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  Coast Guard Foundation Announces 2021 Scholarship Opportunities
Applications From Children Of Coast Guard Members Will Be Accepted February 1 Through March 15
  New HDS Live C-MAP Contour+ Preloaded Chart Enhanced With Larger Coverage Area
The new embedded charts bring even more value to the HDS LIVE lineup with a significant increase in lakes featuring 1-foot contours – 15,000+ U.S. lakes and 9,400 Canadian lakes
  Coast Guard Foundation Elects New Chairman
Allegretti first joined the Coast Guard Foundation board in 2006 and has been an integral part of the organization’s growth in the last 15 years, where he has served on the Executive Committee and the Audit Committee. In 2020, he led the Foundation’s COVID Management plan.
  An Angler’s Winter Chore Could Help Spark an Idea that Increases Fishing Line Recycling
Ever thought about what happens once you dispose of the old line in a fishing line recycling tube?


  Jamie Young is the First Irish Entry in the Global Solo Challenge
With an amazing 200,000 nautical miles sailed at all latitudes, Jamie has also worked professionally in the late ’70’s on the Maxi series in the USA as well as having taken part in the notorious 1976 OSTAR when an amazing 125 boats lined up for the start.
  The Global Solo Challenge
The GSC is a single-handed around the world east-about sailing Event, without outside assistance, for sailors seeking the challenge of a solo circumnavigation under the umbrella of an affordable, well organised and controlled event that puts the safety of participants first.
  2020 Blue Water Medal Awarded to Randall Reeves, Solo Circumnavigator
Randall Reeves has been named winner of the 2020 Blue Water Medal by the Cruising Club of America (CCA) for sailing his 45-foot aluminum cutter, Moli, alone around Antarctica and then through the Northwest Passage in a single season—departing and arriving from San Francisco.
  Newport Bermuda Race-Prep Series Begins with Bucket List Webinar in February
Winter and spring Zoom webinars will offer Q&A with experienced racers serving as panellists
  For First-Time Owners, It’s Their Boat’s First Winter Ashore
The number one task when making a wintertime check-up on your boat is ensuring your boat’s winter cover is still doing its job.
  The Ocean Cruising Club Announces Awards for 2020
Despite a pandemic raging throughout the year, the OCC Awards Subcommittee has found numerous achievements to recognize in the cruising world. Nominations are made by Full Members of the OCC, winners are selected by a highly experienced team of bluewater cruisers, and selections are approved by the OCC General Committee.
  Progressive Atlantic City Boat Show Postponed
Following a thorough analysis of the local market and safety-first principles, it has been decided to move this year’s 2021 Progressive Insurance Atlantic City Boat Show to April 7-11.

Marine Education for Young and Old
Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth calls for a strengthening of our maritime identity, increased awareness of the value, opportunities and societal benefit of our oceans, as well as improving engagement with the ocean.

  World Sailing launches 2021 eSailing World Championship
The 2021 eSailing World Championship was launched 21 January 2021, as the race to win this year’s title – and a prize of USD $10,000 – officially begins.
  TowBoatUS Boat-Towing Captains from Del., Fla., and N.C. Honored for Lifesaving Acts
Last year, more than 70,000 recreational boaters requested routine on-water assistance for soft ungroundings, jump-starts, fuel delivery or to tow their disabled vessels home.
  Four ways The Ocean Race is helping our blue planet in 2021
The Ocean Race has seen firsthand the devastating impact of pollution, plastic, climate change and industrial overfishing on the ocean.
  boot Dusseldorf 2021 has been Cancelled
Next boot Düsseldorf from 22 to 30 January 2022
  Simrad Partners with Gray FishTag Research to Support Sustainability Efforts
This ongoing support includes a monetary donation, as well as marine electronics to auction as part of their fundraising efforts.
  Coast Guard terminates voyage for disabled sailing vessel Wahu near Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico
The sailing vessel Wahu was transiting from Florida to Barbados with two men aboard, a U.S. and an Austrian citizen, when it reportedly became disabled.
  EASYDIVE, an Innovative, Easy to Use and Low-Cost Diving Solution
It is a low-pressure diving system that includes a tank (12 bars) and a regulator. These are housed in a specific backpack, allowing boaters to make short shallow dives under their boat or to the bottom. It is a unique innovation, the result of three years of technological development.
  Royal Cruising Club (RCC) Awards the Medal for Services to Cruising – 2020 to the Ocean Cruising Club (OCC)
The Ocean Cruising Club provided exceptional services to cruising yachtsmen during the COVID 19 pandemic.
  Salty Dawg 2021 Winter Webinar Series
Salty Dawg have an exciting and informative series of webinars for 2021! They will kick the year off with their Winter Webinar Series Part I, starting in less than 2 weeks. Be sure to catch these, including the webinar by noted Yacht Designer Bob Perry, and other great speakers!”
  Trinidad & Tobago Yacht Services Sector - Approximately 2000 Jobs and their Dependents Still Awaiting Relief
Since the beginning of the pandemic and border closures the yacht services industry in Trinidad & Tobago has been largely shut down.
  Covid-19, Storm Filomena and cancelled flights for the Viking Explorers 2021 to Grenada
The 4th edition of the Viking Explorers started from the Canary Islands to Grenada on the 9th of January, with a delay of 3 days as captains and the organization decided to delay the departure due to the storm Filomena, as named by the Spanish Media.
  Announcing the New WM-4 Satellite Weather and Audio Receiver Rebate Promotion
Navico® announced today a special, double-rebate opportunity, allowing consumers to get up to $175 cash back on the WM-4 SiriusXMâ Marine Weather/Audio Satellite Receiver.
  Lowrance® Announces HDS Ultimate Fishing System Upgrade
Lowrance announced that it is starting the year off with unbeatable savings during the HDS Ultimate Fishing System Upgrade promotion.
  Dockmate® announced that it has developed an interface that allows complete compatibility with a wide variety of digital (CANbus) and analog engine and thruster controls. Additionally, they have custom-made splitter cables for easy connection to existing controls with plug-and-play simplicity.

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