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Wednesday, January 6, 2021

The company recently completed a refresh of its website at! Improvements include navigation on mobile devices, adding an electronic brochure for download, and adding an online pricing page for specific courses. New course dates have also been announced for popular Women’s Fast Track® to Cruising

tags: Boating 101, Education

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is advising boaters with vessels that have a U.S. Coast Guard Certificate of Documentation to be wary of any letter arriving by U.S. mail offering renewal. BoatUS advises that while the Coast Guard does send official annual renewal notices by U.S. mail, other notices being

tags: Education, Great Lakes

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Boating Writers International (BWI) today announced that the Annual Writing Contest is now open for entries. Now in its 28th year, the BWI Writing Contest recognizes exceptional achievements in boating journalism, photography and videography with a total of $15,000 in cash prizes. Complete contest details and the electronic entry

tags: Job Opportunities, Promotions & Giveaways, Education

Saturday, December 5, 2020

2020 has been a year filled with the privilege of continuing to provide our youth education programs across the country. Never could we have imagined, after 26 years on the water, how our program would be required to change in its delivery but, more importantly, we never imagined how very quickly our curriculum would be needed to

tags: Education

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Following recent announcements from World Sailing regarding changes to the dates and venues for the 2021 and 2022 Youth Sailing World Championships, US Sailing is planning an expanded training schedule and regimen to continue raising the bar for high-performance sailing in 2021. With support from the America One Foundation and Quantum

tags: COVID-19, Education, Sailing

Monday, October 19, 2020

After receiving a large grant through Michigan’s Marshall plan, with a partnership with MBIA and our Members to form the Michigan Boating Talent Consortium, The Great Lakes Boat Building School in Cedarville began their first Marine Service Technology Program in September with a full cohort of students (with a waiting list).

by: Michigan Boating Industries Association

tags: Education

Thursday, October 8, 2020

The boating season is drawing to a close, but the cold weather buying season will heat up soon. On snowy nights, potential boat buyers will hunch over computers and cellphones looking at boats for sale, dreaming of sugarplums and their first boat, while current owners with two-footitis seek a larger boat and look to sell. Nearly all

tags: Boating 101, COVID-19, Education, Financing, Safety, Used Boats

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

The US Sailboat Show would have kicked off in Annapolis, MD, on October 8 but like most events in 2020 that attract a large audience, the Show has been postponed until October 2021. However, Offshore Sailing School’s founder/owners Steve and Doris Colgate are pleased to announce their company’s 2020 Boat Show Bonanza just

tags: Coupons & Discounts, Education, Sailing

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Many invasive species are already in Michigan, causing harm to the state’s waters, woods and open spaces – and others could be on the way. What is being done to respond to these threats? NotMISpecies, a new, monthly webinar series from Michigan’s Invasive Species Program, will take an in-depth look at efforts across

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Education, Environmental Impact

Sunday, September 27, 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 it awarded 167 scholarships in 2020, totaling $503,000 in support. Since the program began in 1990 the Coast Guard Foundation has awarded more than $6 million

tags: Awards, Charity, Education

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