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West Marine Accepting Applications for BlueFuture Grants

West Marine is now accepting applications for the 2016 BlueFuture grant funds for youth-focused marine programs.

West Marine is now accepting applications for the 2016 BlueFuture grant funds for youth-focused marine programs.

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Racers and Cruisers

Cruising pals opt for a new sailing experience and try their hands at racing during the Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta in Annapolis.

Cruising pals opt for a new sailing experience and try their hands at racing during the Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta in Annapolis.

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Hurricane Prep 101

Weather the storm with these essential tips for preparing your boat for a hurricane or storm.

Weather the storm with these essential tips for preparing your boat for a hurricane or storm.

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South West International Boat Show Inaugural Fall Show

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A new boat show is coming to the Southwest, and will allow buyers to see boats in their element.

A new boat show is coming to the Southwest, and will allow buyers to see boats in their element.

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2016 Newport Bermuda Race

Newport Bermuda Race Start

This year’s “Thrash to the Onion Patch,” which starts on Friday, June 16, is the 50th running of the biennial offshore race, and the entry list is one of the largest the race has seen in its history.

This year’s Newport Bermuda Race, which starts on Friday, June 16, is the 50th running of the biennial offshore race, and the entry list is one of the largest the race…

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Become A White Spot Pirate!

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This is so exciting! Many people have asked me in the past if there are any White Spot Pirates shirts and today I can finally answer with a “yes, there are!” I work as a brand ambassador for NO&YO, an outdoor adventure clothing brand from California who’s core values overlap with the idea of White Spot Pirates: to inspire people to go out there and chase their dreams!

There will be a two week pre-order for the White Spot Pirates shirts with a reduced price of 28$ until the 8th of June 2016, so make sure you get your shirt now!
You can order your White Spot Pirates shirt here: men / women.
To reduce the risc of production costs, we are going to start the production after the pre-orders are closed. So please keep in mind that from the time of your order, it might take up to 6-7 weeks until you will receive your tee. I know that this is a fairly long time…but the print of the shirts has a very high quality, which is why it takes quite some of time to produce the shirts. But you know, good things come to the ones who wait, right?
I am currently on the Island Grand Cayman and about to head out for my last solo passage in the Caribbean, heading back to Panama, to close my Caribbean Circle. If everything goes as planned, KARL and me will cross into the Pacific mid July. With the purchase of a White Spot Pirates shirt, you will not only receive a super soft shirt with an awesome design, you will also support KARL and my crossing of the Panama Canal.
Thanks for your support and I cannot wait to see some White Spot Pirates out there soon!!!
A big thanks to Yanni from No&Yo for supporting my journey with this great shirt-cooperation! You can also find an interview about KARL and my travels on their Blog that we did when I joined the No&Yo Ambassador Program.
Ahoy, Nike & KARL

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Considering Cruising to Cuba?

Cruising Cuba

While it may be getting easier for Americans to sail to Cuba, you still need to do your homework.

While it may be getting easier for Americans to sail to Cuba, you still need to do your homework.

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Mystic Seaport to Honor Bob and Rod Johnstone

Mystic Seaport will present its 2016 America and the Sea Award to Bob and Rod Johnstone of J/Boats for their contribution to the sport of sailing.

Mystic Seaport will present its 2016 America and the Sea Award to Bob and Rod Johnstone of J/Boats for their contribution to the sport of sailing.

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Running With the Big Dogs

twice in a lifetime

Galactic has left Cape Town behind and shifted around the Cape of Good Hope to Simon’s Town.

Galactic has left Cape Town behind and shifted around the Cape of Good Hope to Simon’s Town.

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Keeping the Bugs at Bay

With confirmed cases of the Zika virus reaching popular cruising hotspots, make sure you’re outfitted to keep the bugs away.

With confirmed cases of the Zika virus reaching popular cruising hotspots, make sure you’re outfitted to keep the bugs away.

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A Land of Sails

Madagascar is truly a land of sails. With consistent winds and beautiful homemade boats, the local sailors are masters of ingenuity.

Madagascar is truly a land of sails. With consistent winds and beautiful homemade boats, the local sailors are masters of ingenuity.

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Schooner America Replica Sets Out Around the World

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Troy Sears is heading out on an epic nautical road trip that might not end until he’s circled the globe with a replica of the schooner that started the Cup.

Troy Sears is heading out on an epic nautical road trip that might not end until he’s circled the globe with a replica of the schooner that started the Cup.

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