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Friday, October 18, 2019

Sail America’s Industry Breakfast kicked off the second day of the 50th United States Sailboat Show (October 10-14). With clear blue skies on the horizon, the Annapolis Boat Shows announced Robert Lipkin, aka Bob Bitchin, as the winner of the 6th annual Sailing Industry Distinguished Service Award. Trading in his Harley wheels

tags: Awards, Lifestyle, Sailing

Friday, October 11, 2019

Soundings Trade Only has named Brunswick Corporation & Mercury Marine as the winner of its annual Top 10 Most Innovative Companies awards. The judges commended Brunswick on a record-setting year in 2019 that saw the company launch many award-winning boat models including the SLX-R 350 from Sea Ray, the global launch of the 450R

tags: Awards, Company Expansions

Monday, October 7, 2019

Newport Exhibition Group, owners and producers of the Newport International Boat Show, announced today the ugo tablet, presented by ugo wear, was named the 2019 Newport International Boat Show Newport For New Products TM (NFNP) award winner for Best New Product for Operations, Safety and Maintenance and Best Product Overall. The NFNP

tags: East Coast, Accessories, Awards, Boat Show

Monday, October 7, 2019

NOAA will fund 12 new research projects around the country to better understand and predict harmful algal blooms (HABs) and improve our collective response to them. NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) is allocating $10.2 million in FY 2019 to fund HAB research across the nation. Approximately $8.4 million

tags: Great Lakes, Law & Politics, Awards, Environmental Impact

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

The 2019 IBEX Innovation Awards, managed by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and judged by Boating Writers International (BWI), were presented at the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) during the annual Industry Breakfast on Tuesday, October 1st. Eight BWI judges with various

tags: South Coast, Awards, Events

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

The 2019 Innovation Awards, managed by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and judged by Boating Writers International (BWI), will be presented at the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) during the annual Industry Breakfast. The breakfast is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, October 1,

tags: South Coast, Awards, Event

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

Friday, August 9, 2019

On August 9, 2019, Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Lab join boating safety advocates around the world in hosting a Ready, Set, Wear It Life Jacket event in their local community. These events are part of the yearlong Safe Boating Campaign to promote boating safety and voluntary, consistent wear of life jackets. The local event,

tags: Events, Lake Erie, Safety, Awards, Event

Friday, June 14, 2019

The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and well-being of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced today that it was presented with the Coast Guard’s Distinguished Public Service Award. The award, presented by Admiral Charles Ray, Vice Commandant, and Admiral Karl Schultz,

tags: Awards, Charity, Feel Good Story

Thursday, June 13, 2019

More than 100 women sailors gathered recently at Corinthian Yacht Club (CYC) for the National Women’s Sailing Association (NWSA) 18th annual Women’s Sailing Conference and honored one of their own, Pat Dieselman of Ipswich, Massachusetts, with the 2019 BoatUS/NWSA Leadership in Women’s Sailing Award. The honor

tags: Awards, Sailing, Women in Boating

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