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  World ARC Rally – COVID19 (Corona virus) Update 2 19 March
The rally has been suspended in French Polynesia.
It may be possible to continue the route later in the year however this is subject to the lifting of travel embargoes and there being sufficient assurance that crews are healthy before going to sea.
  Southern Marinas Acquires Premier Properties from Aqua Marine Partners
Southern Marinas Holdings, LLC announced today the purchase of Hi-Lift Marina in Aventura; Hidden Harbour in Pompano Beach; and Palm Harbour in Cape Haze.
  Propspeed Foulfree is Now Shipping
Foulfree releases marine growth, reducing the maintenance needed to keep transducers clean and streamlining water flow.
  Boating Infrastructure Grants Help Fund Transient Vessel Docks, Moorings and Guest Facilities
The BIG program funnels federal taxes paid by recreational boaters on the sale of motorboat and small engine fuel back to the states to attract visiting boaters
  OCC Member Bill Hatfield Secures World Sailing Speed Record
Bill is not only the oldest man to circumnavigate the world solo, nonstop and unassisted at age 81, he’s now also secured two official records regardless of age, as confirmed by the World Sailing Speed Record
  The Ocean Race 2021-22 route is announced
Scheduled to start from Alicante, Spain in October 2021, it will visit 10 international cities, including the start port and the Grand Finale finish in Genoa, Italy in the summer of 2022.
  UK Chancellor Announces Consultation to Remove Red Diesel Entitlement
In today’s Spring Budget announcement, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has shared plans to review the current use of red diesel. 
  Collect, Protect, Dispose’ is Back!
It’s that time of year again! Many boaters may be considering scrubbing off the old anti-foul and re-applying
  Biodiesel, Water, and the Diesel Bug
As we all now will need to use white (tax paid) diesel in our boats, slowly diluting the variously coloured fuel we still have in our tanks, it is worth our while to take a look at what it is we will be purchasing.
  RIMTA Announces Sessions and Speakers for Southern New England Marine Industry Environmental Conference
The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA) along with several partners will host the second-annual environmental conference for the region’s marine industry on March 11, 2020.
  Spring Commissioning Checklist to Help Recreational Boaters Prep for the Summer Boating Season
Getting the boat ready for the summer boating season is an exciting time for recreational boaters worldwide.


  Know These 3 Critical Things Before Getting a Boat Loan:
how loan rates work, how much of a boat loan you can afford, and your credit score.
  Worrell 1000 Race May 3rd-15th 2021
It will be run on boats in the Formula 18 class, launching from and finishing on select beaches from Hollywood, FL to Virginia Beach, VA - 1000 miles of offshore sailing for the most daring and capable sailors.
  Boating and Travel First Aid Kits
If you want to approach your water time without any apprehension or uncertainty at all, then you should pack an in-depth travel first aid kit.
  World Sailing Trust announces partnership with Borrow A Boat
Borrow A Boat is the definitive marketplace for boat charter worldwide featuring peer-to-peer listings.
  Applications Invited for Career Boosting Scholarship Grant - applications close on Monday 02 March 2020
Skilled boaters who can prove their dedication to the marine industry could be eligible for a share of the annual £30,000 scholarship fund provided by Maritime charity, Trinity House.
  New WM-4 Satellite Weather and Audio Receiver
The WM-4 Satellite Weather Receiver offers up-to-date, detailed weather forecasts, weather radar, lightning, storm warnings, sea surface temperature and much more.
  NWSA Women's Sailing Conference Comes to Marblehead, June 6
Beginning and experienced women sailors can jump-start their sailing lives by heading to the National Women’s Sailing Association (NWSA) 19th Annual Women’s Sailing Conference slated for Saturday, June 6, 2020, at the Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead.
  Hurricane Reinvigorates Storied Brand with Redesigned 2020 Lineup
A completely redesigned line and all new molds for the latest in modern, elegant and ergonomic deckboats
  Women in Sailing Strategic Review
When the World Sailing Trust (WST) launched this Review, they understood anecdotally and through observation that there are fewer women and girls in sailing than men and boys, and that discrimination exists.
  Boaters are Asked to Speak Up Now on Georgia’s Draconian Anchoring Law
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp is urged to reconsider regulations recently put in place restricting overnight anchoring within 1,000 feet of any structure
  Third eSailing World Championship season launched
The race to become the 2020 eSailing World Champion and win $10,000 USD is underway as the 2020 Championship was officially launched on the 3 February


  New £2.5 Million Project Launched to Restore Fragile Marine Habitats
The LIFE Recreation ReMEDIES project, led by Natural England, will protect seagrass meadows - a critically endangered EU red listed habitat which are easily damaged and slow to recover.
  Freedom from polluting the seas with Wave marine environmental filters
The Wavestream filter is installed between the bilge and bilge discharge and ensures that only clean, oil-free bilge water is discharged overboard.
  The Ocean Cruising Club Announces Awards for 2019
The recipients were selected by an international panel of experienced bluewater sailors from among individuals nominated by Full OCC members throughout the course of the year. 
  TowBoatUS Boat-Towing Captains from Fla., S.C., Wis., Ga., R.I., Mich., and Ca. are Honored for Lifesaving Acts
Being a TowBoatUS towing captain means you spend a lot of time on the water assisting recreational boaters with routine issues like breakdowns or running aground.
  RYA Release New Edition of Best-Selling Tactics Title
Packed with cutting-edge advice for sailors of all abilities, whether you’re a club sailor or on the Olympic pathway, there’s something for everyone. 
  boot Düsseldorf 2020 a huge success
Visitors were enthusiastic about the wide-ranging programme and the enormous selection of products and services provided by the more than 1,900 exhibitors in the 17 halls on the exhibition site.

America’s Boating Club Offers Additional World-Wide Travel Safety Benefits To Members
United States Power Squadrons – America’s Boating Club announced today it has partnered with DAN Boater to offer a greater array of services and travel safety benefits to its current members.


It’s Time for the Midwinter Visit to the Boat: 8 Secrets for a Safe Checkup
Winter solstice may have been one month ago, but on the boater’s calendar, January is generally considered the middle of a vessel’s long winter nap.

  Galileo is now replying to SOS messages worldwide
As well as providing global navigation services, Europe’s Galileo satellite constellation is contributing to saving more than 2000 lives annually by relaying SOS messages to first responders.
  C-MAP Launches Web Map Tiling Service (WMTS)
C-MAP WMTS allows companies to build their own map-aware applications based on a worldwide collection of C-MAP marine charts from Navico.
  Ocean Sailing by Paul Heiney - Hardcover and Kindle - Book Review
Ocean Sailing paints a picture of what crossing oceans is really about, told through the experiences those who have already ventured across the world's oceans themselves.
  OGR and GGR at Boot Dusseldorf, 18-26 January 2020
Ocean Globe Race has 23 entries confirmed, largest crewed RTW race in 30 years. Classic Challenge had 3 confirmed entries in the first week of opening 
  Hempel World Cup Series to heat up in Miami
205 sailors from 50 nations will race across seven fleets in Miami and the stakes are high for North American competitors

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