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On Watch – Vin Pica

By Chris Szepessy

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The informative and entertaining “From the Captain of the Port” columns in WindCheck are written by Vincent T. Pica, II, the District Commodore of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary’s First District Southern Region. “I grew up in Westchester County, New York, and boating on Long Island Sound was always a part of my life,” says Vin….

Publisher's Log

2013 September – Perfect Pitch

By Chris Szepessy

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I often ruminate about my sailing memories and how they’ve shaped my life. The Editor’s Log is where I introduce articles on the pages of the magazine, discuss ongoing or upcoming events, or reminisce about sailing adventures past, present and future.

Sound Environment

11 Winning Solutions

By Chris Szepessy

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World-class sailors Rob Windsor of Centerport, NY and Hannah Jenner of Shropshire, England have teamed as Team 11th Hour Racing in the 20th Transat Jacques Vabre, considered the “Super Bowl of offshore sailing. Hannah and Rob, one of 25 doublehanded teams in the TJV, are setting eco-firsts by implementing 11 innovative eco-friendly solutions to race more…

Coop's Corner

Feel The Force

By Joe Cooper

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When one thinks of a “teacher” one thinks, if one considers it at all, of a one-way flow of information, a “download” in today’s parlance. As anyone who has taught anything for more than ten seconds knows, that is not true.

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