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.

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Free Safety-At-Sea Seminar up for grabs with Storm Trysail Club’s #IORThenAndNow Photo Contest

By Chris Szepessy

Free Safety-At-Sea Seminar up for grabs with Storm Trysail Club’s #IORThenAndNow Photo Contest

LARCHMONT, N.Y. – With so many colleges restricting organized sports and travel, the Organizing Committee of The Storm Trysail Club’s 2020 Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta (IOR) has reluctantly been forced to cancel the almost 50 year-old event.  Ann Myer, Co-Chair for the event, expressed her disappointment. “Originally 50 schools had signed up, with 56 crews  ready to sail this year. We did everything we could as a committee to hold the event and to make it safe for all the…

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Upcoming Events

NESS Kids & Family Fishing Tournament at New London City Pier Saturday, September 26

By Chris Szepessy

NESS Kids & Family Fishing Tournament at New London City Pier Saturday, September 26

New London, CT — Our friends at the New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS), and event organizer Neff Productions, are hosting a Kids & Family Fishing Tourney at City Pier on Saturday, September 26 from 11:00a.m. to 12:00p.m. This kids’ fishing event is catch-and-release and open to participants with all levels of experience. Parents and guardians are welcome to participate; however, supplied fishing poles will be reserved for participants under age 16. Masks are mandatory, there will…

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Upcoming Events

Don’t Miss Prestige Yacht Sales’ Fall Open House Weekends!

By Chris Szepessy

Don’t Miss Prestige Yacht Sales’ Fall Open House Weekends!

No Boat Shows?  No Problem! Our friends at the Prestige Yacht Sales team are pleased to host several Fall Open Houses — “On The Docks” in each of the four Prestige locations in Norwalk, Essex, and Mystic, Connecticut and East Greenwich, Rhode Island. EXPERIENCE OUR “RIDE BEFORE YOU BUY” EVENT — BY RSVP APPOINTMENT ONLY Private appointments start THIS WEEKEND at Norwalk Cove Marina September 19 – 20, 2020 “Contact us to schedule your private showing and come aboard to…

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Harken Employees Acquire Harken

By Chris Szepessy

Harken Employees Acquire Harken

There’s a change of watch at one of the best companies in sailing, with longtime employees acquiring ownership of Harken. “Throughout the years, Olaf and I have been approached by lots of good people interested in acquiring our business,” said co-founder Peter Harken.  “The way we decided was simple. We turned down every offer that didn’t present a brighter future for our people than we could create on our own.  We started this company to build the…

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Upcoming Events

The 9th Annual Catch-A-Curl Youth Surf Classic & Beach Cleanup is Saturday, September 19

By Chris Szepessy

The 9th Annual Catch-A-Curl Youth Surf Classic & Beach Cleanup is Saturday, September 19

Westerly, RI — Our friends at the New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS), Town of Westerly, Eastern Surfing Association (ESA), and North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) are pleased to announce the 9th Annual Catch-A-Curl Youth Surf Competition and Beach Cleanup, which will be held at the Westerly Town Beach (365 Atlantic Avenue) in Westerly, Rhode Island on Saturday, September 19.   Catch-A-Curl is open to beginners through advanced youth surfers. The beach cleanup will…

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Second American Magic AC75, Patriot, Reaches Auckland

By Chris Szepessy

Second American Magic AC75, Patriot, Reaches Auckland

Auckland, New Zealand – New York Yacht Club American Magic, a Challenger for the 36th America’s Cup, took delivery of its second AC75 racing yacht at its Auckland base on Friday, September 4, 2020. The yacht is named Patriot, and will succeed the team’s current AC75, Defiant.  American Magic is expected to use the new boat to compete in three upcoming regattas: America’s Cup World Series Auckland (December 17-20, 2020), the Prada Cup (the Challenger Finals, January…

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Mod70 Argo slashes 1 minute and 35 seconds off Around Jamestown Record

By Chris Szepessy

Mod70 Argo slashes 1 minute and 35 seconds off Around Jamestown Record

September 3, 2020  – Newport, RI – A new outright record was set Tuesday, September 1 for the  Around Jamestown Record. Jason Carroll’s Mod70 trimaran Argo completed their attempt around Jamestown with an elapsed time of 52 minutes and 2 seconds. This bests the previous record of 00:53:37, held by Zach Marks on a foiling kiteboard, by 1 minute and 35 seconds. The crew on Argo chose to sail the course around the island to starboard, sailing south from the…

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Races and Regattas

Long Island Sound Championships are September 19 & 20

By Chris Szepessy

Long Island Sound Championships are September 19 & 20

Our friends at the Storm Trysail Club and Riverside Yacht Club in Greenwich, Connecticut are co-hosting the annual Long Island Sound Championships on September 19 & 20. This regatta is open to PHRF-rated boats, as well as a number of one-designs including J/105s and J/88s. Other one-design classes may be added as entries permit. In addition, a Navigators course (around government marks) will be available for Plus1 entries.  Twenty-two boats have entered, and as the season is drawing to…

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Conversations with Classic Boats Episode 03 is Now Online

By Chris Szepessy

Conversations with Classic Boats Episode 03 is Now Online

Our friend and longtime WindCheck contributor Tom Darling has released the third episode of his excellent Conversations with Classic Boats podcast. In “Model Classic Instant Classic,” Tom brings us something old and something brand new” with a look at “sailing gone small: the DragonFlite 95 radio controlled model yacht and the growing popularity of “radio-sailing.” “Model boats have captivated serious sailors for centuries,” says Tom. “From the 1920s to today, model yachting in vintage wooden craft has become…

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Winner Announced in the NESS 2021 Long Island Sound Calendar Contest

By Chris Szepessy

Winner Announced in the NESS 2021 Long Island Sound Calendar Contest

Our friends at the New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS) in Stonington, Connecticut have announced this year’s winning artists for their statewide calendar drawing contest entitled “Long Island Sound and Its Watershed: What It Means to Me.” The annual drawing contest is open to all Connecticut students currently in Grades K-6. Aoi Furube, a student at the Greenwich Japanese School in Greenwich, Connecticut was named the overall winner. Aoi’s artwork will be featured on the cover…

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