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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

The National Marine Representatives Association (NMRA) awarded its 2018 NMRA Maritime Trades Scholarship of $2,500 to Kaila Kotkiewicz of Sayville, New York. Established in 2008, it's given to an outstanding student pursuing education that will lead to a career in the marine industry. Robert Guerrieri of Atlantic Marketing Company

tags: Awards, Education, Kids & Pets

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Heavy rains and high temperature are fueling the growth of blue-green algae, also known as cyanobacteria, in water bodies around the state, so the Wisconsin Departments of Natural Resources and Health Services are teaming up to present an informational webinar about the health risks of blue-green algae. Some blue-green algae can cause

tags: Education, Environmental Impact, Safety

Friday, July 6, 2018

Steve & Doris Colgate’s Offshore Sailing School has announced five new, exotic sailing vacation trips in keeping with the growing interest in adventure and transformational vacations. “Recent travel and leisure industry research indicates that adults, families, millennials all want to experience something on vacation.

tags: Education, Sailing, South Coast

Friday, June 29, 2018

Colgate 26 keelboat designer and company owner Steve Colgate, announced that the website to support the Colgate 26 has been updated with new content, photos, and owner testimonials. “We’ve had the same website for many years and knew it was time to update the design and content to make it more contemporary, easy to

tags: Company Expansions, Education, Sailing, South Coast

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Newport Exhibition Group, owners and producers of the Newport International Boat Show, announced today the 2018 Education Series for this year’s Boat Show. Through establishing new partnerships and building upon proven curriculum, the Newport International Boat Show will offer in-water courses, seminars and demonstrations to

tags: Boat Show, East Coast, Education

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Visitors to South Bass Island this summer have the chance to explore Lake Erie science and history at the South Bass Island Lighthouse, Aquatic Visitors Center and Gibraltar Island. The South Bass Island Lighthouse, which was completed in 1897, is located at the southwest tip of the island and was in operation until 1962. The

tags: Education, Lake Erie

Thursday, June 21, 2018

WHAT: The New York Senate and Assembly are considering legislation, SB 9092 and AB 9806a, that would require all boat operators in the Empire State to complete a boating safety course within one year. Currently only those born after May 1996 must meet this requirement. While Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) firmly

tags: Education, Lake Ontario, Law & Politics

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Happy June, happy launch of a great new season on the water! As you prepare to launch your boats the Spirit of America Foundation, and our graduates, remind you that a great boating season includes some good educational tools for a safe and happy new year on the water. Watch for our Spirit of America programs in your areas and hop on

tags: Education, Kids & Pets

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Lab, The Ohio State University’s island campus on Lake Erie, are hosting the 2018 Stone Lab Guest Lecture Series from June 14 through August 2, 2018. The lecture series features speakers from Ohio universities, non-profit organizations, governmental agencies and private consulting firms, all covering

tags: Education, Environmental Impact, Events, Lake Erie

Monday, May 28, 2018

Offshore Sailing School CEO and President, Doris Colgate, announced the company is running a Summer Sizzler with up to 20% off Learn to Sail and the popular Fast Track to Cruising® bareboat charter cruising courses at all four of its Florida resort locations. The Summer Sizzler special is available on new sailing course package

tags: Coupons & Discounts, Education, South Coast