Category Archives: Cool Things to Do

UK, Southampton: Preparing for Patagonia Lecture

Renowned expedition leader and high latitudes sailor Skip Novak will be sharing his knowledge gained from 25 seasons sailing in southern latitudes with cruising sailors at a special presentation in September.The “Preparing for Patagonia” lecture will focus on how to prepare … Continue reading

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Sailstice is this Weekend!

Summer Sailstice is this Saturday, June 22nd and there are plenty of ways to get out on the water!

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37th Annual Great Schooner Race

A 20-ship strong fleet of windjammers will be competing for bragging rights in the Great Schooner Race set to sail from Isleboro to Rockland, Maine during the 4th of July week. This year’s race on Friday, July 5th, marking the … Continue reading

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The Tall Ships are Coming

There is something awe-inspiring and fascinating about tall ships. If you have ever wanted to tour some of these majestic vessels of yesteryear, now is your chance. Although it began last year, the bicentennial commemoration of the War of 1812 … Continue reading

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International Sailing Summit Registration is Now Open

Calling all sailing industry professionals… The International Sailing Summit is set to take place from August 18-20, 2013, at the St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco. Registration is now available here. Registration rates are $395 for individuals and $375 per … Continue reading

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Northern California Boat Fest Starts Today

Northern California Boat Fest is an annual 4-day event for all types of boaters. This year’s event starts on Thursday May 16th and concludes on Sunday the 19th. Held at Marina Village Yacht Harbor in Alameda, California. Boat Fest includes … Continue reading

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Extend Your Range

Whether you’re thinking about learning how to sail a dinghy or planning your first extended cruise, the National Women’s Sailing Association’s (NWSA) 12th conference on June 1st in Marblehead, MA can help.  This year an experienced panel of women sailors … Continue reading

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Explore Ireland with a New Rally

Up to 100 boats are expected to gather in ports around southern Ireland for a cruise in company to explore the Emerald Isle. The Gathering Cruise starts at Dun Laoghaire on July 17 and port-hops to Dingle in the south … Continue reading

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Rhode Island Boat Show Has 5 Unique Venues

On the weekend of May 4-5, a unique statewide boat show will take place throughout Rhode Island. The annual Rhode Island Boat Show will include five different venues with one ultimate goal: to showcase the Ocean State as a leading … Continue reading

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The Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show

The Annapolis Spring Sailboat
 Show comes to town April 26-28th. Ego Alley and surrounding docks will fill with sailboats, both new and brokered. Catamarans, mono hulls, inflatables, day sailors, and paddle 
boards will complement over 100 maritime exhibitors on City Dock. 
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2014 Annapolis Bermuda Race Set for June 6, 2014

The 19th biennial Annapolis Bermuda Race (A2B) will start June 6, 2014.  Formerly the Bermuda Ocean Race, A2B begins in Annapolis and finishes 753 nautical miles later in Bermuda.  Entries to compete in the race will be accepted starting June 1, 2013. … Continue reading

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Attend a Mahina Cruising Seminar at Strictly Sail Pacific!

On April 10th and 11th BWS contributors and world cruiser/expedition leaders John Neal and Amanda Swan Neal will present FREE seminars on Storm Survival Tactics, Selecting an Ocean Cruising Boat, Ocean Cruising Countdown, South Pacific Cruising and Diesel Engine Essentials. For … Continue reading

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New Sailboats, Seminars, Free Sailboat Rides, America’s Cup Pavilion and More Coming to Shore at Jack London Square Thursday, April 11 through Sunday, April 14 The West Coast’s largest all-sailboat show will sail into Jack London Square with all that … Continue reading

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The Atlantic Gets Another Rally

A new rally across the Atlantic has been announced, making the ocean the subject of a trio of such events. The Stokey Woodall Atlantic Circuit (SWAC) is set for October 2014 and joins the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) and … Continue reading

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Join the Newest West Coast Cruising Rally

The Coho Ho Ho is a sailing rally open to sailboats and motor cruisers. We’ll be leaving Puget Sound out the Strait of Juan De Fuca and making the “Big Left Turn” south down the coast of Oregon and Northern California … Continue reading

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Cruising Seminars at the South West International Boat Show

With over 400 power and sailboats on display, in-water and onshore, the South West International Boat Show, March 21 – 24 in Houston, TX, showcases the very best in sailing and boating. Once again, Sail America will be organizing a … Continue reading

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13th Annual Worldwide Summer Sailstice Celebration Sets Sail June 22, 2013

It’s never too early to make plans for Sailstice! Tall ships to small ships–sailors around the world are invited to celebrate the 13th annual Summer Sailstice on the weekend of June 22, 2013.  Traditionally held the weekend closest to the … Continue reading

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New Sailing Rally Set for 2013

The Christmas Caribbean Rally 2013 is an exciting new sailing rally crossing the Atlantic, taking place at the end of 2013. The CCR will leave Marina Rubicon, Lanzarote, Canary Islands on Monday December 16, 2013 and participants will sail the … Continue reading

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Strictly Sail Miami Starts Today!

The Progressive Insurance Strictly Sail Miami Show is one of the premier “All-Sail” boat shows in the country—and we’re back at Bayside for 2013! It’s the sailing event of the season! The fun begins Thursday (Trade Day) February 14th and will not end … Continue reading

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USWatercraft Rendezvous

Join USWatercraft at their new location in Warren, RI on March 9th for a full day rendezvous!  Learn more about the Alerion, True North, and JBoats. Discover how Waterline Systems can enhance and fine-tune your sailing and racing experience. Mingle with fellow sailors, boat owners and … Continue reading

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