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Tuesday, September 11, 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, Fleet Boat Club and West Marine will bring an affordable on-water boat training course, “Intro to Powerboating,” to the club’s location at 1384 Empire Blvd.,

tags: Education, Lake Ontario

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Awash in timeless charm, the town of Newfane and its waterfront hamlet, Olcott Beach, provide everything travelers need to explore history, experience community, and enjoy an authentic American Seaway Trail town! Located on the western edge of Lake Ontario, the port town is in the heart of the Niagara Wine Trail, 42 NM from Toronto,

tags: Destination, Lake Ontario

Friday, August 17, 2018

The New York Sea Grant (NYSG) Board of Governors and Stony Brook University Provost Michael Bernstein have approved the appointment of Katherine Bunting-Howarth, Ph.D., J.D., as Interim Director of the NYSG Institute. Bunting-Howarth has served as an Associate Director of New York Sea Grant since 2011; she will continue as Assistant

tags: Employment News, Lake Ontario, Women in Boating

Monday, August 13, 2018

Barrie, Ontario, is the perfect destination for recreational boaters and fishermen! Our location on Kempenfelt Bay, is the picture perfect place for all of your water-loving needs. Fishing Kempenfelt Bay and Lake Simcoe is famous for its sport fishing. The size of the lake, its location, and the wide variety of fish available all

tags: Destination, Lake Ontario

Friday, July 20, 2018

The results are in. The Team Challenge winners for the Lake Ontario 300 are: In the Main Duck course, sponsored by Sperry First Place - Bronte Harbour Yacht Club with a team composed of: ‘Ruffian’ - Peter Wells ‘It's a Conspiracy’- Adrian Hanley ‘Suspect’- Bryan Sims Second Place - ABYC Team

tags: Awards, Lake Ontario, Racing, Sailing

Friday, July 13, 2018

Lake Ontario Offshore Racing on behalf of the Port Credit Yacht Club, are excited to announce the return of Esprit De Corps IV to the 2018 LO300 Challenge. The Esprit De Corps IV, a Volvo Ocean Racer 60, took Line Honours in the 2017 LO300 Main Duck Course and Gilles Barbot, founder and CEO of Groupe Esprit de Corps Inc, shares that

tags: Canada, Lake Ontario, Racing, Sailing

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Barrie, Ontario, is the perfect destination for recreational boaters and fishermen! Our location on Kempenfelt Bay, is the picture perfect place for all of your water-loving needs. Fishing Kempenfelt Bay and Lake Simcoe is famous for its sport fishing. The size of the lake, its location, and the wide variety of fish available all

tags: Destination, Lake Ontario

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

Thursday, June 21, 2018

WHAT: The New York Senate and Assembly are considering legislation, SB 9092 and AB 9806a, that would require all boat operators in the Empire State to complete a boating safety course within one year. Currently only those born after May 1996 must meet this requirement. While Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) firmly

tags: Education, Lake Ontario, Law & Politics

Monday, June 11, 2018

The 1000 Islands, that seemingly mythical cruising destination at the far eastern end of the Great Lakes, should sit atop any boater’s 2018 list of destinations. An influx of marine construction and renovation — some triggered by 2017’s high water levels along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River — means

tags: Destination, Lake Ontario