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Gulf Coast Shrimp & Jazz Festival

Bayou BonFouca, Route 433, LA June 21 - June 22

This year’s event will showcase other jazz musicians, artists, events, and a wide variety of shrimp and other good foods. A crowd of 500 – 1000, ranging in age from infancy to the older adult, is anticipated to participate in this year’s festival full of activities, as well as an… SEE MORE

45th Annual Milford Oyster Festival

Milford Harbor, CT August 17 @ 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

With 19 varieties of oysters originating from eight different states, you’ll find more oyster options here than at any other festival in the country. As a full lineup of bands takes the stage at Fowler Park, you’ll be shucking and eating to your heart’s content. SEE MORE

38th Annual Biloxi Seafood Festival

Biloxi, MS September 14 @ 10:00 AM - September 15 @ 5:00 PM

38th Annual Biloxi Seafood Festival, Biloxi Chamber of Commerce's biggest fundraiser, is a celebration of seafood heritage in the City of Biloxi. Attendees will enjoy live entertainment, arts and crafts, kids activities and the best seafood on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Sunday will feature the Sun Herald Gumbo Championship, where… SEE MORE

36th Annual Oyster Bay Oyster Festival

Oyster Bay, NY October 19 - October 20

The Oyster Festival, the East Coast's largest waterfront festival with more than 200,000 attendees, returns for its 36th year this October 19th and 20th, 2019 offering a fin mixture of new activities and old favorites including live entertainment, ships, topnotch artisans, pirate shows, midway rides, and the iconic oyster eating… SEE MORE

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Paddleboard Safety Class at Eglin Air Force Base, FL

Top 10 Paddle Sport Safety Tips

5/20/2019 by US Harbors

Planning to Paddle? Know Your Limits! When getting ready to head out on your next paddling trip, be sure to keep these safety tips in mind to ensure you have an enjoyable time on the water. 1. Take an on-water Course - whether it's a safety or skill development course, an ACA on-water… SEE MORE

US Coast Guard Cutter Chandeleur

Boating 101: US Coast Guard Equipment Requirements

5/18/2019 by US Harbors

Boating 101: Navigational Lighting Coast Guard minimum equipment requirements vary with the size of your boat, type of propulsion, whether operated at night or in periods of reduced visibility, and, in some cases, the body of water on which it is used. Boats carrying passengers for hire have additional equipment… SEE MORE

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Owner Les Crane and his crew looked on as his boat Monterey sinks during the 2017 Antigua to Bermuda Race.

How to Avert Disaster If Your Boat Starts Taking on Water

5/15/2019 by US Harbors

By Dave Liscio. When the Farr PH 56 Monterey sank in May 2017 during the Antigua-to-Bermuda Race, nobody was more shocked than owner and skipper Les Crane. After all, he’d sailed the boat more than 40,000 miles during the previous 14 years and had confidence in its seaworthiness. The center-cockpit… SEE MORE

Where to keep your boat in a hurricane.

A Guide to Preparing Marinas and Boats for Hurricanes

5/8/2019 by US Harbors

Boat owners from Maine to Texas have a reason to become edgy in the late summer and fall: Each year, on average, two hurricanes will come ashore somewhere along the Gulf or Atlantic coasts, destroying homes, sinking boats, and turning people's lives topsy turvy for weeks, or even months. This… SEE MORE

Sailing Fans Converge on San Francisco Bay

4/29/2019 by US Harbors

In late April, eyes will start peering out toward The Bay as racing teams begin to practice for the start of San Francisco SailGP. Led by Sir Russell Coutts and Larry Ellison (Oracle), SailGP is a series of races in cities around the world. And San Francisco is lucky enough… SEE MORE

Boat Sharing Programs Increasing in Popularity

4/29/2019 by US Harbors

By Rob Wyle Robert Satek knows owning a boat means sinking money—lots—to make money. He estimates the annual cost of owning his 54-foot Azimut Atlantis yacht, the “Sol,” to be at least $80,000, including his Miami Beach dockage. Satek had seen ads for Boatsetter. He figured it was another listings… SEE MORE

The Concordia Yawl: A Timeless, Tested Design

4/17/2019 by US Harbors

The Concordia Company has one of the longest and most interesting histories of any boatbuilding company, and yet we are often so busy working on and sailing the classic yawls that have emerged from our boatyard here in Padanaram, we forget to tell our own story! Which is precisely why… SEE MORE

Buzzards Bay Regatta to be held August 2-4, 2019

BEST HARBOR - 47th Annual Buzzards Bay Regatta Notice of Race Issued

4/17/2019 by US Harbors

SOUTH DARTMOUTH, MA - The Notice of Race for the greatly anticipated 2019 Buzzards Bay Regatta has been issued. Hosted jointly by the Beverly Yacht Club and the New Bedford Yacht Club, the 47th edition will feature Shields, J 80s, H12s and Bullseyes Racing in Marion and, in Padanaram, there… SEE MORE