Journal

One of the oddest and most endearing traditions in boating was borne out of frustration. As legend goes, the winter of 1977-78 was a particularly cold and snowy one in Annapolis. Fed up with the cold and hankering for warmer weather, boatyard worker and sailing enthusiast...

This week we celebrate International Womens Day. It seems wholly inadequate to devote one day of the year to the focus of women and their rights - but we're women, so we're used to having too much to do, not enough time to do it, and still getting...

Everyone who sails New York Harbor is familiar with Robbins Reef. Since 1883, this squat little white and brown lighthouse has stood on a rocky reef in the Upper Bay, about a mile north of Staten Island. As lighthouses go, it's not particularly pretty. But...

The weather outside was frightful, but that didn't bother the 240+ women gathered for the 2019 Sailing Convention for Women in Newport Beach, CA on February 2. Inside the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club, conference organizers juggled schedules to move on-water activities indoors as an ugly...

It's the holiday season, and we've been seeking out gifts for sailors that will make their nautical holiday dreams come true. We've updated our popular gift guide from last year with some new additions. The focus is still the same, though: we're featuring gift ideas...

You've heard of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, but what about Women-Led Wednesday? Odds are you haven't heard of it - yet. Women-Led Wednesday is a new movement, kicking off this year on Wednesday, November 21. The goal is to support and...

One of the great things about the Annapolis Boat Show (besides the boats, of course!) is that it showcases all types of businesses in the sailing industry. Throughout the tents you’ll find every variety of boat gear and lifestyle amenities. And while all the tents...

With rousing shouts of "Arrrrrggghh!" and "Avast!" a group of pirates stormed the Hudson River in New York City last Saturday. It was all in fun, of course. But unknowing passers-by surely did a double take to see sailors dressed in full pirate garb, and...

For women in the Volvo Ocean Race - and women's sailing in general - the 2017-2018 version of the race was a seminal event. For the first time in the storied history of the Volvo, every team in the race had women sailors on their crew....

Sailors love the sun - but it doesn't always love us back. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, more people in the U.S. are diagnosed with skin cancer each year than all other cancers combined. 90% of skin cancer comes from sun exposure, and sun...