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Embracing Biophilia and Blue Mind: Nature's Secret to Calm and Creativity

Embracing Biophilia and Blue Mind: Nature's Secret to Calm and Creativity Have you ever felt a deep sense of peace while gazing at a lush landscape or listening to the gentle waves of the ocean? It’s no coincidence. Biophilia theory and…


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Nurtured by Nature: The Not-So-Great Indoors

Nurtured by Nature: The Not-So-Great Indoors In an ironic twist of modern life, the "great outdoors" has become increasingly foreign to many of us. It seems we are undergoing another great migration, but this one is people moving indoors.…


SAILING AND RESILIANCE

Navigating Life's Waves: How Meditation, Sailing, and Mindfulness Build Resilience

Navigating Life's Waves: How Meditation, Sailing, and Mindfulness Build Resilience In our fast-paced, stress-filled world, building mental and emotional resilience is more important than ever. It's what helps us bounce back from…


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Nurturing Your Mind, Body & Soul In Stressed Out Times - Mindfulness & Sailing

Mindfulness and Sailing: Nurturing Your Mind, Body, and Soul In These Stressed Out Times Sailing and mindfulness might seem like two unrelated concepts, but they share many of the same beneficial physical and emotional benefits and…


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Does It Make Sense To Join A Boating Club?

Does It Make Sense To Join A Boating Club? Should I own a boat or join a boating club? This is a big question for people when they want to start boating. While private ownership has a certain allure, a boating club offers a compelling…


2024 San Francisco Fleet Week – The Best View For The Air Show Is On The Bay

2024 San Francisco Fleet Week – The Best View For The Air Show Is On The Bay. Get ready for a week of high-flying fun! San Francisco Fleet Week kicks off on October 7, 2024, and runs through October 15, 2024. This action-packed event…


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Celebrate Father's Day In San Francisco 2024: Charter A Yacht and Go Boating!

This Father's Day Discover Adventure Sailing and Boating on San Francisco Bay San Francisco Bay, with its iconic skyline and storied history, offers a spectacular setting for sailing and boating enthusiasts, and boating on the…


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Living The Wild Life and Preserving San Francisco Bay

A Guide to Protecting Our Local Wildlife and Ecosystem When I am out boating on the Bay, I deeply get how easily we can take for granted the unparalleled natural beauty in our midst as Bay Area residents. I know for myself that it's…


The Adventure And Beauty Of Boating On San Francisco Bay

Beauty, Adventure, and The Ride Of A Lifetime - 10 Reasons To Enjoy Go Boating Today! Boating on San Francisco Bay delivers a potent dose of plain old AWE, as well as other powerful emotional benefits, a gratifying physical experience, and…


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Get Your Blue Mind On

The Sea: I need the sea because it teaches me, I don’t know if I learn music or awareness, If it’s a single wave or its vast existence, Or only its harsh voice or its shining suggestion of fishes and ships. The fact is that until I fall…


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Why Join A Boating Club?

The Benefits of Joining a Boating Club for Time-Strapped Enthusiasts The allure of boating is irresistible for any of us who love the feeling of freedom one gets from being on the water, the thrill of skimming across the waves, and the…


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Choosing the Perfect Yacht for Your Charter Adventure

Choosing the Perfect Yacht for Your Yacht Charter Adventure Are you dreaming of an adventurous and luxurious yacht charter on the iconic San Francisco Bay? Experiencing the thrilling sights and sounds of sailing under the Golden Gate…


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Family Benefits Of Boating

Boating, It’s Benefits For Families and Kids Of All Ages - Sharing, Learning, and Connecting Together  The world offers a myriad of activities for families to participate in, in fact it can be overwhelming trying to decide what will be…


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Who Needs Emotional Intelligence? We All Do!

Increasing Your Must-Have Skill of Emotional Intelligence (EQ) How Meditation & Mindfulness Practice Develops EQ And Helps It Grow  The often ignored, and these days considered the more critical cousin of I.Q. (Intelligence Quotient),…


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Why We LOVE Winter Boating On San Francisco Bay

  Why We LOVE Winter Boating On San Francisco Bay The Surprising Facts Of Winter Boating On The Bay   Winter is here, but that doesn’t mean we’re housebound by the weather for us Bay Area boaters. Boating year-round in the Bay is…


MEDITATION SAILING

THE MEDITATION OF SAILING 

THE MEDITATION OF SAILING  As the sailboat glides across the shimmering San Francisco Bay, the hustle and bustle of daily life fades into stillness. The gentle splash of waves against the hull settles into a rhythmic pattern, as the…


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11 Benefits Of Meditation Backed By Science

11 Benefits Of Meditation Backed By Science In recent years, meditation, especially mindfulness meditation, has become increasingly popular headlining its way through news stories and a hot topic for research in health publications.  It's…


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Get On A Boat And Get Happy - Naturally!

Happiness Is As Close As The Water “All of us have in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the Ocean. And…


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Chartering A Yacht? Sailing Terminology You Should Know When Stepping On Board in 2023

Navigating the Seas of Sailing Terminology: A Comprehensive Guide For Yacht Chartering Sailing, the age-old art of harnessing the power of the wind to cross oceans, has captivated the human imagination for centuries. Beyond its romantic…


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ICONIC SITES OF SAN FRANCISCO BAY

ICONIC SITES OF SAN FRANCISCO BAY BY PRIVATE CHARTER YACHT San Francisco has many wonders, stunning vistas, and iconic sites. There are too many to mention here. However, a great way to see a few of the most famous can be chartering a…


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2023 San Francisco Fleet Week - The Best Views For The Air Show

2023 San Francisco Fleet Week - The Best Views For The Air Show San Francisco fleet week is a weeklong event beginning on October 2, 2023, and running through October 10, 2023. Fleet Week honors the men and women (and canine heroes!) of…


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The Benefits of Joining a Boating Club

The Benefits of Joining a Boating Club   For those with a passion for lakes and oceans and the emotional well-being the outdoors provides, joining a boating club offers a host of advantages. Boating clubs offer individuals who love…


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Feeling A Bit Queasy? 8 Natural and Effective Seasickness Remedies

Deborah Reynolds 4/22/23 Mal de mer? Experiencing a bit of seasickness? Here are 8 Natural and Effective Seasickness Remedies When it comes to feeling seasick, you’re in good company, and famous company with the likes of sailors…


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The First Female Crew To Sail Around The World - Tracy Edwards And The Story Of Maiden

  The Remarkable True Story of Maiden; The King, the Sailor, and the Open Sea Tracy Edwards on racing around the world with an all-female crew, the groundbreaking journey captured in the new documentary Maiden. ARTICLE BY MARY ALICE…


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10 Famous Women Seafarers, Pirates & Sailors Who Made History

Women's Wild History Of The Sea - Cross-Dressing Women and Record Breakers It's not a surprise that one of the oldest and most well-known superstitions in yachting is that it was believed that having a women on board a ship was bad…


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Anchoring On San Francisco Bay Series: ANCHORING AT AYALA COVE

  ANCHORING AT AYALA COVE - WHAT YOU CAN DO AT ANGEL ISLAND STATE PARK Imagine a beautiful Island Paradise just a few tacks away. Well, you don’t have to imagine because we have one right in the heart of San Francisco Bay not far from…


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5 Key Considerations When Buying A Used Boat in 2023

Used boats give you a number of important advantages over new, especially in these days of runaway inflation and stressed-out supply chains. The immediate advantage of used is that they are recession proof. Their value is not based on cost…


Bourbon Eggnog Cocktail For The Holiday Season

Boozy Bourbon Eggnog Recipe for Two Excerpted from the blog 2 foodtrippers  JUMP TO RECIPE Our boozy Bourbon Eggnog recipe is both decadently delicious and ridiculously easy to make for just two people. In other words, the boozy…


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Personal Locator Beacon review: FastFind and ResQLink Compared

Personal Locator Beacon review: FastFind and ResQLink head to head   This review was featured in  YACHTING WORLD February 11, 2022          Locator Beacon review: We take a hands on look at the McMurdo FastFind Return Link launched…


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On Our Radar - Garmin Quatix 7 Review

Garmin Quatix 7 Quick Review - Is it for you? With a focus on anglers, boaters and sailors, Garmin released the Quatix 7 series which is available in three editions, with a single option for each edition. These include the Standard…


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Sailing The Galapagos Islands

From Yachting World November 23, 2022 Sailing to the Galapagos Islands requires extensive preparation, but the rewards are other-worldly, as Jessie Zevalkink discovered The first morning of passage sailing to the Galapagos…


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How To Fit Children's Life Jackets

How do you fit a life jackets for your children? Let's get the legal out of the way first. U.S. federal law requires that every boat has one life jacket per person on board. Additionally, the Coast Guard requires children under 13 to…


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Choosing The Best Boat Shoes

Boat Shoes Buying Guide This article was featured in EnjoyOutdoors.com Style and comfort, boat shoes are a unique blend of both these aspects. These incredible shoes allow you to dazzle your look at different occasions. Be it a classy…


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15 Ways to Help Protect the Ocean and Coasts, Regardless of Where You Live

This article was featured in https://www.surfrider.org/ Since releasing the first stainless steel, BPA-free reusable water bottle in 2004, our friends at Klean Kanteen have stayed true to their mission.  They work hard to bring benefit to…


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Do you have your California Boaters Card?

Do you have your California Boaters Card yet? Remember to get your California Boaters Card this year if you're 45 years or younger.  As of January 1, 2022, California law requires that all boaters 45 years of age or younger carry the…


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How to Obtain Your MMSI Number

We get this question all the time, so we decided to do a blog post for our inquiring clients. Although VHF radios are not required on recreational boats under 65.5 feet long, you should have one for the obvious safety reasons. It allows…


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THINKING ABOUT BUYING A USED BOAT?

A LITTLE BIT IF KNOWLEDGE CAN SAVE YOU A                     WHOLE LOT OF TROUBLE Used boats can offer a great value or a big headache. How can you know what you're getting into before you take the leap and close the deal? Get some…


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What Is the Best Marketplace to List Boats for Sale?

When it comes time to sell your boat, you don’t want to spend months showing your boat every weekend to unqualified buyers and waiting for offers only for them to be below market value. This costs not only your patience but also your…


NEW: How Boat Clubs Work & 5 Reasons You Should Join Ours

Interested in boat clubs just unsure how they work? Are you interested in exploring the boating lifestyle but not sure if you're ready to invest in a new or used boat? Do you want to enjoy a boating lifestyle without all the costs of…


National Absurdity Day - Join The Fun!

"Absurdity, which refers to the illogical, unreasonable or nonsensical has been widely studied and written about. In fiction and humor, the absurd is usually used to make a nuanced point about human behavior. Lewis Carol's Alice in…


Stranded On A Desert Island Contest Results

Recently we had a Stranded On A Desert Island Contest, where we had participants pretend they were dropped off by a cruise ship at a deserted island for a tour.


Stranded on a desert island

Let's play a little game where you are stranded. You're on a cruise ship, and it's dropped you at a deserted island for a tour. It accidentally left you there and you find yourself stranded.  It will never return!  Frequently used…


4 Quick Tips For Boat Buyers

Needing some tips for boat buyers? There's lots of benefits to boat ownership. The main ones are stress reduction, exercise, connecting with your family and nature more intimately, keeping a sharp mind by learning new skills, and of…


3 Reasons Why Now Is The Best Time To Consider Selling Your Boat

Is your boat just sitting at the dock? If so, it might be time to consider selling your boat or trading it in for one that's better suited to your lifestyle these days. Here's why.


Resources: Create Your Own Adventure Story

Are you ready to start creating your own life adventure story? This week we have resources to inspire you to take the leap of faith in creating your own boating adventure.


3 Resources To Grow Your Boating Passion

Learn how to grow your boating passion while the shelter in place order due the COVID 19 has forced us all to stay home in order to keep everyone safe! Although it's been difficult and challenging especially for those of us who love to be…