Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Captain, Teacher, Water Protector

Captain, Teacher, Water Protector

July 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Captain Suzanne “Suky” Cannon lives the life that many boaters dream of having. She lives aboard Shambala, a 41-foot sloop classic built by Morgan Catalina, and travels where she likes. “Shambala is my home, and I do travel with her to various locations. I call it the turtle lifestyle. She is new to me, and […]

Gathering despite the Cold

Gathering despite the Cold

March 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

. While waiting for the days to grow longer and the weather to warm up, boaters gather in living rooms, clubhouses, boathouses, and the occasional bar for group activities. These events help them stay in touch and get through icy days, while strengthening bonds formed on the water. As a new boater who’s looking forward […]

Port Jefferson Boater’s Maritime Festival

Port Jefferson Boater’s Maritime Festival

January 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

. What’s more fun than a day in Port Jefferson? A day enjoying the maritime village when it hosts the Fifth Annual Port Jefferson Boater’s Maritime Festival! The event takes place throughout the village on Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm daily. Transient docking is available at the […]

Finding a Passion and a Path

Finding a Passion and a Path

October 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Ten years ago, Julie Hylton could never have imagined that she’d someday leave the trappings of the corporate world, learn to sail, and start up her own clothing line in New York City. Yet a recent Facebook post on Hylton’s company site reveals a lot about her journey: I don’t need therapy. I just need […]

Sailing Onward and Beyond MS

Sailing Onward and Beyond MS

June 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. Severe chronic illness can rob individuals of the life they had hoped and planned for, though many find a silver lining — strength that grows through trials and tribulations. For those living with multiple sclerosis (MS), an autoimmune disease affecting the central nervous system, brain, and spinal cord, Oceans of Hope is a special […]

Loving Life on the Water

Loving Life on the Water

March 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

When you grow up loving the water and spend your free time windsurfing, sailing, and wakeboarding, it’s likely an ad in the paper for paddleboard lessons will catch your eye. That’s exactly what happened to Katie Aksak. Once she answered that ad in a Vermont paper, she went on to become PaddleFit certified in Florida, […]

Port Jefferson Boater’s Maritime Festival

Port Jefferson Boater’s Maritime Festival

January 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

  The fourth annual Port Jefferson Boater’s Maritime Festival celebrates the village’s rich maritime heritage on Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7. The festival takes place throughout the village from 11:00 am through 6:00 pm each day. There is transient docking available at the Port Jefferson Harbor Annex on a first-come, first-served basis. Transient […]

International Grand Slam Racing on Long Island

International Grand Slam Racing on Long Island

November 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

The Manhasset Bay Yacht Club in Port Washington recently hosted the 31st annual Knickerbocker Cup. This prestigious Grand Slam match racing event had teams from France, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, Great Britain, and Singapore.  There were also three entrants from the United States, including the Riptide Racing team, based in Oyster Bay. One week […]

Don’t Do What I Did

Don’t Do What I Did

October 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

During all of my years on the water, I focused on power boating. My parents owned a 21-foot cuddy cabin when I was growing up, and I’ve owned boats of my own from 16 to 37 feet.  Before buying my current boat with twin engines, the boats I owned were single engine outboards and inboards. […]

Can’t Wait for Summer!

Can’t Wait for Summer!

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Sebago Canoe Club

Sebago Canoe Club

October 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

. The entrance to the Sebago Canoe Club of Brooklyn lets you know what it’s all about immediately—it’s a door in the shape of a wave. The sort of symbol that Elvis Presley might have used at the entrance to Graceland, the wave proclaims that beyond the door lies the gateway to fun outdoors! The […]

Short They May be, Long May They Wave!

Short They May be, Long May They Wave!

April 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

. Sayville’s Wet Pants Sailing Association The story of the Wet Pants Sailing Association of Sayville is unlike any other. It begins 79 years ago, when Sayville residents would make their way to the Cherry Grove Yacht Club (dues starting at 25 cents) each Saturday to participate in or watch the club’s sailing races. After […]

Sail The Sound For Deafness

Sail The Sound For Deafness

August 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The “Sail The Sound For Deafness” Regatta will be held on Thursday, August 9, 2012. The race around Oyster Bay and onto Long Island Sound will be exclusive to Classic Yachts (yachts designed or constructed before 1980, including replicas of Classic Yachts). Oakcliff Sailing is making their fleet available for this fun and elegant race. […]

Catching Up With Clark & Storck at the U.S. Olympics

Catching Up With Clark & Storck at the U.S. Olympics

July 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Weymouth, UK — One thing all the competitors on the U.S. Olympic Sailing Team agreed ahead of the Olympics was that it would be windy. “How windy?” wondered many, given that the Olympic warm up regatta here in June was punctuated with hurricane force winds and had to be stopped for two days!!! If the […]

SAILBOAT BUYING TIPS

SAILBOAT BUYING TIPS

July 31, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

While sail boats are a smaller percentage of the overall boating market, sailors tend to stay in the market longer and keep their boats longer than power boaters.

Nautical Inspired Jewelry

September 1, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Nautical Inspired Jewelry