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Coastal Boating News Archive from 2018

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  Lapse in Appropriations & Partial Government Shutdown
  Coast Guard responds to over 700 false alerts in 2018, urges everyone to register epirb beacons
  GOST® XVR Records Theft at Fort Lauderdale Marina
  Certificates of Documentation for Recreational Vessels
  Revised Comment Period: Draft Merchant Mariner Medical Manual Notification of Availability and Request for Comments
  C-MAP Launches Embark AIS Overlay Functionality
  Coast Guard, CBIG, DEA authorities seize $30 million in cocaine, apprehend 3 suspected smugglers from go-fast in the Eastern Caribbean
  Sail Newport Announces Annual Awards
  Is there another El Niño on the Horizon?
  Julian Dussek takes the helm at the Cruising Association
  Sailing Organizations & Drones: What You Need to Know
  Ethanol Misfueling Danger Laid Bare: Gas Pump Photos “The ethanol industry doesn’t want you to see these photos”
  Engine Cutoff Switch Requirement and 5-Year Vessel Documentation Included in Passage of Coast Guard Authorization Act
  GOST® NT-Evolution 2.0 Protects Invincible for the Second Time after Attempted Marine Electronics Heist
  US Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security and Science and Technology Directorate venture into space with Polar Scout launch

Be ready for boating in the spring by preparing for the winter

  Great Gifts for Sailors  


  Greek Cruising Tax postponed thanks to the intervention of the Cruising Association
  The Crown Estate as plans for Round 4 offshore wind leasing are unveiled
  Consultation on proposed changes to Marine Licensing Exemptions
  Lumishore Receives Dame Award Special Mention
  New invasive species portal in Wales
  Twelve Great Unsung Irish Explorers
  Coast Guard rescues 4 from dismasted, disabled sailboat 100 miles off NC
  Coast Guard Alumni Like the Sea and its Lore - Bermuda Race
  The 33rd edition of the ARC gets underway in perfect cruising rally conditions
  Royal Recognition for Boating’s Volunteers
  RYA and Industry Representatives Meet HMRC to Discuss Red Diesel Situation
  Draft Merchant Mariner Medical Manual Notification of Availability and Request for Comments
  Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Association (AIWA) meets to discuss improvements, challenges on intracoastal waterway (ICW)
  The Ocean Cruising Club Supports the New Coastal Clean-Up Initiative
  iNavX Establishes Direct Partnership Between Chart Providers and Users
  The first ARC+ St. Vincent sets sail
  Important Information about TWIC Enrolment
  RYA Responds to Government Consultation on Review of GCSE, As an A-Level Physical Education Activity List
  The First Wave of the Atlantic Rally For Cruisers is Away!
  Liability of Carriers of Passengers by Sea in the Event of Accidents
  2018 Newport Bermuda Race Earns Gold-Level Certification
  International Certificate for Operators of Pleasure Craft (ICC or International Certificate of Competency)
  Coast Guard Foundation Provides Disaster Relief To Coast Guard Members Impacted By Hurricanes Florence And Michael
  C-Map Launches High Resolution Coastal Bathymetry - Most Detailed Chart Data Available Helps Coastal Anglers Find Fish Fast


  Drills and Musters on all Fishing Vessels, Man Overboard Recovery Systems on Fishing Vessels  
  Boaters are urged to be vigilant after more confirmed Asian Hornet cases
  Maritime Commerce Strategic Outlook Announced by the United States Coast Guard
  TSA releases roadmap for expanding biometrics technology
  How the Coast Guard supports maritime commerce and the ship-building industry
  President’s Plan to Seek Clean Air Act Waiver to Allow Sale of E15 Fuel Year-Round Doesn’t Sit Well with Boater’s Advocate
  Evinrude Announces This Year’s Recipients of Water Research Excellence Fellowships at University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee’s School of Freshwater Sciences
  eSail® Sailing Simulator delivers practical & fun virtual sailing for newcomers & experienced sailors
  Buenos Aires prepares to host 100 sailors at the Youth Olympic Game
  Personification of excellence; 2018 Rolex World Sailor of the Year nominees announced
  Post Hurricane Florence Clean-up in the Carolinas Continues
  Cutting-Edge Information Displays Bring Next-Level Electronics Integration to Boat Owners and Builders
  Navico Revolutionizes Dome Radar Technology Across its Brands with the Introduction of HALO24
  America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 Poised for Passage; Boaters Stand to Gain.
Bill includes focus on water-quality improvements


  Light breeze and choppy waves at the Para World Sailing Championships on Lake Michigan  
  Survey Operations for the Havhingsten Subsea Cable System
  Coast Guard transfers 3 smugglers, $3.3 million dollars of cocaine to DEA agents following at-sea interdiction off Loiza, Puerto Rico
  Boating Is Big for the U.S. Economy
  Recreational Boaters’ Challenges with Ethanol Fuels
  Cool introduction to Lake Michigan at the Para World Sailing Championships
  C-Map Launches Free Chart Promotion
  How to Recover Your Boat After a Hurricane


  With Senate Vote Expected Soon, Saltwater Anglers Need to Contact Senators Now to Support The Modern Fish Act (S. 1520)
  Weego Partners With Team Rubicon In Disaster Relief Efforts
  Coast Guard to establish security zones for LA Fleet Week
  Latest European Commission Communication on preparing for the withdrawal of the UK from the European Union - Certifications issued by UK agencies may no longer be recognised by other EU countries!
  Let us enlighten you about LED lighting! Potential interference of VHF-FM Radio and AIS Reception.
  Suntex Acquires Pleasure Cove Marina
  RYA to cease as UK National Authority for Powerboat Racing
  Your input is requested:
NOAA's OPC (Ocean Prediction Center)
is shifting resources away from some existing graphical products
  YJA launches 2018 Yachtsman of the Year and Young Sailor of the Year Award Nominations


  Coast Guard's first California-based Fast Response Cutter arrives in San Pedro
  Newport International Boat Show Announces Show Partners and Sponsors
  Top 5 Great Lakes Destinations
  Many Hands Helping in St. John - More Assistance Needed, Notably from the Private Sector


  Flying high at Foiling Week in Lake Garda
  Boats and Ethanol Fuel: BoatUS Wants to Hear From You
  Saltwater Anglers Need to Speak Up Now  
  Congress Recognizes Importance of Outdoor Industry with Move to Continue Funding for Economic Impact Survey
  New York’s Recreational Boaters Need To Act Now
  A New Option for Reporting Pleasure Boat Arrival to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  Weather Dampens Memorial Day Weekend for some Recreational Boaters


  U.S. Coast Guard releases 2017 Recreational Boating Accident Statistics Report
  3 Mistakes Boaters Don’t Want to Make with a DSC-VHF Radio
  RYA iBooks take eBooks to the next level
  2018 Top 10 Boat Names
  Get Into Your Sanctuary’ This Weekend on East Coast, Gulf, Great Lakes Celebration raises awareness of the importance of marine sanctuaries
  2018 Lionfish Challenge: Harvesting Florida’s Non-Native Fish Offers Rewards Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day, May 19; Challenge runs through Sept. 3
  Coast Guard Foundation Fallen Heroes Fund To Benefit From The Coast Guard Run To Remember
  Coast Guard responds to report of collision
  Trinidad Cruisers - Exploring the Island
  MAPFRE take a stunning win into Newport
  INavX Brings AIS Live Coverage to Mobile Devices
  New small boat reporting procedures now in effect
  Two months to start of Golden Globe Race
  Vesper Marine Launches Watchmate Vision2
  America’s Boating Club® Board Members Step Up
  Newport International Boat Show Announces Newport For New Products Call For Submissions


  iNavX Now Available on Android Devices
  OCC Member Mervyn Wheatley Reunited with Captain Wells of the Queen Mary 2 who rescued him
  7th Annual Hooks for Heroes Fishing Tournament
  European Sentinel Satellite Constellation complete
  Save a Kid’s Life This Summer: Become a Life Jacket Loaner Site

The Camino Voyage – An Epic 2,500 km Modern Day Celtic Odyssey

  Top 6 things to know about insuring a boat in a hurricane zone
  Clipper Race Fleet Fends Off Hurricane Force Winds
  Crewband Develops Line of Products to Help Make Finding a Person Overboard Easier and Faster
  Saint Lucia Welcomes the Return of World ARC Circumnavigators
  Lin Pardee Update
  Notice of Irish Anglerfish and Megrim Survey 2018 - North and Northwest Coast of Ireland
  195 Entries for 51st Newport Bermuda Race at Deadline
  3 Months to the Start of the Golden Globe Race


  Spring Commissioning Checklist
  Coast Guard Academy graduate receives Fulbright Scholarship
  SeaKeepers Programming with Florida International University
  Dates and Highlights Announced for the 48th Annual Newport International Boat Show
  Coast Guard seeks public comment for ATON near Moriches Inlet and Moriches Bay to address shoaling
  Sailing To Debut in Invictus Games Sydney 2018
  Kid Friendly Flotilla -- June 2 - 9, 2018 Ionian Islands - Greece
  Prohibitions on the consumption of Alcohol and / or Drugs by pleasure craft operators
  HAVFRUE Cable Route Survey
  No-Cost BoatUS Foundation online boating course offered for 36 States
  VesselVanguard, Award-Winning Boat Ownership Maintenance Management Solution Adds Powerful Functionality
  Warm welcome awaits visiting yachtsmen to Suhaili 50 Falmouth Parade of Sail
  Patrice Carpentier appointed Golden Globe Race Director
  New Code of Practice for the Safe Operation of Recreational Craft
  Cybersecurity: IMO Guidelines on Maritime Cyber Risk Management
  Merchant Mariner Credential and Medical Certificate Harmonization
  Tax Provisions for Boats Extended: A boat is considered a second home for federal tax purposes if it has a galley, an installed head and sleeping berth!
  Lobstermen Select Imtra for High-Quality Lights, Wipers, Thrusters and Interceptors
  U.S. VHF Channels have changed
  YJA Young Blogger of the Year 2017 – Winners Announced

Sailing Around the World – 40 Crews Share Their Journeys


European Commission: Brexit Preparedness Notices on Maritime Transport

  1. Notice to Sakeholders in the Field of Industrial Products.
  2. Notice to Sakeholders on Seafarers Certificates.
  3. Notice to Sakeholders in the Field of Maritime Transport.

Historic Cape Hatteras lighthouse a modern-day marvel

  Coast Guard urges mariners to exercise caution as storm system passes mid-Atlantic region


  ARC Channel Islands Rally; New Route for 2018
  NauticEd Nationally Recognized in Sailing Education and Training in the United States with its On the Water Sailing Endorsement Course
  49er, 49erFX, and Nacra 17 in For Olympic Games 2024!
  International Certificate of Competency for Operators of Pleasure Craft (ICC)
  Fusion® Launches Signature Series Speakers With Refined Performance And Sleeker Design
  Avon (Zodiac Nautic Group) and Torqeedo are thrilled to bring the Avon eJET Concept to the Miami International Boat Show
  GOST® Showcases New Technology At 2018 Miami International Boat Show

Listen to our webinar: Cruising Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way, With the GLCC School

  RYA Membership Survey 2017 Results
  Announcing New Zeus3 Glass Helm from B&G®
  NWSA Women’s Sailing Conference Slated for June 2 Marblehead, MA
Event to be held at Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead, Massachusetts
  Two Time Sailing Olympian Matt McGovern announces retirement
  IGY Marinas to Launch its 3rd Annual Inspire Giving through You Philanthropic Initiative on February 10th, 2018
  Vessel salvage crews reach milestone in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria
  BoatUS Voices Support for Hawaii Boat Title Legislation H.B. 2596 offers consumer protections to boat owners
  BoatUS Gives Marinas, Boating Businesses $250 for Local Advertising
  Navico and Garmin® Resolve Patent Disputes
  Coast Guard Foundation Announces 2018 Scholarship Opportunities
  Announcing Simrad® NSS evo3 Go With Confidence Sales Promotion
  BoatUS Speaks for Boaters at ‘State of the Industry’ Capitol Hill Briefings
  Belize moratorium on offshore oil activity passes with unanimous support


  Sail Aid UK Charity - raising funds to help rebuild hurricane-torn Caribbean islands
  Fla. Boaters Have Just 4 Days Left to Comment on St. Lucie, Loxahatchee River Railroad Bridge Closings
  Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on port reception facilities for the delivery of waste from ships
  Angel Louise First Vessel to Complete Great Circle Loops of Europe and North America
  Speed, excitement and five new champions at World Cup Series Miami
  Irish Anglerfish and Megrim survey 2018 West, Southwest and South Coast
  Boat-Towing Captains in FL, MD, MA, CA Honored For Lifesaving Acts
  The Ocean Cruising Club Announces Awards for 2017
  Government Shutdown Affects National Maritime Center
  The Perfect Water Consumption Monitoring System for Boaters and Motorhome Owners
  Golden Globe Race Suhaili 50 Falmouth Parade of Sail
  Expansion of Department of Transportation Drug Screening to Include Semi-Synthetic Opiates
  Irish Ports and Sea Areas
  Use of safety harness tethers on sailing yachts
  Vessel owners in need of assistance call the Hurricane Maria Vessel Hotline to request free support
  New Year brings new adventures for World ARC rally circumnavigators
  Announcing New Simrad® NSO evo3 Navigation System
  Jens Kroker elected to Athletes' Commission
  NOAA Hazard Simplification Project: Marine Consolidation and Reformatting
  Cruising Club of America’s Safety for Cruising Couples Seminars
  Seapilot Launches New Features in Fast-Growing Navigation App
  Lowrance® Kicks Off 2018 with HDS Ultimate Upgrade Promotion

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