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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Captain Breezy Grenier presents ‘Green Tips for Blue Boating’ on Tuesday, May 28

By Chris Szepessy

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Our friends at In-Command Seamanship Training are hosting their second summer lecture series event at their Training Center in Wickford, Rhode Island on Tuesday, May 28. Captain Breezy Grenier, FRGS will present a ‘Green Guide to Getting Underway.’ Learn about the top 10 trash items littering our oceans and beaches. Discover tips on how to pack green, for a great day out on the water. Develop your own eco-friendly provisioning list, from your personal gear to the…

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Discover Sailing at Sound Sailing Center’s Commissioning Day on Sunday, May 19

By Chris Szepessy

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Sound Sailing Center in Norwalk, Connecticut is celebrating their 25th Anniversary, and you are cordially invited to attend their annual Commissioning Day on Sunday, May 19 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Hamburgers and salad will be served from 1:00 to 1:30 pm overlooking Norwalk Harbor and the Long Island Sound.   At 1:30, there will be an unveiling of the Arthur B. Hanson Rescue Medal, which was presented by US Sailing on Saturday, May 18 to a team…

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The 2nd Annual Sunfish Adventure Raid is June 1 & 2

By Chris Szepessy

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Our friends at LaserPerformance and Maclaren are presenting a unique race down the Connecticut River on Saturday June 1 & Sunday, June 2, and you are cordially invited. A revival of an event that was extremely popular in the 1970s and ‘80s, the Sunfish Adventure Raid is a two-day race from Rocky Hill to Essex, Connecticut, with an overnight campout in beautiful Hurd State Park in East Hampton. In the best grassroots racing tradition, the Sunfish Adventure…

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The 2nd Annual NESS Adaptive Sailing Demo Day is Saturday, May 18

By Chris Szepessy

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The New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS) in Stonington, CT is offering free adaptive sailing for people with disabilities on Saturday, May 18 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. This event is free and open to the public, but spots are limited and advanced registration is required. No prior sailing experience is necessary, and NESS will provide a lifejacket, sailing equipment, and a captain. To register, log onto https://nessf.org/events/   NESS’s Assistant Sailing Director Kali Cika is…

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New Art & Music Series at Friar Tuck’s Tavern starts Tuesday, May 21

By Chris Szepessy

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Friar Tuck’s Tavern, now open at 12 Water Street in downtown Mystic, Connecticut, has a wonderful new patio that’s perfect for live music, live art and enjoying the summer months in Mystic! A new series called ART (Art- Rock-Tuck’s) starts on Tuesday, May 21 from 6:00 to 8:00pm, and you are cordially invited to be there to support live, local talent and try a new brew from Friar Tuck’s extensive beer menu. Kicking off this new series…

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The 12th Annual Dark ‘n’ Stormy Benefit is Tuesday, May 14

By Chris Szepessy

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Hudson River Community Sailing invites you to join them at the Frying Pan on Pier 66 for a night of dancing under the stars. Festivities commence at 7:00 pm, with a unique raffle, live music, great food, and drinks sponsored by Goslings and Brooklyn Brewery. Hudson River Community Sailing, the leading non-profit organization that develops leadership and academic success for underserved New York City youth through sailing education, has improved the lives of thousands of students since its…

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Waterworks: Lyme Art Association Marine Show and Hudson Valley Art Association

By Chris Szepessy

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Hosted by the Lyme Art Association in Old Lyme, Connecticut and on display from Friday, June 14 through Friday, August 2, this ‘two-shows-in-one’ exhibition showcases marine-themed artwork by Lyme Art Association members and the annual members’ show of the prestigious Hudson Valley Art Association. The Lyme Art Association is located at 90 Lyme Street in Old Lyme. The opening reception is Saturday, June 22 from 5 to 7pm.  Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 10am to 5pm, and by appointment.  Admission is…

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Singles Under Sail presents Captain Rick Delfosse on the Motoryacht Cakewalk on Thursday, May 16

By Chris Szepessy

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Can you imagine what it would be like to vacation on one of the world’s largest and most extravagant ships, Cakewalk?  Captain Rick Delfosse can, as he was one of the project managers for the building of this extraordinary vessel, launched by Derecktor Shipyards in Bridgeport, Connecticut in 2010. On Thursday, May 16, Singles Under Sail is hosting a presentation by Captain Rick at the Knights of Columbus in Stamford, CT. Captain Rick, who has taken a…

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Essex Yacht Club Ocean Racing Forum Starts Wednesday, May 1

By Chris Szepessy

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The Regatta Committee of the Essex Yacht Club (EYC) in Essex, CT, is pleased to announce the first meeting of the EYC Ocean Racing Forum on Wednesday, May 1 at 6:15 pm. The forum will be hosted by EYC three times per year, featuring speakers and discussion sessions of interest to ocean racers and those sailors who may be interested in becoming ocean racers. Admission is free, and all are welcome. The first forum topic, “Marine Weather…

Juniors

Applications being accepted for the Sue Corl Youth Sailing Scholarship for Underserved Teenage Girls

By Chris Szepessy

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The Women’s Sailing Foundation (WSF) is accepting applications for the Sue Corl Youth Sailing Scholarship for 2019.  The scholarship for underserved teenage girls was established in 2015 in memory of Sue Corl of Marblehead, Massachusetts, a board member and a tireless advocate for WSF programs. The $500 scholarship is offered annually to underserved girls between the ages of 14 and 19. The opportunities to which the scholarship may be applied include, but are not limited to, enrollment in Ÿ…

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