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On Watch – Iris Vogel

By Chris Szepessy

On Watch – Iris Vogel

Iris Vogel is among the nicest people we’ve ever met, but don’t let her friendly, gentle demeanor fool you. A fiercely competitive sailor, Iris has won several national championships.  “I fell in love with sailing on a lake in Germany when I was 10 years old,” says Iris, who lives in New Rochelle, NY. “But I didn’t really learn how to sail until I was 20, when I took a course at the New York Sailing School…

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Sound Environment

Alternative Energy in the Sailing World!

By Chris Szepessy

Alternative Energy in the Sailing World!

by HILARY WIECH, COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER, AND ANNIE BRETT, PROGRAM DIRECTOR, SAILORS FOR THE SEA It may seem silly to talk about renewable energy in the sailing world – aren’t sailboats powered by the wind after all? But look a little more closely, and for each sailboat on the water, there are several energy consuming engines, generators and batteries making sure we can get from point A to B. With climate change an increasingly pressing concern for the oceans and…

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