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Publisher's Log

Ready for Spring!

By Benjamin Cesare

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When you get ready to go frostbiting on a March day, a number of things hit you that are big pluses. The sun’s up for around seventy minutes longer, but it feels like hours compared to December. Birds are singing. Baseball has begun in Florida. Even though the water’s really cold, the sun actually works,…

Letters

Plus One’s a Win-Win

By Chris Szepessy

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I thought Adam Loory’s article (Teaching Old Sailors New Tricks; January/February 2019) regarding the concept of “Plus One” crew formats was great. I think the idea is fantastic. Brooks Ritchey, via email Brooks – Plus One (or Plus 1) is indeed a fantastic idea! As you know, Adam conceived this new shorthanded racing class as…

Checking In

CT Spring Boat Show is May 3 – 5

By Chris Szepessy

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The Connecticut Spring Boat Show will be held Friday, May 3 to Sunday, May 5 at Essex Island Marina, a Safe Harbor Marina, located at 11 Ferry Street in Essex, CT. This in-water “boutique” show is a production of WindCheck Magazine and is sponsored by Essex Island Marina, the Yacht Brokers Association of America, Essex…

Checking In

TowBoat U.S. Captain Honored

By Chris Szepessy

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Captain Alex Aalberg of TowBoatU.S. Mystic in Groton, CT received a Meritorious Service Award for a rescue in Fishers Island Sound last summer. Aalberg and five other captains of the on-water recreational boat-towing service were honored by their peers at a ceremony held at the annual BoatU.S. Towing Conference in Arlington, VA in January.  …

Checking In

Andrew Burton’s Adventure Sailing is Back!

By Chris Szepessy

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For a decade in the 1990s, Andrew Burton’s Adventure Sailing was one of the best ways for a coastal sailor to get offshore under somewhat controlled circumstances. The fleet of charter boats from Nautor’s Swan was sold off and Adventure Sailing went on hiatus, but Burton never stopped helping sailors on their own boats gain the confidence…

Checking In

SHYC Ranked in Top 3% of Marinas Nationwide

By Chris Szepessy

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Stonington Harbor Yacht Club (SHYC) in Stonington, CT has been named a Boaters’ Choice Award Winner by Marinas.com, the world’s most extensive online marine directory. This recognition places the club in the top 3% highest-rated marinas. “We are delighted to accept this award,” said Joseph Williams, incoming SHYC Commodore. “The credit goes to the beautiful…

Checking In

PBSA Supports Youth Sailing

By Chris Szepessy

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At the annual Peconic Bay Sailing Association (PBSA) winter holiday party last December, East End Youth Sailing and the Old Cove Youth Sailing Foundation, both based in Cutchogue, NY, each received checks for $1,500 to support their respective programs on Long Island’s North Fork. The funds were donated by the membership of PBSA with proceeds…

Checking In

Northeast Contributors to the Sport Honored by US Sailing

By Chris Szepessy

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An especially large number of individuals and organizations from the Northeast were recognized this year by US Sailing for their contributions to the sport of sailing in the United States. The organization’s 2018 Association Awards, Community Sailing Awards and One-Design Awards were presented during the National Sailing Programs Symposium (NSPS) in Jacksonville, FL in January….

Cruising

Selecting the Right Line for Your Boat

By Benjamin Cesare

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Presented by Samson Ropes Editor’s note: If the lines on your boat are ready for replacement, the variety of marine rope on the market can be bewildering. To help you make the right choices, our friends at Samson, the worldwide leader in high-performance rope, kindly shared these basic guidelines.   Accurately assess your working load….

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