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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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The Classic Yacht Owners Association’s Annual Meeting and Fall Classics Party is November 9

By Chris Szepessy

The Classic Yacht Owners Association’s Annual Meeting and Fall Classics Party is November 9

Our friends at the Classic Yacht Owners Association (CYOA) are inviting their membership to wrap up the season in style at the New York Yacht Club’s Harbour Court clubhouse in Newport, Rhode Island on Saturday, November 9. Their 2019 Annual Meeting and Fall Classics Party is presented by Pure Insurance and Gowrie Group. “We’ll transact a bit of business including the election of CYOA officers for 2020, and then we’ll get right into the real reason you’re coming to…

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Harnessing the Power of Sport to Create Change: A presentation by Michelle Carnevale of 11th Hour Racing

By Chris Szepessy

Harnessing the Power of Sport to Create Change: A presentation by Michelle Carnevale of 11th Hour Racing

Our friends at the Seamen’s Church Institute in Newport, Rhode Island are celebrating the organization’s 100th anniversary this year, and they are presenting a series of lectures featuring individuals distinguished in diverse areas of maritime activity and community service. On Wednesday, October 9, Michelle Carnevale, the Program Manager at 11th Hour Racing, will speak on the topic of “Harnessing the Power of Sport to Create Change.” 11th Hour Racing works with the sailing community and maritime industries…

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Join Save the Sound for the International Coastal Cleanup!

By Chris Szepessy

Join Save the Sound for the International Coastal Cleanup!

Calling all beachgoers, ocean lovers, and supporters of Save the Sound! Are you concerned with the state of our environment? Do you want to help do your part to preserve our coastlines? Sign up today as a volunteer for one of this year’s International Coastal Cleanup events! With support from Official Sponsor Subaru of New England (https://www.subaruofnewengland.com), our friends at Connecticut Fund for the Environment/Save The Sound (https://www.ctenvironment.org/save-the-sound/) have organized beach cleanups throughout the Constitution State during September and…

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The 8th Annual “Catch a Curl” Youth Surfing Contest & Beach Cleanup is September 14

By Chris Szepessy

The 8th Annual “Catch a Curl” Youth Surfing Contest & Beach Cleanup is September 14

Our friends at the New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS), the Town of Westerly, the Eastern Surfing Association (ESA), and the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) are pleased to announce the eighth annual “Catch a Curl” Youth Surf Competition. The event will be held at the Westerly Town Beach (365 Atlantic Avenue) in Westerly, Rhode Island on Saturday, September 14. Catch a Curl is open to beginners through advanced youth surfers and will include…

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Sheila McCurdy will discuss the Newport Bermuda Race at Essex Yacht Club’s Ocean Racing Forum on October 5

By Chris Szepessy

Sheila McCurdy will discuss the Newport Bermuda Race at Essex Yacht Club’s Ocean Racing Forum on October 5

Our friends at the Regatta Committee of the Essex Yacht Club in Essex, Connecticut are pleased to announce the third and final Ocean Racing Forum for this year, Newport Bermuda Night, on Saturday, October 5.  “Our speaker will be Sheila McCurdy, Past Commodore of the Cruising Club of America, who is an experienced ocean racer,” said Phil Dickey of the EYC Regatta Committee. “Commodore McCurdy will speak on behalf of the Newport Bermuda Race Organizing Committee and…

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Affordable 3-Hour On-Water Powerboat Training Courses at the Norwalk Boat Show, September 19–22

By Chris Szepessy

Affordable 3-Hour On-Water Powerboat Training Courses at the Norwalk Boat Show, September 19–22

Want to learn the basics of powerboating or brush up on your skills? The non-profit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water together with Norwalk Boat Show and Freedom Boat Club Connecticut offer a choice of two fun on-water boat training courses taught aboard single-engine powerboats: Intro to Boating and Women Making Waves, from Thursday, September 19, through Sunday, September 22, at the show’s waterfront location at the Norwalk Cove Marina at 48 Calf Pasture Beach Road in East Norwalk, Connecticut. Both the Intro…

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Impossible Dream, the world’s first wheelchair-accessible sailing catamaran, will be in Newport from August 25 to September 1

By Chris Szepessy

Impossible Dream, the world’s first wheelchair-accessible sailing catamaran, will be in Newport from August 25 to September 1

Impossible Dream is a 60-foot, wheelchair-accessible sailing catamaran that sails the entire East Coast of the United States offering sails to people with disabilities, and she’ll be visiting Newport, Rhode Island from Sunday, August 25 to Sunday, September 1. Newport is the ninth stop of the Impossible Dream’s Summer Voyage, encompassing 4,000 miles along the East Coast with stops at 15 destinations. Since departing Miami, Florida on May 29, the vessel has stopped at eight ports and…

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Coast Guard Auxiliary Band to Host 80th Anniversary Concert on Friday, August 30

By Chris Szepessy

Coast Guard Auxiliary Band to Host 80th Anniversary Concert on Friday, August 30

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Band, aka “The Commodore’s Own,” will hold a free outdoor concert at the John Philip Sousa Memorial Band Shell in Port Washington, New York on Friday, August 30, starting at 8:00 p.m. The concert will celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Auxiliary. Attendees are urged to bring a lawn chair to enjoy the concert. The concert duration will be approximately 1.5 hours. The concert will also be stream live on the shell’s…

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Plimoth Plantation to Launch Mayflower II at Mystic Seaport Museum on September 7

By Chris Szepessy

Plimoth Plantation to Launch Mayflower II at Mystic Seaport Museum on September 7

Plimoth Plantation will officially launch Mayflower II, the acclaimed living history museum’s historic tall ship, on Saturday, September 7 at Mystic Seaport Museum’s Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard in Mystic, Connecticut. The ceremony, which begins at 2:00 p.m., includes performances, remarks, and the ship’s christening with water from all fifty states as well as Plymouth, U.K. and Leiden, Netherlands, before Mayflower II is lowered into the Mystic River to float for the first time in three years….

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