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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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Yale is the LaserPerformance Team Race National Champion

By Chris Szepessy

Yale is the LaserPerformance Team Race National Champion

NEWPORT, R.I. (May 27, 2019) – Racing was completed today in the LaserPerformance Team Race National Championship in Newport Harbor out of host site Sail Newport Sailing Center in Fort Adams State Park. This is the second of three, spring college sailing national championships hosted by Brown University with the New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association (NEISA) also supported by Harvard University. The top sixteen collegiate team racing teams in the nation competed for the national title and…

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Ragna Agerup of Brown University named Quantum Women’s Sailor of the Year; Women’s All-Americans named

By Chris Szepessy

Ragna Agerup of Brown University named Quantum Women’s Sailor of the Year; Women’s All-Americans named

NEWPORT, R.I. (May 24, 2019) – The Quantum Women’s Sailor of the Year and Women’s All-Americans and Honorable Mentions were announced during an awards presentation following racing in the Sperry College Sailing Women’s National Championship at Sail Newport Sailing Center. The Quantum Women’s Sailor of the Year is awarded annually to an individual who has performed at the highest level of competition in district and national championships. The ICSA All-America committee evaluates with great detail all of…

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Brown University is the Sperry Women’s College Sailing National Champion

By Chris Szepessy

Brown University is the Sperry Women’s College Sailing National Champion

NEWPORT, R.I. (May 24, 2019) – Racing concluded today in the Sperry College Sailing Women’s National Championship hosted out of Sail Newport Sailing Center in Fort Adams State Park, in Newport, R.I. The regatta was hosted by Brown University with the New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association (NEISA) also supported by the University of Rhode Island. After four days of tough competition Brown University won the national title and Gerald C. Miller Trophy. The last day of racing…

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Atlantic Hurricane Season Begins June 1: Lessons Learned from 2018 Storms Help Boaters Better Prepare

By Chris Szepessy

Atlantic Hurricane Season Begins June 1: Lessons Learned from 2018 Storms Help Boaters Better Prepare

When a hurricane approaches, recreational boat owners have a big problem. Faced with limited time to protect their homes, and with families to possibly evacuate, what can they do to prepare their boats? The nation’s largest boating advocacy, services and safety group, The Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), says you only need to look at last year’s hurricane season to find answers. And with the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season beginning June 1, BoatUS has…

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Connecticut spring in-water boat show to benefit sails up 4 cancer announces 2019 show dates

By Benjamin Cesare

Connecticut spring in-water boat show to benefit sails up 4 cancer announces 2019 show dates

Essex, CT (January 31, 2019) The Connecticut Spring Boat Show will be held Friday, May 3 – Sunday, May 5 at Essex Island Marina, a Safe Harbor Marina, 11 Ferry Street, Essex, CT. The show is a production of WindCheck Magazine and is sponsored by Essex Island Marina, Yacht Brokers Association of America, Essex Boat Works, Essex Steam Train and Riverboat and YachtWorld. 100% of attendee gate proceeds will go to Sails Up 4 Cancer, last year…

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