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Nationwide crackdown on boating under the influence.
BoatUS Urges Boaters to be Heard Would be Highest State-Imposed Charges on Boats in the US THE ISSUE: As part of the current North Carolina budget debate, the state General Assembly is currently considering legislation that would impose a significant new user fee on all recreational boats 24 feet and longer that are used in […]
Bristol, R.I., USA – The Salty Dawg Rally (SDR) announced today the schedule for the annual 4th of July Rendezvous in Bristol, R.I., and also announced that registration for the Fall 2015 Rally has opened. The Salty Dawg Rally is a cruising rally that has quickly grown to be the most popular and largest Rally […]
Weems & Plath, manufacturer of fine nautical instruments, leads the way in 2015 with its creation of four NEW 7×50 waterproof binocular models implementing the latest technology and standards including the use of Argon gas for improved light transmission and fog prevention. These binoculars are offered at varying price points and for different marine applications. […]
We were about 50 miles out of Palmyra Island, on the 900+ mile voyage to Hawaii. There was Jody & I, and two young crew members we’d had with us since Papeete, almost three months, Luke & Joel. All of a sudden the boat started to swerve off course.
Bob explains why it’s difficult to find free anchorages these days.
Two years ago Todd and Diane Neiss of Portland, OR won the grand prize – a $5,000 1-week BVI Yacht Charter – at the 13th Annual Cruising Outpost Pacific NW Party in Poulsbo, WA. The 15th annual PNW event is back in Poulsbo, August 7-9, 2015. Will you win this year’s grand prize??
Dr. Richard Kirby, plankton scientist and an Associate Fellow of the Marine Biological Association perhaps better known to many blue water sailors as the organizer for the citizen science Secchi Disk research study, has created a stunning visual book about plankton. These tiny creatures of the sea, invisible to most eyes, are critical elements of […]
f you’ve ever attended a regatta or other large boating event, you’ve probably noticed that the ships are adorned with brightly colored boat flags that are both beautiful to look at and that convey U.S. and international codes and signals. The nautical signal flags you see flying from the masts are carefully selected based on…
After six days of meetings, sports competitions and sailings, the U.S. regatta Havana Challenge concludes today with its return to Key West, while the Cubans are preparing to receive another race from the north.
This rare documentary originally aired as part of the “Sea Tales” series on A&E. It tells a little-known story about a band of young yachtsmen and fishermen who were recruited during World War II to help protect the United States’ East coast from Hitler’s deadly fleet of Nazi U-Boats.
Want to be a part of history? This marks the 15th year that celebrating sailing will be taken to a whole new level with Summer Sailstice 2015. You might be asking yourself… What is Summer Sailstice?.. WELL– Sailstice is a worldwide celebration of sailing on the weekend closest to the summer solstice – this year […]
I was dreaming I was anchored in Suverov Island in the Northern Cook’s. It’s my favorite dream. A crystal clear lagoon, the sun is shinning, and the brilliant white sand of the Motu is just a few hundred feet away. Just as I was about to dive in for a swim I heard Jody calling […]
If you’ve been to a Cruising Outpost Cruisers’ Party and bought a raffle ticket, this is where the proceeds go. The tall ship Matthew Turner is a project that’s close to our founder, Bob Bitchin. This is the latest report from Alan Olson, Executive Director of Educational Tall Ship. It’s amazing to experience the energy building […]