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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Erie Islands Sailing School and Riverfront Yacht Sales and Service will partner to bring American Sailing Association (ASA) sailing classes to the Cleveland area again in 2019. Tim McKenna, founder of Erie Islands Sailing School in 2012, says, “This partnership will provide Cleveland-area sailors with more options for all levels

tags: Company Expansions, Education, Lake Erie, Sailing

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Mary McKSchmidt’s second book, “Uncharted Waters: Romance, Adventure, and Advocacy on the Great Lakes,” offers valuable lessons about creating balance in your life, finding and following your passion and standing up for what you believe in. It also taught me not to judge a book by its cover. We all know that adage,

by: Amber Stark

tags: Books & Charts, Great Lakes, Sailing, Women in Boating

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

“I’m always looking to tell a good story,” says filmmaker Carrie LeZotte from her workspace in Detroit’s New Center district. LeZotte is cofounder of the nonprofit film production company One of Us Films. For more than 25 years, she’s devoted her film production skills mainly to educational and

by: Melissa Walsh

tags: Great Lakes, Racing, Sailing, Women in Boating

Friday, April 5, 2019

BENETEAU America and Annapolis Yacht Sales (AYS) unveiled the first Oceanis 46.1 sailboat built in the United States at the AYS Spring Sailboat Open House on March 23, 2019. “We’ve been fortunate to see the Oceanis 46.1 quickly become one of our most popular sailboats ever, and I’m proud to announce that we are now

tags: Company Expansions, East Coast, New Boat Models, Sailing

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

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Every spring there is a unique gathering of women sailors on the shores of Lake Michigan. Driven by a desire to improve their skills, meet like-minded people, and simply jump start the season, they descend upon the Milwaukee Community Sailing Center for a one-day immersion into the world of sailing from a female perspective. Started

by: Ken Quant, Broad Reach Marketing

tags: Education, Event, Lake Michigan, Sailing, Women in Boating

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Beginning and experienced woman sailors can jump-start their sailing lives by heading to the National Women’s Sailing Association (NWSA) 18th Annual Women’s Sailing Conference slated for Saturday, June 1, 2019, at the Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead, Massachusetts. The event, which features hands-on land- and

tags: East Coast, Education, Sailing, Women in Boating

Monday, March 25, 2019

Doris Colgate wears many hats – wife, sister, business leader, mentor, author, non-profit organization founder, and sailor – and Doris continues to celebrate the sailing lifestyle today as President and CEO of Offshore Sailing School. Doris’ work life started in the advertising department of Yachting magazine when

by: Beth Oliver, Director of Marketing, Offshore Sailing School

tags: Education, Sailing, Women in Boating

Monday, March 18, 2019

Since 1859, Edson has proudly carried on the American manufacturing tradition. From pouring molten bronze to the final polish of a stainless weld, each member of the Edson team takes pride in what they do; to them, every detail counts! With a strong passion for boating, Edson’s team and its products have brought boaters around

tags: Accessories, Anniversaries, 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

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