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Green Winterizing

By Chris Szepessy

by JESSICA WURZBACHER, MSC A boater’s least favorite time of year is approaching…the weekend when you give up your aquatic existence and haul your boat out of the water, resigning to several land-locked months ahead. Boat Cleaning The forgotten bottom…probably the last thing on your mind as you enjoyed cocktails on a warm summer evening. Once your boat is hauled, cleaning is going to be one of your first tasks. Try to use natural cleaners, e.g. lime juice, borax…


Safety on the Course

By Benjamin Cesare

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It’s also time to be looking at ways for inshore race organizers to create a safer environment for their competitors. Most clubs have safety patrol boats for their regattas, particularly junior ones, and they should be lauded for their efforts.

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On Watch

On Watch – Peter Becker

By Chris Szepessy

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No sailor on the Stamford Yacht Club lawn after this year’s Vineyard Race was prouder than Peter Becker, the chairman of the Junior Big Boat program at American Yacht Club in Rye, NY. Peter was the navigator on the winning boat, and among the eight young sailors aboard the J/122 Patriot were his 15-year-old son Key and daughter Carina, 14. “I was on a boat when I was probably a couple days old,” says Peter. “I’m the oldest…

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