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Cynthia Goss receives RIMTA’s Anchor Award

By Chris Szepessy

Cynthia Goss receives RIMTA’s Anchor Award

The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA) has presented its 2019 Anchor Award to Cynthia Goss. The award, which is given to a person or organization who, by their work and efforts, brings international attention to the marine trades industry in Rhode Island, was presented at RIMTA’s 8th Annual Industry Partnership Breakfast at the Newport International Boat Show on Saturday September 14. A writer with a focus on boating and the marine industry, Goss has covered the…

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KVH Named Official Supplier of American Magic, Challenger for the 36th America’s Cup

By Chris Szepessy

KVH Named Official Supplier of American Magic, Challenger for the 36th America’s Cup

KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI), a global leader in mobile connectivity and inertial navigation systems based in Middletown, Rhode Island, has been named an Official Supplier of New York Yacht Club American Magic, a Challenger for the 36th America’s Cup. KVH has installed advanced satellite-based and cellular-based communications equipment for the team’s chase boats in order to facilitate high-speed data transmissions. In addition, KVH is providing high-performance fiber optic gyro (FOG)-based sensors to aid in performance metrics for…

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2018-19 All-Academic Sailing Team Named: Collegiate Sailors Recognized for Excellence on and off the Water

By Chris Szepessy

2018-19 All-Academic Sailing Team Named: Collegiate Sailors Recognized for Excellence on and off the Water

The Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) has named its 2018-19 All-Academic Sailing Team. The All-Academic Sailing Team recognizes collegiate sailors who have achieved excellence in national and inter-conference competition as well as excelling at the highest academic level for the 2018-19 academic year. The criteria for the honorees are that he or she meet the rigorous standards including that he or she must be a Junior or Senior, have at least a 3.3 cumulative GPA or higher on a…

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Crew Networking Powerhouse ‘Offshore Passage Opportunities’ Announces Expansion into Europe

By Barby MacGowan

Crew Networking Powerhouse ‘Offshore Passage Opportunities’ Announces Expansion into Europe

Huntington N.Y./Portsmouth, UK (September 4, 2019) – Offshore Passage Opportunities (OPO), the #1 Crew Networking Service in North America, has partnered with experienced sailor and yacht charter operator Christian Reynolds in Portsmouth, UK to bring to Europe OPO’s win-win formula for matching experienced crew with qualified skippers and offering those seeking to increase their offshore experience with safe options for acquiring it. The new venture, named e-OPO, will operate in coordination with OPO for maximizing passage opportunities throughout the world;…

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Sustainable Development Goals Flotilla welcomes environmental activist Greta Thunberg to New York City

By Chris Szepessy

Sustainable Development Goals Flotilla welcomes environmental activist Greta Thunberg to New York City

On Wednesday, August 28, our friends at Port Chester, New York-based based UK Sailmakers and creative agency TBWA joined forces with the United Nations and other partners to create the Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Flotilla, welcoming Swedish climate change activist and Nobel Prize nominee Greta Thunberg, 16, to New York City ahead of the Climate Change Action Summit in September. Thunberg, who crossed the Atlantic aboard the zero-emissions sailboat Malizia II, was greeted and escorted into New York Harbor by…

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6th Annual Swim to Skim raises over $4,000 for Clean Ocean Access

By Chris Szepessy

6th Annual Swim to Skim raises over $4,000 for Clean Ocean Access

On Sunday, August 25, 53 swimmers from five states took to the waters of Newport, Rhode Island to advance the mission of Clean Ocean Access by swimming from Perrotti Park to the King Park Swim Area. The Swim to Skim has a focus to bring awareness to the importance of year-round efforts for clean water and healthy oceans. Together with entry fees and sponsorship from Peoples Credit Union and Blount fine foods, Clean Ocean Access raised over…

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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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