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New England Science & Sailing Foundation names Loraine Snead as Managing Director of Education

By Chris Szepessy

New England Science & Sailing Foundation names Loraine Snead as Managing Director of Education

STONINGTON, CT: New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS) is pleased to welcome Loraine Snead as its Managing Director of Education. Ms. Snead will begin her role at NESS on June 13, 2022.  Ms. Snead brings her experience in public, charter, and independent schools as Head of High School, Academic Dean, Department Chair, Grade Dean and Director of a middle school summer outdoor experiential education program to NESS.   Ms. Snead is currently the Director of Equity and…

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ECSA adds Doublehanded Non-Spinnaker Division

By Chris Szepessy

ECSA adds Doublehanded Non-Spinnaker Division

Maybe you’ve wanted to try racing but were unsure of how to find crew. Or maybe your regular crew isn’t available to race. Or maybe you just want to try racing doublehanded. Well, our friends at the Eastern Connecticut Sailing Association (ECSA) are now offering a Doublehanded Non-Spinnaker rating option for their Offshore Circuit in addition to the usual Spinnaker and Non-Spinnaker ratings. Any boat registered in ECSA may compete in DH Non-Spin races. DH Non-Spin ratings…

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Mystic Seaport Museum to Honor William Pinkney with the America and the Sea Award

By Chris Szepessy

Mystic Seaport Museum to Honor William Pinkney with the America and the Sea Award

Mystic Seaport Museum will present its 2022 America and the Sea Award to Captain William “Bill” Pinkney, former Mystic Seaport Museum trustee, U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman, sailor, educator, author, and adventurer. The prestigious award recognizes those individuals and organizations whose extraordinary achievements in the world of maritime exploration, competition, scholarship, and design best exemplify the American character. As a former trustee of Mystic Seaport Museum, Pinkney and his work to open the maritime world to inner-city youth and others around the United…

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BoatUS: New U.S. Coast Guard Fire Extinguisher Regulation Effective April 20

By Chris Szepessy

BoatUS: New U.S. Coast Guard Fire Extinguisher Regulation Effective April 20

12-year expiration for disposables and different carriage requirements for older, newer model year vessels ANNAPOLIS, Md., Feb. 15, 2022 – A rite of passage for every boater is the annual spring commissioning. Newly added to the boat owner’s to-do list this spring will be to check all disposable (non-rechargeable) fire extinguisher dates of manufacture, as well as the label for their U.S. Coast Guard classification. That’s because a new U.S. Coast Guard regulation beginning April 20 for disposable fire…

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The Sailing Museum Opens May 10

By Chris Szepessy

The Sailing Museum Opens May 10

Our friends at The Sailing Museum in Newport, Rhode Island have announced the Public Opening of their facility at 365 Thames Street is scheduled for Tuesday, May 10. As exhibits arrive and partners help bring the museum to life, here are a few highlights from The Sailing Museum newsletter: Ready…Set…Foil! A race-ready foiling Moth has arrived! Thanks to the Appleton Family for their gift to The Sailing Museum. Cameron gave us a rigging demo during his visit and…

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11th Hour Racing Team unveils plans in build up to The Ocean Race 2022-23

By Chris Szepessy

11th Hour Racing Team unveils plans in build up to The Ocean Race 2022-23

Port-La-Forêt, France (January 27, 2022) – Newport, Rhode Island-based 11th Hour Racing Team has unveiled its 2022 plans as it builds up to the pinnacle of crewed offshore ocean racing – The Ocean Race 2022-23. After a 14-month delay, The Ocean Race’s start date is now confirmed as January 15, 2023 from Alicante, Spain. The sailing team, which launched the newest, state-of-the-art IMOCA offshore sailing yacht – Mālama – in August 2021, will spend a large part of…

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New Faces Welcomed Aboard at The Landing School

By Chris Szepessy

New Faces Welcomed Aboard at The Landing School

Under the direction of Sean Fawcett, President, the Landing School in Arundel, Maine is pleased to announce the addition of two new team members Juliet Karam as Marketing Manager and Jon Landers as Director of Development to the staff. “We are excited to have these talented professionals join the school to help us achieve our goals to build awareness in the marketplace and expand financial support for the school” noted Fawcett. Juliet Karam  Marketing ManagerJuliet will be responsible…

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Offshore Sailing School Poised for Growth with Management Promotions and Staff Additions

By Chris Szepessy

Offshore Sailing School Poised for Growth with Management Promotions and Staff Additions

Fort Myers, Fla – Offshore Sailing School President and CEO Doris Colgate announced the promotions of Director of Marketing Beth Oliver to Vice President, Director of Sales & Marketing, and Chief Operations Manager Bryce Jackson to Vice President, Director of Operations. Oliver and Jackson will manage company personnel and services on behalf of founder/owners Steve and Doris Colgate, who remain integrally involved in company and community affairs. “For more than 57 years, Steve and I have grown…

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Empowerment for Ocean Advocates within JSA of LIS

By Chris Szepessy

Empowerment for Ocean Advocates within JSA of LIS

Our friends at the Junior Sailing Association of Long Island Sound (JSA) are thrilled to announce the formation and launch of Ocean Advocates @ JSAofLIS, an interdisciplinary team of climate stewards leading the charge to reduce our collective environmental impact. The team is open to anyone within the JSA – sailors, instructors, parents, sailing directors, and more. Ocean Advocates @ JSAofLIS is formed in collaboration with Sailors for the Sea Powered by Oceana and is adapted from…

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Herreshoff Marine Museum opens for the 2021 Season with its 50th Anniversary

By Chris Szepessy

Herreshoff Marine Museum opens for the 2021 Season with its 50th Anniversary

Golden Jubilee to celebrate multigenerational dedication to Herreshoff innovation and craftsmanship Our friends at the Herreshoff Marine Museum in Bristol, Rhode Island have launched their Golden Jubilee year; the 50th anniversary of its founding by Sidney DeWolf Herreshoff and Rebecca Chase Herreshoff. Propelled by the donation of a historic powerboat, Thania, from the estate of a Jamestown, RI man they had never met, the Herreshoff family established the Herreshoff Marine Museum in 1971. The donation of historically…

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