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Pins and Needles

By Benjamin Cesare

Pins and Needles

I am seriously hoping for a joyous spring. After watching what felt like a million of Connecticut Governor Lamont’s press conferences and daily studying of the vaccination and testing rates in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and New York, we are forging ahead with our Connecticut Spring Boat Show in Essex, CT. It is both a relief and a welcome burden to do it carefully. The enthusiasm from many sectors has been really uplifting. Yacht brokers’ biggest concerns…

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Community

The 2021 CT Spring Boat Show in Essex, CT is On!

By Benjamin Cesare

The 2021 CT Spring Boat Show in Essex, CT is On!

The 5th Connecticut Spring Boat Show will take place Friday April 30, Saturday, May 1 and Sunday May 2 at Safe Harbor Essex Island, located at 11 Ferry Street in Essex, CT. This unique show is a production of WindCheck Magazine and is sponsored by Safe Harbor Essex Island, Yacht Brokers Association of America, Essex Boat Works, Essex Steam Train and Riverboat, and YachtWorld. As always, 50% of ticket sales will go to Sails Up 4 Cancer. Over…

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Checking In

Alicia Martorella Poole named Club Manager at Cedar Point Yacht Club

By Chris Szepessy

Alicia Martorella Poole named Club Manager at Cedar Point Yacht Club

Our friends at Cedar Point Yacht Club in Westport, CT have appointed Alicia Martorella Poole as the new Club Manager. “Alicia, a lifelong sailor and racer, has leadership experience both in yacht clubs and community sailing programs, and has been recognized for promoting sailing,” said CPYC Commodore Charlie Kreitler. “She comes to us from SUNY Maritime College, where she is the Assistant Waterfront Director and Director of Waterfront Programs. She has held roles at The WaterFront Center,…

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Racing

Noroton YC Hosting Viper 640 NAs…and First Women’s NAs!

By Chris Szepessy

Noroton YC Hosting Viper 640 NAs…and First Women’s NAs!

Our friends at Noroton Yacht Club in Darien, CT are hosting the inaugural Viper 640 Women’s North American Championship and the 2021 Viper 640 North American Championship on October 2 & 3 and 7 – 10, respectively. “The original plan was to hold a two-day Women’s International Championship, a two-day North American Championship, and a four-day World Championship this coming October,” Viper 640 Class Administrator Buttons Padin explained. “Because it appears likely that COVID restrictions will prevent…

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Checking In

Sue Corl Youth Sailing Scholarship Opportunity

By Chris Szepessy

Sue Corl Youth Sailing Scholarship Opportunity

Our friends at the Women’s Sailing Foundation (WSF) are offering the Sue Corl Youth Sailing Scholarship for young women ages 14 -19. “This scholarship is for applicants who have identified a program that may include but not be limited to an advanced sailing program, a tall ship or live-aboard experience, a marine or marine-related program, such as environmental studies as an example, or a sail racing program,” said WSF board member Linda Newland. “Scholarship funding is up…

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Cruising

Salty Dawg Sailing Association Announces 2021 Rallies

By Chris Szepessy

Salty Dawg Sailing Association Announces 2021 Rallies

Our friends at the Salty Dawg Sailing Association have announced their 2021 Rally Schedule. Each of the rallies listed here is an opportunity for sailors to cruise in company, with the safety, camaraderie, and passage-preparation assistance that a rally can provide. “Registration is open for the East Coast Rally (from the Caribbean to the U.S.), and you can register right through our website at saltydawgsailing.org,” said SDSA Rally Director Sheldon Stuchell. “Registration for the other rallies and events will…

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Cruising

NEEL TRIMARANS – What Makes Them Special?

By Gregor Tarjan

NEEL TRIMARANS – What Makes Them Special?

By Gregor Tarjan CEO/founder Aeroyacht Multihull Specialists Let us say you are dreaming about a multihull – a boat that will take you and your family safely and swiftly to far horizons. She must be fast, comfortable, and well built. In your search you have eliminated monohulls and are focusing on catamarans. But have you considered the clever NEEL Trimaran range? NEEL Company Background and DNA NEEL trimarans have firmly established themselves on the multihull market. It…

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Community

The H12 Fleet of Shelter Island Yacht Club

By Chris Szepessy

The H12 Fleet of Shelter Island Yacht Club

By Whitney and Ted McCarthy Editor’s note: This is the third article in a series we’re publishing throughout 2021, showcasing iconic Herreshoff fleets and their owners as important stewards of Herreshoff boats, originals and replicas alike. Our friends at the Herreshoff Marine Museum in Bristol, RI are celebrating their Golden Jubilee year – the 50th anniversary of the museum’s founding, and WindCheck is honored to be the official Jubilee Media Partner. The Herreshoff Marine Museum is located on the…

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Community

Women on the Water: Ayme Sinclair

By Chris Szepessy

Women on the Water: Ayme Sinclair

Described by Essence Magazine as a “Fierce Entrepreneur,”Ayme Sinclair (aymesinclair.com) is the CEO and founder of a leading communications agency called Sinclair Social. She is Vice President of the National Women’s Sailing Association, CEO of the largest online community of female sailors, and founder of an online community celebrating cultural diversity on the water. Ayme holds a MA. in Graphic Communication Management from New York University and B.A and a B.S. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State…

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What's New

Montauk Lighthouse Restoration Project and Bluff Revetment

By Chris Szepessy

Montauk Lighthouse Restoration Project and Bluff Revetment

By Mia Certic, Executive Director, Montauk Historical Society Since 1796, the Montauk Lighthouse on New York’s easternmost point has been lighting the way to safety for mariners — from whaling ships and steamers to submarines to fishing and sailing vessels. Its beacon flashes every five seconds and is visible from a distance of 19 nautical miles. A noted landmark for both local residents and visitors from across the globe — typically 100,000 people cross its threshold every…

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