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Friends Become Rivals at the 2017 A2N Race

  Annapolis Yacht Club members Richard Born and Jimmy Praley grew up sailing on big boats with their fathers. Both began by racing on the Chesapeake Bay during elementary school and then graduated to offshore racing as teenagers. After a lot of dinghy racing in high school and college, Born and Praley eagerly returned to big boat racing...
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Life on the water... What is it to be a boater?

This is a question that we ask ourselves throughout our boating lives. I have been living out my dreams and pushed hard to experience anything that gets me on the water. Over the past several years I have had many discussions with our power and sail clients about what drives them to the water. Some sailors talk racing while others enjo...
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Survey and sea trial, the last big hurdle

After an offer has been accepted, the all-important survey and sea trial takes place. The surveyor works for the buyer and is responsible only to the buyer. Brokers know the surveyors in their areas and can reach out to other brokers outside their home area for recommendations, but it is imperative that the buyer do his or her own due ...
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AN EVENING WITH KEN READ, PRESIDENT, NORTH SAILS & JEFF JOHNSTONE, PRESIDENT, J/BOATS ON THE STATE OF DISTANCE RACING

North Point Yacht Sales, North Sails And J/Boats Present: An evening presentation and discussion by two of the sport's most influential voices on the growing trend towards adventure and destination sailing. Experience Comanche’s record breaking transit run and a recap of Vendee Globe excitement via video and Ken&rsqu...
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Financing your next boat? Here are some tips to help you stay ahead of the game.

There are many reasons why it’s a good idea to secure a pre-approval prior to starting your boat search.  You will be saving much time, money and effort by taking this initial step towards boat ownership.   The process is surprisingly quick and easy.  It’s as simple as completing an application and supplying the l...
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Sailing into Cuban History

“Sailing into Cuban history.” That’s how T2P.TV’s Ashley Love titled the documentary of her adventure sailing on my J88 M:I-2 to Cuba last February.  Looking back, as we planned for, and then participated in, the first officially sanctioned race to Cuba in over 50 years; it really became apparent we were blazing a ne...
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Tips for Buying a Brokerage Boat

  Used boat sales, or brokerage boats, make up the majority of the boats purchased in the US market. Despite that, buying a brokerage boat is still a commonly miss-understood process. Here are a few tips on how a first time or life time boat buyer can make the most of their buying process. Tip 1 – Use a Buying Broker. Boat buy...
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New Hanse 455 Just Arrived in Annapolis

New Hanse 455 just arrived in Annapolis   North Point Yacht Sales is proud to have been selected to represent the fine yachts of the Hanse Group. We invite you to come see the first of our 2017 yachts to arrive, the Hanse 455. Hanse is known worldwide for fine German engineering and build quality, coupled with high performance and e...
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How to Build a Winning Program with Grant Spanhake

North Point Yacht Sales Presents:   How to Build a Winning Program with Grant "Fuzz" Spanhake   Whether your goal is to win a Wednesday night race, or The Worlds, this presentation will help you develop a strategy and plan to move your program to the next level.    Regardless of you...
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100 Days on the Water

Congratulation to Eunice Lin for joining the Spinsheet “Century Club” I first met Eunice Lin at the U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis in October 2015 when I showed her a new Alerion 28. You could see in her eyes that she was in love with the boat. Although she was not alone at the time, her friends could not quite entice her to leave before we had agreed to get together again and talk about how we could find her own Alerion 28.
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