The 36th SSCA Annapolis Cruising Conference and Gam 2022 begins on Sept. 30

The 36th SSCA Annapolis Cruising Conference and Gam 2022 begins on Sept. 30

The 36th SSCA Annapolis Cruising Conference and Gam 2022 is Sept 30 to Oct 2, 2022 at the Maryland Yacht Club, Pasadena, Maryland. Registration is open for both SSCA members and for non-members. Go to this link to see seminar schedules, sign up for meals and CPR/Ham exams.   Speakers and presenters at the 2022 Annapolis Gam/Conference include our keynote speaker Pam Wall, cruising consultant, on "Outfitting Your Boat For Blue Water Cruising" and "Atlantic Circle: From Florida to Europe and Return." Chesapeake Bay magazine cruising editor Jody Argo Schroath will share special places up and down the Chesapeake Bay. Learn about…
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2022 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show set for 63rd edition

2022 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show set for 63rd edition

Fort Lauderdale, FL (August 29, 2022)- Ticket sales are now live for the 63rd annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), which will occur from October 26-30 just steps away from the sands of sunny South Florida. Taking place across seven locations, including the Broward County Convention Center (BCCC) and the Bahia Mar Yachting Center, guests are getting ready to sail-abrate with boating and yachting exhibitions that are set to provide an unforgettable experience during the five-day show. Owned by the Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) and produced by Informa Markets, this monumental event showcases more world and…
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Coast Guard Foundation Hires New Regional Director for the Gulf Coast

Stonington, Conn. – The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to strengthening the Coast Guard community and service by supporting members and families, announced today that Kelly P. Hodges recently joined the Foundation’s fundraising team. In her new position as regional director for the Gulf Coast, she will work closely with Coast Guard units in Texas, Louisiana and throughout America’s heartland to identify and fulfill education, morale and wellness, and family support for Coast Guard members. “We are so pleased Kelly has joined the Coast Guard Foundation team,” said Susan Ludwig, president, Coast Guard Foundation. “With her proven track-record…
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Coast Guard Foundation Prepares for Hurricane Season

Coast Guard Foundation Prepares for Hurricane Season

NOAA Predicts Above-Normal 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season Stonington, Conn. — The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to strengthening the Coast Guard community and service by supporting members and families, announced today it is prepared to assist Coast Guard members and families during this year’s Atlantic hurricane season, which the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts will once again be above average. When these disasters occur, Coast Guard members are often first responders – leaving their own families and impacted homes and property behind to aid those in distress. “Coast Guard members tirelessly answer the call when they are…
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Navigational lights

Navigational lights

Navigational lights located on aids to navigation can provide an excellent way to verify your position when coming into coastal waters. Here are some factors to remember when dealing with navigational lights on lighthouses, lighted daymarks, light towers and buoys.  Characteristics  Navigational lights are given a characteristic light pattern to help mariners identify the light. These range through a variety of types:  Fixed Single occulting (light is on longer than it is off), group occulting, composite group occulting  Isophase (light is on as long as it is off)  Single flashing (light is off longer than it is on), group flashing,…
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ENDURANCE DISCOVERY LIVE GLOBAL BROADCAST ENABLED BY INMARSAT FLEET XPRESS

Fleet Xpress from Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, provided a high-speed connectivity solution to enable History Hit to broadcast the discovery of Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton’s lost ship, Endurance, from the Southern Ocean. The legendary vessel was found on 5 March 2022 – the 100th anniversary of Shackleton’s funeral – 3,008 metres below the icy surface of the Weddell Sea, bringing the Falklands Heritage Maritime Trust’s Endurance22 expedition to a successful conclusion. History Hit is the Subscription Video on Demand (SVOD) and content platform co-founded by historian Dan Snow with award-winning digital content agency and…
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COAST GUARD FOUNDATION RAISING FUNDS TO BUILD A K9 MEMORIAL AT COAST GUARD BASE ALAMEDA

Stonington, Conn. — The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to strengthening the Coast Guard community and service by supporting members and families, announced that to celebrate K9 Veterans Day this Sunday, March 13, it is raising funds to build a K9 memorial. The goal for this fundraising effort is $50,000 and a generous supporter has already donated $10,000. The Coast Guard has a long tradition of employing service animals in the protection of our country. The canine memorial will be built at Coast Guard Base Alameda, California, where the ashes of service dogs can be laid to rest by…
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DATES SET FOR THE 51ST ANNUAL NEWPORT INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW

Newport, R.I. – Newport Exhibition Group announced today that its 51st Annual Newport International Boat Show will take place September 15 through 18, 2022 at the Newport Yachting Center in downtown Newport, Rhode Island. “After a celebrating a successful Golden Anniversary in 2021, this Show is sure to be an event not to miss,” said Lisa Knowles, Show Director of Newport Exhibition Group. “With continued demand for boats by consumers still strong, supply chain challenges being addressed and a continually re-invigorated industry, the Newport International Boat Show is going to be the place to see what is new and innovative in…
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Nordhavn announces partnership in CUBAR 2022 event

Nordhavn announces partnership in CUBAR 2022 event

Dana Point, CA – (February 23, 2022) – The legacy of Nordhavn lies within the extended cruising adventures that are the hallmark of the company’s purpose-built power yachts and their intrepid owners. It is tied to the brand’s many en masse voyages including the Great Siberian Sushi Run and perhaps most notable, the Nordhavn Atlantic Rally, an 18-boat trans-oceanic group crossing. In the spirit of this tradition, Nordhavn is pleased to announce its collaboration with the San Diego Yacht Club on the 2022 CUBAR Odyssey, a multi-motoryacht cruise of the Baja Peninsula happening October 30 through November 13. Nordhavn will…
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