David Smith shares this photo of his wife Sara in Virgin Gorda, B.V.I. It was taken while they were on a charter on a 46’ Bavaria Vision.
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In New England sailors are getting excited about the upcoming boating season. Boatyards are a flurry of activity. Final coats of bottom paint are being applied, new equipment is being installed and boats are getting splashed. If you are in the midst of this take a break and check out these cool water toys. After watching this OffCenterHarbor.com video about Russell Brown’s nesting sailing dinghy you may be thinking about adding to your fleet. This nesting kayak is interesting also. And this electric foiling surfboard is just over-the-top. I think I definitely have a case of spring fever, every kind of water toy seems very appealing!
The world needs more heroes, even if those heroes are solar-powered water wheels. Mr. Trash Wheel, the googly-eyed, trash-gathering water wheel that’s been keeping Baltimore Harbor in Maryland ...On April 27, 2017 / By Tatja Hopman
Two Canadian sailors were sentenced to 30 months in prison for intentionally setting their sailboat on fire, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office. Emerson Rome and Bradley Wise, ...On April 27, 2017 / By Tatja Hopman
Stay Connected Through MapShare
Being out on a voyage doesn’t mean you have to be totally off the grid. With inReach, you have the option to share your trip progress with family and friends, share on social media and even post written messages through MapShare. It’s connected to your inReach account, so there’s no need to log in anywhere else. Just enable MapShare by visiting your account at explore.delorme.com and invite loved ones to follow your personal MapShare page. Learn more at InReachDelorme.com.
It’s Not too Late to Get Your Sails in for Spring Service!
Addressing small issues early is important before they become bigger, more costly problems later in the season. Just like your boat and car, regular maintenance of your sails will extend their lifespan and help ensure you have an uninterrupted season.
For a limited time, all US Quantum® sail lofts are offering free, in-loft, multi-point inspections for your sails complete with a full written report on the sail and their overall condition. Plus walk away with a free Quantum® hat! Click here to learn more and find a loft near you.
Thank you to all those who responded to the last survey question: How do you prefer to get your cruising news, stories, seamanship and reviews? Not surprisingly since the survey targeted e-newsletter readers, e-newsletters were the most popular choice in the survey. Active cruisers commented that limited internet and snail mail access contribute heavily to sources they use. See complete results here.
Replicas of Christoper Columbus’ The Niña and Pinta will be in Newport, Rhode Island this June. The Columbus Foundation ...On April 27, 2017 / By Tatja Hopman
The Salty Dawg Sailing Association has opened registration for its Spring Rally from the British Virgin Islands to the ...On April 13, 2017 / By Tatja Hopman
The 2017 Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show will cruise into the Craneway Pavilion and Marina Bay Yacht Harbor ...On April 5, 2017 / By Tatja Hopman
Najad is introducing the two all new N395 AC and N395 CC. The yachts are designed in a joint venture by Najad, Farr Yacht Design – acknowledged as ...On February 16, 2017 / By Tatja Hopman
The American sailors CharlieEnright and Mark Towill have already completed one lap around the world by leading a team to the finish of the last Volvo Ocean Race ...On March 23, 2017 / By Tatja Hopman
A one-of-a-kind ship with a special mission is now fueled with 20 percent biodiesel as it begins a voyage from New England to Florida, then on to Cuba ...On March 9, 2017 / By Tatja Hopman