The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary’s Recreational Boating Safety (RBS) Outreach Department recently teamed up with WindCheck magazine of Bridgeport, Connecticut, to help promote boating safety, maritime domain awareness, public education and other Auxiliary efforts that support the missions of the U.S. Coast Guard.
As the newest Publications Partner within the RBS Department, WindCheck joins Soundings magazine, Soundings Trade Only magazine and HeartLand Boating magazine in serving the interests of Auxiliarists by providing a wider reach for the Auxiliary’s missions. WindCheck, a monthly magazine devoted to sailors and boaters in the Northeast, features stories about those who race, cruise and want to learn about boating – and boating safety – in the region. Their monthly editorials include boating news, a Coast Guard report, an events calendar, published tide tables, racing coverage, cruising topics, junior sailing, environmental updates and boats for sale in the region. The “Captain of the Port” column, written by Vincent T. Pica, First District Southern’s District Chief of Staff, provides timely tips, stories and suggestions to make boating a pleasant, safe and rewarding experience.
WindCheck is published eleven times per year, distributing over 30,000 print copies via more than 850 yacht clubs, marinas, marine stores, select restaurants and other waterfront havens in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. WindCheck also is provided at numerous special events each month. Subscriptions are available to Auxiliarists for both print and online versions.
This new partnership also affords Auxiliarists an opportunity to publicize About Boating Safely classes and other public education efforts to readers within the magazine’s region. When available, back issues of the magazine may be requested for Auxiliarists who are conducting boating classes and for regional Auxiliary conferences’ courtesy packets. Members are encouraged to contact WindCheck with editorial submissions and public affairs information about class schedules and related topics. WindCheck is located at 110 Chapel Street, Bridgeport, Connecticut. Their phone number is 203-332-7639. To email the magazine with questions or to contribute news articles or press releases, go to windcheckmagazine.com, click on “About Us,” scroll down and click on “contact us.”
A link to WindCheck will be available soon on shopauxiliary.com that will bring members to a special Auxiliary page for subscription information.
Source: Thomas R. Violante, Branch Chief, Boating Publications Liaison, 203-466-7286 or email@example.com.