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CT Spring Boat Show Box
Publisher's Log

Forty Years!?!

By Benjamin Cesare

Forty Years!?!

On page 40 of this issue, we have a fascinating recounting of one of the craziest celebrations to ever hit Newport, Rhode Island. It had to have rivaled any number of other occasions, including the end of wars. But of course, it was for a sporting event and one where the visiting team won. Forty years ago this September 26th, Australia II won the America’s Cup. The event would help elevate a New England-based TV sports network…

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Letters

Letters

By Chris Szepessy

Letters

Dear UK Racers, Customers & Friends, UK Sailmakers |Northeast would like to congratulate the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron, the Boston Yacht Club and the Storm Trysail Club for hosting two great sailing events. We often overlook the planning and preparation that goes into hosting an ocean race and a week of racing with terrific shoreside fun. There are many volunteers for each event and UK Sailmakers thanks all involved for your time and effort! UK|NE would like to recognize…

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Racing

42nd Annual American Cancer Society Regatta is September 16

By Chris Szepessy

42nd Annual American Cancer Society Regatta is September 16

  Our friends at the Mount Sinai Sailing Association are pleased to present the 42nd edition of the American Cancer Society Regatta on Saturday, September 16. This MSSA event is the second longest running charity regatta in the United States. PHRF Spinnaker and Non-Spinnaker boats (with Double-Handed, One-Design and Cruising divisions based on entries) will sail a course of approximately 6 to 16 miles, followed by a party at Mount Sinai Yacht Club in Mount Sinai, NY…

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Checking In

Paying It Back and Forward – A McMichael Legacy

By Chris Szepessy

Paying It Back and Forward – A McMichael Legacy

People who enjoy sailing and powerboating recognize the role marine service companies play in enabling fun and safe boating. Some of these service providers help you buy or sell the right boat; others help keep those boats in proper working condition. It is the rare company, however, that offers both brokerage and service, and even fewer that have been doing it for over eight decades. For 88 years, McMichael Yacht Yards & Brokers has been on the…

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Racing

Whitebread 30 is October 7

By Chris Szepessy

Whitebread 30 is October 7

By Tom McKeon How many sailing events can proudly proclaim a 30-year anniversary? That’s exactly what will happen when the Whitebread 30 race committee’s horn sounds on Saturday morning, October 7. The Peconic Bay Sailing Association is kicking off 30 in a big way and pulling out all the stops, starting with a Skippers meeting Friday night. After the race there’s dinner, beer/wine, awards – and even the return of the band! – all at Safe Harbor…

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Checking In

Dana Matthews Promoted at Offshore Sailing School

By Chris Szepessy

Dana Matthews Promoted at Offshore Sailing School

Our friends at Offshore Sailing School have promoted Controller Dana Matthews to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. “We are pleased to announce this executive move as part of our ongoing development of new leadership roles as we head into Offshore Sailing School’s 60th year,” said Offshore Sailing’s President and CEO Doris Colgate. “With thirty years of experience in financial management, business leadership, and corporate strategy and growth, Dana has already made a lasting impact in…

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Advertising Showcase

Boat Show Advertisers Showcase

By Chris Szepessy

Boat Show Advertisers Showcase

We’re on the final leg of Summer 2023, and it’s time for the fall shows in Newport, Norwalk and Annapolis. WindCheck will have a booth at Newport and Norwalk, and we hope to get down to Annapolis too. We think it is important to try and help our advertisers leverage the cost and effort of being at these events to see you in person. So we are highlighting them here in hopes that you will at a…

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Racing

Serious, Tight Racing at the 12 Metre World Championship

By Barby MacGowan

Serious, Tight Racing at the 12 Metre World Championship

Challenge XII and Columbia Become Two-Time World Champions After participating in a morning parade around Newport Harbor that was punctuated by cannon salutes from yacht clubs and other prime waterfront viewing spots, ten historic 12 Metres moved on to Rhode Island Sound for the final race of the 12 Metre World Championship on Saturday, August 6.     To be named the World Champions at the end of the day, Jack LeFort’s Challenge XII (KA-10; Winter Park, FL/Jamestown, RI) had…

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Racing

Celebrating a 100 Years of Sailing in Martha’s Vineyard at Edgartown YC

By Chris Szepessy

Celebrating a 100 Years of Sailing in Martha’s Vineyard at Edgartown YC

Story & photos by Rick Bannerot/OntheFlyPhoto.net Q: What do you do when you’ve agree to hold a centennial regatta on Martha’s Vineyard in the middle of July? A: You invite and organize a spectrum of sailboat fleets (and sailors from ages 6 to 86) including Zim Prams, Optimists, Club 420s, Shields, Rhodes 19s, J/70s, Herreshoff 12.5s, Wianno Seniors, and a passel of different catboats all racing to celebrate Edgartown Yacht Club’s 100th Annual Regatta.   Situated in…

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Racing

Young American Scores a Class Win in Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty 46th Around Long Island Regatta

By Chris Szepessy

Young American Scores a Class Win in Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty 46th Around Long Island Regatta

Young Scot is victorious in his first distance race…and first doublehanded race! By Fergus Wilson Editor’s note: The 46th Around Long Island Regatta, hosted by the Sea Cliff Yacht Club in Sea Cliff, NY in July, was first run in 1977. The race covers a 205 nautical mile course combining ocean, harbor and sound racing. Open to all sailboats 24 feet and larger, the race is designed for sailors at all levels, running in as many as…

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