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Friday, March 15, 2019

2019 marks three decades of service in the marine industry for Great Lakes Charter Training, a group that helps turn recreational boaters into licensed Captains. Offering training and test proctoring across the United States, Great Lakes Charter Training has given thousands of boating individuals new opportunities to turn passions for

by: Jim Neumann

tags: Education

Thursday, March 14, 2019

With boating season just around the corner, now could be the best time to learn new skills by taking an online course from the comfort of your own home – and save some money. The nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water offers boaters, anglers and sailors a slew of online courses at 50 percent off regular

tags: Coupons & Discounts, Education

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Boating season is just around the corner! During the week of March 17-23, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) are encouraging boaters to Spring Aboard by enrolling in a boating education course. “Education is key to having a safe and enjoyable

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Education, Lake Erie

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Evinrude, the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) and the National Marine Distributors Association (NMDA) announced today that Evinrude will donate two million dollars’ worth of Evinrude ETEC G2 3.4L V6 outboard engines to the ABYC Foundation supporting next generation marine technician training. The donation, which is the

tags: Charity, Education, Engines

Monday, February 4, 2019

In the spirit of giving, Offshore Sailing School CEO and President, Doris Colgate, announced that in honor of the company’s 55th Anniversary Year in 2019, and its 10th year of supporting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) as national sponsors of its Leukemia Cup Regatta campaign, the company will launch a

tags: Charity, Charter, Education, Sailing, South Coast, Travel

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

The National Marine Representatives Association (NMRA) is offering a $2,500 scholarship to an outstanding student pursuing education and a career in the marine trades. Past recipients have gone on to vocations in a wide range of fields, including boatbuilding, logistics, naval design and the merchant marines. High school seniors, and

tags: Education, Job Opportunites, Promotions & Giveaways

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Learning how to drive a boat takes practice. That’s not always an easy or affordable thing to do, according to the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water – especially if you’ve never owned a boat or have a professional instructor to show you the ropes. After completing a successful pilot program in

tags: Boating 101, Education

Monday, January 14, 2019

The 2019 edition of the Watercraft Inspection Program Leader educational webinar series developed by New York Sea Grant and featuring coastal science and AIS specialists begins on January 17 and will connect participants from multiple states. Four sessions in the webinar series will address issues associated with recreational boating

tags: Environmental Impact, Law & Politics, Education

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Help Wanted Seems like there was a canvas shop every few miles along the shore, back in the ’70s through the ’90s. But, something happened in the boat canvas industry beginning in the mid ’90s and the changes — some good, some bad — have taken 20 years to settle out. What’s left is a BIG demand for

tags: Canvas & Upholstery, Education, Job Opportunites

Monday, December 17, 2018

Greetings! The Office of Great Waters is inviting entries for its 11th annual photo contest and writing project. Send us your best photos, poetry or prose showcasing Lake Michigan, Lake Superior or the Mississippi River. The photo contest and writing project is a fun way to share the many ways we interact with and value the Great

tags: Education, Lake Superior, Lifestyle, Promotions & Giveaways