Friendly Debate: the top Five Sailing Destinations on the East Coast

  Friendly Debate: the top Five Sailing Destinations on the East Coast By Vern Penner  If you like to be out on the water in Summer, then Springtime is the time to take off the boat covers and paint the bottom, then launch the boat and run up the sails. It also means another year of […]

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The Annapolis Boat Shows

The Annapolis Boat Shows By Ellen Moyer It is October. City Dock looks like the circus came to town. The dock is sprouting tents. Multicolored flags are flying. There is a new hustle and bustle in the city. Walking on Main Street, waiting in line at Chick and Ruth’s Deli, is like being at the […]

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When the War Came to the Bay

When the War Came to the Bay By Henry S. Parker, PhD             Around the shores of Chesapeake Bay and beneath its murky waters, the legacy of World War II lies buried and largely forgotten. As we approach Memorial Day and the anniversary of D-Day, we naturally think of Normandy on the Atlantic and the […]

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Here We Go Again Round-the-World

Here We Go Again Round-the-World By Vern Penner Some Outlook by the Bay readers with good memories may recall an article appearing in the Holiday 2011 issue describing the forthcoming Volvo Ocean Race (VOR), formerly known as the Whitbread Round-The-World Race. It recommended that travelers consider plans to coordinate a visit to one of nine […]

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Boat Building

BOAT BUILDING By Neil Moran When Chris Fields attended a free boat building workshop last summer in Cedarville on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, he was just one of the curious. He didn’t realize it would lead to a major career move. Fields was attending a promotional event for the opening of the Great Lakes Boat Building […]

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Hook Up with (Sailing) History

  Hook Up with (Sailing) History By Vern Penner            What do Alicante, Spain, Auckland, New Zealand and Galway, Ireland, have in common aside from being seaports? Give up? They are the start, midway point and finish line for the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-2012, the most famous round-the-world sailboat race. The 11th running of this […]

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Driving for the Silver at Hospice Cup 2009

    Driving for the Silver at Hospice Cup 2009 By Vern Penner   There isn’t a sailor alive, young or old, who doesn’t revel in maximizing a boat’s performance.  The yardstick is usually SOG (speed over ground) and the pleasure from optimal performance is greatly magnified when passing a slower boat.  These things can […]

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Be “Green” While Keeping Your Boat Clean

Be “Green” While Keeping Your Boat Clean By Leah Lancione      Boat owners assuredly love the water. They get a rush from the smell of the salty air, the wind whipping through their hair and the sight of clean water lapping up against the hull. Therefore, a true sailor is also part conservationist. They undoubtedly […]

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