Tag Archives: Florida

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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Mooring Buoys Installed to Protect Precious Coral Reefs

Mooring buoys are being acknowledged around the world as the best way to preserve our coral and sealife in popular sailing and anchoring areas. Now another Florida area is moving to copy the world trend. Is the coral in your … Continue reading

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Claiborne Young to Present Webinars at Seven Seas U

For anyone planning on cruising in the south east of the U.S., these webinars are a great way to prep for your trip. Well known cruising guide author, Claiborne Young, host of the popular Salty Southeast Cruisers Net, will present … Continue reading

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The Answer is Blowin’ in the Wind

BWS Publisher George Day takes a look at how wind power can solve your onboard energy problems. On the last leg of a 1500-mile hopscotch delivery of our Jeanneau 45.2 Lime’n with our partner Tony Knowles and his son Jeff … Continue reading

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Three Rescued After 11 Hours in Water During Small-Craft Advisory

We’ve said it before, but we’ll say it again; pay attention to weather advisories and make sure you have proper emergency equipment on board. This incident could have been very easily avoided! Three people who braved strong winds off Cedar … Continue reading

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Two Rescued in Hobie Cat Capsize Off Florida Coast

No matter how small your boat is, it’s always important to have the proper equipment on board. The Coast Guard rescued two persons in the water in the vicinity of Pinellas Point, FL on Saturday. At 1:42 p.m., watch-standers at … Continue reading

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Mine Found Floating Off Florida Coast

Yikes! This certainly isn’t something you anticipate running into while out on the water. A large, round mine found floating a mile off Dania Beach last Thursday prompted the U.S. Coast Guard to close the beach and surrounding waters, authorities … Continue reading

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Four Boats Destroyed in Fire at Miami Marina

Talk about a bad day. A fire that destroyed four yachts at a marina in Coconut Grove, Florida on early Saturday is being investigated. It took about 40 firefighters more than two-and-a-half hours to bring the fire under control. The … Continue reading

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Sea Hawk Seminar Today for Clearwater, FL Area Residents

Sea Hawk is hosting a two-day seminar at Quaker Steak & Lube. It started yesterday, but there’s still time to take advantage of it! Today, Thursday, Dec. 8, the seminar will offer the following activities:

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Holiday Boat Parade Schedule

Florida By Water does a great job in pulling together a complete list of Holiday Boat Parades in Florida during the season of merriment. With more than 60 parades listed, there’s a good chance you can find one nearby if … Continue reading

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Florida Tax Cap on Boats Increasing Sales

It’s always nice to hear when these programs work. Hopefully it will encourage other states to do the same. In the roughly 16 months since it became law, Florida’s $18,000 sales/use tax cap on boat sales has preserved thousands of … Continue reading

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SCCA’s 36th Annual Melbourne Gam

The SSCA’s biggest party of the year will be held this weekend, November 11-13, at the Eau Gallie Civic Center in Melbourne, FL. Members and non-members alike are welcome to enjoy three days of nautical fun, including two full days … Continue reading

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St. Augustine Says Too Many Cruisers Looking for a Free Ride

This is a tough one. We believe cruisers should be able to anchor where they’d like (within reason) but we also understand that cities shouldn’t bear the burden of our garbage or other issues that arise as the result of … Continue reading

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Seven of Eight Family Members Rescued After Capsize

While we have no idea why these people went out on the water in such conditions, this is another lesson in the importance of wearing a life jacket and remembering to stay with the boat should you capsize. Seven people … Continue reading

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Fort Lauderdale Boat Show is Just Two Weeks Away

There’s still time to book a trip! Fort Lauderdale, FL will host the 52nd Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the largest in-water show in the world, October 27-31. Show exhibits will range from yacht builders and designers to exotic cars … Continue reading

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Florida Man Arrested for Selling Fraudulent Boat Insurance

It’s always nice to give people the benefit of the doubt, but it’s also better to be safe than sorry. Make sure you do your research and check out the company before you purchase insurance. A Port Charlotte, FL insurance … Continue reading

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Florida Has Most Boat Thefts in U.S.

If you are headed to the Sunshine State with your boat, you might want to make sure you’ve got proper security measures in place. Florida accounted for nearly a quarter of all watercraft thefts in the U.S. A report by … Continue reading

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Sweet Deal on Seasonal Lease at Longboat Key Club

Thoughts of heading south for the holidays or to a special location for the fall and winter seasons are surely on everyone’s mind. Starting this September, Longboat Key Club Moorings is offering a Seasonal Lease Special, which includes a $250 … Continue reading

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SSCA Florida West Coast Gam

This year’s Florida West Coast Gam will be held on Saturday, October 15th at the Isles Yacht Club in Punta Gorda, Florida. Feature presenters will be well-known cruising guide author Claiborne Young and Caribbean cruisers John and Ann Taylor. Young … Continue reading

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Cruising Shot of the Week

Sunset after the storm in Fort Pierce, FL. Submitted by Rick Albamonti, s/v Abishag. Got a cool cruising shot to share, send it to comments@cruisingcompass.com.

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