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Monday, March 16, 2020

Have you heard the term “experiential marketing,” meaning hands-on participation in learning something new? Now this trend has transitioned to “experiential travel,” where more and more adventure-seekers are expecting a totally immersive, hands-on learning opportunity. That’s the very definition of our US

by: Beth Oliver

tags: Education, Sailing

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Challenge the Wind Youth Sailing Program board of directors are pleased to make the following announcement: Effective immediately the Challenge the Wind Youth Sailing Program is expanding to create the Detroit Community Sailing Center (DCSC). The center will be open to the public. It will expand sailing opportunities for Detroit area

tags: Lake St. Clair, Sailing, Boat Club, Education, Kids & Pets, Lake Erie

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

In 2007, when the Rotary Club of Cleveland was seeking a way to celebrate its 100th anniversary of service to the community and to those in need around the world, they agreed to become the Port Organizer for the 2010 Cleveland Tall Ships® Festival in coordination with the American Sail Training Association, now known as Tall Ships

tags: Education, Feel Good Story, Job Opportunites, Kids & Pets, Lake Erie, Sailing

Monday, March 9, 2020

The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and wellness of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced today that Tyler Ferreby has been awarded a full scholarship in honor of his father – the Fallen Heroes Scholarship. Tyler was just seven months old when his father, Seaman

tags: Charity, Education

Monday, February 17, 2020

With more than 150,000 graduates over the past 55 years, and Steve and Doris Colgate at the helm of Offshore Sailing School from the beginning, the company continues to look toward the future with innovative growth plans. Offshore Sailing School graduates and guests will set sail in 2020 on more Colgate Sailing Adventures®

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

tags: Education, Sailing, Travel

Monday, February 10, 2020

Syracuse, N.Y. On Saturday, February 22, 2020, from 9 am to 5 pm, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and New York Sea Grant will offer youth ages 10 to 17 the boater safety course required from them to legally operate a motorboat or personal watercraft on waters in NY. The training will be held at the 2020 Central New York Boat Show at

tags: Boat Show, Boating 101, Education, Inland Boating, Kids & Pets, Lake Ontario, Promotions & Giveaways

Friday, February 7, 2020

Mercury Marine and its training division, Mercury University, recently announced a partnership with Great Lakes Boat Building School in Cedarville, Michigan, to offer students a 12‑month, 42‑credit‑hour Mercury Marine Maintenance Program beginning with the fall 2020 semester. Mercury and the school announced their

tags: Job Opportunities, Service & Repair, Company Expansions, Education, Great Lakes

Thursday, February 6, 2020

The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and well-being of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced today that it has kicked off its 2020 scholarship season. Accepting applications from February 1 through March 15, children of Coast Guard members may apply for annual scholarships

tags: Education, Promotions & Giveaways

Monday, February 3, 2020

United States Power Squadrons® – America’s Boating Club® announced today it has partnered with DAN Boater to offer a greater array of services and travel safety benefits to its current members. New and renewing members now have the option to add DAN Boater benefits to their membership at a discounted annual rate of

tags: Boat Club, Company Expansions, Education, Safety

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Want to get a taste of the boating life or improve your on-water boat handling skills? The nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water together with Freedom Boat Club of Miami Beach and the Miami International Boat Show February 13-17 offer a choice of four, fun and affordable at-the-helm, on-water training courses for beginners, women and experienced boaters at the show’s location at Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin on Virginia Key.

tags: Education, Events, South Coast, Boating 101

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