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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

The 2019 Innovation Awards, managed by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and judged by Boating Writers International (BWI), will be presented at the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) during the annual Industry Breakfast. The breakfast is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, October 1,

tags: Awards, Event, South Coast

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

The best blind sailors in the world will gather on Lake Ontario at the start of September to compete for the 2019 Blind Fleet Racing World Championship. The teams will race on Shark 24 keelboats, all equipped with North Sails inventories, and representatives of the North Sails Toronto loft will be onsite supporting the event and

tags: Canada, Event, Events, Lake Ontario, Racing, Sailing

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Ready to dive in maritime history? Look no further than the Wisconsin Maritime Museum in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Manitowoc’s rich shipbuilding heritage forms the foundation of the region’s largest maritime museum on the shores of Lake Michigan. Area shipyards were building graceful wooden sailing schooners in the 19th

tags: Event, Events, History, Lake Michigan

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Recreational boats spanning the decades since 1913 in a dry-land marina. Current-model boats representing modern hull and propulsion design. Historic lighthouses and shipwrecks. Boating and aquatic science experts. On-the-State-Fair- pond skiff rowing opportunities. All this is part of th new Great New York State Fair Maritime

tags: Antique & Classic Boats, Boat Show, Event, Lake Ontario

Monday, August 12, 2019

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) announced today a series of Super Sessions and special events, as part of its Education Conference. The Super Sessions are hosted by exhibiting companies and industry associations to offer in-depth training and topic-specific learning. These pre-conference Super

tags: Education, Event, Events, South Coast

Friday, August 9, 2019

On August 9, 2019, Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Lab join boating safety advocates around the world in hosting a Ready, Set, Wear It Life Jacket event in their local community. These events are part of the yearlong Safe Boating Campaign to promote boating safety and voluntary, consistent wear of life jackets. The local event,

tags: Events, Lake Erie, Safety, Awards, Event

Wednesday, August 7, 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 Grand Haven offer a choice of two fun on-water boat training courses taught aboard single-engine powerboats: Intro to Boating and Women Making Waves, Saturday, August

tags: Lake Michigan, Women in Boating, Boating 101, Education, Event, Events

Friday, July 26, 2019

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), announced today the location and details of its 2019 industry and international pavilions. This year’s pavilions include the Marina & Yard on the first floor of the Tampa Convention Center; and on the third floor the Compliance, Standards, and Education;

tags: Events, South Coast, Event