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Herreshoff Classic Yacht Regatta Draws Stellar Fleet to Bristol, RI

By Chris Szepessy

Herreshoff Classic Yacht Regatta Draws Stellar Fleet to Bristol, RI

Herreshoff Classic Yacht Regatta Draws Stellar Fleet to Bristol, RI Herreshoff Marine Museum continues its Golden Jubilee celebration with marquee event 40th edition of the Herreshoff Classic Yacht Regatta, August 27-29. Bristol, RI – An impressive racing fleet arrived at the starting area south of Gould Island on Friday, August 27th, for the regularly scheduled feeder race from Newport to Bristol, but the wind had other plans. With thunderstorms lurking to the west, the race committee sent…

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Eric Isselhardt, PhD named President of NESS

By Chris Szepessy

Eric Isselhardt, PhD named President of NESS

Eric Isselhardt, PhD, Executive Director of Education for the New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS) in Stonington, Connecticut, has been named President of NESS, effective immediately. Dr. Isselhardt, a veteran executive with deep experience in both nonprofit and for-profit educational organizations, has been selected to serve as the new President for the New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS), a nonprofit ocean adventure education organization. Isselhardt joined the NESS team as Executive Director of Education in January 2020,…

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“Sailing Is an Amazing Metaphor of How to Get Along,” says BoatUS/NWSA Leadership in Women’s Sailing Award Honoree Marie Rogers

By Chris Szepessy

“Sailing Is an Amazing Metaphor of How to Get Along,” says BoatUS/NWSA Leadership in Women’s Sailing Award Honoree Marie Rogers

SPRINGFIELD, Va., July 6, 2021 – Race has been at the top of many minds this year, which has led to some uncomfortable conversations, self-examination, and commitments for change. For Marie Rogers, a captain, instructor, avid West Coast sailboat racer and the first Black woman to serve as commodore of the historic Los Angeles Yacht Club (LAYC), it’s always been about inclusion and sharing her “happy place” – at the helm of a sailboat. Rogers is this…

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Classic one-design yachts showcase the Herreshoff Golden Jubilee at New York Yacht Club

By Chris Szepessy

Classic one-design yachts showcase the Herreshoff Golden Jubilee at New York Yacht Club

Three perfectly restored sailing yachts designed by Captain Nathanael G. Herreshoff and built at the famous Herreshoff Manufacturing Company in Bristol, Rhode Island, were showcased at the first major event of the Golden Jubilee anniversary celebration of the Herreshoff Marine Museum. Held at New York Yacht Club’s Harbour Court in Newport, Rhode Island on June 24, the waterfront reception featured stunning examples of three of the club’s iconic one-design classes—the New York 30 AMORITA, the New York…

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New Avengers are Coming to Aquidneck

By Chris Szepessy

New Avengers are Coming to Aquidneck

Our friends at Clean Ocean Access, an organization whose mission is “action today so future generations can enjoy ocean activities with a vision of a healthy ocean that is free of marine debris with water that is safe for all ocean activities and a shoreline that is accessible for everyone,” have launched an exciting new program. The Clean Ocean Avenger Club is an engaging way to teach children how they can care for our oceans by developing responsible environmental behaviors, no…

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