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Women, Wind and Water

By Benjamin Cesare

Women, Wind and Water

We are very proud of our efforts to promote the activities of women in our sport. We are coming up on a year and half of our regular feature, Women on the Water. Not that WindCheck needed to really increase our coverage, but Coop thought it would be cool to lock in a monthly bio of female sailors in the WindCheck area, from New Jersey to New Bedford. Our first victim was Martha Parker which of course…

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Checking In

MSSA 41st Annual American Cancer Society Regatta is September 17

By Chris Szepessy

MSSA 41st Annual American Cancer Society Regatta is September 17

Our friends at the Mount Sinai Sailing Association (MSSA) in Mount Sinai, NY are pleased to present the 41st Annual American Cancer Society Regatta on Saturday, September 17. The second longest running charity regatta in the United States, this event is a Yacht Racing Association of Long Island Sound qualifying race. Racing for boats in Cruising, Non-Spinnaker, and Spinnaker divisions takes place on Long Island Sound in the waters north of Mount Sinai Harbor. The regatta is…

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Checking In

Introducing the NEEL 52

By Chris Szepessy

Introducing the NEEL 52

Our friend Gregor Tarjan, founder and president of Aeroyacht Ltd. in Setauket, NY, is pleased to present the new NEEL 52 sailing trimaran. The NEEL 52 s a brand-new concept by famed French designer Marc Lombard, who is also responsible for the NEEL 43 and NEEL 47 designs. The boat replaces the highly successful NEEL 51 cruising yacht, of which over 40 units have been crafted.   The NEEL 52 trimaran has some dynamic improvements in her hull design. Her central…

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Checking In

Prestige Yacht Sales named Dealer for True North Yachts

By Chris Szepessy

Prestige Yacht Sales named Dealer for True North Yachts

Prestige Yacht Sales has been appointed the exclusive Connecticut and New York dealer for the True North line of Downeast powerboats. Their first True North Outboard Express 34 arrived on the solstice and the new TN 39 OE will make its debut at this year’s fall and winter boats shows. True North Outboard Express 34   True North boats have been beloved for their combination of rugged Downeast aesthetics, sea-kindly hull shapes, and elegant interiors. The “one level” layout makes the…

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Checking In

The 88th Vineyard Race Starts September 2

By Chris Szepessy

The 88th Vineyard Race Starts September 2

“No sailing resumé is complete without the Vineyard Race.” – Jay Keeshan, Vineyard Race Co-Chair Stamford Yacht Club’s Vineyard Race is a classic American yachting event. Begun in 1932, this Labor Day weekend classic has attracted the finest sailors and fastest boats for generations. The 238-mile course stretches from Shippan Point in Stamford, CT to the light tower at the entrance to Buzzards Bay, and then returns to the finish in Stamford Harbor. Those who are successful…

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Racing

Winners crowned and Team Clagett announced at the 20th  Anniversary C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic & Regatta

By Sam Crichton

Winners crowned and Team Clagett announced at the 20th  Anniversary C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic & Regatta

Thirty-two sailors from across North America and the Caribbean, representing ten states and territories and three Canadian provinces, participated in the 20th Anniversary C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta, hosted by Sail Newport in Newport, RI June 21 – 26. Founded in 2003, the organization recently rebranded as Clagett Sailing honors the memory of Tom Clagett (1916-2001), a U.S. Navy World War II veteran who learned to sail on Chesapeake Bay. As a youngster he suffered temporary…

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Racing

2022 ILCA Atlantic Coast Championship

By Chris Szepessy

2022 ILCA Atlantic Coast Championship

By Buttons Padin Vying for the title of ILCA Atlantic Coast Champion, 153 sailors descended on Larchmont Yacht Club in Larchmont, NY July 9 & 10. Competitors came from up and down the Atlantic with many from Long Island Sound clubs, as well as major contingents from Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, and St. Petersburg, FL, Charleston, SC, Annapolis, MD, and more…including Bermudian and European entries. The host club, one of the first to adopt this single-hander in the…

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Racing

Team Bitter End: A Firsthand Account of the Bermuda Race

By Chris Szepessy

Team Bitter End: A Firsthand Account of the Bermuda Race

By Sarah Wilme Last September, I along with the core of Team Bitter End was lining up for the Stamford Vineyard Race aboard two separate boats. For most of my teammates, this was their first offshore race. The experience ignited something in each of us, and nine months later we were hurtling towards Bermuda in the Gibbs Hill Lighthouse Division as one of the youngest teams in the history of the Newport Bermuda Race onboard Oakcliff’s Farr…

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Community

Collecting the Classics at the 50th Opera House Cup in Nantucket

By Tom Darling

Collecting the Classics at the 50th Opera House Cup in Nantucket

By Tom Darling, Conversations with Classic Boats On the PBS program Antiques Roadshow, the hosts consider things fifty years or older to be vintage, antique. Proud owners of boats over 50 think similarly. What about the regattas they compete in? On August 21 in Nantucket Sound, there will be a new “Antiques Sailshow,” a celebration of the 50th running of the Nantucket segment of the Classic Yacht Owners Association season. It is the 50th Opera House Cup…

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Up to Speed & Smarts with Dells

Smart Moves Near the Laylines

By David Dellenbaugh

Smart Moves Near the Laylines

The layline is a critical part of any windward leg because every boat has to get there eventually and, once they do, it’s a tactical dead-end. The closer you come to a layline, the fewer options you have, so you need smart tactics whenever you are approaching (or avoiding) it. When you’re behind Going to the layline when there are boats ahead of you is like running into a dead-end alley while you are being chased: there…

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