Category: Boating

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What’s next now that Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing events have ended? Hope.

Cover photo: Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Photo IOC Media Estimated reading time 20 minutes – The spectacle that lasted 10 days on the beautiful waters of Enoshima Island, Japan, was something to behold—110 fleet races taking place in 6 race areas filled the horizon with 250 boats and boards. Hope brought 350 sailors there to capture one of the 30 medals to be awarded in 10 classes of boat/board categories. However, in 2020, the pandemic had put our lives on a roller coaster and turned our lives upside down. It must have been very hard for athletes to prepare themselves for years, bodily as well as mentally, for the summer of 2020 only to find themself in an abyss of forced cancellation of events due to...

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6 tips for the Atlantic ICW journey and the story of Makau

Estimated reading time 18 minutes – We recently had a great time talking to Captain George Bentz and his wife, First Mate Lisa Bentz, about the lessons learned from their semi-prepared cruise up the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) from Port Charlotte, Florida, to their homeport in the Chesapeake Bay this past spring. By the way, they definitely don’t suggest anybody do it the way they did it, “semi-prepared” being the operative word.  The 6 tips they shared with TripsOfDiscovery.com readers and anyone contemplating a future trip on the ICW was most compelling.  Excellent communication with your crew at all times is a must Let’s start with Tip Number 1: Excellent communication with your crew at all times is a must. Captain Bentz stressed that the...

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What is in a name, X Æ A-12, a boat name or otherwise?

Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes – Sometimes it is hard to know by simply looking at a name if it is a rock band name, racehorse name, or a boat name. For example, Oasis shows up as a rock band name, racehorse name, as well as a boat name. Well, Oasis is also a girl’s name. I would not be surprised if someone already is or is about to name their child Oasis. Not to mention having a few product names as Oasis.  It is a changing world and, of course, these trends did not start with Coronavirus or Covid-19.  Are you ready for this name?  Can you guess what this stands for: X Æ A-12 ? I’ll give you a clue.  It is not...

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Outdoor fun lovers, unite! Join me for the upcoming “Don’t Fry Day” and spread the word

Estimated Reading Time: 5 minutes – The outdoors and our dreams are not canceled. Just like the sun rises, the boating, outdoors fun, and travel season will open, despite the current challenges that we are living through with the Coronavirus pandemic. While planning for future fun times—or taking advantage of downtime now during the quarantine to sun on your deck—also plan to help reduce the rising rates of Melanoma and other types of skin cancer from overexposure to the ultraviolet (UV) rays of the Sun. We all know about sunscreens, but as you’re reading this post, I want you to think one step beyond sunscreens. I want you to think of the fact that 1 in 5 children today will grow up to develop skin...