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Charleston Race Week Celebrates 20 Years

Charleston Race Week is also a family affair. Photo by Jeff Dennis

Open to all sailboats from 19 to 80 feet in length, Charleston Race Week has become the largest regatta on the East Coast over the past 20 years. Multiple inshore and offshore courses are navigated for three consecutive days in …

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Scout Boats Marks 25th Anniversary, Unveils New Models

The optional fishing console on the 300 is very functional. Photo by Jeff Dennis

Scout Boats based in Summerville, South Carolina weathered the economic recession that blew winds of change into the boat manufacturing business. Scout is gathering a head of steam in 2014, celebrating 25 years of excellence by announcing a facility expansion …

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It’s In The Bag – Folbot Float Trip

Intern David Grubbs pilots his Folbot in the Ashley River. Photo by Jeff Dennis

While looking for a small watercraft to enjoy on rivers and lakes, I stumbled upon a modern kayak with a rich history that is worthy of the spotlight. The Folbot (pronounced Full Boat) is a foldable kayak that fits in …

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Revelry Abounds at the Rockville Regatta

These are of the spectator fleet along the race course. Sea Island One Designs racing. Photo: Priscilla Parker

The Rockville Regatta on Bohicket Creek south of Charleston, South Carolina is considered by many local sailors to be a rite of summer. Sailing into its 124th consecutive year, this nautical tradition began as a friendly competition over the summer …

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2014 Waterfront Fireworks AND Festivals!

Fireworks explode over the USS Yorktown and vessels anchored off Patriots Point in Charleston Harbor. Courtesy of Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum

Here are a few Fourth of July celebrations featuring parades, festivals and fireworks. A fun day for the whole family. MARYLAND Fireworks NOTE: Ocean City Maryland delays their fireworks until the 5th due to Hurricane Arthur July 3 – Independence Day …

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Southeast Youth Summer Camp Programs 2014

Most organizations offer weeklong sessions with special courses running two weeks or longer. Times vary from half day to full day schedules. All campers must be able to pass a swim test. A USCG approved Personal Flotation Device (PFD) is …

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Charleston Race Week adds Multihulls

Sea Scouts aboard Peregrine. PhotoBoat

The Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week has become the largest U.S. multi-class regatta, and it’s still growing. Watch for a new set of competitors as Charleston Race Week adds a new class for multihulls and a new sponsor, Quantum Sail …

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Lady Luck Visits the Lowcountry Redfish Cup Finals

Wes Hudson from Shallow Sport, the winning anglers and Chris from Butler Marine. Photo by Jeff Dennis

The 2013 Lowcountry Redfish Cup consisted of five tournaments along the coast of South Carolina. Spread out over the calendar year, the two-angler teams fished in Georgetown, Charleston, Edisto Island, Beaufort and Hilton Head. The top teams competed in the …

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Christmas Boat Parade Calendar through the Southeast

The Alabama Gulf Coast Area Chamber of Commerce presents “A Coastal Christmas,” a month long celebration including land and sea parades, food, singing and of course, Santa. Photos courtesy of Clayton Wallace and the Alabama Gulf Coast Area Chamber of Commerce

Waterways across our region come alive during the holiday season as communities hold their annual Christmas lighted boat parades. For many communities, what may have begun as a simple floating parade with some twinkling lights outlining the vessel has turned …

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$100,000 Raised for Lowcountry Red*Trout Series

Alicia Parsons is the Executive Director of the South Carolina Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF), and organizes the annual Red*Trout tournament, which takes place in late October each year at the Charleston Harbor Marina. In 2013, 31 boats …

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South Carolina Gag Grouper State Record Tied

South Carolina angler Cantey Smith reeled in a 48.5-pound gag grouper, giving him a share of the South Carolina state record

On August 3, South Carolina angler Cantey Smith reeled in a 48.5-pound gag grouper, giving him a share of the South Carolina state record. Smith had met up with some friends on the 54-foot Sea Island Design express Artemis out …

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Yorktown Needs Cleanup Work

The aircraft carrier USS Yorktown needs more than $4 million in cleanup work, according to a study released by the Patriots Point Development Authority which manages the ship as the centerpiece of Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum on Charleston …

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Charleston to Bermuda Race is ON

Charleston and Bermuda are both wonderful destinations, so what could be better than an offshore race between the two? The biennial Charleston to Bermuda Race sets sail May 15-17 covering 777 nautical miles to St. David’s Head in Bermuda. After …

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South Carolina Celebrates 25 Years of Governor’s Cup

The South Carolina Governor’s Cup Billfishing Series - Carroll Campbell III prepares to wire a blue marlin at the boat. Photo by Middleton Rutledge

The S.C. Governor’s Cup Billfishing Series is an official program of the S.C. Department of Natural Resources. The brainchild of former S.C. Gov. Carroll A. Campbell, it consists of five privately run billfish tournaments. The 2012 Series set a record …

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Leukemia Cup Regatta: Raise a Sail, Save a Life

The Leukemia Cup Regatta   Sailors from the Pine Harbor Yacht Club in Birmingham, Ala., came together in 1988 to raise money in memory of a friend who had lost his battle with leukemia. Twenty-five years later, what is now …

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Youth Summer Sailing Programs in the Southeast

Whether your child wants to learn to sail, enhance skills, just learn to kayak or even windsurf, there is a Youth Summer Sailing Program right in your backyard. Some of them include: Virginia:  Hampton Yacht Club. One week basic Explorer sessions, …

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Charleston Ramps Up for Race Week

Charleston Race Week, hosted and organized by the Charleston Ocean Racing Association, is rounding the buoys to rack up more new records April 18-21. Last year, 252 sailboats actually raced. As of the end of February, 250 boats – from …

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