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

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: Sailing, Feel Good Story, Lifestyle

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: Sailing, Awards, Lifestyle

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

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

There was a time when most sailboats were created from the outside in. This meant that naval architects would carefully draw up designs based on how a boat would react to the water and looked at from the dock. They would then stuff whatever they could fit inside for living accommodations. Narrow hulls, sweeping overhangs, and low

by: Ken Quant, Broad Reach Marketing

tags: Decorative, Sailing

Friday, October 11, 2019

The Alerion Express 30 is the first Alerion offered with the option of a carbon-fiber bowsprit for the asymmetric gennaker. Combined with a full-roach mainsail and swept-spreader carbon-fiber mast, the Alerion 30 is a true thoroughbred. Add in the lightweight, stiff construction, utilizing a reinforced structural grid and vinyl

tags: New Boat Models, Sailing

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Each year, Offshore Sailing School offers just one new boat for display at a super discount. Purchasing a new Colgate 26 sailboat will cost $54,950 but one lucky buyer will save $10,000 on the C26 that will be displayed at the US Sailboat Show in Annapolis in October. The lucky buyer may take delivery from Annapolis on October 15,

tags: Brokerage, Sailing

Thursday, September 26, 2019

For more than 55 years, Steve and Doris Colgate’s Offshore Sailing School has taught over 150,000 adults and families how to sail. More than a statistic though is the impact that learning to sail has had on so many lives. Grandparents return to take courses with their grandchildren, providing the opportunity for three family

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

tags: Education, Sailing