efforts on aid needed for the recovery of the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian decimated the islands.  “Our friends in the Bahamas are in dire need in the wake of Hurricane Dorian and will be our primary focus at this year’s regatta,” said Sail for Hope co-founder Scott Murray (Middletown, RI). “We ask all sailors to…

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Press Release

2018-19 All-Academic Sailing Team Named: Collegiate Sailors Recognized for Excellence on and off the Water

By Chris Szepessy

2018-19 All-Academic Sailing Team Named: Collegiate Sailors Recognized for Excellence on and off the Water

The Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) has named its 2018-19 All-Academic Sailing Team. The All-Academic Sailing Team recognizes collegiate sailors who have achieved excellence in national and inter-conference competition as well as excelling at the highest academic level for the 2018-19 academic year. The criteria for the honorees are that he or she meet the rigorous standards including that he or she must be a Junior or Senior, have at least a 3.3 cumulative GPA or higher on a…

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Upcoming Events

Join Save the Sound for the International Coastal Cleanup!

By Chris Szepessy

Join Save the Sound for the International Coastal Cleanup!

Calling all beachgoers, ocean lovers, and supporters of Save the Sound! Are you concerned with the state of our environment? Do you want to help do your part to preserve our coastlines? Sign up today as a volunteer for one of this year’s International Coastal Cleanup events! With support from Official Sponsor Subaru of New England (https://www.subaruofnewengland.com), our friends at Connecticut Fund for the Environment/Save The Sound (https://www.ctenvironment.org/save-the-sound/) have organized beach cleanups throughout the Constitution State during September and…

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Art Exhibits

An Art Experience Unlike Any Other: Oakcliff Sailing’s MeadowWalk is Saturday, September 14

By Chris Szepessy

An Art Experience Unlike Any Other: Oakcliff Sailing’s MeadowWalk is Saturday, September 14

Our friends at Oakcliff Sailing are hosting MeadowWalk, their one-of-a-kind annual outdoor art exhibit, this Saturday, September 14, from 3:00 to 6:00 pm on Centre Island in Oyster Bay, New York.   MeadowWalk is the perfect afternoon for a date or an outing with the whole family. Whether you are a serious collector, a casual buyer, or you just want to support Oakcliff while doing something new and exciting, this is an amazing opportunity to experience a…

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