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Garmin acquires boating database and community, ActiveCaptain

Garmin Ltd ( announced that is has acquired Active Corporation, the developer of ActiveCaptain (, a recreational boating database and community which was co-founded by Jefferey and Karen Siegel. The Siegels are full-time cruisers whose crowd-sourced content comes from their 1.5 million cruising subscribers around the world. At the time of the acquisition, ActiveCaptain reported […]

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New Rosario Marina docks open and ready for boaters

Many boaters who frequented Rosario Resort & Spa Marina over the years noticed that time was taking its toll on the well-used docks. Well, Rosario noticed, too, and the marina has recently finished a complete overhaul of its docks. Located in picturesque Eastsound on Orcas Island, Rosario Resort rebuilt and replaced the old docks with […]

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SYC Foundation offering grants for promoting youth boating in the PNW

The Seattle Yacht Club Foundation (SYC Foundation) is looking for applications for their grant program for non-profits seeking assistance with promoting youth boating in the Pacific Northwest. Since the early 1990s, the SYC Foundation has offered financial assistance to individuals and programs in an effort to ensure that the next generation loves being on the water. Each […]

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Looking to boost your boating knowledge? Anacortes’ Cruisers College might be the place

The summer cruising season is just around the corner, and if you’re in need of some new technical skills or simply want to become a better boater, you might not need to look any farther than Anacortes’ Cruisers College. Launched in 2016 with the goal of providing mariners with high quality, useful marine courses at a […]

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