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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…

Sailing Story: Jenna Dodge

Jenna Dodge is a Montana native but her sailing story began along the coast of Mississippi when she was just a child. “I don’t remember exactly my first time sailing because I’ve seen pictures of me younger sailing but I have clear memories as a teenager,” she recalled.  On summer breaks and during the holidays,…

Sailing Schools in Montana

On the lookout for sailing schools in Montana? Go Sail Montana is the Big Sky State’s only sailing school, offering comprehensive ASA classes to get you sailing on Montana’s lakes and beyond! Here’s a few things you may want to know before signing up for courses: Why Take Sailing Courses? Sailing is a fantastic way…

A Guide to Sailboat Racing in Montana

Are you interested in taking your sailing skills to the next level? Then come join the world of competitive sailboat racing! You don’t need a lot of experience to start competing. Here’s a quick guide to help you get started sailboat racing in Montana: Become Part of the Sailing Community Racing sailboats is a wonderful…