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Sailing Fascination

By Chris Szepessy

Sailing Fascination

A professional photographer since the 1980s, Heinrich Hecht has photographed the America’s Cup, the Admirals Cup, Olympic regattas and classic yachting events around the world. Sailing Fascination is a collection of more than 300 of his finest images.

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Sound Environment

Mission Blue: A Wish Big Enough to Change the World

By Chris Szepessy

Mission Blue: A Wish Big Enough to Change the World

by DEB CASTELLANA It’s early January of 2012 – one year ago. While most of us are still struggling to come back from our holiday overindulgences, Dr. Sylvia Earle is on the move. Diminutive only in stature, 77- year old powerhouse and marine explorer Dr. Earle is boarding the plane that will take her on an expedition to one of the largest marine sanctuaries in the world, Papahãnaumokuãkea Marine National Monument, known to most of us as the Northwest…

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Publisher's Log

2013 June – Much More Than Just a Race

By Chris Gill

2013 June – Much More Than Just a Race

There are lots of races run throughout the year. Some ‘round the buoys, others ‘round the world; some fully crewed, some double-handed or solo. Aside from the Volvo Ocean Race, there is only one that combines both offshore and inshore racing, and The Atlantic Cup presented by 11th Hour Racing is also the only race that I know of that mixes offshore, inshore and short-handed sailing together, creating a rather unique event.

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On Watch

On Watch – Diane Kropfl & Bill Sabanski

By Chris Szepessy

On Watch – Diane Kropfl & Bill Sabanski

A shared love of sailing and a desire to help others inspired Diane Kropfl & Bill Sabanski of Highlands, NJ to help build the Ms. Race, a unique charity regatta hosted by the Atlantic Highlands Yacht Club that raises funds for an organization dedicated to ending domestic violence and sexual assault. “I started sailing when I was five years old,” says Diane. “My father built an 11-foot mahogany Evanston Robin from a kit in our basement, and…

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