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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Registration is open for this summer’s “Becoming an Outdoors Woman” program, which is set for May 31 – June 2, in Marquette County. This will mark the 22nd annual summer BOW gathering for women, 18 and older, who are seeking an opportunity to improve their outdoor skills in a relaxed, noncompetitive

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Event, Events, Women in Boating

Friday, April 12, 2019

In the Spring Issue (Mar/Apr) 2019, we focused on “Women in Boating”. In the world of classic boating, women have a long history of leadership in the hobby of antique and classic boats. As many of our readers know, the Antique and Classic Boating Society, (ACBS) is made up of 53 Chapters, each with their own board of

by: Captain Dennis J. Mykols

tags: Antique & Classic Boats, Women in Boating

Thursday, April 11, 2019

At the risk of self-promotion (wife promotion?), this writer’s wife and partner, Laura Tiger, certainly fills a unique niche in the boating world. Our little business in Virginia Beach restores and rebuilds two-stroke outboards. Not antiques or show engines usually, though we do a few custom special (race and classic) engines

by: John Tiger

tags: Engines, Service & Repair, Women in Boating

Thursday, April 11, 2019

While she remains my favorite fishing partner, with whom I’ve shared countless hours of angling enjoyment, my wife has her limits. For example, Maria refuses to board our boat if she sees a downrigger atop the transom. Early in our quarter-century relationship, Maria recognized the threat the device represents to maintaining

by: Dan Armitage

tags: Fishing, Women in Boating

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

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

ALL ABOARD! And, I do mean that, ALL aboard. The marine industry is evolving and it is marvelous to see more and more women saturating the boating world! As a female business owner, it is incredibly promising and exciting to be working with more women in this industry. I think back to my early years with Loadmaster Trailer. I started

by: Megan Meisler, Co-Owner of Loadmaster Trailer Co. Ltd.

tags: Feel Good Story, Women in Boating

Friday, March 29, 2019

Freedom Boat Club (FBC) delivers an exclusive boating experience like no other. FBC owns and maintains a fleet of 2,200+ boats at 180+ locations nationwide, creating memories for over 22,000 members. FBC is exactly as it sounds; Freedom to boat without the hassles or expense of trailering, docking, or maintaining a boat, leaving its

tags: Education, Feel Good Story, Women in Boating

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