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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Cameron Benedict is not aware of any skippers younger than him in this year’s Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race, scheduled for July 20 and now with 220 registered entrants. The Plymouth, Mich. sailor is 26 years old, and last year his father Chris Benedict, who owned the Santana 35 Shape together with Win Cooper

tags: Event, Events, Lake Huron, Racing, Sailing

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Ohio Sea Grant, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and the North Coast Bass Anglers Association (NCBAA) join partners at hundreds of water access sites throughout the Great Lakes region for an AIS Landing Blitz from June 28 to July 7 to inform boaters and others of the risks of introducing and spreading aquatic invasive

tags: Education, Environmental Impact, Event, Lake Erie

Monday, July 1, 2019

Each year about three out of four recreational boat owners say they plan to enjoy the Fourth of July holiday aboard the family boat. With nearly 12 million registered vessels in the U.S., that could spell mayhem at launch ramps, marinas and popular anchorages, requiring extra skill, patience and courtesy. The nation’s advocate

tags: Boating 101, Event, Safety

Monday, June 24, 2019

Spring Brook Marina invites VIP guests & press to attend a cocktail hour unveiling the first 2020 Prestige 590 Fly to arrive in the Great Lakes on July 5th from 7:00pm-9:00pm. Experience Chicago Yacht Club as well as an evening of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Guests must RSVP by June 24th to be on the list the night of the

tags: Event, Lake Michigan, New Boat Models

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

It’s been over a decade since powerboat drivers have raced along the Toledo, Ohio, riverfront, but this summer, the racers will return to make a splash for Rock the River Toledo. A celebration of powerboat racing and community, the free event on Saturday, June 29, 2019, will gather fans in witnessing the action at the 2nd stop

tags: Event, Lake Erie, Racing

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

As Spring arrived, the staff at Marlow Marine was full speed ahead in preparations for their annual Spring Rendezvous being held at the Faro Blanco Resort and Yacht Club on Marathon in the Florida Keys. A record number of guests arrived by boat, plane and car to attend this exciting event! For our members arriving by boat, our select

tags: Boat Club, Event, South Coast

Friday, May 24, 2019

Women, men and teens are invited to a non intimidating LLGF Fishing Screamin’ Reels tournament with education June 21-23 in Islamorada, FL. Hosted by the nonprofit Ladies Let’s Go Fishing Foundation, the tournament kicks off on Friday with a class on offshore fishing and conservation conducted by Capt. Skip Bradeen, plus

tags: Beyond the Lakes, Event, Fishing, South Coast, Women in Boating

Thursday, May 16, 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 Chicago offer a choice of two fun on-water boat training courses taught aboard single-engine powerboats: Intro to Boating and Women Making Waves, Saturday, June 1 at

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

Monday, May 13, 2019

The Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race, America’s greatest and longest-consecutively held freshwater sailing competition, is readying for its 95th edition on July 20, and organizers are working to “keep it safe, keep it fun, and keep it real.” “With a June 4 deadline for entry, we have crossed the

tags: Event, Lake Huron, Racing, Sailing

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

The Toledo Yacht Club and the Storm Trysail Club will host the 96th running of the Mills Trophy Race on Friday, June 7, 2019. The race from Toledo Harbor Light to Put-in-Bay will be sailed on the Mills Trophy Course, the Governor’s Course, or the President’s Course depending on the entrant’s class. The first class is

tags: Event, Lake Erie, Racing, Sailing