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Call for Captain and First Mate with Rozalia Project

By Chris Szepessy

Call for Captain and First Mate with Rozalia Project

Our friends at Rozalia Project for a Clean Ocean are looking for a Captain and First Mate for their flagship research vessel American Promise. Here’s the info from Gigi Veve, Rozalia Project Visual Arts and Media Director: Hi Friends! Happy New Year! We hope everyone is having a fantastic start to 2023. As we spend the winter months preparing and planning, our expedition season begins to take shape with an exiciting schedule on the horizon that continues our work impacting…

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National Sailing Hall of Fame Class of 2022

By Chris Szepessy

National Sailing Hall of Fame Class of 2022

National The National Sailing Hall of Fame inducted thirteen sailors as its Class of 2022 on November 5 in Newport, Rhode Island. This was the U.S. institution’s 12th ceremony, with the new members joining 101 current inductees, all of whom are featured in the Legends of Sailing exhibition at The Sailing Museum, which recently opened in Newport. Providing introductory and congratulatory remarks, US Sailing President Richard Jepsen welcomed inductees and guests. “Recognizing sailors who history would otherwise…

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Team Clagett to compete at the 2.4mR World Championship

By Sam Crichton

Team Clagett to compete at the 2.4mR World Championship

NEWPORT, R.I. (November 1, 2022) – Next week, representatives from the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean will be putting on Team Clagett colors to represent Clagett Sailing, which has supported disabled sailing in North America for the last 20 years at the C. Thomas Clagett Jr., Memorial Clinic and Regatta. “Clagett Sailing is thrilled to be able to introduce the members of the inaugural Team Clagett. These sailors earned their place on this team through perseverance and…

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Langan Design Partners Expands, Welcomes Design Engineer Alex Donlan

By Chris Szepessy

Langan Design Partners Expands, Welcomes Design Engineer Alex Donlan

The 25-year-old yacht design firm is preparing for new projects  NEWPORT, RI (Nov. 3, 2022)—Long-time business partners Tom Degremont and Sam Howell are happy to announce that their yacht design firm has grown with the addition of design engineer Alex Donlan. Alex came to Langan Design Partners in late June with a solid background in design and hands-on engineering skills. “Alex hit the road running and has already helped move several of our projects forward. We have…

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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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