Category Archives: Cool Things to Do

Bluewater Open Boat Weekend 2014

Whether you’re still dreaming, acquiring your blue water cruiser or just finished your circumnavigation, the Bluewater Open Boat Weekend in Limington, UK on the 7th and 8th June will be the place to be for cruising sailors on the “starboard” … Continue reading

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Rope Fest is this Weekend!

R&W Rope of New Bedford, MA will host their annual Rope Fest family event on Saturday, April 5 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the R&W’s warehouse headquarters located at 39 Tarkiln Place, New Bedford. It is free and … Continue reading

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Strictly Sail Pacific Starts in Two Weeks!

The West Coast’s largest original all-sail boat show will sail into Jack London Square with all that is hot in the world of sailing. Whether you are a newbie or a seasoned sailor, this four day sailing spectacular is the … Continue reading

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Springtime in Annapolis Brings Sailboats Back to City Dock

The 2014 Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show opens April 25th and runs through April 27th. The third annual in-water springtime show features more than 80 new and previously-owned sailboats and celebrates the end of winter and the beginning of the sailing … Continue reading

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Attend a Mahina Cruising Seminar in Seattle or Oakland

On March 29, 2014, BWS contributors and world cruiser/expedition leaders John Neal and Amanda Swan Neal will be presenting their day-long Cruising Seminar at the Sea-Tac Radisson Hotel in Seattle. Then, from April 10th through the 13th, they will be presenting FREE … Continue reading

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South West International Boat Show

The Southwest’s largest in-Water Boat Show returns to the South Shore Harbour Marina Bay Area Houston, for the sixth year March 27 – 30! The Show will again feature a variety of Sailboats from Jeanneau, Beneteau, Lagoon, J/Boats, Catalina, Dufour, Hanse and … Continue reading

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Sailor Rich Wilson to Speak at SailMaine Event

Vendee Globe sailor Rich Wilson will talk about the ordeals of the race, what kept him going, and his vision to use his real life experience as an educational opportunity for school age kids. Guaranteed to be a fascinating presentation … Continue reading

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The New England Boat Show Starts Saturday!

New England’s premier winter boating event is held at the state of the art Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC). The Progressive Insurance New England Boat Show has grown into the Northeasts’ largest Boat Show, attracting thousands from the New England Seaboard. … Continue reading

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Strictly Sail Miami Starts Today!

Strictly Sail Miami starts today, Thursday  February 13th and runs through Monday, February 17th. This five-day spectacular sailing event features the best of the best that the sailing industry has to offer. You’ll find the latest and the greatest from boat … Continue reading

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Strictly Sail Miami

Strictly Sail Miami is the sailing event of the season! The fun begins Thursday (Trade Day) February 13th and will not end until the final bell sounds Monday, February 17th. This five-day spectacular sailing event features the best of the … Continue reading

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Registration Open for US Sailing Safety at Sea Seminar in Newport, R.I.

Registration is now open for the Cruising Club of America’s biennial US Sailing-sanctioned Safety at Sea Seminar, which will be held in Newport, R.I. on the weekend of March 15-16, 2014. The seminar welcomes cruisers, delivery crews, racing crews, and skippers. All … Continue reading

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Cool Things to Do: Couples Cruising Seminar

Cruising Compass is pleased to announce the Two Can Sail Couples Cruising Seminar at the Miami Boat Show on February 15, 2014 from 8:00am to 5:30pm! Blue Water Sailing magazine and Cruising Compass, along with Sea-Tech Systems and Weems & Plath, is sponsoring … Continue reading

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Cool Things to Do: Boat Shows Galore!

This is a huge weekend for boat shows in Chicago and on the West Coast! Check them all out below… Strictly Sail Chicago has lots to see and do including a long list of free seminars. The Vancouver International Boat … Continue reading

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Strictly Sail Chicago: US Sailing Launches a New 4-hour Coastal Safety at Sea Course

This year’s Strictly Sail Chicago show is January 23rd – 26th, and while there is going to be lots to see and do, the show is boasting one of the most complete seminar schedules around. And, they’re free! All the free … Continue reading

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Cool Things to Do

The two week festival that is the Seattle Boat Show is set to kick off on January 24th and this year’s edition promises to be better than ever. With boats in the water on Lake Union and the main show … Continue reading

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Cool Things to Do

This year’s Strictly Sail Chicago show is January 23rd – 26th, and while there is going to be lots to see and do, the show is boasting one of the most complete seminar schedules around. And, they’re free! The lengthy … Continue reading

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Sea Summer Camps for Teens Aboard the Tall Ship Oliver Hazard Perry

Spending a week on a 200-foot Tall Ship isn’t your typical summer camp fare, but in July and August of 2014, teens between the ages of 13 and 18 will have a unique opportunity to experience “an ocean of education and … Continue reading

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Mahina Cruising Seminars at Strictly Sail Chicago and Toronto Boat Shows

Co-Sponsored by BWS & West Marine, BWS contributors John and Amanda Neal will present seminar topics including Mastering Storm Survival, Selecting an Ocean Cruising Boat, Ocean Cruising Countdown, South Pacific Cruising and Galley Essentials with Amanda. In addition to these … Continue reading

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The St.Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show Starts Today!

The largest boat show on Florida’s West Coast kicks off today, Dec. 5 through Sunday, Dec. 8 in beautiful St. Petersburg, Florida! The show will feature an impressive selection of power boats and sailboats in water and on land, including … Continue reading

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Celebrate with the Queen and Give Back

Anyone who sails in Annapolis knows Watermark’s Harbor Queen, the sightseeing boat we have to swerve to avoid on busy summer days… But you may not know that for the third holiday season in a row, Harbor Queen hosts a huge … Continue reading

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