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Latest Boating Lifestyle Articles

  • Winter Boat Maintenance: Hull Inspections in the Boatyard

    Winter Boat Maintenance: Hull Inspections in the Boatyard

    Winter is a good time to do a thorough walk-around inspection of your boat’s hull, bottom and appendages for maintenance, repair or attention Since I have owned Bay Poet, a Hunter 410 sloop, I have always had her hauled out during the winter. In addition to the crewed charters that I offer, my boat is also…Read More »
  • Innovation at Home and Overseas – Boating Around the Globe with Barry Slade of Regal Marine

    Innovation at Home and Overseas – Boating Around the Globe with Barry Slade of Regal Marine

    Regal’s Barry Slade shares his thoughts on boat innovation and trends in the boating podcast Anchors Aweigh Anchors Aweigh is a podcast for all boaters, from aspiring to experienced. Featuring in-depth conversations with boating experts and industry leaders, and packed full of tips, tricks, gear, and industry info, boaters of all levels will come away…Read More »
  • Flotillas Cruises – Skippers, Crew, and Just Plain Folk

    Flotillas Cruises – Skippers, Crew, and Just Plain Folk

    Coordinating captain, trip leader, skipper and crew activities for a smooth sailing flotilla cruise In my introductory article on flotillas, I discussed the potential benefits of flotilla cruises and some of the high-level planning issues – bow to stern. Flotillas – cruising with more than one boat – can be a great way to explore a…Read More »
  • Wintering Aboard in the Boatyard: Our Experience in Canoe Cove Marina, Canada

    Wintering Aboard in the Boatyard: Our Experience in Canoe Cove Marina, Canada

    Pacific Northwest live aboard sailors share their experiences spending the winter in the boatyard at Canoe Cove Marina in Southern Vancouver Island We began our trans-Pacific voyage on board our 45ft sailboat Distant Drummer back in June 2015. A year and 10,000NM later we arrived in Sitka, Alaska after a memorable voyage through French Polynesia and…Read More »
  • Marine Weather Prediction and Assessment

    Marine Weather Prediction and Assessment

    Sometimes decent vision and a few functioning brain cells are all you need. For sailors and power boaters alike, understanding marine weather conditions is vital to your safety on the water. You need to be able to assess changing weather patterns and adapt float plans accordingly. When it comes to predicting conditions for boaters, there are a…Read More »
  • Propelling the Industry Forward – John Giglio on Making Boating More Accessible and Fun!

    Propelling the Industry Forward – John Giglio on Making Boating More Accessible and Fun!

    Freedom Boat Club’s president and CEO shares how his company is charting a new course for recreational boaters on Anchors Aweigh Boating Podcast Anchors Aweigh is a podcast for all boaters, from aspiring to experienced. Featuring in-depth conversations with boating experts and industry leaders, and packed full of tips, tricks, gear, and industry info, boaters…Read More »
  • Flotilla Cruises – Bow to Stern

    Flotilla Cruises – Bow to Stern

    A comprehensive how-to guide to planning a sailing cruise with more than one boat on the journey In previous articles about chartering, I have discussed several towns on the Chesapeake from which you might start a charter and a number of my favorite gunkhole destinations. Switching gears a bit, I’d like to begin to discuss flotilla…Read More »
  • Saltwater In Her Veins – Lisa ‘The Boatanista’ Almeida and Her Lifelong Passion for Boating

    Saltwater In Her Veins – Lisa ‘The Boatanista’ Almeida and Her Lifelong Passion for Boating

    The Boatanista joins Anchors Aweigh Boating Podcast to share her unique passion for the boating lifestyle Anchors Aweigh is a podcast for all boaters, from aspiring to experienced. Featuring in-depth conversations with boating experts and industry leaders, and packed full of tips, tricks, gear, and industry info, boaters of all levels will come away with…Read More »
  • Chartering on the Chesapeake Bay

    Chartering on the Chesapeake Bay

    Charter locations and sailing destinations to explore on the Chesapeake Bay I am unapologetically a sailor.  There is something so peaceful and calming about being on a boat under sail with the sunshine on my shoulders and the wind on the beam. And there is nothing more relaxing than sailing on the Chesapeake Bay. I…Read More »
  • Pod-Casting a Line with Dan Glickberg – Fish Tales with a Seafood Expert

    Pod-Casting a Line with Dan Glickberg – Fish Tales with a Seafood Expert

    Fish and seafood expert Dan Glickberg joins Anchors Aweigh Boating Podcast to talk fishing, equipment and culinary tips Anchors Aweigh is a podcast for all boaters, from aspiring to experienced. Featuring in-depth conversations with boating experts and industry leaders, and packed full of tips, tricks, gear, and industry info, boaters of all levels will come…Read More »