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Fun Things to Do in Dayton, MT

Don’t overlook the beautiful town of Dayton during your Flathead Lake trip! While Dayton is home to less than 100 residents, it’s full of adventure. Here are 4 fun things you can do in Dayton, MT during your visit to the Flathead Valley: 1. Take a Sail  Dayton is a fantastic jumping off point for…

How Sailboats Get Their Names

How do sailboats get their names? For many sailors, a lot of thought goes into naming a sailboat! Here are a few common ways a sailor will come up with a name for their sailboat and how Go Sail Flathead Lake chooses names for their vessels. Common Names for Sailboats If you walk around enough…

Sailing Story: Bill Reed

Even though Bill Reed began sailing nearly 50 years ago, his first memories on a sailboat are still as vivid as ever. “My dad had a Morgan 36 in Clearwater Beach, Florida,” he explained. “The first time I ever hoisted a sail was on that boat.” Bill fondly remembers how those first experiences on the…

7 Original Gift Ideas for Valentine’s Day

If your spouse prefers adventure over material gifts, then consider these original Valentine’s Day gift ideas made specifically for adventurous couples! We’ve included options for every budget and a variety of adventurous interests. Which will you choose?  1. Bond Over a New Hobby Together The best way to keep your relationship feeling “fresh” is by…

Sailing Story: Dave Shafer

Sailing Story: Dave Shafer   Dave Shafer had never even visited Montana before. In fact, he’d only just been getting into sailing and by all accounts, he assumed Montana wouldn’t have much to offer him in the way of sailing.  However, as he sat up late one night on anchor watch, with his captain on…

The History of Montana’s First ASA Sailing School

Go Sail Montana was the first ASA accredited sailing school in Montana. Here are a few interesting facts about the history of Go Sail in the Big Sky State: The Beginnings of Go Sail Montana Go Sail began offering ASA classes to students on Flathead Lake in 2016.  In those early days, three ASA instructors…

6 Unique New Years Resolutions for Montana Adventurers

We’ve all heard the same resolutions repeated over and over again each January. This year, resolve to do something completely different! Here are a few ideas of New Year’s resolutions for Montanans who love unique adventures and experiences: 1. Attend a Much-Loved Montana Event Never attended the Miles City Bucking Horse Sale? Always wanted to…

Celebrating New Years in the Flathead Valley

You won’t regret celebrating New Years in the Flathead Valley! Here are a few of the best ways to welcome in the new year around Flathead Lake:  1. Hit the Slopes for a Torchlight Parade  Whitefish Montana Resort is a great place to spend New Years. You can ski or snowboard your way into 2024…

Sailing Story: Morgan Spitznagle

Morgan Spitznagle had spent a lot of time watching sailboat racing, but never thought much of trying the sport out herself.  “I live in Somers right across the street from Juniper Bay,” she explained. “The yacht club races are right across from my house essentially.” Morgan would regularly sit outside on her porch with friends…

The Best Montana Made Gifts for Dad this Christmas

Trying to keep your gift giving local this holiday season? Here are a few Montana made gifts for Dad this Christmas that are perfect for even the hardest to shop for dads!  1. For His Adventurous Side If your dad is always collecting new hobbies or dabbling in new activities, buy him a gift for…

How Sailors Can Support Small Business Saturday

November 25th is Small Business Saturday! Here are a few tips for how sailors can support small businesses this holiday weekend: 1. Buy Your Sailing Gear and Book Sailing Trips Locally It may seem easier to get all your holiday shopping done at the box stores, however, this Saturday make it a point to shop…

A Guide to Sailing with Kids

When schools close for the summer and your children have had enough screens and schedules, sailing with kids is a rewarding outdoor pastime for the whole family. However, there are a few things to keep in mind when you bring children onboard. Here are some tried and true tips to ensure everyone has a blast…