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Sunday, September 20, 2020

The National Sailing Hall of Fame (NSHOF) announced today that on Saturday, September 12th, it celebrated its 10th annual induction in a virtual format. While COVID-19 prevented everyone from gathering in person, the virtual platform allowed friends, family and a host of Hall of Famers and VIPs to join from across the country –

tags: Awards, COVID-19, Events, Sailing

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Through 56 years of teaching sailing and powerboating, we’ve managed to stay afloat, weathering hurricanes that affected all of our bases (Irma in 2017), a few recessions, and now a global pandemic. This, too, shall pass. As Coronavirus swept the nation, everyone went online to learn and stay connected, and sailors and boaters

by: Beth Oliver

tags: Education, Sailing, South Coast, COVID-19

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Offshore Sailing School founder and Colgate 26 sailboat concept designer Steve Colgate is pleased to announce that new Colgate 26 keelboats are being built by Waterline Systems. Steve said, “We are delighted to work with Randy Borges’ Waterline Systems of North Kingstown, Rhode Island, and Hubert, North Carolina, to

tags: Sailing, New Boat Models

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Great Lakes Sailing Co. is proud to announce they have received the “2020 Dealer of the Year” award from Jeanneau America. Jeanneau is the best-selling brand of cruising sailboats in North America. “Jeanneau has been a great partner to work with and has been instrumental in increasing our new yacht sales, growing

tags: Lake Michigan, Lake St.Clair, Sailing, Awards, Charters, Dealerships, Fractional Boat Ownership

Thursday, August 27, 2020

If you have ever considered sailing and cruising as a way of life, I would highly suggest that now is the time to make those dreams happen because what’s going on on the mainland is truly sucky. Now I won’t sit here and try to tell you that I have all the answers. Hell, if I did, I wouldn’t be sitting here looking

by: Bob Bitchin

tags: Lifestyle, Sailing

Thursday, August 27, 2020

2020 Reach Youth Engagement Grant Recipients Congratulations to Green Bay Sail & Paddle, Milwaukee Community Sailing Center, The Foundry Sailing Association, and the Oregon Youth Sailing Foundation for being awarded Youth Engagement Grants in 2020 from US Sailing. The Youth Engagement Grant program provides individual

tags: Education, Feel Good Story, Kids & Pets, Sailing, Awards, Charity

Monday, August 10, 2020

A bunch of cruisers had gathered in Biloxi for our Advanced Cruising seminar and, in a conversation during the reception, Jody was talking to a couple that was planning to set sail on a cruise. They were discussing if the group they were about to join wasn't more of a community rather than a lifestyle. Not that this is a real

by: Bob Bitchin

tags: Sailing, Boat Club, Lifestyle

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Helly Hansen, a global leader in technical sailing apparel, announced its partnership with The Ocean Race, sailing’s toughest team challenge. With over 140 years of knowledge, experience and expertise in developing performance-driven apparel, the Norwegian-based brand is trusted by professionals around the world and will be the

tags: Beyond the Lakes, Clothing & Shoes, Racing, Sailing

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

The National Sailing Hall of Fame announced today that its new home will be named The Sailing Museum, offering an innovative multi-media experience dedicated to celebrating sailing’s heritage, showcasing its heroes and inspiring generations of sailors to come. Situated in the historic Armory building on the waterfront in

tags: History, Racing, Sailing, Awards, East Coast

Friday, July 31, 2020

The first Hylas H57 made its “sailing debut” on San Francisco Bay. A new bluewater sailing vessel that brings Hylas Yachts’ core values to discerning sailors seeking a mix of proven construction, updated technology, and crisp fresh lines. “Tacking the new Hylas H57 through the typically breezy San Francisco

tags: West Coast, New Boat Models, Sailing

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