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Selecting the proper anchor rode for your sailboat

Posted by Michael Bandera - April 12, 2017 - sailing knowledge, Sailing Tip
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Now that you have selected the proper anchor for your sailboat it is next essential that we assist you in selecting the proper anchor rode.  Depending on the size and type of your sailboat your choices are either a combination of rope/chain rode or all chain.  On our Catalina 30 sailboat we have a rope/chain […]

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ASA Outstanding Sailing Instructor 2016

Posted by Michael Bandera - March 24, 2017 - Sailing Entertainment
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We are very proud to announce that Barnegat Bay Sailing School’s sailing instructor Michael Bandera was selected as an ASA Outstanding Sailing Instructor for 2016. He is among a prestigious group of 30 sailing instructors selected from the thousands of ASA sailing instructors worldwide to receive this honor. This is Capt. Mike’s third time being […]

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ASA Outstanding Sailing Instructor 2014

Posted by Michael Bandera - April 14, 2015 - Sailing Entertainment
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Captain Mike and Aubrey of Barnegat Bay Sailing School and Sailboat Charter

We are very proud to announce that Barnegat Bay Sailing School’s primary sailing instructor Audrey Rosenberg was selected as an ASA Outstanding Sailing Instructor for 2014. She is among a prestigious group of 30 sailing instructors selected from the thousands of ASA sailing instructors worldwide to receive this honor. This is Audrey’s fourth time being […]

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Volvo Ocean Race – Sailing’s Top Sailors

Posted by Michael Bandera - January 28, 2015 - Sailing Entertainment
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I have a remedy for all you northern sailors that can not get out sailing due to the blizzard of 2015. All from the comfort of your cozy home, the Volvo Ocean Race allows you to view, experience, and compete against the top ocean racers in the world. The Volvo Racing teams are composed of […]

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Sailing Knots – Figure 8

Posted by Michael Bandera - August 2, 2014 - sailing knowledge, Sailing Tip
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Of all the sailing knots, the figure 8 is the simplest to learn.  That being said it is also one of the most important knots on a sailboat.  The figure 8 or “stopper knot” as many sailors refer to it, is used to prevent a line from slipping through a fairlead.  A stopper knot should be […]

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Selecting The Proper Anchor For Your Sailboat

Posted by Michael Bandera - June 9, 2014 - sailing knowledge
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Anchoring is one of the many joys of sailing.  It allows you to visit sheltered coves, explore distant shores, and experience the tranquility of nature.  Many sailors, however, do not enjoy anchoring for a variety of reasons mostly attributed to a lack of knowledge and experience.  My intention is to share some of my experiences […]

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Coast Guard Required Safety Equipment Needed For Sailing

Posted by Michael Bandera - April 28, 2014 - sailing knowledge
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Sailing is one of the safest watersports that you can choose for you and your family to participate in.  That being said there are potentially dangerous situations that can arise.  The Coast Guard required safety equipment enables the skipper and crew to be better prepared for these emergencies.  Here is a list of some of the […]

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Sailing a Chesapeake Light Craft on Barnegat Bay

Posted by Michael Bandera - September 10, 2013 - Sailing Entertainment
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I recently had the opportunity to sail on a Chesapeake Light Craft.   Jesus, a retired woodworker, who was raised in a small fishing village in Spain and moved to the U.S. 30 years ago, is the proud owner of a Northeaster Dory.  He had built the Dory over a 6 month period from a kit […]

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Get Ready for America’s Cup 2013

Posted by Michael Bandera - August 19, 2013 - Sailing Entertainment
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  On August 22, 1851 the schooner America, representing the New York Yacht Club, sailed past an entire British fleet to win the 100 Guinea Cup from the Royal Yacht Squadron.  The schooner was quickly sold and the trophy was donated to the New York Yacht Club with the stipulation that the trophy was to […]

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Sailing Barnegat Bay New Jersey – An East Coast Gem

Posted by Michael Bandera - June 7, 2013 - Sailing Entertainment
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In my humble opinion, Barnegat Bay which is located in New Jersey, is one of the best sailing areas on the east coast.  This is particularly true when it comes to pure sailing or for novice sailors looking for a destination to learn to sail.  This is a place where sailors come to sail.  Here are six reasons […]

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