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Coboaters is a sailing community aiming to bring boaters together and offer new opportunities on the water – but there’s so much more to it!

Why visit Annapolis Sailboat Show?

Why visit Annapolis Sailboat Show? The Annapolis Sailboat Boat Show is organized every year in October at the City Dock, Annapolis, MD. It is also called the United States Sailboat Show. Most large and small sailboats manufacturers choose this Annapolis boat show to premiere boats, boating and sailing gears. In 2024, the Annapolis sailboat show […]

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May 23, 2024

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Why is Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show so great?

The Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show is organized every end of April – beginning of May since 1970 at the City Dock, Annapolis, MD. It was the first in-water sailboat show in the country. In water shows are great, they gives boaters the opportunity to board the boats and inspect every details. All major brands are […]

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February 6, 2024

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Silenseas sailing boat is another new wind powered ship for passengers
New Wind-Powered Cargo ships: The future of marine transportation?

Wind-powered cargo ships: The future of marine transportation? New technology uses good old-fashioned wind to power giant cargo vessels. New wind-powered cargo vessels are built in different parts of the world. There are numerous very interesting initiatives, innovative solutions, a lot of research and developments. Those innovative new sail technologies move large vessels on all […]

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January 29, 2024

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3 top benefits of sailing

3 Top benefits of sailing A lot of people love sailing and they enjoy being on sailboats anywhere, on the sea, lakes or sometimes even on rivers. So why do people love sailing so much. What are the 3 top benefits of the sport of sailing? Physical fitness Stress Relief Teamwork and Communication We detail […]

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January 17, 2024

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Best Marine Gifts

How to choose the Best Marine gifts What makes a good marine gift idea for sailor friend or family member — the gift itself or the time and care invested in the perfect selection? Sometimes it can be both… Whether it’s a gift for yourself or your sailing and boating friends and relatives, we put […]

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January 9, 2024

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A quick guide to sailing in North America

A quick Guide to Sailing in North America This quick guide to sailing in North America is here to help novices acquire basic knowledge about sailing in the region. Sailing is not only a sport but also a leisure activity and a hobby shared by thousands of people across North America, from Canada to the […]

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January 3, 2024

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How does a crew finder website work?

How does a online crew finder website like coboaters work? What is it? One of the best way to answer these questions is to ask people, experienced sailors or beginners what they think about a crew finder? We put together here below some testimonials and interviews of Coboaters members. They explain how they found crew […]

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November 26, 2023

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Why coboaters connect sailors better than Facebook

You may be wondering why sign up for Coboaters . After all, it is another profile to create, more forms to fill out, a new platform to get used to and check regularly. And you also may be wondering why coboaters connect sailors better than Facebook. Is Coboaters easy to use or not? How long […]

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November 16, 2023

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How to create a successful crew skipper relationship?

Create successful crew skipper relationship? A comprehensive guide for Crew and Skippers to have good relationship. Sailing and boating is fun when it is shared with friends, family, partners and fellow sailors or boaters. But we all know that it is not always easy to create successful crew skipper relationship. There are a few basic […]

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June 22, 2023

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Ladies’ Cup Regatta at RIYC

Ladies’ Cup Regatta at RIYC Every year in June, you can join the Ladies’ Cup Regatta at RIYC – Rhode Island Yacht Club in the upper Narragansett Bay. 2023 marked the 16th running of the Ladies’s Cup Regatta. The race goal is to celebrate the competitive spirit of female sailors on Narragansett Bay and has […]

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June 15, 2023

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EGYC Annual Regatta

EGYC Annual Regatta annual regatta: a fun family event The EGYC annual regatta is organized every year in early july.. This Annual regatta is considered to be one of the most fun events of the sailing season in Narragansett bay.  The annual regatta is a pursuit race This event is an open regatta. There will be […]

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June 12, 2023

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12 Best Ways to Find People to Sail With

What are the 12 best ways to find someone to sail with? There are hundreds of thousands of sailors in the world. How many of them have their own boats? It is very hard to find out the exact number but what we know is that there are a lot of sailors without boats. The […]

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May 31, 2023

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The 7 best Crew Finder websites in North America

Understand which website is best for you to find a crew for you next sailing experience is not easy. There are numerous crew finder possibilities. This article will help you compare the most popular ones in North America. Why Crew Finder websites are so useful in US and Canada? There is a common belief that […]

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May 24, 2023

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11 Tips for skippers to find crew

Most skippers experienced challenges to find the right crew, and this article is a selection of the 11 Tips for skippers to find right crew. Best practices and advice collected while talking to boat owners and skippers in North America, Canada and even worldwide. The 11 Tips for skippers to find crew: Plan in advance […]

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May 16, 2023

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40% of Coboaters are female sailors

If you have been sailing with for a while, this information will not surprise you: A lot of sailors are female sailors. But why? 40% of Coboaters are female sailors Sailing is a popular recreational activity in North America, enjoyed by people of all genders and origin. there is absolutely no discrimination. We welcome everyone […]

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May 10, 2023

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Why do sailboat owners look for crew?

Why would sailboat owners and skippers need crew? You would think that they already have enough friends or family to sail with but it often not the case.  A lot of boat owners need crew and they do have good reasons and specific needs. 7 good reasons why sailboat owners look for crew : Sailboat […]

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May 7, 2023

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What is the Northeast Ocean Race Symposium 2023?

March 25, 2023 Waltham, MA A symposium for the three three odd-year ocean races in the northeastern United States For the first time ever, a unique program jointly put together by the Marion-Bermuda race to provide a full day of information for sailors, crew and skippers. There are three main Ocean races in the Northeastern […]

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March 17, 2023

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Connecticut Spring Boat Show

Why is the Connecticut Spring Boat Show unique? The  Connecticut Spring Boat Show is traditionally the first in-water boat show of the year in New England. In 2024, it will take place from Friday, April 26 to Sunday, April 28 . In 2024, this is the 9th edition of the CT Spring Boat Show. The […]

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March 4, 2023

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Offshore sailing: find the right boat and crew?

Many people want to sail away and experience offshore sailing passage. It is not that easy even if you do have a boat. You need people to sail with, good crew and most of the time you want experienced crew. If you do not have a boat you will start to look for an offshore […]

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February 8, 2023

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Official logo of the Miami International Boat Show
Miami International Boat Show

Miami International Boat Show, the World largest boat and yacht show The Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show (#DBMIBS) is in fact the result of a merge between Miami International Boat Show and Miami Yacht Show. It is now the largest boat and yacht event in the world. There are two parts, an in-water boat […]

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January 23, 2023

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How to introduce yourself to other sailors

How to introduce yourself to other sailors Learning how to introduce yourself to other sailors is the key to succeed and start your next sailing adventure. What are the best practice? Is it easy to talk to other sailors? What to say and when? Sailing skippers are people who plan to have a great time […]

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January 11, 2023

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Coboaters app: How to get it on smartphone

Many Internet users search for “Coboaters app” . The answer is : there is currently no application for the website www.coboaters.com. But there is a good news, the site is 100% compatible with all smartphones because we invested in an innovative technology called “responsive design”. The Coboaters app: How to get it on smartphone  Coboaters […]

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November 4, 2022

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Is it safe for women to sail with strangers?

We all agree that the excitement of sharing time on a boat with new people and strangers is exciting. But is it safe for women to sail with strangers? If the first encounters on a boat between “good guys” are easily done, we regularly respond to crew and skippers and especially sailing women who wonder […]

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August 18, 2022

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Sailing America’s cup boat for a good cause

It all started in early May 2022, at Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show. I had the pleasure to meet with Aaron “Ike” Isaacson who introduced me to Sail to Win. The story behind this non-profit organization is so incredible that I want to share it along with my experience of sailing a 12M JI America’s cup […]

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June 29, 2022

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Why Is Coboaters Better?

Is Coboaters Better than other Crew Finder Websites? There are many websites that may allow you to find a crew or find a boat and to connect with other sailors. But Coboaters is better than most of them. In this article we explain why and how . The 5 main Coboaters advantages: Use friendly and […]

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May 12, 2022

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Why is a notice the best way to connect boats and crew on Coboaters.

The inspiration behind Coboaters is something you may have seen at your local yacht club or marina, and that you may be very familiar with – a notice board. You can read and find notices with our search tool. You can do basic searches but also advanced searches by defining many parameters such as type […]

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February 26, 2022

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Take advantage of the vacations to spend time on boat

Updated: May 27, 2022 Coboaters.com is a passport to new boating adventures for curious and sociable enthusiasts. Take advantage of your vacations to spend time on the water thanks to coboaters.com! Coboaters.com is the network of boater’s enthusiasts: crew members and boat owners who sail all over the world. By becoming a member of the club, […]

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January 4, 2022

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6 good reasons why Coboaters is a paid service

A few people have asked us why Coboaters is a paid service. In this post, we provide answers to the most frequently asked questions on this subject. 6 good reasons why Coboaters is a paid service The design is modern with a lot of functionalities The site is always maintained with regular new releases No […]

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November 21, 2021

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What are the benefits for Coboaters members?

Coboaters is an online sailing club, a community for boating enthusiasts, crew seekers and boat owners. It is a network to find a boat, find a crew and to make the most of your boating season. Members share boating experience and spend time on the water together. They find their best crew or best skippers. […]

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November 5, 2021

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Sailing woman crossing the Atlantic

A sailing woman cross the Atlantic Elisabeth is an experienced sailing woman. She lives in Montreal, Quebec and she sailed in the Caribbeans and then crossed the Atlantic ocean. She is part of the sailing women community and she actively participates in boating activities in Quebec and elsewhere. In this interview, this great woman sailor […]

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