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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

UT beat teams from the U.S. Naval Academy, Ohio State University, the University of Michigan, Michigan State University and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. Sailing the Express 37 Troubador, UT competed in five races, each about 1.2 miles long, placing first in three of them and second in the other two. “The competition was very

tags: Education, Racing, Sailing

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Warren, Rhode Island—Sail America, the trade association for the US sailing industry which provides much-needed leadership and a unified voice for the sailing industry, has partnered with the Michigan Boating Industries Association (MBIA) to offer free boat rides, sailing instruction, and sailboat tours through Sail

tags: Boat Club, Sailing

Sunday, October 12, 2014

When my husband and I decided to buy a new sailboat, we had to consider all the extraneous costs—slip fees, insurance, upkeep, winterization, launch fees, winter storage. It really adds up. Especially considering we have only so much vacation time, so the boat

tags: Sailing

Friday, October 3, 2014

When non-sailors ask me about our sport, my quick one-line response is; "there is no more complicated way to go slow." Although this is meant to be a bit of a tongue-in-cheek answer, it is also true. Granted some boats, like the last America's Cup catamarans, can hit highway speeds, but most of us are thrilled to get our sailboats

tags: Sailing

Friday, September 12, 2014

Point Place, Toledo, OH – Jolly Roger Junior sailors continue their sailing education in the classroom throughout the off season this year. The program emphasizes learning to be successful sailors and boaters. The kids study the science behind sailing, safety on the water, and stewardship of the sport. Children are introduced

tags: Kids & Pets, Sailing

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Once again it is time to take on the ‘authorities’ that are out there spouting rhetoric which has about as much basis in truth as the IRS man standing there saying, “I’m here to help you!” What I am referring to is the old saying, “The two happiest days in a sailors life are the day he buys his

tags: Lifestyle, Opinion, Sailing