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.

Races and Regattas

Six Talent-Rich Teams Set to Compete in 4th Edition of Corinthian YC’s Thayer Trophy Women’s Invitational Team Race, June 22-23

By Chris Szepessy

Six Talent-Rich Teams Set to Compete in 4th Edition of Corinthian YC’s Thayer Trophy Women’s Invitational Team Race, June 22-23

Royal Thames makes event debut, while veteran Chesapeake team could be the favorite With BNY Wealth signing on as presenting sponsor and a deep field of sailing talent across all the rosters, the table is set for the 4th edition of the Corinthian Yacht Club’s National Women’s Invitational Team Race, the only women’s 3v3 team racing event in keelboats with spinnakers. Six teams from across the US and beyond will vie for the Thayer Trophy off the coast…

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Fundraising Events

Dorade Wins Big at Second Rhody Regatta

By Barby MacGowan

Dorade Wins Big at Second Rhody Regatta

Event Raises Funds for RI Community Food Bank By Barby MacGowan, Media Pro International NEWPORT, R.I. (June 3, 2024) – The International Yacht and Athletic Club (IYAC) hosted its second annual Rhody Regatta on Saturday, June 1, and Matt Brooks’s (Freemont, Calif./Jamestown, R.I.) 1929 Sparkman & Stephens yawl Dorade stole the show. Not only was the 52’ classic yacht visually striking by virtue of her sleek lines drawn by famous naval architect Olin Stephens, but she also appeared to be “always in the…

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Sustainabilty

11th Hour Racing Sponsors IMOCA to Further Advance its Commitment to Sustainability and Diversity in Offshore Racing

By Chris Szepessy

11th Hour Racing Sponsors IMOCA to Further Advance its Commitment to Sustainability and Diversity in Offshore Racing

Navigating sustainable innovation and equity in competitive sailing NEWPORT, Rhode Island, USA — 11th Hour Racing announced today it will join forces with the International Monohull Open Class Association(IMOCA) to drive sustainable innovation and support opportunities for female sailors within competitive sailing. With a shared vision for a more sustainable and equitable future for everyone, 11th Hour Racing will support the expansion of seven programs recently launched by IMOCA, embedding sustainability in the DNA of the class — now seen as…

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Community

New York Yacht Club American Magic and New England Science & Sailing Release “Sail Locker” Educational Resources

By Chris Szepessy

New York Yacht Club American Magic and New England Science & Sailing Release “Sail Locker” Educational Resources

New York Yacht Club American Magic and New England Science & Sailing (NESS) are delighted to unveil their newly released “Sail Locker” of experiential activities and resources to bring the technology behind American Magic into the classroom. The digital “Sail Locker” includes a comprehensive suite of K-8 activities and content, utilizing American Magic’s campaign as a dynamic learning platform to advance students’ academic achievements and enrich social-emotional development. These resources are tailored for schools and community sailing…

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Fundraising Events

Second Annual Rhody Regatta to Benefit RI Community Food Bank

By Barby MacGowan

Second Annual Rhody Regatta to Benefit RI Community Food Bank

NEWPORT, R.I. (April 29, 2024) – All types of boats will be on the line for the second annual Rhody Regatta, hosted by the International Yacht and Athletic Club (IYAC) and benefiting the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. The event takes place Saturday, June 1 and, as such, kicks off the 2024 sailing season on Narragansett Bay with one race, approximately 18 miles in length, around Jamestown (Conanicut Island). “Launched last year, the Rhody Regatta fills a void in the first weekend…

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Races and Regattas

Olympic Hopefuls Find Support at Oakcliff Sailing

By Chris Szepessy

Olympic Hopefuls Find Support at Oakcliff Sailing

Up to $450,000 in prize grants will be awarded. April 03, 2024 for immediate release (Oyster Bay, New York) The 2024 Triple Crown Series is expanding to five events, significantly increasing domestic competitive training opportunities and prize grants for athletes. The expanded series, jointly hosted by Oakcliff,  Windmark Foundation, and Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club, invites ILCA 6, ILCA 7, 49er, 49erFX, 470, and Nacra 17 sailors to compete in Oyster Bay and The Great South Bay, Long Island this summer….

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Diversity, Opportunity, and access

Sixteen candidates shortlisted for UpWind by MerConcept; refitted Ocean Fifty touches down!

By Chris Szepessy

Sixteen candidates shortlisted for UpWind by MerConcept; refitted Ocean Fifty touches down!

American pro sailor Sara Stone makes the Sweet 16! Tuesday, April 2, 2024, Concarneau, France UpWind by MerConcept, the brand-new, all-female training hub for female sailors launched in February, has announced the shortlist of 16 sailors invited to Concarneau for a week-long selection process. The sailors were whittled down from over 120 applications received from 30 countries including Mexico, Uruguay, France, USA, UK, Poland, and India. The UpWind program, supported by 11th Hour Racing as Founding Sponsor, has been…

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Upcoming Events

The Atlantic Cup returns May 25, 2024!

By Chris Szepessy

The Atlantic Cup returns May 25, 2024!

For the first time since 2018, the only dedicated Class40 race in the United States and the longest offshore race in the Western Atlantic returns. Once again, some of the best Class40 teams will compete in a three-stage race up the Atlantic seaboard from Charleston, SC to Portland, ME with a stop in Newport, RI. After a series of races where the second stop-over was New York City, the 2022 race returns to its roots for a…

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Women's Sailing

MerConcept launches multihull high-performance racing program for female sailors – applications now open

By Chris Szepessy

MerConcept launches multihull high-performance racing program for female sailors – applications now open

Concarneau, France MerConcept, the high-performance hub for offshore sailing and sustainable technologies based in Concarneau, France, has announced the launch of its brand-new racing program to provide female sailors with experience in offshore multihull racing. UpWind by MerConcept will recruit, train, and support a squad of six female sailors as they compete in the Ocean Fifty offshore sailing circuit, with the ambition to have a female skipper on the startline in a multihull for the 2026 Route du Rhum….

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What's New

Charlie Enright, Christina Wolfe Receive US Sailing’s 2023 Rolex Yachtsman & Yachtswoman of the Year Awards

By Chris Szepessy

Charlie Enright, Christina Wolfe Receive US Sailing’s 2023 Rolex Yachtsman & Yachtswoman of the Year Awards

Two other Northeast sailors also honored at NSPS On Thursday, February 1, 2024, as part of US Sailing’s National Sailing Programs Symposium in Savannah, GA, the best U.S. sailor athletes of 2023 were honored among family, friends, peers, competitors, and contributors to the sport of sailing.  Charlie Enright (Barrington, RI) and Christina Wolfe (Orcas, WA) were awarded the 2023 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year Award and were celebrated along with fellow 2023 award finalists Betsy…

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