Gidget Loomis

Edgewood Yacht Club circa 1980sAs a teen in the mid-60s my sister and I raced our BlueJay every single weekend at a regatta somewhere on the Bay. Predictably at each Edgewood regatta (Providence River just south of the STB headquarters) we would get into an argument over who would reach over the side to scrub off the brown oily slime that has coated our hull overnight. No way would we consider swimming to do the rest of the bottom. We carried a baggie of wet paper towels to clean our arm off afterwards. These days when sailing the Bay I am thrilled to see how much cleaner and clearer it is.   ~Gidget Loomis

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*Please note:  Be sure to access the Johnson & Wales University Harborside Campus through the main entrance on Harborside Blvd. Your GPS may suggest taking Ernest Street to JWU’s Shipyard Street entrance, but that route requires a key card for entry.  

From Route I-95 North or South, take Exit 18 (Thurbers Avenue). Head downhill on Thurbers Avenue to US Route 1A (Allens Avenue). Turn right onto Allens Ave. Continue southbound on Allens Ave. into Cranston, where Allens Ave. becomes Narragansett Blvd. Turn left onto Harborside Blvd. at the traffic light by the Shell gas station. Follow Harborside Blvd. through the Johnson & Wales Harborside Campus. At the end of Harborside Blvd., turn right onto Save The Bay Drive. Save The Bay Drive becomes a circular, one-way roadway as you approach the Bay Center. Parking is available in four guest lots after you pass the main building. Enter the building through the main entrance.

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