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Coop's Corner

Double Up!

By Joe Cooper

Double Up!

Sailing is fun, and having a great tale to tell of how fast you were or what boats you sailed past is also great fun. Fun is valuable. It makes us enjoy life, so hours spent sailing must be fun or they do not provide “value.”

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Book Review

On My Feet Again

By Chris Szepessy

On My Feet Again

Jennifer French won the US Disabled Sailing Championship in 2009, and last year she and her US Sailing Team Sperry-Top-Sider teammate JP Creignou won the silver medal in the double-handed SKUD-18 class at the Paralympic Games in England.

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Coop's Corner

Technological Trickle-down

By Joe Cooper

Technological Trickle-down

The America’s Cup is and has always has been a race of technology. From the very beginning, competitors racing for the trophy that was renamed for the black schooner which so thoroughly trounced the competition that the Queen’s attendant was obliged to utter those immortal words, “Your majesty, there is no second” used superior technology to win.

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Sound Environment

Engaging the Public, Business, the Regulators and Environmental Groups: NAMEPA After Five Years

By Benjamin Cesare

Engaging the Public, Business, the Regulators and Environmental Groups: NAMEPA After Five Years

The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) is a maritime industry-led initiative which operates as a voluntary, non-profit and nongovernmental organization committed to preserving the marine environment through educating seafarers, port communities and students about the need, and strategies, for protecting this important global resource and engages maritime businesses, government and the public to “Save our Seas” by promoting sound environmental practices. For more information, visit namepa.net. It is headquartered in Southport, CT. In 2007, when NAMEPA…

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On Watch

On Watch – Linc Schoenberger

By Chris Szepessy

On Watch – Linc Schoenberger

As many WindCheck readers know, our editorial staff produces the Block Island Race Week News for the Storm Trysail Club in odd-numbered years. In 2007, we were particularly interested in watching a Wyliecat 30 named One Up, owned and skippered by Lincoln Schoenberger of Shelton, CT and competing in the PHRF division. We’d seen this blue 30-footer at the Park City Regatta, a breast cancer charity event hosted by Fayerweather Yacht Club in Bridgeport. We admired her…

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