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.

Articles

Western Long Island Sound Turns Nasty

By Chris Szepessy

Western Long Island Sound Turns Nasty

By Rory Cumming I’ve always thought of Western Long Island Sound as a relatively safe place to sail during the summer. The biggest worry is typically heavy boat traffic and skippers exhibiting poor judgment. The exception was on Sunday, June 30.  The day began with sunny skies and a nice 15-knot westerly. The Sound was packed with sailboats of all sizes, and my wife Jaci and I were sailing our Dehler 38c Rascal under jib alone. At…

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Races and Regattas

The Next Atlantic Cup Starts June 10, 2020

By Chris Szepessy

The Next Atlantic Cup Starts June 10, 2020

Our friends at Manuka Sports Event Management in Newport, Rhode Island have announced the seventh edition of the Atlantic Cup. The longest offshore race in the Western Atlantic dedicated to the Class40 will start from Charleston, South Carolina on June 10, 2020 and culminate the weekend of June 20 & 21 in Portland, Maine. Defending 2018 champion Eärendil (pictured) has confirmed their entry, along with three other teams with many more expressing interest. In addition, Sea Bags Maine will return as an official sponsor….

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Races and Regattas

The Eighteenth Annual Red Lobdell Memorial Regatta is July 27

By Chris Szepessy

The Eighteenth Annual Red Lobdell Memorial Regatta is July 27

Our friends at Stonington Harbor Yacht Club (SHYC) in Stonington, Connecticut are hosting the 18th Annual Red Lobdell Regatta on Saturday, July 27.  A race for everyone who LOVES sailing, this event, honors the memory of Francis “Red” Lobdell, an avid sailor who loved cruising the waters from New Jersey to Maine.   Red’s son Spike Lobdell dedicated this race to his father after he passed away in 2002.  The annual race continues to memorialize Red’s love…

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Rendezvous

Mystic Seaport Museum to Host Annual Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous July 27 & 28

By Chris Szepessy

Mystic Seaport Museum to Host Annual Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous July 27 & 28

Mystic, Conn. (July 12, 2019) — Mystic Seaport Museum will hold its annual Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous Saturday and Sunday, July 27-28. The event showcases high-quality antique vessels, including cruisers, sailboats, and runabouts. The classic vessels will create a colorful gathering along the Museum’s waterfront. Visitors are invited to see the displayed vessels Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. An award competition will recognize excellence in restoration, authenticity, and…

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Press Release

Mystic Seaport Museum to Honor Dark Harbor 20 Class Owners with William A. Baker Award

By Chris Szepessy

Mystic Seaport Museum to Honor Dark Harbor 20 Class Owners with William A. Baker Award

Mystic, Conn. (July 2, 2019) — Mystic Seaport Museum announces it is honoring the Dark Harbor 20 class owners with the William A. Baker Award. The award is given to promote the awareness and appreciation of fine examples of one-design classes or boats of like kind, and to foster faithful preservation and restoration, and encourage their continued use. The owners are being recognized for their effort to preserve and maintain a significant class of American sailing craft.   Antique…

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Upcoming Events

Join Shoreline Sailing Club’s Meeting on Thursday, July 18 and Learn About Bareboat Chartering Around the World

By Chris Szepessy

Join Shoreline Sailing Club’s Meeting on Thursday, July 18 and Learn About Bareboat Chartering Around the World

You are cordially invited to attend the next meeting of the Shoreline Sailing Club at 7:30 PM, Thursday, July 18 at the Westbrook Elks Lodge in Westbrook, Connecticut. Come along with Captain Joy Sherman, the owner of Joy Ride Charters, LLC (https://joyridecharters.com), as she delves into what it takes to charter a boat. Learn what to consider before you skipper or join a bareboat charter. Captain Joy will also cover important topics such as budgeting, inspecting your charter…

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Races and Regattas

Newport Trophy Regatta Showdown Won by Columbia, Challenge XII and New Zealand

By Barby MacGowan

Newport Trophy Regatta Showdown Won by Columbia, Challenge XII and New Zealand

NEWPORT, R.I. (June 30, 2019) — The Newport Trophy Regatta, hosted by Ida Lewis Yacht Club and held this weekend (June 29-30) for ten 12 Metres, gave a sneak preview of the intense racing to come in July’s 12 Metre World Championship, where 21 of the historic boats will compete. The regatta was started by Ida Lewis Yacht Club during Newport’s America’s Cup days as a fleet-racing competition for all eliminated would-be defenders and challengers for the America’s Cup….

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Uncategorized

President Trump Thanks the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary for 80 Years of Service

By Chris Szepessy

President Trump Thanks the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary for 80 Years of Service

Special thanks to Vincent T. Pica, II, a Commodore of the First District, Southern Region (D1SR) of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary (and author of the excellent ‘From the Captain of the Port’ column in every issue of WindCheck) for sharing this message from the Commander-in-Chief. Never Forget – Never Falter – Never Fail #AskingNothingButTheOpportunityToServe  #aRareAndPreciousPrivilege

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Races and Regattas

Newport Trophy Regatta for 12 Metres Begins This Weekend

By Barby MacGowan

Newport Trophy Regatta for 12 Metres Begins This Weekend

NEWPORT, R.I. (June 24, 2019) – As an important lead up to the 12 Metre World Championship in July, the Newport Trophy Regatta will take place off Newport, R.I. over the weekend of June 29-30. Hosted by Ida Lewis Yacht Club, the 12 Metre-only event provides one of the last formal opportunities for teams to fine-tune skills and also counts toward standings in the global ROAD TO THE WORLDS WAYPOINTS Series, which has helped build competition in the Northern Europe, Southern Europe…

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Juniors

US Sailing names 2019 U.S. Youth Champions

By Chris Szepessy

US Sailing names 2019 U.S. Youth Champions

BEACH HAVEN, N.J. (June 25, 2019) – After four days packed with racing on Little Egg Harbor, the 2019 U.S. Youth Sailing Championship winners have been decided. Several sailors set the tone early to lead their fleets from the first race. Brothers, Justin and Mitchell Callahan (Miami, Fla.) dominated the I420 fleet all week. The pair finished first in eight of eleven races, and only finished one race outside the top three. In the 29er fleet, Hayden Earl (Boston,…

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