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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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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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Caribbean Salty Dawg Rally Sails On

Linda and Bill Knowles at the Salty Dawg Rally booth in Newport

What could be more salty than the Salty Dawg Rally? The Salty Dawg Rally starts November 4th from the Bluewater Yachting Center in Hampton, Virginia, and finishes in the British Virgin Islands, or the Bahamas, or the destination of your …

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NARC Rally to the Caribbean is FREE

The 14th Annual NARC Rally is Free. The 14 Annual North American Rally to the Caribbean (NARC) departs November 3rd 2013 from Newport RI (or best weather window near that date.) First organized in 2000 the NARC Rally 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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Caribbean 1500 Bound for the Bahamas

The Caribbean 1500 Departing from Hampton VA

The 23rd running of the Caribbean 1500 cruising rally began with a hurricane. “Storms can be so disrespectful!” joked the crew of T’ai Chi, one of the ARC Bahamas fleet yachts this year. “Hurricane Sandy is extremely inconvenient (not to …

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Nautical New Years Traditions

For dyed in the sea boaters, every day onboard is a good day – and that includes both the last and first days of the year. Throughout the Southeast, mariners have begun New Years Traditions to celebrate the New Year …

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23rd Caribbean 1500 Cruisers Begin Arriving in Hampton

Largest and longest running sailboat cruising rally in North America heads to Caribbean at 12:00 noon on Sunday, November 4 On November 4, the largest and longest running sailboat cruising rally in North America, the Caribbean 1500, departs historic Fort Monroe …

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Salty Dawg Rally Sponsorship List Growing Fast

The Salty Dawg Rally’s list of sponsors providing goods and services to the rally and its participants has grown remarkably, according to Rally founders Bill & Linda Knowles. The list has grown to more than 25 sponsors including such well-known names in …

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Freaky Kon Tiki Hampton River Raft Race in August!

Freaky Kon Tiki Racing in the Hampton River

30th Annual Hampton Bay Days Presents Third Annual Freaky Kon Tiki Hampton River Raft Race at Mill Point Park on August 26 –Race day activities include music, food, and fun– Hampton, Virginia- On Sunday, August 26, head to Mill Point Park in …

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OpSail 2012 brings Tall Ships Together

June 1-12, 2012, Virginia will once again host an impressive international fleet of tall ships, Navy and military war ships to celebrate the Bicentennial of the War of 1812. Operation Sail (OpSail) was the brainchild of maritime historian Frank Braynard …

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ARC Europe ready to Depart from Hampton VA

For the second consecutive year, a portion of the ARC Europe fleet will depart from Hampton, VA, bound ultimately for the shores of Portugal, an ocean away. At press time, thirty-six yachts were signed up to take part in this …

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Cruising Rally Association Honors Davis Murray

Twenty-four sailors who have completed over 10,000 miles in Cruising Rally Association offshore rallies were recognized as "Ocean Masters" in a recent ceremony in Hampton VA. The most senior of the honored veterans was St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

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