Category Archives: Cool Things to Do

The 16th Annual Women’s Boating Seminar

The Seattle Women’s Boating Seminar, now in its 16th year, is specifically for women interested in boating, both power and sail.  The group of speakers/instructors are dedicated to sharing their knowledge and encouraging women to have the confidence to take … Continue reading

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Strictly Sail Miami is on the Horizon

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 … Continue reading

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Saving Your Best Friend’s Life with Safety at Sea

What you can learn at a Safety at Sea seminar may save your best friend’s life and help you calmly manage a crisis at sea.  Safety at Sea seminars are required for 30% of the crew participating in the Marion Bermuda … Continue reading

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Cruising Compass Sponsoring Couples Cruising Seminar

Cruising Compass announces the Two Can Sail Couples Cruising Seminar at the Miami Boat Show February 16, 2013 from 8:00am to 5:30pm. Blue Water Sailing magazine and Cruising Compass, along with the American Sailing Association (ASA) and Weems & Plath, is sponsoring these … Continue reading

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BWS Seminars and Ticket Discounts at Strictly Sail Chicago

Strictly Sail Chicago is the biggest sailboat-only show of the winter. It runs from January 24 through 27 and is held in the Festival Halls at Navy Pier Chicago. There will be dozens of new boats on display and hundreds … Continue reading

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Seattle Boat Show to Open with a Splash

Sure there are boats and accessories galore and all the latest technology at the Big SeattleBoat Show. That’s why people travel from more than 40 states, 6 Canadian provinces and as far away as Dubai to attend the show, the … Continue reading

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Ocean Cruising Experts Share Their Knowledge at the 2013 London Boat Show

Bluewater Cruisers Question Time Preparing for the adventure of a lifetime cruising the world’s oceans can be a daunting prospect for some, but the World Cruising Club has assembled a host of the sailing industry’s leading experts at this year’s … Continue reading

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New England Boat Show

The 2013 Progressive Insurance New England Boat Show sails into the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, February 16-24, making a splash with sales on hundreds of the newest boats and accessories, plus a variety of activities for boaters of all … Continue reading

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Free Info Sessions for Marion Bermuda

Many sailors want to make the passage to Bermuda and the Marion Bermuda Race is a great way to go, but there are so many questions that must be answered. Free Information sessions to help you prepare will be presented … Continue reading

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Christmas Ship™ Festival

The Argosy Christmas Ship™ festival is a holiday celebration that has been a Northwest tradition since 1949. Its main purpose is to bring communities together to celebrate the holiday season. From our flotilla of ships to the crowds of people who … Continue reading

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Pacific Offshore Academy Announces 2013 Seminar Schedule

Back by Popular Demand: the Pacific Offshore Academy will continue its highly-regarded seminar series with two events scheduled in 2013, addressing many topics key to any offshore voyage. The dates for 2013 will be June 23 and October 19. You can … Continue reading

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Pacific Puddle Jump Dates Set

It’s no easy trick to get all the elements of your life to line up in such a way that you can sneak off and go cruising for a few years. Doing so is not only a matter of owning … Continue reading

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Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Offers Free Admission

Free admission to the 18-acre waterfront campus and exhibits of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., is being offered during the Dec. 7-9 “Christmas in St. Michaels” celebration. “We wanted to offer free admission to not only … Continue reading

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The Florida Holiday Boat Parade List is Here

There is nothing better than a parade during the holiday season. Wait! Maybe there is… a boat parade! You can’t help but get in the spirit of things with lights gleaming off the cool ripples in the water and the … Continue reading

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Milwaukee Chosen for 2013 Disabled Sailing Championships

Milwaukee Community Sailing Center (MCSC) has been selected to host the 2013 US Disabled Sailing Championship by US Sailing. This event is the only national championship for disabled sailors and will be held on the Great Lakes for the first time … Continue reading

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Boaters Thankful for Thanksgiving Options on Catalina Island

Boaters looking for an island-style Thanksgiving celebration have plenty of options when they cruise to Catalina, CA, with both Avalon Harbor and Two Harbors hosting dinner events. For those heading to the West End, Harbor Reef Restaurant at Two Harbors … Continue reading

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27th Atlantic Rally for Cruisers Gets Underway This Month

We’ll be following one of BWS‘s own, Scott Akerman, as he sails in this year’s ARC… The 27th Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) is scheduled to set sail on November 25th from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, heading 2,700nm across … Continue reading

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Charles W. Morgan Day at Mystic Seaport

In 1941, the Charles W. Morgan arrived at Mystic Seaport. To celebrate the whaleship’s 71 years at the museum, the Seaport is throwing a party and you’re invited to enjoy the festivities for free. Tour the Morgan and speak with knowledgeable interpreters … Continue reading

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The Salty Dawgs are Getting Ready!

The Fall 2012 Salty Dawg Rally will depart on November 4 (weather permitting) from Blue Water Yachting Center in Hampton, VA (or other location of your choice) to sail to the British Virgin Islands, Bahamas, or other locations. You should … Continue reading

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Rhodes 19 Frostbiting in Boston

Sure it’s racing, and yes it’s cold, but hey – at least it’s sailing! Plus, this series is a great way to build skills in the off season. Rhodes 19 Frostbite Racing, November 10, 2012 – March 16, 2013 What … Continue reading

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