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The Tall Ships Regatta Lands in North America

Every year, Sail Training International hosts “Tall Ship” regattas and races around the world. More often than not, these races and regattas take place in and around Europe. This year, however, the behemoth ships make their way across the Atlantic to join forces with Tall Ships America for an epic …

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How to Handle Boating in Rough Seas and Nasty Weather

Heavy weather and rough sea conditions can be a dangerous combination when you’re out on the water. As careful as you might be, weather and water can still take you by surprise. In the summer boating season, heat waves bring high-pressure fronts and can bring on storms pretty unexpectedly. And there are worse …

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7 Boat Accessories for Dogs You Might Have Overlooked

You’re pumped about spending hot summer days on your boat. And, of course, your best friend wants to go, too. I don’t know about you, but my best friend is my dog. Before you let your dog hop on board, you need to plan ahead. That means you need the right dog-friendly …

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The Ultimate Boat Emergency Kit to Keep You Safe and Sound

If not for the courage of the fearless crew, the Minnow would be lost. It’s just too bad the crew didn’t bring the three pieces of boat safety equipment or even an emergency boat kit along with them. If they had, they wouldn’t have found themselves shipwrecked. Or, in the worst …

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Queasy to Calm: The 13 Best Seasickness Remedies to Cure You Quickly

Seasickness—also called mal de mer, if you wanna sound fancy—comes in many forms, ranging from visual disorientation and stomach cramps to green complexions and, of course, losing your lunch. Our body equilibrium gets thrown off balance by the motions of the waves. Even the hardiest of us—like me, been around boats all my …

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14 Smart Boat Storage Ideas to Keep Your Deck in Check

Nobody likes a cluttered boat. Whether you’re in your cabin cruiser, pontoon or deck boat, you don’t want items rolling around, getting in the way and flying out of the boat. But those things you bring on board usually have a purpose. You want them to be handy when you need …

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11 Common Sense Boating Tips for Beginners

Row, row, row your boat…  Gently down the stream…  Well, that sounds easy enough. How hard can it be to row gently down a stream? Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily…  Life is but a dream… The whole “merrily” and “but a dream” thing starts to seem more difficult to achieve as …

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Anchors Aweigh! Choosing a Solid Anchor to Secure Your Boat

We all know the unmistakable, classic fisherman’s anchor from nautical-themed T-shirts, sailor’s tattoos, fancy lattes and giant lawn sculptures outside New England seafood shanties. The reason you see them more as symbols these days is that they aren’t used much for their intended purpose below water. They’re very heavy and, …

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How to Choose the Right GPS for Your Boat

We all lose our way from time to time. A GPS can be the solution for boaters, but many of us even lose our way while trying to pick the right gadget. Choosing a marine GPS for your boat is a daunting, technical task which involves sorting through reviews, watching videos …