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New York Yacht Club American Magic and New England Science & Sailing Release “Sail Locker” Educational Resources

By Chris Szepessy

New York Yacht Club American Magic and New England Science & Sailing Release “Sail Locker” Educational Resources

New York Yacht Club American Magic and New England Science & Sailing (NESS) are delighted to unveil their newly released “Sail Locker” of experiential activities and resources to bring the technology behind American Magic into the classroom. The digital “Sail Locker” includes a comprehensive suite of K-8 activities and content, utilizing American Magic’s campaign as a dynamic learning platform to advance students’ academic achievements and enrich social-emotional development. These resources are tailored for schools and community sailing…

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Holmgren Subaru chooses Sails Up 4 Cancer for Share the Love Partner for Hometown Charity

By Chris Szepessy

Holmgren Subaru chooses Sails Up 4 Cancer for Share the Love Partner for Hometown Charity

Sails Up 4 Cancer is proud to be part of the Subaru America Share the Love campaign in conjunction with Holmgren Subaru, located at 3 New Park Ave in Franklin, CT. This year, sharing the love is more important than ever.Over the last 14 years, the Subaru Share the Love Event, Subaru of America Inc. & its participating retailers have donated more than $227 million to charity, with customers choosing between four national charities and over 1,700…

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BoatUS/NWSA Seek Nominations for Leadership in Women’s Sailing Award

By Chris Szepessy

BoatUS/NWSA Seek Nominations for Leadership in Women’s Sailing Award

Annual lifetime achievement award recognizes sharing sailing SPRINGFIELD, Va., Nov. 15, 2023 – The National Women’s Sailing Association (NWSA) and Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) are seeking nominations for the 2024 BoatUS/NWSA Leadership in Women’s Sailing Award. Since 1999, the national award has sought to recognize an individual with a record of achievement in inspiring, educating and enriching the lives of women through sailing. Past recipients have included sailing instructors, writers, sailboat racers, and…

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BoatUS Foundation’s Alan Dennison Elected Chairman of National Safe Boating Council

By Chris Szepessy

BoatUS Foundation’s Alan Dennison Elected Chairman of National Safe Boating Council

ANNAPOLIS, Md., October 17, 2023 — BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water program supervisor Alan Dennison has been elected chairman of the National Safe Boating Council (NSBC). Created in its current form by the Federal Boating Safety Act of 1971, the Council is the nation’s principal public-private boating safety advocacy organization, representing a coalition of more than 330 U.S. and international member organizations. Its mission is to promote a safer recreational boating experience through education,…

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Newport City Council proclaim day named after Clagett Coach Betsy Alison

By Sam Crichton

Newport City Council proclaim day named after Clagett Coach Betsy Alison

NEWPORT, R.I. (September 17, 2023) – Clagett Sailing coach Betsy Alison (Newport, R.I) has proved that it is perseverance and determination that results in a gold medal, taking home the World Champion crown at the Allianz Sailing World Championships in The Hague four weeks ago.   In recognition of this achievement the Newport City Council at their annual Council meeting proclaimed September 13 2023 as Betsy Alison Day in Newport, Rhode Island. As a member of the US…

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Sailing Scholarship for Teenage Girls

By Chris Szepessy

Sailing Scholarship for Teenage Girls

The Women’s Sailing Foundation (WSF) is offering the Sue Corl Youth Sailing Scholarship in 2023 to young women 14-19 years old who want to broaden their sailing experiences and need financial assistance to do so. The scholarship was established in 2015 in memory of Sue Corl of Marblehead, MA, a board member and a tireless advocate for WSF programs. The young women identify the opportunity of their choosing. Opportunities may include, but are not limited to, an…

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Don Mackenzie Boats, Inc. receives CMTA Lifetime Achievement Award

By Chris Szepessy

Don Mackenzie Boats, Inc. receives CMTA Lifetime Achievement Award

Our friends at the Connecticut Marine Trades Association are pleased to announce that Don Mackenzie Boats, Inc. is the recipient of the CMTA Lifetime Achievement Award. The award is presented in recognition of many years of hard work, dedication and mentoring within the CT Marine Trades Association. To learn more about the Connecticut Marine Trades Association and to become a member, log onto ctmarinetrades.org.

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The Ocean Race Newport Update: Ocean Park Live to Promote Sailing and Sustainability

By Chris Szepessy

The Ocean Race Newport Update: Ocean Park Live to Promote Sailing and Sustainability

NEWPORT, R.I. (Mar. 30, 2023) — Sailing and environmental awareness will be central themes when The Ocean Race visits Newport, R.I., May 13-21, for the only North American stopover of the circumnavigation race. WATCH: Today’s Race Report The Ocean Race Newport Stopover will showcase the intersection of sailing and sustainability. Ocean Live Park, the race village at Fort Adams State Park, will host more than 4,000 school children for an immersive experience focused on the health of the world’s oceans. The…

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Six White Boomers

By Joe Cooper

Six White Boomers

Being the land bound sea story of the history of how six kangaroos became part of the Aussie Christmas story (aka how Aussie kids get their prezzies) By Joe Cooper December is summertime in Australia. Growing up there, in Sydney, the idea of snow, pine trees, skating, sleighs, jingling bells on said sleighs and all the trimmings of “classic” Christmas was frankly a mystery to me and my mates. Most days in December the afternoon temperature was…

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