Fundraising Events

Fundraising Events

Paddle for the Sound 2020 is August 14 – 31

By Chris Szepessy

Paddle for the Sound 2020 is August 14 – 31

Paddle, sail, run or walk to help Save the Sound! Our friends at Save the Sound have announced that due to COVID-19, this year’s edition of their popular Paddle for the Sound event will be virtual, and they’re opening it up with many more ways to participate. Enjoy our great outdoors while fighting for regional environmental protection. You can keep your Long Island Soundkeeper on the water tracking down pollution at its source, prevent trash from making its…

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Sail for Hope on September 28 to Aid the Bahamas After Hurricane Dorian

By Chris Szepessy

Sail for Hope on September 28 to Aid the Bahamas After Hurricane Dorian

Our friends at Sail Newport and the organizers of the annual Sail for Hope have announced that the annual fundraising regatta will focus its efforts on aid needed for the recovery of the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian decimated the islands.  “Our friends in the Bahamas are in dire need in the wake of Hurricane Dorian and will be our primary focus at this year’s regatta,” said Sail for Hope co-founder Scott Murray (Middletown, RI). “We ask all sailors to…

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Celebrate Community Sailing with Sail Newport and New York Yacht Club American Magic on August 22

By Chris Szepessy

Celebrate Community Sailing with Sail Newport and New York Yacht Club American Magic on August 22

Our friends at Sail Newport, Rhode Island’s Public Sailing Center, are hosting a waterside celebration of community sailing on Thursday, August 22 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., and you are cordially invited! Enjoy cocktails, bites, magnificent views of Newport Harbor, and meet members of Rhode Island’s home team in the 36th America’s Cup presented by Prada, New York Yacht Club American Magic. This is a fundraiser for Sail Newport’s community access sailing programs for youth and adults….

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Paddle for Plum Island on August 17!

By Chris Szepessy

Paddle for Plum Island on August 17!

As regular WindCheck readers know, our friends at Save the Sound are engaged in an ongoing campaign to preserve Plum Island, an 840-acre, federally owned island in the eastern end of Long Island Sound. They’re hosting the second annual Paddle for Plum Island on Saturday, August 17, and you are cordially invited! Concerned citizens will kayak and paddleboard around Orient Beach State Park to raise awareness and funds to support the Plum Island envisioning process. Building on…

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The Michael Cavanaugh Memorial Golf Tournament is September 6

By Chris Szepessy

The Michael Cavanaugh Memorial Golf Tournament is September 6

Our friends at the Mystic River Mudhead Sailing Association are holding their Annual Golf Tournament on Friday, September 6 at the Pequot Golf Club in Stonington, Connecticut, and you are cordially invited. The price is $68 per golfer, and $270 per foursome. This tournament honors the memory of Michael Cavanaugh, a Mudhead who fought valiantly against ALS. The Mudheads work with the Connecticut Chapter of the ALS Association, and thanks to supporters like you have donated over…

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Tenth Annual Village Cup Regatta Sets Sail Saturday, September 7

By Chris Szepessy

Tenth Annual Village Cup Regatta Sets Sail Saturday, September 7

Port Jefferson, NY – The annual Village Cup Regatta, a friendly competition between Mather Hospital and the Village of Port Jefferson, will take place on Saturday, September 7, 2019. Presented by the Port Jefferson Yacht Club, the Regatta raises funds for Mather’s Palliative Medicine Program and the Lustgarten Foundation, which funds pancreatic cancer research. The event has raised more than $509,600 for the two organizations. Actor/director and local resident Ralph Macchio will again act as community ambassador…

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