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Friday, June 26, 2020

US Sailing, the National Governing Body for the sport of sailing, and the BoatUS Foundation who aim to keep boating safe through reduced boating accidents and fatalities, and increase stewardship of our waterways, have joined together to provide unique online educational opportunities for their respective members. During the month of

tags: Coupons & Discounts, Education, Sailing

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Want an exciting career working around boats, watercraft, and the marine industry around Lake Erie? EHOVE Career Center’s Marine Trades Technician Program is the place to jump start your career. No experience? No problem. This hands on 600 hour course will start you with the basics and advance your skill level to begin your

by: EHOVE Career Center

tags: Education, Job Opportunities, Lake Erie

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Don’t be irresponsible—become Eriesponsible! The name says it all. Eriesponsible is actually a notable initiative by Ohio boaters to tackle environmental problems in Lake Erie using a variety of means to get their message out. It deserves widespread support. I had the opportunity to spend some time in January with the

by: Norm Schultz

tags: Charity, Education, Environmental Impact, Feel Good Story, Lake Erie

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Women, men and teens are invited to tackle offshore fishing skills at the South Florida "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!" University, August 21-23 at the International Game Fish Association, Dania Beach., FL. Hosted by the nonprofit organization, the “No Yelling School of Fishing” offers classroom presentations, networking,

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

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Newark, N.Y. New York Sea Grant has redesigned, enhanced access, and added resources to the New York State Invasive Species Clearinghouse website at to support NY's watercraft inspection steward programs as well as water enthusiasts and recreational boaters. The site is also now a mobile-friendly gateway to

tags: Company Expansions, Education, Environmental Impact, Lake Ontario, Boating 101

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to strengthening the Coast Guard community and service by supporting members and families, announced today that through the 2020 spouse scholarship and grant program, they distributed 265 awards. These 2020 grants and scholarships represent a total of $147,500 in support

tags: Job Opportunities, Promotions & Giveaways, Charity, Education, Feel Good Story

Friday, May 22, 2020

Offshore Sailing School’s founder and owners Steve and Doris Colgate, are offering free 2-hour sailing lessons for first responder/frontline healthcare workers and their families of up to five on Wednesdays in May from the Pink Shell Beach Resort and Marina on Fort Myers Beach, Fla. “We appreciate everything our selfless

tags: Promotions & Giveaways, Sailing, South Coast, COVID-19, Education, Feel Good Story

Thursday, May 21, 2020

The popular “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” University returns to the Gulf Coast June 27-28, 2020 for their saltwater inshore fishing seminar weekend at Bass Pro Shops Fort Myers. Hosted by the nonprofit Ladies Let's Go Fishing Foundation, the event offers classroom instruction, hands-on fishing activities, conservation,

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

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

"America’s Boating Channel™ LIVE" will preview the upcoming National Safe Boating Week (NSBW) in the video series Episode Six, which premieres this Wednesday May 13. Also in Episode Six, viewers will glimpse future Vessel Safe Checks (VSCs) performed remotely using smartphone video cameras. The weekly online magazine

tags: Boating 101, Education, Lifestyle, Safety

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

I’ve been a Great Lakes boater my entire life and have plenty of wild storm stories to tell as a result. During a boat trip home from Cedar Point in 1978, my dad piloted us across Lake Erie during what he recalls as the worst lake storm he’s been in. I, as my dad’s 11-year-old co-pilot and chart-reader, remember

by: Melissa Walsh

tags: Boating 101, Education, Navigation, Safety

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