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Forty Years of Fools!

By Benjamin Cesare

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The 40th Annual Fools’ Rules Regatta was held, for only the second time ever, on the rain date, Sunday, August 13, in Jamestown, RI. This is the largest, most enjoyable event (free to participants and spectators) held in Jamestown each summer, and is sponsored by Jamestown Yacht Club.

The Boating Barrister

Behaving Badly: Vessel Owners

By John K. Fulweiler

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John K. Fulweiler, Esq. is a Proctor-in-Admiralty representing individuals and small businesses in maritime matters including personal injury claims throughout the East and Gulf Coasts and with his office in Newport, Rhode Island. He can be reached at 1-800-383-MAYDAY (6293), or visit his website at


Letter: Back to Basics

By Benjamin Cesare

If you are thinking of going off cruising, you should read all of these books because – even though today’s cruising boats are bigger and have more electronics than the sailors of the past had – to fully understand and acquire the skills they had and used will make you a more confident and competent sailor.

Publisher's Log

It’s Never Too Early to Plan

By Chris Gill

The popular movement toward using inflatable coach boats is a good one in terms of keeping boats and limbs safe from damage (and they have other pros and cons as well) but perhaps reducing the potential danger of underwater appendages needs to be the next movement toward increased powerboat safety for our young ones. Prop guard- or jet drive-equipped coach boats seem a natural step in that development.

Checking In

Sound Sailing to the Rescue!

By Benjamin Cesare

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On Wednesday, July 26, 2017 a group of students and two instructors from Sound Sailing Center in Norwalk, CT were en route to Portland, ME on the Hanse 400 Disco Volante when co-captain Wim Jessup, one of the instructors, spotted an overturned powerboat and a large group of people in the water off Wareham, MA.

On Watch

On Watch – Sam Greenfield

By Chris Szepessy

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As the Onboard Reporter (OBR) with Dongfeng Race Team in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, Sam Greenfield made yacht racing history by becoming the first OBR to successfully fly a drone from a Volvo Ocean 65 at speed.

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