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Change!

By Ben

Change!

Such a tired title. One that’s used so often that it’s almost a cop out. However, this month does indeed represent a first-time-in-seventeen years sort of change. I am of course talking about the paper stock of the WindCheck magazine you hold in your hands. The argument against going from a newsprint cover to a heavier, glossy cover is that WindCheck has always been a down to earth, Community magazine that you can roll up and stick…

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Checking In

Sound Sailing Center Crew Awarded Arthur B. Hanson Rescue Medal

By Chris Szepessy

Sound Sailing Center Crew Awarded Arthur B. Hanson Rescue Medal

The newest recipients of US Sailing’s Arthur B. Hanson Rescue Medal are Captain Martinus van Breems (founder and President of Sound Sailing Center in Norwalk, CT), Captain Wim Jessup (a Sound Sailing instructor who is also the Executive Director of the Landfall Marine Training Center in Stamford, CT), and crew/students Fred Moy, Brad Freeman, Michael McCormick and Peter Kelly. The medals were presented on behalf of US Sailing by Storm Trysail Foundation Chairman Rich du Moulin at the…

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Checking In

A “New” Loft on Long Island

By Chris Szepessy

A “New” Loft on Long Island

After 41 years serving racing and cruising sailors throughout the Northeast, the largest sail loft on Long Island is changing from Doyle Sails Huntington to OneSails North Atlantic. Over these years, Mark Washeim, President of the loft, has become a fixture on the East Coast sailmaking scene and established a very large base of loyal customers. “Combining technology with craft and customer service has always been a primary goal of our loft,” said Washeim. “This partnership with OneSails opens a new chapter…

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Checking In

CT Spring Boat Show a Success!

By Ben

CT Spring Boat Show a Success!

The first weekend in May is becoming a fixture for the WindCheck readership area. For the fourth year in a row, the CT Spring Boat Show was hosted by Safe Harbor Marinas’ Essex Island Marina in Essex, CT. And for the third year in a row, the weather was not great! But also, for the third year in a row, a couple thousand people braved the iffy weather and enjoyed a growing show where a lot of…

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Checking In

US Sailing to Launch Siebel Sailors Program for Youth

By Chris Szepessy

US Sailing to Launch Siebel Sailors Program for Youth

US Sailing is set to launch the Siebel Sailors Program, a landmark community sailing program made possible by a ground-breaking donation from the Thomas and Stacey Siebel Foundation, led by tech industry businessman, sailor and philanthropist Tom Siebel. The Program’s purpose is to increase opportunity and diversity in the sport by providing resources and support to youth sailors at public access sailing centers across the country. US Sailing, through the Siebel Sailors Program, will provide fleets of sailboats, equipment, and expert coaching…

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Checking In

ONE°15 Brooklyn Marina Opens at Full Capacity

By Chris Szepessy

ONE°15 Brooklyn Marina Opens at Full Capacity

New York City’s first new marina in over 50 years is opening at full capacity in Brooklyn Bridge Park. ONE°15 Brooklyn Marina, set on eight acres between Piers 4 and 5 at the mouth of the East River, came with a price tag of over $28 million and involved massive infrastructure work. “ONE°15 is proud to bring to fruition the first new marina in New York Harbor in a generation and to welcome boaters to the calmest waters…

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Checking In

New Home for Block Island Race Week Village

By Chris Szepessy

New Home for Block Island Race Week Village

After a successful trip to Block Island in May, the Organizing Committee for the Storm Trysail Club Block Island Race Week presented by Margaritaville is excited to announce a new location for Race Headquarters and Village at the Narragansett Inn, just 100 yards away from the former site adjacent to The Oar. “The view is amazing from up here. There isn’t a bad seat in the house,” said STC Vice Commodore and Event Chairman Ed Cesare, looking out on the Great Salt Pond and right up the…

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Racing

New York at 50 Knots: The inaugural New York SailGP is June 21 & 22

By Chris Szepessy

New York at 50 Knots: The inaugural New York SailGP is June 21 & 22

New York City is the venue for the third event of SailGP, a new annual global championship in which six nations are going head-to-head on identical 50-foot foiling catamarans. Billed as “sailing redefined,” SailGP was conceived “to engage and excite global sports fans year-round in a supercharged, fast-paced version of sailing aimed at increasing its mainstream popularity, introducing the next generation to the sport and creating a career path for extraordinary athletes.” Teams representing the United States, Australia,…

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Racing

An Interview with James Lyne, New York Yacht Club American Magic Head Coach

By Chris Szepessy

An Interview with James Lyne, New York Yacht Club American Magic Head Coach

New York Yacht Club American Magic has assembled many of the world’s best sailors to challenge for the 36th America’s Cup presented by Prada, and guiding them toward triumph in Auckland in March 2021 is one of the finest coaches in the sport. A resident of Granville, VT, James Lyne has won multiple world championships in the TP52, Maxi 72, Farr 40, Melges 24 and Melges 20 classes. WindCheck: Where did you grow up, and how old…

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Racing

Plus One a Hit in the Edlu

By Chris Szepessy

Plus One a Hit in the Edlu

The Edlu Distance Race, first sailed in 1956, is one the must-do events on western Long Island Sound. Starting off the Larchmont Yacht Club breakwater, its 32-mile round trip course to the north shore of Long Island gets the season started, and the 64th edition on May 11 embraced the rise in shorthanded sailing. Beyond the two divisions of doublehanded teams were two 6-boat divisions of Plus One, a concept where the crew size is limited to…

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