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Friday, August 23, 2019

The National Sailing Hall of Fame (NSHOF) recently announced the 10 people who will make up its 2019 class of inductees: A passionate sailor whose leadership in establishing safety protocols has had a global impact on offshore sailing, Capt. John Bonds (Annapolis, Md./Charleston, S.C.); Founder, in 1906, of The Newport Bermuda Race

tags: Awards, Sailing

Thursday, August 22, 2019

The Michigan Boating Industries Association is celebrating 10 years of producing the Metro Boat Show at Lake St. Clair Metropark this September 12-15. The show has grown each year and is the largest in-water boat show in the Midwest, spanning more than a mile long into both the North and South Marinas. The picturesque setting along

tags: Boat Show, Lake Erie, Lake St Clair

Thursday, August 22, 2019

United States Power Squadrons® – America’s Boating Club® announced that it has launched its dedicated educational facilities – the America’s Boating Club Learning Centers. The first Learning Center will be located at the Fisherman’s Cove Resort in Tavares, Florida, with additional locations to be

tags: Company Expansions, Education, South Coast

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Sailing teaches you a lot of lessons. From the physics of making the boat go, to the geometry of navigation, it is an activity that offers plenty of educational opportunity. One of the most important of these lessons is the healthy respect for the environment that most sailors take away from their time on the water. The most obvious

by: Ken Quant, Broad Reach Marketing

tags: Environmental Impact, Lifestyle, Sailing

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

As a girl in the early 1970s, I hated wearing gym shoes on the beach of Lake St. Clair’s Gull Island. But with countless rusty beer cans washing ashore, my mother forbid me from playing on the beach barefoot. Thanks to Michigan’s recycling program and improved environmental awareness among boaters, years later, I was able

by: Melissa Walsh

tags: Feel Good Story, Lifestyle

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

As summer gets in full swing, approximately 13 million pleasure boats will be entering our nation’s waters for fishing, casual cruising, and other marine-based sports. These fun days in the sun, however, may have an unintended negative impact on the environment due to the majority of these boats being gas-powered. Not only can

by: Joe Fleming, Chief Engineer for Elco Motor Yachts, www.elcomotoryachts.com

tags: Engines, Environmental Impact

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Producing innovative boats for everyone is definitely BENETEAU’s hallmark, and the builder has scored again with the 30.1, which changes the perception of how a thirty footer can feel and perform. The entry level yacht in BENETEAU’s cruising range, she is trailerable, quintessentially comfortable, and timelessly stylish.

tags: New Boat Models, Sailing

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Recreational boats spanning the decades since 1913 in a dry-land marina. Current-model boats representing modern hull and propulsion design. Historic lighthouses and shipwrecks. Boating and aquatic science experts. On-the-State-Fair- pond skiff rowing opportunities. All this is part of th new Great New York State Fair Maritime

tags: Antique & Classic Boats, Boat Show, Event, Lake Ontario

Monday, August 19, 2019

When Earth Day was created in 1970, mainstream America was largely tuned out to the benefits of recycling. Fast forward nearly half a century, however, and it’s fairly common to see local paper, glass, and plastic recycling programs. But what about boats? A pilot project by recreational marine industry businesses in the state of

tags: Environmental Impact, Salvage

Friday, August 16, 2019

The 386 kilometer-long Trent-Severn Waterway, a National Historic Site of Canada, has been the lifeblood of this region for generations, connecting the vibrant city of Peterborough to rural towns and villages and the region to Lake Ontario and Georgian Bay. Peterborough & the Kawarthas is conveniently located between

tags: Destination, Lake Ontario