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South Florida Seafood Festival

Miami Beach, FL October 19 - October 20

The South Florida Seafood Festival is a celebration of all things seafood and waterfront living, giving people their fill of the freshest, tastiest delicacies of the sea. Set in Miami’s historic Marine Stadium, this seafood festival provides you to able to experience a slice of Florida’s diverse culture. What better… SEE MORE

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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

A fleet of catboats on the beach, evidence of another great day of sailing on Pine Island Sound. Photo by Ginny Amsler.

New Twist for Useppa Catboat Rendezvous: A Poker Run

6/18/2014 by Gretchen Coyle

A formula exists for a successful sailing regatta: light wind one day, heavy the next, good parties with even better food, congenial sailors, and tall tales told months later. Add a Poker Run as a bit of amusement, and you have a few hours of pure fun for everyone from… SEE MORE

The Joy of Sailing with the Ladies in Pine Island Sound

3/1/2013 by Gretchen Coyle

What does one do when tired of racing 28’ E Scows and big sailboats? Recently I have been sharing my love of sailing with ladies who: 1. Refuse to sail or race with their husbands 2. Want to learn to sail, and/or 3. Find sailing with a group of ladies… SEE MORE

Beach on east side of island.  Barron Collier had the sand barged decades ago from when he built the first road across Florida.

Enjoying Life at a Slower Pace on Useppa Island

6/25/2012 by Gretchen Coyle

Is it a harbor? A private island? A marina? What the heck does the name “Useppa” mean, and where is it located? For me and my husband, Useppa Island, Florida, is our home for six months of the year — and it has been for almost thirty-five years. The island… SEE MORE

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