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TABLE OF CONTENTS
TABLE OF CONTENTS
What happened to the tide charts? WindCheck is my primary source for local tides.
What the heck is JYRA? Well, at one time it stood for Junior Yacht Racing Association and has since been renamed Junior Sailing Association of Long Island Sound. We had a reunion of JYRA sailors in 2009, and we have been encouraged to do an encore performance.
“The Personal Locator Beacon – It Locates You!”
My father was an artisan. He loved craft and beauty. So much so that as a kid, if I wanted to fashion a new Laser tiller in his shop, I had to be sure to cut and drill the Montreal hockey stick and attach the PVC tube for a tiller extension when he was not around. Otherwise, while he might appreciate my logic for the weight-to-strength ratio of those laminated Montreal shafts, he would be far more concerned with why I had not chosen mahogany.
Last month, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy signed a revised state budget that reduces the state sales tax on boats, engines and trailers. The new sales tax rate of 2.99 percent, a reduction from the previous 6.35 percent, goes into effect July 1, 2018.
The 3rd Annual Connecticut Spring Boat Show, produced by WindCheck and sponsored by Brewer Essex Island Marina, Essex Boat Works, YachtWorld, and the Yacht Brokers Association of America, welcomed over 50 boats from 20 to 75 feet to Essex, CT last month.
McMichael Yacht Brokers of Mamaroneck, NY has announced that John Glynn has joined its team of yacht sales professionals.Read Article »
Back in the fall, we talked about how to get the boat ready for a long, cold winter. Time and tide is now on our side. So, before you start your engines, ready the boat!
Finding & Hiring a Maritime Injury LawyerRead Article »
Australian born, Joe ‘Coop’ Cooper stayed in the U.S. after the 1980 America’s Cup where he was the boat captain and sailed as Grinder/Sewer-man on Australia. His whole career has focused on sailing, especially the short-handed aspects of it. He lives in Middletown, RI where he coaches, consults and writes on his blog, joecoopersailing.com, when not paying attention to his wife, teenage son, dog, two cats and several, mainly small, boats.Read Article »