Archive | July, 2020

More Sailing News for National Learn to Sail Month

1) Despite the unusual circumstances due to the pandemic, the Bayview Yacht Club still held its annual Bayview Mackinac Race on July 11. Race Chairman Chris Clark speaks on how it has changed this year, and what they have done differently in an interview about this competitive freshwater distance race. Although other Midwest sailing races, […]

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Recent Sailing News

1) A few weeks ago, Juan Manuel Ballestero arrived in Argentina after sailing for nearly 3 months alone to see his elderly father because travel by air was restricted in response to the outbreak of COVID-19. He took his Ohlson 29 sailboat, also known as the Skua, on this long voyage across the Atlantic Ocean […]

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National Learn to Sail Month (July)

July is National Learn to Sail Month! In light of this month, the American Sailing Association motivates everyone to learn to sail, as they believe “sailing is for everyone.” In fact, last year, they started the “Women on the Water” campaign to encourage more women to sail. Sailing is another great way to enjoy the […]

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National Boating Day (July 1)

July 1st was National Boating Day. It was declared on June 25, 2009 by the U.S. Senate. This resolution was brought to the attention of the Senate by Senators Herb Kohl and Richard Burr. The purpose of this day is to recognize recreational boating and the boating industry’s importance to the U.S. economy and to […]

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National Maritime Day (May 22)

National Maritime Day was May 22, 2020. In 1993, Congress proclaimed May 22nd as National Maritime Day to commemorate the first voyage across the Atlantic Ocean using steam power. In 1819, the American steamship Savannah sailed out of Savannah, Georgia, embarking on a journey to England. On this day every year, we recognize the American […]

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National Morse Code Day (April 27)

National Morse Code Day was Monday, April 27. Despite the COVID-19 crisis, the Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication was proud to celebrate. Click below and test your knowledge by playing the Morse Code game. See below for some Morse Code facts and a link to a video. Stay safe and healthy. http://mmncny.org/games/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iy8BaMs_JuI

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