Commentary: 105,000 Thanksgiving Blessings

<!– Commentary: Commentary: 105,000 Thanksgiving Blessings –> Call us old school—we did, after all, start our careers when print newspapers and magazines were thriving—but we believe that publishers have a responsibility to the communities they cover and the people who call them home. That means giving back when you can and, at the very least, […]

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National Sailing Hall of Fame announces 2022 inductees

The National Sailing Hall of Fame (NSHOF) announced the induction of thirteen sailors during its 12th ceremony, held Nov. 5, 2022 in Newport, R.I. The Class of 2022 includes: Ed Adams – Racing legend and coach, Adams excelled in college, World Championship and offshore competitions. As a coach his teams have won numerous Olympic and World […]

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IMEA awards marine trade school scholarships

The International Marine Electronics Alliance (IMEA), a 501 (c) (3) supporting organization of the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA), has awarded six marine electronics industry scholarships to students currently enrolled in marine trade school technology programs. The six scholarship winners included Charles Horton from the Landing School in Arundel, Maine; Andrew Vogel of Suncoast Technical […]

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History Fort Lauderdale erects historical marker celebrating the marine industry

History Fort Lauderdale, together with the City of Fort Lauderdale, MIASF (Marine Industries Association of South Florida), Safe Harbor Lauderdale Marine Center and the Denison Family, will celebrate the achievements of the modern marine industry during the installation of a Florida Historical Marker on Saturday, November 12, at 11 am. City of Fort Lauderdale. Mayor Dean Trantalis will lead the installation to take place […]

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Inside The SOTW Mag 2022 Interview Issue—Mike And Angela Goldbaugh

<!– Magazine: Inside The SOTW Mag 2022 Interview Issue—Mike And Angela Goldbaugh –> Alabama’s Mike Goldbaugh turned 50 at the end of May. To celebrate, he joined his friends during Memorial Day Weekend at Late 2 Kort, the newly finished camp on the Tickfaw River he co-owns with his good friend from Louisiana, Kort Wittich. […]

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Yamaha Marine team members named to SkillsUSA contest chairs

Yamaha U.S. Marine Business Unit announced Kerry Schroder, Senior District Service Manager and Ron Lubic, District Service Manager will serve as the Florida Technical and Co-Technical contest chairs for the SkillsUSA Marine Service Technology competition. Schroder and Lubic each have over 25 years of experience in the marine industry and work with technical schools throughout the […]

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Solutions for the labor shortage

By Margaret PodlichExecutive Director, ABYC Foundation A Minnesota High School faces a 50% cafeteria worker shortage and needs to feed 2500 students a day. It now pays students $16/hour and gives them course credits to work alongside adults. Students work between classes, don’t need transportation to their jobs, and are having fun. In six years, […]

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East-bound Atlantic crossing via Bermuda

An east-bound Atlantic crossing via Bermuda and Horta was a voyage of contrasts for Vivian Vuong We tacked for the first and only time on our 13-day crossing. The view off Ultima’s bow revealed the alluring sight of not only an approaching landfall but elevation too. Pico, one of the nine Azorean islands of Portugal, […]

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MLF Releases 2023 BLF Event Dates

TULSA, Okla. (September 21, 2022) – Major League Fishing announced today the schedule, rules, payouts and entry dates for the 2023 Phoenix Bass Fishing League Presented by T-H Marine, the only circuit offering weekend anglers the opportunity to advance to the prestigious All-American, Toyota Series Championship and new in 2023, REDCREST – the Bass Pro […]

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New director of learning and development joins MarineMax

Mirtha Collin, a mission-driven leader with more than 20 years of experience managing diverse multi-disciplinary teams, joins MarineMax as Director of Learning and Development.  The Director of Learning and Development role is new at MarineMax and will complement the People Strategy function, an important part of the MarineMax mission. Mirtha will have the responsibility of […]

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Inside The SOTW Mag 2022 Interview Issue—Mike And Sarah Howe

<!– Magazine: Inside The SOTW Mag 2022 Interview Issue—Mike And Sarah Howe –> With more than half a million followers on Facebook and 52,000-plus subscribers to their YouTube channel that has more than a dozen video posts that have been viewed hundreds of thousands of times, Maine natives Mike and Sarah Howe have become two […]

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The SkillsUSA Reveille

By Margaret Podlich Thousands of polite, pulled-together, 16-22 year olds descended on Atlanta during a sweltering week in June. They hailed from high schools, post-secondary technical schools, and community colleges from around the country. All students were required to dress appropriately for their trade, so some were in white double-breasted chef coats, others in pressed […]

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British Women’s America’s Cup pathway scheme seeks talented sailors

  Hannah Mills and Ben Ainslie today announced the Athena Pathway Programme, a high performance pathway scheme for talented female sailors that hopes to see a British crew win the first ever Women’s America’s Cup Hannah Mills and Ben Ainslie, the most decorated female and male Olympic sailors of all time, today announced the Athena Pathway […]

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MMTA celebrates workforce development funding

Last week, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed the 2023 state budget, which included $150,000 in funding for workforce development and career technical education initiatives within the recreational boating industry. This funding will continue the successful initiatives and progress that the Massachusetts Marine Trades Association (MMTA) has made over the last five-plus years to meet the […]

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New Topwater Bait from Z-Man HellraiZer

Groundbreaking Z-Man® HellraiZer™ carves out radical new topwater category HellraiZer To harness the sound and action of a ChatterBait® bladed jig and to transfer its pent-up energy straight to the surface . . . No one knows for sure when Ron Davis first envisioned his original surface slashing ChatterBait. That includes Davis himself, whose workshop […]

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Inside SailGP: what next for sailing’s greatest show?

  It’s billed as the most spectacular show in sailing, but does SailGP deliver? Helen Fretter talks exclusively to the key players to find out ‘Box office stuff’ is how Ben Ainslie described the opening day of last month’s SailGP event, in Chicago, USA. And truly, it was: the sun shone, the wind blew, the […]

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ICAST celebrates success in 2022 show

Recreational fishing’s future continues to look bright, as the industry’s largest trade show, ICAST, returned to form last week. In total, more than 12,000 exhibitors, buyers and media converged on the Orange County Convention Center to showcase the widest array of fishing gear, tackle, accessories and apparelavailable in one location. ICAST is produced by the […]

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ORR releases report on outdoor recreation career opportunities

The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) released a new report on career opportunities in the $689 billion outdoor recreation sector, to help industry leaders, policymakers and prospective workers understand how these jobs provide outstanding quality of life, support conservation goals, strengthen local economies, and connect Americans to the great outdoors. “The backbone of this thriving sector is a […]

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