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The Clearwater Festival

By Chris Szepessy

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Bold beats and folk icons, hand-crafted delicacies and gorgeous produce, unexpected art installations and an old-school working waterfront are all part of Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival, also known as the Clearwater Festival. This year’s festival takes place June 15 & 16, uniting major musical figures and green activism and building a creative community in Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson, NY, one of the most scenic spots on the Hudson River. Founded by musical activist Pete Seeger and…

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UNCATEGORIZED

Let’s get back to basics and put the fun back into sailing.

By Bill Sandberg

This past winter I had the opportunity to serve as PRO [Principal Race Officer] several times for frostbiting at American Yacht Club, Rye, NY. What makes frostbiting the most fun is the simplicity of it. There is no Notice of Race, nor is there a six-page set of sailing instructions written by a lawyer. Results are not prepared by an online scoring system, and there isn’t a code flag to be seen.

2013 July – Coffee or Cocktail…

By Benjamin Cesare

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The variety of cruising destinations in this issue, which also has an article with great tips for making a passage to Maine, will allow for a memorable boating experience whether you’re a novice or a pro, and whether you have a week to spend aboard your own boat or a few hours at a school or sailing center.

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On Watch

On Watch – Justin Coplan

By Chris Szepessy

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In 2008, Justin Coplan became one of the first recipients in the International Lightning Class Association’s Boat Grant Program. Today, Justin (pictured at left with teammates Danielle Pryor and Mike Carney) is a co-chair of this unique program, which gives enthusiastic young teams an opportunity to sail a race-ready boat in a very strong one-design class. “I started sailing an Opti when I was 10 years old in the junior program at the Nyack Boat Club in…

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