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Thursday, February 1, 2018

"I hate boats!" I shouted at no one in particular. But, since Jody was the only other person aboard the Lost Soul when I said it, she responded. "Okay, what happened now?" “That's it. We're selling this piece of junk! After spending close to $200,000 fixing the silly boat, I just found some dry rot in the crew quarters!" And

by: Bob Bitchin

tags: Sailing, Lifestyle

Monday, December 25, 2017

As a Great Lakes sailor, I know that whenever I start seeing the leaves turning colors it can only mean one thing: It’s time to head east towards Maryland for the Annapolis Sailboat Show. It’s, by far, the country’s largest sail-only boat show and, for those who have never been there, I’d highly recommend a

by: Ken Quant

tags: Sailing

Thursday, December 14, 2017

The Moorings, the world’s premier yacht charter company, is pleased to introduce Antigua as their newest sailing destination. Bareboat and skippered sailing charters in this stunning cruising destination are now available to book for departures beginning November 4th. Highly regarded as one of the most desirable sailing

tags: Charters, Sailing, Travel, Caribbean Islands

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

We'd been anchored in the Canary Islands for a couple weeks, waiting for the tradewinds to start up so we could make our Atlantic crossing back to go play in the Caribbean. The harbor was crowded with boats leaving on the annual "ARC" (Atlantic Rally Crossing), so we decided to head out and beat the crowds. After all, the tradewinds

by: Bob Bitchin

tags: Sailing, Lifestyle

Monday, November 13, 2017

If you love the thrill of the chase and the sensation of victory, then add a twist to your next vacation charter and join in the racing regattas held annually throughout the Caribbean. These events will allow you to immerse yourself into the heart of the action, whether you choose to race or watch the excitement from your yacht.

tags: Destination, Sailing, Travel, Charters

Monday, November 13, 2017

Offshore Sailing School President and CEO Doris Colgate recently announced that Offshore Sailing School is expanding their presence in Southwest Florida/Lee County to include The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village and Tarpon Point Marina. “As Offshore Sailing School celebrates our 54th year, we are pleased to add

tags: Sailing, South Coast, Education

Monday, October 30, 2017

The world’s premier yacht charter company, The Moorings, is proud to introduce the newest edition of their award-winning brochure. In addition to the expansive fleet of leading-edge charter yachts and the 20+ exquisite travel destinations located all across the globe, The Moorings 2018 brochure features a number of exciting new

tags: Caribbean Islands, Charters, Sailing, Travel, Beyond the Lakes

Friday, October 27, 2017

My name is Emanuele Bianchi. I live in Chicago, although I grew up in Sardinia, Italy. I am part of a large, extended group of boating men and women. We are a mix of fun, avid sailors, mostly based in the Great Lakes, peppered with East and West Coast, Canadian, and European flavor. Our group is comprised of highly competitive,

tags: Charters, Racing, Sailing, Caribbean Islands

Monday, October 23, 2017

SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, Rhode Island’s Official Sailing Education Vessel homeported in Newport, R.I. is back safe at her berth at Fort Adams State Park after an incident that left her disabled in inner Newport Harbor. On the evening of Sunday, October 15, the 200-foot Perry, with 12 crewmembers aboard, was moving under diesel

tags: History, Sailing, Education

Friday, October 13, 2017

The National Sailing Hall of Fame (NSHOF) celebrated its seventh class of Inductees on Sunday, September 24, during ceremonies hosted by New York Yacht Club at their magnificent Harbour Court clubhouse in Newport. The backdrop for the Induction could not have been more fitting: a busy Newport harbor on a glorious early fall afternoon.

tags: Sailing, Awards