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Portland Schoonerfest & Regatta

Portland, ME June 21 - June 24

Portland's own spring regatta for traditional sail, Portland SchoonerFest and Regatta kicks off the summer sailing season the solstice weekend of June every year featuring 7 large, traditional schooners racing and parading under sail together in Portland Harbor with passengers participating onboard and viewing from shore. The 2018 event featured… SEE MORE

2019 12 Metre World Championship

Newport, RI July 8 - July 13

The International 12 Metre Class’ 2019 World Championship will be held in Newport, Rhode Island (USA) from July 8- 13, hosted by the Ida Lewis Yacht Club and the 12 Metre Yacht Club. It will be the largest-ever gathering of 12 Metre yachts in the United States featuring more than… SEE MORE

47th Annual Buzzards Bay Regatta

Padanaram, South Dartmouth, MA August 2 - August 4

Hosted jointly by the Beverly Yacht Club and the New Bedford Yacht Club, the 47th edition will feature Shields, J 80s, H12s and Bullseyes Racing in Marion and, in Padanaram, there will be racing for PHRF Race and Cruise, NEMA Multihulls, F 18 catamarans, Etchells, Laser Masters, 505s, Marshall 15s… SEE MORE

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US gas prices expected to be down this summer

AAA Anticipates Savings at the Gas Pump this Summer

6/12/2019 by US Harbors

Nearly every state’s gas price average is cheaper than a week ago, a month ago and a year ago. Today’s national average is $2.74, which is seven-cents cheaper than last week, 13-cents less than a month ago and 18 cents cheaper than a year ago. “Refinery utilization in the United… SEE MORE

Dressing for the weather and water temperature makes all the difference

Kayaking 101: What to Wear

6/12/2019 by US Harbors

Warm Weather and Water If you live in a hot part of the world that has warm water, dressing for kayaking is simple. Your biggest challenge will be staying cool, hydrated, and protected from the sun, and this should be something that you're used to doing. The most simple solution… SEE MORE

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A new law makes it easier for law enforcement, counties and cities to remove derelict boats.

New Law Aimed at Removal of Derelict Boats

6/10/2019 by US Harbors

By Elaine Allen-Emrich. A new Florida law could make it easier for local governments and law enforcement to remove derelict boats from waters in their jurisdictions. Derelict boats are an environmental hazard and safety concern, state and local officials have said. After three years of confusion since rules for removing… SEE MORE

BoatUS Releases Annual List of Top 10 of Boat Names

BoatUS Releases Annual List of the Top 10 Boat Names

5/31/2019 by US Harbors

SPRINGFIELD, VA. – Each year, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) tallies the most popular boat names. The tradition dates back a quarter century, with the list derived from adding up requests for boat name designs from BoatUS Boat Graphics. Each reveals something about the personality of the… SEE MORE

The longest solo non-stop attempt in the history of modern ocean rowing.

Record-setting Solo Pacific Ocean Journey Nears End

5/29/2019 by US Harbors

PORTLAND, OR. – A former Air Force pilot is rowing across the Pacific Ocean to Australia, and he's days away from reaching the coastline. Jacob Adoram has already set two world records, and he isn't even done with his long and dangerous journey. The first paddle started in Neah Bay,… SEE MORE

Airforce survival training

Boating 101: Flares and Distress Signals

5/22/2019 by US Harbors

The visual distress signal requirement for recreational boaters states that all boats when used on coastal waters, including the Great Lakes, the territorial seas and those waters directly connected to the Great Lakes and the territorial seas, up to a point where the waters are less than two miles wide,… SEE MORE

Paddleboard Safety Class at Eglin Air Force Base, FL

Top 10 Paddle Sport Safety Tips

5/20/2019 by US Harbors

Planning to Paddle? Know Your Limits! When getting ready to head out on your next paddling trip, be sure to keep these safety tips in mind to ensure you have an enjoyable time on the water. 1. Take an on-water Course - whether it's a safety or skill development course, an ACA on-water… SEE MORE

US Coast Guard Cutter Chandeleur

Boating 101: US Coast Guard Equipment Requirements

5/18/2019 by US Harbors

Boating 101: Navigational Lighting Coast Guard minimum equipment requirements vary with the size of your boat, type of propulsion, whether operated at night or in periods of reduced visibility, and, in some cases, the body of water on which it is used. Boats carrying passengers for hire have additional equipment… SEE MORE