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Thousands Expected at New York National Boat Show

Thousands Expected at New York National Boat Show

Thoughts of snow and blizzards will turn to dreams of sun and smooth seas as bareboat enthusiasts across the northeast gather in the Big Apple for the New York National Boat Show.

Tens of thousands of boating and fishing enthusiasts start their season at the New York National Boat Show. With its 105-year history the show is recognized as THE place to see the latest and greatest in boating.

The oldest boat show in the U.S. will be celebrating its 106th anniversary next month, Jan 19-23, 2011, at the huge Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in the Big Apple.

If you enjoy the bareboat lifestyle, this first-of-the season show is a must to attend.  From yachts and cruisers to bass and pontoon boats, from canoes and kayaks to fishing boats and personal watercraft, from electronics and engines to fishing and dive gear, from financing and insurance to travel destinations, you’ll see it here first.

A new exhibit that caught our attention is the “History of Boating in America.”  With so much emphasis on sustainable, green technology, it’s interesting to note the some of the earliest tenders and launches in America were powered by electricity, not fuel!  Step back in time to admire the craftsmanship and beauty of bygone eras-a variety of vintage craft will be on display. Highlights include an 1899 Elco electric launch and a fully-restored 1937 Syracuse Electric launch.

Whether you dream of a Caribbean yacht charter odyssey, or wish to consider the purchase of a new boat, we couldn’t think of a better reason to visit the Big Apple.  See the boat show during the day and enjoy a Broadway show at night. The city is still quite festive in January.

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Contact our bareboat charter specialists online at http://www.bareboat.com/book_now.html or our crewed yacht charter professionals at http://www.1800sailaway.com/contact_us.html to book your own yacht vacation.

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Virgin Islands Race Week 2009

Virgin Islands Race Week 2009

Join in the Fun at VI Raceweek!

Prizes and camaraderie await Caribbean bareboat charter enthusiasts as the 2009 Virgin Islands Raceweek draws near.   Three events, back to back, makes this a favorite time for Caribbean bareboat charter tourists to flock to the islands, and entice sailors from all over the world to join in the mix of racing and partying in the tropics.

The St. Thomas International Rolex Regatta,  the BVI Sailing Festival, and the BVI Spring Regatta, are being held March 27 and April 5, 2009.   The festivities are held within twelve miles of each other in the charter-friendly Virgin Islands, the world’s most popular bareboat charter destination.

Adding to the temptation are the prizes!  The winner of the IRC division will enjoy a week’s holiday on St. Thomas at the Frenchman’s Cove Resort, while the overall leader in the CSA division will win an all-inclusive week’s stay at the Bitter End Yacht Club in the British Virgin Islands.

The St. Thomas International Rolex Regatta kicks off  the 2009 Virgin Islands Raceweek, from Friday, March 27 through Sunday, March 29, 2009. The International Rolex Regatta is one of the most popular of several Caribbean sailing events which mixes long course sailing with Windward/Leeward formats.

On Monday, March 30, the BVI Sailing Festival begins at the Nanny Cay Marina in the British Virgin Islands. More relaxed and laidback than the other two regattas, Caribbean yacht charter boats as well as privately-owned vessels race to Bitter End for a chance to win the Bitter End Cup.  End of the day entertainment includes cocktail parties, limbo contests, and layday activities. The Sailing Festival ends on Thursday with the Nanny Cay Cup which takes the racers back from Bitter End to Nanny Cay.

The BVI Spring Regatta kicks off on Friday, April 3, 2009 and caters to a large spectrum of sailing enthusiasts. Choices abound in this regatta from racing IC 24s (modified J24’s), Lasers, and Beach Cats to traditional keel boat racers. While many Caribbean yacht charter enthusiasts join in, others are content to relax aboard their charter yacht vessels and take in the action.

Boats registered in the St. Thomas International Rolex Regatta and the BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival are automatically registered for the 2009 Virgin Islands Raceweek.

For more information, contact your bareboat yacht charter specialist at 1-800-BAREBOAT (www.bareboat.com).  “Great Prices and the Newest Bareboats in the World’s Best Destinations” allows 1-800-BAREBOAT to present new yachts such as the Beneteau 43.3; the Robertson and Caine 4600 catamaran; and the Sun Odyssey 39i.

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