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Friday, August 25, 2017

Offshore Sailing School President and CEO, Doris Colgate, announced that the company has formalized a relationship with Freedom Boat Club’s 17 SW Florida – Corporate-Owned Clubs to offer members 40% savings on Offshore Sailing’s Learn to Sail certification course tuition. Freedom Boat Club is the largest and oldest

tags: Education, Sailing, South Coast

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Offshore Sailing School and Jeanneau America have joined together to provide a premium learning experience for those who want to own or charter sailing yachts. At the 2017 U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis, Maryland, Offshore Sailing School will take delivery of the newest addition to its cruising course fleet - a four-cabin Jeanneau

tags: Education, Sailing

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Last year we took our 54’ Navigator power boat from Lake Erie to Florida and brought it back without venturing anywhere. Not this year. The Palm Beach Boat Show was the last we would exhibit at for the year. It ended on a Sunday and we were watching the weather to see when we could cross to the Bahamas. But, first we had to get

tags: Caribbean Islands, Destination, Lifestyle, Sailing

Monday, July 31, 2017

Last fall, my wife and I were just about to leave for Barbados for a quick sailing vacation when our friend Karen called us to say she had just been laid off. Given the fact that she had some unexpected time on her hands and we were leaving in just a couple of days, we suggested she join us. So, at the last minute, she bought a plane

tags: Caribbean Islands, Destination, Sailing

Monday, July 24, 2017

Can you imagine if everyone’s life was judged on where or how it ends? You know what I mean. If everything a person has done in his or her lifetime meant nothing more than where it led to when the time has run out; it would all be kinda silly, wouldn’t it? Well, a voyage is pretty much like life itself. It’s not

tags: Lifestyle, Sailing

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The Ocean State’s Official Sailing School Vessel, Tall Ship Oliver Hazard Perry is changing lives every time she sails from her homeport of Newport, Rhode Island. With education-at-sea at the core of her mission, she provides innovative and empowering programs to promote personal and professional growth. This spring, the

tags: Sailing

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Pearls before swine. I had heard the phrase for years, but it wasn’t until recently that I realized ‘twas I of which they spoke. It all started about 10 years ago. Jody and I were sailing out of Apia, Western Samoa on our way to Pago Pago in American Samoa to provision for a voyage up to Hawaii. It was the end of the

tags: Lifestyle, Sailing

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Two Detroit area organizations are being recognized for their support of a Detroit-based youth learn to sail program. On August 5, 2016, the Grosse Pointe Youth Nautical Education Program (GPYNEF) and Kean’s Marina will be recognized at the 2016 Challenge the Wind Youth Sailing Program graduation ceremony. Challenge the Wind

tags: Education, Kids & Pets, Lake St. Clair, Sailing

Friday, April 8, 2016

Going “green” isn’t just a trend; it’s a necessity for clean waterways, a healthy marine environment, better boating and a better life. Here are small steps you can take that can make a big difference in preserving our natural resources… As a yacht owner, you already have a passion for the rivers, bays

tags: Sailing

Monday, February 9, 2015

NEW YORK, NY, February 9th, 2015 – Sailo, Inc. (INSERT HYPERLINK) has formally unveiled its plan to expand its online marketplace across the East Coast and Great Lakes this summer. The company that makes boat rentals easier, more personal and accessible to both experienced and inexperienced boaters enables people to list,

tags: Sailing