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Saturday, September 1, 2018

The spectacular rugged scenery, isolated Lake Superior shore, and quaint mining towns of northern Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula can make visitors feel like they’ve taken a step back in time. However, with a recent dedication at the Great Lakes Research Center in Houghton, something new is on the way – a hub for the

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Education

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Want to learn the basics of powerboating or brush up on your skills? A partnership between the nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), and Freedom Boat Club will bring affordable on-water boat training courses taught aboard single-engine powerboats to the

tags: South Coast, Women in Boating, Education, Kids & Pets

Monday, August 27, 2018

This year, the 28th International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX), held October 2-4 at the Tampa Convention Center, will not only offer an elevated educational program and a wide variety of exhibitions from around the world, but will also give visitors the chance to participate in a number of social and

tags: South Coast, Education, Event

Friday, August 10, 2018

An act of rebellion gave rise to the birth of the Sandusky Sailing Club (SSC) during the depths of the Great Depression in 1932. The marina where a small group of racing sailors kept their boats decided to raise their rates, so SSC was formed with 44 charter members. From those humble beginnings, SSC has grown into one of the best

tags: Sailing, Education, Lake Erie

Friday, August 10, 2018

This year, the 28th International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), held October 2-4 at the Tampa Convention Center, offers visitors an expanded education program to meet the interests and demands of professionals focused on every aspect of the boatbuilding industry. A special session entitled Designing for Speed

tags: South Coast, Education, Events

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: Lake Erie, Sailing, Education, Kids & Pets

Friday, August 3, 2018

If you want to heat your boat, cook aboard, or perhaps, run your refrigerator when you are away from shore power, propane is a common fuel source. But what are the most important safety concerns that boaters should know about this heavier-than-air gas? The new online course “Propane Systems on Your Boat” gives boaters a

tags: Safety, Coupons & Discounts, Education

Thursday, August 2, 2018

If you want pure, clean fun on the water, personal watercraft (PWCs) have long been recreational boaters’ water toy of choice, with wake-and-ski boats likely running a close second. Modern PWCs give families the ability to carry a driver and spotter in comfort while towing a third person aboard a tube, and today’s

by: Scott Croft, Vice President BoatUS Public Affairs

tags: Education, Insurance, Personal Watercraft, Towables, Water Toys

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

On Monday, October 1st, 2018 from 5:30 – 7:30pm, Soundings Trade Only will host a roundtable event during the IBEX show at the Marriott Tampa Waterside followed by a reception. The roundtable will focus on the future of marine aftermarket, boats and components. It is being sponsored by Mercury Marine and Attwood Corporation.

tags: South Coast, Education, Events

Monday, July 30, 2018

Want to learn the basics of powerboating or brush up on your skills? The nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water together with Freedom Boat Club Annapolis offer a choice of two fun on-water training courses taught aboard 21-foot powerboats: “Intro to Boating” and “Women Making Waves,”

tags: Boating 101, East Coast, Education

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