Fastest Catboat Is Subject for Final Dinner Lecture

The last one of the season, this dinner and lecture benefiting Sail Martha's Vineyard features Tim Fallon of Falmouth who will present the story of Kathleen, an experiment in re-creating one of the fastest racing catboats ever.

Sail MV Dinner and Lecture

Author George C. Daughan will speak at the next Sail MV dinner/lecture on Wednesday, March 26, at 6 p.m. at the Black Dog Tavern in Vineyard Haven.

Sail MV Hosts America's Cup Lecture

Sail Martha’s Vineyard welcomes journalist Sean McNeill to its second winter dinner/lecture at the Black Dog Tavern on Wednesday, Feb. 12, at 6 p.m.

Sail MV's Winter Lecture

Sail Martha’s Vineyard winter dinner lecture series begins with Matthew Stackpole from Mystic Seaport Museum presenting, And She Alone Remains: The Past, Present and Future of the Charles W. Morgan.

Films Aim to Provide Tailwind for Sail MV

In a series of short films, Sail Martha's Vineyard describes how its free programs help Islanders experience a sport often reserved for the wealthy -- and why it needs more support.

Seafood Buffet, Auction Raise Needed Funds for Sail MV

With a cool, brisk breeze rippling the waters of Vineyard Haven harbor, perhaps the most surprising feature of the annual Sail Martha’s Vineyard seafood buffet and auction was the number of sailors who were not out on their boats for the evening.

Clean Regatta for Sail MV

Sailors for the Sea, an ocean conservation nonprofit focused on the sailing and boating community, announced that Sail Martha’s Vineyard and Tisbury Waterways have taken the Clean Regattas Pledge for gold level Clean Regattas certification of the 2013 Vineyard Cup. Clean Regattas certification provides independent, third-party verification that a yacht club, sailing program, or regatta is environmentally responsible and is protecting and restoring the waters.

Putting Wind in Sails of Island Children

It may come as a surprise to some that growing up on an Island does not always ensure access to sailing. The water is always within reach, but there have long been socio-economic barriers to Island kids interested in learning the sport.

In the early 1990s, a group of Edgartown residents teamed up to tackle the problem. Nancy Hoffman and the late Nancy Haskell spearheaded the effort to found Sail Martha’s Vineyard (now known as Sail MV), a program dedicated to helping Island kids gain access to affordable sailing instruction.

Cronkite Award for Ray Ellis at Sail MV Event

Sail Martha’s Vineyard will give its first Walter Cronkite Award, in the memory of its staunch supporter and honorary chairman who died last July, to the artist Ray Ellis.

The award will be made at Sail MV’s annual Seafood Buffet and Auction at Tisbury Wharf on Saturday, July 10.

“Walter Cronkite might not have wanted this fuss made over him,” Peggy Schwier, president of the Sail MV board, said in a statement, “but he certainly would have approved of Ray Ellis as the first person to receive this award.

Vandalism Hobbles Sail MV Program

Vandals have been targeting the boat house at the Sailing Camp Park in Oak Bluffs, leaving a trail of smashed-in doors, broken windows, floats set adrift in the Lagoon Pond — and, in a dangerous turn, the latest offense this week saw gasoline poured around the grounds.

At the receiving end of all this vandalism is Sail Martha’s Vineyard, the community-supported nonprofit program that leases the boathouse on the Lagoon from the town to teach sailing to Island children.

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