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BoatUS offers updated Hurricane Preparation Guide

By Chris Szepessy

BoatUS offers updated Hurricane Preparation Guide

If you want to know how to best protect recreational boats from damage in a hurricane, ask the experts who’ve been tasked with cleaning up the mess for nearly 40 years: our friends at BoatUS! They’re the ones who’ve seen the evidence after the storm passes: a lack of preparation, poorly maintained docks, low seawalls, fallen boat lifts, and destroyed marinas. So what can you do to protect your boat during the 2019 hurricane season? The editors of…

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Eighty-six paddlers enjoyed the 2nd Annual Paddle for Access to bring awareness and raise over $8K for Clean Ocean Access

By Chris Szepessy

Eighty-six paddlers enjoyed the 2nd Annual Paddle for Access to bring awareness and raise over $8K for Clean Ocean Access

From seven states across the region, 86 paddlers advanced the mission of Clean Ocean Access on August 17, 2019 by paddling around Rose Island and Goat Island to bring awareness to the importance to protect and preserve shoreline access as part of the 2nd Annual Paddle for Access, hosted by Newport Shipyard in Newport, Rhode Island. The combined effort generated over $8,000 to be used directly to take action to adopt all the rights of way on…

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Mystic Seaport Museum to Honor Dark Harbor 20 Class Owners with William A. Baker Award

By Chris Szepessy

Mystic Seaport Museum to Honor Dark Harbor 20 Class Owners with William A. Baker Award

Mystic, Conn. (July 2, 2019) — Mystic Seaport Museum announces it is honoring the Dark Harbor 20 class owners with the William A. Baker Award. The award is given to promote the awareness and appreciation of fine examples of one-design classes or boats of like kind, and to foster faithful preservation and restoration, and encourage their continued use. The owners are being recognized for their effort to preserve and maintain a significant class of American sailing craft.   Antique…

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In-Command Seamanship Training Announces The Skipper Club™: A Safe Boating Program for Teens

By Chris Szepessy

In-Command Seamanship Training Announces The Skipper Club™: A Safe Boating Program for Teens

Wickford, Rhode Island – In-Command Seamanship Training offers on-the-water powerboating skills as well as classroom instruction for teens in its Skipper Club™ program. “Our Skipper Club teaches teens ages 13-19 the necessary on-the-water boating skills and classroom instruction for the RI Boating License,” says Capt. Carol Beecher, Program Director for In-Command. “Through these valuable lessons for teens, we are helping prepare the next generation of safe boaters.”  The National Safe Boating Council, in partnership with In-Command Seamanship Training and the…

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Mystic Seaport Museum Announces Projects to Complement Mission and Enhance Grounds

By Chris Szepessy

Mystic Seaport Museum Announces Projects to Complement Mission and Enhance Grounds

Our friends at Mystic Seaport Museum in Mystic, Connecticut have announced proposed changes to its grounds that will advance the Museum’s role as a leader in the maritime heritage field. The three projects include construction of an underwater research and education center in partnership with the Global Foundation for Ocean Exploration (GFOE), the expansion of public display of its watercraft collection, and construction of a restaurant and boutique hotel. The Global Foundation for Ocean Exploration is a…

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Bitter End Yacht Club Announces Rebuilding Underway

By Chris Szepessy

Bitter End Yacht Club Announces Rebuilding Underway

Our friends at the Bitter End Yacht Club in Virgin Gorda, BVI are excited to announce that after more than 20 months of demolition and cleanup from Hurricane Irma related damage, including the removal of over 100 structures and remediation of more than 64 acres, the process of rebuilding Bitter End is now underway. Launched in 1969 as a remote island outpost that catered to visiting yachtsman, Bitter End will soon revisit its origins as a rollicking…

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11th Hour Racing Announces New Grantees for World Oceans Day

By Chris Szepessy

11th Hour Racing Announces New Grantees for World Oceans Day

Our friends at 11th Hour Racing have announced seven grantees focused on restoring ocean health in the United States, the United Kingdom, and New Zealand. Funded by The Schmidt Family Foundation, 11th Hour Racing’s grant program is committed to mobilizing the sailing, marine, and coastal communities to create systemic change for the health of our oceans. “This round of grantees represents an exciting and diverse approach to addressing ocean health issues — from practical solutions in ecosystem…

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Legler, Andrews and Schwerdtfeger Inducted into College Sailing Hall of Fame

By Chris Szepessy

Legler, Andrews and Schwerdtfeger Inducted into College Sailing Hall of Fame

NEWPORT, R.I. (June 4, 2019) – The Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) honored three individuals for their contributions to the sport of college sailing by inducting them into the ICSA Hall of Fame over the course of the 2019 ICSA Spring National Championships hosted at Sail Newport Sailing Center at Fort Adams by Brown University with support from the New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association (NEISA), the University of Rhode Island, Harvard University and Dartmouth University. Alyson Leigh Schwerdtfeger…

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2019 Marlow Ropes College Sailor of the Year, Fowle Trophy, Hobbs Sportsmanship and All-America Team Announced

By Chris Szepessy

2019 Marlow Ropes College Sailor of the Year, Fowle Trophy, Hobbs Sportsmanship and All-America Team Announced

NEWPORT, R.I. (May 31, 2019) – At an awards ceremony following racing for the Gill College Sailing Coed National Championship at Sail Newport Sailing Center at Ft. Adams, the honors for the Marlow Ropes College Sailor of the Year, Robert H. Hobbs Sportsmanship Award sponsored by US Sailing and the Leonard M. Fowle Trophy for the Best Overall Team were presented. The names of the winners will be added to the ICSA Hall of Fame display located…

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College of Charleston is the Gill Coed National Champion

By Chris Szepessy

College of Charleston is the Gill Coed National Champion

NEWPORT, R.I. (May 31, 2019) – Today was the last day of the Gill College Sailing Coed National Championship, the final of three high caliber spring college sailing national championships that were run out of host site Sail Newport Sailing Center at Fort Adams by host school Brown University with support from Dartmouth College and NEISA. It was very close racing in the harbor today in Newport, R.I. and it was not until the last beat of…

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