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Operation Dry Water taking place nationwide June 26-28

Operation Dry Water taking place nationwide June 26-28

Nationwide crackdown on boating under the influence.

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NC Legislators Looking to Charge Boaters New Fee

NC Legislators Looking to Charge Boaters New Fee

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 […]

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Subscriber Notice: Summer Issue mailed late!

Subscriber Notice: Summer Issue mailed late!

It has just come to our attention that due to a mixup by our printers the Summer issue has been dropped in the mail late. Subscribers copies ONLY were affected by this.

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Havana Challenge Ends, More Regattas to Cuba on the Horizon

Havana Challenge Ends, More Regattas to Cuba on the Horizon

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.

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Planking On The Matthew Turner Has Begun

Planking On The Matthew Turner Has Begun

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 […]

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KADEY-KROGEN YACHTS EXPANDS TO RHODE ISLAND

KADEY-KROGEN YACHTS EXPANDS TO RHODE ISLAND

Today’s generation of Kadey-Krogen trawler yachts results from a 38-year heritage of innovation and more than 600 yachts built. To further propel that tradition in 2015 and beyond, the company has expanded and planted roots this month in Portsmouth, Rhode Island.

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Update: Vanuatu Disaster Relief

Update: Vanuatu Disaster Relief

Volunteers are setting up distro centers for boats in NZ and Fiji. In Fiji and nearby, Sea Mercy will be leaving Fiji with several vessels as requested by the Vanuatu government.

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Vanuatu Needs Our Help!

Vanuatu Needs Our Help!

In the most recent Spring 2015 issue of Cruising Outpost our main feature story was from Vanuatu, showing it as one of the best cruising grounds on earth. It was, and will be again, but last week Tropical Cyclone Pam has pummeled the island nation. It is the strongest storm to make landfall since the […]

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Miami Approves 2016 Boat Show Deal

The Miami Herald reports the Miami Commission has authorized up to $16 million to upgrade the grounds near Miami Marine Stadium in order to host the Miami International Boat Show in 2016. The Commission also approved a licensing agreement with the owner of the boat show, NMMA, “which will pay the city $1.1 million per year in […]

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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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The History of Labor Day Weekend

The History of Labor Day Weekend

Labor day is exactly as it sounds to be. It is a day off from Labor! There is still some confusion about how the holiday started, but here is what we can gather. Some records show that Peter J. McGuire, general secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and a cofounder of the American Federation of Labor, […]

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VIV (VERY IMPORTANT VENDOR) AWARDS 2013

VIV (VERY IMPORTANT VENDOR) AWARDS 2013

West Marine the nation’s largest specialty retailer of boating supplies and accessories, announced the winners of its annual VIV (Very Important Vendor) Awards at the Company’s Watsonville Support Center.

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Islander Freeport 36 North American Championships

Islander Freeport 36 North American Championships

The Islander Freeport 36 Owner’s Association held the class 2013 North American Championships at Port Ludlow, Washington on July 20, 2013. Richard Gillingham organized the Islander Freeport 36 Rendezvous and officiated the race.  Cooper Offenbecher took line honors as skipper of Wind Dancer in a spirited race around Foul Weather Bluff in Puget Sound’s Admiralty […]

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