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Clipper Round The World Yacht Race Crew Celebrate Half Way To Seattle

The eleven courageous Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race teams, including a Visit Seattle entry with a number of local and US crew, are celebrating reaching the halfway point in their gruelling 5,600 nautical mile journey across the...

LET’S TALK SPRING, BOATING, and READINESS!

By Bruce Claflin, Scuttlebutt Magazine So all of us here in the upper Midwest have been extremely patient and now, it’s finally spring. Time to go boating! Maybe for some of us it IS time to go boating, but for...

US Sailing Hanson Medal to be Awarded at Pacific Sail and Power Boat...

BRISTOL, RI (April 13, 2018) – The US Sailing Safety at Sea Committee will award the Arthur B. Hanson Rescue Medal to a sailboat’s crew for their rescue of a swimmer injured by an attacking sea lion in San...

ORR Welcomes Department of Interior’s New Outdoor Recreation Advisory Committee

By Mickaela Giese The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable welcomed the U.S. Department of the Interior’s announcement of the members of the newly-established Outdoor Recreation Advisory Committee. The Committee is charged with finding solutions that will improve and conserve America’s public parks,...

Urgent USCG Marine Safety Alert

Walter Kidde has issued a recall of 134 different models of Kidde brand fire extinguishers manufactured between January 1, 1973 and August 15, 2017, including models that were previously recalled in March 2009 and February 2015. The extinguishers were...

Sea Ray Earns Marine Industry Accolades

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 28, 2018) — You know the name. You know what it means in the industry. Now it’s being honored by one of the most influential names in the business. Sea Ray is proud to announce the...

River Valley Power and Sport Named to 2017 Boating Industry Top 100 List

By Bruce Claflin, Scuttlebutt Magazine River Valley Power and Sport has been named one of the Top 100 dealers in North America by Boating Industry, the leading publication for the marine industry. The Top 100 is the only independent ranking...

Hypothermia and Cold Shock – The Risks of Off Season Boating

by Pete Seidel, ADSO-MS-GRU-MOR 1SR, USGC Aux. The warm weather boaters have left the water and are dreaming of the spring launching season. The crowds are gone from the local waters during the colder months of the year leaving only...

Masterpiece on the Mississippi

By Bruce Claflin, Scuttlebutt Magazine The story of Dubuque Iowa is not an unusual one in these parts. It was an area rich in many ways and settlers came to take advantage of those riches. Julien Dubuque is said to...

Meet Bayport Marina’s New GM

As soon as you visit Bayport Marina you’ll immediately get the impression that this is a very well run Marina. It’s been that way for a long time. It exhibits the level of commitment that the membership shares, always...

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The St. Paul Yacht Club

By Bruce Claflin, Scuttlebutt Magazine Founding History The St. Paul Yacht Club was founded in 1912 by a group of prominent St. Paul citizens to explore...

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