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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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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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