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Friday, February 8, 2019

The western basin of Lake Erie offers a unique experience to boaters, primarily because there are so many beautiful islands to visit within close proximity to each other. One waterlogged paradise, however, stands out. Kelleys Island, often referred to as the “Emerald Isle of Lake Erie”, satisfies a multitude of vacation

by: Jordan Killam, Director

tags: Lake Erie, Travel

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

Sunsail is delighted to announce the addition of 2019 departure dates for Sail By The Cabin Vacations in the British Virgin Islands following a successful launch in Greece and Croatia this summer. The British Virgin Islands will be the host destination for January, March, and May, 2019 Sail By The Cabin 7-day vacation experiences.

tags: Caribbean Islands, 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

Friday, February 1, 2019

Snag-A-Slip, an online boat slip reservation company, recently announced the launch of a new tool that connects boaters with users who want to rent their privately-owned dockage. The new functionality is part of Snag-A-Slip’s suite of products that make boating easier by connecting cruising boaters with available dockage. The

tags: Company Expansions, Rentals, Travel

Monday, November 19, 2018

San Francisco, Calif. – iNavX, the benchmark mobile marine navigation application, announced today that it will be releasing an entirely new backend system on December 1, 2018. Designed for speed, stability and security, the new iNavX backend system will replace the legacy Fugawi system, and better support iNavX users by

tags: Books & Charts, Company Expansions, Navigation, Software & Apps, Travel

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

At age 19, Steve Colgate took a detour from his family’s career path in the corporate world and accepted an invitation to crew aboard his first Transatlantic Race from Cuba to Spain. After the three-week adventure, Steve said, “This is for me!” From there, Steve went on to race in hundreds of regattas around the

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

tags: Education, Sailing, South Coast, Travel

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

The Association of Bahamas Marinas (ABM), in partnership with Marinalife, recently announced the launch of Voyager, a membership program that offers participating boaters exclusive benefits such as discounts, cruising guides and invitations to special events. The program, which is designed to encourage and support personal cruising

tags: Applicable Everywhere, Boat Club, Coupons & Discounts, Travel

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Many of our readers may think of Yacht Clubs as an “old, stodgy group of elitists” in which you have nothing in common. While this may be true in a FEW of your bigger, older, large city yacht clubs, I can tell you from first hand experience that small yacht clubs — found in just about every harbor in the Great Lakes

by: Dennis Mykols

tags: Travel, Yacht Club

Friday, September 28, 2018

Greece has always been one of the world’s top sailing destinations. Sailing the Greek islands by yacht is the best way to explore some of the 4500 islands, but there is a confusing number of sailing choices dependent on budget, level of skill, and personal preference, of course! 1. Bareboat Charter – Sail where and when

tags: Beyond the Lakes, Charter, Travel