How do I make sure VHF works properly?

Bob Pingel is the Boat Doctor for Sailing Magazine: Dear Boat Doctor, My VHF radio is not working very well. I seem to receive okay, but my friends struggle to hear me when I transmit. I want to repla

Sunk despite meticulous preparation

Of the boats competing in the 2022-23 Golden Globe Race, Tapio Lehtinen was stunned that it was his Gaia 36 Asteria which sank. Yet that's what happened 460 nautical miles SE from Port Elizabeth, in


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Led Flood Lights For Boats: A Beginner’s Guide

Boating at night is a great way to enjoy the beauty of the water, but you have to ensure you're safe and visible. LED flood lights for boats are a great way to light up your vessel and make sure oth

Future technology for future sailors?

by Craig Leweck, Scuttlebutt Sailing News I am all for heightening awareness of our impact on the environment. We can’t keep throwing things away as there is no place called Away. But I also have li

What is a GPS? How does it work? | Library of Congress

The Global Positioning System (GPS) tells you where you are on Earth. GPS III Satellite. U.S. Government photo, Multimedia Library. It’s eleven o’clock … do you know where yo

Looking for like-minded SailGP backers

by Craig Leweck, Scuttlebutt Sailing News The global sports league SailGP wants more teams when the fourth season of SailGP begins on June 17-18 in Chicago, which has prompted the organization to rew

Recruiting Americans for America’s Cup

After their first America's Cup challenge in 2021, the NYYC American Magic team made some changes in their pursuit of the trophy. Prominent in that change was bringing Scott Ferguson (Jamestown, RI)

Golden Globe Race lifesaving regulations

Before the start, fulfilling the safety and qualifying requirements for the 2022-23 Golden Globe Race were a major hurdle. However, it was these unique regulations which played an important part in s

High Performance boats for sale - Boat Trader

Find high performance boats for sale near you, including boat prices, photos, and more. Locate boat dealers and find your boat at Boat Trader!

Innovation competition in France

The search for innovation, new practices, responsible performances, and alternatives motivates is led by the Federation of Nautical Industries (FIN) which has been organizing a national competition s

Dilemma: World’s coolest yachts

Yachting World has been asking top sailors and marine industry gurus to choose the coolest and most innovative yachts of our times, and when they turned the question to notable designer, Juan Kouyoumd

GPS: The Global Positioning System

Official U.S. government information about the Global Positioning System (GPS) and related topics

Whitecap: The Canadian Sailing Podcast

Sail Canada in partnership with David Cripton have launched a podcast series focusing on Canadian sailing called Whitecap, with Episode 8 featuring Scott Shawyer, Canada Ocean Racing's founder and sk

Faria Gauges vs. VDO Gauges: Which is Better?

In choosing new gauges for your boat, brand is one of the top factors to consider. Two of the most popular brands for boat gauges are Faria and VDO. So, how do you know which one is right for you? He

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Book your trip for 37th America’s Cup

Organizers for the 37th America's Cup in 2024 have confirmed details for the competition in Barcelona, Spain. Among the decisions was the placement of the racing area for both the Challenger Selectio

Bizarre Atlantic hurricane season

The Atlantic hurricane season officially ends on November 30, bringing to a close the six-month period when the vast majority of tropical activity occurs in the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, and Car

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Grady-White | FAQs

FAQ frequently asked questions about Grady-White boats: Powering with four stroke engines, parts replacement, operation/performance, maintenance and more.

Temperature Sender: What Is It and Why Should Your Boat Have One?

If you have a boat, then you know how important it is to keep an eye on the temperature. After all, you don't want your engine to overheat, do you? But what do you need to keep track of that? Well, o

Water Pressure Gauge: An Introduction

If you love being out on the water, then you know how important it is to have a boat engine that is in good working condition. One of the most important parts of your boat is the water pressure gauge

How to Choose the Correct Boat Rudder Angle Indicator?

When sailing, you need to be able to change the angle of your boat quickly. With a rudder, you can do that by tilting it at a specific angle. If your rudders are not working properly, or if you want

2023 Youth World Championship Selection Procedures Announced + More 

US Sailing is excited to announce selection procedures for the 2023 Youth Sailing World Championship. Additionally, 2023 ANOC World Beach Games selection criteria and qualification outlines are now l

Marine VHF Frequencies: The Basics

If you’re new to the world of marine radio, the VHF frequencies can seem like a confusing jumble of numbers. But don’t worry, it’s not as complicated as it looks.  Marine VHF frequencies are

Digital Boat Gauges: How They Work And Why You Should Get One

There's a lot to know about everything in your marine environment. Keeping tabs on the correct pressure, temperature and flow are essential to keeping your boat running as efficiently as possible. Di

Nominations Open for 2022 US Sailing Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year Awards

  BRISTOL, R.I. (November 17, 2022) – US Sailing has opened nominations for the 2022 US Sailing Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year, widely acknowledged as the premiere individual sailing

Valhalla Sailing Project: Supporting Veterans Through Sailing

By Mitchell Riel & Lexi Pline The modern sailing community is a wonderfully diverse, eclectic mixture of sailing groups, classes, and competitions. However, no one sailing organization stewards t

Blueberry Faygo Win First Hinman Title

NORFOLK, VIRGINIA (November 6, 2022) – After three days of intense racing, culminating in a nail biting 3-2 final series, Team Blueberry Faygo have won their first U.S. Team Racing Championship. Th

West Marine US Open Series Florida Announced

US Sailing is proud to announce its return to Florida for the third annual 2023 West Marine US Open Sailing Series. Register TODAY! The post West Marine US Open Series Florida Announced appeared firs

30 Teams Lined Up for 2022 US Team Racing Championship

This weekend, a record number of teams will take to the water in Norfolk, Virginia for the 2022 U.S. Team Racing Championship, hosted by Coastal Virginia Youth Sailing Foundation and Norfolk Yacht &a

US Sailing On The Road: Annual General Meeting and Stakeholder Summit

Southern Yacht Club, New Orleans, LA October, 2022 US Sailing has been around in one form or another for 125 years! Even as we celebrate our history and legacy, we are moving the organization into th

Gulf Coast Team Take First Place at 2022 U.S. Adult Sailing Championships 

Nine teams representing Regional Sailing Associations across the country were challenged with conditions from light and shifty to big breeze and storms over four days of racing on Bay Saint Louis, Mi

US Sailing: The Next 125 Years

Over the past ten months, US Sailing has looked at where we’ve been and where we’re going – from sailing gear and technology to sailing in the Olympics. Now, as we celebrate US Sailing’s 125t

US Sailing Releases Report on Bermuda Race Sailor Overboard Incident

Bristol, Rhode Island (October 27, 2022)— Following the tragic incident that occurred during the running of the 52nd Newport Bermuda Race, US Sailing, at the request of The Bermuda Race Foundatio

Dock Lines for Boats (All You Need to Know)

"Dock lines for boats? Do I need to know about that?" you might be thinking. Well, if you're a boat owner, the answer is a resounding yes! You need the right dock lines to keep your boat safe and sec

20 Most Unique Gift Ideas for Boaters in Your Life

If you know a boater, then you know that they are a unique breed. They have their own lingo, their own culture, and their own way of life. And when it comes to gift giving, they can be a tough bunch

3 Bank Battery Chargers: Ultimate Guide

There's nothing worse than being out on the open water and having your boat's battery die on you. That's why it's important to have a good quality charger on board, so you can keep your battery toppe

SEAsonings Article in June 2022 Issue of Sailing Magazine

Sailing Magazine featured our US Regional Manager and instructor Randon Finkelstein in their SEAsonings artcle, June 2022. Click on the link below to read about Randon’s love for sailing, teaching.

Colgate Sailing Adventures – 2022 Antigua Flotilla Trip

ANTIGUA April 21-28, 2022 By Heather Hild-Atwater We were very lucky to be here at this time! Our flotilla is sandwiched between the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta and Antigua Race... The post Colgate

St. Martin/Marteen Flotilla, January 2022

Written by Tom Rankin, participant in St. Martin Colgate Sailing Adventures® Flotilla Vacation, January 2022 Best of Times 😊 • Dinner at the Fort Luis Yacht club • Sailing and... The post St.

Learning to Bareboat Cruise on a 40-foot Catamaran with Offshore Sailing School

By: The Wandering Kellers (Karen and Matthew from Pennsylvania) “One of our plans for retirement is to buy a sailboat and cruise around enjoying the ocean breeze and beautiful sunsets,... The post

2021 BVI Flotilla Cruise Blog

HOLD ON TO YOUR COCONUTS MARGRET! In COVID times; it’s a small miracle when everyone shows up on time, and we all did, amazing! November 6-13, 2021, our Colgate Sailing Advent

Fantastic Views and Crews on our Big, Fat Greek Islands Sailing Adventure

I had the amazing opportunity to join the Colgate Sailing Adventures® flotilla vacation in the Greek Islands in June 2021. An unexpected, last-minute cancellation on this sold-out trip brought about

Offshore Sailing School Owners’ Biography to be Published in October 2021

OFFSHORE High – Biography of Steve & Doris Colgate Offshore Sailing School Vice President, Director of Sales & Marketing, Beth Oliver, is pleased to announce that company founder and owners

Great Sailing Getaway Contest Winner is Luis Ramos

The winner has been announced for our 2021 Great Sailing Getaway Contest Congratulations to Luis Ramos and his wife, Eva Daraban-Ramos from Virginia. Luis’ touching essay and photo montage with...

Colgate Sailing Adventures Fun In Exumas, Bahamas

We Sailed Away & Loved Every Minute in the Exumas May 9-16, 2021 By Heather Hild-Atwater What do a Pilot, a Librarian, an Artist, a Cowgirl, and a Financial Planner... The post Colgate Sailing Ad

Q & A with Colgate Sailing Adventures Flotilla Trip Hosts Nate and Heather Atwater

HOME ON THE WATER We caught up with Nate Atwater and Heather Hild-Atwater while they were preparing to host the second of five Colgate Sailing Adventures® flotilla sailing vacations in... The post Q


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