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US Sailing Honors Association Award Winners for Contributions to the Sport

By Chris Szepessy

US Sailing Honors Association Award Winners for Contributions to the Sport

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (February 7, 2020) – The annual US Sailing Association Award winners were celebrated Thursday evening aboard the USS Midway in San Diego at the US Sailing Awards Night Celebration. Award winners were honored for their contributions to the sport of sailing in the United States. To celebrate the accomplishments of these individuals and organizations, US Sailing recognized them as part of the 2020 Sailing Leadership Forum in San Diego this week. US Sailing Association…

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Community Sailing, National One-Design Award Winners Recognized at Sailing Leadership Forum

By Chris Szepessy

Community Sailing, National One-Design Award Winners Recognized at Sailing Leadership Forum

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (February 6, 2020) – US Sailing is proud to announce the winners of the annual Community Sailing and National One-Design Award, who have been chosen for their contributions to the sport of sailing in the United States. To celebrate the accomplishments of the individuals and organizations responsible for advancing sailing within both their respective areas of focus and their communities, US Sailing recognized these contributors on Thursday, February 6 2020, at the 2020 Sailing…

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Safe Harbor Marinas Returns as 2020 Bermuda Race Official Yacht Preparation Resource Sponsor

By Chris Szepessy

Safe Harbor Marinas Returns as 2020 Bermuda Race Official Yacht Preparation Resource Sponsor

NEWPORT, RI (Jan. 10, 2020)—The Bermuda Race Organizing Committee (BROC) has named Safe Harbor Marinas, the largest owner and operator of marinas in the world, as Official Yacht Preparation Resource for the next edition of the Newport Bermuda Race.  Safe Harbor’s premier network now includes several full-service locations on Narragansett Bay, further amplifying the same sponsorship role they filled in 2018. “We are extremely pleased to welcome Safe Harbor Marinas back as a member of the sponsor family…

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78th “Moosehead Awards” Concluded. Honorees and “Dis-Honorees” Awarded Citations.

By Ron Weiss

78th “Moosehead Awards” Concluded. Honorees and “Dis-Honorees” Awarded Citations.

(From an Undisclosed Location, November 24, 2019) – For almost eight decades, a “secret association” of sailboat racers called “The International Society for the Perpetuation of Cruelty to Racing Yachtsmen”(ISPCRY) has recognized both excellence in race committee work in Long Island Sound, as well as gaffes that will “live in infamy.” Affectionately known (or not-so-affectionately, depending on which end of the moose you’re on!) as the Moosehead Committee, the group convenes at the end of each racing…

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Storm Trysail Foundation’s Annual Legacy Fundraising Dinner Honoring Carina Raises $110,000+

By Ron Weiss

Storm Trysail Foundation’s Annual Legacy Fundraising Dinner Honoring Carina Raises $110,000+

By Ron Weiss, Chair, Storm Trysail Club Sponsorship and Communications Committee The final numbers are in for Storm Trysail Foundation’s Annual Sailing and Legacy Fundraising Dinner – Honoring 50 Years of Carina – and the results are truly as impressive as the race record of the yacht being recognized; a net of $110,000 was tallied via ticket sales, as well as silent, online, and live-bidding auctions. The event was held on November 15 at Indian Harbor Yacht…

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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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