This weekend looks to be jam packed full of fun events. First, there’s the Island Party at Holiday Island, and now there’s the Just for Fun Poker Run. The event is being put on by Davis Motorsports and Philmark Collision Center & Customs, to celebrate the end of an eraContinue Reading

On the middle Potomac, near the entrance to Occoquan Bay, there’s a tiny little island that barely shows up on your GPS charts. That will be Holiday Island (AKA Rock Island), which will be the scene of the second Island Party raft-up on August 7, 2021. The last time thisContinue Reading

This report comes in from Chris Rock, a long time boater on the Potomac River: While the Potomac River in DC is known for its great fireworks display, it is also viewed by many as the most dangerous time of the year to operate a boat. Many avoid the areaContinue Reading

For many years, miscreants from all over the Potomac River have gathered at Belmont Bay off of Mason Neck State Park for a massive raft-up party, and this year is no different. Belmont-a-Palooza happens on June 12, and boats of all sizes will be there. There will even be liveContinue Reading

During the ORMA Blessing of the Fleet, we got to tour one of the fire boats that is run by the Occoquan-Woodbridge-Lorton Volunteer Fire Department. To say it was pretty cool is an understatement. This thing was state of the art, with all the bells and whistles! It even hasContinue Reading

Blessing of the Fleet is an ancient maritime tradition, dating back to the mediterranean fishing fleets. The thought is that if your vessel received a blessing, your season would be bountiful and you stood a better than average chance of not drowning at sea! For 20 years now, the OccoquanContinue Reading

On May 5, 1862, the Mexican Army, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza, fought the French Empire and won the Battle of Puebla. The victory of the smaller Mexican force against a larger French force was a boost to morale for the Mexicans. While this victory was generally celebratedContinue Reading

With summer just around the corner (never mind the 50 degree temps recently), you are going to want something refreshing to serve on your booze-cruises. Look no further than Crown Royal Peach! A seasonal offering, this stuff was originally introduced in 2019 and immediately flew off the shelves. People justContinue Reading

In this world, there is certainly no shortage of superstitions. Some folks throw salt over their shoulders to ward off the evil spirits, others knock on wood. To my knowledge, fishermen are probably the most superstitious folks, but thats closely followed by boaters. Be it sail or power, boaters canContinue Reading