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Top U.S. sailors honored with Rolex awards

After three years on the West Coast, the annual US Sailing Rolex Yachtsman & Yachtswoman of the Year Awards ceremony returned to the iconic Model Room at the New York Yacht Club in Manhattan. Held annually since 1961, this year’s event honored the accomplishments of two sailing tacticians: Terry Hutchinson, of Annapolis, Maryland, and Stephanie Roble, of East Troy, Wisconsin.

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SEAMANSHIP QUIZ - May 2015

Test your knowledge with these Coast Guard license exam prep questions from the National Captain’s Institute

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Grady-White refreshes the Express 330

Grady-White Boats has updated its Express 330 with a new cabin, helm and hardtop enclosure. “Reconfigured seating allows easier movement around the helm — the social center of the boat — and highlights our ‘surround seating’ helm concept,” says Shelley Tubaugh, Grady-White vice president of marketing. “The emphasis really is on enhancing the people aspects.”

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CATCH AND RELEASE

The Coast Guard cutter Alert was on drug patrol in the Pacific off Central America when it came across a pair of olive ridley sea turtles entangled in fishing nets. “Jumping into the ocean to free a couple of sea turtles is not something you wake up in the morning expecting to do,” says seaman Brandon Groshens. “It was a really great feeling as they swam away, knowing that we saved their lives.”

May 2015 issue

   

Shepherdess on the Benjamin River, Maine

Benjamin Mendlowitz photo

Camera: Nikon D800

Shutter speed: 1/320 second

Lens focal length: 58mm

Aperture: f/9

ISO: 200

May 2015 issue

   

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