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Publisher's Log

Summer Sailstice ‘22!

By Benjamin Cesare

Summer Sailstice ‘22!

June is the best month for sure. Why? Because of the solstice of course! And not only should you be getting out to every weeknight race, pre-work fishing outing or on the water BBQ opportunity that you can, but there are also events aplenty to partake in. One we want to really push on was invented by our friend John Arndt, the associate publisher of kindred publication Latitude 38 from the San Francisco Bay area. Summer Sailstice…

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Letters

Fostering a Culture of Safety

By Chris Szepessy

Fostering a Culture of Safety

Hello WindCheck, William Strassberg’s article, and intro by Ralph Naranjo (April 2022; windcheckmagazine.com/article/when-the-wind-is-howling-i-am-thankful-for-our-culture-of-safety/), was a delight. While not new to the ideas (I was Ralph’s editor for The Art of Seamanship), I was thrilled to see them in WindCheck.  My hope is that crews of all sorts initiate these conversations—especially those on board that might not always feel they have experience or knowledge. An onboard culture that values curiosity and suggestions is a safer environment, with the caveat that…

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Checking In

CT Spring Boat Show Raises Over $23,000 for Sails Up 4 Cancer

By Chris Szepessy

CT Spring Boat Show Raises Over $23,000 for Sails Up 4 Cancer

Over $70,000 raised in conjunction with the Risk Strategies/Gowrie Group CT River One-Design Regatta presented by Cooper Capital Specialty Salvage The 6th Connecticut Spring Boat Show helped to raise over $23,000 for Sails Up 4 Cancer over the course of the three-day event, held April 29 – May 1 at Safe Harbor Essex Island in Essex, CT. This year’s event greeted over 2,400 show attendees. Sails Up 4 Cancer (SU4C) is a non-profit organization supporting cancer care,…

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Checking In

Sails Up 4 Cancer Regatta is June 18

By Chris Szepessy

Sails Up 4 Cancer Regatta is June 18

  It’s time for one of the best charity regattas in the Northeast as our friends at Sails Up 4 Cancer (SU4C), Mystic Shipyard, and Mystic River Yacht Club present the annual Sails Up 4 Cancer Regatta on Saturday, June 18. Sponsored by Mystic River YC with pre- and post-race festivities hosted by Mystic Shipyard in Mystic, CT, the Sails Up 4 Cancer Regatta is open to all sailors, from serious racers vying for Eastern Connecticut Sailing…

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Checking In

CCA Launches Digital Cruising Guide to Maine

By Chris Szepessy

CCA Launches Digital Cruising Guide to Maine

Curtis Island by Dale Bruce Our friends at the Cruising Club of America have launched a new type of guide for cruisers contemplating a seasonal cruise along the Maine coast. A team of more than 30 CCA members—sailing writers, editors, and photographers—has contributed to an online guide that marries the technology of a modern website with the traditional need for cruisers to have access to a comprehensive collection of details to make informed cruising decisions.   Starting…

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Checking In

Race for Ukraine Regatta is June 4

By Chris Szepessy

Race for Ukraine Regatta is June 4

Our friends at the Herreshoff Marine Museum (HMM) in conjunction with the International 12 Metre Association, 12 Metre Yacht Club, Bristol Yacht Club, and the Ida Lewis Yacht Club, along with Heart to Heart International invite you to participate in the inaugural Race for Ukraine Regatta, a friendly and heartfelt fundraising and sailing competition around Conanicut Island for PHRF boats, on Saturday, June 4. Open to all sailboats with PHRF ratings, this regatta will provide a fundraising…

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Checking In

NBYA ‘Round the Bay Race is June 18

By Chris Szepessy

NBYA ‘Round the Bay Race is June 18

Given the size of the Narragansett Bay and the multitude of clubs hosting races, a skipper typically has to factor in time and expense in getting to and from the starting and finishing areas around the bay. That’s why our friends at the Narragansett Bay Yachting Association developed its ‘Round the Bay Race, now in its second year. This innovative regatta is being held on Saturday, June 18 in conjunction with the Barrington, Bristol, East Greenwich, Ida…

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Checking In

Zim Sailing & West Coast Sailing Announce Multi-Year Sponsorship of College Sailing

By Chris Szepessy

Zim Sailing & West Coast Sailing Announce Multi-Year Sponsorship of College Sailing

  The Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) is excited to announce a new five-year sponsorship agreement with Zim Sailing and West Coast Sailing. These are two of North America’s leading suppliers of boats, parts and equipment, both owned and led by former college sailors. As ‘Official Suppliers’ of College Sailing, Zim Sailing and West Coast Sailing will contribute equipment for use at the various ICSA national championships, including 420/FJ sails at Spring Championships, and complete ILCA boats at…

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Community

Successful Ending to the 2022 Gowrie Group CT River One-Design Regatta

By Chris Szepessy

Successful Ending to the 2022 Gowrie Group CT River One-Design Regatta

Benefiting Sails Up 4 Cancer presented by Cooper Capital Specialty Salvage   By Ruth Emblin Our charity regatta on Saturday, April 30, boasting probably the longest event name I have ever had to announce over and over, could not have worked out any better. The event was quite extraordinary, as it was a collaboration by five local yacht clubs with one charitable mission, raising funds for Sails Up 4 Cancer. Following months of planning and promotional work…

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Racing

Charleston Race Week Delivered Once Again

By Chris Szepessy

Charleston Race Week Delivered Once Again

By Bill Wagner     Consistent breeze that ranged from light to medium to heavy? Check. Close competition and exciting racing across the broad spectrum of classes? Check. High-quality race committee work? Check. Factor in three days of beautiful, warm, sunny weather and the 2022 Charleston Race Week demonstrated why sailors come back year after year. Kevin McNeil, Farr 30 Seabiscuit skipper, was a newcomer to this iconic event and came away impressed. “I thought it was…

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