Category: Informational Articles

Richmond Yacht Club Harbormaster Position

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RYC is NOW HIRING for Harbormaster Position! Applicants should submit their resume along with a cover letter and their compensation requirements to the RYC Search Committee at search@richmondyc.org and/or by mail to: Application Deadline: April 15, 2018  The Harbormaster position at Richmond Yacht Club will become available between June...

Women’s Day at the Boat Show

Captain Margaret Pommert is talking about diapers but there isn’t a woman in the room giving babies much thought. The attendees of this week’s sell-out Women: Dock, Diesel, Navigate, Crew Overboard Boat Show University course are focused on tips for diesel engine maintenance. Pommert continues to demonstrate oil changing...

Winds of Change: Rod Rigging Functionality, Interchangability, and Availability Considering Industry Changes

This article, by Lisa Vizzini, was originally published in the June 2017 issue of 48° North.  Earlier this year, the sailboat industry was shaken when Hall Spars and Navtec Rigging Solutions closed their United States operations. Over the years, Navtec and Hall shared many progressive, engineering driven, high profile...

Takeaways from 48°N Coast Guard Meeting

Earlier this week, twelve dedicated volunteers from area yacht clubs and sailing programs fought traffic for the unique and valuable chance to interface with five representatives of the United States Coast Guard and one representative of the Coast Guard Auxiliary. The purpose of this annual meeting is to connect event planners...