44th Newport International Boat Show September 11 – 14

Dear Members and Friends,

It’s that time of year – Boat Show Season! The 44th Newport International Boat Show at the Newport Yachting Center is this coming weekend.  Our VAr 37 will be on view at Dock . Read below for all the information about the 2014 Newport Boat Show.

Due to Popular Demand, We have created an “SSC Members Board” on the SSC website. We are listing members who are looking for other members to sail with or looking for crew. Please contact us for more information and to get your contact information listed.

Have you been putting off taking our Basic Cruising Course? Well, now is the time to sign up! There are still openings to get your Basic Cruising Certification while sailing the VAr down to Annapolis for the Boat Show in October. We set sail from Norwalk on Friday, October 3rd. We will arrive in Annapolis late Sunday afternoon.  You can sign up for this Basic Cruising Course at our website www.soundsailingcenter.com. These trips are some of our Members’ favorite memories of Sound Sailing Center.

Our classes are filling up for the rest of the season as well. If you would like to improve your sailing skills to prepare for a Winter Charter Cruise in the Islands or get your spouse into a class to find her passion for sailing (and to help you crew) – sign up on our website at “Instruction”.

We really appreciate the efforts of our Members in following the procedures to sign up for their boats on our online appointment system, as well as taking the boats they are assigned and not taking another boat from the dock. Many Thanks!!

Happy Sailing!

Martin van Breems

2014 Newport International Boat Show

The exciting Newport International Boat Show at the Newport Yachting Center is this weekend September 11 – 14, the hours are 10 – 6 each day. Newport, the Epicenter of the Yachting World, is the location for this prestigious event. This show encompasses 13 acres of Newport’s famed waterfront to see all the latest boats the Industry has designed for 2015.  You will be able to stroll along the docks and peruse the magnificent boats – ready for boarding and review. There are also lots of fascinating exhibits and presentations to experience. Along with fabulous boats there is also plenty of fabulous food and drinks available at many spots throughout the Show. It is a day well spent for the sailing enthusiast and truly an experience you will never forget. Come visit Martin on the VAr and stop by the Dutchman Booth to see Rob and Sean.

Newport Parking

The Newport International Boat Show offers parking at Easton’s Beach, located at 175 Memorial Boulevard, Newport. Parking is $15 per vehicle and shuttle service is included in the price of the parking space. The parking lot is open daily from 8 am to 8 pm and the shuttle service runs daily from 8 am to 8 pm as well. A parking pass may be purchased online when buying tickets or, to order by phone, call 800.745.3000. Parking pass purchases online are available in advance only and subject to availability.

Basic Cruising Class to Newport

Beautiful Sail on the VAr to Newport

We have had perfect weather for our Basic Cruising Class on the VAr to Newport. Martin hopped off at Noank so the students could do their practice solo cruise to Block Island. We are so proud of how well the students have been docking and showing their sailing expertise. Sign up now to be part of our Basic Cruising Class to Annapolis. It will be a class you will never forget!