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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

One of the most vital features on any sailboat is your standing and running rigging. They should be inspected on a yearly basis either by going aloft or by removing the mast — which, by the way, should be done every three-five years, regardless. Once inspecting, what should you be looking for? Standing rigging has many failure

by: Jon Duer, Doyle Sailmakers Cleveland

tags: Boating 101, Lake Erie, Sailing, Service & Repair

Friday, February 8, 2019

Sunsail, a worldwide leader in the luxury charter industry, is delighted to welcome the award-winning Lagoon brand of catamarans to its charter fleet in 2019. Lagoon is an industry leader in cruising catamarans built for a spacious life aboard. The addition of Lagoon to the Sunsail charter fleet is testament to Sunsail’s

tags: Caribbean Islands, Catamaran, Charter, Company Expansions, Sailing, Travel

Monday, February 4, 2019

In the spirit of giving, Offshore Sailing School CEO and President, Doris Colgate, announced that in honor of the company’s 55th Anniversary Year in 2019, and its 10th year of supporting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) as national sponsors of its Leukemia Cup Regatta campaign, the company will launch a

tags: Charity, Charter, Education, Sailing, South Coast, Travel

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

There is a great allure to owning and captaining your own charter boat. Because we operate a fleet of charter boats, we are often asked how to go about getting a boat inspected for chartering. This can be a complicated question but, for starters, you have to realistically ask yourself if this will be a hobby business or your primary

tags: Charter, Do It Yourself (DIY), Sailing

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Ken sails his T10, Eclipse, out of McKinley Marina in Milwaukee. He races regularly with the South Shore Yacht Club and MAST sailing club. With the holidays behind us, it’s time for an old boater’s dreams to turn to unwrapping the biggest present of all: their boat. As we all look forward to ripping that winter storage

by: Ken Quant, Broad Reach Marketing

tags: Sailing, Service & Repair

Monday, January 14, 2019

Different Island. Different Bar. Different DJ, but the same girl giving that DJ $10 to request the same song…with the same loud chorus, “Born and raised in South Detroit!” A collective group of the current who’s-who in sailing – Volvo Ocean racers, TV/movie stars, corporate sponsors, crew members from

by: Brett Langolf

tags: Beyond the Lakes, Caribbean Islands, Feel Good Story, Lifestyle, Racing, Sailing

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

The new Oceanis 46.1 takes the concepts and options brought to life in the Oceanis 51.1 and merges them into an ideal, intimate cruising package. Her stepped hull, designed by Pascal Conq, provides additional interior space without downgrading performance. Her large cockpit can accommodate eight around the center table, and she

tags: Dealerships, Lake Huron, New Boat Models, Sailing

Thursday, December 20, 2018

How do those t-shirt logo writers always seem to capture the moment so well? Back some 25 or so years ago, I remember a t-shirt logo that said: “Reality is for People Who Can't Handle Drugs.” I remember we used to think that was funny. Back then. In the past. Reality. What a concept. I can still hear people in my past

by: Bob Bitchin

tags: Feel Good Story, Lifestyle, Sailing

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

It’s here! Winter has once again brought a halt to our boating fun in the Great Lakes. For many of my friends, this can be a depressing time of year because they can no longer play with their nautical toy. Compounded by short days and cold grey skies, they sink into an off season funk not knowing what to do with themselves with

by: Ken Quant

tags: Lifestyle, Sailing

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Annapolis, MD, (November 27, 2018) - The Annapolis Boat Shows, Inc. is excited to announce their 2019 schedule, including four in-water sail and power boat shows taking place in Annapolis and the surrounding region. Along with producing boat shows, the Annapolis Boat Shows, Inc. also coordinates several educational and training

tags: Boat Show, East Coast, Sailing