Category: Sailing Entertainment

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 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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Sailing History aboard The Privateer Lynx

Posted by Michael Bandera - April 5, 2013 - Sailing Entertainment
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Having spent the winter in Ft. Myers Beach, the privateer Lynx returned to St. Petersburg, Florida for a 2 week visit.  The Lynx is an interpretation, not a replica, of an 1812 Baltimore Clipper Schooner.  This schooner was used to help defend the United States by evading the British naval fleet who were blockading American ports.  At the outbreak […]

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Hurricane Sandy Visits Barnegat Bay Sailing School at Cedar Creek Marina

Posted by Michael Bandera - October 30, 2012 - Sailing Entertainment
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Hurricane Sandy hit the New Jersey coast on Monday October 29th and battered the Jersey Shore for 12 hours.  Winds reached 80 mph with record rainfall.  Cedar Creek Marina, home of Barnegat Bay Sailing School, was under 3 feet of water.    One sailboat tied to the dock floated above the pilings and as the tide […]

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Favorite Sailing Movies

Posted by Michael Bandera - October 9, 2012 - Sailing Entertainment
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Here are a few of my favorite sailing movies.  I tried to pick a variety of sailing films including a nominated British naval adaptation, a wild comedy, an America’s cup inspired love story, and Nicole Kidman. 1.  Master and Commander – A 2003 film adapted from Patrick O’Brien’s British naval novels.  Nominated for 10 Oscars it starred Russell Crowe and […]

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Favorite Sailing Songs

Posted by Michael Bandera - January 3, 2012 - Sailing Entertainment
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I enjoy listening to music as much as I enjoy sailing but rarely do I listen to music while sailing.  I prefer the sounds of nature while sailing.  However, it is those classic sailing songs that stir up great memories and gets me thru my non-sailing  (winter) season. Although there are many excellent sailing songs […]

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