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Friday, June 14, 2019

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 was presented with the Coast Guard’s Distinguished Public Service Award. The award, presented by Admiral Charles Ray, Vice Commandant, and Admiral Karl Schultz,

tags: Awards, Charity, Feel Good Story

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Barbara Wood's dad the late Robert H. Wood, a WWII veteran and career educator, loved teaching and boating, and, so, she has donated his 1967 Evinrude Playmate runabout for New York Sea Grant's award-winning Discover Clean and Safe Boating public education campaign. "We gladly accept this gift from the Wood family in honor of their

tags: Charity, Feel Good Story, Lake Ontario

Monday, June 3, 2019

The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and well-being of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced that in honor of the Coast Guard Foundation’s 50th anniversary, Leidos, a generous corporate donor, has offered to match every gift received by June 5, 2019 – dollar for

tags: Charity, Feel Good Story

Monday, May 13, 2019

In the spring a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love… boatin’ Forgive me for altering Alfred Tennyson’s “Locksley Hall” poem from 1842, but I can’t help but wonder if it’s just me… This the time of year that always makes me glad I didn’t sell that old boat of mine

by: Captain Dennis J. Mykols

tags: Feel Good Story, Lifestyle, Antique & Classic Boats

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

ALL ABOARD! And, I do mean that, ALL aboard. The marine industry is evolving and it is marvelous to see more and more women saturating the boating world! As a female business owner, it is incredibly promising and exciting to be working with more women in this industry. I think back to my early years with Loadmaster Trailer. I started

by: Megan Meisler, Co-Owner of Loadmaster Trailer Co. Ltd.

tags: Feel Good Story, Women in Boating

Friday, March 29, 2019

Freedom Boat Club (FBC) delivers an exclusive boating experience like no other. FBC owns and maintains a fleet of 2,200+ boats at 180+ locations nationwide, creating memories for over 22,000 members. FBC is exactly as it sounds; Freedom to boat without the hassles or expense of trailering, docking, or maintaining a boat, leaving its

tags: Education, Feel Good Story, Women in Boating

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Whenever I arrive with a group at a charter base, some guy walks up to the nearest greybeard, sticks out his hand, and says, “You must be the captain.” The base manager’s surprise is hard to hide when he finds out it’s me. Women on boats are still few and far between so maybe a bit of inspiration will help. It

tags: Women in Boating, Education, Feel Good Story, Sailing

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

There are a lot of ways that people come into the sailing lifestyle. Some are brought up in the life by parents who love to sail, and some enter it through friends when they are young. There are a myriad of ways to find sailing, and each of us has come to that place in life from a different direction, but we have all made it. When it

by: Bob Bitchin

tags: Feel Good Story, Lifestyle, Sailing

Monday, January 14, 2019

Different Island. Different Bar. Different DJ, but the same girl giving that DJ $10 to request the same song…with the same loud chorus, “Born and raised in South Detroit!” A collective group of the current who’s-who in sailing – Volvo Ocean racers, TV/movie stars, corporate sponsors, crew members from

by: Brett Langolf

tags: Lifestyle, Racing, Sailing, Beyond the Lakes, Caribbean Islands, Feel Good Story

Thursday, December 20, 2018

How do those t-shirt logo writers always seem to capture the moment so well? Back some 25 or so years ago, I remember a t-shirt logo that said: “Reality is for People Who Can't Handle Drugs.” I remember we used to think that was funny. Back then. In the past. Reality. What a concept. I can still hear people in my past

by: Bob Bitchin

tags: Feel Good Story, Lifestyle, Sailing