December 17, 2020

CPYB Annual Meeting Review

Written by YBAA Executive Director, JP Skov

We're beyond excited, we just finished up the CAC Annual Meeting, the CPYB program is on an upward trajectory. By the end of 2020, we will have certified approximately 60 new CPYB Brokers, the best year by far.

Under the guidance of Joanna Truitt, Program Director, her team has taken the entire application process from paper and file to completely online.

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3 Men Who Illegally Scuttled Abandoned Vessels Plead Guilty

Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Connecticut

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that JOHN MAGNESS, 71, of Southbury; PETER ALBRECHT, 70, of Norwalk; and CARLOS SANTOS, 60, of Westbrook, have each pleaded guilty to a federal charge related to the scuttling of several sailboats and motorboats between the Black Rock Harbor and the Pennfield Reef Lighthouse in Long Island Sound.

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Relieved Escoffier Speaks About His Rescue By Jean Le Cam

Article by Vendee Globe

Kevin Escoffier, after battling big seas and strong winds, and after swimming some 840 nautical miles, is recovering on rescuer Jean Le Cam's appropriately named IMOCA 60 Vendee
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ABYC mourns passing of E. Charles Game

November 10, 2020

YBAA join the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) in mourning of the loss of industry veteran Ernest Charles “Charlie” Game II, who passed Nov. 7, 2020. Game began his career working for Alcoa Aluminum and later as director of product reliability and standards for Hatteras Yachts. In 1994, he started E.C. Game Engineering as owner and president. He was a registered professional engineer in both Tennessee and North Carolina.   E Charles
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An Icon Crosses the Finish Line

Frank Butler Sails His Last Race

Early in 1994, as the President of Hellier Yacht Sales, I realized that we needed to diversify our business. As the longest-running and most successful Tartan dealers in North America, we primarily relied on Tartan for the bulk of our new boat sales and service business but, entry-level Tartans were getting larger and more expensive thus, making it harder to attract new entry-level customers to the Hellier family.

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