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Friday, February 1, 2019

Snag-A-Slip, an online boat slip reservation company, recently announced the launch of a new tool that connects boaters with users who want to rent their privately-owned dockage. The new functionality is part of Snag-A-Slip’s suite of products that make boating easier by connecting cruising boaters with available dockage. The

tags: Company Expansions, Rentals, Travel

Monday, November 19, 2018

San Francisco, Calif. – iNavX, the benchmark mobile marine navigation application, announced today that it will be releasing an entirely new backend system on December 1, 2018. Designed for speed, stability and security, the new iNavX backend system will replace the legacy Fugawi system, and better support iNavX users by

tags: Books & Charts, Company Expansions, Navigation, Software & Apps, Travel

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

At age 19, Steve Colgate took a detour from his family’s career path in the corporate world and accepted an invitation to crew aboard his first Transatlantic Race from Cuba to Spain. After the three-week adventure, Steve said, “This is for me!” From there, Steve went on to race in hundreds of regattas around the

by: Beth Oliver, Director of Marketing, Offshore Sailing School

tags: Education, Sailing, South Coast, Travel

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

The Association of Bahamas Marinas (ABM), in partnership with Marinalife, recently announced the launch of Voyager, a membership program that offers participating boaters exclusive benefits such as discounts, cruising guides and invitations to special events. The program, which is designed to encourage and support personal cruising

tags: Applicable Everywhere, Boat Club, Coupons & Discounts, Travel

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Many of our readers may think of Yacht Clubs as an “old, stodgy group of elitists” in which you have nothing in common. While this may be true in a FEW of your bigger, older, large city yacht clubs, I can tell you from first hand experience that small yacht clubs — found in just about every harbor in the Great Lakes

by: Dennis Mykols

tags: Travel, Yacht Club

Friday, September 28, 2018

Greece has always been one of the world’s top sailing destinations. Sailing the Greek islands by yacht is the best way to explore some of the 4500 islands, but there is a confusing number of sailing choices dependent on budget, level of skill, and personal preference, of course! 1. Bareboat Charter – Sail where and when

tags: Beyond the Lakes, Charter, Travel

Monday, September 24, 2018

Do you yearn to sail away, explore exotic locales, relax under sail with no schedule in place? Maybe you wish to build on sailing skills you already have, or win more races? At Offshore Sailing School, we have been living the dream for nearly 55 years, teaching more than 150,000 adults and families to sail, race, and enjoy sailing

by: Beth Oliver, Director of Marketing, Offshore Sailing School

tags: Charters, Education, Sailing, Travel

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Industry leading online chart service fugawi.com, announced today that in collaboration with world-renowned OpenCPN (opencpn.org), that their extensive portfolio of raster charts is now available to OpenCPN Android App users. Building upon its experience in computer software, OpenCPN is now offering its quarter million OpenCPN users

tags: Company Expansions, Navigation, Software & Apps, Travel

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

If it seems odd to own a tender for a 22 foot cuddy cabin boat, you’ve never moored off Put-in-Bay on a busy summer weekend. But, for three seasons, that’s how we justified the inflatable Sevylor kayak my wife and I used to get from our designated mooring ball to the dockside party and back. The alternative was waiting for

by: Dan Armitage, Buckeye Sportsman Radio

tags: Travel, Water Toys

Thursday, July 5, 2018

The Roman Guy is a Tour Operator and Trip-Planning Service in Italy, run by a passionate team of young Italy travel experts and trip planners who provide experiences of a lifetime in Italy to all of their clients, regardless of budget or occasion. Their team is made up of people from all over the world, whom either visited Rome on

tags: Beyond the Lakes, Travel