09 February 2014

Strictly Sail Show Miami

MIAMI STRICTLY SAIL BOAT SHOW 2013 video above - the Leopard 44 and other fine sailing yachts in display at the boat show.

Strictly Sail Miami 2014, open to public February 14-17, 2014:
About the Show: the 2014 Progressive® Insurance Strictly Sail® Miami Boat Boat Show at the Miamarina at Bayside. Thursday (Trade Day) February 13th through Monday, February 17th. The five-day spectacular sailing event features the best of the best that the sailing industry has to offer -- latest and the greatest from boat builders across the globe -- see, shop and test sail some of the newest sailboat designs, plus nearly 200 booths and land displays featuring sailing gear, accessories, and hardware from the industries top suppliers, along with the latest charter information and boats in the new Vacation Basin. The Progressive Insurance Strictly Sail Miami Show is a resource for education and fun - more information at http://www.strictlysailmiami.com/

Sailing in Marin: Tiburon couple competing in regatta for former friend - Marin Independent Journal: "... owning and running a sail loft in Sausalito for the past 30 years has largely been a satisfying endeavor for Robin and Vicki Sodaro of Tiburon. Having kept their heads above water throughout several recessions they're fortunate that their business continues to be steady and they get time to do what they do best: go sailing. "You never have the same project twice so that keeps it interesting," Vicki said. "We still enjoy it because it gets us out and about, and we meet lots of interesting people."..."

Grenada Sailing Week - A massive success
Sail World
Grenada Sailing Week is all about fun and the regatta is a blend of glorious Caribbean weather, race courses designed to show off the spectacular vistas of Grenada and great parties after sailing. This year the regatta committee's mantra was - Spice it Up!

Sailing Arabia off-shore race starts while Team Abu Dhabi is 'taking it easy'
The National
The fourth EFG Sailing Arabia race, the region's leading offshore race, began Sunday with six teams from four countries preparing to cross 760 nautical miles over 15 days across four countries. The boats started from Bahrain and will first dock in Doha ...

Hobie 16 Worlds get the Open class qualifier underway
My Sailing
53 boats hit the water for race 2A with winds building to 15–20 knots and gusts of up to 24 knots at the windward mark making for some pretty serious sailing. Shane Peterson from Queensland (AUS) with German crew Lena Gauthier were in first to the Gate ...

Sailing Arabia race kicks off in Bahrain
Trade Arabia
Bahraini sailors have joined with world class teams on a 760-nautical mile race from Bahrain to Muscat today (February 9). The EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour 2014, which runs till February 24, will span four countries with stopovers in Doha, Abu Dhabi ...

Gotta Love It 7 wins 18ft Skiff Australian Championship
My Sailing
Coopers 62-Rag & Famish Hotel (Jack Macartney, Mark Kennedy, Peter Harris) alsosailed superbly as the team pushed the 7 crew all the way. The gap back to third was 2m48s but the race for that position produced the highlight of the day as three boats ...

CofC Sailing Commences Spring Season at SAISA Open
Beach Carolina Magazine
7, 2014 – The College of Charleston coed sailing team commences the spring season at the SAISA Open hosted by Eckerd College on Feb. 8-9 in St. Petersburg, Fla. College of Charleston coed sailing. The 20-team regatta field will include host Eckerd, ...

New Zealand's National Sailing Day - be in it!
Sail World
New Zealand yacht clubs and their sailors are getting ready - or some are - for the first ever National Sailing and Boating Day. On 16th February, there will be a grand push to entice more people onto the water - whether you've any experience or not in ...

Mega-yachts squeeze through tight channel to reach boat show berths - Miami-Dade - MiamiHerald.com: "...When boat show officials and other marine groups first learned of the Army Corps project several weeks ago, they discussed filing a lawsuit to try to force removal of the pilings narrowing the channel, but the city of Miami Beach’s legal staff balked at going to court. Boating groups then tried negotiating with the Corps to remove the obstacles temporarily, but Corps officials said that would cost too much taxpayer money. Captain Dan Kipnis, chair of the Miami Beach Marine Authority, said the city is working with the Coast Guard to designate the waterway as a permanent navigation channel after the sea grass project is completed and — hopefully — in time for the 2015 Yacht & Brokerage Show."

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