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Friday, January 10, 2020

For most Great Lakes anglers this time of year, the closest we can get to wetting a line is doing so vicariously with a visit to the local sports show – which is one reason the consumer boat and sport shows are conducted during the winter months. Another is so that show attendees in the market for a new boat can see the new

by: Dan Armitage

tags: Fishing, Boat Show, Education, Events

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Learn about everything from marine debris to harmful algal blooms when you join Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Laboratory staff for fun and educational activities at the 2020 Cleveland Boat Show & Fishing Expo at the I-X Center from January 16-20, 2020! Sea Grant experts will be available to discuss harmful algal blooms, invasive

tags: Events, Lake Erie, Boat Show, Education, Environmental Impact

Thursday, January 2, 2020

The popular “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” University will conduct a freshwater fishing seminar with guided fishing on Saturday, Feb. 8 at the International Game Fish Association (IGFA) and Bass Pro Shops, Dania Beach, FL from 10:00 am to 3 pm. Hosted by the nonprofit Ladies, Let's Go Fishing Foundation, the educational

tags: South Coast, Women in Boating, Education, Events, Fishing

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

Friday, December 27, 2019

There are two kinds of people living in the Great Lakes region: those who complain about winter and those who find recreation in it. Ice boaters fit the latter type — each fall, hoping for a nice, long, frozen winter ahead, so that they can enjoy zooming along lake ice in their boats-on-blades as much as possible.

by: Melissa Walsh

tags: Education, Racing, Sailing

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

The recreational boating industry in Michigan, like many industries, is in need of qualified workers. Dealers and marinas are in urgent need of marine technicians, yard workers, salespeople, and marketing positions, among others. The Michigan Boating Industries Association (MBIA), with our partners, are in the process of creating

tags: Education, Job Opportunites

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

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and wellness of all Coast Guard members and their families, recently announced that it awarded 128 scholarships in 2019, totaling $354,000 in support. In the 29 years of the program, the Coast Guard Foundation has paid out more than $5.4 million to more

tags: Education, Job Opportunites

Thursday, December 12, 2019

“Research shows that getting out on the water makes you happier and healthier. Sailing and boating are awe-inspiring activities that appeal to our senses and induce creativity that help reset our brains." ~ Dr. Wallace J. Nicols, author of the book “Blue Mind” Since 1964, Offshore Sailing School’s mission

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

tags: Education, Sailing, South Coast

Friday, December 6, 2019

The popular “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” University will conduct a freshwater fishing seminar with guided fishing on Saturday, Feb. 8 at the International Game Fish Association (IGFA) and Bass Pro Shops, Dania Beach, FL from 10:00 am to 3 pm. Hosted by the nonprofit Ladies, Let's Go Fishing Foundation, the educational

tags: Education, Fishing, South Coast, Women in Boating