$170 MILLION DOLLAR YACHT FOR SALE!
Contributed by Hugh Mulzac - This blog has been viewed 12672 times and there are 0 comments
Posted In Unique Vessels
Posted: August 25, 2008
Now I’ve been working for BoatUS for a little over 3 months now and I’m picking up a lot of knowledge about boating in general from people around the office.
My interests in boating peaks when we are in meetings and we talk about different types of boats and what have you... So after one meeting I decided to go and look at some stuff on my own and stumbled upon this amazing yacht and had to write about it!
The 289’ Perini Navi Maltese Falcon Yacht…
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The Gel from Hell
Contributed by Tom Neale - This blog has been viewed 1335 times and there are 0 comments
Posted In Cruising Log
Posted: August 24, 2008




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Tom’s Tips On Stinging Nettles
Contributed by Tom Neale - This blog has been viewed 793 times and there are 0 comments
Posted: August 24, 2008
1. Look before you leap.
2. Have someone on the boat keep a lookout for nettles when you are in the water, but be aware that they can come from the deep.
3. Watch the tide. Tidal flow can sometimes mean more or less nettles, depending on where you are and where they are. They usually move with the tide.
4. There are various home brew remedies that people use to hopefully lessen the pain. These are all applied directly to the area of the sting.
5. These include meat tenderizer, vinegar and alcohol.
6. When I was a kid we rubbed smelly river bottom mud on the affected area and thought t...... Read More

BoatUS Angler!
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Posted: August 22, 2008
You have saved me over $300 a year on Boat Insurance, I'm very happy! - Steve Davis, Hereford, AZ

2 Members Medal in Beijing
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Posted In Membership News
Posted: August 20, 2008





BoatUS Member Anna Tunnicliffe Wins First Women's Sailing Gold Medal in 20 Years
QINGDAO, China - Laser Radial sailor Anna Tunnicliffe became the first woman in 20 years to sail to an Olympic gold medal. Tunnicliffe, of Plantation, FL, is a BoatUS Member.
According to her sailing coach, Luther Carpenter: “Anna is your dream athlete. She’s a hard worker, in amazing shape, very open to coaching, completely driven and she sees a path clearly to winning.”
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Bee Weems Adventure in the North Channel and Beyond - Entry 7
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Posted In Cruising Log
Posted: August 20, 2008

The line of demarcation between Georgian Bay and the North Channel isn’t totally clear to me, but I believe the town of Killarney designates the transition from one body of water to the other. It’s located on a very narrow channel between two larger bodies of water. We anchored in a bay about 5 miles from Killarney and then dinghied back to town to eat fish and chips at the famous Mr. Perch’s. We were in town about an hour when we noticed dark clouds in the distance and the wind began picking up and then we heard thunder. We cut our site-seeing short and jumped back in the ...... Read More

A Members Olympic Dream, 40 Yrs in the Making
Contributed by Terri Parrow Botsford - This blog has been viewed 4180 times and there are 0 comments
Posted In Membership News
Posted: August 19, 2008
BoatUS Member is a ‘Star’ Olympic Sailor
Anyone following the Olympic sailing regatta now entering Week 2 in Qingdao, China, has probably heard of John Dane. At 58, he’s been making headlines as the oldest competitor among the thousands of athletes competing in the 29th Olympic Games. He is also a BoatUS Member, having joined the Association in 2003.
Dane, of Gulfport, MS, is racing in the Star class and his crewmate is his son-in-law, Austin Sperry. Over the weekend, after 4 races, they were in top form, reaching first place on Saturday, but had a bad outing on Monday, fini...... Read More

Planning our February 2009 Royal Clipper Cruise Part 1
Contributed by Terri Parrow Botsford - This blog has been viewed 3785 times and there are 0 comments
Posted: August 18, 2008
Its been too long since our last Star Clipper trip; it’s time to plan another one! Half the fun of a vacation like this is the planning! So I’ll try and write about this fun part as well.
My husband Todd and I decided a few weeks ago to do another trip (we each posted our own blogs about our first trip: Todd’s Blog, my Blog). The hard part was deciding which one. We would love to do one in the Med, or Tahiti or the Far East, but don’t want to spend that much time flying to get there right now so we opted for the Caribbean. Next we had to decide between the Windwar...... Read More

The Best of Times, The Worst of Times
Contributed by Feel Free - This blog has been viewed 1169 times and there are 1 comments
Posted In Cruising Log
Posted: August 15, 2008
By Liz Tosoni
Siracusa, Sicily
37 03.7 N, 15 16.9 E
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...” Those famous words of Charles Dickens’ aptly apply to our passage from our last Greek isle, Cephalonia, to Siracusa (Syracuse) Italy.




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Jumping Aboard In Seattle
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Posted In Cruising Log
Posted: August 15, 2008
In the middle of our first Great Loop, the direction of our lives took another drastic turn. Until then, we had only vague notions about what lay in store for us in retirement and no definite plans in the hopper. Our ideas were sketchy as to where retirement would take us. Our only discussed plan was to accomplish the Loop and while doing so get a better idea of an area, in the more southern climes, to settle down in a little house or condo. Pretty typical ideas for a newly retired couple, right? How could we ever imagine that three years later we’d still be homeless, other than our Kisme...... Read More

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