Cup Spy Jan 27-28, 2023

What happened in the Cup – January 27-28, 2023: Alinghi Red Bull Racing sailed January 27 from Barcelona in a cross swell sea state. INEOS Britannia sailed January 28 – and suffered their first capsize. Luna Rossa sailed January 27, with the AC37 Recon team asked to capture some specific points. American Magic did not […]

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The Fight Over Red Grouper in the Gulf

Red grouper are a prized catch in the Gulf of Mexico for both recreational and commercial fishermen. Alex Suescun The Gulf of Mexico is back in the news. Or still in the news, anyway. But the news is not about red snapper this time — it’s about red grouper. And it’s still a heated conversation […]

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Cup Spy.. Kiwis AC40 test

Only two of the six teams entered in the 2024 America’s Cup sailed today, January 18, 2023 What happened in the Cup – January 18, 2023: INEOS Britannia last sailed out of Mallorca on January 14, 2023. American Magic sailed inshore again in Pensacola after deciding that the seaway was too extreme outside in the […]

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INEOS Britannia in Mallorca

Cup Spy Jan 10 – Funky breeze gives Brits the run around in Mallorca What happened in the Cup – January 10, 2023: INEOS Britannia had their third sail on their LEQ12 prototype, in a funky breeze in Mallorca. American Magic did not sail, as signalled in their last report. Emirates Team New Zealand are […]

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NMMA reports momentum heading into 2023

The start of a new year brings the beginning of boat show season for the $170 billion U.S. recreational boating industry and the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), which represents 85 percent of the country’s recreational boat, marine engine and accessory manufacturers. The recreational boating industry is preparing to welcome an estimated two million Americans to dozens […]

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INEOS Britannia has first flight in 2023

INEOS Britannia became the second America’s Cup team to sail in 2023. Top international sailing journalist, Justin Chisholm, is a member of the AC37 Recon Team assigned to monitor and report on INEOS Britannia. He reports: The British team’s first sailing day of 2023 got off to an inauspicious start when shortly after the mainsail […]

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Looking Back and Into The Future

It’s Been a Doggone Hard Investment Year Looking Back and Into The Future Weekly Market Outlook By Keith Schneider and Donn Goodman Gaugers, all of us in the MarketGauge family wish you a healthy, happy, and peaceful New Year with much prosperity as you start 2023. Thank you for reading our weekly Outlook. We are […]

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2022 Striped Bass Young of the Year Survey Results

Scientists with Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources conduct the annual young-of-year striped bass survey each summer. Courtesy Maryland Department of Natural Resources It’s that time of year again. The annual young-of-the-year (YOY) striped bass survey handled by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources has wrapped up. This survey has been conducted the same way since […]

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Forage Fiasco

An estimated 500,000 pounds of menhaden and bycatch was seemingly left to rot in Louisiana. Courtesy Louisiana Coastal Conservation Association Menhaden have been called a bunch of different colloquial names. Their proper name comes from Native Americans calling them “munnawhatteaug,” which means “that which manures” as they were used for fertilizer. A more common name, […]

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Registration opens for ABYC, USCG Risk Mitigation Series 3

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) and American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) will be hosting the third webinar in their free online USCG/ABYC Risk Mitigation Series, titled “Defect Notification and Product Recalls,” to be held Nov. 9 from 2-4 p.m. EST. In the past year, the USCG/ABYC Risk Mitigation Series has included such topics as “Regulations […]

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Kiwis SailGP

While New Zealand sailing is on the return path to a full international sailing program, with some good successes, there have been a few ruts along the way. The roughest ride has come from the performance of the Kiwi SailGP team, which has turned in a very indifferent race record since their launch at the […]

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Profiles in Leadership: Dave Marlow

By Wanda Kenton Smith One of Dave Marlow’s most memorable childhood boating experiences involved a sinking boat and rescue mission.  He and his brother were enjoying a fun sightseeing adventure in Norfolk Harbor with their grandfather aboard his small 14-foot aluminum jon boat with a Mercury 9.8 outboard to view the big ships. On the […]

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Surf Shark Fishing Banned in NJ Town

A brown shark on a New Jersey beach prior to release. Nick Honachefsky Things just got bad for shore-bound anglers looking to tangle with sharks in the New Jersey beach town of Sea Isle City. As of August 8, surf fishing for sharks of any kind is banned in the municipality. But before anyone comments […]

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When Northern Right Whales and Boats Collide

A 54-foot sportfisher ran into this northern right whale calf. The 22-foot-long right whale calf was found dead in St. Augustine, Florida. FWC/Tucker Joenz, NOAA Fisheries permit #18786 Over the last few years, there have been consistent reports in the media about certain ocean-related topics. The biggest one, or at least the one that has […]

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Grand Banks 85 Boat Test

  Grand Banks 85 INTRODUCING THE GB85. GRAND BANKS ON A GRAND SCALE! The GB85 is not simply a bigger Grand Banks. True, this exquisite, long-distance cruiser is the largest yacht they’ve ever built. But her most impressive statistics are not to be found in her dimensions but in the best-in-class figures we’re recording for […]

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Coast Guard releases 2021 boating safety statistics

With the pandemic putting more people than ever on the water and consequent rise in boating accidents and fatalities, there’s some better news in the newly released 2021 U.S. Coast Guard Recreational Boating Statistics. The latest Coast Guard report shows double-digit declines year-over-year across the board in the main boating safety indicators: Boating accidents dropped […]

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