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Publisher's Log

Make a List

By Benjamin Cesare

Make a List

So, this month we whip-saw back to an action shot on the cover. Last month’s delightful capture of kids making memories with a great instructor (we got a number of calls looking for the builder of her coach boat) was very popular. But now it’s time to report on a lot of high-test racing action that took place while they were playing sponge tag. This month’s cover shows a glimpse of a new class that we cover…

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Events

It’s Boat Show Time!

By Chris Szepessy

It’s Boat Show Time!

49th Annual Newport International Boat Show September 12 – 15 in Newport, Rhode Island The fall boat show season in the Northeast kicks off with the Newport International Boat Show. Spanning 13 waterfront acres in downtown Newport, this is one of the largest and most prestigious boat shows in the country. Hundreds of sailboats and powerboats will be on display, along with a wide variety of marine products and services to enhance the nautical lifestyle. Educational seminars…

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Checking In

Duck Island Yacht Club Wins the Essex Rum Challenge Club Trophy

By Chris Szepessy

Duck Island Yacht Club Wins the Essex Rum Challenge Club Trophy

The team representing Duck Island Yacht Club in Westbrook, Connecticut won Essex Yacht Club’s new trophy by defeating teams from the Off Soundings Club, Essex Yacht Club, and Essex Corinthian Yacht Club. The trophy was awarded on Saturday, July 27 during the awards ceremony for the Essex Rum Challenge Regatta, which is an annual event in late July. The Essex Rum Challenge Regatta is an Eastern Connecticut Sailing Association (ECSA) sanctioned event and is one of the…

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Checking In

In-Command Seamanship Training Announces ‘Women In-Command’

By Chris Szepessy

In-Command Seamanship Training Announces ‘Women In-Command’

In-Command Seamanship Training, located in the heart of historic Wickford, RI, now offers a specially-designed Women In-Command class that brings together like-minded women to help build confidence in their boating skills. The 4+2 program incorporates four hours of classroom training plus two hours of private-on-the-water training that puts women at the helm, operating boats while gaining valuable knowledge and developing boat handling skills. Captain Carol Beecher, Program Director, said, “If you are out alone with the captain…

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Checking In

Tenth Annual Village Cup Regatta is September 7

By Chris Szepessy

Tenth Annual Village Cup Regatta is September 7

The annual Village Cup Regatta, a friendly competition between Mather Hospital and the Village of Port Jefferson, NY, will take place on Saturday, September 7. Presented by the Port Jefferson Yacht Club, the regatta raises funds for Mather’s Palliative Medicine Program and the Lustgarten Foundation, which funds pancreatic cancer research. The event has raised more than $509,600 for the two organizations.     Actor/director and local resident Ralph Macchio will again act as community ambassador for the…

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Checking In

Luke Crawford Joins MarineMax Westbrook

By Chris Szepessy

Luke Crawford Joins MarineMax Westbrook

MarineMax Westbrook, a boat dealer in Westbrook, CT, has announced that Luke Crawford has joined the company as the new Service Manager. “Please join us in welcoming Luke Crawford, the new Service Manager at MarineMax Westbrook,” said Fred Abberley, MarineMax Westbrook General Manager. “Luke has an extensive background in the marine industry and will be overseeing all day-to-day service operations for our customers.” Crawford began his career in the marine industry over 20 years ago as an assistant…

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Checking In

Plimoth Plantation to Launch Mayflower II on September 7 at Mystic Seaport Museum

By Chris Szepessy

Plimoth Plantation to Launch Mayflower II on September 7 at Mystic Seaport Museum

Plimoth Plantation will officially launch Mayflower II, the acclaimed living history museum’s historic tall ship, on Saturday, September 7 at Mystic Seaport Museum’s Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard in Mystic, CT. The ceremony, which begins at 2:00 pm, includes performances, remarks, and the ship’s christening with water from all fifty states as well as Plymouth, U.K. and Leiden, Netherlands, before Mayflower II is lowered into the Mystic River to float for the first time in three years….

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Racing

From Zero to Twenty in Three Years

By Benjamin Cesare

From Zero to Twenty in Three Years

By Ben Cesare On June 1 and 2, twenty brand-new Melges IC37s, 131 amateur sailors, a team of coaches from North Sails, the team from Melges Performance Sailboats, and the team from New York Yacht Club who were responsible for getting the boats in the water and ready to sail, gathered at Sail Newport in Newport, RI for an inaugural “training weekend.” Class President Phil Lotz welcomed all, thanked all who had made it possible and then…

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Juniors

The Paul Risseeuw Pettipaug Junior Regatta

By Chris Szepessy

The Paul Risseeuw Pettipaug Junior Regatta

By Kathryn Ryan Pettipaug Sailing Academy hosted its annual Paul Risseeuw Pettipaug Junior Sailing Regatta on Sunday, August 4 at Pettipaug Yacht Club in Esssex, CT. Fifty-eight junior sailors representing four area clubs participated in racing on the Connecticut River. The weather cooperated and the sailors competed under sunny skies with relatively steady winds out of a northerly direction. Sailors competed in eight different divisions on three different racecourses. This annual regatta is hosted by Pettipaug Sailing…

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Juniors

The 2019 CJ Buckley Regatta

By Chris Szepessy

The 2019 CJ Buckley Regatta

Over 150 sailors from around the USA and USVI converged on the Goddard Park Carousel in East Greenwich, RI on July 29 & 30 for the 17th running of the CJ Buckley Regatta for the Club 420 National Junior Team Racing Championship. The regatta was hosted by the Greenwich Bay Sailing Association and East Greenwich Yacht Club.   This event began in 2003 as a token of friendship to honor the memory of CJ Buckley. As a…

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