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From the Captain of the Port

Is Your Boat “Documented” …and Should She Be?

By Vincent Pica

Is Your Boat “Documented” …and Should She Be?

All of us are familiar with registering our vessels with the State Department of Motor Vehicles. Like a car, DMV wants to know her horsepower, fuel type (gas or diesel) and the Hull Identification Number, or HIN#. You are required to display on each side of the bow the state registration numbers, followed by the expiration sticker itself. But is your boat eligible for documenting with the USCG and, if so, should you?

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Sound Environment

Clean The Bay is Expanding Operations Into Connecticut

By Benjamin Cesare

Clean The Bay is Expanding Operations Into Connecticut

Clean The Bay, a Rhode Island-based non-profit environmental organization that specializes in removing large debris from the shoreline, is headed back to Connecticut. Clean The Bay crews are scheduled to clean areas of shoreline in the Mystic, Stonington and Little Narragansett Bay areas. Equipped with a mechanized fleet of landing craft, a hard-working team of volunteers and an ambitious staff, Clean The Bay has removed thousands of tons of debris from Southern New England shorelines since its founding…

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Book Review

The Boat Galley Cookbook: 800 Everyday Recipes and Essential Tips for Cooking Aboard

By Chris Szepessy

The Boat Galley Cookbook: 800 Everyday Recipes and Essential Tips for Cooking Aboard

Included are hundreds of boat-friendly recipes that can be made from readily obtainable ingredients with hand utensils, and step-by-step instructions on such things as making yogurt and bread, grilling virtually every food imaginable, preparing and cooking freshly-caught fish and seafood, cutting up and boning meat, cooking in a Thermos and baking on a stove top. There’s also a host of practical tips on everything from substitutions, provisioning and food storage to troubleshooting oven hot spots and more.

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Publisher's Log

2012 September – The Gateway to Growth and Success

By Chris Gill

2012 September – The Gateway to Growth and Success

There is much written and discussed regarding the state of our sport, be it junior sailor retention, professionals vs. amateurs, Olympic performance, and so on. I am constantly provided with statistics and studies, panel discussions and focus groups that all have differing opinions of why junior sailors have lost interest in the sport, don’t have the necessary portals by which to continue sailing, or won’t enter the maritime trades in their late teens and twenties. I see things a bit differently. We’re at the gateway to growth and success.

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On Watch

On Watch – Clemmie Everett

By Chris Szepessy

On Watch – Clemmie Everett

A well respected and popular sailing coach on Long Island Sound, Clemmie Everett is also a frequent WindCheck contributor. We are proud to have published several of her excellent ‘Coaches’ Corner’ articles. “I started sailing at American Yacht Club when I was nine,” says Clemmie, who grew up in Rye, NY and currently resides there. “My first boat was an Optimist, and then I moved into Blue Jays and Lasers. A lot of girls quit sailing when they’re 11,…

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