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Monday, April 9, 2018

Offshore Sailing School CEO and President, Doris Colgate, announced the appointment of three new members to its Executive Management team, and several additions and promotions in its sales and operations staff at headquarters and its branch teaching locations. Colgate commented, “We are delighted to add experienced, dynamic

tags: Awards, Company Expansions, Sailing

Friday, March 30, 2018

Every boater knows the call of Annapolis; home to the blue crab, skipjack, and some of the best cruising in the boating world. Considered one of the most beautiful towns in America with its cobblestone streets, Chesapeake Bay vistas, and historic landmarks, there is nothing like a weekend at a boat show while also experiencing the

tags: East Coast, Education, Sailing

Thursday, March 29, 2018

On a cruising bulletin board someone posted the question, “Is there any issues with flying the Jolly Roger? A scruffy guy in a rowboat told me that the Coast Guard would board my vessel if I fly the ol’ skull and crossbones.” This posting was followed by about a dozen posts of boaters discussing what the legalities

by: Bob Bitchin, The Cruising Outpost

tags: Lifestyle, Sailing

Thursday, March 29, 2018

North Cape Yacht Club is pleased to announce its schedule for this summer’s Adult Learn to Sail Program. This program, first initiated by I-LYA trustee and AYC delegate, Bill Pribe, eight years ago. It is open to adults 18 years or older wishing to learn the basics of sailing. Thus far, 141 students have taken the ALTS classes

tags: Education, Sailing, Yacht Club

Monday, March 26, 2018

The three major charity sailing events in Annapolis, Maryland are pleased to announce the sponsorship of the Triple Crown of Charity Sailing by Weems & Plath. The CRAB Cup, The Leukemia Cup, and The Hospice Cup will jointly promote participation in their three sailing races and the awarding of the Weems & Plath Triple Crown of

tags: Charity, Events, Sailing

Friday, March 2, 2018

Sometimes sailing is just in your blood. This is certainly the case for young Alison Kent. Raised in a family of Lake Michigan sailors, she has pretty much been sailboat racing since birth. Her family were regular fixtures on the local race circuit and her father, Tim Kent, even skippered an Antrim Open 50 named Everest Horizontal to

by: Ken Quant

tags: Lifestyle, Racing, Sailing

Thursday, March 1, 2018

When: May 19, 2018 8 AM - 7 PM Where: Milwaukee Community Sailing Center 1450 North Lincoln Memorial Drive Milwaukee, WI 53202 Contact: 414-530-6528 [email protected] The conference gathers women sailors from around the Midwest to attend workshops, share trends, and network. This

tags: Education, Lake Michigan, Sailing, Women in Boating

Monday, February 19, 2018

Where do ladies go to improve their sailing? The National Women’s Sailing Association (NWSA) will hold its 17th Annual Women's Sailing Conference on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at the Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead, Massachusetts. The event, which features hands-on land- and water-based workshops and seminars, offers women a

tags: Events, Sailing

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: Lifestyle, Sailing

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