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Nancy Birnbaum is a freelance editor and writer specializing in the Marine Industry. She reviews both Boats and Gear for popular online boating sites and has had numerous articles both online and in boating publications. Nancy is the former Online Editor for Blue Water Sailing Magazine, keeping cruising sailors informed through the Cruising Compass e-newsletter, and was Editor of the Seven Seas Cruising Association’s Commodores’ Bulletin after cruising for five years with her first mate Jann from San Francisco Bay to South Florida. They are both U.S. Coast Guard licensed Captains. You can read her blog – YourCruisingEditor – An Adventure Sailing Blog on Wordpress.
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South Florida
Destinations visited:
US West Coast, Mexico's West Coast, Central America, Panama, Yucatan Peninsula, British Virgin Islands, Chesapeake Bay, Florida up and down the ICW.
Looking to:
Cruise more extensively in Panama and the San Blas Islands, more Caribbean and possibly the east coast before heading off to the South Pacific.

03 Feb 2009: Panama Canal Yacht Club Bulldozed

Cruisers Told to Move Boats By April 1st. The Cruising Compass received word on Monday that the PCYC is no longer. Read More:

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iBoatShows™ New Free App Delivers Boat Show Information On iPhone, iPod Touch

Posted on October 12, 2010 at 10:30am 0 Comments

It's been a whirlwind summer culminating in the launch of my new company iTapTouch, LLC and the release of our first app - iBoatShows™!

"iTapTouch , LLC, a mobile applications development company, announced that their first app - iBoatShows™-- has been approved and is now available in the Apple App Store. The application was designed in response to the growing demand for key information on boat shows and other marine- industry events"

iBoatShows, available as a free download… Continue

RE: Off to the Med

Posted on September 8, 2009 at 10:29am 0 Comments

Well, as far as assignments go, this one should be excellent! 10 days in the Western Med / Adriatic! And on a Clipper ship! Woohoo! We're sailing on the Royal Clipper from Venice to Rome with stops in Croatia, Greece, Sicily and more!

Hope to post more as time (and bandwidth) permit!

It's Done! And, I've passed my Captain's License Exams!

Posted on August 7, 2009 at 10:53am 8 Comments

Wooohooo! it's been a long time coming, but i finally did it and passed my Captain's License Exams. I am so glad it's over and I can get on with studying fun stuff!

It was an interesting road there: In order to write an article on the subject, I took both an online course and a classroom course. Now I know which one is best for whom. The article will hopefully appear in Blue Water Sailing Magazine sometime soon. In the meantime, be sure to pick up the August Issue where you can find out… Continue

03 Mar 2009: Panama Canal Yacht Club Bulldozed - Cruisers Told to Move Boats By April 1st.

Posted on March 5, 2009 at 11:41am 1 Comment

The Cruising Compass received word on Monday that the PCYC is no longer.- Cruisers Told to Move Boats By April 1st. The Cruising Compass received word on Monday that the PCYC is no longer.

According to the Panama Connection SSB net Saturday morning, "The container yard next door to PCYC has for years been trying to acquire the property and received a court order at the end of the day Thursday condemning PCYC and granting them the rights to close PCYC. Since Friday was a holiday and… Continue

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At 12:29pm on October 6, 2012, Amelia said…

Hello dear,I'm Amelia by name,I have something very important to discuss with you,please kindly email be back( will be waiting to hear from you soon.Thanks

At 6:38am on October 7, 2009, LOLA said…
All your new photos are being there....lucky you
At 2:17pm on September 25, 2009, LOLA said… sure to see the eyes on the boat on the VIKING VIDEO...recently posted....very fierce..I like them....Don't know if would go w my name...are there Cook Island eyes?

See my name layout proposal on my page...ready to put it on
At 8:46pm on May 21, 2009, Deborah said…
I have raced for many years, first time in Antigua was 1990. what I have seen over time is that the regatta acitivities, supposed to be focused on sailing, are being reduced (for some) to just another reason to get drunk and party. I haven't raced in New England in 20 years so I am not sure what they are like any more. I think the dilution of racing in favor of alcohol soaked sunburnt bodies, coming for a "caribbean" experience is just a shame. I went to Heinekein in St. Maarten last year and I won't go back again. It was ridiculous how badly boats were handled, and how many collisions there were. From friends and photos I saw this year, it was awful once again.

I KNOW first hand how hard you work all day to race, and coming back in to blow off steam is really no excuse. It is also partly the doing of the local race committee/chamber of commerce or whatever because they know a night gig will attract more people/more money.

I'll check out blue water web site, thanks for the tip.
At 7:27pm on May 16, 2009, Deborah said…
I am curious as to your experiences in Antigua. Besides the great gelato, what did you think of the venue, and the parties? I have found that there was way too much late night stuff going on that detracted from the overall regatta. maybe with Stanford dropping out as a sponsor it was a better time this year. and, interested to know where you publish so I can have a look at your "in print" opinions.
At 11:32am on May 14, 2009, Andrea said…
Hi Nancy! I was so delighted when I saw this weeks Cruising Compass! Thank you so much for posting my photo...I feel so honored! :-)

And, wow! You also have a great shot of our boat further down at the start of the Arc Race. Can Drac front and center. lol -

How was Antigua Sailing week?
At 4:52pm on April 14, 2009, CAN DRAC said…
Good for you! (Antigua Sailing Week) We'll have to miss it, though. We're already on our way up to the Virgins to prepare for the Atlantic Crossing. Wish you could join us at our departure party May 2 in Tortola!
At 11:18am on April 9, 2009, Kathy Parsons said…
Thanks, the site is about to be MUCH bigger with a neat new project. If I can ever get the editing done!
At 10:01am on January 8, 2009, keith said…

I got some more pictures uploaded.
At 10:37am on January 5, 2009, LOLA said…
Any artwork you have collected please post on the art group

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