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When the school year ends, students in the two-year Boatbuilding & Restoration program at the International Yacht Restoration School in Newport, R.I., launch the boats they restored. Here, second-year students give a 25-foot twin-cockpit, double-planked motor launch a champagne christening. www.iyrs.edu

August 2013 issue
 

Spit and Polish

Photo by Paul Todd/Outside Images

Camera: Nikon D800

Shutter Speed: 1/800 second

Lens focal length: 70mm

Aperture: f/2.8

ISO: 500

August 2013 issue

   

Chronicling the joy of boating

It’s a beautiful sunny Sunday on the Chesapeake, a clear westerly blowing on the heels of a cold front and riffling the river so that it shines and flickers like mica. If I were being true to the Soundings ethic — the ethic that existed when I joined up there in 1989 — I would not be writing this essay sitting down below in my boat, Osprey, on such a day.

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Stamps to feature N.E. lighthouses

On July 13 the U.S. Postal Service will issue a series of five postage stamps commemorating New England lighthouses, marking the fifth time since 1995 that the agency has produced a set of lighthouse-themed stamps.

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A blue-collar yacht club and the quest for the Cup

The America’s Cup has been and always will be a battle of technology and intrigue and tall egos — players with deep pockets who will go to extremes to find themselves on the winning end.

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