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Publisher's Log

Ahhhhh….Spring! (and more overexposure!)

By Benjamin Cesare

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Praise whatever deity you wish or simply physics; but, spring is finally here! And with it comes some serious planning. I just spent the morning with my wife, mapping out our summer schedule. Unfortunately, we don’t have big events like Marion Bermuda or Block Island Race Week on the list. But it is packed all…

Letters

Letters: Optis, Options and Opinions

By Chris Szepessy

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Editor’s note: Whitney Connor Peterson’s excellent article in our January/February issue (“Offering Options: There’s More to Junior Sailing than Optis and a Race to the Top”) continues to generate replies from around the sailing world. The letters below were posted to “Feedback” at windcheckmagazine.com. This is the norm that hurts the sport. I am a…

Checking In

Sail Newport Partners with American Magic

By Chris Szepessy

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New York Yacht Club American Magic, a U.S. Challenger for the 36th America’s Cup, has named Sail Newport, Rhode Island’s Public Sailing Center, as a Sailing Community Partner. Joint events, programs and projects to boost sailing in Rhode Island and New England will continue through the Newport-based team’s participation in the America’s Cup competition in…

Checking In

Patrick McLoughlin Named VP of Operations at Bristol Marine

By Chris Szepessy

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Bristol Marine, which operates four full-service yacht yards in three states, has promoted Patrick McLoughlin to Vice President of Operations. McLoughlin’s primary responsibilities will include oversight of all business operations at Bristol Marine’s locations in Bristol and Newport, RI, Somerset, MA and Boothbay Harbor, ME. He will also continue to implement Bristol Marine’s many education…

Checking In

Salty Dawg Rallies for 2019

By Chris Szepessy

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The non-profit Salty Dawg™ Sailing Association (SDSA) has opened registration for its Spring Rally from the Virgin Islands to the U.S. as well as three additional Salty Dawg rallies scheduled for 2019. The Spring Rally departs May 4 from Crown Bay Marina in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, USVI, heading to Blue Water Yachting Center in…

Checking In

Lady Liberty Regatta is June 8 & 9

By Chris Szepessy

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Sponsored by the New York Harbor Sailing Foundation and hosted by the Manhattan Yacht Club, the Lady Liberty Regatta will be held June 8 & 9 in New York Harbor. The purpose of the event is to support and promote amateur women’s sailing in the United States by bringing top women sailors together. The Lady…

Checking In

Powerboat Training Courses in Rhode Island

By Chris Szepessy

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Want to learn the basics of powerboating or brush up on your boat handling skills? The non-profit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water has teamed up with In-Command Seamanship Training in Wickford, RI to offer a choice of three fun and affordable on-water boat training courses taught aboard single-engine powerboats: Intro to Boating, Precision Docking & Boat Handling, and…

Events

CT Spring Boat Show is May 3-5, 2019

By Benjamin Cesare

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The Connecticut Spring Boat Show will be held Friday, May 3 to Sunday, May 5 at Essex Island Marina, a Safe Harbor Marina, located at 11 Ferry Street in Essex, CT. This in-water “boutique” show is a production of WindCheck Magazine and is sponsored by Essex Island Marina, Essex Boat Works, Essex Steam Train &…

Cruising

What is a Colgate Sailing Adventures Flotilla Anyway?

By Chris Szepessy

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By Heather Hild Atwater Editor’s note: Flotilla cruising is an excellent way to enjoy an unforgettable charter vacation, particularly if your sailing experience is limited. And you won’t find nicer or more capable flotilla leaders than Heather & Nate Atwater, who lead Offshore Sailing School’s Colgate Sailing Adventures® Flotilla Cruises to exotic destinations around the…

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