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Sailing Quotes

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. … Continue reading

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Moorings Charters

Pacific Yachting is a charter broker with the Moorings Charter Company. They charter yachts around the world in some of the most ideal sailing locations. We use the Moorings because they have an excellent reputation. Their prices may be a … Continue reading

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Docking News

Pacific Yachting & Sailing graduates continue to prove that they are quite proficient at docking in our berthing area. We’ve observed our graduates are really skillful at resolving those conflict- resolution, docking issues. Thank-you for actually following all of those … Continue reading

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Securing Boats

Most of our charterers are doing a great job of properly securing the boats at the end of the sail.  This becomes even more important during the fall and winter months when the harbor can experience strong surge due to … Continue reading

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ASA Certification- Why Take the Exams

ASA is a nationally recognized sailing certification and accreditation program. These organizations, which include sailing schools, charter companies, sailing instructors and sailors, set competency standards for both sailing knowledge and on-the-water skills for sailors and instructors from basic to offshore … Continue reading

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What is Marine Debris?

Marine debris has been defined by NOAA as any persistent solid material that is manufactured or processed and directly or indirectly, intentionally or unintentionally, disposed of or abandoned into the marine environment or the Great Lakes. In layman’s term marine … Continue reading

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Marine Debris: Oceans or Landfills?

There is an area in the North Pacific Ocean between California, Hawaii and Japan that is accumulating garbage at an alarming rate. This area, commonly known as the North Pacific Gyre, has been transformed into something that resembles a plastic … Continue reading

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Netting Plastic and Marine Debris

Remember the classic scene in the movie, “The Graduate” at Benjamin Braddock’s (Dustin Hoffman) college graduation party? One of his father’s friends came up to him and said: “One word son- PLASTICS!” I have occasionally thought to myself, yes, I … Continue reading

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Northern Gray Whale Migration

The Grey Whales are currently migrating back to Alaska with their newborn calves by their sides. During their northern migration they swim close to shore to protect them from attacks from Great White Sharks. This is often when the best … Continue reading

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Sailing 101

In the recent CNN.com report – Experiences make us happier than possessions it was noted that while the initial joy of acquiring a new object, such as a new car, fades over time . . . experiences, on the other … Continue reading

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