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Thursday, August 9, 2018

I was standing on the deck of the Stone Witch, a 70-foot square-rigged topsail schooner out of San Francisco. We were headed south to Central America. It’s like it was yesterday. I remember there were a couple of albatrosses gliding across the ocean’s wave tops, and I wondered just how they managed to tip the top of the

by: Bob Bitchin

tags: Sailing, Lifestyle

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Cape Dory Cruisers & Catamarans is introducing a complete new series of power boats ranging in size from 22 ft. to 36 ft. to be produced in Sarasota, FL. Starting with the Cape Dory Marinaut 220 Pilot House Cruiser and 25 ft. models the Cape Dory Cruisers will be marketed through a network of select dealers throughout North

tags: Company Expansions, New Boat Models, Catamaran

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Welcome to Spirit of America, established in 1995 as a not-for-profit public service organization primarily serving our nation’s youth. Offering a unique, safe, comprehensive water-based educational program, we instill confidence and foster the spirit of teamwork in tens of thousands of our nation’s youth, and include

tags: Education, Kids & Pets, Lake Erie, Sailing

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Quick actions of two Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers earlier this month resulted in a successful water rescue, saving a woman from drowning in the Manistee River. CO Sam Koscinski and CO Scott MacNeill were conducting marine patrol on the river in Manistee County when they noticed a distressed female in

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Feel Good Story, Lake Michigan, Safety

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Liz is in need of a 14'+ Zodiac-type boat, to borrow or rent, for swimmer assistance to support the 34.5 mile Lake Huron swim on August 10th weekend, 2018, from Port Sanilac, MI to Port Franks, Ontario Canada. My name is Elizabeth “Liz” Fry from Westport, Connecticut. Although I am American, I began my open water

tags: Lake Huron, Women in Boating, Events

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Great Lakes Sailing Co., owned and operated by Dave and Kristen Conrad, is now the exclusive distributor of Jeanneau sailboats and yachts for Western Lower Michigan. “Partnering with Jeanneau was a great decision for us,” said Dave Conrad. “Jeanneau builds innovative, high-quality boats that are in demand and

tags: Lake Michigan, Sailing, Company Expansions

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

The White Lake Association – through a partnership with boating safety nonprofit, the Sea Tow Foundation – has announced the opening of a new Life Jacket Loaner Station, which will be available to Western Michigan’s White Lake-area boaters in mid-July. The station – which will be located at the Montague

tags: Kids & Pets, Lake Michigan, Safety

Monday, August 6, 2018

Since our inception in 1986, Catawba Mini & Heated Boat Storage has been the premier storage option on Lake Erie, providing quality facilities of various sizes to meet your storage demands for home, business, and auto. In 2016, we celebrated our 30th birthday and, now, as we continue to grow, we have a new reason to celebrate! We

tags: Lake Erie, Storage, Company Expansions

Monday, August 6, 2018

Introducing the Formula 400 Super Sport Crossover, a pivotal addition to the revolutionary Formula Crossover fleet – now five models strong and growing – that is rapidly changing the entire boating experience. Taking its cue from the phenomenal 430 SSC, the 400 combines confident Super Sport performance with

tags: New Boat Models

Saturday, August 4, 2018

The 2018 US Junior Sailing Championships begin next week. The 93 registered competitors will arrive at North Cape Yacht Club in LaSalle, MI on Monday, will participate in a clinic and practice race on Tuesday, and the competition begins on Wednesday morning at 10:30AM on Lake Erie, just offshore from the yacht club. US Sailing

tags: Kids & Pets, Lake Erie, Racing, Sailing, Women in Boating