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Monday, January 6, 2020

There comes a time in every sailor’s life when they must decide if they’ll go over to the dark side and purchase a power boat or just get out of boating all together. For some, the latter is not an option; being out on the water is too important. What better time to start looking and get answers than at a boat show?

by: Robin G. Coles

tags: Lifestyle, Sailing

Monday, December 30, 2019

As any sailor knows, some of the best times we have are when we gather with other cruisers and it's time to, as they say in Hawaii, "talk story." It usually starts very innocently, with a, "Ya know, I was off the coast of Malibu when..." and the first story rolls out. Most sailors will listen attentively, but in their mind they are

by: Bob Bitchin

tags: Lifestyle, Sailing

Friday, December 27, 2019

There are two kinds of people living in the Great Lakes region: those who complain about winter and those who find recreation in it. Ice boaters fit the latter type — each fall, hoping for a nice, long, frozen winter ahead, so that they can enjoy zooming along lake ice in their boats-on-blades as much as possible.

by: Melissa Walsh

tags: Education, Racing, Sailing

Thursday, December 12, 2019

“Research shows that getting out on the water makes you happier and healthier. Sailing and boating are awe-inspiring activities that appeal to our senses and induce creativity that help reset our brains." ~ Dr. Wallace J. Nicols, author of the book “Blue Mind” Since 1964, Offshore Sailing School’s mission

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

tags: Education, Sailing, South Coast

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

The new Wind Instrument RB™ is available with a special Black Friday Bonus Pack and free shipping. With the current waiting list from being sold out, we are currently shipping new orders in the first week of December. Orders ship out in the sequence received, so order now for earliest delivery. The Bonus Pack accessories

tags: Coupons & Discounts, Gift Ideas, Navigation, Sailing, Software & Apps, Travel

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

The Offshore Racing Association (ORA), owner of the ORR rating rule, and US Sailing have launched a new initiative to significantly improve data collection, input processes and quality control measures of boat measurement data in US Sailing’s sailboat-measurement database. Together, the ORA and US Sailing will design and

tags: Racing, Sailing

Monday, November 18, 2019

The National Sailing Hall of Fame (NSHOF) this weekend celebrated its ninth class of inductees during ceremonies at the 126-year-old Seattle Yacht Club’s Mainstation, which is on the National Register of Historic Places and located on Portage Bay. “These Induction ceremonies are the crown jewel of the National Sailing

tags: Awards, History, Sailing

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

When you set out on a cruise, it's a lot like any journey. It begins with the first step, or in this case, the first day. One of the first things that a new cruiser has to overcome is that feeling of needing to accomplish something. To cruise and look for results would be sentencing yourself to constant frustration. The only sure

by: Bob Bitchin

tags: Feel Good Story, Lifestyle, Sailing

Friday, October 18, 2019

Sail America’s Industry Breakfast kicked off the second day of the 50th United States Sailboat Show (October 10-14). With clear blue skies on the horizon, the Annapolis Boat Shows announced Robert Lipkin, aka Bob Bitchin, as the winner of the 6th annual Sailing Industry Distinguished Service Award. Trading in his Harley wheels

tags: Awards, Lifestyle, Sailing

Thursday, October 17, 2019

The United States Sailboat Show closed the gates on a successful 50th edition in historic downtown Annapolis on Monday, October 14. The gates flooded – in more ways than one – over the holiday weekend as the show hit record numbers. Educational programs and workshops sold out in advance of the show, proving the sailing

tags: Boat Show, East Coast, Sailing