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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
On Thanksgiving Day, Our own Staff Granddaughter Tabitha “Bitchin” Lipkin, won the title of Miss SCUBA International at the pageant held in Malaysia.
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
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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; […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
Pirate wannabes, pirate speakers, wenches, heck, anyone with a striped shirt and a swagger, the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News, Va., desperately wants you — about 15,000 of you, to be precise. The museum is gearing up to take a run at the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of pop-culture pirates. It aims […]
Four-Day Series of Events Kicks Off September 12 “Cruising for a Cause” Charity Night to Assist Local Marine Non-Profits WATSONVILLE, Calif. (August 8, 2013) – West Marine (Nasdaq:WMAR), the nation’s largest specialty retailer of boating supplies and accessories, will open its first Virginia flagship store in Virginia Beach with a long weekend of special events on September 12 to […]
Dozens of buccaneers sailed into Poulsbo the weekend of August 10th for the 2013 PNW Cruisers Party, one of the biggest annual boating events in the Northwest. Close to 100 boats showed up for the annual pirate-themed party, which included live music by Northwest tropical artist Dave Calhoun and trop rocker Eric Stone, a raffle with a grand prize of […]
The Green Product of the Year is an important component of West Marine’s BlueFuture® initiative to help create a sustainable future for the planet and to protect our waterways. The Green Product of the Year will be announced and the award of $10,000 will be presented to the designated Official Winner at the 2014 Miami International Boat Show.