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Saturday, April 27, 2019 / 22nd Annual Sailors Ball, Manhattan

Dennis Conner, New York Harbor Sailing Foundation
and the Benefit Committee invite you to attend the


22nd Annual SAILORS BALL

to celebrate the start of the new sailing season

and support junior sailing in NY Harbor.

At the Down Town Association, 60 Pine St in Lower Manhattan.

9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Black tie. Open bar & light hors d’oeuvres

Dancing all night long in the many theme rooms!

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Regular Ball Tickets – $120 (before April 24). $150 at the do

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Exploring Dubrovnik, Croatia's Gem

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Sometimes you have to wonder if a destination you have heard about for years will live up to its reputation. This one definitely does - I have to tell you, Dubrovnik justly deserves its title "Pearl of the Adriatic."


I mean, where else can you find marble streets lined with baroque buildings all topped with red tile roofs? Add in that the whole pretty city is surrounded by intact city walls... and it's no wonder it's a favorite holiday destination for almost everyone who vi

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Saturday, April 28, 2018

The 21st Annual Sailors Ball / New York City

 

The New York Harbor Sailing Foundation invites you to attend the 21st Annual Sailors Ball to raise money for “Operation Optimist,” the largest junior sailing program in our harbor. 9 pm-1 am at the Down Town Association. 60 Pine St in Lower Manhattan. Black Tie. Open bar & light hors d’oeuvres. Dancing all night long in many theme rooms, including the secret Silent Disco room.

 

Regular Ball Tickets: $120 on or before April 24 &

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Sailing Lake Michigan in Chicago

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I always feel an inner peace and satisfaction during in travel in water since childhood. My father taught me water skiing when I was 9 years old. In beginning, it was seem tough but after some struggle, I taught skiing. Last July, during a visit to Chicago, I decided to enjoy some Sunday sailing on Lake Michigan with my colleagues Jacqueline and Paul.

We rented a boat in this regard from a local company. On Sunday, we were there with our necessary luggage and food. Actually, I have gone on many t

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Disaster at Sea

By Allan D. Kissam and Richard W. Kissam

This is a true story of a death at sea. It is a story of weekend sailors and the US Coast Guard.

My father, Richard, was an experienced sailor. He studied sailing and boats, practiced maneuvers, and for years he sailed his sailboat around southern California. His long distance trips had included being crew on a Tahiti bound sailboat. He was better than most for seamanship skills.

He got the first boat in 1958, a 28-foot ketch that quickly became an obsession

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Top 10 Sailing Destinations in Europe

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Europe is surrounded by sea on almost all sides, with a diverse coastline and of course fascinating culture and natural beauty. If you're thinking of a holiday on the continent that includes sailing, these ten destinations, are undoubtedly the highlights:

  1. Ionian islands, Greece – It is the most common charting place for travelers around the Mediterranean, a beautiful place to begin your sailing journey with, starting from Lefkada and winding through its seven large islands, passing through the s
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Well, this is important information for all those who are planning for a first time visit to this place. Waterways are more exciting than roadways in Croatia. And for finding the best waterway service you need to follow the guidelines given below:

  • Choosing your best yacht journey has been made simple with on the internet yacht display choices. Any guest can access all kinds of agencies that deal with yacht rentals. Such types of agencies are widely available throughout the city and guide the visi
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Greece Getaways - First Ever Cretan Union Cup

Starting today, the starting cannon for the first ever Cretan Union Cup will announce not only a great regatta, but a celebration of 100 years of Greek unity. A century ago, Crete united with mainland Greece in a momentous union, and this morning in Chania (some boats below) a centuries old sailing tradition will be reignited.

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Crete, the cradle of European civilization since the time of the Bronze Age Minoans, is now the scene of a renewed pledge of oneness in between mother Greece and the fabled

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Five Can't-Miss Adventures of a Lifetime


Starting to think about warm-weather travel yet? Check these out:

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During the summer months biking in Alaska is a fun way to see America's largest state. Get up close with Alaska’s nature and wildlife, meet the locals.

 

 By bike you get far away from tourist areas, but still travel on paved highways, on less traveled roads. Give yourself at least seven days to cover 50-70 miles of this pristine,  outdoor wonderland.

 

 Local knowledge, small group size and personalized service have made Alaska Bike,

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Being a native of America’s favorite city of San Francisco, we are blessed with world class restaurants, museums, theatre, winning sports teams, a tolerant city, in a mild climate where outdoor activities are possible year long.

In the summer of 2013, I was able to witness the grand dame of yacht racing, the America’s Cup. San Francisco played host to some of the most skilled sailors and yachtsmen in the world. A sailing regatta like no other in a world class city, like no other. From July 7 to S

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I’m standing on the deck of a mighty wooden treasure ship, 170 feet long and 495 tons, watching tourists amble and poke about – but I admit, in my mind's eye I’m picturing pirates, sailors, and skeezy, barnacle-encrusted zombies from Davy Jones’ locker slashing, parrying and whizzing through air filled with flames and cannonballs. 

Forgive me, I’m afraid that over the years, the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise has wormed its way all too far into my head. But enough - a shake of the head, an

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9008602481?profile=originalIt’s the real thing!  Tall ship cruise operator Star Clippers operates three of the world’s most authentic, head-turning ships; the majestic four-masted, 170-passenger Star Flyer and Star Clipper and the magnificent flagship, five-masted, 228-passenger Royal Clipper.

The Star Flyer began its’ maiden season in Central America last November, in Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua, where it will sail six, seven, 10 and 11-night cruises out of Puerto Caldera to explore the bays and inlets of the Pacific

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Planet-Dolphin-13-150x150.jpg?width=150I met Nemo the other day. Well, actually it was his cousin. Instead of a cute bright orange and white striped Clownfish, this little guy was a vibrant yellow and turquoise with dark stripes. It swam right up to my snorkel mask, in my mind to say, “Hi!” Really, what it was probably thinking was “bug off,” given that it was a Sergeant Major Fish and highly protective of its territory.

Planet-01-300x183.jpg?width=300I was living the good life on a Planet Dolphin catamaran sailing and snorkeling tour off of Quepos and Manuel Anton

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The indifferent, howling storm tossed us through the night. The Hawaiian Islands are 2,000 miles from the nearest land. The waves come in from the open ocean and there is nothing to slow their momentum. We pitched twenty feet up, then plunged down, slamming on the water with a heavy thud. After several hours of this rude pounding, I gave up to the fatalistic notion that this was the way I was meant to go. Since I planned to have my ashes scattered at sea, I felt this was just a short cut to what

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Ferry Tales From the Abacos

by Chelle Koster Walton

I watched tidily uniformed schoolkids climb aboard as the crew loaded sacks of flour, a boxed microwave, some spare luggage, and various other unidentifiable bundles onto the 50-foot fiberglass ferry boat. Despite the early hour, everyone was cheerful as they made their way to their wood benches, nodding good morning to fellow passengers whether they knew them or not. The captain crawled through the window, gunned the engine, and we began powering our way through the bra

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9296568863?profile=originalWith the beach facing west, the winds coming from behind pushed us away from shore until the beach was a distant white line. I was surprised that my sailing instructor had let us float that far out, so I said something about the first-ever sailing lesson at a Caribbean resort to terminate in Mexico. “Sailing lesson?” he said. “I thought you just wanted someone from the water sports desk to add weight to the boat. I don't know how to sail.”

Bummer. But it did reinforce my theory that you always l

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Wild & Wonderful Water Adventures in Croatia

Starting to thing about sun, sand and sea or action, adventure and adrenaline for next spring and summer? It might not be an easy choice, but luckily, some places have it all.

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Croatia has long been a hidden gem for travellers. In recent years, it’s become one of the most popular destinations in Europe due to its fantastic climate, stunning scenery and gorgeous beaches. A private holiday home will allow you to enjoy the very best that Croatia has to offer. And if you’re looking for a more adrenali

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Sailing the Aegean Sea

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Almost since the dawn of recorded history, Man has been crossing the Aegean Sea by boat, and this remains the best way to do it. We could paraphrase the words of Jean-Jacques Rousseau: ‘If you just want to get there, you could fly, but to travel, you must take a boat’

There are boats of all description plying this sea, and I’ve sailed on a lot of them. The one that the island people themselves use, as well as the tourists, is the ferry. Most of these leave the Greek mainland from the port of Pira

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Goa, Paradise on Earth

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People who live a hectic life find themselves taking a break and enjoying every bit of their tours to Goa, India. Fun and entertainment quotients are high in Goa and its cool and festive like environment makes it a refreshing holidaying destination. Learn how entertainment becomes an inseparable part of a Goa package tour.

Partying at Beaches
Goa Beaches are quite different from those found in other parts of the country. The
difference lies in the way people love to party at Goa beaches. Arjuna Be

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Mancation - A Man's Vacation in Maine

Landing in Portland, Maine, I quickly stopped wondering if this would be another shopping and stuff-your-face vacation. I was happy to note boats, sloughs, masts, traps, seafood signs, varnished wooden spars, and sea smells…back in my personal natural element on the Maine coast.

Fortunately, there are many things to interest my wife at the same time; great food, interesting local shops, and historic B&B offering outstanding gardens. We would soon board an historic 1871 schooner for a 3-day sail

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