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Jack Sutphen: friend, mentor, sailor, storyteller

Sutphen was trial horse skipper for America's Cup icon Dennis Conner.Famous partners abound in popular memory. F. Scott had Zelda, Amos had Andy. Huntley had Brinkley. It was no secret to most that in the maritime world America’s Cup champion Dennis Conner had Jack Sutphen.




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




Arctic Drilling Rig

An Arctic drilling rig ran aground at Sitkalidak Island, 40 miles southwest of Kodiak City, Alaska, while being moved to Seattle for maintenance this past winter. The 266-foot-diameter Shell drillship, which broke from its tow in a storm, was en route to Singapore for repairs at press time.

June 2013 issue


Bristol fashion


Photo by Caryn B. Davis

Subject: Aphrodite, launched in May of 1937 by the Purdy Boat Company

Location: Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous, Mystic Seaport, Mystic, Conn.

Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark II

Shutter speed: 1/320 second

Lens focal length: 95mm

Aperture: f/6.3

ISO: 400

June 2013 issue


Talkin' boats with Bill Prince President, Bill Prince Yacht Design

Bill Prince took to boating at the age of 5, joining his grandfather on early morning fishing trips and messing about in small boats as a youngster with his parents on the St. Croix River and on the Great Lakes. Boating spawned a passion for designing, one that led the Minneapolis native to the acclaimed Milwaukee School of Engineering.



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