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Detroit Boat Club Celebrates 175 Years

Detroit Boat Club Celebrates 175 Years

The oldest boat club in the United States, as well as the oldest social club in Michigan, celebrated its 175th year of boating in Detroit last week. Founded in February 1839, two years after Michigan became a state, the Detroit Boat Club (DBC) is now regarded as a centerpiece for Detroit sailin.... Read More

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Back Cove Yachts Announces Largest Design to Date

Back Cove Yachts Announces Largest Design to Date

Back Cove Yachts of Rockland, Maine, will introduce its largest design to date in February 2014: The Back Cove 41. “The 41 was conceived from the onset to serve as the flagship of the Back Cove fleet,” says Kevin Burns, Back Cove vice president of design and product development. .... Read More

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Lifesaving App Gains Popularity

Lifesaving App Gains Popularity

Intelligent Maintenance, the company best known for its sailing maintenance software, recently passed a major milestone: The 1,000th download of its Man Overboard (MOB) App designed for the Apple iPhone. “A man overboard situation happens more often that you think,” says Adrian .... Read More

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Life Jacket Type Code Labels Removed

Life Jacket Type Code Labels Removed

For years, the U.S. Coast Guard has required life jackets to adhere by a type code system — Type I, II, III, IV and V — meant to differentiate life jackets and their specific uses. Recently, in an effort to become more consumer-friendly, USCG dropped the labeling system, which went into .... Read More

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