Category Archives: Website of the Week

FreeCruisingGuides.com Announces New Guide to Cuba

Free Cruising Guides is pleased to announce that the first complete cruising guide to Cuba to be published in more than a decade is available at www.FreeCruisingGuides.com completely free and without registration as a downloadable PDF. It will also be available … Continue reading

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Nv Charts Launches New ‘Virtual Chart Shop’ Website

Nv Charts announces the launch of www.nvcharts.com, a new interactive web site and e-commerce site for all of the company’s charting and navigation products, customer service, and all things ‘Nv’. The new website features an improved homepage design, cleaner layout of … Continue reading

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New Online Learn to Sail Course from Offshore Sailing School and BoatUS Foundation

Learning to sail or renewing your skills just got easier. If you are a beginner just getting into sailing, this new and exclusive Online Learn to Sail course will help you understand the basics of sailing before you get out on the water. … Continue reading

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Website of the Week

Here’s a website to check out if you are in need of boater safety training, which is a requirement in many states…Boat-ED offers tips, handbooks and boat safety courses for 45 states in the U.S. Boat Ed is the only … Continue reading

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Get Your Boating Passport

If you plan to charter in Europe, you need the International Certificate of Proficiency to show your competency and experience on the water. To simplify the process for bareboaters, the American Yachting Association International Certificate of Proficiency is based on the … Continue reading

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Interactive Timeline of the Bounty

This timeline marks the final days of the sailing vessel Bounty according to the testimony of the surviving crew. All times are approximate. The events in this timeline were drawn from the public hearings conducted by the U.S. Coast Guard … Continue reading

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Norfolk’s Sail Nauticus Begins Its First Summer with Camps for Kids

Downtown Norfolk has started sailing this summer! On June 12, Sail Nauticus, a community sailing center on the downtown Norfolk waterfront, had its grand opening and officially added bright sails to the Elizabeth River landscape. The center was created with … Continue reading

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Discover Boating’s Sailboat Selector

Looking for a new sailboat and need a place to start? Discovery Boating’s online boat selector tool may be the best place to get your search going.

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Northwest Maritime Center

During a recent stop at Port Hudson Marina in Port Townsend, WA I walked by the Northwest Maritime Center and noticed teenagers working on wooden boats as an after school program. They were being taught by volunteers of the center … Continue reading

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Website of the Week: OPC

Ocean Prediction Center If you are like most sailors, keeping track of and analyzing the weather isn’t just something you do to see if you need to bring along a jacket. Quality weather information is a valuable asset that we … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Cruzin Boater-to-Boater Rental Site is Now Live Nationwide

Cruzin is revolutionizing the boating industry, officially launching America’s leading Boater-to-Boater™ rental marketplace, cruzin.com nationwide. Now, owners of boats of all sizes – from small fishing boats up to sailing yachts – can charter out their vessels directly to other … Continue reading

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US Power Squadron Now Offering Online Courses

Two leading boating education organizations with a history of making boating education easy and affordable, have teamed up to offer a fully interactive online seminar for those First Mates who may find themselves needing to take command of the family … Continue reading

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The Summer Sailstice Store is Open

The Summer Sailstice online store is now open with 2013 t-shirts, hats and burgees. We’ve been fortunate to find designers each year who come up with a terrific new design set up and ready to celebrate Summer Sailstice.  Sailstice Sponsor … Continue reading

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Noonsite is Now on Twitter

If you are looking to get updates on world cruising destinations, look no further than noonsite.com (“the global site for cruising sailors”) and their new twitter feed… Over recent months we have progressively been upgrading noonsite’s capabilities to make discovery of, finding … Continue reading

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US Sailing, America’s Cup Join Forces on New Website

US Sailing, the national governing body of the sport, has joined forces with the pinnacle event in sailing – the iconic America’s Cup – to introduce, inform and educate a new generation of sailors. The new website at www.startsailing.org offers visitors … Continue reading

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Lifejacket Loaner Program

The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety & Clean Water began distributing kits to sites across the nation in 1998 and it’s been growing ever since. There are now over 500 loaner sites nationwide, which loan our jackets more than 140,000 … Continue reading

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Salish Sea Expeditions

We moored next to this group last night at James Island State Park in the San Juan Islands (above)…a truly awesome program. Salish Sea Expeditions is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established to provide opportunities for students in grades 5-12 to … Continue reading

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CRUZIN Looking to Grow Boating with Easy Peer-to-Peer Boat Rentals

Anyone that has been around the recreational boating industry for any time at all knows that to grow boating new ideas are needed. The industry also knows that experience in a boat, on the water, is the best way to attract … Continue reading

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Cutty Sark Correction

We want to extend our most sincere apologies to the the Cutty Sark museum and to anyone who may have been offended by last week’s Cruising Compass report on the Cutty Sark being destroyed by fire. While the aforementioned fire did happen … Continue reading

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Cruising and Safety at Sea Seminars

Strictly Sail Pacific is less than two weeks away and Blue Water Sailing magazine is sponsoring lots of excellent FREE seminars! This year’s lineup includes seminars by John and Amanda Neal, Jimmy Cornell, Pam Wall, Gino Morrelli, Brion Toss, George Day … Continue reading

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