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Thursday, September 27, 2018

Hi, I’m Zoe. I am 14 years old and would like to consider myself a “junior sailor.” I’ve been sailing since practically the day I was born and sailing has been a huge part of my life for some time. So, when my mom asked me if I would like to take a sailing camp, I was all for it. She told me Sandusky Yacht Club

by: Zoe Kyle

tags: Education, Kids & Pets, Lake Erie, Sailing

Friday, September 7, 2018

Some of the Great Lakes’ best fishing opportunities are offered about now each season, when the fair-weather anglers are off the water and several of our favorite gamefish species put on the feedback for the coming winter. Come fall, the opportunistic outdoorsmen and women among us start trading rods and reels for bows and

by: Dan Armitage

tags: Fishing, Kids & Pets

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

It’s called “Gaming Disorder.” The World Health Organization has officially recognized the condition in its international Classification of Diseases, saying it’s possible to become addicted to video games. Let’s face it. We adults have all become addicted to our phones, laptops, and tablets so

by: Norm Schultz, Soundings Trade Only

tags: Kids & Pets, Lifestyle

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Want to learn the basics of powerboating or brush up on your skills? A partnership between the nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), and Freedom Boat Club will bring affordable on-water boat training courses taught aboard single-engine powerboats to the

tags: South Coast, Women in Boating, Education, Kids & Pets

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Welcome to Spirit of America, established in 1995 as a not-for-profit public service organization primarily serving our nation’s youth. Offering a unique, safe, comprehensive water-based educational program, we instill confidence and foster the spirit of teamwork in tens of thousands of our nation’s youth, and include

tags: Education, Kids & Pets, Lake Erie, Sailing

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

The White Lake Association – through a partnership with boating safety nonprofit, the Sea Tow Foundation – has announced the opening of a new Life Jacket Loaner Station, which will be available to Western Michigan’s White Lake-area boaters in mid-July. The station – which will be located at the Montague

tags: Kids & Pets, Lake Michigan, Safety

Saturday, August 4, 2018

The 2018 US Junior Sailing Championships begin next week. The 93 registered competitors will arrive at North Cape Yacht Club in LaSalle, MI on Monday, will participate in a clinic and practice race on Tuesday, and the competition begins on Wednesday morning at 10:30AM on Lake Erie, just offshore from the yacht club. US Sailing

tags: Women in Boating, Kids & Pets, Lake Erie, Racing, Sailing

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

The National Marine Representatives Association (NMRA) awarded its 2018 NMRA Maritime Trades Scholarship of $2,500 to Kaila Kotkiewicz of Sayville, New York. Established in 2008, it's given to an outstanding student pursuing education that will lead to a career in the marine industry. Robert Guerrieri of Atlantic Marketing Company

tags: Awards, Education, Kids & Pets

Thursday, June 28, 2018

New York Sea Grant is partnering with the Pennsylvania and Lake Champlain Sea Grant programs and New York State Parks to remind dog owners to enjoy the water this summer, but remember to stay smart, safe, and informed about algal blooms and their impact on people and pets. “Harmful algal blooms, also known as HABs, are dense

tags: Great Lakes, Kids & Pets, Lake Ontario, Safety, Dept of Natural Resources

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Happy June, happy launch of a great new season on the water! As you prepare to launch your boats the Spirit of America Foundation, and our graduates, remind you that a great boating season includes some good educational tools for a safe and happy new year on the water. Watch for our Spirit of America programs in your areas and hop on

tags: Education, Kids & Pets