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Sailing Therapy

By Joe Cooper

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Early in October, Sail Newport hosted the 11th edition of the Sail for Hope regatta. Sail for Pride, as it was originally called, was put together in the aftermath of the attack on the twin towers in 2001. The name was changed to Sail for Hope, in part to reflect the Rhode Island State motto and has continued as an annual event, a ‘last blast’ around Jamestown with fundraising on behalf of different charities. This year’s beneficiaries were the Wounded Warrior Project and the Rhode Island Chapter of the Red Cross.

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On Watch

On Watch – Fran Grenon

By Chris Szepessy

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WindCheck is proud to have published many of Fran Grenon’s photographs of the Marion Bermuda Race and the Buzzards Bay Regatta over the years. Fran’s images have also appeared in SAIL, Sailing World and Cruising World, and his dramatic shot of Steve Hollis’ J/105 Sirocco in a stiff breeze at the 2004 J/105 North American Championship graces the cover of J/Boats: Sailing to Success by Anthony Dalton. When he was three years old, Fran, who grew up…

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