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My Favorite Thing This Week

My Favorite Thing This Week

Clean Regattas This is a movement from Sailors for the Sea that recognizes Regattas and Sponsoring Organizations for being good stewards of our waterways during regattas. There are requirements that you have to meet in order to earn this "Clean Regatta" recognition....

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What Makes Good Crew (Part 3) - Longer Cruises

What Makes Good Crew (Part 3) - Longer Cruises

Crewing on Longer Cruises When you are looking for a longer ride or maybe being considered for some offshore race/cruising, sailing skill is important, but don't sell yourself short. Sometimes it is the other skills that can tip the Captain's...

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Top 10 Items I Don't Leave the Dock Without

Top 10 Items I Don't Leave the Dock Without

Top 10 Items Routinely Packed for Sailing Everyone is going to have their own take on this one, but here are some of my must-haves: Personal Floatation Device - Bring your own, whatever kind. Better yet, wear it. Electrical or...

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Are you a Competent Sailor?

Are you a Competent Sailor?

What makes a "Competent Sailor?" My buddy and I coined that phrase after racing together in a regatta once upon a time. We were bemoaning our results and the fact that we missed this shift and made that poor tack. ...

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My Favorite Sailing Thing This Week

My Favorite Sailing Thing This Week

Clean the Ocean - One Pound at a Time Absolutely love these guys' story and what they are doing. Every bracelet bought funds one pound of trash being removed from our oceans. Ocean trash is a serious issue. From Cargo Containers...

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5 Reasons to Race Small Boats

5 Reasons to Race Small Boats

5 Reasons Racing Small Sailboats is Better Wet, cold, tippy, cramped...I've heard every complaint in the book on why little boats are a pain in the backside. The reality is everyone has their favorite kind of sailing and racing, but racing...

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