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Could Cuba Soon Be American Cruiser Friendly?

Could Cuba Soon Be American Cruiser Friendly?

Short Answer: Soon it looks like we are well on our way to sailing free and easy to Cuba…but not today. Soon.

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Staff Granddaughter Crowned Winner of  International SCUBA Pageant

Staff Granddaughter Crowned Winner of International SCUBA Pageant

On Thanksgiving Day, Our own Staff Granddaughter Tabitha “Bitchin” Lipkin, won the title of Miss SCUBA International at the pageant held in Malaysia.

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FREE Subscription For Active Duty Armed Forces – Extended Until Thanksgiving

FREE Subscription For Active Duty Armed Forces – Extended Until Thanksgiving

Give or Get a Free one-year subscription to The Print Issue of Cruising Outpost Magazine for those on ACTIVE DUTY in the US Armed Forces! No catches. No gimmicks! This offer good thru Veterans Day 11-11-2014

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Calling All Dog Lovers – West Marine Dog Days of Summer Contest

Calling All Dog Lovers – West Marine Dog Days of Summer Contest

West Marine announced its “Dog Days of Summer” social media contest. Starting July 29 and ending September 2, West Marine is honoring the water-loving dogs in our lives. We’re looking for pictures of pooches enjoying the breeze on the bow, taking a nap on the dock, playing in the waves or riding along on stand-up […]

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New Seaweed Brewed Craft Beer From Maine

New Seaweed Brewed Craft Beer From Maine

More craft breweries are using exotic ingredients in their creations these days. There are ales made with all kinds of fruit, beers infused with coriander and other spices, stouts brewed with oysters…

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Cruise to the 64th Annual Delcambre Louisiana Shrimp Festival August 13-17, 2014

Cruise to the 64th Annual Delcambre Louisiana Shrimp Festival August 13-17, 2014

The 64th Annual Delcambre Shrimp Festival kicks off on Wednesday, August 13th at 6:30 pm! Great fun with street fairs, concessions, rides, and super music (all-day Fais-do-dos). All the great food and drink will be prepared by local Cajun chefs !! The shrimp cook-off starts at 9:00 am Saturday morning.

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Claiborne Young of The Salty Southeast Cruisers Net Dies in Accident

Claiborne Young of The Salty Southeast Cruisers Net Dies in Accident

From The Salty Southeast Cruisers Net: It was a sad day, Saturday, June 14, 2014.  Claiborne Young and a close lifetime friend were taking a leisurely ride on their motorcycles; it was a beautiful late spring North Carolina afternoon. An automobile drifted into the wrong lane and Claiborne was unable to avoid the vehicle.  He died later Saturday evening from injuries sustained in the […]

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Tide App Provides Info Even When Out of Wireless Range

Tide App Provides Info Even When Out of Wireless Range

SAN FRANCISCO, California, 18 May 2014 – A must have for sailors, boaters, fishermen, surfers, and divers, MyTide, an iPhone tide prediction and viewing tool is as sexy as it is useful. And as long as your phone has a little juice, MyTide will work where your wireless provider doesn’t. With no wireless coverage needed, […]

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New Technology Electronic Flares Do Not Require Coast Guard Approval for Use on Recreational Vessels

New Technology Electronic Flares Do Not Require Coast Guard Approval for Use on Recreational Vessels

To eliminate any confusion as to whether Modern electronic visual distress signal products had to be Coast Guard Approved in order to be carried on recreational vessels; Coast Guard Approved Pyrotechnic flares are still required to be carried on most recreational vessels to meet the minimum requirements for distress signals. The signal value of a […]

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WEST MARINE TO OPEN LARGEST STORE IN PUERTO RICO

WEST MARINE TO OPEN LARGEST STORE IN PUERTO RICO

West Marine (Nasdaq:WMAR), the largest specialty waterlife outfitter of quality marine grade products, apparel, footwear and accessories, will host the grand opening celebration of its newly expanded store in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, March 20 through 23, 2014.

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2014 Strictly Sail Miami Cruising Outpost Cruisers’ Party!

2014 Strictly Sail Miami Cruising Outpost Cruisers’ Party!

CO Cruiser’s Party Saturday – Bayside Marina The party is Sat Feb 15th 2014 over by the food court and bar. ITS STARTS WHEN THE SHOW CLOSES AT 6PM. There will be free Beer, Wine and Pizza as long as it lasts and then a cash bar will be available. The new Eric Stone band […]

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The Temporary Import Permit Tempest

The Temporary Import Permit Tempest

A number of published news reports about the temporary import permit audit performed at 12 Mexican marinas by the Mexican IRS earlier this month have unnecessarily upset boat owners and disrupted normal business dealings in the marine industry.
But the facts don’t support any hysteria.

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Boats Seized in Mexico for Not Having Import Permits Being Released

Boats Seized in Mexico for Not Having Import Permits Being Released

Most boats already released in Mexico! Yesterday all boats from marina Acapulco and Opequimar Vallarya were released.  News is next week they will release the rest . Many boats have not been “importing” their boats into Mexico and paying the $70 fee.  So tax agents entered several marinas catering to foreign boats recently and slapped seizure […]

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A Very Sad Day for Cowes

A Very Sad Day for Cowes

By Stuart Gough November 5th in the UK is the traditional celebration of Guy Fawkes, or as it is more popularly known ‘Bonfire Nightʼ. On this night family organised fires are lit in back gardens and community areas across the entire country, usually with accompanying firework displays. The is a celebration of a long ago […]

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NOAA Ends Traditional Paper Charts

NOAA Ends Traditional Paper Charts

NOAA’s Office of  Coast Survey, which creates and maintains the nation’s suite of over  a thousand nautical charts of U.S. coastal waters, today announced major  changes ahead for mariners and others who use nautical charts. Starting April  13, the federal government will no longer print traditional lithographic (paper) nautical charts, but will continue to provide […]

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West Marine Luncheon Newport Beach

Please join West Marine for a media luncheon on Friday, October 4, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. to 12 noon at our newest flagship store in Newport Beach, located at 3433 Via Lido Plaza. West Marine leadership, including: Matt Hyde, President/CEO; Barry Kelly, SVP Stores & Port Supply; Deb Radcliff, SVP Marketing; Andrew Benz, Regional VP; […]

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West Marine Grand Opening in Newport Beach, CA

West Marine Grand Opening in Newport Beach, CA

West Marine (Nasdaq: WMAR), announced today the grand opening of its California flagship store in Newport Beach, October 3 through 6, 2013. Located at 3433 Via Lido in Newport Beach (in the Lido Village Shopping Center).

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21st Annual Northern California Women’s Sailing Seminar this Month

21st Annual Northern California Women’s Sailing Seminar this Month

Expert women sailors volunteer a weekend to teach other women the art and science of sailing every year at the Island Yacht Club located in the Alameda Marina. This year, the event will be held Sept. 28th and 29th.  Advanced registration is highly encouraged and the Early Bird Special price of $195 for the weekend […]

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