Resources

At Sound Boatworks, we are proud to be a key member of the sailing community. However, one member does not make a community by itself. Therefore, we feel we owe it to our customers to provide links to other respected and important members of the sailing community. Whether they be nautical museums, sailing academies, providers of sailing gear, providers of marine supplies, or any other presence crucial to the sailing community, we highly recommend you take a look at all of the resources listed on this page.

Charters and Rentals



Bareboat Sailing Charters is your ultimate destination for a thrilling New England sailing adventure. A full line of modern sailboats are available for charter out of Newport, Rhode Island

Joyride Charters is your #1 destination for chartered sailing in Long Island Sound. Based in Westbrook, Connecticut, Joyride Charters is proud to have been serving the Connecticut sailing community since 2005.

Westbrook Power Sports is our neighbor in Westbrook, Connecticut and they offer the finest in jet ski rentals, seadoo repair, and jet ski sales.

Community Pages



By-The-Sea is a superb resource for the sailing community featuring boat classified ads, message boards, a calender of boating and sailing events, and much more.

The Mount Sinai Sailing Association (MSSA) is a non-profit organization providing families, friends, and sailing enthusiasts with affordable opportunities to engage in sailing activities in the Long Island Sound area.

As its name would imply, New To Sailing is a resource for people who are just beginning to discover the world of sailing. With excellent Q&A resources, in-depth articles, and sailing resources for the disabled, New To Sailing has everything a novice sailor needs to get their feet wet.

Sailing Anarchy is the place to be for anyone interested in sailing. With message boards, sailing news, chat rooms, message boards, and much more, Sailing Anarchy is definitely the top online hangout for sailors.

Sailing Scuttlebutt features sailing photo galleries, message boards, an excellent newsletter, frequent sailing news updates and many more items of interest for the sailing community.

Sail.tv provides high quality and exciting sailing videos, a chat forum, and an ideal advertising space for sailing related businesses.

Family Resources



Autism Family Swim and Sail - This is a very informative and helpful online resource for people with autism as well as for their friends and families. This blog is doing its part to help those with autism to develop confidence and a lifelong love of sailing.

Kids Aboard is a boating, fishing, and waterpsorts magazine geared toward children and families. Its website offers a calender of family events, a sailing camp directory, and much more.

Industry



Dyneema's website offers an in-depth look at the company which supplies Sound Boatworks with the fiber for many of its varieties of sailboat line.

Polyspec is another company that supplies Sound Boatworks with the finest of marine fibers for use in sailboat rigging line.

Marine Weather



Boat US Marine Weather - Get the latest marine weather forecasts and up-to-date information on hurricanes, surf reports, and more.

The NOAA Marine Forecast provides in-depth data for marine weather and constantly updated marine forecast information.

Message Boards



The NOAA Marine Forecast provides in-depth data for marine weather and constantly updated marine forecast information.

Offical Organizations



College Sailing is the home page for the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association of North America. It contains all the vital information for both fans of and participants in scholastic sailing alike.

Optiworld is the official website of the International Optimist Dinghy Association and contains a wealth of useful information for Optimist fans and insiders.

Sailing.org is the official website of the International Sailing Federation. If you want to learn more about competitive sailing, this is a resource you cannot overlook.

US Sailing is the United States national governing body of sailing and it oversees events for collegiate, olympic, and disabled sailing.

Places to Visit



Visit the Connecticut Maritime Museum and learn more about the waters you sail on. This musuem is dedicated entirely to Long Island Sound and seeks to educate visitors on its history and marine life.

The Connecticut River Museum makes the history of the Connecticut River come alive before your eyes. The Connecticut River Museum offers a fun and educational experience for people of all ages.

Visit Mystic Seaport and see a unique village which gives a through view into the old days of New England sea faring.

The National Sailing Hall of Fame is located in Annapolis, Maryland and is the first institution of its kind. It is the place to go if you want to learn more about the ultimate legends of the sport.

Publications



Soundings is a magazine dedicated to all things boating. In addition to this, Soundings also provides an excellent classified section for buying and selling boats.

Windcheck Magazine is a sailing publication focused on the Northeastern United States sailing community. A unique feature of Windcheck Magazine's website is its Junior Sailing Blog.

Racing



America's Cup - America's cup is the most well known and respected sailing regatta competition in the USA and is one of the premier sailing regatta matches in all of the world.

Argo Racing - Get the latest news on Team Argo, the one design Melges 32-USA 128 sailing team of which Sound Boatworks is a proud sponsor.

Race One Design is the top online community for competitive one design sailboat racing. Check often for the latest one design sailing news, events, and information.

Sailing Instruction



American Sailing Academy - Based in Florida, the American Sailing Academy is proud to provide affordable and comprehensive sailing instruction to both locals and vacationers alike.

American Sailing Association - The ASA is the #1 authority on sailing instruction and sailing schools within the USA. Whether you're looking for resources for sailing lessons for beginners or if you're interested in advanced sailing instruction, let your search begin with the ASA.

Nelson Sailing Center is located in Island Heights, New Jersey and is one of the foremost centers for sailing instruction on the east coast. In addition to classes, Nelson Sailing Center also offers sailboat rentals at unbeatable rates.

Sailing USA is an exemplary resource for education and instruction in the field of sailing, as well as powerboating and windsurfing.

Sound Sailing Center is a certified sailing instruction facility offering lessons for both children and adults. Based in Norwalk, Connecticut, Sound Sailing Center has been educating new sailors since 1995.

Sailing Supplies



Boating Bookstore is an excellent online resource for all of your sailing and nautical reading and reference needs.

Take a look at the homepage for Gill, provider of some of our finest foul weather gear, sailing gloves, and sailing footwear.

Marine Radio Direct is the web's top source for marine VHF and SSB radios to suit all of your sailing communications needs.

Ronstan is one of the brands that Sound Boatworks is proud to carry. Whether you're looking for marine hardware, sailing watches, navigational tools, wetsuits, foul weather gear, or sailing boots, Ronstan has the products to meet your needs.

SEA (Sail Equipment Australia) is a purveyor of top-flight foul weather gear such as skiff suits, wetsuits, sailing gloves, technical clothing, and more.

SLAM is an advanced technology sportswear manufacturer of which we are proud to be a vendor. They supply the sailing community with top-quality sailing shoes, foul weather gear, skiff suits, sailing sneakers, inshore sailing jackets, and more.

Yachting



The Larchmont Yacht Club is based out of Larchmont, New York and is the home of the ARGO racing team.

The Pettipaug Yacht Club of Essex, Connecticut, provides the yachting and sailing community of southern Connecticut with a place to congregate and socialize. It also boasts one of the finest sailing academies in the nation.

Thames Valley Yacht Club is located in New London, Connecticut and was established in 1933. It provides junior sailing instruction courses in addition to hosting racing events.

Yacht Pals is a self-described online boating community. It features various groups, videos, blogs, photos, and more that no yacht enthusiast should be without.

Yachtworld offers the largest selection of brokerage boats for sale in the entire world. It also makes boat loans and insurance more accessible and available to customers.