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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Cleveland Race Week (CRW) is the largest sailing regatta on Lake Erie and has become one of the largest in the country. The annual event, now celebrating its 39th year, attracts over 300 boats from across the U.S., Canada and internationally. Nationally, Cleveland Race Week ranks as one of the largest sailing events based on number of

tags: Lake Erie, Racing, Sailing

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

The new Lake Michigan In-Water Boat Show will be held at Manitowoc Marina, June 21-23. Open to the general public, the latest models from Boston Whaler, Cutwater Boats, Rossiter, Cobalt, Grady White, and Catalina Yachts will all be on display and ready for inspection and qualified sea trials. A joint effort between participating

tags: Boat Show, Lake Michigan

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

When it comes to recreational boats and commercial ship traffic, separation is key. Some boaters, however, may not recognize the dangers of navigating close to a commercial ship. Two 30-second videos captured by a pilot at the helm of 600-plus-foot commercial vessels navigating on New York’s Hudson River are aimed at educating

tags: Education, Safety

Monday, June 10, 2019

Nestled among pristine spring-fed lakes, this beautiful tourism destination boasts endless outdoor recreational opportunities, a unique shopping scene, an assortment of dining to please every palate, and comfortable lodging facilities and campgrounds. With a solid business community, a diverse friendly populace, and a natural

tags: Destination, Lake Michigan

Friday, June 7, 2019

Have you ever wondered if there was an easy and fast way to launch your boat by yourself, without using your family and friends? Launch Assist is an innovative product that was developed by a professional charter boat captain to aid the trailer boater in the launching and docking process. After using Launch Assist to launch your

tags: Accessories

Friday, June 7, 2019

This year’s show will be one of the largest, featuring over 80 of the finest watercraft from pleasure boats to mega-yachts and everything in between. Diverse land displays will also be a part of the show, including a helicopter that will be situated on the marina lawn. Bring the entire family to enjoy a day of strolling the

tags: Boat Show, Lake Michigan, Marina

Friday, June 7, 2019

Captain Sam Sutton was born and raised in Ormond Beach, at the heart of Florida’s east coast. His father began taking him fishing when he was very young, and as Sutton grew, so did his passion for angling. Today, Sutton makes his living guiding anglers on the storied waters of the Florida Keys. “I love what I do; I love

tags: Electronics, Fishing

Thursday, June 6, 2019

No matter how strict a marina’s safety protocols may be, boat fuel tanks are going to belch. Nuisance spills and splashes on your hands and clothing can quickly escalate and become a real disaster when rags, pads, and boat surfaces are exposed to flammable liquid. Additionally, that swirling rainbow sheen lapping the pilings of

tags: Accessories, Environmental Impact

Thursday, June 6, 2019

One year ago the U.S. Coast Guard required new recreational boats to have more floatation to support the increased weight of newer four-stroke outboards if the boat becomes swamped. Now the agency is implementing those changes as reported in the Spring 2019 issue of the U.S. Coast Guard Boating Safety Circular. Boat Owners Association

tags: Engines, Stabilization

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Excellent walleye fishing is expected at Lake Erie now through October, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. Walleye catches are typically best during June, followed closely by July and August. The 2019 season is anticipated to produce walleye fishing results that could surpass last

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing, Lake Erie