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Saturday, April 4, 2020

Though many of us are sheltering in place, the Alliance for the Great Lakes is happy to have a way to bring the Great Lakes into your homes. Announcing H.O.M.E.School, a new series of online lessons about the Great Lakes for kids in grades K-8. The eight online sessions will begin April 6, with a new lesson premiering on our website

tags: Great Lakes, Kids & Pets, Education

Friday, April 3, 2020

With more people working remotely and spending quality time with their families, we want to remind you about our video Sailing Tips available on our YouTube channel. Click here to learn everything from What Knot to Know, to creature comforts aboard a yacht. From docking in close quarters, to properly setting a spinnaker. Take time to

tags: Coupons & Discounts, Education, Kids & Pets, Sailing, South Coast, Air Purification

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

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

It’s never too early to start planning ahead for the summer sailing season. US Sailing is excited to release the schedule for the 2020 Youth National Championship Series. US Sailing has been organizing National Championships for youth sailors since 1921, attracting the best young American sailors for quality competition, expert

tags: Events, Kids & Pets, Racing, Sailing

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

Friday, January 3, 2020

When I was a kid, the first few months of the year was boat show time. Back then, in February, my family and I would break from the winter chill and step into the indoor summer of the Detroit Boat Show heating up Cobo Hall (recently renamed as the TCF Center). I climbed onto every boat with my dad, who taught me what was special

by: Melissa Walsh

tags: Boat Show, Kids & Pets

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Since 1892, Columbia Yacht Club has been known as more than just a ship on the lake, a sailing organization, or a dining room. It has been known and continues to be celebrated as the club that fosters a deep sense of pride and camaraderie among its members, officers, and staff. More than this, the Columbia Yacht Club is proud to serve

tags: Education, Feel Good Story, Kids & Pets, Lake Michigan, Yacht Club, Boat Club, Charity

Friday, July 12, 2019

It’s called the Game Changer Pad because this new pad, by Aqua Lily Products, will change what the market requires when considering a floating pad. Kids and families already have fun playing on the original Aqua Lily Pads, but the development team wanted to kick that fun up to the next level. A competitive bunch, the team has

tags: Kids & Pets, Water Toys, Accessories, Company Expansions

Friday, June 28, 2019

Enjoying New York's many water resources is an excellent way to spend the summer. New York Sea Grant is reminding those who do to be informed about harmful algal blooms (HABs), how to avoid exposure of oneself and pets, and where to report potential HABs. "Not all algal blooms are harmful," said Jesse Lepak, Ph.D., Great Lakes

tags: Safety, Environmental Impact, Kids & Pets

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