Smith and Tangier Islands

When you’re at the Bay and see a man in the water pointing a camera at a net full of fish or capturing the moon rise above a rusty historic lighthouse, it’s most likely to be Jay Fleming. His resolute determination to chronicle life on the Chesapeake Bay has yielded an unrivaled collection of heartwarming Read More

Summer Boating Camps for Kids

These days, children spend much of their time with eyes glued to a screen or heads buried in electronic devices rather than enjoying childhood through real-life adventures. Even before the pandemic, this 21st century way of life presented uncertainties for a future where society lacks environmental education and appreciation. Luckily for families who live on the water, Read More

Your Guide to the Water Sports in the 2021 Summer Olympics

According to legend, the ancient Roman hero Hercules founded a famous Greek sporting festival in Olympia. Fast forward nearly three millennia, and the modern-day Olympics were revived in Athens in 1896. Jump forward again to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics (postponed until 2021 due to COVID-19), which will be among the largest games with 33 competitions and Read More

Part 3: Countdown to the Olympics

We’re only days away from this year’s Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, scheduled to begin on Friday, July 23, 2021. You might be wondering just what Olympians LTJG Nikole ‘Nikki’ Barnes and Lara Dallman-Weiss are doing and thinking right about now. The truth is, we were so curious, we asked them! What we found out Read More

Best Nautical Beach Reads for the Summer

New Reads SEVEN AT SEA By Erik & Emily Orton, 2019 This autobiographical, courageous story unfolds from alternating perspectives of the New York City-based Orton family. A husband with no sailing experience, a wife with a deep-water phobia and five children — the youngest with Down syndrome — pack this New York Times best seller with resilience and truth Read More

Part 2: The Making of an Olympian

The days are moving quickly as we approach this year’s Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, scheduled to begin on Friday, July 23, 2021. With just weeks to go, there’s no doubt that LTJG Nikole ‘Nikki’ Barnes and Lara Dallman-Weiss are prepared to sail into history, Olympic medals glistening in the sun. And when the day Read More

Unwritten Rules of the Water

You learn boating rules and regulations in boat training courses. That’s where they teach you how to keep people and boats safe while on the water. What you won’t learn in one of those courses are the hallowed and steadfast unwritten rules of the water – the unyielding, established norms. These unwritten rules dictate how Read More

Outdoor Sculpture Parks & Gardens of New England

Newborn buds peak through warm soil to replenish the earth with greenery. New life emerges as the season turns. It’s finally spring, and the sun’s rays linger as the days grow longer. As we step out into the world from winter hibernation, we are reminded of life’s simple pleasures — colorful perennials, lush green forests, Read More

Boat Interior – Spruce It Up

MARINE UPHOLSTERY SUNBRELLA Horizon Marine Vinyl This company is charting new waters and redefining the boating experience with the brand’s first marine vinyl, Sunbrella Horizon. Spruce up your boat interior with this revolutionary marine upholstery textile features a warranty against microbial pinking, to which its proprietary topcoat has a powerful resistance. Sunbrella Horizon is designed Read More

POTUS Pilgrimage

Over the last 100 years, “getting away from it all” for America’s presidents (POTUS) has involved traveling to the rugged shores of the northeast United States, the sunny climes of Florida or the Pacific coast. Our commanders in chief seek places where they can leave the pressures of the office behind, relax and breathe some Read More