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Publisher's Log

2012 December – What Would Shackleton Do?

By Chris Gill

Building & Land Technology (BLT) owns several parcels of land on Stamford Harbor that are in varying stages of development. Where once stood a full service marina is now a cleared lot, sitting in limbo awaiting development. Whether this will be a new office park or a refurbished marina remains to be seen, but BLT has their vision for the site and the some of the local boating community and residents have another.

On Watch

On Watch – Amory Ross

By Chris Szepessy

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A love of sailing and a passion for creating stunning images of the sport have taken professional photographer and videographer Amory Ross across the Atlantic with the Oakcliff All-American Offshore Team and around the world with PUMA Ocean Racing, and he’s currently working with the America’s Cup defender, Oracle Team USA. Amory, known to his many…

Book Review

Mystic Seafarer’s Trail

By Chris Szepessy

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Shortly after she and her husband Jim moved to Mystic, CT, Lisa Saunders was inspired to create the “Mystic Seafarer’s Trail,” a not-too-difficult hike through the historic seaport and neighboring villages of Noank and Stonington.

Coop's Corner

Stay On The Boat!

By Joe Cooper

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MAN OVERBOARD!!! There can be no more penetrating cry heard aboard a boat. Thus drills, techniques and equipment for recovering a M.O.B. are at the forefront of any seminar on offshore sailing. We are all admonished to wear life jackets when afloat, but a life jacket does not help us stay on the boat.

From the Captain of the Port

Waves Upon Waves

By Vincent Pica

Anyone who has stood by the seashore and watched the waves roll in must have wondered at least once, “When is the next big one coming?” And, sure enough, just out in the offing, you can see one that just seems head and shoulders above the others.


Sound Off! Solidarity

By Benjamin Cesare

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We knew that Bill Sandberg’s Sound Off! column in our September issue, entitled “Why Kids Don’t Want to Sail,” would strike a chord with our readership. Below are responses that reflect people’s opinions on Bill’s insight into this oft-discussed topic.


Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta

By Benjamin Cesare

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The Storm Trysail Foundation and the Larchmont Yacht Club teamed up to run the world’s largest college regatta, with 400 collegiate sailors competing in the 2011 Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta on a fleet of 47 boats ranging from 35 to 44 feet.


Lets Go Sailing! Fall Series XIV

By Benjamin Cesare

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Kids from all over including Tred Avon Yacht Club in Maryland and the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club in Bermuda, raced on the Great South Bay. Many had the chance to learn about sailing, while others perfected their starting prowess on a line with 30-plus boats.

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