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Coastal Boating News Archive from 2019

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  Randall Reeves to Complete Figure 8 Voyage Around Antarctica and the Americas on October 19
This solo journey would take him around the Antarctic through the Southern Ocean, then up the coast of the Americas and through the Northwest Passage to return to San Francisco.

U.S. Government: Recreational Boating Is a Big Deal in the U.S.
Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) has reaffirmed that outdoor recreation activities are a significant driver of economic activity in the country, making up 2.2% ($247.2 billion) of the U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

  Can the Oceans turn the tide on the Climate Crisis?
As we pump more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, the world is warming at an alarming rate, with devastating consequences.
  The Importance of Getting The Right Answer
When you are looking for an opinion on a specific matter, it is ideal that you ask someone who is knowledgeable in that department.
  An Excellent Turnout for the 2019 Newport International Boat Show
Exhibitors and sponsors such as Marine Max, Sabre Yachts and Helly Hansen Newport, reported robust sales and are already discussing plans for 2020 – the 50th anniversary of the Show.
  Down Under Rally Offshore Cruising Preparation Course Saved My Life!
The only thing that could be more devastating would be for the captain or crew of a vessel to have been seriously injured or worse still, have lost their life.


  The GOST Apparition SM GPS XVR has been awarded the Product of Excellence Award  
  102 Submit Advance Entries to 2020 Newport Bermuda Race
An earlier, simpler entry process has encouraged a large fleet of offshore racers to commit to race the 52nd “Thrash to the Onion Patch” next June
  VHF-Reimagined – Vesper Marine Announces Cortex
World’s First Marine VHF Radio with Touchscreen Handsets, Integrated SOTDMA smartAIS Transponder and Remote Vessel Monitoring
  Coast Guard to set Port Condition ZULU in the U.S. Virgin Islands due to Tropical Storm Karen
Ports in Puerto Rico will remain in Port Condition X-Ray until further notice.
  Spectacular YJA MS Amlin Yachtsman of the Year and YJA MS Amlin Young Sailor of the Year 2019 Awards and Gala dinner
The event drew together the great and the good of the marine world, distinguished guests and many previous winners of the awards.
  Rhode Island Marine Trades Association Presents 2019 Anchor Award to Cynthia Goss
The Award is given to a person or organization who, by their work and efforts, brings international attention to the marine-trades industry in Rhode Island.

Notice from the Association of Bahamas Marinas
The best way to support the relief and recovery effort is through a monetary contribution to one of our trusted partners or a donation of specific goods

  Newport International Boat Show Leads the Way to a Strong Boat Show Season
Newport Exhibition Group announced today that it has organized more educational activities and attractions for showgoers than ever before
  Proposed termination of Coast Guard medium frequency broadcast of Navigational Telex (NAVTEX) and shift to satellite
This notice requests public comment on the possibility of terminating the MF NAVTEX broadcast.
  Merchant Mariner Medical Manual now available
The guidance in this Manual should assist in evaluating a mariner applicant’s physical and medical status to meet the requirements of the merchant mariner medical certificate.
  New Lowrance® PSI-1 Performance Sonar Interface Brings LiveSight™ Sonar Support to HDS Carbon Displays
Anglers will enjoy the capability to track lure and fish movements in real time with wider coverage and at greater range
  Jeanne Socrates sails into the record books again!
Jeanne Socrates has sailed into Victoria BC harbour on 7th September after successfully completing another single-handed unassisted nonstop circumnavigation.
  Coast Guard continues response efforts in Bahamas due to Hurricane Dorian
The Coast Guard is supporting the Bahamas National Emergency Management Agency and the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, who are leading search and rescue efforts.
  Coast Guard prepares for Hurricane Dorian impacts in North Carolina and Virginia
The Coast Guard continues to monitor the progress of Hurricane Dorian as it impacts the East Coast, Thursday

Helping you help – Disaster Relief Projects
Helping those in Dorian's path through partnerships with the SSCA on own sailboats and the aviation community

  Coast Guard sets Port Condition Zulu in Morehead City and Wilmington, North Carolina
Port Condition Zulu is a dangerous condition in which gale-force winds are possible within 12 hours.
In Port Condition Zulu, the port is closed and all port operations are suspended.
  Coast Guard sets port condition Yankee for Hampton Roads
sustained gale-force winds are possible within 24 hours.
  Coast Guard issues cautions for vessels transiting to the Bahamas
Coast Guard advises mariners to not attempt voyages into the Northern Bahamas until further notice due to the devastating effects of Hurricane Dorian. 
  Coast Guard sets Port Condition X-ray for Port of Virginia at 9 a.m. on Tuesday
due to predicted sustained tropical storm force winds generated by Hurricane Dorian that may arrive within the next 48 hours.

Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers (ADCPs) – Deployment in Kenmare
The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has been advised that there will be a deployment of ADCP current meters on the sea floor in Kenmare, Co. Kerry. Current meters will be mounted in a stainless-steel frame at the location provided in the Notice .pdf


The Hurricane Watch Net
The Hurricane Watch Net ( is on the air until further notice


  Hurricane Dorian may be getting company: further tropical activity in the Atlantic
Two additional disturbances are currently ongoing in the Atlantic.

Coast Guard sets port condition Whiskey for Ports of Wilmington and Morehead City, NC
The Coast Guard Captain of the Port set port condition Whiskey for the Ports of Wilmington and Morehead City

  Personal Flotation Devices for Pleasure Craft and Personal Watercraft
  U.S. Coast Guard releases 2018 Recreational Boating Statistics Report
  The USCG Boating Safety App
  Boaters Beware: Low-Price ‘Regular 88’ Gas is Bad for Boats - More E15 ethanol fuel available this Labor Day holiday weekend
  Raft of rubble – Pumice in the Pacific
  First of The Ocean Race Summits in Genoa, Italy, 20th September
  UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) release new guidance for pleasure vessels
  Coast Guard sets Port Condition X-RAY for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands due to Tropical Storm Dorian
  49th Annual Newport International Boat Show September 12-15, 2019
  Coast Guard's top 5 recommended communication devices to take with you underway
  United States Sailboat Show
  United States Powerboat Show
  RIMTA Wraps-Up Youth Summer Boatbuilding Programs
  While Federal Government Orders Additional Environmental Review of Offshore Wind Projects, Some Ask Why Great Lakes Project Is Not Included
  Dockmate® Joins National Safe Boating Council’s Admiral Club
  Four Advantages of Staying at a Campground That Uses Reservation Software
  Mixed Two Person Offshore - New Sailing Event at Paris 2024 Olympics - Explanatory film
  World Sailing launch Challenge 2024
  Threats to Commercial Vessels by Iran
  Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) celebrates its 34th edition
  The Ocean Cruising Club Challenge Grant is Now Accepting Applications
  A Kill Cord Could Save Your Life



Anchoring in a tight spot - like a crowded anchorage


Dan Buoy Flag Protection


Going Boatless – Not Us

  Knox Anchor – an affordable choice for a comfortable night on the hook

Atlantic Spain and Portugal, eighth edition, Cabo Ortegal to Gibraltar, Henry Buchanan

  Vesper Marine Smartais Data Now Available On Navionics Mobile Apps
  The Whitbread is back!
  Worry Less About Your Boat With Simrad® BoatConnect™
  HM Revenue and Customs launches red diesel consultation
  3 Simple Ways to Reduce Plastic Waste and Pollution When Boating
  OCEANMAX Reveals Global Expansion Plans
  8 Things Boaters Ought to Know Before Visiting a National Marine Sanctuary (and anywhere else for that matter)
  Coast Guard urges safe practices during summer boating season, after two weekend deaths
  Boaters Beware: Expect More E15 This Summer
  The Hague to become a city of sails in 2021 and 2022

United States Guard Arctic Strategic Outlook (pdf)


  Florida Governor Signs Recreational Boat Title Act
  i300W NMEA to WIFI Interface
  New York State Boaters, Snowbirds, Great Loopers are Urged to Have Their Voices Heard On “Reimagining the Erie Canal
  STREX Fasteners is excited to announce the release of STREX for Boat Covers
  Pat Dieselman Honored with BoatUS/NWSA 2019 Leadership in Women’s Sailing Award at Women’s Sailing Conference
  Designated Irish Training Course Providers under STCW 78 (as amended)
  DEFRA Announces Third Tranche of Marine Conservation Zone Designations
  Marseille poised to host Hempel World Cup Series Final
  Help Your Local Boating Community Be Safe and Clean With a BoatUS Foundation Grant


  Registration Opens for IBEX 2019  
  Live Firing Practice Shoot – Danger Area D13, Coastal Area SSW of Cork
  Hydrographic and Geophysical Surveys in the Irish Sea (off Co. Wicklow), June – September 2019
  Coast Guard Foundation Issues Matching Gift Challenge In Honor of its Half-Century of Service
  Coast Guard rescues 2 from capsized sailboat, 65 miles east of New Jersey
  Boaters Aren’t the Only Ones Getting Heavier: Outboard Engines Catch Up
  2020 Newport Bermuda Race Announces Earlier, Easier Entry Process

2019 Top 10 List of Boat Names


Europe's Sea Mammals - Including the Azores, Madeira, the Canary Islands and Cape Verde - A field guide to the whales, dolphins, porpoises and seals

  Cable laying in the Irish Sea
  Here Are 6 Ways Boaters Can Be Green This Summer
  How to Rent Your Boat - And keep out of hot water
  The Most Practical Boating Safety Advice You’ll Get This Year
  The Greek Cruising Tax is now operational but beset with issues
  >> Honda Recalls Over 200,000 Portable Generators
  Coast Guard Foundation Presents Award to Thomas Crowley, Jr. and Crowley Maritime
  Advice re Use of Appropriate Marker Buoys/Ropes when Engaged in Pot Fishing for Lobster, Crab or other Fish or Shellfish
  Step Away from the Screens and Get Active Outdoors as a Family
  Coast Guard working dog retires after eight years of service during ceremony in Chesapeake, Va.
. NWSA Women’s Sailing Conference Just One Month Away


  Scotland – the land of islands, lochs, and whiskies  
  Newport International Boat Show Teams with The Leukemia Cup Regatta – Its 2019 Charitable Partner
  U.S. Coast Guard Station Channel Islands Harbor to Host Safe Boating Expo, May 11
  Recreational Boaters Urged to Send Message to EPA to Stop the Summertime Sale of E15 Fuel
  Are you looking after the environment as well as your boat?
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers (ADCPs) – Deployment in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford
  Stepping Stones To Boat Financing - 10 tips on how to get a boat loan
  52nd Newport Bermuda Race to Open Downtown Newport HQ in 2020
  Bluewater Weekend 22-23 June 2019 set to inspire offshore sailors
  Saint Lucia Welcomes the Return of World ARC Circumnavigators

To wrap or not to wrap? – that should not be a question - Preserving your headsail


Not all navigation lights are created equal

  Greek Cruising Tax delayed by one month  

Sea Mercy - Free Floating Health Care Clinics

  Can Boats Be Recycled?
  New Research Shows Water Sports Participation Is on the Rise
  Coast Guard Academy celebrates Eclipse - the annual event designed to stimulate community dialog and promote a culture of respect
  Hydrographic and Geophysical Surveys in the Celtic Sea and Atlantic Ocean during 2019
  TSA reminds travelers of REAL ID identification requirements
  Lowrance®, Simrad® & B&G® Announce Products Will Not Be Affected by GPS Week Rollover
  Recall, Bulletin, Advisory: What’s the Difference?



  U.S. Coast Guard Releases Women’s Retention Study
  Do These 4 Things Now to Help Ensure a Summer of Safe Boating
  San Francisco Boaters: Bring Your Expired Flares to the Collection Event, Sunday, April 14, at East Marina Green Triangle
  Changing Lives with the Panerai Challenger Trophy
  U.S. Coast Guard enforces North Korea sanctions in the East China Sea
  Halloween Yacht Club Presents - 8th Annual Hooks for Heroes Fishing Tournament Saturday, June 22nd in Stamford, CT


  HoseCoil Introduces New PRO Series Product Line – Heavy-Duty HoseCoil PRO with a 30% Increase in Flow Rate
  The extent of sea ice in the Bering Sea has dropped lower than it has been since written records began in 1850
  Spring Commissioning Checklist
  Dates And Highlights Announced for the 49th Annual Newport International Boat Show
  All-female winners recognised in YJA Yachtsman of the Year and Young Sailor of the Year Awards
  Processing Applications for National Officer/Rating Endorsements that Expire on March 24, 2019
  UK Pleasure vessels visiting Belgium 2019 to pay 100% duty on Red Diesel

RNLI in Action – 30 years ago

  Weego Unleashes Monstrous Power to the Marine Market with Revolutionary Crankenstein™
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers (ADCPs) - deployment in Lough Swilly
  Registration Open for Salty Dawg™ Spring Cruising Rally from the Virgin Islands to the US
  Legislation Could Make Maine a Leader in Solving the Expired Marine Flare Disposal Problem  
  Coast Guard, partner agencies oversee removal of sailboat from Connecticut River  
  Coast Guard advances scholarship program in Southern California  
  The 3rd edition of the best-selling book on boat anchoring, Happy Hooking – the Art of Anchoring has been released
  Coast Guard Foundation Provides Over $600,000 to Families Affected by the Government Shutdown

The shipwreck that changed the Coast Guard forever

  Coast Guard rescues 3 off Torrey Pines from capsized catamaran

Standing watch over the Graveyard of the Atlantic


Swarm helps pinpoint new magnetic north for smartphones

  RYA Welcomes Recent Government Announcement Recognising Importance of Character-Building Activities
  Educational opportunities from some of the country’s most experienced and exceptional sailing women come to Marblehead, Massachusetts
  Irish Port Facility Security Assessments & Port Security Assessments 01/07/2019 - 30/06/2024
  Coast Guard Academy named a Best Value College


  National Maritime Center (NMC) and Regional Examination Center (REC) Operating Status Update
  Coast Guard Mitigation Efforts Due to Lapse in Fiscal Year 2019 Appropriations and Partial Government Shutdown
  Minister with responsibility for Defence, Paul Kehoe TD, announces funding in relation to Sail Training Ireland (STIRL)
  Lowrance® Offers Free Software Upgrade for HDS Carbon Displays
  Simrad® Releases Free Software Upgrade for NSO, NSS and GO Series Displays
  Ocean Race Science Programme scoops award - Volvo Ocean Race
  Boat-Towing Captains from FL, CT, CA Honored for Lifesaving Acts
  Coast Guard Foundation Activates Coast Guard Family Support Program
  Alameda-based Coast Guard cutter and crew depart for Western Pacific patrol
  The Cruising Association publishes new edition of the Inland Waterways Guide to France & Belgium
  Boat Owners Association of The United States: “Pay Our Coast Guard” - and so say allof us!
  Propele Electric Boat Motors Announces The EP Carry
  Navico Appoints Knut Frostad Executive Vice President of Digital Business and Marketing
  Mitigation Efforts Due to Lapse in Fiscal Year 2019 Appropriations and Partial Government Shutdown
  Your Right to Anchor in Florida Is Once Again in Jeopardy
  Coast Guard urges caution ahead of heavy weather conditions along California coast  
  Blind Sailor Teams up with Oean Cruising Club Member to Cross the Pacific
. President Trump Signs Modern Fish Act - What this means for the nation’s 11 million saltwater anglers

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