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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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New three-year deal announced for Dream Yacht Charter and Antigua Sailing Week

By Chris Szepessy

New three-year deal announced for Dream Yacht Charter and Antigua Sailing Week

Our friends at Dream Yacht Charter have announced a new three-year partnership with Antigua Sailing Week as the official exclusive bareboat sponsor for one of the world’s best sailing regattas. The three-year deal, which will run through to May, 2022, has been launched in time to support Antigua Sailing Week’s ‘Road to 2020’ campaign, which will consist of three major worldwide events in Hamble, the home of Dream Yacht Charter’s base in the UK, the Hamptons in the USA and…

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Don’t miss the second Essex Yacht Club Ocean Racing Forum on August 28

By Chris Szepessy

Don’t miss the second Essex Yacht Club Ocean Racing Forum on August 28

Our friends at the Essex Yacht Club in Essex, Connecticut are pleased to announce the second in their series of Ocean Racing Forums for 2019, a presentation by Ocean Racers, on Wednesday, August 28. “The Ocean Racers team, led by Morgen Watson and Meg Reilly, currently sail Hermes, a Pogo 12.50, and they have raced more than 180,000 ocean miles,” said Phil Dickey of the EYC Regatta Committee. “Morgen and Meg will show their recent movie Surviving…

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Eating with the Ecosystem: A Lecture by Kate Masury on August 14

By Chris Szepessy

Eating with the Ecosystem: A Lecture by Kate Masury on August 14

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, August 14, Kate Masury, the Program Director at Eating with the Ecosystem, will present a lecture on how we can support our local marine ecosystems and fishing communities by diversifying our seafood diets. Based in Warren,…

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Join Shoreline Sailing Club’s Meeting on Thursday, July 18 and Learn About Bareboat Chartering Around the World

By Chris Szepessy

Join Shoreline Sailing Club’s Meeting on Thursday, July 18 and Learn About Bareboat Chartering Around the World

You are cordially invited to attend the next meeting of the Shoreline Sailing Club at 7:30 PM, Thursday, July 18 at the Westbrook Elks Lodge in Westbrook, Connecticut. Come along with Captain Joy Sherman, the owner of Joy Ride Charters, LLC (https://joyridecharters.com), as she delves into what it takes to charter a boat. Learn what to consider before you skipper or join a bareboat charter. Captain Joy will also cover important topics such as budgeting, inspecting your charter…

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Annual Newport International Boat Show Offers Fun and Educational Opportunities for Everyone On and Off the Water

By Chris Szepessy

Annual Newport International Boat Show Offers Fun and Educational Opportunities for Everyone On and Off the Water

Newport, R.I. – Newport Exhibition Group, owners and producers of the Newport International Boat Show, announced today educational courses, seminars and presentations for attendees of its 49th annual Show, September 12-15, 2019. The Show offers a wealth of both fun and educational activities for boating enthusiasts of all ages and experience. America’s Boating Club, known for its courses that enhance a boater’s knowledge and skills while emphasizing having fun on the water, will offer hour-long seminars several times each…

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Milford USCG Auxiliary Charts, Navigation & GPS Course is July 20

By Chris Szepessy

Milford USCG Auxiliary Charts, Navigation & GPS Course is July 20

Our friends at the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Milford Flotilla are offering the Charts, Navigation and GPS course on Saturday, July 20. The course ties together electronic navigation and the method of plotting a course on a paper chart. Instructions on basic satellite navigation (GPS) and its functions are presented, as well as pros and cons of relying on electronic navigation devices. Students will be instructed how to interpret and use information printed on charts as well…

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Sail Newport Salutes the Newport Pell Bridge 50th Anniversary with a Family Sailing Festival on June 28

By Chris Szepessy

Sail Newport Salutes the Newport Pell Bridge 50th Anniversary with a Family Sailing Festival on June 28

NEWPORT, RI (June 20, 2019) – Sail Newport will hold a public sailing festival to salute the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority’s 50th Anniversary celebration of the Newport Pell Bridge on Friday, June 28 from 2 – 6 p.m. The event will provide guests with the opportunity to experience sailing, see Newport and the Newport Pell Bridge from the water, and enjoy Narragansett Bay.  All ages are invited to enjoy sailing aboard the not-for-profit sailing center’s J/22 sailboats. Experienced skippers…

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The Atlantic Cup is Back!

By Chris Szepessy

The Atlantic Cup is Back!

NEWPORT, RI (June 19, 2019) – Manuka Sports Event Management announced today the seventh edition of The Atlantic Cup. The longest offshore race in the Western Atlantic dedicated to the Class40 will start from Charleston, South Carolina on June 10, 2020 and culminate the weekend of June 20-21 in Portland, Maine. Defending 2018 champion Eärendil has confirmed their entry along with three other teams with many more expressing interest. In addition, Sea Bags Maine will return as an official sponsor. The 2020 Atlantic Cup will start…

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NARC Rally Celebrates 20th Anniversary, Starts from Two Locations in October

By Barby MacGowan

NARC Rally Celebrates 20th Anniversary, Starts from Two Locations in October

HUNTINGTON, N.Y. (June 10, 2019) — The “North American Rally to the Caribbean” (NARC), which is free for participants to join, will celebrate its 20th Anniversary in 2019 when it once again brings together boats on their annual pilgrimage south to the Caribbean from the U.S. East Coast, organizing socials, discounts and shared weather routing. Scheduled for October 26 (or the best weather window near that date), the 20thAnniversary NARC Rally will offer departures from the longstanding participating port of Newport,…

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