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The Inaugural Quahog Cup, a Virtual Regatta for the Entire Family, starts Sunday, March 22 at 9 A.M.

By Chris Szepessy

The Inaugural Quahog Cup, a Virtual Regatta for the Entire Family, starts Sunday, March 22 at 9 A.M.

Our friends at Sail Newport in Newport, Rhode Island are joining forces with sailonline.org to hold a purely entertaining virtual regatta series starting on Sunday, March 22 at 9 a.m. There’s no registration fee, no entry fee, no one will get a sunburn, and there will be no need to leave your house. Race with fellow sailors as we weather this challenging time together.   This series of races will be held until we can all get back on the water. The first race…

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24th Annual Defender Warehouse Sale Switches to Online

By Chris Szepessy

24th Annual Defender Warehouse Sale Switches to Online

Our friends at Defender Industries in Waterford, Connecticut have announced that this year’s edition of their popular Warehouse Sale will be an online-only event. “Many enthusiastic mariners know that a tell-tale sign of spring is Defender’s annual Warehouse Sale, and this year is no different,” said Stephan Lance, President of Defender Industries. “Spring is only days away and for many boaters the season has already begun. As in the past, Defender’s Annual Warehouse Sale – this will…

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The Ocean Race is Returning to Newport!

By Chris Szepessy

The Ocean Race is Returning to Newport!

Our friends at Sail Newport and The Ocean Race have announced that for the third consecutive edition of the competition, The Ocean Race (formerly the Volvo Ocean Race) will make its only North American stopover in Newport, Rhode Island in the spring of 2022. The Newport stopover will be one of ten during the eight-month, 38,000-nautical mile race around the world, which starts in Alicante, Spain in October 2021 and finishes in Genoa, Italy in June 2022….

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Brooklyn Boatworks Spring Celebration is May 14

By Chris Szepessy

Brooklyn Boatworks Spring Celebration is May 14

Our friends at Brooklyn Boatworks in Brooklyn, New York are holding their Spring Celebration on Thursday, May 14 aboard the historic cargo ship Wavertree at South Street Seaport Museum, and you are cordially invited! This event honors Leslie Koch, President of the Robert O. Perelman Performing Arts Center, as well as the outstanding student boatbuilders of Brooklyn Boatworks. The party starts at 6:30 pm, and there will be cocktails, light bites, live music, and a silent auction. The…

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NWSA Women’s Sailing Conference Comes to Marblehead, June 6

By Chris Szepessy

NWSA Women’s Sailing Conference Comes to Marblehead, June 6

Beginning and experienced women sailors can jump-start their sailing lives by heading to the National Women’s Sailing Association (NWSA) 19th Annual Women’s Sailing Conference slated for Saturday, June 6, 2020, at the Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead, massachusetts. The event, which features hands-on land- and water-based workshops and seminars, offers women a fantastic opportunity to learn or hone sailing skills, network with other female sailors from all over the United States, and gain the confidence necessary to…

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Jenifer Clark’s Gulfstream Comes to the Essex Yacht Club Ocean Racing Forum on February 22

By Chris Szepessy

Jenifer Clark’s Gulfstream Comes to the Essex Yacht Club Ocean Racing Forum on February 22

The Regatta Committee of the Essex Yacht Club in Essex, Connecticut is hosting their first Ocean Racing Forum of 2020 on Saturday, February 22. “Our speakers will be Jenifer & Dane Clark,” said Phil Dickey of the EYC Regatta Committee. “Affectionately known as “The Gulfstream Lady,” Jenifer has over 40 years of experience in predicting the elements of the Gulf Stream that are important to racing sailors. Her husband Dane is an experienced meteorologist whose work compliments…

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Meet the Author and Book Signing Events with Greg Gilmartin

By Chris Szepessy

Meet the Author and Book Signing Events with Greg Gilmartin

Authorpreneur Greg Gilmartin will be making several appearances this winter to talk about his new novel Spy Island and his life as a writer, TV producer, broadcaster and Russian linguist. There will even be chatter about sailboat racing, pet rocks and ancient faces. The first opportunity to meet Greg is scheduled for Tuesday, January 21 (tonight!) at 6:30 pm at the Waterford Public Library. The second event is in Mystic at Bank Square Books on Wednesday, February…

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Plan a Break from Winter at the Hartford Boat Show January 16 & 17

By Chris Szepessy

Plan a Break from Winter at the Hartford Boat Show January 16 & 17

With over 400 Watercraft, First Boat Show of the Winter Season in the Northeast to Feature All Aspects of Boating Fun Under the Sun Indoors at Mohegan Sun ESSEX, CT – JANUARY 9, 2020 – Featuring all aspects of Boating Fun Under the Sun in Connecticut, the Hartford Boat Show (HBS20) will lead the prominent Northeast winter boat show schedule when it harbors at the Earth Expo Center at Mohegan Sun January 16-19, 2020. This is the…

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The Riverport Women’s Sailing Conference in Kingston, New York is March 28

By Chris Szepessy

The Riverport Women’s Sailing Conference in Kingston, New York is March 28

Our friends at the Hudson River Maritime Museum’s Wooden Boat School in Kingston, New York are hosting the annual Riverport Women’s Sailing Conference on Saturday, March 28. This one-day event runs from 9 am to 5 pm. The conference allows participants to choose four options from a dozen hands-on and classroom workshops. Women sailors of all ability levels are invited to learn about safety around large vessels, navigation, maritime communications, outboard engine troubleshooting, marine electrical systems, sail care,…

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Don’t miss this screening of Maiden with special guest Dawn Riley on November 20!

By Chris Szepessy

Don’t miss this screening of Maiden with special guest Dawn Riley on November 20!

Our friends at the Fairfield Theatre Company (FTC), a non-profit center for the arts and culture located in the heart of Fairfield, Connecticut, are hosting a special screening of Maiden, the award-winning documentary about the first all-women team to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race, on Wednesday, November 20. Directed by Alex Holmes, Maiden is the story of how Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook in charter boats, became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew…

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