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Boating and marine directory and resources

Updated: Jan 28

Useful links, directory and useful resources for boating enthusiasts.


You can use it as a directory for your sailing adventures and networking. We improve this article constantly based on our opportunities, experiences and feedback from our readers. Please feel free to contact us if you think a link must be added. Our goal with this directory is to help our readers find more information, improve their general knowledge and find fun. It is another way to share our passion. We focus on North America and the Caribbean but you may find other useful links as well. Check it out!


Sailing and Cruising Schools directory


Calypso Sailing Life:

Helps people achieve their dreams to sail and even sail away! This fantastic couple provides consulting to help you explore your options to achieve your sailing goals. They offer certification training through partnership with American Sailing. They can also provide coaching on your new-to-you boat (or ours) to learn its systems and gain confidence to enjoy a safe sailing life. Learn to sail and live your dreams.

Coboaters is a partner of Calypso Sailing Life. Our Club members will enjoy 10% discount for any of their cruise.

Blogs: Crew stories, sailing adventures, sailing tips, liveaboard experiences


A family afloat:

Follow the sailing adventure of this very friendly family of 5 (a mom, a dad and their 3 children). They have been sail around the world since 2015. They started their journey in Sausalito, crossed the pacific and went to New Zealand and other exciting places. We really recommend that you explore their website and learn more about their experience. Great stories.

Captain Christian can help you move your boat as a delivery captain. So please get in touch with him if you need a good and very experienced sailor.


Sailingtotem:

One of the best sailing blog website. No Matter The Question, it is Likely Touched On. There are more than 2,500 Articles published on this blog site by hundreds of contributors: Cruising, sailing adventures, crew finding stories and more. You will find fun articles and answers to boating challenges. Good for crew and captains. Ideal for our members who want to learn more about sailing. Definitely a must in our boating directory.


Living-aboard:

virtual communities where boaters share their what they find out during their living aboard ideas and experiences.

.At any given time, thousands of boat owners and crew seekers are living and cruising in various parts of the world. they share their sailing adventures on this blog. It is a very good source for whoever want to live aboard. Read it before your departure and at anytime afterwards!


Sailing La Vagabonde:

Riley and Elayna, are an Australian couple traveling the world with their sailboat. They like documenting documenting their journey. It is especially interesting because they started they voyage with no previous sailing experience. They've been filming it all on YouTube for several years. Together this very fine couple sailed the Mediterranean, the Atlantic, the Caribbean, and the Pacific ocean. This blog site has a lot of articles and good advice for all sailors. It is fun and very informative.



Sailing Associations


American Sailing Association (ASA)

ASA give you the knowledge and experience to be confident and safe on all your sailing adventures – whether you charter a boat from a local harbor, go on an exotic sailing vacation, or even buy your own boat. ASA is the right place for beginners to learn basic skills and for experienced crew to improve their knowledge.


US Sailing

As the National Governing Body for the sport of sailing, US Sailing’s mission is to provide leadership for the sport of sailing in the United States. The organization works to achieve this mission through a wide range of programs and events. US Sailing sets the course enabling sailors to enjoy the sport for a lifetime.


Sail Canada

Established in 1931, Sail Canada is the national governing body for the sport of sailing. We are committed to excellence in performance, developing our leaders and training our sailors. The pursuit of Olympic success fuels our focus not only on our Team athletes but also on Canada’s next generation of performance sailors, and all the partners, clubs and coaches who support them.


Voile Quebec Sailing

Their mission has remained the same since the founding of the Federation in 1970,

  • To encourage and to promote all aspects of sailing: racing, cruising and teaching; to promote the construction and design of sailboats in Quebec.

  • To organize regattas and to sponsor interclub, inter-lake, interregional and international races.

  • To establish and to uphold uniform regulations for races in which two (2) or more FVQ affiliated clubs are in confrontation; to promote and maintain good relations among sailing enthusiasts.

  • To promote the practice of sailing, by all possible means, throughout all of Quebec, and to represent Quebec sailing among government authorities and among national and international federations.


Boating and Sailing Magazines:


Windcheck Magazine

Sailing the North East. WindCheck is a monthly magazine devoted to sailors, boaters and people who enjoy the waters of the Northeast. Every issue features those who race, cruise, learn, teach, mess about, or work in the boating industry in the region.


Boating Magazine

Boating is the world’s largest powerboat resource and the recreational boater’s most trusted choice for expertise and advice. Boating interacts with its audience, while its staff of experts delivers the content boaters clamor for such as DIY, gear and accessory tests, safety topics, feature content and the industry’s most trusted boat reviews. Boating’s connection with its constituency, and its balanced, unbiased editorial stance, are constants whether content is presented via written or spoken words, or still or moving images.


Sailing Magazine

it’s “The Big One,” people say. It’s full of beautiful pictures and instructive material on all aspects of sailing. SAILING, founded in 1966 by an avid Great Lakes sailor, is the sailor’s magazine. Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2016, it is the oldest continuously published sailing magazine in the United States. This is the sailor’s magazine. Each issue brings you a wealth of information from every corner of the sport. Interesting for all sailors, captains and crew.


Spinsheet - Chesapeake Bay Sailing

The mission of SpinSheet Publishing Company is to be the go-to publications and websites for boaters and sailors of all levels who seek more fun and sport on the Chesapeake Bay.


Marinas and services:


Dockwa:

Marine slips and Marinas. Make the most out of being a boat owner: Explore new harbors and book slips & moorings. Dockwa is software and apps absolutely needed if you want to easily book your slip or you rmooring in almost any marinas. Easy to use. Each captain should at least know about it.


Safe Harbor Marina:

SH Marinas is a group of marinas all over the US. You can find SH marinas almost everywhere. They have more than 100 locations. SH Marina journey began with the belief that life is truly measured by how we connect with people and the world around us. Whether Members, guests, teammates, crew, capatians or partners, SH marinas believe in serving every person they touch and creating the stories they will carry forever.


Safety and rescue:


Safety first: if you want to sail in North American waters, you absolutely need to know those organization and have their contact info readily available.


US Coast Guard:

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is the maritime security, search and rescue, and law enforcement service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the country's eight uniformed services. The service is a maritime, military, multi-mission service unique among the United States military branches for having a maritime law enforcement mission with jurisdiction in both domestic and international waters and a federal regulatory agency mission as part of its duties. It is the largest and most powerful coast guard in the world, rivaling the capabilities and size of most navies.


Boat US:

Boat Owners Association of the United States, better known as BoatUS, is an American association of boat owners offering various services supporting recreational boat and trailer towing activities. proudly provide a single source of exceptional service and savings for boaters; including marine insurance and towing. We remain dedicated to educating and protecting boaters and their rights; making boating safer, more affordable, and accessible. As the first to fight for legislation on behalf of boaters, the original mission of "service, savings, and representation" stands true today.


Seatow:

Sea Tow has been the on-water assistance fleet of choice for boaters since 1983. With Sea Tow, you pay one annual rate and receive the most comprehensive member benefits available. Membership includes a full-suite of on-water assistance services for every boat you own, rent, charter, lease or borrow.


Rental and Charters:


Yacht-Rent - Yacht Charter

is for those who would like to sail, explore and enjoy the beautiful Mediterranean coastline and islands, with every boat in the charter at their disposal for cruising. Here you can find and book all types and models of yachts covering Croatia, France, Spain, Italy, Greece and much more.


Dream Yacht Charter :

They have the largest and most diverse fleet in terms of models and manufacturers in the market. They offer the widest range of destinations, from the pink sands of the Caribbean to Europe’s thousands of islands. Browse to find bareboat, crewed or by the cabin charters or speak to our specialist team about our high maintenance standards, exciting custom itineraries and hidden gem recommends. If you’re hooked on sailing, ask us about our new or used boat ownership deals.



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