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Newport is a popular New England summer resort, famous for its Mansions and watching the racing in the Bay from the Yacht Club lawn. It is the home of Salve Regina University and Naval Station Newport.. A major 18th century port city, Newport now contains among the highest number of surviving colonial buildings of any city in the USA.

It is also the major boating destination on the Atlantic coast and practically all marine facilities are to be found here.

This harbour is an important port of refuge. The approaches are well marked and entrance is possible both day and night. Note that fog is common here and the local racing clubs think nothing of racing in zero visibility conditions, so approach with extreme caution if entering the harbour at such a time.

Position 41° 28'N, 71° 22'W (harbour approaches)

Clearance

It is necessary to call or fax the CBP office 2 hours prior to arrival to arrange a time for inspection. Nobody must leave the boat until clearance is complete. Inspections are done during normal working hours.

Last updated November 2014.

CBP Reporting Office
Tel:(207) 532-2131 ext. 255 Fax:(207) 532-6622
Opening hours: 08:00-16:00(Mon-Fri)
Berth or anchor, hoist the 'Q' flag and wait on board for inspection.

Docking

There are several marinas on the east side of the harbour and one on Goat Island, plus hundreds of moorings in the harbour, many for transients. Call Oldport Marine on VHF 68, Newport Mooring Service on VHF 09, Brenton Cove on VHF 09 and the Harbormaster on VHF 16.

The main City anchorage is a small area at the southern end of the main harbour, just south of the main east-west channel as you enter the harbour from Fort Adams. Be sure to contact the Harbormaster on VHF Ch:16 for directions.

There are two federal anchorages, one is directly north of Goat Island, and the other is directly west of Goat Island.

All areas are busy in the Summer.

For those at anchor or on a mooring, the new Newport Maritime Centre (see below) is a welcome addition to Newport's facilities for transient cruisers. They provide restrooms and showers, a laundry and internet access.

20nm north of Newport, there are several full service marinas at Greenwich Bay, Apponaug.

Portsmouth and Bristol also provide marinas.

Anchoring

Anchoring is permitted in the harbour, but contact the Harbour Master (VHF ch. 16) first. Boats must not be left unattended (i.e. not leave the area)

Last updated March 2015.

Ann Street Pier
Newport , RI 02840
Tel:+1 (401) 845-5815
Public dockage for vessels up to 40 feet (first come first served), a dinghy dock, pump-out facility, trash disposal and stop for the Harbour Shuttle. The adjacent Maritime Centre provides showers, restrooms, internet access and chart room.
Apponaug Harbor Marina
17 Arnold's Neck Drive , Warwick , RI 02886
Tel:+1 (401) 739-5005 Fax:+1 (401) 738-4459
30 moorings. Floating docks with all facilities, pump-out, WiFi. Boatyard with 25 ton crane, 35 ton travel lift, shore storage.
Bannister's Wharf Marina
1 Bannisters Wharf , Newport, RI 02840
Tel:+1 (401) 846-4556 Fax:(401) 846-7732 ,VHF Channel 09
Opening hours: Marina hours 08:00-20:00 in season - 09:00-17:00 off season
30-slip, deep-water marina located at the wharf’s end, located in the center of Newport Harbour, adjacent to the Newport Yachting Center.
All facilities, fuel, pump-out, laundry, WiFi, accommodation, bar and restaurant.
Bowens Wharf Marina
13 Bowen's Wharf , PO Box 60 , Newport, RI 02840
Tel:+1 401.640.4104 Fax:+1 401.849.4322 ,VHF Channel 09
All facilities, fuel, pump-out, laundry, WiFi, dinghy dock, chandlery. Restaurants close by.
Located in the heart of downtown Newport.
Brenton Cove Moorings
111 Aquidneck Avenue , Middletown, Newport , RI 02842
VHF Channel 09
These moorings are allocated on a first come first serve basis.
Contact on VHF ch. 09.
Brewer Sakonnet Marina
Location 41° 37'59"N, 71° 13'10"W ,
222 Narragansett Boulevard, Portsmouth , RI 02871
Tel:+1 (401) 683-3551 Fax:+1 (401) 683-9188 ,VHF Channel 9
All facilities, fuel, laundry, pump-out facilities, swimming pool, Complete range of repair and maintenance services. Provisons and restaurants nearby.
Located at the northern end of Aquidneck Island, about 8 miles north of Newport.
Brown and Howard Wharf Marina
21 Brown and Howard Wharf , Newport , RI 02840
Tel:+1 401-846-5100 ,VHF Channel 09
All facilities, fuel, pump-out, laundry, WiFi. Visitor's berths. Short stay dockage.
Located in the downtown area.
Casey's Marina
10 Spring Wharf , Newport , RI 02840
Tel:+1 401-640-4458 / mob. (401) 640 4458 Fax:+1 (401) 849-3550 ,VHF Channel 09
All facilities, fuel, pump-out, laundry, WiFi, lounge. 30 ton crane, some repairs.
Website www.caseysmarina.com not active (2015).
Conanicut Marina & Marine Services, Inc.
1 E Ferry Wharf , Jamestown , RI 02835
Tel:+1 401-423-7157 Fax:+1 401-423-7152 ,VHF Channel 71
Situated at the mouth of Narragansett Bay on Conanicut Island in picturesque Jamestown. Full service marina. Repairs and chandlery. Ferry to Newport. Within walking distance of shops and restaurants. Shuttle bus to Providence airport and to Kingston train station.
Cove Moorings
Tel:(401) 474 6061 / (401) 474 6076 ,VHF Channel 09
Several moorings for transient yachts up to 40ft and floating dock for boats up to 60ft.
Call for reservation.
Dutch Harbor Boat Yard
West Ferry, 252 Narragansett Avenue , Jamestown, , RI 02835
Tel:+1 (401) 423-0630 Fax:+1 (401) 423.3834 ,VHF Channel 69
Moorings. Boatyard with shore storage.
Forty 1 North Marina Resort
351 Thames Street , Newport , RI 02840
Tel:+1 (401) 846 8018 ,VHF Channel 09
12 visitor's berths. All facilities, pump-out, laundry, WiFi, bar and restaurants, accommodation.
Goat Island Marina
5 Marina Plaza, Goat Island , Newport, , RI 02840
Tel:+1 (401) 849-5655 Fax:+1 (401) 848-7144 ,VHF Channel 09
20 visitor's berths. All facilities, fuel, pump out, WiFi, laundry, 24h security, water shuttle to Newport.
Greenwich Cove Marina
45 Water Street , PO Box 1651, , East Greenwich, 02818
Tel:+1 (410) 885-6611
Jamestown Boat Yard
60 Raquet Road , Jamestown, , RI 02835
Tel:+1 (401) 423-0600 Fax:+1 (401) 423 0060
Moorings at the mouth of Narragansett Bay's East Passage. Reservations required.
Boatyard with shore storage and repair services.
Newport Harbour Guide
PO Box 551 , Newport , RI 02840
Tel:+1 401 841 9668 - Mob +1 401 226 1765
A Guide for Mariners to Newport, Narragansett Bay and Rhode Island.
Newport Harbour Master
Perrotti Park , 39 America's Cup Avenue , Newport, RI
Tel:+1 401-845-5815 ,VHF Channel 16 & 14
See the website for details of public dockage, moorings and dinghy docks.
Newport Marina
26 Lee's Wharf , Newport , RI 02840
Tel:+1 ((401) 849-2293 - Cell: 401-225-1337 Fax:+1 401-849-9503 ,VHF Channel 09
Visitor's berths. All facilities, pump-out, laundry, WiFi, heated outdoor pool. Security.
Within walking distance of all Newport's restaurants, pubs, and shopping.
Newport Onshore Marina
405 Thames Street , Newport , RI 02840
Tel:+1 401-849-0480
Latitude 41° 29' 1" - Longitude -71° 18' 56".
Newport Shipyard
1 Washington Street , Newport , RI 02840
Tel:+1 (401) 846-6000 - Dock office 401 846 6002 Fax:+1 (401) 846 6001 ,VHF Channel 09
Dockage with all facilities, pump-out, fuel via a barge, laundry, WiFi, chandlery, cafe. accommodation. Boatyard with 3 travel lifts and all repair services, shore storage. Security.
Newport Yachting Center Marina
20 Commercial Wharf , Newport, , RI 02840
Tel:+1 (401) 846-1600 ,VHF Channel 09
All facilities, fuel, pump-out, laundry, ice, health club & pool, restaurants, car rental & taxi service. Security. Repairs.
Located in the heart of downtown Newport
Newports Maritime Centre
Armory Building , 365 Thames Street , Adjacent to Ann Street Pier
Tel:401-845-5870 ,VHF Channel 09
Opening hours: Daily 07:00 to 20:00
A public facility for transient boaters to provide all the necessary amenities visitors require. A facilities, laundry, vending machines, a lounge with charts and internet access, a concierge/information desk with local attractions' brochures. Adjacent Ann Street Pier has a dinghy dock and slips for rent.
Portsmouth (RI) Harbour Master
Tel:+1 401-643-0137
The Newport Harbor Hotel & Marina
49 Americas Cup Avenue , Newport , RI 02840
Tel:+1 (401) 848-3310 Fax:+1 (401) 846-6682 ,VHF Channel 09
60 visitor's berths. All facilities, fuel, pump-out, laundry, WiFi, restaurant, accommodation. ,
West Wind Marina (Waites Wharf)
One Waite's Wharf , Newport , RI 02840
Tel:+1 (401-849-4300 / (800)-960-4573 Fax:+1 (401) 847-0862 ,VHF Channel 09
Full-service marina, fuel, pump-out, laundry, WiFi, dinghy dock, bar and restaurant
Located in downtown Newport.

Yacht Clubs

Newport Yacht Club
110 Long Wharf , Newport , RI 02840
Tel:+1 (401) 846-9410 Fax:+1 (401)849.9060 ,VHF Channel 78
Newport, Rhode Island, known as "the City by the Sea" is home to the Newport Yacht Club (NYC). We are located in the Northeast corner of the harbor. (
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Florida to Bahamas: Family Rescued after catamaran breaks in half  (28 Jan 2015)

USA: Northeast Braces for Possibly ‘Historic’ Winter Storm, Coast Guard Urging Mariners to Take Precautions

USA: Northeast Braces for Possibly ‘Historic’ Winter Storm, Coast Guard Urging Mariners to Take Precautions  (26 Jan 2015)

USA: Print-on-demand Imray Caribbean charts now available

USA: Print-on-demand Imray Caribbean charts now available  (22 Jan 2015)

25th ARC Caribbean 1500 Wraps up at Nanny Cay Marina in the BVI

25th ARC Caribbean 1500 Wraps up at Nanny Cay Marina in the BVI  (28 Nov 2014)

25th ARC Caribbean 1500 & ARC Bahamas Heads Offshore

25th ARC Caribbean 1500 & ARC Bahamas Heads Offshore  (05 Nov 2014)

Hawaii, Hurricane Julio: Stranded sailors describe Perfect Storm rescue

Hawaii, Hurricane Julio: Stranded sailors describe Perfect Storm rescue  (13 Aug 2014)

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USA, Florida, Ft. Lauderdale: Plans to dredge the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW)   (23 Jul 2014)

USA: Tropical Storm Arthur threatens July 4th plans along East Coast

USA: Tropical Storm Arthur threatens July 4th plans along East Coast  (02 Jul 2014)

USA: Inaugural ARC DelMarVa Rally Wraps up Back in Annapolis

USA: Inaugural ARC DelMarVa Rally Wraps up Back in Annapolis  (15 Jun 2014)

First book on High Latitude Sailing released

First book on High Latitude Sailing released  (21 May 2014)

Ocean adventures: ARC Europe and ARC USA set sail

Ocean adventures: ARC Europe and ARC USA set sail  (02 May 2014)

USA East Coast Florida: Anti-anchoring amendments defeated

USA East Coast Florida: Anti-anchoring amendments defeated  (24 Apr 2014)

Pacific Ocean: Circumnavigating family abandon ship as 1 year old falls seriously ill - new statement from family

Pacific Ocean: Circumnavigating family abandon ship as 1 year old falls seriously ill - new statement from family  (05 Apr 2014)

Steve Black - 1943 to 2014

Steve Black - 1943 to 2014  (18 Mar 2014)

Atlantic: Swedish Sailors Rescued

Atlantic: Swedish Sailors Rescued  (12 Mar 2014)

Eastern Caribbean and now the Pacific: The Coconut Telegraph SSB Net extends its reach

Eastern Caribbean and now the Pacific: The Coconut Telegraph SSB Net extends its reach  (28 Feb 2014)

 Ocean Sailing Seminar: A Social and Practical Weekend in Annapolis with World Cruising Club

Ocean Sailing Seminar: A Social and Practical Weekend in Annapolis with World Cruising Club  (11 Feb 2014)

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New York to USVIs: Disabled catamaran abandoned by crew  (16 Jan 2014)

USA: NOAA Announces End of Traditional Paper Nautical Charts

USA: NOAA Announces End of Traditional Paper Nautical Charts  (05 Jan 2014)

ARC DelMarVa: A new rally for East Coast USA

ARC DelMarVa: A new rally for East Coast USA  (18 Dec 2013)

Practical preparation for an offshore passage from the experts  at World Cruising Club  UK and USA

Practical preparation for an offshore passage from the experts at World Cruising Club UK and USA  (16 Dec 2013)

BVIs: A Challenging 24th ARC Caribbean 1500 Wraps Up in Nanny Cay

BVIs: A Challenging 24th ARC Caribbean 1500 Wraps Up in Nanny Cay  (03 Dec 2013)

12 Brands of Dehumidifiers Recalled Due to Serious Fire and Burn Hazards

12 Brands of Dehumidifiers Recalled Due to Serious Fire and Burn Hazards  (29 Nov 2013)

24th ARC Caribbean 1500 Heads Offshore

24th ARC Caribbean 1500 Heads Offshore  (04 Nov 2013)

USA, Port Everglades: Removal of smokestack landmarks

USA, Port Everglades: Removal of smokestack landmarks  (23 Jul 2013)

USA: Yacht abandoned near Bermuda washes up on Martha's Vineyard 54 days later

USA: Yacht abandoned near Bermuda washes up on Martha's Vineyard 54 days later  (21 Jul 2013)

Emergency Product Recall: Lite Cylinder Company Propane Tanks

Emergency Product Recall: Lite Cylinder Company Propane Tanks  (13 Jun 2013)

Weather-watcher Satellite Fails Just Before Hurricane Season

Weather-watcher Satellite Fails Just Before Hurricane Season  (24 May 2013)

NOAA predicts active 2013 Atlantic hurricane season

NOAA predicts active 2013 Atlantic hurricane season  (23 May 2013)

USA: NOAA offers free nautical chart mobile app

USA: NOAA offers free nautical chart mobile app  (23 May 2013)

Great New Service for noonsite users: Get notified of cruising news, reports and country updates as they are posted

Great New Service for noonsite users: Get notified of cruising news, reports and country updates as they are posted  (23 May 2013)

June 8th is World Oceans Day: Create or Join an event near you

June 8th is World Oceans Day: Create or Join an event near you  (17 May 2013)

Cargo Ship Rescues Australian Sailor in the Pacific Ocean

Cargo Ship Rescues Australian Sailor in the Pacific Ocean  (16 May 2013)

ARC Europe & Atlantic Cup Get Underway from Nanny Cay, Tortola

ARC Europe & Atlantic Cup Get Underway from Nanny Cay, Tortola  (08 May 2013)

USA, New Jersey & New York: Superstorm Sandy debris clean-up update

USA, New Jersey & New York: Superstorm Sandy debris clean-up update  (04 May 2013)

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USA: BoatUS joins Waterway Guide in Superstorm Sandy update effort  (16 Mar 2013)

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Hawaii, Oahu, Honolulu: Magic Island Petroleum Closing Business  (04 Mar 2013)

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USA and Canada Divvy Up Electronic Chart Duties for Border Waters  (22 Feb 2013)

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USA, San Juan Islands: New Free Cruising Guide by Salish Sea Pilot  (21 Feb 2013)

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Lessons learned in the wake of Hurricane Sandy: Boat US Webinars this March  (14 Feb 2013)

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Cruising Club of America Annual Awards Announced  (13 Feb 2013)

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Mid-Atlantic: Sailors Rescued 900 Miles Offshore  (31 Jan 2013)

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World Cruising Club Announces New Home Port for USA Events  (25 Jan 2013)

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USA: NOAA and U.S. Power Squadrons Renew Cooperative Charting Program  (25 Jan 2013)

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The 2012 Caribbean 1500 Finishes on a High Note  (18 Dec 2012)

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USA: The count begins - 65,000 boats damaged by Hurricane ‘Sandy’  (22 Nov 2012)

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Hurricane Sandy Claims Tall Ship HMS Bounty  (31 Oct 2012)

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Hurricane Sandy's death toll across the Caribbean rises to 65  (28 Oct 2012)

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2012 Caribbean 1500 Preview  (24 Oct 2012)

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Gulf of Mexico: Tropical Storm Isaac poses serious threat  (26 Aug 2012)

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USA: Weather Underground Launches New Sailing & Boating Weather Service  (23 Aug 2012)

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Hawaii: Global Positioning System (GPS) Testing  (16 Aug 2012)

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SSCA Clean Wake Project: Monitoring Radiation in the Pacific  (20 Jun 2012)

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USA, Oregon: Huge Dock from Japan's Tsunmai Washed Ashore  (15 Jun 2012)

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Caution when Entering the USA from Cuba - with Updates  (22 May 2012)

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USA, Southern New England: Coastguard Implements New Warning Device  (10 May 2012)

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USA, East Coast: Opsail 2012 – Possible Delays for Boaters  (04 May 2012)

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USA, Rhode Island: Newport's New Maritime Centre  (12 Apr 2012)

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Caribbean Free Cruising Guides - New Editions  (04 Apr 2012)

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Some Good News Regarding the International Certificate of Competence  (07 Mar 2012)

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NARC Rally Participants Abandon Ship in Rough Seas  (10 Nov 2011)

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USA, Hampton: Start of the Caribbean 1500 Postponed due to Tropical Storm Sean  (09 Nov 2011)

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Hazard warning for yachts in the Pacific - debris from Japan's tsunami   (19 Oct 2011)

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More Hurricane Activity in the Atlantic  (09 Sep 2011)

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Hurricane Irene Hits the US East Coast  (27 Aug 2011)

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Hurricane Irene - The First Hurricane of the Season due to hit the US this Weekend  (23 Aug 2011)

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Tropical Storm Emily Tracking Towards Eastern Seaboard  (03 Aug 2011)

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USA: Anchoring Restrictions Proposed from Maryland to Florida  (28 Jun 2011)

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USA: Rogue Wave Swamps Cruising Yacht off East Coast  (19 May 2011)

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ARC Europe transatlantic cruising rally starts  (09 May 2011)

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Somali charged in hijacking that killed 4 Americans  (15 Apr 2011)

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Massive floating rubbish islands from Japan tsunami spotted on Pacific  (08 Apr 2011)

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Warning About GPS Unreliability in US Waters  (23 Jan 2011)

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Update Regarding the Issuing of US Recreational Vessel Documents  (19 Dec 2010)

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Sailor drowned, two lost for 12 days, no EPIRB   (02 Dec 2010)

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World Cruising Club Announces New U.S. Departure Port for ARC Europe Rally  (14 Oct 2010)

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Alex - First Named Storm of the Atlantic Hurricane Season  (29 Jun 2010)

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New Online Gulf Oil Spill Resource  (14 May 2010)

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USA: North Carolina Coast - Update to No Discharge Regulation  (08 May 2010)

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Transatlantic Rally sets sail from Nanny Cay, Tortola, BVIs  (08 May 2010)

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BP hires locals boats to assist in Gulf clean up  (04 May 2010)

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New Anchoring Restrictions for Florida  (08 Mar 2010)

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OceansWatch Aid to Haiti  (24 Jan 2010)

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New Florida Boating Education Law Started January 1st  (07 Jan 2010)

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Record Load Bound for Freeport and St. Thomas  (30 Oct 2009)

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Yacht dismasted by one ship, saved by another  (29 Oct 2009)

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Anchoring in Florida, USA  (07 Oct 2009)

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Super Ship Yacht Express Visits Northeast US for First Time  (21 Jul 2009)

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American Visa Application  (15 Jan 2009)

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FBI Maritime Liaison Agents assisting US Sailors Internationally  (18 Dec 2008)

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Marina Seca Resumes Trucking Boats to the US  (05 Dec 2008)

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New Weather Website Launched by NOAA  (06 Nov 2008)

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USA Customs & Border Control – Issue of Cruising Permit Decals  (30 Oct 2008)

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Solo Sailor Rescued by AMVER  (16 Oct 2008)

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Yacht Express Makes Debut Down Under  (18 Jul 2008)

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FLORIDA – Skipper arrested for Anchoring for more than 10 days  (26 Jun 2008)

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Switlik Liferafts - Safety Alert and Recall  (19 Jun 2008)

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US Visa Waiver Program NOT for cruisers  (14 Jun 2008)

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US Coast Guard Announces Decision to Continue HF Weather Broadcasts  (29 Feb 2008)

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DYT Announces New Routes and Voyages  (12 Dec 2007)

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US Regulations For Yachts Vary From State To State  (23 May 2007)

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Fate Of North American LORAN-C Radionavigation System To be Decided  (16 Jan 2007)

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New US Immigration Requirements  (02 Aug 2006)

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US President Declares Largest Marine Sanctuary On Earth  (26 Jun 2006)

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New powers to seize vessels in US territorial waters  (29 Apr 2004)

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French Yacht Completes First Polar Circumnavigation  (01 Oct 2003)