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Thursday, August 27, 2020

2020 Reach Youth Engagement Grant Recipients Congratulations to Green Bay Sail & Paddle, Milwaukee Community Sailing Center, The Foundry Sailing Association, and the Oregon Youth Sailing Foundation for being awarded Youth Engagement Grants in 2020 from US Sailing. The Youth Engagement Grant program provides individual

tags: Education, Feel Good Story, Kids & Pets, Sailing, Awards, Charity

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

BRP announces the launch of an exciting extension of the popular Competitor model with the new Alumacraft Competitor FSX 175/185 (Fish/Ski Crossover) boats, providing maximum flexibility for families who love the feeling of being out on the water. Built for all levels of multi-species anglers, Alumacraft Competitor series boats

tags: Fishing, Kids & Pets, New Boat Models

Friday, July 17, 2020

As a kid, tucked into a sleeping bag on the warm sands of Lake Powell, CO, I remember tired arms from a day of waterskiing and the smell of campfire smoke in my T-shirt. I drifted off to sleep convinced there was nothing better than boat camping. The next morning, a passing boater asked how we were dealing with the scorpions. Umm,

by: Zuzana Prochazka

tags: Kids & Pets, Lifestyle, Travel, Boating 101

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

The National Sailing Programs Symposium (NSPS) has been postponed to January 27-29, 2022 and will be hosted by The DeSoto in historic Savannah, Ga. The premiere event for sailing education in the United States was originally scheduled for January 28-30, 2021 at The DeSoto. The decision to postpone the event to 2022 is due to expected

tags: COVID-19, East Coast, Events, Kids & Pets, Racing, Sailing

Thursday, July 2, 2020

The Department of Natural Resources reminds everyone to be safe on the water this Fourth of July weekend and any other time you're on the water. What starts as a perfect day for boating can quickly become hazardous if you end up in the water unintentionally. Voluntary, consistent life jacket use is the best decision you can make for

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Kids & Pets, Safety

Monday, June 29, 2020

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Parks and Watercraft is reminding Ohioans to stay alert and always practice safety first when swimming at public beaches this summer. “It’s important that all visitors understand the dangers of swimming in dark waters, especially for young children and

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Inland Boating, Kids & Pets, Safety

Thursday, June 11, 2020

This is the 127th Annual ILYA (Inter-lake Yachting Association) Regatta. Unfortunately Junior Bay Week has been canceled but the adult regattas are going on as planned. The Put-in-Bay Yacht Club is again the host club for the events and the social center of the regatta. COVID-19 will play a role in this year's event for certain,

tags: Kids & Pets, Lake Erie, Racing, Sailing, Events

Friday, April 24, 2020

The Cedar Point Marina has come to be known as one of the finest marinas on Lake Erie. Offering everything you would expect from a full service boating facility, the marina now features 742 slips with 129 transient docks within walking distance of Cedar Point, A Place Like No Other®. However, before there were roller coasters,

tags: Anniversaries, Kids & Pets, Lake Erie, Marina, Travel

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Over the last several weeks, with stay-at-home orders in effect, the way individuals and organizations do business has dramatically changed. Online connection tools have become increasingly important. In response, the National Museum of the Great Lakes (NMGL) has substantially increased its virtual education initiatives to better

tags: COVID-19, Education, Great Lakes, History, Kids & Pets

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: COVID-19, Education, Great Lakes, Kids & Pets

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