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Buddies buoy boating

Buddies buoy boating Scott Croft Is boating more popular today than in years past? Depends on how you look at it. Sales of new boats for example, peaked in 1988 at 562,000 but were down to 411,700 in 2002. In fact, participation in boating is down, according to the industry’s trade association, from 72.2 million […]

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Coldest summer I ever spent …

Coldest summer I ever spent … Anyone who has read about Capt. James Cook’s exploration off Antarctica or who has marveled at Ernest Shackleton’s remarkable survival skills knows that the Atlantic Ocean south of the “Roaring Forties” in the winter is no place for the faint of heart. So, if you’re curious about what it’s […]

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San Francisco honors RBOC founder

San Francisco honors RBOC founder The first ever BoatU.S. Ward Cleaveland Memorial trophy was awarded this spring to BoatU.S. members Johnnie and Daphne Owen for their “Best Decorated Boat” at the Pacific Inter Club Yacht Association’s Opening Day Parade on San Francisco Bay. Kristan, the Owens’ 37-foot Nantai sloop, took first place. BoatU.S. is the […]

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Life of Riley, with Scouts

Life of Riley, with Scouts Two-time BoatU.S. Santa Maria Cup winner and America’s Cup veteran skipper Dawn Riley (right) shows San Francisco Sea Scouts how it’s done. Sea Scouts from five Bay area “ships” took part, including Lowell Belany shown at the helm, Kim Yamato behind him at the mizzen mast, Jason Lawrence (standing at […]

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900 slips closed for a casino

900 slips closed for a casino The deck seems stacked against southern Lake Michigan boaters for the 2007 season as the city of Hammond, IN plans to evict every boat from its 982-slip marina for one year to accommodate the expansion of a floating gambling casino that uses the same harbor. According to Milan Krusznski, […]

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Make Mine St. Martin

Make Mine St. Martin – boating in the Caribbean Area Becky Squires Boaters planning to explore the Caribbean usually have one primary question — “‘Where should I go?” There’s only one answer to that — “What are you looking for?” Ranging in size and topography from miniscule and flat as a pancake to big and […]

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Homeland Security runs aground

Homeland Security runs aground – Boat U.S. Reports The Congressional freight train that had been barreling down the tracks on its way to creating a new federal Department of Homeland Security with over 170,000 employees — including the U.S. Coast Guard — ground to a halt in late July as one of the U.S. Senate’s […]

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Sea change on oceans’ health

Sea change on oceans’ health – BoatU.S.Reports David Rockefeller, Jr., (center) a member of the private Pew Oceans Commission as well as a seasoned bluewater sailor and ocean racer is pictured with BoatU.S. Magazine editor and Boating Writers International President Michael Sciulla (right) and Sportfishing magazine editor Dean Clarke following his address before the annual […]

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Family ties cast off

Family ties cast off Ryck Lydecker Whew! [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] For a moment there, it appeared as if there would be a fishing crisis of national proportions in the nation’s capital. In the shadow of official Washington, in plain view on the Potomac River, a rite of spring more than a century old–low-tech, laid-back fishing out […]

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Sportfishing data collection under review

Sportfishing data collection under review The National Research Council will conduct a thorough review of methods the National Marine Fisheries Service uses to collect data on saltwater sportfishing that feed into policy, management and regulatory decisions, the service announced October 22. The review is one of the first NMFS actions under the agency’s new strategic […]