Adam Cort joined Sail magazine as senior editor, where he will oversee a number of departments, in addition to writing features and managing content on the publication's Web site.
Cort has authored two sailing books - "Getting Started in Sailboat Racing" and "The Blue Book of Sailing" - and has been cruising and racing sailboats all his life.
After graduating from the University of Michigan, he worked as a newspaper reporter and then a merchant sailor on the Great Lakes and Gulf of Mexico. He also served two years in the Peace Corp in the South Pacific. Upon his return, he worked as an associate editor for Sailing magazine and, most recently, as a senior editor for a technology publication.
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Dawn Speros, a senior yacht advisor at Gowrie Group, is relocating to Gowrie's Newport, R.I., office, located in the recently restored Aquidneck Mill Building on the waterfront campus of the International Yacht Restoration School.
"While my office address is different, the quality service and personalized attention I have always provided my clients will not change," Speros said in a statement. "The Gowrie team and I will continue to provide all my current and new clients the advice and solutions needed to best protect their boats and other assets."