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Monday, February 10, 2020

Syracuse, N.Y. On Saturday, February 22, 2020, from 9 am to 5 pm, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and New York Sea Grant will offer youth ages 10 to 17 the boater safety course required from them to legally operate a motorboat or personal watercraft on waters in NY. The training will be held at the 2020 Central New York Boat Show at

tags: Kids & Pets, Lake Ontario, Promotions & Giveaways, Boat Show, Boating 101, Education, Inland Boating

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Want to get a taste of the boating life or improve your on-water boat handling skills? The nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water together with Freedom Boat Club of Miami Beach and the Miami International Boat Show February 13-17 offer a choice of four, fun and affordable at-the-helm, on-water training courses for beginners, women and experienced boaters at the show’s location at Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin on Virginia Key.

tags: Education, Events, South Coast, Boating 101

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Winter solstice may have been one month ago, but on the boater’s calendar, January is generally considered the middle of a vessel’s long winter nap. It’s time to check up on her in storage. Why? How your boat fares over the long and, in some cases, brutal winter will help ensure a timely spring launch. However,

tags: Boating 101, Service & Repair, Storage, Winterization

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Thunderstorms can spoil an outing in many ways with strong winds, large waves, dangerous lightning, waterspouts, or visibility-limiting rain. This four-hour seminar will introduce the types of thunderstorms and the ingredients that lead to their formation. We will examine why thunderstorms often ‘pop-up’ late on summer

tags: Boating 101, Education

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

It would take one person watching for 82 years to view what is uploaded every hour to YouTube. That volume of videos also means recreational boaters consistently have a trove of how-to, consumer and practical help easily viewed at any hour of the day. What did boaters watch this year? Boat Owners Association of The United States

by: Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS)

tags: Boating 101, Education

Friday, November 15, 2019

America’s Boating Club® recently announced the launch of its new website. Designed to be a better resource for current and future members, the new website has been streamlined for easier navigation and a more intuitive page flow. The culmination of a two-year re-branding campaign, the new website features a streamlined

tags: Boat Club, Boating 101, Company Expansions, Education

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Want to learn the basics of powerboating or brush up on your behind-the-helm skills? The nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water together with the United States Powerboat Show and Freedom Boat Club of Maryland will offer a choice of three fun on-water powerboat training courses taught aboard single engine

tags: Education, Event, Events, Women in Boating, Boating 101, East Coast

Friday, September 27, 2019

With water surface temps dropping below 60 degrees come autumn, steelhead anglers start eyeing the mouths of Great Lakes tributaries in which steelhead have been stocked. The big rainbow trout that migrated downstream and fed for a season or three in the Inland Seas begin staging off their home rivers each fall, waiting for fresh

by: Dan Armitage

tags: Boating 101, Fishing

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Literal tons of protective shrink wrap covers are torn off boats coming out of winter storage every year across the Midwest. It’s a superb material for protecting our vessels from the ravages of northern winters. But, it also means huge amounts of this plastic could end up in our already rapidly-filling landfills and take

by: Norm Schultz

tags: Boating 101, Environmental Impact

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

A boat is a small city that must be completely self-sufficient and managing power, water, and trash aboard is a whole different matter than it is at home. Whether you’re on a week-long charter in the tropics or a summer cruise in your local waters, you’ll have to be your own tiny city manager. That means living within a

by: Zuzana Prochazka

tags: Environmental Impact, Travel, Boating 101, Charters