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Friday, May 17, 2019

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and the National Safe Boating Council are kicking off the annual Safe Boating Campaign the weekend before Memorial Day with National Safe Boating Week held May 18-24, with important safety reminders for boaters as the busy boating season gears up. “Don’t just have your life

tags: Lake Erie, Safety, Dept of Natural Resources, Education

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Want to learn the basics of powerboating or brush up on your skills? The nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water together with Freedom Boat Club Chicago offer a choice of two fun on-water boat training courses taught aboard single-engine powerboats: Intro to Boating and Women Making Waves, Saturday, June 1 at

tags: Education, Event, Lake Michigan, Women in Boating

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Erie Islands Sailing School and Riverfront Yacht Sales and Service will partner to bring American Sailing Association (ASA) sailing classes to the Cleveland area again in 2019. Tim McKenna, founder of Erie Islands Sailing School in 2012, says, “This partnership will provide Cleveland-area sailors with more options for all levels

tags: Company Expansions, Education, Lake Erie, Sailing

Friday, March 29, 2019

Freedom Boat Club (FBC) delivers an exclusive boating experience like no other. FBC owns and maintains a fleet of 2,200+ boats at 180+ locations nationwide, creating memories for over 22,000 members. FBC is exactly as it sounds; Freedom to boat without the hassles or expense of trailering, docking, or maintaining a boat, leaving its

tags: Education, Feel Good Story, Women in Boating

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Whenever I arrive with a group at a charter base, some guy walks up to the nearest greybeard, sticks out his hand, and says, “You must be the captain.” The base manager’s surprise is hard to hide when he finds out it’s me. Women on boats are still few and far between so maybe a bit of inspiration will help. It

tags: Education, Feel Good Story, Sailing, Women in Boating

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Every spring there is a unique gathering of women sailors on the shores of Lake Michigan. Driven by a desire to improve their skills, meet like-minded people, and simply jump start the season, they descend upon the Milwaukee Community Sailing Center for a one-day immersion into the world of sailing from a female perspective. Started

by: Ken Quant, Broad Reach Marketing

tags: Education, Event, Lake Michigan, Sailing, Women in Boating

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Beginning and experienced woman sailors can jump-start their sailing lives by heading to the National Women’s Sailing Association (NWSA) 18th Annual Women’s Sailing Conference slated for Saturday, June 1, 2019, at the Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead, Massachusetts. The event, which features hands-on land- and

tags: East Coast, Education, Sailing, Women in Boating

Monday, March 25, 2019

Doris Colgate wears many hats – wife, sister, business leader, mentor, author, non-profit organization founder, and sailor – and Doris continues to celebrate the sailing lifestyle today as President and CEO of Offshore Sailing School. Doris’ work life started in the advertising department of Yachting magazine when

by: Beth Oliver, Director of Marketing, Offshore Sailing School

tags: Education, Sailing, Women in Boating

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