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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

In its 49th year, the United States Sailboat Show,a five-day international event, operates on miles of docks and offers acres of exhibits for sailors who come from around the world for this one-of-a-kind show. This is the only boat show in which virtually every major sailboat manufacturer debuts their newest and most exciting

tags: Sailing, Boat Show, East Coast

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: Sailing, Travel, Charters, Education

Monday, September 24, 2018

Jeanneau America and Harken are teaming up at the 2018 United States Sailboat Show in Annapolis to launch "Demo Afloat," a hands-on opportunity to experience Harken sailing products aboard a 2019 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 419 - without even leaving the dock. Sailors can try Harken electric winches, a Reflex® Top-Down kite furler, a

tags: East Coast, Sailing, Accessories, Boat Show

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Beneteau and North Sails will officially launch their partnership next week at a press event in Newport, RI. This exclusive event will be dedicated to new sailboat discovery and sea trials. The new Oceanis 46.1, built in Marion, SC; the new Figaro Beneteau 3 performance racing boat; and the new First 18 and First 24 sport day

tags: Company Expansions, Sailing

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

The Premiere Sailing League USA (PSL) has announced its choice of the new RS21 to elevate the dynamic of the sport through its stadium sailing program. RS Sailing, the largest small boat manufacturer in the world, debuted the 21’ keelboat in January 2018 to address the need for a progressive, simple, and affordable boat for

tags: Lake St. Clair, Racing, Sailing, Event, Lake Erie

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

With almost 1000 boats sold in 45 countries, the inflatable sailing dinghy Tiwal 3 is now a reference in the world of sailing. The Tiwal 3 presents a new version at the Annapolis Sailboat Show, Dock F2, in October. A SAILBOAT OUT OF 2 BAGS Stored in 2 bags, the inflatable sailing dinghy Tiwal 3 can be taken anywhere. Simply inflate

tags: Inflatable Boats, New Boat Models, Sailing, Boat Show, East Coast

Friday, August 10, 2018

An act of rebellion gave rise to the birth of the Sandusky Sailing Club (SSC) during the depths of the Great Depression in 1932. The marina where a small group of racing sailors kept their boats decided to raise their rates, so SSC was formed with 44 charter members. From those humble beginnings, SSC has grown into one of the best

tags: Sailing, Education, Lake Erie

Thursday, August 9, 2018

I was standing on the deck of the Stone Witch, a 70-foot square-rigged topsail schooner out of San Francisco. We were headed south to Central America. It’s like it was yesterday. I remember there were a couple of albatrosses gliding across the ocean’s wave tops, and I wondered just how they managed to tip the top of the

by: Bob Bitchin

tags: Lifestyle, Sailing

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Welcome to Spirit of America, established in 1995 as a not-for-profit public service organization primarily serving our nation’s youth. Offering a unique, safe, comprehensive water-based educational program, we instill confidence and foster the spirit of teamwork in tens of thousands of our nation’s youth, and include

tags: Lake Erie, Sailing, Education, Kids & Pets

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Great Lakes Sailing Co., owned and operated by Dave and Kristen Conrad, is now the exclusive distributor of Jeanneau sailboats and yachts for Western Lower Michigan. “Partnering with Jeanneau was a great decision for us,” said Dave Conrad. “Jeanneau builds innovative, high-quality boats that are in demand and

tags: Sailing, Company Expansions, Lake Michigan