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Over $58,000 Raised for Sails Up 4 Cancer at the Gowrie Group CT River One-Design Regatta presented by Cooper Specialty Salvage

By Chris Szepessy

Over $58,000 Raised for Sails Up 4 Cancer at the Gowrie Group CT River One-Design Regatta presented by Cooper Specialty Salvage

Over $80,000 was raised in conjunction with the CT Spring Boat Show at Safe Harbor Essex Island the same weekend. Essex, CT  (June 30, 2022) – The fundraising tally is in for the 2022 Gowrie Group CT River Regatta One Design Regatta, held this year on April 30. $58,000.00 was raised through sailing team’s, entry fees, the fundraising party and the silent and live auctions. This event was put on by five area clubs, the Essex, Essex Corinthian,…

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‘Capture the Power,’ Urges BoatUS/NWSA Award Honoree Linda Newland

By Chris Szepessy

‘Capture the Power,’ Urges BoatUS/NWSA Award Honoree Linda Newland

SPRINGFIELD, Va., June 8, 2022 – Nearly four decades ago, Linda Newland, a greenhorn sailor, found herself alone on a sailboat with a sorry lack of nautical know-how. She became determined not to have the humbling event define her sailing. Now with thousands of Pacific Ocean sailing miles under her keel and extensive cruising in the Pacific Northwest, Newland made that lonely day on the water a turning point on her a journey to competency, racing, record-setting…

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Gowrie Group Makes $50,000 Donation to US Sailing’s Siebel Sailors Program to Support Diversity & Inclusion in the Sport of Sailing

By Chris Szepessy

Gowrie Group Makes $50,000 Donation to US Sailing’s Siebel Sailors Program to Support Diversity & Inclusion in the Sport of Sailing

In support of their longtime partnership with US Sailing, the national governing body of the sport of sailing, our friends at Gowrie Group are proud to make a $50,000 donation to the Siebel Sailors Program. The Thomas & Stacey Siebel Foundation is matching, dollar for dollar, up to $5 million, all gifts made to the Siebel Sailors Program.  This generous match from the Siebel Foundation has doubled the impact of Gowrie’s donation.  Established in 2019, the Siebel Sailors Program increases opportunity, access,…

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Maiden’s All-Female Crew Arriving in New York City Today, June 1

By Chris Szepessy

Maiden’s All-Female Crew Arriving in New York City Today, June 1

Three-Year World Tour to Empower Girls Through Education New York—May 31, 2022 The Maiden Factor’s mission is to work with, raise funds for and support communities around the world to enable girls into education and empower and support them to remain in school through their teenage years to reach their full potential and create better futures.   Global logistics leader DP World, the title sponsor of Maiden’s 2021-2024 World Tour, employs a strategy of ‘Our World, Our Future,’…

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Mudhead Racer’s Jam is July 15 at Mystic Shipyard

By chris.szepessy

Mudhead Racer’s Jam is July 15 at Mystic Shipyard

How Many Sailors Can The Mudheads Get on Stage? The Mystic River Mudheads are already known for their ability to run a rockin’ race, but how many of these sailors can actually rock on guitar… or drums… or at the mic? Get ready to find out! July 15 and 16 mark the weekend of the Mudhead Benefit Cup for Always Home. As with any regatta, skippers need Sailing Instructions, so for the Skipper’s ‘meeting’ – come get…

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As Record Numbers of Paddlers Take to The Water, Accidents Surge

By Chris Szepessy

As Record Numbers of Paddlers Take to The Water, Accidents Surge

As Record Numbers of Paddlers Take to The Water, Accidents Surge More than one-third of victims had less than 10 hours experience in paddlesports; experts cited lack of safety training as an important contributing factor  ORLANDO, Fla. – April 12, 2022 – A record 37.9 million participants engaged in paddlesports like kayaking, canoeing and stand-up paddleboarding during the pandemic according to the latest data (2020) from the Outdoor Foundation. This pandemic surge brought an estimated 2.5 million new paddlers to…

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High Performance sailing scholarships awarded for 2022

By Chris Szepessy

High Performance sailing scholarships awarded for 2022

Two teams of young sailors have received an F18 Scholarship boat with NAASA for Summer 2022. The Narragansett Adult Athletic Sailing Association (NAASA) awarded two teams with scholarships for the 2022 F18 League season.  In its second season of operation, NAASA saw a jump in interest with over 30 strong applications.  Scholarship teams are provided with an F18 Catamaran and a stipend to cover boat storage and entry fees for all F18 League events. One F18 Catamaran was awarded…

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Registration Now Open for the 2022 Salty Dawg Rallies

By Chris Szepessy

Registration Now Open for the 2022 Salty Dawg Rallies

The Salty Dawg Sailing Association will be hosting four rallies this year. Each rally is an opportunity for sailors to cruise-in-company, with the safety, camaraderie, and passage-preparation assistance that only a rally can provide, with minimal requirements and minimal costs. Meet new friends and re-unite with old ones.  Kids and pets are always welcome.  The Homeward Bound Rally (formerly East Coast Rally) will be leaving from the USVIs in early May for various ports on the US East Coast….

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Last call for NAASA F18 League’s 2022 Scholarship Boat Applications

By Chris Szepessy

Last call for NAASA F18 League’s 2022 Scholarship Boat Applications

Applications are due by January 31st via sailnaasa.org With a number of applications already submitted, the Narragansett Bay Adult Athletic Sailing Association (NAASA) wants to remind sailors that the week is the last chance to apply for a scholarship boat for its 2022 season.  There are two boats for two crew each available in Newport, RI starting in June 2022. NAASA Scholarships provide fully funded F18 Catamarans for the NAASA F18 League including summer storage at Sail Newport, entry…

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11th Hour Racing Awards Five New Grants to Advance Composting and Experiential Ocean Education

By Chris Szepessy

11th Hour Racing Awards Five New Grants to Advance Composting and Experiential Ocean Education

NEWPORT, R.I., U.S. — As 11th Hour Racing enters its 11th year of philanthropic work, the organization announced today five new grants, funded by The Schmidt Family Foundation, to support environmental projects in Connecticut, Maryland, Hawai’i, and Rhode Island. 11th Hour Racing’s grantmaking strategy focuses on pilot programs that model sustainability best practices, advance ocean stewardship and create systemic change to restore ocean health. These five grantees – Baltimore Compost Collective, Gather New Haven, Martin Luther King, Jr. Community…

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